Here’s How to Check ROOT Status on Android

One of the benefits of ROOTing an Android phone is getting the freedom to switch systems, allowing users to do more than ever before. As a small example is changing the appearance of the phone with a Custom ROM.

Rooting each phone is also different. Some can be directly with the application, from the program on the computer, or through the bootloader. Almost all phones can do it, and most people share how it works on Youtube.

After the rooting process is complete, usually the superuser application will automatically be installed. But it’s still less convincing whether the rooting process is running perfectly or not. And here will be shared how to check the root status.

How to Check Android Phone ROOT Status

You can check it easily through the application called Root Checker. The application is able to detect whether the device has been successfully rooted or not. Because sometimes even though the phone has been installed SuperUser is still uncertain, it has been successfully rooted perfectly.

Follow the method below to check the root status of the phone:

  1. Install the Root Checker app via the Play Store.

    Install the Root Checker App

  2. Then open the application.

  3. Tap option ROOT VERIFICATION.

    How to Check ROOT Status on Android

  4. If there is a dialog from SuperUser, please allow it.

  5. And done, the root status will be displayed on the screen.

Usually if SuperUser responds to a root access request from the Root Checker application, that’s a sign that the phone has been successfully rooted properly. Meanwhile, if SuperUser doesn’t respond or doesn’t show a dialog at all, it’s a sign that the root process isn’t perfect.

Check ROOT Status Through ADB

Another way is through ADB, and this method can only be done via a computer/laptop. So there order which can be used to find out if the phone has been rooted or not.

So make sure you have downloaded Minimal ADB on PC, after connecting your phone to PC with USB cable. Don’t forget to activate USB Debugging on the phone so that the device is detected.

Then use the command below to check the status:

adb shell su

If the phone is successfully rooted, of course ADB can access the shell as root like in linux terminal. Meanwhile, if the phone has not been rooted, it will display the words “su: not found“.

Also read: Overcoming SuperSU Not Detecting ROOT Access


The two methods shared above are very certain to be able to accurately check the ROOT status of the cellphone. If I myself prefer to use the first method because it is not complicated and only needs to install the application.

Even if you are confused about rooting your cellphone, it’s a good idea to join the community according to the type of cellphone. For example on a web forum, or in a Facebook group. And if you have successfully done it, please use the method above to check the status.

Hopefully useful and good luck