How to Root the Kyocera Rise

If messaging is what you do on your smartphone the whole day, you should better be getting the Kyocera Rise smartphone. Equipped with a slider-keyboard and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ll have a more comfortable experience chatting with your friends, as unlike the touch-keyboard, you’ll have better grip over the physical one. While the slider is a main attraction of the device, it has some other cool features as well, like a 3.2 MP camera on the back and a 1GHz of processor. The device has been rooted by the developers and if you wish to root yours, you can follow our guide below. It’s got everything you need to know to root your Kyocera Rise smartphone, let’s get started:

I. Before You Begin:

1. Rooting your device will void its warranty. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. This procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

3. You should have appropriate drivers installed on your PC. You can get them from here.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s available in the first post)

III. Rooting the Kyocera Rise:

1. Download and place the Root Package archive onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop. Don’t run any files just yet.

3. Open up Menu>>Settings>>Developer options on your device and enable the USB debugging option.

4. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

5. Now double-click on the RunMe.bat file you extracted earlier to your Desktop.

6. The first option in the tool is to root your device. So, press 1 and hit Enter.

7. After a few seconds, you’ll see some options on your device’s screen. Tap Restore my data.

8. It’ll then root your device.

9. You should be rooted now!

Congrats! Your Rise has been successfully rooted and is now capable to have root-only apps!

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Tom O’Reilly

    This procedure does not work for me. Running Windows 7 (on VmWare Fusion 5.0.3). I have installed the Android ADT for Windows, am able to communicate with phone through USB-ddms. When I run the rooting “RunMe” batch file, and select choice ’1′, I get many messages saying “The system cannot find the path specified”. I never see any messages on my phone (connected to USB of course), and the phone does not reboot.

    Can anyone help me? Specifically, I see the the messages displayed below. Thanks, Tom

    Make a choice: 1
    Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
    Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    .

    Normal Mode enabled!
    .

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing busybox….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing su binary ….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing Superuser app
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Making busybox runable …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
    If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
    Running …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Successful, going to reboot your device in 10 seconds!
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Waiting for device to show up again….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

  • rob

    i rooted mine without using a pc. i tried so long and all but gave up. i used an app called “poot” just google it and type in your rise with it…it is the only thing that worked

  • tachybrady

    Use RootGenius