Want to root your Android smartphone or tablet? We highly suggest you to use regular method of rooting, check this page on How to Root Android first. Now, if you don’t see you Android device listed on that page, you may want to first look up on XDA forums to see if your device can be rooted.
If all else fails, you can try KingRoot APK, which is an Android app that will root many, many Android devices. While we are not too fond of its root method (as sometimes it’s just temporary root and can slow down your Android), it still works quite well in certain situations where normal root method will not work.
If you did end up using KingRoot APK to root your Android device, please do let us know what device you used on in the comment box below so it will help others,
What is an APK File?
APK File is a file/app that can be installed on any Android smartphone or tablet. Using an APK file, you can install Android apps manually on your Android device.
You do not need a rooted Android device to install APK files. For installation instructions, please see below.
P.S. If KingRoot APK fails to root your device, KingRoot also provides desktop versions for PC and Mac which may work better, so check out KingRoot’s website here.
Now if KingRoot fails after trying both the app and desktop application, also try “KingORoot” APK, which is similar but may root your Android device. Personally, I use both to find out which one works when all else fails. Usually one of them will work.
How to Install APK Files
You will need to make sure Unknown Sources is checked ON in Settings to install APK files. We do recommend you to use a file explorer app such as ES File Explorer, available on the Play Store for free, to install these apps.