The main advantages of Android regarding other operating systems for smartphones and tablets, such as iOS and Windows Phone, are the huge customization possibilities offered to its users. Especially if you've got a phone without any custom layers (as usually happens with manufacturers of the likes of Huawei, Sony or Samsung, for instance) and with superuser permissions.
¿But what happens if your phone has one of these layers and comes along with preinstalled apps or bloatware on behalf of the manufacturer or eve your phone company? Well, if you want to have full control over your device, you're going to have to root it. And now this isn't such a complicated task thank to apps like KingRoot that simply the process.
It's safe, fast, and simple.
What's it for and why should I root my Android?
Before we start, why would you want to root your mobile device? Because being SuperSU has its advantages when it comes to handling the phone and improving our user experience:
- Possibility to speed up the functioning of the operating system.
- Save battery.
- Uninstall the bloatware that's installed by default.
- Remove adverts.
- Improve the backup system.
- More customization.
How to root with just one click
One of the main advantages of this application is its simplicity. Installing its APK allows us to root our device in just a few steps and without needing to connect it to a PC (although you can also download a version of KingRoot for Windows).
For such purpose, it offers us a step-by-step process in which we only have to follow the instructions offered on the screen and reboot the phone once the process has finished. And to check if everything has been carried out correctly, we can resort to apps of the likes of Root Checker, a tool that analyzes the root status of any smartphone.
However, take into account that you may run into problems during the rooting process having to restore the factory settings of your device if the procedure was interrupted. Therefore, it's very recommendable to make a backup of all the information stored on your handset before starting to root.
You should also know that rooting a device also implies quite a few disadvantages:
- If the process doesn't go well you may run the risk of bricking your phone.
- The operating system may become unstable.
- You'll lose the warranty of your device.
In any case, if you know what you're doing, it's a fast and safe way to become the superuser of your Android, whether you're running 4.1, 4.4.4, 5.0, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 or even 7.0 Nougat, since several forums (including XDA) have shown that it works on handsets running this version of Google's operating system.