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.
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.
This is what you need to root Android 7.1.1 Nougat software updates by using the KingRoot one-click rooting tool for Android devices.
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
How to Download Official KingRoot Android 7.1.1 Nougat APK App to Root Android Devices
Getting the KingRoot tool up and running on your device doesn’t take long, but before you head over to the website you need to make a quick adjustment from the Android settings. The setting that needs changing is called “Unknown Sources.” With it off, like it is by default on Android, you can’t install anything from outside of the Google Play Store. With it on, however, you can install any applications that you want that are from outside Google Play, hence the name Unknown Sources. Android doesn’t have anywhere near as much control over what files are inside an app if it is being installed from somewhere else other than Google Play which is why they come at an extra security risk. But since we know that the KingRoot tool is a real tool and the link available from this website is being directed to the official source of the KingRoot tool, you have nothing to worry about here. To get the Unknown Sources turned on, head to the Menu > Settings > Security and then toggle the option for the “Unknown Sources” so that it is changed to the on position.
Now that you can install apps outside of Google Play, it’s time to head to download one of the KingRoot APK files from one of the links below.
- Kingroot_126.96.36.19980619.apk — This is the latest and recommended version
Note: Alternatively, you can head to the official KingRoot website. Do that by opening up your web browser application of choice on your device that you want to root and then type https://kingroot.net into the address bar at the top of the window.
Since you are visiting the KingRoot website using the device that you want to get rooted, it automatically detects the device you have and that it runs on the Android operating systems. Subsequently, you’ll find the link you need for Android on the front page whenever you visit it from your mobile device. Just tap on the “Download APK for Android” button and then the downloading process begins.
KingRoot will give you a thank you message, and the Android operating system gives you a message letting you know that “these types of files can harm your device.” it isn’t referring to the KingRoot file in particular; it is a warning that you would get from a large number of files when you try installing them outside of the Google Play Store. It’s just a warning that you don’t need to take any notice of if you trust the file already. Android is not analyzing this file when it gives the message. Just tap on the “OK” button to continue.
Pull down the notification shade on your device that is running on Android 7.1.1 by swiping down from the top of the display of the device and then tap on the KingRoot file that has downloaded.
Before KingRoot goes ahead with the installation, it lets you know the permissions that it wants to have over your device. You have no choice but to accept all of them if you continue with the installation of the file, but you do have the choice of turning back and walking away by tapping on the “cancel” button if you prefer. For everyone else, you need to tap on the “Install” button to continue with the installation process of the KingRoot tool.
KingRoot then lets you know that it is installing.
If you get a message on the Android’s display letting you know that the installation has been blocked, you need to tap on the small arrow next to where it says “More details.”
Then tap on the “Install anyway (unsafe)” link that gets revealed. The installation now continues for everyone and without any more interruptions.
In a few moments, you’ll get a message on the display of your device letting you know that the KingRoot application has been successfully installed. All that’s left to do now is tap on the “Open” button in the bottom right corner, and then you can get root access.
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.
Kingroot.net is the official KingRoot website. Beware of imitations, particularly on the Google Play Store, from apps that are labeled ‘KingRoot’ but not made by the real KingRoot team. Those apps likely won’t root your devices and could cause you harm.
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