Thursday, April 21, 2011

yummy yummy, GingerBreak!


[If you want to support smartphone hacking, check this.]


Free your phone, once again. Successfully tested on Gingerbread
(2.3.3) but might also run on Froyo and Honeycomb. If it fails
there, some offsets and indexes need to be adjusted which is
left to the reader.
NOTE: You use it at your own risk! I am not responsible for any
failure or damage. Make sure to read the README file carefully!
Download it here.
If you successfully run it anywhere, please make a comment
with exact device model/firmware running.
[This software is >1 year old meanwhile, most vendors fixed
the bug already. So its unlikely to run on new devices.]




[Update] I replaced the tarball with a new version to fix
some glitches while parsing vold.fstab. Should now also
work on the GalaxyS. Thx to Chainfire.

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks indeed !

Can you tell which device you were waiting for now ?

_freesherpa_ said...

Excellent !
Thanks for the work !

I just had to insert a blank sd card to make it working.

Anonymous said...

Will this work on a non-rooted G2 ?

Anonymous said...

Works on HTC EVO 4G

Richard said...

Um....What is this exactly?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I found over at xda someone that used your exploit in a .apk. Just figured I'd let you know it works on the DX on .588. AWESOME WORK!

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd let you know it works on DX on GB .588 . Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, work great. Nexus One (AT&T band version), fireware 2.3.3.

kadih.blogspot.com said...

thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Seems to work as Temp Root on HTC Inspire

Rishabh Dangwal said...

Excellent :) Thanks...

bool2 said...

Works on HTC Desire S :-) nice job.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem to work on Samsung Galaxy Ace. Was on "[*] vold: 0087 GOT start: 0x000153b4 GOT end: 0x000153f4" for 20 minutes before I killed it.

ShortFuse said...

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

premission denied

jonathan said...

trying it on HTC Desire (CDMA) ran it once, it reboot my phone but no SuperUser installed any ideas

Zuk said...

Good job!

Gauravpreet said...

How to use this exploit

Anonymous said...

Works on Wildfire/2.2.1 (Froyo). However, it doesn't always work on the first attempt and it helps if you keep the phone busy (e.g. permanent touch-screen inputs) while doing it.

Unfortunately no R/W access to /system is available (-> yaffs error messages), would be nice to have this permanently.

Annihilator said...

I'm sorry, because I was wrong in My last message. I forget to chmod the file :$

The exploit works like a charm in HTC Wildfire! :D

Great work! Thank you!

Mr A. Crawford said...

Worked on 2.3.3 Droid X

TeamAndIRC said...

Thunderbolt 2.2.1 Stock

Prashant said...

It is not working on Galaxy ACE. Appreciate if anyone can help me to root Ginger 2.3.3 on Galaxy ACE.

Anonymous said...

@Annihilator

how did you do for wildfire ?

Anonymous said...

as anonimous and anhilator said.........

so it works with wildfire 2.2 ?????

temp root or full root??

thanks

Anonymous said...

Works on xperia play/r800i :D thanks

Anonymous said...

Heard people successfully used this to temp root wildfire, is this true?

Anonymous said...

The exploit works on HTC Wildfire 2.2 ??
Can you explain

grunch said...

It works =) now what? i only have root in that shell? if i want to use market enabler how i do that?

thanks

Anonymous said...

Works for latest Dell Streak Froyo 2.2.2.

Anonymous said...

Works well on ASUS eee Pad Transformer (TF101). But had to recompile with a better honeycomb detection

Thanks :D

Cesar said...

ok so once its DLed, how do u run it?? Im willing to try on my Nexus 1 with 2.3.3

klinkus said...

hello i'm french and i want root my wildfire but with the new hboot 1.0.xxx it's not possible and

Annihilator said...
I'm sorry, because I was wrong in My last message. I forget to chmod the file :$

The exploit works like a charm in HTC Wildfire! :D

how to doing root the wilfire ???

excuse for my english
thanks for explain

klinkus said...

hello i've wildfire 2.2 and i'am french but i can't root my wildfire
can you explain how it's possible

thank's for this great works

Joel5121 said...

Does this work on Wildfire 2.2.1? Is it temp root or permanent root?

Radek Černoch said...

Temp-root confirmed on HTC Wildfire 2.2.1 (Software number: 2.22.405.1)

Anonymous said...

Worked on LG Optimus (P500), firmware 2.2.2

TeamAndIRC said...

Works on Samsung Droid Charge (pre release device, but likely release hardware/firmware)

Anonymous said...

it's not working for Wildfire, just temproot.... http://twitter.com/#!/unrevoked

Gidivi92 said...

The exploit works on HTC Wildfire 2.2 ?? i haven't root permissions

Joel5121 said...

What's the difference between temp root & permanent root on wildfire?

Brett said...

Work on Acer Iconia A500 Honeycomb after altering the code to detect the proper device id, more info on that can be found at xda.

Also tested on LG Optimus S with Froyo

Hector said...

Many thanks gingerbreak 1.1 worked on a Motorola Atrix from Mexico, Telcel carrier.

Regards.

Anonymous said...

Just tested on a Nexus One 2.3.4 and unfortunately it just hangs

Jürgen said...

was ist der Vorteil, wenn mein Nexus S gerootet ist?


whats the advantage, when I get my Nexus s rooted ?

Anonymous said...

It hang on my Nexus One 2.3.4 as well :(

Anonymous said...

Worked for me on an LG Vortex running 2.2.2. Thanks so much! If I weren't broke as hell I'd be sending you $$$

Anonymous said...

Worked on 2.2.2 froyo on the OG Droid

Anonymous said...

works like a charm via APK-mod from XDA-Dev site (search "GingerBreak APK root for GingerBread").
On AT&T Atrix MB860 Build OLYFR_U4_1.5.7 w. Froyo 2.2.1

Fj said...

You have to work this apk w the new 2.3.4 update in nexus s man your appk work great on 2.3.3 but we got the update and lost the root

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Worked on LG Optimus S with 2.2.2

Fabianno said...

how to install this?

KZD76 said...

Hi! It seems the new Samsung Galaxy S has a new vold with a relative fresh patch:

http://groups.google.com/group/android-security-discuss/browse_thread/thread/1ac1582b7307fc5c

The exploits for vold (e.g. GingerBreak) is not working :-(

joneschi said...

Hi,
The HTC Incredible S ROM 2.3.3 can not use GingerBreak to get root, it blocked when running this, and I found out the pid of vold does not present in /proc/net/netlink, any workaround?
Thanks.

brenissimo said...

Does it work with Gingerbread 2.3.4?

Troll said...

Thanks for the great code the dev team is offering ! Unfortunately, this did not work for me :( .

For those for who the Gingerbreak does not work (as me, on Galaxy S i9000), here is another method to root your phone : Root any Android version with Odin without losing any data

It is not more complicated than the Gingerbreak to use, and it works everytime.

Hope it will help.

Martin Krischik said...

To bad it does not work with 2.3.4 any more.

kulpreet singh said...

PLZ CAN N E ONLY EXPLAIN IN SHORT HOW TO TAKE UP THESE FILES????? PLZ EMAIL: falcony_boy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Worked on LG P509 v2.2.2 FRG83G build

Explosive Bacon said...

joy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks it worked great on LG MS-690 was having trouble rooting with superone and z4 but GINGERBREAK ROCKS !!!!!!! THANKS

emoxam said...

thats maybe a really good work, but i found it when i got developer htc desire 2.3.3 rom .. i beg you please - continue your work so we all can root our devices, because now it doents work :( thank you!

jxy127 said...

Hi i'm having some trouble with gingerbread for the desire. Gingerbreake just keeps showing the screen where it says "Rooting..." had it running for 8 hours the other night. :D anyone have any idea on what to do.

It's Gingerbreake v1.2 i'm running.

Jeremy said...

Tried on DROID X2 2.3.3 and failed. Only shows blue screen when I open same. Any suggestions?

Dev said...

Worked on optimus S 2.2.2

Now what can i do with root?

Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm also having problems with gingerbreak. stays on the screen that says its rooting forever, doesnt reboot or anything just stays in the rooting screen. I'm trying this on the galaxy s2 using the 1.20 gingerbreak with usb debugging enabled. please, any help here would be fantastic! Should also point out I'm not using a pc but rather downloading to and attempting root from the phone. cheers in advance.

Anonymous said...

Will not root LG Optimus M unning latest update 2.2.2

Braydon said...

Gingerbreak APK v1.20 has been confirmed on Skypad Alpha. Also I must say I looked over the code and wow I just wish I could hack like that :)

David said...

Do it work on LG g2x?

Dan Vile said...

I wish this would work on the Vizio Vtab1008, sits at the GOT Line waiting for root endlessly.. That tablet is getting no love from anyone, including their manufacturer

avejidah said...

/me shrugs. No luck on the Droid 2 (2.3.3). I should have never pressed that update button =|

dr. akmal said...

thanx but how i can root 2.3.3 on sony ericssion

dayguy8811 said...

Hey guy Iam a newbie to this but I have a stock EVO 4g running 2.3.3 I wanna root don't know where to start please help I've tried this but was having trouble any suggestions

dayguy8811 said...

Hey guy Iam a newbie to this but I have a stock EVO 4g running 2.3.3 I wanna root don't know where to start please help I've tried this but was having trouble any suggestions

Anonymous said...

worked PERFECTLY on my LG Optimus V (SuperOneClick was not working for me)

Thanks a bunch!!!!

Anonymous said...

New Vizio Tablet Rooted Well Before Launch > It's a lie. GingerBreak does not work on Vizio Tablet. In fact there is no one out there with a Rooted vizio Tablet . The pictures one see On the web are of the same one. Doctored screen or maybe rooted pre-order version. But I can only tell you has something to do with how the SD card mounts.

Anonymous said...

I think its not working on Sgs4G... Have any one of u guys try it? the firmware update is 2.3.5

Anonymous said...

Not working on Defy+ with 2.3.5. Stops with vold: 1209 GOT start: 0x00014350 GOT end: 0x00014390 and never finishes.

Win said...

It worked on my Alcatel 890D but with some apps only. Overclock still needs root. Well its been a great help anyway so thanks to the developers :-)

custofreak said...

Are you able to compile the gingerbreak-binary for x86-platform?

This would be very useful for different Tablet's and for GoogleTV.

Anonymous said...

It wont work for my lg optimus s n e suggestions?

elektron said...

Hi I have LG Swift Me p350. Many people use these smartphones and used Your software to make root rights. But after upgrade software to Android 2.2.2 2.6.32.9 it doesn't work. I tried find resolution for this problem but I found only the same problem like main in Polish forums and English. I hope that U will think about this case in next version Your software. I can only say that other programs didn't work too.

Thanks for good job.

newraze5115 said...

I need help using the gingerbreak v1.2 apk. I installed it on my pantech breakout but when I click root device it takes more than 10 minutes. I give up at around 30 minutes. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

They need to make a new verisimilitude gingerbreak that will root 2.3.4

mohamad said...

very nice

rezak said...

Anyone try this on the Samsung Galaxy s2 LTE (Rogers phone- Canadian), it's running Gingerbread 2.3.5.

Tightbuttholesex said...

Someone plz help I have huawei m835 for metro pcs , this is my second m835,my screen broke.... I have downloaded gingerbreak befor it worked grat. But now ,on my new phone it continues to tell me the software is uncompatable with my phone? Wtf.... I have usb debugging turned on, I am allowing downloads from outsource markets, and backround data is on. My phone is 2.2.2 froyo

unique said...

yo does it work on the mytouch 4g 2.3.3

sickstatis said...

Does it work with Samsung exhibit 2 4g?

Anonymous said...

Will not download on LG ally 2.2.2

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work for the Cricket ZTE Score X500 running 2.3.4. Hope it gets updated before I go to Fort Benning. :(

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem to work on my droid x.....Mynes running 2.3.3 and is at .605. Its been running for hours now and it isn't working.

German said...

Doesn't seem to work on my Motorola Pro XT610 .....running new 2.3.6.
Thanks

newbie1983 said...

So I have a samsung galaxy precedent , n I tried rooting , but do I need to do something else since its not working? Unless u have ne other ideas how I can get Free wifi using my phone? Thanks

amok403 said...

dose it working on xperia x8 e15i..?

Anonymous said...

Y won't it work on sph-m930

Unknown said...

Care to explain how the exploit actually works?
Does it inject code into vol daemon?

Anonymous said...

It dose not work on the LG LS670 when I am running on 2.3.3.

Anonymous said...

worked on LG optimus v 2.2.2

Siddhesh Mane said...

How this software works????

Anonymous said...

Does it work with 2.3.4??

Anonymous said...

Does it work with the boost ZTE warp?

Sudara Madushan said...

great!

unexpected13 said...

Should i try it in 2.3.6? Is theere any chance of bricking?

Anonymous said...

How do i root my samsung transfix

THAi TANiC said...

workz 4 my LG-P350 (2.2.2) (y)
SU-User installed :)

living canvas custom body arts said...

I have tried EVERYTHING to root my Motorola defy xt556 without a computer and nothing. Please help please

Victor Melone said...

How do i root ot jail break a spectrum 2.! please details

Victor Melone said...

Ya temp or perm

Anonymous said...

Im not sure if anyone can help me but i bricked my lg optimus v now all it will do is go the the clockwork mod recovery screen

The Geeks said...

hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Can it work on android 2.3.0? has anyone tested it?

Anonymous said...

Can you help me with a ZTE 500