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How to root android without PC or Computer. For phones or tablets.

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How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Android has been around for a long time. Well, actually, it feels like a long time now, but it’s only been around for a few years. And in these few years, it has literally taken over human lives. In November 2014, a survey concluded that there were 1 billion android users all over the world at that time. And android is expected to hit 6.1 billion users by 2020.  So if you’re not into it, you better start now. Now, what makes android so cool that the whole world is going nuts about it? Two words. Rooting. And Customizability. Or course Apple has its own jailbreak but it’s completely different from rooting. So, what makes it so special? Well, for starters, rooting your android phone gives you access to features and controls that your phone wouldn’t give you if it weren’t rooted. Many android developers have build upon this and come out with tons of goodies to help you root your phone in seconds. But one common myth that’s been floating around is that rooting cannot be done without a computer. That’s totally untrue. Rooting can actually be done without a computer. Before we tell you how, let’s start off with the basics.

NOTE: For the most part, rooting can be done safely. But there is still a very minute chance that it could go wrong if you don’t follow the proper procedure.

What is rooting a phone?

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Rooting is a way to unlock your android phone’s software so that you can change the firmware or add more customizability. It basically opens up new possibilities for your phone which previously didn’t exist. That said, however, don’t expect hardware improvements like Apple’s 3D touch on your phone if it didn’t have 3D touch functionality in the first place because the process of rooting only affects the software and not the hardware. And rooting does void your warranty so make sure what you’re getting yourself into before you proceed with rooting your android device. But the benefits of rooting are so good that they’re totally worth voiding your warranty for. And the best part is that you can actually unroot your device in such a way that if you take the phone back to the service center, they can’t tell if your phone was rooted before. So what do you get from rooting?

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Benefits of rooting your phone

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Rooting has a ton of advantages and very few disadvantages. But it’s good to know both sides of the story before coming to any conclusions. How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

  1. Complete access to all the features of the phone and complete control of all the root operations. It’s like getting administrator privileges on your computer.
  2. Root Access is another biggie. What it does is, it allows your installed apps to tap into the phone’s root features and run operations that you can’t unless it’s rooted. For example, you can overclock your GPU to make your phone run a lot faster, the downside being the fact that it gets heated up a little faster too, due to the increase in load on the GPU.
  3. No more bloatware. Most smartphones come with bloatware, Apps that cannot be uninstalled. Rooting is the only solution, Once you’re rooted, you can delete all the bloatware from your phone in a giffy.
  4. More internal memory. Usually, all your apps and their corresponding app data goes into your internal memory. Even if you have an SD card. Rooting your phone allows you to transfer all the app data to your SD card. For instance, if you install a game, the app itself could be just 50 MB while its app data could be around 1 GB. All of that can be transferred to your SD card.
  5. Custom ROMs are the biggest reason for rooting. There are tons of custom ROMs available online that can be installed in order to give your phone more features and more importantly, a new look. If you’re interested in getting custom ROMs for your android device, click here to check out the top 5 customs ROMs online.

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Disadvantages of Rooting

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

While rooting is great for your phone, you still can’t ignore that fact that it does have it’s quirks. You’d be wise to keep them in mind if you don’t want your phone permanently damaged .Beyond any repair. Although that’s highly unlikely.

  1. No more Warranty. This is the most fundamental fact that anyone rooting their android device for the first time should know. So, it’s best if you root your phone once your warranty expires. Although there are ways to unroot your phone and get the warranty back, this method doesn’t work for every device. So it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that you won’t get any more customer support and free damage protection when you’re getting into this.
  2. Mistakes can happen. And depending on how bad they are, they can make your phone permanently unusable. Like we said, your rooting operation won’t fail unless you get it wrong. As long as you have the right root app for your device and you follow the right set of instructions, you’ll be fine. Trying to root your device with the wrong app could brick your device but that can be recovered. Only in a few cases does the device permanently get damaged. So make sure you get it right the first time.
  3.  No more software updates. Software updates don’t really matter unless you have a nexus. Because Google releases OTA(Over-the-air) updates and frequently. So, if you’ve got a nexus, you don’t have to root it but you’ll not be losing anything if you do because some ROMs like Cyanogenmod and MIUI provide monthly updates and bug fixes. While some of them might be OTA, depending on what device you’re using, you’ll mostly end up installing them manually.

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

How to root android without PC

Getting things ready

Computers are usually the way to go for rooting processes, but while they do make the work easier and safer, they’re still not the only way. You can get the job done just as well without a PC. So, in order to root your device without a PC, you’ll need to take care of a few steps first. How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

  • Make sure you have a backup of all your important stuff like contacts, messages and data. You can either back them up to your cloud using Google Drive, Dropbox, etc or you could store them in your SD card, in which case, you’d better remove your SD card before rooting your device.
  • Download the rooting app from the Google Play Store. We’ve compiles a list of 5 root apps below along with the complete rooting guide.
  • Make sure you have atleast 60% charge on your device. It’s no big deal even if it’s lower but better safe than sorry, right? That last thing you’d wanna be doing is running to the dealership to get a new phone.
  • Don’t mess up. Do exactly what’s written in the instructions and all will go well.

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Root Apps to help you root your phone

1. FramaRoot

FramaRoot is one of the most famous android rooting apps. It makes rooting as simple as just one click. Literally.

  • Download it here, The apk(installation file of an app) is not available on the Google Play Store because it violates Google’s App store policy. You can find it directly in the link mentioned.
  • Once you’ve downloaded the apk, it will appear as a notification as downloaded. Don’t touch it. Just go to Settings > Security and Check the Install from Unknown Sources box to make sure it’s ticked. Only then, your device will allow you to install the apk.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  • Open the File manager on your device and navigate to the apk which you can find in your Downloads folder. Alternately, the apk can be found in your in notifications as downloaded. Click on the notification and it will directly ask you permission for installation. Once installed, open the app.
  • Under Select an action to execute after root, select Install SuperSU.
  • Under the section below it, you’ll see a couple of options. Aragorn and Gandalf. Or more. Select one of them. If it doesn’t work, it will display a message as the center picture below. No worries. Just click OK and Select the other of the two options. This will work. And it will show a success message as the one below(right end).
  • Reboot your device. And you’re done.
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Framaroot

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

2. Kingo Root

Kingo Root is one other one-click Android root solution for Android. It was in Beta phase a while ago, but now, after the bug fixes and beta testing, the final release has been made available online although, not on the Google Play Store. So, we’ve included a direct download link of the latest version of the app to spare you the hassle of having to find the site and the download link.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

  1. Download the apk here.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the apk, it will appear as a notification as downloaded. Don’t touch it. Just go to Settings > Security and Check the Install from Unknown Sources box to make sure it’s ticked. Only then, your device will allow you to install the apk.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  3. Open the File manager on your device and navigate to the apk which you can find in your Downloads folder. Alternately, the apk can be found in your in notifications as downloaded. Click on the notification and it will directly ask you permission for installation.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  4. Launch the app click on One Click Root.
  5. Once it finishes, it will display a success or failure message. If it doesn’t work, you’d better go with one of the other apps we’ve mentioned below.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  6. Reboot your device after rooting.
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Kingoroot

How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

3. TowelRoot

We came across TowelRoot, not on Google Play but on a developers’ site. The creator of the app made it very simple and straightforward. It doesn’t look appealing but hey, it’s gets the job done just fine. And it doesn’t take up a whole lot of space too.

  1. Download the apk here.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the apk, it will appear as a notification as downloaded. Don’t touch it. Just go to Settings > Security and Check the Install from Unknown Sources box to make sure it’s ticked. Only then, your device will allow you to install the apk.
  3. Open the File manager on your device and navigate to the apk which you can find in your Downloads folder. Alternately, the apk can be found in your in notifications as downloaded. Click on the notification and it will directly ask you permission for installation. Once installed, open the app.
  4. Click on Let it Rain.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  5. Reboot your device and you’re good to go.
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

TowelRoot

 

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4. vRootHow to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

VRoot has its roots in China. As we know by now, China is very well known for it’s caliber in internet marketing and genius in the computer industry. So, its a no-brainer that they’d eventually come up with a very good one-click-root solution. In fact, vRoot works for most android devices and it keeps getting updated frequently to keep up with the new devices launching every month.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

  1. Download the apk here.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the apk, it will appear as a notification as downloaded. Don’t touch it. Just go to Settings > Security and Check the Install from Unknown Sources box to make sure it’s ticked. Only then, your device will allow you to install the apk.
  3. Open the File manager on your device and navigate to the apk which you can find in your Downloads folder. Alternately, the apk can be found in your in notifications as downloaded. Click on the notification and it will directly ask you permission for installation. Once installed, open the app.
  4. Click on Start. Once rooted, it will display a success message.
  5. Reboot your device.
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

VRoot

 

5. Z4RootHow to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

This one is specifically for MTK devices although it works for other devices too. But if you’ve got something from MTK, this is probably what you’re looking for. In case it doesn’t work, there are still 4 other options above, that you can try.

  1. Download the apk here.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the apk, it will appear as a notification as downloaded. Don’t touch it. Just go to Settings > Security and Check the Install from Unknown Sources box to make sure it’s ticked. Only then, your device will allow you to install the apk.
  3. Open the File manager on your device and navigate to the apk which you can find in your Downloads folder. Alternately, the apk can be found in your in notifications as downloaded. Click on the notification and it will directly ask you permission for installation. Once installed, open the app.
  4. Click on Root. Once rooted, it will display a success message.
  5. Reboot your device.How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Z4Root

 

How to check if your device is rooted?

Once you’ve rooted your device, you’re supposed to reboot it. That will end the process of rooting and your device will be properly rooted. You’ll see an app called SuperSU in your app drawer too.  If you still have any speculation about whether its rooted or not, you can verify with a root checker app on the play store.

Root CheckHow to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets
  • Download it here.
  • After installation, open the app and you’ll see a message saying that your device is rooted.
How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Root Check

There you go. Your device has been rooted. Now you can download all the goodies only rooted phones can run. Stuff like ROMs, overclock apps and other cool stuff.

 

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How to root android without PC or Computer. for phone or tablets

Best apps for rooted phones

Rooted phones have access to the best apps on the market that tend to work only if you’re rooted. You can find them easily but if you’re new to the world of root, we’ve got a few lined up for you to make you feel at home and kickstart your root experience. Try out a few of these if you’d like. FYI, they’re totally safe and won’t blow up your phone.

  • BusyBox: Busybox is basically your Root Manager. It controls what apps can access your device’s root and and it even suggests root apps that you can download to enhance your root experience. If you’re willing to dish out a few bucks, you can get BusyBox Pro which offers a backup feature so that in case you’re installing an app and something goes wrong, the app with already have been backed up on your phone.
  • Xposed Framework:  Xposed Framework is a fundamental root app that controls a ton of your phone’s secret features from GPU overclocking to Notification bar customization to theme editing. It comes with a ton of modules that allow access to a whole set of cool features and also helps you add and manage ROMs. This is a must-install app. Keep in mind that you have to download the modules separately in order to access individual features. We’ve linked all those for you. Click here to download the apk. And click here to browse and download the modules. We would have loved to include a few modules but there are 767 modules. That’s right. 767 to choose from. That makes 767 features you can change on your phone.
  • GravityBox: GravityBox is one of the most famous Xposed Framework modules, so we couldn’t pass the chance to mention it. It basically controls the LED notifications on your phone and let’s you set different colours for different apps and tons of other such cool stuff. Download it here.
  • No-Frills CPU Control: Remember we told you you could overclock your GPU once you root your device? Well, this is what we talking about. This app is free to download like all the apps above and its available on the Google Play Store. What it does is, it allows you to change your CPU and GPU speed to speed up your phone and your gaming experience. But we recommended overclocking only when you’re gaming.
  • Greenify: Greenify is another great app for rooted android phones. It’s a free app on the Google Play Store and it is one of the very few apps which actually increase your phone’s battery life. IT accomplishes this by closing all background apps and thus decreasing data consumption too. It is the best battery saver app on android. Period. The only catch is that you need a rooted device for it to do its magic.

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