KingoRoot is one of the most used one-click rooting applications for Android devices.

KingoRoot won’t work on every Android smartphone and tablet out there in existence, but no one-click rooting tool ever does. Plus, they mention the compatible devices list, for the most part, from their website as well. Compatible manufacturers include Samsung, Google, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, Micromax, Alcatel, ZTE, and devices from 85 other mobile manufacturers from around the world. They also admit that just because a device isn’t listed on the website doesn’t mean it’s not supported either, so you should still give the rooting method a go anyway just in case it does work.

Not to be confused with KingRoot, KingoRoot is a one-click rooting tool that has been around for a while longer. Ideally, they had names that were a bit more different than what they currently are, for the sake of avoiding confusion, and even though they are different tools, they do work similarly. KingRoot is actually probably compatible with more devices as of today, so if KingoRoot doesn’t work for you, you can try KingRoot—after giving the KingoRoot desktop application a go first, of course.

As far as one-click rooting tools go, KingoRoot is up there with the best of them, particularly today when few of these tools offer support for the most recent versions of Android. As you probably know, Android security changed drastically over the years, and particularly after Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It was at that point—or even Android 5.0 (Lollipop) for some others–that some of these one-click rooting tools stopped being developed. But KingoRoot has continued on the trend, becoming available for Android versions all the way up to Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) right now and it’ll likely eventually keep going as well, adding support for the newer Android 8.0 Oreo in time.

KingoRoot comes in two different forms: the Android APK file that is the quickest and easiest way to get root access, plus the desktop application that allows you to run KingoRoot from PC. The desktop version of rooting tools requires you to connect the Android device to the computer with the USB cable and to have the USB drivers installed on the computer, too. Subsequently, it’s the desktop app version of KingoRoot that is used less, but it’s also the version that developers suggest you give a try the most because it should, in theory, give a higher success rate of coming up with root access.

KingoRoot Features

One-Click Root: KingoRoot is a one-click rooting solution. Whether you are using the Android APK for the desktop app, KingoRoot will always require one click or tap of a button to start the rooting process. If you use the desktop version, you’ll need to enable the USB Debugging Mode, then connect to the computer, with the Android USB drivers already installed, and then click on the button for checking for root from the KingoRoot interface.

Simple Interface: The KingoRoot interface is really easy to use, designed for your convenience. As soon as you open the application (Android or on PC), you’ll quickly see the button you need to press for checking for root access. It’s not possible to get lost once you’ve got the app opened. And the newer the version of the tool that you’re using, the more user-friendly it has gotten.

Works Offline: You don’t need to have a working internet connection to use the KingoRoot application and get root access. Apart from needing to get it download onto your Android device, if you’re using the Android APK, it’ll still manage to root your device without the internet connection, which makes it unique to other tools that often need to search for rooting methods using an online connection before then applying them to the device.

Unique Kingo SuperUser: KingoRoot has its own branded SuperUser version named “Kingo,” meaning you won’t be finding the SuperSU that you would have when you flash SuperSU from a custom recovery image, nor will you find KingUser that is installed when using other one-click applications such as KingRoot. For some, that’s a positive thing, particularly if you wanted to avoid KingUser or one of the other rooting apps. The Kingo SuperUser can be found from the app drawer, opened and used much the same as the alternatives.

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Anyone with past experience using these kinds of one-click rooting tools for desktop computers will already know how simple they are to use. All you need to do is be able to locate the file on your computer, which usually ends up in the Downloads folder, and then connect your device to the computer with the USB cable when you’ve got it into USB Debugging Mode. As long as the Android USB drivers are already connected to the computer, the only thing left to do is click on that button to check for root access from KingoRoot’s interface. But if you want a more detailed explanation, you’re welcome to it by checking out how to use the KingoRoot application.

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