Easy Root Gets Uprooted from Android Market

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Easy Root, the 1-click root app for the DROID and DROID X, has been removed from the market.

Shortly after the developers behind this app figured out a way to root the official stock Froyo(FRG01B) with the 1-click process, it was pulled from the Android market. Though no explanation has been given, it is suspected that it may have exploited vulnerability in the Android 2.2 platform.

Searching for the Easy Root on the market brings “Easy Root Compatibility Test” app by the same developer, Unstable Apps.

The developer states on the description of the new app:

the app has been yanked by Google with not a lot of reason or explanation. Keep your eye here, though, and we’ll keep you updated.”

Could this be the last we see of Easy Root? Count yourself lucky if you were able to get your hands on this app early.

Source: Android Phone Blog

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Salim Ibrahim
Salim is an Instructional Technologist and an e-learning Administrator for a University in the New England area. He enjoys making recommendations on various technology applications especially open source projects. Android devices have been on his most recommended list since he first purchased his T-Mobile G1 in March of 2009. He recently upgraded to the Samsung Vibrant from a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G. He wishes all smart phones were Android based.

  • renn9420

    Thought it was illegal to prevent anyone to root or jailbreak a phone?

  • renn9420

    Thought it was illegal to prevent anyone to root or jailbreak a phone?

  • renn9420

    Thought it was illegal to prevent anyone to root or jailbreak a phone?

  • Jared

    Thats true that its not illegal to jailbreak a phone but that does not mean Google has to offer an app to do it. Its their market they have the right to offer or refuse any product.

    The devs could always offer the app from a website and you could use an app installer.

  • Jared

    Thats true that its not illegal to jailbreak a phone but that does not mean Google has to offer an app to do it. Its their market they have the right to offer or refuse any product.

    The devs could always offer the app from a website and you could use an app installer.

  • Jared

    Thats true that its not illegal to jailbreak a phone but that does not mean Google has to offer an app to do it. Its their market they have the right to offer or refuse any product.

    The devs could always offer the app from a website and you could use an app installer.

  • barath balu

    Cant blame google. they are not preventing people from rooting their phones. They are just preventing the average user from screwing over their phone mistakenly. The apk can be installed outside of the market, so this really isnt a big deal.

  • barath balu

    Cant blame google. they are not preventing people from rooting their phones. They are just preventing the average user from screwing over their phone mistakenly. The apk can be installed outside of the market, so this really isnt a big deal.

  • barath balu

    Cant blame google. they are not preventing people from rooting their phones. They are just preventing the average user from screwing over their phone mistakenly. The apk can be installed outside of the market, so this really isnt a big deal.

  • DemonDroid

    I agree the average user can do serious damage..Google has always been open to there projects they got most of there stuff for froyo from the rooting community

  • DemonDroid

    I agree the average user can do serious damage..Google has always been open to there projects they got most of there stuff for froyo from the rooting community

  • DemonDroid

    I agree the average user can do serious damage..Google has always been open to there projects they got most of there stuff for froyo from the rooting community

  • Salim Ibrahim

    Though rooting is illegal, the methods that might be used to root may exploit a security hole or flaw in the Android platform. In such a case, it’s both Google and the user’s best interest to take security measures to protect the Market community until a patch is in place. I think the reason could be a security threat larger than just rooting the device. I am curious to know the reason behind this.

    • Salim Ibrahim

      I meant to say rooting is LEGAL in my earlier post.

    • Salim Ibrahim

      I meant to say rooting is LEGAL in my earlier post.

  • Salim Ibrahim

    Though rooting is illegal, the methods that might be used to root may exploit a security hole or flaw in the Android platform. In such a case, it’s both Google and the user’s best interest to take security measures to protect the Market community until a patch is in place. I think the reason could be a security threat larger than just rooting the device. I am curious to know the reason behind this.

  • Salim Ibrahim

    Though rooting is illegal, the methods that might be used to root may exploit a security hole or flaw in the Android platform. In such a case, it’s both Google and the user’s best interest to take security measures to protect the Market community until a patch is in place. I think the reason could be a security threat larger than just rooting the device. I am curious to know the reason behind this.

    • Salim Ibrahim

      I meant to say rooting is LEGAL in my earlier post.

  • John

    They can all ways just put in on Pirate Bay.

  • John

    They can all ways just put in on Pirate Bay.

  • John

    They can all ways just put in on Pirate Bay.

  • http://www.androidfaq.net Marcus

    I hope they have better reasons than just not likeing a “rooting” App

  • http://www.androidfaq.net Marcus

    I hope they have better reasons than just not likeing a “rooting” App

  • http://www.androidfaq.net Marcus

    I hope they have better reasons than just not likeing a “rooting” App

  • BiGOldBear

    Kudos to the developer, and a big THANK YOU. I hope he/she will make it available thru a webpage, (even if Google) allows it back in the Market.
    I believe that I would do it – once I get the OTA update to 2.2

    Again, KUDOS & THANKS

  • BiGOldBear

    Kudos to the developer, and a big THANK YOU. I hope he/she will make it available thru a webpage, (even if Google) allows it back in the Market.
    I believe that I would do it – once I get the OTA update to 2.2

    Again, KUDOS & THANKS

  • BiGOldBear

    Kudos to the developer, and a big THANK YOU. I hope he/she will make it available thru a webpage, (even if Google) allows it back in the Market.
    I believe that I would do it – once I get the OTA update to 2.2

    Again, KUDOS & THANKS

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