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  1. KellyDraves

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    Hi guys, I have watched many videos and read many guides and downloaded many apps both on my phone and computer. I have tried methods like Motochopper, Cydia Impactor, Kingo, Framaroot, Rootmaster, and even watched some 27 minute video on youtube about a method this one guy sort of created on his own with ideas of other people. Not a single method worked. Framaroot would just make my phone reboot and when I check to see if my phone was rooted with root checker, it showed no result. With Cydia Impactor, it said I did not have a signature bug whatever that is. Rootmaster also made my phone reboot with no success just like Framaroot. I have no idea what went wrong with Motochopper, it just said something like "file not found". I am really at a loss and need someone's thorough guide to help me root my ZTE Awe n800... I am beginning to think there is no way around it. So please please please help me out!! I just want to root so I can access wifi hotspot for when I am out and need to access wifi when there is none, and so I can move useless apps programmed on my phone onto my SD card to free up much needed space on the internal storage on my phone. Please help. Much thanks!
     

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    in one of the earlier lost on ostock ROM it will flash the ROM and root using stock recovery look in the all things root there is a ROM there that should root for u think it still there
     
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    can you send me a link to it? I'm not sure I am even looking at the right thing.
     
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    [ROM][4.1.2]AWE Inspired
    Moonshine White/Ginger
    V2.9a Final[Works with
    stock device]. try this
     
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    will that actually root my phone or just update it
     
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    I used a modified version of cooldoodzach's steps from [Guide][Drivers][Root][Kernel][Recovery] How to install for the ZTE Awe

    1. Install PDANet so that you have a compatible ADB driver http://pdanet.co/
    2. Install the standalone SDK tools. Select the drivers and platform tools. Keep track of where it gets installed. https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#Other
    3. Download PhenomX4's TWRP [Recovery] TWRP 2.8.0.0
    4. Extract the recovery.img from the TWRP zip, put it in the platform_tools folder where the SDK installed to
    5. Download a superuser zip, you have three options:

    http://superuserdownload.com/
    http://www.koushikdutta.com/post/superuser
    http://download.chainfire.eu/345/SuperSU/

    I use the second one, but the third one tends to be more popular. I'm throwing in the first one for documentation sake, but it's not maintained any more and has fallen out of favor.
    [September 2015 Edit] Okay things have changed, apps tend to not like koush's superuser these days and I've switched to SuperSU (third link).

    6. Connect your phone, wait for drivers to install
    7. Copy the superuser zip to your phone. Optionally, also copy the recovery zip to your phone.
    8. enter "cmd" into the search programs and files bar in your start menu
    9. enter "cd \<path to ADB platform_tools from earlier>"
    10. enter "adb reboot bootloader"
    11. if all goes well your charge light will be on and you will have a blank screen
    12. enter "fastboot boot recovery.img"
    13. your phone should now boot into TWRP
    14. on the phone, tap install
    15. select the superuser zip file
    16. optionally, select add more zips, and then select the recovery zip. this will install TWRP to the phone.
    17. swipe to confirm the flash
    18. reboot
    19. enjoy your rooted phone
     
    #6 spock1104, Dec 8, 2014
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    thanks I will try this and let you know if it works. My awe is a Bo7, so I think I might have to downgrade to an earlier thingy.
     
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    Found out that my phone stock version whatever is a Bo7 which interferes somehow with rooting this phone. It needs the original stock, so no later than the Bo4. So I guess I just need to downgrade and then I will try to root again.
     
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    don't know if it work with bo7 just an idea if ur comfortable with what Spock said do that make sure follow it to the t good luck let us know how it goes
     
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    alright will do thanks much guys
     
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    I've used the bootloader method to root B07, but do let me know how it goes.
     
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    http://www.zteusa.com/media/wysiwyg/virgin-awe/update.zip -----> puts you back into Bo4 stock which is needed in order to root because anything later will not allow roots. I previously had a Bo7 which is why no method would work for me.

    http://www.zteusa.com/media/wysiwyg...grade_Instructions_English_-_PDF_-_264KB_.pdf ----> guide to using the update.zip file

    Successfully attached the new bo4 stock. Rooted with the kingo app that I downloaded to my computer and attached my phone via USB. When my phone turned back on from the update stock, my phone had been sent back to factory reset so, make sure you have everything backed up. I found an app that will allow wifi hotspot to be enabled....
    http://androidforums.com/threads/wifi-hotspot-yes-it-does-work-heres-how.744034/
     
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    Again thank you everyone for your input. I have succesfully rooted my phone and even accessed my wifi hotspot capabilities!
     
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    glad u got it
     
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    Hey all, I thank you for taking your time to read this. Btw, I saw the B07 to B04 downgrade. I want to try Spock's way, first. Are there any advantages to having B04 rather than B07?

    I have like (3) questions:

    1. Concerning Phenomx4's recovery, TWRP, at http://androidforums.com/threads/recovery-twrp-2-8-6-0.850849/, it says, "You'll need adb version 1.0.32 to use sideload with TWRP 2.8.3.0". Do you think that PDANet at, http://pdanet.co/, has adb version 1.0.32 or something that can take the place of that?

    2. At step 7. , of the Spock's guide above, it says, "Copy the superuser zip to your phone. Optionally, also copy the recovery zip to your phone". The recovery zip is the TWRP zip file right? When it says copy, does it mean to just copy it with the copy command from windows to the SD card's root directory?

    3. Step 7 of my process, based off of Spock's could use some clarification if it is wrong. Maybe I need to copy the SuperSu Zip file and the TWRP zip file to the phone rather than to the SD card?

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    The root process, based off Spock's above, is below.

    How to root your phone for the ZTE (N800)

    *Place all download internet files into the same directory (On the Windows PC)

    1. Enable USB Debugging. Developer Options > Usb Debugging

    * If the Usb Drivers from the Android Phone have been installed to the computer, you can skip to step 3

    2.0 Install Drivers from Inside the phone to the computer. Inside the phone tap, System Settings > Connect to PC > Install Driver.

    2.1 Use a data cable, MicroUSB to USB, and plug the cable into the phone and then plug the USB side into the PC.

    2.2 Install Android Phone Drivers Onto the PC from the phone.

    2.3 After phone drivers are installed, Inside the phone tap, System Settings > Connect to PC > Media Device (MTP). You should now be able to access the phone's files and MicroSD card's files (from the PC), if things have worked out right.

    3.0 Download PDA Net here http://pdanet.co/

    3.1 Install PDANet -(To Desktop or Laptop) Note: The default install directory is PDANet for the PC, which will ensure that you have a compatible ADB driver. The following are procedures that take place when installing PDANet onto a PC.

    *Install the USB drivers, which is for the ADB drivers, because you already have the Android drivers installed from the phone. (See Step 1)

    *For Phone type, select "others" it should be at the bottom.

    *Do not enable USB Debugging, we will do that later. (Click Skip USB)

    *Click OK, when it asks you to install PDANet on your Android, meaning that you have done it. (You don't really need it)

    *In the installation succeded window, uncheck all boxes and click on Finish.

    4.0 Download Stand Alone SDK tools. Select the drivers and platform tools. https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#Other

    4.1 Install the SDK tools. Be sure to keep track, write down where the SDK Stand Alone tools are installed.

    4.2 Dowload SuperSu Zip file from http://download.chainfire.eu/345/SuperSU/

    5.0 Download PhenomX4's TWRP [Recovery] TWRP 2.8.0.0 http://androidforums.com/threads/recovery-twrp-2-8-0-0.850849/ Note, the Version of TWRP has changed.

    5.1 Extract the recovery.img from the TWRP zip, put it in the platform_tools folder where the SDK installed to (On the Windows Computer)

    6.0 Connect your phone (To Windows PC) with the data cable.

    ****** 7. [This Needs Clarification] Copy the SuperSu, [Gain Root Access], zip to your phone. (Copy to MicroSD Card using Windows Copy Command) Optionally, also copy the recovery zip, TWRP ZIPFILE, and NOT the image file, to your phone. (Copy to MicroSD Card using Windows Copy Command)

    8. Open a cmd window where SDk directory, Software Development kit, was installed and where the TWRP image was copied too, the SDK directory.

    9. Enter "adb reboot bootloader" (in the cmd terminal window pointing at the SDK Directory) If all goes well, your charge light will be on and you will have a blank screen.

    10. enter "fastboot boot recovery.img" Your phone should now boot into TWRP on the phone.

    11. On the phone, tap install.

    12. On the phone, select the SuperSu zip file. (the one copied to the MicroSD card in step 7)

    13. Optionally, select add more zips, and then select the recovery zip, TWRP Zip File copied to the MicroSD card in Step 7, this will install TWRP to the phone.

    14. Swipe to confirm the flash.

    15. Reboot.

    16. Enjoy your rooted phone.
     
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    Hey there. So the first question, about the B04 thing, the only difference I have found in rooting vs a B07 is that a B04 makes it so so much easier. I was finding it nearly impossible to root without B04 first. And as far as the PDAnet version thing, I would stick with whatever Spock has listed in his tutorial. It's important to do exactly as the instructions say, however, I suppose it would not hurt if you wanted to try the PDAnet version or whatever it was. As for question #2, yes, zip recovery is TWRP. And by copy, just simply move the file into the SD card. Look for the file on the SD card called root. You'll need to put it there. Hope I helped! If not just keep asking questions lol
     
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    You're welcome! Ask if you need any more help. :)
     
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    Hey Kelly, supposedly, I rooted the phone using a process based off of Spock's process above. According to Scary Alien's app, I DO have root access. However, I can not move play-store apps to the MicroSD card. Hmm, I wonder do I need some kind of play-store app to do that? You know, the option is greyed out for move to SD card.
     
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    Yeah, I needed an app. It's used Lind2SD from the play store.
     
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    That's odd. Having root should not prevent you from moving apps to SD. Are you on kitkat now? Because I installed the kitkat once I rooted and discovered I could not move apps and decided it wasn't worth it so I went back to jellybean. I used multiple apps. Kitkat and lollipop do not allow moving.
     
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    No, I am not on Kitcat. You've peaked my interest, though! I am going to chck out Jellybean. I do have SW...B07. Spock's process worked. Perhaps, I should clean up the guide and add the littlte extra steps that I imlemented to make my version of Spock's process, which is based off another process, complete. So, Jellybean is the Rom to check out, thx.
     
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    Lol, Jellybean isn't new or anything it's just 4.2.0 and it's only better in my opinion because it gives you control over where your apps are stored. Also I am on Bo4 so the B07 thing that you are on could possibly be a reason you were having trouble moving apps. What are you on right now? Kitkat is 4.4._ and Jellybean is 4.2._
     
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    Old or new, as long as it works good is all I care about. I haven't swapped out any Roms. I am just using a Rooted version of the original software that came with the phone.
     
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    But what is the original software? Go into your settings and go into "about phone" or something similar and then look for android version. Mine actually says 4.1.2
     
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