[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click apk to root some devices

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I was going to try framaroot (ver 1.9.3 I think) but when I downloaded it my antivirus said it had the "Android/Lotoor.BE.57" exploit which is this:

"The file is a malicious Android application that undermines the security of the device or the privacy of the user. Typically, Android malware attempts to steal personal or account information, gain access to device functions via backdoors, send text messages or dial premium numbers, and lock or encrypt the device so the user has to pay to unlock the device."

Is this just because of the way framroot works or is it real malware?
 

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I was going to try framaroot (ver 1.9.3 I think) but when I downloaded it my antivirus said it had the "Android/Lotoor.BE.57" exploit which is this:

"The file is a malicious Android application that undermines the security of the device or the privacy of the user. Typically, Android malware attempts to steal personal or account information, gain access to device functions via backdoors, send text messages or dial premium numbers, and lock or encrypt the device so the user has to pay to unlock the device."

Is this just because of the way framroot works or is it real malware?
This is how ALL rooting software works! Yes, when you root your phone, you are at risk for malicious programs getting into your system. Be very careful which programs you grant access to your system via SuperSu. But the biggest risk I've observed from experience is people rooting their phone who have no idea why they need root access. If you don't know what root does, do not root your phone! It's not the malware that's the biggest risk...it's the novice users. They go in there and mess with stuff they shouldn't mess with and end up bricking the phone. Lol

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I use this app to root my Galaxy Note 10.1 2012 edition and worked fine, the only issue I have and not sure if it is related to this app, but when I check the play store and check the apps installed, I do not get the uninstall feature, only OPEN, I can uninstall using a 3rd party app, or the OS way, but not through the Play store, any reason why this is, thanks in advance. ;)
 
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I use this app to root my Galaxy Note 10.1 2012 edition and worked fine, the only issue I have and not sure if it is related to this app, but when I check the play store and check the apps installed, I do not get the uninstall feature, only OPEN, I can uninstall using a 3rd party app, or the OS way, but not through the Play store, any reason why this is, thanks in advance. ;)

Even if you're rooted you still can't uninstall system apps using the play store, you have to use an app like titanium backup or delete the app's (or apps') apk file from the /system/app/ or /system/priv-app/ directories with a root-enabled file explorer
 

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Even if you're rooted you still can't uninstall system apps using the play store, you have to use an app like titanium backup or delete the app's (or apps') apk file from the /system/app/ or /system/priv-app/ directories with a root-enabled file explorer

OK, maybe I did not explain properly, I'm not trying to uninstall a system app, simply saying, when I go to the Play store, and check my installed apps, I do not have the option to uninstall a Play store app that was installed from the play store, I have to use a 3rd party app to uninstall the app. It's not a big deal, was just curious why this was :confused:
 

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OK, maybe I did not explain properly, I'm not trying to uninstall a system app, simply saying, when I go to the Play store, and check my installed apps, I do not have the option to uninstall a Play store app that was installed from the play store, I have to use a 3rd party app to uninstall the app. It's not a big deal, was just curious why this was :confused:
Why are you even using Play Store to uninstall ANY app in the first place? And even if you use Play Store, you are saying that it does not give you the option to uninstall ANY of your apps? Not possible. You ALWAYS get the uninstall option for apps YOU dowloaded. The ONLY apps which Play Store won't allow you to uninstall, even if you are rooted, are apps that were originally stored in the SYSTEM folders.

So I think what may have happened is that you got confused by what is and isn't a system app! Let me explain. Your phone (every phone) comes with what is called "bloatware". This would include "regular" apps like say Facebook which may have come installed on a phone in the SYSTEM folder. But then you go and UPDATE the app via Play Store. OR, the default setting in Play Store is to AUTO UPDATE your apps via Wi-Fi so you may not even realize that it is a system app because when you check the Settings > Apps, such "regular" user apps show up as Downloaded apps in the App Manager! So you may THINK these are user apps and that you can uninstall them...but it's only the UPDATE that you can uninstall, not the original app itself.

Anyway, bottom line as was mentioned by you and the other commenter, is that you MUST use a 3rd party Uninstaller app with a rooted device in order to delete this type of bloatware that is rooted in the system folders. You cannot use Play Store (or your stock Application Manager which is really what you should be using in the first place) to uninstall such User apps which have their apks in the /system folder (and/or the /custpack folder in the case of Alcatel phones).

Personally, when I get a new phone, the very first thing I do is root it and delete ALL the bloatware (because it unnecessarily eats up space, RAM and battery! These apps typically include a ton of Google Apps like Gmail, Maps, Drive, Tracks, etc and sometimes you also get Facebook, Viber, Whatsapp, etc. Plus there are sometimes real system apps that are also totally useless to the phone and to me. I always uninstall ALL this crap from the system folders. Then reboot. Then reinstall from Play Store only the user apps I need and those now get installed in the user accessible data folders. So I am always in control of these apps.

I highly recommend Uninstall Master to get rid of bloatware.

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Like I said it's not a big deal, just more curiosity more then anything. I have rooted many of my devices before, and never had this happen when any apps installed from the play are not able to be uninstalled from the play store. The one I am talking about are not system apps, no matter which app I check in the play, I only get the open feature, no uninstall.

Here is a screenshot so you can see, I just find it weird, and like I said I have no issues using a different app to do so, just more curious as to why, that's it.

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Like I said it's not a big deal, just more curiosity more then anything. I have rooted many of my devices before, and never had this happen when any apps installed from the play are not able to be uninstalled from the play store. The one I am talking about are not system apps, no matter which app I check in the play, I only get the open feature, no uninstall.

Here is a screenshot so you can see, I just find it weird, and like I said I have no issues using a different app to do so, just more curious as to why, that's it.
Oh Ok. Got it. You're pretty knowledgeable/experienced and you noticed something weird and you're just trying to figure out why it's happening. Well, it definitely is strange. I've never seen that happen with Play Store apps not in the system folder EXCEPT if the app has somehow given itself administrator privilege. I forgot about that case. But nothing else I can think of or have experienced. Let us know if you figure it out as now I'm curious too.

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Oh Ok. Got it. You're pretty knowledgeable/experienced and you noticed something weird and you're just trying to figure out why it's happening. Well, it definitely is strange. I've never seen that happen with Play Store apps not in the system folder EXCEPT if the app has somehow given itself administrator privilege. I forgot about that case. But nothing else I can think of or have experienced. Let us know if you figure it out as now I'm curious too.

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Yep, that is it, just weird, and came here to see if anyone else had this issue before, since this was the process I used to root the device. So was just curious if it was something with the root process, couldn't think of anything else. Maybe the Dev has a suggestion, and like I mentioned, no biggie, I can still uninstall using the OS, or a 3rd party app.:cowboy:
 

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google tells that its a virus :/
So what? Any program that roots your phone is going to be deemed a virus...or do you not understand what root access means? Frankly, you also did not read or search this thread. This question has been asked and dealt with maybe a million times already.

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So what? Any program that roots your phone is going to be deemed a virus...or do you not understand what root access means? Frankly, you also did not read or search this thread. This question has been asked and dealt with maybe a million times already.

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oh so sorry, its not a antivir, its a google chrome telling me not to download, buy anyway I'm so sorry dear forum member,
i'm gonna kill my self : ) ))

p.s. thanks for replay mate
 

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oh so sorry, its not a antivir, its a google chrome telling me not to download, buy anyway I'm so sorry dear forum member,
i'm gonna kill my self : ) ))

p.s. thanks for replay mate
Lol. That's exactly what I'm saying. You're gonna receive all kinds of warnings not to install rooting apps on your phone. It's not just the anti-virus programs that will give you a warning. Anything that's checks for virusds including Chrome will baulk. Just ignore them! You'd only need to kill yourself if you believe those warnings. ???

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Hi,

Here an one-click application to install Superuser and su binary on phone. Look at the compatibility list here to see if this application can be useful for you.
Feedbacks on supported devices will be greatly appreciated in order to update the compatibility list. Post your feedback here
Superuser and su binary include in application work from android 2 to 4.

!! Important !!
Success with this application void warranty on your device.
If you need help, read the FAQ first before posting your question in the help thread

If you like my work, you can buy Framaroot donation app
Many many thanks to all donors

Installation
  1. Download it on your device (links are available at the end of this post)
  2. Install it with a file explorer or directly from your internet browser, if android warn you about security risk, say OK and check Unknown sources to allow install of applications outside of Play Store.

Usage

Open Framaroot and select one of the following action: Install SuperSU, Unroot or Execute script (for advanced users)

Possible case once application is launched
  • A popup saying "Your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in Framaroot", in this case you can uninstall app
  • You seeing one or more exploit name, also click on one after you have selected an action and you will see one of the above messages

Possible case once exploit is selected
  • "Success :) ... Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device"
  • "Failed :( ... Exploit work but installation of Superuser and su binary have failed"
  • "Half-Success :-/ ... system partition is read-only, use local.prop trick. Reboot your device and use adb to see if it run as root", happen when the filesystem in use on system partition is a read only filesystem (ex: squashfs)
  • "Failed :( ... Try another exploit if available"
  • Framaroot crash or freeze, in this case relaunch Framaroot a second time and select the same action and exploit

Advanced usage
Click here

Release:

Version 1.9.3: Update SuperSU to 1.99r4. Add Czech translation thanks to efIT^cz™.
Version 1.9.2: Update SuperSU to 1.94. Fix error #15.
Version 1.9.1: New action (Execute script) added which will allow you to execute a custom script. Ukrainian language added thanks to Bogdan.
Version 1.9.0: Add Barahir exploit (potentially affect Mediatek based devices).
Version 1.8.1: Another attempt to fix crashes.
Version 1.8.0: Add Faramir exploit, little brother of Boromir (potentially affect Mediatek based devices).
Version 1.7.1: Link to Framaroot donation added (it does nothing as this kind of application are forbidden on play store ... but it could do something someday)
Version 1.7.0: Due to a mistake, Pippin exploit didn't appear in exploit list, its fixed now (Huawei device owners welcome). Add Gollum exploit for AMLogic based devices.
Version 1.6.1: Remove Superuser as it fail to install. Add execution support from adb command line.
Version 1.6.0: Add Pippin exploit (potentially affect Huawei K3V2 based devices)
Version 1.5.3: An attempt to fix Gandalf error#10
Version 1.5.2: Revert to exploitation fix included in 1.4.1. Add Slovakian and Italian languages. Error # added in toast message when exploit failed (report the error number in this thread so I could give you the reason of failure). Previously fix for Framaroot crash was a dirty hack, with this version you shouldn't encounter crash.
Version 1.5.1: Should fix Framaroot crashes.
Version 1.5.0: Add Boromir exploit (potentially affect many Mediatek based devices).
Version 1.4.3: Update SuperSU to 1.34. Rewrote the fix include in 1.4.1 for better but slower exploitation.
Version 1.4.2: Add Russian and French languages. Add scrollbar for exploit list. Update SuperSU to 1.30
Version 1.4.1: Fix a bug in exploitation due to the different kernel data alignement between version and devices, so if exploits didn't work before it "may" work with this version if your device is vulnerable
Version 1.4: Add Gandalf exploit (potentially affect Qualcomm based devices, tested on Nexus 4, as always feedbacks are welcome)
Version 1.3: Add Aragorn and Legolas exploits (could affect wide range of samsung devices including non exynos devices, please give feedbacks for your devices. Thanks)
Version 1.2.1: Fix unroot bug. Improvements for exploitation. Embed SuperSU 1.25
Version 1.2: Add possibility to Install Superuser, Install SuperSU and Unroot
Version 1.1: Frodo exploit added
Version 1.0: Initial release

Supported devices:
Click here

FAQ
Is framaroot work on my device ?
If your device is in the compatibility list above, the short answer is : yes but it depends of your firmware version, latest firmware have less chance to be rooted.
If your device is not in the compatibility list and it embed one of the processor mentionned above, the answer is : try it and see.

Why framaroot doesn't root anymore after I update my device ?
Because framaroot exploit security holes present in several devices which has been patched with update you have done, so exploits can't root your device anymore. Framaroot's exploits have a very short life to keep your device "less exposed" to others malicious application. Keep in mind that framaroot is not a permanent rooting application.

I loose root after update, what I can do to root my device now ?
An advice : if you want to have a chance to keep root after update, don't update with Kies or ODIN for samsung devices or don't flash system partition, prefer OTA update and use OTA survival feature in Superuser or SuperSU.
And if you have no choice, you can use the traditional method : flash tools specific to your device

Will framaroot include more exploits ?
Yes, but don't ask when since I don't know myself, it depend of the vendors fix response.

Framaroot crash when I select Gandalf exploit ?
Often the first time you launch Framaroot by selecting Gandalf as exploit, it crash Framaroot. Don't worry, in this case you have to re-launch Framaroot and select Gandalf again, the second time it should work.

What means error# on result ?
All errors less or equal to 9 mean your device is not vulnerable.
If you get error#10, give a try with Framaroot 1.5.3.
All other errors need some investigation about your kernel image.

Framaroot say Success but SuperSU is not installed after reboot ?
Maybe there is some additional protection on your device or something goes wrong with SuperSU version embedded in Framaroot.
In this case, I recommend to use "Execute script" action and put your own shell script commands in /sdcard/custom (use at your own risk, all commands are executed with root privileges). Look at this post to know how to use custom script.

What can I do when the result is Half-success ?
You see this message when the /system partition on your device is a read-only filesystem (eg: SquashFS). To handle this case Framaroot try to use a trick by adding "ro.kernel.qemu=1" in file /data/local.prop. To test if this trick work you have to reboot your device and connect to it with adb shell. Once connected type the "id" command to see if you are root.
If you are not root, your last chance is to select "Execute script" action and put your own shell script commands in /sdcard/custom (use at your own risk, all commands are executed with root privileges). Look at this post to know how to use custom script.
Try galaxy tab 4 t-531 is not success! :( i can help me
 

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    Hi,

    Here an one-click application to install Superuser and su binary on phone. Look at the compatibility list here to see if this application can be useful for you.
    Feedbacks on supported devices will be greatly appreciated in order to update the compatibility list. Post your feedback here
    Superuser and su binary include in application work from android 2 to 4.

    !! Important !!
    Success with this application void warranty on your device.
    If you need help, read the FAQ first before posting your question in the help thread

    If you like my work, you can buy Framaroot donation app
    Many many thanks to all donors

    Installation
    1. Download it on your device (links are available at the end of this post)
    2. Install it with a file explorer or directly from your internet browser, if android warn you about security risk, say OK and check Unknown sources to allow install of applications outside of Play Store.

    Usage

    Open Framaroot and select one of the following action: Install SuperSU, Unroot or Execute script (for advanced users)

    Possible case once application is launched
    • A popup saying "Your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in Framaroot", in this case you can uninstall app
    • You seeing one or more exploit name, also click on one after you have selected an action and you will see one of the above messages

    Possible case once exploit is selected
    • "Success :) ... Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device"
    • "Failed :( ... Exploit work but installation of Superuser and su binary have failed"
    • "Half-Success :-/ ... system partition is read-only, use local.prop trick. Reboot your device and use adb to see if it run as root", happen when the filesystem in use on system partition is a read only filesystem (ex: squashfs)
    • "Failed :( ... Try another exploit if available"
    • Framaroot crash or freeze, in this case relaunch Framaroot a second time and select the same action and exploit

    Advanced usage
    Click here

    Release:

    Version 1.9.3: Update SuperSU to 1.99r4. Add Czech translation thanks to efIT^cz™.
    Version 1.9.2: Update SuperSU to 1.94. Fix error #15.
    Version 1.9.1: New action (Execute script) added which will allow you to execute a custom script. Ukrainian language added thanks to Bogdan.
    Version 1.9.0: Add Barahir exploit (potentially affect Mediatek based devices).
    Version 1.8.1: Another attempt to fix crashes.
    Version 1.8.0: Add Faramir exploit, little brother of Boromir (potentially affect Mediatek based devices).
    Version 1.7.1: Link to Framaroot donation added (it does nothing as this kind of application are forbidden on play store ... but it could do something someday)
    Version 1.7.0: Due to a mistake, Pippin exploit didn't appear in exploit list, its fixed now (Huawei device owners welcome). Add Gollum exploit for AMLogic based devices.
    Version 1.6.1: Remove Superuser as it fail to install. Add execution support from adb command line.
    Version 1.6.0: Add Pippin exploit (potentially affect Huawei K3V2 based devices)
    Version 1.5.3: An attempt to fix Gandalf error#10
    Version 1.5.2: Revert to exploitation fix included in 1.4.1. Add Slovakian and Italian languages. Error # added in toast message when exploit failed (report the error number in this thread so I could give you the reason of failure). Previously fix for Framaroot crash was a dirty hack, with this version you shouldn't encounter crash.
    Version 1.5.1: Should fix Framaroot crashes.
    Version 1.5.0: Add Boromir exploit (potentially affect many Mediatek based devices).
    Version 1.4.3: Update SuperSU to 1.34. Rewrote the fix include in 1.4.1 for better but slower exploitation.
    Version 1.4.2: Add Russian and French languages. Add scrollbar for exploit list. Update SuperSU to 1.30
    Version 1.4.1: Fix a bug in exploitation due to the different kernel data alignement between version and devices, so if exploits didn't work before it "may" work with this version if your device is vulnerable
    Version 1.4: Add Gandalf exploit (potentially affect Qualcomm based devices, tested on Nexus 4, as always feedbacks are welcome)
    Version 1.3: Add Aragorn and Legolas exploits (could affect wide range of samsung devices including non exynos devices, please give feedbacks for your devices. Thanks)
    Version 1.2.1: Fix unroot bug. Improvements for exploitation. Embed SuperSU 1.25
    Version 1.2: Add possibility to Install Superuser, Install SuperSU and Unroot
    Version 1.1: Frodo exploit added
    Version 1.0: Initial release

    Supported devices:
    Click here

    FAQ
    Is framaroot work on my device ?
    If your device is in the compatibility list above, the short answer is : yes but it depends of your firmware version, latest firmware have less chance to be rooted.
    If your device is not in the compatibility list and it embed one of the processor mentionned above, the answer is : try it and see.

    Why framaroot doesn't root anymore after I update my device ?
    Because framaroot exploit security holes present in several devices which has been patched with update you have done, so exploits can't root your device anymore. Framaroot's exploits have a very short life to keep your device "less exposed" to others malicious application. Keep in mind that framaroot is not a permanent rooting application.

    I loose root after update, what I can do to root my device now ?
    An advice : if you want to have a chance to keep root after update, don't update with Kies or ODIN for samsung devices or don't flash system partition, prefer OTA update and use OTA survival feature in Superuser or SuperSU.
    And if you have no choice, you can use the traditional method : flash tools specific to your device

    Will framaroot include more exploits ?
    Yes, but don't ask when since I don't know myself, it depend of the vendors fix response.

    Framaroot crash when I select Gandalf exploit ?
    Often the first time you launch Framaroot by selecting Gandalf as exploit, it crash Framaroot. Don't worry, in this case you have to re-launch Framaroot and select Gandalf again, the second time it should work.

    What means error# on result ?
    All errors less or equal to 9 mean your device is not vulnerable.
    If you get error#10, give a try with Framaroot 1.5.3.
    All other errors need some investigation about your kernel image.

    Framaroot say Success but SuperSU is not installed after reboot ?
    Maybe there is some additional protection on your device or something goes wrong with SuperSU version embedded in Framaroot.
    In this case, I recommend to use "Execute script" action and put your own shell script commands in /sdcard/custom (use at your own risk, all commands are executed with root privileges). Look at this post to know how to use custom script.

    What can I do when the result is Half-success ?
    You see this message when the /system partition on your device is a read-only filesystem (eg: SquashFS). To handle this case Framaroot try to use a trick by adding "ro.kernel.qemu=1" in file /data/local.prop. To test if this trick work you have to reboot your device and connect to it with adb shell. Once connected type the "id" command to see if you are root.
    If you are not root, your last chance is to select "Execute script" action and put your own shell script commands in /sdcard/custom (use at your own risk, all commands are executed with root privileges). Look at this post to know how to use custom script.
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    Framaroot 1.9.1 is out

    Hi,

    Framaroot 1.9.1 is out with a new action : Execute script.

    For advanced users only

    Use this action at your own risk. Im not responsible for what you will do with it.

    Framaroot can execute a custom shell script when it root your device. To use this feature, you have to name your script "custom" and put it in /sdcard/ in order to have the following path : /sdcard/custom
    An example of what /sdcard/custom could be :

    Code:
    cat /sdcard/myappneedsystem.apk > /system/app/myappneedsystem.apk
    pm install /system/app/myappneedsystem.apk

    You can do all what you want in your script (including brick your device) so be careful.

    If you want to automate all the process from your PC, you can launch Framaroot from an adb shell directly :

    Code:
    $ adb shell am start -n com.alephzain.framaroot/.FramaAdbActivity --es exploit Barahir --ei action 2

    Available values for action argument:
    • 0 -> Install SuperSU
    • 1 -> Unroot
    • 2 -> Execute script (/sdcard/custom)

    Available values for exploit argument:
    • Sam (affect Exynos devices only)
    • Frodo (affect Exynos devices only)
    • Gimli (affect Omap36XX devices only)
    • Merry (affect Exynos devices only)
    • Aragorn (affect Samsung devices only)
    • Legolas (affect Samsung devices only)
    • Gandalf (affect Qualcomm devices only)
    • Boromir (affect Mediatek devices only)
    • Pippin (affect K3V2 devices only)
    • Gollum (affect AMLogic devices only)
    • Faramir (affect Mediatek devices only)
    • Barahir (affect Mediatek devices only)
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    Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch - SPH-D710
    Android 4.1.2
    Build GA10
    Exynos4 processors

    Results: Exploit failed
    Possible Reason: Samsung has patched the kernel in this build.

    I post these results to avoid future questions and comments. I suspect this will be successful on prior builds where the exploit is left unpatched.

    EDIT: and BTW, FIRST!!!! LOL!

    Bugging up my phone, so you don't have to!
    sigpic4619062_4.gif

    Framaroot 1.1 released, Frodo exploit has been added. Give it a try ;)
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    Re: [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click application to root some devices

    Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch - SPH-D710
    Android 4.1.2
    Build GA10
    Exynos4 processors

    Results: Exploit failed
    Possible Reason: Samsung has patched the kernel in this build.

    I post these results to avoid future questions and comments. I suspect this will be successful on prior builds where the exploit is left unpatched.

    EDIT: and BTW, FIRST!!!! LOL!

    Bugging up my phone, so you don't have to!
    sigpic4619062_4.gif
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    This root method is no longer supported and does not work on recent devices. Thread closed.