Root Checker

Root Checker

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This application, Root Checker (Basic), will allow the user to confirm they have proper root ( superuser ) access configured and operational.


*Feel free to email me with any questions. I always reply!*

To learn more about root, please see my free educational application, All About Root

Advanced Features, improved UI and more detailed results are in the Pro version, Root Checker Pro.

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. The su binary is the most common binary used on Android devices to grant and manage root access. Root Checker will check and verify that the su binary is located in a standard location on the device. Root Checker will also confirm the proper permissions and flags on the su binary in addition to testing that access is granted by the su binary.

Many times users experience issues along the path of installing, configuring and gaining root access. For some users the process can seem complex while for others the process can seem simple. 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 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.

If the Superuser or SuperSU applications are installed and working properly, these applications will prompt the user to accept or deny the root access request from Root Checker. Accepting the request will allow Root Checker to check for root access. Denying the request will result in Root Checker reporting no root access.

Gaining root access varies based on manufacturer, model, and carrier. If you're searching for root access to your device, this application will not help you. If you're interested in rooting your device, please use to find the appropriate rooting support areas for your specific device. Other popular web sites which provide rooting guides are and

Please don't leave negative feedback about a concern, bug or issue! Instead, please email me, tweet me, contact me on my web site -, IRC, or on the forums (XDA, RootzWiki, SDX, etc.) with your feedback, suggestions and comments!
I do my best to assist as many people as possible and appreciate all the support that has made this application successful! Thank you!

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Recently changed in this version

** Bug fixes

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Comments and ratings for Root Checker
  • (66 stars)

    by JR Bers on 10/04/2014

    It works, thanks !

  • (66 stars)

    by Rahil Shaikh on 10/04/2014

    hai k nai use krke batauga.

  • (66 stars)

    by Samir Kumar on 10/04/2014

    Nice one for root...

  • (66 stars)

    by Jessica Young on 09/04/2014

    This app verified that my phone was properly rooted. It duz exactly what it promises. A+! And to the people that are giving 1 star bc it didn't root your phone, READ THE DESCRIPTION! This duz not root ur phone, it checks for proper rooting! And if ya can'

  • (66 stars)

    by Mess tluanga on 09/04/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by Sintija Pardence on 09/04/2014

    Help me!! I can't find a way how to root my orange sandiego! Try all apk amd ways to do this but unncuseful:( please spmeone help to root

  • (66 stars)

    by Tavish Rutherford on 09/04/2014

    Says no root access