This is how to root any Android smartphone/tablet with this free Windows utility
Rooting is jailbreaking for Androids and allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. Essentially, it’ll allow you to access the entire operating system and be able to customize just about anything on your Android. With root access, you can get around any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied. You can run more apps, you can overclock or underclock your processor, and you can replace the firmware.
However, the act of rooting can be inherently dangerous. While Android rooting opens up a world of possibility, but it can also void your warranty, or even leave you with a bricked device. There are several ways of rooting an Android smartphone or tablet with several tools available but most of this ways are a little technical.
Kingo Android Root, a new free Windows utility now makes rooting a one-click affair. Before you proceed, you need to check if your device is compatible with the utility here. Keep in mind that even if your smartphone/tablet in not in the list, the utility may work with it.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Download and install Kingo Android Root.
Step 2: Enable the USB debugging option on your handset. If it’s running Android 4.0 or 4.1, tap Settings, Developer Options, then check the box for “USB debugging.” (You may need to switch “Developer options” to On before you can do so.) On Android 4.2, tap Settings, About Phone, Developer Options, and then check USB debugging.” To approve the setting change, then tap OK.
On Android 4.3 and later (including 5.0, though this also applies to some versions of 4.2). Tap Settings, go to About Phone, then scroll down to Build Number. You need to tap on it seven times, after which you should see the message, “You are now a developer!”
Once done, tap Settings, About Phone, Developer Options, and then check USB debugging.” Then tap OK to approve the setting change.
Step 3: Run Android Root on your PC, then connect your phone via its USB sync cable. The former should show a connection to the latter after a moment. Your device screen may show an “Allow USB debugging?” pop-up. Check “Always allow from this computer,” then tap OK.
Step 4: Click on Root and the utility will do its thing. It’s done.
However, later if you make a decision to reverse the process, all you to need to do is run Kingo Android Root again, connect your phone, then click Remove Root.
Once done, you can enable USB On-the-Go to make your unexpandable phone expandable. Kindly put in your comments about your favourite Android smartphone/tablet rooting tool.