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KingoRoot is software intended to provide root access on smartphones, tablet computers, etc. running all versions of the Android operating system from 4.1.2, available since 2013. There is another very similar Android application with the same purpose, KingRoot launched at about the same time; the two very similarly-named applications are often confused.
Digital Trends said that using an app is "one of the easiest ways to root your Android device", and included KingoRoot in its list of most reliable rooting apps.
A long thread on the respected xda-developers Web site concluded, with detailed information and links, that the similarly named app KingRoot should be considered adware and malware, although it is often successful in gaining root access.
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- "Review from CNET".
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- "How to Root Your Android Phone". Digital Trends. 9 April 2021.
- "KingRoot Malware / Adware root !!". xda-developers. 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2020.