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.
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.
- 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
- First, if you’ve got a Samsung phone with Knox enabled, make sure that you go into Settings > Security and disable Lock Reactivation first.
- Install and open VRoot (don’t be alarmed by the Chinese characters, all the important stuff is in English)
- 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.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- VRoot will look for your device in the database and if recognized, the root button will appear.
- Click Root. The procedure will start after a few seconds and your device may restart.
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.
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:
- Install SuperSu from the Play Store
- Open SuperSU. Superuser permissions will be requested, click on OK or允许 (the option on the right).
- SuperSu will prompt the user to install the SU Binary. Confirm by click ok.
- Install Titanium Backup from the Play Store
- Open Titanium Backup and freeze the native superuser app that was installed by VRoot.
- 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!