How to root Android phones and tablets.

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Do you want more control over your smartphone? Android rooting opens up a whole new world of possibility, but it can also void your warranty, leave you with a broken smartphone or tablet, or worse. Before proceeding, it is important to understand that rooting is not always a straightforward process and you may encounter hiccups along the way. If you decide that you absolutely need to root your Android device, continue below, but know that it isn’t for the faint of heart or technology-inexperienced.

Manufacturers and carriers will dissuade you from rooting, and they aren’t just scaremongering. In the worst-case scenario, if you don’t follow instructions properly, it can irreparably damage your device, but many people feel that the potential benefits are well worth it. With a rooted phone, you can remove bloatware, speed up your processor, and customize every element of your phone software’s appearance.

This guide on how to root Android phones will walk you through the necessary steps to root your device. While some phones can be rooted in minutes, others are going to take a little more research. But one thing is clear: Rooting your phone is one of the best ways to tap into your Android device’s true potential.


What is rooting?

Rooting an Android phone or the tablet is akin to jailbreaking an iPhone — basically, it allows you to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. After rooting, you can access the entirety of the operating system to customize just about anything on your Android device, and you can get around any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied.
Rooting is best undertaken with caution. You must back up your phone’s software before you install — or “flash,” in rooting terms — a custom ROM (a modified version of Android).


Why would you root? 

One of the biggest incentives to root your Android phone is so that you can strip away bloatware that’s impossible to uninstall otherwise (although you can sometimes disable it — check out our guide on disabling bloatware). On some devices, rooting will enable previously disabled settings, like wireless tethering. Additional benefits include the ability to install specialized tools and flash custom ROMs, each of which can add extra features and improve your phone or tablet’s performance.

There isn’t an over-abundance of must-have root apps, but there are enough to make it worthwhile. Some apps will let you automatically back up all of your apps and data to the cloud, block web and in-app advertisements, create secure tunnels to the Internet, overclock your processor, or make your device a wireless hot spot. Take a look at the best apps for rooted devices for a better idea of what is possible.



Why wouldn’t you root?

There are essentially four potential cons to rooting your Android.

Voiding your warranty: Some manufacturers or carriers will void your warranty if you root your device, so it is worth keeping in mind that you can always unroot. If you need to send the device back for repair, simply flash the software backup you made and it’ll be good as new.
Bricking your phone: If something goes wrong during the rooting process, you run the risk of bricking — i.e., corrupting — your device. The easiest way to prevent that from happening is to follow the instructions carefully. Make sure the guide you are following is up to date and that the custom ROM you flash is specifically for it. If you do your research, you won’t have to worry about bricking your smartphone.
Security risks: Rooting introduces some security risks. Depending on what services or apps you use on your device, it could create a security vulnerability. And certain malware takes advantage of rooted status to steal data, install additional malware, or target other devices with harmful web traffic.

Disabled apps: Some security-conscious apps and services do not work on rooted devices — financial platforms like Google Pay and Barclays Mobile Banking does not support them. Apps that serve copyrighted TV shows and movies, like Sky Go and Virgin TV Anywhere, will not start on rooted devices, either.


How to prepare your Android device for rooting.

One of the easiest ways to root an Android device is by using an app, and a number of rooting apps have garnered attention over the years — Framaroot, Firmware.mobi, Kingo Root, Baidu root, and One Click Root are among some of the most reliable. These services will usually root your device in the time it takes you to brush your teeth. But some of them only support devices running older versions of Android, so you may need to do some shopping around to find one that works for your device. If you’re looking to root an even older device, you may need to check CFRoot’solder site.

It used to be that rooting Android versions from Android 7.0 Nougat upwards was more difficult, as the verified boot service would check the device’s cryptographic integrity to detect if your device’s system files had been tampered with, inhibiting legitimate rooting apps. Thankfully, rooting apps have caught up with the curve, and rooting newer versions of Android is much easier than it used to be.

If your phone isn’t compatible with a one-click rooting app, you’ll have to spend a little time researching alternatives on Android forums. The best place to start is XDADevelopers Forum — look for a thread about your phone or tablet and you’re likely to find a method.

Preparing for root

Back up everything you cannot live without before you start. You should also always back up your phone’s current ROM before you flash a new one. You will also want to ensure that your device is fully charged before you begin.


You will need to turn on USB debugging, as well as OEM Unlocking. Do this by opening Settings on your device. If you do not see Developer Options toward the bottom of the Settings screen, 

Follow these steps to activate it.

Step 1: Tap on About Phone and find the Build Number. The exact path depends on your phone, but it’ll usually be found with other software information.

Step 2: Tap on the Build Number seven times and the Developer Options will appear on the main page of the Settings. You may need to confirm your security passcode to enable this.
Step 3: Tap on the Back key to see your new developer options.
Step 4: Tap Developer Options.
Step 5: Check to enable USB Debugging.
Step 6: Check to enable OEM Unlocking.



Installing the Android SDK Platform Tools

It used to be that rooting involved downloading Google’s entire Android development kit. Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore, and all you need is the Android SDK Platform Tools.

Download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools from Google’s developer site. There are choices for Windows, Mac, and Linux. These instructions are for Windows machines. Extract the zipped files. When asked what directory to install the software to, we recommend that you set it to C:android-SDK. If you choose a different location, make sure you remember it.

Installing device drivers.

To ensure your computer can properly communicate with your smartphone or tablet, you will need to install the appropriate USB driver.

Devices from some manufacturers come with the drivers included in the phone’s software, so all you need to do to install the appropriate USB driver is attached your phone to your PC by USB cable. OnePlus is an example of this, but it’s worth connecting your phone first to see whether USB drivers will automatically install.

Unlock your bootloader.

Before you get started, you need to unlock your device’s bootloader. The bootloader, simply put, is the program that loads the device’s operating system. It determines which applications run during your phone or tablet’s startup process.

Some manufacturers require you to obtain a key to unlock the bootloader. Motorola, HTC, LG, and Sony provide step-by-step instructions on how to do so, but a word of warning: They require you to register for a developer account.

Unfortunately for users of Huawei and Honor devices, those phones’ bootloaders can no longer be unlocked. Huawei rescinded the ability to request unlock codes in July 2018. If you still want to root your Huawei or Honor device, you’ll need to use a third-party service like DC-Unlocker.

Once you have taken those steps, you can embark on the unlocking process. You will need to put your device in fastboot mode. It’s different for every phone, but on most devices, rebooting the device and holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons for 10 seconds does the trick (HTC phones require that you hit the Volume Down key and press the Power button to select it.)

Once you have booted into fastboot, head to the folder you previously unzipped your Android SDK files to. Then open your computer’s command prompt by holding down Shift+Right Click and choosing Open a Command Prompt Here. If your device requires a code, you will get a long string of characters. Paste it into the box on your device manufacturer’s website, submit the form, and await an email with a key, file, and further instructions.

To unlock your device’s bootloader, connect it to your computer and place it in fastboot mode again. Pull up the command prompt by typing cmd into your Start menu.

For Google Nexus and Pixel devices, the commands are easy:

Nexus phones: Type “fastboot oem unlock” (without quotes) and hit enter.


Pixel phones: Type “fastboot flashing unlock” (without quotes) and hit enter.



Motorola’s command is a little different :

Type “oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY” (without quotes), replacing “UNIQUE KEY” with the code you received

Confirm the unlock, and you’re one step closer to rooting your Android device.
Some manufacturers and carriers don’t sanction bootloader unlocking, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Try searching the XDA Developers forum for workarounds and unofficial solutions.



How to root your Android device with multiple programs.


There are a lot of different ways to root your phone or tablet. Here are a few of our favorites.


Rooting with Framaroot.



Step 1: Open a web browser on your Android device. You can use your device's native browser app or other third-party applications likes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Dolphin Browser.

Step 2: Download an app called Framaroot. Framaroot is a stand-alone application that roots your Android device without having to use a PC. You can download the latest version of this app straight from Framaroot's website (http://framaroot.net/).

Step 3: Install Framaroot. Tap the downloaded APK to install it on your device.
If your device's not set to install third-party applications, a prompt will appear asking confirmation to install Framaroot. Simply enable the “Unknown Sources” option on the prompt to continue.

Step 4: Open Framaroot. After installation, tap the app icon from your device's home screen to launch Framaroot.

Step 5: Select an exploit to use on your phone or tablet. Framaroot will require you to choose from three kinds of exploits that will root your phone, namely, “Sam,” “Frodo,” and “Aragorn.” You can select any of the three exploits listed. Just tap each one and find out which one is working.

Some exploits will not work on your device depending on the make, model, and version of Android OS it's running on. When this happens, a message prompt will appear on the screen telling you that the exploit “failed.” Just select another one from the three until you find one that will work.

After choosing a working exploit, a message will appear notifying you that the exploit is successful and superuser settings have been installed on your device, which means that you have rooted your phone or tablet.

Step 6: Restart your device to apply the updates. Press and hold the Power button of your newly rooted Android device to reboot it.




Rooting your Android device with Firmware.mobi



Firmware.mobi, an unlocking utility by developer Chainfire isn’t the easiest way to root your Android smartphone, but it is one of the most stable. It works on more than 300 devices and provides step-by-step instructions that make the rooting process as seamless as it possibly could be.
 
You will need to download the appropriate ZIP file for your device.

Once you have done that, follow these steps:

Step 1: Extract the folder.

Step 2: Navigate to it, and find the root-windows.bat file. Double-click it.

Step 3: Wait for the script to execute, and press any key.

Step 4: When the process is complete, your phone will automatically reboot, and you will be rooted.

Rooting your Android device with BaiduRoot



BaiduRoot, a software utility by Beijing-based Baidu Inc., supports more than 6,000 Android devices, but since those only include devices running Android 2.2 up to Android 4.4, it’s going to have limited use most. However, if you’ve got a really old phone lying around, this is a great tool for rooting and repurposing that. It’s coded in Chinese, but a crafty translator has released an English version.

BaiduRoot’s one of the more straightforward rooting applications. Once you’ve downloaded it on your computer, it’s a step-by-step affair.

First, you’ll need to unzip the file. Find Baidu_Root.RAR and extract its contents (if you’re using Windows, you might need a third-party application like 7-Zip).

Next, attach the device you want to root to your computer via USB and transfer the files. Once that’s done, unplug your phone.


You’ll have to install the BaiduRoot application manually. Follow these steps:

Step 1: On your smartphone or tablet, head to Settings > Security (or Lock screen and security).

Step 2: Toggle Unknown sources, and press OK on the popup.

Step 3: Find the folder containing the BaiduRoot app and tap the APK file. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Step 4: Open BaiduRoot and accept the license agreement.

Step 5: Tap the Root button in the center of the screen.

Step 6: After a few seconds, you’ll get a message indicating that the device was successfully rooted.


Rooting with One Click Root




One Click Root is a new rooting tool that aims to take some of the complicated nature out of rooting. The idea of One Click Root is right there in the name; one click and you’re done. It charges $40 to root your phone but also promises that the program won’t be able to brick your phone, except in the case of user negligence. We can’t back up those claims, so we recommend you take all the same precautions you would take with any other rooting app.


The One-Click Root procedure is simple.


Step 1: Check that your device is supported by the Root Availability Tool.


Step 3: Connect your device via USB cable.

Step 4: Enable USB debugging on your device.

Step 5: Run One Click Root and let the software handle the tricky bit.



How to use Kingo Android Root


KingoRoot can be installed to a Windows-based computer or directly to the device you want to root. First, check to see if your device is compatible with Kingo by checking the official list. Then, grab the Kingo Android Root for Windows program, and install it. Alternatively, download the Kingo Android Root APK to your device, check the Unknown sources box (see above), and install it.

If you’ve opted to use the Windows client, make sure to enable USB debugging mode on your phone.

From there, usage is pretty simple:

Step 1: Launch Kingo Root on your computer and connect your device via USB.

Step 2: Kingo Root should detect your device automatically and prompt you to root it. Click Root, and then hang tight — Kingo will only take a few minutes to grant root privileges.


If you would rather root without a computer, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Install the Kingo Root APK.

Step 2: Open the Kingo Root app.

Step 3: If your device is compatible, you will see a One Click Root button. Tap it and be patient — it can take a while.

Step 4: If the root is successful, you will see a large checkmark.


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