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[Root & CWM] Pantech Element

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OP attn1

attn1

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:51 AM #1

Check it out!

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Hacked by attn1 and roman220, borrowing from Pantech Burst root made possible by jcase and iomonster.

Prerequisite:
Install Pantech drivers (windows) and get adb/fastboot working

Process:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery cwm-5.0.2.7-pororo.img
fastboot flash boot element-boot-insecure.img
fastboot reboot
install superuser from Clockworkmod recovery

http://tau.shadowchi...element-pkg.zip (Element insecure boot and Clockworkmod Recovery images)

http://downloads.and...fghi-signed.zip (CWM flashable superuser)



for openvpn connectivity tun kernel module:
http://dl.dropbox.co...1/p4100-tun.zip


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Soulcutter

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:57 PM #2

You guys rock!!! I was not able to get superuser installed from market. But after installing your images, i was able to start adb in root and
push su and super user and now i have root!!! Freaking awesome! I just got this Pantech Element yesterday after I sent my Acer A501 in for repair.
I cant be without a tablet, so I picked up this Element and I really like it. But after reading all the info on the web I thought I was going to be stuck
with all this AT&T bloatware. Now I can do what I want with a piece of hardware I own. Thanks again..
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marvin84

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:01 PM #3

Excellent work by attn1, jcase and others!!! If recovery based script fails, try couple times it will work!

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roman220

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:01 PM #4

Openvpn/pptp/ppp connectivity tun pppoe ppp kernel modules for Pantech element p4100 :
http://dl.dropbox.co...1/p4100-tun.zip
Modified kernel:
http://dl.dropbox.co.../element220.img

Thanks to attn1, jcase.

Edited by roman220, 15 April 2012 - 12:07 PM.

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pkpeace

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:12 PM #5

I did everything but it still hasn't been rooted :( is there a step that i might be doing wrong?

Edited by pkpeace, 16 April 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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mcangeli

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:54 AM #6

I can't get this to work either. I think I have done it correctly, and I was able to install superuser from the store, however when I launch TI Backup, it tells me it cannot get root access..
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superuser1

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:39 PM #7

hey attn1, thanks for this - but some of us can't get this to work.
I was successfull installing both image files, but Root Check says that it isn't Rooted (and SupeUser isn't working). Also when in Recovery, I can't install anything from the sdcard (it says that it can't mount)

Would you have any ideas to help me out?
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OP attn1

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:37 PM #8

I can't get this to work either. I think I have done it correctly, and I was able to install superuser from the store, however when I launch TI Backup, it tells me it cannot get root access..


Titanium backup needs more than root. Install busybox from Play Store after you install superuser from recovery. TI is a POS that never tells you what the real issue is. Busybox is NOT root, and that's what you're missing.


hey attn1, thanks for this - but some of us can't get this to work.
I was successfull installing both image files, but Root Check says that it isn't Rooted (and SupeUser isn't working). Also when in Recovery, I can't install anything from the sdcard (it says that it can't mount)

Would you have any ideas to help me out?


Recovery only uses the removable sdcard. Also, you need to install superuser from the SDCARD. You can't install it from play store if you are not already rooted.

Edited by attn1, 23 April 2012 - 05:39 PM.

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winslayer

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:03 AM #9

Is there any way we could possibly get the secure boot image to flash back to the tablet? And could I also get a copy/paste of the original build.prop from the tablet? I would appreciate any help that I could get. Thanks for your work on this!
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blandy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:26 AM #10

Just got a notification that there is an AT&T software update available. I postponed it for now, have 2 postpones remaining.

Has anyone else who is rooted given this a shot?
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