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Root U1 fw13

Discussion in 'NEO U1 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by stuckson, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. stuckson

    stuckson New Member

    FW13 installed. Flashed or updated ...
    -Power off (disconnect the power cord)...

    -TWRP recovery .img file (ver. 3.0.2-0 by AbduL ) ... rename to "recovery.img" and copy to your sd card in root directory.

    -Insert the sd card into the device;
    -Connect the power cord, then press and hold power button until TWRP recovery appears on screen ...
    -Flash TWRP recovery on minix:
    -> Press the button: Install -> Select Storage: Micro SDCard -> Press the button: Install Image -> Select: recovery.img -> Select: recovery partition ... SWIPE TO FLASH.
    -After script show is DONE:
    -Home (go to main screen) -> Reboot -> System (this will install SuperSU!), SWIPE TO INSTALL;
    --- System will reboot, REMOVE SD CARD ---
    -Sign in to your google acoount;
    -Go to App Store (my apps), find and update to last version your SuperSU app...
    -Start app SuperSU (SuperSU will ask you to update binaryes)
    -Select by TWRP. Confirm by OK. System will boot recovery, update, then again reboot.

    When you root device, if you want, reflash minix original recovery.img by the same way!
    -recovery.img put into one directory, not on root directory of sd card. Insert card, boot recovery, flash.

    Minix is rooted.
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  2. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden New Member

    I can confirm that as of 9th January 2018, this method works perfectly to ROOT Firmware FW013!

    Many thanks to stuckson and of course AbduL!
  3. MooseKnuckles

    MooseKnuckles New Member

    Link for correct TWRP? is easy to find, specifically by AbduL not so much
  4. stuckson

    stuckson New Member

    Just to find files and upload them ...
  5. stuckson

    stuckson New Member

  6. MooseKnuckles

    MooseKnuckles New Member

  7. Marty

    Marty Moderator Moderator

    Be careful here, there are actually two versions of TWRP for the U1, one is to boot TWRP off SD Card and the other is to flash permanently on the system.

    You are rooting via a long winded process, all you need to do is download the TWRP SD Card version and the Recovery Flashable zip of SuperSU and place them both on your SD Card, boot into TWRP as you have described but instead of flashing TWRP to your system just install the Recovery Flashable zip of SuperSU, job done.

    TWRP SD Card (rename to recovery.img): http://www.freak-tab.de/abdul_pt/aml/TWRP_3.0.2_U1_SDcard.img
    Latest Recovery Flashable zip of SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

    For those interested in the permanent TWRP replacment (custom recovery)then download this version:

    All credit to @abdul_pt