How to root Android TV box: 4 methods
Imagine running a regular LED or LCD TV on Android. Turning your regular TV into a Smart TV sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. It’s a good thing Android TV boxes have turned into a possibility.
Perhaps you cannot fathom the joy of Android TV boxes! All the released movies, music hits, games, and other content are now available on your TV. However, you have to know how to choose the right Android box for you. Choosing the right specs for your Android TV box can benefit you greatly.
When you root an Android device you will have full access to its system directory. You’ll have the power to make some changes to its operating system. You can choose to customize and download applications that are normally not available.
Now, I’ll show you different methods on how to root an Android TV box.
Related: How To Root Android – Everything You Need To Know
Root Android TV box via KingRoot
You can install unauthorized apps by enabling the “unknown sources” from the download settings of your Android TV box.
1. Configure TV settings
- Turn on the Android TV box. Go to “Settings.”
Click on settings
2. Modify security settings
Scan through the Settings menu and look for “Security & Restrictions” in Personal.
Choose “Security & restrictions”
3. Enable unknown sources
Enable “Unknown sources” in settings
Enable downloads from third-parties by toggling “Unknown Sources.“
4. Accept the disclaimer
A prompt message will ask for a confirmation whether you would agree that the manufacturer is not responsible for any damages. Personal data is now vulnerable with the unknown apps.
Pop-up warning window
5. Download KingRoot
Install an app that can download and manage files on your Android device. Go to KingRoot and download it.
6. Launch KingRoot
Use the Downloader app to install KingRoot. Launch the app right after installing.
7. Start rooting the device
When it launches, tap “Try to Root.” It will start rooting your Android TV box. After rooting, it will return to its home screen.
Tap on ‘Try To Root’
8. Check for successful rooting
Download RootChecker on Google Play to check whether the device was successfully rooted.
Root Checker interface
Root Android TV box with One Click Root
1. Get the app
Download One Click Root in your computer.
2. Connect TV box
Connect your Android TV box to your computer using its standard USB cord.
3. Enable USB debugging
Turn on USB debugging
Enable USB debugging on your Android TV box through the “Developer Options” setting.
4. Root with software
Run the One Click Root software and it will automatically complete the setup.
Run the software
Root Android TV box with Framaroot
1. Download Framaroot
Download Framaroot here:
2. Install Framaroot
Open the file using a Downloader app to install the software and launch the Framaroot app.
3. Choose exploit
Select an Exploit to execute after the root. You can choose either Superuser, SuperSU, or Unroot. After choosing, click “Install.”
Exploit choices in Framaroot
A prompt message will appear confirming the rooting success.
Root Android TV Box via KingoRoot (Desktop Version)
1. Download KingoRoot
KingoRoot download page
Download KingoRoot for your desktop here.
2. Install KingoRoot
Click the saved file. Once it is done downloading, launch the android_root.exe file and run it to begin installing. Follow the instructions on how to set up the software.
KingoRoot download process
3. Tweak settings
Go to Settings and tap “Developer Options.” Tick “USB debugging mode” to confirm the changes in its setting.
4. Root device
When it is done connecting, tap Root. You only have to wait until it is done rooting.
Rooting with KingoRoot desktop
Yes, technically it is legal. For the record, there are no legal complications with regard to the sales and purchase of TV boxes. However, downloading and streaming of videos and music are still protected by copyright and can be termed as illegal when used inappropriately.
Is rooting considered illegal?
When you root a device it involves allowing restricted applications to run. Many Android devices allow rooting their devices. However, you have to remember that rooting involves putting your device making your device vulnerable and some manufacturers do not include it in their warranty. You can root your device in just a few clicks with One-Click Root or with an appropriate Android Root software.
Why do people root their Android devices?
There are a couple of advantages when you root your Android device. You can install restricted applications when your Android device is rooted. Moreover, the best thing rooting can give you is it can allow you to customize ROMs and increase your RAM, which means it helps improve your device’s performance.
Well, what can we say? Android TV boxes can be rooted. The mentioned methods above all have the necessary steps on how to root your Android TV box. You can root it within a minute, or you can select other methods that are comfortable for you.
With these methods, you do not need to do more research, everything is clear. Share this article with your friends, colleagues, and family. It would really be a great help for them to enjoy their Android TV boxes if they can utilize it to its fullest.
Do you have any questions regarding the methods on how to root an Android TV box? Do you have any opinions or concerns about the above-mentioned methods? If so, we would like to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts on the comment section below.
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