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[ROOT] Huawei Ascend Y300 rooting without bootloader unlock code

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22nd May 2013, 05:18 PM   |  #1  
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The bootloader stays locked, you can't install any custom recovery or ROM after rooting this way. To install a custom recovery or ROM you have to unlock the bootloader.

So I've found this thread in an Italian forum, which describes a rooting method that doesn't require a bootloader unlock code from Huawei!

This pack containes an Italian guide and everything you need for the procedure.
If you don't speak Italian, then follow my instructions.

0. Make sure fast boot is turned off on your phone
1. Extract the downloaded .rar file to anywhere you want.
2. Copy the "dload" folder to the root of you SD card.
3. Turn off your phone, then turn it on while holding down (Volume UP) + (Volume DOWN).
If the firmware update is finished you will get a green tick. The phone will reboot, be patient.
If you get a pink screen, then put the "dload" folder into the Internal memory's root to solve the problem.
4. Install unlockroot3.exe, then open it after the installation is finished. (Get a newer version of Unlock Root from unlockroot.com)
5. Enable USB Debugging on your phone at Settings --> Developer settings, then plug the phone to your PC.
6. The PC will recognize a CD drive. Install Handset WinDriver.exe from /drivers/adb_driver/.
7. Click the big, green "ROOT" button. When it asks, decide if you want "Power saver" to be installed to your device or not.
8. After the process is finished, it will ask if you want to reboot. Click Yes.
9. After reboot you should see Superuser installed to your phone.
10. If you get errors (camera, flash not working) or the screen looks like it's been washed out with bleach,
Then run install-windows.bat from the folder named "Y300-boot-B176". This should solve the errors.

This method is tested with the following firmware versions:
B164, B166, B169, B170, B171, B172, B173, B174, B175, B176, B178, B181,
B184, B186, B188, B189, B190, B192, B194, B195, B196, B197, B199

Huge Thanks to Carontes from androidiani.com!!

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24th May 2013, 12:12 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by milangfx

So I've found this thread in an Italian forum, which describes a rooting method that doesn't require a bootloader unlock code from Huawei!

This pack containes an Italian guide and everything you need for the procedure.
If you don't speak Italian, then follow my instructions.

1. Extract the downloaded .rar file to anywhere you want.
2. Copy the "dload" folder to the root of you SD card.
3. Turn off your phone, then turn it on by holding down (Volume UP) + (Volume DOWN).
If the firmware update is finished you will get a green tick. The phone will reboot, be patient.
4. Install unlockroot3.exe, then open it after the installation is finished.
5. Enable USB Debugging on your phone at Settings --> Developer settings, then plug the phone to your PC.
6. The PC will recognize a CD drive. Install Handset WinDriver.exe from /drivers/adb_driver/.
7. Click the big, green "ROOT" button. When it asks, decide if you want "Power saver" to be installed to your device or not.
8. After the process is finished, it will ask if you want to reboot. Click Yes.
9. After reboot you should see Superuser installed to your phone.
10. If you get errors (camera, flash not working) or the screen looks like it's been washed out with bleach,
Then run install-windows.bat from the folder named "Y300-boot-B176". This should solve the errors.

This method is tested with the following firmware versions:
B175, B169 (Italian Wind branded)
B174, B176 (no brand)
B178 (Hungarian Telenor branded)
B173 (Hungarian T-mobile branded)

Huge Thanks to Carontes from androidiani.com!!

Hit Thanks if it helped!

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26th May 2013, 11:08 PM   |  #3  
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Can I use this guide to root Huawei Y300-0100 ?

cheers !
27th May 2013, 12:11 AM   |  #4  
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Can I use this guide to root Huawei Y300-0100?

Yeah, it should work. This guide is tested with Italian and Hungarian devices (these are the ones I know about); All the European phones have model number: Y300-0100, so you should give it a try.
What is your build-number? B1xx?
27th May 2013, 11:42 AM   |  #5  
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it’s B178, I will try later today and put here my results,

thank U for guide and info,

cheers!



//edit:
it's working for me, love this phone anyway, now even more...



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28th May 2013, 01:34 AM   |  #6  
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Perfect! Ascend Y300 unrooted.
29th May 2013, 04:01 AM   |  #7  
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Can I use this with B166? Thanks for your replies.
29th May 2013, 02:21 PM   |  #8  
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Can I use this with B166? Thanks for your replies.

I think it works with all Y300 models.
Try it, and if it works, I'll update the 1st post.
30th May 2013, 05:47 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by milangfx

I think it works with all Y300 models.
Try it, and if it works, I'll update the 1st post.

Hi, it works. there's a little issue though..after rooting and after running the "install-windows.bat" to fix the camera, the phone didn't recognize the sim card. the trick is to restart the device and it's good to go.

So this is verified working with B166. Thanks for the guide.

All we need now is a good custom ROM..



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30th May 2013, 10:01 PM   |  #10  
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Not sure if that guide is wrong or not, but holding volume + and - doesnt power on my y300 at all.
Don't u mean power button + the 2 volumes buttons?

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