Rooting the Hydro


  1. Wiesshund

    Wiesshund Well-Known Member

    Files needed:
    Kyocera USB Drivers
    32 bit Custom Action Information

    64 bit Custom Action Information

    Bin4ary's multi phone root app.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=31545627
    (I recommend release 15 http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1398011&d=1350123242 )

    Instructions:
    1) go to Settings, "System", "Developer Options" and make sure "USB Debugging" is checked
    Connect phone to computer, and select "Media Transfer" on the phone

    2) After extracting the archive of Bin4ary's rooting app to a folder on your PC, open that folder and Run the "RunMe" file and select "3> Other" in the on-screen prompts.

    3) The phone will ask you to enter an encryption password... don't, just hit "restore my data" on the bottom of the screen on your phone.

    4) Follow any further on-screen prompts, your phone will reboot, and you're Rooted

    !!WARNING!! there is currently no working recovery, beware of the changes you make to your phone, modify at your own risk


    (I did not write any of the above info, just gathered it from other posts and sites, perhaps this info could be added to the all things root area's rooting guide?)

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  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hey Wiesshund - thanks for sharing this! :)

    I am not familiar with this phone... I take it that you have rooted using this method?

    We could move this to the root section for the phone and link it to the sticky if you would like :)
  3. Wiesshund

    Wiesshund Well-Known Member

    Yea that is fine. Just please don't credit me for figuring everything out.
    I just put everything together in a single post.
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  4. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member

    ok you all helped me root my hydro, but was wandering if there is a way to "unroot" it. would be usefull if someone had to return their phone to boost for service.
  5. cheetoskill

    cheetoskill Active Member

    i did everything and its not rooted. what could i have done wrong?
  6. cheetoskill

    cheetoskill Active Member

    nvm oddly i was trying again and when i submitted that comment it worked!
  7. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    anyone that i can get the file from would be great download locked for some reason free downloads out

    did asearch and found it thanks anyway
  8. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    please help
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  9. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    I've tried now 40 times to root this is getting frustrating to say the least
  10. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member


    i had that same problem, try uninstalling the hydro usb drivers and reinstalling them.
    i had to reinstall win7 and everything because of a virus but after i did i rooted my hydro on the first try
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  11. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    I'll try that I have tried it on win 8 and on win 7 might try xp
  12. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    Busybox installer says I'm rooted but no root access
  13. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member


    sorry that didn't work, i'm new to this as this is my first android phone but thats as far as my knowledge of this stuff goes. i've been looking around with the file manager and i don't know that much about linux based systems, i work on windows systems every day but this is way different to me.
    if you get it to work post it as it could be usefull to others who might be haveing problems too
  14. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    Not a problem did a fresh install of windows and still nothing this sucks but i'm going to fiddle a little and see what I can come up with
  15. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member

    you did extract the root program to a folder right?
    i used the "v2" file from the original post and the hydro usb drivers from the kyocera site
    if u think it might help i can email u me copy of them to try
  16. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    I would love v2 I've been trying v14 or 15 and I should get the drivers from the site
  17. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member

    no problem, my email is animejoe69@gmail.com send me i txt with your email and i'll send the files as atachments
    do u need 32bit or 64bit usb driver?
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  18. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

  19. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member

    any luck with that yet?
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  20. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    Great luck thank you already have link2sd going back all apps up so I'm running most of my apps off sd card v2 worked easy
  21. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

    Going to be making a root guide and anything I find along the way
  22. animejoe69

    animejoe69 Well-Known Member

    glad to hear that. sorry it took so long to get back to you but am glad i could help.
    thats what i like about this forum. i've been on others for this or that and never seen or gotten the help these folks give here
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  23. iJive

    iJive Member

    Let me know when you do it! Not sure if I need 32 or 64 bit drivers?
  24. Robertech

    Robertech Well-Known Member

    if you're on a windows pc, click start, right-click on 'my computer', and click properties. if you see anywhere that says x64, it's a 64 bit system. x86 is 32 bit and more common.
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  25. Tattooedgod

    Tattooedgod Well-Known Member

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