Myself or MoDaCo take no responsibility if something goes wrong, do this at your own risk! The warranty on your phone will probably be lost if you do this! However, if there would be any problems, we will try to help you as best as possible.
- 1. General Information
- 2. The Guide step-by-step
- 3. Trouble-shooting / F.A.Q
- 4. Credits
1. General Information:
This guide is for the Blade II mobile phone, and will not work for any other device! (unless it's confirmed). The specifications about the phone can be seen here: (http://pdadb.net...&c=zte_blade_ii).
Before you start make sure you have access to an computer, that you have the drivers for your phone installed on the computer, that you have added the Superuser zip-file on the SD-card and that you ticked the USB-debugging on your phone. (You can find it under Settings/Applications/Development).
(Drivers can be found here: http://wwwen.zte.com....3218405107.zip, Open and install only).
2. The Guide step-by-step:
1:1. Download recovery: http://www.mediafire...lg98y26fb6qffgf
2:2. Download ADB: http://www.mediafire...dnze68xcjb61z9j
2:3. Download SuperUser: http://downloads.nos....arm-signed.zip
2:4. Extract "adb_fastboot_and_other_tools.zip" to any location on the hard drive, it doesn't matter where as long you remember where you put it.
2:5. Put "recovery.img" in the folder "Android" which you got from extracting "adb_fastboot_and_other_tools.zip", place it freely inside the folder, not in any sub folders or so.
2:6. Open a command prompt window from the Android folder. (Press any shift-button and then right-click anywhere inside the folder, does not work if you have something highlighted though).
2:7. Inside the command prompt window, type: "adb reboot bootloader"
(The mobile phone will reboot and stay on the green android guy).
2:8. Then inside the command prompt window, type: "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
(Make sure that the recovery file is called "recovery.img" and nothing else).
2:9. Then type in the command prompt window: "fastboot reboot"
(The mobile phone should now start up as normal).
2:10. Now switch off your phone, and remove the battery for a little while, and insert it again. Then start the phone again by holding the volume-down key - and the start button at the same time. (It could be that it flashes and the green man comes up again, but it's nothing to worry about, just hold down the buttons all the time).
2:11. You should now have got into recovery. (Use the volume-keys to scroll through the options, and the home button to select).
2:12. You should now select: "install zip from SD-card", push it, scroll until you find the "Superuser-3.2-RC2-arm signed.zip" file, select it and then press "Yes". (You might have to scroll through a few "No", until you reach "Yes").
2:13. Congratulations you should now have rooted your Blade II phone. (Now just start the phone up and see in the menu if Superuser application is installed).
3. Trouble-shooting / F.A.Q
3.1: Q: I'm stuck at "< waiting for device >" in the command prompt window after running: "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img", what is the problem and what to do?
3:1. A: Unplug the USB-cable and remove the battery for a short while, then start it up again and make sure you have USB-debugging checked. The problem is most likely that your computer haven't installed all the drivers correctly. To trouble-shoot this you'll have to download and install a program called "PdaNet". Follow the instructions from the installation-process, and proceed with step 7 in the guide. Get PdaNet @ http://junefabrics.c...droid/index.php
Sebastian404 @ MoDaCo - For the recovery image.
Lx_r @ Swedroid - Made the original guide, in swedish.
racsodew @ Swedroid - Help with trouble-shooting fixes.
I only take credits for adding my own context and converting this guide to english!
Hope everything goes well now. And please write a comment how it went later. Thanks for me!
*** Main post is not finished, it might be updated with more trouble-shootings / F.A.Q or more Information, but the guide rooting procedure will stay intact. If there is anything you wish to be added to this guide, or something needs to be changed, feel free to inform me about it and i'll updated the post. ***
Edited by fiskbulle, 26 August 2012 - 06:41 PM.