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How-To Guide: Root the Huawei M835


  1. Sebuo

    Sebuo Member

    So I went through a lot of trial and error to figure this out. I thought I'd spare you all the trouble.

    Before you being rooting there are a few things you'll need to download.

    PdaNet for Android - This will install the correct drivers for you to begin rooting.
    Download PdaNet

    SuperOneClick (SOC) - This will do the rooting.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=624175&d=1307984755

    Step 1:
    Install PdaNet for Android
    Follow the prompts required by the installer.

    Step 2:
    Set your phone to USB debugging mode, then plug it into your computer. (if you haven't already done so)
    Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging [✓]

    Step 3:
    Unzip SuperOneClick, locate the unzipped folder, and open SuperOneClick.exe

    Step 4:
    Select the Driver Check button, you should be prompted with "No issues found."

    Step 5:
    Now select the Root button and wait for the process to complete.
    If it ask you to install anything, do it.


    Finally shut off your phone and restart. If you've done this correctly you should now have a new app titled Superuser and you're officially rooted, if you don't something went wrong.

    Good luck everyone!

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  2. starstress

    starstress Well-Known Member

    I have the optimus m. my girlfriend just got this phone (against my wishes, this phone blows) but Ill root it for her I guess. Any idea hot to make it response quicker
  3. xasmir

    xasmir New Member

    i rooted my phone using this guide to delete the metro apps then unrooted it
    Now i want to root the phone again but this time around when i reboot the phone loops on the metro pcs logo :mad:
  4. Sebuo

    Sebuo Member

    Beats me mate, I've never attempted the unrooting process (this guide was never for that). But from what I understand, unrooting usually means wiping everything clean and installing the stock ROM.
  5. xasmir

    xasmir New Member

    the thing is that I can unroot to stop the metropcs loop
  6. puyow18

    puyow18 Well-Known Member

    is the stock rom available anywhere for us to do this? I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on doing some things because I'm afraid I'll be scroood if it ends up in boot loop land

    EDIT: saw on another forum that there is a stock rom floating around (i don't know where yet), but they mentioned that there isn't a working CWM for this phone model right now. Can anybody confirm/deny this or explain how they got CWM working for them? Thanks in advance
  7. Android-User90

    Android-User90 New Member

    I rooted my Phone and i still cant remove Metro Apps, where is tht folder located
  8. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member


    I am working on a cwm but if you find one let us know.
  9. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    I was able to remove plenty of apps, but I used Root Manager, not sure how it'd be different.
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  10. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    The folder is cust>app
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  11. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member


    The folder is cust>app
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  12. Android-User90

    Android-User90 New Member

    Thnks i was wonderin why it wasnt in the system folder
  13. dsmith80

    dsmith80 New Member

    I rooted my M835 using SuperOneClick and now I cannot go on the web or download anything. Any suggestions on how I can fix this problem?
  14. yanks_35

    yanks_35 Member

    I actually used Root Uninstaller(FREE) to freezed some of the Metro Apps. Would freezing an app have the same effect as deleting an app or it is better to delete the app from the phone altogether?
  15. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member


    Best to freeze first (only for testing on app that you don't know weather or not are safe to delete.) And delete once you are sure its not gonna screw anything. Deleting frees up space, freezing simply stops the system from seeing it.
  16. Apoplectic1

    Apoplectic1 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of a good (preferably free) USB driver for the M835? I need one to download the PdaNet and the Troubleshooting page does not have a link for Huawei drivers, only LG, Samsung and Motorola.
  17. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    You need the USB Drivers for it? Last I recall, I was able to use PdaNet without any such thing, the phone comes with them. [​IMG]
  18. Apoplectic1

    Apoplectic1 Well-Known Member

    An error message popped up while installing it, it said that the phone was not detected even though I had put it on to USB debugging, and I turned on USB storage. The only issue the troubleshooting page covered was if your phone didn't have the driver, that this would happen, so I'm guessing this is my problem.
  19. nu2moding

    nu2moding Well-Known Member

    what worked for me:
    1. turn OFF usb storage so da phone pops up like a disk drive
    2. when it says the driver options, select browse
    3. go to my computer, select the phone without entering any folders,
    4. then click the install button.

    atleast thats what worked 4me
    :)
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  20. Apoplectic1

    Apoplectic1 Well-Known Member

    It never prompts me for driver options, only where to put the shortcut folder, and even then it will only let me select from folders in the program bar under start.

    I'm going to try to see if I can download it directly to my phone from my phones browser.
  21. The2ndBarber

    The2ndBarber New Member

    I got almost everything to work, execpt when it said that it was "Waiting for device ..." it stopped responding, is there anything else that I should be doing that isn't listed?

    Also, no matter how long I left it, it wouldn't respond anymore.
  22. pdmonkey11

    pdmonkey11 Active Member

    ok so i was trying to root my phone and as soon as i clicked root it said an unknown error has occured then its like to continue over the error press ****inue blah blah blah what do i do
  23. macjay420

    macjay420 Well-Known Member

    I rooted the same phone using gingerbreak..worked flawless..
  24. razorbladesoup

    razorbladesoup Well-Known Member

    Optimus M is a good phone. i run CM7 clocked at 806mhz all day
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