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ZTE Zmax Pro Official Root Discussion

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by anubis2048, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. SapphireEx

    SapphireEx Guest

    Let me know when you do get to B20. I'll run the exploit on B08, then B20 after B14 has root

    If everything goes well, B08/B14 should be exploitable, and TWRP can handle OTA survival as long as recovery doesn't get overwritten.


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  2. Greysworld007

    Greysworld007 Well-Known Member

    Maybe @Masterchief87. Can come back.
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  3. messi2050

    messi2050 Android Enthusiast

    Feel free to contact me via pm or hangouts.
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  4. Charles367

    Charles367 Well-Known Member

    Damn now they got three phones all the same with different names. How stupid do they think people are
  5. GarnetSunset

    GarnetSunset Member

    Me stupid

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  6. Greysworld007

    Greysworld007 Well-Known Member

    So now out of the big three prepaid companies(metropcs,cricket wireless,boost mobile)we are the only ones with the flagship budget phone still on m
    except ours is the only one not on 7.1.1
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  7. messi2050

    messi2050 Android Enthusiast

    I believe metro wants to update it but as zte released those new phones they won't update the zmax before the last quarter of this year.
  8. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert

    ZTE probably won't give the Zmax Pro any updates to a newer Android version at all. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that is how ZTE rolls. Also, I wouldn't be any help as far as trying to root this thing.  I sold mine at least 6 months ago and have no plans to get another one. I'd rather fix my G3 which sadly has a cracked digitizer because I was too cheap to buy a case for it. Also, I just don't care about root or Android like I used to. I am bored with it and have moved on to other hobbies.
  9. SapphireEx

    SapphireEx Guest

    I like 4.4 far more than 5+. 7 seems so wasteful. I'll probably port my own little 4.4 ROM once we have a working recovery going.
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  10. armandop_

    armandop_ Member

    If we have a working recovery then I will make my own personal room based on the final build of Android O

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  11. SapphireEx

    SapphireEx Guest

    That's some pretty low level coding, but it'd be badass if you could port it.
  12. Ownster

    Ownster Lurker

    Well I sure hope this phone will get rooted because I know that hell zte doesn't seem to care about it anymore.
  13. Searles

    Searles Newbie

    Without reading all the previous pages, could someone provide an update on why everyone is commenting on this thread all of a sudden? Did someone show reason to believe they can root this device?
  14. Kizzmiazz

    Kizzmiazz Lurker

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  15. Greysworld007

    Greysworld007 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to see you go,peace!
  16. Greysworld007

    Greysworld007 Well-Known Member

    I'm so slow! Now I see why this phone is so hard to root. ZTE wants us to buy another phone every year. They keep releasing different versions of the same damn phone,with minimal upgrades. I guess this is how they are able to sell these phones for cheap and still turn a profit.There's not much difference between the Max pro and the Max XL,plus the Max XL and the blade x Max are exactly alike! they know alot of us wants nougat and there banking we ditch our phones for a "newer" one with 7.1.1.
    Once this nightmare of a phone is rooted we will finally be able to break ZTE's shackles from around our necks. We wont need to continually buy the same phone over and over. We can just do the upgrades our selves. People are still using and making rom's for the first zmax. rooting this will be a big middle finger to ZTE.
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  17. Y314K

    Y314K Well-Known Member

    Been following both Root threads for a long while. So I thought I might have to do a post recommending that the only way root might come to this phone might be thru discovery in a class action lawsuit. Since ZTE is so against an unlocked device. And they are so untrustworthy. Glad that won't be the case. We won't have to call Saul.

    This is all MetroPCS's/TMobiles fault. All of this updates & such are done thru contracts. If MetroPCS/TMobile did not specify Nougat upgrading time table in their contract then it's on their end why everybody else is getting Nougat on the same device. Seems ZTE is such a POS company. They are not even releasing a device a year but the same device every couple of months.

    I hope you do a Lollipop port instead. That way Magisk can be fully compatible & HideRoot will be a big thing to have.

    Am I reading this right ? Not only is Root very likely. But we will probably also end up fully controlling our phones with a Fully unlocked Bootloader? And should be able to use Magisk for stealthy Root & mods ?
  18. loonycgb2

    loonycgb2 Android Enthusiast

    I wouldnt see why not.. we just wont have fastboot
  19. armandop_

    armandop_ Member

    How's the exploit going so far?

  20. Ownster

    Ownster Lurker

    Pretty good it seems progress is being made
  21. jhgfrtu

    jhgfrtu Well-Known Member

    At least LG updates there Budget phones to at least one O S upgrade.
    I just updated my LG g Stylo 2 plus to Nougat. 7.0
    Your twrp still works..
    LG is my daily..
    Zte is used as a burner phone slash YouTube watching.
  22. I have two OG Stylo and two stylo 2 plus models, all of them are burners. If you're trying to one-up the Zmax Pro, pick a better handset. ZMP is a CFPOS but better than any Stylo lol
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  23. Greysworld007

    Greysworld007 Well-Known Member

    I'm hearing people gonna move from the zmax pro to the stylo3+ when it arrives. In my opinion the only phone worth replacing the zmax pro is the axon 7.
  24. MatreyuC

    MatreyuC Member

    The Stylo 3 has already arrived and it's only got a Snapdragon 435 in it. It has slightly better graphics and connectivity but the 617 in our phone is faster. The Axon 7 is a massive leap forward from something like the Zmax, and it's very different. I think all the Chinese 5.7 in.+ devices with the snapdragon 650 series (and very soon the 660) are more of a direct upgrade if you want a similar device.
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The ZTE Zmax Pro release date was July 2016. Features and Specs include a 6.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 617 processor, and 3400mAh battery.

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