Been playing with this phone a bit


  1. hroark13

    hroark13 Well-Known Member Developer

    OK so I got this phone to play around with and here are some of my findings

    Root with Framaroot

    adb reboot recovery does NOT cause a bootloop, i think I read somewhere that some apps that boot into recovery casue a boot loop, but adb reboot recovery does not

    Bootloader is locked - recoveries and kernels need to be signed by Kyocera

    It does not seem that aboot is patched against Loki, I have been trying to get Loki to work, but have failed so far, I have requested help from Bliss, but he is a busy person, so I dont think he will have time to help.

    adb reboot bootloader does not work, just reboots the phone back to Android

    you can get into the boot loader but you have to zero out the recovery partition, and then boot into recovery, like this

    adb shell
    su

    (first back up the stock recovery image to your sdcard)
    dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery of=/sdcard/recovery.img

    (now we erase the recovery partition
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

    reboot recovery

    the phone should reboot to the metro pcs screen, and you can now issues fastboot commands

    fastboot oem unlock - does not unlock the bootloader, even though it looks like it does

    you can fastboot boot a recovery image that is not signed

    here is a Phil Z recovery I made, that works with this phone, like I said you can fastboot boot it, but if you flash it to the recovery partition it will not work because it is not signed or Lokied
    https://www.mediafire.com/?7mrc4knor77z3as

    when you are at the Metro screen as described above

    fastboot boot C6522N_PhilZ.img

    You are now booted into a fully fuctional recovery, and you can make backups, and do other things

    if you have the recovery partition erased you can also boot into the bootloader the same way you would normally boot into recovery from a powered off state, like this



    to restore the stock recovery do this

    adb shell
    su
    dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

    Well any way these are my findings, and what I have to offer so far. Not sure how far we can get with this phone with a locked boot loader. Maybe we can get Metro PCS to tell Kyocera to release an unlock method or maybe Bliss will get Loki to work





    .hK

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