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How to root your device without voiding the warranty

Mattia Mercato

If you’ve been a rather constant reader of AndroidPIT, you most likely have come across more than your fair share of guides on how exactly you can root your device. However, how many of you haven’t bothered touching this type of things for fear of voiding the warranty on your device?  How about being worried that you might do something wrong and brick your device? Well, if that’s the case, you can now sleep soundly and attempt root yourself with the help of VRoot. This is a bundle of software that allows rooting devices with one click without the fear of voiding your warranty. 

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Note: This procedure is only available for devices that are running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. This also works on devices that have built in security software, such as Samsung’s and Knox.

Forget the cumbersome procedures having to use Odin, searching for flashable recoveries, and all the rest. Once your device is recognized (in a database of over 8000 devices), the VRoot will enable permissions using root exploits and will do it all with a simple click of the button.

Software Required

  • VRoot: PC Software that will do everything for you
  • Drivers of your device installed on your PC. The easiest way to get them is by using the management software that comes with your device (Kies for Samsung, Sync for HTC, etc) or searching on the internet for your appropriate model


  1. First, if you’ve got a Samsung phone with Knox enabled, make sure that you go into Settings > Security and disable Lock Reactivation first.
  2. Install and open VRoot (don’t be alarmed by the Chinese characters, all the important stuff is in English)
  3. Make sure that you have USB Debugging Active on your device. You can enable this by going into Developer Options and enabling this setting. If you don’t have Developer Options showing in your Settings, enable this by going into About Phone and tapping on Build Number 7 times.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. VRoot will look for your device in the database and if recognized, the root button will appear.
  6. Click Root. The procedure will start after a few seconds and your device may restart.
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If your device is recognized, you'll get the same screen as above. / © AndroidPIT

All done! You can check to see if you successfully got root permission by using the Root Checker application that is available in the Google Play Store.

Enabling SuperSU

By default, when you use VRoot, there is another program that handles superuser privileges on your now rooted device. If you’d like to change this out for the amazingly popular SuperSU, just use the following steps:

  1. Install SuperSu from the Play Store
  2. Open SuperSU. Superuser permissions will be requested, click on OK or允许 (the option on the right).
  3. SuperSu will prompt the user to install the SU Binary. Confirm by click ok.
  4. Install Titanium Backup from the Play Store
  5. Open Titanium Backup and freeze the native superuser app that was installed by VRoot.
  6. Reopen SuperSU and reinstall the SU Binary.

There you go! If everything was done properly, you’ll have a rooted device without a modified kernel, which shouldn’t raise any flags in regards to warranty issues. Did you have success using VRoot? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Niels Sørensen 4 weeks ago Link

    Sad to say, it dosn´t work on my device... Sony Xperia z2, Android 4.4.4....

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  • Flamethrowin Koopa 3 months ago Link

    I just wanna root my phone so i can use the freedom hack on shadow fight 2. Its a samsung Galaxy S3, kitkat 4.4.2. Will this work?

  • kdisn 4 months ago Link

    Tried this on my Galaxy Tab 4 with no luck :c
    waited a long time and it ended up saying that the root failed, aw darn.
    guess I'll try another way? I'm just worried about voiding the warranty because I just got my tab a few days ago and if I root it then I'm worried I'll be screwed if something messes up.

  • Claude Speed 4 months ago Link

    Is that thing working for Allwinner A31-based SoC devices?

  • Ishan 4 months ago Link

    If i root my phone micromax unite 2
    Can it be unroot
    Because i just bought a phone and i dont want to loose its warranty....

  • Peter Male 6 months ago Link

    I've tried Vroot, towelroot, autoroot and saferoot. None of them have been able to root my Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2. sucks!

  • David Kahn 6 months ago Link

    I tried to root my G500M Samsung S5 followiing the instructions, but when the rooting finishes i receive a message to retry. Idid so, but rootchecker says the phone is not rooted. can you help? tks

  • Wee Lee 8 months ago Link

    how to fix invalid imei and internet on samsung galaxy note 3 SM-N9006 clone made in korea please help me to slove this problem please.... TQ

  • Adrian Davis 8 months ago Link

    Hello my name is adrian and I just bought a new phone blu life one I like it just rooted the phone but can't find a recovery rom for it or custom rom please help thank you.

  • andrew campbell 9 months ago Link

    Do you still need to back-up everything on your phone ?

  • Rohit Mathew 9 months ago Link

    Yeah sure, thanks Philipp

  • Rohit Mathew 9 months ago Link

    Thanks a lot for the extensive explanation Philip!

    I have no intention to gamble with Sony device either :-) . But the low internal memory limits my smartphone very much. Just want to get a root permission so that l can install apps on external storage. Don't want to install custom ROM at all.
    And also I read in xda forum that one click rooting softwares are under suspicion of security risks.

    • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 9 months ago Link

      well they are and will always be marked with risks since if not some "tech-blind" idiots will try them do everything wrong brick the device and try to sue the dev...
      so be sure to ckeck that the model fits and follow every step as close as possible.

  • Rohit Mathew 9 months ago Link

    Can I unroot it later..?
    Using Xperia M dual

    • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 9 months ago Link

      revoking the root rights is no problem in itself but the question you wanna ask is whethe the crutial DRM Data from Sony which
      a) says to sony that you modified your device.
      b) when it's not there some sony apps wont work.
      well there are solututions.
      usually it only kills itself on Bootloader unlock whiich gives more extenssive rights as installing custom ROMs. but if you only root your phone without (accidentially) open the BL you can use apps like TA Manager or alike to Backup the so-called TA Partition (which contains the aforementioned DRM data)
      no guarantees or anythig, since I havent "played" with sony devices yet...

  • Craig Lewis 9 months ago Link

    So how do I download this file? I have made several attempts and it has failed each time!

  • MAD 9 months ago Link

    Can you unroot if you want to go back to stock?

    • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 9 months ago Link

      depends on your device and how they are secured, some have some way to detect that they were rooted (like a flag or deleted DRM files/whatnot) and let some apps not run...

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