One of the first things that many Android users do as soon as they get their Android devices is look for rooting guides. Rooting has many benefits, but the process isn’t easy for some phones and new Android users sometimes get scared due to all the complications and warning signs.
I remember rooting my first Android phone and it took me days to decide whether rooting was the right thing to do due to all the complicated steps. However, there is an awesome universal method available right now for rooting Android devices that is extremely easy.
The Kingo Android Root software has become quite popular and it lets you root your Android device in just a couple of minutes. After downloading and installing the software, you’ll be able to root your phone in just 2 to 5 minutes. The time will depend on your PC and the phone you’re using.
Let’s take a look at how to root Android phones in 2 minutes using Universal Android Root.
Why Root Your Android Device?
Even though this post aims at using an extremely easy method for rooting, you might still be wondering whether rooting is worth the hassle. Here are the reasons why rooting is awesome for your Android phone.
- Install cool custom ROMs and get new interfaces, apps, features and performance enhancements.
- Improve your phone’s speed and battery life using third-party root enabled apps.
- Use the most powerful backup app, Titanium Backup, in order to backup everything on your phone including system apps and data.
- Remove annoying system bloatware from your phone.
- Use all sorts of root enabled apps such as file managers and customization apps in order to make the most out of your Android device.
- Browse through the XDA forums and flash awesome custom mods on your Android device.
- Block annoying ads using third-party ad blocking apps.
Devices Supported By Kingo Android Root
One of the best things about this particular software is that it can root many Android devices. Currently, Kingo Android Root supports devices from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Acer, Motorola, Huawei, Alcatel and Micromax.
While Sony and HTC devices are also supported, you’ll need to unlock your phone’s bootloader before rooting it using the Kingo Android Root software. For a complete list of the devices supported, you can visit the official devices page.
Tips Before Rooting Your Android Device
Rooting is a tricky process and I would highly recommend performing it at your own risk. You’ll also void the warranty of your manufacturer. That being said, Kingo Android Root claims that it has successfully rooted millions of Android devices without any case of bricking.
In order to root your phone, you’ll need a Windows PC, internet connection and a micro USB cable. Make sure that you follow these tips before proceeding with the rooting process.
- Charge your phone at least 50%
- Create a complete backup of your Android device, just in case anything goes wrong. Feel free to read our post on the ten best backup apps for Android.
- Make sure that your phone is synced with your Google account, in case you lose some data from your phone.
How To Use Kingo Android Root
Follow the steps mentioned below carefully in order to root your phone successfully in just a couple of minutes.
Step 1 – Download And Install Kingo Android Root
Download the Kingo Android Root installer on your PC. You can get it from Kingo’s official website. Once downloaded, run the installer and install Kingo Android Root on your PC.
Step 2 – Launch Kingo Android Root
Open the Kingo Android Root software on your PC. You’ll see a Not Connected message. Don’t connect your Android device to your PC yet.
Step 3 – Enable USB Debugging On Your Android Device
Open the Settings app on your Android device, go to Developer options and enable the USB debugging option. If you can’t find Developer options, go to About phone in Settings and keep tapping on Build number until you see a You are now a developer popup message. You’ll now see the Developer options menu in Settings.
Step 4 – Connect Your Android Device
Connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable.
Step 5 – Allow USB Debugging
If you get an Allow USB debugging message on your Android device, tap on OK and click on OK in the Kingo Android Root app to successfully connect your device. If the software starts installing drivers, wait for it to complete the installation.
Step 6 – Read The Root Notifications
You’ll now see your device’s name and root status. Make sure that you read the root notifications.
Step 7 – One Click Root
When you’re ready, click on the ROOT button in order to start the rooting process. Wait for the rooting process to complete.
Step 8 – Reboot Your Android Phone
If rooting is successful, you’ll get a Root Succeeded! message. Click on the Finish button. Your phone will now reboot. That’s it! You have successfully rooted your Android device and you can now make the most out of it.
Remove Root Access (Optional)
Kingo Android Root also features an option to remove root access and you can easily unroot your phone in order to get back to where you were before rooting your device.
Step 1 – Connect Your Phone
Connect your Android phone to your PC using a micro USB cable.
Step 2 – Grant Superuser Access
Tap on Grant if you get a Superuser request popup on your phone and click on the OK button in the Kingo Android Root software.
Step 3 – Remove Root
Click on the Remove Root button.
Step 4 – Reboot Your Phone
Wait for the process to complete. Once the root has been removed, you’ll get a Remove ROOT Succeeded! message. Click on the Finish button in order to restart your phone.
While rooting Android smartphones and tablets has become quite popular in recent years, new Android users might find it difficult to root their devices, especially due to the complicated rooting methods available. Using the steps mentioned above, you can easily root your device without any complications.
Kingo Android Root doesn’t support all Android smartphones so make sure that you read the device support list before proceeding with the rooting process. Also, even if your phone is supported, you might not be able to root it if you’re updated to the latest Android version that is not supported by Kingo Android Root.
Make sure that you follow all the instructions properly and let us know if you have any questions on how to root Android phones in 2 minutes using Universal Android Root in the comments area below. In order to find out more about rooting, check out our guide on rooting Android devices.