Two Solutions to Root ZTE Zmax Easily

Oct 14, 2021 • Filed to: All Solutions to Make iOS&Android Run Sm • Proven solutions


Zmax is one of the most widely used smartphone models produced by ZTE. It is packed with plenty of added features and will certainly let you have a remarkable smartphone experience. Nevertheless, just like any other Android smartphone, it also comes with certain restrictions. If you wish to customize your smartphone experience, then you can perform ZTE Zmax root. After rooting, you can install custom ROM on your device and get added features like blocking of ads or installing apps from other sources. In this guide, we will teach you how to root ZTE Zmax in two different ways.

Part 1: How to Root ZTE Zmax with Android Root

Android Root is the easiest solution to root ZTE Zmax. With a single click, you can root your smartphone and unleash its true potential. The application is a part of the Dr.Fone toolkit and is compatible with thousands of devices worldwide. It provides a 100% safe and reliable way to root several Android smartphones including ZTE Zmax.

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Nevertheless, before you proceed and learn how to root ZTE Zmax, there are a few things that you should be aware of. It is always recommended to take a backup of your device. In case the rooting process is halted in between, you might end up losing your data. Additionally, you need to turn on the USB Debugging feature on your device and make sure that it is at least 60% charged before commencing the ZTE Zmax root process.

To turn on the USB Debugging feature on your phone, firstly make sure that you activate the Developer Options. To do so, visit Settings > About Phone and tap on the Build Number seven consecutive times. Now, you can just visit the Developer Options window and turn on the feature of USB Debugging.

root zte zmax - enable usb debugging

Great! Now when you are ready, you can easily root ZTE Zmax without any trouble. All you got to do is follow these steps.

1. Firstly, download Android Root from its official website right here. Launch the application after installing it to get the following welcome screen.

2. With the assistance of a USB cable, connect your smartphone to your system. If you get a pop-up message regarding the USB Debugging permission, then simply confirm it and let the application detect your device.

root zte zmax - connect phone

3. Wait for a while as the application will detect your smartphone automatically and prepare it for the rooting process. The overall time required by the application to prepare your phone depends from one device to another. You will get to know about its progress from an on-screen indicator. Don’t disconnect your device in between and let the application perform all the needed operations.

root zte zmax - detect phone

4. As soon as your phone would be ready to perform the root operation, the interface will let you know with the following screen. All you got to do is click on the “Root Now” button.

root zte zmax - start rooting phone

5. As soon as you would click the “Root Now” button, it will start performing all the needed steps to root your device. Sit back and relax as the entire process might take a while. Additionally, your phone might also get restarted in between. Don’t worry and give it some time. If you receive an additional pop-up message on your device regarding the permission to root it, then simply agree to it. After performing the root operation, the interface will let you know by displaying the following message.

root zte zmax - root completed

That’s it! With Android Root, you can easily perform the rooting operation on your device with a single click.

Part 2: How to Root ZTE Zmax with Perma-Root

If you are looking for an alternative to root ZTE Zmax, then you can give Perma-Root a try. Though the process is a little complicated (compared to Android Root), but it yields satisfactory results. The method was originally proposed by a user on and you can know more about it here. Learn how to root ZTE Zmax by following these steps.

1. Start by connecting your smartphone to the computer using a USB cable. Open the command prompt and type “adb shell” to open another terminal for your phone.

2. Now, type “su” to get the root shell privilege. When it is done, type “getprop” to get a feedback from the phone.

3. Great! Now type the command “setprop persist.sys.k P892T57” and when it is processed, enter the command “getprop persist.sys.k” to get your build number as the output.

4. This means you are going in the right direction. To change your directory, enter the command “cd /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/” and go to your root directory.

5. Now, in order to backup the recovery image, type “dd if=recovery of=/sdcard/recovery.img”. Additionally, you can type “dd if=boot of=recovery” if you wish to set recovery as boot.

6. When it is processed, enter the command “reboot recovery”. As soon as it is processed, restart your phone.

7. Let your phone reboot successfully before proceeding. When it is done, open the “adb shell” window again and write “Id”. If you get an output like “uid=0(root) gid=0(root) context=u:r:shell:s0”, then it means you are going in the right way.

8. Now, you need to remount the system by giving the command “mount -o rw,remount /system”. You can also get the manual installation of Supersu.

9. Exit this screen and go back to the command prompt. After downloading the Supersu file, unzip it at a desired location and change the directory of your command prompt to that location. Additionally, put the “” and the “su” binary file at the same location.

10. When you are at the desired directory, provide the command “adb push su /data/local/tmp/su” and “adb push /data/local/tmp”.

11. When both of these commands are processed, enter the adb shell again (by writing “adb shell”).

12. Make the system writable by giving the command “mount -o remount,rw /system”. When it is done, write the following code:

cat /data/local/tmp/su > /system/xbin/su
cat /data/local/tmp/su > /system/xbin/daemonsu
cat /data/local/tmp/ > /system/etc/

13. In order to give added permissions, simply provide the following code.

chmod 755 /system/xbin/su
chmod 755 /system/xbin/daemonsu
chmod 755 /system/etc/

14. Great! You are almost there. Reboot your phone again and download the Supersu app from the Play Store. You can use it to update your su binary.

15. Open the adb shell window again and enter the recovery mode by giving the “reboot recovery” command.

16. After rebooting your device, you can just update the binaries in your device. That’s it! Your device is now (perm) rooted.

Go ahead and learn how to perform ZTE Zmax root using your preferred option. Enjoy all the added benefits of rooting and customize your device on the go.

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