Universal 1-Click Root App for Android Devices

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1-Click root has never been easier or more widely available (on about a dozen Android devices so far) until NOW!

A newly released app, Universal Androot, lets you root and unroot your phone with the click of a button. One good thing about this app is that you can still get OTA software updates after rooting your device. This is because apparently, the rooting method doesn’t affect the bootloader. The other cool thing about this app is that it supports a wide range of Android devices…and that list appears to be growing!

According to the developer, the app uses the same exploit that was used to root Droid X.  It’s been known to work well so far.

Devices currently supported:

  • Google Nexus One (2.2)
  • HTC Hero (2.1)
  • HTC Magic (1.5)
  • Dell Streak (2.1)
  • Motorola Milestone (2.1)
  • Motorola XT701
  • Motorola XT800 (2.1)
  • Motorola ME511
  • Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6)
  • Acer Liquid (2.1)
  • Vibo A688 (1.6)

Devices not yet supported:

  • Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S)
  • Samsung i6500U
  • HuaWei U8220
  • HTC Desire / Legend / Wildfire

It might not be too long before we see support for more devices.

This app is not on the Android Market but you can grab the latest version of Universal Androot from the XDA-Developrs website. The developer’s blog appeared to be down at press time.  Any updates on the developer’s page can be posted in the comments section of this post.

If you have not rooted your device then now is the time. Let us know how well the app worked for you.

Source: XDA-Developers

About the Author

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.

  • ryan

    if it uses the same exploits used to root the droidx why isnt the droidx one of the phones it can root?

  • ryan

    if it uses the same exploits used to root the droidx why isnt the droidx one of the phones it can root?

  • Dana

    HTC Evo not listed for supported or not supported… Anyone know about EVO compatibility?

  • Dana

    HTC Evo not listed for supported or not supported… Anyone know about EVO compatibility?

  • http://dajoey.com joey

    Droid X here. It worked flawlessly. That was entirely too easy. But sure enough. I have a superuser button now, and I installed barnacle tether and tested to to be sure. Worked like a charm.

  • JHDroid

    How about the Droid 1? I see the Milestone listed but not the Droid? Anyone know if it works for Droid 1 running 2.2 FRG01B?

    • Alex

      Yes it does. I just did it to mine.

  • http://dajoey.com joey

    Droid X here. It worked flawlessly. That was entirely too easy. But sure enough. I have a superuser button now, and I installed barnacle tether and tested to to be sure. Worked like a charm.

  • JHDroid

    How about the Droid 1? I see the Milestone listed but not the Droid? Anyone know if it works for Droid 1 running 2.2 FRG01B?

    • Alex

      Yes it does. I just did it to mine.

  • Casey

    Plead add vibrant I want an easy root

  • Casey

    Plead add vibrant I want an easy root

  • Randel

    I wonder if it supports the G1?…

  • Randel

    I wonder if it supports the G1?…

  • biglo

    Yeah does this work for the G1? I saw the HTC magic there but no godfather…

  • biglo

    Yeah does this work for the G1? I saw the HTC magic there but no godfather…

  • JHDroid

    Worked on my Droid 1, I guess, I’ve got the Superuser Ninja and it said it successfully rooted my Droid.

  • JHDroid

    Worked on my Droid 1, I guess, I’ve got the Superuser Ninja and it said it successfully rooted my Droid.

  • http://YouTube.com/EmoGamer Chris Chavez

    Rooted doesn’t mean it unlocked NAND so no custom ROM flashing. That’s like best part of root! =/

    • Amir

      By the way I have Subscribed to your everything :-)

      Just because I love the way you talk…

  • http://YouTube.com/EmoGamer Chris Chavez

    Rooted doesn’t mean it unlocked NAND so no custom ROM flashing. That’s like best part of root! =/

    • Amir

      By the way I have Subscribed to your everything :-)

      Just because I love the way you talk…

  • Salim Ibrahim

    It worked on the Godfather i.e. the G1. I have rooted the G1 several times but this process was amazingly easy. It was running 1.6 and I did not have to worry about downgrading either.

    To make sure it worked all the way, I went ahead and installed ROM Manager and flashed the Clockwork Recovery over the stock recovery. I reboot to recovery and there!!! I was in recovery.

    I was successfully able perform an nandroid backup as well.

    Only thing remaining is for me to flash a custom ROM over it – but first I need to make sure I have the right radio before I proceed. Some caution required there.

    • Andy

      I have a G1 and am only just considering installing a custom ROM, etc. Would like to know now that I have root access (with this app) how I go about modding my phone?

  • Salim Ibrahim

    It worked on the Godfather i.e. the G1. I have rooted the G1 several times but this process was amazingly easy. It was running 1.6 and I did not have to worry about downgrading either.

    To make sure it worked all the way, I went ahead and installed ROM Manager and flashed the Clockwork Recovery over the stock recovery. I reboot to recovery and there!!! I was in recovery.

    I was successfully able perform an nandroid backup as well.

    Only thing remaining is for me to flash a custom ROM over it – but first I need to make sure I have the right radio before I proceed. Some caution required there.

    • Andy

      I have a G1 and am only just considering installing a custom ROM, etc. Would like to know now that I have root access (with this app) how I go about modding my phone?

  • Randel

    Yeah, it appears I have root on my g1, but can’t flash a custom rom…I need to get the spl and all that…screenshot app works, and I can pull up the clockwork recorvery screen.

  • Randel

    Yeah, it appears I have root on my g1, but can’t flash a custom rom…I need to get the spl and all that…screenshot app works, and I can pull up the clockwork recorvery screen.

  • Amir

    I am totally %100 with “Chris Chavez”.

    So what is it good for?!!!

  • Amir

    I am totally %100 with “Chris Chavez”.

    So what is it good for?!!!

  • Ekansh

    I have already rooted my G1 from the http://www.theunlockr.com
    Now after that I dont think I need this app..
    still good job guys.

  • Ekansh

    I have already rooted my G1 from the http://www.theunlockr.com
    Now after that I dont think I need this app..
    still good job guys.

  • Lars Gjerløw Jørgensen

    Also works on HTC Hero GSM 2.1.

  • Lars Gjerløw Jørgensen

    Also works on HTC Hero GSM 2.1.

  • Randel

    Hey Andy, I’m in the same situation myself, I’ve downloaded the radio and spl files provided at the unlockr, and the generic rom. I’m afraid to try and flash it and everything because I can’t afford to brick my phone. If anyone here knows how to flash custom roms after rooting the G1 with Universal Androot app, please inform us.

  • Randel

    Hey Andy, I’m in the same situation myself, I’ve downloaded the radio and spl files provided at the unlockr, and the generic rom. I’m afraid to try and flash it and everything because I can’t afford to brick my phone. If anyone here knows how to flash custom roms after rooting the G1 with Universal Androot app, please inform us.

  • Brent

    This does not work on the Rogers HTC Magic.

  • Brent

    This does not work on the Rogers HTC Magic.

  • M. Verro

    Just wondering if this will work for the mytouch slide soon

  • M. Verro

    Just wondering if this will work for the mytouch slide soon

  • Mark

    If I brick my phone i’ll just report it lost on my insurance, after four years with no claim at $7 a month it’s time to get something in return.

  • Mark

    If I brick my phone i’ll just report it lost on my insurance, after four years with no claim at $7 a month it’s time to get something in return.

  • Alex

    I rooted my motorola droid and it worked fine. However the Market is not showing all of my apps in the download section. Does anyone know if this is due to the root or a app I downloaded called “ModInstallLocation”?

  • Alex

    I rooted my motorola droid and it worked fine. However the Market is not showing all of my apps in the download section. Does anyone know if this is due to the root or a app I downloaded called “ModInstallLocation”?

  • jason

    Does it work for the MyTouch 3G Slide?

  • jason

    Does it work for the MyTouch 3G Slide?

  • DJ

    :as any1 tried this on the samsung moment?? 2.1 I want to use it I hate the long process always give up lol.

  • DJ

    :as any1 tried this on the samsung moment?? 2.1 I want to use it I hate the long process always give up lol.

  • Berlon Burch

    I have the My Touch 3g 1.2 (the one with the 3.5mm head phone jacks) and it worked perfectly!

  • Berlon Burch

    Once you are rooted. Download the busybox app from the market, install it. Then download Rom Manger and flash the recovery. Do a back up. And then you are ready for a custom rom!

  • Jayms

    worked for me too With Droid running 2.2 FRG01B

  • Arremex

    Just tested it on the GF’s Moment. Does not work. Please, Dev, make it go. Thx.

  • MrCKrets

    It works for the LG ally just fine, i reccommend soft rooting first to make sure, but my worked fine. I had the older superuser version and it unrooted then rooted it with the updated superuser permission. So two thumbs up.

    • MrCKrets

      also reboot after rooting or unrooting. it solves the force close problem.

  • Nas02302

    So i rooted using this but now I can’t access my apps currently downloaded on the phone…….n1
    Anyone else having this issue?

  • slayer

    i try to root it on my motorola cliq but it says failed and i’m using the pre released 2.1 update on my cliq. help?

    • LOL

      same here PLEASE HELP!!!

      • Wai

        me too!

  • Jessicadavis247

    Will this app b able to soon root mytoich slide 2.1 soon?? My friend was able to root his 1.6 to now have 2.2 and it sucks cuz i bought my phone at the time to think i was current and now a old my touch is newer than mine!!! They r a ble to have live wall papers and i am not lol…i hope to hear a response…..thank u!!!

  • Evilxredxhed

    Works on the mytouch slide!

  • Htarkett

    how do i put it on my HTC HERO

  • Wrutt169

    Does this support the Kyrocea Zio?

  • Delacruzjr

    Does this work on theT-Mobile MyTouch 3G that you have?

    • Jester02k

      It worked on my My-Touch 3g with 3.5 jack( fender) but I had to select super user then it worked with Rom manager Clockwork Mod 2.5.0.1 recovery and cyanogenMod-6.0.0-DS. I have had no problems and better battery life too.
      thanks guys great site

      • Abnerzelaya

        in my touch 3G slide or just in my touch 3G?

  • Someguy

    Does it work on the samsung intercept?

  • nDa

    does it work for motorola quench xt502

    • Rsh_dxt

      it does

  • Josue

    Does this support the Motorola droid 2 global?

  • Matthshadow2004

    Didn’t work HTC hero 2.1

  • Gilbert

    Does it also work for china mobile HUAWEI c8500 ?

  • Danmikee

    Does this work on the X8 2.1 UK?

  • Nash_sec_mgr

    Will it work with new 2.2.2 update

  • PINCPN

    where can we find this file, the dev site is under maint.

  • Sandra909

    doesn’t work on lg optimus v ):

  • Ops477s

    Does it works on the X8 by sony ericsson?

  • Falueka

    HTC Desire not? :(

  • Obamaboi08

    dose it work on moto defy

  • Cacar2008

    dose it support Moto Me 811

  • Sepulfan

    What about the thunderbolt how ling before it works with this phone, also wi this void the warranty with HTC or Verizon

  • Sepulfan

    What about the thunderbolt how ling before it works with this phone, also wi this void the warranty with HTC or Verizon

  • Aditya Pandey

    Works on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT- I5503

  • Meeniemuffin

    hope it works for the EVO

  • hashir zanin

    hey..will it work on my galaxy mini s5570 2.3.3 gingerbread??..please help…!!!

  • Absentminded_08

    it didn’t work in my xperia x10 mini 2.1 =(( why? can someone help me?

  • Princelewis30

    Does this work on the samsung infuse

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002235439343 Shivam Kumar

    will it work on my xperia x8?????? pls tell plss

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001900637624 Shreekumar Suggamad

    Recently  I updated my Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 to Froyo, now it is showing I5500L.. and I’m unable to Execute UniversalRoot file now.. it is showing Error in parsing the file.. what to do?

  • Kevingainey69

    Months of research…nervous but excited to achieve super user status !!!!!! I have a Kyocera Zio….Universal Androot super simple & easily reversable !

    • Rene

      It worked for my Zio, also what am I supposed to do with it now?

  • luke

    Would it work with galxy s2??

  • angel ortiz

    does it work on droid eris?

  • wiz khalifa

    Does it work for galax prevail?

  • azle323

    Does it work for the Samsung admire

  • Pebbles7865

    Does it work for HTC Merge on us cellular

  • Rob

    Did not work on hero 2.1 update 1.

  • alaa

    I wanna root program for my device htc desire hd can any one help me plzzz

  • Tony

    Not work on Marvell base chip !
    if you consider to buy smartphone/tablet make sure about the Chip inside. Marvell can’t root !

  • http://yes tom sims

    I want the rabbit picture.send it to me please. x x x x ;)

  • ansan edward dwankyes

    pls i hve a vodafone webbox and is a android device i want to know if i can dwonload more apps and games if possible hw can i do it.thanks you

  • http://www.anshuhelps.blogspot.com anshuhelps

    Karbonn A1 Android is not listed above Dumbo’s! It can also be imlemented!!

  • Rick

    I wonder if it works on a pantech 8000

  • Alex

    Want to root my samsung galaxy s but idk how any ideas

    • http://www.androidspin.com Stormy Beach

      What model # is it?

  • Delano

    I wonder if its still working on my touch 3g slide

  • bobby

    Hey guys i have an htc evo 3D does it work on those???

  • ryan

    Will it work on droid razr?

  • dhanwin

    does this support samsung galaxy mini ?

  • kimu00

    where can i download that can you link me that please…i whant to root my phone…

  • Denno

    send me the link to download this app

  • George

    How about htc incredible 2? there are no clear guides on rooting with macs!

  • George

    HTC IC2

  • jalvinz

    I have tried on Alcatel OT991D but I keep getting the error msg “Failed ! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~” whatever that means???!!

  • metalbanman

    Been trying to root for a while but cant figure it out… will this work on the samsung showcase i500 running gingerbread (2.3.5) ? And if it doesnt, could someone give me a name or link to an app or one click root that works for my phone? I dont care about custom roms just yet, just want root access for apps and the sdcard. Thanks!

  • gwen

    please tell me how to root my lava etab xtron + running android 4.2.2

  • Kevin M From Guam

    Need help rooting motorola defy mini xt320 tried various yahoo web searches but so far non of the rooting software i’ve downloaded really works my purpose for rooting is to uninstall a few pre-installed software that came with the phone since i don’t use them or need them on my phone the motorola defy mini has very little internal storage space only 512mb and i would like to get at least 1 or 2gb so i can install more games from the goggle play store i can’t even install candy crush or any other game or apps without uninstalling something else please help

    • dhanya

      mini cannot be rooted by any software……. but u can achive root using/following methods mentioned in XDA developers website. first u will have to flash a part of the lower bootloader verison then disconnect and then root. sounds complicated but is easy if correct procedure is followed………

  • Ajohnson

    Will this work in a Droid x2 2.3.5

  • Acer boy

    No fu goo Acer liquid E
    os 2.1

  • Acer boy

    Is this app safe for my acer liquid E

  • Acer Boy

    Hey!

  • komodo536

    Will this work for samsung galaxy s2

  • g2

    Does it work on the g2

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