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The 7 Best Android Root Software (With and Without Computer)

When Smartphones became available on the market, there were a couple of concerns. One of them was the extent of limitations on the device. Many people wanted total control over their devices. Thus, Android root software was created.

Smartphone manufacturers have legitimate reasons for setting this limitation. One of them was to prevent yourself from accidentally bricking your device. As a matter of fact, rooting was illegal in the United States until 2010. But if you want to root your Android smartphone, then you’ve come to the right place.

I tested various different rooting software and found out that not all of them are reliable. After my tests, I listed 7 that did a great job at rooting my device. Without further ado, here are 7 of the best Android Root software you can use. This includes rooting using an app and/or by computer

RelatedHow To Root Android – Everything You Need To Know


Android smartphone rooting preparations:

If this is your first time rooting an Android phone, make sure you do the following:

  • In your Smartphone’s device settings, activate “USB debugging mode” and “Install Apps from Unknown Sources.”
  • Don’t forget to make a full backup of your device.
  • Research and understand the process of Android rooting. It’s always best if you know what you’re about to do.

Things to remember:

  • Rooting isn’t a risk-free procedure. You can potentially damage or permanently brick your device rendering it useless.
  • Rooting will void your warranty.
  • In some countries, Android rooting is illegal.
  • In the United States, under the DCMA, it’s legal to root your smartphone. However, it’s illegal to root a tablet.
  • In European countries, rooting a device doesn’t void the warranty.

Android Root Software for PC

In this section, I listed down 4 of the best Android root software for rooting via PC. This will require you to connect your phone to your computer for rooting. It’s also best to ensure that all necessary requirements mentioned above are met. Additionally, make sure that you are using a quality cable and not a cheap one.


1. iRoot

iRoot PC Client
iRoot PC Client Version

One of the best and simplest methods that I can recommend for rooting your Android smartphone is by using the “iRoot PC client.” iRoot is one of the most popular root software available.

Pros

  • Free Software
  • High Success Rate
  • Wide Android Line Support

Cons

  • No Unroot Function

The iRoot software has a PC version and an Android app version. I’ll discuss the app version below.


How to root using iRoot PC client:

  1. Download and install the iRoot PC Client.
  2. Connect your Smartphone to your computer via USB cable.
  3. On your computer’s screen, click “Connect device.
  4. Install the driver of your Smartphone. (Check for manufacturer website)
  5. Once your device is detected, click “Root” to begin rooting.
  6. Your device will restart after getting rooted.

2. KingoRoot

KingoRoot PC Android Root Software
KingoRoot PC Client Version

KingoRoot is another popular free rooting software for Android. Like our first rooting software, KingoRoot has a “one-click root.” This software has a high success rate for Android 2.3 up to 7.0. However, I found that rooting a device starts to become difficult for KingoRoot for Android version 8 and up.

Pros

  • Free software
  • High success rate for Android 7.0 and older
  • Supports “Unroot” feature

Cons

  • Quite difficult to root latest Android versions

If the first Android Root Software can’t give you the success you need, then I recommend trying KingoRoot for PC as your second method.


How to root using the KingoRoot PC client:

  1. Download and install the KingoRoot for PC.
  2. Connect your Smartphone to your computer via USB cable.
  3. On your computer’s screen, click “Connect device.
  4. Once your device is detected, KingoRoot will then ask if you want to start rooting. Click “Root” to begin rooting.
  5. Your device will restart after getting rooted.

If you wish to know more about KingoRoot, click here.


3. dr.fone – Root

dr.fone is considered as the best and friendliest way to root by most. What makes this software great is that it features 1-click rooting and it supports rooting for the latest Android versions. Regardless of whether it’s a phone or tablet, dr.fone can root Android devices easily.

Pros

  • Free software
  • Supports the latest Android version
  • 1-Click Rooting
  • Supports “Unroot” feature
  • All-around software

Cons

  • Requires Purchase for dr.fone Toolkit
  • User-reviews are divided

dr.fone for PC is an all-around software for managing data across various devices. It’s capable of recovering deleted files, and allows you to backup saved data and restore it on another device. Additionally, dr.fone comes with other useful tools such as lock screen removal, screen recording, and data management.


How to root using dr.fone for PC:

To root your Android smartphone using dr.fone software for PC, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install dr.fone for PC.
  2. Connect your Smartphone to your computer via USB cable.
  3. After your phone is connected, click “Start“; the program will then find your phone and prepare a way to root your phone.
  4. Click on “Root Now” to begin rooting your phone.
  5. Before the rooting process, the phone will ask if you would like root the phone. Tap on “Confirm” to continue the rooting.

4. SuperSU App

SuperSU APP
SuperSU App rooting software

When talking about an app that’s capable of rooting an Android device without a computer, one app that comes right to mind is SuperSU. However, the process of rooting with the SuperSU app will require the use of a computer. That’s why I still listed the SuperSU as part of our list for rooting with a computer.

Pros

  • Android 4.2 and Later Support
  • Open Source and Free
  • Frequent Update

Cons

Complex Rooting Process

The SuperSU app pretty straightforward. However, you’ll need to take certain steps before you can actually start rooting using this app.

How to root Using SUPERSU:

  1. Install the Android SDK and your respective phone’s driver.
  2. Enable USB Debugging.
  3. Head to your manufacturer’s bootloader unlocking page and obtain the unlock key for your phone.
  4. Download TWRP for Your Phone.
  5. Flash TWRP by rebooting into your phone’s bootloader.
  6. Install SuperSU APK.

Android Root Software for Mobile Phones

1. KingRoot App

Kingroot UI Rooting Page

One of the most popular 1-click Android root tool apps is KingRoot. Don’t get confused, “KingRoot” is different from “KingoRoot.”

With over a million downloads, the “KingRoot” is one of the best and fastest ways to root an Android device. Simply download the APK, install it, then launch the app to start rooting. Easy, isn’t it?

Pros

  • Most Popular Rooting App
  • 1-Click rooting
  • Can root Android 8.0 (tested with Huawei p10)
  • Comes with “Unroot” feature

Cons

  • Lack of support for later Android versions

KingRoot is considered as a root tool for “lazy people.” People who just want to root their devices without the hassle of flashing third-party recovery. This app can work on most devices. (especially devices with Android 2.x – 5.0.)

KingRoot rooting feature software
KingRoot features

How to Root Android using KingRoot App:

  1. On your preferred browser, go here and download the KingRoot APK.
  2. Install the KingRoot app.
  3. Tap “Try it” then tap “Get now.” The app will start rooting your device.

Read also: How To Uninstall Kingroot From Android


2. One Click Root App

One Click Root App
One Click Root app-interface

The second rooting software app that I recommend is the One Click Root app. As the name suggests, all you have to do is install the app and click the root button to start rooting.

The One Click Root app supports Androids 2.2.X to 4.0.X. For devices running on later Android versions, you can use the “Remote root service” of this app. Your device will be rooted by one of their experts via Team Viewer.

Pros

  • 1-Click rooting
  • Remote rooting feature
  • Straightforward and easy to use
  • Can root Android 8.0 (tested with Huawei P10)

Cons

  • Contains Ads
  • No “Unroot” feature

One Click Root is a free app that you can download from their official site here.

Scan Root Availability Support
Scan root availability

How to Root using One Click Root App:

  1. On your browser, go to https://www.oneclickroot.com/download-apk/ and download the One Click Root APK.
  2. Install the app and launch it.
  3. On the home page UI, tap “Root Now.” The app will prompt with “Scan device compatibility.
  4. Tap “Scan now.
  5. If your device is supported, it will let you proceed to the rooting process.

3. Root Master App

Root Master App
Root Master App for Beginners

If you’re new to Android rooting, one app that I can highly recommend for beginners is the Root Master app.

Similar to other root apps, the Root Master app also offers a 1-click root feature. Simply, download the APK then install it. Once done, all you have to do is launch the app then tap “Root now.

Root Master App for Beginners
Root Master rooting process

Pros

  • Unrooting feature
  • 1-click rooting
  • Managing utility
  • Free Android root software
  • Great rooting tool for beginners

Cons

  • Not universally used

How to root using root master:

  1. Download the Root Master APK.
  2. Install it and launch it. Tap “Start” to begin rooting.
  3. If your device is compatible, you’ll be prompted to rooting UI.

If you want more choices, you can learn more by clicking here.


How to unroot Android smartphones or tablets

If you want it to revert back to how it was before, here’s an easy method on how to unroot your rooted Android phone or tablet:

  1. Go to the Google Play store and download the SuperSU app.
SuperSU App
SuperSU App on the Google Play Store

Launch the SuperSU app and look for “Full Unroot.”

SuperSU Full Unroot
SuperSU Full Unroot

Tap it and wait for a couple of minutes. Once finished, your Android phone will now be in its original unrooted state.


FAQs

magisk logo


Magisk is a feature and method of rooting that leaves the system partition untouched while modifying the boot partition. More commonly known as “systemless” root method. It basically leaves Google’s SafetyNet untouched, so users can access Android Pay and even Netflix on rooted devices.


Earning money from rooting Android devices

You can earn money from mastering the arts of Android rooting! Here’s how you can start earning $30 per device.

Making money with Android and rooting tools CD

Android Rooting Guide Book
Android Rooting Guide Book

This 15 page Ebook that comes with various rooting tools and instructions is the only guide book that you’ll ever need to jump-start your career into the rooting industry.


Conclusion

Ultimately, Android rooting is never risk free. However, it’s an undeniable fact there are so much benefits from rooting your device. Although be careful in choosing which app you will use in rooting your Android phone. Look for user reports online and see if the app will work well on your device type.

Also, if you won’t benefit that much from using your device, and if possibly bricking your device isn’t worth all the extra effort, then I recommend refraining from rooting your device.

Did the list above help you in rooting your Android device? Let me know in the comments section below!

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  1. Using Debian (Linux) ClamTK virus checker I found that most apk files from Internet searches provide ligidimate looking sights that even provide the correct mD5 hash along with their rooting apk… but almost always have the Ewind 687671 trojan included… kingroot, kingoroot, supersu…
    Most virus checkers miss this type of virus or ignore it… maybe on purpose…
    Solution: use a Linux dist. and scan with clamAV, trust no-one if you are learning how to protect your android.

  2. I’m not sure why but this weblog is loading extremely slow for me.
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  3. The situation is different 180 degree: there’s no any trojan in those apps (btw google dnt know about ‘ewind 687671’), but your ClamTK detects some trojan, “may be on purpose”.

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