First-off, i would like to thank the Chainfire for the SuperSU files and the Kingroot for making the rooting process easier.
As far as i am aware, it is pretty hard to root this device. It runs on a Spreadtrum chipset sc7731. However, recently i figured out how to root this device.
1. Minimal adb and fastboot tool.
2. Kingroot app.
3. As usual, a working brain.
It seems like that the device's default.prop file comes with a configuration :
which makes it impossible to root this device with absolutely any rooting software out there including the one-click apps.
To be able to root this device, the only efficient way is to replace the stock recovery with a custom one, deleting the default su binary file inside the /system/xbin folder as well as in the /system/bin folder, installing the SuperSU.zip file and finally by installing the Kingroot apk which will ultimately root the device.
I personally prefer the TWRP but there is no official release out there for this device. So, i ported a custom recovery for it in my spare time ( It may appear somewhat ridiculous but i had nothing more interesting to do so i changed the layout )
I have attached the recovery file below as well as the SuperSU.zip files below.
After you have downloaded the recovery as well as the SuperSU.zip, here are the steps to root it:-
- Download the minimal adb fastboot for windows. You may google it, its available easily. (It turns out it may be the only tool that may work effectively in case your device is not getting recognized by any other adb.)
Rename the recovery as twrp and place it inside the Minimal adb and fastboot folder.
Connect the device via a USB cable and make sure adb debugging is on inside the developer options.
Now open the Minimal adb and fastboot tool and type the following commands inside the prompt:-Code:adb devices adb reboot bootloader fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery twrp.img fastboot reboot
.Code:adb reboot recovery
Head back to the recovery homescreen and open the Advanced tab which is followed by opening the File Manager tab.
Inside the file manager, follow the path to the pre-existing su binary file, i.e /system/xbin and delete it. Do the same with the su file present on /system/bin.
Now, head back to the recovery home ,open Install tab and select the SuperSU.zip wherever you placed it and swipe to confirm the installation.
Reboot system. (It will probably boot without the logo so don't worry if it does.)
Now Google the Kingroot.apk, download it and install it. Give it a run, it will probably fail.
So get rid of the other superuser app i.e, SuperSU app via the option present inside it, i.e "Cleanup to install other superuser app" or something like that.
After a few seconds, it will disappear from the device and probably the same might happen with the Kingroot app.
Reboot the device.
Re-install the Kingroot app and run it again.
Congrats! You just rooted your device. Go ahead and check the root via an app like Rootchecker.
The custom recovery file has been attached and happens to be in the .zip format so kindly extract the recovery from it.
If you have any query regarding this, do let me know. :v
(I would be glad if you or anyone who finds this post useful would thank me) Cheers!