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Froyo is a bit of a pain to root! Well, this fixes that.

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z4ziggy
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)
Backflip
Sony X10
Xperia Mini
Droid 2
Galaxy Tab
Galaxy I5700
Galaxy 3 I5800
Droid X
Samsung Acclaim
Cricket Huawei Ascend
Motorola Cliq
Huawei 8120
Hero
G1
Optimus T
Droid 1
Garmin Asus A50
Motorola Defy
LG Ally
Motorola Flipside
Motorola Milestone 2
Dell streak
X10 Mini Pro
Smartq v7 android 2.1

Incompatible with PERMANENT root option

Desire (requires nand unlock)
Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
Magic (unknown)
Evo (requires nand unlock)
G2 (requires nand unlock)
Archos 70 (unknown)
myTouch 3G (unknown)
Wildfire
Droid Incredible



Changelog

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.

Market

This application is available directly from the market. Search for 'z4root'

Donations

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2010-11-09, 2:59PM
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if it works i expect it will be blocked with the next android update as usual
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2010-11-09, 3:25PM
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Thanks !!!
This is great news !!!
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2010-11-09, 3:29PM
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nice one!

market release?
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2010-11-09, 3:38PM
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Seems to have worked on my Galaxy S with stock german Froyo (JPO/JPP/JP3)! I'll let you know if I run into problems. Thanks, jb
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Work but in order to root my device have to be in "USB debugging"
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2010-11-09, 3:47PM
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You're the One Click Man!
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2010-11-09, 3:57PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by halabibk

Work but in order to root my device have to be in "USB debugging"

Ah, interesting. Maybe I can find a workaround, but I guess turning on USB debugging isn't too difficult.
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Thx! It's working ( but, the USB Debugging mode must be enabled ) at

PDA: i9000XXJPO ; PHONE: i9000XXJPP ; CSC: i9000OXAJPO ; !!!
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will test on my girlfriends i5800 as soon as it´s back from service, its there for pin request issue...
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2010-11-09, 4:42PM
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First post updated with new version: will now detect when USB debugging is not enabled, and instruct you to enable it, as well as auto opening the settings page.
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