Root or superuser account (main administrator). Access to this profile provides features that are not available during normal operation.
Root rights on android give you the opportunity to:
– change system files, themes, shortcuts, delete standard applications;
– launching Linux executable files
– launching special applications such as SuperUser, Task Manager For Root, Root Explorer, ShootMe, Titanium Backup , which significantly expand the capabilities of the device, but require Root rights. The description of these applications usually indicates that they require Root rights from the user.
– use ShootMe to take screenshots;
– use a smartphone as an Internet access point by launching Tether applications (in android 2.2 this is a regular feature).
– make a backup using, for example, the Titanium Backup program
– firmware with Root rights provides the possibility of app2sd (installation on the memory card of applications), transfer of the cache of the market, browser, etc. to a memory card and other necessary features.
Obtaining Root rights gives you the opportunity to do certain things with your smartphone, but does not give the indicated benefits.
Types of Root rights:
– Full Root – full and permanent Root rights without limitation.
– Shell Root – permanent Root rights, without access to / system folder changes.
– Temporary Root – temporary Root rights. You can almost always get a temporary root if you cannot get full root rights. It must be remembered that superuser rights disappear after a reboot.
Root rights can not be obtained on all devices !!!
Some smartphones have NAND lock, a function that does not allow you to make any changes to the / system partition. That will not allow you to install the SuperUser program. Obtaining full Root rights on such devices is possible after unlocking. You can only get Temporary Root or Shell Root.
Ways to get Root rights on Android smartphones.
Obtaining Root rights using the Z4root program:
According to the author, this program allows you to obtain root rights on 99% of Android tablets or smartphones. The program is safe, it does not change the system executable files, to fix all the problems that occurred after starting Z4root, just restart the device.
According to information from the xda website, the program has been tested and confirmed to be 100% compatible with devices:
All versions of Samsung Galaxy S, Optimus T, Backflip, Sony X10, Xperia Mini, Droid 2, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy I5700, Galaxy 3, Droid X, Samsung Acclaim, Cricket Huawei Ascend, Motorola Cliq, Huawei 8120, Hero G1, Droid 1, Garmin Asus A50, Motorola Defy, LG Ally, Motorola Flipside, Motorola Milestone 2, Dell streak, X10 Mini Pro, Smartq v7 android 2.1
The list also includes: Desire, Desire HD (need nand unlock), Magic Evo (need nand unlock), G2 (need nand unlock), Archos 70, myTouch 3G, Wildfire, Droid Incredible
If Z4root does not provide root access to the device, you can try using other methods.
Obtaining Root rights in Android 2.3 Gingerbread using GingerBreak:
Method for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. All gingerbread devices this program does not hack. The method of obtaining root privileges using GingerBreak runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 3.0 (Honeycomb).
Installing the program and obtaining root rights:
(Attention !!! This procedure may cause the device to become inoperative!)
– In the settings of your device, turn on the “USB debugging” option.
– Insert a formatted SD memory card and make sure that your phone or tablet recognizes it.
– Install the GingerBreak program on the device, but not on the SD card!
– Launch GingerBreak and click on “Root device”
– Wait 2-3 minutes. If your device reboots, everything is fine. (rebooting can take a long time, about 10 minutes, just the program clears the device’s cache at this time)
– You need to make sure that Superuser is now installed and it works.
If your tablet or smartphone does not restart as a result of the program, check that Superuser is installed correctly and restart the device manually.
Obtaining Root rights using Universal AndRoot: The
application provides an easy way to obtain root rights in android.
The list of devices for unlocking Universal AndRoot:
Acer Liquid (2.1), Acer beTouch E110, Dell Streak (2.1), Gigabyte Gsmart 1305, Google Nexus One (2.2 FRF91), HTC Dream (1.6), HTC Hero OS Version: 2.1-update1, Software number: 3.32.411.1 (firmware via RUU), HTC Hero OS version: 2.1-update1, Software number: 3.32.411.2 (OTA update), HTC Magic (1.5), HTC Tattoo (1.6), HTC Legend (rutted to reboot ), Motorola ME511, Motorola Milestone (2.1), Motorola Droid (2.2), Motorola Quench XT5, Motorola XT701, Motorola XT800 (2.1), Orange San Francisco, Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6), Sony Ericsson X10 Mini, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6), LG GT540 (1.6), Vibo A688 (1.6)
The following models are NOT supported: [/ b]
Acer Liquid (2.100.07), Google Nexus One (2.2.1 FRG83), LG GT5400 (Android 2.1), Samsung GT-I9000 Galaxy S, Samsung GT-I5500 Galaxy 5, Samsung GT- I7500, Samsung i6500U, HuaWei U8220, HuaWei U8230, HTC Desire, HTC Hero OS version: 2.1-update1, Software number: 3.32.411.1 (OTA update), HTC Wildfire, CLIQ XT
If your device is in the list of supported ones, then you have There are chances to get root access on your android.
All manipulations with the phone you do at your own peril and risk. Think about why you need it and are you sure that you can do it before you start doing something.