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  1. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

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

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  2. the258

    the258 Well-Known Member

    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(?).
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    ^
    Yes, I think you might actually need access to the phone in order to root it lol.
  4. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    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?
  5. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. the258

    the258 Well-Known Member

    Yea, you pretty much need the phone to do anything. Unless someone who has the phone for 'testing' decides to 'dump' it.
  7. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    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.
  8. the258

    the258 Well-Known Member

    Wait, You have the Glory?
    Try z4 or universal androot see if that works but i doubt it will.
  9. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    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!
  10. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

  11. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    Wanna check about that PM you sent?
    I never heard anything...
  12. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    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.

    Code (Text):
    cat /proc/mtd
    Code (Text):
    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    Code (Text):
    cat /proc/partitions
    Code (Text):
    cat /proc/mounts
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  13. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    How do I do ROM dump?
  14. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

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  15. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

  16. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    Can't share what I don't know, but am hoping for sooner rather than later.
  17. the258

    the258 Well-Known Member

    screen shots or pictures of superuser on the phone or something.
  18. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    Change from .zip to .mp4

    Attached Files:

  19. d34thbl00m

    d34thbl00m Member

    Just tried this root method on the Mercury...and nothing. Doesn't even recognize the phone. BTW, your picture is just a blank zip :/
  20. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    - 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
  21. d34thbl00m

    d34thbl00m Member

    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...
  22. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    *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!"
  23. ciabatoni

    ciabatoni Well-Known Member

    Awesome, Now do that for the Huawei Mercury!!! I have the phone so if I can be of any HELP plz let me kno.
  24. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

  25. ciabatoni

    ciabatoni Well-Known Member

    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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