XDA Senior Moderator Chainfire has released a GingerBreak apk file that helps you to get you root access on your phones running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Actually, Android Exploid Crew developed GingerBreak Exploit and this apk is made on this exploit.
As per developer, the apk can work on some Honeycomb and Froyo versions also.
Here, we are presenting the instructions to root your devices updated to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
How to root Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread smartphones with Gingerbreak
1. Download Gingerbreak.apk from below link (link at bottom of post). Comment here if you are unable to download it. We will email the file to you.
2. Extract the zip file and save on your computer’s desktop.
3. Connect the phone to your computer.
4. Mount SD card as flash drive.
5. Copy the downloaded Gingerbread apk file to SD card root.
6. You should have any File Manager (e.g., Astro File Manager) on your phone. If not, download from Market.
7. Disconnect your phone from computer and launch File Manager.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions on File Manager to install APK to your phone from SD card root.
9. After installation completes, open the APK.
10. Press ‘root’ button.
11. The APK exploit will run for some time. Usually it runs for around 10 minutes. Your phone will be rebooted. (Note that If it stucks and takes more than 10 minutes, reboot your device).
12. Your device is now rooted. Congrats
13. Make sure that SuperUser app is installed.
14. This is an Optional Step. You now don’t need GingerBreak on your smartphone. You can uninstall it if you want.
Please note that the apk is still in progress and you can experience some bugs with this as it’s just the second version of apk and likely need some modifications. The developer fixed some of the reported issues in first version but still it can be erroneous.
The users who have tried this method confirm it to working on Nexus One, Nexus S, LG Vortex, Sony Ericsson Arc, Galaxy S II etc. But do it at your own risk. We won’t be responsible for any damage to your devices.
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