How to find out if there are root-rights on Android?

As you know, root rights are superuser rights that greatly expand the capabilities of a smartphone or tablet. For example, with getting root rights, the user gets full control over the Android OS.

It should be noted that the presence of root rights on the device often does not give itself away. Imagine that a device that someone already managed to use fell into your hands and you don’t know if superuser rights are set on it. The question arises – is there a way to find out if there are root rights on the device or not?

Of course, there are, and in order to find out, you can use several methods at once.

First way

We are looking for the desktop shortcut application called SuperSU, Superuser or Superuser.

The presence of this label indicates the presence of root rights. However, the absence of this does not mean that there are no root rights on the device.

Second way

When you run some programs that require special privileges, you will see a corresponding request, which is also proof of the presence of root rights.

Third way

You can check for root rights using the application. One such application is called Root Checker..

Download the application, launch it and click “Check ROOT”.

Next, you get a message that the root-rights are not available on the device, as in our case:

Or are there.

Fourth way

In the Terminal Emulator application, enter the su command:

Press the enter button. If the $ icon appears, as in our case, there are no root rights. If the sign #, root-rights are present.

True, this method does not work in all cases (depending on the type of obtaining superuser rights), so be careful.