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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Anyone working on rooting this device?

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I know the official release is still a bit far, but anyone working on rooting it already?

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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure there will be more than a handful of people working on a rooting method once it is released. Till then not till it is released(?).
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Yes, I think you might actually need access to the phone in order to root it lol.
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Is it possible to provide a "dump" of the phone OS to start this process ahead of the actual release?
If so, what is needed?
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Is it possible to provide a "dump" of the phone OS to start this process ahead of the actual release?
If so, what is needed?
Well, I don't know where you would get that from until someone gets a hold of the phone, but I don't think it will take that long to get rooted anyway. BTW, I see that you have a Mytouch4g. How do you like it? I was thinking about getting one off of Craigslist, but I'm not sure how great T-mobile is in my area. I figured if the phone was cheap enough, it would be worth taking a chance. T-mobile has a pretty good deal on prepaid. $70 unlimited with 5gb high speed data.
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Yea, you pretty much need the phone to do anything. Unless someone who has the phone for 'testing' decides to 'dump' it.
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Well, I don't know where you would get that from until someone gets a hold of the phone, but I don't think it will take that long to get rooted anyway. BTW, I see that you have a Mytouch4g. How do you like it? I was thinking about getting one off of Craigslist, but I'm not sure how great T-mobile is in my area. I figured if the phone was cheap enough, it would be worth taking a chance. T-mobile has a pretty good deal on prepaid. $70 unlimited with 5gb high speed data.
Yes, I have MT4G, and it's a nice phone - my first Android.
I love the screen and other features, don't love the battery, but my wife's MT4G is not as bad as mine so it might be a usage thing.

Also, to the not-asked question, I have the Glory, and if provided with instructions I can try and help the effort here.
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Wait, You have the Glory?
Try z4 or universal androot see if that works but i doubt it will.
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Yes, I have MT4G, and it's a nice phone - my first Android.
I love the screen and other features, don't love the battery, but my wife's MT4G is not as bad as mine so it might be a usage thing.

Also, to the not-asked question, I have the Glory, and if provided with instructions I can try and help the effort here.
I sent PlayfulGod a PM and asked for his help.

I would like to hear how you got this phone already. I understand if you can't give details, but I wasn't expecting anybody to get it this early. I hope this means it will be released sooner than expected. Is it as good as advertised? How about giving us a review? Any info you could give would be appreciated, as we have been waiting rather impatiently for this phone for a while now. Thanks!
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@ranshe: the other posts were moved to the leaks and speculation thread.


http://androidforums.com/huawei-glory/374137-huawei-glory-links-leaks-facts-speculation-thread.html
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I sent PlayfulGod a PM and asked for his help.

I would like to hear how you got this phone already. I understand if you can't give details, but I wasn't expecting anybody to get it this early. I hope this means it will be released sooner than expected. Is it as good as advertised? How about giving us a review? Any info you could give would be appreciated, as we have been waiting rather impatiently for this phone for a while now. Thanks!
Wanna check about that PM you sent?
I never heard anything...
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I got it, if you have a ROM dump, zip it up and upload to a file share n link me and I will have a look at it.

Also if you can get the outputs of these cmds and save n to a text file n send to me too I can see about getting CWM ported.

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Old October 21st, 2011, 12:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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How do I do ROM dump?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Cool wOOt! The Admire's rooting technique works!

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Hi folks,
I know the official release is still a bit far, but anyone working on rooting it already?
I was bored and thought "well, perhaps this devices has same vulnerability as R720?"
So I tested it.
Works.
I'm now rooted!
See [Root] One Click Root for Samsung Admire (SCH-R720) :: Windows/Mac/Linux :: 9/12/2011
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I was bored and thought "well, perhaps this devices has same vulnerability as R720?"
So I tested it.
Works.
I'm now rooted!
See [Root] One Click Root for Samsung Admire (SCH-R720) :: Windows/Mac/Linux :: 9/12/2011
Awesome! Can you share the release date with us yet?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Awesome! Can you share the release date with us yet?
Can't share what I don't know, but am hoping for sooner rather than later.
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screen shots or pictures of superuser on the phone or something.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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screen shots or pictures of superuser on the phone or something.
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Just tried this root method on the Mercury...and nothing. Doesn't even recognize the phone. BTW, your picture is just a blank zip :/
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Just tried this root method on the Mercury...and nothing. Doesn't even recognize the phone. BTW, your picture is just a blank zip :/
- change .zip to .mp4, works fine
Another method to root it would be to follow (most) instructions to rooting the kindle fire (the zergRush method).
Let me know if you're stuck and I'll to provide more details
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tried the Kindle method (as best as I could) and still no root. It would be nice to have a method that was developed solely for THIS PHONE instead of trying to follow other methods meant for other devices....I'm getting sick of installing Motorola drivers...
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Old December 20th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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*As always, no guarantees, if you brick it, well, that's a bummer*

Try hitting *#*#2846579#*#* -> project menu -> background setting -> usb port setting -> normal mode to have ADB recognize it.

I edited the "runmelinux.sh" script of the KF hack for Windows batch:
echo "---------------------------------------------------------------"
echo " Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0) "
echo " created by DooMLoRD "
echo " Modified for Kindle Fire for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at RootKindleFire.com "
echo " using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team) "
echo " Credits go to all those involved in making this possible! "
echo "---------------------------------------------------------------"
echo " [*] This script will: "
echo " (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov) "
echo " (2) install Busybox (1.18.4) "
echo " (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6) "
echo " [*] Before u begin: "
echo " (1) enable "USB DEBUGGING" "
echo " from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development) "
echo " (2) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES" "
echo " from (Menu\Settings\Applications) "
echo " (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes "
echo " (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer"
echo "---------------------------------------------------------------"
echo "--- STARTING ----"
echo "--- WAITING FOR DEVICE"
adb wait-for-device
echo "--- cleaning"
adb shell "cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *"
echo "--- pushing zergRush"
adb push zergRush /data/local/tmp/.
echo "--- correcting permissions"
adb shell "chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush"
echo "--- executing zergRush"
adb shell "./data/local/tmp/zergRush"
echo "--- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT"
echo "if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:"
echo " disconnect usb cable and reconnect it"
echo " toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)"
echo "--- DEVICE FOUND"
adb wait-for-device
echo "--- pushing busybox"
adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/.
echo "--- correcting permissions"
adb shell "chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox"
echo "--- remounting /system"
adb shell "/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system"
echo "--- copying busybox to /system/xbin/"
adb shell "dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox"
echo "--- correcting ownership"
adb shell "chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox"
echo "--- correcting permissions"
adb shell "chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox"
echo "--- installing busybox"
adb shell "/system/xbin/busybox --install -s /system/xbin"
adb shell "rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox"
echo "--- pushing SU binary"
adb push su /system/bin/su
echo "--- correcting ownership"
adb shell "chown root.shell /system/bin/su"
echo "--- correcting permissions"
adb shell "chmod 06755 /system/bin/su"
echo "--- correcting symlinks"
adb shell "rm /system/xbin/su"
adb shell "ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su"
echo "--- pushing Superuser app"
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/.
echo "--- cleaning"
adb shell "cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *"
echo "--- rebooting"
adb reboot
echo "--- WAITING FOR DEVICE"
adb wait-for-device
adb install recovery.apk
echo "All Done, Kindle Fire ROOTED!!!"
echo "Check out RootKindleFire.com for more cool hacks!"
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Awesome, Now do that for the Huawei Mercury!!! I have the phone so if I can be of any HELP plz let me kno.
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Awesome, Now do that for the Huawei Mercury!!! I have the phone so if I can be of any HELP plz let me kno.
Try the post above you, it should work.
The files needed are Download KindleFire/root/KindleFireRootMacLinux.zip at DownloadAndroidROM.com
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Has anyone actually tried the kindle root yet? And rooted successfully? No offense, I can follow directions and all but if something were to go wrong I would be screwed. I'm not an expert on writing code so I would have to say again has anyone done it successfully???
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The actual runmelinux file didnt work...its not a file you can run. Pls check the zip.
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This looks too complicated for me. I hope somebody comes up with a one click method eventually.
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Can someone tell me what its gonna take to make this root happen??? I will provide any and every information needed, I know my way around this phone pretty well. I cant stand it not being rooted, this crap sux!!! PLAYFULGOD, I know your brilliant at this stuff, What do you need to make it happen.
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can anyone post links to romdump???
(multi-upload pls)

here is guide for manual root by linux-
www.erodov.com/forums/how-root-any-android-device-manually/43325-page2.html
hope it helps ..
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I rooted my mercury, Sooo happy now, I followed the step on the cricket users forum, {cricketusers.com} I believe. It was a little technical but I did it...
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ROM Dump pls???
As people have rooted their
mercury... .Someone pls Upload a
ROM Dump in a compressed rar or
7zip to multi- upload... ASAP
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