12 Rooting APK to Root Android Without PC/Computer

We have discussed about 9 free software apps to root android with/without PC in our previous article but thought it wise to present the best performing root APKs in their right category.

We started by listing the best 1-Click root android software and will continue today with the best root without PC android apps that are really flawless when it comes to rooting various brands of android smartphones and tablet devices.

If you don’t know about rooting or need tips on how to root Android with these rooting apps, please do visit one of the links above or ask us questions about how to root android without pc using the comment box below.

Trust me, there isn’t much technical know-how needed to use these root apps apk. It is as simple as using the “how to root without a computer” guide below.

How to Root Android Without a PC

To root Android phones without computer, you’d need complete the few steps below. They’re all you really need to be able to root any Android without  a computer.

  1. Enable unknown sources in your device by ==> Navigating to “Security settings” on newer devices or “Application settings” for older devices.
  2. Download the Root APK from the root apps list below.
  3. Install the root without PC app of your choice and launch it from your phone’s home icon.
  4. Select the appropriate options (Install SuperSU for Framaroot app) to completely root your device.
  5. Install the root checker app to confirm your device is now completely rooted.

The 12 Rooting APK to Root Without a Computer in 2018

Here are the best 10 root without PC apps (apk) for rooting all kinds of android phones, tablets and PDA(s). They were listed in such a way that – it answers the question of best root android apk, root tablet  apps, how to root android phone manually and/or how to root android 4.4.2, 6.0.1, & etc without a PC.

Remember to use the navigation buttons at the end of this post to get future update on best root apps, and other necessary tips on really effective root apk files or best rooting methods.

1. vRoot APK [now iRoot APK]

iroot apk app for android rooting

iRoot apk (formerly vroot apk) is usually my first choice when it comes to rooting with or without a computer. I have had tremendous success with it on different brands of phone including Tecno, Samsung, Gionee, Itel, Infinix, Sony, Mercury, Xiaomi and several others.

There isn’t much options or configurations needed for this root app to work. It simply lets you root android without computer, and in just a few clicks. All you need do is :-

  • Get the latest version of it from here.
  • Send to your phone or mobile device (if downloaded with a PC).
  • Install the root apk (after enabling unknown sources for your device).
  • Launch the root app from the icon on your phone’s home screen.
  • Hit the root button and watch the app perform its magic (Your device may restart at this step).
  • Launch the root checker app to confirm rooting as the final step.

2. Kingoapp APK

root android without pc tutorial

kingoapp works as flawless as the iRoot apk and is usually my second choice for rooting without the computer. It is as popular and works well with many brand of Android phones and devices.

One good thing about the Kingoapp is the highly improved exploits it uses to root even newer devices. Personally, I did root marshmallow android devices with it and It works best for devices with an internet access.

To root any android without the PC using the Kingoapp method, you will need run through the following steps:-

  • Download the latest version of Kingoapp from here or from the mirror website at http://kingoroot.org/kingo-root.
  • Ensure that your phone is connected to the internet.
  • Install the Kingoapp.
  • Launch from the home screen icon and click on root to get root access.
  • Use the root checker app (linked above) to confirm that your phone is now rooted.

3. Framaroot APK

root without pc apk files and root apps tutorials

Framaroot is another useful app to root android phone and devices without a PC, it supports a wide range of devices and has proven to be able to root MTK devices.

Rooting with framaroot apk is a little bit more technical than the iRoot and kingoapp discussed above. But then, it very easy to use and gets updated more often than other competing root without PC applications.

Since the framaroot apk uses different exploits depending on the processor type, device type and device technology, we are going to have a longer tutorial for it.

To use the framaroot app to root any android phone or device directly without using a computer, you will need complete the following steps carefully.

  1. Download the latest version of framaroot apk from here.
  2. Send it to your phone or device (if downloaded with a PC) and make sure that the apk is in your phone’s memory.
  3. Install the framaroot app (after enabling unknown sources for your device).
  4. Launch the app from your home screen icon and select the install superuser option present in app’s screen.
  5. Select an Exploit (List of exploit methods for device and processor types would be listed at the end of this guide to serve as a pointer in helping you select the best exploit for your phone) and complete the actions.
  6. Wait for the Success, SU binary and superuser installed message that confirms that your phone is now rooted.
  7. Restart the device and launch the rooter checker to re-confirm your phone is rooted completely.

a Video Tutorial on How to Root Android Without a PC [Framaroot Method]

Since the topic of rooting could be new to many of our readers, I thought it to include a detailed video tutorial for such persons. Here’s a decent guide on how to root Android without a PC as created by Rohan Mane.

This Android rooting video tutorial is created with Framaroot apk in mind, but can be used for the other 10 rooting methods discussed in this page.

All you need do is – study the steps used and apply same for other rooting apps. Note that the root checker app discussed in this Video is the same with the one already linked above.

4. Universal Androot APK

Universal Androot is a versatile root without PC app that works for a wide range of android phone and devices. It is quite an option when it comes to rooting android phone and devices without a computer.

The list of android devices you can root with the universal androot apk is listed below for your perusal. Do note that more devices (other than the ones listed here) can be rooted with this awesome app.

Google Nexus One (2.2) Google G1 (1.6) HTC Hero (2.1) HTC Magic (1.5) (Select Do not install Superuser)
Motorola XT800 (2.1) Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6) Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (1.6) Motorola Droid (2.01/2.1/2.2 with FRG01B)
Motorola ME511 Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6) Acer Liquid (2.1) Acer beTouch E400 (2.1)
Samsung Galaxy Beam Samsung galaxy 5 (gt-i5500) Vibo A688 (1.6) Lenovo Lephone (1.6)
LG GT540 (1.6) Gigabyte GSmart G1305 Xperia X10i G1 1.6 Magic 32A (1.5)
Nexus One 2.2 Milestone 2.1 Hero (GSM/CDMA) Xperia X10 mini
HTC Tattoo (1.6) Dell Streak (2.1) Motorola Milestone (2.1) Motorola XT701
Magic 32B (1.6) Mytouch 3G (3.5mm) LG Ally Droid X (2.1) Flipout Kyocera ZIO

To root with universal androot apk, you will need download the latest version of the app from here, install to your device, launch from the home icon and root instantly.

5. Easy rooting toolkit (APK) or WeakSauce

While easy rooting toolkit works on wide range of devices, WeakSauce works only for HTC devices and its the best option for rooting HTC One M8 and similar HTC devices.

We have used both on many occasion and can authoritavely state that they are a useful root without pc app to try on android smart-phones.

You can download the easy rooting toolkit  from here and  and WeakSauce from here.

6. Towel root apk

Towel root apk is another unique root android without PC app. With an app like towel root apk, you need not border asking – how to root android phone from phone as we have tested it with a few android phones and can recommend it as a good apk to root android devices without a computer.

To use the towel root apk, you will need complete the following steps:-

  • Download Towelroot apk from here or the mirror website at http://towelroot.org
  • Transfer the towelroot apk to your smart phone or device (if downloaded with a PC).
  • Install the towel root app by clicking on the apk file
  • complete the installtion and launch app from the home icon
  • Use the next button to complete the root process

7. Baidu Root Apk

how to root android without pc: baidu root method

Baidu-Root apk is unique in that it can root wide range of android smart phones including some of the latest ones running on Google android kitkat Operating System and above.

You can download BaiduRoot apk from http://baiduroot.net and follow the earlier tutorial to complete the rooting of your device with the Baidu root apk.

8. KingRoot APK

KingRoot is the latest on our list of best rooting apk for android phone and devices. We have already tested this app and can assure you that it supports a wide range of Android phones and tablets.

It also works flawlessly on MTK powered devices. Devices such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, Infinix, Tecno, Gionee, Injoo, iTel and wide range of Samsung phone and devices can easily be rooted with KingRoot app.

It is free and can be downloaded from http://kingroot.net using your PC or phone’s default web browser. Update!, the KingRoot APK version 4.8.0 supports the rooting of Android 5.1 Lollipop phones and tablets.

9. Ping pong root APK

We decided to include Ping pong root apk because of the many complaints from users of Samsung galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

This rooting method is limited to users of Galaxy S6 devices. It is an Android rooting app created singularly for rooting Samsung galaxy s6 and/or s6 Edge devices respectively.

It’s creation, modification and distribution is completely credited to the ever-working team at xda-developers Forums.

Ping pong root apk

These are the steps to complete in order to root a Samsung galaxy S6 smart phone with Ping pong root app:-

  • Enable the side-loading of apps from unknown sources (as discussed above).
  • Download and install SuperSU app from PlayStore™ or from the raw apk file uploaded by 3ptechies here.
  • Download Ping pong root apk file from here and copy it to your smart phone’s internal memory.
  • Install and run Ping pong root. Allow it to install the superSU/binaries.
  • Run superSU once to activate it, ignore the error message prompt (after app closure) and immediately return to Ping pong root app screen.
  • Launch it and click on download data (assuming that your phone is already connected to the internet).
  • Click on get root to complete the Ping pong app rooting method processes. Accept every permission message(s) prompt and reboot device once the operation is successfully completed.

10. CF-Auto-Root

CF-Auto-Root is another Samsung-centric rooting apk that lets you root Samsung devices with ease. But the better part of CF Auto root is that: it has support for HTC, Google Nexus, Sony and most high-end Qualcomm (C.P.U) powered devices.

CF Auto root is developed, maintained and distributed by  Chainfire and can be used to root Android without a PC by following after these steps:-

  • Download CF Auto Root apk from chainfire and install same to the phone you’d like to root.
  • Take note of the new icon and use it to complete the next step below.
  • Launch the app and tap on root my phone button to complete the Android rooting process.
  • Wait for some minutes and restart your phone.
  • Confirm if SuperUser App is added to your phone. If positive, your phone is rooted correctly, else play with some other rooting methods in this list.

11/12: One Click Root and iskysoft Rooting tool

Even though they are good for rooting Android phones and devices, they are paid tools and doesn’t come for free. The trial version of iskysoft rooting tool is too limited for any serious rooting exploit. The second rooting tool is explained in details below.

You can follow after the link to download and use the one-click rooting tool if the other top rooting methods listed above do not work for your android phone or device.

Needs a Root Without PC App that isn’t Free?

a premium rooting app for Android

Using paid apps for something as simple as rooting is something I’d hardly encourage. But then, there is the option for a premium app.

This would come in handy for DIY-phobic readers that prefers a paid option. One click root apk lets one root Android phones and/or devices with ease.

The learning curves necessary for someone that’s new to Android rooting can be bypassed with this service. They take you by the hand (VIP support) to fix challenges with rooting, when their app fails to root your device.

To use their paid rooting solution, simply subscribe to their services by downloading the free rooting apk from https://bit.ly/2w9UQdU.

Are Rooting APKs Safe to Use in 2019?

Well, the answer to this question is simple; rooting APKs from a trusted source is safe while the ones from questionable sources are unsafe.

One good thing about Android is the active community of developers and private/independent contributors. Unsafe rooting APKs hardly outlive one month before they are discovered and shamed by the hard-working Android developers.

In the past, malicious rooting APKs that were used to distribute adware, virus, and malware were quickly discovered and publicized for user’s safety.

There are lots of Android developers, independent app analyzers, and tech bloggers who are dedicated to discovering Android malware, vulnerability, and malicious apps. Their efforts so far have yielded the needed result.

All in all, it is advisable to use only Android rooting APKs from trusted sources. Read online reviews about new rooting APKs or opt for their PC software version to root your new phones or tablet devices.

What More?

You have seen our list of best root without PC apk for rooting android phones and tablets. I’d like to remind you that you can look up Google by entering “root apk name + device model + download” in the search bar to download APK files right for rooting your device model.

This is where we’ll stop for today, we’ll keep updating this list as much better improved apps showcases. Kindly share tips, challenges and/or rooting experience below.

Do not forget to share this with your friends that needs tips on how to root their Android phone and/or devices without a computer.

Update on Best 12 Root W/O PC Apps.

This list was updated now to include the KingRoot android rooting apk, the latest in our list of useful root without PC Android applications.

We also included some other rooting tools that helps one get root access on Android phones without using a desktop. At the moment, we are testing iSkysoft Toolbox – Android Root function and how well it works for rooting android 6.0.1, Android 7.0 Nougat and other tougher Android phone models. Once we confirm it as a top rooting toolbox to get root access on Android without computer, we’ll create a detailed guide for it.

127 COMMENTS

  1. Hi There..great post. I just have one question. There are so many options when it comes to rooting apps. How do you know which one is going to work for you? Is it basically a trial an error thing or is there some type of rule you can follow in order not to waste time trying one app after another? One more question, is there a rooting app that will work for android phones with Android 5.0? Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Brother i am confused about rooting purpose actually i am using note 4 and i want to root its so tell me easy method which is good for my note 4

  3. ALL of these fail on a Nobis NB7850S tablet with Android 4.4. That Baidu Root app is in some Asian language, all it managed to do was freeze the tablet so I had to stick a pin in its reset hole.

    This tablet is locked down real tight. Developer options can be enabled but everything in that menu is still disabled except for one on stats and revoking USB debugging authorizations – that can’t be given because USB debugging can’t be enabled.

    I’ve no idea why this tablet has been 100% ignored by the Android dev and hacking community. It’s decently fast, has a 1024×768 display, SD slot, mini HDMI and the housing is aluminum.

    Staples sold millions of this model. It’s still available to buy from some other vendors. It. Needs. Rooted!

      • If there’s a good Android hacker in the USA, I’d mail the tablet off to get hacked – as long as I’d be getting it back, rooted and with it fixed from doing a factory wipe every time it’s shut down then turned back on or the reset hole is poked.

          • There is no factory ROM available. The manufacturer has nothing for it. Nobody doing Android development or hacking has ripped one, let alone rooted it or done anything else.

          • At this point Galane, your best bet would be looking for someone with a closely related device, backing up the factory ROM and loading same on it or wait a while until a workable exploit is found for it.

  4. Motorola Droid Maxx XT1080 or ZTE Z812? I’m trying different ones now but it’d be nice to get lucky enough to get a reply from someone who already knows

  5. awesome, thank you. I just saw your reply as I’m laying down but I should have an update in two days, maybe even tomorrow if my friends took care of their busy box and the ZTE’s Google account verification taken care of

  6. My Tablet is Samsung galaxy tab 3 10.1 inch 4.4.2 kitkat. I have tried kingoroot,iroot and kingroot and towelroot but none of them worked. So I hope one of the others will work.

  7. tôi đang xài myphone_agua_iceberg.android V4.2.1.Dã cû.vui lòng chï tôi cách up version mới hơn.hiện tại hệ thống không hỗ trợ tự động.tối ở việt nam

  8. I have 3 devices to root, Alcatel 6045i, lg v10 (lg-h901) and a lg tab (lg-v496) I’m sure I can figure out how to get root with one of these apps. My question is, can you install custom recovery (TWRP) after using one of the apps? Especially interested in the Alcatel and v10

  9. How to root android phone without leaving any physical traces of rooting in the target phone? Which apk will not appear in application manager?

  10. Unfortunately iroot has stopped., z4 root has stopped problem on my xolo q1100 4.3 jelly bean.mean I can’t launch the above apps.What to do bro.? Plz help me to root my device Xolo Q1100 jelly bean 4.3.

  11. Hi am using android 6.0 i have used kingroot but isnt working at all……it is even unable to open in my infinix note 3……any other recommendation?

  12. How can i root my samsung galaxy core prime SM-G360H
    Android version 4.4.4
    I use root 360 and Kingroot but both are fail
    Please give me beat app name

  13. Kingo app is better ,My andriod version 4.3 Jellybean ,Huawei Y535D c-00 is access root permision.I like this app.Another app can’t be root for my phone .They say me Sorry ,sorry connect PC version !

  14. I tried to root Samsung Galaxy S6 several times by using all different apks, but unsuccessfully. Which apk is the most trustful for Galaxy S6?

  15. Help how can I root samsung J200G with this sort of apk king root did not work kingo root did not work iroot did not work sjould i give up.. please Obasi Miracle help me please comment fast

      • I have tried that but still kingroot is unable to root my phone M4. it shows that root has done but while asking for root permission the devise is not giving root access. also it reached to 95% and after that it app shows that root has failed.
        Can you suggest any tricks so that i can root my phone. i am trying from long time, but failed to do so…!!

        • Install super-SU and click yes when it asks if you’ll like to install the binaries. Then get back to me if that works, seems like kingo is only able to do a partial rooting on your device.

  16. I tried this but did not Root my phone :( have you ever tried the oneclickroot? My friend told me that she uses that to root her phone.

  17. How can i root oppo neo 7 all other rooters I’ve already tried and it doesnt still work I’ve tried kingroot, kingoroot, iroot, oppo tools, what should i do?

  18. I cannot root my oppo neo 7 what should i do or try? Because when i installed toot checker it said that root not properly installed

  19. Hi Obasi Miracle
    Please help me i’m tired
    How can i root ” HUAMI H1 Build H023 Version 4.4.2 kit kat ” all other rooters I’ve already tried and it doesnt still work I’ve tried kingroot, kingoroot, iroot,
    what should i do?
    Please help me show easy app to root my HUAMI H1 Version 4.4.2

  20. Wassup dawg….listen man I have a Vodafone Smart tab 3g 2,,,but I don’t have a computer so its quite difficult to root my device in fact its impossible to root my device…so do you have a option that might work please

  21. Hi bro I’m using Lenovo vibe k4 note.I’m trying to root my phone since long back..but no result.which rooting app would be the best to root my phone
    Thank you

  22. Hello i am trying to root my LYF FLAME 7 phone but root not working because… My devices already software update so please say me how i can root my LYF phone or build a new application please

  23. Just awesome,
    thanks for sharing this valuable article on rooting. keep sharing and keep updating more on this topic.
    Thanks again.

  24. Great Post Sir. This is really helpful for Any Smartphone Root.
    Thanks for your Complete guide with Download link. :D

  25. Can anyone help me with rooting my Samsung Galaxy on 5th (gt-550t) or my Kyocera wave (c6740N) help me find an apk that might root or tell me if I must use pc

  26. My Kyocera is 5.1 and my Samsung 6.0.1 and I have tried all of the apps listed above and many more but if you have any luck or know anything please let me know

  27. Phone: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, no service, connected to public Wi-Fi, used as a tester in case of catastrophic failure.

    Iroot (VIRUS) installs a ton of crap on your phone. No root (Phone factory wiped)
    Kingroot failed.
    Kingo failed.
    Towelroot failed.
    Framaroot failed
    Baiduroot. (VIRUS) Entirely in Chinese, had to use a mirror to download. Installs a bunch of crap on your device. Phone factory wiped.

    At this point, I am convinced there are no legit apps that root this phone. You must be a black hat hacker or work for the NSA, which is almost the same thing. I am not willing to put my actual phone or my tablet at undue risk, especially since I do purchases from my tablet.

    All online reviews are fake, anything that says “OMG, IT TOTALLY WORKED, THANKS SO MUCH!” is a lie typed up by the people who made the app. I’ll gladly eat my words if someone proves me wrong.

    • Hi Ron,

      True, the later versions of iRoot installs 2 other apps along with root permission management app. But the app(s) is just a Chinese app store and some other utility app they’re tryna force down to users throat. They are everything else, but Virus/Malware.

      On your other points Ron, these apps are best choice for thousands of OEM Android devices (mostly MTK powered) out there in the much-saturated mobile market.

      I do not have your exact device model right now to see what rooting tool is best for it, but would advice you go through the recently updated section of our root apps post.

      PS: We have an offline tech support/maintenance store that affords us the opportunity to root and/or recover lost data from lots of devices yearly, so we do use these tools (PC versions mostly) from time to time.

  28. Please help me i’m vishu my handset name HTC DROID DNA no root I use all apps for root device
    Which app to properly root my device my android version 4.1.1 2gb ram 1.5 ghrz proceeser

  29. Hi,
    I have been trying to root my Huawei Y3ii( LUA-U03) without any success. Unlocked the bootloader, changed the settings and tried all the available apps.can you please help me.

  30. Hi,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    Kingroot – Says no root available. Request being sent, but this takes ages.(With at least one version it said not enough requests)

    Kingoroot – Initially it would turnoff the phone but hasnt been doing that either.

    Iroot – Device not supported. Was asked for device specs by support team.

    Towelroot(apk) – Tried all three MOD STRINGS. It either says device not supported or just does nothing.

    Pootroot(apk) – Doesn’t support.

    Android root(apk) – Doesn’t support.

    These are the few applications I have tried apart from SRKTOOLS method.

  31. Just tried srsroot(PC version). It says root successful and restarts my device. But when I do a root check it says root not installed properly.

  32. I have a Alcatel A30 Fierce and I can’t seem to get ANYTHING to work to root my device! Do you know what program or APK will work for me?

    Thanks

  33. Hello

    Does i have i Huawei VNS-l31 Android Version 7
    Does any of them work on my phone
    I know OneClickRoot does but i don’t have money to pay for it

    • Hi Per,

      I have tested any yet with this exact device model, but they’re normally risk-free. You can try kingroot or kingoapp and give feedback in comments

  34. i have tried all the apps ranging from kingroot…kingoroot..framaroot….iroot….towelroot…still no success…TICHIPS MODEL T702 PLUSq

  35. wow….what an amazing blog. I have tried so many rooting apk to root some of my Android phones but here are some more root apk I am yet to try. Definitely, I’ll give a shot to some of these root APK and tell you how it went.

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