How to root your Android phone?

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Last updated: December 29, 2022

Root your Android phone is the perfect way to gain more control over your phone. It gives you the possibility of using unknown features of your phone.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to root your Android phone. We will see in detail what is root, its advantages, disadvantages and of course how to do it.

Before proceeding, it is important to understand that rooting your phone is not always a straightforward process and you may run into some issues along the way. If you decide to root your Android device, follow the instructions in this article, know that it is not easy and requires a minimum of computer knowledge.

Formerly very complex, root Android is no longer really an insurmountable obstacle. Thanks to this tutorial, you will be able to root most phones and tablets on the market.

1) Root your Android device, what is it?

In any operating system, there is at least one supreme user who has full rights to the system. So it can do anything, including nonsense that can damage the system. This supreme user is called administrator (in the Windows universe) and since the Android system is part of the GNU / Linux family, this supreme user is called "Root".

So rooting Android simply allows you to have the privileges of a supreme user (Root) to be able to do things that we are normally prohibited from doing.

2) What can be done with root?

Change the system for a "Custom rom"

Once you root Android, apps that require the power of rooting will be able to do their thing, but your device's performance won't be any further. For an in-depth change, it will be necessary to change the ROM: a modified version of the system allowing to add new functionalities or to improve performance (overclocking, etc.)

Back up all your data with apps requiring root rights

Not easy to make a backup of all the elements of your phone especially when you are used to installing dozens of applications per week. In the event of a change of phone, it is possible to make a backup with an application (requiring root access) such as Titanium Backup. Not only does it manage all types of data (SMS, contacts, preferences, multimedia), but it also allows you to "freeze" certain applications or "move" them to an SD card.

Uninstall apps pre-installed during purchase

If you never use the manufacturer's applications (Samsung Apps, etc.) or your operator's (SFR thing, Orange thing, etc.) you can get rid of it with a rooted phone. You'll save space on your desktop and in your device's memory. try Root Uninstaller on the Play Store.

Remove the ad

Advertising is used to remunerate developers who choose to offer free applications. The problem is that with the limitations of the plans, you have to sacrifice a lot of bandwidth to display these ads, even with applications that do not require a connection!

3) How to root your Android phone?

Disclaimer: the manipulations in this article have been tested by myself, but applying root rights remains an operation reserved for advanced users. I cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your device.

Before you start, I highly recommend that you take a backup of your personal data in case things go wrong. One warned is worth two.

3.1 Root your phone with applications

One of the easiest ways to root an Android device is through an app, and several root apps have appeared over the years - Framaroot , , Kingo RootSuperSU et Root master are among the most reliable.

These apps allow you to root your device with just a few clicks. But some of them only support devices running older versions of Android, so you might need to do some research to find one that works for your device.

3.2 Root your phone with your computer

To root Android with a computer you are going to need the software Kingo Android Root.

Kingo Android Root is a software for Windows that allows you to root in 1 click any Android phone or tablet or almost. S10, Xperia Z, HTC One, Nexus ... etc. The entire list of phones can be viewed here.

To begin, download and install Kingo Android Root on your PC. Start the program.

Then, activate USB Debugging. For that, go to settings -> About phone.  Then look for the tab " Bluid number ". It is usually located at the very bottom of the list.

Click on it several times in a row. Six, seven or more if necessary. After a while, a notification will appear on the screen. It tells you that you are now in administrator / developer mode. It's perfect, that's exactly what we want.

Go back to general settings. You will find a new option: "Developer options". Tap on it. Finally check the “USB debugging” box.

That's it, your mobile can now be connected to your PC and it will be considered a storage device.

Plug in your phone with a USB cable. Click OK to allow USB debugging on your phone.

Then click on the big root button (uncheck the box above).

Once the files are loaded, choose Yes unlock bootloader (may avoid warrantly) and click on the power button from your phone. Wait a few minutes and if all goes well you will see root successful !

3.3 Root Android with an APK file

Still on the same Kingo Android Root site, download APK root for android and install it on your mobile. But first, make sure your phone allows apps from unknown sources. To do this, go to "Settings> Security> check the" Unknown sources "box.

Launch the app, click on One Click Root.

And wait a few moments while the root files load.

After a few minutes (don't turn off your phone!), A message will display root succeed.

Whichever method you use, restart your device.

3.4 Make sure your phone is rooted

Download the Root Checker app and choose verify root access. If you see a green message, everything is good, your phone is rooted! If you see an orange message, something went wrong. Start over and restart the device before trying Root Checker again. Failed again? Then try Towelroot.

4) Do you lose the warranty if you root your mobile?

Mobile operators claim that this practice voids the warranty. In theory this is the case, in practice it is much more complicated. Quite simply because just as you can root, you can also “root” your phone and get your warranty back.

I reassure you, you can un-root your smartphone via applications. So if you plan to send your smartphone to the after-sales service, unroot your smartphone first.


Root Android remains a personal choice. However, the important thing to remember is that there is no connection between rooting and hacking. This is a legal change and encouraged by Google. The handling is reversible and it allows you to fully exploit your terminal.