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    Rooting the Cricket Zio on Froyo 2.2 (Root)

    NOTE: This entire post comes from Steve at mycricketdroid.com. There might have been a slight modification, but all praise should be directed to him.

    --Start--

    Alright, lets talk about root. Root is a Linux term for admin permissions. Since Android is basically Linux, we use the this term rather than admin permissions or admin rights; which is a Windows term. When you achieve root, you gain access to system files and ability to change things that normally are marked read-only.

    Why would you want this?
    There are tons of reasons. One popular reason is themes and WiFi tethering. By achieving root, you can change system graphics which in turn changes the UI. You can also change the boot screen, fonts and tons more like I said. Well, you’re probably wondering if there is any negative things to this. Unfortunately yes there is. By rooting your device, you do void your warranty. But that’s ok! You can always restore your phone back to stock.

    Instructions

    Download Z4Root and save it to your SD Card. (newest version available here:
    [APP] z4root - xda-developers


    )

    Install the APK using Astro or any other APK installer (from the market)

    Once it’s installed, open the app via the app drawer and select “permanent.“

    Let the phone do it’s thing. It will reboot. Once rebooted, your phone is rooted.

    Any app that needs super user rights, it will ask and you just need to click “allow.”

    SOURCE: Steve from mycricketdroid.com.

    --End--

    Last edited by Chris Rodriguez; 04-21-2011 at 03:09 PM.
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    i actually used Universal Androot to root mine.

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    i've seen lot's of videos explaining how to root your phone but my question is, what do you do once your phone is rooted? how do you take advantage of rooting your phone? i mean what's the next step once you root your phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3r3j3 View Post
    i've seen lot's of videos explaining how to root your phone but my question is, what do you do once your phone is rooted? how do you take advantage of rooting your phone? i mean what's the next step once you root your phone?
    The most practical reason, for me anyway, is to use Wireless Tether to make it possible to use the Zio as a wifi tether. Cricket has taken out the option from the FroYo menu. This allows for a tablet to access internet every so often if WiFi is not available.

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    i rooted my zio back in like january before anyone posted this and I used z4 root, not braggin at all.. just sayin

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    the cricket zio i have wont root, i have Z4 on it but it just hangs on "running exploit in order to obtain root access... any ideas ?

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    Try enabling USB debugging if you haven't already. Also run this off a fresh reboot. I have never had a Zio so I'm just following some general guidelines.
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