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How to Root Android – Everything You Need To Know

Want to unlock your Android device’s full potential?

Well, rooting your Android device gives you unlimited possibilities to play with.

Now, it’s not something that phone developers want you to do. It could be very dangerous for your phone and can cause irreparable damage. Yikes!

Here’s something you should take note of:

When a device is not rooted, you can’t do anything wrong – mainly because the system is made so that it doesn’t allow you to modify any crucial files.

Now, when you root it and get ultimate control over it, it can be dangerous because you have access to stuff that you were not meant to have access to.

Related: How to Automatically Shutdown Your Android Smartphone (Rooted Device)

But, you know what?

If you know what are you doing, it can be very useful and interesting.

However, if it’s your first time, don’t rush and pay a lot of attention to what you are doing.

Must Read: Secrets to Android Rooting.

There are a few methods of rooting an Android device, and we’ll talk about them right now–so let’s get started!

1. Best Software for Rooting Android Device

Whether you want to root your device with or without using a PC, you will still need some software. After you have done certain “preparations” for rooting your device, the software will do the rest.

Rooting a device opens up various possibilities
Rooting a device opens up various possibilities

So, why different software? Basically, not every app supports every device–or even the system version. Two of the most popular apps are iRoot and KingoRoot for rooting by using a computer, and KingRoot and One Click Root App to root without using a computer.

If you are not sure how to root or which app to use, check out our guide about Best Android Root Software. It will be a big help if you decide to root your software and all the steps are explained briefly and clearly.

2. How to Root Android TV

Besides being able to root mobile devices and tables, you can also root Android TV. That way, you can unlock Android TV’s full potential and, believe it or not, increase its RAM and actual performance.

Must Read: How to “hack” Android games without root

Root Android TV to increase it's performance
Root Android TV to increase its performance

Rooting Android TV is basically very similar to rooting a mobile device. You can also do it with King Root and One Click Root App. However, don’t try to root by yourself, especially if you have never done that before.

Everything is clearly explained in our guide How to Rood Android TV Box. Be sure to check it out!

3. How to Root Android Without a Computer

If using a computer to root Android seems too difficult for you, you can also do it without a computer. It all depends on which software you use.

However, you will still need to do a preparation process in which you make your device ready to be rooted. You will need to enable USB debugging and fully charge your device. Also, you should enable Unknown Sources since some apps might need to be downloaded outside Play Store.

Related: Android Easter Eggs: What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

Go to Settings and check Unknown Sources
Go to Settings and check Unknown Sources

To be sure how to do it properly, check out Root Android Without Computer.

And of course, don’t forget to backup all the necessary files and documents.

4. Rooting a Specific Android Device

If you are planning to root an Android smartphone that’s of the latest model, we strongly recommend reading our guide on how to root them. Latest handsets with the latest version of Android are typically unrootable but it doesn’t mean that these devices can’t be rooted. It will take some time before the apps and methods of rooting an Android phone include the latest versions of Android.

For now, if you have an old Android smartphone that you want to root, our wide variety of guides listed below might be able to help you.

Samsung Galaxy j7
Samsung Galaxy j7

Android Rooting Guides for Old Smartphones

If your device is not on this short list, check the methods above. You can always use the Universal Android Root.

5. Benefits and Advantages of Rooting Android

You might be hesitant and thinking twice in rooting your Android smartphone. After all, you can potentially cause irreparable damage to your device. Furthermore, rooting will void the warranty of your Android phone.

Rooting allows you to apply various modifications
Rooting allows you to apply various modifications

But if done properly, rooting can be very useful and beneficial. Not only does it give you ultimate control over the device, it also allows you to install custom ROMs and Recoveries. Most of all, it can and will speed up your device.

If you’re still hesitant to root your Android, then you might like to read more reasons why you should root your Android device.

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Related: Safely Root your Android Device


Final Words on Rooting

Hopefully this article cleared up a lot of your questions f you have never rooted your device before. Basically, any method listed above should be fairly simple to follow. However, again, we strongly recommend that you really watch out with what you are doing on a rooted device. You don’t want to cause irreparable damage.

Also, please note that rooting a device, in most cases, can affect your warranty. On the other hand, if you have some old device which you don’t use anymore, rooting might be quite fun and interesting.

Did you manage to root your device? Or maybe you prefer another method? Please let us know in the comments below…

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