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    For threads that you know are going to be popular or meant to be a tutorial in general, one should reserve the second post for later developments.
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    ...remember this applies to the first post for subsequent pages, if your post is important and corrupted due to the ad spot on...say page 4 ...simply repost with an explanation...I don't think the mods would have an issue with this

    @Chris this is something you may want to make Sticky Forum Wide...just a thought

    The only issue I see with this is if a user changes the default "Post per Page" in UCP...then a total snafu!!!

    Back to the original concept of this thread; I'm going to try this Root method on a Linux Mint 12 machine (without booting to Ubuntu...Mint is a Ubuntu Distro)..will document progress here; if you don't mind
    Last edited by Sport; 02-26-2012 at 10:54 AM.

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    I just tried on Mint 11 and failed:

    I seem to be hitting a bit of a snag while trying to obtain root...


    When I do the
    Code:
    cd merc-root
    ./merc-root.sh

    I get this output:
    Code:
    System partition identified as /dev/sdb12
    mount: /dev/sdb12 already mounted or /mnt/system_part busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb12 is mounted on /media/57f8f4bc-abf4-0000-675f-946fc0f9f25b_
    NO app in /dev/sdb12

    And now my Mercury is having issues... Troubles downloading from Market, laggy all of a sudden...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can0dope View Post
    I just tried on Mint 11 and failed:

    I seem to be hitting a bit of a snag while trying to obtain root...


    When I do the
    Code:
    cd merc-root
    ./merc-root.sh

    I get this output:
    Code:
    System partition identified as /dev/sdb12
    mount: /dev/sdb12 already mounted or /mnt/system_part busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb12 is mounted on /media/57f8f4bc-abf4-0000-675f-946fc0f9f25b_
    NO app in /dev/sdb12

    And now my Mercury is having issues... Troubles downloading from Market, laggy all of a sudden...
    Mint Linux is quirky in that it doesn't allow multiple mount points. Just execute.
    Code:
    sudo umount /media/*
    prior to executing the script.

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    I just copy and pasted all at once and worked perfect.



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by s23bog View Post
    Mint Linux is quirky in that it doesn't allow multiple mount points. Just execute.
    Code:
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    prior to executing the script.
    When I do that it just hangs after asking for sudo password. In File Manager I can see that it seems to have unmounted a couple of the partitions that are shown, but doesn't get any farther... I suppose if I can't get it to work, I'll just use a LiveCD of Ubuntu 10.04 as recommended.

    Thanks for your help though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can0dope View Post
    When I do that it just hangs after asking for sudo password. In File Manager I can see that it seems to have unmounted a couple of the partitions that are shown, but doesn't get any farther... I suppose if I can't get it to work, I'll just use a LiveCD of Ubuntu 10.04 as recommended.

    Thanks for your help though.
    What's the old adage? "When all else fails, follow the directions."?

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    Exclamation Need Help Pls!

    I have tried doing the method.. These were my results...

    IMG_20120301_131722.jpg

    Not sure if its because I dont have a SD card in my phone, Should not be a problem considering I have an Internal SD card.. Secondly I'm not sure if i got these results because when i entered the boot menu and booted without installing Ubuntu.... So my questions are..?

    1. Did I get this error because I dont have a SD card?
    2. Do I actually need to Install Ubuntu for the System to recognize my Phone?
    3. What other advice/tips would you give me in order to achieve in order to root the Huawei Mercury M886?

    Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated... Thanks again.
    Last edited by ATXiceman512; 03-01-2012 at 01:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXiceman512 View Post
    I have tried doing the method.. These were my results...

    IMG_20120301_131722.jpg

    Not sure if its because I dont have a SD card in my phone, Should not be a problem considering I have an Internal SD card.. Secondly I'm not sure if i got these results because when i entered the boot menu and booted without installing Ubuntu.... So my questions are..?

    1. Did I get this error because I dont have a SD card?
    2. Do I actually need to Install Ubuntu for the System to recognize my Phone?
    3. What other advice/tips would you give me in order to achieve in order to root the Huawei Mercury M886?

    Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated... Thanks again.
    No, you don't need to have an SD card installed for this to work, nor do you need to install Ubuntu.

    Did you put the phone in download mode, connect it to the PC, THEN run the script?

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    Worked fine with Slackware. Peeked under the hood of your script. It's pretty solid. Fast and easy.

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    Did it! Yay!! Better tutorial than the Android Forums one. Thank you.... now I need to get my widgets to load when I reboot! (They are not on the sd card either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can0dope View Post
    When I do that it just hangs after asking for sudo password. In File Manager I can see that it seems to have unmounted a couple of the partitions that are shown, but doesn't get any farther... I suppose if I can't get it to work, I'll just use a LiveCD of Ubuntu 10.04 as recommended.

    Thanks for your help though.
    I am having the exact same issues! Have you found a fix yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cas8180 View Post
    I am having the exact same issues! Have you found a fix yet?
    The sudo passwd is your user's passwd. When typed it will NOT echo anything on the screen.

    Many of these minor 'issues' can be avoided by using the Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD as specified. Hence my quip, 'when all else fails, follow the directions.'

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    Tryed this under Linux Mint 12...a Ubuntu Distro.....

    sport@Dragon ~ $ cd Downloads
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads $ tar xvfz merc-root.tar.gz
    merc-root/
    merc-root/busybox
    merc-root/su
    merc-root/Superuser.apk
    merc-root/merc-root.sh
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads $ cd merc-root
    sport@Dragon ~/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 sport:
    System partition identified as /dev/sdd12
    mount: /dev/sdd12 already mounted or /mnt/system_part busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdd12 is mounted on /media/57f8f4bc-abf4-0000-675f-946fc0f9f25b
    NO app in /dev/sdd12
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads/merc-root $


    no joy....


    OOPS!!! I didn't see this post earlier...


    Mint Linux is quirky in that it doesn't allow multiple mount points. Just execute.Code:

    sudo umount /media/*

    prior to executing the script.


    will try "one more time"


    Results...


    sport@Dragon ~ $ sudo umount/media/*[sudo] password for sport:
    sudo: umount/media/*: command not found
    sport@Dragon ~ $ sudo
    usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -V
    usage: sudo -v [-AknS] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u user name|#uid]
    usage: sudo -l[l] [-AknS] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-U user name] [-u
    user name|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [command]
    usage: sudo [-AbEHknPS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u user
    name|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [VAR=value] [-i|-s] [<command>]
    usage: sudo -e [-AknS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u user
    name|#uid] file ...
    sport@Dragon ~ $ umount/media/*
    bash: umount/media/*: No such file or directory
    sport@Dragon ~ $ cd Downloads
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads $
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads $ tar xvfz merc-root.tar.gz
    merc-root/
    merc-root/busybox
    merc-root/su
    merc-root/Superuser.apk
    merc-root/merc-root.sh
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads $ cd merc-root
    sport@Dragon ~/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/sde12
    mount: /dev/sde12 already mounted or /mnt/system_part busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sde12 is mounted on /media/57f8f4bc-abf4-0000-675f-946fc0f9f25b__
    NO app in /dev/sde12
    sport@Dragon ~/Downloads/merc-root $

    Root isn't my top priority right now any way....I looked at your methods and they make sense...I just am too lazy to create a ubuntu live when I have 4 machines already running Linux...maybe later


    Last edited by Sport; 03-10-2012 at 10:17 AM.

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    I know nothing about linux and this took literally no more than 5 minutes to boot from USB and root my mercury. After putting in the time to go this far, why not just finish what you started. Just seems silly not to.

 

 
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