Sebastian Krahmer's rageagainstthecage
What this does
It is an app you install from the market or by side loading, that has a single button that will root your device.
How safe is this?
Should be 100% safe - nothing on disk is changed besides the root binaries, so if something goes wrong, simply rebooting the device should fix up any and all issues. Let me know if you find any bugs!
The new temporary root option works on 99% of available Android devices - no list yet of which specific devices are incompatible with the temporary root option - I am still trying to find out.
Here is the list so far of known compatible and incompatible devices for the permanent root option. I haven't actually tested these myself - I only have a Galaxy S device - but this list has been created by reports from users.
Compatible with PERMANENT root option
Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
Galaxy 3 I5800
Cricket Huawei Ascend
Garmin Asus A50
Motorola Milestone 2
X10 Mini Pro
Smartq v7 android 2.1
Incompatible with PERMANENT root option
Desire (requires nand unlock)
Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
Evo (requires nand unlock)
G2 (requires nand unlock)
Archos 70 (unknown)
myTouch 3G (unknown)
V1.0.0 : Initial Release
V1.1.0 : Will now open the application settings page if USB debugging is not enabled.
V1.2.0 : Unroot support, fix for devices with small max file size such as I5700, binaries in xbin rather than bin
V1.2.1 : Back to /system/bin for support for some devices. Fix for QVGA devices.
V1.2.2 : Adverts added (can be permanently disabled with menu option). Hopeful fix for devices such as Moment (Did not work).
V1.3.0 : Force unroot option, temporary root option.
This application is available directly from the market. Search for 'z4root'
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