I have an Android device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which I want to root, because I have used Ubuntu on my PC and notebook for five or six years and I am familiar with doing different maintenance there using root, so I want to have a way to use root-privileges on my smartphone too. I don't have a lot of experience in developing smartphone applications and rooting smartphones, so I need a bit of help.
After a bit of reading, I read that I should download an
update.zip file, which I should select in the recovery mode.
I read this thread on XDA Forums where they say I should download an
update.zip from MediaFire. I downloaded it to my PC and had a look into it and could find the various binaries that I need to be installed (
Now I have a question: do I really need to download an
update.zip from MediaFire, where I don't know what it comes from? The reason I'm worried is that I don't know who has created it and have no real possibility to check if the binaries I will execute are not compromised and have no viruses, etc. I am a bit scared to execute binaries somewhere from the web (with root privileges) where I don't know if they are to be trusted and to be sure that they are no viruses, spyware, etc.