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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar


    File browser -- if you don't have one, I suggest Astro. There are many others, but Astro is very simple to use and I highly recommend it to those who might be new to the Android platform. Search for "Astro file manager" in the Android Market, and install it on your phone.

    Then it's a few easy steps to root:
    On your computer, visit the z4root developer's thread at XDA-Developers. Read the first post in the thread carefully, and download the file that's attached. Also, notice the donation link if you feel like passing a few dollars to Ryan.
    Attach your phone to your computer, and just like you would drag a music file or picture to your phone, copy the z4root.apk file to your SD card. You can put it in any folder you like, just remember where you put it
    Unmount your SDcard from your computer, and unplug it.
    Go to menu>settings>applications. Make sure the "unknown sources" box is checked. Then go into the development settings, and make sure USB debugging is checked.
    Now open your file manager, and find the z4root.apk on your SD card. Press it, and choose Open App Manager (Astro gives this choice), then press the install button.
    Once installed, find the z4root app in your app drawer, and run it. Decide if you need a temporary root, or permanent. Select your choice, and go.

    One last step you may want to do if you have chosen to permanently root is install busybox. Search the Android Market for "Busybox by Stephen (Stericson)" and install it. Busybox provides commands like copy and paste to the shell (the inner workings) of your OS.
    04-16-2011 03:19 AM
  2. 2kmy477's Avatar
    Thanks.I tried it and it worked great.Do I need to root again if I hard reset the phone?
    04-18-2011 05:38 PM
  3. mr_ed#AC's Avatar
    Thanks, it worked like a charm for me! I couldn't find a mention of the Echo at XDA, so you're a pioneer on this one! Now to ask for support by the ClockworkRecovery guy.
    -- Ed
    I wonder how well this is selling? I think it's a little too odd for normal people!
    04-27-2011 12:01 PM
  4. jasonkc25's Avatar
    I think if the phone retained it's current specs, but was half as thick OR if the phone was it's current size, but had one of the latest processors in it, people on the forums would look on the Echo more favorably. Since it's neither 'sleek and cool' or 'a processing beast' it's immediately dismissed. Which is really too bad, because it's been a great phone in the two weeks that I have had it so far.
    QwertyJacker likes this.
    05-02-2011 08:57 AM
  5. LiuAnshan's Avatar
    Since it's neither 'sleek and cool' or 'a processing beast' it's immediately dismissed. Which is really too bad, because it's been a great phone in the two weeks that I have had it so far.
    Pretty much this. I've loved it for the time I've had it.
    QwertyJacker likes this.
    05-02-2011 12:41 PM
  6. wasnotwes's Avatar
    Works great! Thank you.
    05-08-2011 02:31 AM
  7. james33440's Avatar
    I tried to download the z4root apk but the thread had been closed on XDA.

    Any suggestions?

    Sent from my M9300 using Tapatalk
    05-11-2011 07:22 PM
  8. jasonkc25's Avatar
    Here is the z4root apk in a zip file.

    J
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    05-12-2011 08:23 AM
  9. james33440's Avatar
    Here is the z4root apk in a zip file.

    J
    Thanks bro. My Echo is now rooted.

    Sent from my M9300 using Tapatalk
    05-12-2011 06:51 PM
  10. r.mcgill's Avatar
    worx awsome!
    05-18-2011 10:46 PM
  11. aehlae's Avatar
    The XDA developers link to the file would not directly download to my Kyocera Echo (at the time I had no PC access) so I had to download z4root.apk from 4shared.com - free file sharing and storage .
    Once I opened it from there, however, it was super easy!

    However, without the information in this article, I would never have found my way to that solution!

    Many thanks.
    05-29-2011 08:41 PM
  12. dejison's Avatar
    thx
    06-03-2011 01:32 AM
  13. dejison's Avatar
    thank u
    06-03-2011 01:33 AM
  14. dejison's Avatar
    im having a problem getting the drivers for the echo.. can i just install the root to the sd card without connecting to pc?
    06-03-2011 02:30 AM
  15. Relgoshan's Avatar
    I think so. Also, you do not need the "Kyocera USB Modem" driver at all. I have set the device as disabled in Windows device manager...has no impact on USB storage mode in Android.

    Just download the above linked .apk and hope for the best.
    06-03-2011 05:11 AM
  16. Bpage's Avatar
    Thx a bunch. This phone just improvedcause of this topic. It great to have a full size touch screen keyboard with swype. If this just had 4G it would be top notch.why would they opt out of that market with such a new phone. all androids can run multi apps at once. But when I can open two at once.3d is all missing
    06-04-2011 01:19 AM
  17. Relgoshan's Avatar
    4G mostly is a lie right now. Few markets have it, and the top speed is only a little better than 3G. The Register has more detail in an article titled WTF is...4G? Part of their larger WTF is... series.
    06-04-2011 03:27 PM
  18. kingcrom's Avatar
    how do i upgrade the OS ? phone says update failed call sprint
    06-06-2011 04:22 AM
  19. Relgoshan's Avatar
    Then probably you will need to do a hard reset, because either the download was bad or something happened during installation.
    06-06-2011 05:26 AM
  20. boobaroo's Avatar
    Just a short post to get my number for download link
    06-23-2011 10:45 PM
  21. KickADuke's Avatar
    Thanks! I love this site! And my wife will be very excited about the hotspot. Thanks again.
    06-27-2011 01:33 AM
  22. Polaris96's Avatar
    Anybody know how long rooting should take? I've got Z4 running now. I chose "permanent root" and the info is "Running exploit in order to obtain root access..."

    It's been running for about 3min. is this normal?
    07-20-2011 01:25 PM
  23. channing21's Avatar
    Soo I kinda sound like a phone noob and I guess I am because the echo is my first android phone. I just wanted to ask what exactly does rooting do for the phone and the pros and cons of it, and how hard is it to root a phone. Thanks a lot whoever can help me
    07-30-2011 03:41 PM
  24. Dre89's Avatar
    Soo I kinda sound like a phone noob and I guess I am because the echo is my first android phone. I just wanted to ask what exactly does rooting do for the phone and the pros and cons of it, and how hard is it to root a phone. Thanks a lot whoever can help me
    Pros tend to be being able to customize and control your phone more. Right now we can only go so far with the Echo in terms of root features, so most people just like being able to tether for free.

    Only con is it voids your warranty and insurance(if you have it) but it's undetectable if you break/brick your phone or unroot before taking it to sprint.

    For us it's just pressing 1 button on 1 app and your done, same process to unroot.
    07-31-2011 01:23 AM
  25. eazydlo's Avatar
    thanks
    08-01-2011 10:35 PM
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