Everyone loves the feeling of opening a brand new Gionee 868H out of the box. Once you get over that sensation of having a new smartphone to play with, you might be thinking what else you can do with the device. Rooting the Gionee 869H should always be one of the first things that comes to mind. Rooting a Gionee device can often result in the added ability to flash new ROMs, install more apps from App Brain and the Google Play Store, increase the performance, remove the default apps that come with your device and much more.
These are the guidelines to root Gionee 868H smartphones running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
- The following guide is made to root the Gionee 868H device. The same one-click rooting exploit is made to work on other Gionee devices as well, but it’s best to look for a unique guide specifically made for your device just in case yours is not compatible.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Make sure you have enabled the Unknown Sources option from your Gionee settings by heading to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- You are voiding the warranty when you agree to root the Gionee 868H using the Framaroot one-click rooting tool. You can unroot the device using the same rooting app from your app drawer and that will get the warranty working again.
HOW TO ROOT GIONEE 868H ON ANDROID 4.2
- Download the Framaroot app on the computer from this link.
- Connect the Gionee handset to the same computer where you have the Framaroot file.
- Copy the Framaroot rooting APK over to the internal storage SD card.
- Unplug the 868H device from the computer and open one of your File Managers. Those of you without a File Manager must download one from the Google Play Store. The ASTRO File Manager is always a popular choice.
- Once you have installed the Framaroot APK on your Gionee handset, open the app drawer and tap on the Framaroot app icon to open the same.
- Tap the Install SuperSU, followed by the Aragorn exploit method.
- Wait until you see the exploit success message from the Gionee display before you exit the app and reboot your device manually.
There are two main root managers that are usually installed on a device along with root access. The root managers — SuperSU and Superuser — are the tools that will keep your device safe and free from any malware provided you do not manually grant them access to your root file system. Nothing can pass through your SuperSU or Superuser gateways once you set them up correctly.
So, knowing that, you should check your Gionee app drawer for the SuperSU app that was meant to come along with your Framaroot app. Those of you who do not see the SuperSU app there should head over to the Google Play Store and install the same before starting to install any root-only apps.
That’s all you need to root Gionee 868H devices running the Android 4.2 operating system. You should find this same method works for all software updates — the 4.2 is just the latest we know about.