Why would you root?

Actually, rooting gives a big choice of applications that you could not use before.
Like:
Lucky Patcher(in-app purchases emulator, basically you get every purchase free!)
SU (of course, it is an application that gives and manages the root access of other root using apps)
Titanium Backup (one of my favourite that gives you the possibility to backup your phone)
dSploit(a known wifi testing and man in the middle attack tool for wireless networks)
Network spoofer(same thing as dSploit)
Faceniff (sniff social account passwords on the same wifi)
Root Browser(a must-use file browser)
Wps Wpa Tester(wifi security tester)
WifiKill(a network killing prank tool)
Greenify(best app to keep your phone running as fast as in first use)

What is rooting?

Rooting is the equivalent of jailbreaking for Androids, it allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. Essentially, it’ll allow you to access the entire operating system and customize just about anything on your Android. With root access, you can also get around any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied. You can run more apps, you can overclock or underclock your processor, and you can replace the firmware.

IMPORTANT:

ROOTING VOIDS THE WARRANTY OF YOUR PHONE IN MOST CASES SO BE CAREFUL!
YOU MAKE ONE STEP WRONG AND YOUR PHONE CAN BECOME A BRICK FOREVER.

THE BEST WAY TO AVOID ENDING WITH A BRICKED PHONE IS TO READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND TO BE SURE THE ROM YOU ARE FLASHİNG IN TO YOUR DEVICE IS A SUPPORTED VERSION BY YOUR DEVICE!

More in details:

Some manufacturers or carriers will use rooting as an excuse to void your warranty. It’s worth keeping in mind that you can always unroot. If you need to send the device back for repair, simply flash the original backup ROM you made and no one will ever know that it was rooted.

(A bricked phone means it wont turn on, even in recovery mode)

Security risks: Rooting may introduce some security risks. Depending on what services or apps you use on your device, rooting could create a security vulnerability. For example, Google refuses to support the Google Wallet service for rooted devices.

What we will do:

Before starting anything, we highly recommend users to get a full backup of their data AND SYSTEM.

Because: we will install a new ROM which is basically another version of android that is a modified version, and it was not released officially by the manufacturer of your phone.

Three rooting programs that have garnered some attention in the past few months — TowelrootKingo Root, and KingRoot. They will root your device in the time it takes to brush your teeth. However, these rooting programs are only compatible with Android devices running something earlier than Android 5.1 Lollipop. For example, King Root claims it will root more than 100,000 devices, and even some running Android 5.0, but the majority of newer devices running Android 5.1 and higher don’t make the list.

Here’s Kingo’s list of compatible devices, and the following links by manufacturer are what KingRoot can handle:

If you’re looking to root newer phones running Android 5.1 or higher, like the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S7, the above methods will not work. While they might have worked on Android 5.0, Android 5.1 is a completely different story, since a modified kernel needs to be flashed in order to achieve root. The kernel is the core of the operating system and it controls the hardware. Android cannot run without it.

We have instructions below for rooting a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge running Android 5.1 or 6.0, as well as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge running Marshmallow. You’ll also find instructions for rooting Nexus devices running Marshmallow.

The bottom line is that you will see many developers touting how their one-click tool takes care of all Android devices, but there simply is no such tool.

If your phone is not compatible with either of the above applications, you’ll have to spend a little time researching ways to root on Android forums. The best place to start is XDA Developers Forum. Look for a thread on your specific device and you’re sure to find a method that has worked for other people. It’s worth spending some time researching the right method for your device.

Preparation for root

Back up everything that’s important to you before you start. You should also always back up your current ROM before you flash a new one.

You’ll want to ensure that your device is fully charged before you begin.

You’ll also need to turn on USB debugging, as well as OEM Unlocking.

Open Settings on your device. If  you do not see Developer Options toward the bottom of the Settings screen on your device, follow these steps to activate them.

  1. Tap on About Phone and find the Build Number.
  2. Tap on the Build Number seven times and the Developer Options will appear on the main page of the Settings.
  3. Tap on the Back key to see the Developer Options.
  4. Tap on Developer Options.
  5. Check to enable USB Debugging.
  6. Check to enable OEM Unlocking.

Unlock your bootloader

Before you get started, You will also need to unlock your bootloader. Bootloader is a program that determines which applications will run in your phone’s startup process.

Unlocking your bootloader will allow you to customize your device. Manufacturers have responded to a demand for customization. Many of them have provided methods to help you unlock the bootloader on their website, though they are generally provided for developers, and they usually require you to sign up or register an account first.

Some manufacturers and carriers don’t allow bootloader unlocking, but you can often find a way around that with some searching (try the XDA Developers forum).

How to root your Android device with Towelroot

One of the easiest methods of rooting is through Towelroot. This option works on most Android devices — It was designed to root the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 — but not all of them. Specifically some Motorola and HTC devices won’t work with this method. Unlike other rooting programs that require downloading and running a program on your computer, Towelroot will root your device by simply downloading and running the app. No computer needed. However, Towelroot will only work with devices that have a kernel bill date earlier than June 3, 2014.

towelroot

To use Towelroot, you’ll have to enable your device to install apps from unknown sources. This can be accessed by clicking on Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Now you’ll be able to download apps from outside the Google Play store.

Now go to Towelroot in your phone’s browser ,and click on the Lambda symbol. For more information, check out Gadget Hacks’ YouTube video.

How to use Kingo Android Root

Kingo Root can be used on a Windows based computer or directly on your Android device using the app.

First, check to see if your device is compatible with Kingo. Their site provides a list of compatible devices.

Then, download Kingo Android Root for Windows or download the Kingo Android Root APK to install directly on your Android device.

If you have selected to use the Windows software, make sure to enable the USB debugging mode on your phone.

Kinga Android Root

Once you’ve enabled USB debugging on your device, run the program on your PC and connect your Android to your PC with a USB cord. The program should detect your device and a message asking if you’d like to root will appear. Select “root” and then hang tight. Kingo will only take a few minutes to grant super user privileges.

If you would rather try rooting your device without a computer, then follow the instructions below:

  • Install the Kingo Root APK (linked above).
  • Open the Kingo Root app.
  • You will see One Click Root if your device is compatible. Tap on it.
  • Be patient, because it can take a while.
  • If successful, you will see a large check mark with the words Root successfully below it.

How to root your Android device using KingRoot

Just like Kingo Root, KingRoot can be used to root your device from a Windows desktop or directly on your phone or tablet using an app.

With over 100,000 supported devices, there’s a good chance KingRoot will work on your Android phone or tablet. Use the links below to find out if your device is compatible.

You can download the Windows software here or the Android APK here. We recommend using the Android app tool, since it’s so much easier. After you have installed the APK file, just follow the instructions below:

  • Open the KingRoot app
  • You will see Try to Root if your device is compatible. Tap on it.
  • Be patient because it can take a while.
  • If successful, you will see a large check mark with the words Root successfully below it.
kingroot-app-screenshots

sources:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-root-android/

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