The Kyocera Rise is a QWERTY keyboard equipped mid-range Android smartphone manufactured by Kyocera, formerly Sanyo, and available through Sprint and Virgin Mobile. It comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA display (320 x 480), a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 1GHz single core processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for memory expansion, a 3.2 Megapixel camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. While the specs may not seem like much, as you can see above, the handset offers pretty good value for money if you are on a tight budget, and are looking for a physical keyboard equipped handset running Android ICS.
If you already own a Kyocera Rise, and have been looking around for an easy method to root it, you are in just the right place. The root method for this device involves using XDA Recognized Developer Bin4ry’s universal root solution that works with several devices running ICS or Jelly Bean. The best part is that you don’t need to tinker with command prompts and the likes and will have a rooted device within minutes. So without further ado, read on to know how you can root the Kyocera Rise.
How to Root the Kyocera Rise
- Back up all the data and media on your phone. Rooting does not generally result in lost data, but it is always a good practice to back up all data before you fiddle with you device
- Download the Bin4ry Root & Restore package from the source thread over at XDA forums. Extract the zip file to your desktop
- On your phone, Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Wait for Windows to install and configure the drivers for you device
- Now open the Root with Bin4ry folder you extracted to your desktop in Step 2
- Double click the RunMe.bat file in the folder to launch the tool
- In the tool window, Type in 1 for Normal Mode, and press Enter
- Wait for the tool to do its thing. At one point, your phone screen will ask you to tap Restore My Data
- Just tap the Restore My Data button. You will see a password field also, just ignore it
- Once done, reboot your phone
That’s it!! Your Kyocera Rise is now fully rooted and you can run all those root-only apps like Titanium Backup and SetCPU 🙂