Guide to Root without Pc

secXces_debaki

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Hello,

I'm buying much devices, test it and sell it.
But I like the zuk z1 very much (SOT is awesome)

So I search for a possibility to root the device,
Without going to the pc (adb method or smth) or just lazy like me.

Setup:

New z1 / 3AJ Firmware
Download kingroot Click me


Guide:

Download kingroot and open it,
Follow the instructions. U should be rooted. :)
Proof in the attachment, I hope it works for u all. :)

Bugs:

Some apps doesn't work. Better battery stats is one who don't work.

Edit:
BBS worked! , need two reboots to get it to work.

Maybe more, report if u try this method. :)
 
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Planet X

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I have ordered my Zuk Z1 on Thursday. I hope it will arrive until Tuesday. So I'm orientating already about how to root and so on. I don't see why you should root with Kingroot as you don't get updates from Cyanogen anymore when you have rooted the phone. It's a lot easier to unlock bootloader, flash TWRP and than flash SuperSu in my opinion, isn't it? Or do I miss something?
 
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xaboren

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As far as I know, the problem is not Kingroot, but rather that in process of rooting the system partition is changed to read and write (r/w). Now every time the ota update script is running, they check if the that is the case and if so won't install the ota.
Just btw. I read in an other post here, that SuperSU replaces some files and that even if you should unroot, they still change them back, which also prohibits the OTA update script from running.

Which ever way you root and whatever recovery you have installed, you can still sideload the the updates, without loosing any of your data.
Download the "...ham-signed.zip" from this link

Here is the link to the post about the OTA files:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/zuk-z1/development/official-ota-update-links-ota-updating-t3226990

And give Breadcrust and Radii a thanks next time you see one of their posts ;)

P.S.: I have no clue of any of these things/ I am in no way a developer, it's just what I have found out so far, what it comes down to...
 
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joeljacob

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root zuk z1

i bought a zuk z1 recently , i really want to root it coz i know of all the benefits and i even unlocked the bootloader.
but after that everything has been tough so i decided to root it through an app [though i know its temporary]i tried everything, kingoroot , kingroot. framaroot and what not but i havent gained root access.
i really want root now and i am desperate and begging at your feet to help me with a solution.
i hope you help me .:crying::crying:
zukz1
cyanoge mod os 12.1
 

acuicultor

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i bought a zuk z1 recently , i really want to root it coz i know of all the benefits and i even unlocked the bootloader.
but after that everything has been tough so i decided to root it through an app [though i know its temporary]i tried everything, kingoroot , kingroot. framaroot and what not but i havent gained root access.
i really want root now and i am desperate and begging at your feet to help me with a solution.
i hope you help me .:crying::crying:
zukz1
cyanoge mod os 12.1
Fastboot boot or flash recovey then flash SuperSU.zip

Enviado desde mi ZUK Z1 mediante Tapatalk
 

joeljacob

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Not working

Hello,

I'm buying much devices, test it and sell it.
But I like the zuk z1 very much (SOT is awesome)

So I search for a possibility to root the device,
Without going to the pc (adb method or smth) or just lazy like me.

Setup:

New z1 / 3AJ Firmware
Download kingroot Click me


Guide:

Download kingroot and open it,
Follow the instructions. U should be rooted. :)
Proof in the attachment, I hope it works for u all. :)

Bugs:

Some apps doesn't work. Better battery stats is one who don't work.

Edit:
BBS worked! , need two reboots to get it to work.

Maybe more, report if u try this method. :)
Hey , I just bought a zuk z1 and would like to root it with the application you have reffered (kingroot) but when I start kingroot it says that there is no way of rooting this model right now .
Can u please give any other app to root zuk z1 without PC or tell me if there is any system update if any ??.
I would really appreciate it ???
 
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