Boromir, Faramir and Barahir Exploits (Rooting MTK Devices)

Hi Guys,

In an earlier post, we discussed about different ways of rooting. Today, we are gonna discuss about the Boromir, Faramir and Barahir Exploits, which are used to root devices running with MTK Chipset. We will discuss every aspect of these exploits in brief. So, let us start.

What are Boromir, Faramir and Barahir exploits?

Framaroot installing notice

Framaroot installing notice

An exploit means exploiting of a loop-hole or security hole in an operating system. Framaroot was developed by XDA Developers to root devices running with MTK chipset using the Boromir, Faramir or Barahir exploit.

How to get it?

Installing Framaroot

Installing Framaroot

To use the Boromir, Faramir or Barahir exploit to root your MTK device, first you need to install Framaroot, which is easily available to download via the following link of XDA Developers. Download it in your mobile itself. Here’s the link to the latest version of Framaroot till date (29 March 2015) – http://goo.gl/ty14v0.

How to use it?

Using Framaroot

Boromir, Faramir, Barahir Exploits

Follow the following steps –

i) After downloading the app, open > settings > security > check unknown sources. Then install the app in your phone.
ii) Open the app.
iii) As you are having the MTK device, the app will possibly show one of these – Boromir, Faramir or Barahir exploit.
iv) Choose anyone available exploit, it will show some instructions.
v) Select to install either SuperSU. You can also install SuperUser instead. They both are almost same in functionality.
vi) Tap on yes on all permissions it will ask for during the rooting process. They are usually harmless permissions which needs the user’s consent.
vii) Then it will ask your permission for reboot. Allow it.
viii) Then, your device will reboot. It will take 2-3 minutes more as compared to normal. As it will install apps like SuperSU.
ix) Then, check your apps, find SuperSU.
x) This app will act as a privacy manager and allow root permissions to only those apps which you will allow it to.
Now you are a Super User and enjoy your rooted phone (Qualcomm device).

List of Compatible Devices

Following is the list of compatible mobile smart phones which can be rooted with the above method.

A8 Alps, Acer A1-810, Acer A1-811, Acer B1-711, Acer Iconia A3-A10, Acer Liquid E2, Acer Liquid Z3, Alcatel 975N (Vodafone Smart 3), Alcatel OT 4030D S’POP, Alcatel OT 8008D Scribe HD, Alcatel OT 997D, Alcatel OT Fierce, Alcatel OT Idol 6012X, Le Mobile Sosh, Orange Hiro, Alcatel OT Idol 6030D, Alcatel OT Idol 6030H, Alcatel, OT Idol 6030X, Alcatel OT Scribe Easy 8000a, Alcatel OT Star 6010X, Alcatel OT Pop C5, Alcatel OT Ultra 6033x, Alcatel OT X’Pop 5035D, Amoi N828, Archos 40 Titanium, Arc Mobile 350D, Asus Memo Pad HD 7, Bedove X12, Blu Dash 5.0, Blu Life Play, Blu One X, Blu Studio 5.0, Blu Studio 5.5, Blu Studio 5.5S, BQ Aquaris 5, BQ Aquaris 5.7, BQ Elcano, Brondi Glory 2, Cat B15, Changhong z9, Charmpin (UTime) G7, Cherry Mobile Amber, Cherry Mobile Burst 2, Cherry Mobile Cosmos S, Cherry Mobile Cosmos X, Cherry Mobile Omega XL, Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0, Chinese Star S7589, Chuwi VX1, Coolbox Quore v57, Coolpad F1 (8297), Cube U39GT 3G (CubeTalk 9), Cube U51GT C4, Cube U55GT (CubeTalk 79), Cubot A890, Cubot GT90, Cubot GT99, Cubot ONE, Cubot X6, Cubot P6, Daxian XY100S, Doogee DG200 Hotwind, Doogee DG350, Evercoss A7S, Excelvan ET704, Explay HD Quad, Explay Infinity II, Explay Polo, Explay Surfer 7.32 3G, Explay Surfer 8.31 3G, Explay X-Tremer, Fly IQ440 Energie, Fly IQ441 Radiance, Fly IQ442 Miracle, Fly IQ443 Trend, Fly IQ446 Magic, Fly IQ450 Quattro Horizon 2, Fly IQ451, Gionee 868H, Gionee E7 Mini, Gionee Elife E3, Gionee GN 708, Gionee Pioneer P2, GoClever Fone 570Q, GoClever Quantum 4, GoClever Tab M713G, Goophone N3, GSmart Aku A1, GSmart Sierra S1, GuoPhone G9002, Haier W718, Haipai I9389, HDC I9500, HDC N9006, Highscreen Alpha GTX, Hisense U970, HKC Q79 3G, Hosin v70, Huawei U8836D G500 Pro, Huawei G610-U00, Huawei G610-U20, Huawei G700-U10, Huawei G700-U20, Huawei Ascend G730, Huawei Y320, Huawei Y511, HTM A6, HTM M1, HTM M3, Hummer H1+, iBall Slide 3G Q1035, IconBIT NetTAB Space 3G Duo, IconBIT NetTAB Mercury Q7, I-mobile series I-style 7.2, Inco Colossus II, iNew I6000+, iNew V3, Intex Aqua HD, iOcean X7, iWING WTD2, Jiake JK 11, Jiayu F1, Jiayu G2, Jiayu G3S, Jiayu G4, Just5 Spacer, Karbonn A1, Karbonn A30, Karbonn A9+, Karbonn Titanium S2, Kata i3, Kata Venus 3, Keneksi Beta, KingTopKt 07, Kvd N3+, Lanix Ilium S600, Lava Iris 405, Lava Iris 503, Lenovo A3300, Lenovo A390, Lenovo A850, Lenovo A516, Lenovo A656, Lenovo A368i, Lenovo A369i, Lenovo A859, Lenovo B8000-H, Lenovo 10.1″ Tablet S6000, Lenovo IdeaPhone P700i, Lenovo IdeaPhone S720, Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H, Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-H, Lenovo P770, Lenovo P780, Lenovo S890, Lenovo S720, Lenovo S820, Lenovo S920, Lenovo S5000-H, Lenovo S6000-F, Lenovo Yoga 8, Lenovo Yoga 10, Le Pan TC802a, M-Pai 809T, Mi354 “Spice Smart Flo Space”, Micromax A58, Micromax A89 Ninja, Micromax A90, Micromax A114, Micromax A117, Micromax A115 Canvas 3D, Micromax Canvas 2 Colors A120, Micromax Canvas 2 Plus, Micromax Canvas 4 A210, Micromax Canvas Ego A113, Micromax Canvas HD, Mlais MX70, MoreFine S6 Pro, Motorola Razr D1, Motorola Razr D3, MSI primo 76, MyPhone Agua Iceberg, Mysaga C2, N800 Mini Note, Neken N6, Neo N003 Advance, Newman N1, Newman K18, Nexa Vega N4, NGM Forward Prime, NGM Forward Young, NGM Dynamic Racing GP, No.1 S7, Omate TrueSmart, Onda v819 3G Tablet, Oppo Find Clover, Oppo Find 5 Mini, Oppo FindWay U7015, Oumei X5, Overmax Vertis-01/01+, Overmax Vertis-02/02+, Pantech Vega LTE Ex (IM-820L), Pearl Smartwatch AW-414, Philips W536, Philips W736, Phoenix Rockx1, PocketBook SurfPad 3, Prestigio Multipad 4 Quantum, Prestigio MultiPhone 4055, Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 3350, Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 3400, Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 4505, Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 5044 Duo, Runbo x5, Runbo x6, S09 W63 IP68, Sesonn N9200+, Sharp Aquos SH837W, Shengda S4, Sky Vega A800S, Smartfren Andromax V, Star HD9000+, Star N8000, Star N9800, Star S5 Butterfly, Star S6, Star S9500, Starmobile Diamond V3, Starmobile Knight, Symphony Xplorer ZII, Tecno R7, TeXet NaviPad TM-7055HD, Texet TM-5277, THL T100S, THL T200, THL V12, THL W8 Beyond, THL W8S, THL W11, THL W100(S) (130711), THL W200(S), Tronsmart TS7, Ulefone U7, Utime U100S, Vonino Ego QS, Vonino Sirius QS, Xiaocai X9, Xiaomi Hongmi, Xiaomi Redmi, Xolo A600, Xolo Q700, Xolo Q800, Xolo Q3000, Zen Ultrafone 701HD, Zopo 980, Zopo 990, Zopo C2 Platinum, Zopo C3, Zopo ZP910, Zopo ZP300+, Zopo ZP500+, Zopo ZP900 Leader, Zopo ZP950H, Zopo ZP990+, Zopo ZP998, ZTE Blade G2 V880H, ZTE Blade Q, ZTE Blade Q Maxi, ZTE Blade Q Mini, ZTE Kis, ZTE Leo S1, ZTE N986, ZTE Open, ZTE Roamer 2, ZTE V795, ZTE V880G, ZTE V880 H, ZTE V967S, ZTE V987 Grand X Quad, WalPad, Walton Primo F3i, Walton Primo G1, Walton Primo H2, Walton Primo EF, Wiko Cink Peax 2, Wiko Darkfull, Wiko Darknight, Wiko Darkmoon, Wiko Iggy, Wiko Ozzy, Wiko Rainbow, Wiko Stairway, ZTE Warp Sequent.

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