If you opted to go for Motorola Triumph, the 1.0 GHz beauty with a classy 4.1 inch screen, and were waiting for root access on your phone, get ready to get into action! Apparently some folks at XDA tried Gingerbreak – the newest single click rooting method – and it worked without flaw! The phone ships with Android 2.2 Froyo on board which means that gaining root will open possibilities for custom ROMs, kernels and other awesome post-root stuff. According to some testers, the root access is permanent, so you won’t have to hack away stuff on every reboot.
Gaining root access on your device means that you will be able to gain complete super user access to every nook and corner of your phone. You will be able to flash custom recovery needed for flashing custom ROMs, kernels and mods etc., install apps that require root access, modify the contents of your phone’s system partition, change system framework files to theme your phone, and apply scripts that will get rid of any lag, permission glitches etc.
We presume that if you are on this guide, you the understand pros and cons of rooting. If not, check out our why root Android guide for more information and an in-depth discussion of the positive and negative aspects of rooting.
Ok, so let’s cut the rant short and root your Motorola Triumph:
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- The first step is to download the latest version of Ginngerbreak APK from the XDA thread linked at the end and save it in your SD Card root.
- Once done, disconnect your phone from the computer and install Gingerbreak on your phone. You can install the app using any file browser such as Astro File Manager or ES File Explorer.
- Once you are done with installing the app, launch Gingerbreak from the App drawer.
- Now understand all the disclaimers and prerequisites, and if you are OK with them, tap on ‘Root Device’.
- After Gingerbreak exploit is successfully deployed, your phone will automatically reboot.
- Now go to Android Market, search for SuperUser and install it.
Voila, you have root! Now you are ready to enable USB Tethering or run any app, hack or mod that requires root privileges. In case you would want a video demonstration of the whole rooting process, we’ve got one right here for you. Just follow the video guide and you’ll have your Triumph rooted in no time.