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Root Rooting instructions for 4.4.4 Build B13 & 4.4.2 Build B33

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    This is the first Rooting guide I have ever made. So if it seems amateurish, or if I miss something, I am sorry. Just let me know and I will fix it.

    Thanks goes to MasterChief, Kingroot programmers, Dunkin Donuts (Coffee), Wawa for their Awesome Hoagies, Aleve, Tums the people are ZTE who left this security hole open and everyone here who have been patient

    * Your warranty is now void.
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    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, dead pixels, dead digitizers or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.

    Please do some research if you have any concerns about what rooting your phone can allow you to do.

    YOU are choosing to make these modifications, you and you are alone are responsible for following the directions.


    I take absolutely ZERO credit for this root method. I only found this because of luck and sheer stubbornness that I am renowned for.

    Click the URL below to download the latest version of King root. Make sure it is version 4.52 or later.

    http://www.kingroot.net/wap/download

    Go here to download TWRP
    https://www.mediafire.com/?smsymhdzvp6qj55

    and here for SuperSU.
    http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu

    Install Kingroot, and run. It will say Root Unavailable. And on the bottom of the screen it will say strategy available. Tap try to root. Get yourself a cup of coffee or use the bathroom. When you get back you will have temp root.

    Now install TWRP and run it. Click Install recovery. When it is done select reboot recovery. TWRP will load and choose Install, go to Download directory and choose UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip.

    When it is done reboot. And VIOLA! Your phone is now rooted.

    If you want to flash a new rom (Cyanogenmod, BrokenOS, PAC-ROM, Carbon ROM, Candy5, AICP, Blisspop, Resurrection Remix, etc, etc) you must flash the B06 Modem Firmware if you are on MetroPCS or the B22 Firmware if you are on T-Mobile) onto the phone. The B13 & B22 seems to block making phone calls and kills data.

    DO NOT FLASH THE B06 OR THE B22 MODEM FIRMWARE IF YOU PLAN ON STAYING STOCK!!!


    B06 Modem Firmware (MetroPCS)
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086991464

    B22 Modem Firmware (T-Mobile)
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086991623

    If you want to go back to the stock B13 firmware for Metro or B33 for T-Mobile you must reflash the B13 Modem firmware or the B33 Firmware.

    DO NOT FLASH THE T-MOBILE MODEM FIRMWARE ONTO A METROPCS PHONE OR A METROPCS MODEM FIRMWARE ONTO A T-MOBILE PHONE. YOU CAN BRICK YOUR PHONE! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

    B13 Modem Firmware for MetroPCS variant
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086991465

    B33 Modem Firmware for T-Mobile Variant
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086991624

    Here is my video of my ZTE ZMAX Z970 running Android 4.4.4 Build B13 being rooted by the latest Kingroot.



     

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    #1 bfldworker, Nov 8, 2015
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    Can a Moderator or a Admin please sticky this thread.
     
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    Yep :)
     
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    cool have someone flash any custome rom
     
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    Thank You
     
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    I haven't as of yet.
     
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    Nice going. Great to see a root for this build number, after several updates render it impossible. If anything, I would suggest Broken 5.1.1 ROM if you want to flash, a very great ROM and the dev did a great job with it. And marshmallow is coming as well, as he's working on a 6.0 broken ROM for the zmax device but great job there.
     
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    I was looking at BrokenOS and CM12.1 and seeing if there was anything on CM13 happening.

    I do have one question. The Google+ site for BrokenOS isn't being helpful. Do you a URL for the latest Build of BrokenOS?
     
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    Just flashed broken to my wife's B13 build u can't make phone call or nothing its says the phone is out of service
     
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    i thing u should wait myabee partitions got change
     
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    did u make a backup
     
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    Wish I did lol any chance u have one
     
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    sometime when the released and update partition are updated or change thast why u not get no type of servive maybeee is that who knows
     
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    no one has a backup for b13 we did not have twrp to make the back up sorry my friend wich rom did u flash broken
     
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    Do u have b13 with twrp installed if so make a backup and shoot it my way if u would
     
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    im on b06 i sold my b13
     
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    My phone is on b06 to I'll just have to factory restore mine update it to b13 root it make a backup and fix hers that way
     
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    i thing u should wait before u mess up something and get a real dev to gave us the green light
     
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    I've recently discovered that while flashing just the modem from the older firmware does make the custom ROMs for this phone usable by fixing the problems with calls and data barely working or not working at all, it works even better if you also flash the aboot, rpm, tz, sdi, sbl1, and fsg partitions. I was having issues with GPS not working and decided to give it a shot. Not only did it fix my GPS issues but now I get full bars in areas where I would previously lose signal all together. Hroark13 actually made these zips many months ago and they can be found by clicking the link below.
    http://androidforums.com/threads/4-4-4-and-4-4-2-modem-and-bootloaders.922437/
     
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    Is there any chance u made a backup if so will u upload it please
     
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    I've recently discovered that while flashing just the modem from the older firmware does make the custom ROMs for this phone usable by fixing the problems with calls and data barely working or not working at all, it works even better if you also flash the aboot, rpm, tz, sdi, sbl1, and fsg partitions. I was having issues with GPS not working and decided to give it a shot. Not only did it fix my GPS issues but now I get full bars in areas where I would previously lose signal all together. Hroark13 actually made these zips many months ago and they can be found by clicking the link below.
    http://androidforums.com/threads/4-4-4-and-4-4-2-modem-and-bootloaders.922437/
     
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    I noticed that BrokenOs didn't bring a music media player...Is there's a music media player without ads in google play?
     
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