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Author Topic: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)  

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This is the simplest way possible to Root the ZTE Merit that ive seen. First thing you'll need is a permanant CWM for a non rooted Merit. Download from this link and place the file on the root of your sd card. Rename the file "update.zip". DO NOT alter the file in any other way or unzip it! DO NOT!!

Turn your phone off. Hold volume up then the menu key then power key until the phone boots to recovery. Scroll to "Factory reset" and press the "back" key. If you did everything right then you now have CWM on your unrooted Merit. Create a nandroid just in case.

CWM for nonrooted Merit
 www.mediafire.com/?e8z8u35xe972aae

Next you will download the rooted stock nandroid. You will place this file in Clockworkmod/Backup/folder. You will have to create a folder in the backup directory to move it to. Name it whatever you like just dont use any spaces in the name.  Now unzip the file and move the dated nandroid "1980" to the backup folder. You now should have 2 nandroids in your CWM/backup directory. The rooted nandroid has the "1980" label.

Rooted stock nandroid
 www.mediafire.com/?6mjm1k7w5cs8a57

Phone off and boot to recovery.
Go to Backup/Restore-Restore. Select the "1980" nandroid and restore it. When its complete reboot then go to the market and DL Superuser.

Booyah. Youre rooted...

All credit goes to Stayboogey and Valueforvalue. Big TY to those guys!!!


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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #1 » Published on:October 17, 2012, 09:43:50 PM

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Also. I nor Androidarea51 is responsable for anyones phones or any modifications that may void your warranty and/or brick your phone.
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #2 » Published on:October 17, 2012, 10:13:26 PM

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I was wondering when someone was gonna bring that up here :D.
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #3 » Published on:October 17, 2012, 11:12:38 PM

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sweet! thanks for that. i tried to root my friends merit bout a week ago and it was a disasterous failure thanks for an easier solution :)
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #4 » Published on:October 17, 2012, 11:55:08 PM

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I was wondering when someone was gonna bring that up here :D.

Motor i broke my Precedent some im all yours for beta now... ;)
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #5 » Published on:October 18, 2012, 12:00:35 AM

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DH informed me, but thanks for mentioning it anyways :). I really need to get a Merit and get back to developing it on the side...
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #6 » Published on:October 18, 2012, 06:54:08 AM

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I really need to get a Merit and get back to developing it on the side...
I wait for your rifle as a comma.
By the way, James has made a very good ROM (European version) and I think the GB peaked on our phones, thanks to you first, and then others that are made ​​on the basis of your ROMs.
When you purchase a new device, please try the CM9 port.
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #7 » Published on:October 18, 2012, 10:13:34 AM

fester64

=)) nice post deep

Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #8 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 01:47:01 PM

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the file links dont work ?  :-\
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #9 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 01:49:13 PM

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They were taken down due to cross posting. But we are encouraging stayboogy to join here. So hopefully they will be available again soon.

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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #10 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 01:50:33 PM

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Newer CWM's (both rooted and not) posted in the forums.

The one's cited in this post are fairly old (CWM 5.0.2.8)

Newest is above 6.0
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #11 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 01:53:00 PM

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can they be used via the method listed in the OP ?
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #12 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 03:04:39 PM

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Instructions are in the post
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #13 » Published on:November 11, 2012, 05:42:16 PM

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What the hell is cross posting?? Im confused as to why the links were removed... Is policing goin on?
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #14 » Published on:November 11, 2012, 06:01:10 PM

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Stayboogy requested that his files not be posted on other forums without his permission. It's history now though, soon he will post them here himself.

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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #15 » Published on:November 11, 2012, 06:09:58 PM

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I see.
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #16 » Published on:November 11, 2012, 06:17:09 PM

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I was talking about my CWM builds:

Avail:

http://androidarea51.com/***-all-things-root-***-166/cwm-6-for-the-z990-avail-(merit)/

Merit:

http://androidarea51.com/***-all-things-root-***-157/(recovery)(cwm)-availmerit-v6-0-1-5/

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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #17 » Published on:November 22, 2012, 09:31:44 PM

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motorhead,advetised in todays paper, Famiy Dollar has the ST merit for 29.95 the next two days.Fri,Sat
if there is one near you.
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #18 » Published on:November 27, 2012, 11:14:25 PM

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This is the simplest way possible to Root the ZTE Merit that ive seen. First thing you'll need is a permanant CWM for a non rooted Merit. Download from this link and place the file on the root of your sd card. Rename the file "update.zip". DO NOT alter the file in any other way or unzip it! DO NOT!!

Turn your phone off. Hold volume up then the menu key then power key until the phone boots to recovery. Scroll to "Factory reset" and press the "back" key. If you did everything right then you now have CWM on your unrooted Merit. Create a nandroid just in case.

CWM for nonrooted Merit
 www.mediafire.com/?e8z8u35xe972aae

Next you will download the rooted stock nandroid. You will place this file in Clockworkmod/Backup/folder. You will have to create a folder in the backup directory to move it to. Name it whatever you like just dont use any spaces in the name.  Now unzip the file and move the dated nandroid "1980" to the backup folder. You now should have 2 nandroids in your CWM/backup directory. The rooted nandroid has the "1980" label.

Rooted stock nandroid
 www.mediafire.com/?6mjm1k7w5cs8a57

Phone off and boot to recovery.
Go to Backup/Restore-Restore. Select the "1980" nandroid and restore it. When its complete reboot then go to the market and DL Superuser.

Booyah. Youre rooted...

All credit goes to Stayboogey and Valueforvalue. Big TY to those guys!!!


Thank me if this helped you!!!!

Can I possibly get some working links for those d/l's?  Thanks :)
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #19 » Published on:November 28, 2012, 09:20:29 AM

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For TEMP CWM (Rename as update.zip, save on sdcard NOT IN FOLDER!):

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/Phydeux-2.0-CWM5-update.zip

For nandroid (Unrar on sdcard, make sure the path ends up as sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/avail.rooted)

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/avail.rooted.rar
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 06:15:04 PM by Phydeux »
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #20 » Published on:November 28, 2012, 07:09:31 PM

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For TEMP CWM (Rename as update.zip, save on sdcard NOT IN FOLDER!):

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/5update.zip

For nandroid (Unrar on sdcard, make sure the path ends up as sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/avail.rooted)

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/avail.rooted.rar

Do I need 2 phones to do this? 
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #21 » Published on:November 28, 2012, 07:13:54 PM

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I've never needed to, I only have 1 phone.

 However, it might be easier to download with a computer, and transferred over to your phone
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #22 » Published on:December 26, 2012, 09:54:40 PM

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I've done everything required and I can't seem to find nandroid named 1980 or whatever.... Could someone please explain step by step what to do?
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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #23 » Published on:December 27, 2012, 03:54:11 PM

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Re: Root for the Merit via Nandroid. (Super Easy)

« Reply #24 » Published on:December 27, 2012, 06:17:24 PM

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I've done everything required and I can't seem to find nandroid named 1980 or whatever.... Could someone please explain step by step what to do?

Ok: Here it is:

For TEMP CWM (Rename as update.zip, save on sdcard NOT IN FOLDER!):

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/Phydeux-2.0-CWM5-update.zip

For nandroid (Unrar on sdcard, make sure the path ends up as sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/avail.rooted)

http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/avail.rooted.rar

Go to recovery, flash update.zip
Backup/restore: Restore avail.rooted
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