PlayfulGod's [GUIDE] How to root the ZTE Score M
is great, but I was able to root my ZTE Score using the same backdoor, but had to do a lot less typing on my Score, and didn't have to download or install any drivers.
Read for a root warning/disclaimer, and background: What is root or being rooted mean?
I think this is what I did:
In app store (Google Play - http://play.google.com):
Install Terminal Emulator
[strike]Install busybox[/strike] Note: Oops - it seems I installed busybox by copying it over a USB cable; the one installable via the app store requires root.
Install Titanium Backup * root (This can be done later, but hey, the first thing you should do once you get root is back up!)
Run Busybox [Note: It seems that the current version of busybox requires root; I'm pretty sure the version I used initially didn't...but I probably installed the one that came with a rooting tool...
Run Terminal Emulator (Note that volume-up+W/A/S/D lets you move the cursor/access history.)
Enter the following 7 commands. (IIRC, there's no output from any of 'em, and if there is any, something may be wrong):
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock2 /system
busybox cd /system/xbin
busybox cp /sdcard/su su
busybox chown 0 su
busybox chmod 6755 su
ln -s /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su
*Read up a bit on how to use Superuser and Titanium Backup*
Run Titanium Backup and use it (batch backup apps and settings)!
Now back up your sdcard to your computer, so if you lose your phone, you don't lose everything, since your sdcard is in it!
Ok, that's it!
So, easier? Well, I guess I'm assuming you've already put your google credentials into the Score.
I'll be rooting a new score in a week or 2, so I'll probably tighten these up then, and improve the formatting. (I'll see what feedback I get...) I think installing Superuser will put /sdcard/su in place, but maybe there's a missing step that did it (a side effect of my earlier failed attempts to root).