[Q] ZTE Maven z812

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tkmantz

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You can use SRSRoot to root the Mavern/Z812

I tried, but it doesn't work correctly. I'm using the latest (5.1) version. Both the "Root Device (All Methods)" and "Root Device (SmartRoot)" buttons claim to root the phone, but any rootchecker will tell you otherwise, and if you try the "UnRoot Device" button on SRS Root it verifies that it is not rooted. Here's my complete output.

---= SRS One-Click-Root v5.1 =---
5:15:26 PM - Starting ADB Server...
5:15:31 PM - Manufacturer: ZTE
5:15:31 PM - Model: Z812
5:15:31 PM - Android Version: 5.1
5:15:31 PM - Build ID: Z812V1.0.0B15
5:15:31 PM - Board ID: xuantan
5:15:31 PM - Chipset Platform: msm8916
5:15:31 PM - Getting OffSets.. : error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. (False) <-- this line raised my eyebrow
5:15:32 PM - Query Server for Best Method.. Found Rootkit: 8
----= Start Rooting Process.. Please Wait =----
5:15:32 PM [+] Testing exploit: root8 (please wait..)
5:15:33 PM [+] Remounting /system Filesystem as R/W..
5:15:33 PM [+] Installing SU Binary...
5:15:33 PM [+] Installing SuperUser APK...
5:15:34 PM [+] Remounting /system Filesystem as R/O..
5:15:40 PM [+] Rooting Complete !

Framaroot doesn't work either. Others may but I've got my doubts due to the phone having Android 5.1. I think they may have to find a new exploit to get it rooted but I'm of the impression that all the hardware is suitable.
 

cotylee1991

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I tried, but it doesn't work correctly. I'm using the latest (5.1) version. Both the "Root Device (All Methods)" and "Root Device (SmartRoot)" buttons claim to root the phone, but any rootchecker will tell you otherwise, and if you try the "UnRoot Device" button on SRS Root it verifies that it is not rooted. Here's my complete output.



---= SRS One-Click-Root v5.1 =---

5:15:26 PM - Starting ADB Server...

5:15:31 PM - Manufacturer: ZTE

5:15:31 PM - Model: Z812

5:15:31 PM - Android Version: 5.1

5:15:31 PM - Build ID: Z812V1.0.0B15

5:15:31 PM - Board ID: xuantan

5:15:31 PM - Chipset Platform: msm8916

5:15:31 PM - Getting OffSets.. : error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. (False) <-- this line raised my eyebrow

5:15:32 PM - Query Server for Best Method.. Found Rootkit: 8

----= Start Rooting Process.. Please Wait =----

5:15:32 PM [+] Testing exploit: root8 (please wait..)

5:15:33 PM [+] Remounting /system Filesystem as R/W..

5:15:33 PM [+] Installing SU Binary...

5:15:33 PM [+] Installing SuperUser APK...

5:15:34 PM [+] Remounting /system Filesystem as R/O..

5:15:40 PM [+] Rooting Complete !



Framaroot doesn't work either. Others may but I've got my doubts due to the phone having Android 5.1. I think they may have to find a new exploit to get it rooted but I'm of the impression that all the hardware is suitable.


That's awfully strange. It was verified to work on the Z812. Have you considered King Root? It doesn't install super user, but it installs King Roots version of super user and works the same.


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tkmantz

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That's awfully strange. It was verified to work on the Z812. Have you considered King Root? It doesn't install super user, but it installs King Roots version of super user and works the same.


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I had considered it but I didn't really want to go that route. I went ahead and tried it anyway (just now) and it didn't work.

I is sad :(
 
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tkmantz

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I eagerly await any news you might have. Thanks for taking the time to look into it.

Also, if some admin or mod wants to change the thread name from XTE -> ZTE that'd be awesome.
 

tkmantz

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Can you by chance list the root methods you've tried already?

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I've only tried the three mentioned in this thread, Framaroot, SRS Root and Kingo Root. I'm willing to give anything else a shot but I'm not sure where to start. I'm great with computers but new to rooting phones.
 

cotylee1991

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Have you tried KingoRoot? Completely different than King Root. I used it to root my Chinese budget tablet. I'm in the same boat with you, I'm a developer, and very tech savvy, and the only reason it's hard to do much with this phone is because it's a cheaper device that most developers don't want to put time into. Not that it's not a good phone, because it works great for my girlfriend.


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---------- Post added at 01:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:01 PM ----------

The link to download to either Windows or install it on your Android for one-click root is http://www.kingoapp.com/


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---------- Post added at 01:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:02 PM ----------

EDIT: I'm sorry, I thought you Tried KingRoot, not Kingo. I'm still searching for something else that'll work.


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---------- Post added at 01:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:04 PM ----------

I can't promise this one will work, I found it on XDA.

1. Download Super-Root.apk for ZTE Maven from this link : http://root.ngemobi.com/android-root-master.html
2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable. (Skip this, and 2 and 3 if you downloaded using your phone)
3. Copy the Super-Root.apk over to the root of your SD card.
4. Once it’s been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.
5. Head to Menu>>Settings>>Security on your device and enable the Unknown sources option.
6. Open the File Manager app on your device and install the app you copied earlier to your device.
7. Once the app’s been installed, launch it from your App Drawer.
8. Select Install SuperSU from the first dropdown menu.
9. Select exploit, tap on it in the app.
10. The app should begin rooting your device, shouldn’t take too long to finish.
11. Reboot your device once it’s been rooted.
12. You’re all done! Excellent! You’ve successfully rooted your Android device using the Super-Root.apk app and you should now be able to see the SuperSU app in your App Drawer!


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---------- Post added at 01:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 PM ----------

Just to make sure, you have USB Debugging enabled, right?


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sharksfan7

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I can't promise this one will work, I found it on XDA.

1. Download Super-Root.apk for ZTE Maven from this link : http://root.ngemobi.com/android-root-master.html
2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable. (Skip this, and 2 and 3 if you downloaded using your phone)
3. Copy the Super-Root.apk over to the root of your SD card.
4. Once it’s been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.
5. Head to Menu>>Settings>>Security on your device and enable the Unknown sources option.
6. Open the File Manager app on your device and install the app you copied earlier to your device.
7. Once the app’s been installed, launch it from your App Drawer.
8. Select Install SuperSU from the first dropdown menu.
9. Select exploit, tap on it in the app.
10. The app should begin rooting your device, shouldn’t take too long to finish.
11. Reboot your device once it’s been rooted.
12. You’re all done! Excellent! You’ve successfully rooted your Android device using the Super-Root.apk app and you should now be able to see the SuperSU app in your App Drawer!


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---------- Post added at 01:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 PM ----------

Just to make sure, you have USB Debugging enabled, right?


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Thanks for posting this. I just ordered this phone. Should get it in a couple of days. Been searching for a way to root it. Will be trying this & SRS Root. Hopefully one of these methods will work.

Have you seen a custom recovery that will work for this device? Would like to be able to make a nandroid of the stock ROM.
 

cotylee1991

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Thanks for posting this. I just ordered this phone. Should get it in a couple of days. Been searching for a way to root it. Will be trying this & SRS Root. Hopefully one of these methods will work.

Have you seen a custom recovery that will work for this device? Would like to be able to make a nandroid of the stock ROM.
No problem, I hope it helps you all out. I currently don't work much on the Mavern, as the Asus ZenFone 2E and LG Volt are my primaries, so I haven't seen any recoveries for the Mavern yet, but I'm keeping my eye open on TWRP to release a recovery.

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sharksfan7

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Received the ZTE Maven today. Just to clarify it's the AT&T GoPhone version of the ZTE Z812 (Build# Z812V1.0.0B15), Android version 5.1. Tried three methods to root and all failed.

First try: SRSRoot
Used the All Methods option. The application indicated "Rooting Complete" but after restarting the device, found it was not rooted. Installed the SuperSU apk but it said the binaries are not installed and could not be installed.

Second try: Super-root root-master.apk suggested by cotylee1991
Installed apk on device. Ran the app. Took several minutes to run the attempt but finally said it failed.

Third try: Super-root PC Root application
Installed the program on my computer, connected the device and attempted to root. Again, several minutes later program states rooting failed.

Not going to try any other methods at this point. I'll wait until I see postings of actual successful methods and a custom recovery. Hope they show up soon.
 

ornamentalorb

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I have this phone and I've also had no luck. I hope someone resolves this soon.

Received the ZTE Maven today. Just to clarify it's the AT&T GoPhone version of the ZTE Z812 (Build# Z812V1.0.0B15), Android version 5.1. Tried three methods to root and all failed.

First try: SRSRoot
Used the All Methods option. The application indicated "Rooting Complete" but after restarting the device, found it was not rooted. Installed the SuperSU apk but it said the binaries are not installed and could not be installed.

Second try: Super-root root-master.apk suggested by cotylee1991
Installed apk on device. Ran the app. Took several minutes to run the attempt but finally said it failed.

Third try: Super-root PC Root application
Installed the program on my computer, connected the device and attempted to root. Again, several minutes later program states rooting failed.

Not going to try any other methods at this point. I'll wait until I see postings of actual successful methods and a custom recovery. Hope they show up soon.
 
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have tried everything and nothing

ive tried
king root
kingoroot
iroot
the sm whatever root
and every root posted here and nothing
i dont even see the phone on a developing page, its just sad
why don't we start by making a page for the phone on the forum and go from there maybe some developers will jump in if there were anything official
 
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