Looking for the ultimate way to banish your bloatware? With root access to the BLU Vivo Air, it’s very easy to say bye to those manufacturer skins and apps that do nothing for you but take away from your device’s performance. Anyone with experience installing a custom ROM with great experience will know that much of that performance is coming from a reduction of stock apps and reducing lag that way. It’s no different from when you remove your apps on your BLU smartphone that, you too, should notice a speed boost.
The best way to remove bloatware on your BLU smartphone is by installing the Titanium backup application. Yes, Titanium is normally used for backing up the device. But did you know that it can also remove all bloatware apps from your device? Check Titanium out from the Google Play Store after you finish the guide after the break.
These are the guidelines to root the BLU Vivo Air device running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update:
Files You Need
- Download the MediaTek root tools for your Vivo Air device from here.
- Download the Google ADB Driver from here.
Rooting the BLU Vivo Air running the Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Download the MediaTek root tools to the desktop of your computer and extract the files to your desktop (graphical auto root and drivers).
- Download the graphical root tool from the MediaTek root tool page.
- Download the PDA Net drivers to your computer found under the ‘procedure’ section of the MediaTek root tools page.
- Run the PDA Net package on the computer and follow all the general things for your device. Keep going until it mentions enabling adb and then click the skip button.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on your BLU Vivo Air by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Tap the Build Number a minimum of 7 times. When you get to the 7th tap it should say you are about to unlock and become a developer.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from your BLU’s Developer Options menu by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Run the Google ADB Driver on your computer before you connect the device.
- Connect the BLU device to the computer and then wait a few seconds for the drivers to start working.
- Double-click over your rooting executable file and the program will open.
- Click on the large button that looks like it is suggesting it will root your device. It will likely have Chinese writing on the button since it’s a Chinese tool.
If the rooting guide is successful, you will see your BLU Vivo Air reboot to recovery mode and then you are done. You can boot it back to normal mode and check your application drawer. You should find the KingUser is there.