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Root Karbonn A15: Simplified How to Guide

Karbonn A15, the 4 inch Android 4 device which is powered by a beasty 1 GHz processor, recently attained superuser permissions aka root rights, thanks to an A15 user nstatic and the Android Root Unlock tool. If you are a newbie, you might be wondering whether you should be rooting your phone or not or what crazy things you can do when you have rooted your phone. The articles I've linked to will answer both your questions. The phone is available for as low as INR 4425 from HS18 and seems to be a very luvrative deal given the 4 inch screen and the 480x800 screen resolution.
Root Karbonn A15

Before you have decided to enter a whole new world of freedom with your Android device, make sure you read the below terms and agree to them:
  • Rooting voids your Manufacturer's warranty unless until you unroot your device. (Unrooting method may/may not be available for all devices).
  • Charge your phone to decent levels. Anything above 60% is good to go, as you won't want your battery to be dead during the process, which might result into bricking the device.
  • Any kind of harm/cruelty inflicted on your phone can't be blamed on anyone else.
Downloads: Android Root Unlock, Karbonn A15 PC Drivers (Not required if you use pdanet method)

How to Root Karbonn A15:

  1. Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. This is also one of the first few things I recommend every Android user to do.
  2. Also, enable Installation from unknown sources. To do this, Open Settings, then Security and finally tap on the Unknown Sources option so that it is ticked.
  3. Either install drivers using pdanet (easier and recommended) or use the drivers that come in the internal memory of your phone (or download from the link in downloads section).
  4. Download Android Root Unlock tool from the Downloads section and extract it using winzip/winrar.
  5. Inside the extracted folder, find the batch script named ICS_Root_Unlocker.bat and run it.
    Contents of the extracted folder
  6. Connect your phone using USB cable in switched on condition, then press any key inside the command prompt.
    The Rooting Tool's command prompt screen
  7. The rooting process will begin, and must not be interrupted. The phone will reboot a couple of times.
  8. To check if your phone is rooted correctly, download any app that requires root from the play store and check if it works properly.
  9. Pat yourself on the back for doing such a commendable job.
And guess what, you are done with rooting your device. See the awesome things you can do now. If there's something that is hindering you to root your phone, comment below. You can follow me on various social networks to intract with me and to hear the latest.