Root any Android Devices

I always get a lot of questions asking for instructions on how to root a particular device. Unfortunately, the root exploit that worked on one device might now work on another. This usually means that the user will have to spend hours searching for a method to root their device. This tasks becomes even more challenging if their device from a little known company without a development community. Luckily, there is a way to ease this frustration.
A popular app called King Root is aimed at providing users a simple way to root their device. This device uses a “it just works” ideology. All the user needs to do is download the app, and let it do all the work. Behind the scenes, the app is seaching through a database of known exploits and figuring which one that it can apply to your device. Once it finds it, it will use that exploit to root your device. The cool thing is that this seems to work on most Android devices without any problem. It is truly a one-click solution. However, the developers behind King Root have been under internet scrutiny for questionable privacy concerns and invasions pertaining to sensitive device information. Of course, nothing is confirmed as these are all rumors. So perform this procedure at your own risk.

Obtain Root

Navigate to http://www.kingroot.net/ and download the apk to your phone. Click the download to apk to install (make sure you have off market apps checked in your security settings). Afterwards, wait for the app to analyze your phone and start the root process. You can use this app to verify if you have root.

Use Android as Second Monitor

Having more than one monitor is useful for any power user (porn on one, games on another). So it’s possible to use an android device as a secondary monitor, but I recommend actually buying one if you want an easy setup. With that said, if you have a spare Android device laying around, you can use it as another monitor in your setup. To do this,  we are going to use Windows and “trick” it into thinking that you have another monitor connected and then use TeamViewer to access the “fake” monitor. This trick will only work with computers and laptops that have an extra VGA port. DVI and HDMI will not work with this.  Here’s how to use Android as Second Monitor:

What you will need:

  • Windows Computer with VGA Port
  • VGA Cable
  • TeamViewer

Step 1: Creating your fake monitor

Go into control panel and display settings. Select the button that is labeled detect. Another monitor will appear neext to your main one. Go to the dropdown menu and select the option connect to VGA anyway. Then select the link that reads project to a second screen.When the Window’s charm menu appears, select the option that says extends.
Display SettingsDisplay Settings Monitor not detectedDisplay Settings Connect to VGADisplay Settings Fake Monitor

Step 2: TeamViewer

Download and Install TeamViewer. Then go into Extras and Advanced Options and select the button to install the monitor driver.
TeamViewer Monitor Driver

Final Thoughts:

Like I mentioned, using Android as second monitor is really cool but not a practical solution. There is some latency lag due to your network and switching between monitors can be a pain. However, it’s still worth a try and provides a nice free solution over the paid apps.
Android as Second Monitor