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Root for Huawei Ascend Y H866C

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by candyman4092, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Scarsketch

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    adb devices shows me the h866c. adb fastboot reboots me into the Android OS. fastboot or bootloader needs a phrase or some verbage there at the end
     

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    what commands?
     
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    I have sucessfuly pushed the files to the root directories. I need a Linux distro which I am downloading now with nautilus so I can copy some other files as well. Wondering if I can get the sd card out and use root explorer to change and modify these files will it be the same thing
     
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    Giving me chillbumps Scarsketch! So close! Rooting this thing!
     
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    Ill throw down cash for a root as soon as I hear a commitment and see a PayPal, donate link whatever...from a trustworthy source developer, moderator, etc.
     
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    i also gotten up to the Linux part then got lost, my uncles good with it so hope he can help.
     

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    Was hoping for a root for Christmas, where are you Santa?
     
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    New reg here. Posting to subscribe to this thread. Would love a root for this device as well.

    Hope someone finds a solution! Salutations and Happy Holidays!
     
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    im not sure any of you guys are understanding. you cant just run a few adb commands and be rooted. you need an exploit to let you write to system earlymon was merely point ing out some commands to gather information about the device
     
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    get into the pink screen take sd card and battery out put battery back in hold vol - and + then u should get a pink screen is that doewnload mode?
     
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    i am trying a lg mercury root. i have sucessfully pushed the files needed to the sd card. pink screen is download mode for the merc. i just need to install my distro into usb im having some problems doing it. some files wont install and has problems installing a bootloader. any suggestions?:eek:
     
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    I don't know but on CDMA Workshop I can connect on a modem and no it won't read the phone but when I go to mode reset big green letters pop up saying ok
     
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    i haventeven installed cdma workshop yet but what is mode reset?
     
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    It's an option on CDMA Workshop
     
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    You're probably going to have to have the paid version
     
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    Well ive pushed the files in to the root directory just need a distro with nautilus to copy these files to other ls in the filesystem
     
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    Its almost done I just need the Linux distro ive got 10.10 but having problems installing to Usb stick
     
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    perhaps if you explained what exactly you were hoping to do in english i might be able to assist.
     
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    Well I am following the huawei mercury root from unleashed prepaids. But I need to copy some of the files to root directories with nautilus or a root explorer in Linux because that is what the directions for the Huawei mercury say to do. I had another coder suggest this method because of the pink screen download mode.

    In all I put the h866c in download mode (pink screen) and move these files that I have subsequently pushed to /sdcard to then be moved to root directories with a root browser in Linux.
     
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    here is what i know!

    adb root = adbd cannot run as root in production builds

    why throw and error adbd? :thinking:
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    adb shell
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    $chmod 777 /system

    returns error Unable to chmod /system: Read-only file system
    _______________________________________________________________

    so lets change the entire root to 777 well that turns out to be the same error! :thinking:
    _______________________________________________________________

    so i start looking at packages! by typing

    adb shell

    $ pm list permission-groups
    pm list permission-groups
    permission group:android.permission-group.DEVELOPMENT_TOOLS
    permission group:android.permission-group.PERSONAL_INFO
    permission group:android.permission-group.COST_MONEY
    permission group:android.permission-group.LOCATION
    permission group:android.permission-group.MESSAGES
    permission group:android.permission-group.NETWORK
    permission group:android.permission-group.ACCOUNTS
    permission group:android.permission-group.STORAGE
    permission group:android.permission-group.PHONE_CALLS
    permission group:android.permission-group.HARDWARE_CONTROLS
    permission group:android.permission-group.SYSTEM_TOOLS

    it returns this! i can view packages etc and sub packages etc. but can't change the permissions on those packages! so i try installing this method!

    pm install superuser.apk /system/app
    pm install superuser.apk /system/app
    pkg: superuser.apk
    returns
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE]

    OK now that i have seen this before on the phone downloading an app or playing a game this is getting funny now!

    the only thing i can think of to do next is find a verified copy of a update.zip the huawei h866c will except.
    I also noticed that with the sim card out it shows a cdrom drive and 2 usb drives which tells me there are multiple partitions on this phone. well there might be a partition hiding somewhere that we can't see. I also downloaded a very good root explorer app and /local is not showing as well as items in /dev?
    so anyone want to share some knowledge maybe i can piece this together.
    I'm have a little knowledge on MD5 but not alot about creating a verified update.zip..
     
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    Run mount, you'll see that /system is mounted ro, read only.
     
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    Going to work some new files! if anyone has suggestions please fell free to discuss them with me!

    FASTBOOT anyone have any luck?
     
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    this is the reason
    FILE

    / default.prop

    #
    #ADDITIONAL_DEFAULT_PROPERTIES
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    ro.secure=1
    ro.allow.mock.location=0
    ro.debuggable=0
    persist.service.adb.enable=0


    ((((ro.secure=1)))) Should be 0

    correct me but i can't simply just change it can i create and new text file and somehow flash it???

    I also have testkey.x509.pem and the cacerts.bks files

    I bought this phone for my wife! for Christmas!

    I will crack this!
    Working on Fedora using dsixda's Android Kitchen:rolleyes:
     
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    test key is useless you need their key. and you cant edit that file without editing the kernel which you cant do without root.
     

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