Rooting the Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon Wireless

July 10, 2011
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    If you own Verizon Samsung Droid Charge then you must be looking to root this mobile phone. Currently neither SuperOneClick nor Z4root is able to root the device. So, if you are seriously looking for a good root tool and don’t want to be confused, then follow our guide and you will have your Samsung Droid Charge rooted in no time. You can root this smartphone with Gingerbreak.

    You should know before rooting the Droid charge that it would be a permanent root. So once rooted, the company warranty will most likely be voided.

    Note

    1. Download ChargeRoot.zip to your computer.

    2. You will need ADB (Android Debug Bridge) installed on your Computer before you proceed with the rooting instructions, and you can find more information on that here. Essentially the ADB is a part of the Android Software Development Kit, or Android SDK. It seems daunting to set up, but it’s really not that difficult.

    Rooting instructions

    1. Download the zipped file that contains the exploit and other required files

    2. Extract the contents of the file that you downloaded in above step. You will see the following 3 files in the extract:
    * su
    * Superuser.apk
    * GingerBreak

    3. Go to Settings –> Applications –> Development and Enable USB Debugging.

    4. Connect your phone to the computer and push the above extracted files to your smartphone by entering the below commands one-by-one

    adb push GingerBreak /data/local/
    adb push su /data/local/
    adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/

    5. Enter the command adb shell on the command prompt.

    6. The cursor will change to ‘$’

    7. Type /data/local/GingerBreak

    8. The cursor will display now ‘#’

    9. You are having temp root now.

    10. Run the below commands

    mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/block/stl10 /system
    cat /data/local/su > /system/xbin/su
    cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/xbin/Superuser.apk
    chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
    reboot

    Please note: The commands should be entered exactly in the same way and in the same order

    11. Your device will reboot now.

    12. After reboot, you will have Permanent Root.

    Warning: By rooting your device you could be voiding your warranty.

    Disclaimer: Android Authority is not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process.

     

     

    Comments

    • Charge

      This method hasn’t worked for weeks, verizon sent out an update that patched it. You obviously just copied this from another site without trying it.

      • Fred

        uh,,,. So what does?

        • http://www.facebook.com/akienm Akien MacIain

          6.5. Type the following:
          chmod 777 GingerBreak
          chmod 777 su
          chmod 777 Superuser.apk

          (I don’t know if you actually need to do that for Superuser.apk, but it won’t hurt)

      • Undergroundflyer

        Do you have another way?

        • http://www.facebook.com/akienm Akien MacIain

          6.5. Type the following:
          chmod 777 GingerBreak
          chmod 777 su
          chmod 777 Superuser.apk

          (I don’t know if you actually need to do that for Superuser.apk, but it won’t hurt)

    • hj

      i tried this method, but when i got to the run: /data/local/Gingerbreak part my command prompt gives me the error message “permission denied”. For what i found on the internet for this particular phone, thats not supposed to happen. I even tried running the command with su first but that didn’t work either
      Could you give me some insight to how to fix this problem.

      • http://www.facebook.com/akienm Akien MacIain

        6.5. Type the following:
        chmod 777 GingerBreak
        chmod 777 su
        chmod 777 Superuser.apk

        (I don’t know if you actually need to do that for Superuser.apk, but it won’t hurt)

    • http://www.facebook.com/akienm Akien MacIain

      The instructions are missing a step!

      6.5. Type the following:
      chmod 777 GingerBreak
      chmod 777 su
      chmod 777 Superuser.apk

      (I don’t know if you actually need to do that for Superuser.apk, but it won’t hurt)

    • http://www.facebook.com/akienm Akien MacIain

      That said, while I got gingerbreak to *run* it just stalled, after 30 minutes, it still hadn’t completed. Help!

    • hj

      I tried the 6.5 steps, but the i can’t since there is no such file or directory

      • hj

        is the run of GingerBreak supposed to take a while?

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