[Boost Mobile] (In desperate need of rooting help) ZTE WARP N860


Last Updated: 2013-05-16 04:25:46
  1. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

    As said in the title, I'm using a ZTE Warp N860
    Android version 2.3.5. I've been trying my best to root my phone. (I'm a noob at it obviously)
    I used SuperOneClick and it stopped at #7.
    I used OneClick and it wouldn't go through...

    Can someone give me a step by step (In English) of how I can root my mobile? Please and thank you!

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  2. Skinnyjeans21

    Skinnyjeans21 Well-Known Member Contributor

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  3. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

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  4. Skinnyjeans21

    Skinnyjeans21 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Anytime :D
    Oh, one more root method thats like a huge hit here... n00b VIII.II rom here on this forum can be installed straight from stock. It will root and install a custom rom in one flash/install, so its waaay more easier :)
    http://androidforums.com/boost-mobile-warp-all-things-root/564069-rom-n00b-b10-based-viii-ii-full-install-1-23-2013-a.html#post4511374
    Hope this helps as well! You can stay on stock rom, and use the root method in the first link, or you can get the overclock kernel, custom rom, and custom recovery by flashing the appropriate zip file in the second link. The second is much easier and more preferred by others on this forum :)
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  5. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

    I'm not familiar with ROMS, or anything. :( I'm completely oblivious to what any of this means, but I'm trying my best. lol
  6. Skinnyjeans21

    Skinnyjeans21 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Its alright, everybodys gotta start somewhere :p
    Also this is very difficult to explain, so please bear with me :eek:
    A custom rom basically is like different versions of Android within the version. For example, on here we use mostly android 2.3.5 based custom roms. Right now you are probably on stock. Different roms, or "versions" of the platform, can come with different features. The biggest one between the stock rom that ships with the phone and the majority of custom roms we have here on our forum is the ability to overclock the phone, though that is really the kernel. Usually the maker of the rom will throw in a modified kernel to go with their rom. The ones here can go up to 1.8 GHz, as opposed to the stock 1 GHz when you first get your phone. Also, most of the bloatware or the apps that come preinstalled on the phone are removed from the rom to (1) free up space and (2) stop unwanted notifications about updates. Some even run as background processes even though they're totally uneccesary so they're a waste of battery life as well. Theres so much more but it can't be all put into this post, so its really a matter of exploring and finding for yourself. This Warp has tons of potential, as the developers here have proven already. Try out different roms around this forum, but remember to be careful not to install ones from other phones OR ELSE YOU WILL END UP WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT (which is very stylish and has a oil proof battery cover).
    Have fun finding the right rom for you! :D
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  7. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

    Thanks to the link you gave me I successfully rooted my phone, now I'm completely confused as to what the rooting did for my phone! lol. I can now screenshot. Will I still have to pay a monthly phone bill after rooting? Or is everything free now? (As I've been told) Also, do I add the roms to the SD card? And look for them using my phone & update them like I did with the rooting software?
  8. drewhill77

    drewhill77 Well-Known Member

    all rooting does is to allow you administrative rights to system files in Linux this is referred to as root. in this case it will allow you to remove bloatware, change your boot animation and so on. it has absolutely nothing to do with your phone service
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  9. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

    So I still do have to pay that monthly phone bill right? D: lmao!
  10. drewhill77

    drewhill77 Well-Known Member

    Yes
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  11. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member


    Ah! I see lol!
    One of my friends lied to be by saying that if I root my phone, that my phone becomes a wireless hot spot, and that even if my service is off I can still text + call. ( I WAS LIED TO !) :(
  12. drewhill77

    drewhill77 Well-Known Member

    now that you are rooted you can use your phone as a wifi hotspot. but that and texting and other services require you having phone service a.k.a. having to pay your bill. the only exception would be using something like Google Talk over WiFi
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  13. Rapunxel

    Rapunxel Member

    So basically, I don't have to rely at at home wifi anymore? I can just download apps, and use them? (As I would normally) is that what you mean?
  14. Skinnyjeans21

    Skinnyjeans21 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Actually yes, there are some wifi tether apps on the market that can be used with root. Barnacle Wifi Tether is the best example.
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  15. mercury0x000d

    mercury0x000d The ultra-modern operator Guide

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  16. BLVCKHVLO

    BLVCKHVLO Well-Known Member

    I don't know what rom you guys are using, but I don't have to pay my phone bill. On the Rom I am building (as a matter of fact), the phone now serves as an ATM linked to an offshore account from google itself (the money just comes out of the side of the phone- I know you can't see the slot, but it will surely show up after flashing- it's a new feature [atmosp]. It mows my lawn. Aaaaand man o man it makes one mean martini. If you set it on the floor it even rumbas the carpet clean.

    It should be out in the next week or two. Anybody who beta tests will be given $2 million dollars.
  17. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    lol...must be suh-weet:D
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  18. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Yeah yeah, build up our hopes of everlasting wealth why don't ya? :D

    Maybe something more standard would be a better fit for the OP? ;)
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  19. Skinnyjeans21

    Skinnyjeans21 Well-Known Member Contributor


    If you install my theme it turns into a super human suit like Iron Man ;)

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