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    Post [VIDEO] (1/6/12) Root method for Huawei Mercury

    Instructions:

    Please note that moving the files prior to this using adb is not needed. But if you have done that step already, or anything else, it shouldn't matter, as this will overwrite any existing su, busybox, or Superuser.apk files.

    After booting into an
    Ubuntu 10.04 Live image


    (cd or usb), connect powered down phone via USB, put the phone in download mode by powering up while holding in volume up and down, then do the following:
    Notes: You can create a Bootable USB drive using
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    Some popups about filesystems may appear when you plug in and power up the phone. Disregard those.


    Download merc-root.tar.gz to Firefox's default download directory (i.e. /home/ubuntu/Downloads). It is usually easiest to download this file from within Ubuntu. There are lots of ways to get access to the file in Ubuntu, but that usually has the fewest steps, but if you have a Broadcom Wireless adapter, you will find it easier to download the file using Windows. If you do that, you can then either move the file to ~/Downloads or cd to the directory that the file is already in (and skip the cd Downloads command). The tarball does not have to be in any particular location. You just must be in the merc-root directory when you run execute ./merc-root.sh .

    Then open up a terminal (Applications-->Accessories--Terminal).
    Execute the following commands:


    cd Downloads
    tar xvfz merc-root.tar.gz
    cd merc-root
    ./merc-root.sh


    After pulling the battery on the phone to reboot it, you should then upgrade Superuser and busybox via the Market.

    superuser-barcode.pngbusybox-barcode.png

    And that should be it!

    Copy and Paste the output of the script into a draft email so you have it, in case there are any problems.

    Updated tarball on 1/7/12 to include data integrity checks and correcting ownership of directories.

    chrisngrod edits (I had no part in this... Just made some videos):

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    http://www.cricketusers.com/downloads/merc-root.tar.gz



    Last edited by Chris Rodriguez; 01-19-2012 at 07:52 PM. Reason: Updated Instructions

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    Be nice when/if there is ever a solution that doesnt require booting into linux.

    Thanks for sharing tho.
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    This is how I rooted my Mercury last night. It works very well. Quick and painless.

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    i still cant get root!
    says succesfull but no root

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    Delete me ...
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    Never mind, script updated solved
    Last edited by Nowait; 01-08-2012 at 11:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas View Post
    i still cant get root!
    says succesfull but no root
    Could you paste the output of the script into the forum? I tried to put some info in the output that would help with troubleshooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s23bog View Post
    Could you paste the output of the script into the forum? I tried to put some info in the output that would help with troubleshooting.
    Basically a copy and paste from terminal?. I'm not new to Linux but I'm also not as informative lol

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    Yes. Hopefully you have net access with Ubuntu.

    BTW....just working thru a problem with "nowait" and I think I may need to make a small adjustment to the script
    I noticed, after I uploaded it, that someone said there was sometimes a problem with the ownership of bin and xbin. Now, with nowait, I have experienced that myself.

    If you want to wait for the new script. I correct it and have it up in about 30 minutes. Assuming I am done helping nowait

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    Quote Originally Posted by s23bog View Post
    Yes. Hopefully you have net access with Ubuntu.

    BTW....just working thru a problem with "nowait" and I think I may need to make a small adjustment to the script
    I noticed, after I uploaded it, that someone said there was sometimes a problem with the ownership of bin and xbin. Now, with nowait, I have experienced that myself.

    If you want to wait for the new script. I correct it and have it up in about 30 minutes. Assuming I am done helping nowait
    uhm yes im tethering with my sister iphone 4 to her laptop which i put ubuntu on using wubi. i got CWM recovery installed.... but still no root.. let me try again using your method and copy terminals output

    ---------- Post added at 01:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:03 PM ----------

    mrsnino@ubuntu:~$ cd Downloads
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ tar xvfz merc-root.tar.gz
    merc-root/
    merc-root/busybox
    merc-root/su
    merc-root/Superuser.apk
    merc-root/merc-root.sh
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ cd merc-root
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads/merc-root$ ./merc-root.sh
    This script should work using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    Some other versions and distributions are known to have problems mounting the partition as writeable.
    Phone must be connected to PC via USB and in download mode (i.e. Power up, while holding volume up & down.

    [sudo] password for mrsnino:
    System partition not found!
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads/merc-root$ ./merc-root.sh
    This script should work using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    Some other versions and distributions are known to have problems mounting the partition as writeable.
    Phone must be connected to PC via USB and in download mode (i.e. Power up, while holding volume up & down.

    System partition not found!
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads/merc-root$ ./merc-root.sh
    This script should work using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    Some other versions and distributions are known to have problems mounting the partition as writeable.
    Phone must be connected to PC via USB and in download mode (i.e. Power up, while holding volume up & down.

    System partition identified as /dev/sdb12
    -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 22228 2008-02-29 02:33 bin/su
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1867568 2011-10-03 18:01 xbin/busybox
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 785801 2008-02-29 02:33 app/Superuser.apk
    /home/mrsnino/Downloads/merc-root

    You should now have root!
    mrsnino@ubuntu:~/Downloads/merc-root$ ..... the problem i had was my dumass didnt have the phone connected... let me see if i now have root

    ---------- Post added at 01:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:15 PM ----------

    I have root! Awesome!!!thanks man!!!!

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    Glad it worked for you!

    I just added a few things to my script (file integrity checks and ownership of directories) and am uploading the tarball now. Will change the link at the top of this thread.

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    ROOTED: New Script works.
    s23Bog, the guy's a Linux genius. Had issues with permissions etc on my phone and nothing seemed to work.

    I had never used Linux before so I installed the Live USB to a thumb and ran the "Try without installing" and 10.04 appears. Older laptop forced learning a few basic commands to copy the files and change directories, but my main machine worked fine getting online and you shouldn't need to learn much of anything so give it a shot.

    Again Many thanks to s23Bog

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    Thanks a bunch man!!

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    @s23bog, thanks for sharing!

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