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Revolutionary - zergRush local root 2.2/2.3 [22-10: Samsung/SE update]

10th October 2011, 03:31 PM   |  #1  
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We would like to announce the public availability of the root exploit we use in Revolutionary, named zergRush.

This local root exploit should be Android-wide, across Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3). However, this will not work on Android Honeycomb and up (3.0+).

Simultaneously, we're also releasing source code for this root exploit through our github.

The binary is available from here: zergRush binary.

The exploit source is available here: Revolutionary GitHub.


You will need adb shell to execute this exploit. We need shell permissions.
Push the binary onto /data/local/ and execute these commands in a shell:

$ chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush
$ /data/local/zergRush
The resulting output should look something like this:

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
[**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00017118[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...[*] Trying a new path ...[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...[*] Trying a new path ...[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...[*] Trying a new path ...[*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
[+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x401219c4 0x0054[*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
[+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd260a9 0xafd39f9f[*] Poping 24 more zerglings[*] Sending 173 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root..enjoy!
*reconnect adb shell*

# id
uid=0 gid=0
That is all folks!

Update 20-10-2011: zergRush has been updated to include some support for Sony Ericsson phones, updates for Samsung coming soon!
Update 22-10-2011: updates for Samsung phones, get the new download (or build yourself)
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10th October 2011, 04:34 PM   |  #2  
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10th October 2011, 05:21 PM   |  #3  
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Does this work on the Evo 3D with Hboot1.5?
10th October 2011, 06:57 PM   |  #4  
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hahahaha nice script.

thank you!
10th October 2011, 07:09 PM   |  #5  
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very cool script, even tough I really hate lings rush, as I'm a protoss player :P
11th October 2011, 12:47 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by QueNerdo

Does this work on the Evo 3D with Hboot1.5?

Worked for me on Evo 3D with HBOOT 1.49.0013, awesome, now to work out a downgrade.
11th October 2011, 09:17 AM   |  #7  
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It worked in my HTC Chacha. Then I remounted System as rw. And then after a while(about 30 secs), my device reboots.
I tried it twice, after deleting /data/local/tmp/*
Is it normal? My device is S-ON.

Edited: I found it, it is because I modified the system partition, because after reboot it was as before.
Thank you.
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11th October 2011, 09:54 AM   |  #8  
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Thanks for releasing

Send from a lightning fast Htc Sensation
11th October 2011, 01:54 PM   |  #9  
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It is not working on my new Samsung w i8150, with Gingerbread 2.3.5 . But thanks for your work anyway!

I've got something like (if someone might be willing to help):

Zerglings haven't found anything interesting...

I can post screenshot later.
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11th October 2011, 01:56 PM   |  #10  
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I'll give this a try on my hboot .98 Inc 2.

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