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19th August 2014, 05:28 AM |#1  
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So I saw network unlocked NEC Terrain up on Amazon for about $85 or so, and I was thinking of getting one. However, the fact that root permissions haven't been obtained on this phone is really what is holding me back from purchasing it, and the last time I checked, the devs still have not found a PERMANENT root method for it...

I saw an app called Towelroot by geohot that can (maybe) not only root the Galaxy S5, but ANY recent Android phone, AS LONG AS it does not have 3.4.0 kernel or newer (at least that's what the article said regarding the Note 3 anyway).

Since I do not have the Terrain, I can't test this towelroot app to see if it works. So I was wondering if anyone out there with a Terrain would be willing to test this out to see if it works,and then report back the results. This device came out last year, and has not had software updates since October of 2013 because NEC doesn't want to do Androids anymore, so I am going to assume it does not have the 3.4.0 kernel. So maybe, just maybe, it will work. And who knows, if by some chance it does work, that could even lead to greater things being done with this device...

EDIT: I just read an article from ATT regarding the software on the Terrain on what I think is the latest firmware update. It said the kernel version was 3.0.8. I probably shouldn't, but I'm getting my hopes up. I kinda want this phone

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Last edited by jasonmerc; 28th August 2014 at 06:16 PM. Reason: changing thread title again