Android is a world with thousands and thousands of possibilities in many areas. Its development, for example, is one of the popular ones. Consequently, sometimes we want to go further, and we venture to start modifying our terminal and begin to hear the terms root, recovery, ROM …
For that reason, today, we come with the solution to one of the most frequent questions that an amateur user can have in these aspects: is my mobile phone rooted ? that is, do I have administrator permissions?
Three methods to know if you have superuser permissions
Either because you are not sure if you have done a factory reset correctly, because you think that the mobile they have sold you is not “first hand” or because you want to be sure that you are a “superuser”, today we bring you three methods to check effectively if you root your Android mobile.
As we mentioned before, this question has been so formulated that there are people who have even made an application that only has this objective: to know if mobile is rooted or not. Indeed, Root Checker has a button that, when pressed, will proceed to know if your terminal is rooted or not.
If so, we will see a floating window of our superuser app – normally, and the most popular, SuperSu – asking us if we want to give this privilege to Root Checker. If we accept, congratulations! Root Checker will report that our mobile is rooted. Otherwise, we will not have superuser permissions.
If we want to go a step further and Root Checker does not work for some reason, we can use an Android terminal, that is, an app that allows us to perform actions through commands written in it, as in Windows or Linux.
Precisely, one of these commands will tell us if our mobile is rooted or not: “su”. If we install Terminal Emulator –or any other equivalent– and we simply write “su” and hit Enter, we will know if our smartphone is rooted, because if doing so, nothing happens, we are not _root !. However, if this pop-up window that we have talked about appears and we allow it if we are:
SuperSu is an application that controls the superuser permissions of other applications. Normally, after root any Android device, it is installed by default. It is, therefore, essential if we want to be root and consequently a method to know if we are.
Therefore, it will be enough to open it, and if everything has gone well, it will inform us of the apps that have asked us for this access and if we have granted it or not. On the contrary, if we are not superusers, it will inform us of it, and it may offer to be so by flashing a . ZIP file in our recovery. Now, it is up to you to decide whether or not it is worth rooting the device.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.