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Is Kingroot Android Rooting Application safe?

Planning to root your phone using Kingroot? We'll the first question would be, is it safe? Is it effective? How can I download Kingroot?

Kingroot is an application developed to root your android device with just one click, but it is not available in Play Store. The app can be downloaded at kingroot.net. It's a Chinese website which doesn't have English translation. Of course, we became suspicious of things we don't understand. It's human nature. 


Kingroot application rooting android device

So what is this app really, and how does it work?

I researched about this app, and I found interesting results. Some people are saying it is really effective and safe, and some are complaining about why it doesn't work without Internet connection.

Here's the interesting stuffs I found out about this app.

According to one of the users, an Android developer himself, the root access of kingroot is running its own service in the background which collects your data to their servers.

So if this software just meant to root device, why does it have to collect personal data like camera access permission, contacts, Photos, location, owners information, and phone logs?

Here's what exactly it's doing on the background based on the developers view.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_OWNER_DATA"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_LOGS"/>
   <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RESTART_PACKAGES"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_MTK_MMHW"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_CACHE_FILESYSTEM"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_TASKS"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION"/>
    <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.wifi"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_OWNER_DATA"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="com.kingroot.kinguser.permission.activityCalled"/>

Is it safe? We'll to me personally, why risk your personal information? There are several rooting applications out there that might be less risky. But its really up to you to decide. 

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