On this page, you can download the official iRoot for mobile APK. This version of iRoot works for Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) software updates. iRoot is one of the latest one-click rooting tools for the Android operating system, designed to give you the all-important administrative permissions over the OS that will allow you to go on and install more applications.

There are an additional few hundreds of applications out there called “root apps” that won’t be able to run until you get root access first. These root apps can help you remove unwanted advertisements from applications, get access to blocked features, uninstall the stock applications, boost the performance of the device, install custom ROMs and custom kernels, and loads more.

It doesn’t matter what way you go about getting root access to the Android operating system, as long as you manage to get the job done (verified with a root checker application), then you’ll be able to install all the same root applications. Most of these apps are available from the same Google Play Store that you’ve already been installing the standard apps from, and the rest will typically be available from the XDA-Developers web forum. XDA is also the place you want to head to check out custom ROMs that are made for your device. There you will find a dedicated section to each mobile device that has custom software developed for it.

A lot of people don’t realize it, but root access alone is all you need to start installing custom ROMs on many devices. This is because there are some root applications out there that gather the custom ROMs and help you with the flashing. The custom recovery image itself isn’t actually required to get the new ROM installed on your device; it just offers an alternative method for flashing the files aka getting them installed. With that being said, the root applications may not have all the custom ROMs for your device or even any at all, so you might want to look into custom recovery images still if it’s custom software that you’re looking to install.

There are a lot of rumors out there that iRoot doesn’t work. We can confirm that iRoot is definitely a legit application that has helped root many millions of devices. All you need to do is have a device that is running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) through to Android 5.0 (Lollipop), and you’re good to go. However, it’s also not necessarily a root application that can compete with others such as KingRoot. If you don’t have success getting your device rooted using the iRoot app, then you might want to turn your attention to some of the other one-click rooting alternatives, such as KingRoot and see how you go getting access to the administrative permissions that way instead. There’s also the option for flashing a rooting file such as SuperSU from a custom recovery image as well, so as a last resort you might want to head over to the TWRP website and see if there is an official custom recovery image made for your device. The XDA forum also offers threads to unofficial custom recovery images as well. These are the custom recoveries that have been ported from other devices and yet to have official TWRP support, thus not yet being shown on the official website.

Download iRoot APK for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Also worth noting is that iRoot comes in both an Android APK and desktop app, so if you don’t have success with the Android APK file that you load directly onto your device, you can try using the desktop application version instead. Most of the time these desktop root applications have a higher success rate, but they are used much less because most people don’t need to use them since they have success with the Android APK files, and because loading the APK directly to the Android device is less work. But if you did need to give the desktop iRoot app a try, all you need to do is make sure you have the Android USB drivers installed for your device on the computer first, and then connect the device to the computer and load the iRoot app. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the rest, which should be nothing more than just clicking one button from the root apps’ interface.

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