How to root ZTE Score using Zergrush


  1. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member

    I've taken this information from various sources and experience from rooting my Exhibit II, I do not take any credit for any of the information.

    1. Install the ZTE Score drivers. When you plug your phone into the computer, the drivers should install automatically, if not, I have included a link to the drivers on ZTE's site.

    2. Open Menu>Settings>Applications>Development an check USB debugging. I've also checked "Unknown sources" on the page before that, I don't know if it is needed, but I've seen in different locations that they recommend this as well.

    3. Extract Zerg rush root to your desktop and open it.

    4. Run ZergRush TempRoot and let it do it's business. When it's done, if all went well, you should now have root access and superuser will be installed on your phone. You MAY need to restart first.


    Drivers: http://www.zteusa.com/support/mp/201202/P020120216436387234095.exe

    Root: http://199.91.153.236/br819ou17glg/2pyj6p3vanu6d7x/Zerg_Root_OneClick.zip


    Edit: I've done this to my girlfriend's phone and I can verify that it works.

    Edit: I highly recommend installing Titanium Backup and backing up everything before you decide to start uninstalling anything. I REALLY recommend buying the paid version and freezing stuff first, but that's really up to you.

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  2. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member

    Haven't played with it too much, but here are some pretty simple system apps I've been able to remove so far..

    Obviously, if you remove the app, you remove what the app does, but if you use another app in place of it, you shouldn't need it.

    Books
    Bubble Bash
    Cricket 411
    Documents To Go
    Email
    Gmail
    Home screen tips
    Music
    MuveMusic
    Poynt
    Sound recorder
    Storefront
    Uno

    I should be able to play with it more later tonight and I'll update when I can.
  3. Alex S

    Alex S New Member

    I tried to root it and it did every thing it was spouse to and i tried using superuser to delete some apps and it wont show any apps in the list. So then i rooted it again same problem any help? For ur info i have usb turned on and dubugging mode is on aswell.
  4. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member


    You're not going to use superuser to delete the apps, you have to install a third party app like titanium backup.
  5. Alex S

    Alex S New Member

    Oh ty lol i think i ****ed up my phone i rooted it a 3rd time lol and now it just keeps restarting.

    Edit:I pulled the battery out and it restarted so im going to download that backup. And that backup will let me delete apps?
  6. Alex S

    Alex S New Member

    I got everything working and i downloaded the titanium backup and i'm deleting apps that came with the phone ty very much.
  7. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member


    Good to hear, don't forget to back up all those apps before you delete them and just be careful what you delete.
  8. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    i get this and i cant root help




    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-de
    vice

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb push zergRu
    sh /data/local/
    662 KB/s (21215 bytes in 0.031s)

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod
    777 /data/local/zergRush

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell rm /d
    ata/local/tmp/*sh

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell /data
    /local/zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00016118
    [*] Scooting ...
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-de
    vice

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell sleep
    1

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb remount
    remount failed: Operation not permitted

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell mount
    -o rw,remount rootfs /
    mount: Operation not permitted

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell mount
    -o remount,suid /dev/block/mmcblk0p29 /system
    mount: Operation not permitted

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod
    4755 /system/bin/sh
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/sh: Operation not permitted

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb push ./su /
    system/bin
    failed to copy './su' to '/system/bin/su': Permission denied

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb push ./su /
    system/bin
    failed to copy './su' to '/system/bin/su': Permission denied

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb push ./busy
    box /system/bin
    failed to copy './busybox' to '/system/bin/busybox': Permission denied

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod
    4755 /system/bin
    Unable to chmod /system/bin: Operation not permitted

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod
    4755 /system/bin/su
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod
    4755 /system/bin/su
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb push ./Supe
    ruser.apk /system/app
    failed to copy './Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Permission deni
    ed

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb install ./a
    ndroidterm.apk
    1932 KB/s (92780 bytes in 0.046s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/androidterm.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-de
    vice

    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>adb shell sync


    C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Zerg_Root_OneClick\Zerg rush root>pause
    Press any key to continue . . .
  9. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member


    Can you tell me exactly what you did step by step.
  10. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    i installed the drivers then i allowed unknown sorces and i pluged my phone in to the computer with debugging mode on
  11. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member

    Did your computer recognize the phone?
  12. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    ya is there another way to root my phone
  13. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member


    I have no idea, if you followed the instructions correctly, there's no reason it shouldn't have worked. I don't actually own this phone, my girlfriend does, so I don't know a ton about it.
  14. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    does it matter if my phone is from metro pcs
  15. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member


    It definitely could, your phone may need different drivers, didn't know there were slightly different models of the phone, I'll update when I'm at a computer with the other drivers if I can find them.
  16. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    thanks update me if you could root zte score m
  17. surgerush

    surgerush Well-Known Member

    I'm not able to find the drivers for that model. When you connect your phone to your computer, are you able to see the phone's files and stuff?
  18. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    has anybody rooted score m yet
    and can i flash the cricket recovery for the m without root
  19. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Going to test that out in a few...trying to get this phone to be recognized by the CPU. Might have to do hard reset. As the phone is similar to the Huawei M860 was thinking of trying CM7 on it. We shall see:D
  20. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    tell me how it goes
  21. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Tomorrow's another day..ohh wait it is tommorrow ...anyway being stubborn ...will dive back it after some zzz:)
  22. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    does anybody no how to get into stock recovery
  23. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Trying to find that also..have to get it out of the pattern screen lock.first:eek:
    Same thing before with a M860 ...just a matter of time ;)
  24. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    has anybody rooted score m yet
  25. lnr4e

    lnr4e Well-Known Member

    Try using super one click 2.3.3 it has the zurgrush exploit.
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