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What is the purpose of the Root Genius application?

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kriticar

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2012
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I know that one step in the rooting process is to use application like Root Genius.
Curious as I am, I would like to know what exactly this application is doing?
I would like to know whether whatever this application does, I can do by hand.
 

l3Nni

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Nov 3, 2014
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Depending what firmware you are right now on it may be possibly (definitely possible with any B6xx and higher rom) to flash the newest SuperSU.zip through a custom recovery. This way you gain root access. To be full rooted you may also delete the set_immutable on B6xx roms.

So, I'd definitely recommend to use the recovery-methode..
 

kriticar

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2012
155
12
Depending what firmware you are right now on it may be possibly (definitely possible with any B6xx and higher rom) to flash the newest SuperSU.zip through a custom recovery. This way you gain root access. To be full rooted you may also delete the set_immutable on B6xx roms.

So, I'd definitely recommend to use the recovery-methode..
So, actually step for using Root genius, iRoot or Kingo android root is not necessary.

If I flash custom recovery, than supersu, I believe that I have to flash rooted boot partition as well.

Still I would like to know what these applications do.