How to root any Android Device using Cydia Impactor

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Cydia Impactor is a Windows Application that allows you to root any Android Device in a Single Click. It is developed by Saurik (Developer who created Cydia for iOS devices). Here, we are going to guide you how to use Cydia Impactor Application to root any android device.

How to use Cydia Impactor to root any Android Device

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Android Smartphone. To enable USB debugging, Open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

(Developers Option is hidden for Android 4.2.2 or above, to show this option Go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times).

USB Debugging on Samsung

Step 2: Download and extract Cydia Impactor on your computer. After extracting, you will be able to see the following files:

Cydia Impactor

Step 3: Now, Open Impactor.exe (you have extracted this file in step#2).

Open Cydia Impactor

Step 4: Once Cydia Impactor Application is launched, connect your Android device to the computer (with USB Debugging enabled).

Step 5: Now, to begin the rooting process click on the Start Button.

Cydia Impactor

Step 6: Now, Cydia Impactor will install SuperSU binary on your Android Device. Once, this process is completed, close the Cydia Impactor application and Disconnect your Android Device from the computer.

Step 7: Now, Restart your Android Device.

Restart Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Step 8: Once your Android Device is restarted, Open Google Play Store. In PlayStore Search and Install SuperSU application (chainfire).

Download SuperSU Application from Play Store

Step 9: Now your Android Device is Rooted successfully. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open SuperSU application that you have installed from Play Store. If you are able to use it without any error then it means your device is rooted successfully.

SuperSU Installed and Launched

Optional: You can also verify your device is successfully rooted or not by Root Checker Application.

Keep in Mind:

[*] No data loss process: Your Android Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method.

[*] Warranty Void: Your Android Device Warranty may be Void after following the above tutorial.

[*] How to unroot: To unroot Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

[*] Credits: Cydia Impactor Application is created by Saurik (Developer).

[*] If you have tried the above tool to root your Android device the please let us know if it works or not with your Device Model Name.

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32 Responses

  • Yes it does work with Bell-Virgin Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M under JB 4.1.2
    Device is now rooted. Would be nice to exercise practical commands with su
    prompt. Would appreciate some sort of tutorial. Thanks for the guide.

  • Works great for me thankkkkkk cheer up guys.

  • It work on xpod arc7? Please please tel me

  • XDA Developer

    ^^ Please give a try it may work.

  • About Mike who was asking how to unroot…one has to reinstall his ROM version. But before doing so you can also try installing Super SU Pro v.1.94 by Chainfire
    then open app and go to settings and scroll down to cleaning section and find there option to unroot. Might work.

  • Sir please tell me how to root Micromax A44.

  • Sir I have rooted my idea aurus 3 with root genious which have installed king user onmy phone. I want superuser or supersu what could I do for this.

  • It doesn’t work on zenfone 6.

  • Works great with Samsung galaxy Exhibit T-599n (metropcs)

  • It work on Lenovo K900, Yeay.

  • It not work on Samsung Galaxy grand Duos I9082

  • Thanks, It work on Lenovo K900 successfully.

  • Yeah, works great on my Galaxy Music Duos GT-6012. Successfully rooted it. Can you please post on how to unroot my phone using Cydia Impactor?

  • XDA Developer

    ^^ To Unroot your Device, Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

  • GET error ….. “signature bugs unavailable” on my Samsung Grand.

  • XDA Developer

    ^^ Please give a try to vRoot Method.

  • en el primux zeta2 no funcina

  • Works on Nextbook tablet. Thanks

  • Is CYDIA IMPACTOR compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582)? Please advise… Thank You… ;)

  • It does not work on Virgin Mobile LG Optimus F3 (Android 4.1.2 Software V6)

  • Please tell me if it work with Xperia M(dual – C2004 with 4.3JB) model?[Previously I got root by using the same with 4.2.2JB]

  • XDA Developer

    ^^ Please give a try. It may work for you.

  • Success!!! Tablet Vero G8i AKA. Teclast P89 AKA. Allview Viva i8!!! TNX for the tutorial!!!

  • Success on LG F5, running 4.1.2, followed instructions for complete success. Thank you.

  • It works on my lenovo k900…thx alot bro..

  • Tablet CCE T77 ROOT PERFECT followed instructions for complete success! Thanks friend!

  • Used this in conjunction with MoboRobo, SU Root Checker, and SuperSU to root a MachSpeed Trio Stealth G2 10.1. Device now rooted. Many thanks from a novice.

  • Works on MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T599N


  • Works perfectly on Kobo Arc! Just needed to add driver (USB –> Driver scan –> Kobo Arc) before Step 5

  • ooooooo yeeeeeeeeehhh !!!
    Its a good software recommended for K900 users. Root you mobile in just 2 min.

  • Its working on Sony Xperia E, c1504, single sim, 11.3.A.2.23!!!!!1

  • Perfect LG E610

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