KingRoot is China's most popular one-click Android root tool, now translated in English and ready to serve you

KingRoot is China's most popular one-click Android root tool, now translated in English and ready to serve you
KingRoot is a famous root tool in China that just armed itself with an English translation and went on to conquer the wide world outside the People's Republic. It's best described as a tool for "lazy people" who want root access on their Android devices. And truth be told, we're perfectly happy being scolded at, if it means no fiddling with adb commands and finicky USB drivers to get the keys to the sacred kingdom.

KingRoot doesn't need a third party recovery installed, although if you root, you are 99% likely to put one either way. The app is cloud-based, meaning that it looks up the best root method for your particular device, and gives out a honest try at deploying it. Root success is rated as higher than 60% in general, which means the app is pretty good at doing its shtick if you consider the vast quantity of different Android devices out there ("fragmentation", in other words).

KingRoot's developers have made it perfectly clear what their app installs and does not. What goes into the root recipe is the SU Binary (installed in System/xbin so you can keep root access permanently), and KingUser (a SuperSU analogue to manage your root access). And should the KingRoot app fail to bust your device open, you can let the desktop KingRoot application have a crack at it - the developers claim this one's "an expert in Samsung root field", which is certainly no joke, as rooting Sammy's handsets has been pretty complicated since the KNOX security layer was incorporated.

But we mentioned KingRoot beams data to and from the cloud, right? What kind of that is that, mister??? Don't worry, KingRoot has been asked this questions tens of times already, and is ready to hand you a response written in cursive. The app collects the information it needs from your device's ROM. Said information passes through the KingRoot server without being stored (because the devs will need to make their server as big as Google's to do that, in their own words). Your device's IMEI reaches the server too, but it gets encrypted and recalculated into another number to help the KingRoot team calculate their tool's success rate.

Using KingRoot is dead simple, though. Just download the .apk file onto your device and run it. That's literally all you're being asked of. Don't believe it? Well, right below the gallery, there's a video of KingRoot doing its thing on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Wizardry!

Developer: KingRootDownload: Android
Category: Root toolPrice: Free


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25 Comments

1. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

does this thing tripp KNOX?

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Qoute from devs: "Generally, there are two approaches we have adopted to make root happen: One is through exploiting the security weakness in the operating system of Android instead of Kies/Odin, which will not trip or flag KNOX Counter. And most models of GALAXY Note 3 are fallen into this column; Another one is through flashing custom recovery when the first solution could not get your device rooted, which is rarely employed and will trip/flag your KNOX Counter."

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

ok, so it keeps KNOX at 0x0 then.. nice :) it`s like the pingpong root?

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If KNOX isn't tripped, then it probably took the code from Pingpong. I'm not an expert on either though, so don't take my word for anything more than a grain or two of salt. I know PP was made for the S6/Edge, but they were working on other devices as well. The fact that it works on locked bootlader models like from Verizon and AT&T means it's a definite exploit, which will probably be patched quickly. Regardless, the creator of PingPong and Chainfire definitely need to sit down and have a drink.

9. waddup121 unregistered

wow!!

2. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Will this work on a Galaxy S4 i337 AT&T version? I read around the internet and 4.0 didn't.

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Been using this several months now, works on carrier phones in Jamaica where other root software failed. I like it

7. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

On the video was the phone rooted? I thought rooting means deleting everything from the phone and installing a new clean OS.

8. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

no.Rooting means you get more control over system.you are mistaking it with custom roms

12. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

thanks

11. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

You are confusing rooting with unlocking the bootloader. Rooting does not delete anything. Unlocking the bootloader will wipe your device.

13. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

thanks

10. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Gosh! That's awesome!

14. henry_eben

Posts: 1; Member since: May 29, 2015

wanna unroot this.. . can anyone help me with this?

15. ghdfjkgh

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

This doesn't work for me. Rooting always failed. My phone: MyPhone Rio 2 Craze Android 4.4.2 MT6571

16. Oggi84

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 28, 2015

Hello, I've never rooted a device and using add method seems complicated which is how I found this method. Before I try it I just want to ask if this allows the user to delete prin stalled apps. I got a Lenovo k3 note and despite it having 2GB RAM, about 400MB is available because of all these different apps. Are there other bug benefits I should be looking for? Thanks for any help you can give me. Regards, A complete noob :-)

17. Oggi84

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 28, 2015

That was meant to say "Before I try it I just want to ask if this allows the user to delete preinstalled apps."

18. flomar

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

For my s4 it worked but in a weird way. First got rooted then all was in chinese, uninstalled it then got notification that a english version is available, i used link and installed again. All ok again but an exception that in samsung account i got to sgh i337m. I do not know if that is ok. One advice do not use purify, or use it with care othervise no email notification, no other apps starting when needed.

19. flomar

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Sorry i forgot to mention, but i do not advise people to use the root. I my phone root messed almost everything.

20. mwmax

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2016

play store works in king root

21. flomar

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Also after a while i got problem with starting phone. The only feature i enjoyned was no adds. But even that worked only for a while. So my advice do not root or you will get only issues.

22. help_m3

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 2016

Hi...will it trip Knox for note 5..yes or no

23. flomar

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

As i mentioned there is no worth in root your phone if you do not go further and install a custom rom; and this is a bit tricky if you do not know what you are doing. About knox i did not try anything so do what you want but keep in mind, you can mess all and then no updates available.

24. hardcorevictoria

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I already tried KingRoot tool before and it is pretty decent tool. I downloaded the .apk file and install it to my phone and then start rooting it. I also tried oneclickroot.com and it is also a nice tool.

25. flomar

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Everything will work till a moment that all will stop. And you will have a bricked phone or tablet.

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