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Edited by Ruslan at 2016-9-28 13:47

Only for the advanced user!
This may break your phone!


Part 1
1) Install Drivers (Official Driver Installation Manual)
2) Unpack SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1620.zip
3) Run SP Flashtool 4) Select MT6753_Android_scatter.txt in TWRP folder

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5)Press Download
6)Connect the phone
7)End wait


Part 2
1)Load the device into TWRP
2) Select SuperSU-v2.76.zip in TWRP and install

Files can be downloaded here https://goo.gl/geKsEs












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 Author| Post time 2016-9-28 18:40:35 | Show all posts
I use Windows 10 x64
Drivers install properly

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Post time 2016-9-30 04:05:28 | Show all posts
I tried to flash the TWRP on a Apple Mac (no SPflash) with fastboot.
Did not work. :-(

fastboot getvar shows me:
unlocked: no

Is it true, that the bootloader is locked?
How can i unlock it?

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Post time 2016-9-30 04:24:35 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Under Development Options, you have OEM Unlock, it says to unlock bootloader. You can try

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Post time 2016-9-30 14:51:43 | Show all posts
zgfg replied at 2016-9-30 04:24
Under Development Options, you have OEM Unlock, it says to unlock bootloader. You can try

Thanks. I forgot about that.

Following the steps i have done to root the Metal on Mac OSX using AndroidSDK tools:

1. get developer options (tap multiple times on "Build number")
2. set "USB Debug" and "OEM Unlock"
3. connect with usb
4. adb reboot bootloader
5. fastboot oem unlock
    (Attention, this is a factory reset)
6. fasboot reboot-bootloader
7. fastboot flash recovery recovery_TWRP.img
8. fasboot reboot
9. adb reboot recovery
10. install SuperSu

I had to try it multiple times, because the reboot commands sometime did not work.
I had to poweroff/poweron the device.

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Post time 2016-10-7 18:54:53 | Show all posts
Edited by zgfg at 2016-10-23 23:01

Excellent port and instructions by jemmini:
http://www.gizbeat.com/10733/ulefone-metal-twrp-download-and-root-ulefone-metal-root/

Applied, everything worked smooth - at the end, I also installed BusyBox.
Screenshots from RootChecker attached.

See also: http://forum.ulefone.com/thread-296-1-2.html




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Post time 2016-10-16 00:24:10 | Show all posts
Edited by zgfg at 2016-10-15 18:20

NeedROM package as above contains SuperSU-v2.76.zip, to be installed through TWRP. Once you root and open, it will ask to update binaries - accept, chosse Normal way and reboot, it will be updated to 2.78.
Alternatively, you can already start with SuperSU-v2.78-SR1.zip, downloadable from
https://download.chainfire.eu/1003/SuperSU/

Since Metal comes with AOSP Marshmallow, SuperSU installs in Systemless and SELinux Enforcing mode.
To make sure if SELinux runs in Enforcing or Permissive mode, install CheckRoot Pro. Run, grant it Root access and open Verify Root tab, see a screenshot attached.

To make sure if Root is Systemless or not, check for existence of su.img file in the hidden /data folder. Install e.g. ES File Explorer, enable Root mode under its Settings,  grant it Root access, and inspect the content of /data folder.
Or, install Terminal Emulator from Google Play, open it and enter
    su
popup will show, grant the Root access to Terminal and type or copy/paste the following command
    ls -d /data/s*
If it shows the su.img file, your root is systemless
Systemless_Root.png
SELinux_Enforcing.png

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Post time 2016-10-16 20:33:30 | Show all posts
I was looking for that, thanks!!

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Post time 2016-10-17 01:35:59 | Show all posts
zgfg replied at 2016-10-7 11:54
Excellent port and instructions by jemmini:
http://www.gizbeat.com/10733/ulefone-metal-twrp-download ...

jemminis guide and instrutions worked flawlessly!
Phone cleaned and tweaked as much as possible...
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Post time 2016-12-1 02:46:04 | Show all posts
I guess you should turn on the phone in Download mode, right? How can I access to Download and Recovery modes in Ulefone? What is the shortcut?

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Btw, to enter recovery, keep pressing Power + Volume Up, then circle by Volume Up, Recovery is 1st of 3 options. Volume Down to enter selected option  Post time 2016-12-1 05:11
You can't root from stock recovery, you must first flash TWRP, see (link was above).http://www.gizbeat.com/10733/ulefone-metal-twrp-download-and-root-ulefone-metal-root/  Post time 2016-12-1 05:09
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