How to root Android phone

Get the full potential of your phone

While I can’t deny that the whole concept of rooting is rather complicated, but in fact, the actual process of rooting isn’t that terribly difficulty. Rooting is the process that allows users of Android phone, tablets, and other Android devices, running Android OS(Operating System) to have privileged control (usually known as root access). Root access is that administrative privilege you enjoy on your PC or Mac. It allows you to uninstall bloatware or install applications that may not be installed on your phone except if you are rooted.

Have you ever realized the full potential of your Android phone? If you have an unrooted device, its most probably that you have never realized the full potential of your phone. Basically, because there are some restrictions almost on all Android phones which were set up by your carrier for security reasons. You can note that your phone has some default Apps which you can’t uninstall, some applications are not compatible with your device only because of these restrictions. In this guide, I am going to walking you through how you can root your Android phone in pretty simple steps.

Since there is a variety of Android phone on the market, there is no single method of rooting that works on every Android version. To get started you will need to install the right software appropriate for your Android phone. Below I am going to outline some of the best free Apps you can use to root your Android device.

I strongly recommend you to read the advantages and disadvantages of rooting, as this will help you if it worth it  to root your device

Preparation for rooting

Before you start rooting your Android device, there are basic steps for the process to be successful.

  • If using recovery, backup all your data to avoid data loss in case your device is bricked or soft bricked you need to back up all your data. In this way, if anything goes wrong you can easily restore the backup using the recovery.
  • Charge your battery-take this seriously, it is crucial to charge your battery full or at least up to 80%, to avoid your battery running out during the process of rooting. The rooting process can sometimes take a couple of minutes and consumes a lot of power, so battery mustn’t be taken for granted.
  • Enable unknown sources-before you download your the rooting Application on your device consider enabling your unknown sources option by going to your phone security settings>>unknown sources.
  • Correct USB drivers and USB cable-when using your PC to root your Android device make sure the right USB drivers to are installed from e the official manufacturer website to ensure your USB cable is recognized by your PC.
  • Have a full understanding of how rooting is done-Its always advisable to take your time reading and watching different articles on rooting putting into consideration of the model and version of your device. Grab as much information as possible, it will help you understand how best you can do the process
  • You will also need to consider enabling USB and OEM unlocking.If you have not activated developer options, you can do this by following steps;
  1. Go to your phone’s  settings, and proceed to general settings
  2. Find where its written Builder number and Tap seven times, the developer option should appear on the main page
  3. Go to the main page by taping the back key.
  4. Open developer options
  5. Enable by ticking the developer option box

The Best Applications for rooting; There are different method used for rooting but the easiest method is to use a root App. Its interesting to note that rooting is now much easier than it once been. The use of application has made it possible to root your Phone with just a single click.


This awesome App allows you to root your Android device with one click. This is one of my best recommendations when rooting because it is simple to use and can work on different mobile devices. Following proper procedures, you can root your mobile devices in a matter of seconds with a single click. Also, as long as your Android phone Operating System is between 4.2.2 and 5.1, you can use this App. It has almost the same functions as Towelroot.

It’s very important though, to note that Kingroot doesn’t work on all mobile devices. For example, it can hardly work in Moto G, in contrary to Nexus where it can work perfectly. Though the process is an awesome experience, it’s important to consider the security of your data and your phone. Don’t ever put your phone at risk, if you feel that you don’t have enough knowledge on rooting, please it’s advisable to find someone who can perform the task better for you.

Before you install, make sure you enable installation from unknown sources by going to your device settings>> security>>unknown source.


Kingo root

This is one of the easiest and quickest way to get your Android phone rooted in a matter of seconds. Kingo root cannot be downloaded from play store because it was developed in apk file format. If you dad already made a decision to root your Android device, then it will be a wise decision if you can choose Kingo root to do the job for you. The App is constantly being updated and this makes it most powerful. You can root almost any Android model with different versions from 1.5 to 5.0 mainstream models.

 To download Kingo root;

  •  go and download the apk file on your Android browser
  • Do the installation and launch the App
  • Proceed and press, “One Click Root”.
  • You will need to wait for some seconds before you receive the result.
Is my phone rooted? How can I know if my phone or tablet is rooted

The first time you switch on your rooted phone, it is very difficult if not impossible to differentiate it from an unrooted phone. You will need to go to Play Store and download Root Checker App. Do the installation and click on check button at the top right corner to see if it has root access. If it doesn’t have root access, then you will need to consider rooting.

How to unroot Android phone or Tablet

There are many reasons you may want to go back to the state it was before it was rooted. It may be because, you have observed a certain security concern that may harm your device as a result of rooting, or may you don’t want your warranty to be void. It may be also because you were just doing some experiments on rooting or may you want to sell your phone.

To perform this task, open Superuser App and go to settings, and choose full unroot option. You will need to reboot your device after this task.

If you fail to unroot your device using this method, it may require a bit of research. The research must be based specifically on the model and version of your device. It’s also advisable to ask questions on XDA forums, a very useful platform whenever you have some boiling questions.

The process of rooting and unrooting your Android phone may result in data loss if not carried out properly. It’s always wise to have full knowledge of the process so that in case you lose anything, you can recover your data.

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4 Replies to “how to root my android phone-Using awesome rooting Apps”

  1. I just happened across your post. It’s quite timely. I have a 10″ Samsung tablet I’ve been thinking of selling. It had a great user interface till Samsung mistakenly released an Android update designed for their phones for the tablet. They never apologised for the mistake and, worse, never fixed it.

    I think I’ll have a go rooting the device instead, following your instructions, to see if I can get it back into a useable state that I’m happy with. It would get much on the second-hand market anyway.

    1. OK I see, you can root it and following these steps, it’s pretty easy.

  2. Thank you so much for this informative post where you explain the rooting concept in a comprehensive way so that people like me will get the full potential of my phone.
    To be honest, I didn’t know any of the pros and cons of rooting. Your post has opened my eyes.
    Also, the step by step walk through you have given here makes all the difference. I will check my Android phone but I am 100 % sure its unrooted.

    1. you are welcome Femia, always feel free to contact me whenever you need help.

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