Has anyone rooted this device yet (z978)?

sirhcsirhc United StatesPosts: 3 ✭✭✭✭

Waiting/trying to root mine... no single clickers work, tried several. Adb on linux recognizes my device, but need compatible recovery & either custom (Lineage?), or reload stock rom/kernel to try root (have P853A10V1.0.0B18). Anyone know if this is possible/where to get recovery? How about using Windows? Any successful?


  • baobab33baobab33 SenegalPosts: 2 ✭✭

    nope... it seems there is plenty of tutorial available on youtube but they are all fake. No recovery neither.

  • digiduck_2582digiduck_2582 United StatesPosts: 22 ✭✭✭✭

    Unfortunately no, the mifavor bootloader is extremely difficult to hack. No method as of yet

  • EmilyBakerEmilyBaker United StatesPosts: 12 ✭✭✭
    edited June 11, 2018 9:38PM

    In order to ensure the success rate of rooting ZTE phone, you need to do some preparation works before the process. Below is the works that you need to check at the beginning:

    1. Make sure the power on ZTE phone is more than 60%;

    2. ZTE USB drivers on your PC for recognizing your device;

    3. Odin software installed on your PC or laptop;

    4. Ensure you have enabled the USB debugging and OEM Unlock on the device (Settings > About device > Software Info > Build Number);

    5. Backup ZTE to avoid data losing or other risks during the process.

    Once you have done the above works, you can start to root your ZTE device now.

  • telyxtelyx Posts: 28 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No idea where you found that but the instructions are for a Samsung phone, except for the parts where ZTE was mentioned. This won't even come close to working.

  • CecicliaGarciaCecicliaGarcia United StatesPosts: 4 ✭✭

    Some reasons for Android Phone root failure and solutions for your reference:
    1. The version of rooting system doesn't match the phone model
    Obviously, there is no any rooting tool is compatible with all types of Android phone. So when you fail to root your phone, the first thing you should think is whether the tool is suited for your device.
    Solution: Go to Google Play to find a rooting tool and then download and install it on your Android phone. But remember to read the introduction carefully this time to see whether it supports the phone model you are using.
    2. Root package
    The root package may pose a challenge as well. Most Android devices support OTA or ICS update which is able to deliver new software or data to mobile phones and be copied to the SD card.
    Solution: You can root your phone by means of flashing your phone.
    3. The Recovery mode
    Your Android phone or the rooting tool you download might require you to flash the device under the recovery mode. In this case, it is not possible to root your phone directly.
    Solution: Try to accomplish the rooting process under the recovery mode. To enter the recovery mode, you can press and hold the "Volume -" and "Power" button for a while and then you can choose to root your device in this mode.
    4. Low battery
    Most rooting tools ask a high battery to support the rooting. It means that you will have trouble rooting your Android if you do not charge your device to a high battery.
    Solution: Charge your Android phone before the root.

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