[PLUG] Can I get these Linux capabilities on Android?

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Thu Nov 8 08:05:57 PST 2012


On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:06:16PM +0530, Mehul Ved wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Darth Chatri <darth.chatri at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting. Could you share the process that you followed to root
> > your S2? The only way I have found is by re-flashing the ROM using a
> > Windows machine.
> 
> I always flash the firmware/kernel directly from my PC using heimdall,
> which is open source cross platform tool for flashing firmware to
> Samsung S series android devices.
> I haven't tried lately as i prefer to directly flash firmware but
> earlier on my SGS, I had used z-root which I could install from market
> and just click on root to root the phone.

I could not find z-root in playstore. Is there anything equivalent
available?

I don't have Windows. So most of the methods I find on the web are of no
use to me to root the device. There are a few articles on how to do it on
Linux, though I find them to be complex - as compared to any method that
roots from the phone itself.

Mayuresh.



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