Root access allows you to modify the Android OS to your liking, an indispensable feature for advanced users and enthusiasts of device customisation. That said, for some owners, root rights can cause quite a bit of hassle, in the form of a non-functioning contactless payment system and the risk of remote hacking. If you’ve already decided whether or not you need root access, here’s how to check whether your device is rooted.
Ways to check root on android
The following methods allow you to check whether or not you have superuser privileges:
- Using Root Checker software.
- By using diagnostic utilities.
How to visually check root access
After getting Root access, a SuperSU or similar app often appears in the system. The presence of such an app in the list of installed applications indicates the presence of root access. To be sure, install any application that requires Root access, such as ROM Toolbox. If you have root access, you will be prompted by SuperSU. If root access is not available, the app will notify you and stop working.
How to check root access with Root Checker
A special utility, Root Checker, is available for download from Google Play, specifically for detecting root access. After installing the software, do the following steps:
1. Install SuperSU app.
2. Launch Root Checker.
3. Next click on “Verify Root Status” to start the check.
4. In the “SuperSU” window press ” give” super user privileges.
After a short check, a notification will appear whether you have root access or not. Accordingly, the green icon indicates that root access is available and the red icon indicates that no root access is available.
Checking root access on android devices with diagnostic utilities
Some applications designed to diagnose and analyse the components of a mobile device include a root access check function. The CPU-Z software, for example, has a “Root” line on its home page, which allows you to quickly determine whether or not you have root access.
New devices are usually not rooted. And you can most often get a rooted device when you buy a hand-held phone, i.e. a second-hand one. If the presence or absence of root access for you is an important criterion in buying a smartphone or tablet, use one of the methods described above to check whether the device is rooted or not.
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