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Rooting a metroPCS ZTE Z828 Avid Plus

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Space Dawg, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Space Dawg

    Space Dawg Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I recently bought a ZTE Avid Plus (Z828) from metroPCS with 5.1.1 and I am looking to root it. Is there anything available yet to help me do so?


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    Post #6 by Rickysauce9, Sep 22, 2016 (3 points)
  3. Wizaired

    Wizaired Well-Known Member

    I know its been awhile since you posted. I have been looking for root access on the ZTE Z828 since I bought it last week.. Wish I had done some research on what Metro pcs phones were easily root-able.
    I Seen something over on XDA that someone's attempt with KingO root was not entirely unsuccessful? Not sure yet..
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  4. drdeviant

    drdeviant Lurker

    able to do it with kingo but no recovery
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  5. Wizaired

    Wizaired Well-Known Member

    Sir.. would u be so kind as to explain or link where i could find more about rooting with kingo root? I did hear someone else was not entirely unsuccessful using kingo but what was the process exactly. And was it true root?
  6. Dc2500

    Dc2500 Member

    I'm working on a file (zip) to root the ZTE Avid Plus... I'm currently working on it... If you want updates email me at <removed> don't spam me or I will block you! If you would like to donate to me and help future projects you can here <removed> thanks for your patience!
    #5 Dc2500, Sep 11, 2016
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  7. Rickysauce9

    Rickysauce9 Lurker

    Root successful. No recovery. Quite simple....

    Download ADB Drivers and ADB Shell set up to PC.
    Install on PC with Admin privileges
    Download latest version Kingo Root to PC
    Connect device to PC via USB
    Turn on device.
    Enable USB debugging
    Enter Command Prompt (Admin Privileges)

    adb devices
    adb reboot disemmcwp
    Phone will reboot with extra write privileges

    Right click on Kingo Root and Run as Administrator.
    Wait bout 5 min for the magic to happen.

    Links at bottom for Drivers, Shell, and Kingo Root

    It was tricky switching to super su. But this worked fine for me after trial.
    I simply uninstalled Kingo user then installed super su and updated binary normal. Boom. I'm still holding down root. Over clocked kernel and all. All the credit to ....


    ADB Drivers http://adbdriver.com/
    ADB Shell http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48915118
    KINGO ROOT https://www.kingoapp.com/android-root/download.htm

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The ZTE Avid Plus release date was January 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 210 processor, and 2300mAh battery.

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