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January 20, 2013

How to root Starmobile Astra / Crystal




So you finally got your new Starmobile Astra / Crystal, but can you download any app you want? What about custom themes? Do you ever feel like altering or replacing system applications and settings on your new phone? Luckily, Rolen Perez of Starmobile Crystal Facebook group found a way on how to root your phone. Here's how to root your Starmobile Astra / Crystal after the jump.

How to root your Starmobile Astra / Crystal
by Rolen Perez of Starmobile Crystal Facebook group | Source: paulpax of XDA Developers

ROOTING VOIDS YOUR PHONE’S WARRANTY. ROOT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Step 1: Download PdaNet (v4.01 - 4.6MB) and Root with Restore by Bin4ry ( v15.7z - 1.94MB).

Step 2: Install PdaNet on your computer (it will automatically install the drivers for your phone) and when asked on which phone are you using, choose “Other brands”
Note: Don’t connect your phone on your computer yet!

Step 3: Before connecting your phone to your computer please do these things:

  • Go to Settings > Developer Options > Check USB Debugging
  • Go to Settings > Security > Check Install From Unknown Sources.
Step 4: Connect your phone to computer. If your computer is connected to the internet, Windows 7 will automatically install drivers for you when you connect your phone.

Step 5: Find the PdaNet icon in your phone menu and tap it.

Step 6: Then choose USB Tether

Step 7: Check your PdaNet at your computer if it's connected to internet.

Step 8: Go to your PdaNet on your phone, Then turn off the PdaNet.

Step 9: Create a folder on your computer and unzip the zip file Root with Restore from Bin4ry.

Step 10: Double check your notifications on your phone for USB Connected, USB Debugging and USB Storage .

Step 11: Go to your created folder with the extracted Root with Restore.

Step 12: Then RUN/START the Runme.bat file

Step 13: The command prompt will appear and it will start the rooting process script, Press "1" and hit ENTER. (Device Type - NORMAL).

Step 14: Wait a while, then look at your phone and it should ask you to "Full Restore", tap the "Restore my data" and it will REBOOT.

Step 15: Then wait for your phone to turn on.

Step 16: After booting you will see a message "Android is Upgrading"

Step 17: Check on your phone menu if "SuperSU" icon is there.

Step 18: Congratulations you have ROOTED your Starmobile Astra / Crystal!

Source: Rolen Perez of Starmobile Crystal (Facebook)



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66 comments:

Christian Michael Chung said...

Adrian could you make a tutorial on how to update the starmobile crystal/astra to jellybean? thanks.

Adrian said...

Nd po

chloe said...

pwede ba to sa knight?

Adrian said...

Nsa step 9 po. "Step 9: Create a folder on your computer and unzip the zip file Root with Restore from Bin4ry." Rooting lng po ito ng SM Astra/Crystal, sa updating nmn po join ka po dito

Crystal - https://www.facebook.com/groups/smCrystal/?fref=ts
Astra - https://www.facebook.com/groups/starmobilePH/

alvin said...

san po extract ung root with restore ? sa sd card or sa phone ? tapos pano po mag update ng android version to 4.1?
salamat :)

alvin said...

san po ilalagay ung files sa sd card o sa phone storage ? thanks :) pati pano po i upgrade ung android version ?

Adrian said...

Try mo po ito, dahil same processor po ung O+ 8.6 sa Starmobile Astra/Crystal

Adrian said...

Nd po, dahil nd po MediaTek ung processor ng Starmobile Energy

Adrian said...

Yup

LLoyd said...

gumagana pa po ba ito?...

Jeremiah Arciaga said...

Gagana po ba ang method na to sa MyPhone a888??TIA

Jeremiah Arciaga said...

wala po bang mabubura na khit na ano sa phone ko??thanks for the quick response =)

Adrian said...

Ito po
http://www.4shared.com/archive/bD_lEahH/Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v1.htm
http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/48211783/file.html
http://ge.tt/1A2sPPQ/v/0
http://www.d-h.st/mzi
http://www.getwapi.com/search/view/archive/bD_lEahH/Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v1.html

Adrian said...

Try nyu po dito sa official FB page ng Astra https://www.facebook.com/groups/starmobilePH/

Paolo said...

Any tutorial on how to overclock astra?

naitsirhc said...

meron na po bang root para sa o+ 8.6?

Ota Ku said...

Meron na po bang ROOT tut for Starmobile Flirt?

Adrian said...

Try mu po ito baka gumana, dahil MT6577 din ung processor ng SM Flirt.

Adrian said...

Nd po

Caressa Del Valle said...

sayang,, may alm poh b kau n pngroot ng starmobile hit???...

Caressa Del Valle said...

pwede po b to s starmobile hit???

Philip Pine Anselmo said...

hi...nagawa ko naman lahat nareboot na siya pero bakit walang lumabas na superSU na icon? tapos nagtry akong maginstall ng rooted apps, it says i am still not rooted... :( somebody please help me with this problem... btw my unit is My/phone a888duo jellybean 4.1.1v..

Thanks In Advance...

cj said...

this is only for starmobile astra

Gabriel Andres said...

Would this install Android on my fake ihone 4S? I really want to put Android (even any version) on it.

Zenith Magarro ヅ★ said...

pwede ba to sa starmobile energy??

Aaron Ballesteros said...

Pati CM OHD ?

Jul Yos said...

is this still working?
how to unroot if I successfully rooted my Starmobile Crystal smart phone?
tanx!

Adrian said...

Yup, working pa po yan. To unroot the phone, just delete the "SuperSU" app.

Guest said...

i realy hate this hnd tlaga maroot phone ko mp a888. i followed all the instructions several times but it ddnt work...help pls..

Adrian said...

Yup, try mu po :)

Adrian said...

Wla po, backup mu lng po to be sure.

Adrian said...

Sa laptop po at mg download ka ng winrar http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm or 7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/

Paulo Villanueva said...

bakit hindi zip file ung nadodownload yung sa pangalawa. yung extension nga is ".7z" san ko ba ioopen yun? sa phone o sa laptop? :( tiaka di nag aapear yung turn off PDANET

Paulo Villanueva said...

sana po may magreply, im rooting now. :(

Adrian said...

Nope, this root can only be applied to any Android ICS device with a MediaTek processor.

Peter E said...

Ermahgerd! Salmat :D Haha Certified working! :) Hehe

Adrian said...

Yup, sa lahat ng Android smartphone na meron MediaTek MT6577 processor

Jeuard Jed said...

Nevermind, sir. I had these done at my brother's laptop which had windows vista and it worked. Thank you so much for sharing to us this wonderful tutorial! I'm twice as happy now than when I bought my phone. :)

Adrian said...

You're Welcome :)

Jeuard Jed said...

Yes sir. every step has been followed. I;m not getting that option on my phone. :( Could it be because I'm using windows 8?

Adrian said...

Maybe, some drivers and programs are not yet compatible with windows 8.

Adrian said...

Sir, did you follow Step 7 "Check your PdaNet at your computer if it's connected to internet." After Step 6 "Enable USB Tether" on your phone, then an option to “Turn Off PdaNet” will appear once it is connected.

Source:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/smCrystal/
http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=868101

Jeuard Jed said...

Hi there. Glad it worked for others but it's not working for me. I want to clarify a few things.

"Step 8: Go to your PdaNet on your phone, Then turn off the PdaNet." - Does this mean I will have to force stop the running app?

"Step 12: Then RUN/START the Runme.bat file and Step 13: The command prompt will appear and it will start the rooting process script, Press "1" and hit ENTER. (Device Type - NORMAL)." - The batch file reads "The system cannot find the path specified." After I hit enter, nothing happens to my cp. It seems my crystal isn't being detected.


Any help will be appreciated immensely.

Johndon Ponsica Pasinabo said...

may chance ba na mabrick ang flirt ko? kaka takot nmn

Adrian said...

Meron chance po, kng natatakot ka po wag mu nlng po gawin baka ma void yung warranty kapag na brick yung phone mu

Adrian said...

Maybe, because it has the same MT6577 processor.

Johndon Ponsica Pasinabo said...

Will this work on a Starmobile flirt?

Kem Botz said...

why i cant download the root and restore by binary any link?? pls

Edwardson Samshy Samson Rn said...

2 wks after getting bored with my crystal sooooooTnx for this tutorial.. works and GREAATT!! LONG LIVE CRYSTAL USER.. :D

ashi said...

Thank you!

niel said...

bat po ayw lumbs nung "Full Restore" sa cp ko?...pa sagot po pls...d2 po aq na lilito ee...tnx..myphone a888 po gmit ko..

rodj said...

working na po.. nkita ko na ang supersu na icon sa crystall ko. whats next? i cant see any changes

Coco Sengoku said...

Bakit po nung ni Run ko na yung PdaNetA4016.exe sabi "Setup files are corrupted, Please obtain a new copy of a program" bk8 po ganon ?
Plss Reply ASAP ..

Jay T. Contado said...

hello. ano po a yung purpose ng pag rrooting ng phone. (baguhan palang po ako)

Adrian said...

Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem.

Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_rooting

scar said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?lwhknfmnc25nbc6

bat hindi ko po to madownload????

Adrian said...

Root with Restore from Bin4ry Links:
http://uploaded.net/file/xdevc...
http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/...
http://ge.tt/1A2sPPQ/v/0
http://www.d-h.st/mzi

menard said...

pwede din po ba ito sa starmobile jump ?

Adrian said...

Try lng po, dahil same processor nmn po cla.

Ricky Estur said...

I tried the process but its not working in my astra. I ven tried bluetooth tethering but still not working. My phone has no response after i run restore w bin4y runme bat file. but it says daemon started successfully but no "full restore appeared in my phone. what could be the prob?

Joerey Conel said...

pwede din ba to sa starmobile icon?

Adrian said...

Nd po dahil Qualcomm po ung processor ng Icon.

kei said...

bat po naka private ung file cant dload the bin4ry

Adrian said...

Root with Restore from Bin4ry Links:
http://uploaded.net/file/xdevc...
http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/...
http://ge.tt/1A2sPPQ/v/0
http://www.d-h.st/mzi

Olegnus Omegron said...

heres my screenshot followed instruction till i reached to run b1nary's bat file. do i need to do anythign else?

luigi said...

after restoring my data. it did not reboot.. what to do now? no supersu icon still.. the run me. said. it will tell me if it is successful, if not. it will run forever.. so does it mean, it is not successful? please reply.. thanks alot.

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