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[GPL] 1-Click Soft Root

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By MartinEve, Senior Member on 17th August 2010, 01:45 PM
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MOD EDIT: Full Root is now available. Please see this for Full Root

[GUIDE] One Click How to Root the Wildfire with Unrevoked 3.21

Hi all,

As posted the other day, I have managed to get a temporary software-only root solution that will allow you to run some applications that require su. I am currently in discussion with some of the unrEVOked team to take this a step further and get the NAND protection defeated, clockworkmod etc. For now, though, I present an extremely simple, low risk, software root. Yes, it's not quite 1-click (it's 1-click once you've done the initial steps), but it's pretty easy.

Prerequisites:

You must have adb working.

Root instructions:

Step 1: Download and install Superuser.apk from the Market. ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828 )

Step 2: Download my SoftRoot package ( http://www.martineve.com/wildfiresof...k/SoftRoot.apk )

Step 3: Execute from a command prompt in the directory where you downloaded SoftRoot.apk:

Windows:
adb install SoftRoot.apk

Linux:
adb install ./SoftRoot.apk

Step 4: Run the SoftRoot application that is now installed.

The application will now crash. Wait 2 seconds, close it and you are rooted.

You will need to re-perform stage 4, only, each time you reboot.

Source code (all GPL):

http://www.martineve.com/wildfiresof...ck/DoRoot.java
http://www.martineve.com/wildfiresof...neclick/R.java
http://www.martineve.com/wildfiresof...lick/rootshell
http://www.martineve.com/wildfiresof...lick/exploid.c

To compile Java app, you will need to create a project that has su, rootshell and compiled exploid inside the resources/raw folder.
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17th August 2010, 02:01 PM |#2  
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Works great. Thank you.

Now I have access to paid apps easily via Market Enabler (v3.0.8). I've missed them.

Now I just hope Spotify will fix their playback issues og Wildfire (and Hero). THEN life will be good again.
17th August 2010, 02:42 PM |#3  
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Hi all,

I am currently in discussion with some of the unrEVOked team to take this a step further and get the NAND protection defeated, clockworkmod etc.To compile Java app, you will need to create a project that has su, rootshell and compiled exploid inside the resources/raw folder.

Hey Martin Awesome dude .. also where did u find contact info of unrevoked team.. I think Koush is here on xda.. it would be really nice if you can PM me ..
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17th August 2010, 02:57 PM |#4  
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Hi, Martin awesome work.. its working superb on my

0.802, 1.14.405.2, VodafoneCZ

thx man!
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Excellent work, thanks Martin! So this means I don't have to follow anything in your other thread, I can just use this? Found it difficult to understand all that stuff!

Also, when downloading the Android SDK, as I'm about to, do I need to get the 2.1 component package as well, being as the Wildfire comes with 2.1 on it? Very new to the world of Android, so your help would be much appreciated!
17th August 2010, 03:11 PM |#6  
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normally you just need the adb not the whole SDK.

Simple to use :
  1. download SDK :http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
  2. extract the zip(or tgz if Linux) where you want
  3. go to tools
  4. copy the SoftRoot.apk in this dir
  5. open a cmd prompt
  6. type adb install ./SoftRoot.apk
  7. Install the SuperUser.apk (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828) or QR code :
  8. Launch the SoftRoot app.
  9. Wait 10 sec
  10. Kill it
  11. SOFT-ROOTED

Easy no ?
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grate job Matrin, any idea's, plan's to bypass "mtdblock3" writing protection.
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Easy no ?

Yeah I suppose it is! Thanks for that Balor
17th August 2010, 04:24 PM |#9  
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grate job Matrin, any idea's, plan's to bypass "mtdblock3" writing protection.

Working on it; first job is, apparently, to build a clockworkmod recovery image from the stock rom...
17th August 2010, 04:30 PM |#10  
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Great job MartinEve. Nice way to start off your experience here at XDA. Cheers
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Working on it; first job is, apparently, to build a clockworkmod recovery image from the stock rom...

all the best my friend, YOU ARE THE MAN

what's the method you are going to try to bypass the protection >> I'm interested in knowing the mechanism of the NAND protection, how it's work

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