Category: Root

April 17th, 2012 by Muz Khan

As mentioned in the below tutorial you can root or jailbreak HTC One S by using the Superboot rooting tool running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Superboot is a good software to root your device that is provided by PaulObrien of the MoDaCo forums. In case you want more information or you face errors during or after the HTC One S root you can visit their forum for technical support. You also need to note that jailbreakstation is not responsible for any damages or loss of data caused by using Superboot. Use this tutorial on your own risk please.

Note: Rooting your phone will void your manufacturer’s warranty. 

Pre Requirements

  • Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone by heading to Settings > Applications > Development  > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
  • Before starting the rooting, temporarily disable all antivirus applications on your computer as they may interrupt the rooting process.

Below are the simple steps on How to Root HTC One S on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Step 1:  Download the Superboot software from below links:

  • Download Superboot For Windows
  • Download Superboot For Mac
  • Download Superboot For Linux

These are zip files so after download unzip/extract the files on your desktop or any other folder.

Step 2: Put your phone in bootloader mode: Bootloader mode will allow you to modify software on your HTC phone, so we will use this mode to root your HTC One S phone. Below are the steps:

  • Turn Off your phone, and turn it back on by pressing and releasing power button and while holding down the “volume down” button.
  • Now while holding the volume down button press the power button again to enter fastboot mode.

Step 3: Run the Superboot program:

  • Connect your HTC One S to computer with the USB cable.
  • Windows Users: Just double click to open the ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’ file and your device will be rooted within moments.
  • Mac or Linux Users: Open terminal window to the directory you extracted the file to. I extracted my files on my desktop so I put below command in the terminal window. You need to change jailbreakstation by your username: cd /users/jailbreakstation/Desktop/r3-ville-superboot
  • For Mac users run the command ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh
  • For Linux users run the command type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-linux.sh

Once the command is run successfully your HTC One S is Now rooted. In case you face errors or any issues with the Superboot software, you must visit the original MoDaCo and XDA-developers forum thread.

Share your experience on jailbreak HTC One S using this tutorial. If this tutorial needs improvement please let me know in comments section.

Once your device is rooted you would be interested in Important Android Apps For Rooted Android Phones

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April 12th, 2012 by Muz Khan

The tutorial below will help you on how to run Android applications on PlayBook just like regular PlayBook applications. Although many of the apps are already available on BlackBerry App World, but the can be some which you are looking for and are still not available on App World, so you can chose to go through below process to getting the Android Market and other Android apps running on your BlackBerry PlayBook.

Note: To get Android Market on BlackBerry Playbook, your PlayBook should be rooted.

Check this tutorial to root / jailbreak BlackBerry PlayBook.

Without root access you won’t be able to install the necessary files using a free tool called WinSCP. Once the PlayBook is rooted then you can use an application called DDPB to sideload a single Android app to your PlayBook. You will use Honeycomb Launcher to initialize the Android system on the PlayBook.

After that you will use WinSCP application along with a bundled app called PuTTYgen to gain access to the root directories on the BlackBerry tablet. Then you will download the latest version of Cyanogen Google apps to install to your PlayBook so that you shall be able to start the Android OS and gain access to the Android Market. So this is the summary of what we are going to do in next steps and after that we shall be able to install any Android app on PlayBook.

It is required to root your PlayBook on OS 2.0.0.4869 and don’t upgrade to 2.0.0.6149 version after rooting you can upgrade to this version.

 Pre Requirements:

Download the following programs on you Windows computer and keep them in one folder preferably on desktop.

 

Attach your device to the computer using the USB cable and just start an Android App on the PlayBook i.e. Angry Birds.

Ensure that the Development Mode is Turned On

On your PlayBook tap the gear icon in the upper right corner —> from the list on the left and below Storage & Sharing, tap Security —> From the list that appears on the right, tap Development Mode —> Set the slider tab sitting next to User Development Mode to On. You’ll be prompted to enter your password before the developer mode can be set.

Take a look at Development Address, which you shall need later. It is usually best to leave it set at the default setting of 169.254.0.1.

Enable Developer mode on the PlayBook

 

 Install DDPB and the Honeycomb Launcher

First install DDPB and Run the application. Enter your development address and PlayBook password in the boxes on the left. (Refer to below screen image)

  • In the DDPB application, click the Add button.
  • Browse to find the Honeycomb Launcher application that you downloaded earlier, select it, and click Open (or OK).
  • The application will now appear in that area on the right. Click the box beside the HoneyCombLauncher (HCL) name so that a check appears.
  • At the bottom of DDPB, click Install.
  • After a few moments, the HCL Updater application will appear on your PlayBook.
  • Tap it to launch the app.
  • Select Honeycomb Launcher when prompted with the “Complete action using” dialog box.
  • Once the app has started, close it and also close DDPB.

 

DDPB - an easy way to sideload applications to your PlayBook

 

Prepare and connect with WinSCP

In next step we will use WinSCP to transfer Cyanogen Google apps files to the PlayBook. Included with these files is the Android Market the platform to download many Android applications. Before we can get started with WinSCP, we’ll need to generate the security keys that will allow it to connect to the PlayBook.

 Making keys with PuTTYgen

PuTTygen is also installed with the WinSCP so before running WinSCP just run the puTTygen, you will see the below screen. In PuTTYgen, click the Load button. Browse to the key that DingleBerry created during the jailbreaking process. This will be in your DingleBerry folder.

Load the RSA key from DingleBerry

After navigating to your DingleBerry folder, it may appear to be empty; it is not. At the bottom of the window, change the box that reads, “PuTTY Private Key Files (*.ppk)” so that it says “All files (*.*). Select the rsa file; make sure you do not select rsa.pub. Click Open or Okay.

Now that the key has been successfully imported into PuTTYgen, we need to save it so that WinSCP can use it. Click Save private key (not public key), and click Yes when the program warns you about saving keys without a passphrase. Make sure you leave the file type as PuTTY Private Key Files (*.ppk). Give the name to the file and Save. Once the key has been saved, you can close PuTTYgen.

Save the private key that PuTTYgen creates

 

Connecting with WinSCP

Open WinSCP on your computer. Click on “Session” in the upper left of the program. Use the boxes to enter information about your connection as mentioned below the image:

Login information for WinSCP

 

  • Host Name: 169.254.0.1 (the default value when turning on your PlayBook’s development mode)
  • Port: 22 (default)
  • User name: devuser
  • Password: (leave blank)
  • Private Key file: click the button with the three dots (…) on the right and browse to find and open the .ppk file which you saved with PuTTYgen in previous step.
  • File protocol: SCP

Towards the bottom of the WinSCP program, you’ll see a check box for Advanced options; click it. Select SCP/Shell from the expanded list on the left. Complete the requested information as mentioned below.

Additional WinSCP information

  • Shell: /tmp/setuidgid root /bin/sh – Note the space before and after “root”
  • Return code variable: Autodetect (default)
  • Uncheck to box marked “Lookup user groups”

Click Save to store your settings for future use in case you use WinSCP to access your PlayBook again. Before you can successfully connect using WinSCP, you’ll need to make sure a connection to the PlayBook is active. The easiest way to do this is to start Dingle SSH. In order to make active connection with WinSCP, start the DingleBerry rooting tool and click Dingle SSH and click Connect at the bottom of the next screen.

A command window will open and should give you the same # that you saw when you first rooted your PlayBook.

Dingle SSH in the DingleBerry rooting tool

 

Return to WinSCP. Make sure the information you just saved is highlighted, and click Login. The software will connect with your attached PlayBook.

 

Saved information in WinSCP

 

Copying Cyanogen Google Apps files

WinSCP split into two panels

Once logged in, WinSCP is split into two panels. The panel on the right contains all of the files and folders of your PlayBook; the Panel on the left contains the folders and files of your computer. At this time, go ahead and unzip the gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip file. These are your Cyanogen Google apps files. Make sure you get all of the folders unzipped to somewhere you can easily find it, like the desktop.

Ready to copy files from folders to PlayBook

 

In the panel on the right – the PlayBook panel – keep double-clicking the three dots until you reach the root of the tablet where you will see folders like accounts, air, and apps. In the left panel, do the same thing to find your unzipped Google apps folder.

Copy the System folder from to the root directory of the PlayBook

Click on the System folder in the left panel (the one from your computer). From the Files menu at the top, select Copy… You should get a confirmation window that looks like this. If the message is different, stop and try again. Now you must copy the System folder to the root directory of the PlayBook. You’ll get a message warning you that the directory already exists on the PlayBook. This is normal and expected. Click Yes or Yes to All.

Choose yes to overwrite any files

The Last Steps

In the right pane of WinSCP (the PlayBook pane) and from the root directory that you should already be in, go to (root)/system/app/ To do that, Double click the system folder, then double click the app folder. Inside that folder, find the file SetupWizard.apk. Click on that file once to select it, then press the delete key. Choose OK when asked to confirm that you want to delete the file SetupWizard.apk.

Delete SetupWizard.apk

Return to the root directory of the PlayBook and open the apps folder by double-clicking it.

Find the folder called sys.android.[really_long_string_of_characters].ns and open by double clicking.

Double click the Native folder to open it, and then open the scripts folder and now you will be in the folder (root)/apps/sys.android.[RLSoC]/native/scripts

Find the file android-player.cmd.sh, right click on it, move your mouse down to where it says Custom Commands, and choose execute.

Execute android-player-cmd.sh

Do the same thing with the file: kill-android-core.sh (Do not confuse this with kill-android-apps.sh; You need to kill the core.)

Execute kill-android-core.sh

Restart your PlayBook

  • After you restart your BlackBerry PlayBook, you will have access to the Android Market.
  • First start the HCL Updater which will start the Android OS on your PlayBook.
  • In the Android environment window Tap the Apps button
  • Find Market Place in the list of available apps once you will tap it you will be asked about the Google account, give your username and password and enjoy.

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April 9th, 2012 by Muz Khan

Dingleberry is the tool you can use to root or jailbreak Blackberry Playbook, you may be aware that when Dingleberry 3.0 was first released for Mac it required libraries (Qt and OpenSSL) to be installed in order to run properly. Later on a new bundled version of Dingleberry 3.3.3was released, which came with all the required libraries. I have given below the Dingleberry download links for Windows, Mac and Linux versions from the dingleberry.it.

Here are the steps on How to Root / jailbreak Blackberry Playbook

  • Download Dingleberry 3.3.3 For Windows
  • Download Dingleberry 3.3.3 For Mac
  • Download Dingleberry 3.3.3 For Linux

After downloading and opening Dingleberry.exe, you will see the below window

 Root BlackBerry Playbook Using Dingleberry 3.3.3
Note: If you are on 1.0.8.6067 or the 2.0.6x beta or higher, you will have to use the Downgrade function before you root, as those versions are not rootable at he moment.
Step 1: Once the window opens, select Continue.Step 2: Connect your PlayBook to your Windows computer using the USB cable and enter the required fields (IP Address and Password) when the Dingleberry application prompts you to.

Step 3: Select the Jailbreak button. After a few minutes, the application will finish the processes involved in jailbreaking your device.

Step 4: Now, in order to gain root, you can just follow the instructions provided by the application.

How to Gain SSH Access
If you want to start using the root for something useful like copying files and do whatever you want.
1. Enable Development Mode on your rooted Playbook and connect to your computer it via USB (or WiFi).
2. Run the Dingleberry and select “Dingle SSH” in the main window.
3. You should now see a screen which prompts you for the device IP and password.
4. Once you enter your information and hit connect, it should say “Running SSH on Playbook” and a Terminal window with a “#” sign should open up (Disregard the warning). If this doesn’t happen, keep trying and make sure you have developer mode enabled and entered the correct IP and password.
5. An rsa file will be created by Dingleberry.
6. At this point you should download a scp client with a GUI (Like CyberDuck for example) in order to access the files on your Playbook
How to Use CyberDuck:
Open Cyberduck and select “Open Connection”. Enter the information as shown in the picture below, but adjust the IP address accordingly. Enter root as your Username in Cyberduck to get full access. This will only work while you are on 4869.
When you click on “Use public key authentication”, you need to browse to the rsa file that was created by Dingleberry (it should be in the same folder as the app).
Then click Allow in the window that pops up warning you about host key mismatch.
Now, if you did everything correct, you should be presented with a window like this:
Congratulations, you are now connected to your Playbook with SCP. At this point, you could install the android market if you would like to.
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March 24th, 2012 by Muz Khan

If you are new to Android phones you may not know much about rooting, if you know about the jailbreak then it is easy for you to understand rooting. Rooting an android device is process of getting access to the root of the device similar to jailbreaking an iPhone, iPod or iPad. After rooting an Android phone you can get access to the root drive and you can install most useful Android apps which you are unable to access without jailbreak or root and also you can install custom versions of the Android operating system. Also this has to be noted that rooting an Android phone and installing a custom ROM are two different processes i.e custom ROMs offer lot of features not available direct from the manufacturer.

I am mentioning below some of the important apps you must install after rooting your Android phone.

SuperUser is first mandatory app that must be installed immediately after you root your phone. Normally it is installed by your rooting software but if not you should install SuperUser. Superuser app grants and manages Superuser rights for your phone, with Superuser installed, if any app needs root privilege to run it will ask permission and an information pop-up window will display with the option to grant the app privileges. Superuser can be downloaded from Here.

AdFree is another app for rooted phones that removes most ads in the browser and other apps. Most of the free apps are containing ads because developers need funds for updates and developments. AdFree stops ads by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file. If you have problems with this app, or you know of additional host names not being filtered, please comment in xda-developers.com forum so it can be fixed! You can download AdFree by clicking Here.

SSH Tunnel provides secure connection to the internet by providing SSH tunneling for the entire system or individual apps. One of the purpose of SSH app is to allow users in China to bypass “the Great Firewall” but it can be used by anyone to ensure private browsing. You can download SSH Tunnel by Clicking Here

 

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March 21st, 2012 by Muz Khan

Below steps can help you root or jailbreak Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. The guide is very simple and you can easily root Galaxy Y running the Android version 2.3.5 . I have also given the list of common errors which are faced with rooted Samsung Galaxy Y reported by many blog readers after rooting.

Warnings

  1. Rooting voids the warranty, though can be regained by updating with the default firmware.
  2. You have to follow the instructions carefully other wise you may brick your phone.
  3. Before proceeding to root make a full backup of your data.
Disclaimer: Jailbreakstation is not responsible for any damage or loss of data due to following our tutorials on our website.

How To Root / Unlock /Jailbreak Galaxy Y GT-S5360 

  1. First of all Unzip Utility App so that during Recovery Mode, Update.zip file is easily accessible, so download ES File Exchanger from Android Market and install it.
  2. Now download Update.zip file on your computer by clicking this download link.
  3. Connect Samsung Galaxy Y your computer and copy the update.zip on SD card of the phone.
  4. Disconnect the phone from computer and shut it down.
  5. Put the Galaxy Y in recovery mode by doing as mentioned: (Press and hold Home Button, Volume Up button and Power Button for 20 Seconds and your device will go in Recovery Mode)
  6. While in the recovery mode select option “Update from SD Card”
  7. Browse and locate the Update.zip file which you copies in third step and press home button, the rooting process will be initiated and your mobile will be rooted.
  8. Reboot and Galaxy Y is now rooted….Enjoy!
  9. After rooting download BusyBox app and Install it to use.

Bugs/Errors in Gingerbread 2.3.5 in Galaxy Y GT-S5360

I have given below some errors and bugs which are faced usually in every Galaxy Y GT-S5360 after it is rooted, and these can be recovered by simply rebooting your device (till now this solution is available). The common root errors are:

  • WiFi does not respond, either stucks at ON or OFF position
  • GPS stops responding
  • Video Streaming suddenly stops
  • Downloading stops suddenly
  • Device forces to close any running application
  • Latitude suddenly starts syncing and showing Check Ins


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March 20th, 2012 by Muz Khan

You can jailbreak or root Samsung Galaxy S2 running Ice Cream Sandwich ICS 4.0.3. by following the below mentioned stepwise guide on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy”

Samsung Galaxy S2 Rooting on ICS 4.0.3

Step 1: Update / Flashing via ICS 4.0.3.

  • Download ICS 4.0.3 on your computer for Samsung Galaxy S2 by clicking here.
  • Extract the zip files by using the password “samfirmware.com”
  • Now paste the file ICS 4.0.3 file  in the SD Card.
  • Put your device in Download Mode
  • Connect your device with your computer using the USB cable.
  • Now after going on ODin click on the button mentioned here under:
PIT: u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit
PDA: I9100_CODE_I9100XXKP*_CL*_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
PHONE: MODEM_I9100XX*_REV_02_CL*.tar.md5
CSC: GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXA*.tar.md5

Now click on the option Flash Samsung Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.0.3 firmware. After some steps followed on the screen, Device will reboot and you will find your device updated on ICS 4.0.3

Steps 2: Samsung Galaxy Jailbreak / Root Process.

  • First Download on your computer the Root file from here.
  • Extract the files  and copy them on on SD Card.
  • Now again put your device on Download Mode and connect your device with PC via USB.
  • After that go in ODin and click on PDA and select the download file and click on Start.
  • After processing few steps device will reboot and now Galaxy S2 on ICS 4.0.3 is fully rooted.

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