Download GingerBreak Apk to Root Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices

LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2018

With GingerBreak Apk you can easily root your Android device running on Android 2.3 gingerbread.

Got Gingerbread Update on your Android Smartphone or just bought a new Android Smartphone packed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS? Download GingerBreak Apk to root your Android Smartphone.

If you want to get the most out of your phone it should have root access to be able to install apps those require root access. Rooting android 2.3 gingerbread devices is now very easy with gingerbrrak apk devloped by xda member “Chainfire”. GingerBreak apk App is an easy solution for Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Rooting. Based on The exploit (“GingerBreak”) made by The Android Exploid Crew xda member Chainfire, GingerBreak App which will run the exploit, remount /system read/write, install su binaries and SuperUser.apk all for you. The gingerreak App tested on Gingerbread (2.3.3) but might also run on Froyo and Honeycomb.

How to root Android 2.3 Gingebread phones or tablet.

Download GingerBreak App Easy Rooting for Gingerbread

First download GingerBreak Apk from the link and follow the instructions below.

Some important things to know:
– You must have USB debugging enabled on your device
– You need to have an SD card (formatted and) inserted – if it doesn’t work, try formatting the SD card in your computer, or switching it with a different (or old, etc) SD card
– The APK must be installed to device, NOT SD card
– The exploit may take a while to run, but not more than 10 minutes, if it does, get me a logcat, and reboot the device. In rare occasions, even if the device does not reboot, you may still have root. So check that out after you manually pull battery after 15 minutes or so of being stuck.
– Always reboot between root attempts!

Rooting Android 2.3:

– Optional: Press the Thanks button below this post
– Make sure USB debugging is enabled
– Make sure you have an SD card (formatted and) inserted
– Get the APK on the phone somehow, and install it
– Open the APK, press the root button
– Wait a few minutes. If there are no problems, the device will reboot (note that the reboot itself can take like 10 minutes due to cache wipe)
– Make sure the Superuser app is install and working
– Optional: Install BusyBox from Market (I personally prefer the stericsson installer)
– Optional: Uninstall GingerBreak, you don’t need it on your phone anymore


As always remember we are not responsible for anything goes wrong when doing any modifications, rooting, flashes or anything of that sort with your android phone. Be sure to hit the source link and read all the info before you jump in the business.

This is still very new and a basic release so keep your eye on this page for future update. The APK may be updated to a newer version, this does not necessarily mean the exploit has changed. For more info on rooting Gingerbread OS with Gingerbreak apk head over to original xda thread at source.

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  1. hello i’m trying to use with my alcatel 991d but do not works! it appear for many hours! it says to me it working…but is freeze on this screen…please help me…my address is
    thank you very much and sorry for my bad english!

  2. Can i root the lg optimus dynamic 2.3.6 I’ve tried everthing from the pc to the phne nothing is workin…could you help me

  3. i hav andriod optimusone with 2.2 froyo and it all downloaded right and i installed gingerbreak and pressed root phone then it restarted and installed superuser but i dont see any apps in the list and i cant uninstall any of the apps that wer on phone when i purchased pls help me if u know what i need to do

  4. hey guys …how can i root my xpeia arc 2.3.4 i am searching for a week now, but i found nothing. plss share a link or step?

    thanks guys

    sorry bad englisg xD

    • No it doesn’t – Anti-Viruses pull up the Gingerbreak APK because it’s nature of using an exploit to gain root access to your phone (which is EXACTLY what you want to do)

      Anti-Viruses will pull this up as a “False Positive” – This is not harmful at all.

  5. Droid x here. 2.3.3 can’t figure out how to root without. Pc. Tried all the gingerbreak versions out there with no luck. Either can’t extract assets or just spins wheels. If I find a way ill note it

  6. I need help on my LG Optimus one P500 (currently running 2.3.3). I used gingerbreak v1.3 and it didn’t work can anyone help me?

  7. I have SE Arc S (LT18i) it is running on Android 2.3.4. Build number: 4.0.1.A.0.266. Any news on how to root this? Thanks.

  8. I have an HTC Desire which was shipped with Android 2.2 froyo, later HTC released an gingerbread update for desire, So I updated that. Now my phone shows firmware version 2.3.3.

    I tried this but this didn’t worked 🙁

    What should I do. I just wanted to root my phone….

    Thanks In advance..

  9. I wanted to know if there is any way I can do it with my MAC. I’ve always seen people using Windows but never a mac. Is it Possible?

  10. Just wanted to chime in here and say that the GingerBreak adk WORKED and ROOTED my LG Optimus V running Android 2.2 (Froyo).

    Hope that helps!

    • I will confirm that as well. LG Optimus V 2.2 rooted easily with gingerbreak 🙂 flashed Clockworkmod Recovery and did a NAND flash, messed with a couple of CFW’s, and finally came to a happy ending with I.H.O (Inferior Human Organs) Cyanogenmod v7 PURITY, with absolutely NO flaws, its based off of gingerbread 2.3.5, amazing 😛 I cant remember the dev’s name, but many, many thanks to him for this awesomely flawless upgrade that Virgin Mobile so cold heartedly did NOT give to us

  11. try 1.2 gingerbreak from xda site. im still on a mission to root…new android user here. i think i tryed this method but il give it a go just incase

      • My girlfriend has the Xperia Arc with 2.3.2. The Gingerbreak worked. Then when I updated to 2.3.3, the Gingerbreak doesn’t work anymore. 🙁 The Gingerbreak only works for 2.3.2 and below. Hope this helps.

  12. I have never rooted any Android, however very good with the iPhone’s. My problem is I have the EVO 4g 2.3.3 and the baseband is I’ve read much about the topic, however all results say it can’t be rooted. Will this work?


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