How to root an Android device

There are different methods to root an Android device.

Method 1: use app

There are Android apps that allow to root your device just by installing, running it and swapping a slider.

Cross your fingers so any of these apps support your device, as it is the easiest way.

Some popular apps are Towelroot or Kingroot.



Method 2: run toolkit


Nexus Root Toolkit v2.1.9


Files no longer downloadable (o bytes)


Method 3: install SuperSU

1.Download SuperSU

This app is no longer available in Play Store.

Download SuperSU from APKMirror

Download SuperSU 2.82.1 (latest to this post’s date) from APKMirror

2. Install and run custom recovery

Read this post.

3. Copy SuperSU

Run this command from terminal

./adb push /Users/pablo/Downloads/ /sdcard/

Volume , recovery mode

You should see ClockworkMod Recovery

Tap install zip from sdcard

Tap choose zip from sdcard

Tap 0 to access the /sdcard area


Reboot your mobile device.


I got to install it, but once I started mobile SuperSU app crashes easily.


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