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Root your G510

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As the root method i use is based on original thread from spanish htc forum i decide to remove my own content.

For anyone how would like to root the phone have a look at

Original root thread from spanish htc forum

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Maybe silly question but: put the "dload" folder to memory card or phone memory?If I connect G510 to computer I see memory card,phone memory and phone install(folder with adb driver)....

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Maybe silly question but: put the "dload" folder to memory card or phone memory?If I connect G510 to computer I see memory card,phone memory and phone install(folder with adb driver)....

It means external sdcard...

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Maybe silly question but: put the "dload" folder to memory card or phone memory?If I connect G510 to computer I see memory card,phone memory and phone install(folder with adb driver)....

Let us know how you get on with this method.

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If you run into trouble, your able with this method to go back to original state. So if you stuck at boot or something strage happen, copy Firmware to dload folder and flash back original firmware.

Please remember that you follow any instructions at own risk. I´m not responsible for bricking your phone. I describe how its working for me.

Where is this original firmware????

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Where is this original firmware????

I updated the first post

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That ROM is for the G510-0200 variant. If you flash this - assuming it does let you flash - then you may never be able to go back to the original Vodafone ROM. And your warranty will be well & truly voided.

Be careful and if you are unsure then leave it alone. Ask yourself - can you afford to waste £130?

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That ROM is for the G510-0200 variant. If you flash this - assuming it does let you flash - then you may never be able to go back to the original Vodafone ROM. And your warranty will be well & truly voided.

Be careful and if you are unsure then leave it alone. Ask yourself - can you afford to waste £130?

Are you referring to the original firmware. or the one which alleges to root our phones?

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That ROM is for the G510-0200 variant. If you flash this - assuming it does let you flash - then you may never be able to go back to the original Vodafone ROM. And your warranty will be well & truly voided.

Be careful and if you are unsure then leave it alone. Ask yourself - can you afford to waste £130?

I updated the first post again ..0200 0100 variants...

Also added link to original post from spanish forums ..how to root the phone ..

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Are you referring to the original firmware. or the one which alleges to root our phones?

Both really. I've seen people break the U8800 and Pulse by flashing other firmwares so it can happen. And I'm not too sure about the small update.app that claims to root the phones. Where did it come from?

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Chinese model is G510-0010,isn´t?

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Chinese model is G510-0010,isn´t?

Yes. Chinese is G510-0100 like the UK model. The ROMs are potentially compatible but there is always the danger of not being able to go back to the UK ROM after flashing a Chinese one. Also I've read that the Chinese ROMs don't have the Google services installed.

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Basically the original firmware is needed before attempting to root this phone :(

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Basically the original firmware is needed before attempting to root this phone :(

I have an older version but I don't have the B172 Vodafone UK ROM.

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My czech vodafone G510 have B170 firmware,vodafone UK have B172?On http://www.htcmania.com/archive/index.php/t-571600.html they wrote about czech B178 for G510-0200,but G510 selled in Czech are 0100 which htcmania marked as chinese model...

I am a little bit confused :(

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Ah that B170 must be the one I have then. I downloaded it from the Spanish forum.

Waiting for a download of B172 G300-100. Or something else for the EU market.

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It's for the G510-0200. It might work but I'm not willing to try it myself ;)

(we have the 0100)

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that B170 from Spanish forum is marked as Huawei Ascend G510-0010 Android 4.1 V100R001C02B170.rar on Mega.co.nz site...

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Hi friends....

a question: to root the phone,do you first have to unlock bootloader and then root,

or you can even root first? Thanks!!

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You need to unlock the bootloader

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ok thanks a lot!! :)

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Hi friends....

a question: to root the phone,do you first have to unlock bootloader and then root,

or you can even root first? Thanks!!

There are two methods.

Follow link in first post.

First method is without unlocking bootloader

Important: this does is change the boot.img so then you rooting your Huawei Ascend G510 / Huawei Unlock Orange Daytona using Root 3.1. Does not affect the bootloader.
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Okay people, we need clarity on unlocking [the boatloader] and rooting. On the one hand, you apparently cannot root without unlocking, but on the other there is a root method that does not require unlocking. This seems contradictory and is causing needless confusion.

Can someone run through the different options. For instance, if you follow the root that is not dependent on unlocking, will you gain full control of the device. If not, what is the point of rooting this way?

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Okay people, we need clarity on unlocking [the boatloader] and rooting. On the one hand, you apparently cannot root without unlocking, but on the other there is a root method that does not require unlocking. This seems contradictory and is causing needless confusion.

Can someone run through the different options. For instance, if you follow the root that is not dependent on unlocking, will you gain full control of the device. If not, what is the point of rooting this way?

I follow the guide which is not depending on unlocking the bootloader and get full root access.

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