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.

Rajesh Pandey has written and can be contacted at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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