Rooting and FlexiSPY – Important Information

How rooting or not rooting an Android device will affect your FlexiSPY experience

When you install FlexiSPY on to an Android device the software will run in one of three modes depending on the Android device, whether you rooted it before installing and the device hardware and software configuration.

Please read the information below carefully to learn about each of the FlexiSPY running modes on an Android devices and how it may affect you.

You can also read about what features you get with each software running mode and how you can change software running modes if you aren’t getting all the software features after installation.

What are the available FlexiSPY software running modes on an Android device?

After installation on an Android device FlexiSPY will run in one of three modes.

NORMAL MODE – NO ROOT FEATURES

NORMAL mode - NO ROOT FEATURES.

NO ROOT FEATURES

Remote SMS Commands
Call recording
Ambient recording
Spoof SMS
Location tracking
Hidden software icon
SMS messages
Call logs
Images
Videos
Audio files
MMS
Browsing activity
Application activity
RemCam
Address book
Wallpaper images
Browser bookmarks
Installed applications
Calendar

  1. No root features
  2. Remote SMS commands will be visible on the TARGET device
  3. Software may not be hidden from Application Manager or antivirus software.

LIMITED MODE – SOME ROOT FEATURES

Limited mode - SOME ROOT FEATURES

SOME ROOT FEATURES

  • Remote SMS Commands
  • Call recording
  • Ambient recording
  • Spoof SMS
  • Location tracking
  • Hidden software icon
  • SMS messages
  • Call logs
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Audio files
  • Whatsapp & VoIP Call Logs
  • Facebook Messenger & VoIP Call Logs
  • Viber & VoIP Call Logs
  • LINE & VoIP call logs
  • Skype & VoIP call logs
  • WeChat
  • BBM
  • Hangouts
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Kik Messenger
  • Telegram Messenger
  • Tinder
  • Instagram
  • Hike
  • QQ
  • Email
  • MMS
  • Browsing activity
  • Application activity
  • RemCam
  • Address book
  • Wallpaper images
  • Browser bookmarks
  • Installed applications
  • Calendar
  1. FlexiSPY only works with certain IM versions.  Please check here to ensure compatibility.
  2. Software may not be hidden from Application Manager or antivirus software.
  3. Remote SMS commands will be visible on the TARGET device.

FULL MODE – ALL ROOT FEATURES

FULL mode - ALL ROOT FEATURES

ALL ROOT FEATURES

  • Remote SMS Commands
  • Password cracker
  • Hidden application
  • Call recording
  • Call interception
  • Spycall
  • Ambient recording
  • Spoof SMS
  • Location tracking
  • SMS messages
  • Call logs
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Audio files
  • Whatsapp & VoIP Call Logs
  • Facebook Messenger & VoIP Call Logs
  • Viber & VoIP Call Logs
  • LINE & VoIP call logs
  • Skype & VoIP call logs
  • WeChat
  • BBM
  • Hangouts
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Kik Messenger
  • Telegram Messenger
  • Tinder
  • Instagram
  • Hike
  • QQ
  • Email
  • MMS
  • Browsing activity
  • Application activity
  • RemCam
  • Address book
  • Wallpaper images
  • Browser bookmarks
  • Installed applications
  • Calendar
  1. FlexiSPY only works with certain IM versions.  Please check here to ensure compatibility.
  2. Software may not be hidden from Application Manager or antivirus software.

How to check the software running mode and device root status after installation

After installing FlexiSPY on to the Android device, inside the FlexiSPY online portal go to Account, Settings, click the action button and then click Settings.

In the menu that appears you need to check the Software Running mode and Root Status options, as shown below.

FlexiSPY settings menu showing device root status and software running mode highlighted.

FlexiSPY settings menu showing device root status and software running mode highlighted.

How to change software running modes after installation

After installing FlexiSPY, if certain features aren’t working on the Android device it may be that the device is not rooted or the software is not running in the correct mode even if rooted.

Please see the table below to see if you can change software running modes on the device after installing FlexiSPY on to an Android device.

Current software running mode/root status
Available software running modesHow to change software running mode
NORMAL (Unrooted)LIMITED/FULLDeactivate and uninstall software, root device and physically reinstall software again, make sure to tap GRANT when asked by SuperSU during installation.
LIMITED (Rooted)NORMALDeactivate and uninstall software, physically reinstall software, don’t tap GRANT when asked by SuperSU during installation.

Author: Marc Harris

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  • Marci Jenkins-Claudius

    How do I change the phone from normal mode to full mode?

    • Hello Marci.

      If the device is not rooted then the software will always run in NORMAL mode until you deactivate and uninstall the software, root the device and then reinstall the software.

      When you reinstall the software on to the rooted device there is no guarantee though that it will run in FULL mode. The software may still only run in NORMAL or LIMITED mode on a rooted device. This is due to the device and there is no way to change that.

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      • Marci Jenkins-Claudius

        Thank you. According to the settings menu the phone is rooted. I wish to be able to bug the phone with a spy call.

        • Hello Marci.

          Unfortunately, even if the device is rooted, you need the software to run in FULL mode to get root only features such as Spycall. This feature is not available if the software runs in NORMAL mode or LIMITED mode.

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  • Farouk Msk

    plz tell me , what is exactly rooted or not rooted device , and if it’s done for once , should i repeat it every little moment or it just goes one time for a long term. thanks

    • Hello Farouk.

      Rooting is something you do to the device once before installing the software to get features that are not available if the device is not rooted. For example, a non-rooted device runs the software in NORMAL mode so you don’t get Viber or LINE that you would get on a rooted device running the software in LIMITED or FULL mode.

      Please understand that just because the device is rooted there is still no guarantee you will get all root features. You may only get some and that is why the software runs in either LIMITED or FULL mode, depending on the rooted device configuration.

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  • Lynnette Doubovtzeff Wareham

    how to root a samsung?

    • Hello Lynette.

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Please check out our rooting guides page below which has many guides for rooting Samsung devices. If yours is not listed leave a comment on that page and we will research and create and upload a guide for you.

      http://www.spyphonereview.com/spy-phone-review-root-android/

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    • Mucho Confused

      Incredibly complicated. I am having such trouble now trying to use this service. It worked great with the Blackberry, but it’s real complicated with the Samsung.

      • Hello Lynnette.

        Unfortunately as smartphones beome more powerful they become more complex too. Installing the software on to an unrooted Android device is just as easy as it is on a BlackBerry.

        This chsnges when rooting is needed for ceetain features. Rooting can be