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hungrywolf9

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Thank you for a gr8 product

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

Credits

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!

[size=+1]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.[/size]

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 [size=+2]PERMANENT[/size] 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 [size=+2]PERMANENT[/size] 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

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[b] Changelog [/b]

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.

[b] Market [/b]

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

[b] Donations [/b]




Well I've tried em all I think on my new and newly unlocked T-Mobile Pulse Mini (Huawei U8110 I think) and this was the only one to work. it did such a gr8 job of it as well. Took forever to do though but finally it gave me the results I wanted. So easy to install and deploy.
But unfortunately it seems to be the ONLY product that seems to work on my phone as the ones I've downloaded and even paid for don't seem to work.
That's life I suppose, we just have to plod on for a solution LOL
Thanks for a gr8 product.
 

mattyi85

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im new to the site so would like to say a big hello to everyone....

I will on monday (today is saturday) be getting my new phone which is the samsung galaxy mini on three network.... i know in the list of compatible devices it says it works for the galaxy S (all variants) does that include the MINI??? has anyone tried this program on a mini and does it make much of a difference and worth doing???

also my other question sorry if it sounds stupid and its been said a million times already but there are far too many pages to read through but has the new version been released to be able to unroot it if ever you need to???

thanks for reading and thanks in advance for anyone who can give me any info on this it will be greatly appreciated :)
 

smirko

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Feb 25, 2009
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im new to the site so would like to say a big hello to everyone....

Hi :)

I will on monday (today is saturday) be getting my new phone which is the samsung galaxy mini on three network.... i know in the list of compatible devices it says it works for the galaxy S (all variants) does that include the MINI??? has anyone tried this program on a mini and does it make much of a difference and worth doing???

No idea about that, sorry.

also my other question sorry if it sounds stupid and its been said a million times already but there are far too many pages to read through but has the new version been released to be able to unroot it if ever you need to???

Yes, the current (and also deprecated as stated by Rooster on the previous page - read his post) version, is able to unroot the phone, at least there is the option to do it ;) Never tried it though, so maybe it's just a button that looks useful ;)

thanks for reading and thanks in advance for anyone who can give me any info on this it will be greatly appreciated :)

You're welcome :)
 

smirko

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Feb 25, 2009
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I'm sure someone more enlightened in the ways of Android might say: "and it was right to do so" as rooting the phone requires a point of entry and that is exactly an exploit. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Check out this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=967826
Windows (M$ Security Essentials?) shouldn't be worried however, unless you try to root your Desktop (there are ways to do it) :)
 

abedi

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Apr 20, 2008
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not working on Galaxy S

I have enabled the USB debugging but Z4root keeps hanging and does not do anything. It gets stuck at "attempting to root" stage.

Galaxy S
Firmware : 2.2.1
Kernel ver: 2.6.32.9
[email protected] #1
Build Number :FROYO.XXJPY

please advise !!
 

avanv

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Apr 17, 2011
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New verizon samsung galaxy tab, v2.2. This file wont even download - error says its incompatable file. Cant root this to get ata file I need to delete to get y wifi to work at hme... All seems hokey.
 

dibb_nz

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Sep 23, 2010
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huawei u8800 works

great app, does what it says, have used most options - temporary, permanent and unroot, never had an issue thanks!!
 

hoshinautau

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Apr 10, 2011
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My phone is LG P500 with software v10f..
it's posibble to Root my phone with this method?
I try it...
but it doesn't work...

can anyone help me to root my phone?
 

skugpezz

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Sep 11, 2010
339
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I ran this on my dell streak, nothing happens.

I see acquiring shell, then nothing. Can i have some help please?
 

vijay.gupta

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Jan 28, 2011
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Noida
Rooting using z4root is not working on Galaxy GT I5801 with Stock Android 2.2..it is saying Attempting to apply root and nothing else is happening...seems like infinite loop...help please..
 
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    Froyo is a bit of a pain to root! Well, this fixes that.

    Credits

    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!

    [size=+1]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.[/size]

    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 [size=+2]PERMANENT[/size] 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 [size=+2]PERMANENT[/size] 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

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    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

    If this app helps you out, you can donate here:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webs...=PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted
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    if it works i expect it will be blocked with the next android update as usual
    4
    will test on my girlfriends i5800 as soon as it´s back from service, its there for pin request issue...
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    Thanks !!!
    This is great news !!!