Root Checker

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About this app

Verify proper root (superuser or su) access is configured and working using Root Checker! Free, fast, easy, and used on over 50 million Android devices, Root Checker shows the user whether or not root (superuser) access is properly installed and working.

This application provides even the newest Android user with a simple method to check their device for root (administrator, superuser, or su) access. The application provides a very simple user interface that easily notifies the user whether or not they have properly setup root (superuser) access.

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

This application will test the device for root (superuser) access using a very simple, quick, and reliable method that has been successful for over 50 million Android devices. The su binary is the most common binary used on Android devices to grant and manage root (superuser) access. Root Checker will check and verify that the su binary is located in a common standard location on the device. In addition, Root Checker will verify whether the su binary is properly functioning in granting root (superuser) access.

Many times users experience issues along the path of installing, configuring, and gaining root access or uninstalling and removing 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 through the su binary with root access.

If the Superuser management applications (SuperSU, Superuser, etc.) 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 and confirm root access. Denying the request will result in Root Checker reporting no root access.

For scenarios when there is concern somebody else might have installed root access on the device, Root Checker can validate whether root access is installed providing more insight and knowledge.

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!
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I do my best to assist as many people as possible and appreciate all the support that has made this application successful! Thank you!
Updated on
Dec 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

340K reviews
Maulana Sidiq H
April 4, 2023
It is a simple and reliable app that shows me whether my device has root access or not. It also tells me if I have the superuser app and the su binary installed on my device, which are essential for managing root permissions. The app is fast, easy, and free to use. It works on all the Android devices I have tried it on, even the newer ones. The app has a clear and user-friendly interface. I recommend it to anyone who wants to check their root access in seconds without any hassle.
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Danella Sutton
March 26, 2024
What a scam. I tried it on my old Samsung phone and on my new Samsung tablet. It wants you to pay no matter what. JUST SAY THAT AND I MIGHT. Now I don't trust this app. Read through all of the manufacturer's of phones and what they have ease of access to. Something didn't look right. Good luck.
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Mail Upson
December 28, 2020
The free version works well and looks nice on my Google Pixel (2016). When I installed Magisk properly, the Root Checker app gave me a "Properly Installed" message. When I messed up the next installation of Magisk, the Root Checker app gave me a "Sorry, Not Properly Installed" message. These messages are very helpful.
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What's new

** Added Like buttons and counters for Root Basics
** Added Rankings for most popular
** Added Welcome Screens for first-time users
** Bug fixes and performance improvements