Easy Rooting Toolkit Makes Rooting Simple on Sony Devices
Normally when rooting a non-Nexus device, your first order of the day becomes finding out exactly what its particular rooting instructions are and what tools you need. For most users, this then means downloading a toolkit with the appropriate root exploit, superuser binary and control app, and a custom recovery. However, it’s always nice to see a utility that is compatible with a large number of devices.
Well thanks to XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, this is no longer a big issue for a large number of Sony devices. Housed in our recently launched Cross-Device Development forum for Sony Devices, the toolkit has been tested and found compatible with (at least) a grand total of 25 devices across 43 configurations.
Make your way over to the rooting toolkit thread to get started.
It is important to note that for Sony Xperia Z, ZL, and ZR devices running 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware or later, the toolkit will not work. This is because the perf_event exploit used in the utility has since been patched. To root these devices, head over to the rooting thread for the Sony Xperia Z/ZL/ZR.
Want To Root Something (Anything)? Try DooMLoRD’s Easy Rooting Toolkit
It looks like the advancement of Android can render some of the most popular automatic root methods useless. As a result of that, we all need to look for new and innovative ways to try and keep our devices (and the devices that will come soon) rooted to be able to fully enjoy them. With this in mind, XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD developed a method based on the zergRush exploit by Team Revolution. The dev originally created this method for the Xperia devices, in which it worked quite well. However, some people decided to take it for a spin on other devices such as the SGS2 as well, and much to the dev’s surprise, it worked flawlessly.
Working with this is as easy as one, two, three. The only thing that must be done is to unzip the file and run it in your Windows PC. The computer will prompt you and guide through the entire process, process that is by no means long. To make this even sweeter, the dev has also provided a script to un-root the device if you ever need to get it back to manufacturer’s condition (warranty repairs, etc). Please try it out on other devices if you have any available as it will help grow the list considerably.
- Sony Xperia X10 (GB firmware)
- Sony Xperia Arc (.42 firmware)
- Sony Xperia Arc S
- Sony Xperia Play [R800i/R800x]
- Sony Xperia Ray
- Sony Xperia Neo
- Sony Xperia Mini
- Sony Xperia Mini Pro
- Sony Xperia Pro
- Sony Xperia Active
- Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT-9100/GT-9100P]
- Samsung Galaxy GT5570
- Samsung Galaxy Tab [P1000] (2.3.3 firmware)
- Samsung Galaxy Note [N7000]
- Samsung Nexus S [i9023] (2.3.6)
- Motorola Milestone 3 [ME863 HK]
- Motorola XT860
- Motorola Defy+
- Nexus One (2.3.6 stock)
You can find more information in the original thread.
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Just Bought a Moto G 4G? This Toolkit Does all the Basics
Just yesterday, we talked about how the wallet-friendly Moto G 4G had just achieved a major milestone in acquiring official CyanogenMod 11 support. This, however, isn’t the only good news for the Moto G variant, as the device codenamed peregrine has now received an easy-to-use toolkit from the same developer responsible for bringing you the aforementioned CM11 nightlies.
The aptly titled Moto G 4G EasyRecovery Toolkit was created by XDA Senior Member Somcom3X. As its name implies, it is a toolkit that allows you to easily root your device, install a custom recovery, unlock or lock your bootloader, and flash the stock boot logo.
The toolkit itself comes in the form of an elaborate batch file in either Linux shell script or Windows batch file format. To use it, simply run the appropriate file for your OS, plug in your phone, and make sure USB debugging is enabled and the appropriate drivers are installed. From there, simply use the menu driven interface to navigate to the appropriate task.
If you’re a new Moto G 4G owner and you’d like to get started rooting, unlocking, and flashing your device, head over to the Moto G 4G Toolkit Thread. Then once you have unlocked your device and installed a custom recovery, you should also feel free to try the previously mentioned official CM11 nightlies.
Porting Sony Small Apps to CM 10.1, Sony Rooting Toolkit, Sony Add-on SDK 2.0 Released! – XDA Developer TV
The Sony Add-on SDK 2.0 has been released, and it brings new APIs for the Sony SmartWatch 2 and Xperia Z1. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about an easy rooting Toolkit makes rooting simple on Sony devices. In more Sony news, he talks about the guide on how to port the Sony small apps and task switcher to CM10.1.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video answering his frequency asked questions, and later he released a video talking about how to combat procrastination. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been bringing you news of mskip’s toolkits making it to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. It’s a popular and well known toolkit with extensive features. There is a second toolkit making its way around to Nexus devices, known as Wug’s Nexus Root Toolkit. We brought you news that it was released for the Nexus 7. Now, it’s available for the Samsung Nexus S and Nexus S 4G, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 10.
XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh has been busy this month. The toolkit has made to five different Nexus devices in just a few weeks. The core features of the toolkit are the same for all releases, and include:
This program will automatically bring together all the files you need to unlock and root your device in a few clicks, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it. You can also use this program to backup/restore all your important data, flash zips, set file permissions, push and pull files, install apps, and much more! With the included file association options, you can perform tasks like flashing zips, installing apps, restoring android backup files, and flashing/booting img files with just a double click! The program includes a full featured interface for automating tasks in TWRP, enhanced restore features, an in-built auto-updater/notification system, ‘any build’ mode, and quick tools utilities. All the latest Android builds and Nexus devices are now officially supported, including the new Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and 3G Nexus 7 (with full 4.2.0 support).
The premise of this toolkit is to make rooting easy and provide a few extra features like installing applications and pushing files. For those looking for a root-bringing toolkit, you should give them a shot.
HTC Droid DNA Gets All-in-One Toolkit
Who doesn’t love all-in-one toolkits here? They make the whole process of unlocking, rooting, and flashing a custom recovery on our Android devices so easy, even a novice can do it. No more manual commands, no more searching for drivers, no more reading through multiple guides—just load up the toolkit, follow its steps, and you’ve got a phone ready to take to the next level.
If you’re an HTC Droid DNA owner looking into unlocking the bootloader of your device, rooting it, and flashing ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery, there’s now an all-in-one toolkit available to let you do all of that with ease.
Developed by XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, this GUI-based toolkit is a must-have for every Droid DNA owner looking to tweak and customize further. Apart from the features mentioned above, it also lets you flash kernels, boot your device into bootloader or recovery, relock the bootloader once unlocked, fix the Mainver error, directly sideload APKs from your PC, and backup your data to a PC.
To get started, head over to the forum thread where you can find the detailed instructions and more information.
HTC Thunderbolt All-In-One Toolkit for Everything
HTC devices have gotten a boost in ease-of-use recently with a number of all-in-one and S-Off toolkits. The point of these applications is to help make hacking the phone easier; providing one-click solutions for things such as rooting, unlocking the bootloader, flashing recoveries, and other processes that can pose occasional problems. While the validity of one-click technology has been debated before, it hasn’t stopped developers from releasing them and users from using them.
The HTC Thunderbolt is the latest in the HTC line up to get an all-in-one toolkit. Developed by XDA Senior Member trter10, the toolkit gives users many of the aforementioned solutions in a single click. The list of features include:
S-OFF and Root
Flash CWM, CWM Touch, TWRP, or 4ext recovery
Boot menu: Reboot, Hot reboot, Reboot recovery, Reboot to fastboot, Reboot to hboot, Power off
Disable HTC OTA Updates
Run an ADB/Fastboot Command Prompt
Some of the features are standard for this type of toolkit, such as flashing various recoveries and a boot menu. It’s always nice to be able to achieve S-Off and root in a one-click solution as well. One unique feature is the ability to turn off HTC updates. This will prevent your phone from updating its firmware, causing you to lose root.
For additional info, head over to the original thread.
HTC Vivid All-In-One Toolkit Gives New Users a Running Start
Sometimes, users who are new to a device require a little more than even the most precisely worded How-To thread in order to get started with the basics such as rooting their phones, unlocking their bootloaders, and installing custom recoveries. XDA Senior Member hasoon2000 has solved this problem for HTC Vivid owners and want to get their phones rooted, unlocked, and ready to go.
The HTC Vivid All-In-One Toolkit gives users a plethora of aids including permanent root, CIQ removal, ClockworkMod Recovery, and a debloater that will remove the bloatware. The full list includes:
- Install HTC Drivers
– Unlock Bootloader (Must place Unlock_code.bin in the folder)
– Install Recoveries
-Flash Kernels provided
Stock Vivid Kernel
Holicakes OC Kernel
– CIQ Removal v1.1 (credit to 8125Omnimax)
– Link to this thread
– Link to the FAQ thread
– Link to the Vivid Development thread.
– Boot Into Recovery
– Relock Bootloader (must be in fastboot)
– Debloater and Debloater Remover (Credits to Bling)
The user interface is very plain and easy to understand, so there’s no real guess work involved. Just plug in your HTC Vivid and start going.
Check out the original thread for download links, screenshots, instructions, and everything else you’ll need to get started. Once you’re rooted with that custom recovery, make a full Nandroid backup—just in case.
HTC Jetstream has been rooted!
The incredibly well known and super successful (and possibly super handsome…we don’t know for sure) XDA Recognized Developer DoomLoRD has finally brought that sweet, sweet root goodness to those who have long awaited it on the HTC Jetstream.
The root process is simple enough. Simply download DooMLoRD’s Easy Rooting Toolkit, place it in the root directory of your computer and press play. Here’s the basic instructions as he puts them:
then download the v02 toolkit for JetStream files and extract contents in root directory of ur pc (e.g: c:\ OR d:\)
then just connect device (with my insecure kernel on it) and activate USB debugging…
then execute RUNME.bat
ur device should now be permanently rooted after reboot…
So there you have it. It’s easier than most one-click root methods out there, but as with any root method it could cause serious damage so make sure you proceed with caution. As DooMLoRD mentiones, it’s still in the testing phase and once he gets a few more people to successfull root their device with it, he’ll be posting it in the HTC Jetstream Development Section.
So if you have your HTC Jetstream handy and want to take a swing at rooting it, follow this link for additional information, instructions and download links or this link if you want to read the whole thread leading up to it.
How to Unlock and Root a Nexus Device – XDA TV
It is official–Google has released the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus family is growing, and as we all know the great part of a Nexus device is that you can customize it to your heart’s content. While rooting, unlocking, and installing a custom recovery on a Nexus device is easy, sometimes you just want to click and go.
In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh‘s Nexus Root Toolkit. This kit allows you to to quickly and easily make your desired changes to your Nexus devices. This video gives an overview of the toolkit and shows you how to root, bootloader unlock, and install a custom recovery on your Nexus device. Grab your favorite beverage and check out this video.
How to Root Any Device
Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a PM to PG101, with the device details and a link to the root thread on XDA.
For those new to the world of rooting, acquiring root access essentially grants you elevated permissions. With root access, you are able to access and modify files that would normally be inaccessible, such as files stored on the /data and /system partitions. Having root access also allows you to run an entirely different class of third-party applications and apply deep, system-level modifications. And by proxy, you may also be able to access certain device features that would otherwise be inaccessible or use existing features in new ways.
Having root access isn’t the end all-be all of device modification–that title is usually reserved for fully unlocked bootloaders and S-Off. That said, root access is generally the first step on your journey to device modification. As such, root access is often used to install custom recoveries, which then can be used to flash custom ROMs, kernels, and other device modifications. Root access also enables users to install the powerful and versatile Xposed Framework, which itself acts as a gateway to easy, non-destructive device modification.
Due to its inherent power, having root access is often dangerous. Thankfully, there are root brokering applications such as SuperSU that only grant root access to applications of your choosing. There are also various root-enabled utilities available to help you restore in the event that something goes wrong. For starters, you can use any number of root-enabled application backup tools to backup your applications and their data to your local storage, your PC, and even online cloud storage. And in conjunction with a custom recovery, rooted users are able to perform a full, system-wide Nandroid backup that essentially takes a snapshot of your current smartphone or tablet at any particular time.
We can go on about the virtues of root access ad infinitum, but we’ll stop for now because we sense you salivating at the prospect of root access and what you can do with your device once root is achieved. Head to the links below to begin the journey.
Created by XDA Recognized Developer geohot, Towelroot is another root exploit app that is compatible with a large range of devices. The root exploit itself is built around Linux kernel CVE-2014-3153 discovered by hacker Pinkie Pie, and it involves an issue in the Futex subsystem that in turn allows for privilege escalation. Although specifically designed for certain variants of the Galaxy S5, it is compatible with the majority of devices running unpatched kernels.
Created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, CF-Auto-Root is a root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares as well as Nexus devices, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. In essence, it does nothing but install and enable SuperSU on your system, so apps can gain root access.
Galaxy Note 3 (International | Verizon | Sprint | AT&T | T-Mobile)
G3 (International/Unlocked Only/AT&T)
HP Slate 7 (2800)
Updated: 05 January 2015