Samsung devices have always been easy to root. Unlocked bootloaders have allowed developers to find various ways of rooting Samsung Galaxy devices. If you have tried rooting your Samsung phone, you have probably heard about CF-Auto-Root, the popular rooting tool created by Chainfire.
CF-Auto-Root is the most popular method of rooting the majority of Samsung Galaxy devices. The only downside of this method is that it requires a PC. If you don’t have a computer, you cannot root your Samsung phone. Luckily, recently found exploits and methods have made it possible to root the majority of Samsung Galaxy devices without having to use a PC. These are one-click tools that are installed on the phone, doing everything from the device without requiring a PC.
KingRoot is the latest tool released by “Kingxteam”. It is a one-click tool which doesn’t require a PC. It is installed as a normal application on the phone. Unlike other tools, KingRoot supports a huge number of Galaxy devices.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)
- Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500 & GT-I9505)
- Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) & S3 Neo
- Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9000)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)
This is only a small list of all supported devices. Each variant of a phone, for example Galaxy S6 variants like SM-G9208, G9200 and more are all supported. KingRoot can root all devices running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 & 4.2 & 4.3 Jelly Bean, 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop.
The best thing is that KingRoot does not trip KNOX. This means that the warranty stays intact and KNOX counter stays at 0x0.
How To Root Galaxy Devices Using KingRoot
- Download KingRoot 4.1 APK: KingRoot-188.8.131.52.apk.
- Move the file to your phone.
- Go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown Sources.
- Install the APK file.
- Go to the home screen and open the KingRoot tool.
- It will check for root access. If it unable to find root capabilities, a root button will be displayed.
- Tap the button.
- The tool will start rooting the device and the process will be completed once the app says 100% done.
- You don’t need to reboot your device.
If you want to check if your device has proper root access, head over to the Play Store and download Root Checker.