How to Enable Root on CM10.2/CM11/CM12/CM12.1/CM13/CM14/CM14.1!


For those of you who’ve installed the latest Android 4.3 CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM on your Android smartphone and tablet, you may want to know that sometimes you have to enable root to make it work.

Not all builds but some builds installed on couple of my devices turned out to ship without root out of the box.  But there is just a small setting you can adjust to enable root on CM10.2 after installing the ROM.

To fix, simply go to Settings->Developer options (if you don’t have that option go to About phone and hit Build number like 5 times until it says you are a developer), and set Root Access to “Apps and ADB”.

Then close all of your apps and re-open, you should now see Superuser window, problem fixed!

Also works for newer CM11, CM12, CM12.1, CM13, CM14, and CM14.1.

10 Responses

  1. bine says:

    I don t have root options. I have galaxy note 2 GT-N7100 and the phone is root.
    What to do help!!

  2. art says:

    Hey bro I flashed cm 12.1 on my lg g3 but the problem is I cannot play any video…it says “can’t play this video”as there is no video player pls help me fix this bug..

  3. thomas moses says:

    hi max thanx 4 solution , but my root still missing galaxy s2 u have andriod 4.2with cm12.1
    plzzz help

  4. Ly Chanraksmey says:

    Hi, bro. I followed your steps but the Root Checker still states that the device has not been rooted. What should I do next?

  5. anmol says:

    I have flashed cm12 (without gapps coz gapps wasn’t installing) on my s3(GT-i9300) and it has become unrooted on its own. I can’t find “enable root” in the dev options because of being unrooted. I can’t get back my data coz titanium backup requires root access. How should I root CM12 (NOT TOUCHWIZ)?
    Apps like framaroot and kingroot don’t work. Odin will most probably brick my phone.
    Pls help me as soon as you can by telling me a safe method to root CM12

  6. jithu deepak says:

    I have installed cm 12.1 lollipop ROM and my Samsung galaxy s2 gt i9100 become unrooted. How cud I root it again ? I am unable to open recovery mode 🙁 pls help
    Also my battery drains completely in 7 hours . also ders no option of developer
    Option in setting

  7. Len Carter says:

    Great videos and instructions! Thanks!

  8. Carlos Gott says:

    I have installed 14.1 in my S3 and activate root permissions in developer options menu (apps and ADB) , but even with that I have no acces to root permissions. I install rom twice from scratch, but the same results.

    Any idea? Recommendation ?

  9. Déyf says:

    Thank! it work very smooth

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