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One-click root access to Android smartphones

Android is an open operating system. However, some functions and features are only accessible if the user gains root access on the cell phone or smartphone. Similar to the jailbreak for the iPhone from Apple, this is an intervention in the cell phone firmware that is not authorized by the manufacturer. However, if you want to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot and use an older Android version or if you want to take screenshots, you have to act as a superuser. Universal androot
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The mobile phone manufacturers do not document the activation of the root access and only a short time ago the root access was reserved for specialists who deal more intensively with the matter. With Universal Androot, however, there is now software that enables superuser access at the push of a button. Root access can be deactivated again just as easily. The free software also supports a large number of Android smartphones.

Installation file not in the Android Market

Universal Androot cannot be found in the Android Market. The installation file can be obtained from the blog [link removed] about the project. If you want to get root access, you move the file to the memory card inserted in the mobile phone. Universal Androot can be run and installed on the mobile phone using a file manager such as the Astro tool, which is available free of charge from the Android Market.

If you then call up the new application in the main menu, you can switch between superuser access for Android 1.5 / 1.6 or 2.0 to 2.2 - depending on which operating system version is installed on the smartphone used. In addition, root access can be established or deactivated again. As a further option, the user can carry out soft root access, which remains active until the smartphone is rebooted. Last but not least, a log file can be written to the memory card.

Root within a few seconds

The Universal Androot blog also has a list of cell phones that can currently be used with the program. There are also information on which smartphones the application does not work with. We used Universal Androot with both a Google Nexus One and a Motorola Milestone. Superuser access was established within a few seconds.

The new menu item "Superuser Permissions" was then found on both smartphones. All applications that are granted root access are entered here successively. The list can also be edited later so that the rights can be withdrawn from the applications. Even if Universal Androot could be used without any problems in our test, it should be pointed out that the developers still identify the application as a beta version and that you risk losing the manufacturer's guarantee by running it.