JiaYu G3 has been rooted!

It was only a few day’s ago that the JiaYu G3 finally received it’s network license, but already this amazing Chinese phone has been rooted by devoted fans!

The tools needed to root the JiaYu G3 are available here at the JiaYu forums where you can also find instructions in Chinese of how to root the new 4.5 inch Chinese phone.

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While I’ve not tried the root myself (as I still haven’t gotten my JiaYu G3!) the process is meant to be fast and painless due to the small file size of the root .zip file.

jiayu g3 root chinese phone

I’ll post detailed instructions on how you can root your JiaYu G3 in a few days once I’ve heard the feedback from more users who attempt to get full access of their new phones.

Keep posted for more JiaYu G3 news!

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  1. Ramones
    October 3, 2012

    Well good news 🙂

  2. Juliana
    October 3, 2012

    I am waiting for your post with the instructions!

  3. Roger
    October 3, 2012

    This universal root for ICS and Jelly Bean may also work. It worked on my ICS phone, after trying several tools and even a script which was meant to work for my phone with no success.


  4. RobertNL
    October 3, 2012

    Hello, full store acces :D!

  5. techpunk23
    October 3, 2012

    this is great news, I actually found the info yesterday but I wasn’t 100% sure of it. Google Translated the page ?!?!?

  6. Ivann
    October 3, 2012

    Hey guys.
    This will be my first Android phone and i have a question about “root”.
    I understand that if you root your phone you will be able to use customROM, can you advance me which one is the best. I have heard about this one http://en.miui.com/
    What’re yours opinions, is it good idea to use JiaYu with customRom?

    • Freeje
      October 3, 2012

      You have to flash a custom ROM which was made for your phone. You can’t just flash any ROM. It has to be compatible. If MIUI has a ROM for your phone then you can flash it. There’s a chance that you’ll brick your phone if you flash a ROM that was not made for it.

      • ivann
        October 4, 2012

        Thanks, but there is no customRom for JiaYu. Do you think its good idea to install customRom, whats privilages?

        • fyzue
          October 9, 2012

          To some extend, it was good to install customrom because it doesn’t come with bloatware that the manufacture put into the phone. Sometime a dev also make it more faster and fluid.

          I don’t have jiayu phone, so don’t know it have bloatware or not? if you found any custom rom, you must think why you want to flash it.

          if you just want to customize it, use launcher. some launcher have a theme prepared.
          Apex Launcher
          Go Launcher
          Nova Launcher

  7. October 3, 2012

    it feels like a noob but…. whould anyone could explain what is “root” ?
    it’s like jailbrake? cause i think is has to do with getting full access on something..?!

    ps. i have not android phone
    thank you

    • October 3, 2012

      well in a brief, it is a “jail break” but a little different.

      Most people do root in a basic to uninstall “carried” application that has no use. For example, I got my Orange ZTE Blade from UK, while I live in Asia, which have no use for me. but I can’t uninstall it using usual method, therefore I need to root it to uninstall them via ADB or fastboot

      But there are more to it, rooting also means “super user” access or admin access for your phone. With rooted phone you basically can change anything and mod anything. It is the first gate for modding and flashing ROM.

  8. Will
    October 3, 2012

    Could someone please upload the files somewhere? I cannot seem to manage to create an account on this site.. thanks!

    • techpunk23
      October 3, 2012

      here you go:

      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25914386/JIAYU G2G3 root.zip

      I’m not responsible for anything. I don’t have my G3 yet so don’t know if this will work.

      • techpunk23
        October 3, 2012

        sorry, ignore my previous post.

        wrong file uploaded. This is for the Zopo ZP100. Will post the correct one later on

  9. txakar
    October 3, 2012

    Recently I’ve been able to root my Jiayu G2-S (the MTK6577 one) with the help of this script:


    Probably the G3 would be root-able this way too.

  10. October 3, 2012

    I will wait your guide 🙂 Thanks!

  11. October 4, 2012

    @Ivan, thank you for your time, explaining these to me.

    I am also waiting for Jiayu G3. In fact i ‘m waiting for some full reviews before i proceed to an order. Anyway, i keep looking on everything that has to do with G3.

  12. nidget
    October 5, 2012

    Hurrey! Now I want one even more.

  13. rafael1970
    October 9, 2012

    1 first JYG3-ROOT.zip, copied to the phone SD card root directory.
    2, shut down – and then press to enter the Chinese recovery.
    3, the second “Brush package installed on the SD card
    4, select the “to select ZIP Brush package” from the SD card on first
    5, find JYG3-ROOT.zip, and to determine
    6, select “- brush the entry JYG3-ROOT.zip”
    7, wait for the card to brush completed. (Small package, speed fast)
    8, return to recovery Home, restart the phone.

    I found this.I don’t know if it works.

  14. luznykolo
    October 10, 2012

    Here is a tutrial how to root jiayu g3 good luck guyz.


  15. Vince
    November 3, 2012

    Jiayu 3g frequency.
    someone you have information about the frequencies 3g?

    • putbinoot
      December 7, 2012


  16. praveen ratheesh
    January 16, 2013

    how to upgrade Jiayu G plus MTK6577 to jelly bean 4.2 ??

  17. tweetycontrabajo
    June 22, 2013

    Will this work with the G3S version?

    • June 22, 2013

      No probably not

  18. tweetycontrabajo
    June 30, 2013

    Is there a Factory Rooted phone?

    • nidget
      July 1, 2013

      My g4 arrived rooted, probably from factory.

      • tweetycontrabajo
        July 1, 2013

        that is interesting, i saw a reseller giving de choice of rooted firmware, for 6.99 $.
        so, that probably doesn’t break warranty, right?

        • nidget
          July 2, 2013

          No, that doesn’t break the warranty. However I believe one cant really rely on a real warranty for such devices. The warranty is already complexe sometimes with the famous brands, so with the chinese brands outside China you should probably not expect too much.