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How to Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop with/without Computer?

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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which released in October 2015, is codename for the Android mobile OS developed by Google, the version includes 5.0 and 5.1.1. If your phone runs Lollipop and you want to get more access to it, you can turn to root it. With rooting Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop, you can get rid of bloatware, customize ROMs, speed up processor and more. 

Last time, we have talked about how to root 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Today, this post will show you how to root Lollipop with computer or without using computer, you can choose one of them as per your need. Before start rooting, it is very necessary to know the risks of rooting.

What Risks You Might Take to Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop?
How to Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop without Computer
How to Root Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with no PC

What Risks You Might Take to Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop?

Security risks: Rooting your Android could create a security vulnerability. Depending on what services or apps you have on your phone. And certain malware takes advantage of rooted status to steal data, install additional malware, or target other devices with harmful web traffic.

Voiding your warranty: Most of manufacturers or carriers will void your warranty after you get your phone rooted. So it is worth keeping in mind that you can always unroot. If you need to send the device back for repair, simply flash the software backup you made and it’ll be good as new.
Bricking your phone: If something goes wrong during the rooting process, you run the risk of bricking — i.e., corrupting — your device. The best way to prevent that from happening is to choose a reliable rooting tool and follow the guide carefully. 

Disabled apps: Note that some security-conscious apps and services are not supported on rooted devices. For examples, Sky Go and Virgin TV Anywhere apps that serve copyrighted TV shows and movies will not start on rooted devices.

Data Loss: This issue may occur during the rooting process, but you can avoid this by backup your phone data before rooting.

See Also: How to Root LG G4 with/without PC?

How to Root Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop without Computer

To root Lollipop with no PC/Mac, we introduce you to use KingRoot. It is a well known Android rooting app, and it is a one-click rooting tool. Very convenient and fast. Let’s see how to use it:

1. Go to with you phone browser, find this app and click “Free Download” button to download and install the latest APK on your phone. During installation, please grant the permission when it asks to, or the installation will not success.
root android 5.1.1 kingoroot

2. After the installation, tap "Open" button at the end of installation to launch the app on your device. The user interface is very clean, you need to select "Try it" at the startup window, this will lead to a new window now. On the new screen, tap "Get Now" to start the rooting process. There is a circle on the central of KingRoot app indicating how many percentages being done. A few minutes, a message says Your device is rooted.
 root for android 5.1.1
See, it is very simple and fast. However, not every device can use this app to get rooted. If your device is not supported by this one, you can keep reading and try the other one as below. Which supported most of Android devices, includes Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, MEIZU, Lenovo, etc...

How to Root Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with PC

As far as I know, rooting by using a computer has higher success rate when comparing to do it without a computer. To root 5.1.1 with computer, Android Root is the best choice. Which is also a ONE CLICK rooting software, and with a few simple steps between your Android and software on computer, you can have your Lollipop phone root with no hassle.

Step 1: Download Android Root on Computer 

Go to and download Android Root to the PC/Mac. After the installation, launch it, you will get the primary interface as below. Click “Root” option to go to next Window.
android 5.1.1 root

Step 2: Connect your Android 5.0/5.1.1 to the computer

Connect the Lollipop phone to the computer with an USB cable. You need to enable USB debugging on your phone if you have done before.  Go to “Developer Options” and if it is already enabled, Dr. Fone will automatically recognize and connect the device.
how to root android 5.1.1 with pc

Once your device is connected to the computer, dr.fone will detect the android device automatically and find a solution to root your device. Now click on the start button to continue.

Step 3: Rooting your Android 5.0/5.1.1 Lollipop

When the software has scanned your Android, you will get the result as below picture shown. It means that you can start the rooting now, just click “Root Now” button to root your Lollipop device with a single click!
root 5.0

Note: During the rooting process, you will get a pop up messages on your phone to confirm if you would like proceed with the process of rooting. Click on confirm and you have finish all the handle for rooting. Just be patient and waiting for the finish. 

Hope above two solutions can help you to root Android 5.1.1 safely and easily. If you want to know more about rooting information or methods, here recommend another place called  XDA Developers Forum, you will find many thread about rooting it in. Look for the one you need.


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