How to Check Android Device is Rooted or Not

Apr. 27, 2016 17:45 pm. Posted by to Tutorials
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This is a very common question when you got an Android phone, especially an old one bought from others. With a rooted phone, you have the maximum administrative permissions to change settings or permissions of applications. In short, it is full access to your device. In default, limitations are placed on the phone to prevent users from changing things in the operating system. Anyway, if you consider yourself an advanced user, then you can obtain root access to modify what you need. For starters, the new phones do not have root access by default. So you need to check the phone was rooted or not before doing any further operations. If it was rooted, then congratulations. If not, then you need to root the phone later.

Considerations before Changing Root Access

Method 1: Check with Root Check App

There is an excellent app for this is called "Root Check" in Google play store. And it’s one of the best Android apps to check the root status on any given Android phone or tablet.

How to Use Root Check

root checker app

Method 2: How to Check it Manually

There is an excellent app for this is called "Root Check" in Google play store. And it’s one of the best Android apps to check the root status on any given Android phone or tablet.

How to Use Root Check

terminal emulator app

 

For me, the first method is much straight forward and you can easily understand whether the device is rooted after checking. However, if you already has a terminal app installed, then the second method is quicker then the first one. Overall, it’s quite easy to determine the root status with the above two methods.