Zte axon elite (a2016) twrp & root

raimondomartire

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1. Install app adb root -> ADB_ROOT
2. Enable root on this apk
3. Now install adb --->ADB
4. Copy this file on Sdcard ---> TWRP_RECOVERY
5. then copy this zip file -> UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
6. write in this adb
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery

at the end
reboot recovery


7. now in recovery flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip


Important
For OTA you must replace the original recovery:
1- download this file -> RECOVERY_STOCK
2- write in this adb
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery

Credit
dadizhu for apk adb_root
Età navigator (时代的导航者) for A2015 TWRP

BUGS
On system/reboot recovery freeze you can push vol up + power for 10 sec to reboot

Warning

Dear Customer,
We thank you for your purchase of the Axon device. We apologize but we do not distribute the stock ROM for the Axon device. Any attempts to root the device also will void your warranty. Thank you for your understanding
Regards, ZTE USA.
 
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yves_the_man

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I couldn't get it to root myself, but I finally found the problem.
I was putting my files on the external sd card.

If you do that, you need to change the code to:
dd if=/sdcard1/recovery.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery

Otherwise it won't find the file
 
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WeWa2013

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Don`t work

Hello, i try but adb write device not found:(. Have anybody a Step by Step Instruction to root the Axon Elite? Thank you!
 

raimondomartire

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If someone have B01 rom I need this file (supersu delete install-recovery.sh so no OTA when you unistall supersu)

adb shell
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p23 /system
exit

and after, this command
adb pull system/bin/install-recovery.sh sdcard
 

DatNexus

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Can this be done on an Axon Pro? How similar are the two phones? I'm joining the Axon party this Tuesday and the first thing I do with every phone is try and root it/get TWRP up
 

njay22

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Do not order from gearbest! I ordered thIs phone two weeks ago and the order is still in processing status. When I bought it said 31 in stock.

I raised a support ticket that said they will respond in 24 hours. 4 days later still no response. Check real reviews online.. The store gets an average of 1 star.

Sorry for off topic info but I think it's important for people to know.
 

zzzferino

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Do not order from gearbest! I ordered thIs phone two weeks ago and the order is still in processing status. When I bought it said 31 in stock.

I raised a support ticket that said they will respond in 24 hours. 4 days later still no response. Check real reviews online.. The store gets an average of 1 star.

Sorry for off topic info but I think it's important for people to know.
I ordered it thursday, on monday was shipped. Lets see if they keep the 7-9 days schedule.

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I ordered it thursday, on monday was shipped. Lets see if they keep the 7-9 days schedule.
They are the oficial seller of the axon elite in europe.
 

zzzferino

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Well, i am also using 1 old bought with 10€ some years ago. But expect to receive it in a few days. Had an OPO that sold in the same day that put it on sale. Now with a very small brick. :)
Live in Lisbon.