[Guide] Full system temproot (no traces) [0.11] (no hboot-1.56)
These are instructions (and a helper script) to root the phone without unlocking or installing a recovery partition. It's based on temproot, and is ideal for anyone who doesn't want to modify their system software, or someone without a RUU who wants to make a full dump of their phone for backup in case they want to unroot.
- This will not work with hboot-1.56 (comes with Android 4.4.2)
- USB debugging should be enabled
- Get temproot
from the Firewater
folks (based on code by hikezoe and fi01)
- Get the SuperSU or SuperUser APK (I got it from inside this zip): http://download.chainfire.eu/396/Sup...erSU-v1.94.zip
- Get a `su` executable (also inside the same zip): http://download.chainfire.eu/396/Sup...erSU-v1.94.zip
- full-system-temproot.zip from this post and unzip the two files
- The Firewater folks recommend disabling screen lock and rebooting.
- Put SuperSU.apk, su, busybox, and root.sh into /sdcard/Download
- Connect to USB and run:
adb shell sh /sdcard/Download/root.sh
Follow the instructions, which consist of waiting for the root shell to appear (wait 10 minutes, then see a command prompt starting with "#"), then typing
and hitting enter.
Note: the difference between this and the "naked" temproot hack is that the naked hack leaves you with a root shell which can run root commands, but no way for installed programs to use root capabilities. Either way, rebooting will unroot the device. (There are still some root-related files, but they are inactive and will disappear when the device is factory reset.)
This has had minimal testing, but there is nothing that seems like it could cause obvious harm. It's a privilege escalation exploit, not a system change.