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10th December 2014, 12:46 AM |#21  
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I use Jrummy Rootchecker..

You can download the apk without play store and just sideload it from SD.
use APK Downloader
just put the apps id in the box and generate download link, and you can download the apk direct.

Awesome, thanks. I'll bookmark that site, very useful.

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The Jrummy rootchecker address is com.jrummyapps.rootchecker
For busybox, again just install busybox installer from play store (or download apk as above) id is com.jrummy.busybox.installer - then run it and follow the instructions to install busybox
For terminal - use terminal emulator - id is jackpal.androidterm

all three of those working fine with me and i have full root, busybox and terminal.
the busybox installer will automatically check root, and download the applicable busybox for you, terminal installs as a normal apk. but you dont NEED them as long as your root is working. some applications do need busybox, but you dont have to have terminal.

Cool, I just installed Jrummy Rootchecker and that's confirmed it's rooted, no need for busybox

Bit weird that I just did a factory reset and it rebooted to CWM and then when I rebooted, it hasn't resetted at all!

Still not sure why Phone Storage shows 4GB total but Internal Storage only shows 1.55GB total. Is 2.45GB used for the ROM?
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10th December 2014, 12:52 AM |#22  
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Its probably doing a factory reset by loading its own bootloader to reset which isnt there anymore. Factory reset has to be done from cwm now.
And yeah. 2.5gb used by system rom.

Now it's rooted with link2sd installed I'm back to loads of free space again
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10th December 2014, 01:03 AM |#23  
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Its probably doing a factory reset by loading its own bootloader to reset which isnt there anymore. Factory reset has to be done from cwm now.
And yeah. 2.5gb used by system rom.

Now it's rooted with link2sd installed I'm back to loads of free space again

Ah, that makes sense, thanks.

Yeah, thank goodness for link2sd
10th December 2014, 01:52 AM |#24  
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I did a factory reset from CWM and it did reset the OS but didn't delete the apks I'd copied to /download, which seemed a bit strange. Is that normal?
10th December 2014, 03:24 PM |#25  
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I did a factory reset from CWM and it did reset the OS but didn't delete the apks I'd copied to /download, which seemed a bit strange. Is that normal?

yeh, factory reset should just clear phone data, contacts, accounts, settings etc and reset the phone but it doesnt delete anything from sd card (either external sd, or data on the "sd" portion of internal)
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10th December 2014, 03:38 PM |#26  
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yeh, factory reset should just clear phone data, contacts, accounts, settings etc and reset the phone but it doesnt delete anything from sd card (either external sd, or data on the "sd" portion of internal)

OK, cool
11th December 2014, 09:09 AM |#27  
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Hi, followed instructions, and flashed recovery, but when trying to boot into CWM, I get back into bootloader , no matter what buttons I press,
I am using the AT&T tribute.
11th December 2014, 11:49 AM |#28  
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Hi, followed instructions, and flashed recovery, but when trying to boot into CWM, I get back into bootloader , no matter what buttons I press,
I am using the AT&T tribute.

Maybe try the fastboot command. "Fastboot reboot recovery"
11th December 2014, 11:51 AM |#29  
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I had the same thing happen on my y536a1.
11th December 2014, 05:47 PM |#30  
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Really dont know if this method works on Y536.....

So you can get into fastboot mode (volume down and power)
But you cant boot into CWM or Recovery... (volume up and power).

Is your bootloader definately unlocked?

Is it possible At&T have prevented accessing recovery mode..

if not, if cwm definately installed then you have root. install a regular "superuser" apk (not superSu),
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ruser&hl=en_GB

then try something like https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...kboot&hl=en_GB or one of the other quick boot apps.
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DISCLAIMER - THIS CWM AND ROOT METHOD IS DESIGNED FOR THE G620 - IT IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PHONE BUT LIKE ANYTHING THERE ARE ALWAYS RISKS WITH INSTALLING CWM AND ROOTING YOUR PHONE. IT WORKED FOR ME, BUT I BEAR NO RESPONSIBILTY IF IT DOESNT WORK FOR YOU, BRICKS YOUR PHONE, OR TURNS YOU INTO A PUMPKIN.

Ok, rooting the Huawei Y550..
Source Credits Here and Here
Originally this is the boot image for the G620 but it has the same partition table as the Y550

Three step method - first you need your bootloader unlocked, then CWM installed, then superuser installed.

First you will need your bootloader unlocked. You can get this by emailing Huawei
to get your unlock email Huawei on [email protected]

Send them a request for bootloader unlock with the following info:
Serial Number: under battery
IMEI: under battery
Product ID: call * # * # 1357946 # * # * to get it
Model: HUAWEI Y5550-L01

Once you have your code...
switch device off
boot into fastboot mode "volume down and power"
connect by usb to your PC
wait for drivers to install (just install the huawei app to get the drivers)
download and install ADB toolkit from google (or Android SDK Slim which ive attached as a zip)
open the directory adb toolkit is in, shift and right click and select open command window
type in... fastboot oem unlock 1234567812345678 where the number is your unlock code
Your bootloader will now be unlocked. Source and more info

CWM Recovery
Zip file download Here
Extract zip file to computer
Put phone in fastboot mode (Down volume and power button)
Connect phone to PC and run the file - install-windows.bat
This will install a CWM boot to your phone and then reboot it

Contents of zip showed up clean with McAfee



Superuser
Dowloaded superuser.zip from HERE
(Do not use Super-SU it doesnt work with stock roms)
copy superuser.zip to your SD card.
Boot into CWM (Volume up and power key)
select english language if prompted
install zip from SD card and install superuser.zip

Boom....


Phone has CWM and Root.
Only downside is parts of the CWM (notably the backup section) are in chinese which is REALLY annoying.

How long do I have to wait for the bootload unlock code? I'm waiting a day already.
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