i get a $ after ADB SHELL too... never saw #prompt..
i have FULL ADBridge control of the phone, just NO ROOT privledges at all
i can reboot the phone into fastboot/recovery, but it just sits at the android logo
waiting for me to type in something spectacular, i guess.. the only way to get out
of this state is to unplug the battery...
this phone is VERY NICELY LOCKED by the carrier and/or manufacturer (ZTE).
thanks, ZTE for the UNrootable Score M