Joined: Oct 2012 Gender: Male Location: Mt. Angel, OR Phone(s): SGH-I317 Carrier: Cricket ROM: Reputation:
All of this seems to be working fine for me but remember you use anything here at your own risk I nor anyone else is responsible for your phone. And Rooting your phone will void your warranty.
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I used this method on the Cricket Score. However this has now been confirmed to work on the Metro Score as well(on android forums) So should work no matter wich version you have.
Now that said
All credit and big thanks goes to giantpune at Android Forums as he's the creator of the apk that makes this possible. I'm just posting the steps i took and the results. Here's a link for more info about this apk and it's creator
Once these two apks are installed just follow these steps.
1.) Click on Poot apk to open it.
2.) Ministro will then open and ask you to download some libraries click ok to download them.
3.) Once they're downloaded you'll be presented with two options in the poot apk click on the press here to poot button.
4.) Once poot is done you should be rooted but you will need to go to play store and download Superuser (poot only pushes the binary file to system/xbin it does not install the apk) Once superuser downloads and installs you should be able to grant apks root accsess
I'm adding a another step here cause I feel people just don't get how important it is to flash cwm and make a backup before doing anything else on their freshly rooted phone. So
5.) Download rom manager from play store then use it to flash recovery. Once rom manager is done downloading and flashing recovery click on the reboot to recovery and MAKE A BACKUP.
Here's some things to note about rooting with this method.
The log that the poot apk displays when finished shows a couple errors and even at the bottom says su binary was not written. However half way through the log you can see a + where it wrote su to system/xbin and where it sets perms for su. I will post screenshots of what the log says. You can for the time being ignore the errors seen in my screenshot. It still works. You can verify this by using the built-in rootchecker in the poot apk. Also if you want to use SuperSU you will need to install Superuser first as the binary that poot pushes to phone is for superuser.
Also I wanted to add that I've contacted giantpune and he's very interested in fixing the errors poot shows and fixing this apk for this phone. However he needs a score for this. So please if anyone has one they might be able to donate to this cause it would be greatly appreciated and help out alot. If you are interested in donating a score to this cause please send giantpune a pm or send me a pm and I'll pass it along.
I have tested this on a bone stock cricket score and was met with success. I then even re-installed a stock rom and then was able to repeat my success. Actually I did that a couple times and was able to gain root each time so Hopefully this helps make rooting a little easier for everyone else.