When you root an Android device you are given full access to the device without the system itself holding you back from having that full access. If you are familiar with the jailbreak process of an Apple device, then rooting an Android device is effectively a jailbreak. Of course, rooting isn’t something which is offered by Android itself, so external tools are needed to get the job done. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it and find out how to root Android devices.
How to root Android devices?
While we all get excited by the thought of having full control of our devices, there are things that you have to be aware of when you are rooting your device.
Your Warranty: If you root your Android device, then any warranties that you have on that device are automatically voided and if your phone becomes damaged, you won’t be able to use your warranty to have it fixed.
Security: The main aspect which Android use to hold back what you can do with their devices is security. When you root your device, you’re effectively taking down as many of the security walls that they’ve put up as possible, allowing you to roam free. While this is the purpose of the rooting process, it can also be dangerous if you download files which you aren’t sure about.
As you can see, while fun, rooting can be dangerous. But without further ado, let’s jump into it.
Root Android Devices
Before you even get into the nitty gritty of the rooting process, you have to find yourself a program to use which is meant for rooting, and there are a few different options here.
– Kingroot APK
– Wondershare MobileGo
Before you open up the program and jump into it, there are a few things that you have to do to prepare your device to be rooted.
Step 1: On your Android device, head over to your settings.
Step 2: Once you’re on your settings, click on “About Phone” option and scroll for next until you find the “Build Number”.
Step 3: After finding the “Build Number” then you need to tap on it 7 times to have the “Developer Option” show on the settings menu.
Step 4: Tap “Back” to return to the main settings page and tap on the “Developer Options”
Step 5: From here all you have to do is enable both “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlocking”, Now you’re ready to root Android devices.
Another necessary process to go through with before rooting your device is unlocking the bootloader of your device. Doing this part is what allows for the step up in customization, although the process is different for different type of devices. Simply head over to Google and search “device name bootloader unlock” and you’ll have no issues finding a quick guide on how to do so.
Now, connect your device using a USB cable to the computer which you have one of the above programs installed to.
Note: if you are using the Kingroot option and have opted to use the mobile version, then you are not required to connect the device to your computer and can do everything in the palm of your hand.
Launch up the program and ensure that the program has detected your device. For each option, the process is different although fairly straight forward. Simply follow the steps which you are given accurately and don’t do anything which you aren’t instructed to, or you risk damaging your device and being unable to use it again.