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Rooting a Cubot King Kong 3 - a few general questions

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by chrisr34000, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. chrisr34000

    chrisr34000 Lurker
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    Hello,

    I'm interested in rooting a Cubot King Kong 3 phone (MT 6763 phone), which features Oreo 8.1, and I hope that I am currently posting in the correct forum category.

    For my general understanding, I have a few questions and I really that somebody is so kind to help me shed some light on the following:

    1. Is it possible to root any random phone just by unlocking the bootloader with ADB, flashing TWRP and then installing SuperSU in the recovery?

    Is this the general approach I can use also on the Cubot King Kong 3? Or do I need a TWRP which is modified / customized for this phone? I would like to clarify this, before I do something and brick the phone.

    2. What are some safety measures to take, before trying to root, so that I can reinstate the phone to the original state, if something goes wrong?

    3. Do I have to disable any kind of data partition encryption so that I can root the phone? Or can I still root the phone without doing this?

    4. What is a scatter file and for what is it used? I've read a lot of guides and it seems to be used only with SPFlash. Does this mean, that I do not need this, if root by going the ADB+TWRP+SuperSU route?

    5. If after unlocking the bootloader with fastboot, I am getting the message "Orange State Your devices has been unlocked and can't be trusted. " at boot, then what went wrong and can this be fixed?

    6. If after flashing the stock ROM, which Cubot provides on their forum, I get a red text "Not Verify" in the upper right corner of the screen every time the phone is on, then what went wrong and can this be fixed?

    I am really thankful for your advice, you can't imagine!
     


  2. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Welcome to Android Forums @chrisr34000 :)

    A custom recovery like TWRP is device specific.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  4. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    The biggest safty measure is to make a backup in (TWRP) custom recovery. Check all partitions and back up to external sd or OTG. I recommend doing this before flashing a root package. SuperSu is my preference but most prefer Magisk.

    Some of the worst fails/errors I have ever encountered were dm-verity (device mapper verification) and drk (device root key).
     
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  5. chrisr34000

    chrisr34000 Lurker
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    Thank you for the link. I've already came across this post, but I was a little bit reluctant to just flash the TWRP. Is it possible to to take proper safety measures beforehand, so that regardless what the TWRP does, I can reinstate the phone to the original state?
     
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