How to Root Your Android Device (Using the Unlock Root Tool)

If you look for the general Android rooting tools, you’ll find that there are many and thousands of devices are compatible with those methods. The Unlock Root Tool is a such tool that supports a handful of devices and provides options to root and unroot devices. The following guide shows how you can use the tool to gain root access on your device. If it works for your device and you successfully rooted your device, make sure you leave us a comment with your device name so others can benefit from it.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty. However, the unrooting feature in the tool allows you to reinstate the warranty of your device.

2. Make sure your device has at least 60% of battery life left.

3. You must have drivers for your device installed on your PC.

4. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Unlock Root Tool

III. Rooting Your Android Device (Using the Unlock Root Tool):

1. Place the Unlock Root Tool file you just downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Double-click on the tool’s executable file and install the program.

3. Once installed, launch it on your PC.

4. Enable the USB debugging option on your device from Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging.

5. Connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

6. Click on Root button in the tool and it’ll try to detect your device.


Click on the Root button

7. A list of detected devices will appear, select your device from the list.

8. As soon as you select the device, it’ll start the rooting process.

9. Once the rooting’s done, you should get a confirmation message on your screen.

10. Reboot the device.

11. You’re done!

Great! Your device has been successfully rooted and you can confirm the root access by installing the Root Checker app.

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.

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  • Kerry

    Program does not launch after you try to run it on Win 7 x64bit

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It works fine on the Windows 7 32bit version. Maybe it doesn’t support 64bit versions for now.

  • kip

    avg blocked a trojan horse on the install.

    • raghubir

      same problerm here dont know what to do

  • Robert Ellis

    Will this work for the Asus TF700 running JB4.1

  • Cem

    Thank you so much, I have tried to root my phone for 2 years and finally with all the information on the site and here I have managed to root my Xperia X8 … With all my thanks, Cem…

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Cem,

      We’re glad we could help you and thanks for leaving us good feedback.

      Keep coming back for more…

  • raghubir

    hi my lg optimus 2x is not rooting i recently updated it from gingerbread 2.3.4 to ics 4.0.4 it wont root how can i solve the problerm plus im using windows 7 32 the main installing file is always stuck at 58 percent and never goes ahead

    • Mahesh Makvana

      As you say the installation process doesn’t go ahead, make sure your PC is virus-free and doesn’t have any kind of malwares, spywares, etc. Once the program’s installed 100%, you’ll be able to root your device.

      Thanks raghubir!

  • Parthasarathy S

    Its not working for my device LAVA Xolo a800

  • technocureco

    will this work on the htc one s?

  • Jernej

    The software insists on buying it. I thought it is for free. Or am I doing something wrong?

  • andy

    scam! installs a ton of adware then does nothing!

  • J0ku

    My Galaxy Tab 2 Says ”Failed to get shell root , please use the services of our professional root!” what do i have to do?

  • Jacob Owens

    I just tried this and it says “Failed to get shell root , please use the services of our professional root!” HELP ME!!!

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  • Marjan

    I just tried this and it says “Failed to get shell root , please use the services of our professional root!” How can I fix this?

  • Joe Honz

    dam been tring for yers to get a good root and finaly my mytouch 3g is rooted thanx everyone…

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Glad we could help you root your device!

  • Danish Azarul

    do we need to unlock the bootloader on our phone first? please reply im begging.

  • i tried and it came out saying that – failed to get shell root. please use the services of our professional root..

    • Maybe your device is not supported by the tool. Try any other method to root your device.

  • Ali

    Thanks Mahesh Makvana im done with rooting as you mantion method

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s great! Hope you have a good time with your rooted device!

  • Tariq

    I m trying to root my HTC Explorer but when i m pressing ROOT it says “Failed to chmod file : busy box”

    what to do? need help

  • ab kumar

    Does it work with micromax a65

    • Well, it’s an universal root method and we cannot guarantee that it’ll work for you. But you can try the procedure yourself and then let us know if it worked for you.

  • Bravo

    After a lot of hesitation for a year, i finally decided to root my Phone .. This Works Just perfect .. I was able to root the phone and remove those useless built in apps in no time using built in app removal app.. Thanks a ton!!

  • farhan haider

    When i root with unlock root in micromax a25 its says failed to get shell to fix it plz rply

  • Farhan haider

    When I root with unlock root in micromax a25 its says failed to get shell to fix it plz rply

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  • daniela

    it didnt work ):

    • Mahesh Makvana

      What error did you get?

      • Rajshekhar

        Be laude bolte hai sab uska reply kar na……Download root documentation fail….

  • bob

    it says i need to get the pro version and that the shell couldnt be found im on a samsung galaxy note (the way to big phone)

  • robby

    so how do I root my mi 400? its android ofcource n do I news a pc before doing all this? please help

  • tushar

    HCl U2 unable to root ,it shows failed to get shell root permissions

  • Mark

    Cannot launch the program (as admin) window pops up with msg: UnlockRoot has stopped working

    Problem signature:

    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

    Application Name: unlockroot.exe

    Application Version:

    Application Timestamp: 442e5055

    Fault Module Name: unlockroot.exe

    Fault Module Version:

    Fault Module Timestamp: 442e5055

    Exception Code: c0000005

    Exception Offset: 001f1f86

    OS Version: 6.1.7600.

    Locale ID: 2057

    Additional Information 1: 0a9e

    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    Additional Information 3: 0a9e

    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    • Aviral Agarwal

      plz help

  • Sameer Bhakshi

    thaat was so easy … thanks guys

  • kan

    how to root an Iphone 5 Retina ? its run on 2.3.6 android … cpu 1ghz dual core ram 512mb

    • aman

      u idiot iphone 5 dose not work on android it;s work on ios (so in my way u don’t have iphone 5 u are lying to us)

    • dafadur

      Clone ?

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  • cokey

    this used to work but its just a way of pushing adware and its paid version on to you load of crap now

  • frogman23

    I was able to root the new Pantech Discover 1st try! I am using a Macbook with VM Fusion running Windows 7 (fresh install with nothing on it, disabled firewall) program ran flawlessly and rooted device. Thanks for your time developing this tool because there seems to be issues with root method on this device (some will root, some will not, using the only other method posted on XDA.) Now if you could just find me a version of CWM Recovery that will work on this device, Id be all set to try some custom Roms. Thanx again!

  • ezekiel

    IT WORKS thanks now my phone is rooted

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s great! Now go ahead and load it up with your favorite apps!

      • raj

        unlock root is not installing on system pl tell probable reasons

  • ezekiel

    thanks it works now my phone is rooted

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Glad we could help you root your device!

  • Mohamed Saheel

    great job. It worked for me. Thanks buddy.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Cool! You’re welcome!

      • rayhan

        comment ta fais moi j’y arrive pas !

  • rayhan

    SA marche pas j’ai essayé mais pk ?

  • rayhan

    help me please !

  • karen

    does this work on any android phone??

  • Jitendra Behera

    I tried to root Micromax A75 anf got error

    Failed to get shell root, please use the services of our professional root.

  • Norbi Kowacs

    This work in zte kis lite?

  • nico

    I’ve Already installed the unlocker pro in my notebook. but suddenly it didn’t work because it need to buy . What should i do.? I want to root my Phone as soon as possible. but How could I.? Please help me, thanks more powers.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      As far as we know, rooting doesn’t require you to buy the software.

  • nico

    Please reply as soon as possible

  • Apurv Modi

    sir i want to ask you that is it possible to change our android os to ios? nd it is possible then plz let me kw the process i have galaxy grand thank you!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Nop, it isn’t possible to change your Android OS to iOS. Android’s an open-source OS while the iOS is closed-source.

      However, you can get some iOS looking launchers from the Google Play to make your device look like an iOS device.


  • Deborah

    my daughter messed my phone up need to unroot the motorola droid x21

  • Naveed

    Are its work for qmobile noir a2?

  • prasanna

    its showing please wait for upgrade when i tried to root my xperia e, please help me out with this guys. .

  • prasanna

    anbody please reply

  • prasanna

    anybody there?

  • audstele

    How do I reeot an Huawei Honor 3? After I install the driver on PC, the application doesn’t open so I can choose the root option…

  • Rovish Rohun

    greatttttt thnksss a lotsss men its work on my arc s good job men…..

  • smokedecron

    cannot download unlock root no matter what, the download just stops at 72% on 2 different computers (weather or not i install bloatware or not), and i know what i’m doing.

  • aviral

    can’t root galaxy s i9003

  • aviral

    showing error of not getting root document

  • Aviral Agarwal

    can’t root galaxy s i9003

  • Aviral Agarwal

    getting error “download root documentation fail”

  • Ayesh

    this error is coming wht am i do?????

    • Haider

      same here

  • smackk

    i dowlload the software but why it take too long to install in my pc,

  • aniket

    Can I use unlock root tool to root wyncom g32

  • sam

    pls help after i click the unlock root tool on part u mentioned up a window opens it has 1)unlockphone for bootloader
    2)unlock root pro
    3)unlockflash for samsung
    which one am i to chose

  • jayesh

    can i unlock root samsung galaxy star pro duos s7262




    io non riesco a scaricare il programma..mi puo dire qualcuno come fare..grazie

  • Does this tool root the latest model android smart phones like Samsung galaxy s7?