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Aaron Orquia June 28, 2011 Android, Tutorials

Please note this article was from 2011. In the years since it was published simple exploits like the ones
below were patched so that malicious entities couldnt easily root your phone and steal your data.
Following the article below will probably not work for your device.

The current methods of rooting your phone are Kingroot (for some devices) and the XDA Forums to locate
your device specic root method. If the Kingroot method doesnt work, chances are youll need to look in
the forums for the current method of rooting your device. -Paul

Yesterday, we talked about rooting your Android device and all the advantages root gives circuit_board_evo
you. If that made you want to root, there are a couple ways you can go about it.

The easiest method is to use a one-click application solution like unrEVOked, but it only supports certain
devices. SuperOneClick is a similar application that supports almost any device, but I cannot always get it to
work with my computer.

In my experience, I have found that the most reliable root method is to simply run the commands yourself.
It may be a little more difcult than the one-click solutions, but it is practically guaranteedto work.

Even so, you should still read through the directions before you begin, and if you are not comfortable with
any of the steps, then you should probably not attempt to root. This is a fairly advanced tutorial, so make
sure youre prepared for some bumps, even though there shouldnt be any.

Rooting gives you valuable experience with ADB, knowledge of root methods, and in general a better
ability to solve problems with your device as well. Still, you do not need to do this if one-click solutions
have worked for you, or if you do not feel comfortable with the process. If you do want to learn more about
Android by manually rooting your device, just keep in mind that you root at your own risk, and any damage

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to your device is your fault.

Prerequisites

There are a few things that you need to have before you start rooting. Obviously, you will need an Android
device with Android 1.5 or higher and a USB cable to connect it to your computer. You will also need to
have some les from this SuperOneClick .zip and the Android SDK/ADB up and running on your computer. If
you are unfamiliar with ADB, our sister site GoodAndEvo has an awesome ADB tutorialthat should get you
up to speed.

First, we need to move some les around to make running commands a bit easier.

Unzip the SuperOneClick .zip and pull out the su-v3, busybox, Superuser.apk, psneuter, and GingerBreak
les. Rename su-v3 to su, and place the les in your ADB Platform-tools directory, which is contained in the
Android SDK folder on your computer.

If you are on Windows, you will also need to have proper drivers for your phone installed. These can usually
be found by going either to the manufacturer website or searching for the name of your phone and the
word drivers. Once you nd drivers, download and install them like any other application.

Rooting your device

Now that you have ADB setup and the proper exploit les, you are nally ready to root. Still, before you
start running commands, you need to put your phone in USBdebugging mode (settings > applications >
development > enable USB debugging) and connect it to your computer.

With that out of the way, you can nally open command prompt to run some commands.

To open the command prompt in Windows, just click on Start, then Run, and type cmd.exe. In Linux, open
whichever terminal emulator suits you. Once you have a command prompt, you need to enter your
platform-tools folder, also called a directory. You can use the cd or change directory command to
accomplish this. If your sdk folder is called android-sdk the command should look like this: cdandroid-
sdk_r11-windows/platform-tools.

This command will leave you with a shell prompt in the platform-tools directory. From here, you can run
the commands that will actually root your phone. Be sure to run these commands exactly as they are
written. The commands with an $ or # will only run after the adb shell command.

First, here are the commands that run the psneuter exploit and gain a root shell.

adb devices

adb push psneuter /data/local/tmp

adb shell

$ cd /data/local/tmp

$ chmod 777 psneuter

$ ./psneuter

At this point, the exploit will run and close the shell. You will need to run these commands to restart the
ADB server.

adb kill-server

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adb devices

Now comes the moment of truth. Use the

adb shell

command to open a shell. If you see a # sign, you have root access, so go ahead and continue to the next
part of this tutorial. If not, you can go back and try the previous steps again, or ask for help in the
comments.

We now need to make this root permanent. From the root shell you just opened, type the following
commands.

# mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/block/st19 /system

# exit

adb push busybox /system/bin

adb push su /system/bin

adb install Superuser.apk

adb shell

# chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox

# chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

# mount -o remount,ro -t rfs /dev/block/st19 /system

# exit

adb reboot

At this point, your device should reboot. You can check for the Superuser icon in the app drawer, and then
try a root only app like Titanium Backup. If that works, congratulations. You have successfully rooted your
Android device. Prepare to enjoy all the benets of root.

If you are having trouble with this tutorial or want to offer others a tip, please leave a comment and I will
do my best to respond.

About the Author

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Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux
since he bought his rst computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and
tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets
include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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Praveen 3 years ago


$ ./psneuter
./psneuter
Failed to set prot mask (Inappropriate ioctl for device)

it says it failed..please help me i need to root my tablet(android version 4.0.4)


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Shastha Dx > Praveen 3 years ago


Me too
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darkraven418 > Praveen 2 years ago


Use GingerBreak instead.
Replace psneuter in all commands with GingerBreak.
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Jazxyqk > darkraven418 2 years ago


I had the same problem and tried to use GingerBreak. It ended up
with this:

[+] Plain Gingerbread mode!

[+] Found PT_DYNAMIC of size 232 (29 entries)

[+] Found GOT: 0x00016370

[+] Using device /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.4/mmc_host

[*] vold: 0000 GOT start: 0x00016370 GOT end: 0x000163b0

bugreport dir[/data/local/tmp] exist.

What can I do to continue?


My device is Huawei u8800 with Android 2.3.5
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Jabon Eros 3 years ago


trying to root Alcatel OT918 (version 2.3.5). I get the same message as
@Praveen

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