How to Enable Root Access on CM12, CM13 and CM14 | CyanogenMod and Lineage OS ROM. Get root access on your device without flashing zips and using any software. This is the easiest method to get root on your device. Just what you have to do is follow some simple steps. You can simply go to settings and enable root access.
CyanogenMod and Lineage OS has in-built root since CyanogenMod 12 (The Lollipop Version) but that is disabled by default. The user needs to enable root access on their phones manually as per their need. Get root access on your device without flashing zips and using any software
The CyanogenMod ROM comes has an inbuilt SuperUser manager since CyanogenMod 12 (The Lollipop Version) which lets you enable or disable root access as per your need or selectively allow root access for either Apps only or ADB only or Apps/ADB both. You cannot see these settings unless you enable the Developer Options on your CyanogenMod ROM. You don’t need to worry because this process is really very simple and it will be like a cake walk for you. The method for the Lineage OS is also the same. Here, in this tutorial I will teach you how to enable developer option on CyanogenMod 12 (The Lollipop Version), CyanogenMod 13 (The Marshmallow Version) and CyanogenMod 14 (The Nougat Version). Why do I need to Enable Root settings on CyanogenMod ROM’s?
I don’t know if you really know or not, CyanogenMod is the first most popular custom ROM for Android devices which comes with no bloatware (un-necessary applications). Also, the CyanogenMod ROM has many in-built added features unlike stock Android ROMs (AOSP ROMs). With the Root access on your Android phone, you can further change some more settings on your phone, for example: You can tweak build.prop settings, you can customize your boot animation, you can manually change CPU frequency settings, you can add your own init.d boot scripts etc. There are much more to add on to this list.
Simplifying the above statement, if you are a developer or an advanced user or very keen to learn all these things then yes you should enable the ROOT access. With the ROOT access, a user can modify the system settings and this is the potential reason that the ROOT access is disabled by default.
The Root access settings are actually provided under Developer options in CyanogenMod ROMs. Developer options are the same as comes in stock Android Devices. So, you need to Enable the developer option on your android device first.
To enable Developer Options on an Android phone or Tablet, do the following:
Go to Settings➤About phone and then Tap Seven times on the Build number.
Now to enable Root access, open Developer options and then scroll a little bit down on the Developer Options settings and look for the Root access setting, which must be showing Disabled.
Just click on the Root access and set it to Apps and ADB or Apps only or ADB only, as per your need.
That’s all. Enjoy the benefits that come with Root on your Android Phone powered by CyanogenMod and Lineage OS. The method will be the same for CM15 (OREO) too. Stay tuned for more of such updates. See you in the next article.