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How to Root Any Android Device Manually
How to Root Any Android Device Manually
Date: 24-06-11
Topic: Tutorials and Guides
Author: Free Radical

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How to root any Android device manually
I recently bought a Spice MI-410 which comes with Froyo. The same day, an unofficial Gingerbread firmware was released. You'd call that lucky right?

But not quite. The Gingerbread firmware v2.3.4 that was released is invulnerable to root exploits like rageagainstthecage and psneuter and even the newly released Gingerbreak. So one click root apps like SuperOneClick and z4root no longer worked.

Being a stranger to linux but still somewhat familiar with a bit of bash, some googling up articles on adb and a couple of hours of kicking myself and flashing and reflashing and staring at walls of text, I came up with the following method.

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  #1  
By vijayninel 26-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

I must say this is a most ingenious method of rooting Free Radical. Good job.
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By wingzero 26-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Good one FR. Can you highlight the benefits of rooting as well?...I am unaware of the uses .
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By Free Radical 26-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Its listed in the pros and cons.

Basically you get admin rights to the system, i.e. write access everywhere.
So you can modify everything. Some apps require root access to function like DroidWall (a firewall app for android) which blocks apps from phoning home. There are many others like root call blocker, root explorer, TitaniumBackup, screenshot apps, system app remover (to debrand/remove bloat from the system), and even the reboot function of Widgetsoid which needroot access.
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By heartwillwin 26-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Hello,

I am trying to use your method to root HTC Desire HD, getting the problem at this step :-

"Now using the open Nautilus window, navigate to /UserData/local/tmp/ folder and verify that you have the files you sent to the device viz. su, busybox and Superuser.apk"

when i give the command sudo nautilus, in the terminal box few lines appear as follows :-

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo nautilus
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension

** (nautilus:5276): WARNING **: Failed to get the current CK session: GDBus.Errorrg.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Gen eralError: Unable to lookup session information for process '5276'

(nautilus:5276): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory
Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.


(nautilus:5276): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: Missing callback called fullpath = /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs


then when i try to navigate to /UserData/local/tmp folder it says location not found.

Yes i am on bootloader sceen connected to pc via micro usb cable, when i attempt to do so.

Desire HD is on 2.3.3 indian version which is not rootable through gingerbreak mentod.

Kindly help.
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By heartwillwin 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

need help, struck at a point while using same method for htc desire hd.
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By Scorpion 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Nice one man !! Also you said pull out the battery and start the phone ... the phone runs without battery when connected to the pc via cable >.> ?
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By heartwillwin 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

after booting into ubuntu and "sudo nautilus" i do get browser with root rights but it cant navigate to location "UserData/local/tmp" , it says cant find location.

Moreover in terminal after i write "sudo nautilus" i get some messages in the terminal window, do you want me to post the exact message, for that i need to log into ubutu and copy paste from there.
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By Free Radical 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Are you sure your adb commands worked?
This can only mean that they didn't.

---------- Post added at 04:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:44 PM ----------

Originally Posted by Scorpion View Post
Nice one man !! Also you said pull out the battery and start the phone ... the phone runs without battery when connected to the pc via cable >.> ?

lol lil scorpy. i meant, remove battery to turn off phone (no other way in download mode afaik) > reinsert battery > power on phone.
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By heartwillwin 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

FR, please read post number 4, yes adb commands worked for me.
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By Free Radical 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

The Desire HD is S-ON right?
What is S-OFF ? Please read and try to understand !
I am afraid you may have to do this:
How To Gain S-OFF (Radio And Engineering) On HTC Desire HD

Important Note: You may have to downgrade to Froyo initially to get S-OFF, and then reinstall Gingerbread!!!
Then I guess even Gingerbreak would run.
Last edited by Free Radical; 27-06-11 at 07:33 PM..
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By heartwillwin 27-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Originally Posted by Free Radical View Post
The Desire HD is S-ON right?
What is S-OFF ? Please read and try to understand !
I am afraid you may have to do this:
How To Gain S-OFF (Radio And Engineering) On HTC Desire HD

Important Note: You may have to downgrade to Froyo initially to get S-OFF, and then reinstall Gingerbread!!!
Then I guess even Gingerbreak would run.
Gaining Radio S-OFF:
This method will get you the Radio S-OFF flag while SIM-unlocking it and setting up SuperCID, which means
  1. This method will root your phone for the process if it isnít already rooted. If you just want to permanently root your phone, see our guide on how to permanently root HTC Desire HD instead.
Cant downgrade also coz its 2.37.720.3 on my phone. Stuck !!!
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By scrosler 28-06-11
Icon9 Question about rooting EVO 3D

In the instructions you noted that this would work on any android device. I have the HTC Evo 3D. We do not have download mode. Do you have any other suggestions we can try?
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By Huawei X6 28-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Free Rad ~ I have the same exact phone with 2.3.4, used the same exact instructions, followed them exactly!... was able to navigate to /UserData/local/tmp/ folder and verify that I did have the files on the device, was able to cut-paste su and busybox to /system/bin/ using Nautilus, also cut-paste Superuser.apk to /system/app/ using Nautilus.

I then pulled the battery, unplugged the micro USB and rebooted. The superuser apk/icon was there in my app drawer but did not have superuser access! I then verified by running code adb shell su and was told permission denied.

How is it we have the same Stock Rom same phone and mine didnt push su ?
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  #14  
By SignOps 28-06-11
Re: How to Root Any Android Device Manually

Great FR. Another superb layman-understandable tutorial.
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