Root Transmission: the ONLY app that allows you to root other phones straight from your own device!
Inspired by Kos's p2p-adb hacking toolkit (http://hak5.org/episodes/hak5-1205), this app is a pleasant, easy way to root other phones while away from your computer! Just two buttons, Root and Unroot! Connect the cable and root away! It couldn't be simpler!
Even has its own terminal window so you can see exactly what's going on while your phone does its thing!
You will need a ROOTED device capable of USB hosting (USB On The Go), a USB OTG cable and one-click root scripts for the devices you wish to root.
Scripts and their associated files should be placed in /sdcard/RootTransmission/*devicename*/*version*/, otherwise it will not be available for use. *devicename* and *version* can be whatever you want.
Note that this is an UNSTABLE version, and you use this app at your own risk. Occasional force closes are to be expected (though they will most likely not break the phone you are trying to root). Incorrectly written scripts can permanently damage or brick both devices involved, so only use trusted 3rd party root scripts and at your own risk.
- fixed bug that sometimes caused crashing when user closed app
- fixed bug that caused app to crash if scripts directory did not exist
- Much smaller size (166k)
- made it for Android 4.0 and up (accidentally had it for 3.1 and up in Play Store, will re-add Honeycomb support if I find that it works reliably with it)
- initial public release
- Downloading scripts within the app
- Nicer GUI
- In-app help text
- ??? Suggest some!
(Removed from Play Store because Google said it was "dangerous")
Please do not mirror this apk, it is to be downloaded exclusively from XDA-Developers. Failure to comply will result in the removal of this app from XDA.
I've attached a zip with the files needed to root a Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535), extract it to /sdcard/RootTransmission/ to use.
Note that since I only have one USB host-capable device (my own S3), no warranty is provided over the functionality of this zip since I am unable to fully test it. (It is a repackaged version of the DebugFS one-click root found at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1883984 and thus will only work if the device to be rooted is running ICS, which shouldn't be a problem as of yet.)
Again, this is an unstable test version. It should mostly work, but no guarantees on its functionality.