Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved (by Google) apps, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize just about anything, and so on.
Rooting Android will give users access to all of these benefits and more. Here are some of the most popular reasons why people choose to root their Android devices: Awesome new apps , custom ROM’s , full control over your system , faster performance , longer battery life and the list goes on.
Of course, for the average user, rooting sounds like and can be , a scary process. After all, “rooting” around in your smartphone’s core software might seem like a recipe for disaster. One wrong move and you could end up with a bricked handset.
Thankfully , there’s windows utilities that makes rooting a one-click affair. Before deciding on which rooting software to choose , first have a look at the compatibility list to see whether your devices are supported.
Enabling USB debugging on Android KitKat and Jellybean (4.2 and later)
Navigate to Settings > About Phone > scroll to the bottom > tap Build number seven (7) times. You’ll get a short pop-up in the lower area of your display saying that you’re now a developer.
Enabling USB debugging on Android 4.0 and 4.1
Navigate to Settings > Developer options and enable them.
Once you have enabled developer options, you will be able to check the USB Debugging field. Simply scroll down to it and check it – a pop-up window will notify you that you’re now a developer.
Enabling USB debugging on Android 2.3 and earlier
Navigate to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
Enable it – as simple as that.
Here’s a few popular rooting software.
1. Kingo Android Root
Kingo Android Root provides every android user the easiest and safest way to root their devices for free.
It supports almost all Android models and versions. It also includes a built-in function to remove root from your Android device with just one-click.
2. IRoot (formerly known as vroot)
The advanced android root engine and secure android root technique make the success rate more than 90%. It also supports almost all Android versions from 2.3 up to 4.4.
Now you can root your android device without PC, just use framaroot. This app including several exploits named as the heroes of the book “The Lord of the Rings” Gandalf, Boromir, Pippin, Legolas, Sam, Frodo, Aragorn and Gimli. You can install Superuser and su binary on phone or tablet from android version 2.x to 4.x.
Root Genius is the best tool for root any Android smartphone or tablet PC. Root Genius 1.8.7 supported more than 10000 Android devices. Root Genius windows version doesn’t require any installation on your PC. Simply download rootgenius and run while your device connected to the PC. You can root Android Kitkat 4.4.2 within one click. Root Genius is developed by Chinese developer team “Shuame”.
5. One Click Root
One Click Root is the world’s leading Android rooting software. With just a single click, you can root your Android smartphone or tablet and have access to hundreds of new and exciting features.
Towelroot makes it possible to root your Android smartphone without even having to use a computer thanks to an exploit developers have recently found. The creators of Towelroot claim that this method can root all modern Android smartphones. However there are a few unsupported devices that normally cannot be rooted with Towelroot and every time you try to do so you get the following warning: This phone isn’t currently supported by Towelroot. Follow the “compatibility list” page to bypass this error.
I personally use Kingo Android root , and i have found no problem whatsoever. I’ve tested two devices which was not on their compatible list and still , successfully rooted my devices. The decision is up to you and remember , if you are not sure , have a look at the “compatible lists”. Comment if you have a used any of these or even different rooting tools and let me know if you get stuck 🙂