The KingRoot application is a one-click rooting tool. It does not require you to have the bootloader unlocked or a custom recovery installed before installing it. The other way people get root access that does not involve a one-click rooting tool does require you to unlock the bootloader and flash a custom recovery image. Thus, if you don’t want to swap the stock recovery partition for a custom version, a one-click rooting tool such as KingRoot is the best way to go. If you aren’t familiar with the point of getting root access to Android, then you might be interested in checking out what is Android rooting so you know what all the fuss is about.

There is no need for having a custom recovery image installed such as TWRP Recovery if all you want to do is install root apps. The root apps are the apps that will not run on your Android operating system unless they know your device has root access first. The only time you need to worry about having a custom recovery flashed first is if you want to flash a custom kernel or a custom ROM. Sometimes people like to have root access before they flash a custom ROM also because there are root apps out there that can help with finding the right ROM for your device such as the ROM Manager app. However, your device does not ned to have root access to install a custom ROM. All it needs is for you to have a custom recovery installed first.

Android Nougat

A one-click rooting tool like KingRoot is a safe way to get root access. Once you install the app and press the button to try to get root access on the device of your choice, it then lets you know if it is possible to root that device or not. If the answer is no, then you just uninstall the app and try getting root access to the Android operating system using a different tool. If the answer is yes, then it ends up being rooted, and you can start installing any of the applications that would not run on your device before being rooted.

Another thing that makes KingRoot so darn useful is the fact that uninstalling it is so easy. The downside is that the KingRoot developers did change the way unrooting with KingRoot works, so it depends on what version of the application that you are installing as to whether or not you need to open the KingRoot app to uninstall or just look for the KingUser app—which use to be one of three apps that were installed on your device and would be available from the app drawer after installing KingRoot.

There are hundreds of reasons for people wanting to become the root user on Android. There are thousands of root apps that can be installed, and many of those come with unique reasons for those apps being built. Some people want to add more features with the Tasker app; others want to improve performance without having to install a custom ROM. If you are thinking about getting root access just so you can remove the stock apps that already exist on your device, then you might want to check out how to disable bloatware without rooting the Android device. Keep in mind though that there is a difference between disabling the bloatware and deleting the bloatware. If you want to not only stop the stock applications from running but free up some more space on your handset too, then deleting the bloatware is the better way to go—and that requires you to root it first.

Downloading the KingRoot Android 7.1 Nougat APK App

  1. Get started by checking that the Unknown Sources option is already turned on from the device’s settings by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Once that is done, you are then able to begin installing applications from outside the Google Play Store.
  2. Download the KingRoot APK file and then install it on the Android mobile device. That is done either from a computer with a File Manager and learning how to install APK files from SD card, or by installing the KingRoot tool directly from one of the web browsers that exists on your device already.
  3. Once you have succeeded in getting the KingRoot application installed, tap on the icon for the app now that it is available from the app drawer on your device.
  4. Once the app is open, tap on the big button that suggests it will root your device (sometimes labeled “get Root” but can change depending on the version of the app you have installed.)
  5. Wait for the app to let you know if your device can be rooted or not. Those who can get root need to wait for the progress bar that pops up on thr display to reach 100% and then a message letting you know that rooting your device was successful appears on the display afterward.
  6. Close down the KingRoot application and then reboot your device before you open the Google Play Store or the XDA-Developers forum and look for the root applications that you wanted to try.
  7. As soon as your device that is running on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat software update has rebooted, you are then able to start installing the root apps.

Most people enjoy installing the root checker application that is available from the Google Play Store just to confirm that your device does have the root access that you were after so you don’t have to take the KingRoot tool’s word for it.

For all of those people who did manage to become root users after installing the KingRoot application, you can now check out the best root apps for the Android operating system and find the ones that you want to install. Since you don’t have the bootloader unlocked or a custom recovery image installed yet, the only things you can do is install more apps.

Something that confuses many is if you can still install a custom recovery after using the KingRoot tool to end up with a custom recovery and root access collectively. The answer to that question is yes—you can if you can find a custom recovery image that works for your device. Once you have that custom recovery, you can do things like install the ROM Manager app and run a custom ROM by using the combination of KingRoot and the custom recovery image. Just remember that most custom recoveries can only be installed after you have unlocked the bootloader on your device beforehand.

Many people aren’t aware of it, but there are two different versions of the KingRoot tool available for every device and Android version. One if the Android APK that you can see in the guide above, and the other is the version that is installed on a Windows PC. The KingRoot developers recommend giving the Windows version a try if the Android version didn’t manage to root your device. You can find out how that is done by checking out our article that goes into detail about how to install KingRoot Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Windows PC. They say that the version made to work on a Windows operating system can also have a high success rate a.k.a can work on more devices than the Android version. What isn’t explained by the KingRoot team is if that is because they have more rooting methods installed on the Windows version or of it has something to do with the operating systems. But they do say the Windows PC version can give better results in their official notes.

The KingRoot APK is ideal for rooting many Android devices, but it does not root all Android devices. That means even if you do have a device that is running on the same Android version that is listed in the title of the article, you might be one of the unlucky one’s who does not have success. There are a few things you can try to get yourself out of trouble, including checking out the desktop version of the same application that not many people know about. It is said that the desktop version of the application has a higher success rate—although statistics about whether or not that is true aren’t easy to find. If you ever find yourself in that situation, you can learn all of that and more in the how to fix KingRoot not working article.

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