Root for some android users has turned into a necessity, even some of them feel that their device will be worthless without root privileges. At the moment, the root privileges not only essential for android developers or advanced users to develop apps or any other technical usages, but some novice users also want their devices rooted simply because they’re interested in the benefits when having root access.
Kingo Android root became well-known at the end of 2013, considering that during that time Samsung has released a software update that brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for numerous Galaxy devices, and Kingo is the first tool that successfully grants root for updated devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its new phablet device Galaxy Note 3, not just that it also support Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 mini even the older Samsung’s smartphones, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S3.
Previously, in order to root an Android device we utilize a tool that was built specifically for the device, in other words, those tools can only work for a specific device model and software version, so when the official update is coming and brings a newer software version, the tool would not work again.
To overcome those problems Kingo Team has released a one-click app which is a useful tool to gain root privileges on a wide selection of Android devices from several well-known manufacturers worldwide, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Lenovo, Acer, etc. Not just stop there, the Kingo Team will strive to develop the tools to be compatible with a variety of other manufacturers.
The Kingo Root is a Windows desktop app, so we have to run it on a computer with a Windows Operating System, it could run well on the Win XP to the new Win 8.1, specifically for the Win 8/8.1 x64 version, you should disable Driver Signature Enforcement to avoid driver installation issues. So for those who only have a Mac OS X or Linux computer, you are unable to run this app. However, the Kingo Team has plans to develop a Mac OS version of the app, but we don’t know when it will happen.
When I wrote this article, Kingo Android Root v1.1.7 is available and based on its changelog, it now supports several devices running Android 4.3 JB. I am sure, when Android 4.4 KitKat has been widely used, this app will also support it.