How to get ROOT permissions on KaiOS and Android by modifying the boot partition

In this guide I will explain the procedure to activate ADB ROOT on a stock firmware on KaiOS and Android. This procedure carries a double risk: the loss of official updates (resolvable) or the rupture of the device (often irreversible).

Yes, replacing the original firmware with a custom one is a huge plus. In case of errors the device can incur in the best of cases in continuous reboot, but even there is the risk of not being able to turn on anymore. Proceed at your own risk!

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INSTALL OMNISD: The sideload of third-party apps belongs to the nature of Firefox OS which is the heart that beats and moves KaiOS, find out how to do with (or without) the jailbreak guides! –

BACKUP: Commands and special tools. Protect your device in case of damage. Don’t be unprepared, keep ready for adventure! –

ROOT: Temporary root using our apps (Telnetd, ADBRoot and Wallace), how to create your custom Recovery and enable root permissions on your Firmware using abootimg (for KaiOS and Android)! –


KAIOS DEVICES: A complete list of models ideal for tests, those to be discarded and those to be discovered! –

List for developers / Debug-enabled devices (best KaiOS phones):
– for Nokia 8110 4G, Nokia 800 Tough, Nokia 2720 Flip, MTN Smart S 3G, Alcatel Cingular Flip 2 and some Alcatel Go Flip just dial *#*#33284#*#* to enable the debugging USB, a bug icon should appear in the taskbar;
– for Alcatel 3088, Orange Sanza, Nobby 231, Positivo P70S, Energizer E241 & E241s, H242 & H242s, E220 & E220s, H241, H280S, P280s and Tigo Kitochi 4G dial *#*#33284#*#* and then *#*#0574#*#* to enable the debugging USB from the menu.
– for CAT B35, Jio Phone & Jio Phone 2 no debug code works, use EDL tools.

– Blocked devices (no solution found from our researchers):
Alcatel MyFlip / A405DL, Acatel SMARTFLIP, BLU Zoey Smart, Doro 7060 / 7050 / 7070, Hape Online (Ooredoo), Maxcom MK241, Sigma X-Style S3500 sKai and Vodacom Smart Kitochi.

– Unknown devices (still no researchers):
Accent Nubia 50K, Africell Afriphone, Zantel Smarta, TECNO T901, Multilaser ZAPP, QMobile 4G Plus, Jazz Digit 4G, Telma Wi-Kif 3G and 4G Plus …and many more are coming….


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  1. I have an AT&T Cingular Flip IV U102AA. I want to add a sound file to the hidden place that holds notice alerts. Will rooting let me do this?

  2. Hello i use nokia 8000 4g kaios platform can i use android apps like google play store after rooting or firmware. If yes please write thanks all

  3. Hello Friend. thank you. It is possible to install KaiOS on these older devices. like nokia asha 302?
    Ola amigo. obrigado. E possivel instalar o KaiOS nesses aparelhos mais aintigo. tipo nokia asha 302?

  4. I followed all your steps. but now when i try to flash file i get error" Failed to open com port " please help

  5. Would love to see a Tasker like app for automation. I'm picking up the Nokia 800 tough when its avaliable and diving into gerdaos

  6. My banana phone died earlier this year. Now I'm using an android device. But I still watch and appreciate your videos.


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