I will close the GingerBreak post now since most comments
are meanwhile about particular versions or not related to
Android OS at all. It turned out that GingerBreak works
on Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. For some versions it
needs minor fixes like in the detecting-phase but overall
it is a good and stable softbreak. Thanks to those who
sent patches or test reports.
Smartphone security and Android security in particular seems
to be the new hype (WTF?! HTTP is sending data in
plaintext!?) and therefore it is about time to
fall back to monitor-only mode. If you ever see a # on an
Android device in future, always remember who was pioneer-ing
exploit development on that platform and remember where
all these spin-offs came from.
I have had the choice of writing scientific papers about security
and exploits, or to code exploits. And I chose the latter.