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An impossible to root smartphone


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#1 Just_One_Question

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:25 PM

I can't find any information about rooting my phone on the Internet. It's a Wink World SE smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow from a little-known unpopular company. Noone replied to me on XDA or AndroidCentral. All the one-click root apps, such as KingoRoot, are not able to root it.
Is there any other way to root it manually, maybe by unlocking the bootloader and rooting it with a computer via USB? What is a more general way of rooting such smartphones? What should I do?

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Not having a popular phone is probably the reason there aren't any rooting or unlocking options.   Sorry to say.  Most rooting tools use exploits to gain root access. 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

Yeah, I know, I've made my peace with that fact, lol. I think it would be nice, though, if the Android community was more upfront with such information that only about the 10 most bought brands of Android smartphones are easily rootable.:)

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

No idea if it will work, never tried it. Found this: How To Root Unrootable Androids With Farmaroot Application

Use at your own risk. Then again rooting is a risk. :)

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hey, thanks! I'll be sure to try it out anytime soon and will post the results later here!:thumbup2:

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:00 PM

The one thing those instructions omitted is where to get framaroot (their "here" isn't a link).

 

These sites:  http://framaroots.com/ or http://framaroot.net/ appear to be the most legit.  The second gives a mighty long list of devices on which this particular root APK works and the exploit it employs.


Edited by britechguy, 01 May 2017 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:00 PM

Well,:(
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Still a nice try though.:)

Edited by Just_One_Question, 01 May 2017 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:59 AM

I don't know why my picture host deleted my screenshot; it's never done that before in the 10 years that I've been using it.
Basically, I installed the program and everything, but it wasn't able to root my smartphone.
Still, thank you for the help!:)

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

JOQ:

 

         Well, you could continue trying one-click root options meant for other hardware that don't rely on the exploits clearly mentioned for framaroot.

 

         Rooting is not so much device specific as it is specific to classes of hardware and the version of Android you have running on it.  Your phone cannot be sui generis in that regard but it's just not got a big enough market share that anyone has dedicated the time to determine which of the existing exploits would work on it.

 

          I've rooted all my devices except my Samsung Galaxy S7.   Another option for rooting your device indirectly is to flash a custom recovery (which if memory serves does not require root, but I could be wrong) and see if you can find a Custom ROM that would work on it.   All of this is, of course, predicated on your not relying on the device on a daily basis and not having a heart attack if you were to brick it in a way that cannot be recovered from (which I've never done.  I've bricked both of my LG devices when playing with all this stuff, but in ways that could be recovered from).


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:51 AM

Yes, I tried also doing it with the other exploits for 15 other most like mine smartphones, but didn't work either. And also I tried the other tricks from the bag when it comes to rooting, of course. I haven't tried flashing a custom recovery and then trying to root, but I don't think I'll be doing it since I am planning on selling the phone anytime now.
Still, thanks for all the suggestions! There are all great and if someone stumbles upon this topic in the future, I am sure they'll be able to extract great value from it.:)

P.S. I actually plan on doing this one way of wiping my device's memory that, if I'm not mistaken, you informed me of some time ago. Encrypting my phone's data with the built-in feature in Android 6.0's Settings, factory resetting it, and then factory resetting it once more just to be sure. Even if it isn't 100% wiped out, that isn't a problem for me, as I don't really store sensitive data on it.:)
Thank you!

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

My screenshot magically reappeared. I knew I shouldn't lose hope in my picture host!:lmao:

Edited by Just_One_Question, 02 May 2017 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:47 AM

Not sure if you still need help... but I recently couldn't find anything to root my phone, but I used kingo root. First I tried running the app on my phone and it didn't work.

Then I noticed they have a program you can use on your computer, then you connect the phone and it does the rest. It took a little under 10 mins but it finally rooted my phone.

I tried other programs such as one click root, towelroot, king root, etc but none of them worked.

So go to https://www.kingoapp.com/ then click "download for windows", install it, the follow the directions.

If you don't have windows then I apologize... maybe you can use a friend's computer that has windows or something.

Anyways hope that helps!






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