Root Your Android Handset Using Root/Unroot Tool In Just A Single Click
By on January 4th, 2012
Back in 2009 and to a certain extent in 2010, rooting Android handsets was quite tough for normal users. Back then, rooting your handset required you to open ADB, type in some mumbo jumbo commands, push some files to your phone and what not. Rooting was considered to be the territory of advanced users then.However, times has changed and nowadays rooting an Android handset is pretty easy. A couple of months ago, some Android developers had found a new exploit, known as ZergRush, which allowed them to easily gain root access to a bunch of Android handsets easily.

Now, one developer over at XDA, wanted to simply the rooting step using ZergRush tool exploit easier, and has made a tool which allows users to root their handset in just a simple step. Even though the Tool is known as ‘Root/Unroot Sony Ericsson Android Phone 2011’, it can root/unroot quite a few handsets. Also, unlike quite a few ‘one click’ rooting tools out there, the Root/Unroot tool is truly a single click rooting program for Android phones. You just need to press the Root button and the tool will do the rest.

Below is a list of handsets which a user can root using the Root/Unroot tool -:

  • Sony Xperia X10 (GB firmware)
  • Sony Xperia Arc (4.0.2.A.0.42)
  • 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
  • Live with Sony Walkman (WT19i/WT19a)
  • NTT Docomo Xperia ARCO SO-02C
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT-i9100/GT-9100P]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile (SGH-T989)
  • Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T (SGH-I777), Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
  • Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Rogers Canada (SGH-I727R), Android version 2.3.5, Baseband version I727RUXKJ7
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE (SHV-E120S)(korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy i9100G
  • Samsung Galaxy S [i9000B] & [i9000 2.3.3 (PDA I9000BOJV8, Phone I9000XXJVO, CSC I9000GDTMJV7) and german T-Mobile branding]
  • Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) OS 2.3.3 and 2.3.6 (I9001ZSKP6)
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 (GB only)
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini Pro i5510
  • Samsung Galaxy W [i8150]
  • Samsung Galaxy Y
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab [P1000] (2.3.3 firmware), [P1000N]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note [N7000]
  • Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 2.3.5 (GINGERBREAD.XXKPF)
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace (2.3.3, 2.3.4 firmware)
  • Samsung Nexus S [i9023] (2.3.6)
  • Samsung Nexus S 4G 2.3.7
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus S [i9020] (2.3.6)
  • Samsung Exhibit (SGH-T759)
  • Samsung Exhibit 4G (SGH-T759) (2.3.3) Build UVKE8
  • Samsung Captivate i897 UCKH3
  • Motorola Milestone 3 [ME863 HK]
  • Motorola XT860, Bell XT860
  • Motorola Defy+
  • Motorola Droid X sys ver 4.5.605 w/ gingerbread
  • Motorola Droid X2 (2.3.4) Sys ver 1.3.380.MB870.Verizon.en.US Build 4.5.1A-DTN-150-30
  • Motorola XT883 (China Telecom)
  • Motorola XT862 (Verizon Droid3)
  • Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Nexus One (2.3.6 stock)
  • LG Revolution
  • Vizio VTAB1008 Tablet
  • Huawei IDEOS U8150 (2.2)
If you own any of the Android handsets mentioned above, you can follow the steps mentioned below to root it using the Root/Unroot Tool.Step 1: Make sure you have all the required drivers installed on your PC. If you own a Samsung phone, download and install KIES. Sony Ericsson handsets owners need to download and install the PC Companion app on their PC.

Step 2: Now enable USB Debugging (Settings-> Applications -> USB Debugging) on your handset.

Step 3: Download and unzip all the files on your desktop. Now click on the Root_Unroot_sony icon on your deskop. Once the app starts, connect your phone to your PC. Do not select Mass Storage or any other mode. Just connect it and leave it.

Step 4: Now, just press the ‘Root’ button and wait for the tool to do its magic. Once everything is done, your handset will reboot and you will a new app in your app drawer known as Superuser. This means you have successfully managed to root your handset.

If you don’t have the Superuser app installed on your phone after the reboot, repeat the steps mentioned above. If that still does not work, drop in a comment stating exactly what you did and we will be happy to help!

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000421566187 Hasrolnizam Bin Rosli

    I can’t use it… 2 file error when extracting…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Download the file again!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000421566187 Hasrolnizam Bin Rosli

      Rajesh Pandey
      the runme.bat is failed to work… :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Hasrolnizam Bin Rosli More details please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599891962 Vijay Roy Thykkuttathil

    Hey! Can we root Galaxy S2 i900G version with this tool?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000541952914 Aravind Chandran

      so Planin to root eh??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599891962 Vijay Roy Thykkuttathil

      @[100000541952914:2048:Aravind Chandran] Just for knowledge :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002880552694 Muhammad Galuh Yustiar

    Thx,, My xperia X10 Has been rooted :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000584395900 Wan Hazim

    not working with my galaxy note..after reboot no superuser installed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1115113229 Ng Yin Thuo

    hmm…. using i9100G, KL3 firmware… it doesn’t seem to work, can u help me out here?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    sir can you give some rom links of Samsung Exhibit 4G (SGH-T759) (2.3.3) Build UVKE8.. my phone is rooted bt I want update it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    sir please rply me… waiting for your reply.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003021676871 Digpalsinh Jadeja

    Z4root directly root my samsung galaxy tab (froyo)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003021676871 Digpalsinh Jadeja

    We have any choice for gingerbread? Only one way to root gingerbread is connect with pc

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003021676871 Digpalsinh Jadeja

    We have any solution for root without pc connect

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397380503 Faizul Hamzah

    does ths support 4..0.3.

  • arc s

    this program didn’t work for my xperia arc s it has android 2.3.4 it finishes and reboot and nothing happens there is no super user app if you replay as soon as possible

  • hellriderbeginz

    i have xperia ray i tried to root but was unsuccessful, my software version is 4.0.4
    hey it say it’s unable to create file and i have copied rest of the process
    adb wait-for-device
    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”
    rm failed for *, No such file or directory

    adb push “data/zergRush” /data/local/tmp/.
    adb shell “chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush”
    adb shell “./data/local/tmp/zergRush”

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root

    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [-] Not a 2.2/2.3 Android …

    adb wait-for-device
    adb push “data/busybox” /data/local/tmp/.
    adb shell “chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox”
    adb shell “/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system”
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)

    adb shell “dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox”
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system

    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox”
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox”
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “/system/xbin/busybox –install -s /system/xbin”
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found

    adb shell “rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox”
    adb push “data/su” /system/bin/su
    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/bin/su”
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 06755 /system/bin/su”
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “rm /system/xbin/su”
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system

    adb shell “ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su”
    link failed Read-only file system

    adb push “data/Superuser.apk” /system/app/.
    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”
    adb reboot
    hoping soon for ur reply

  • raja

    how to unroot wt19i

  • Sam

    my live with walkman wt19i is not geting roted .
    i am running gingerbread 2.3.5
    build version -4.0.2.A.0.62
    doomlord toolkit is also not working

  • santhosh kumar

    I am using XPERIA NEO V updated to ICS 4.0.4…

    i cant root my phone using this.. pls help me to root my phone

  • Christopher Pablo

    adb wait-for-device

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *

    * daemon started successfully *

    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”

    rm failed for *, No such file or directory

    adb push “data/zergRush” /data/local/tmp/.

    adb shell “chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush”

    adb shell “./data/local/tmp/zergRush”

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root

    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0×00000118

    [*] Scooting …

    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …

    [*] Sending 189 zerglings …

    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !

    adb wait-for-device

    adb push “data/busybox” /data/local/tmp/.

    adb shell “chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox”

    adb shell “/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system”

    mount: permission denied (are you root?)

    adb shell “dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox”

    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system

    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox”

    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox”

    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “/system/xbin/busybox –install -s /system/xbin”

    /system/xbin/busybox: not found

    adb shell “rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox”

    adb push “data/su” /system/bin/su

    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/bin/su”

    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 06755 /system/bin/su”

    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “rm /system/xbin/su”

    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system

    adb shell “ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su”

    link failed Read-only file system

    adb push “data/Superuser.apk” /system/app/.

    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”

    adb reboot

  • SAGAR

    I tried to root my Sony Live Walkman WT19i but get the following details. Plz help. My email id is saagar_bhatia@hotmail.com

    adb wait-for-device

    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”

    rm failed for *, No such file or directory

    adb push “data/zergRush” /data/local/tmp/.

    adb shell “chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush”

    Unable to chmod /data/local/tmp/zergRush: No such file or directory

    adb shell “./data/local/tmp/zergRush”

    ./data/local/tmp/zergRush: not found

    adb wait-for-device

    adb push “data/busybox” /data/local/tmp/.

    adb shell “chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox”

    adb shell “/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system”

    mount: permission denied (are you root?)

    adb shell “dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox”

    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system

    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox”

    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox”

    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory

    adb shell “/system/xbin/busybox –install -s /system/xbin”

    /system/xbin/busybox: not found

    adb shell “rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox”

    adb push “data/su” /system/bin/su

    adb shell “chown root.shell /system/bin/su”

    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “chmod 06755 /system/bin/su”

    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    adb shell “rm /system/xbin/su”

    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system

    adb shell “ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su”

    link failed Read-only file system

    adb push “data/Superuser.apk” /system/app/.

    adb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”

    rm failed for *, No such file or directory

    adb reboot

 
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