Rooting for dummies for ZTE Merrit?General


  1. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    Hmm.. I think I have to do a factory reset on my phone. but I cant remember HOW.. I did it once.. it had to do with holding the Home button... the volume button.. and the power button.. but I cant quite get it right..
  2. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    nevermind... Its MENUE button.. not home button...
  3. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

  4. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    go and reboot and paste the rest of the code

    look at you cmd prompt user name the su will go in that folder
  5. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    su is in the wrong folder

    look a cmd prompt C:/ user your name su goes in the user folder not the public one
  6. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    LOL I feel kinda stupid. PCs I can figure my way around in halfway decently.. but a smartphone... its a totally alien experience for me.
  7. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    I think I got it!!!!! Installing clockwork mod now. should I have done that BEFORE installing superuser? or is it fine?
    Now making this nandroid backup.. is that just for my apps, contacts? user settings? ( stuff that deleting cache from recovery menu does anyway...) Or does it backup more technical stuff? ( stuff I dunno what it is LOL)
  8. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    you are almost rooted once you get the su to load
  9. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    Uhm.. I downloaded Rom Manager (clockworkmod). but when I go to " backup current rom" it says i have to download clockwork recovery someething.. then it tells me to select my phone model... my ZTE z990g is not in the list...
  10. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    you get the root checker from the market to be sure you have root

    you will need to use the shell once again to load clockwork the image needs to be on the sd card.
  11. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    huh? I have no idea what you just said. lol
  12. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    did you get thru the whole process of rooting
  13. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    Yes. Superuser is installed
  14. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    you flashed clockworks to the phone yet:D
  15. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    Thats what Im trying to figure out how to do LOL I downloaded Rom Manager from the app store but when I go to " backup current rom" it says i have to download clockwork recovery someething.. then it tells me to select my phone model... my ZTE z990g is not in the list...So Where do I Find the clockwork app for MY phone???
  16. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    do I have to have clockworkmod? or is there another one that I can use?
  17. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

  18. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    is that the app to recover?
    edit: nevermind its an img.. How do I know that is the right one for MY phone if I use it? I got my phone from straight talk and I want to make sure that I can put my phone back to the way it was when I opened it if I need to.
  19. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    not an app its the recovery to backup the phone

    you are replacing the stock recovery with a clockworks recovery

    once you get it flashed to the phone you will power down phone turn off.

    hold menu left button volume up arrow then press power button all at the same time to boot to recovery
  20. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    yah I discovered that.. but how do I know its the RIGHT one? for my Straight Talk Z990g? lol and is this what I use when I want to UNROOT and restore it?
    or do I only need that if I change the rom or something?
    and my phone doesn't SEEM any different from before rooting.. LOL but Im also a noob so ...
  21. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    same one i used on my straight talk it works dont know why you would need to unroot
  22. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    The only reason I would need to unroot is if I need to send it in for service. rooting breaks TOS and voids warranty ( its in the TOS) but Ive heard that it can be undone so ya cant tell it was ever rooted. ( which is why I decided to go ahead and try rooting)
  23. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    you would just flash the stock recovery back and you any app like gingerbreak to unroot not a biggie
  24. CDavis10

    CDavis10 Active Member

    and where is stock recovery?
  25. hi5five

    hi5five Well-Known Member

    need to shop around on this site i seen it somewhere
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