Rooting an Android phone gives you full control over your device, and with root access, you can change system settings, install custom ROMs, install SuperSU, and a lot more.
However, if your Android phone is not rooted, chances are that you’ll be faced with some errors.
In this article, we will explore some of the most common errors that you can face if you haven’t rooted your Android device and then explore some solutions that can help you fix them.
- The rooting process is not an easy one and, as with any other process, you will encounter errors along the way.
- If you experience rooting errors, you can check out our article below.
- Check out our dedicated Rooting Hub for more useful articles.
- Check out our dedicated Fix section for more useful guides.
Check your USB cable
- A bad USB cable can cause rooting errors.
- So, check if the USB cable you are using to charge your phone is in good condition.
- Use the original cable that came with your phone.
- Also, avoid using third-party cables to charge your phone.
- Reset your Android phone
A factory reset can resolve several issues.
- Press the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time.
- Keep holding the two buttons till the Android logo appears.
- After your phone boots up, you can root it.
- Reinstall the USB drivers
If your phone gets connected to the PC, but the USB drivers are not installed, you can reinstall them.
- Restart your Android phone and run the driver installer from the phone.
Try a different USB cable
- Plug your Android phone to your PC using a different USB cable. If it works, the original USB cable is faulty.
- Now, try another charger
If the problem persists, try another charger.
- Try another USB port
If nothing works, try plugging your phone to a different USB port.
- Update Android
- Download the latest version of Android from the Google Play Store.
- Try to root your phone using a different method
Check your device
- Make sure that your Android phone is rooted.
- Also, temporarily disable your antivirus program.
- Check if your phone is rooted successfully by executing Root Checker.
Enable USB Debugging
- Go to Settings > Developer options.
- Now, enable USB Debugging.
- Back up your phone.
- Download the latest TWRP recovery for your device.
- Install the recovery into your device.
- Open it and flash the ROM.
- Download this file and extract the file.
- Locate the hosts file inside the extracted folder.
- Open the hosts file using a text editor (like Notepad).
- In the hosts file, change 127.0.0.1 localhost to 127.0.0.1 your-ip-address.
- Save the file and reboot the computer.
- Check if the issue persists.
Turn off any VPN software
- Disable any Antivirus software
Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store
- Uninstall and re-install the app
- Clear Data/Cache