Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop with or without Computer

May. 12, 2016 Posted by to Tutorials

With the development of rooting technology, you can root Android device without a computer now. However, you need to download and install a lot of staff on a computer in order to root the device in the past. In this tutorial, I will show you two different methods to root any Android device: one is without PC and the other is with PC. What I can say is that both methods are easy to follow. And they are the best rooting tool available on the market. According to official document, you can root any Android device from Android Jelly bean to Android Lollipop (5.0 to 5.1.1). Supported Android brand includes Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, MEIZU, Lenovo, etc...



Part 1: How to Root Android Lollipop without Computer

KingRoot app is the program we are going to use in this section. It's well known Android rooting app. Type on your mobile browser and click "Free Download" button to save the latest APK on your device. Tap the downloaded file to open Android app installer. During the installation, you should grant the permission it asks to or the installation will be failed.


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Tap "Open" button at the end of installation to launch the app on your device. The user interface is quite clean. Select "Try it" at the startup window, this will lead to a new window now. On the new screen, tap "Get Now" to start the rooting process. There is a circle on the central of KingRoot app indicating how many percentages being done. A few minutes, a message says Your device is rooted.


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Please note that, not every device can be rooted with this app. If you failed in this, please refer to the following tutorial mentioned below. As far as I know, rooting with a computer has more chances for successful root when comparing to do it without a computer.


Part 2: How to Root Android Lollipop with Computer

AnyRooter Android Root Pro is a desktop program that will let you root your Android device on a PC or Mac. The process is much simple than the method we listed above. It is a 1-click rooting program that does all the background tasks for you, including phone data backup, driver update, and device scan. What you really need to do is click the Root button.


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Mac Version



Now let us jump to the steps on how to use AnyRooter on computer: First download and install the program on PC or Mac. Then enable USB debugging mode (find it under "Settings -> developer options") on your Android deice and connect it to computer via USB cable. Push the big green button "Root Now" within the program's interface. Your device will be rooted in a matter of minutes.


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AnyRooter is a decent rooting program to root your device that works pretty well almost on all Android devices. That's a big advantage to KingRoot app. The rooting is massive decreased when you are going to root your Android with a computer because computer has more powerful CPU and GPU than mobile device. For new device, I highly recommend to give it try on AnyRooter first. It has better support and gets more chances to root the device with success.