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  1. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Post #1 = Index
    Post #2 = FAQ
    Post #3 = Gingersnap one click root (Retired Semi Auto root) (Beginner)
    Post #4 = ADB rooting (Beginner-Intermediate)
    Post #5 = How to root using a Mac (Beginner-Intermediate)
    Post #6 = Removing apps once rooted (Coming soon)
    Post #7 = How to Unroot
    Post #8 = Credits

    [warn]The methods of rooting your Android device as described in the article herein is solely for enthusiasts and not for the faint of heart.

    Android Central, Android Police, Team AndIRC and myself disclaim all liability for any harm that may befall your device, including, but not limited to: bricked phones, voided manufacturer warranties, exploding batteries, etc.
    [/warn]
    05-15-2011 02:01 PM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Q: What is Root?
    [INFO]A: Root, is super user access of your phones operating system. Think of your phone as a desktop computer. Right now you are logged on as a guest account. you can browse things and use applications but if you really want to change anything in your system you can't. What gaining root does is it gives you superuser permission to alter files that you could not before; again thinking of it as a computer you now have an Administrator account.[/INFO]

    Q:Does rooting void my warranty?
    [INFO]A:Yes and no. If you walk into your carriers store with a phone that has Root access and they actually check it they have the right to say this phone was tampered with. But for those of you in the know, there are methods to unroot your phone first.[/INFO]

    Q: Does rooting slow down my phone or drain battery.
    [INFO]A: NO, root is not an application or a running process, gaining root does not do anything but give you permissions that you normally would not have. Basically all you did during the rooting process was move files around. Its what you do with this new found permission that changes things. But as far as just rooting it does not make a difference.[/INFO]

    Q: Will i lose any apps or data during the rooting process?

    [INFO]A: No, for the same reason as above. Rooting is basically just moving some files around. Of course there is always a risk of something happening in any process. I would say chances are of causing serious problems is slim to non. Its what you do with this new found permission that changes things. But as far as just rooting it does not make a difference.
    [/INFO]
    Q: I lost root during an update, am i doomed?
    [INFO]A: No, what happend was the file containing your super user access was over written. Just re-attempt gaining root and you will be fine.[/INFO]

    ********************************************************************************************

    Preparations:

    1. Download and Install Samsung Drivers
    Samsung drivers
    Samsung drivers Mirror
    2. Go to Settings > Applications > Developement > Enable Debugging, then connect your phone to your PC, allow 2-3 minutes to configure drivers
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    05-15-2011 02:03 PM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    [WARN]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.

    Disclaimer: 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![/WARN]


    With that out of the way, I'd like to introduce you to the Gingersnap Root Utility. Gingersnap is a one-click root utility, much like SuperOneClick or Universal Androot.

    The nitty gritty: Gingersnap 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.

    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 the your phone. Your video card doesn't work without drivers and neither will your phone.
    4) Before running this Utility please make sure your phone is in debugging mode

    Instructions:
    • Download and unzip Gingersnap-V1.2.zip to anyplace on your computer
    • Connect your phone to computer in debugging mode
    • Open Gingersnap-V1.2 folder
    • Double click Gingersnap applications icon
    • press GO , sit back and relax

    Credits:
    Gingersnap Utility: drewwalton19216801
    GingerBreak exploit: C-Skills (Sebastian)
    Autoroot shell script (com.sh): Droidxcon, YAY ME!
    MAJOR thanks to jondevere for being drewwalton19216801's personal guinea pig!

    Think you're ready? The file is attached to this post.

    Source Code:
    The modified GingerBreak source code is attached to this post. The filename is gingerbreak-mod-gs-src.zip
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    05-15-2011 02:04 PM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Directions: (Assuming you followed preparations from Post #2)

    Download Infuse_root.zip:


    With your phone in debugging mode set to stay awake
    1. Extract downloaded Infuse_root.zip file directly to your C:\ Drive

    After placing Infuse_root.zip folder to your C: drive it should look like this in your windows explorer. This will allow the path C:\Infuse_root to be found from command prompt later in this tutorial


    2. Now go to your start button on your menu bar,in the run field or search field depending on your version of windows, type CMD and hit enter. The command box will present itself. From here on out just copy and paste the commands i will provide below. To paste in the command box you must right click on the mouse and select paste. Do not paste BOLD text below those are just for info.

    Commands are as follows:

    Code:
    cd C:\Infuse_root 
    
    adb devices
    It will state
    "List of devices attached
    I500******* device" (number is just an example)
    If you dont see this you are not connected


    Code:
    adb push su /data/local/su
    adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/Superuser.apk
    adb push GingerBreak /data/local/GingerBreak
    adb push com.sh /data/local/com.sh
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/su
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/GingerBreak
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/com.sh
    adb shell
    The adb shell command will not put you in the phones internal command terminal. This is represented with "$" prompt. You will now execute the GingerBreak exploit. This make take serveral minutes.

    Code:
    /data/local/GingerBreak
    After entering the above command Gingerbreak will do its thing. A successful exploit will end with this,"[!] dance forever my only one"
    If it ends in anything else or if it hangs for more than 5 minutes pull your battery and attempt to root again.
    After exploit is complete you will have a command prompt that looks like this "#". That represents root access. You will now excute shell script then reboot your phone.


    Code:
    /data/local/com.sh
    exit
    exit
    adb install Superuser.apk
    adb reboot
    Your phone will now reboot. Congrats Enjoy your rooted device

    [TIP]check app drawer to see if superuser app is there, if it is you are rooted[/TIP]
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    05-15-2011 02:24 PM
  5. DroidXcon's Avatar
    [WARN]I do not own a Mac so i am not the best person to ask questions about set up but post questions and i will have people that know much more than me about Mac devices to help answer them.[/WARN]



    It's extremely important that you download the necessary files to the proper place.
    Download the following file to your Macintosh HD root folder: android-sdk-mac_x86DSC.zip (includes all other files needed)
    Using Safari: click link to open Multiupload page --> right click the direct download button > download linked file as > click macintosh HD > click save
    Open Finder - on your Mac - and double click the "android-sdk-mac_x86.zip" in your Macintosh HD root folder to extract.
    Using Safari downloads window: right click android-sdk-mac_x86.zip > click show in finder > double-click android-sdk-mac_x86.zip
    FYI -- Regarding Mac Disk Errors:

    At various points -- throughout this procedure -- your Mac may display a disk error message like the one below. You can safely click Ignore when you see "The disk you have ejected was not readable by this computer" and click OK when you see "This disk was not ejected properly."

    Do the following on your phone:

    1. If your phone is plugged into your Mac unplug it now.
    2. Then hit the menu capacitive button > settings > applications > development > check USB debugging > then click Ok.
    3. Plug the phone into your computer (you will leave it plugged in for the duration of this procedure).


    Opening Terminal on the Mac:

    1. Open applications > go to utilities > then open terminal.
    2. Enlarge the terminal window for easier viewing.
    3. Syntax notes:
      • You do not type the $ before any of the commands below. The $ represents the command prompt and is shown for illustration purposes only.
      • To avoid errors, for more complex commands, I recommended copying from this post to the terminal. All you need to do is 1) select the line in this window 2) hit command-c and then 3) hit command-v in terminal to paste it.
      • You DO need to type the period in front of each command. For example: the period here: ./adb devices is part of the command. It will not work without it. If you copy and paste lines, as I recommend, it is important to get the period during the selection.
      • Unless otherwise specified, you should never see an error after entering a command. If you did, double-check that you just entered the correct thing.
      • For the more curious, I will give you a complete rundown of what each command does in post #2.
      • Please do not PM me If something doesn't work right, please select, copy, and paste the last several lines of your terminal session into a new post in this thread.





    Enter or copy/paste the following ./adb (without the $) lines into terminal:
    Code:
    $ cd ..
    $ cd ..
    $ cd and*
    $ cd tools
    $ ./adb devices
    [note] Terminal should return a result that displays your device (the name will vary from the one shown). If it doesn't show as attached, you will not be able to continue.
    [/note]

    Code:
    $ ./adb push su /data/local/su
    $ ./adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/Superuser.apk
    $ ./adb push GingerBreak /data/local/GingerBreak
    $ ./adb push com.sh /data/local/com.sh
    $ ./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/su
    $ ./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/GingerBreak
    $ ./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/com.sh
    $ ./adb shell
    The adb shell command will not put you in the phones internal command terminal. This is represented with "$" prompt. You will now execute the GingerBreak exploit. This make take serveral minutes.

    Code:
    /data/local/GingerBreak
    After entering the above command Gingerbreak will do its thing. A successful exploit will end with this,"[!] dance forever my only one"
    If it ends in anything else or if it hangs for more than 5 minutes pull your battery and attempt to root again.
    After exploit is complete you will have a command prompt that looks like this "#". That represents root access. You will now excute shell script then reboot your phone.


    Code:
    /data/local/com.sh
    exit
    exit
    $ ./adb reboot
    Your phone will now reboot. Congrats Enjoy your rooted device
    [TIP]check app drawer to see if superuser app is installed,if it is you are rooted[/TIP]
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    05-15-2011 02:28 PM
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    Removing apps once rooted (Coming soon)
    05-15-2011 02:31 PM
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    Unroot batch file download:



    How to Unroot
    • Download Start_Unroot.zip
    • UnzipStart_Unroot.zip folder Place anywhere on your computer
    • Place your phone in debugging mode
    • Connect phone to PC
    • Open Start_Unroot folder Double Click Start_Unroot.bat

    When the command window prompts you to enter adb shell , press any key to continue

    [tip]To copy and paste into the command window, simply copy the command, then right click in the command window and a drop down menu will appear. Then select the option Paste[/tip]

    Then at the "$" prompt enter the following commands
    Code:
    su
    After entering this command look at your phone screen right away Superuser app may ask you to allow or deny root permission , select allow . Once you receive "#" prompt you may proceed. if you get permission denied , pull your battery and try again

    Code:
    mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/block/stl10 /system
    rm /system/xbin/su
    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox
    exit
    exit
    Your phone will now reboot
    Once the phone restarts you must uninstall superuser app
    settings>applications>manage applications>superuser

    Once uninstalled Unroot is complete.
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    05-15-2011 02:32 PM
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    05-15-2011 02:32 PM
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    Reserved for future methods1
    05-15-2011 02:35 PM
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    Reserved for future methods2
    05-15-2011 02:35 PM
  11. reefrunway's Avatar
    Wow, great, thanks for posting this! Question... the method in Post #3 (Semi Auto root) seems a little easier than the method in Post #4 (ADB rooting)... End result for both is a rooted Infuse 4G, right? Is there any reason why I'd want to use the method in Post #4 rather than the (easier) method in Post #3?

    Again, thanks for the info! I just want to make this easy on myself as I'm a complete newbie!
    05-15-2011 04:55 PM
  12. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Wow, great, thanks for posting this! Question... the method in Post #3 (Semi Auto root) seems a little easier than the method in Post #4 (ADB rooting)... End result for both is a rooted Infuse 4G, right? Is there any reason why I'd want to use the method in Post #4 rather than the (easier) method in Post #3?

    Again, thanks for the info! I just want to make this easy on myself as I'm a complete newbie!
    both end in the same result, some people just like to use adb it gives you more control if something goes wrong, but both work so try semi auto and enjoy
    05-15-2011 06:04 PM
  13. DroidXcon's Avatar
    [WARN]Updated: Semi Auto root now does not required downloading Superuser from the market[/WARN]
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    05-16-2011 01:58 AM
  14. jabreu203's Avatar
    Superoneclick worked fine too
    05-16-2011 03:44 PM
  15. gb96's Avatar
    Do I need to unmount my SD card before rooting? I'm kind of a noob at it, so sorry if this is a dumb question.
    05-16-2011 06:15 PM
  16. ls377's Avatar
    Do I need to unmount my SD card before rooting? I'm kind of a noob at it, so sorry if this is a dumb question.
    No, you shouldn't have to do anything with the SD card.
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    05-16-2011 06:46 PM
  17. tnayrbj's Avatar
    mine says:
    [**] Gingerbreak/Honeybomb -- android 2.[2,3], 3.0 softbreak
    [**] (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew. All rights reserved.
    [**] Kudos to jenzi, the #brownpants-party, the Open Source folks,
    [**] Zynamics for ARM skills and Onkel Budi

    [**] donate to 7-4-3-C@web.de if you like
    [**] Exploit may take a while!

    [-] Cannot copy boomsh.: Permission denied
    05-16-2011 08:21 PM
  18. new2_android's Avatar
    If I root my Infuse 4g on a Windows 7 PC will I be able to use it on my Mac later? I'm interested in tethering my Infuse 4g to my MacAir, not a lot but once in awhile when need be. I cannot justify the extra AT&T charges for tethering when we're already being charged for unlimited data. Thank you!!!
    05-16-2011 09:28 PM
  19. DroidXcon's Avatar
    mine says:
    [**] Gingerbreak/Honeybomb -- android 2.[2,3], 3.0 softbreak
    [**] (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew. All rights reserved.
    [**] Kudos to jenzi, the #brownpants-party, the Open Source folks,
    [**] Zynamics for ARM skills and Onkel Budi

    [**] donate to 7-4-3-C@web.de if you like
    [**] Exploit may take a while!

    [-] Cannot copy boomsh.: Permission denied
    use a file manager and delete any files in the folder /data/local/tmp
    then try again

    If I root my Infuse 4g on a Windows 7 PC will I be able to use it on my Mac later? I'm interested in tethering my Infuse 4g to my MacAir, not a lot but once in awhile when need be. I cannot justify the extra AT&T charges for tethering when we're already being charged for unlimited data. Thank you!!!
    yeah, you can use a mac whenever
    i dont know how tethering works with at&t maybe ls377 can help you
    05-16-2011 09:33 PM
  20. ls377's Avatar
    yeah, you can use a mac whenever
    i dont know how tethering works with at&t maybe ls377 can help you
    Pdanet is probably the best bet to not get caught. I'm pretty sure they can't tell with Android, but if you're paranoid, that's the best option. You have to buy it from their site though, since AT&T blocked it from the Market.
    05-16-2011 09:41 PM
  21. wheeliesandstuff's Avatar
    Need some help I cant get this to work on either route. It gives me my phone serial number and goes through the process of pushing everything but when I type in the /data/local/Gingerbreak it says not found. Any solutions
    05-17-2011 07:08 AM
  22. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Need some help I cant get this to work on either route. It gives me my phone serial number and goes through the process of pushing everything but when I type in the /data/local/Gingerbreak it says not found. Any solutions
    Change the b in Gingerbreak to B = GingerBreak

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    05-17-2011 09:04 AM
  23. nilsen's Avatar
    #1 worked like a charm!!
    05-17-2011 01:28 PM
  24. wheeliesandstuff's Avatar
    <------------Everyone point and laugh at the Newb!!! lol Great advice if I would have followed directions the first time...........Everything is good thanks for the help!!!
    Gixxer1000
    05-17-2011 03:34 PM
  25. reefrunway's Avatar
    <------------Everyone point and laugh at the Newb!!! lol Great advice if I would have followed directions the first time...........Everything is good thanks for the help!!!
    Gixxer1000
    From what I've seen so far (I'm a newbie myself), people here are happy to help... and won't be rude or condescending unless you take that tone first. Welcome!
    05-17-2011 03:55 PM
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