I have a TCL Idol X (S950) phone and I found out that I can root in using 'V-Root' (a Chinese software) however the software is for Windows.

The problem is that I don't have Windows, more explanation at the end.

More in detail:

V-Root is this soft: http://www.mgyun.com

If I well understood (Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools) the rooting usually just install su command using some vulnerability in the Linux Kernel or in a daemon ... or any other similar vulnerability in the Android OS.

You may wonder why I'm not just grab a Windows pc from one of my friend and in my opinion there are a couple of reason for this:

  • Android (or better Android/Linux ) is using Linux kernel so in make sense to have some standard procedure to root on Linux too

  • Many of the Win. Root solution are shipped with some custom soft that we can not really trust ( for example V-Root, beside the fact that is in Chinese and few people non-chinese can understand it, how can I trust that it is not doing any malicious operation on my phone ? )

  • Most of the tutorial/forum thread are Windows oriented, so there are few and spare info related to Linux

So my question:
Is there a possibility to achieve the above on Linux? If not, is there any other method I can use on Linux?

  • 1
    To me this looks like a xy problem: Is your issue that you want to use that specific software to achieve something – or do you want to root the device?
    – Izzy
    Aug 30, 2013 at 6:38
  • Sorry maybe it is not clear, I want to root my phone just that
    – Francesco
    Aug 30, 2013 at 7:01
  • OK, tnx: I edited your question to make that more clear − and also linked to it from our rooting index, which you might wish to check (as it also mentions some independent methods, some of them supporting Linux, as e.g. Root Many Android).
    – Izzy
    Aug 30, 2013 at 8:45


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