How to root Android: four different methods to achieve this

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How to root Android: four different methods to achieve this

The root is not as fashionable today as some years ago, but there are still a lot of reasons for rooting Android mobileespecially those old terminals that you have scattered about the house. Rooting an Android phone can be trickybut not impossible.

If you are thinking of rooting your phone and do not even know where to start, here we summarize the four main methods. You will serve as a starting point to get started in this adventure that is to get root access on an Android phone.

With apps for Android

Kingoroot Kingo Root is one of the apps to get root more popular, even though Play Protect complains if you try to install

We started our list by the easiest method, but not recommended: applications that grant permission to root with just the press of a button. Exist, exist, although their use is limited to a handful of models where they have found security holes that can be exploited to gain root permissions (usually, models are pretty old). KingRoot is compatible from Android 2.0 to 6.0.

An application popular in his time was Kingo Root, sometimes called King Root and with other variants. Technically, it works-in some terminals – but the problem is that after you obtain the root permissions, there is no control over what the application does or does not do with your mobile. An alternative is to use it only to get the permission of root, with the mobile without the personal data, and then install another manager that is more legit, like a old version of SuperSu.

It is the fastest, but not the most secure, and only available in a handful of old mobile

Using an app for rooting the mobile without a doubt the easiest wayalthough only available for a handful of terminals of at least a half-decade. That said, it is important to remember that only work on certain models, so don’t fall for apps that promise to root with a click on a multitude of mobile, especially in terminals recent.

With apps for Windows

The concept is exactly the same as the previous, but carried out from a PC instead of with an app for the mobile. The mobile must be connected to your PC via a USB cable, the options for developers must be enabled, as well as the USB debugging. The own KingRoot that we mentioned earlier has a version for Windowsalthough other well-known names, such as OneClickRoot.


Applications all-in-one for rooting from Windows can make your work with some restrictions unless from the mobile, while still having the same problems: your success is ensured only in a handful of models. Yes, that works, works quite well: you press a button and wait until you have root access.

Doesn’t always work, but when it works it is literally a thing of pressing a button and wait

The problem of security is the same as in the previous case. Unlike Magisk, open-source, you must trust in the word of the developers of these applications that will achieve root access and nothing more. Again, it is recommended that if you want to try your luck, do so with a mobile without data, restored to factory.

With Magisk

Magiskop Magisk includes its own manager permissions root

Magisk is one of the few tools root that is kept active and up-to-date. The root access is only a part of what offers Magisk, highlighting also for its ability to deceive SafetyNet and by their modules ready to download and activate with a few clicks.

Unlike the resources for rooting which we saw before, Magisk is open sourceso that the user community can see what it does or fails to do exactly. It is, therefore, a relatively secure method at least in the privacy of your data is concerned.

Magisk has the advantage of being open source, so it is more legit

There are mainly two ways of installing Magisk: with root and without root. Obviously, if you want to use Magisk to have root access, the first is left out, so you will need to in its place be able to instarlarlo from a Custom Recovery as TWRP. Similarly, it is possible to install a Custom Recovery without root, for example with Odinin mobile Samsung.



Speaking of the Recovery Mode, this is another point of access to get root accessdepending on the options that are available. For example, in mobile phones Samsung, you can flash firmwares patched that include root access as the CF-Auto-Root directly with ODIN.

In other mobile, it will be necessary to have installed a Recovery Mode custom like TWRP or the old CWM to to flash a ZIP file that includes everything you need to get the root access. The problem here is that there is not a universal solution, but you will need to find the exact solution for your particular model. The forums XDA they are an excellent starting point to find the instructions and necessary files for a large number of Android mobile.

In most cases, you have to find and follow accurate instructions for rooting “to hand”

This method is relatively the most complicated of allbecause you need to find the instructions and specific files and following them with precision, although it is also the most widespread. Will do you, yes, in those phones that have the bootloader is lockedas the mobile Huawei.

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How to root Android: four different methods to achieve this

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