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This is a common question by those who have want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device?

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Starting Jan 2012 we are going to allow one "How to root?" question per device. Just search for [rooting] and your device or refer to the index below. If the question doesn't exist yet, create one and add it to this index. –  Flow Sep 2 '12 at 10:53
    
Does rooting have anything to do with Android version? Do different versions have different rooting methods on the same device? –  hims056 Dec 9 '13 at 6:39
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@hims056 possibly, yes. Because the manufacturer could fix security holes that developers were exploiting in order to root a deviec. –  Bryan Denny Dec 9 '13 at 13:50
    
Is "Community" giving itself 100 extra rep? hahaha or does it go to the majority stakeholder Matthew Read? –  jlehenbauer Feb 10 at 0:27
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DISCLAIMER: ROOTING YOUR PHONE WILL PROBABLY VOID YOUR WARRANTY FROM BOTH THE CARRIER AND THE MANUFACTURER. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ACCEPT FAULT FOR ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ROOTING, THEN DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. HERE BE DRAGONS.


Questions?

Before rooting, you might have some questions about it. Fortunately, they've already been answered! Refer to the handy list below:

How do I do root?

First, ensure you understand that you are assuming all risks and will void your warranty. We don't guarantee that any specific program or method will work. Once again:your warranties will be voided, you may screw up your phone, and there may also be other adverse effects. If you do not want to risk it, stop now.

The easiest way to root your phone is via "one click" methods. You will have less of a chance of messing up your phone via these methods. However, these "one click" methods are not available for all devices and therefore you will have to go through a manual process using ADB or other tools. Ensure you know what version of Android you have, your phone's firmware and hardware versions, and whether the rooting method you will choose work on those versions.

BE VERY CAREFUL IN MODIFYING ANY INSTRUCTIONS UNLESS YOU WANT AN EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT. We can't guarantee that none of these methods will brick your phone, but trying to mess about on your own is even more dangerous unless you really know what you're doing.

Rooting Guides Index

These are links to questions on this site that have been asked for specific devices. If the question for your device hasn't been answered, don't post a duplicate — you can attract attention to the question by offering a bounty on it, sharing the link, posting in our chatroom, etc.

Acer

Amazon

Asus

HTC

Huawei

Karbonn

Lenovo

LG

Micromax

Motorola

Nook

Samsung

Sony

SpreadTrum

ZTE

Other

Methods/apps

I've rooted my phone. Now what?

  • We have another question about that!
  • If you have another method or know how to root a device that's not listed, feel free to add it to the list! Just follow the same format.
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Feel free to edit the wiki if you see improvements that can be made instead of down voting :) –  Bryan Denny Aug 9 '11 at 5:23
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