Root or Unroot Any Android Device Without PC

So, it has been a very long time, and you’ve played around with pretty much everything with your new Android device. It is now time to put things to the next level. Android imposes several restrictions on its users that limit the capabilities of the device to be used to its maximal potential.

This includes using any custom ROM, deleting system apps to even making a backup of all the Android data (NanDroid backup using Titanium backup) and much more. You can always get rid of all such restrictions by rooting your Android device. Here is a quick how-to guide that will help you to root your Android device.


For those, who are here looking for the guide to Unroot their rooted Android devices, we are also laying down steps for the same. Rooting and Unrooting is now pretty much easy, and you won’t need a PC for that purpose. Let’s move forward, shall we?

There are a lot many apps available for rooting and unrooting your Android device. Here is the list of apps that you can install on your Android device to root and unroot it. All the apps mentioned here lacks one or two functions but manages to do pretty much what we require.
  1. Kingroot
  2. One Click Root
  3. FramaRoot
  4. Vroot
  5. Z4Root
  6. Tower Root
  7. Kingoroot
  8. Iroot
  9. CF Auto Root

How to root and unroot your android device

Kingroot.apk is meant to be installed on the Android device that you want to root. While you root, it is for your safety to make a backup of all your phone’s data before the rooting process. Although, Kingroot provide ‘No-data loss’ method that claims that the users won’t lose their phone’s data while rooting via the Kingroot app. But just to be on the safer end, we would recommend you to make a backup.

Step 1: Make sure the device you are rooting is connected to the internet and must have at least 60% battery remaining.

Step 2: First you need to install the Kingroot app on the device that you want to root. Any Android smartphone and tablet can be rooted via this method.

Step 3: The official Kingroot app isn’t available on the Google Play Store, so you need to download the app from the internet and sideload it to your Android device.

Step 4: Head over to the download link and get the Kingroot.apk file on your Android device.

Step 5: Now, before installing the apk file make sure the Android device is set to allow the installation of apk files from sources other than the Google Play Store.

Step 6: For that, go to the Settings on your Android device and then head over to the Security menu. Look for something called as ‘Unknown Sources’ and toggle to option button to turn it ON.

Step 7: Now simply tap on the downloaded Kingroot.apk file to install it.

Step 8: Once the app is installed, open up the app from the app drawer.

Step 9: The app will display you a ‘Try it’ button and tap on it to enter in the main menu of the app.

Step 10: Now simply, tap on the ‘Get Now’ button to begin the root process.

Step 11: The Kingroot app will automatically install the root on your android device.

Step 12: After the rooting is done, you’ll be taken back to the main screen where you’ll be displayed with a disclaimer message saying ‘Your device has been rooted’.

Step 13: You can alternatively check the root status of your phone by downloading the ‘RootChecker’ app from the Google Play Store.

Step 14: You can now install the SuperSU app from the Play Store to get the maximum from your rooted android device.

Now that we’ve learned the procedure to get the root access on your Android device, we will move further to the unrooting guide.

You can unroot your android device with several methods

If you’ve SuperSU app installed on your device, go to the Settings on the SuperSU app and scroll down to the ‘Full Unroot’ option and choose ‘Continue’. Your device will return to the unrooted state.
  1. Furthermore, with the latest builds of the SuperSU app, you can also unroot your device temporarily. Head over to the settings on the SuperSU app and look for ‘Temporary Unroot’ option and then continue with the on-screen instructions.
  2. Alternatively, you can also use the Kingroot app to remove the root feature from your Android device.
  3. Open up the Kingroot app and then choose the option ‘Remove or Uninstall Kingroot’. The device will get rid of the Kingroot app and its root features.

Final Words

Rooting is fun, but if you are not aware of what you are doing, please don’t play with your phone. You might end up with a completely bricked phone, which is of no use at all.

Note: Some devices might require the bootloaders to be unlocked first before applying the root. There are several tutorials given depending on the make and model of your Android device on the manufacturer’s website. Unlocking your bootloader may void your warranty.

Author Bio: Sejal Parmar loves to explore the newly released Apps & Games. She blogs at Rule.FM and writes about latest Android Apps & Games.

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