Rooting an Android Device for APK Hacking

Rooting your device is one of the more advanced ways to get cheats for Smashy Road Wanted.  With a rooted device you will have complete control over your device and the Smashy Road game files.

Benefits for Smashy Road Wanted

By rooting your device you gain the ability to use dozens of “root only” cheat and hack apps on the google play store.  Some of the following are a good place to start.

  • Cheat Droid
  • Lucky Patcher
  • Game Killer

By using these you can remove ads, unlock any car, and increase money or coins.  It is not going to let you get crazy dev cheats though, just remove any restrictions in the game that require real money.

What is Rooting

Rooting is the process of unlocking your android device so that you have control over the file system.  Service providers deliberately keep access limited to protect people from messing up their phones and putting files in the wrong place.

However, to alter and hack the data files of smashy road you need this complete control.

Ways to Root

There are hundreds of programs out there that will root your device for you.  Some cost money and some are free.  Going with free carries the risk of bad software that can ruin your phone.  There are hundreds of models of phone out there and they all need special exec code.

Going with a paid rooting service ensures that you won’t break your phone on accident by running the wrong code.  However a few gems like Kingo root offer rooting to entice you into their other products.

On the Phone vs On Computer

You have to choose between running the software on your phone from an app like Superuser.  Or by plugging your phone into your computer and running the software there.


  • Kingo Root
  • Root Genius
  • iRoot


  • Kingo Root
  • SuperSU Pro Root App
  • Superuser Root App
  • Superuser X [L]

Know the Risks

If you have any kind of warranty for your phone it will usually be voided by rooting.  This is because some types of rooting have the risk of turning your phone into brick–completely unusable.  However with the root software I recommend this is not a problem.

If you choose to find other software be careful, don’t use anything that looks sketchy.  Ruining your phone is a high price to pay for some Smashy Road Wanted cheats.

How to root using Kingo Root

Kingo root is simple, easy to use, and one of the most popular softwares for rooting.  I’ve listed a few steps below that will have you on your way to Smashy Road cheats.  You can do this all completely on your phone by downloading the apk from the companies website or by downloading it from the play store.

Before you start you want to make sure you have the following:

  • Device turned on.
  • More than 60% battery level.
  • Good wifi connection.
  • Allow installation of apps from unknown sources.  (Go to:  Settings > Security > Unknown Sources)

Download and Setup

You can download the app from the Kingo Root website.

After download all you have to do is click the apk to install it.

Once installed you can open the app and you will get a screen like this

They do a good job making this super easy!  Just click the button and the process will start.

Expect to wait a few minutes for the process to finish.  It might be tempting to open up Smashy Road Wanted or another app while you wait. Don’t do it! The app needs to work, leave it be until you have the following screen.

If all is well you will now have a rooted phone.  If you are unsuccessful at rooting your device the first time you can try again.  For some reason it can take a few tries sometimes.  If after a few tries it still doesn’t work you can use the PC version.  This has a much higher chance of success.

Hopefully you found this useful! Let me know in the comments if there are any other Smashy Road cheats, hacks, or glitches you use.

In the next post we will go over how to use the Cheat Droid app to alter your apk.


Readers Comments (3)

  1. I don’t really understand this at all..How long did it take you to figure out ?

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