Universal Androot Hits the Market for One-Click Rooting of Many Devices



You might be familiar with Universal Androot; it used to be the biggest one-click rooting solution out there and could get the job done on just about any device. Now it has popped up in the Android Market, with one big stipulation: it won’t work on phone’s carrying the FRG22D version of Froyo and a handful of other handsets. Still, the list of devices it won’t work for is only a fraction of those it will. Check out the following list:

  • 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

And here is the list phones you won’t want to bother downloading this for:

  • Samsung i9000 / i6500U / i7500 / i5700
  • Motorola ME600 / ME501 / MB300 / CLIQ XT
  • Motorola 2.2 FRG22D
  • Archos 5
  • HuaWei U8220
  • HTC Desire / Legend / Wildfire (/system 無法寫入, 不過可以靠 Soft Root)
  • HTC EVO 4G / Aria
  • SonyEricsson X10i R2BA020
  • myTouch Slide

So this should remain a viable option for those who want to take in easy path to the often treacherous world of root. Grab it in the Market now.


[via DroidLife]

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  1. Why is this site always so late with news? That’s why I became a droid-lifer!

  2. I wonder why it wont work on frg22d?

  3. @Danny they did some to frg22d to make it harder to root.

  4. @Danny
    because it’s exploiting some sort of a security hole that has been addressed in frg22d.
    This is one of the reasons that i havent updated yet, i dont want to lose the root, thus access to paid apps on the android market

  5. @everyone above me
    You can root FRG22D…mine is. It really isn’t that difficult to do on your own. It isn’t worth it in my opinion to pay for a one click root.

  6. (Still) does not work with Nexus One 2.2.1 FRG83

  7. It also works on the Dell Streak using 1.6, but it messes up the backlighting of the keys. The flash sporadically during the start-up sequence, and sometimes while the device is running. However, it’s the easiest way to root the phone necessary to update to 2.1, so I suggest it!

  8. i still have a g1 and want to root cus i wont get another phone for a while. are there instructions on how to use this? or maybe go back to stock 1.6 if i dont like it? [email protected]

  9. Will this work for Samsung Epic?

  10. Noob Question: I got a droid x, Im on official froyo. How do I know if its fgr22d?

  11. Check the list again it does suport the mytouch slide but i haven’t try it yet

  12. @jimmy, you should be able to hit the menu button, go down to “about phone”, then it should say something like “software information” or maybe it will just say it.. i think it should be around there.. i could be wrong, i have the incredible..

  13. What’s the use if it doesn’t support popular phones ??

  14. Whats the purpose of rooting ?
    Why would you do that anyways ?

  15. What is that clock widget and background about!?

  16. WHY WONT THIS WORK ON MY HERO 2.1????????????

  17. SoupOrRoot offers one touch root for Droid 2.2 FRG22D

  18. I dont care what the article is about. The asian chick in the picture is hot!

  19. uly im on your side with that.

  20. @Graham, did you run the Hero patch after upgrading to 2.1? If so, that was a security patch to keep the phone from being rooted…


  22. i also have a hero, if i do this am i screwed?

  23. Doesnt mean you are screwed, just means you need to back down a few versions of Sprint 2.1 and rerun (from what I can tell from XDA forums on rooting. Could be wrong, I hope I am, becuase I wanna run this but I’m on the latest 2.1 Hero build…

  24. how does it work? i downloaded the app and went to the website, still no idea whats going on. any help? i have a mytouch 3g 1.2 running 1.6

  25. It looks like they pulled the app from the market. And it was installed on my phone, now its not. Did the do a remote kill? Anyone else?

  26. i cant even find the app. G1

  27. Will it work on LG ally? Because it doesn’t give the option for super user privileges for 2.1. Do I just install without super user privileges.

  28. Will it work on LG?

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