Profile

Cover photo
Willie D. Washington
Lives in The Cosmos
865 followers|795,680 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Pinned
 
BLU Life One X (2016) - How To Root and Install Viper4Android

DISCLAIMER: FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKED OR UNRESPONSIVE DEVICES!

I am creating this thread for people like me who have been searching for a while for an exact, concise way to root the BLU Life One X (2016) which is available on Amazon. I have had to piece together information from various sources as well as helpful people on XDA such as manos78, yrude and rogersa2k.

Model Number: BLU Life One X
Build Number: ALPS.L1.MP3.V2.21_6753.65U.G_P11
Custom Build Version: BLU_L0070UU_V12_GENERIC 09-11-2015 18:44

This phone is similar in build to the Wiko Fever and Micromax Canvas 5 E481 so a modded Wiko Recovery is used in Fastboot to help establish root. But first the bootloader must be unlocked.

On your PC, you need to have ADB Fastboot files in order to use these commands so I'd recommend downloading Minimal ADB Fastboot. You can get that from here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/dl43w72ko84gyb3/minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup.exe

Install Minimal ADB Fastboot on your computer, preferably on your desktop so it's easily accessible. 

Next download the CWM recovery file from here (you can also use TWRP, but for this particular instance I chose CWM so that's what I'll provide a link to. I don't like giving instructions for things I didn't actually do myself.):
 http://www.mediafire.com/download/0tueoydk6ka80p8/recovery_mod_wiko_fever_beta3.zip

Unzip the file and place the recovery-custom-wiko-fever.img in the Minimal ADB Fastboot folder you placed on your desktop. Now hold the SHIFT key + right-click inside this folder and choose the option “Open command window here.” A CMD window should appear. Leave this open and set it aside for now.

We first need to unlock the bootloader and since the unlock process will delete all of the files on your phone, it's recommended to perform this before you even login and download apps and settings, etc. 

Once gaining access to your BLU Life One X, go to Settings > About device and touch Build number 7 times to enable Developer options within the Settings. Back out of this area and go into the Developer options that you just enabled and turn On USB debugging and OEM unlocking

Now plug your device into your computer via the USB cable and wait for the device to show up under Computer by pressing the Windows + E keys. Open the device in this window and leave it at the screen where it initially shows all of the phone's folders.

Download SuperSU from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/gsgawcjvll6l871/BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip

Place this zip file into your phone's folder that you opened up previously.

Power Off your device but keep it plugged into your computer.

UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER

Power On the device into the bootloader by simultaneously holding the Volume Up + Power buttons until you see the BLU splash screen, then let them both go. 

In the CMD window on your computer, type: fastboot oem unlock and press the ENTER key.

On your phone, select YES with the Volume button to scroll and the Power button to execute it. Then select the option to reboot the phone. This erases all of the info on your device like a Factory Restore. Two reboots are automatically performed and the bootloader will be unlocked.

If you want to check and see if the bootloader is actually unlocked with the CMD window, enter: fastboot getvar all.

INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY

Now you need to flash the custom recovery you downloaded earlier. Ensure that you still have your device hooked to your computer via USB cable and make sure the CMD window to that folder is open. 

Reboot your phone into bootloader mode by simultaneously holding the Volume Up + Power buttons until you see the BLU splash screen and then let them both go. Use the Volume Down button to select “bootloader” in the menu and press Volume Up to select it.

Within your CMD window, type: fastboot flash recovery recovery-custom-wiko-fever.img
(After you type "recovery" a second time, you can press the TAB key and it will fill in the rest of the filename.) Now press ENTER.

After the recovery has been successfully installed, unplug the USB cable from your phone.

Hold the Volume Up + Power buttons simultaneously until the phone shuts off then let go of both buttons. Wait a second and hold both of the buttons again until you see the BLU splash screen, then let go of both buttons. This will now boot into the custom CWM recovery you installed.

ROOT

With the Volume keys, scroll to the option that says “Install zip” and press the Power button to select it. Scroll down and select the file BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip that we placed on the phone earlier. Press the Power button. Return to the previous screen by navigating with the Volume buttons and then select “Reboot Phone”. Make sure you select the option that says “Yes – Fix root (/system/xbin/su)” and press the Power button.

You are now rooted! To check, install Root Checker from the Play Store or some other app that requires root and make sure you press “Grant” when the option pops up from the SuperSU app.

VIPER4ANDROID

Now it's time to install Viper4Android on your BLU Life One X! Download it from here: 
http://www.mediafire.com/download/dvg222yc22hcp77/ViPER4Android_FX_v2340.zip

Also you need to install SELinux, which you can download from here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/n78rplbcnk6867x/SELinux.apk

On your phone, go to Settings > Security and make sure you enable Unknown sources so you can install the following programs.

Unzip the Viper4Android file and place only the ViPER4Android_FX_A4.x.apk file on your phone via USB as explained before. This is the older version that worked with KitKat and unfortunately it's the only version that will work with this phone. Install it on your device but don't open it, yet.

Next, install SELinux on your phone and open it. Select “Permissive”. This is very important or else Viper4Android will not work!

Next, open Viper4Android and install the drivers (I always choose Super Audio Quality as it gives you more audio options). Next you must reboot your phone normally.

Congratulations! You now have Viper4Android installed!

ENJOY!
16
2
Bobbie Gene Simmons's profile photoGao XiangShuai's profile photoJulio Moralez's profile photoWillie D. Washington's profile photo
40 comments
 
Wow... quite a thread has developed from this. I'm currently using the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows Phone 10 and it's alright. I just wanted to try a Windows 10 device with T-Mobile's officially supported band 12 with VoLTE and WiFi calling and it's good, call-wise as it sounds like a landline, but the Windows Phone platform is barely supported so most of your regular apps are non-existent!
Add a comment...
Willie D.'s Collections
People
In his circles
207 people
Have him in circles
865 people
Tubagus Purnomo's profile photo
Cielo Ruiz Espinoza's profile photo
kadi kader's profile photo
CHAD W. Troll Patrol's profile photo
Robert Arias's profile photo
informateur du jeu's profile photo
Jeffry Ormah's profile photo
Revanth Shallun's profile photo
jonathan garrigues's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
The Cosmos
Story
Tagline
I like all kinds of music, technology, drawing, CGI, philosophy, meditation, relaxation, peace, positive vibes. I'm allergic to negative people, troublemakers, gossipmongers, self-centered people, news, boredom and controlling personalities.
Bragging rights
I have nothing to "brag" about but instead I need to try and be more humble, if anything.
Work
Occupation
Stuff
Skills
Lots of stuff!
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Willie D. Washington's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
ChinaPadMall
www.chinapadmall.com

China pad retail & wholesale online store, China brand tablet general agent, send from China directly without any broker. Good quality but l

Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Samsung Galaxy Notes, courtesy of 1Sal...
www.engadget.com

Is it a phone, a tablet or a fabulous phablet? You can call it whatever you want, but we're going to throw it

Black Black Chrome Theme Neon Green Highlight
chrome.google.com

Black Google Chrome theme by Everplex Media. There is a neon Green line at the top of the current tab.

Prototype 2 - Review
senshaitian.blogspot.com

2 Anti-heroes, 1 Open City After completing the first Prototype, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth; the kind of taste where you expect

LOVE! That's the only way to describe the food and the service here. LOVE! I'm serious! I was used to the best Greek Fries I'd ever tasted when I lived on 3rd St & Fillmore next to My Big Fat Greek Restaurant when it was in the Arizona Center. After I moved, apparently they left as well, leaving a horrible Italian restaurant in their wake (I won't name the horrid place). Alas, after hearing rave reviews about Opa Life from a dear friend, I finally tried it and Oooohhhh boy! It's friggin amazing awesome! And to make it even better, it's owned by the son of a dearest friend and coworker I had the pleasure of knowing and working along beside for 18 years! Please, please PLEASE eat at this wonderful restaurant and you won't be disappointed! My favorite dish is obviously the Greek Fries with extra Feta Cheese as well as the Chicken Gyro. Mmmmm Mmmmmmmmm GOOD!!!
• • •
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
This was a review I wrote on Citysearch in 2006 and they deleted it. I arrived around 7pm and I waited about an hour - not bad. I was forewarned about this so it was not a big deal. I enjoyed sipping wine outside and I showed my company, who was arriving late, the other places to park around the corner. I ordered a bottle of wine when we were seated in the Pizzeria at the bar. The seats were really hard. I glanced over to see the same hard seats throughout the very small restaurant. I ordered Bianco's signature pizza with no tomato sauce and a pizza named the "Wise Guy." The pizza was ok for a pizza from Italy. It was subpar to real New York pizzerias! When you're used to flavorful toppings and spices effervescing in your mouth (which always happens at Ray's Pizza), it's quite a let down to anticipate what is dubbed "The Best Pizza In The Country" only to find out that it's just "The Best Pizza On ASU's Campus!" It can't hold a candle to the real pizza parlors in Bedstuy or the Bronx! At the end of the night I was out of $90, but I guess I was paying for the "ambiance." By the way, what exactly is the ambiance there? I thought someone said it was romantic...well, it's not. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant in The Arizona Center has truly romantic ambiance! And their food will not disappoint - I guarantee it! DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!
• • •
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This place has fantastic food and service! If you're in the neighborhood, make sure you stop by. You won't regret it!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I was shocked to find out there were no reviews for this fantastic pizzeria! This is basically Brooklyn NYC Pizza since it's the same owner and it is beyond delicious!!! If you love thin crust, New York style "pie" and you're in the downtown area, look no further than D T's!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
6 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Spinato's is... okay. Their pizza is too salty and sweet if you can imagine that for a minute. I don't remember any Chicago pizza tasting that way. I'm more of a New York style pizza lover, however, real Chicago deep dish pizza is delicious, too! This just isn't it!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place is the BEST!!! Move over Subway and Blimpie, because Port Of Subs knows how to get er done! (Just don't let the owner hear you say the S-word! ;) The best place for sandwiches and awesome people like Crystal, who allegedly makes "The Best Sandwiches Anyone Has Ever Tasted"! I go out of my way just to buy a nice, tasty sandwich here, where the roasted chicken breast isn't a clump of chicken parts meant to be microwaved, but like a real Deli, sliced to perfection! And as a response to the reviewers on here, why would you order a sandwich from a small shop that at most has two people in it and expect them to deliver your sandwiches lickity split!?! I'm shocked they even offer delivery, because I sure wouldn't! This is a nice, low-key spot with very friendly people and it's meant to be walked into, not called on the phone! Have some patience next time you place an order and realize there are only two awesome people on staff at any given day.
• • •
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago