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8th June 2014, 02:17 PM   |  #1  
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so i just rooted my s3 t999 running 4.3 then i read something that kingo root not safe. does anybody know about this? any info would be appreciate, thanks in advance.
8th June 2014, 08:56 PM   |  #2  
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so i just rooted my s3 t999 running 4.3 then i read something that kingo root not safe. does anybody know about this? any info would be appreciate, thanks in advance.

kingo root is safe, if it dumbs anything onto your phone just delete them, i have safely rooted a couple cheap phones with it and see no problem.
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I can verify this, too. I rooted about 5-6 devices with it, and it did it flawlessly with them all.

What I remember using it with is the Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100 and i9100g) and a Tab 3 and others which I don't remember.

However, all it does is that it installs SuperSU to your device only, and nothing else. One Click Root is also as known as Kingo, but it installs a custom recovery, too, if you choose to.
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I can verify this, too. I rooted about 5-6 devices with it, and it did it flawlessly with them all.

What I remember using it with is the Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100 and i9100g) and a Tab 3 and others which I don't remember.

However, all it does is that it installs SuperSU to your device only, and nothing else. One Click Root is also as known as Kingo, but it installs a custom recovery, too, if you choose to.







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kingo root is safe, if it dumbs anything onto your phone just delete them, i have safely rooted a couple cheap phones with it and see no problem.

Yes I have also successfully rooted my device but I read online that kingo send the imei number and other sensitive information to a server in China.. have you heard about this?


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Yes I have also successfully rooted my device but I read online that kingo send the imei number and other sensitive information to a server in China.. have you heard about this?

I never heard about it, but I just googled it and you seem to be right. But I had it rooted for more than 8 months now, and I see no problems at all. I think that it uploads your IMEI code to their servers for 2 reasons. To know what is your device and get the correct rooting files so that it doesn't load your computer with a huge amount of files for devices that you don't have, and the 2nd reason is maybe they keep a counter or something like that of the number of devices rooted using their app. I said I am not sure about this, but I predict these are the reasons. And again, I didn't have any issues at all since I rooted my phone. However, if you just want to feel safe you can use One Click Root.

This is a post by a Forum Moderator speaking about that: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2503591&page=5
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9th June 2014, 02:50 AM   |  #6  
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so i just rooted my s3 t999 running 4.3 then i read something that kingo root not safe. does anybody know about this? any info would be appreciate, thanks in advance.

It's about trust! I don't know which phone/s you own, but for Sony smartphones/phablets there's Flashtool.
Personally, I prefer rooting my phone with Flashtool.
Some of its key features:
- unlock bootloader
- root
- ROM flashing
- kernel flashing


I never tried Kingo and I've heard only bad things about it.
What I used in the past- never experienced any trouble- is Vroot. Just to be sure, I followed these steps:
Install Vroot
Let it download the drivers for your phone
Turn off your Internet Connection
Connect phone
Root it
uninstall Vroot
delete all "leftovers"


It won't work with Kingo. Kingo wants you to stay connected to the Internet for some odd reasons. I'm paranoid, so I would never recommend it! What if it sends your phone's IMEI, ID, number to their servers?

Again, it's all about trust!
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11th June 2014, 06:35 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by sonyu

It's about trust! I don't know which phone/s you own, but for Sony smartphones/phablets there's Flashtool.
Personally, I prefer rooting my phone with Flashtool.
Some of its key features:
- unlock bootloader
- root
- ROM flashing
- kernel flashing


I never tried Kingo and I've heard only bad things about it.
What I used in the past- never experienced any trouble- is Vroot. Just to be sure, I followed these steps:
Install Vroot
Let it download the drivers for your phone
Turn off your Internet Connection
Connect phone
Root it
uninstall Vroot
delete all "leftovers"


It won't work with Kingo. Kingo wants you to stay connected to the Internet for some odd reasons. I'm paranoid, so I would never recommend it! What if it sends your phone's IMEI, ID, number to their servers?

Again, it's all about trust!

What bad things have tou heard about Kingo?

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Originally Posted by sonyu

It's about trust! I don't know which phone/s you own, but for Sony smartphones/phablets there's Flashtool.
Personally, I prefer rooting my phone with Flashtool.
Some of its key features:
- unlock bootloader
- root
- ROM flashing
- kernel flashing


I never tried Kingo and I've heard only bad things about it.
What I used in the past- never experienced any trouble- is Vroot. Just to be sure, I followed these steps:
Install Vroot
Let it download the drivers for your phone
Turn off your Internet Connection
Connect phone
Root it
uninstall Vroot
delete all "leftovers"


It won't work with Kingo. Kingo wants you to stay connected to the Internet for some odd reasons. I'm paranoid, so I would never recommend it! What if it sends your phone's IMEI, ID, number to their servers?

Again, it's all about trust!


How do you know it doesn't send your sensitive info to there servers before you turn off your internet connection? ??

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