How to root your Android Phone

While Android is a platform known for its flexibility, there are certain limitations in its functionality. In order to overcome them and enjoy additional customization options on your device, you should consider rooting it. This process will allow you to access third-party apps or specific technology, such as monitoring apps that are not available in Google Play.

Why should you root your Android?

Rooting your Android smartphone or tablet is not difficult and will extend your options when using your device. You will be able to download and install software from third-party applications. The basic features of spy apps like mSpy, FlexiSpy and HighsterMobile don’t require rooting. However, in order to use advanced options you will need to root the device first. The decision of rooting your device or not, depends on the third-party apps that you want to use. Rooting also allows you restrict ads, use apps that backup all the data in your device automatically and much more.

Many users fear that rooting their device would cause some issues. One common belief is that it may void the device’s warranty. The truth is that the process can be reversed and you can keep the warranty intact. Another concern is that rooting your device may lead to permanent damage and bricking (making the device unusable). Although there are some risks involved, if you follow the instructions carefully, you shouldn’t have any issues. Before rooting the device, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the process and read the guide to understand the steps.

Steps to root your Android

If you follow the instructions carefully and in detail, you should be able to root your phone within minutes. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

Backup the data

The first thing that you need to do is to backup the data as this will help you to prevent data loss, in case something goes wrong. Backing up will allow you to retrieve your data, including operating system settings.

Make sure that your battery is fully charged

Charging your mobile phone is crucial to ensure that the rooting process is not interrupted due to low battery.

Enable USB debugging

Go to Settings, then Applications, Development and make sure that USB Debugging is enabled. You will be able to establish a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (Software Development Kit).

Unlock your bootloader

To be able to customize your device, it is necessary that the bootloader is unlocked.

Rooting Programs

After preparing your device for rooting, you will need a program to complete the process. Below you will find a list of rooting programs available and while they may not be compatible with all Android devices, they cover a wide selection of models. Make sure that you check that the program you want to use is compatible with your device. The XDA Developer Forum ( is a good source to find the devices that each program supports. We will focus on two efficient and easy to use options: SuperOneClick and Kingo Android Root. However, there are other alternatives such as One Click Root, SRSRoot, Rescue Root, SuperSU, Universal Androot, SRS Easy Root, CF-Auto-Root, Towelroot and UnlockRoot.


This program is compatible with an array of devices and the steps required for rooting are very simple. Below is what you need to do if you choose this option:

  1. Download the zip file and unzip it.
  2. If you have a SD card, remove it.
  3. Close all the running applications.
  4. Plug the Android phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  5. Execute the SuperOneClick.exe and then click on the Root button. The process will take a little while to complete.
  6. A message box will appear letting you know that the device is rooted.
  7. Restart the device. A SuperUser icon should appear. If you wish to reverse the rooting process, you can simply click the “Unroot” button in the app.

Kingo Android Root

Kingo is also a free and easy to use solution to root your device. While the steps are pretty much the same as with SuperOneClick, it is worth going through them to clarify some points.

  1. Download and install Kingo Android Root file. Select the relevant version for the OS.
  2. Go to Settings, then phone and developer options
  3. Enable USB debugging on your phone
  4. Click the Root button and wait for the process to complete.
  5. Once the device is rooted, you will be able to customize it according to your preferences.

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