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Google says Your outta here! EasyRoot stripped from market

August 9, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Google has dropped EasyRoot from the market. The program – which was coded by Unstable Apps – allows Droid, Droid X and Milestone owners to root their Froyo-powered phones with a single touch of a button.

Nathan the writer of the app was asked about the situation and this is what he said:

“I wrote Easy Root for a single purpose, to make it as easy as possible for people to fully use the hardware they had paid for. I am sure that like many others I choose the Android platform for its commitment to openness and freedom,” explained Nathan.

“Now, having said that, I also understand that Google finds themselves between a rock and a hard place. While I am sure they want openness and freedom, they also have to protect users to a certain degree. An application that can root your phone can of course do a lot of other things too.”

He wrote his users this:

Thank you for your support of Easy Root by Unstable Apps. We are sorry that Google decided to suspend our application from the Market, but fully intend to continue supporting your purchase. You can download the latest version of Easy Root at: http://www.unstableapps.com/apps/EasyRoot.apk.

Although the root utility is no longer available in Google’s official Android Market, it can be downloaded from the developer’s official website here.