How to Install Root on Android
Sooner or later, any Android device user is faced with the need to install ROOT rights on their device. Sometimes this need arises because of an application that refuses to work without ROOT rights, sometimes access to system files is required in order to change or configure something.
But, in most cases, users refuse to install ROOT rights, because they believe that it is too complicated and they will not cope. Although actually making root rights is quite simple. Long gone are the days when you had to study long instructions and sit over your smartphone for hours to install root rights. Now there are solutions that allow you to install ROOT rights in just a couple of minutes, even if you do not understand this at all.
In this article, we will consider one of these methods. Now you will learn how to install root rights on Android with just one application and even without using a computer.
Step number 1. Install the Framaroot app on your Android smartphone.
So, as you already know, all we need is one application. This application is called Framaroot and can be downloaded from the official site. There you can see a list of supported devices.
Download the APK file, copy it to your smartphone and install. Before installing, do not forget to make sure that your device is allowed to install applications from unknown sources. You can learn more about this in our article on installing applications from APK files.
Step number 2. Launch the Framaroot application on your smartphone.
After installing the Framaroot application, you need to run it. This can be done using the shortcut on the desktop and in the list of applications.
Step No. 3. Select “Install SuperSU”
Next, we need to select “Install SuperSU” from the drop-down list of available actions.
Step No. 4. Choose a method for obtaining ROOT rights.
Next, we need to choose a method for obtaining ROOT rights: Boromir, Faramir or Barahir. To do this, just click on one of the options.
Step number 5. Installing Root rights on Android.
After that, the Framaroot application will install root rights on your Android smartphone and report it using a pop-up window.
At the end of this article, we will consider the most likely problems that can occur when using Framaroot.
Problem No. 1. My device is supported by the Framaroot application, but I could not install ROOT rights.
Most likely, the firmware on your Android device was updated, in which the developers closed the vulnerability used by the Framaroot application. Try another way to get ROOT rights.
Problem number 2. I get an error number from 1 to 10.
Framaroot cannot use the vulnerability. Perhaps this vulnerability is absent in your smartphone or you are using an outdated version of the Framaroot application.
Problem number 3. How to remove ROOT rights obtained using Framaroot.
Launch Framaroot and select “Delete Root Rights”. You can also remove Root rights using other methods.
These utilities will help you get root under Android in a few clicks. Programs are installed on a PC (via a usb cable connected to the phone) or directly on Android.
Please note that rooting applications are far from compatible with all Android devices (it depends on the phone model, firmware version). Therefore, always check the compatibility of the application with the mobile, so as not to turn it into a “brick” (mechanically faulty telephone with software errors, unsuitable for use.). Be sure to read the answers to questions about root.
Here is a list of reviewed root applications certified by Android geeks in specialized forums:
1. Kingo Root. Quick root in one click
Kingo Root is perhaps the most convenient program for obtaining root-rights on an Android mobile device. There is both a mobile version of the application, and you can also root through a PC using the Kingo Ruth desktop program.
After installation, Kingo Root downloads the necessary scripts and activates root access for 5 minutes, without requiring technical skills from the user. All actions are performed through a step-by-step wizard.
For how to use Kingroot, read the link below:
2. FramaRoot. Safe root for Android devices
FramaRoot installs Superuser and SuperSu on Android in one click without installing it on a PC. At the moment, FramaRoot supports most popular Android devices. The list is published here.
The utility allows you to manage root rights, applications and permissions. The FramaRoot kit includes a special root browser with navigation on the Android root file system.
How to enable root rights through this application:
- Install the FramaRoot application by copying the apk file to the root of the memory card and launching it.
- In the window, select the exploit to run, any of the available.
- The rooting status will be marked by a sad 🙁 or funny 🙂 emoticon. Sometimes partial rutting occurs (:. /), and additional steps will be required from you (rebooting the phone and turning on ADB debugging).
3. 360 Root. Superuser rights on the phone
360 root is a well-known Chinese application for rooting a phone through a PC or a mobile device itself (Android 1.6 and higher). The probability of obtaining superuser rights is about 90%. A list of supported models can be found here. Although the root site of the application is available only in Chinese, you can easily find your phone in the list (otherwise, it’s better not to risk it and not use 360 root on Android).
How to correctly set root-rights on Android using 360 One-Root:
- Download the installer for PC by clicking on the link.
- On the computer, go to the Control Panel section. Internet Options. Connections Lan Settings.
- Enter 220.127.116.11 in the Address, 81 field, activate the proxy and click OK.
- Pre-enable USB debugging on your phone.
4. IRoot. Root installation on Samsung and LG
To reduce the likelihood of a root program error, the developers simplified the process of modifying the phone as much as possible. To do this, you must:
- Install root rights on the phone (download the iRoot.Apk file to the root of the sd card and run it)
- Enable USB debugging on mobile device
- Launch iRoot Application
- Root by clicking the “Root” button
Root add-on is available for both PC and Android. Where to download root rights? For example, here.
5. Root Genius. Getting root rights on Sony, Huawei and HTC
Root Genius supports the installation of root rights for 15 thousand models of smartphones and tablets.
Root Genius is available for PC and as a mobile application in the form of an apk-file (version of Android 2.3 is required for operation). Installed similarly to other rooting applications. If necessary (for example, when transferring the phone for repair), you can delete root through the settings. If the rooting failed, you can repeat the operation.
6. Baidu Root. Application for obtaining root rights
Utility Baidu root compatible with all models of Android 2.2. 4.4 and higher. Only Samsung users can have problems: if you have KNOX, the program will not be installed (KNOX needs to be uninstalled).
- After installing the Baidu Root application, we turn on the agreement (if the version is not translated, then you need to click on the button in the lower right corner);
- We make a refusal to upgrade (not always requested);
- Click on the button “Get Root” (if the version is not translated, then this is the blue button in the center);
- We are waiting. When the program turns green, obtaining root privileges will be successfully completed.
Baidu Super Root. Modification of this application allows you to access almost any system file. Unlike the basic version, it is lighter, it has less advertising. In order to root Android with its help, you need an Internet connection.
Frequently asked Questions
When I downloaded Framaroot, I had 2 methods in stock and none of them helped me do the rooting. I’ve already downloaded how many free root programs. Nothing helps to get root privileges. Please, help! My phone model is Micromax D303, Android OS 4.4.2.
Recovery guides always indicate that a particular application requires root access to fully function. What is it, what is dangerous and what is root access for? Read about it here.
What are root rights (superuser rights)
Root is an analogue of jailbreak in iOS. It allows Android users to dive deeper into the subsystem of the phone, work with it in the same way as with an sd card or internal memory of a mobile device.
Android uses access rights similar to Linux. Everything that you do is performed on behalf of your user with a limited list of rights. Any running application can also use these rights with the consent of the user.
Root user = superuser. His rights are not limited, he can access any file or folder, perform any file operation in the Android OS.
In simple words, root access is the ability to work with the root file system in the Android OS without restrictions.
What happens when rutting?
Routing. Modification of the file system in order to provide superuser rights to the root directory of the smartphone / tablet.
The root program gets full access to Android. As a result, the root user has an unlimited list of rights on the Android device. If the program is granted superuser rights, it can also do whatever it wants on the phone.
How to find out if there is root on the phone
In fact, it’s very simple to find out if root is installed on the phone. If you recently bought a phone and use the standard Android firmware, it is logical that you do not have root access.
If the phone is used or you don’t remember whether you installed root, you can check the status using the Root Checker program. The application will determine if there is a superuser / su access on the Android device.
Why root: list the root causes
Having obtained root rights, you can easily bypass any restrictions set by the smartphone manufacturer by default. In particular, you can
- Launch more applications with a wide list of privileges, manually accept or decline the permissions of a specific application installed on Android;
- Without obstacles, Android OS install unofficial firmware;
- Provide data recovery programs with access to the phone’s memory;
- One of the most obvious incentives to root your Android is to rid yourself of viruses that cannot be removed from your smartphone without root privileges. Of course, there are antiviruses in the nature with preinstalled root access, but there are a minority of those;
- Install special applications and custom flash rom’y;
- In general, improve tablet performance, more flexibly customize the look of the phone, overclock or slow down the processor of a mobile device using root access.
Some applications, using superuser permissions, will allow:
- Automatically back up all your applications and data in Android memory,
- Create a secure tunnel on the Internet,
- Make the device a wireless access point (hotspot). In other words, set up a wireless network via wifi (see “tethering” on Wikipedia), even if it was disabled by default by the firmware developer.
What is dangerous root for the phone
Android mobile device manufacturers are interested in preventing rooting. Inappropriate handling of superuser rights leads to the failure of smartphones and tablets. Nevertheless, for an experienced user, the risk of tampering with the phone is minimal, and the potential benefits of rutting. Judging by the above list. Are impressive.
There are three potential dangers when activating root access:
1. Cancellation of warranty. Some suppliers, having discovered activated root-access on the phone, refuse warranty.
However, it should be borne in mind that you can always cancel root access to the file system of a mobile device. If you need to send the device for repair, just roll back to the original (backup) firmware, and no one will ever know that you received root access.
2. Turning your phone into “brick”: If rutting is unsuccessful, there is a risk of turning the device into a so-called “brick”.
The surefire way to avoid damage to your phone is to carefully follow the instructions when obtaining root rights on trusted web resources and mobile portals. Make sure that the manual applies to your device and that custom firmware is compatible with it.
3. Increased vulnerability. Giving root rights on Android reduces security. Services and applications with unrestricted rights can create a vulnerability. It is no accident that Google refuses to support its services (for example, Google Wallet) in root devices.