How to prepare your Android device for rooting

One of the easiest ways to root an Android device is by using an app, and a number of rooting apps have garnered attention over the years — KingRoot,, Kingo Root, BaiduRoot, and One Click Root. They will root your device in the time it takes you to brush your teeth. But some only support devices running older versions of Android. If you’re looking to root an older device, you may need to check CFRoot’s older site.

While it used to be that rooting Android versions from Android 7.0 was more difficult — verified boot would check the device’s cryptographic integrity to detect if your device’s system files have been tampered with, and this would previously inhibit legitimate rooting apps. Thankfully, rooting apps have caught up with the curve, and rooting Android Nougat is much easier than it used to be. Kingo is one of the one-click apps that support Android 7.0 Nougat. Their list of supported manufacturers include:

If your phone isn’t compatible with a one-click rooting app, you will have to spend a little time researching alternatives on Android forums. The best place to start is XDA Developers Forum — look for a thread about your phone or tablet and you’re likely to find a method.

Preparation for root

Back up everything you cannot live without before you start. You should also always back up your phone’s current ROM before you flash a new one.

You will want to ensure that your device is fully charged before you begin.

You will need to turn on USB debugging, as well as OEM Unlocking.

Open Settings on your device. If you do not see Developer Options toward the bottom of the Settings screen, follow these steps to activate them.

Tap on About Phone and find the Build Number.
Tap on the Build Number seven times and the Developer Options will appear on the main page of the Settings.
Tap on the Back key to see the Developer Options.
Tap on Developer Options.
Check to enable USB Debugging.
Check to enable OEM Unlocking.

How To Setup Your Favorite Song As Your Android Alarm

For a lot of people, music is their life. It’s what moves them, and gets them out of bed in the morning, literally, in this case. I’m a fairly heavy sleeper, so I usually need an alarm to match. However, If you want to wake up to your favorite hit song, or even a custom tune; it’s more than possible.

Before you can change your alarm to your favorite song, it needs to be on your phone first. Not only that, but it needs to be in one of the few correct spots in your storage. Whether you download it through your device or move it from another one; either option will only take a minute.


Let’s start with how to transfer an MP3 from one device to another. Instead of using the internet, how about a data cable? If you have a USB data cable that works with your device, you can turn any MP3 on your PC into an alarm in just a few quick steps and how to make your alarm a song on spotify.

First, power on your device and connect it to your PC via a USB data cable. If USB debugging is enabled, your device will open a folder on your PC automatically.

Directory Alarms

If it doesn’t connect, you can find your Android device’s internal storage where you find your PC’s internal storage. In the picture above you can see that I have an SD card as well, but for now, just open up your internal storage instead.

There are a few folders you could put a MP3 into so your stock alarm, or alarm app of choice, can find your music, but let’s go with the Alarms folder since it’s the easiest one.

Path Alarms

I only have one MP3 here right now, but that’s all I need since it’s the song I want. You can drag and drop any MP3 you want into this folder, and then it’s ready to use.

Now that your chosen MP3 is in place, you can safely disconnect your phone after you close out of all the folders you opened. You can select any MP3 you’ve put in the Alarms folder to be your new alarm tone.