There are a number of ways on how to check if your android phone is rooted i.e has (administrator/superuser) access. We have document the two simplest methods/applications that can help your check this. This is useful if you have rooted your phone and want to confirm that the process has worked of it you have purchased/acquired a phone and want to check it. If you would like to root your phone, you can use our rooting guides.
How to Check If your Android Phone is Rooted – Method/App 1:
Go to Google Play and download a terminal client application. The “Terminal Emulator for Android” which is for free from Google Play is a good terminal emulator to use. You can use the QR code (to the left of this text) or above link to download the terminal emulator to check if your phone is rooted. Once you have downloaded and installed the application on your android phone, launch the application and the terminal interface screen should open at the entry prompt. Check the character to the left of the entry prompt;
If there’s a hash sign (#) then the phone is rooted.
If there’s a dollar sign type su and hit enter. If the dollar sign changes into a hash (#) sign then the phone is rooted. During that process, you may see a popup asking you to give the terminal application superuser permissions, which you should grant this access.
How to Check If your Android Phone is Rooted – Method/App 2:
Install the Root Checker app from Google Play. The application is free and won’t take more than a couple of seconds to download on your android device. You can search for the app in your Google Play or use the web link if you prefer to get it that way. Both will do the same thing.
This application will test the device for root access using a very simple, quick and reliable method. The su binary is the most common binary used on Android devices to grant and manage root access. Root Checker will check and verify that the su binary is located in a standard location on the device. Root Checker will also confirm the proper permissions and flags on the su binary in addition to testing that access is granted by the su binary.
Simple as that.
Originally posted 2014-10-12 20:58:41.