Why Do We Need to Root Android Devices?
There are a number of reasons as to why you need to root your Android phones. These reasons could be software related or personal:
- Android developers may root the phones when they are testing the system. This may be to satisfy their curiosity or when they need to make some changes.
- When you want to create a complete system backup and have a full control over the device.
- When you want to move some of the system files to an SD card so as to save space in your Android phone.
- When you need to run special applications in your Android phone.
Something you should know when rooting Android devices:
After rooting your Android devices, you are able to create backups and restoration of files. And you are allowed to back up the entire Android system files on an SD Card, wipe all the files and restore the files. However, there are still some risks if you root your Android devices improperly. For instance, loss of quality as rooting is attributed to boosting the performance of the device; it's known to lower to a greater extent the quality of the device.
You can root your Android phone/tablet on Android 6.0 Marshmallow by using Fastboot. Before we get started, you should prepare with something like below:
- Download the Android SDK file and install it on your device. Then set it up with platform-tools and the USB drivers package in the SDK.
- For the PC, you need to download Super SU v2.4.49 and the Despair Kernel.
- Download TWRP 184.108.40.206 on your PC. Create the directly Android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools and save the TWRP 220.127.116.11 software here.
- Download "Fastboot" via the link: https://www.devfiles.co/download/BFOZwOTB/fastboot-win32.zip. Save it in the directly you've just crated on the step above.
After above jobs have been done, we can begin with the process of rooting our Android 6.0 devices:
Step 1. Pick up a USB cable to connect your Android device to the computer. Copy the Super SU v2.4.49 and the Despair Kernel, paste them on your device's external memory and turn off your phone.
Step 2. Press the Power and Volume Download keys simultaneously to switch on your phone in Bootloader mode.
Step 3. Go to the directory you just created Android-sdk-windows platform-tools on your PC, and open command prompt (Shift+Right click).
Step 4. Type this command fastbootflashrecoveryopenrecovery-twrp-2.85.0-shamu.img and press enter. After that, turn your Android device in to recovery mode by clicking the volume up button on your device twice and selecting Recovery option.
Step 5. Choose "flash zip from SD card" > "zip from SD card". And use the volume keys, navigate to locate the Despair Kernel and select it to begin the installation process. Here, you also need to locate the Super SU v2.4.49 and do the same work to finish the installation.
Step 6. Select ++++Go back and reboot your device. Your device has been successfully rooted.
We have written special tutorial for rooting different Android devices that are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Just read them according to your own needs: