How to Root Your Android Device the Easy Ways
When using Android devices, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't want. For more-daring and tech-saving users might be interested in rooting their Android devices to push the devices to new limits. Or sometimes, it is necessary to root Android device. For example, it is required to root your device if you need to use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery or Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro ( if you want to connect your Android device with PC via Wi-Fi) to recover contacts, text messages and call history from Android phone or tablet.
Why to Root Andrord Device?
There are various reasons for you to decide to root your Android device:
- 1. The chief benefit is to remove any unwanted apps and games that your carrier and phone maker pre-installed. Rooting can grant you a full uninstallation.
- 2. The other main reason is to enable faster platform update. The time it takes for Google to announce a new version of Android to the time your carrier pushed it to your device can be a long time. Once rooted, you can get some of the new platform features through custom ROMs in a short time.
- 3. Other reasons, like: automatically backup all of your apps and data, completely block advertisements, create secure tunnels to the Internet, overclock your process and make your device a wireless hotspot, etc.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
There are some potential risks of rooting your Android:
- 1. Void your warranty: Some manufacturers or carriers will regard rooting as an excuse to void your warranty. However, flashing a stock ROM can revert things back to their original state.
- 2. Brick your phone: If you don't follow the steps properly, you may brick your device. It's vitally important that you are careful enough when attempting to root your phone.
- 3. Security risks: Rooting can create security vulnerability. For example, Google refuses to support the Google Wallet service for rooted devices.
Though risky it might be, gaining full root access to your Android is thrilling. It's a great way to get the full experience of your Android handset. What's the most important, to recover Android data, it's a must.
What Android Devices Can You Root?
Technically, you can root all Android phones and tablets running Android 2.0 Eclair - Android 8.1 Oreo. Here's a list of the common devices that you can root.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 7/5/Edge/4
||Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5/S4
||Samsung Galaxy Exhibt
||Samsung Focus I917
||Samsung Galaxy S Blaze
|Motorola Moto X
||Motorola DROID RAZR M
||Motorola DROID RAZR HD
|Motorola DEFY XT
||Motorola DROID RAZR
|Motorola ELECTRIFY M
|HTC One Max/SV/S/V/X+
||HTC Desire X/C
|Sony Xperia Z1/TL
|LG Optimus G/F9/F7
|Google Nexus 6P/6/5X/5/4
2 Easy Methods to Root Android Phone and Tablet
There are significant differences between Android smartphones, between manufacturers, and even between carrier specific versions of the same phone model. However, here we recommend Towelroot, One Click Root and SuperOneClick which support a wide range of devices and should work for most people.
Method 1: How to Root Android Devices with Towelroot
Towelroot is the first downloadable package that allows Galaxy S5 users to quickly root their devices. This tool works even on phones running Android KitKat (Android 4.4). However, before you continue, there are a few things you should know. Firstly, rooting your device usually voids your warranty. Secondly, it won't work with Motorola or HTC phones.
- 1. Go to Settings > Security > and check Unknown Sources ON to allow us to install third-party apps.
- 2. On your Android phone or tablet, head to towelroot.com.
- 3. Tap on the Lambda (the big red letter looking icon) in the middle of the site.
- 4. Save the tr.apk file to your device.
- 5. Pull down the notification shade by pulling down from the top of the device.
- 6. Tap on the "Download Complete" notification and then tap "Install".
- 7. Pull down the notification shade by pulling down from the top of the device. Next tap on "Installation Complete" to open the app.
- 8. Tap on the "Make it Ra1n" button and wait for a few minutes. You should then get a success notice, that's it, you're rooted.
Method 2: How to Root Android with SuperOneClick
Before getting started with SuperOneClick, you have some preparations to do.
- 1. You should make sure that your device is fully charged. You'll also need to turn USB debugging on. Go to "Settings" > Tap "Developer Options" > Check "USB debugging".
- 2. Most Android rooting methods require you to install some software on your computer. Here we recommend Java JDK and Android SDK and (Java must be installed before installing Android SDK). So download both of them.
- 3. Connect your Android to your computer using its included USB cable. Don't mount the device's SD card on your computer – just plug it in.
- 4. You'll also need the USB drivers for your phone or tablet installed. SuperOneClick itself should be able to automatically install the appropriate drivers – however, if this fails, you'll need to download and install the appropriate drivers from the device manufacturer's website.
When you're done with the preparation, you are only 2 steps away from getting your Android devices rooted.
- 1. Download SuperOneClick at shortfuse.org, and run it.
- 2. Click the "Root" button on the software screen. It will take a while for rooting. After it finished, it will remind you to reboot your device.
: Rooting will add an app to your phone called Superuser. It's also a good idea to allow non-Market apps to install if you haven't set that up yet. You might read this post about top 6 rooting apps to root Android without PC