Here is an attempt at a step-by-step guide for the n00bs.
I take NO credit for this method or any files mention -- all credit goes to the devs. I just tried to dumb them down a bit.
Ok, here goes. This assume that you already have the Android SDK properly installed, which is found here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Note: According to the GingerBreak source code: Before using, insert empty formatted sdcard.
First, let's list all the required files:
Second, let's get all the files:
1) GingerBreak is available here: http://c-skills.blogspot.com/2011/04...ngerbreak.html
. Make sure you extract the file from within the archive.
2) su and Superuser.apk are available in the su-188.8.131.52-ef-signed.zip found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828
3) busybox is available from many source. Here is one: http://multiupload.com/MVT98F5HBY
4) Place/extract all the files in the same directory as the ADB executable (probably /program files/android/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools). All the files should be in that directory, not in any subfolders.
(Note: The commands you type in are after the colon.)
Now, let's get all the files onto your device:
1) Open a command prompt and navigate to your /android-sdk-windows/platform-tools directory
2) Type: adb push GingerBreak /data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
3) Type: adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk
4) Type: adb push su /data/local/tmp/su
5) Type: adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/busybox
Now let's get to the rooting:
1) Open an adb shell: adb shell
2) Change directory to where you pushed the exploit: cd /data/local/tmp
3) Change permissions on the exploit: chmod 700 /data/local/tmp/GingerBreak
4) Change the permissions on busybox: chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox
5) Run the exploit: ./GingerBreak
6) Wait for it to run. It will take a while, and output a bunch of lines that you can ignore.
7) When it's finished, you should see a message saying "dance forever my only one" and you will see the # instead of $.
Now, We need to make the root permanent by installing su:
*Note: if you are having problems with the steps below (steps 3 and onwards), see post 48.
1) Mount the system partition as read/write: mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
2) Change directory to where you pushed su, busybox and superuser.apk: cd /data/local/tmp
3) Run busybox to copy itself to the proper directory: ./busybox cp busybox /system/bin
4) Change the permissions on busybox: chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
5) Run busybox to copy Superuser.apk to the proper directory: busybox cp Superuser.apk /system/app
6) Run busybox to copy su to the proper directory: busybox cp su /system/bin
7) Change the permission on su: chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
8) Mount the partition as read-only: mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
9) Exit the root shell: exit
10) You should now see $ instead of #
11) Exit the shell: exit
Now you are back to the commnd prompt. Let's verify that you still have root access:
1) Open a shell: adb shell
2) Type: su
3) At this point, it will hang until you give su permission through the Superuser app on your device, so look on your device and give it permission.
4) If the $ changes to a #, congratulations, you have root access.