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Unhappy [Q] How do I root the AT&T Avail (ZTE Z990)?

What I have tried:
SuperOneClick (all versions) <-- Siege Tanks Were Doomed
Gingerbreak <-- Just sits there
Z4Root <-- doesn't do anything
Rageagainstthecage <-- doesn't work

tried flashing Clockwork mod via tcard like works for the ZTE Blade, phone pretends like it is working then reboots and no change, trying to start using the power button and vol - yields nothing.

tried cooking my own rom with the kitchen make the update.zip file
Do adb reboot recovery

the phone comes back to the android system recovery <3e>

I select the option to do update.zip from sdcard

I get:
verifying update package...
installation aborted...

I need root access to remove the AT&T preloaded apps that won't uninstall won't stay killed and are hogging all my space on the phone (limited storage). I would also like to be able to upgrade to 2.3.7 from my current 2.3.4 and possibly make my own roms.

I have emailed ZTE Chinese support to see if I can get an non pork filled rom the Indian who answered their tech support line didn't have an answer and told me not to flash the ZTE roamer rom (if I could even find it) because it will brick my phone. They have been no help!

What am I doing wrong in the android recovery (I have tried both installer scripts)? Is there a way to rebuild the system.img from the system folder that was created in the kitchen because I might be able to rebuild it into the .bin file that the phone will accept from a sdcard with the built in update feature?
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Ok so I figured out how to repack the system.img I then dropped it back into the folder and used zte-pack.exe to build my .bin file. I go to the tcard update and it fails verification...is there a signature that needs to be made? I didn't see an option in zte-pack
 
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i got the same phone with at&t....was unable to root it either, but i only tried super one click...

good luck and share, if you find a way.


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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T
OS: Android 4.4.2
Rom: WiCKED KitKat V1.1
Kernel: Stock 3.4.0
Recovery: TWRP V2.7.0.0
Baseband: N900TUVUCNB4
MicroSDXC: SanDisk Ultra 128GB
Battery: Stock 3200mAh Li-ion

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900
OS: Android 4.4.2
Rom: Stock rooted
Kernel: 3.4.39 Stock
Build: KOT49H.P900UEU1ANC5
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.0.2
MicroSDXC: SanDisk Ultra 128GB
 
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Not sure if there is away as of yet. Just did a fast search and it seems no root has been done for it yet





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try another time z4root
 
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I am unable to root my XT928 either...Good Luck!
 
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i got the same phone with at&t....was unable to root it either, but i only tried super one click...

good luck and share, if you find a way.
I am soooo close just need that extra little bit of help, I will get it and when I do I will definitely share. I've only had a droid for 2 weeks and I have come this far, I am not going to stop. I have a BS in Computer Science and used to be a MCSE, I don't know this tech well enough yet but I will. Just hoping someone on here has the skillset I need to help complete this,
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try another time z4root
tried it multiple times as I have with all of the one click exploits and custom rom trials
 
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We got root, just need a forum to post, and maybe anotehr tester if someone is interested.

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We got root, just need a forum to post, and maybe anotehr tester if someone is interested.

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Thank you kind Sir! jcase to the rescue again - spent a couple of hours with me and busted this thing open. I can confirm my AT&T Aveil ZTE Z990 is fully rooted now. Mad props to jcase


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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T
OS: Android 4.4.2
Rom: WiCKED KitKat V1.1
Kernel: Stock 3.4.0
Recovery: TWRP V2.7.0.0
Baseband: N900TUVUCNB4
MicroSDXC: SanDisk Ultra 128GB
Battery: Stock 3200mAh Li-ion

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900
OS: Android 4.4.2
Rom: Stock rooted
Kernel: 3.4.39 Stock
Build: KOT49H.P900UEU1ANC5
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.0.2
MicroSDXC: SanDisk Ultra 128GB

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