If you want more control over your Android phone, you can explore rooting it. While your smartphone may be a powerful little machine that is capable of performing a range of tasks, a lot of its power still remains untapped. Rooting your phone gives you access to its ‘root files’, which unlocks a world of possibilities. Once you’ve rooted your device, you can use modified versions of apps that come with more features than their regular counterparts. Rooting your phone can also improve its battery life. In this article, we bring you 4 simple ways to root your Android device.
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Before you begin
- Make sure your smartphone is fully charged.
- Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options. (If you are rooting your phone using your PC)
- Create a backup of all your personal data on the device.
- Make sure you have access to a stable internet connection.
Root your Android device using Magisk
Magisk performs a ‘systemless root’ on your device, which means it does not tweak any of the core code. Once you root your phone using Magisk, you can still use payment and banking apps on your device. This isn’t possible with a regular root. Before you begin rooting your phone with Magisk, make sure your device bootloader is unlocked.
Step 1: Download Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) for your device using this link.
Step 2: Now, download Magisk using this link.
Step 3: Open the ‘Downloads’ folder on your device and rename the Magisk APK file. Substitute the .apk extension with .zip.
Step 4: Install TWRP on your device and boot your phone in Recovery Mode.
Step 5: Tap ‘Install’ on TWRP recovery.
Step 6: Go to ‘Magisk.zip’ and tap on ‘Select Storage’.
Step 7: Install the zip file on your device.
Step 8: Once the file has been installed, tap on ‘Reboot system’.
Root your Android phone using KingRoot
Step 1: Download KingRoot APK on your Android phone.
Step 2: Install the APK on your device.
Step 3: Launch KingRoot and select ‘Try It’.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Get Now’.
Step 5: The rooting process will begin on your device. It will take a few minutes to root your device. Once it’s done, use the Root Checker app to verify if the process was successful.
Root your Android phone using RootMaster
Step 1: Download RootMaster APK on your Android phone from the official website.
Step 2: Install the downloaded file on your phone.
Step 3: Launch the app and tap on ‘Root’.
Step 4: The rooting process will begin. RootMaster will notify you when your phone has been successfully rooted.
Root your Android device via PC using iRoot
Step 1: Download the iRoot APK on your PC.
Step 2: Install iRoot on your PC.
Step 3: Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your Android phone.
Step 4: Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: Launch iRoot and click on ‘Root’.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is rooting?
Rooting is the process of unlocking a device and gaining access to the ‘root’ files. Rooting your device gives you more control over it. You can carry out a range of functions that weren’t possible before.
What are the benefits of rooting?
Rooting your device allows you to get rid of ads across all apps, gives you access to paid features for free, increases your phone’s battery life, and adds lets you use customised apps with a lot more features.
Is rooting your Android device legal?
Rooting your Android device is completely legal. However, your warranty will be nullified once you root your phone.
These are 4 simple ways to root your Android device. Once you root your phone, you immediately lose its warranty. If your device’s warranty is already expired, rooting it is a safe bet. Rooting can boost the device’s performance and unlock a bunch of fun features. But, there is always a risk of your phone getting bricked when it is rooted.
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