Android users are often faced with a big question – whether they should root their device or not. Power users and enthusiasts often root their devices which allows them to gain root access so that one can easily modify the device’s software on the very deepest system level. We’ve previously written a detailed article on what rooting is and why you should root your Android device.
So if you’ve taken the plunge and finally rooted your device, then you might want to check if you’ve successfully rooted your device or not. Also sometimes it might happen that the root privileges magically disappear for some reason, and if that happens, you would need to check if your Android smartphone or tablet is still rooted or not.
Enter Root Checker, a very small, nifty but useful application that does exactly what its name suggests. The app can also be used by beginners and is in no way complex, unlike the rooting process. The app is developed by joeykrim, and it allows users to check if they have proper root (superuser) access configured and operational.
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The developer of the app says “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.”
Once installed, all you need to do is to tap on the “Verify Root Access” button.
In the next instant, you’ll get the result. In my case, I get the result that says, “This device does not have proper root access,” and that’s because I’ve not rooted my device.
This app is one of the most simplest and easiest way to check your device for root (administrator/superuser) access. You can download this app for free from the Play Store.
Note: This app DOES NOT roots your device, nor does it require root access to run.