Tried this on an Optus locked Huawei u8180 (obviously for Australian market) - kept getting
E: failed to verify whole
E:signiture verication failed
downloaded multiple times, different connections: same result.
This is running Android 2.2.2, what version are those having success running?
In the end I just did the manual root:
which actually worked and did go smoothly once the SDK's were installed. If anyone is thinking of going down this route I offer the following cautions:
- large downloads involved (Android Development Kit, Java Development Kit)
- demands latest versions of library files (If using a stable Debian-derived Linux you might be spending a lot of time searching out dependencies)
- experience with command lines, manual software installation HIGHLY recommended.
That said, it seems that those promoting this method seem to be confident that it is as close to guaranteed to work as you can get when doing this kind of thing.
OK, so maybe it has something to do with the network locking of the phone, but DND, on page 2 of this thread said he successfully rooted his wife's u8180, which he said had "heaps of Optus crap which you can't uninstall unless the phone's rooted" which sounds like an Optus locked phone to me. Maybe if DND could confirm this and the Android version the phone was running it might narrow down the possible causes of failure.The file as per the original post is for the Australian version Huawei Sonic (U8650) which is sold unlocked. Obviously there is no gurantee that it would work on a 8180 that is network locked.
Last edited by LeStack; 06-04-12 at 12:03 AM.
My mum has this phone and am going to root it for her (I have rooted a Sonic with this method before and know it works.).. The mediafire link says this:
I have read the thread @ Can you re-upload to depostfiles? Thanks, much appreciated
I have a direct link to the file here:
You can use this link if you don't want to have to wait 60seconds for the deposit-files link or if the deposit-files link isn't working
Thanks, Works Perfectly:
Allowing root access with ES File Explorer:
In the Superuser Settings App:
Again Thanks for the .zip
Last edited by ada101; 09-01-13 at 05:33 PM. Reason: WOW!!!! THOSE IMAGES ARE GIANT. I have posted links to the images instead of using IMG Tags ;)
Huge thanks to admin ... such a quick, easy and painless rooting of my Sonic ... absolutely no problems