Root [Boost Mobile] [GUIDE]Easy Root Method - Works w/ B10 update! 1/28/2013

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  1. MyndCTRL

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    Congrats Mr.Bobo great work
     

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  2. downthemachine

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    You might as well get rid of the other guides on rooting lol
     
  3. EarlyMon

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    Do you mean in the sticky guide?

    If this really supersedes the others, having their thread owners linking here, then reporting asking for a lock is probably the best way to go, I think. (and the sticky guide can be a separate issue for us)

    Am I missing something? Over thinking this?
     
  4. MyndCTRL

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    That sounds good. This really is the best and easiest way to avoid many errors (most human) and simple mistakes in my opinion
     
  5. downthemachine

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    Well some of them are no longer with us. Its all good though, I was just saying;)
     
  6. MrBobo

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    I can't think of a reason anyone would do rooting any other way at this point, this one requires the least amount of steps and can be done completely from the phone vs needing adb or anything else on the computer, it takes care of two of the biggest hurdles, the drivers/usb issue and the cwm not sticking issue not to mention takes all of the guesswork out of it.

    This zip can be flashed from stock recovery or cwm by the way.
     
  7. ZingBot

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    This can be done directly on the phone?

    When I try to download from link with stock phone browser my notification bar says download unsuccessful...please help.
     
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    Yes, retry d/l
     
  9. ZingBot

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    Still unsuccessful. Do I need an app to handle zip files?
     
  10. Alsaces Daddy

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    Zing how much space do you have on your SD card? You have to have enough open to finish the download.

    Also you can't interrupt the download with phone calls or letting your phone sleep.
     
  11. ZingBot

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    1.81 GB on SD

    I think that I was not equipped for zip files so I downloaded the app "Download All Files" and then I downloaded EasyRoot. So now EasyRootCWM.zip file is appearing in my Downloads but how do I get it to SD card?
     
  12. Alsaces Daddy

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    It should be on your SD card after download.
     
  13. MrBobo

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    if you are on stock then the downloads folder is on your sd card called downloads, it all depends on what browser you are using, for boat browser the download folder is boat browser\downloads on the sd card for example...
     
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  14. LilBit

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    When my phone was messed up I side loaded a lot of apps, just download to your pc, then copy it over to your phone that way. I did, worked great.
     
  15. Krowbarr

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    The file is downloading fine but I can't get it to show up when I go to apply it. I'm very frustrated right now. I even put in a blank sd card and it still doesn't show up under "apply update from sd card" Please help. I've downloaded file using Firefox and Opera.
     
  16. LilBit

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    The only thing I can think of is this. Are you using the camera button to select the update from sd card? When you see the update from sd card highlighted use the camera button to select it, then you should see the file scroll to it with volume buttons, select it with the camera button.
     
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  17. Krowbarr

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    I finally figured it out, had to download it to mnt/sdcard. I want to say thank you to everyone involved in coming up with this simple way to root. Thank you all so very much for your hard work.
     
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  18. NitroGeek

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    Bro this did help my sd i jusg needed a format thanks
     
  19. ZingBot

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    You're right...and no problems from that point on. EasyRootCWM.zip was in the recovery mode and phone booted up like a charm with superuser.
     
  20. callicless

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    Hi everybody,

    I have a ZTE n860 (android 2.3.5) from Public Mobile in Canada. I tried this method to root my smartphone but it failed.

    During the installation, I had this error:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    Does someone could help me?
     
  21. MrBobo

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    sounds like a bad download, please try re-downloading again and re-flashing. The zip that is up right has been verified on many devices to work.
     
  22. callicless

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    Thank you for you fast reply!

    I tried again, but I still have same errors. Do you think Public Mobile's ZTE N860 could be different than
     
  23. MrBobo

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    sorry, I completely missed that part of your request... I can't speak to what's on that phone, all of this forum's posts are intended for boost mobile's phones, they might not be that different software wise, but who knows...

    I would look at trying the other methods we have of installing cwm to gain root, try the second method in this post, if that doesn't work try the third way... if you can get cwm installed I bet we can use that to get root if the software is close to ours.
     
  24. frz1

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    Wow! I've tried the other methods before and had issues getting this phone root until now. This took me all 10-15 seconds. Thank you so much.
     
  25. bob-st

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    Just rooted and added cwm to my wife's phone. No issues at all. Now to back up her phone and then flash a rom. Thanks
     

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