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How to Root Any Device

Welcome to the Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a PM to PG101, with the device details and a link to the root thread.

For those new to the world of rooting, acquiring root access essentially grants you elevated permissions. With root access, you are able to access and modify files that would normally be inaccessible, such as files stored on the /data and /system partitions. Having root access also allows you to run an entirely different class of third-party applications and apply deep, system-level modifications. And by proxy, you may also be able to access certain device features that would otherwise be inaccessible or use existing features in new ways.

Having root access isn’t the end all-be all of device modification–that title is usually reserved for fully unlocked bootloaders and S-Off. That said, root access is generally the first step on your journey to device modification. As such, root access is often used to install custom recoveries, which then can be used to flash custom ROMs, kernels, and other device modifications. Root access also enables users to install the powerful and versatile Xposed Framework, which itself acts as a gateway to easy, non-destructive device modification.

Due to its inherent power, having root access is often dangerous. Thankfully, there are root brokering applications such as SuperSU that only grant root access to applications of your choosing. There are also various root-enabled utilities available to help you restore in the event that something goes wrong. For starters, you can use any number of root-enabled application backup tools to backup your applications and their data to your local storage, your PC, and even online cloud storage. And in conjunction with a custom recovery, rooted users are able to perform a full, system-wide Nandroid backup that essentially takes a snapshot of your current smartphone or tablet at any particular time.

We can go on about the virtues of root access ad infinitum, but we’ll stop for now because we sense you salivating at the prospect of root access and what you can do with your device once root is achieved. Head to the links below to begin the journey.

PLEASE NOTE: Rooting a device may void the warranty on the device. It may also make the device unstable or if not done properly, may completely brick the device. Some methods may install additional apps/software on your device. The author does not take any responsibility for your device. Root at your own risk and only if you understand what you are doing!


Magisk Root

Magisk can root many Android devices along with standard common patches. It packs with a super powerful Universal Systemless Interface, allowing immense potention.


Many devices can be rooted using this application. Check your device for compatibility.


Created by XDA Recognized Developer geohotTowelroot is another root exploit app that is compatible with a large range of devices. The root exploit itself is built around Linux kernel CVE-2014-3153 discovered by hacker Pinkie Pie, and it involves an issue in the Futex subsystem that in turn allows for privilege escalation. Although specifically designed for certain variants of the Galaxy S5, it is compatible with the majority of devices running unpatched kernels.


Created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer ChainfireCF-Auto-Root is a root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares as well as Nexus devices, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. In essence, it does nothing but install and enable SuperSU on your system, so apps can gain root access.


KingRoot is root for people who just want to have root access to their devices, and not necessarily wanting to flash anything extra. It works on almost all devices from Android version 2.x to 5.0. Working of KingRoot is based on system exploit. The most suitable root strategy will be deployed from cloud to your device according to the ROM information on the device. The best part of using this root method is that it does not trip KNOX and have the ability to close Sony_RIC perfectly.


Galaxy A7 (2018)

Galaxy A8+ (SM-A730F)

Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Galaxy A50

Galaxy A51

Galaxy A71

Galaxy J4+

Galaxy J6+

Galaxy M40 (SM-M405F)

Galaxy M10s

Galaxy M30

Galaxy Ace

Galaxy S Advance

Galaxy S Relay

Galaxy W

Galaxy Y

Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S5360)

Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy S II (JellyBean)

Galaxy SII Plus (4.1.2 | 4.2.2)

Galaxy S III (International | Verizon 4.3 – 4.1.2 | Sprint AT&T | T-Mobile)

Galaxy S4 (International Exynos – Snapdragon Verizon Sprint AT&T | T-Mobile | Canadian)

Galaxy S4 Active

Galaxy S5 (International Qualcomm/Exynos | Sprint | T-Mobile | Verizon | AT&T)

Galaxy S6 (Normal Root PingPong Root)

Galaxy S6 Edge (Normal Root PingPong Root)

Galaxy S6 Edge+

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S8 (Recovery and Root)

Galaxy S8 Plus (Recovery and Root)

Galaxy S9 (Recovery and Root)

Galaxy S9+ (Recovery and Root)

Galaxy S10 Series

Galaxy S10 Lite (Coming Soon!!)

Galaxy S20 (S20, S20+, S20 Ultra)

Galaxy Z Flip

Galaxy Note (International | Verizon | Sprint | T-Mobile AT&T)

Galaxy Note 2 (International | Verizon Sprint | AT&T | T-Mobile)

Galaxy Note 3 (International | Verizon | Sprint | AT&T | T-Mobile)

Galaxy Note 4 (International | Verizon | Sprint | At&T | T-Mobile)

Galaxy Note 5 (Root via Kernel)

Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 10/10+ (Exynos Only)

Galaxy Note Edge

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Galaxy Gear

Gear 2

Gear 2 Neo

Tab Pro (12.2, 10.1, 8.4)

Tab S (8.4 | 10.5)

Tab S2

Tab 3

Tab 4

Galaxy Tab S4

Galaxy Tab S6

Galaxy Z Flip



HTC Butterfly

HTC Desire

HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire X

HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire Eye

HTC Evo 3D

HTC Flyer/Evo View 4G

HTC Incredible

HTC Incredible S



HTC One X | One X+

HTC Sensation

HTC One M7 (International | Verizon | Sprint AT&T | T-Mobile)

HTC One Mini

HTC One Max

HTC One M8 (International | Verizon | Sprint | AT&T | T-Mobile)

HTC One M9

HTC One A9

HTC 10 (2016)

HTC U11 (Root Via Magisk | Custom Recovery)

HTC U11+ (TWRP and Root)

HTC U12+ (Basic pre guide to root without TWRP)




Nexus One

Nexus 4

Nexus 5

Nexus 5X

Nexus 6

Nexus 6P

Nexus 7 (Tablet)

Nexus 9 (Tablet)

Nexus 10 (Tablet)

Nexus Player

Pixel C

Pixel XL

Pixel Life

Pixel 2 XL(Magisk [WIP] / SuperSu)

Pixel 3

Pixel 3 XL

Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a XL



Moto E

Moto E (2015)

Moto G

Moto G (2014)

Moto G (2015)

Moto G4 Plus

Moto X

Moto X (2014)

Moto X Play

Moto X Style Pure

Moto Z

Moto G4 Plus

Droid X (MB810), Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957)

Droid X2 (MB870)

Droid 3 (XT862)

Droid 4 (XT894)

Droid Razr

Droid Razr HD

Maxx XT 1225


Moto Z



Xperia Line (Cross Development) (Link 1 | Link 2)

Xperia T/V/TX

Xperia Z (For FW 10.3.1.A.0.244)

Xperia Z Ultra

Xperia Z Ultra GPe

Xperia Z1

Xperia Z2

Xperia Z3

Xperia Z5

Xperia Z5 Premium

Xperia Z2 (Tablet)

Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z5 Compact

Xperia S

Xperia SP (For FW 12.0.A.2.245/254 and 12.1.A.1.207)

Xperia U

Xperia X Performance F8132

Xperia XA (F31xx, F32xx)

Xperia XZ

Xperia XZs

Smartwatch 3



G Flex

G2 (International | Verizon | Sprint | AT&T | T-Mobile)

G2 Mini

G3 (International/Unlocked Only/AT&T)


G5 (H850) (RS988)


Pro 2

Lucid 2

G-Flex 2

G Watch

G Watch R

LG V10 (T-Mobile)

LG V20






Find 5

Find 7 | 7a



OnePlus One

OnePlus Two

OnePlus X

One Plus 3

One Plus 3T

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro



Kindle Fire 1 (original)
Kindle Fire 2



Elephone Vowney


XIAOMI Mi Note Pro









XIAOMI Mi CC9 (TWRP Recovery)

XIAOMI Mi 10 (TWRP Recovery)

XIAOMI Mi 10 Pro

XIAOMI RedMi 8 (TWRP Recovery)

XIAOMI Note 10 (TWRP Recovery)

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi K30 5g (WIP)

Redmi 8A

ZTE Blade

Nvidia Tegra Note 7

HP Slate 7 (2800)

NVidia Shield Tablet

Dell Venue / Acer Iconia A1-830

Asus Zenfone 2 (Scroll first post to read the different root methods)

Asus Zenfone 5

Asus Zenphone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenphone Max Pro M2

Nokia X2

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

ZTE Axon Elite

ZTE Axon 7

Huawei Mate 8

Huawei Mate 10

Huawei Mate 20 X

Huawei P9

Huawei P9 Plus

Huawei P10

Huawei P20

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei Mediapad M5

Honor 7x (International Version BND-L21)

Honor 8

Honor 9 Lite

Honor View 10

Honor Note 10

Blu Pure XL

Vivo 9

Elephone S8

Lenovo Z5 Pro

Nubia Red Magic 3

Nubia Red Magic 5G

Realme 3 Pro

Realme XT

Realme X2 Pro

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