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09 Aug: Superboot - root access for the ZTE Skate

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Introducing.... Superboot - root access for your ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo! :)

Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash the system partition, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just flash the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before download, you need to check your device 'about' screen to determine which superboot version you need.

  • Superboot for OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05 - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 24866507d5b2819a2369f69a5783882d

The superboot image is also 'insecure', allowing you to use 'adb remount' as well as having full ADB root access to your device.

How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory

- Ensure USB debugging is enabled in 'Settings -> Development' and that, if on Windows, you have installed any requested drivers

- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'

- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh' followed by './install-superboot-mac.sh'

- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh' followed by 'sudo ./install-superboot-linux.sh'

That's it! Enjoy! ;)

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Great work Paul again!

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When I try to do this and recovery I get "< waiting for device >" both times.

Debug mode is on.

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Check your device manager for missing drivers.

If your device is showing as a 'USB drive', eject it.

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Showing up as an "AndroidPhone" under Other devices in Device Manager, will not let me install the Google USB driver from Android SDK, and when I turn USB storage off I'm still seeing "Removable Disk F:\", even though it tells me to insert something when I try to explore it.

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Showing up as an "AndroidPhone" under Other devices in Device Manager, will not let me install the Google USB driver from Android SDK, and when I turn USB storage off I'm still seeing "Removable Disk F:\", even though it tells me to insert something when I try to explore it.

Can you right-click and eject it?

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Can you right-click and eject it?

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Same result, I've also removed the SD card from the phone.

EDIT: Sorted it, managed to find the correct USB drivers after a few useless ones, Superboot and Recovery both installed now.

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Anyone got any ideas, i am not great with the Terminal, USB Debugging is enabled

Here is my Terminal

lordjubblydave@laptop:~$ chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh

lordjubblydave@laptop:~$ ./install-superboot-linux.sh

./install-superboot-linux.sh: line 1: chmox: command not found

* daemon not running. starting it now *

* daemon started successfully *

error: device not found

< waiting for device >

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The ADB connection is only exposed after the 'USB driver disk' is ejected, so you'll need to do that (not sure how that's done from the Linux command line?)

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Same result, I've also removed the SD card from the phone.

EDIT: Sorted it, managed to find the correct USB drivers after a few useless ones, Superboot and Recovery both installed now.

any chance of a link to the drivers

waiting for device here too windows7

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Anyone got any ideas, i am not great with the Terminal, USB Debugging is enabled

Here is my Terminal

lordjubblydave@laptop:~$ chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh

lordjubblydave@laptop:~$ ./install-superboot-linux.sh

./install-superboot-linux.sh: line 1: chmox: command not found

* daemon not running. starting it now *

* daemon started successfully *

error: device not found

< waiting for device >

it should be chmod not chmox:

chmod +x adb-linux

chmod +x fastboot-linux

./adb-linux reboot bootloader

./fastboot-linux flash boot boot.superboot.img

./fastboot-linux reboot

same goes for the clockworkmod installer. the r2 zip says "chmox" instead of "chmod" and secondly, the fastboot command is missing the "flash" bit so it should be:

chmod +x adb-linux

chmod +x fastboot-linux

./adb-linux reboot bootloader

./fastboot-linux flash recovery clockworkmod.img

./fastboot-linux reboot

note that when you reboot into the bootloader its just the green android logo, its not crashed, its just sitting there waiting for a command.

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it should be chmod not chmox:

chmod +x adb-linux

chmod +x fastboot-linux

./adb-linux reboot bootloader

./fastboot-linux flash boot boot.superboot.img

./fastboot-linux reboot

same goes for the clockworkmod installer. the r2 zip says "chmox" instead of "chmod" and secondly, the fastboot command is missing the "flash" bit so it should be:

chmod +x adb-linux

chmod +x fastboot-linux

./adb-linux reboot bootloader

./fastboot-linux flash recovery clockworkmod.img

./fastboot-linux reboot

note that when you reboot into the bootloader its just the green android logo, its not crashed, its just sitting there waiting for a command.

Still no joy, i still get waiting for device :(

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Still no joy, i still get waiting for device :(

i got that (on the blade) when i did it a couple of times although i'm not sure why.

did you try running it as root, using either "su -" or "sudo -s", then running the adb and fastboot commands.

does adb devices list anything like this (obviously for skate not blade):

./adb-linux devices

List of devices attached 

Blade-CM7	device

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OK Here is what i did it worked

sudo chmod +x fastboot-linux

sudo ./adb-linux reboot bootloader

adb devices

adb reboot

adb reboot bootloader

./fastboot-linux flash boot boot.superboot.img

./fastboot-linux reboot

Running Ubuntu 11.04

Hope it helps someone, Thanks Sej

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I spotted the chmod typo, uploading fix now but it *shouldn't* affect most people.

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Typo fixed version uploaded.

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I spotted the chmod typo, uploading fix now but it *shouldn't* affect most people.

maybe add that it needs to be run as root (su/sudo) in the instructions?

also note the problems are in the recovery too not just superboot.

nice fast, work by the way paul, i forgot to say earlier (oh and i managed to compile cwm 4.0.1.4 for blade btw).

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I fixed it in the recovery script too.

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When I try to do this and recovery I get "< waiting for device >" both times.

Debug mode is on.

Same here!

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I fixed it in the recovery script too.

not wanting to be mr.whiney thread hijacker, but r3 still says "./fastboot-linux recovery clockworkmod.img" so is still missing the "flash" bit :D

todoleo: did you try as root?

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not wanting to be mr.whiney thread hijacker, but r3 still says "./fastboot-linux recovery clockworkmod.img" so is still missing the "flash" bit :D

todoleo: did you try as root?

Ah, gotcha, I've fixed that one now too, thanks!

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Same here!

Windows: Drivers or 'Eject' driver disk

Mac: Eject driver disk

Linux: Try running as root

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Thanks Paul, any idea where to get the drivers from?

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Plugging the phone into a computer should make a CDROM drive popup with the drivers in. I have extracted them and uploaded them here:

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There is something i don't understand :

The line adb reboot bootloader

You need a rooted phone to do this normally.

Or is there a special adb in Skate ?

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