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Make Money with Smartphones and Computers

Rooting Your Android Devices: Overview

Rooting has the following benefits particularly for making money with smartphones and computers.

  • Better remote access
  • Easy rebooting with remote access
  • Automated reboots
  • Disabling unneeded system functions
  • Disabling and deleting unneeded system apps
  • Automated data and cache clears

I add features to this list as I find more benefits. There is always something new I want to do that usually ends up requiring root/functions optimally with it.

How to Root Your Android Device

This isn’t going to be a device-specific tutorial. There are so many different devices out there to cover. I may decide to do some device-specific tutorials for the most common kinds of phones we buy for making money in the future, but for now I will just share 3 ways you can try that I have used to root almost all of my Array devices.

KingRoot

This is one of the best one-click root tools out there. If you bought a cheap to mid-priced LG phone, this will most likely work.

The latest version of KingRoot can be downloaded here. Just download the APK file onto your Android, install it, and follow the instructions.

I don’t use the latest version however. After using KingRoot to root, they install their root manager. This manages what you allow for root access and what you don’t allow. I don’t find the manager reliable, particularly with remote access.

For that reason, I switch all of my KingRoot rooted devices to SuperSU. I do this by using an app called Super-Sume Pro

The only issue is that Super-Sume Pro doesn’t usually work if you root your device with a KingRoot APK from KingRoot’s site. I use an APK like this on XDA developers here in order to root the device. After rooting with this KingRoot APK, I use Super-Sume Pro to switch root managers.

Here is a tutorial how to use Super-Sume Pro:

Flashing SuperSU via a Custom Recovery

I use this for any unlocked Motorola phone. The most popular that we buy with the capability of having an unlockable bootloader are the Moto E or Moto G Global GSM models and the Moto E Boost Mobile models. Follow the guidelines of course when buying for max value.

If you buy a Motorola phone that isn’t unlocked, you won’t be able to root it with this method and perhaps not at all. I know of no other way. You won’t be able to root because you can’t unlock the bootloader. You can’t load a custom recovery on if you can’t do that.

Here is a tutorial on how to accomplish this kind of root:

Towelroot

This is a very simple one-click root tool I have used for some of my small TracFones running Android 4.4. It can be downloaded here.

Sometimes, it isn’t easy as opening, installing, and clicking root. It depends on the model that you have purchased. Be sure to research if it is compatible and if there is any special preparation.

You can now continue on to managing Google accounts and organizing your devices.

Alternatively, you can continue on to optimizing your internet!