A few days ago, a new version of Universal Androot was released with support for Froyo, but a number of devices were still incompatible. Enter SuperOneClick - a new root method released yesterday by XDA-Devs forum member CLShortFuse. Being just a day after release, it's too early to tell what devices SOC does/does not work on, but Fuse says it works "with almost all [Android] phones and all [A]ndroid versions. (including the i9000, Droid, Nexus One)." You can also allow non-market apps on devices that were previously locked down (i.e. the HTC Aria).

Rooting using SOC is just like other versions of one-click or simple roots: download the zip, open the .exe, and follow the instructions. Based on user comments, it looks to be a fairly simple process.


"I'm confused... which button do I click?"

Thus far, SuperOneClick only works on Windows, but Fuse is planning on porting it to Mac/Linux in the future. Also missing: an "Unroot" button - but that's also planned for an upcoming release. He created and tested SOC himself, so if you use it and have some spare dough laying around, consider sending a few bucks his way.

Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know your experience (don't forget to include your device!) so that other readers know what to expect.

So far, besides the Captivate, we've been able to confirm this working on the Droid running 2.2, the Nexus One running 2.2.1 (FRG83), and Sprint HTC Hero running the latest update. ShortFuse has started a Root Incompatibility List - thus far the only phone on it is the EVO.

Update: Download link updated to newer version (from 1.3 to 1.4).

[Source: XDA-Devs]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • gharibe

    worked like a charm on Nexus 2.2.1 aka FRG83

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Good, thanks for posting!

      • G1hill29

        Anyone know if we will get prompted to update the software when the unroot button update comes out? I like to plan ahead....

    • G1hill29

      Hey, does this support apps 2 sd on the N1? I'm running outta internal space...Also, Anyone know if we will get prompted to update the software when the unroot button update comes out? I like to plan ahead....

  • aj

    Anyone know how it works on EVO?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Doesn't, sorry. Try unrevoked.

  • Don

    So is this not working with HTC phones? Specifically Evo 4g.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Sorry, it doesn't. Try unrevoked.

  • aj

    Here's what popped up in the root window for me. For some reason it isn't working for me on my Evo. It says 'out of memory' but I have over 100 megs free internally on the device. I'm not sure what the error 'out of memory' means and how to fix it. Any ideas?:

    Running rageagainstthecage...

    Getting mount path...

    Remounting system with read-write access...


    Pushing su...
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Out of memory


    Pushing superuser.apk...
    failed to copy 'superuser.apk' to '/system/app/superuser.apk': Out of memory


    chmod su...
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or director

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm guessing it's because your EVO has the /system partition locked (NAND lock). You should go with unrevoked instead - it unlocks NAND as well.

      • aj

        yeah, I just went with unrevoked. worked like a charm.

  • danceswithbongs

    So psyched I fell off the toilet reading this as I roll with Motorola Droid FRG22D, and have been searching for this holy grail.

  • Nuno Rivera

    Does anyone know if this works on Samsung Galaxy Apollo (i5801)?
    Thanks in advance.

  • M. Verro

    Is this an app or u need a pc?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      As the post says, you need Windows to run this.

  • mike

    Anyone try it on my touch slide??

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Not that I know of, but I would guess it would work.

  • Omar

    Does it work with the G2?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I'm not sure, only one way to find out :)

      Even if it does, it would only be temporary anyway. There's no permaroot out yet.

  • http://theunlockr.com David


    Here's our How To Video with Step-by-Step instructions for anyone having issues:


  • raf

    does this work with galaxy s captive ?

  • jjordo1

    It worked great on DX with OTA 2.3.15 Thank You!!!!!!

  • Sri

    Does this method unlock the bootloader on Nexus One?

  • Slyman

    Does anyone have any experience with this working on the Samsung Intercept?

  • michael

    i was also wondering if anyone has tried this with the intercept

  • marcos

    dose it worke on motocliq?

  • Magoo

    Does anyone know how to ROOT the Samsung Showcase??

  • tyrone

    Hey, I have the Lg Ally. I rooted it using androot.apk. Recently I received a firmware update 2.1 update 1. This blocked something on my phone. All my apps that require "root" don't work; saying I need su permissions. However when I try to reroot my phone, it says that my phone is already rooted. I'ved searched for a patch or a fix to this, but I'm not that familiar to what I'm doing..... Please help.

  • Ozzy

    Does anyone know a way to bypass the blur setup on a moto backflip? i had to do a hard reset and i'm in Afghanistan and don't have access to wifi or data plans.

  • Sebastian Mejia

    Would I be able to Root a Motorola Backflip_? Thank you!

  • fishbowl

    Works great with Captivate. I used psneuter, rebooted, installed TiBu and it showed full root. Non market apps also work. GET SOC 1.7 THOUGH!

  • Jesse

    Samsung Galaxy Indulge (MetroPCS) SCHr910 2.2.1

    The process goes through all the way (After downloading the drivers, it passed "waiting for device")
    It says it sent a SU command at the very end but I see no such command. Superuser icon isn't on my phone aswell. I've restarted the phone to see if it shows up to no avail. Open Root Explorer but it fails to give me SU permissions=[
    What else can i look for or do?
    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :confused:

  • joejoe

    Has anyone tried it with samsung transfix from cricket wireless? Thanks!

  • IndyRoadie

    SuperOneClick works on the Pantech Breakout!

    • AndroidNewb

      How did you get it to work? I cannot get the ADB Interface driver start on Windows 7.

  • will

    Does this work with a samsung showcase from cellular south?

  • jose aponte

    does anybody know if this works on the pantech breakout? iv been looking for a root for this phone and i cnt find any except getting the unlock code which i dont wanna do bc i have to buy it