In an earlier article; My Rooted HP Slate 7 Extreme Android Tablet Ready to tie the knots with a 3G Internet Modem, I explained how and why I rooted the tablet. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to use Kingroot mobile app to root your Android phone or tablet.
Kingroot is a one-click rooting mobile app; in essence, you can root your Android device without using a computer. You only need to download the app and install on your android phone or tablet, with just a few clicks, you have a rooted device. Don Caprio of Geek.ng used the application to root the Innjoo Halo smartphone, check out the article here. But for some devices, you will need to take the steps below if you are unable to root your device just with the Kingroot app.
Steps to take to root your android device
- Connect your Android device to your Computer via USB
- Go to “Settings” >> “Security” and check “Unknown Sources”
- Still in “Settings” scroll down and select “Developer Options”
Note: You would not be able to access any option until you swipe it on.
- Check the “USB debugging” option as shown in the picture below.
- Download Moborobo (Desktop App) to Install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on your device.
Note: Your device should still be connected to your Computer.
After installation, the Moborobo app will automatically detect your device, if not, click on the “MoboMarket for Android” shortcut on your Computer desktop and allow the USB debugging notification on your device.
If that goes smoothly, you have successfully installed ADB on your device and a desktop app to manage your Android device.
Download Kingroot from the links below, open the app and follow the on-screen prompts. In less than 5 minutes, you have a rooted android device.
The screenshots below are from the rooting of my HP Slate 7 Extreme Tablet.
When you open the the Kingroot app, you will get a screen like this. Click “TRY TO ROOT” to start the rooting process.
After the verification, my HP Slate 7 Extreme was rooted at 29%
When the rooting process got to 29%, my HP Slate 7 Extreme was successfully rooted.
The screenshot above shows that the device has been successfully rooted, there are “26 autostart apps drain battery…” and 4 options to take full control of your android device.
When you click on “Root authorization” you see a list of apps you have given root access to your device.
Clicking on the “Auto-start” option to see a list apps that starts by default when you switch on your device, you now have the ability to turn some or all of them off as your Lordship pleases.
The “Uninstall tool” menu gives you the ability to uninstall applications (bloatware) that are pre-installed on your device while the “Kingmaster” option downloads the “Purify” app to boost and cleanse your smartphone or tablet.
That’s it! Watch out for the article on how I started using a 3G USB internet modem on my HP Slate 7 Extreme Tablet. You too can start using it, enter your email address in the subscription box below to get a notification in your email when the article goes live.