Originally Posted by Rembold91
First of all thank you for your work on A5xx, can you briefly describe what we can expect the package? In the package a working Clockwork Recovery is included (backup / restore)? Let me know if I can assist you in further developing
thank you very much!
The root zip file needs to be installed using a custom recovery which allows installing zipfiles. On an A511 you cannot use any other method as the mempodroid exploit seems to have been fixed in those roms so there's no other way to get root
Be very, very, very careful with the CWM recovery provided in the other thread. Yes, you can use it to install zips, but... never use backup/restore and preferably do not use FOTA either. Both have caused bricks in the past weeks. I am quite sure you can use it to install the root zip though, I have not seen any issues with that!
Edit: I have also tried making a signed update.zip that can be installed through the stock recovery. For whatever reason, that didn't work in my case. I just do not have enough experience with that. I guess that should work as well as those update.zip files can also write system files and therefore can mount it. Probably the signing process I did needs to use specific keys which I do not have?
Nika Gerson Lohman (nikagl)