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cammykool

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Need help with a little project.
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:43:00 AM »
I got one of those Obama phones. (Free government provided phones) in the mail. This phone i got is built by ZTE and runs KK but i can't find reference to it ANYWHERE. I'd like someone who knows what they are doing to help me crack Android open on this and see if there is any weird or interesting stuff as they are government provided. Call me a tinfoil hat wearer I'm just curious.





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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 10:07:03 AM »
Ugh, I have ZTE.



Most ZTE phones get rooted using an APK that roots the phone, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 11:39:40 AM »
But this is worse because its exclusive to this program. So its software is super shady.




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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 04:51:31 AM »
Lol, I'd just go for it. [emoji14]

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 05:51:39 PM »
So long as you don't have to turn it back in or anything, I would hack it. Try every root method you can find starting with the most common for ZTE.

Then again, I hack almost everything... Phones, computers, game systems, printers.... Almost everything can be improved (I.M.O.)somehow, but particularly phones. I won't run without an ad blocker and I ALWAYS remove Hangouts. I'd rather lose root.

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 07:14:01 AM »
Printers, woah. That's a new one to me.


I also cannot run Android unless I have an adblocker installed. It makes an enormous difference.


I don't think any ZTE is super modified and can be hacked directly on the device itself like the Optimus days. :D

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 06:03:00 PM »
People have been hacking and modding printers for a while.
Here's one way.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_ink_system

I mostly work on 3d printer though.

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 02:32:09 PM »
I can't find any working root method. Everything faild.




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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 02:50:34 PM »
I can't find any working root method. Everything faild.
Failed? All the apps were a no go??! 😢

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 02:51:17 PM »
I tired framaroot kingroot sh*t even towelroot. No go.




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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 02:52:11 PM »
I can't find any working root method. Everything faild.
Failed? All the apps were a no go??! 😢
Whatever they did they did good at locking it down.




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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 02:52:57 PM »
I can't find any working root method. Everything faild.
Failed? All the apps were a no go??! 😢
Whatever they did they did good at locking it down.
That's surprising, ZTE...

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2016, 08:56:35 PM »
They are setting every partition as read only these days. I couldn't root a Zinger because of this.

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2016, 04:50:10 PM »
Have you tried cf auto root? Can you unlock the bootloader?

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Re: Need help with a little project.
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2016, 07:01:18 PM »
Besides a wicked virus, which seem capable of just about anything these days, I wouldn't be surprised if the only option is something like a  Jtag or riff box.

Otherwise the other option is someone rip/download the image, mod it, and then use a restore tool to upload the modded image, it wouldn't be the first to be rooted in this manner.