Root Checker Pro
by: Atul Agrawal • 392
Root Checker Pro is a free tool to check if your phone has root access after your attempt at rooting your phone.
This information is generally most helpful in diagnosing issues with root access.
THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT ROOT YOUR PHONE.
THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS.
Root and Build Information:
. Whether the app has root access/ root admin access.
. Whether toolbox/busybox is installed.
. Device Model and Manufacturer.
. Android version.
What is Rooting?
“Rooting” your device means obtaining “superuser” rights and permissions to your Android’s software. With these elevated user privileges, you gain the ability to load custom software (ROM’s), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life, and the ability to install software that would otherwise cost extra money (ex: WiFi tethering). Rooting is essentially “hacking” your Android device. In the iPhone world, this would be the equivalent to “Jailbreaking” your phone.
Why is it called Rooting?
The term “root” comes from the Unix/Linux world and is used to describe a user who has “superuser” rights or permissions to all the files and programs in the software OS (Operating System). The root user, because they have “superuser” privileges, can essentially change or modify any of the software code on the device. You see, your phone manufacturer/carrier only gives you “guest” privileges when you purchase your device. They do this for good reason… they don’t want you getting into certain parts of the software on your phone and screwing it up beyond repair. It makes it much easier for them to manage and update the devices if they lock it all down. This way, all the users are running the same unmodified version of the phone’s software. This makes it much easier for them to support the devices. But, for the tech-savvy crowd, only having “guest” privileges on your device is pretty lame and it locks down a lot of potentially useful features.
What is BusyBox ?
When a phone is rooted, one of the most common things to do after rooting is the installation of the BusyBox binary, prior to running any applications that require root privileges.
The goal of this application is to provide even the newest Android user with a simple method to check their device for root (administrator/superuser) access.
This is a very simple application to notify the user whether or not they have properly setup root access.
This application will test the device for root access using a very simple, quick and reliable method to check for root access. The su binary is the most common binary used on Android devices to grant root access. This application will check and verify the su binary is located in a standard location on the device. This application will also confirms the proper permissions and flags on the su binary in addition to testing the access granted by the su binary.
Many times users experience issues along the route of installing, configuring and gaining root access. The process can seem complex to some and easy to others. Regardless of the user's technical skill set, Root Checker, will quickly and correctly verify whether or not root access is 100% functioning. The process of confirming root access or verifying root access is sometimes known by other terms such as gaining superuser access or gaining administrator access. Root Checker covers all these terms as they relate to one core function, being able to execute commands with root access.
We have tried our best to simplify the process of verification of root access or superuser access.
Best of Luck in confirming the root access or checking the root access of your phone
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