[root] adbd Insecure

[root] adbd Insecure

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adbd Insecure lets you run adbd in root mode if your device is rooted.

(Note that if you are running a custom kernel, it is likely that it already implements this functionality)

If you are running a stock (made by the phone manufacturer) kernel on your device, chances are adbd is running in "secure" mode, even if you are rooted. This app lets you run adbd in "insecure" mode, which gives you root access in "adb shell", allows access to system files and directories through "adb push/pull", and lets you run the "adb remount" command to make your /system partition writable.

Of course, your device must already be rooted for this to work. It may not work with "S-ON" devices and locked bootloaders.

This app does not make any permanent changes to your device - a reboot will undo any modification. That's why there is also the option to enable this feature at boot.

Note that if you have USB connected when the app activates or deactivates adbd root mode, you may need to unplug/replug the cable or run "adb kill-server" on your computer before adb will work again.

For discussion and support, see the XDA-Developers.com thread here:


Note that this download is also available from that thread completely for free. You can go there and download it for free, or buy me a beer and download it here from Google Play. It is 100% the exact same program. (No redistribution is allowed though!)

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Recently changed in this version

- SELinux fixes (SGS4)

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Comments and ratings for [root] adbd Insecure
  • (72 stars)

    by Jason Pasch on 30/06/2014

    Thank you chainFire

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    by Yhya al-birrow on 30/04/2014


  • (72 stars)

    by Garry McCreath on 27/04/2014

    I was going mad trying to get a nandroid copy off my Nexus 4 onto my laptop. Directory, connection, adb commands all good but no dice - this tool just opened the door, thanks man, much appreciated

  • (72 stars)

    by Amin Sabet on 04/02/2014

    I couldn't do adb remount before this app, and now I can. Well worth the price.

  • (72 stars)

    by Yvette Hanson on 19/09/2013

    I happily pay for your apps. your work and the time and effort are phenomenal. Thank u for making it possible for the personalisation of my Galaxy GS4 & Note 2 N7105 and tab 2 10.1 u rock my devices.

  • (72 stars)

    by Red Chlorinne on 16/07/2013

    Cheers baby! It's beer time! All your apps are phenomenal. Thanks love!

  • (72 stars)

    by Chris Sherman on 12/07/2013

    Been using it forever, but just remembered to write a review. Does what it says, and saves me from having to flash insecure kernels.