Optimus Elite root with an apk

It seems that people are having some trouble with rooting this phone. So here's an apk that will hopefully work right from the phone. So that means to fiddling with drivers, adb, compiling software, or any of that fun stuff. So far this has only been used on about 3 phones. Of those 3, all of them made it out alive and are probably still working. So now it is time for more of an open beta type deal.

Why are there 2 apks provided? Do I need to install both?
Poot-debug.apk is the miracle worker here. In order for it to work, it needs some libraries provided by Ministro.apk. If ministro is already installed, you can skip installing it again. If you don't have access to the googleplay app store, there is an apk for ministro attached to this post.

What does Poot do?
So, you got the Poot-debug.apk installed and ministro installed from somewhere. Start up Poot. After it gets some libraries using ministro, you should see a screen with a button at the top that says "Press here to poot" and a big white log window. Press that button and cross your fingers. It will try to do some haxxory and gain root access. Then it will try to remount the filesystem, write the su binary, and clean up after itself a little bit. in the log window, lines starting with "[+]" show good things that are happening. Lines that start with "[-]" show something that didn't work as expected. Assuming everything worked as it should, Poot will have written an su binary in /system/xbin. This binary goes with the Superuser app (not the SuperSU one). You'll want to install Superuser from the play store to finish the process and allow apps to use the su binary. There will be 2 more buttons pop up at the top of the screen that are links to the google play store for the free versions of a couple useful programs. You probably want to install the superuser one first, and then the rootcheck so you can verify that stuff is working.

What devices does this work on?
So far, it is only tested on a few versions of the Optimus Elite and the VM Venture. The bug it exploits has been around since 2009, and I found it in the source code for several other models. But I don't have access to any phones except the OE. At any rate, it shouldn't do anything bad. There is some error checking in place and in the event that something doesn't go right, it should fail at least somewhat gracefully without setting anything on fire.

For now, you can consider this an open beta test. I assume it will work. But it comes with no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied.


Extra downloads:

Poot.apk with support for PCD Venture / ARM5 http://www.sendspace.com/file/dgid06

Poot.apk with support for One Touch 910 /ARM5 http://www.sendspace.com/file/6golr5

Poot.apk with support for Cherry w100 http://www.sendspace.com/file/oq37ui
*The cherry w100 version isn't 100% done and working, but it does work well enough to get the su binary installed. You have to reboot your phone each time you try the exploit.

Poot.apk vith support for h866c (get ministro from the play store, not from this post).http://www.sendspace.com/file/k9b3ks


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