Rooting your device can have a whole array of benefits. It gives you more freedom to tweak your device as you please and lets you open up new options that would be otherwise unknown or hidden.
Rooting your device also has its downsides too. Sometimes it can cause your device to act more…sporadically…than it should do. It also voids your warranty with your device provider, as it’s not exactly encouraged by the folk at Android. They’d rather you didn’t poke around at stuff you shouldn’t.
Sometimes you’ll think you’ve rooted your device only to find out that it hasn’t worked. The method isn’t necessarily complex but it’s also not incredibly simple either, so the odd mistake here and there is expected.
To help you avoid this embarrassing moment where you think you’ve cracked the nut only to find out you’ve not, we’ve found 5 of the best apps that help you check whether your device has been rooted.
It’s important to keep in mind that none of these apps will help you to root your device so if you’re looking for that kind of tool then you’ll need to do a bit more searching. The apps below will however help you figure out whether you’ve successfully managed to root your device.
Once you’ve installed Root Checker onto your device, you’ll simply just need to run it. It will then check over your Android and let you know whether or not you’ve successfully rooted it. If you’ve not, you’ll have to go back to the drawing board and try to root it again.
Similarly to the above app, you’ll just need to run the app once it’s installed on your device. From there, it’ll verify for you whether you’ve managed to root your Android. Verification is easy though and even though the app won’t help you root your device, it will help you know for sure that it isn’t rooted.
This app operates in much the same fashion as the above two apps. It’ll check over the back-end of your device to see whether it has been rooted or not and then provide you with all sorts of information. It’ll also display your Superuser location, Busybox Location, Environmental variables and much more.
You’ll be able to quickly and easily figure out whether your device is successfully rooted, and if it is you’ll be greeted with a vast array of information. In general it is very similar to the three apps above so it comes down to your own preference so have an experiment and see which suits you best.
After running this Root Checker you’ll get your Root Check results, figure out is any Superuser app is installed, find the SELinux status, get a list of your build info, brand name, cpu etc and more. It’s one of the best root checker apps out there with a simple interface that’s easy to understand.