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Rooting an android phone?


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#1 Guest_gacl_*

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

Hello all, currently I am looking at rooting my android phone and i'm wondering what is a good tool to use.  I have been looking at using Kingo root from Kingoapp.com.   Does anyone know if the software is safe to run on windows?  Also will it infect my phone with a trojan or something?  I have heard that it sends private info about your phone back to the developer.  Has anyone heard anything about kingo root?  Has anyone used it?  Also if it is bad then what is a good tool to use to root an android. Thanks!

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#2 PuReinSAniTY

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 07:43 PM

I was just about to ask the same thing... from the site reports and some general users it seems to be safe but still...have an anti virus and anti malware handy if things turn nasty


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:30 AM

tried it yesterday and guess what....it actually worked! quiet well actually. the download had nothing to do with malware but did try to install some kingo app that you had to uncheck to get rid of, but still it worked with no hiccups at all. IMO it is a very good rooting tool


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:05 PM

What phone do you have?   I would say as long as your device is listed, it might work.   Today, it depends on your device.   I'm in the US and on Big Red.   Verizon makes rooting and unlocking bootloaders extremely hard.  I purchased a phone that is still able to be unlocked, but samsung aren't.   So, it really depends on where you're located in your carrier.  I can't say for countries outside the US though.


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