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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Monster212, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Monster212

    Monster212 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    if you have this phone its easy to root using Root Genius i have uploaded it to zippyshare for you all to download it instead of searching google for it..

    Zippyshare.com - RootGenius_en.exe


    1. Double-click on Root Genius executable and it
     


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  2. stinger2k

    stinger2k Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Just did mine and all went well. Backed up with Titanium. Any ides on what bloatware is safe to remove. I am a noob. Or the best way to go about it like the freeze option in Titanium
    Thanks
     
  3. ladii_king

    ladii_king Lurker

    Hello, which recovery to use after root?
     
  4. stinger2k

    stinger2k Well-Known Member

    I am very new to this so I am sure I'm not much help, but was able to root mine. So far I don't think there is a recovery for this phone. For me I rooted to get rid of bloatware mainly. When I search for any ROM's or a working recovery I don't find anything. So far I have froze quite a few apps with titanium, but haven't removed any. Hopefully as the phone gets out there more, things will change.
     
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  5. leb_holdings

    leb_holdings Lurker

    Hello to all

    All these steps are pretty easy to follow but I cannot get this or any rooting software to recognize my phone. My pc does recognize phone as drivers have been installed. Developer options on, etc. My Hydro life has version 4.3 installed. Can this be the problem? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  6. jefffran

    jefffran Newbie


    What you're missing is the android adb drivers. This can easily be solved by installing drivermax from CNET to give you the drivers.
     
  7. leb_holdings

    leb_holdings Lurker

    Hello Jefffran

    adb drivers are installed.
     
  8. kylegrant

    kylegrant Newbie

    I don't know if you've tried this one over here?

    Edit: The link here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2870678
     
  9. leb_holdings

    leb_holdings Lurker

    I've also tried this method. Wont detect my phone. Asking to set usb debugging which my phone already is. Developer options> USB Debugging. This is frustrating, but im not giving up!
     
  10. androidman339

    androidman339 Lurker

    How were you able to get developer's options? I'm running 4.3 os
     
  11. jasnooks

    jasnooks Newbie

    If you don't see developer options under settings, go to about phone, and tap build number about ten times. A message should pop up saying something about developer options. Go back to settings, and developer options should now be there
     
  12. Elrynon

    Elrynon Member

    What do we do about kinguser? You recommend installing SuperSu but they're both super user apps. Do we just use kinguser? Do we install SuperSu and give it permission to become super user and then uninstall kinguser?
     
  13. stinger2k

    stinger2k Well-Known Member

    I installed SuperSU then uninstalled Kinguser. Worked fine for me but I am no expert but read this a few places when I first rooted my phone.
     
  14. mrrom

    mrrom Android Enthusiast

    Link t
    o drivers cannot find plz. Edit so I finally got the drivers installed and it finally detects my device but now when I run the program it tells me at the end exactly when its at 77 percent that my phone is a tough phone to root manually?
     
    #14 mrrom, Nov 24, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2014
  15. trichome

    trichome Newbie

    LMAO! I got this phone as an emergency phone a few weeks ago. Saw it laying there, figured Id look into what I can do with it. Well I got it rooted and decided to 86 some bloat. Well I bricked it lol. I actually think it was the bootanimation being deleted that borked it because i just deleted basic shit. So beware.
     
  16. trichome

    trichome Newbie

    NM, figured out how to get into recovery and did a reset and now shes back. Thanks for guide. Now Ill debloat until it fails and let you guys know whats good to cull.

    OK NM I see now. I must have deleted the homescreen or something as now all I get is blackness and a status bar. Ill try a launcher later.
     
    #16 trichome, Nov 29, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  17. Nintendo1889

    Nintendo1889 Android Enthusiast

    Whoa whoa whoa how did you get into recovery and recover the phone? This phone seems to have an unstable root so I am NOT installing the OTA update or rooting the phone until I get a single answer about getting a stable root on this phone.
     
  18. trichome

    trichome Newbie

    I just got into the limited Android recovery. It lets me wipe cache or do factory reset. I think the TMobile My Account thing actually unrooted me. I realized I had lost it after opening that app a few days ago. I saw in device health that it had scanned for root and was advising me it was a security flaw. Root Genius worked for me again.
     

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