[How To] Root Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread devices with GingerBreak APK

Technology     25 April 2011     723 Comments

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.

More Rooting Tutorials,
* Root T-Mobile G2X by SuperOneClick
* Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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 πŸ™‚

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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723 Comments so far

  1. yogi says:

    nice but no like for download

  2. cris says:

    No link..
    Plz mail the file πŸ™‚

  3. rickybobby says:

    Can not find link. Looked everywhere,clicked everywhere please mail it.

  4. shehab says:

    Please can u mail me Gingerbreak.apk
    coz i cant find the link and cant download

  5. Andrew says:

    The download link doen’t show at the bottom of the post, would you mind mailing it?

  6. Andy says:

    Mail it please

  7. Unit225 says:

    If you could be so kind as to email me the file/link as well it would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Trevor says:

    also can’t find it, please mail through

  9. Stev says:

    Please send on link

  10. :) says:

    mail it please πŸ™‚

  11. stepheat says:

    Please send .apk file

  12. Nafe says:

    Please mail it ,and are u sure i can root my Htc desire hd with latest software number through the gingerbread?

  13. kim says:

    please mail me the download link πŸ™

  14. honghub says:

    Please sent to me too …

  15. tarki. says:

    Can you also mail me this apk ? πŸ™‚

    • Atul says:

      @tarki. : sent πŸ™‚

      • tarki. says:

        Thanks a lot Atul ,

        I am pretty new in Android. trying to do something on my own.. Because my market options are really limited in Android. so if I can make root my device I think I can change operator with market enabler then I can find what ever I want in market.android.com After your explanation in web site I could not find gingerbreak so I searched on my own and I found Ver.1.00 and it gives message when you run up “could not extract assets” error messages appeared.

        But with Ver.1.20 now while I am writing to you my android still trying to be rooten :)) I hope it works. Even with Visonary+R14 it did not work so I am a bit suspicious now :)) Anyway we will progress step by step, day by day πŸ™‚

        Thaks a lot.


  16. kim says:

    why when i root my memory can’t be use? it doesnt mount again πŸ™ plz help me

  17. kim says:

    when i root my phone, is ok but when is rooted already. my memory is umounted, and i cant mount it again πŸ™ please help

  18. mehdi says:

    please mail for me

  19. Alvin says:

    I can’t find the link, can you mail to me pls? And, is this one can root Xperia Play 2.3.3?

  20. Kryss says:

    Whenever i open GingerBreak i get an error that says it could not extract assets.. this is using a version i found online since i couldn’t find your link, could you email it to me, or tell me how to fix this problem with LG Vortex?

  21. uglyjoe says:

    mail it please πŸ™‚

  22. noan says:

    Sound’s nice but I couldn’t find any link..
    Could you send it to my email?


  23. Kryss says:

    also, what do you mean by “SD card root”?

    • Atul says:

      @Kryss: ‘SD card root’ means that you place the apk file right onto the SD card and not in any sub-folders in the card.

  24. James says:

    please mail for me too

  25. sha says:

    Hi pls mail link

  26. JK says:

    plz email the apk to me. Does it work with an xperia arc?


  27. zed says:

    Could you please mail me as can’t find the link anywhere.Thanx

  28. Nour says:

    IΒ΄m need some help here!
    I bought HTC Desire HD and it was android 2.2 and then i get to update to 2.3. How kan i root my device without loosing my warranty… dose this GingerBreak works for me or not.

  29. hsdi says:

    Kindly, can y mail it to me

  30. Scott says:

    Hey can you mail it to me to plx πŸ™‚

  31. 草帽luffy says:

    Where is Gingerbread?Give me address by email,please.
    My phone is Sony Ericsson neo MT15i,I update my phone to android 2.3.3,I really need root my phone.

    • Atul says:

      @ 草帽luffy : Mailed the Gingerbread to you. Sorry I dont know chinese if I misspelled your name. I just copied the name mentioned above πŸ™‚

      • 草帽luffy says:

        Nothing,my english bad too.
        “草帽” meaned “cao mao” by chinese.
        And,Gingerbread v1.2 is not supported Android v2.3.3 on Sony Ericsson neo MT15i,I running it over 30 minutes : at 14:15 started it,is still running now.
        Hope U update Gingerbread.

        • Atul says:

          @ 草帽luffy : Are you stuck in Step 11? Please reboot your phone and let us know if it worked or not.

  32. Fabbe says:

    Hey , please email me the download!
    One question, is this working on HTC Desire HD? Running STOCK android 2.3.3 htc sense 2.1.

  33. Charles says:

    Please email me the apk root for xperia arc 2.3.3

  34. Daniel says:

    Please mail me the apk file. Thanks!

  35. Alex says:

    Can you please mail it to me?

  36. radheck says:

    -in xperia arc 2.3.3 not works

  37. Shahzeb says:

    Please mail me the link to download gingerbread.apk

  38. lam says:

    SEE i need help

  39. Al says:

    Please mail me the apk?

    I’d love to root my HTC Desire HD Gingerbread 2.3.3. Tried Gingerbreak and Visionary+ and dind’t succeed even temproot with either.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Atul says:

      @AI : Mailed the apk to you πŸ™‚

      • Al says:

        Thanks for the Apk.

        I have however succeeded to root my DHD in the meantime using Windows 7 instead of Windows XP SP3 which ran as a VirtualBox guest OS on top of Slackware Linux x64. I used the binaries from the Gingerbreak_v2.zip that I found on a web site somewhere.

        So, if anyone has trouble rooting their DHD running software version 2.26.x.x, try rooting from Windows 7 instead.

    • David says:

      Could you teach me on how you root your device? Thanks

      • Atul says:

        @David : You can please follow the above tutorial.

        • David says:

          It is not functioning. I already follow the above tutorial, but it stucked at the rooting step… After restart still the same, when i type su in Terminal Emulator, it write “Permission Denied”

  40. bill says:

    Can u email me file please can not find at bottom of post u

  41. JONATHON says:

    Hi Atul!

    Can you please mail me the link to download gingerbreak.apk. Also how do I know what android version my EVO has? and what to do so i can use it a as a hotspot…?

    Thank you!


    • Atul says:

      @JONATHON :
      1. sent Gingerbread.apk to your emailId
      2. For Knowing Version your phone has, press Menu key. Go to ‘Settings’. scroll down to see ‘About Phone’. Look for the ‘Android version’ line. You will see there the version.
      For some mobiles, you might want to go into ‘Software Information’, but there also make usre you see ‘Android Version’ listed there.
      It should be something like 2.x……

  42. Justin B says:

    I could not find the link in the post, Pls email

  43. lam says:

    WHERE the file? please send me in my email.my email is nothing

  44. ShanDroyd says:

    VZW Droid X (Verizon refurbished,”certified replacement” phone came with following installed)

    Android ver.: 2.3.3
    System Ver.: 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.us
    Baseband Ver.: BP_C-01.09.12P
    QGD748!IL931NXDROID09 #1
    BUILD#: 4.5.1_57_DX5-26

    Tried GingerBreak 1.02 ( downloaded from other site )

    Launches, but sits at “acquiring root access” indefinitely until phone is manually shut off by pulling out battery out.

    can you send me your latest version of GingerBreak? and any suggestions?


    • Atul says:

      @ShanDroyd : sent the latest Gingerbreak apk to you………..

    • ShanDroyd says:

      thanks, but already tried this version. while attempting root, program sits there indefinitely without rooting. rebooted, tried numerous times. same problem. thanks anyway

      • ShanDroyd says:

        Has anyone successfully rooted a Droid X running Stock OTA 2.3.3 ?

        • Dan says:

          The OTA 2.3.3 is not the problem. u can definatly root this phone without flashing. the problem is the System version .340 which is 2.2.1 FROYO can be and .595 which is 2.3.3 Gingerbread can as well But if u have .596 which is a minor update which prevents rooting than it will not work. u will have to flash back to 2.2 then root using z4root then install DX bootstrapper then download a file called dxgbrooted.zip then install during ur recovery u can find tutorials on youtube. but u will have to wipe ur phone losing all data. you will keep whats on ur sd card and ur contacts are tied to ur google account

  45. Fiona says:

    Can you send me the latest Gingerbreak for me? I would like to root my sony neo for 2.3.3, thanks a lot

    • Atul says:

      @Fiona : sure.. Please check your email

      • Fiona says:

        thanks! but I have tried already…it doesn’t worked for sony neo. The APK exploit has run for more than 1 mins. It stucks, then I rebooted on my own, but it still doesn’t worked

  46. trevor says:

    can u please send me the link to Gingerbreak.apk

  47. Eric Tseng says:

    I need this Gingerbreak.apk for my Arc.

    Please kindly send it to my mail.


  48. Jezime says:

    mail me 8)

  49. yusha says:

    Cannot find gingerbreak.apk to root 2.3.3

  50. _ek__ says:

    Hi, plz send me the Apk, Thx!

  51. lolololol says:

    can i have it please !! i’m on xperia arc 2.3.3 ..

  52. Andy says:

    Could you email me the link please? Couldn’t find it here.

    Thanks much πŸ™‚

  53. Andy says:

    Sorry got the link from the XDA website.

    Tried it on my HTC Desire S, didn’t work πŸ™

  54. StrxXx says:

    Can you please send me the APk?

  55. fitss says:

    can i plz get the apk. Thanks!!

  56. nashph41 says:

    yup, i like the get the apk for sony xperia neo

    currently anyone success to root for this?

  57. neo says:

    can’t see the file?
    can u mail to me pls πŸ™‚

  58. redbook says:

    Hi Atul, my DHD has not been rooted before.
    just had it upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3
    pls kindly advise if the above mentioned steps of rooting will it work if i didnt downgrade the firmware version to 1.32? thanks in advance

    • Atul says:

      @ redbook : It should work. But again we don’t take any responsibility if there’s any damage to your DHD. You can also refer the comments of ‘AI’ above.

  59. Jt says:

    Can you email me the file also? Thanks jim

  60. THIAGO says:

    Any version of gingerbreak can root my XperiaPlay gingerbread 2.3.3?

  61. Jason says:

    Could you please email me the link? Couldn’t find it here

  62. chrissy says:

    can’t see link. please email?

  63. redbook says:

    hi Atul, can u send me the link? many thanks

  64. Dex says:

    please send me the download link

  65. Gary says:

    Atul…can you please email me the link or apk for my android pro?…thanx!!!

  66. Alfred666 says:

    please send me the download link! πŸ˜‰

  67. Gary says:

    Atul…thanks anyway…doesn’t work on android pro 2.3.3 gingerbread…stuck for 20 minutes…I rebooted manually to no avail…Gary

  68. David says:

    I’m running on HTC Desire HD STOCK 2.3.3. Could you please send the apk for me? Thanks

  69. ken says:

    can u send me the link please? cant get the download on here to work. thank you in advance

  70. Superfamiking says:

    can’t see the download link……any chance of emailing me as well

  71. ryan says:

    can you send me download for my droid x

  72. Dennis88 says:

    Please mail me the file/link πŸ™‚ thanks!

  73. Tyrone says:

    on my rooted droid x. i went to settings,about phone, and then system updates and it updated it without un-root. how to get my root back with the 2.3.3 update?? πŸ™ help me

  74. Tyebrea says:

    WOuld this would for my htc evo running gingerbread?? if so please email me the link πŸ™‚

    • Atul says:

      @Tyebrea : sent you apk file instead of any link t download… Please proceed at your own risk

      • Tyebrea says:

        i thinki i may be doing something wrong. i followed the steps, waited 10 mins. and its still not working πŸ™

  75. Q says:

    Would be nice to see some feedback from HTC Desire HD users that already tried the gingerbreak.apk. Any information is usefull. Thanks !

    Atul please the *.apk file via email, many thanks.

  76. arxivka says:

    please send me the *.apk file.many tx in advance

  77. arxivka says:

    tried on Desire HD 2.3.3.the programm seems like do something,but runs aboutr 20min(after this i rebooted the device)and try againg.the same thing.run a lot of time,and not finish.seems like doesn’t work on Desire HD or on Android 2.3.3.

    • tyebrea says:

      That’s because there currently is NO way to root Android 2.3.3. Look it up! I promise you will come to this sad conclusion like I did.

  78. Neeraj says:

    Mail it please ! πŸ™‚

  79. cech says:

    Not working on Xperia Arc Gingerbread 2.3.3

  80. kristy says:

    Cant find the link plz email it to kristyz84@yahoo.com

  81. toker says:

    Can u mail me the apk thanks
    N does of work with HTC EVO?

    • Atul says:

      @toker – sure..sent you the apk….. You should proceed always at your risk.

    • tyebrea says:

      This won’t work with an HTC evo that’s running gingerbread unless the phone has been previously rooted. Trust me, I’ve been searching the net for a solution for days!

      • toker says:

        I had my phone rooted n I wanted to try it
        N I want to install virus kingdom Rom now but Idk how cuz the phone needs to be rooted to do this

  82. Matt says:

    Can you please send me the file?
    And just confirming because I’m kinda new to this, I have an HTC Desire HD 2.3.3 and this will root it?

    • Atul says:

      @Matt – sent you the file…. We can’t confirm and you have to proceed at your own risk. Please check above comments of AI and others, if they can help you.

  83. Vaneet says:

    WIll it work for Droid X Android 2.3.3? Can you email me the file please?

  84. Ann says:

    Can I have the file too, please. Cheers

  85. Alex says:

    hi, can you send me the apk file for my Arc 2.3.3 please?
    thank you.

  86. THUMBS says:

    I just got my Droid X replaced today because i dropped it in water and the insurance company replaced it. It has the new 2.3.3 with system version 4.5.596. any luck with anyone getting this to work? Please send me the file. Thanks

  87. Taher says:

    Thanks man a lot

  88. charrika says:

    Can u send me the link

  89. djtc says:

    Hi Please send me Gingerbreak.apk for my desire hd

  90. cheapasnig says:

    Need tha link bro

  91. Wongton says:

    May i get the file too.

  92. eRy says:

    Sent Me The GingerBreak apk for my DHD..TQ

  93. HOHO says:

    running on desire hd 2.3.3
    sent me tat apk file,thnx

  94. taher says:

    can u sent the file please

  95. edguim says:

    I download almost every apk of gingerbreak and it don’t work on my DROID x it never finsh exploit can u send me your gingerbread

  96. Amin Danial says:

    I can not find the download link. Please send the file to my email.

    Thanks for you in advance.

  97. myke says:

    Giv link plz bro.

  98. angel says:

    Everything I start it keep loading saying it can take a couple of minutes but I left it for about 30 min without it change can you send me a link to see if that work and I need to try doing the reboot to see if that works

    • angel says:

      I have an evo 2.3.3

    • Atul says:

      @angel – didnt get. what link you want..If you are talking of right gingerbread apk then sending you. Please let us know if you are facing any issues

      • angel says:

        i need the apk that can root an evo 4g with 2.3.3 software do you have a ginger break that can do that and the one that i have when it said rooting running exploits it just keep on loading i have waited as long as 30 min with no result and i try to reboot while it loading but it still not rooted. Thanks for any help that you can ofter me

  99. karee says:

    can you email the link to me please?

  100. Jon says:

    Can you please send me the apk?

  101. Jon says:

    Can you please send me the apk? Does this work on a Droid X? (I read the google patched the exploit is correct?)

  102. Jon says:

    Can you please send me the apk? Does this work on a Droid X? (I read the google patched the exploit is correct?)

  103. MJSmit says:

    Also can’t find the .apk file πŸ™
    can you send me the file?

  104. ericjennings says:

    Please send me the apk, thanks

  105. GUERO says:


  106. pakdin says:

    hai there.. i do need a file bro.. thanks.

  107. KingAJ says:

    Managed to root my phone but when I try to uninstall bloatware apps the program (Titanium Backup) says “cannot remove system app, failed to locate apk file”. Any suggestions?

  108. Ashok B says:

    Hi…Could not find the download button….Anyways, plz send the file to my mail ID…Hope you can see it

  109. Anand says:

    HI, I downloaded apk from xda link , followed the steps install gingerbreak, but while trying to root it saying

    Running exploit…
    This may take few minutes!
    Device will reboot on success!

    I left it for 20 minuts and still the same message.. any help pls
    I am trying it on a HTC desire HD vodaphone gingerbread

    • Atul says:

      @Anand- Can u pls tell which windows version you are using. Pls see step 11 and comments of AI above. He succeded rooting DHD on Windows 7

      • Anand says:

        Windows 7 Ultimate, is there anything to do with the windows? I connected the DHD in the usb mode to the computer, copy the downloaded file from the computer to the root of the SD card to the phone, remove the USB(eject it from the computer), Disconnected the phone from the computer, download astro file manager on the phone, browse the gingerbreak file, install it, turn on the usb debugging, run the gingerbreak.. started..stuck in the same screen, tried twice.. can you send me your file, so i can have a look again, is there anything I am missing in between?

  110. MJSmit says:

    Cany find the email you sended
    can you email me again?

  111. Wulfman says:

    Could u please mail me this app Gingerbreak. I hold a HTC Desire HD Android Version 2.3.3, HTC Sense Version 2.1. The phone got upgraded like 4 weeks ago on the 2.3.3 version and I tried yet many tools to root it, but none of them works. Hope your latest version will do it. Thank a lot for your help, which I really appreciate. Greets Wolf

  112. Wim says:

    Please send to me the apk also. I want to try to root my htc dhd as it isn’t rooted anymore since the update to 2.3.3.

    can you mail to w.langbroek@zonnet.nl

  113. Anand says:

    Anybody got it yet?? if ya pls forward to me, i am not getting mails from atul

  114. Wulfman says:

    I checked both my email id’s, and spam folder, i am getting only the reply’s you posted here, no mails attachment ar on it, pls. try to send it to brosch@sunrise.ch thanks a lot

  115. Wulfman says:

    or gtalk is wolf.guerrero.brosch@gmail.com where u can send it

  116. Wulfman says:

    I’m online on gtalk id: is wolf.guerrero.brosch@gmail.com where u can send it

  117. MJSmit says:

    Still haven’t got iy
    Try this new gmail mail:)

  118. Wulfman says:

    thanks a lot Atul i finally got it in gmail

  119. MJSmit says:

    okee, i have tried it
    but it won’t work:(
    i’ve got a Xperia Arc with Android 2.3.3
    when it says:
    “rooting …
    running exploit …
    this may take a few minutes !
    device will reboot on succes !”
    it isn’t going further
    it also idn’t work with an other SDcard :s
    can you give me some advice?

  120. Anand says:

    run the apk, still rooting..10 mints over..

  121. Anand says:

    Nothing happening.. still processing ..i think it wont work with DHD

  122. Anand says:

    its not working …

  123. jay says:

    Only temp roots my dhd when i restart its gone, do i need s off??

  124. Jenn says:

    Could you please email me the link? Thank you!

  125. Wim says:

    First make sure that you install the program on your PHONE and not on your SD CARD. Then run it and wait for some time till it reboot.

    It wont work when it is installed on the sd card but on phone it is going well.

  126. MJSmit says:

    My problem was that i’ve a locked bootloader
    now i is rooted
    thnx for all the help @Atul !!

  127. Julian S. says:

    sounds awesome.. can you give me the .apk please?

  128. jeni says:

    Can sum 1 plz send me the .apk file to email : jat2k7@aol.com, also do i need to connect my phone to pc or can i just use a file manger to put the file on the root part of sd i.e download apk using my phones internet connect to phone use file manger to copy it to root sd thnx also iv never root before im on stock dhd 2.3.3 will it stil wrk x

  129. Anand says:

    How to install or make sure its install in the phone not in the sd card, while installing it is not giving any options to choose, install straight away in one click, pls help

  130. Abi says:

    Can someone hook me up with the download link please, email it to abipeguero@gmail.com


  131. joules93 says:

    I can’t find the link.

  132. Daphne says:

    Hi, could you kindly eMail me the APK file? could see the link here. Thanks.

  133. Anand says:

    for me its not working with my DHD 2.3.3

  134. Wulfman says:

    Owners of HTC Desire HD, Android Version 2.3.3

    Forget about any tools yet, they wont work.
    I tried every tool in mounting either on the internal sd or on the external sd. Nothing works yet. You just spend days in that and will we be desprite at the end, so dont even try, u just loos ur time….

  135. adithya says:

    hey wer the download link. will it work in htc wildfire s

  136. king says:

    It does work on my desire HD 2.3.3 however as soon as i restart my phone changes are wiped out so it seems to temp root my desire hd ..

  137. kogakage says:

    Evo 4g Gingerbread OTA
    Please forward .apk
    …and wish me luck.
    Saw no successful posts w/Evo.

    Thx for all your hard work, Atul!

  138. Ervin Krantic says:

    Can’t find it, mail it to me?

  139. tim says:

    Please mail link to me

  140. badsnakes says:

    please give me link for arc 2.3.3 root apk

  141. Niko says:

    please could you mail it to me? thanks

  142. dale says:

    Can’t find the link can u send me the apk plz

  143. Dave says:

    Could you send the .apk or email me a link please… Thanks!!!

  144. Mathias Gustafsson says:

    Could i please get the apk!

  145. Jorge_Cruz says:

    Please excuse me if this is a dumb question, but Does this work on the 2.3.3 Gingerbread on the HTC EVO 4g? I have tried to root using 1.2V Gingerbreak but I have not been successful.

  146. ayim says:

    pls mail me the apk. i’m using dhd asia version 2.3.3. tq

  147. galaxy45 says:

    not working on HTC EVO 4G 2.3.3

  148. JOe says:

    HI jusr want to know WIll it work on htc desire s ?

  149. Will says:

    No link could you send me the apk

  150. lalit says:

    By mistake i bought Verizon sim free xperia play phone from ebay, now it doesn’t work in my country, here only GSM phone works. Is your Gingerbreak.apk works to root it and make it GSM from CDMA ?

    If yes please send me the file thru email.

    • Atul says:

      @lalit – I have sent u apk.. But not be responsible for any damage to your phone. You sud also search TechOfWeb for Xperia Play rooting.

  151. Denver says:

    Hi, please mail me the apk too


  152. candidboy says:

    Pls send me the app for desire HD gingerbread

  153. Cyrille says:

    Hi, please send me the apk for HTC Desire HD 2.3.3

  154. aurea says:

    Please email me the APK file. Thanks

  155. ivis says:

    could ou please send me a copy!

    great thanks !

  156. desdoulas says:

    Its only for s-off devices? I’m on the evo I only used z4root to temp root, and still s-on, my wife got her update and thought she was doing my a favor by updating mine, I’m screwed arnt. I’ve not received and decent info,am I going to have to wait for a new 2.3.3 root or is there a temp root for evo out there

  157. JLE says:

    mail apk please πŸ˜€

  158. Darude says:

    Hi, please send me the latest .apk file. Trying to root my DHD 2.3.3. Will installing the apk and rooting automatically make me superuser? Sorry if thats a stupid question πŸ™‚

    Thanks in advance.

  159. edguim says:

    Hey the gingerbreak u sent me it still. Don’t work on DROID x and I have the gingerbread from the upgrade from Verizon can u help me

  160. MK says:

    will it work on htc desire HD 2.3.3? : O

  161. Hasan1969 says:

    I need need this to root my newly bought HTC Desire S. Will you please mail it to me? Thank’s in advance!

  162. badboyinc says:

    pls pls pls email the APK FILE link.Thanks.

  163. NewAnd says:

    send me apk please thanks in advance

  164. Omer says:

    kindly, send me the apk file since i couldn’t find it, thanks.

  165. Bobby says:

    can you email me the link for the gingerbread 2.3.3. so i can root my phone also are there any other programs i need to download prior to the apk.

  166. LACK says:

    pls send me the apk! Thanks!

    also, any word on if this works for the HTC Sensation??

  167. ymipaul says:

    please send me the link… Thanks in advance

  168. Jerry says:

    Does it works on Xperia Neo ? I would like to try it if it works , pls mail to me ,thanks.

  169. pjduds says:

    Did not work for my HTC evo

  170. Carlos v. says:

    Hello I couldn’t down load it on my computer can you please email it to me…thank you..

  171. MK says:

    I need it ..can send to my email?thanks πŸ™‚

  172. LCfKC says:

    Tried gingerbeak from another site on my Droid X but it never worked. please send me your apk. that works on my phone.

  173. AL says:

    I”ve noticed so far every body looking for the link but cant find. Has anyone had success rooting ypour phone using this process? In the mean time would the master mind of this apk be so kind and mail me the link plz?

  174. arrjun says:

    send mee d file plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  175. sp says:

    Hi, i cannot find a link, could you mail it?


  176. carlos says:

    thamk you soo much
    i just opened the email on my evo and installed it and rooted it thank you sooooooooooooooooooooomuch

  177. lc says:

    Doesn’t work on DROID x. Maybe on the next version I hope

  178. Jorge_Cruz says:

    Hey I would you please send me the link to my mail. I appreciate it!

  179. LACK says:

    FYI: Does not root with HTC Sensation πŸ™

    just continually attempts to root, but never reboots. even if you manually reboot it doesn’t go through. Thanks for the file though!

  180. Bob Nudd says:

    Can I have the link please

  181. DroidX1286 says:

    Please send me the link

  182. Tobbe says:

    Can I have the download link, please?

  183. johnnny says:

    htc desire hd 2.3.3
    can you send me the link πŸ™‚

  184. Kendrick says:

    Is there a working one for the new sprint evo gingerbread update 2.3.3?

  185. ed says:

    need apk plz hope it works with my evo jus did ota updte

  186. Jaquan says:

    i dont know where the file is can you email me

  187. Will says:

    I cannot find the file to download. Can you email it to me?

  188. Cornellio says:

    Can’t find the link .. Email please? πŸ™‚

  189. Oblaskins says:

    Could you please email me the file?

  190. Ian says:

    can you send me the link please

  191. Cornellio says:

    Can you email me the link or apk? Thanks in advance!

  192. isaac p says:

    Uhh i cant find the link either…
    Not to be a pain in the butt, but where is the link? Has it been found?
    Wither way cab i get the lovely apk? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  193. cody says:

    can you please send me the direct link

  194. Tom says:

    Can you please send me the file also? Thank you VERY much in advance.

  195. Pranav says:

    Hey Atul πŸ™‚
    Wanted to ask if this works for HTC wildfire S.
    if so, then please mail me the file. πŸ™‚

  196. Fran says:

    Hi Atul,
    can you please send me apk
    Thanks in advance

  197. poiu says:

    Could you send me the file? Thanks you.

  198. Cornellio says:

    So, i’ve followed all the steps. But it won’t work. I enabled USB Debugging etc, but after 30 minutes it’s still ‘Rooting’. Sometimes it says ‘An error occured, reboot manually etc..’

    What can I do? Thanks, please email me if you could.

  199. AKK says:

    Atul, i need the apk, too.
    kann you please send me?
    thanks πŸ˜‰

  200. tiz says:

    please send apk brother. many thanks

  201. jayman11 says:

    hey can you send me the apk

  202. Drew says:

    Send via email plz

  203. lazyjones says:

    would be nice to have the apk file πŸ™‚

  204. Diego says:

    Mind emailing to the humble servant the apk file?


  205. floflo says:

    Desire hd 2.3 gingerbread ….not working help my ..flo.flo23@yahoo.it

  206. victor says:

    Send via email plz

  207. Steve says:

    Need the file for htc evo 4g 2.3.3 upgraded to ginger wanting to root couldnt run the ruu file to go back to 2.2 seen it worked for carlos maybe I’ll have the same luck! Thanks!

  208. Steve says:

    Just a quick question all I have to do is above said instructions correct I don’t have to enable debugging or go into hboot correct? All I have to do is open the file in astro and follow the steps from there?

    • Atul says:

      @Steve – You have to enable USB Debugging. Please make sure it is enabled. Please let us know in case any issues.

  209. eddy04 says:

    please can you send me the file too??

  210. Hendrie says:

    I couldn’t download. Can you please send me the file?

  211. andruw says:

    nedd 2.3.3 file apk file thanks

  212. as mino says:

    i cant find the Apk.
    can u please mail it
    and does it work on HTC desire Hd android version 2.3.3

  213. Tim says:

    please send me .apk?

    has anyone had success rooting htc evo 4G with 2.3.3 update?

  214. Partha says:

    Hi Atul,

    Can you please provide me the gingerbreak apk that roots 2.3.3 Xperia arc. my e-mail address is u4152930@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

    • Atul says:

      @Partha – mailing.. Please note that this apk is not specific to any set. Please check comments if others have succeeded in rooting Arc.

  215. Chris says:

    I 2nd the question about successful evo rooting and also if I could please have the link! Thanks in advance!

  216. Cohuna says:

    Please send me the file. Thanks!

  217. Sam Li says:

    Hi, what’s the version of the gingerbreak? Can I have it please?

  218. YC says:

    I am new to Android, can you send me the Gingerbreak.apk file? Thanks for the file and your tutorial.

  219. jone says:

    i,m new too .. please please send me the Gingerbreak.apk file .. i down load it form site ( Gingerbreak v1.2 )<< is this ok ?

  220. Nox says:

    Cannot find link plz email?

  221. Krist says:

    Hi, what’s version of the gingerbreak? Can you can you please mail it?
    I’m using SE Xperia Arc


  222. rohith says:

    hii….will this work on htc desire hd 2.3.3 and build no 2.42.415.1 ?????

  223. rohith says:

    wen i downloaded…its already extracted……..

    nothing to extract…………

  224. freddelobo says:


    and thanks for all the help…

    was wanting to get that Gingerbreak APK. sent to me, please.

    and thanks again…

  225. rohith says:

    will it format my memory card ?????

  226. floflo says:

    To desire hd no working help my. flo.flo23@yahoo.it

  227. Martyn says:

    Hi, please could you send the apk? Many Thanks!!

  228. jfblodi says:

    Hey bro, could you email the link or apk? Thanks!

  229. Twin says:

    Can you email me the link please?

  230. nathan says:

    can you email me the link for Gingerbreak.apk

  231. Alec says:

    can you email me the link for Gingerbreak apk? I m using SE ARC on 2.3.3

  232. Tweak says:

    could i get the apk mailed to me?

  233. htc_help_me says:

    Hi! How to root htc desire hd,latest update 2.3.3 android 2.37.707.3 software number.plz help me to root my htc.tq vmuchhhh

    • Atul says:

      @htc_help_me – I am sending you apkfile. But pls check comments above if people have succeeded in rooting this phone

  234. Adery says:

    sorry …i’m from Malaysia
    1st touch on Android devices …
    can you email me the APK link to download ?? thanks

  235. jfblodi says:

    Atul, after copying GingerBreak to my Fasacinate, opening Astro, and finding it on the sd card, I can’t figure out how to actually get it installed. I can find no “install” button/feature in Astro. Can you tell me how to do this? Thanks!

    • Atul says:

      @jfblodi – After opening the Astro, click on the file –> Click ‘Open App Manager’ –> Click ‘Install’

      • jfblodi says:

        It’s installed Atul, but won’t launch. Says: “ERROR, Could not extract assets!” Guess it won’t work on Fascinate…

        • Atul says:

          jfblodi: Can u please try below commands and see if it works for you
          Connect the mobile to pc in debugging mode
          Say u have adb installed in c:
          Open command prompt and type commands as below:
          adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/*
          adb shell rmdir /data/local/tmp
          adb shell mkdir /data/local/tmp

          Then install apk again and Root it as per process described in our tutorial.

          • jfblodi says:

            Atul, (sorry I’m such a N00B) when I do that, it says: “‘C:\ADB’ is not recognized as an integral or external command, operable program or batch file.” GingerBreak downloaded to C:\Users\(me)\Downloads, and then I extracted it with WinRar. What am I doing wrong?

          • Atul says:

            @jfblodi – no issues πŸ™‚ . Please type starting from adb. By mentioning C:\ADb> , what I meant is that you go into that directory. I have anyways edited my previous commands. Please comment for any further issues.

          • jfblodi says:

            Dude, no matter what combination I try, it says the same thing as before (not recognized as an internal…). Perhaps you can just tell me exactly what to type in the command prompt after it comes up as “C:\Users|John>”?

          • Atul says:

            @jfblodi – Please if you could let me know if you have adb installed and its path is set on your computer. If it is, type the commands starting from word ‘adb’ one by one and pressing Enter after each command
            ex: adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/*

  236. thefullmaza says:

    2.3.3 (gingerbread) htc desire hd plz send my mail thefullmaza@gmail.com

  237. erika brown says:

    There is no link, can you please email it to me? Would greatly appreciate it. Erikabrown678@gmail.com

  238. Aaron Knowles says:

    NO LINK… PLZ E-MAIL APK TO onephatginger@live.com thank you

  239. Jared says:

    No link, please email link or email gingerbread.apk

    Did you post the link in the post and I’m blind?

  240. will says:

    Plz help me reroot my DROID x it was rooted with z4root but did the update to 2.3.3 and now my root is gone and my phone can’t tether anything.

  241. Ajeenah Gayhardt says:

    I do not see the link. Can someone help me out please with either the link or the apk file. Please and thank you πŸ˜€

  242. huerta says:

    ai the link dnt work

  243. Jonntek says:

    can you please email it to me ….Evo 4g 2.3.3

  244. Hasan1969 says:

    I have received the email about gingerbreak.apk version 1.20. I have installed it on my HTC Desire S with Gingerbread 2.3.3 to root it. Unfortunately, after I have pressed “root” button and wait for more then 10 minutes. Nothing happened. It stucks and even after rebooting I still could not root my phone.

  245. TimD says:

    email for Evo 4g as well 2.3.3…thank you so much!!!!!

  246. Louis says:

    Hi Atul, i using HTC desire HD and 2.3, can you email me the link? Thank you so much!

  247. Dustin says:

    evo 4g 2.3.3 – may I have the apk and the tutorial for evo 4g running gingerbread

    • Atul says:

      @Dustin – link mailed.. And tutorial as described above but pls check comments above if people have got success in evo 4g

  248. OMG says:

    Can u send me the link for gingerbreak cuz i didn’t see it at the end of the post…

  249. harold says:

    pls email me the link…plz

  250. Angelo says:

    Link Please! : )

  251. Richie says:

    Will you email it to me too please?

  252. danielle says:

    Please email link? Will this root the HTC evo running 2.3.3? Can’t stand stock…..

  253. Ajeenah says:

    I followed the instructions and nothing happened. I let gingerbreak run for at least 20 minutes. What am I doing wrong… Droid X w/stock gingerbread 2.3.3 system 4.5.596

  254. AngeloLosAngeles says:

    Nope! this does not work. I tried 5 times and nothing happens. Too bad guys. Maybe wait for another Rooter in a few months for Gingerbread 2.3.3. HTC Evo 4G – Sprint.

  255. tracid says:

    I am new to android and have a DHD. Can you please send me the APK

  256. milance says:

    Hi, I am very new to this thing called root, so hope thing will go ok πŸ™‚ The only thing I want to root phone is because I want to import htc sense 3.0 So, can I get this famous .apk file πŸ™‚

  257. mhigh64 says:

    can you send plz πŸ™‚

  258. alexander871015 says:

    I’ve use ginger break and root it for a day, but it still wouldn’t root, I am using Xperia Play Android 2.3.3, do u know how can I fix it???

  259. aturner8821 says:

    Please email link download link.

  260. samson says:

    can u email apk to my email ?? and wil this work for desire s??

  261. Karl says:


    Have a HTC Desire HD that was updated to vodafone Gingerbread 2.3.3 (software and was disappointed when I lost the many benefits of a rooted phone.

    Could you please send me the link or apk file. Has anyone had any success with this?

    Thank you.

  262. Jack3l says:

    Hi Atul!
    Im running Gingerbread 2.3.3 on my Desire HD. Can u pls send me the apk file?
    Thanks very much! πŸ™‚

  263. Boogie says:

    Will you send apk link plz?

  264. bee says:

    i just got a htc sensation and want to root it. can u help?

    • Atul says:

      @bee- I have mailed u Gingerbread apk but please make sure that you see in comments above if others have successfully rooted sensation

  265. Streety says:

    I am running Desire HD Android 2.3.3 (Official rom) – Could you please email me the .apk? Thanks πŸ™‚

  266. wael says:

    but i dont get it when i press root it takes forever and never stops and followed every step whats the problem??

  267. Mikey says:

    please send me the link. Evo 4G Gingerbread 2.3.3

  268. natan says:

    Send the apk please πŸ™‚

  269. Karl says:

    Atul, have tried several times to root my HTC Desire HD with Gingerbreak v1.2. I am running official vodafone gingerbread 2.3.3 (software

    It can run exploit for as long as you like but does not reboot.

    Any more advice? email me back please guncloser@gmail.com

  270. Tenca says:

    Can you please mail me the link to download gingerbreak.apk. Please.

  271. turboeg693 says:

    Can you send me .apk file for Sprint EVO 4g please and thank you

  272. gonzonyc99 says:

    Hey do you think you could send me the link for the apk? Thanks

  273. Phil Lisay says:

    Please email me apk. Thank you

  274. alpac says:

    Hello can’t find the APK, can you please send it to me ? alpac@neuf.fr

    Thx a lot

  275. Troy says:

    Can’t find download….wondering if you can send it too me plz…

  276. Tiber says:

    Plz mail me apk
    Thx by advance !

  277. brabbbit says:

    Could I please get a link to the apk, thanks

  278. Huzaifa says:

    hozefa82@gmail.com this is my email n i have HTC Desire HD with 2.3 Ginger bread, i purchased it from dubai pls if it can root my Desire HD then mail me the file n if not pls give me an alternative thanx ATUL

    • Atul says:

      @Huzaifa – I am sending you the apk. But please make sure to check above if others are successful in rooting this set. And plese remember that you have to proceed all at your own risks

  279. Will130787 says:


    Can you please send me the link or APK file please, desire HD 2.3.3. Thanks

  280. a'laa says:

    i want the link plzzzzzz

  281. Tenca says:

    I have the Android version 2.3.1 and tried to use the file GingerBreak v1.20.apk, but did not work.
    Can anyone help me root this version?

  282. D Weiss says:

    Please email apk, I can’t find the link.

    HTC Evo 4G running Gingerbreak Android 2.3.3

  283. ZuluKing says:

    Please can you email me the file πŸ™‚
    Cheers πŸ˜€

  284. Mathieu says:

    I am needing the latest gingerbread break. Could you please send it to me? I am wanting to root my Droid X. Thanks!

  285. Jauj says:

    please e-mail me the link

  286. hwan Kim says:


    im trying to root my htc evo gingerbread 2.3.3

    would the gingerbreak.apk work on this device and software??

    if does, can you please send me the file or the link

    Thank you

    • Atul says:

      @hwan Kim – I am sending you the apk. But please see above if others have succeeded in htc evo rooting

  287. Tomas says:

    Send me the file plz

  288. Huzaifa says:

    Dont try it on HTC DESIRE HD having Gingerbread 2.3 its worthless no use. this cannot root it please anyone before downloading and installing this file check the comments what others have experienced on the same device u have, otherwise u will mess up with ur device take care frnds.

  289. nadhmi says:

    i also cant find the link .. kindly mail the link

  290. colin says:

    can you send me link .apk thx

  291. Alexx says:

    Filee , pleaseeeee.

  292. louis says:

    Can you email the file to me please?

  293. louis says:

    Also my phone is a Evo4g 2.3.3 will this work for it? Where do I download the APK at? Thanks

    • Atul says:

      @louis – I cant say for sure if it will work for Evo4G… Please check other users in above comments..mailing you apk

  294. nadhmi says:

    hello. even I followed your instruction, but I still can not root my htc desire hd with android 2.3.3. I don’t know what is the problem and what other method should I use. I feel that I will not able to root it for ever? please guide me.

  295. Kevin says:

    There is no link, could you please mail me.

  296. Strick says:

    Atul, could you email me the file. Thanks.

  297. Pedro says:

    Plz email me

  298. Pedro says:

    That work for evo 4g 3.2.2

  299. louis says:

    Where can or what zip file………also people u can get any APK app from 4shared.com for free that’s where I got Gingerbread.apk from.

  300. Pup16001 says:

    Please send me the link for gingerbreak,i have an evo running 2.3.3 that I want to root.

  301. Pup16001 says:

    Can u send me the link please?

  302. zaheer89 says:

    Hey, would you be able to send me the link plz. TY

  303. so says:

    hi atul
    could i get a copy

  304. Darrell Ridges says:

    Please email me Gingebreak.api and all the apps to successfully root my Motorola DROID X to darrellridger@gmail.com
    Thank you in advance

  305. Hasan1969 says:

    This is just to report what I have done to try to root my HTC DESIER S with Gingerbread 2.3.3 firmware. I have try to root it with gingerbreak.apk but it was not successful after waiting for several minutes. Is there any other method to root HTC DESIRE S with Gingerbread 2.3.3?

  306. ccx says:

    hi can send it to me?thx

  307. alex says:

    hi,can you please send me the download link???thank you very much

  308. alex says:

    hi.can you send me please the download link.i have samsung galaxy s2.so hope this will help to install app.thanks my email is sasalida@yahoo.com

  309. Danny says:

    Hi , can you email me the file @ in.out.yourchoice@hotmail.com , please and thanks πŸ˜€

  310. sam says:

    can you send please cheers x

  311. bunnypwny says:

    hi can i also please get the link?

  312. Tomaz says:

    Send me the link please evo
    Email irawk45@gmail.com

  313. desire hd says:


  314. kawai says:

    please send apk file. cant download from website. thank you

  315. alex says:

    hi,can you tell me please after all this rooting done where i can get sat nav application from for free?thanks is it there any market like for iphone apptracker where you can download everything free as i new to android ,thanks

  316. Marley.S says:

    Hey yo!! Could you send me the link please?

  317. euis says:

    could you send me the gingerbread apk file please? thanks.

  318. euis says:

    sorry, I mean the gingerbreak apk.

  319. Tomaz says:

    Does this work for sprint evo 4g 2.3.3

  320. dana says:

    hi thank you

  321. Ednan says:


    could you please send the apk file to my mail

    thank you

  322. Lim says:

    Can you send the download link to my email? Thank you in advance

  323. jhon says:

    plz send me the file plz πŸ™‚

  324. Louis says:

    I can’t download gingerbreak.

  325. Shariq says:

    Email me the file please


  326. Fuzzyfossen says:

    Hi, can you send me the gingerbreak.apk? πŸ™‚

  327. John says:

    can i please get the download link. tanks

  328. Atul says:

    Update: The comments are closed on this post. If anyone needs the apk file or any sort of other help, please share this post on Twitter and Facebook and then he/she can contact us through our ContactUs page with your shared urls. We would be happily mailing the apk and provide all help.

    Also, we request you to please share this article with all and on all the social bookmarking channels like Twitter, Facebook, Google etc.

    Thanks A Lot.

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