The ZTE Blade Apex 2 smartphone is pretty hot right off the shelf, but it gets way hotter with root access and the internal system unchained. Anyone familiar with Windows and OS X running on a computer will know what it’s like having full administrator rights over the operating system. They might also know how frustrating it is not having the full system wide access. With Android, your device comes to you with a locked operating system, meaning you do not have full control or admin access. However, once you root the device, it does give you full system access. The administrator permission on Android allow you to install more apps which can tweak your system, install a custom recovery, custom ROM, new kernel and loads more.
You can now get access to the root file system on your ZTE Blade Apex 2 smartphone by using a universal one-click rooting application known to the world as KingRoot.
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 KingRoot APK for the ZTE Blade Apex 2 device from this page.
- You do not need to unlock the bootloader before you root with the KingRoot app. It is intended as more of a soft root which allows you to start installing the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store. Anyone wanting to install a custom recovery after this guide will need to unlock the bootloader first.
Rooting the ZTE Blade Apex 2 P892E10 On Android 4.4.2
- Download the KingRoot one click rooting tool directly to the web browse on your device. Alternatively, you can download the KingRoot file to the desktop of the computer and copy it over to the SD card. Installing the file from the SD card requires you to have a File Manager.
- Tap and open the KingRoot application from your Apex 2’s app draw.
- Tap on the bold button you can see from the main page that suggest rooting your Apex 2 device.
- Wait until the progress bar on your Apex 2 device’s display makes it all the way to 100 percent.
- Close the application and reboot your Apex 2 before you start installing your root applications from the Google Play Store and other third-party sources online.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the ZTE Apex 2 P892E10 running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update. It is impossible to harm your device using the universal one click rooting application in this guide, so you can always give it a try on future software update if your Apex 2 is ever updated to something newer than Android 4.4.2 KitKat.