Software Components Required To Develop A Basic Rooting App

Android SDK

A wide range of software development and comprehensive range of tools are available in order to develop a rooting app. This SDK includes the android debugger, essential libraries, and an emulator to test your rooting app. There are sample codes and tutorials available to you to teach the know how of a basic android app, if not a dedicated rooting app.

Android Rooting App

It is supported on a variety of platforms including the Mac OSX, Linux, Windows and others. This SDK is developed hand in hand to the original android development, so you can be sure that provided right knowledge and technicalities of a smartphone, you shall be able to write the code for your own rooting app with convenience. You can then package your android rooting app in the form of an android installable .apk.

Android Debug Bridge

This a a set of tools packaged in the form of a toolkit available in the Android SDK. There are both client as well as the server side components to communicate with one another. The access to the ADB is via the simple to use command line interface. There are also the numerous Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) available to be used with the ADB to control commands on it.


It is the Android’s very own diagnostics protocol included in the Android SDK package. The primary usage of this tool comes in handy to flash the ROM and the associated file system via connecting the phone to the laptop computer through USB. The fundamental dictates that the device may be started in a boot loader or a secondary program loader mode. This is where the basic initialization of the hardware is performed. When you enable the protocol on the android device, it allows you to issue a specific set of commands via USB by the host computer.

Android Open Accessory Development Kit

Since Android version 3.1, there is an Android Open Accessory toolkit support available which allows the external USB hardware to associate and interact with the android powered device and this interaction is possible only via the special accessory mode. In this mode, the connected accessory acts as the USB host and the other device acts as a USB device.

SDL library

The SDL library makes an offering of the development of android rooting app possibly in other languages other than the primary Java language on which the entire framework of android system is based upon. There can be development of your rooting app on the C language platform and then simple porting of the C program thus generated. If you want to make it possible to use the native SDL code, then you can do so by injection of a small Java shim and Java Native Interface (JNI).

Rooting app developers have to bare in mind that the android framework is very tightly coupled with Linux based systems and associated Linux commands need to be therefore incorporated into the rooting app product to be developed.