Rooted the ZTE N817 (from Q Link Wireless)
I was able to Root the ZTE N817 from Q-link Wireless, after using adb command line on Windows 10 with the correct drivers and adb shell installed, the command executed successfully and was able to achieve persistent root on the ZTE N817.
MODEL NUMBER: N817
ANDROID VERSION: 4.4.4
KERNEL VERSION: 3.4.0-gb9ccd38-00530-gfb048cczte-kernel@Zdroid-SMT
SW VERSION N817V1.0.0B11 (current google update)
***attempting to root your device may void your warranty, doing so is at your own risk, I nor xdadevelopers is responsible for any damages that may arise from any posted material, proceed at your own risk.***
using terminal or adb shell issue the following command:
then proceed to root using kingoroot (worked for me)
I will be testing out Kingroot as well after doing a full unroot and factory reset
I will get back to you on this and possibly some custom roms and tweaks.