If you are quite familiar with Jailbreaking on iPhones, then you already have an idea what android rooting is all about. While the term ‘android rooting’ seems scary for some people, the process is fairly simple and quick these days. Since the arrival of the android Operating System, there has been some level of ‘rooting’. Overtime, we have come to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of rooting android devices. As the Operating System evolved overtime, so also has its rooting process.

What is rooting?

Android is a LINUS-based operating system the gives the root user access to the operating system as an Administrator user would have access on Windows. In other words, an ‘unrooted’ android has certain limitations for its users. The user does not have direct access to its own android device and certain apps are restricted from being installed, in line with pre-installed security sandboxes.

There is actually a root user account existing in a default android operating system. The limitation arises because there’s actually no built-in way to access it. Ever tried installing an app you downloaded from Google Play and get a pop-up that says you will need to root your phone to run the app? This and several other reasons are why android rooting has become a common practice for android users.

Four steps to rooting your android device

Before you begin with the steps, there are certain things you may want to put in place. Ensure:

  • That the android device is powered ON
  • It has at least an average battery charge of 50%
  • There is strong available internet connection
  • There’s an original USB Cable

Step 1: Download and install free One Click Root software for PC

One Click Root allows android users to have a quick one-click access to root their devices. This software can be downloaded free to your PC

Step 2: Connect Your Device

Using an original standard USB cable, connect your android device to your PC

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging

Begin by enabling the USB Debugging mode on your device. The location of the option differs in different android versions.

  • If running on Android 4.0 or 4.1

Go to Settings icon on the Main Menu

Scroll down to “Developer Options”

Switch On the Developer Options

Tick the box for “USB debugging”

Tap OK to approve setting change

 

  • If running on Android 4.2

Go to Settings icon on the Main Menu

Scroll down to “About Phone”

Click on Developer Options

Tick on USB debugging

Tap OK to approve setting change

 

  • If running on Android 4.3 and above

Go to Settings on the Main Menu

Scroll down to “About Phone”

Activate Developer Options

Tick on USB debugging

Tap OK to approve setting change

 

Step 4: Run One Click Root

On your PC, click Root on the already installed and opened One Click Root. Sit back and wait for the utility process to complete. In few minutes, your android device is rooted.

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