z4root: One-click root access for Android 2.2 Froyo


There’s no shortage of ways to root Android devices, but z4root is probably one of the simplest solutions I’ve seen since Universal Androot (which no longer works on some devices if you’ve upgraded to Android 2.2.1).

The app was built by xda-developers forum member RyanZA and all you have to do is load the app onto your phone, run it, and click the button. It will give you root access to your phone, allowing to you install and run apps that require root access. If you run into any problems, just reboot your device and everything should be back to normal, since z4root doesn’t make any major changes to your system files.

The bad news is that not every Android device is currently supported. While z4root works on a number of popular devices including the Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X, and Sony X10, it doesn’t curently support the HTC Evo, G2, Magic, Desire, or Desire HD.

You can find a download link and more information about supported and unsupported devices at the xda-developers forum.

via xda-developers

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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  • Asdf23

    Temp Root works great for LG Optimus ONE – Build

    Bought in Hyderabad India

    Installed Adfree with this. Now no more Google Ads in ATK Free :D

  • Asdf23

    The Build for this is FRF91, kernel 2.6.32.9

  • Ckc90745

    it does work on evo 4g to temporary root

  • http://twitter.com/sandman_ro sandman

    Didn’t wor for my LG Optmus One. :(

  • http://www.stupidnothings.com Edwin

    Can’t seem to get it working on X10 permanent or temp.

  • Daeron2u

    Won´t work on Galaxy S

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539166583 Kenn Sanchez

    I read that it will not work for the G2. Did they mean the HTC T-Mobile G2?

  • oneil

    Until u update to android 2.2

  • ATLMAN

    z4root is no longer available on the Android Market. Does anyone know where to get it?
    Thanks!

  • Rmhaynes

    Did not work on my Samsung Galaxy on Android 2.2. Is there a new version coming out soon that does work?

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