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[ROOT] ZTE z990g Merit (An avail variant?)

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2nd March 2013, 04:27 AM |#31  
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This doesnt work ...or there is something missing.....needs to be fixed or put in dead topics....tested on all variations At&t Net10 Straight Talk ZTE Merit (Avail) with the same result.....nothing after final reboot.

This method works fine .
 
 
2nd March 2013, 05:53 AM |#32  
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I would love to root my ate phone I'm completely confused about how to do this. Please help
5th April 2013, 04:45 PM |#33  
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Smile Works on Vodafone Smart Chat!!!
This works also on Vodafone Smart Chat (ZTE P752D)
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10th August 2013, 12:58 AM |#34  
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where can i find the stock firmware for this phone? (ZTE Z990G Merit)
7th October 2013, 12:35 AM |#35  
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Okay, trying to do this for a buddy of mine. He tried to do it a few times, but couldn't figure it out, and turned to me, as rooting Android is nothing new to me. I've followed the steps outlined here, but when I try to remount the filesystem as read-writable using:

Code:
adb remount
it returns the following error:

Code:
remount failed: Operation not permitted
The SU binary is already in place. I can see it by cding to the directory where it's supposed to be. But I can't remount, I can't change the permissions of the SU, and I can't install a SuperUser app through adb... I'm lost.

Any ideas out there?
23rd November 2013, 04:36 AM |#36  
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Any chance this would work on the ZTE Valet? I know it's a totally different phone with a totally different version of Android, but at this point I'll try anything to root it.
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Root for ZTE z990g aka ZTE Merit
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Required files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8699733/chainsdd-su.zip

Unzip chaindsdd-su.zip and then get a shell with adb

Code:
adb shell
Set up the dirs, so shell owns them prior to logging. If shell does not own them then we can not control them. If the logs dir already exists, you may have to do a factory reset to remove them. They should not exist unless someone attempted this previously.

Code:
mkdir /data/local/logs
mkdir /data/local/logs/kernel
Open emode's logset activity. First button should be for enabling log set, enable it. Do not exit the activity, but if you do just repeat the below command.

Code:
am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.zte.emode/.logset
Confirm the log_kernel.txt file exists, if it does not wait a minute and check again.

Code:
ls -l /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
If it exists, delete it and immediately symlink it to /data/local.prop, logset may recreate it, if it does delete and try symlinking again.

Code:
rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
Now we want to wait for /data/local.prop to be created, it may take a minute or two. Keep checking until it exists.

Code:
ls -l /data/local.prop
Now once /data/local.prop exists, go back to the logset activity and disable logset. If you don't disable it, it will slowly eat away at all the disk space, and possibly overwrite the local.prop before you get root. Now lets set qemu=1 then reboot.

Code:
echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
exit
adb reboot
Once you have rebooted, remount, install su.

Code:
adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
Clean up your mess!

Code:
adb shell rm /data/local.prop
adb shell rm -r /data/local/logs
Reboot, install the Superuser app from the market and enjoy

Code:
adb reboot


Any available link? Or anyone can reupload this file? I badly need to root my phone...
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