Alternatives to Kingo Root for all platforms with any license





  • Root Genius icon

    Root Genius

    Root your Android phone with just one click. Root Genius is a quick root tool which supports more than 10,000 android phone models now.

    Free Windows

    • Warning Potential malware, see
  • KingRoot icon


    KingRoot is a root tool for "lazy people" who just want to get root access but don't want to flash any third party Recovery into their lovely device. It can work on almost all device from Android 2.x – 5.0.

    Free Windows Android

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    Unrevoked is a tool that provides a one-click method for rooting HTC phones that run Android. It replaces your Android phone's stock recovery image with a custom one, allowing you to perform advanced tasks on the system partition...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Z4root is an Android app that can root nearly all Android devices with one click. The following devices can NOT be permanently rooted (most devices can be temporarily rooted): - Desire - Desire HD - Magic - Evo - G2 - Archos 70...

    Free Android

  • towelroot icon


    Towelroot is a simple APK that allows Android users to quickly root their devices. Towelroot is developed by Geohot (famous for iPhone and Playstation 3 jailbreaking) for Root Android smartphones including Samsung Galaxy S5 and...

    Free Android

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    Baidu Root

    If it is time to root an Android, there is a rooting program that can be used for Smartphone or tablet. Learn about the Baidu root app used now.

    Free Windows Android

  • SRSRoot

    SRSRoot free OneClick Root solution for android devices our software will root your device without flashing

    Free Windows

  • Framaroot

    Now you can root your android device without PC, just use Framaroot. This app includes several exploits named after the heroes of the book "The Lord of the Rings": Gandalf, Boromir, Pippin, Legolas, Sam, Frodo, Aragorn and...

    Free Android Android Tablet

    • Warning 2/68 anti-virus softwares on VirusTotal detected Framaroot's website as malicious.
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    Rescue Root

    Why Mess with Complicated and Risky Scripts when you can Safely and Easily Root your Android with Rescue Root? Rescue Root will scan you phone to detect root compatibility for free. To root unlimited supported devices requires a...

    Commercial Windows

  • UnlockRoot

    Anshouji Unlock Root tools,Support all Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 (2.3.4,2.3.5,2.3.7) droids,Easy way to get root access Permissions!

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Site inaccessible due to security issues.
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    One Click Root

    Rooting lets you take full advantage of your phone or tablet. With just simple steps, you can block advertisements, remove bloatware, unlock new features, and install the latest versions of Android. It’s the way Android was meant to...

    Commercial Windows

    • Warning The site has a disputable reputation on WOT: there's no pricing on the website, but you can't use the program without paying. See other comments at
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    Sp Flash Tool

    Windows and Linux Software tool to flash Android ROMs.

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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    Universal Androot

    Universal Androot is an Android app that lets you to root many Android devices easily, without modifying the bootloader or voiding the warranty. Simply press the "Root" button on the screen to root your phone, or...

    Free Android

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Kingo Root Comments

kingoroot recommended by CNET

Positive Comment by jasonbrown1965
about Kingo Root 6 days ago

Not saying CNET can be trusted implicitly (their software service is riddled with adware, and their recommendations no longer appear to be independent):

But ... neither can WOT, if PC Mag is to be believed:

TechRadar also refers to Kingo Root, so that's two thumbs up from news media, and one thumbs down from WOT, a service that allows downvotes not just on facts but opinion. Your call!