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I want to know if tools are the only mean to root an android phone ? can it be done using only a root terminal ?

edit: by tools i mean apps to install like

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Can you clarify what your question is and please define tools? What tools? Where did you see that? References? – t0mm13b Jan 3 '13 at 0:10
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Not to say a root terminal, most of such methods are utilising ADB (Android Debugging Bridge) to push root-related files and binaries into your phone to get it "rooted".

Sometimes, there are also methods where you are required to boot into recovery to "flash" zip packages that contains those files, but this method is mostly device specific.

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thanks this is exactly what i wanted to know , i dont trust 'magic' software who are supposed to do everything for you – maazza Jan 4 '13 at 17:24

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