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[Q]how to root vodafone smart 4G

23rd December 2013, 10:19 AM |#1  
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Is the new smartphone from vodafone rooted yet or wait a bit longer?
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26th December 2013, 11:55 PM |#2  
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I guess we will have to wait
28th December 2013, 11:24 AM |#3  
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I guess we will have to wait

Use cydia impactor. Tested on original firmware and update one (as of December 20)
28th December 2013, 02:49 PM |#4  
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so, you pressed start and you got it rooted? just like that?
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Use cydia impactor. Tested on original firmware and update one (as of December 20)

so, you pressed start and you got it rooted? just like that?
29th December 2013, 11:29 AM |#6  
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I confirm that. The procedure is very easy. Cydia Impactor will built the drivers for Smart 4G. Then it will place the su file into the system/xbin/.
After that you can download your super user app of your choice. And you are OK.
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29th December 2013, 09:37 PM |#7  
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Yeah its easy! The real issue is if you mess around much with the firmware and if you manage to brick it you are pretty much screwed. I've dumped the kernel, recovery and system partitions. While the phone does have fastboot, I can't flash anything using fastboot or even get in fastboot mode without booting up the phone first.

So before messing around with the system partition think twice.

Edit: Has anybody built a kernel for this thing? I've got the kernel config (dumped from working phone) and the (wrong, since it gives an error with the settings) kernel sources.
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30th December 2013, 07:33 AM |#8  
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I confirm that. The procedure is very easy. Cydia Impactor will built the drivers for Smart 4G. Then it will place the su file into the system/xbin/.
After that you can download your super user app of your choice. And you are OK.

thanks a lot
30th December 2013, 10:11 PM |#9  
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Yeah its easy! The real issue is if you mess around much with the firmware and if you manage to brick it you are pretty much screwed. I've dumped the kernel, recovery and system partitions. While the phone does have fastboot, I can't flash anything using fastboot or even get in fastboot mode without booting up the phone first.

So before messing around with the system partition think twice.

Edit: Has anybody built a kernel for this thing? I've got the kernel config (dumped from working phone) and the (wrong, since it gives an error with the settings) kernel sources.

Recovery is blank of options. Why you dumbed it and how? Thanks in advance.

*Has anyone tried a better camera than the default one? Photos with flash are burned...
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30th December 2013, 10:37 PM |#10  
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Recovery is blank of options. Why you dumbed it and how? Thanks in advance.

*Has anyone tried a better camera than the default one? Photos with flash are burned...

I don't know why but the recovery has no selectable options, maybe it needs a usb jig?

I've dumped it for backup purposes. You can use dd to dump the partitions. I've also dumped the OTA zip. The stock camera is crap indeed.

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