I decided to pick up the Elate this week from Best Buy and thought it might be time to start a new thread on rooting and restoring the Cricket version of this phone.
Well it seems Huawei is no longer unlocking the bootloader so you need to pay DC Unlocker to unlock your bootloader
follow the instructions posted here >> https://forum.xda-developers.com/hon...moval-t3780903
Also please make a backup of your own boot.img as soon as you flash TWRP before flashing the patched _boot.img provided
~Huge thanks to @aslezak for these instructions~
Root instructions: (I used Magisk Manager v5.5.3 boot.img patching to create the boot.img)
here is the stock boot.img for the Elate H1711z
I am not responsible if you brick your device. I didn't brick mine, but if you don't type the correct commands you could be in trouble
Copy this patched_boot.zip to your sdcard. You can download it from the device directly if that's easier. Insert the sdcard into the phone if it wasn't there already (e.g. if you downloaded from a computer).
Reboot phone into fastboot. The easiest way is, if phone is on, unplug phone from USB, hold power button / select "Power Off". Hold VolDown+Power. Phone will boot into fastboot mode.
(skip this step if you've already flashed TWRP) Flash TWRP into your recovery partition. The link was provided in an earlier post by yuweng twrp-xt2-v3.img
plug usb cable in (from phone to computer). From your computer / cmd.exe window, cd \adb:
fastboot devices #make sure computer adb/fastboot sees your device
fastboot flash recovery twrp_xt2_v3.img
Boot into TWRP. From the above step, you should "fastboot reboot", immediately unplug phone from USB, then
With the phone unplugged from the computer, hold VolUp+Power. Release power after the device reboots. It might take a couple tries .. select reboot from eRecovery if that starts instead. Alternatively you can boot into recovery through adb via "adb reboot recovery".
Tap "Keep Read Only" when TWRP starts.
Tap "Install", then tap "Install Image" at the bottom. Browse (Up a Level) then "external_sd"
If you unzipped the patched_boot.zip you will see patched_boot.img here. Select it.
Select "boot" (uncheck "recovery") partition to flash.
Swipe to confirm Flash
Tap "Reboot" once it's completed.
You should be rooted!
Note: if Magisk Manager does not appear in your list of installed applications, download & install it from here latest Magisk Manager. Without this, you won't be prompted to allow root!
A couple notes about twrp_xt2_v3.img
when you start TWRP choose keep system read only - Unless your planing to restore a backup then choose to make system writable
You cannot backup or restore /data (it's encrypted so don't even try)
Do not use Wipe / factory reset or format data unless you have a good working backup of your userdata partition that you dd to your external_sd yourself see below
From TWRP / adb shell
paste these commands
dd if=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata | bzip2 -9f > /external_sd/userdata.img.bz2
to restore--> bzip2 -dc /external_sd/userdata.img.bz2 | dd of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata
dd if=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/system | bzip2 -9f > /external_sd/system.img.bz2
to restore--> bzip2 -dc /external_sd/system.img.bz2 | dd of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/system
again thanks go to aslezak
When choosing a backup always prefer the image instead of the stock files (system image - custom image - vendor image are best )(Never choose both system and system image at the same time it's too big and a waste of time and space)
when you exit TWRP do not choose to install the twrp app
Also be sure and thank aslezak for his post here > https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=286
Notes on booting up the phone (from power off)
Bootloader (fastboot) = power + volume down + USB hooked to pc
eRecovery = power + volume up + USB hooked to PC
TWRP = power + volume up
We now have the B120 Stock dload update See here >> https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...d#post76902495
I've created a Stock Rom to easily return your phone to Stock Factory Settings (b120)
1) Download and copy the H1711z_stock_ROM_v2.zip to your external_sd
2) Boot to TWRP recovery
3) Go to Settings check Use rm -fr instead of formatting / Wipe / Format Data / Type "yes" to confirm
4) Choose Home / Install /Select storage Micro sd / H1711z_stock_ROM_v2.zip / swipe to install
5) when it finishes choose the wipe cache button and then reboot and choose Do not Install
Your phone is now back to stock
Here's the XT2_Stock_Rom and XT2_Magisk_ Rom here > https://androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=266256
If you like to try my CleanRom for the Elate I uploaded it here >> Elate.CleanRom.v2.zip
flashing instructions are the same as the stock file above
here's whats added/removed
Apps deleted from /Data/hwinit/:
Google Editor Slides
Google Editor Sheets
Google Editor Docs
Apps deleted from Cust:
the entire h1711 folder
AT&T Remote Support
AT&T Visual Voicemail
AT&T Hot Spots
Apps deleted from System:
Facebook App Installer
Facebook app manager
Google Play Photos
Google Play Video
Google Play Music
Google Text to Speech Engine
Setup & Transfer
FX Root File Manager (as a system App)
Magisk V16 (as a system App)
QuickBoot Reboot (as a system App)
I didn't include Xposed because it's useless without a decrypted Data partition
Note: To remove the Cricket bootanimation, use the FX File Manager with root permission and rename
..\system\version\special_cust\H1711z\cricket\us\m edia\bootanimation.zip" to bootanimation.zi_ and reboot
I got tired of seeing the error in twrp_v3 about not mounting patch_hw and fixed it ->> Here
you can unzip it and flash it to recovery with TWRP or fastboot