As time goes on the stock Android software updates, seemingly get better and better, but there are still thousands of valid reasons as to why one would want to root the LeTv 1S smartphone. From tweaking the user interface to give you different looks, to tweaking the internal hardware to give you different performance, there are things that a necessary software update is coming to your phone will never do. One of the reason we can expect people to find continually user interface tweaks useful is the stock Android software updates are always going to roll out in our direction made for a mass audience kind of like the equivalent of a Stephen King novel. The world that you see is going to appeal to a large number of people around the world, but it is not going to be for everybody. By giving our smartphones like the LeTv 1S the chance to customize the looks, we can create software that is capable of pleasing a more niche market and a market that Android developers out of Mountain View will never care about with any real sincerity.
Here is everything you need to root the LeTv Le 1S smartphone when you have it running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates by using the KingoRoot universal one-click rooting application.
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.
Files You Need
- Download the Kingoroot APK file from here.
Note that rooting the LeTv 1S smartphone using the KingoRoot application does not require you to unlock the bootloader on the phone first. However, should you wish to install a custom recovery n the smartphone, you will need to have the bootloader unlocked.
You can follow our guides to unlock the bootloader on the LeTv1 1S smartphone and then find out what you need to install a custom recovery on the LeTv 1S smartphone if you want the ability to install custom ROMs, kernels, and any aftermarket firmware.
Rooting the LeTv Le 1S smartphone running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates
- Turn on the desktop computer and download the KIngoRoot APK file directly to the computer and have it waiting on the desktop.
- Connect the LeTv 1S smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you usually use to charge the device.
- Copy and paste the KingoRoot zip file over to the internal storage SD card and keep it in the first folder and not hidden in any of the subfolders.
- Unplug your LeTv 1S smartphone from the computer once you are sure you have the file on your SD card.
- Install a File Manager from the Google Play Store or use one if there is already one that comes with your device and install the APK file.
- Once installed, tap on the Kingoroot icon from the app drawer and open the application.
- Tap on the large button from the Kingo main app page that suggests it will root your phone.
- Wait until you get the success message from Kingo to tell you that your phone is rooted and then exit the app.
- Reboot the LeTv 1S smartphone the usual way and open the Google Play Store to install the root checker application.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root the LeTv 1S smartphone by using the KingoRoot one-click rooting app when the phone is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates.