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By naudmick, Senior Member on 21st October 2013, 03:51 PM
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Kingo Android Root is a well-designed, aesthetically pleasing application for Windows based computers that forgoes the device specific route, and offers rooting for a lot of Android devices from a variety of manufacturers. Supported phones include the likes of Google Nexus lineup, several HTC devices including HTC One, One X, One V, Droid Eris, Motorola Defy, a number of Samsung phones, popular LG devices and some smartphones from Sony. It offers a true one-click root experience, where you have to just download the application, install it, connect your device and click Root.



There are a few things that you need to be mindful of. When connecting your device, you need to have USB Debugging enabled in Android settings. There’s no requirement for pre-installed device drivers, as the software will take care of that for you. In fact, it will give you the Root option only after the drivers have been properly configured. Past that, all you have to do is hit the Root button, and let the application work its magic.

The app pushes SuperSU binaries which are slightly outdated, but get instantly updated to the new version thanks to Google Play. However, it won’t install a custom recovery, so that part you’ll have to take care of manually. Kingo Android Root supports Android versions up to 4.3.

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There are a few things that you need to be mindful of. When connecting your device, you need to have USB Debugging enabled in Android settings. There’s no requirement for pre-installed device drivers, as the software will take care of that for you. In fact, it will give you the Root option only after the drivers have been properly configured. Past that, all you have to do is hit the Root button, and let the application work its magic.

The app pushes SuperSU binaries which are slightly outdated, but get instantly updated to the new version thanks to Google Play. However, it won’t install a custom recovery, so that part you’ll have to take care of manually. Kingo Android Root supports Android versions up to 4.3.


Sources: Redmond Pie - HowToRootMobile Homepage: http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root.htm
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29th December 2013, 04:30 PM |#2  
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So, can someone please explain the reason why this thread was closed, and then re-opened!? And what was all that talk about security issues, sending data to chinese servers, etc.!?
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29th December 2013, 06:28 PM |#3  
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Rooting our device without a unlocked bootloader is pointless
The kernel implements write protection that prevents you from making any changes to the system partition
You're better off unlocking your bootloader and taking the slightly longer but right route to root your device.

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2nd January 2014, 07:09 AM |#4  
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So, can someone please explain the reason why this thread was closed, and then re-opened!? And what was all that talk about security issues, sending data to chinese servers, etc.!?

I agree. Someone at XDA closed the thread, and they had a reason. And someone at XDA reopened it. Why?
What gives with this Kingo software? It's a slick site. It's free. It's simple. It roots different phones. And it does not appear to be sensitive to OTA updates. If the DLVR root required an exploit to work, and ATT issues an OTA update that closed the exploit but the Kingo root just breezes right by it all of it, what gives.
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2nd January 2014, 09:03 AM |#5  
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these work on one x + ?
17th January 2014, 09:58 PM |#6  
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just downloaded this software but googled it first before using and this has been said to have a lot of flags for this software.it is said to send imei number to chinese servers as well as other info and a few other things so until i know this is ok to use its a no go and would advice caution to anyone wanting to use this.
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Hi guys,someone with Samsung Galaxy s 3 LTE has root with this software?I am from Spain.
Another thing, this will change the status of Knox?Thank´s!
30th January 2014, 12:36 AM |#8  
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CAUTION : DO NOT USE. The app requires full internet connection as you can test. It sends data about your phone to servers in China (IMEIs and Serial Numbers). It was said to be removed in version 2.0 but do not trust it.

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[QUOTE=Bllooi;49884662]CAUTION : DO NOT USE. The app requires full internet connection as you can test. It sends data about your phone to servers in China (IMEIs and Serial Numbers). It was said to be removed in version 2.0 but do not trust it.´/QUOTE]

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"It's good, this thread was closed on those suspicions but they started communicating with xda and so it was reopened."
in other thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49739639

What they can do with mi IMEI and serial number, clone the phone in China?
30th January 2014, 05:35 PM |#10  
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CAUTION : DO NOT USE. The app requires full internet connection as you can test. It sends data about your phone to servers in China (IMEIs and Serial Numbers). It was said to be removed in version 2.0 but do not trust it.´/QUOTE]

Other Senior Member DeadlySin9 said
"It's good, this thread was closed on those suspicions but they started communicating with xda and so it was reopened."
in other thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49739639

What they can do with mi IMEI and serial number, clone the phone in China?

No, its kinda the same reason we just don't randomly post our IMEIs here on xda or our serial numbers. Why do you think people cover their imeis when they do fastboot getvar all?.... They can spoof your IMEI and do illegal activity. Your imei is like your home address because yes they can clone the phone. Dude I'd rather just not take the risk of getting in trouble with the cops and not share your imei
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No, its kinda the same reason we just don't randomly post our IMEIs here on xda or our serial numbers. Why do you think people cover their imeis when they do fastboot getvar all?.... They can spoof your IMEI and do illegal activity. Your imei is like your home address because yes they can clone the phone. Dude I'd rather just not take the risk of getting in trouble with the cops and not share your imei

The IMEI number is basically a unique serial number to the phone. It's like an ethernet MAC address. It's supposed to be unique. If someone got ahold of yours, the worst they could do is pretend to be your phone's serial number. They couldn't access your account, they couldn't use your data, or make phone calls as if they were you. All of the account information is on the SIM. There are a few reasons why someone might want to spoof an IMEI - despite the fact that it's illegal - such as to avoid using a phone with a stolen IMEI, or to pretend that one phone is another (such as making an iPhone look like it's a Nokia to avoid specific iPhone charges/plans).
having said this I have used this as a ton of other users... no cops been knocking at my door yet.. just saying...
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