In case you aren’t an expert Android user, the idea of messing with your system can be intimidating. Although, the warnings about bricking devices and messing up can put many people off a pretty simple but very useful task. The awesome iRoot app making the process of rooting your device a one click affair. You will not need to worry about voiding the warranty on your device.
NOTE: This feature and procedure will only be available for the devices that are running with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) up-to version 4.4, although not Lollipop. It will also work for devices that have got in-built security software like Knox and Samsung’s. With it you should forget the cumbersome procedures whereby you will be needed to use Odin, then search for flashable recoveries, and much more. So long as your device has been recognized, the VRoot will enable permissions by the help of root exploits that will root your device by a click of a button.
- You will need the iRoot Software, formerly VRoot Software, on your PC;
- Also ensure that your devices drives are installed in your PC. The easiest way of getting these drives is by the use of management software which comes with your device (Sync for HTC, Kies for Samsung, and so on), you can consider searching on the internet for the models that are appropriate.
How to Root Android
- First, in case you are having a Samsung phone with enabled Knox, consider going to Settings > Security and then consider disabling “Lock Reactivation”;
- Consider installing and then opening the iRoot software (you shouldn’t be worried by the Chinese characters, all the vital stuff are in English);
- Ensure that USB Debugging is Active on your Device (to enable this, consider to “Developer Options,” and enable the setting);
- Proceed by connecting your device to the PC;
- The iRoot program will search for your device on the database and in case it is recognized, the root button will appear;
- Consider clicking Root (the whole procedure will start after just a few seconds and your device might restart);
- The whole process is done! You can consider checking if you have successfully got the permissions for rooting by the help of Root Checker app, which is available in the Google Play Store.
- When using iRoot, there is another program which handles superuser privileges on the device that you have rooted- this works by default. In case you are interested in charging this to “SuperSu” with is awesome and widely known, consider using the following steps:
- Start by installing SuperSu that is available in the Play Store;
- Proceed by opening the program (Superuser permissions will then be requested, consoder clicking OK or the Options on the right in case they come in Chinese);
- The SuperSU app will prompt the user to install the SU binary (Consider confirming this by clicking OK);
- Proceed by carrying out an installation of Titanium Backup that is available in the Play Store;
- Open the Titanium Backup and the consider freezing the native superuser app that has been previously been installed by iRoot;
- Proceed reopening the SuperSU and then finish by reinstalling the SU Binary.
All is now done this far! In case you did everything right, you will now have a device that is rooted, and doesn’t have a modified Kernel. This will never raise any flags in case you have some issues with your warranty.