Being root in 2019 is not as crucial as it was years ago thanks to the change in permission policies that are being implemented with the latest versions of Android, but if you still want to root your Android mobile, here we show you how to root any Android mobile in 2019.
Being a Root user of an Android device means having carte blanche to alter any parameter of your device with complete freedom, without a permission policy prevents you from modifying any of the configuration files that govern your Android.
To get this freedom of action on your device you need to run a script that unlocks user access to the system configuration files that are at the root of the operating system directory. This is why the process is known as root.
When you rotate a device nothing appreciable happens to the user, but internally the operating system can be modified altering its normal operation. For this reason, manufacturers’ warranties do not cover routed devices.
Since the script to unlock those permissions varies depending on the device model, there is no foolproof tool for all devices, as there are small changes depending on the processor or Android version you have installed at that time.
Next, we show you some of the alternatives that more percentage of success obtain when rooting any Android in 2019.
One moment… Is it worth rooting a mobile in 2019?
Before explaining the procedure as such for acquiring superuser permissions, a question must be asked: does it make sense to continue rooting Android in 2018?
The rooting processes have existed for a decade, since the first versions of Android, quite limited at that time. Nowadays they have improved a lot, even including options for which it was necessary to resort to “pirate” versions of Android.
Of all the things that an Android phone has to offer to rotate, two things have always been of most interest: battery life and personalization.
Some things could only be done by rotating the device, such as changing the interface, installing certain themes or eliminating superfluous processes.
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Currently the versions of Android developed by the manufacturers – the so-called layers – have improved a lot in all these ways. They allow more and better customization and increasingly include fewer manufacturer applications.
As if that weren’t enough, there is now Android One, a “pure” version of Android that comes to be all that the army of routers.
Fortunately, there are tools in Google Play to do almost everything that before demanded root, except some things: update to the latest version of the OS.
Unfortunately, if you have a phone that’s more than two years old, it’s almost certain that your manufacturer no longer provides you with updates. It’s a problem that can only be solved by rooting to install some alternative version of Android.
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One-click Root with KingRoot, up to Android 6.0
If your intention is to rotate an Android something more current, the alternative we recommend is KingRoot.
With this tool you can rotate the vast majority of devices that use Android versions between Android 4.4 and Android 6.0, offering root support to thousands of smartphones of different brands.
The KingRoot rooting tool can be used in two different ways: directly from an app installed on the device to roote, or installing it on a PC to perform the process from it.
The first option is the simplest because all you have to do is access the KingRoot website and download the APK file from the app and then copy it to the memory of your Android device.
Before installing it, activate the option of Unknown Sources (or Unknown Origins) as we showed you in the previous section.
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When you try to install KingToot, even if the Unknown Sources option is enabled, the app may display an error message indicating that the installation is locked. Simply display the options at the bottom and touch Install anyway (not secure). This lock is a system protection measure and tells you that this application could change user permissions, just what you’re trying to do to get root permissions unlocked.
How to rotate any Android mobile in 2018
Once installed, all you have to do is start the app. After analyzing the device to see if it’s compatible, tap the Test Root button at the bottom and the process will begin.
When it’s finished, the app will tell you whether the process was successful or failed during your device’s rooting process.
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As we mentioned before, there is no infallible formula to rotate all devices, so it is possible that some of the systems we have shown do not work in your terminal because of the version of the operating system you have installed, or the ROM or any incompatibility with the hardware of the device.
In those cases, Google becomes the best of your allies. With a simple search for the exact model of your smartphone next to the word “root” or “rooteo”, Google will show you the entries to dozens of developer forums that explain step by step how to roote your smartphone and offer the files with the necessary script to carry it out.
This method, like other systems to roote an Android mobile, is based on exploiting a vulnerability of the system to modify its permissions, so you must use the specific files for that particular model or, otherwise, not only would not unblock the root access, but it would jeopardize the operation of the device and could completely disable it. That’s why we insist so much on the importance of this point.
As a general rule, this specific method for your smartphone consists of running the script by installing it -or flashing, as the installation process is usually called from outside the operating system- from Recovery.
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The most used script is SuperSU, developed by the prestigious developer Chainfire. Generally speaking, all you have to do is unlock the Booloader on your Android and install a modified Recovery as TWRP on your device.
Then copy the SuperSU ZIP file suitable for your mobile model to the micro SD of your device and restart the smartphone in Recovery mode to run the installation from the modified Recovery.
How to rotate any Android phone in 2017
Although SuperSU is also present in Google Play, in this format it can only manage the permissions of the apps once the device has been rotated, but does not grant root access by installing it from Google Play.
Root for obsolete Android versions
If your device has been on the market for at least 4 years and you are using a non-updated version of Android, Framaroot may be the best option to rotate your Android thanks to its compatibility with a large number of devices.
This tool is used to root devices that have older versions of Android installed ranging from Android 2.3 to Android 4.4, making it ideal for rooting and updating old smartphones or tablets for alternative use.
The operation of this application is quite simple, although it requires a good knowledge of the hardware that mounts the device because, depending on the processor that mounts, you will need to use one exploit or another.
Start by accessing the author’s post on the prestigious Android XDA Developers Forum. At the end of this post, you will find the Attached Files section with links to the different versions of Framaroot. Download the latest version available, which in this case will be Framaroot-1.9.3.apk.
Now copy the APK file you have downloaded to your Android device and install the app by previously activating the Unknown Sources option that you will find in the Security section of the Settings menu. If you do not activate this option you will not be able to install it as it does not come from Google Play.
If when you start Framaroot the message “Your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in Framaroot” appears on the screen, it will mean that your device is not compatible with this method of routing, so it will not help you to continue with the process.
If, on the other hand, no error message appears, tap on Select an action to execute after root and choose the Install SuperSU option, so that the permission manager is installed once the rooteo script has finished.
How to roote any Android mobile in 2017
The next step is perhaps the most important of the whole process: choosing the right exploit for your device, depending on its processor.
Choose one of the exploits offered by Framaroot, depending on the processor of your smartphone. Here you have a brief summary with the compatibility of processors for each exploit, which curiously are named after the characters of The Lord of the Rings.
Tap on the appropriate exploit for your device. If you don’t choose the right one, the message Failed…Try another exploit if available (Error #X) will appear. If so, click OK and try again with the next exploit, until Success…Superuser and SU binary installed appears. You have to reboot your device. This will mean that the exploit has done its job and has managed to modify the files that make you a root user of your Android.
If you ever want to undo this process and return your device to its original state, repeat the process and, in the Select an action to execute after root section, choose the Unroot option. When you reboot you will no longer be root. Simple, isn’t it?
Check if your Android is rotated
When you complete the rooting process of your Android, nothing will have changed on your smartphone, at least as far as the user level can be seen with the naked eye, so it will be necessary to make use of the Root Checker app JoeyKrim available for free on Google Play.