Umrtvovacz added a topic in Vodafone Smart ultra 6[GUIDE] TESTED:How to get reliable root and TWRP on Su6 that is problematic.Hello,
I have one of those Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 devices which just refused to get rooted by the simple methods which most people used. I have finally figured out how to get reliable root that persists after restarts. This is complete step by step guide, there may be some redundant steps, but doing this is the only way I got it to work.
0) Download those files and put them onto your SD card:
TWRP recovery - recovery-twrp2870-p839v55.img - http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/375554-recovery-twrp-2870/
Rename the recovery-twrp2870-p839v55.img to recovery.img so you don't have to type that much.
Stock rom for default recovery - 2015072214222958.zip - http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/375507-stock-rom-download/
Flashable stock rom for TWRP - su6.stock.update.nowipePTPT.zip - http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/375674-rom502stockflashable-zip-stock-vodafone-lollipop-rom-collection/
Framaroot - Framaroot-1.9.3.apk - http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2784451&d=1402084843
Kingroot - Kingroot_v184.108.40.2062.apk - https://sites.google.com/site/androidxdacom/file/Kingroot_V220.127.116.113.apk?attredirects=0
Terminal Emulator - jackpal.androidterm-1.0.70-71-minAPI4.apk - http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/jack-palevich/terminal-emulator/terminal-emulator-1-0-70-android-apk-download/
1) Go to stock recovery
2) Wipe data and cache
3) Flash stock rom
4) Wipe data and cache again
5) Restart to system
6) When android boots, connect to WIFI but not Google, skip everything else then WIFI
7) Go to Settings - Security - Allow unknown sources
8) Go to File Manager, install Framaroot
9) Open it, it will tell you your device is not supported and close itself. This is the only thing I found that makes KingRoot run reliably.
10) Install Kingroot
11) open Kingroot and let it run the root sequence. Do not at any point close this app (especially do not swipe it off in Recent Apps)
12) After it's done you have TEMPORARY ROOT. But beware! DO NOT CLOSE KINGROOT! Do not use back button (closed it for me once) use the home button instead. KingRoot NEEDS to be running. If at any point it closes, you will lose temporary root and you need to start again from 1)!
13) Install Terminal Emulator
su15) After you write su you will get a root permission popup. If you don't, you have lost your temporary root, and need to start again from 1). If you do get prompt, write:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery16) After it is done installing, power off, boot into recovery (volume up + power button) and it should go into TWRP recovery
17) Do the TWRP swipe wipe (it's all you need, data, cache, dalvik)
18) Install the flashable stock rom for TWRP.
19) After it's done installing, before reboot it will ask you whether you want to install SuperSU. Say YES!
20) Boot up, connect to wifi and skip everything else.
21) In your app drawer locate Install SuperSU or SuperSU Installer. It's called something like that, easy to find.
22) When it asks you which method you want, choose TWRP. The file will download quickly and phone will restart into TWRP recovery. It will auto install SuperSU.
23) Reboot. You can test root access by installing and running Terminal Emulator and write su
24) Now you can connect to Google. The root persists. I tried 6+ restarts all the while connected to Google services
I am pretty sure the step with Framaroot is somewhat odd. But I haven't found a way to get KingRoot running and grant me temporary root without it, and I tried many things.
In this guide you essentially use KingRoot to get temporary root, use the temporary root to install TWRP, then use TWRP to get permanent root. This root persists over multiple restarts, with Google backup turned on all sync working. I just restarted the phone to be really sure. It works.
I hope this will help somebody who wasn't able to get root using the easy and simple methods many people were able to use without problems.
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Umrtvovacz added a topic in Vodafone Smart ultra 6No removable back cover/batteryHello, I am considering picking this phone up, as I just broke the screen on my Ascend G300, which is way too old anyway. The Su6 has great specs for the price, and I am also a Vodafone customer so I could get it even cheaper. But the problem I have is that there is no back cover to remove to pull the battery out. What if I need to pull the battery to restart the phone? Or to change old/dead battery? I would be willing to pay slightly more to have removable battery but only thing that comes close is Honor 4C, but it's smaller and has worse resolution.
Is the non-removable battery as big of a deal as I make it? How you deal with phone being stuck and needing hard reset? This is the only downside of Su6 for me...
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