How to Root Android

What is Rooting?

Android Rooting is nothing but elevating the level of access on Android.

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For those who are new to Android Rooting, it is nothing but elevating the level of access on Android. That means you will be edit everything on your Android device that you are not supposed to edit or restricted by your device manufacturer.

With the help of a rooted Android device, you can do amazing things that cannot be done otherwise. There are several reasons why to root Android device. You can take advantage of several apps that take advantage of root to provide amazing features and customization.

For eg: Xposed Framework can modify UI of your Android device, Greenify can freeze the selected apps to provide a performance boost and there are lots of other apps.

Let us know which are your favorite root apps?

Common Terms Used During Android Rooting Process

Get to know common rooting terms of Android!

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There are several common words and terms that we may refer further down in this article or in our rooting tutorials. So make sure that you have a clear idea about them so that we can proceed smoothly without any errors during the rooting procedure.

Bootloader - It is the base software of your android device which is responsible for booting up your phone OS, recoveries etc. Read Unlock HTC Bootloader or Unlock Sony Bootloader.

Recovery - It is also a basic software that can be used to backup, restore and flash partitions and OS on your android smartphone. Check out our special article on What is a custom recovery in Android?.

ADB & Fastboot - It is a command line tools which can be used to do various things to your device from your computer. It includes flashing ROM, installing APK, monitoring app activities and much more.

*There may be several other terms that we may use. If you don't know what they are then do let us know we will be glad to add those terms here. 😀

How to Root Android

One Stop Destination for All Android Rooting Tutorials!

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Unfortunately there is no common rooting method for every android device. Each android supports different rooting process which may be common or not for several other android devices in the market.

As complicated as it sounds but we think that it is very easy and we are going to guide you through this.

First of all we will cover all the rooting tools that are generally used to root android device and then we will move on to the device specific tutorials. so let's get started.

Note: Before diving right into the Android Rooting we will highly recommend you to download android USB drivers on your computer as well as completely backup android device in case something goes wrong.

How to Root Android without Computer?

Framaroot

Framaroot, often referred as one-click apk root tool is a small apk that is capable enough to root some android devices.

Find out more on How to Root Android with Framaroot?.

Towelroot

Towelroot, a considerable alternative to Framaroot was developed by Geohot for rooting the android devices which are not traditionally supported by Framaroot. Although it cannot root every android device but it is worth looking at.

Find out more on How to Root Android with Towelroot?

Kingo Root

Kingo Root is a great tool available for both Android as well as Windows. It can save you a lot of trouble as you can choose your preferable method. It is claimed by the developers that it is the fastest and most convenient way to root your android device.

Find out more on How to Root Android with Kingo Root?

Using Custom Recovery

If you already have flashed a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP then you can easily root your android device by following this guide on How to Root Android with Custom Recovery?

How to Root Android with Computer?

One Click Root

One Click Root is one of the smartest rooting tools available for windows. It can root almost all the major android devices with ease. There is a simple three step process which you will be guided on using the on-screen instructions on the software.

Find out more on How to Root Android with One Click Root?

Root Genius

Root Genius is a Windows software that can root your device in a single click. According to the official website it is capable of rooting more than 10000 android devices including smartphones and tablets. However some of the version of this software are only available in Chinese.

It is most popular for rooting the android devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat but can also root the newer android version with ease. Root Genius was developed by Shuame.

Find out more on How to Root Android using Root Genius?

Kingo Root

Kingo Root is a great tool available for both Android as well as Windows. It can save you a lot of trouble as you can choose your preferable method. It is claimed by the developers that it is the fastest and most convenient way to root your android device.

Find out more on How to Root Android with Kingo Root?

Vroot

Vroot is yet another rooting tool for android with wide variety of android devices.

Find out more on How to Root Android with Vroot?

MotoChopper

MotoChopper was orignally build to root Motorola devices but it has been noticed that it is capable of quite a lot of other devices. It is a one-click root method.

Find out more on How to Root Android with MotoChopper?

*There are several other rooting tools like Unlock Root, SuperOneClick, Bin4ry Rooting Tool, CF Auto Root but we have not discussed it here as they are not as efficient as the tools mentioned above.

*There are several chip set specific tutorials like for rooting mt6589 device and you can use these tutorials if you have same chip set on your android smartphone.

Device Specific Rooting Tutorials

  • Acer
  • ASUS
  • Celkon
  • Coolpad
  • Gionee
  • HTC
  • IBall
  • Intex
  • Karbonn
  • Lava
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • Micromax
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • OnePlus
  • Oppo
  • Panasonic
  • QMobile
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Spice
  • Xiaomi
  • Xolo

Device

How-to Guide

HTC Desire C

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire C

HTC Desire C is a mid budget 3.5 inch phone with 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 5 MP rear camera and much more.

  1. Download Recovery Image.
  2. Now after downloading above recovery image Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing custom recovery Root Android Device using Custom Recovery.

HTC Desire U

Root HTC Desire U

HTC Desire U is a budget 4-inch phone announced in January 2013 with 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 5 MP rear camera and much more.

You can root your smartphone using One Click Root.​

HTC Desire 600

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim

HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim is mid-high budget 4.5 inch phone with 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 8 MP HD rear camera, 1.6 MP front camera, GLONASS GPS etc.

  1. Download Recovery Image.
  2. Now after downloading above recovery image Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing custom recovery Root Android Device using Custom Recovery.

HTC Desire 816

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816 is a mid-budget 5.5 inch phone with 1.6 GHz quad core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 13 MP Full HD rear camera, 5 MP HD front camera, GLONASS GPS, 4G Network support etc.

  1. Download Recovery Image.
  2. Now after downloading above recovery image Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing custom recovery Root Android Device using Custom Recovery.

HTC Desire 501

Root HTC Desire 501

HTC Desire 501 is a budget 4.3-inch phone and can also be called as a successor of Desire 500 midrange smartphone.

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HTC Desire 700

Root HTC Desire 700 Dual Sim

HTC Desire 700 Dual Sim is a mid-budget 5 inch phone with 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, 8 MP Full HD rear camera, 2.1 MP front camera, GLONASS GPS etc.

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HTC Desire SV

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire SV

HTC Desire SV is a mid-budget 4.3 inch phone with 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 768 MB RAM, 8 MP rear camera etc.

  1. Download Recovery Image.
  2. After downloading Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After successfully flashing Recovery Image Root Android Device Using Custom Recovery.

HTC One X

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC One X

HTC One X is a mid-high budget 4.7 inch phone with 1.5 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, Corning Gorilla Glass display protection, 8 MP Full HD rear camera, 1.3 MP HD front camera etc.

  1. Download CWM Recovery Image. After downloading flash CWM using ADB and Fastboot.
  2. After successfully flashing CWM recovery, you can root your phone using CWM recovery.

HTC Butterfly S

Root & Install TWRP Recovery for HTC Butterfly S

HTC Butterfly S is a high budget 5 inch phone with 1.9 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 4 MP Full HD rear camera, 2.1 MP HDR front camera, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection, 4G Network support, GLONASS GPS etc.

  1. Download TWRP Recovery Image.
  2. Now after downloading, flash TWRP using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom TWRP recovery.

HTC One Max

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC One Max

HTC One Max is a high budget 5.9 inch phone with 1.7 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, Full HD Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection, 4G Network support, 4 MP Full HD rear camera, 2.1 MP Full HD front camera, GLONASS GPS, Fingerprint sensor etc.

8060 China : Classic | Stock
International : Classic | Touch | Stock
Sprint : Classic | Touch
Verizon : Classic | Touch | Stock

  1. Download appropriate recovery image.
  2. Now after downloading, flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom recovery.

HTC First

Root & install CWM Recovery for HTC First

HTC First is a mid-budget 4.3 inch phone with 1.4 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 5 MP Full HD rear camera, 4G Network Support, GLONASS GPS etc.

  1. Download Recovery Image.
  2. After downloading recovery image Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After successfully flashing Recovery Image Root Android Device Using Custom Recovery.

HTC One VX

Root & Install TWRP Recovery for HTC One VX

HTC One VX is a mid-budget 4.5 inch phone with 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, 5 MP Full HD rear camera etc.

  1. Download TWRP Recovery Image. After downloading Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  2. After successfully flashing TWRP recovery, follow this procedure to root your Android device : Root Android Device Using Custom Recovery

HTC Butterfly J

Root & Install TWRP Recovery for HTC J Butterfly

HTC J Butterfly is a mid-budget 4.3 inch phone with 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 8 MP Full HD rear camera, 1.3 MP HD front camera, accelerometer, proximity, gyro and magnetic sensor etc.

  1. Download TWRP recovery image.
  2. Now after downloading, flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom recovery.

HTC One XL

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC One XL

HTC One XL is a budget 4.7 inch phone with 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 8 MP Full HD rear camera, 1.3 MP HD front camera etc.

  1. Download CWM Recovery Image. After downloading Flash Recovery Image Using ADB and Fastboot.
  2. After successfully flashing CWM recovery, you can Root Android Device Using Custom Recovery.

HTC Desire VC

Root HTC Desire VC

HTC Desire VC is a budget 4 inch phone with 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 5 MP rear camera etc.

  1. If you have a custom recovery installed, then you can Root Android Device Using Custom Recovery.​

HTC Desire 500

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500 is a mid-budget 4.3 inch smartphone with 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 8 MP rear camera and much more.

  1. Download CWM recovery image
  2. Now after downloading, flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom recovery.

HTC Desire 300

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire 300

HTC Desire 300 is a good smartphone packed with 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera and much more.

  1. Download CWM recovery image
  2. Now after downloading, flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom recovery.

HTC One M8

Root HTC One M8

HTC One M8 is a high budget phone with 5 inches Full HD display, Quad Core 2.3GHz/2.5GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory and almost every great features.

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HTC Desire 601

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Desire 601

HTC Desire 601 is a moderate budget 4.5 inch phone with 1.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 1 GB Ram, 8 GB internal memory, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, GLONASS GPS and much more.

  1. Download CWM recovery image
  2. Now after downloading, flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot.
  3. After flashing recovery image you can root your android device using custom recovery.

HTC One M7

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC One M7

HTC One M7 is a high-end 4.7-inch phone announced in April 2013 with 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal memory, 4 MP Full HD rear camera, 2 MP Full HD front camera, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display protection and much more.

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HTC Explorer Pico

Root & Install CWM Recovery for HTC Explorer Pico

HTC Explorer Pico is low-budget 3.2-inch phone announced in September 2011 with 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 3.15 MP rear camera and much more.

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HTC Desire V

CWM Recovery for HTC Desire V

HTC Desire V is a budget 4-inch phone announced in June 2012 with 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 5 MP rear camera and much more.

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