This article is not an endorsement of rooting your phone – and Rock That Mobile takes zero responsibility for anything you do with your phone including attempting to follow the process about to be explained. You may hurt your phone and void your warranty.
Where’s The Undo Button?
If you have already rooted your ZTE Score from Cricket Wireless and want to return it to its unrooted state, you need SuperOneClick. I must say that it has been a bit of a pain to use, as it has continued to hang on “step 6″. Apparently this is a common problem and there is a solution — of course I read about this after reaching the point of “Grrrrr”.
So here we go — How to UnRoot Your Cricket ZTE Score
First, download SuperOneClick from XDA forums. You will need to download their files attached to the forum post and not from the creator’s site, as its links are currently down.
Second, extract the zip file and run the program file, SuperOneClick.exe.
Third, make sure your phone is turned on, plugged in to the PC via USB, has USB Debugging turned on, and try to position yourself close to the USB port your phone is plugged in to. You will see why.
Fourth, run the unroot by selecting “Unroot”. If your phone’s connected right and your phone’s drivers are installed properly, SuperOneClick should make it to at least “Step 6″. If it hangs and becomes “Not Repsonding” here (it did with me every time), unplug the USB cord and plug it back in quickly.
Every time, as the XDA forum gurus suggested, it moved to step 7. On one of my unroot attempts, it seemed to get stuck in a loop of mounting the system as read only. This kept repeating, repeating, repeating until the program became completely unresponsive. Despite this, the phone was unrooted.
XDA forums has over 500 pages of posts on problems people have encountered using SuperOneClick and the corresponding solutions. If you run in to problems, head over there and read a bit.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, the gurus may have an answer for you, but of course, please make sure you search for the answer first so that the gurus do not have to repeat themselves if possible.
Can You Use SuperOneClick to Root The ZTE Score?
Yes, you can use SuperOneClick to root your ZTE Score, but the process was just as “buggy” as the unroot. I had to do the USB cord pull during the root process just like I had to do during the unroot process.
Let me know what you think Rockstars!
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