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    Gingersnap Root Utility
    A Team Androphiles Release
    About Gingersnap Root Utility:

    Gingersnap Root Utility uses a modified version of the famous GingerBreak exploit to automatically root your Android-powered device and installs the necessary files to maintain a permanent root status.

    Just make sure you have the pre-use requirements met, download the version appropriate for your OS, run the program and click Root. It's that simple!

    Important Announcement!

    As some of you may have noticed, the Mac OS X and Windows versions of Gingersnap Root Utility is now under the Team Androphiles brand. We are working hard to bring the Linux version of Gingersnap up to par with the Mac version, as well as adding appropriate Team Androphiles branding.

    Recently I have noticed that Gingersnap is being shared through websites other than Android Central and Androphiles.com that have not been attributed according to the software license governing this software. Please be aware that distributions of Gingersnap Root Utility that do not abide by the software license may contain malware and should not be trusted.

    Copyright Information:


    Binary Distribution rules:
    You may freely distribute the Gingersnap Root Utility as long as you abide by these simple rules.

    1) You may not modify the Gingersnap Root Utility in any way.
    2) You may not use the Gingersnap Root Utility for a commercial purpose whether or not any profit is gained.
    3) You must attribute your distribution of Gingersnap Root Utility by specifying clearly that Gingersnap Root Utility is a product of Team Androphiles. You must also include a link to the Team Androphiles website (http://www.androphiles.com).

    Gingersnap (along with all other Android modifications) is experimental software and while I have made this as safe as possible, differences in operating environments and natural disasters can cause your device to become unusable. Please make sure you understand this important fact before downloading.

    Neither myself, Android Central or any other member of Android Central are responsible for any disasters that occur as a result of any hack or modification you perform on your device. Your use of this application is at your own risk!


    If you are going to post in this thread please DO NOT quote this first post, as it can make pages really long and difficult to read (especially on mobile devices). Thanks for your understanding.

    For Windows
    Pre-use Requirements:
    1) You need the .NET 4 Framework. Not the Client Profile, the full .NET 4 Framework.
    2) For some reason you need the Visual C++ 2008 redistributable installed. Don't ask me why.
    3) You need proper drivers for your device. Your video card doesn't work without drivers and neither will your phone.
    4) Your device needs to have USB debugging enabled.
    5) Gingersnap should be used ONLY on a fresh reboot of your device. If you don't know what this means, reboot your phone before using this utility!

    Download:
    Download Here

    Changelog:
    Gingersnap V1.2 -- Initial release (05-19-2011)
    Gingersnap V1.2.1 -- Superuser.apk now installed to /data/app to allow future removals (05-21-2011)
    Gingersnap V2.0 -- Team Androphiles branding, add unroot process

    For Linux
    Pre-use Requirements:
    1) You need GTK+ 2.5.10 or later
    2) Your device needs to have USB debugging enabled.
    3) Gingersnap should be used ONLY on a fresh reboot of your device. If you don't know what this means, reboot your phone before using this utility!

    Download:
    Download Here

    Changelog:
    Gingersnap V1.2 -- Initial release (05-19-2011)
    Gingersnap V1.2.1 -- Superuser.apk now installed to /data/app to allow future removals (05-21-2011)
    Gingersnap V1.3 -- Added unroot option, root process cleans up better (05-24-2011)
    Gingersnap V2.0 -- COMING SOON!

    For Mac OS X
    Pre-use Requirements:
    1) You need Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.0 or later (it is recommended to use the latest update, 10.6.8 as of the time of this writing)
    2) Your device needs to have USB debugging enabled.
    3) Gingersnap should be used ONLY on a fresh reboot of your device. If you don't know what this means, reboot your phone before using this utility!

    Download:
    Download Here

    Changelog:
    Gingersnap V2.0 -- Initial public release of the Mac OS X version! (07-13-2011)


    Credits:
    Gingersnap Utility: Me
    GingerBreak exploit: C-Skills (Sebastian)
    Autoroot shell script (com.sh): Droidxcon
    MAJOR thanks to jondevere for being my personal guinea pig!

    The modified GingerBreak source code is attached to this post. The filename is gingerbreak-mod-gs-src.zip


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    mpoehling likes this.
    06-22-2011 01:47 AM
  2. Stimpy209's Avatar
    thanks
    07-22-2011 06:02 PM
  3. shanecroughan's Avatar
    I downloaded the program onto my Mac Version 10.6.8 but when I click root, it isn't reading my device. Nothing shows up under the "List of Devices". Any help?
    09-09-2011 11:41 AM
  4. kamanovich's Avatar
    So I see all the disclaimers and files along with the prerequisites, but no directions. Huh?
    10-26-2011 08:05 PM
  5. recue6016's Avatar
    Seems easy enough!! Gonna give it a try!!

    Michael
    usar101 likes this.
    11-24-2011 09:14 PM
  6. cjwworld's Avatar
    Would this work for Optimus N?
    02-03-2012 07:49 AM
  7. jonny5449's Avatar
    I downloaded the program onto my Mac Version 10.6.8 but when I click root, it isn't reading my device. Nothing shows up under the "List of Devices". Any help?
    turn on usb debugging thats what i did i use this program to root my phone i often switch between zvh and zvd which is froyo and gingerbread so just turn on us debugging
    02-03-2012 06:47 PM
  8. fartocool's Avatar
    will this work with android 2.2.2
    Stanly Ezeh likes this.
    03-06-2012 03:07 PM
  9. jonny5449's Avatar
    will this work with android 2.2.2
    Yes this is to root 2.2.2

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
    04-22-2012 10:12 AM
  10. mojirola's Avatar
    so can you possibly give me a step by step instruction on how to do this. i downloaded everything and i am not even sure if the gingersnap can see my device but i clicked root and its been stuck on "extracting exploit" for about an hour and a half.
    05-11-2012 05:40 PM
  11. mthw.green's Avatar
    It seems like it is taking an aweful long time to execute the exploit. In general how long does that take?
    05-15-2012 02:05 AM
  12. dinnaga's Avatar
    i was run gingersnap but not complete . i dont know y "Executing exploit .could take a while" that message comes more time but not complete.
    05-20-2012 01:00 AM
  13. kazblue's Avatar
    I am also having trouble with the "Executing exploit" can some one please post on any fixes to this problem if they ever are discovered.
    07-10-2012 10:06 AM
  14. Deni_B's Avatar
    I'm having virus detection issues on the ginger root file... when I download the zip file, my anti virus deletes it immediately. Should I be worried about disabling it to allow the file? Nevermind, my newest problem is the vague instructions here. I've turned on USB debugging and downloaded all that's required and rebooted my phone. I opened up gingersnap and clicked root and it says it's successful and that my device is rebooting but nothing happens. And my device is not rooted still.
    07-22-2012 11:09 AM
  15. buffguym3's Avatar
    I am also having an issue with the "Executing exploit, this could take awhile" part, it has been stuck on this for about 2 hours now..
    10-05-2012 03:21 AM
  16. Sarah Mae's Avatar
    hmmm, my anti-virus system is saying it's a keylogger?
    12-01-2012 04:54 AM
  17. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Root access is done through an exploit. Its basically similar to injecting a virus into your phone. This method finds vunerabilty then injects the files needed to gain root. So yes your antivirus will see it as a threat but its perfectly safe.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    12-01-2012 05:10 AM
  18. Sobuz Khan's Avatar
    I can't understand how to root my phone with gingersnap, I download those 3 zip files and extracting file but I found only superuser apk, there can not found any gingersnap apk file, please help me
    01-21-2014 05:15 AM
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