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Topic Modified: 21/07/12 (08:30) pm
Download this First

SU

Then Follow These Directions to the LETTER This is Not a Root for a NOOB you must be comfortable in ADB

Unzip chaindsddsu.zip and then get a shell with adb

adb shell


Set up the dirs, so shell owns them prior to logging. If shell does not own them then we can not control them. If the logs dir already exists, you may have to do a factory reset to remove them. They should not exist unless someone attempted this previously.

mkdir /data/local/logs
mkdir /data/local/logs/kernel


Open emode's logset activity. First button should be for enabling log set, enable it. Do not exit the activity, but if you do just repeat the below command.

am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.zte.emode/.logset


Confirm the log_kernel.txt file exists, if it does not wait a minute and check again.

ls -l /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


If it exists, delete it and immediately symlink it to /data/local.prop, logset may recreate it, if it does delete and try symlinking again.

rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


Now we want to wait for /data/local.prop to be created, it may take a minute or two. Keep checking until it exists.

ls -l /data/local.prop


Now once /data/local.prop exists, go back to the logset activity and disable logset. If you don't disable it, it will slowly eat away at all the disk space, and possibly overwrite the local.prop before you get root. Now lets set qemu=1 then reboot.

echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
exit
adb reboot


Once you have rebooted, remount, install su.

adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su


Clean up your mess!

adb shell rm /data/local.prop
adb shell rm -r /data/local/logs


Reboot, install the Superuser app from the market and enjoy

adb reboot


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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #1 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 09:35:13 pm

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stuck at "adb push su /system/xbin/su"

that dir does not exist in ADB as far as i can see . even if i create it i doubt the next 2 comands will work . help ? if noobs are not welcome just let me know .
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #2 » Published on:November 10, 2012, 10:02:38 pm

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nvm , figured it out . root successful .
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #3 » Published on:November 11, 2012, 08:18:20 pm

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stuck at "adb push su /system/xbin/su"

that dir does not exist in ADB as far as i can see . even if i create it i doubt the next 2 comands will work . help ? if noobs are not welcome just let me know .

As far as I am concerned, as long as you desire knowledge, no matter your "level" of expertise, ALL are welcome.

The only 'dumb' question is the one not asked...
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #4 » Published on:November 27, 2012, 11:19:19 pm

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Download this First

SU

Then Follow These Directions to the LETTER This is Not a Root for a NOOB you must be comfortable in ADB

Unzip chaindsddsu.zip and then get a shell with adb

adb shell


Set up the dirs, so shell owns them prior to logging. If shell does not own them then we can not control them. If the logs dir already exists, you may have to do a factory reset to remove them. They should not exist unless someone attempted this previously.

mkdir /data/local/logs
mkdir /data/local/logs/kernel


Open emode's logset activity. First button should be for enabling log set, enable it. Do not exit the activity, but if you do just repeat the below command.

am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.zte.emode/.logset


Confirm the log_kernel.txt file exists, if it does not wait a minute and check again.

ls -l /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


If it exists, delete it and immediately symlink it to /data/local.prop, logset may recreate it, if it does delete and try symlinking again.

rm /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt
ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/kernel/log_kernel.txt


Now we want to wait for /data/local.prop to be created, it may take a minute or two. Keep checking until it exists.

ls -l /data/local.prop


Now once /data/local.prop exists, go back to the logset activity and disable logset. If you don't disable it, it will slowly eat away at all the disk space, and possibly overwrite the local.prop before you get root. Now lets set qemu=1 then reboot.

echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
exit
adb reboot


Once you have rebooted, remount, install su.

adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su


Clean up your mess!

adb shell rm /data/local.prop
adb shell rm -r /data/local/logs


Reboot, install the Superuser app from the market and enjoy

adb reboot


ALL CREDITS FOR ROOT GOTO

Root for ZTE z990g aka ZTE Merit
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June 16 2012 - Copyright 2012 CunningLogic


Is their a program that does all of what you said automatically?  Guess I'm an iPhone spoiled noob LOL
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #5 » Published on:November 28, 2012, 08:36:24 am

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Unfortunately, on the Z990G "Merit", not yet.

As borked as the firmware is, at least we've gotten this far.

The Z990 "Avail" (The older AT&T 'sister' phone) is MUCH easier, just enter in a code.

The Merit, however, is the "fixed" firmware for this 'family', and thus, made it much more difficult to root.

We're working on both. It will just take time.

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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #6 » Published on:November 28, 2012, 11:36:38 pm

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i created the best and easiest root method there is, for both the Merit and Avail--the update.zip root method.

no need for any program, batch script, dialer code + adb, etc. nonsense.  just install update in stock recovery

probably the best root method there is for any device actually...
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #7 » Published on:November 29, 2012, 10:06:08 am

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i created the best and easiest root method there is, for both the Merit and Avail--the update.zip root method.

no need for any program, batch script, dialer code + adb, etc. nonsense.  just install update in stock recovery

probably the best root method there is for any device actually...

I agree, but there are exceptions. Some Samsungs wipe the userdata if you root with an update.zip, so we resorted to a backdoor, flashing CWM via Odin, then rooting.
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #8 » Published on:December 03, 2012, 04:45:50 pm

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As the 'update.zip' file has been removed from Mediafire, I have tried several times to root my Merit using the above method. After entering the first two instructions emode's logset doesn't appear until I enter the next line.I enable the logset, but the log_kernel.txt file never appears to exist. I can never get the symlink command to work. It says failed to link but file exists. Any suggestions. Thanks
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #9 » Published on:December 04, 2012, 07:58:22 am

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There is a new update zip on this forum.

I'm a little confused where your stuck.
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #10 » Published on:December 04, 2012, 08:24:11 am

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Sorry.I must have overlooked the new update.zip.I will locate it and root with it.Thanks for the info.
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #11 » Published on:December 04, 2012, 08:34:30 am

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Sorry.I must have overlooked the new update.zip.I will locate it and root with it.Thanks for the info.
KINGMONT,Seems the only update.zip files I find are for roms and cwm.I Am trying to root my Merit using the above instructions.
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #12 » Published on:December 04, 2012, 02:57:28 pm

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Use my "update.zip" for CWM, then flash my ROM.

http://androidarea51.com/***-all-things-root-***-157/(kernel)(ext4)(swap)-new-stock-z990-kernel-wext4-and-swap-enabled/

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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #13 » Published on:December 05, 2012, 05:23:44 am

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Who is KINGMONT?

You use the update.zip to get CWM on a phone without root then you can use someone else's nandroid that has root to restore your phone.

If you'd still like to do it with adb I can help with that also.
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Re: ROOT Your Merit

« Reply #14 » Published on:December 05, 2012, 06:17:20 am

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(My ROM is pre-rooted...shhh)
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