Yes, my phones old but it does me fine. The only prob really is the phones internal storage. I would like to delete loads of bloatware and be able to move stuff completely to the SD card. I am no idiot. I have tried numerous root zip files, followed the methods but never works.

My phone is running android 2.3.6 gingerbread BVKT4. I read somewhere that the latest update to BVKT4 blocks rooting. Is there anyway to get around this. Much thanks in advance to anyone that can help.

  • With such an old phone, and modern rooting method, including one-click apps, would most probably work. Stock recovery will prevent flashing zips of course, and that's why you need a custom recovery. – Andy Yan Sep 3 '16 at 10:25
  • *"any modern rooting method". Sorry - can't edit previous comment now. – Andy Yan Sep 5 '16 at 6:36
  • hi andy.by stock recovery,do u mean when u boot the phone after installing the zip.ie a custom recovery is another file that needs to be installed to boot the phone from? where do u find those i wonder? – rad Sep 5 '16 at 6:46

Look around XDA-Developers for relevant resource. For a phone of this age and (past) popularity, not only root is readily available, you can also get custom ROMs up to KitKat (not necessarily stable).

One of the possible ways: flash a stock-ROM-compatible custom recovery, then flash SuperUser/SuperSU zip in there. If that's all you need then this thread seems to be an alright starting point.

As always told, make a backup in the recovery for safety.

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  • thanks andy i will have another go.i did try xda at one point, but only used the root zip on its own. – rad Sep 6 '16 at 11:11

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