Universal Androot brings 1-click rooting to most Android phones

A lot of people are interested in rooting their device for one reason or another, but are weary of cabling up and fussing about with various pieces of software and drivers and whatnot. Thankfully, for most devices at least, there is a simple, on-device solution that does not require downloading anything more than a simple, easy to use application.

Enter Universal Androot, which is by far one of the simplest ways I have seen to root one’s device. The interface gives you a checkbox option to perform a “Soft Root”, which will only last until you reboot your device, as well as a one click solution for both rooting and unrooting the device.

Continue after the break for a full list of officially (and unofficially) supported devices, as well as a download link.

Officially supported devices from the developers:

Google Nexus One (2.2)
Google G1 (1.6)
HTC Hero (2.1)
HTC Magic (1.5) (Select Do not install Superuser)
HTC Tattoo (1.6)
Dell Streak (2.1)
Motorola Milestone (2.1)
Motorola XT701
Motorola XT800 (2.1)
Motorola ME511
Motorola Droid (2.01/2.1/2.2 with FRG01B)
Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6)
Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (1.6)
Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6)
Acer Liquid (2.1)
Acer beTouch E400 (2.1)
Samsung Galaxy Beam
Vibo A688 (1.6)
Lenovo Lephone (1.6)
LG GT540 (1.6)
Gigabyte GSmart G1305

Devices which users have reported work with this application:

Nexus One 2.2
Milestone 2.1
Hero 2.1
Xperia X10 mini
Xperia X10i
G1 1.6
Magic 32A 1.5
Magic 32B 1.6
Mytouch 3G (3.5mm)
Mytouch 3G Slide (v1.6.1 seems to put the phone into reboot loop)
LG Ally
Droid X
Moto Charm
Kyocera ZIO

Devices which may work, but which users can use unrEVOked if not:


Devices which will NOT work:

Samsung i9000 / i6500U / i7500 / i5700
Motorola ME600 / ME501 / MB300 / CLIQ XT
Motorola 2.2 FRG22D
Archos 5
HuaWei U8220
HTC Desire / Legend / Wildfire (Soft Root)
HTC EVO 4G / Aria
SonyEricsson X10i R2BA020
myTouch Slide

You can find more information and a download link for the APK via XDA-Developers here.

[via lifehacker]

  • Alex

    Will rooting with Androot enable me to graduate my HTC Hero 2.1 to Frodo 2.2?

  • Dave Gold

    I can tell you that the list posted here is inaccurate. Check the website for the product, and check their list before attempting.

  • Edward

    does not work for samsung intercept

  • trey826

    right about now, i am in desperate need for a root, i have a mytouch 3g slide 2.2.1, and i have tried many rooting techniques, but all have failed, i guess the for the ones that actually works, there are to many steps, and to many downloads you have to deal with, somebody please help me with a simple solution..