Ever wanted an easy way to root your Android smartphone or tablet? Then the good news is that Towelroot is here for you. This tool is developed by George Hotz, the person who hacked the PlayStation 3 and also got into some legal trouble for doing that. This time, he’s back with a bang with this new rooting tool.
Towelroot: One-click Android rooting tool
Towelroot is a rooting tool that takes advantage of a vulnerability found in older versions of the Linux kernel. This vulnerability is said to be found in every Linux kernel before the June 3 patch, which means that many older phones, and even some of the newer phones, can take advantage of this new tool.
The tool has been tested on the Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), which are currently the largest carriers in the United States. Apart from that, it also works on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, AT&T’s Galaxy Note 3, the Nexus 5, and almost any phone with a kernel build date prior to June 3. This means that many Android smartphones and tablets can be rooted, all thanks to this new tool by Geohot.
The developer notes that if you’re running a Samsung device with the Knox security system, then it will void your device’s warranty. The developer also notes that until now, it hasn’t bricked any phone yet, but as always, proceed with caution.
If you’re not able to root your Android device with any other rooting tool, then this new tool is surely worth a try. Plus, you’re not spending anything, as it’s a free tool. So go ahead and get downloading from the link below.