How to root almost any Android device with Kingo One-Click Tool [Guide]

Experienced Android users would swear by anything that the best way to get the most out of your device is to root it. However, traditional methods of rooting the device often involved procedures which required usage of a command prompt – a prospect that many users tend to be uncomfortable with. And that is how one-click root solutions came into the picture. A one-click root tool, for the uninitiated, is an automated script which combines all of the commands in the right sequence. All that the user needs to do is to enable a few settings on his device, and plug the phone into the computer, before running the tool.

One-click root tools have evolved in versatility over the years, and offer the ability to do a lot more than just rooting. A new root solution that is doing the rounds these days is Kingo. Kingo supports a long list of Android phones and has been extensively tested on these devices. Check out the list of supported devices to find yours. And if  you do, here’s how you can use root your Android with Kingo. Kingo is currently available for Windows only.

How To Root Your Android With Kingo

  1. Download the Kingo Tool from the official Kingo website
  2. Install Kingo on your computer
  3. On your Android smartphone, Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging. ( If your device is running Android 4.2 or higher, you need to go to Settings > About Device and tap the Build Number 7 times to enable Developer Options before performing Step 4)
  4. Launch the Kingo Android Root tool
  5. Connect your device to the computer via USB cable
  6. Wait for Kingo to install the USB drivers and Disconnect the device when it asks you to
    kingo root_1
  7. When the tool asks you to plug your device back in, reconnect it
    kingo root_2
  8. On your device, if you see a prompt to allow or deny the USB debug connection, tap OK
  9. Click the Root button in the tool, and wait for the tool to work its magic
    kingo root_3
  10. Once the root process is complete, you will see a Root Succeeded message. Click Finish and reboot your device
    kingo root_4
  11. That’s it. You should now have full root access on your device, and can proceed to tweak and mod your droid.


Kingo Android root is an easy-to-use root solution, especially for people just starting out with Android. It is free to use, and supports a large number of Android phones, including the most popular devices around. Kingo also offers a bootloader unlock option for HTC devices. GO ahead and try it out, and let us know how it worked for you in comments below.

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  1. Amaze 4g

    Kingo rooted my HTC Amaze 4g with 4.0.3 ICS on second try. It’s running fine though, there is no custom recovery installed… anybody knows if Kingo is supposed to install a custom recovery?

  2. Amayzingone

    I have used Kingo on several Huawei phones as well as Samsung Galaxy S2 with 100% success rate. Its worth noting with this software that it just as easily UNROOTs your phone. Best rooting software that i have ever used.

  3. TheMelancholicAlcoho alic

    1. With 11 (ELEVEN!) steps, I wouldn’t call this a ONE clicker ….
    2. In step SIX, this is really strange: “to RESTORE driver installation, please manually disconnect the usb cable …” ???? WTF????
    3. I am glad I read all the comments, now I know I have to avoid this one …. I got a GT-S7390 with Android 4.1.2 so ……….

  4. John Doe

    I have A Nexus 4 And ITs Giving me Error or it root but doesnt finish ex: Downloads then say NotSupport
    Now its stuck at Waiting For Phone, I Havent Gotton And Prompt on my phone either

  5. Andy Down

    Samsung GT-S7390
    Android 4.1.2
    After everything goes OK (connect, disconnect, connect again…) I click on ROOT, the process runs… and fails:
    ROOT Failed!
    From here on, I’m stuck. The only option I get is ROOT, even after closing and opening Kingo Root and after powering off the device and then back on. And it still fails. :(

  6. maxmillian

    Kingo Root shows success root for my Lenovo S650 but it still remains unrooted. The superuser has been installed but it says cannot install because of some “demon”. I tried z4root, superoneclick, etc. and poot, all failed.