How to Root Android!

This is a page dedicated to showing people how to root their Android smartphone or tablet device.

This page will be updated frequently so please check back for updates!

WARNING: Rooting may void your warranty on some Android devices!  However if you are rooting an older Android devices, I wouldn’t worry about it since your warranty expired.

If you don’t see your device, please first try using Towelroot to root your Android device first.  (And let us know if Towelroot worked for you and we will update this page)

Root Pixel Android Devices

See How to Root Pixel or Pixel XL!

Root Samsung Android Devices

Most Samsung Android devices now can be rooted using Towelroot, please try Towelroot also as it’s much easier and takes 5 minutes.

Galaxy S2

Galaxy S3

Galaxy S4

  • Galaxy S4 GT-i9500, GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, T-Mobile SGH-M919, Sprint SPH-L720, Verizon SCH-i545, Canadian SGH-i337M, and Galaxy S4 Active – Please see How to Root Galaxy S4!

Galaxy S5

Galaxy S5

Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note 2

Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+

Root OnePlus Android Devices

See How to Root OnePlus One!

Root LG Android Devices

Your LG device not listed?  See try our LG F Flex 2 root tutorial as it works for 98% of LG smartphones.

Root HTC Android Devices

Root Nexus Android Devices

Root Motorola Android Devices

  • Moto X and most Motorola devices – How to Root Moto X and Motorola Devices

 Root Sony Android Devices

 

Don’t see your device?  Please first try using Towelroot to root your Android device first.  (And let us know if Towelroot worked for you and we will update this page)

Also check out XDA forums as there are root methods for many Androids not listed on this page.

 

 

  • jasen

    I tried towelroot said it doesn’t support my phone have a metro PCs zte concord 2 running 4.3

    • kellsg

      Mine said the same thing i have a lg tribute 4.4.2

      • billypg

        Have u found a legitimate root for this device yet?

  • bill

    Hi!

    I have really enjoyed your YT channel. My girlfriend bought me a galaxy tab 4 7.0 (sm-t230nu)

    I am having trouble finding a good root method. Can you help me out?

    • Bill G.

      Bill,

      You can go on XDA Developers site (http://forum.xda-developers.com/) and they should have step-by-step rooting method on the site for your device. I had difficulty with my Asus TF700T, but got it to work on the second try.

      • Max Lee

        Thanks for helping out! Makes my job easier.

      • joe forsythe

        I have the Asus tf300t tablet.i managed to unlock it but I am having an impossible time rooting.any help?
        Thanks

  • Appy Matty

    HIGHHH ZedoMAX!! I followed your Towelroot instructions and was able to get my Sprint Note 3 SM-N900P rooted successfully without a hitch on my first try! AMAZING! Thanks!
    But I see your weekly rom vidz and you convinced me to totally want to custom boot (most notably Fre3 rom!)! Whats the best instructions to follow for my device:
    *Sprint SM-N900P / 4.4.2 / Build: N900PVPUCNC5 / Kernel 3.4.0-951486*?
    I saw your videos regarding SafeStrap & CWM & TWRP, and I feel best following what you feel would be the best/easiest/safest way for me to root&flash the Fre3 custom rom (especially since you mentioned Builds ending in NC2 and NC4, but not NC5 like mine. And I don’t mind starting from scratch again bc I’ll do a full wipe). Thanks!

  • daho

    Please’ how to root my PANTECH P9070, ICS 4.0.4

  • jasen

    I tried towelroot and many others have searched XDA and nothing there so I figured I would ask the guru max about a zte Concord 2 metro PCs variant running 4.3 any ideas are welcome

  • robb

    Any way to root a droid ultra 4.4.4? I didn’t see any videos

    • Max Lee

      Hmmm not sure on that one.

  • Ahsan

    Hi max, i am using maximus ix and its running on kitkat (4.4.2) Plz let me know how to root it. Thnx

  • faizal

    how to root galaxy s3 mini and how to flash rom… i need an instruction for noob

    • dat7476

      head over to novafusion website click downloads at top of page select s3 mini and root plus roms ate there waiting, you can just doenload there cyanogenmod rom through odin and it comes pre rooted.

  • Anom1

    Can you make a tuto for SGS-I437Z from Cricket Wireless ,
    Android Ver. 4.1.2
    Baseband Ver. I437ZUCBNB1

    I was looking for 3 days, a method to root and install CM10 or 11…. but nothing about this phone.
    I have a week with this phone…!!!

    Sorry for my bad English.

  • Alex

    Hi Max,

    Help required: I have a Micromax A350 running Android Version 4.2.3
    I want to root my device and install CM11. Please help.

    Regards,
    Alex

  • marllow

    Do u know how to fix the no service on the zopo zp998?

  • Darryll Warford

    I am legally blind and have much computer and experience. I own the galaxy note 8 wifi gt-N5110. Do to my sight have been unable to find the files to root and install CMW clockwork mod. I have a dropbox. if you could find it in your heart to get all these files and maybe a tutorial together for this device and post it to my dropbox if its too large for gmail. please find iyour he\art to help me. if so reply and i will give you my dropbox info.

    Darryll

  • Jhonatan

    Greetings, very good site I congratulate…….

  • Manish thanki

    how can i install lohit.ttf font on moto g2 gen. mobile. plz guide me.

  • Waseem

    dear Admin of this website, plz kindly help me.
    my problem is tht how can i root my Motorola electrify 2 xt881, and how can i get custom rom of android 4.4 kitkat? and how can i install the Rom kitkat.4.4 android on my phone.. plz response very sooooooonnn!!!!

  • Anas

    Hi Max,
    i need a way to root my galaxy star duos gt-s7262 i tried alot of things but it failed
    can you help me with that?

    • iqbal

      me too, in my its not supported

  • brandon

    Is the at&t galaxy note 8 I467 rootable? Do I use the galaxy l717 method?

  • Jeff

    I tried towelroot said it doesn’t support my phone have a Verizon S5 . Any Idea what I can do?

  • Allison

    I had my verizon samsung galaxy s4 phone rooted through towelroot and it samsung updated this morning and know I don’t have the root. I tried reinstalling it through towelroot but it says the phone is not supported. It updated the kernel to 3.4.0, dpi@SWDD5822 #1, dated august 28, 2014. The build number is VRUFNG6 How do I fix this? Thank you.

  • mike D.

    i tried rooting my note SGH-I717 using odin with the cwm and it will not root can someone help

  • Atomicglue

    I own a Moto X 1st Gen on Sprint. Towel Root does not work to root. But I also own a Galaxy Tab 3 tablet and Towel Root worked flawlessly.

  • Luis Mendivil

    Hello Max I have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-5113 i was trying to root it but something when wrong and I can’t turn it on it only appears like the battery when is charging but is not doing anything else can you please help to get it back to work. I been trying to download the original firmware for this tablet to see if I can restore the system on it. I appreciate if you can help me on what to do if can make it work again if you can give some links to download the original firmware and how to restore it please.

  • Eric

    I have a galaxy s4 sch i545 vrufng6 is the biild number and it wont root with towelroot, any suggestions?

  • alamdar

    Hi…i wanna root my sony xperia m2
    Plz tell me easy way
    With computer and
    Also

    Without computer?
    Thank u

  • Sameer

    Hi buddy

    Can you please tell that will I able to make my Note 1 into Oneplus one and hoe can I root my phone, Plz help me I want to root as well as want to make it like Oneplus One.
    I will be very thankful to you.

  • Jeannot

    I’m having trouble rooting a blu dash 5.0 running on 4.4.2.. Towel root didn’t work neither did framaroot or v root… Please help

  • mats

    Hi.

    I downloaded towelroot om ny Samsung s3mini. I forgot to make sure other programs out of Google play was allowed, so during installation, i got the message that the installation could not finish. The problem is that i can not install it again cause it say it is already installed.. but i cant find the program anywhere either..

    What can I do? I really need this phone rooted so that i can find some textmessages i managed to delete..

  • adriana

    HI, my HTC M7 was crepted and forgot password, I wipe with TWRP and I’m not able to flash with any rom, I got device error, now I do not have SO into my HTC M7, do you know any possible solution?

  • Steven

    Towelroot does not work on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545, I’ve tried to use this method 3 times and it keeps saying my device is not supported.

  • wojo71

    please help me !!! loooooosing my mind I have SGS3 from boost mobile CDMA SPH-L710T I cant seem to find anyone that can help me root it. there all ind of info on the L710 but mine a
    different model… PLease help

  • stephen

    Dude please a root for my Galaxy mega M819N running 4.4.4 I’ve tried everything and no root yet
    thanks

  • Zhivko

    Hi Max! I have Lenovo A606 how i can root it ? 🙂 Greeting’s from Bulgaria!

  • Mel

    Hi Max,

    Can I root my sony experia d5103 running this Oneplus one

  • Jamie

    Any way to root a Pantech Breakout ADR8995?

  • chester archangel

    I wrote you a week ago about rooting some tablet for me. I need help bad and don’t know where to turn too. I just got into this tablet thing and now i’am hook.I have a nextbook 7″16gb tablet.I also put a 64gb external sd card and I don’t know why they would put so much memory in the tablet and i can’t use any of it on the external sd card and there no way to use it. I have two neutab one is a 7″ i7 neutab and the other is a neutab 9″ inch tablet. I have another neutab 4.2.2, but it;s rooted and i love it. I also has a 10.1 irulu with kitkat. My other tablet is kitkat aiso and i love the neutab 9 4.2.2 tablet. I have to have to get the nextbook rooted, because it dosen’ have any free memory.

    • chester archangel

      I’am still trying to find someone to root my tablets. I can’t believe that their nobody out there that can’t fix or repair my tablet. I’am willing to pay to compensate someone to help me. I’am desperate for some help. I will be waiting for a reply.

  • chester archangel

    I already wrote so please send me a reply. If you don’t have an answer then send me a person that can help me

    • Annet Balboa

      Hey there. Im no expert, but I am a competent user w a few years working w a few different OS’s and devices. Please reply with details on your device make, model, android version, etc… and I can at least do some research to point you in a direction. As for compensation, I wouldn’t dream of charging someone for a few minutes of my time to help them. I can be reached either by replying to this post, or you can reach me directly by email at – johngaltsgirl@ gmail.com. If you have not found a solution yet i will keep an eye out for your message. Ok well have a good day.
      Sincerely, Annet

  • Dave

    Hi could you help me, I have a CTC 4.2.2 I would like to root it so I can update to 4.4 or better.
    Thanks. Dave

  • Mark

    Hey guys! I just updated my Note 3 at&t to 4.4.4 I lost root though. I’d like to follow an effective method to root it. I’ve tried towlroot, and notifies me that my device is not supported, Please help!

  • Leon Davis

    I’ve got the Samsung galaxy mega 6.3 i527, and running 4.4.2 kitkat, I’ve tried towel root and it doesn’t support my device, please help me, I want to root my galaxy mega. Thanks keep up the good work!

  • irshad

    how to root my intex aqua style 4.0 plz help me i try many types of app but they cannot work plz plz plz help me or email me.

  • Rob

    I have the Moster M7 with 4.1.1 does anybody know a way to root i? I tried Towel root but it did not work.
    I want to expand the internal memory and with root.
    Thanks if anybody who can help.

  • Austin

    I have a Samsung galaxy tab 4 7.0 inch version 4.4.2 and I’m having major trouble finding a safe easy root method to use without a computer . Can you please help me,

  • foreigner

    I need a root for samsung galaxy avant…

  • mike

    AT&T pushed a new update today for the galaxy s4 active I537ucucnh3 and my son decided to do the update so i lost my root. my phone was previously rooted with towel root. i still get the custom on boot but i don’t have root access. do you have any suggestions on how to get root back?

  • kez

    Need help on how to root Motorola e xt1021

  • kez

    Tried kingo said waiting for device all time

  • sopranord

    Quisiera que me ayudaran a ser root en mi droid ultra que por supuesto nobtiene bootloader desbloqueado y quiero probar cyanogenmod por favor ayudebme

  • lovkesh

    Sir plz help me to root and install cm12 ak in Samsung galaxy grand prime and how to overclock its performance mail me once you done

  • Bobby

    I have a galaxy mega 6.3 and I’ve tried all the root methods and I have no luck what should I do? Please advise me the best way to root my phone with out using a computer. .. thanks! !!!

  • MeMoLee

    Hei Max
    How too root s4 zoom SM-C101? is it possible? i am looking for that since 5 month over internet and phone services but nobody can solved yet. i am not able to use more the 1 simcard and and everyone is says ur device UMTS mode is limited ( i even dont know what is that ) that why they cant do anything PLS HELP ME OUT OR SHOW ME A WAY !!! atleast for unlock Thank you hope you can help me out
    Best regards
    MeMoLee

  • Robert P.

    I rooted my samsung galaxy S3 4.4.2 (from GalaxyS3Root.com) but the problem is, i can open an app but when i want to open another one it wont let me. The stauts bar starts to blink. So i click the center button and close the app and try it agin but the samething happens. Ive rebooted it too. Please Help!

  • jonathan

    My other phone is a galaxy discover and towel root doesnt work. Can someone help

  • paul moran

    hi there,
    I just want to ask on how to root my samsung galaxy ace 4,
    I seached into google regarding this, but sad to say I did’nt find any answer,
    hopefully someones out there can give me solutions.
    by the way here is my phones info..

    SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 4 SM-G313HU/DS
    Device Name: SM-G313HU
    Android Version: 4.4.2
    Baseband Version: G313HUXXU0ANG3
    Kernel Version: 3.10.177-2140379 dpi@SWDD3914 #1 Fri Aug.1 13:41:15 KST 2014
    Build Number: KOT49H.G313HU0ANH1

    I really really appriciate all of your good suggestions..

    Thank you in advance, more power.!

  • Dave

    Towelroot doesn’t work on galaxy prevail lte 4.4.4

    • vincent

      I tried as well and towel didn’t work i been looking for day’s and can’t find ANY ways to root my galaxy prevail LTE. Sill looking does anyone know were i can root my phone thank you. Vincent

      • KidKrazz

        I’m right along with you guy’s. Until now I haven’t found anything.

  • Tez

    Thanks for all the info , I was wondering is there any way to use Sprint note 4 on Verizon network ? Sprint services sucks so bad that the unlimited data plan doesn’t matter I can’t get 3g let alone 4g LTE anywhere so I want to go back to Vzw..

  • jay tee

    How to root Samsung Galaxy prevail LTE no luck on one click options. Hlp anyone

    • KidKrazz

      I can’t find nothing either dude. I think samsung really on top of their stuff now that nobody can hack it. If you found anything please post it, would be very appreciated!

  • bro.samie

    Towelroot doesn’t work on s4 mini android 4.4.4

  • jose lira

    i tried root my htc desire 510 sense virgin today, but it says, this phone isnt currently supported.
    any help is appreciate. thanks

  • Kyle

    Help I can’t root my BLU life play 4.2.2
    most popular root methods aren’t working help!

  • Kyle

    Help I can’t root my BLU life play 4.4.2
    most popular root methods aren’t working help!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • Nando

    Tengo un samsung galaxy prevail modelo sm-g360p vecion 4.4.4. y el towelroot no lo soporta y e buscado todos los que e visto y nada gracias

  • temo

    I tried everything,but I can’t seem to root my device… I am trying to root my Samsung galaxy core prime…sm-g360p and it doesn’t work

  • Sujit

    Towelroot doesn’t work on my Micromax canvas engage.
    Please help me rooting it…

  • Dawn Varney

    Towelroot: “device not supported”
    Sprint Galaxy Note 2
    SPH-L900
    4.4.2

  • Thomas

    Towelroot: “device not supported”
    Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
    SPH-L520

  • A DiGeneral Enuh

    Towelroot doesn’t work for me I have an samsung galaxy avant

  • E.R. Mq

    help… i have a Cricket Wireless LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 running 4.4.2 (their newly migrated system–as you know it used to be CMDA). i need to be at a 4.4.3 or higher, yet i need to stick with the same carrier i have. i’m not so concerned with warranty… i just need step by step instructions so i dont jackup my phone any suggestions?
    It’s SGH-i337Z

  • Megaman X

    Not supported android rca KitKat 4.2.2

  • michael wells

    Is there a method to Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9506. Towelroot doesnt seem to support it and all others are for GT-I9505???

  • Hi Max. I rooted my sm-g900h with your method. Can u tell me how to unroot to upload to 5.0.2 please?
    Thanks.

  • Tippbrownsfan

    I need a way to update the supersu binary.I have a lg g2 with cm12 but it won’t let me do the nightly updates 3 of 4 root checkers say I am rooted but when I went to flashify it said no root/supersu

  • KidKrazz

    Anybody have luck rooting the samsung galaxy prevail lte? Can’t find anything on it.

  • Happydog

    towelroot isn’t support on Samsung Note Pro 12.2 (SM-P900) WiFi tablet. I have knox tripped at 1 since I tried ODIN and ODIN failed to flash. ODIN with Stock ROM didn’t help – still failed. Able to get soft brick back with Recovery 2 method with ODIN and it brought me back into my ROM. Running 4.4.2 KK.
    Anyone successfully rooted the WiFI version of SM-P900 tablet?

    • Aaron Tapatio

      Yes mine yesterday on kitkat was rooted and I updated to lollipop and I rooted that today

  • Jeff Schwab

    Can’t find anything for the Galaxy 5S SM-G900V from Verizon. Any help out there? Running 5.0 an having trouble finding a root method for this model.

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Hey Max any root method for sprint note edge?

  • Sujith kumar

    how to root SM-G360G

  • Romy

    How to root oppo using android 4.4.4?

  • Will Nolan

    Hey Max, when will there be a method to root the LG G4?

  • Jim James

    I have an lg l bello D335.its updated to lollipop,now i can root it.
    CAn you plz help me to root it ?

  • Kirito kun

    Xperia z device not supported

  • Mark Antonio

    how to root lenovo a328

  • Atif Awan

    how to root HTC desire 510 cricket

  • DSunshyne

    Hey Max thanks a billion for all the videos and root options. I however am in need of finding root for my current phone a Samsung Galaxy grand prime g530t t-mobile 5.1.1 version. I have searched XDA, AndroidCentral, google, & YouTube all I have found is the root methods for g530t NO clue which phone carrier that’s for or if I can Odin those files to my g530T. I’ve tried kingroot, towelroot, oneclickroot, along a few others nothing happens. Kingroot loaded to 36% and downloaded files to my phone system but then fails to finish. Any help you can offer would be GRRRRRREAT!!! Thanks in advance for taking time out your VERY BUSY SCHEDULE to offer any advice Ms. Dee

  • slim marveli

    Hi I have a tablet ADVANCE AT PRIME – A16B 4.4.2 ( Pr4356 ) and rooting desire and tried some roots and nothing if I would be grateful help please

  • imran aziz

    Max i cant find HTC DNA Droid…. Plz help…

  • Aj

    Samsung tab3 4.4.2 kitkat
    Towelroot : device not supported. What should i do

  • Ranbir Singh

    htc d526g+how to root

  • Miguel Flores

    Towelroot: “device not supported” also, AT&T Galaxy S SGH-I897

  • Kilo Alas

    how do you root a lg g4?

  • john morris

    Anyone know the root method for Irulu V3?

    • popper1

      Any luck rooting this phone?

      • john morris

        No luck at all!

  • terry

    im being told that a rooted phone is not good. so my question do want my phone rooted or not

  • Kevin Kirby

    *PLEASE HELP* How to root my Verizon HTC Desire 626 and get the S lock off as well.

  • Milan LeDuc

    Could you write a root for zte n9132 with 5.1.1 or direct me to one, please?

  • Hansmukh Sharma

    can i install lollipop(gapps) 5.1 in micromax canvas juice a177

  • Paul Redmond

    towel root “device not supported” htc desire 620 single sim phone
    used king root which said successful but when i use any root checker to make sure they say my phones not rooted plz help as i need this done for a vr setup

  • Tony Montoya

    How to root HTC desire 626s

  • Huawai User

    Can you root huawei? Tried towelroot, did not work

  • Looku

    No have Root Prestigio 5453 andorid 4.4.2

  • Geraldine Robinson

    BLU Life Play 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Towelroot doesn’t work; “device not supported”

  • Can you add the Samsung Galaxy On5

  • Louis Royal

    Towelroot: “device not supported”
    At&t Go Phone ZTE Maven
    z812
    there is no root available for this device apparently

  • xXPyro NinjaXx (PyroNinja)

    My SM-G361F with Android 5.1.1 was not successfully rooted by Towelroot and it’s not listed on the top so any help would be appreciated guys!

  • Michael VB

    Hi all, im having issues rooting my Xperia Z5 dual E6633 – last time i tried it got stuck in a boot loop, fortunately my mate was able to help me flash android 5.1.1 back on it. i haven’t tried since as i didn’t want to break my phone. i have tried going through XDA developers but i’ve had no luck with it

  • BabyGirl

    Samsung Galaxy S2 T989 Gingerbread isn’t supported.