Root Android Phone without PC (Computer) by using APK File
We are here to list various methods of rooting android phone without using PC. Rooting an Android device is the process of gaining root access to your device (A.K.A. Super User Access). With this type of access, the possibilities for your Android device grow vastly. With the use of the various apps that are available specifically for rooted devices, any Android device owner could increase or decrease (overclock) the CPU of their device. Gain access to various files and settings that were not previously available. Edit files and APKs. Unlock features that were not there like tethering options. Customize the device in so many different ways. Remove pre-installed apps that were set as system apps. That’s just several parts of it. Read here to know more advantages of rooting.
Rooting Without Using a Computer.
The typical method used to root an Android device is to download/install/run a program meant for rooting devices, set the USB Debugging mode to on (if needed), connect the device to the USB port of your computer, and follow any/all given instructions. This is the typical method because it’s usually the easiest method. Oddly enough, rooting an Android device without the use of a computer turns out to be a little easier. The trick is that you didn’t have to connect it to your PC or laptop at all. Instead of downloading a program to the computer, you can download an app that is meant for rooting and install/run it. Turn on USB Debugging if needed before you start. Follow any given instructions and it’s a done deal. This is 2015, you can root without PC. Below is a list of the more useful/popular apps that are meant for rooting Android devices. They were selected based on how useful they proved to be and then the fact that they are free. They’re listed in no specific order.
DO NOTE: There’s no one rooting app that will work on every Android device. Making such a claim is going to be completely ridiculous due to the fact that new devices come out all the time. The upside is that there are plenty of them out there that can handle large numbers of devices which can be helpful.
Also note that when side loading APKs is involved, make sure the option Unknown Sources is turned on in your device. That, and for The XDA Developers Forums, just scroll to the end of the original post and you’ll find the download. The better bet is to avoid any “beta” versions for download. There’s a FAQ at the bottom with further explanations of some terms mentioned and some explanations that might be needed. Visit here to learn more methods of rooting an android device.
Root using android APK
APK #1. iRoot/vRoot
Much like the Windows version, this is one of many one click = done rooting apps that can handle a large number of different devices. The sheer number of supported devices is what gets it used so many times. Simple on screen things in the app make it pretty easy to deal with. You have to side load this app on your device. Install, run it, and use the things showing on the app screen. It’ll reboot your device. Doesn’t get much easier. Also note, those other apps, ringtones, and other things that show up after the rooting is done are in Chinese. You might want to avoid that.
APK #2. Framaroot
This one is pretty easy going as well. It’s also known to work on lots of devices. Again, you have to side load it. Just download, install, and run it on your device. Choose Superuser or SuperSU. Then choose one of the options named after The Lord of the Rings characters. Wait for it and it’ll reboot your Android device. That’s it, if successful, you’re device is now rooted. It is one of the best Android app which helps to root without any PC usage.
APK #3. Root Master
More in the way of one click = done rooting. Quite simply download, install, and run it complete with side loading. Click the Start button and wait. Click the Root button and wait. It’ll show you if your Android device was successfully rooted. Then it tells you to reboot your device. Done deal.
APK #4. Z4Root
This is one of the popular choices because it’s from The XDA Developers Forums. That forum is well known for having a very large collection of mobile experts. Again with the side loading. Once it’s installed and running, you have two instructions, and then restart. Yeah, that’s all. The downside is that the supported device list is not very large like other apps. But for supported devices, it does very well.
APK #5. Universal Androot
Another app from The XDA Developers Forums and yet another app in need of side loading. Once it’s installed, you are given some instructions to follow. Once it’s done, you’re device is rooted. The upside and the downside is that this app is meant for lower versions of Android (1.5 up to 2.2). Owners of older Android versions would like it. Newer version Android owners should stick with other apps.
Some FAQs on Rooting without PC
- What is side loading?
Side loading is simply installing an Android app from the Android device. Typically, you download the app onto a computer and then transfer it to one of the device storages (internal storage, phone storage, SD card). Using a file manager, you can install it. The part that most overlook is that you don’t always need a computer to do this. You can also download an app to your phone for side loading by using any given browser that happens to be installed.
- What is Unknown Sources and how do I turn it on?
Unknown Sources is an option in Android that allows you to install apps from any location. That’s the main use of it. Turning it on is a little different in lower and higher versions of Android. In the lower version, go into the Settings of your device, and click Applications. In higher versions, you find it in the Security section of the Settings. Once you find it, simply make sure the checkbox is checked (on). Uncheck it to turn it off.
- What is The XDA Developers Forums?
That is one of the most widely used and most popular forums for developers and mobile enthusiasts currently available. They deal with a large variety of software developing and various hardware concerns. Many of the members are pretty nice in the fact that they help by providing information and advice in so many topics. It’s pretty much all things mobile and whatever else they can add in.
- What if something goes wrong with my attempt to root?
There’s a variety of things you can do to fix problems. It’s a matter of what the problem is specifically and where you look for help. XDA Forums…. hint hint!!
- Can I un-root my device?
Yes. The various software available for rooting will often have an un-root option included. This also includes the various rooting apps.
- Why root without the use of a computer?
Not everyone has a computer. Yes, contraire to popular belief, not everyone in the world has a computer to use so they can root. Doing it yourself and not having to bring it to someone else that might charge you are also nice options. Lost and/or broken USB cables are other reasons.
After rooting your android device you become a root user. Now you can try applications for rooted android device.
All in all, you have a variety of choices to root your Android device. Now it’s just a matter of using one that works on your specific device(s). Please tell us the way you rooted your android phone in the comment section given below.