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How to Root Your Android Phone and Tablet

Before rooting, you may want to ask some questions:

  1. What is root mean?
  2. What do I gain from rooting?
  3. Are there any risks to root a device?

Preparation for root

1. Back up everything on your device.
That’s important to you before you start. You should also always back up your current data and ROM before you flash a new one.

2. Make sure that your device is fully charged, or at least 50% battery level.

3. Enable USB Debugging on your device. Related: How to enable USB debugging

4. Unlock your bootloader. Related: How to unlock your bootloader

5. Internet connection necessary

6. USB Cable

How to Root Android with Kingo Android Root

DISCLAIMER: ROOTING YOUR PHONE WILL PROBABLY VOID YOUR WARRANTY FROM BOTH THE CARRIER AND THE MANUFACTURER. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ACCEPT FAULT FOR ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ROOTING, THEN DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. HERE BE DRAGONS.

Step 1: Download Kingo Android Root

Here’s Kingo’s list of compatible devices. Please check out there before you download it. If your phone is not in the list, don’t worry, try to find the same series phones. Or you’ll have to go to XDA Developers Forum (the most famous Androd forum) for help. Look for a thread on your specific device and you’re sure to find a method to root your device.

Step 2: Launch Kingo Android Root

After installed the program, double click the desktop icon of Kingo Android Root and launch it.

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Step 3: Connect your Android device to your computer via USB cable.

If you didn’t install your device driver on your computer before, Kingo will download it from internet and install it automatically.

IMPORTANT: Pay attention to your device screen for a prompt windows. Tick “Always allow from this computer”.

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Step 4: Click “ROOT” to root your device.

The program will try to root your device. In the process, your device may reboot several times.

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Step 5: Root succeeded, click “Finish” to reboot your device.

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Step 6: Check the root status of your device.

If you find an app named SuperSU installed on your device, then congratulations, you’ve got your device successful rooted.

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