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Anyone working on a root for Zv8?

16th April 2012, 11:17 PM   |  #11  
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That means nothing. I flash TOT's all the time and never loose settings or apps.

As for MT developing a root process for this phone, while I appreciate all the work he has put into this phone and his skill set, what he does and what root exploiters do are two entirely different things. MT is just gracious enough to create easy to use AIO scripts for everyone to use. I do not see a new root process coming unless another exploit is found and works on this phone.

If I am incorrect about this then MT can feel free to correct me.

+1 For root all I have found is the exploit for keeping root through the update. As for writing a fresh exploit, there are a couple of guys that specialize in it. Jcase and djrbliss are 2 of the best around. The only problem I see is that zv8 has 0 access to the data partition without root, and so what other partitions are blocked. That is why the spectrum version does not work right off of the bat.

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17th April 2012, 03:45 AM   |  #12  
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Originally Posted by Haxcid

That means nothing. I flash TOT's all the time and never loose settings or apps.

As for MT developing a root process for this phone, while I appreciate all the work he has put into this phone and his skill set, what he does and what root exploiters do are two entirely different things. MT is just gracious enough to create easy to use AIO scripts for everyone to use. I do not see a new root process coming unless another exploit is found and works on this phone.

If I am incorrect about this then MT can feel free to correct me.

nevermind, just had to push cwm through adb still don't know why aio zv8 failed oh well im good now, and mt thanks for debloating and debingin. lovin broken out
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19th April 2012, 06:18 PM   |  #13  
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Exclamation Well I THINK I have found WHY I cant OTA ZV8
OK. I have found somthing interesting. I have 2 Revos. BOTH are now in test mode for reasons I am to embarrased to go into. (dang Noob screwups)

ANYWAY I was playing around in LGNPST last night and discovered the Warranty Date (assuming Expiration) on one phone was 4/4/12 Ironicly the same day I unbricked it using the Phonebook emergency recovery. (what puts the the phone in test mode. )

BOTH phones are flagged in my Verizon account (VZW online) as NON VZW Phones. (even though they originally were)

I am starting to think that when you do an emergency recovery you flag not only test mode but the warranty date & some Verizon flag as well. So while the phone is functional ALL Verizon support goes Bye Bye (I.E. OTA updates) EVEN if you flash back to Stock. I know that none of my old Not so smart phones will update past the Warranty date, I suspect this might be somthing similar.

Can anyone VERIFY this? I can SEE the potential problem but my skills stop there. (for now.) Can anyone tell me how I might be able to dig deeper?

I'd be happy with a rooted ZV8, let alone broken out, at this time.
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19th April 2012, 07:04 PM   |  #14  
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I dont think anyone has figured a way around test mode yet except flashing back to zv4.

If it doesn't boot after flashing .tot:
1. Pull Battery and replace
2. push power and down until you get option to wipe
3. press power to confirm and reboot.

you will be stuck in zv4 and any flashing forward after that will put you back in test mode but at least you will be able to use your phone like normal until someone figures this out, but from what I read it appears improbable.
19th April 2012, 09:18 PM   |  #15  
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Yeah not looking good. Test mode I can live with it's the other issues thats killing me.

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22nd April 2012, 08:44 AM   |  #16  
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I would like to see this happen but i am poor lol. Well i wouldnt mind sticking around for a root for V8 i dont mind waiting its just i dont want to downgrade and loose everything on my phone. I would not mind being a beta tester either for it I would just like to root my damn phone.
23rd April 2012, 02:02 AM   |  #17  
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I would like to see this happen but i am poor lol. Well i wouldnt mind sticking around for a root for V8 i dont mind waiting its just i dont want to downgrade and loose everything on my phone. I would not mind being a beta tester either for it I would just like to root my damn phone.

If you downgrade to Zv7 so you can root install cwm and eventually get to rooted Zv8 you will not lose anything on your phone if you do it correctly.

Just Flash the Zv7 Tot and use mt's AIO method, (stopping short of broken out)
if done correctly you will lose nothing.
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