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ZTE Open C, brand new, following instructions bootloader will not unlock; have rooted terminal

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I bought the device for developing purposes and just got it today. I am a US user by the way.

I followed the directions that are listed here for how to root the device and unlock the bootloader, however, the directions do not work.

I now have a rooted terminal using adb shell, however, when i reboot to the bootloader and run fastboot devices I get nothing, and no other fastboot command works.

This is absolutely ridiculous. I bought the phone from the ebay site just this week using the link here on Mozilla. I've even synced and built B2G for the device. But I can't unlock my bootloader? Defeats the purpose of "open" and makes me regret my purchase.

I would appreciate some help in this matter promptly.

I bought the device for developing purposes and just got it today. I am a US user by the way. I followed the directions that are listed here for how to root the device and unlock the bootloader, however, the directions do not work. I now have a rooted terminal using adb shell, however, when i reboot to the bootloader and run fastboot devices I get nothing, and no other fastboot command works. This is absolutely ridiculous. I bought the phone from the ebay site just this week using the link here on Mozilla. I've even synced and built B2G for the device. But I can't unlock my bootloader? Defeats the purpose of "open" and makes me regret my purchase. I would appreciate some help in this matter promptly.

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Ralph Daub
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Hi Stayboogy,

I understand that you are having problems rooting your Firefox OS Open C device from ZTE.

What are the instructions that you followed for rooting the device? You should be able to root and get Fastboot privileges by running ZTE's upgrade tool, available on the following page:

To verify that your device is rooted, you can run the following ADB command:

  • adb shell getprop ro.secure

If it says 1, then it's locked from allowing root… i.e. it's not rooted.

I hope that this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments.

Thanks,

- Ralph

Hi Stayboogy, I understand that you are having problems rooting your Firefox OS Open C device from ZTE. What are the instructions that you followed for rooting the device? You should be able to root and get Fastboot privileges by running ZTE's upgrade tool, available on the following page: * [http://en.comebuy.com/developer-firefox-os-open-c.html] To verify that your device is rooted, you can run the following ADB command: * adb shell getprop ro.secure If it says 1, then it's locked from allowing root… i.e. it's not rooted. I hope that this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments. Thanks, - Ralph

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I fixed this on my own.

And for you information that is the exact tool that I used.

And I'm not a novice; I know what a root shell is and I wouldn't have said that I have root if I didn't.

Maybe read the post before assuming you know more than the poster...

Anyway...

i just built cwm for the device and using the rooted shell dd'd the factory recovery image and dd'd the new one.

then i installed the ZTE Kis 3 firmware with the new recovery

then i rebooted to the bootloader and did "sudo fastboot oem unlock" and the bootloader was unlocked.

this did not working following the aforementioned guide using only the upgrade tool otherwise i wouldn't have posted.

I fixed this on my own. And for you information that is the exact tool that I used. And I'm not a novice; I know what a root shell is and I wouldn't have said that I have root if I didn't. Maybe read the post before assuming you know more than the poster... Anyway... i just built cwm for the device and using the rooted shell dd'd the factory recovery image and dd'd the new one. then i installed the ZTE Kis 3 firmware with the new recovery then i rebooted to the bootloader and did "sudo fastboot oem unlock" and the bootloader was unlocked. this did not working following the aforementioned guide using only the upgrade tool otherwise i wouldn't have posted.