Hello everyone! I am a regular and borderline satisfied user for the ZTE ZMAX PRO. I needed a phone and went on ahead using the promotion MetroPCS had, "open a new line, get any $100 phone for free." So i opened a new line and got this. Before going on, i'll post my devices current state; ----- Z981 Current Version: V1.0.0B21 - Android Version 6.0.1 Android security patch level Aug 1, 2017 Baseband version Z981B01 Kernel version 3.10.84-perf-gcdba782-00725-g9a1b90dzte-kernel@Zdroid-SMT Build number Z981V1.0.0B21 Hardware version u88A - OEM unlocking is available under developer options Volume down + power shows FTM (I haven't an idea what that is, i;m used to seeing a dead green guy) Volume up + power shows; Android Recovery zte/p895t20_mpcs/urd 6.0.1/mmb29m/20170802. 130758 user/release-keys (options to choose regarding reboots/updates/wipes/power off) Supported API: 3 ----- What is possible with this phone in it's current state? Is root achievable? Are there any tools/softwares/drivers? Also, i was a Nexus 5 user for a long time and i'm sure rooting and modding methods for it are overly simple. I'm not familiar with a few terms regarding linux, but am willing to learn. I am more of a follow-steps/procedures kind of user, so reading a guide meant for newbies is what I do. In anyway, I can contribute anything regarding any development for this phone, all I ask if precise directions. I am willing to dummy this phone, I mean, I got it for free. I can also help with any directions that require a PC (Win 7 Ult). If nothing can be done, please provide a reasonable explanation as to why. Thank you and I hope to hear great answers. I am also hoping for other users like me to get more clear answers on this subject. I am Discord/Gmail/WhatsApp friendly.