Updated Exynos Abuse Android Rooting Guide – How to root your android phone or tablet easily
If you are the owner of a Samsung Android smartphone or tablet with an Exynos processor built in, this android rooting method is the best choice for youo. With this easy rooting method (Exynos Abuse) you can root with one click your Samsung device. This method use an APK file that you have to install in your Samsung Exynos Android device and after the installation you only have to make click over the root button. After that, you will be root (superuser) in your Android and you will enjoy all the advantages of the rooting.
1.- Download ExynosAbuse-v1.40.apk
2.- If you downloaded the apk on your pc connect the device to your PC and copy it into the SD card. if you have downloaded directly on the device to go to step 3
3.- Make sure that this enabled the resources of other platforms are google play. I can look at the following path: Menu> Settings> Unknown sources (ON)
4.- After this is done, use any File Manager t(Astro File Manager, ES File Explorer,Solid Explorer,…) to install the file. You can install any file manager from Google Play.
5.- From your device, click on the ExynosAbuse-v1.40.apk file and then follow all the on-screen instructions you see.
6.- Once the app is installed on your phone, launch ExynosAbuse-v1.40 app and when it will be opened click on the “Root” button in application.
7.- Once the app is installed on your phone, launch GingerBreak app and when it will be opened and click over Root device.
8.- Wait a few minutes for the process to finish.
Other important informations read before rooting:
Please note that patching the exploit may break camera functionality, depending on device and firmware. Also note that if use the patch method without rooting, or keep patching the exploit at boot enabled when unrooting, you need an alternate method to re-root the device to disable this feature (like CF-Auto-Root) – you cannot use ExynosAbuse to do this since it patched the exploit. Unlike other patch authors, I do not believe in keeping an invisible rooted process running in the background while pretending you aren’t rooted, to be able to unpatch this way.
While the exploit patches work (aside from possibly disabling your camera), these are more work-around than actual fixes. A proper patch would be a kernel fix, either from a third party or Samsung themselves (hopefully one day…)
For more details on the exploit itself, see this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show….php?t=2048511. The exploit is used by this APK in unmodified form. You should be very afraid of this exploit – any app can use it to gain root without asking and without any permissions on a vulnerable device. Let’s hope for some fixes ASAP !
If your camera keeps working depends on your device/firmware combination. Affected are mostly the SGS3, but there is good news too, there is a potential fix here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show….php?t=2052675 SGS3 I9300 ONLY. It seems to work for a number of people. It replaces some system libraries with libraries from a different firmware version that does not rely on /dev/exynos-mem. Do not attempt this unless your camera actually breaks due to the exploit, and beware it may cause you to have to reflash your firmware. Also beware that even though this change will not prevent OTAs from downloading, it can possibly prevent OTAs from flashing succesfully.
Using this patch may turn your device status into modified. There’s not really a proper solution to that at the moment, but you can restore status by removing the patch (and SuperSU) again and rebooting your phone. This will however leave you unprotected again. Doing all sorts of weird stuff (like for example wiping data) to get rid of this modified status while you’re still have the patch applied at boot or keep SuperSU around, is an exercise in futility. If you want to go ahead and do that, that is fine, but do not litter my thread with your comments. Because eventually, the modified status is likely to return
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