Successfully rooted ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)


  1. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    This should be a fairly straightforward process with minimal risk of bricking your device, however, I am definitely not responsible for any damages incurred during this procedure.

    Prerequisites: ZTE device drivers for USB. (Connect your phone via the USB cable and choose the "Install Driver" connection type from your device).

    1: Boot phone into FTM (hold the Volume Down key and power on device).
    2: Connect USB cable to your computer.
    3: Download View attachment ZTE Avid 4g root (MetroPCS).zip and unzip.
    4: Open a command prompt (Start+R) type "command".
    5: From the command line, cd into the newly created directory and type root
    6: While the phone reboots, be sure to hold the "Volume Down" button to boot back into FTM. If it begins to boot normally, pull the USB cable and power phone down to reattempt booting into FTM. Once you're back in FTM, plug the USB cable back in and the script should resume the process.
    7: Once it's finished, let the phone boot into normal mode and verify root access. I used "Root Checker Basic".

    Enjoy!

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  2. Dj_Android

    Dj_Android Well-Known Member

    YES!!!!!! (does gangnam dance on keyboard) YEA!!
  3. mkopisz

    mkopisz Member

    We are rooted!thank you
  4. RedStorm2k12

    RedStorm2k12 Active Member

    Do i unzip the file to the computer or to the phone?

    Also, do i open command prompt from the computer? thanks!
  5. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    Both should be performed on your PC. I will be writing a Linux shell script to achieve the same results (sometime this weekend). Most of the time I am in a FreeBSD environment.
  6. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    You are most welcome. Enjoy!
  7. RedStorm2k12

    RedStorm2k12 Active Member

    got it! thanks a lot!!
  8. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    I edited my original post to help clarify this for you. 5: From the command line, cd into the newly created directory and type root

    Hope this helps. Let me know.

    In fact, double-clicking on "root.bat" should yield the same results. The reason I instructed everyone to do this from a command prompt is to view any error messages (should they encounter problems).
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  9. mkopisz

    mkopisz Member

    Same Prob i was having...i just double clicked on root and the script ran itself...
  10. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

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    Then you would type root and press enter.
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  11. RedStorm2k12

    RedStorm2k12 Active Member

    I simply typed root on the command line, followed the rest of the instructions and worked perfectly. Thank you.
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  12. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    No problem! :)
  13. SpartanJ59

    SpartanJ59 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to know if i could do this with a Mac? or do I have to do it on PC
  14. kcurtis106

    kcurtis106 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, only from a PC, however, I will write a script that should work for Mac users on Saturday or Sunday.
  15. SpartanJ59

    SpartanJ59 Well-Known Member

    Thanks me and my older sister are getting this phone in the next couple days and wanted to make sure it could be rooted.
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  16. closp

    closp New Member

    How do I unroot?
  17. clubanger96

    clubanger96 Well-Known Member

    would any custom roms like cyanogenmod work on this phone? and by the way thanks for the root it was easy and simple!!
  18. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    If someone can get me a device tree, I'll build CM10 for you guys....
  19. clubanger96

    clubanger96 Well-Known Member

    I hope someone can get it for you because I would really love cm10 for this phone!!!
  20. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    You guys need a recovery ;)
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  21. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    True Dat ^^^
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  22. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    Can someone pull these files for me:
    Recovery.img
    Recovery.fstab
    Graphics.c
    Postrecoveryboot.sh

    Mostly interested in the recovery.img ;)
  23. clubanger96

    clubanger96 Well-Known Member

    I think kcurtis posted a stock recovery image if thats what you need :)
  24. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    Ah I just saw it, thanks ;)
  25. clubanger96

    clubanger96 Well-Known Member

    no problem ;)

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