6 Best Android Rooting Software 2016

By Carrie Murray, Monday, August 01, 2016

Many Android users are thinking about having their Android phones rooted. Some of them root their Android phones to flash a custom ROM or alter the appearance settings. Others may want to install on their phones those useful yet "incompatible" apps, such as FonePaw Android Data Recovery. Also, there are those who want a rooted phone to uninstall useless bloatware by manufacturers.

The reasons to root an Android phone may differ from person to person, but the concerns about rooting are alike. Many users worry that rooting is too complex and risky (just think about having a bricked phone!) To these users who are struggling about rooting their phones, safe and easy-to-use rooting software is all they need. Therefore, we are going to share with you 6 best Android rooting software/rooting apps, which allow you to root your Android phone with PC/without PC in one click.

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No.1 KingRoot

This root software APK is very straightforward and with high root success rate. The root app/root software supports more than one hundred thousand Android devices, covering Android phones of different brands as well as different models of the same brands, such as Samsung "A" series, "G" series, "J" series.

Its newest version (5.2.1 for APK version, 3.5.0 for PC version), support rooting Android 7.0 Nougat, works effectively with Android 6.0 and makes better compatible with Android 5.0 and the earlier versions. Users can just download KingRoot on their Android phone and finish the rooting in one click. The software/application provides a better root security, not only helping users get root permissions effectively, but also assisting with managing application root permissions. It prevents the phone running process from being hijacked and prohibiting software auto boot in bulk, which allows users to manage software startup behavior easily; purify mobile runtime environment, and ensure that the phone is running smoothly after rooting.

Kingroot Rooting Process


No.2 Kingo Android Root

Kingo Android Root also provides two versions for users, APK and Window version. You can root your Android phone without PC by Kingo Root APK, which is more convenient and without connecting it to computer. But rooting Android with PC by the Window version of Kingo Root can guarantee a higher possibility of root success.

It supports every Android version from Android 1.5 the cupcake to the newer Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 5.0 Lollipop. What worth mentioning is that the interface of the software is very well designed and aesthetically pleasing. Also you can use software to unroot your device any time if you feel like it.

Kingo Root Connection


No. 3 PingPong Root

The rooting app is especially designed for rooting Samsung Galaxy S6 variants without PC (HTC One/M9 is also supported). The greatest advantage of PingPong Root is that it enables you to root Samsung S6/S6 Edge devices without tripping KNOX warranty. And you can root with locked bootloader without having bootloader unlocked phone. When you download PingPong APK on your phone, it will install SuperSu as well. Therefore, if you have Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, PingPong Root is a wonderful choice for you to root the phone in simple steps.

Things to notice when rooting Galaxy s6 variants: If you have android 5.1.1 it will trip Knox warranty; the kernel exploit is fixed and latest ROMs are not supported.

Pingpong Root for Galaxy S6


No. 4 Root Genius

It is one-click rooting tool for Windows- based computers. The highlights of this application lie on its small space occupation and easy method. The size of the program is only 4.7 MB and it is ready to be used right after being downloaded and without installation on the computer. It supports more than 10000 android phones and it is compatible with Android from 2.2 to 5.0.2.

Now it has been updated to 3.1.7 but the newest version is only available with Chinese interface.

Root Genius


No. 5 iRoot

iRoot also provides APK/Window versions for the users, allowing you to root your Android device without PC and on PC. It comes with best compatibility, covering nearly all brands of Android devices with Android 2.3 to 5.0, including Samsung, Google, Sony, HTC, and others. Now there are more than 150000 devices from Android are supported.

Moreover, iRoot contains tool to manage the root permission for the app that is needed.

iRoot Main


No.6 One Click Root

One Click Root is very user friendly, supports a wider range of devices, including many extra fail safes. And it is paid software installed on Window computer so it comes with technical support. Whenever you get stuck, you can turn to the supporting team for help.

One Click Root Package


The root software can allow you to root your Android devices easily and safely, which, however, is  on the condition that you have followed the instruction correctly. Therefore, when rooting your devices with root software, follow the instruction carefully, for example, checking if your device is supported, making sure you device stay powered, etc.

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