Originally Posted by ZonEnder90
If possible, I'm hoping someone else with more experience sees this and can offer advice. But I just got the ZTE Savvy, I had an LG Optimus Logic and OMG that thing took forever but SRSRoot worked for that but it was Ginger Bread. I haven't tried anything with Jelly Bean. But is 4.0 easier to work with? If it down grades wouldn't it lose the security features it had in 4.1.2? Cause it you flash/run 4.0 it should boot as 4.0 and not re-boot into 4.1.2, I'm just tossing ideas at this point, if I had a back up phone I'd play with it more so then I am now. But so far I've had nothing work.
I understand what youre saying, but i think id prefer to keep jelly bean on the phone root it and unlock some other features, so im still playing with it downloaded all the files and digging through them currently, trying to find booleans that i can change for an easy fix or viewing applications that are running to determine which one is preventing a permanent root, Im sure it wouldnt be an issue to install ginger bread on the device, I'm strill trying to figure out how the actual dalvik software works in conjunction with the operating system. i feel like a NOOB!! Hopefully you were able to at least root it with the impactor i uploaded, if not this is the exact steps.
1.power off phone
2. power on while holding the center of the volume button, until you see the password lock screen with safe mode at the bottom.
3.. on your pc make sure impactor is not open before you plug in the android to the pc.
4. plug usb to pc( debugging should be disabled for adb to work)
5 open up impactor.exe
6.click start( if you dont see any boxes pop up everything went ok, if you get errors, reboot the phone into safemode again.follow steps 1 -6)
7.power off phone
8. without booting into safe mode perform steps 3 - 6
9 check root( again if you dont see any boxes pop up after its done its good to go for about 30 mins.until supersu is uninstalled by the wiper app integrated into jelly bean.
**UPDATE PERMANENT ROOT IN SAFE MODE LOL***