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Introducing.... Superboot! :)

Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash the system partition, no need to use ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just flash the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before download, you need to check your device 'about' screen to determine which superboot version you need.

Superboot for GRI40 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 3df3b3c6cf67ba55b71426920cabc254

Superboot for FRG83 / FRG83D - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: b66310dfd1b9c82f151c9563181f6001
Superboot for FRF91 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: de97d4f6c3b724d8cde015a986f99b95
Superboot for FRF83 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: c78d774b34dfde1e0ab6d0a90b9fcdc3
Superboot for FRF50 - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: f497fb1d269a830921ad1476351d70f4
Superboot for EPF21B - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: bed9aace626a7c313075178275804cbc
Superboot for EPF21B with himem enabled - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: 9a87d0836d3e5f2c6041eaf2224fc80f
Superboot for EPE54B - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: ac71d96920c8ac197e07c7bedc282179
Superboot for EPE76 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 87e4abd9d06f5edb88707c6e6c6d6d87
Superboot for EPE76 with himem enabled - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 8ca36bb139e120a0c7efa20d5ff14982
Superboot for EPE54B with himem enabled - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: f2ff5a15d5b3e61dc964dd421e23bf8f
Superboot for ERE36B - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: aee6fd5fe1a6e5b45bbf81ed2ccd358a
Superboot for ERE36B with himem enabled - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: ce883241f179e504ad617a5508134f7c
Superboot for ERE27 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 19d302e1bcb18932f009d2a36a3d688f
Superboot for ERE27 with himem enabled - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 96a33732400d08888c605557c849ec61
Superboot for ERD79 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 4e27cf36ebcab51cfb6813d67bbacabe


Note: If you apply the himem superboot and wish to revert, you will need to reflash your ROM, as the himem superboot includes an updated wifi driver.

An insecure boot image is also available, which allows you to manually deploy su and superuser.apk if you desire - it makes no changes to your system, aside from enabling 'adb remount' permissions.

Insecure boot for FRG83 / FRG83D - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: 5e6aecfbf1ebd3dabc2e32dce3227ed2
Insecure boot for FRF83 - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: 638605cbc71a7edc4cdde2694ebb51fa
Insecure boot for FRF50 - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire Pro) - MD5: 462f793acd90ef4a58bb32851d1db357
Insecure boot for EPF21B - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire) - MD5: 0bfd0660abea313af8866edb8eaf0920
Insecure boot for EPE76 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 047eace99680f831c7201f2dec79845a
Insecure boot for EPE54B - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 3a444e0667367a2dfcd3d70421327e45
Insecure boot for ERE36B - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: ca91d20bafd4ab772e4b573aff2055a7
Insecure boot for ERE27 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 49f01a7d3d8ffc2d9c912a30a02c25b6
Insecure boot for ERD79 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 3fef6f98f4e86f888a719d638eed7862


How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then press and hold the trackball to enter the bootloader
- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'
- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh' followed by './install-superboot-mac.sh'
- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh' followed by './install-superboot-linux.sh'

Note: If you are using a retail Nexus One, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, as detailed here.

That's it, job done! Enjoy! ;)

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Nice job paul.

If i pick one of these up will definatly do some rom cooking.

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lightspeed! this is wicked :) truly impressed....

First time I ve seen a phone getting rooted before even being released! remarkable...

Edited by cezent, 31 December 2009 - 11:05 PM.

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CONFIRMED WORKING, courtesy of Stericson! :)

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Now repacked in the usual Superboot way! :)

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wow, already got the Nexus One ? :)

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Not me! Just made the root without it...

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Can you make this for the HTC Droid Eris We have 120 forum pages at xda and have gotten nowhere. If you base it off the MR1 update, we have the full MR1 update so we can simply flash that then before booting just apply your superboot

Edited by FireSokar, 30 December 2009 - 11:48 PM.

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Can you make this for the HTC Droid Eris We have 120 forum pages at xda and have gotten nowhere. If you base it off the MR1 update, we have the full MR1 update so we can simply flash that then before booting just apply your superboot


I'm with him as well. I'd like details of the exploit, hopefully being able to modify it to run on the HTC Desire (Verizon Droid Eris).

Thanks!

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having trouble getting to bootloader mode
never see battery icon on screen with battery pulled and usb hooked up
is there something esoteric that I could be missing?
if I ever do get to the point where I have the battery icon what are you referring too that is the camera button?
nexus one doesn't have a dedicated camera button that I know of.

Thanks

Here are the steps as I have tried them:

1) shutdown phone
2) pull battery
3) plug in usb cable with battery still removed ( have tried this with USB connected to laptop and with USB connected to AC power )
----- this is where the battery icon is supposed show up on the screen according to the instructions but does not in my case ----

Any insight appreciated

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Why we can´t use Superboot way to root our milestone. Getting tired of min milestone. Waiting to buy Nexus One on january 5. Godbye milestone.

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Awesome work Paul! I can't wait this :)

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Just wanted to stop by and say keep doing what ur doing!

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Just wanted to say no posts for the sake of blatant self promotion.

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Paul will you please read the message or post from me. Need some help with the droid eris.

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Great, just great! ;) Now I'm most certain going to have to get the N1 instead of the HD2. :) Awesome work Paul.

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Now repacked in the usual Superboot way! :)

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can superboot be used to root Stock OS of most Android phones i.e. G1, Mytouch etc, so that one can get root access as that of the google nexus one.

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[quote name='Paul' date='Dec 30 2009, 13:12' post='1142372']

- Put your device in bootloader mode - turn if off, remove battery, plug in USB cable, when battery icon appears onscreen, replace battery then tap the powerbutton while holding the Camera key

Ciao Paul,
one friend confirmed to me that your procedure to put the nexus in bootloader mode does not work. No battery icon appears in no way when battery is removed. There is no camera key on the nexus.
Please let us know in which way you have tested your procedure. Are you able to submit a video of a rooted nexus?
Thanks

edit:
My friend has been able to enter fastboot mode (by pressing and holding the Trackball and turning on the phone). But when he strike the superuser icon a black screen is shown and nothing happens.

Edited by kiavik, 02 January 2010 - 05:55 PM.

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Oops, cut / paste instructions error! :)

Turn off the phone then press and hold the trackball to enter bootloader!

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I can't get to bootloader by simply pressing and holding the trackball. I can get to it by holding the trackball and tapping the power button. then once the first screen comes up I select bootloader. once i'm one that screen, i run the superboot via the cmd prompt, but I get stuck at the following message:

fastboot-windows.exe flash boot nexusone.superboot.1.1.img sending 'boot' (2066KB)...

it just hangs there forever.

1) did i enter into the bootloader correctly
2) should i just keep waiting for a while?
3) if not, what am i doing wrong?

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