Android Root Toolkit

Android Root Toolkit


ANDROID ROOT TOOLKIT


I wrote this little root utility for myself to help consolidate and automate some root functions that are available in various other apps, but nowhere all together.

Note: this utility does not root your Android device--it assumes that your device is already rooted.


If you have problems or issues with the app, please contact me via [email protected] with as much detail as you can provide.


FEATURES:


* display current root, /system and root (/) mount status, and root save status; will also display bootloader lock status for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus


* reboot options (normal, recovery, bootloader)


* power off device


* remount rootfs (/) and/or /system in read-write or read-only mode; note: remount behavior changed in Android 4.2 and higher that causes remount effect to not be usable by apps other than the one that initiated the remount


* save (protect) / restore root function; for 4.2 devices with ext2/3/4 /system partitons, a copy of su binary can be saved and later restored; for 4.3

devices, I've implemented Pau Oliva's 4.3+ "OTA rootkeeper" functionality (i.e., via keeproot.sh)


* freeze (disable) or thaw (enable) an application (use caution when freezing a system app!); you can select showing user and/or system apps in the Freeze/Thaw Display Options in the Preferences/Settings menu


* display system (getprop) property values


* calculate an MD5 or SHA1 checksum on any file (navigate to selected file, long-press filename, select desired action)


* Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (1st gen/2012) only options:

-- flash a stock recovery
-- flash various custom recoveries
-- make recovery "stick" (keep stock recovery from overwriting your custom recovery)
-- identify currently installed recovery
-- bootloader lock, unlock, status (Galaxy Nexus only)


* option to turn confirmation mode on / off (defaults to on)


* option to turn "safe mode" on for the app to prevent any su or flashing operation from occurring


Warning / disclaimer: the author of this app is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by or related to its use.

If you are not comfortable with or knowledgeable about the proper use and functionality of this app, please discontinue its use and uninstall.


PERMISSIONS:

INTERNET - for downloading recoveries from the internet

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - this is for the downloaded recoveries and work files used to identify which recovery is currently installed

ACCESS_SUPERUSER permission to support interaction with SuperSU


Keywords: root status, root checker, mount status, flash stock recovery, flash custom recovery, reboot recovery, reboot bootloader, power off device, remount system, make recovery stick, identify recovery, save root, restore root, freeze app, disable app, thaw app, enable app, bootloader lock, bootloader unlock, bootloader status, getprop, system properties, calculate MD5 or SHA1 digest / checksum, MD-5, SHA-1


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Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Recent changes:
[version 3.3 - 13-July-2014]:

- update app icon

- add function to calculate MD5 or SHA1 checksum on a selected file (navigate to selected file, long-press filename, select desired action)

- fix / enhance handling of symlinked files in file selector

(don't forget, you can set/select which functions/options you see via Preferences/Settings menu option)
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About Android Root Toolkit
ANDROID ROOT TOOLKIT


I wrote this little root utility for myself to help consolidate and automate some root functions that are available in various other apps, but nowhere all together.

Note: this utility does not root your Android device--it assumes that your device is already rooted.


If you have problems or issues with the app, please contact me via [email protected] with as much detail as you can provide.


FEATURES:


* display current root, /system and root (/) mount status, and root save status; will also display bootloader lock status for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus


* reboot options (normal, recovery, bootloader)


* power off device


* remount rootfs (/) and/or /system in read-write or read-only mode; note: remount behavior changed in Android 4.2 and higher that causes remount effect to not be usable by apps other than the one that initiated the remount


* save (protect) / restore root function; for 4.2 devices with ext2/3/4 /system partitons, a copy of su binary can be saved and later restored; for 4.3

devices, I've implemented Pau Oliva's 4.3+ "OTA rootkeeper" functionality (i.e., via keeproot.sh)


* freeze (disable) or thaw (enable) an application (use caution when freezing a system app!); you can select showing user and/or system apps in the Freeze/Thaw Display Options in the Preferences/Settings menu


* display system (getprop) property values


* calculate an MD5 or SHA1 checksum on any file (navigate to selected file, long-press filename, select desired action)


* Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (1st gen/2012) only options:

-- flash a stock recovery
-- flash various custom recoveries
-- make recovery "stick" (keep stock recovery from overwriting your custom recovery)
-- identify currently installed recovery
-- bootloader lock, unlock, status (Galaxy Nexus only)


* option to turn confirmation mode on / off (defaults to on)


* option to turn "safe mode" on for the app to prevent any su or flashing operation from occurring


Warning / disclaimer: the author of this app is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by or related to its use.

If you are not comfortable with or knowledgeable about the proper use and functionality of this app, please discontinue its use and uninstall.


PERMISSIONS:

INTERNET - for downloading recoveries from the internet

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - this is for the downloaded recoveries and work files used to identify which recovery is currently installed

ACCESS_SUPERUSER permission to support interaction with SuperSU


Keywords: root status, root checker, mount status, flash stock recovery, flash custom recovery, reboot recovery, reboot bootloader, power off device, remount system, make recovery stick, identify recovery, save root, restore root, freeze app, disable app, thaw app, enable app, bootloader lock, bootloader unlock, bootloader status, getprop, system properties, calculate MD5 or SHA1 digest / checksum, MD-5, SHA-1


--------------------------------------
Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Recent changes:
[version 3.3 - 13-July-2014]:

- update app icon

- add function to calculate MD5 or SHA1 checksum on a selected file (navigate to selected file, long-press filename, select desired action)

- fix / enhance handling of symlinked files in file selector

(don't forget, you can set/select which functions/options you see via Preferences/Settings menu option)

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A Google User
5 days ago
Doesn't work I have been trying to root my tablet for 10 hours
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Waaaa Wow
A Google User
Aug 11, 2014
Didn't work 8.11.2014 dgjj
A Google User
Aug 10, 2014
Root Good
A Google User
Aug 9, 2014
nope it says i apear to not be rooted but i am rooted, but superuser apps dont work because of the outdated binary that the devs wont do a thing about, so i cant use this app...