How to Root Android Phone

Hello there!! Today I’ll be teaching you how to spread Jam on your toast like a professional! Just kidding! Actually I’ll be mastering you in the art of how to root Android phone, although there isn’t much to master and the whole process is done using few apps. Rooting a phone may not sound interesting to some, those are the ones who buy a phone either to show off or just because they have the money to buy one. Those who’ll be rooting Android phones are the ones who’ll also be doing other things to their phone to make perform much better, have more features than a normal version of the phone.

Root Android Phone

What is Rooting Android Phone?

People keep asking me this, and I never have a good enough answer to make them understand. Maybe they’re not smart enough or maybe I don’t tell them in the right way. Anyways, here’s what rooting a mobile device means: Modifying your current operating system by using various third-party apps and some cracking/hacking to give you complete back-end access to your phone, giving you more rights and advantages that your phone or service provider doesn’t give you. It also enables you to overclock your phone(CPU and GPU), remove limitations, customize the looks, build and use Custom ROMS and much more. Read this article here to know more.

How to Root Android Phone?

Well, first of all buy an Android phone, then believe in yourself and self-motivate by using phrases like ‘ You can do it’, ‘ I won’t spoil or brick my Android phone’..and so on.

What I’m about to explain to you today is super simple, it doesn’t involve the use of any special Hacker skills, nor does it require you to have a degree in ‘ Android Development and Hacking’. I’ll be telling you how to root Android phone using simple one-click apps such as Super One-Click App, Universal Androot App and Z4Root. All the applications below are Universal root Android ones, that means you can try it on any phone you want. Normal rooting won’t brick your Android phone, so there’s no harm in trying.

Super One-Click App

The Super One-Click App is a universal rooting application that should work on all Android phones and the Samsung Captivate, hence this is also a ‘How to root my Samsung Captivate’ application. The software is free and is very simple to use, all you have to do is connect your android phone to the PC and start clicking. If you aren’t able to root your Android phone, it’s probably because it is a very low end device and doesn’t support rooting. If this doesn’t work then there is no point in trying the next app, but you can give Z4Root a shot.

  • You can download Super One-Click App from here or here. Once done, here’s how you should root your android phone.
  • Connect your Android Phone in USB debugging mode, which you’ll be notified when you connect your phone via USB or you manually switch on in Settings>Applications>Development.
  • Now Open Super One-Click App and select Universal if you want to root any android phone or select Samsung Captivate. Watch the video demo below if you’re not sure about something.


Universal Androot App

This is another app that you can use to root Android phones listed below. Although the name says Universal Androot, the app actually can only root the following phones and is basically an app that you can download from here. To install this application on your android phone, you’ll need to have a File Manager installed, I’d personally suggest Astro File Manager or OI File Manager.

Below is the list of all the Android Phones that this app works on; tough luck if yours is not on the list. You should probably sell it and get something on the list if you want to enjoy custom ROMS and awesome applications.

  • Google Nexus One (2.2)
  • Google G1 (1.6)
  • HTC Hero (2.1)
  • HTC Magic (1.5) (Select Do not install Superuser)
  • myTouch 3G 3.5mm/LE (1.6)
  • HTC Tattoo (1.6)
  • Dell Streak (2.1)
  • Motorola Milestone (2.1)
  • Motorola XT701
  • Motorola XT800 (2.1)
  • Motorola ME511
  • Motorola Charm
  • Motorola Droid (2.01/2.1/2.2 with FRG01B)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (1.6)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6)
  • Acer Liquid (2.1)
  • Acer beTouch E400 (2.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy Beam
  • Samsung galaxy 5 (gt-i5500)
  • Vibo A688 (1.6)
  • Lenovo Lephone (1.6)
  • LG Ally (2.1)
  • LG GT540 (1.6)
  • Gigabyte GSmart G1305

If you’re phone is on the list, then download the Universal Androot App and follow the steps below to root your Android phone.

  • Copy the downloaded .apk file to your Android phones SD card and install it using one of the File managers I mentioned above.
  • After installation of Universal Androot, run the app and then follow onscreen instructions to complete the process. Check out the video below to see how it’s done.

That’s all, you have successfully completed rooting of your android phone. Wasn’t that super easy?

Z4Root App

Here’s another simple one click app that also promises to root any Android phone in the market, I don’t know how true that is, hence you’ll have to try it on root your Android phone to see if it really works on yours.

The instructions on installing this app is similar to the previous one and you can download the Z4Root app from here. The download is from Addictive Tips, because the app has been removed from the Android Market. Watch the video and follow the steps to get it done right. Don’t be afraid if your Android phone gives you any errors. According to the creator, Z4Root has a 99% success rate.

Warning: We aren’t responsible if you happen to brick, blow up or melt your phone. Try this at your own risk. It worked on my Android phone!!

That’s all guys, three simple and one-click methods on how to root Android phone. If you have any doubts or feedbacks please contact via comments. Happy rooting.

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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • jacquie June 10, 2011, 8:53 pm

    I am tring to download the ‘super one click app” to use on my samsung galaxy s but cannot find it when I click on your link. Help would be gratefully received.

  • Droidsid June 10, 2011, 9:07 pm

    It’s working fine for me.. !! Please try it again, if it shows you an open space where the download link should’ve been, go ahead and click on it. It should automatically download. Also added a new link!!

  • jacquie June 10, 2011, 11:11 pm

    Thankyou thats brilliant new link worked fine. Am looking forward to doing it tomorrow.

  • jacquie June 11, 2011, 1:45 pm

    I have downloaded and successfully rooted but now avg says the file is infected and wants to remove it. Is it safe to leave it or is that a stupid question as I am not techno minded.

  • Droidsid June 11, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Where does this error come? On your system or phone? If on your desktop then ignore it!!

  • marc October 14, 2011, 2:39 am

    stucks on “Waiting for device…”
    on my GS2 (2.3.4)

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