Rooting is the process of gaining root access on a device. This allows us full access to all aspects of the device’s operating system. The most popular thing to do once you gain root access is to flash a custom recovery. Custom ROMs, overclocking kernels, adding certain new features, etc. all require what is known as a custom recovery image. When an Android device ships from the manufacturer, it has a recovery mode built in. This is used to restore the device if it becomes unresponsive and to perform updates to the operating system. Once you have root access, however, we can replace this recovery image with our own custom recovery image that can, not only perform those same functions, but has a lot of added new features. One such new feature, is the ability to allow us to flash custom versions of the operating system (custom ROMs). These custom versions, created by talented third-party developers, can add new versions of the operating system, add features from other devices that aren’t normally available on your device, etc.
Thanks to Kingo and their popular rooting program, we can root the Samsung Galaxy Mega in one click. Here’s how.
1. This only works on Windows since the rooting program is only for Windows.
1. On the Galaxy Mega, go to Settings > General > About Device.
2. Repeatedly tap on Build Number until it says you are a developer.
3. Hit back and tap Developer Options.
5. Turn on USB Debugging.
1. Download Kingo.
2. Double-click the exe to install Kingo.
3. Follow the prompts to install Kingo.
4. Wait for it to install the drivers and when it tells you to unplug the device, do so.
5. When it tells you to plug the device back in, do so.
6. Tap always allow and click OK on your device when prompted.
7. Click the Root button and wait for it to finish.
8. Once done, it’ll reboot and you are all done!
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Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!
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