Towelroot arrives to root the Galaxy S5 and other Android devices
George Hotz, also known as Geohot, is a very famous hacker mainly for performing various tools for the iPhone Jailbreak. The same hacker today is heard again, this time for the joy of users of Android devices, since he has published a tool called Towelroot which will allow Samsung users Galaxy S5 and other Android devices, root easily.
Geohot sells iOS 7 jailbreak and other exploits
As we have commented previously, the famous hacker Geohot has published several tools to jailbreak iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad), among these tools we can find: purplera1n, limera1n, blackra1n RC3 and blackra1n. In fact, the most recent rumors about this hacker and the Jailbreak suggest that last December, in a filtered audio recording, it seems that the famous hacker was trying to sell his Jailbreak for the current version of the mobile operating system of Apple, iOS 7, for $ 350,000. In addition, it is not only dedicated to working with mobile devices Apple, last March he managed to win the modest sum of $ 150,000 for the search for ChromeOS exploits.
According to what Geohot points out, Towelroot has support for Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T and Verizon, in addition to devices such as the Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 5. In addition, he also comments that the Galaxy 3 of AT&T and Verizon are supported, although these could present some difficulties when it comes to root.
Now, something that will interest many users is the fact that, in relation to other devices, Geohot has also pronounced on the matter saying that Towelroot must support all phones with Android operating system as long as they have a compilation date of the kernel before June 3.
Tools designed to make the Jailbreak or root devices easily
As always, in relation to the tool itself, both for Jailbreak and in the case of root for Android devices, these are designed to make this complicated process simple and totally transparent to the user. In the case of this tool, the process is in a few steps, to install it we simply have to:
- Go to the official website http://www.towelroot.com
- Click on the lambda symbol
- Install the apk
- Run towelroot.
Regarding the Jailbreak of the current iOS 7.1.1 version or the newly introduced iOS 8, there is nothing clear about whether Geohot is working on it; however, the various jailbreak, some demonstrated even with videos, have been released for the current version of iOS, however, there is no official news about their possible departure date.