Originally Posted by Tim2246
1: ok step one download universal and root to sd card.
2: then download a file manager such as linda file manager.
3: download chainsdd SuperUser
4: go to settings then applications put a check next to unknown sources.Then go to Development and check usb debugging and stay awake.
5: use linda file manager and browse to sd card and install universal root "DO NOT INSTALL SUPERUSERBUILT INTO IT"
6: Install chainsdd Superuser, After install open it goto settings then scroll too bottom and click su binary it may fail the first time but click it again it will say Su binaries updated.
7: I am using root explorer i bought it from market.
8: after this is installed open it and be sure to click the rw option when you open it at top of directory. Now copy /system/xbin/su to your sd card for safe keeping along with rootshell file from sqlite_stmt_journals folder.
after you back them up too sd then copy Su file too /bin let it over write theres.
Now fire off adb and type adb shell then at the $ type su and walla full root.
Anyone have ideas on how to make it read only so system cant delete those files on reboot or automated way of putting the files in right place at reboot let me know.
So I ran into a little speed bump here, I'll post what I've done thus far and maybe someone has some feedback...
1) Open the applications settings menu for Android OS and Check off the option "Uknown Sources" and then click on "Development" and make sure options "USB debugging" and "Stay Awake" are checked.
2) Download and install the "Universal Androot" apk. application installer using the web browser on your android phone.
3) Launch "Universal Androot" and use the drop down menu on the main screen and select the option that states, "Do not install Superuser" and then click the "Root :)" button, the application will run a few scripts and then confirm success.
4) Go the Android Market, and download and install the following application, "SuperUser" written by android software developer, chainsdd.
5) Once "SuperUser" is installed on your phone, launch the application and click, "Settings" on the top right hand corner of the application, it will bring you to a list of options, scroll to the bottom, and click on, "Su binary v original", this will download a zip file containing any updates. (You may have to click this several times if it fails, it will eventually download)
6) Go to the Android Market, and download, "Root Explorer (File Manager)" and install it, you may also download this package elsewhere...
7) Open "Root Explorer" and make sure you are in the / "root directory" of the unit and then click the "Mount R/W" button at the top.
8) Browse to /system/xbin/ and copy file "su" to /sdcard
This is where I have a problem, I can not locate /system/xbin/su
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Kernel version 2.6.29