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Is there any Fedora software that can root an Android phone?

asked 2014-11-13 06:29:48 -0500

Ervin gravatar image

updated 2014-11-13 11:39:12 -0500

Or a way to flash and install a custom/stock rom in an Android device, say for example Google Nexus 7. I have found a guide using Ubuntu. Can it be done using Fedora and if yes, how? Here is roughly a guide about using apt-get in Ubuntu to flash a Google Nexus 7: apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot fastboot devices fastboot oem unlock fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.7.0.0-flo.img adb server start adb push cm-11-20140504-SNAPSHOT-M6-flo.zip /sdcard/ adb push gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip /sdcard/ # Optional I assume the only software that needs to be installed is android -tools-fastboot But I am open to hearing if there is another Fedora way for rooting and installing stock roms on android devices.

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The software that you used on Ubuntu should also work on Fedora. These software are generally OS dependent and Fedora and Ubuntu are both different flavours of Linux. If you can edit your question and tell us what you used, we may be able to provide more specific answers.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-11-13 08:21:05 -0500 )edit

Editing done, please have a look. and thanks for the reply.

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-11-13 11:40:42 -0500 )edit

There is an android-tools package in Fedora repositories containing both adb and fastboot. Notice that none of these are 'rooting software'. They are general Android tools. However, as others said, these tools are usually needed for rooting, but it depends on the device too.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-11-13 13:21:08 -0500 )edit

@Ervin Maybe this would interest you. Also if you install CyanogenMod, you have root on that by design.

somethingSomething gravatar imagesomethingSomething ( 2014-11-13 14:06:16 -0500 )edit

Thank you @somethingSomething, certainly an interesting link, it seems that the flashing issue is resolved. Instead of the virtualbox is it possible to use boxes? Or can't connect to a usb without the virtualbox extension pack? So far I have seen that boxes (gnome-boxes) has the usb device option. Can you flash a phone using Odin, without having to root it first ?

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-11-13 15:19:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-13 09:25:43 -0500

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I have used heimdall to flash my Samsung phone. It depends on the models.

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Thanks for the answer, what was your model? If you don't mind revealing.

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-11-13 11:41:14 -0500 )edit

I just browsed heimdall in the software center of Fedora. It is a tool for flashing samsung galaxy s devices, all s devices?

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-11-13 11:44:01 -0500 )edit

Mine is a Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100g).

jorti gravatar imagejorti ( 2014-11-13 12:49:36 -0500 )edit

Samsung galaxy S2 is a very good device. Also according to this chart it is probably the best device working with a completely free software version of Android called Replicant. Link to wikipedia Replicant Supported Devices#Supported_devices)

Ervin gravatar imageErvin ( 2014-11-13 15:23:04 -0500 )edit
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answered 2019-01-22 23:15:34 -0500

Enreva gravatar image

Would Android-tools be viable in Fedora 29 to flash an acer t08 liquid zest plus, if I have the relevant files from this repository?

https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...

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