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[ROOT][How To] Root, Unroot, System mods (no CWM / no PC needed)

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by gufone, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Many users asked me to create a thread where to share custom updates for ours minix devices. I'll post here my packages.

    You don't need cwm or custom recovery. You can install them from MINIX stock rom/recovery. All the updates should work on many rk devices (rk29sdk,rk30sdk,rk31sdk).

    To install my updates simply download the needed file into the root of internal or external SD and rename it to update.zip. Click Install when the update popup appear. This can take some time (it's the same procedure to update an official OTA).

    :) If one of the files I've posted is useful to you please click the like button :)

    PLEASE KEEP BUGS HERE on this topic !!
    If there would be a problem that is caused by the way this update is made and flashed I don't want MINIX to get false info on the official firmware topic.
    Even if the packages have been tested you are the only responsible in case of problems with this update! You are free to not use it.

    The udpates you will find here aren't compatible with the KK Community Edition ROM. For the CE ROM just look at the CE release thread.
    54a0e890473748fc8081f343c17b2f3b1178a0de  update-gufone-bootanimation-minix.zip
    c2437082d7383d887cdb5db9550b0c7cf36928b9  update-gufone-bootanimation-v1.zip
    c20535240b13379fafb3630181d2eb5e1dbc8879  update-gufone-factory-full-reset.zip
    cb95f12dc7f24813c1c4625a16307a494e6a2702  update-gufone-factory-reset.zip
    ae104f0e848d4f9ddeb234b4454d8caf178da8fe  update-gufone-G4CustomIRkeys.zip
    4d10323ef91b153a5c257fcc6d25262bf3d29796  update-gufone-hls-restore-original.zip
    7070d2bb0c9e913bc52c91e3b3b957fa076b9dde  update-gufone-hls.zip
    757c733e21503a454f69c3bcad193f3817c2b89b  update-gufone-hosts-original.zip
    984cd09134b0054d75fbd7f344e334aa4b416f95  update-gufone-hosts-x8-original.zip
    e297aaba35cce061da65439084523701161fc5e7  update-gufone-hosts-x8.zip
    f96d0cfe3ade308ce21c668d5ee7b5a7530a4236  update-gufone-hosts.zip
    caa6bcfcf74f59a13b2eab48ce1b69500fc951b1  update-gufone-meleF10-k400r.zip
    e0daa6fb34b985920c37422af3f36a72874797dd  update-gufone-MeleF10.zip
    ea13573f0876cfddc9476a09a81d1407b727908a  update-gufone-METRO-system-to-data.zip
    4d06f4c1a347b3c139515e55c9d43b361feb0729  update-gufone-MinixX7OrigIRkeys.zip
    4a67c212e7cf2b79cbeb32d4e2dd3d77354d7d5e  update-gufone-root-x8.zip
    ec3f8a1a0360939913e5e1de49ed848ade3cb7c1  update-gufone-root.zip
    50db0d4adab2b061070cf8aa726f87d859adbbd6  update-gufone-unroot-x8.zip
    cfb4216bf7d15b5b19e99950a24779fcf3a3ba1e  update-gufone-unroot.zip
    65ab07e7f6e49b09efade3a6d0a51b4a862b50f5  update-gufone-X7-010-build-720-original.zip
    d2794743c11822e165a1a8afe112d13563c60fb1  update-gufone-X7-010-build-prop-720-to-1080-240dpi.zip
    e7832d60d0a16b626c7b53a144fa8c2978e00783  update-gufone-X7-010-drm-hls-no-overlay.zip
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
    an.islam, nicaroxo, hook7 and 11 others like this.
  2. vn800art

    vn800art Member

    Don't know if it is offtopic here, but I need informations: I want to test a usb tv receiver and tvheadend on xbmc and fwik I need an init.d supported rom: is the rooted version of 010 rom init.d supported? I will root, do the things ( driver install and so on ) and after unroot all the same. Let me know.
  3. JockeSve

    JockeSve Member

    Could You please add a link to RKTool in "4.4 ROM PRE-ROOTED" topic.
  4. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Yes. I'll post the windows tool.
    garolfe likes this.
  5. Venri VS

    Venri VS New Member

    hi guys, i want to asking about game app. why minix neo x7 not suport pes2012 and fifa2014? help me please..
  6. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Hi Gufone,

    Tried the update.zip for the X7 to root my X7 KK release, after a reboot it complains it is an incorrect Upgrade package. Hope you can help me with this, ThanksKAR
  7. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    These update files don't work on the KK fw, something about the signature key.
  8. Bank

    Bank Member

    As Higgs already said: the update.zips are not for the KitKat firmware release; instead try the 4.4 ROM PRE-ROOTED from post #1 of this thread, it's in essence the X7 4.4. KitKat release but pre-rooted.
    MatVekk likes this.
  9. jonnis

    jonnis New Member

    noob question: I use toothpick in recovery hole, press power and connect my minix x7 to my PC via OTG port wih minix official usb cable. My computer complains it does not recognize it.

    I have tried to manually remove and install usb drivers but no luck. Tried on 2 laptops. Both systems are win8.1 and says i must use x64 compatible drivers. Point is I use this:
    Rockchip_Batch_Tool_v1.7\Rockchip Batch Tool v1.7\Rockusb Driver v3.5\x64\win8

    Any ideas? I want KitKat! :)

    PS sorry if it is in wrong section.
  10. Bank

    Bank Member

    Did you try the solutions suggested here?: http://minixforums.com/threads/solution-for-flash-neo-x7-in-windows-8-1.9181/#post-60314
    Note there is a Windows 8.1 fix involved that should be downloadable from here: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2917929 (make sure you install the right one for your Win 8.1)
  11. jonnis

    jonnis New Member

    QUOTE="Bank"]Did you try the solutions suggested here?.... [/QUOTE]

    Thank you for the tip! I will try again today.
  12. soyin

    soyin New Member

    Great packages! Thank you. ONE question about Koush Superuser App. You say you don't like superSU, but I do ;-) Can your super user app be replaced by supersu if I've rooted my device? And how do I do that if it can be.
  13. soyin

    soyin New Member

    Hi Gufone, it's amazingly simple to root the minix X7. Your update.zip works flawlessly and painless. I'm rooted and that is great. On my Nexus 7 I have busybox installed from the Android store. Rootchecker says it's installed after running your update.zip but the store does not see it. What does that mean for updates of busybox?
    Secondly I must say that the CW superuser program does the job but on the net people seem to agree on the fact that superSU is kind of a steriod superuser version and also faster. What are your thoughts about this?
    Thanks again for this great job.
  14. Bank

    Bank Member

    Koush Superuser App can be installed and replaced by e.g. SuperSU. But the Koush Superuser App is 'better' in the sense that it is Open Source and offers options that SuperSU only offers in the paid for version.
    In essence you are free to do as you please, but if should you value Open Source development then you may want to stick to the superuser app that comes with the root update.zip.
  15. soyin

    soyin New Member

    OK, I will think it over. I already OWN the payed version of SuperSU.
    But what about my question about busybox? Do I install the app store version over the one from the update zip to get updates?
  16. soyin

    soyin New Member

    TWRP does nog seem to be present after the rooting with update,zip
    ROM Toolbox Pro does not see a supported recovery. How do I proceed? Can I flash twrp from soms zip? Please advise me.
  17. Bank

    Bank Member

    The update.zip to root the device does not contain any busybox tools. As there are many Busybox apps in the Google Play store it is hard to give you any fitting advice. But personally I would download and install the arm7 binary of the official latest (stable) 1.21.1 version from here:
    More info can be found at http://www.busybox.net/
  18. Bank

    Bank Member

    TWRP and ROM Toolbox Pro are not part of the NEO X7 firmware nor Gufone's update.zips so it is hard to provide any sensible answer on those questions. Sorry...
  19. soyin

    soyin New Member

    @Bank I know those apps are not part of the firmware, nor are they part of the update zip. I just wondered which RECOVERY software will be used if one day I decide to install another ROM. My tablet uses TWRP for this. How is this handled on the rooted X7?
    (ps thanks for your replies so far)
  20. Bank

    Bank Member

    I've never got around using recovery software on the official MINIX NEO X7 firmwares myself, but I've seen some very favorable posts about Titanium Backup * root ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup ) in the old forum ( minixforums.com ) of which there is both a free and a paid for PRO version.