GingerBreak utility lets you root Android 2.3 Gingerbread


It’s not as easy to root some phones running Google Android 2.3 as it was to gain root access to early versions of the operating system. For instance, rooting a Google Nexus One after updating to Android 2.3.3 is a pain in the behind, since SuperOneClick, Universal Androot and z4root don’t work. Fortunately there’s a new exploit making the rounds called GingerBreak.

The tool is relatively new and hasn’t been extensively tested, so if you’re worried about breaking your phone, leaving it in an unbootable state, or erasing data on your SD card, you might want to hold off on using GingerBreak for now. But if you just can’t wait, you can download GingerBreak from the developer’s web site.

Xda-developers forum member has put together step-by-step instructions for using GingerBreak to root a phone such as the Google Nexus One using a desktop computer, the Google Android SDK, and some key utilities including BusyBox, su, and Superuser.

If you’re looking for a simpler method, xda-developers forum member Chainfire has posted an APK file which you can copy to your phone and run on the device. Theoretically it will run the exploit and install su and SuperUser with one click.

via Android Community

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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  • Reesew1974

    Thank you so much, it worked on LG Optimus S with 2.2.2 update with absolutely no problems. It Was superfast.

  • Sonono_noor

    Hi !I need some help here!
    I bought HTC Desire HD and it was android 2.2 and then i get to update to 2.3. How kan i root my device without loosing my warranty… dose this GingerBreak works for me or not.
    thanks..