How to Root/Unroot the Cherry Mobile Candy

You may not have heard about the Candy or even the company that manufactures it – Cherry Mobile – but it is a pretty popular brand for affordable Android devices in the Philippines.  In this guide, we’ll show you how to root the Candy, an Android 2.2 device with a bar phone form factor.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Back up your data, although this isn’t exactly mandatory, it’s always better to do so just in case.

2.  Ensure that the Candy is at least 50% to 75% charged.

3.  This procedure will only work on the Cherry Mobile Candy with Android 2.2 Froyo OS, so ensure this is the firmware you are running before proceeding.

II.  Downloading and Installing z4Root

1.  Download z4root apk from here.

2.  Enable installation of non-Market applications.  To do this, go to Settings > Applications and check the Unknown Sources tickbox.

3.  Copy the z4root.1.3.0.apk file to your memory card via USB Storage mode.  You can do this by connecting your device to the Windows PC and selecting USB Storage when your device prompts you for the type of connection.

4.  Disconnect your device.

5.  Use a file explorer app like File Expert or Astro File Manager and click on z4root.1.3.0.apk to install it.

III.  Rooting the Candy

1.  Open up the z4root app installed on your device.

2.  Click on Temporary Root if you want root access until you reboot your device or Permanent Root if you would like your device to be permanently rooted.

3.  Wait for z4root to complete the process and reboot the device.

Your Candy should be rooted after it completes rebooting.

IV.  Unrooting the Candy

1.  Open up the z4root app.

2.  Click on Unroot.

Thanks go to RyanZA who developed the original z4root solution!!  A donation will always be appreciated, so please do if this worked for you!!

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • justine

    pwedi rin po ba iroot ang candy chat?

  • AshlYssandra

    how about when you have games at your sd card and you remove it does the cellphone only will be re rooted