This is a page dedicated to showing people how to root their Android smartphone or tablet device. While 1-click root methods may works for many Android devices(and we recommend you to try them if there is no dedicated root method), you may want to stick with an Android root method that gives you full root along with a custom recovery like TWRP as it can give you ability to flash new custom ROMs. All root methods listed here show you how to root and install custom recovery, custom-tailored to each Android device so you can get the most out of it. Plus many 1-click root methods may contain spyware so we don’t advise using them unless you absolutely must do so. 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. Also devices like Google Pixel or OnePlus Android devices DO NOT VOID WARRANTY so you can safely root them.
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
For Pixel 2 or Pixel 2XL, please see How to Root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2XL!(For Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo)
You can also root Android P 9.0 using our guide on How to Root Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2XL on Android P!
Root Samsung Galaxy S-Series Android Devices
Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Root
- For Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Exynos models, please see How to Root Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus!
Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Root
- For Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Exynos models, please see How to Root Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus!
Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
- For all Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, please see How to Root Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge! or see How to Root U.S. Qualcomm S7 & S7 Edge!
Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge
- For all Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, please see How to Root Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge!
- For all Galaxy S5, please see How to Root Galaxy S5!
- 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!
- For all U.S./Canadian Galaxy S3 including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, see How to Root U.S & Canada Galaxy S3!
- GT-i9300 – For ICS or Jelly Bean, see How to Root Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean or ICS! For Android 4.4.2 KitKat, you can use Towelroot. For older Gingerbread, see How to Root Galaxy S3!
- Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 – For Android 4.1.1 or 4.1.2, see How to Root Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 Jelly Bean!
- AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 – For Android 4.0.3 or 4.0.4 ICS, see How to Root ICS on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777!
- T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 – For all Android versions, see How to Root Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!
Root Samsung Galaxy Note-Series Android Devices
Galaxy Note 8 Root
- For Android 8.0 Oreo, see How to Root Galaxy Note 8 on Android 8.0 Oreo! [Latest]
- For Android 7.0 Nougat, see How to Root Galaxy Note 8! (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+
- See How to Root Galaxy Note 5 on Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Magisk! [Latest]
- See How to Root Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+ on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow!
- See How to Root Galaxy Note 5!
- For all Galaxy Note SGH-i717, SGH-i717R, or GT-N7000, please see Galaxy Note Root Guide!
Galaxy Note 2
- See Galaxy Note 2 Root FAQ for all the different root methods for various different Note 2 models.
Galaxy Note 3
- For all Galaxy Note 3, see Galaxy Note 3 Root FAQ!
Galaxy Note 4
Root OnePlus Android Devices
Root LG Android Devices
- LG G5 – See How to Root LG G5!
- LG G Flex 2 – See How to Root LG G Flex 2!
- LG G3 – See How to Root LG G3!
- LG G2 – See How to Root LG G2!
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
- For HTC One M7, see How to Root HTC One!
- For all HTC One M8, see How to Root HTC One M8!
- For HTC 10, see How to Root HTC 10!
- For HTC One X (international/unlocked), see How to Root HTC One X!
- For Evo 4G LTE, see How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE!
- For HTC Evo 3D, see How to Root HTC Evo 3D!
- For HTC Evo 4G, see How to Root HTC Evo 4G!
Root Nexus Android Devices
- Nexus 5 – See How to Root Nexus 5!
- Nexus 4 – See How to Root Nexus 4!
- Nexus 6 – See How to Root Nexus 6!
- Nexus 6P – See how to Root Nexus 6P!
- Nexus 7 (original, no back camera) – See How to Root Nexus 7!
- Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) – See How to Root Nexus 7 2013!
- Nexus 10 – See How to Root Nexus 10!
- Galaxy Nexus – See How to Root Galaxy Nexus!
- Nexus S & Nexus S 4G – See How to Root Nexus S!
- Nexus One – See How to Install CyanogenMod ROM on Nexus One!
Root Motorola Android Devices
- Moto X and most Motorola devices – How to Root Moto X and Motorola Devices
Root Sony Android Devices
- For Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia T, Xperia E1, Xperia SP and Z1 Compact, you can use Towelroot to root.
- Also for most Sony devices, you can use Easy Root Tool.
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. If you need a root method for a device, try e-mailing me at zedomax [at] gmail.com and I will try to find one for you. But most newer AT&T and Verizon devices have LOCKED BOOTLOADERS meaning most likely no root.