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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #51 (permalink)
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After typing in adb shell I got a $ is that correct?

also is :
mkdir /data/local/logs
mkdir /data/local/logs/kernel

1 or 2 seperate comands?

(It also won't let me paste into the shell...grrrrrrrrr)
That is correct. The $ tells you that ADB is working and detects your phone.

I forgot about not being able to paste into the shell on a PC.

JCase listed them as one command for copy and paste reasons. Yo'll have to type and enter them separately.

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I typed the first line and hit enter and it says failed...file exists

should I type both commands on same line, no space before I hit enter?
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I typed the first line and hit enter and it says failed...file exists

should I type both commands on same line, no space before I hit enter?

Nah. Go ahead to the second line/command, type and enter it.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #54 (permalink)
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OK I enabled the phone and clicked ok, the next command is giving me an error
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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #55 (permalink)
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That's OK. That's normal for this process. I think if you hit your "up" arrow key it will repeat your last command. Try it again.
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That's OK. That's normal for this process. I think if you hit your "up" arrow key it will repeat your last command. Try it again.
Actually it says..... No such file or directory
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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Now it says...... Permission Denied
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OK....let me look.

It will be best to start over. If your phone still has the menu open click disable on it.

I would start with a new shell also.

Hmmm? I just tested the copy and paste function into shell on my PC. It works with the right-clicking of the mouse on mine. That would greatly speed up the process.
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OK....let me look.

It will be best to start over. If your phone still has the menu open click disable on it.

I would start with a new shell also.

Hmmm? I just tested the copy and paste function into shell on my PC. It works with the right-clicking of the mouse on mine. That would greatly speed up the process.
After typing in
ls -l /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
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rwxrwxrwx root root 178403 2012 ect ect
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Still want to start over? ( Yes I will try right clicking to paste)
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OK..maybe we're still on track then.

Next two commands. Hit 'enter' after each one:


rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
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our messages are a bit out of sync. I'll wait to hear from you.
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I'm starting over, just a sec, it should move faster now
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I just finished ls -l /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

and I have the root root message again...so I am moving forward with your intructions after that
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after typing in command

ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

It say Link failed..File exists
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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Try the previous command again followed by the 'failed' command again..

rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


Were you able to do the copy and paste thing?
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I bet you are really sorry you got in this eh lol sorry
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I bet you are really sorry you got in this eh lol sorry
Not at all....but I may have to pick it back up tomorrow......or er...today. Heh heh.

But I'll wait to hear how it's going. When it works correctly, it doesn't take long at all.
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Try the previous command again followed by the 'failed' command again..

rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


Were you able to do the copy and paste thing?

ok trying the two commands again and yes the copy and paste is working great now
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ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

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rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt

No such file or directory
OK, next command:

ls -l /data/local.prop
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OK, next command:

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No such file or directory
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up arrow then enter.

It should soon give you the rxxx line again.
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up arrow then enter.

It should soon give you the rxxx line again.

Keep getting same message ... No such file or directory
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Keep getting same message ... No such file or directory

OK.....we'll have to pick it up later. Doesn't mean anything drastic is wrong.
Achieving root can be a bumpy ride sometimes. You'll be rooted in 24 hours time.
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SquidlyMcNerd I am online ready to try again when you are. I think this time will go much faster as I am more comfortable with this process and have a better understanding of things :-)
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I started out following this thread to root my ZTE Z990G and then realized how new it was and that it stopped. I went and picked up from/followed the original instructions from jcase . . . Everything 'seemed' to work properly until I got to where he said 'go to the market and install Superuser' - Well Whenever I try to install Superuser from the market I get the wonderful 'insufficient storage available to install' message - Which is what I thought this rooting thing was going to fix. Do you think I did something wrong? Missed a step somewhere ?


BTW - Your Step by Step here is AWESOME - - This helped me tremendously in understanding the original author's instructions. I am so glad you took the time with (Joanie) to do this!
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I started out following this thread to root my ZTE Z990G and then realized how new it was and that it stopped. I went and picked up from/followed the original instructions from jcase . . . Everything 'seemed' to work properly until I got to where he said 'go to the market and install Superuser' - Well Whenever I try to install Superuser from the market I get the wonderful 'insufficient storage available to install' message - Which is what I thought this rooting thing was going to fix. Do you think I did something wrong? Missed a step somewhere ?


BTW - Your Step by Step here is AWESOME - - This helped me tremendously in understanding the original author's instructions. I am so glad you took the time with (Joanie) to do this!

It sure is wonderful they are taking the time to walk me through this, i'm sure there are so many others that have little experience in doing something like this and *normal terms/instructions* won't let us grasp what to do.

I hope to be rooted soon :-)

And good luck with your issue, i'm sure they will be online soon and can possibly point you in the right direction :-)
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Playing around with it I uninstalled an app and this gave me the room to install the superuser app, however it does not seem to be rooted as I am unable to move any apps and still get the low memory message - I am looking about and waiting patiently - - Can't wait to see what he instructs you to do, that may well pinpoint where I erred !
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Did Supperuser say it gained root?
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Ok - Where would it say that? After Install ? . . . Ok it says Requested UID root (0) Status Allowed - I am going to assume (which I hate to do) that this means it is rooted . . . .
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It would say it in the Superuser app. On the far left page, the same one that has tap to update. You have to "allow" Superuser so it can do its job, btw. When it asks permission, approve it.
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Yes - I am rooted - Now - I feel really stupid as I cannot figure out how to REMOVE the junk ware that came on the phone - Not giving up though - still playing determined !
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Yes - I am rooted - Now - I feel really stupid as I cannot figure out how to REMOVE the junk ware that came on the phone - Not giving up though - still playing determined !

YAY !! I'm so jealous, I want to be rooted lol
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LOL - You are only a few steps away - and don't be too jealous, the problem of not being able to get rid of the apps we dont need and the low memory still exists - I am still trying to figure out how to fix that now that I am rooted.
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I started out following this thread to root my ZTE Z990G and then realized how new it was and that it stopped. I went and picked up from/followed the original instructions from jcase . . . Everything 'seemed' to work properly until I got to where he said 'go to the market and install Superuser' - Well Whenever I try to install Superuser from the market I get the wonderful 'insufficient storage available to install' message - Which is what I thought this rooting thing was going to fix. Do you think I did something wrong? Missed a step somewhere ?


BTW - Your Step by Step here is AWESOME - - This helped me tremendously in understanding the original author's instructions. I am so glad you took the time with (Joanie) to do this!

Uninstall a few useless apps and you should be good to go to download superuser. Rooting isnt going to magically give you more space. It will however allow you to remove system apps which a lot of times are bloatware.
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I had to sideload Nobloat and that allowed me to kill the apps that came with the phone - no more low memory message ! Yay! (uninstall was never an option until i installed nobloat)

Thanks to all who chimed in with the help and thanks to jcase and squidlymcnerd . . .
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Maybe someone can answer this for me..

I've been trying to root today on my own, following all the steps that SquiglyMcNerd walked me through last night in this thread also adding jcase instuctions to the end, I didn't think it rooted on my final atempt (something screwy with the su file) so I just tried again and this is what happened....

After typing in
CMD (enter)
CD.. (enter)
adb devices (enter)
I then get...
*daemon not running. starting it now*
*daemon started successfully*
List of devices attached
P736T_TF device
I closed out box and started with fresh shell

CMD (enter)
CD.. (enter)
Copied and pasted
adb shell

(After pasting adb shell, I now get # symbol instead of $ )


What does this mean? Could I possibly be rooted now?
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Negative. Unless you continued passed the:
Code:
ls -l /data/local.prop
step. If not pick up where you left off, Type in
Code:
ls -l /data/local.prop
If should say file exist.
From there:
Code:
echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
Then:
Code:
exit
Then:
Code:
adb reboot
Then:
Code:
adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
Then:
Code:
adb shell rm /data/local.prop
adb shell rm -r /data/local/logs
Finally:
Code:
adb reboot
Install Superuser app, run it, give it permission. You are now rooted.
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In my prior attempts to root, I did all the steps and rebooted...

I wasn't sure if it actually rooted so I just attempted again and the symbols were different, in all of my other attempts I always got the $ instead of # ...wondering why?
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# technically means your phone is rooted. Download supueruser app and run it. It'll ask for permission, give it permission. Download root check and see if you are.
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# technically means your phone is rooted. Download supueruser app and run it. It'll ask for permission, give it permission. Download root check and see if you are.

Ok looking at Superuser (It didn't ask for permission)

On Info page;

superuser v3.1.3(46)
tap to display log

elite not installed
get elite

su binary not found
outdated binary notification (That has a check mark in box)

temp unroot (That is unchecked)

ota survival ( That is unchecked)



Do you know what this means?


I will download Root Check and see what it says too
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Sorry this device does not have proper root access *sigh* Guess I will start over .

1) Do I need to uninstall Superuser before I start again?

2) When I get to the last code adb reboot ....will the phone do a reboot after I type that in or do I have to shut it down myself?

3) And continuing to try the root with a symbol of # instead of $ , won't create any issues?

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Removed. Double post.
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Sorry this device does not have proper root access *sigh* Guess I will start over .

1) Do I need to uninstall Superuser before I start again?

2) When I get to the last code adb reboot ....will the phone do a reboot after I type that in or do I have to shut it down myself?

3) And continuing to try the root with a symbol of # instead of $ , won't create any issues?

Thanks :-)

1. No you can keep superuser installed
2. Yes that command should restart your phone. You have to press enter after each command though.
3. Shouldn't cause any issues having # instead of $.
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1. No you can keep superuser installed
2. Yes that command should restart your phone. You have to press enter after each command though.
3. Shouldn't cause any issues having # instead of $.

I thought there was an issue with the su part of the root process

The two files SquiglyMcnerd had me download were:

http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r20.0.3-windows.zip
(is downloaded in C: )


http://dottech.org/downloads/ZTE_Android_Driver.exe

So where would my su file actually be?
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Chainsdd-su
Search forums for [ROOT] ZTE z990g Merit (An avail variant?) follow its instructions word for word. It has all the information you need. Posting from my phone so I cant copy links.

I am off to bed though 2am here.. best of luck to you.
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Joanie - When I rooted mine I discovered that the su file HAD to be in the same directory the SDK was installed in - so if your SDK is installed at C: then you need to copy the SU file there. Also, in the Superuser app I had to tick mark the OTA Survival checkbox for superuser to do what it was supposed to do.

This is the link of the jcase instructions that I followed (picking up where squidlymcnerd stopped with you)

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/27810-root-zte-z990g-aka-zte-merit/

Hope that helps you some !
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