Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Howto: Get ROOT on your Android G1 and Telnet to your phone!

Grab pTerminal from the market, reboot your phone, open pterminal quickly, cd to /system/bin/
then enter telnetd 2 or 3 times, then type telnet "your phone ip"

Take a look:
kyle@ion:~$ telnet
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root)
# cd proc
# cat version
Linux version 2.6.25-01843-gfea26b0 (android-build@apa27.mtv.corp.google.com) (gcc version 4.2.1) #6 PREEMPT Mon Oct 6 14:13:36 PDT 2008


  1. Worked for me. In retrospect this is obvious, but you need to telnet in from *another* machine. I thought originally this was telnet to self on the G1.

  2. It should be pointed out that telnet is a "wide open barn door" to your phone -- only do this if you are on a wifi network that you trust, and kill the telnetd process (or reboot your phone) if you travel to a more public location.

  3. how to telnet to the phone?

    Here is steps I tried:
    1. have the phone connect to wifi.
    2. let the phone access my pc website.
    3. from my pc website log, get the ip of the phone.
    4. from my pc, run telnet "my phone ip".

  4. Doesn't work any more, Big Sister pushed an update last night :(

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  6. Many people were surprised that root was disabled on the production T-mobile G1's, and everyone knew that we would eventually get root access, but who knew it'd be this easy?
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  7. I have one question though! I back down to rc30, but i want rc-33, none of those links work and what if google decides to update my phone what happens then?
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  11. Thanks for sharing the details on getting to the root of G1, but I think the new OS of Android have some other ways to reach to that place, do you have any idea about that as well ?
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