Thursday, 25 July 2013

2 Ways To Check If Your Android Phone Is Rooted Or Not Rooted

The question most people normally ask about their Android device is if it is rooted or not. Maybe you picked up your Android device in computer village, fairly used and you don’t even have an idea about your phone being rooted or not. Don’t too worry; you will know how to do that soonest.
Rooting your Android device gives you super user access to your device; this means you can do almost anything with the phone which the phone will otherwise not permit. It’s turn you into a China hacker automatically hacking your phone.

I will quickly show you two majour ways you can check if your phone is rooted or not.

How Can I Check If My Android Phone Is Rooted Or Not Using Manual Method
1.    Open your app drawer by clicking on its icon.
2.    Look for an app called Superuser or SuperSU. Either app will be installed during the rooting
process; which one is on a rooted Andriod depends on the device. If either of these apps is on your device, it is rooted.

Superuser can temporarily block root access, while SuperSU has the ability to unroot a device and then remove itself. So if your device lacks any of this two apps, it means your Android phone is not rooted.

How Can I Check if My Android Phone Is Rooted using ConnectBot Or Root Checker
Mind you, Any of this two Apps works well. Just visit Google play and search for any of the two app or better still, Download ConnectBot here; and download Root Checker here.

Run the app on your device and read through the instructions carefully; You will be prompted with the text entry and if you see this sign (#), then your device is rooted but if you see sign like this dollar ($), then your device is not rooted. But try entering the command "su" (without the quote marks).  You might see a dialog asking for permission from the SuperUser app, which you can safely grant.  If the prompt changes to the (#) sign, you're rooted.

No more stories again, ask your questions because I know you’ve got one for me.


  1. Hello yomi I’ve been preserving this questions to ask on your post on recharge card printing biz, before I noticed the post has been deleted. Iv gone to different seminars on this purpose but for one reason or the other we were not given any printing software or allowed to ask questions as supposed before I came across your killer post. Thanks to you I I finally got the software but have the following to ask;
    1. Pls what do I do to print that of Etisalat? cos I can’t find it listed amongst the networks listed in the software
    2. According to the seminars that iv attended, we’re only allowed to print smaller denominations of recharge card(100,200 & hopefully that of 400naira) but since that of 500, 750 and above are included in the software, how do I get those hard papers with silver panels used in printing them or is there an alternative instead of printing them???
    3. Prepaid nigeria’s website( has being down for a long time now, does that mean they’re out of business or just operates offline or how do I contact them?
    4. And pls do you know of any trusted dealer I could trade with, without having to go to them face2face? I leave in anambra state.
    Pls Prof considering the fact that you have already deleted these related post, pls do not see my msg as offensive as the answers I’ll get from you is the only thing holding me back from starting this business cos I already acquired all the materials that I’ll be needing for a start. Thanks a lot and God bless YOU YOMI…
    my mail is

    1. Mr Uche Francis, though this is not the right place to post this questions but i am going to answer via your email address.

  2. Please can u give a tutorial on different ways to root our andriod devices.

    1. Mr Raymond, can you please specify which of the android device you want to root so that i can be specific in the process of rooting that device.

  3. I am loving this tutorial. And i just checked my Android Tab now and it's securely rooted with the following Super User app. Tnx for this info

  4. Yomiprof thanks for the support bro. please how do I root tecno N3 ? thanks a lot

      ===> Download Poot here to your phone

      ===>You show goto settings on the phone –>Application: check unknown source; tap preferred install location, select internal device storage; tap development and check USB debugging and Allow mock locations.
      ===>Make sure you have Internet access on the phone

      Now lets ride on for the rooting of your N3


      1. Goto file explorer on your phone and locate the poot application you downloaded above, click on it to instal.
      2. After installing open the installed poot application from your menu icon, i will request to download ministro services, download and install Ministro II library from Google play store.
      3. Now go back to open the poot application again, it will ask to update QT libraries, do that and your computer should restart automatically, if it doesnt restart it yourself.
      4. Now remove your memory card and boot the phone without a memory card.
      5. Immediately the phone gets to home-screen quickly go and tab on the poot application and tab on press here to poot
      6. After the above step your phone should shut down automatically (if it doesnt restart your phone and repeat from step 5).
      7. After the phone goes off, it should come back, but if it does not you have to remove the battery and put it back, then start it.
      8. Now again quickly tab on the poot aplication immediately your phone gets to the home- screen
      9. If every thing goes well then you should see an option to download super user and root checker (if not try the steps again till you see this two options.
      10. Now download and install the super user and root checker from the link on poot.
      11. Open up root checker and click verify to check the status of your phone. you should see congratulation your phone has root access

    2. please Prof, how do I root Samsung galaxy tab PT1000

    3. Hi Prof, how can I root Samsung Galaxy tab PT1000

  5. Hi there! I have an O+ android phone. And im currently running on a gingerbread OS. I really wanted to upgrade to Jellybean but they say that I need to root my android. Now, the problem is, I cant connect my device in my computer. I cant find usb drivers for my device. Are there other ways to root my phone? Thanks a lot. More powers.

  6. @Anonymous16 September 2013 09:30
    What type version of 0+ android phone? so that i can be able to search out a better way of getting those drivers and then the rooting process

  7. Hi..can you give me a full tutorial on how to root cherry mobile sparkTV.e-mail me at in advance..:)

  8. Pls Yomi Prof how can i root my tecno L3

  9. SuperUser IS installed on my phone, BUT I get a # in the terminal and 'su' command is not recognized. So I still don't know if the phone is rooted.

  10. Easy app to find out if your device is rooted, just search for com.dtothek.amirooted in the google play store. It's free, and ad free, and is easy to use!

  11. I managed to root my android phone- Sony Ericsson Pro version 2.3.4. Rooting automatically installed SuperSu on my phone. When I click on SuperSu it tells me no apps configured. My phone memory space is full and I have a 32GB SD Card. I would like to remove some factory setting applications to free up my memory or better still transfer them to the SD card. How can I do this using SuperSu to gain rights to remove programs that I don't need?

    1. hello Faith,
      To free up your phone memory, you will need to read this post below. Just click the link below How To Increase Internal Memory of Your Android Phone

    2. Thank you so much for the prompt and detailed response on how to Increase internal memory of my phone. The instructions were very detailed yet simple to follow. I had spent three evenings trying to work it out until came across your blog. Your intrustions worked like magic. I have now managed to move applications from my phone memory, partition my SD and have lots of space in my phone. Thanx so much. I will be recommending other to your blog.

    3. You are welcome Faith, nice to have you around.

  12. Hello Yomi.Can u tell me how to root Samsung galaxy y duos.I want to run hack tools on mobile. :)


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