Hi Enigmaximus! I have not tried rooting the phone yet. Maybe later but I'm already satisfied with it and I'm worried that it will get bricked. I paid through Western Union. I think the handling fee for Western Union is around P700. The phone costs only $162 now from where I bought it. Plus it has a 3% discount if you pay by Western Union. I chose EMS as shipping option and it arrived in less than 2 weeks. I think I paid around P8300 all in all for the phone and shipping. Check this site for more info: http://www.chinaphonereview.com/jiayu-g2. It is a great phone. I have no regrets buying it.