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The final stage will install Superuser (the root app) onto your phone.

Click for Windows Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download RootBlade3.exe and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, open RootBlade3.exe
  5. A black window will pop up.
  6. Do NOT touch your phone or close the window during this process. It will take approximately 3 - 5 minutes to complete.
    Root ZTE Blade 3
  7. Wait until you see the message "Done! Your phone will now reboot as normal."
  8. Once your phone has rebooted, open the app list on your phone and check for the Superuser app, as shown below. If you see Superuser, it means your phone has been successfully rooted.
    Superuser

Click for Mac Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download RootBlade3-Mac.zip and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, extract RootBlade3-Mac.zip
  5. Open Terminal from your Mac (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
  6. From the Terminal, navigate to the folder where you extracted RootBlade3-Mac.zip
  7. Once completed, enter the following commands:

    chmod +x root-blade3.sh
    ./root-blade3.sh

  8. Wait 3 - 5 minutes, until your phone reboots as normal.
  9. Once your phone has rebooted, open the app list on your phone and check for the Superuser app, as shown below. If you see Superuser, it means your phone has been successfully rooted.
    Superuser

Click for Linux Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download RootBlade3-Linux.zip and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, extract RootBlade3-Linux.zip
  5. Open Terminal from your computer.
  6. From the Terminal, navigate to the folder where you extracted RootBlade3-Linux.zip
  7. Once completed, enter the following commands:

    chmod +x root-blade3.sh
    sudo ./root-blade3.sh

  8. Wait 3 - 5 minutes, until your phone reboots as normal.
  9. Once your phone has rebooted, open the app list on your phone and check for the Superuser app, as shown below. If you see Superuser, it means your phone has been successfully rooted.
    Superuser