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Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Root Huawei Activa 4g by Metro pcs

Huawei Activa 4g Root

 
First you need to have SDK installed with Platform-tools
try to put them on C: if not just be able to navigate to the Dir to acess the adb shell. Here's a video to show how to install SDK and access the ADB shell.
Rooting this phone isnt something hard. I took the update.zip file from the root method of the Huawei Ascend II and flashed it onto my Activa using adb.

Please remember that I am not responsible for anything that may happen to your device while rooting and that this will void any and all warranties.

Before starting make sure that you have the Android sdk installed on your computer. (I recommend installing it to the root directory of your hard drive)

Also install the USB Drivers by auto running the program when you plug in your phone via usb.
Make sure your phone has USB Debugging enabled

And now the process:
1.Download the update.zip via download link below.
 
Update.zip Download

2.Copy the download to the root of your phones SD Card

3.Hop on over to command prompt and go into the platform-tools directory of the SDK 'cd \whatever.path.to.sdk\Android\platform-tools'

4.Run 'adb devices' and make sure your device is there, it should say M920

5. If its there then reboot with recovery. 'adb reboot recovery'

6. Once booted into recovery then use the volume up and down buttons to scroll up and down and to select press camera button and then press power button. (Not at the same time.)

7. Choose update from SD Card.

8. Choose the update.zip from the root of your drive.

9. After its done then reboot your phone and its rooted.

This method does work but the binary is still outdated and Su fails when trying to update it.. but it still runs root exploreer just fine so you'll be able to remove whatever you want. I added a youtube video below in case you need further help with gaining root access.