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Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 2:33pm On Jun 04, 2013
I insist I won't pay cool2012 a kobo.
All rooting system known to me hasn't worked.
But I have set up a committee, I can assure you we are on top of it. This phone is too awesome not to root.

Unless cool2012 repent... I disown him for now. I can always show my appreciation...

We can do this, yes we can.

sfi_ea: After much reading & discuss with great minds like Hollaslyd, you're very right @SeunPayne, the ro_security is locked, I will be back tomorrow and do hope Hollaslyd would have done the magic, if not, we're both on this. This baby is too awesome not to root.

For those version 1.0.14 isn't working, please use this version.
1.3.3

kingzoul: @sfi_ea
Here's the link for Eroot v1.3.3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eye51gjefgxi30s/Eroot_v1.3.3.rar

or the complete package here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3jolon9l8bj1u5o/Tecno%20F7%20Root%20Tools.rar)

Happy Rooting

This worked like a charm! (For those with restore issues)

Confirmed you had your version, it was coincidental we three ( my humble self, Hollaslyd & u) were working on the same project same minute & hour of the night. Cheers.

HOLLASLYD: to root this mt6577 thats got its bootloaders locked, you can either do that through a oneclick package or extract the boot.img and modify to remove security.
now here is what goes easy for you all.
1= must have a pc
2= must have a working internet connectivity
3= must have adb installed
4= must enable usb debugging
5= must root grin grin

download pda.net from google
install it when prompted for device type, press other
and you are good to connet as adb device
download ERoot-10.14.exe
extract with 7zip or winrar
run the ERoot-10.14.exe
ensure you have internet connectivity to enable eroot install 11mb of additional data
ignore the chinese language
enable usb debugging on your device by going to settings/ development option/ usb debugging
plug your device into the pc through the mini usb cable
now the ERoot will show a root button once it detects device
press root.
in 10 secs you are rooted.
look at your phone's homescreen you will find superuser.
once you have super user, reboot device manually and enjoy

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Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 4:55pm On Jun 04, 2013
Pls this thread should be dedicated to the subject matter only, thank you.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 7:35pm On Jun 04, 2013
I noticed my laptop detects 4 Google android devices, two ok (I.e. no issue/error icon attached) while the other two are with issues. I am not with my laptop as I write, I have downloaded the three drivers from this site

Google USB Driver
MTK OEM Drivers for F7 (I belief this OEM driver is the needed driver, still searching for this file, maybe calcare guys can help.)
MT6577 USB VCOM Drivers :

http://semayi.blogspot.com/2013/03/mxnec-m307-mt6577-rooting-and-back-up.html?m=1

Will try & update the other two with each downloaded drivers, to see which one works. My belief is that d drivers are not complete or some files installed by moborobo or pda* are not for F7. If you noticed, moborobo shows a preview of F7 life view but can't display device, will ask you to refresh till infinity or contact...

Will b back this weekend and hopeful this will work even with Root with Restore by Bin4ry v17 to v30, they will work
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by DahtDopeBoi(m): 9:16pm On Jun 04, 2013
I will be patiently waiting 4 the final solution because dis F7 will make mad sense when rooted
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by Olamilec(m): 10:19pm On Jun 04, 2013
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Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 7:09am On Jun 05, 2013
I will be back this weekend. I promise, you will pack outta nairaland.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 7:11am On Jun 05, 2013
All I need is tecno F7 OEM driver.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sambo4allyahoocom: 10:17pm On Jun 05, 2013
Guy u betta disappear 4 here o! Must u carry rooting to make money, some one is tryin to discover sometin dat wil help us rootin our Ak49(F7) free of charge an u re there to b a stumbling block, u beta go find beta work to do cos people like me cnt pay u one naira..
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 9:03am On Jun 06, 2013
Told u I travelled and will be back this weekend to shame you, am not the only one trying to root this phone. It's obvious you don't know the meaning of OEM. Die with your knowledge.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by olahero(m): 10:52am On Jun 06, 2013
;DDie wif your knowledge, i rooted every Tecno Android that comes my way, i will surely root F7 with ease, insha Allah...........! Go and dwnload Super Backup, its the best and simple than Titanum and it's equal

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Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 5:37pm On Jun 06, 2013
It's obvious you're so desperate to earn chicken change. I also noticed you're desperately looking for money to buy one , no problems I can dash you my self rooted N7 or hacked N8. You can also wait in line, when a better phone comes out I will give my *pads*

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Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sambo4allyahoocom: 8:10pm On Jun 06, 2013
Its truth oh, i now why did guy is so desperate in makin moni in phone rootin, i didnt know dat he is lukin 4 moni to buy his own shame!!
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sambo4allyahoocom: 8:11pm On Jun 06, 2013
sfi_ea: It's obvious you're so desperate to earn chicken change. I also noticed you're desperately looking for money to buy one , no problems I can dash you my self rooted N7 or hacked N8. You can also wait in line, when a better phone comes out I will give my *pads*
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by ibnuusamah: 8:35pm On Jun 06, 2013
cube2012: Sfi_ea lol niggi u neva root d fone shocked why is it taking so long

Root your f7 quick and easy
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ey u maga, willynilly, ejelojuonle, eleteperese, olojujinjin, oloruntinrin, bad belle, longer troath, wetin de do u sef, na onle u sani mek moni ne. y u no wan alao mai gai du d rooting wrk scsfully, u dr comfse am. take ur time or make u go berti ursef inside osa river. without u tecno f7 shall b rooted successfully free of charge.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by Digatron(m): 12:47am On Jun 07, 2013
guys check this rooting method but i need OEM drivers to succeed in the rooting

... MXNEC M307 MT6577 ROOTING and BACK UP

MXNEC M307 is one of thousands or probably millions device for MT6577 SoC. A Rooting Method for MXNEC M307 probably also working for all MT6577 Devices, but No Guarantee. Rooting TUTORIAL have been established by XDA Member Yuweng on his XDA Thread however, the thread make Head Spinning Sometimes, due to Not Well Organized, No Doubt XDA Forum is one of greatest Forum in the Net. MXNEC seems a Local Thailand Brand, thus The Device is Not Internationally recognized, this Thailand Vendor probably manufactured the device in China

Recognizing Your Device
This page of MXNEC M307 DEVICE hopefully give some details of the device, and visit VENDOR SITE for gain another information.
Precondition of Device
Fresh from the Vendor or Factory condition (mean device is in condition when a user received from retailer is welcome)
Device in well Function (some bloatware include sometimes)
No hardware damage or malfunction
No tweak, failure attemp to root, No messy partition lay out
What do we want to gain
Root Access to device
Installing CWR or TWRP in Device
Wipe bloatware
Installing some preferred application and required root access
Flashing CUSTOM ROM once available
Use the device as Development/Learning Board
Basic Skill
Understand How to use Windows Computer, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 in basic
Understand How to INSTALL DRIVER on your Windows Computer
Understand basic Android Tweaking very common terminology like : ADB (Android Debug Bridge), Developer Option, Android USB Debugging
Tools Available and Requirement
Windows PC (unfortunately No Flashing Tools available for Linux Platform so far)
MTK Droid Tools : You can DOWNLOAD AND SAY THANKS TO THE DEVELOPER
MTK Droid is Rooting Tools for MT6577 and known work for MT6575 MT6555 MT6553, the tools is not only for rooting, but can do Back Up, whole ROM live in the device
michfood-Port-TWRP-V2.4.2.0-Varun.Chitre15 : DOWNLOAD HERE
This tools will PORT Stock Recovery for your Device into TWRP (a Touch Customs Android Recovery software) released by TEAM WIN
SP Flash Tools for MT65xx : DOWNLOAD HERE
MT Flash Tools is for Flashing rom system image, boot image, recovery image, logo image, boot loader image and other component into device.
Google USB Driver : DOWNLOAD HERE For Windows Machine
Google USB Driver for Windows is required for your device to have ADB Interface and Detected as ADB Device
MTK OEM Drivers for your MXNEC M307 MT6577 Device : DOWNLOAD HERE
OEM Drivers is Windows Driver wrote uniquely for Your Device to enable phone device communicate properly with Desktop PC
MT6577 USB VCOM Drivers : DOWNLOAD HERE
7zip an archive software to unpack/repack zip archived file DOWNLOAD HERE (if don't have already) other zip application like winzip also welcome

Presumed All Drivers properly set up on Win Machine, All Tolls Downloaded and Extracted in appropriate working folder, full charge the battery of Smart Phone

Let the fun begin, FIRST Thing to do is testing all PC Port working well, ensuring PC detected and can communicate with device, turn on windows machine sound and set to give sound alert once a new device/peripheral connected. Just for info, MXNEC M307 (and probably most MT6577 devices), have NO fastboot interface on the boot loader, they utilize UBOOT (Universal Boot) as boot loader. The "download mode" is a state where a device ready to accept flashing process of internal "disk" (emmc or mtd), for MT6577 device the state NAMED PRELOADER. PRELOADER STATE, MXNEC M307 MT6577 device can be achieved by

Swtiched OFF the phone
Take out the Battery
Put in Back the Battery into battery slop
Connected to PC via USB Port
NOTE : Preloader State on MXNEC M307 MT6577 Device is appear only some seconds, probably 3-5 seconds since device connected to usb, and after that immediately turning into CHARGING STATE

Testing Connection between device and PC
Do above step : swithced off phone, take out battery, put in back battery into battery slot properly
Open Device Manager on Windows Machine
Connect phone to PC Via USB Port
Check Device Manager on PC


If you DO NOT SEE MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM Port (Com6 ... Your probably different port number)
There is a problem on connection and will caused failure in flashing the device, go and check your driver installation
If you CAN SEE MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM, then it is correct track to proceed

Please Check Also on ADB State the device is detected by PC, ADB State is device Normal Booting up on a condition when a normal phone used for phoning, texting, browsing, gaming etc.
Switched on Phone, let phone booting normally up to ON stand by state
Set phone into USB Debugging ENABLE, touch Setting > Developer Option > USB Debugging ... Optionally Enable Stay Awake

Connect phone to PC via usb Port
Open windows Machine and Check the Device Manager


UNFORTUNATELY My MXNEC M307 MT6577 detected by windows as SAMSUNG DEVICE sad
If dont see anything or ADB Exclaimed. Then need to get rid with reinstalling OEM Drivers and Google USB Driver
LET DO ROOTING
Rooting to MXNEC M307 MT6577 will Use MTKDroidTools which should be downloaded and unpacked. Go to Unpcaked MTKDroidTools Folder
For windows 7 point MTKDroidTools.exe > right click > Run As Administrator
Connect Phone to PC via USB Port (Phone in ADB/Android Mode)
A MTK Droid Tools windows will Come Up


First and Very Important is Creating Scatter File
To create Scatter File Click BlockMap button
A Windows will Come Up

Click Create Scatter File
Save File Named MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt in a Folder you like, suggested create a folder named MXNEC M307 to save the file for easy tracing
Hit Return on the Block Info window
Back to MTKDroid Tools Windiows

Click ROOT Button
On Process MTK Tools windows will instruct to touch Restore My Data on Phone
Your Phone will change to a Restore state, something like below

Tap the Phone gently at Restore my Data
Please patiently wait ... Phone is being rooted by MTK Droid Tools ... take a while
A POP UP WINDOWS WILL APPEAR TO ASK RESTORE PLEASE ENSURE TO CLICK NO AGAIN NO
A Window Pop Up appear to ask to Install Busybox and File Explorer ... ensure to click YES

FINISH YOU ARE ROOTED and JUST BREAK YOUR WARRANTY

After gaining ROOT ACCESS, the MUST do is Back Up the whole ROM in live device. This is very important and very usable

To unbrick a device if something wrong during tweaking, testing
To revert back to Factory state for many purpose... Just in case
To help friend owned similart device and need factory ROM by uploading somewhere in the NET, set to enable public access thus anyone can download

BACK UP FACTORY ROM LIVE IN DEVICE

Device have been rooted by above step
Set Device to USB Debugging Enable
Go to MTK Droid Tools > Run As Administrator MTK Droid Tools.exe
Connect Phone to PC via USB Port


Green color on device indicator 9300 indicate the devices have been ROOTED (The Color for every computer probably different)
Click Second Tab : root, backup,recovery

To do Back up Just Click Back Up Button, by default MTK Droid Tools will back up the whole rom WITHOUT USERDATA (everything user setup like google account, email setting, time zone, gmail setting). If you want to back up also your peronal setting then Thick Backup User data and Cache, otherwise let it blank
Option Leave Flash Tools File on SD Card will also store backup file to phone's sd card Suggestion Leave it Blank, since storing the file at sdcard probably will fail if sdcard full
Once everything satisfying : Click BACK UP Button
Back up process starting


It is take a while Just be patient
Upon nearly finishing Back Up a pop up request appear


Suggested to click YES, by accepting the option, Tools will archive the whole back up rom into zip file. It is easier to be store and upload to internet storage
FINISHED .... Back Up file stored into : MTKDroidTools > Backup
Suggested To copy backup file and store into other safe folder Just in case ...

NEXT : BUILD A CUSTOM RECOVERY FOR MXNEC M307 MT6577
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by Mafia4life(m): 7:00am On Jun 07, 2013
I laugh when I see cube post. I root all phones I use. Be it Samsung or tecno. I believe that the Samsung s4 rootbybinary will work for it. Rooting is never a problem to me
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 9:54am On Jun 07, 2013
Oga cube, I use God beg you, I no root, no be by force. Thank you.

I don brick this phone 3ce, with the Chinese wey the thing talk, I brought it back to life. First occasion spoke with Hollaslyd, no worry yourself on my matter.

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Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by ibnuusamah: 10:35am On Jun 07, 2013
sfi_ea: Oga cube, I use God beg you, I no root, no be by force. Thank you.

I don brick this phone 3ce, with the Chinese wey the thing talk, I brought it back to life. First occasion spoke with Hollaslyd, no worry yourself on my matter.
dnt wori jst take ur tme u shall get it right along wt other prospectors
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by Digatron(m): 6:17pm On Jun 07, 2013
mr cube or wat ever, if you don't want to share that which u got freely then go and creat a blog or website for it
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by cube2012: 12:56pm On Jun 08, 2013
Digatron: mr cube or wat ever, if you don't want to share that which u got freely then go and creat a blog or website for it

Mr Diagtron or what ever you call ur self i did not get anything free if it was free whats stopping you from getting it then ?
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 7:06pm On Jun 08, 2013
Someone PMed me, please resend. Thanks.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by seunpayne(m): 9:13pm On Jun 08, 2013
Why can't We just behave like adults? You have the option to wait till It's everywhere which We all know it will soon be or pay to have the info now. I can tell you that rooting the f7 is more complicated than We are used to because the nand is locked. cube no beef because I understand you. I don't support you but I understand. now please the rest of use should be patient. And stop beefing. It's not by force.
Re: Rooting Tecno F7 by sfiea: 10:40pm On Jun 08, 2013
After much reading & discuss with great minds like Hollaslyd, you're very right @SeunPayne, the ro_security is locked, I will be back tomorrow and do hope Hollaslyd would have done the magic, if not, we're both in this. This baby is too awesome not to root.

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