[GUIDE] Rooting Your Ascend II


Last Updated: 2013-06-03 18:47:47
  1. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    Reposting the guide created by jhutchh, for the benefit of Phandroid members.

    PLEASE READ: Do not download this using your phone! Many people do not get a complete download and thus, the file fails to work!

    PLEASE READ 2: This method works on stock 2.3.3, but it has been found that it most likely will NOT work on later builds!

    Source Thread Here



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  2. xehanort44

    xehanort44 Member

  3. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    why would u wanna un-root? lol

    the iggits at the store wont know the difference ;)
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  4. xehanort44

    xehanort44 Member


    Oh man that's a relief, I was going. To return my phone cause it had no 3g at all. I dialed *228 alot to see if it would fix it but it didnt work. So I did a factory reset and it worked :)
  5. ckrescho

    ckrescho New Member

    Verified working. Thanks for... wireless tether.
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  6. Roushzx2

    Roushzx2 New Member

    Hello I am new to the android market however I am not new moddng phones. I have followed all of the steps required to root my phone however when I go to update from sd card it does not allow me to. it states that the sd card is not mounted or the does not have the correct path. Any suggestions would be helpful thank you in advance. Erik
  7. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to cover the obvious, because one never knows, so no offense if any of these things I'm going to say are already known to you.

    1. Make sure you did not unzip the file, just place it on the root of your SD card, and not inside a folder.

    2. Check to see if you're having issues browsing the SD card while booted up and running, too. If not, I would still go with trying the next step.

    3. Backup any info currently on your SD card that you would like to save, and then format your SD card.

    4. Load the zip file back onto your SD card and try the process again.

    5. If that doesn't work, I would suggest trying another SD card if one is available, to figure out whether this is a problem with your existing SD card or not.
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  8. Roushzx2

    Roushzx2 New Member

    Thank you for that
    I have done everything plus I even tried resetting phone back to factory. The only thing I did not do is use a different SD card. Ill give that a shot. Thanks.
  9. ranshe

    ranshe Active Member

    Hi,
    Tried it just now - failed with "E: failed to verify whole-file signature. E: signature verification failed. Installation aborted"

    Android 2.3.4, kernel 2.6.35.7

    If additional info is needed please let me know.

    Thanks!
  10. Roushzx2

    Roushzx2 New Member

    I just did everything possible and I am still getting that same E error path stuff. So frustrating. Modding Nextels was so much easier. I just dont get it.
  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman New Member

    Should I downgrade to a different firmware version?
  12. sealcluba

    sealcluba New Member

    Did you do the stock OTA update before you tried rooting? If you did you will have to flash back to original rom,(via Restore Your Ascend II Back To Stock), then root and then do the update just found that out the hard way hope this helps, if not good luck!
    Gmash likes this.
  13. juwon377

    juwon377 New Member

    Do u know or send me link to root Hussein ascend 2
  14. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    Check the first post.
  15. savagebeast314

    savagebeast314 New Member

    link is not working anymore thanx
  16. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    It worked fine for me, but I've now updated it, so please try it again.
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  17. ralphy6957

    ralphy6957 New Member

    can you help me please i rooted one of these phones then i had to replace it now i am trying to root this one and it is telling me E:failed to verify whole-file signature can you help please.
  18. Captain Kirk

    Captain Kirk New Member

    Hi everybody I am brand new to all this, and the forum and could really use some help, if someone could steer me in the right direction... Bear with me as it may take a second to explain. I'm on Cricket, and got the new A2, after playing with this for a few days, I updated to the 2.3.5 until I realized it could be rooted and tried pretty much every avenue I've read on here and researched for about 18 hours including anything I could find on Google. If I went to the wrong page to post this, I apologize. I downgraded back to the 2.3.3 as has been stated in all the other posts, and I finally got the z4 root to work on it. I added Superuser, and root remover, and was able to freeze a bunch of Cricket junk, as titanium only removed 1 or 2 items. It's actually been a learning experience with luck that I didn't brick it, but am having fun with it so far after rooting. I can flip pc's all over, but I'm a little confused doing phones though, as I thought you are able to update the software again and keep your root, (ONCE it was rooted) back to their 2.3.5 update? Is this correct? I tried downloading the update to my sd card, but keep getting an error message that it can't be installed, and the phone is maintaining it's root just fine. Is there really much of a difference in the operating system to go higher, should you just not update it or is there another way of doing it, and can I still do the *228? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you I was hoping to add a ps1 sim eventually as I already hacked my psp and this would be the perfect way to be incognito that I have a small gaming device with me! lol
  19. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Hi, welcome to the forums! I'm not experienced with the A2, but I would just not upgrade, as I'm pretty sure if it's successful it will break root. Also, try Root Explorer (paid app) to remove the bloatware. You will have to change r/o to r/w to be able to delete them.
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  20. Captain Kirk

    Captain Kirk New Member

    Cool, thanks so much. I was kind of unsure where to go cuz of the upgrade. I'm going to try the paid version. Any suggestions on the PS1/PS2 emulator? I heard there are a few out there, but any word on one better than the other, and a decent site to get some more games?
  21. smokinjoe2122

    smokinjoe2122 Well-Known Member

    Hey Captain Kirk, you need the cricket software on your phone to do the upgrade. Not exactly sure if this is precisely how it goes, but you need 2.3.3 stock, then root it via the .zip. Once that is completed, then upgrade. You should still be rooted, and then can remove the cricket bloatware. Root explorer is your best friend for this for a few bucks in the market.

    On another note, there are some fantastic stock-ish ROMs out there with updated kernels for multi-touch and overclocking.One includes a the 2.3.5 upgrade along with it. Also there is a very stable Cyanogenmod 7 ROM on another forum, that takes it to 2.3.5, plus all the goodies. I'm running it, and the phone works about 10000% better. Good luck!
  22. moneyb23

    moneyb23 New Member

    hey i just joined the forum a couple days ago i have a cricket ascend 2 and i can't downgrade to stock 2.3.3. all the links are deadends after i download them they can't be unzipped. it always says the zipped folder is empty. am i doing something wrong please Help Me
  23. Pikidalto

    Pikidalto Active Member

    @moneyb23: Hijacking threads, eh? If you want to root and you're on the 2.3.5 Muve update, you can try experimenting with the Update script in CWM. That's how I eventually got it working (I kepting experimenting with various combinations of the clearing the Cache and Dalvik Cache and Fixing Permissions before installing the Root zip, I can't remember exactly what I did that made it work). If you insist on downgrading and the zip file you're downloading is over 100MB, try it as a .rar instead of a .zip (there are different freebie programs for unpacking RARs), the one I was able to download wasn't an actual zip file even though that was the extension (apparently some software that supports both Zip and RAR are glitched and will sometimes create the wrong type of file). Other than that, the re-flashing is the same -- just put the UDPATA.APP file into the folder (sdcard)/dload/, poweroff, then hold Volume Up + Volume Down when powering up your phone until it starts the firmware upgrade, then remove both the battery and SD as soon as the upgrade is complete, and finally power on without the SD card (or plug the SD card into the computer and delete the dload folder).
  24. docgnome

    docgnome Member

    Does anyone have a guide on how to downgrade to android 2.3.3. so I can root my phone? :-(
  25. Pikidalto

    Pikidalto Active Member

    You'll need to reflash to stock. Instructions can be found in Google. All your data will be erased.

    Why not try rooting first? Can't hurt to try :)

    I was successful at rooting via CWM Recovery. I'm working on reflashing to stock and updating so I can get exact instructions.

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