How To Root Your Android Phone and Tablet

Some amazing applications require root access like for example Cheat Engine! But it can be extremely confusing when it comes to what tools to use, so I made this post to hopefully help you.

First, let’s understand exactly what tools we need. The application we will be using is called a root tool kit. Second, where to get this root kit. We get it from and use the search in the upper right corner of the website to search for our device. So let’s say for example, a Nexus 7 2013. It will jump me to the forums which have multiple categories. We would look under the android development section, so click on that title bar to be sent there.

You can usually find the root tool kit on the first page, but sometimes you could have to dig in a few pages to find it. For the example product (Nexus 7 2013) I found this – [Toolkit] Wug’s Nexus Root Toolkit v2.1.4. So we just run that toolkit and follow every step.

Here are the steps in sequential order:

1) Go to, type in your device in the upper right corner search bar.
2) Select the Android Development title bar, find the root tool kit for your device in that forum.
3) Make sure to set your device’s USB Debugging mode to on.
(About > Build Number (tap 7 times) > (go back) Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode)
4) Run the root tool kit application, follow the instructions given.

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