I'm a control freak - can I root it myself somehow permanently?
Since this is an official ROM, no, unless someone find a way to hack it.
You can obtain a temporary root with a crafted boot image, and it will last until the next reboot....
Note: This appears to be relevant ONLY for the 7T Pro McLaren 4G Global Variant. For other variants, use the normal boot animation replacement method.
*** You have to be root in order to perform the following actions! ***
*** Perform at your own ...
Yes, I updated to 20.4 and it works fine on my 7TP Mclaren
Welcome to the club!
Still rocking with my 3T as-well.
I realized that performance-wise, the 3T covers all my needs from a smartphone, so upgrading to a newer chipset is purely a waste of my money.
The only thing that will cause me to upgrade is t...
1. the rec.img does not work correctly, it just hangs in fastboot and doesn't restart the device as root in adb. I used a different boot image to gain root access.
2. the md5 signature for boot.img that is stored in md5s.txt does not match the re...