Senior Xda-developer member CLShortFuse continues to improve his excellent Android app SuperOneClick. SuperOneClick provides a one-click root/unroot that works on most Android handsets/OS versions. The file size for the latest version (2.3.3) jumped up to 10mb and now integrates the driver installation. The driver folder is now included with the latest ADB drivers from Google
You MUST put your phone in USB debugging mode and make sure you DO NOT mount your SD card. Go to “settings>applications>development” to select “USB debugging.” You can download a copy of the latest version of SuperOneClick from XDA-developers here. You must register on the XDA site in order to download the file.
(Additional download links and revision history after the break.)
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Motorola ADB Patching
Checks for shell root before applying exploits
Unroot has been fixed to work more reliably
LG devices no longer need to use alternate ADB
Better LG phone support
Auto driver installation
available at http://shortfuse.org/
zergRush and Superuser 3.0.6 included
Driver Installation Fix
Force Administrator on Vista/Win7
Fixed Non-Market Apps not working for some devices
GingerBreak support! (I think)
Should work better now on XP systems and Linux
Automatic driver installation
Removed RageAgainstTheCage (no virus flags)
New folder structure
Major code clean up
Hopefully fixed Linux hangs
Theoretical honeycomb support (still needs testing)
Fixed major bug. Oops!
Installs busybox to /system/xbin and installs syslinks
Added a 30 second timeout check (should eliminate all lock ups)
Mounts with busybox first
Includes version in first line
Fixed wrong su version being sent
Fixed issue when getting OS version
Prints device info on failure.
Falls back to previous mount path method if busybox method fails
Uses psneuter for exploit instead of rageagainstthecage by default (should root Sony Ericsson devices easily now)
Added detection for 1.x Donut/Eclair kernels
Uses busybox for getting mount path
Updated Windows ADB to latest version (I’ll update the Mac/Linux ones next build)
Unroot uninstalls Superuser from /data/app
Returned installation of Superuser to /system/app
Fixed superuser install issue
Added a prompt to tell you to allow superuser on your phone, for the test.
Fixed ADB-pushing problem
Administrative rights in Windows Vista/7 are automatically requested.
Fixed the settings.db search. (Tries default two locations, then uses busybox is all else fails).
Set Superuser to install (to data/apps) instead of copy to /system/apps. You can manually remove it from your phone like any other app. (You can also update it with the Market).
Fixed NMA not working if you didn’t have Shell Root
Untested Mac and Linux support (you need Mono)
Fixed Non Market Apps
Added separate Shell Root (rageagainstthecage) button
Lots of internal code clean up.
Changed main form’s name to SuperOneClick from RageAgainstTheCageGUI
Enabled Captivate – Get Unlock Code button
Added a messagebox to confirm if Non Market Applications are enabled
Made “Enable Non Market Apps” FULLY universal
Added initial message telling you to remember to allow superuser commands (when enabling Non-Market Apps)
Removed busybox for space reasons. Changed the layout. Fixed issue where application stayed running in the background. Added Non Market App button.
Added a detection to see if RATC was already working.
Universal device support. Application now finds your /system path.
If you use the application and wish to donate to the developer “clshortfuse” there is a donate link embedded within the app.
SuperOneClick uses the ADB exploit titled rageagainstthecage (RATC). For those who would like to get some background on the ADB exploit and how it works, take a look at http://bit.ly/aXLHHC for the details.