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I was a backer on kickstarter and managed to rooted both of my Equiso devices the first day that I received them. I mentioned it on the Kickstarter page and people seemed interested in knowing how I did it but explaining it on there was difficult. Here is how you can do it. I am not responsible if you screw something up, but here is what worked for me on the two original kickstarter backer models I recieved and and now (5/12/13) on two Walmart retail models.

  1. USB debugging under Developer Options and Unknown sources under applications in the System Settings of your Equiso must both be enabled. This was already enabled out of the box on the Walmart retail models.
  2. Plug your Equiso in to your computer using a USB cable that can do data transfers (like one that comes with a smartphone) and eventually it will power up (blue light will come on). It has been reported that the cable that comes with the equiso isn't pinned for data, only for power.
  3. Install the ADB drivers on your computer[size=medium] by following one of these sets of instructions: http://www.topnotchtablets.com/installADBdriver or http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x...html[/size] (thanks rickpub)
  4. After the installation is complete windows should recognize your Equiso as "smartTV" for the kickstarter model or "equiso.smart.tv.pro" for the Walmart model.
  5. Download easy_equiso_root.rar from http://goo.gl/nFZh0 and extract it somewhere you can find it.
  6. Go to the extracted folder and open runme.bat. Press any key to start it and sit back and wait for it to say "ALL DONE!!!".
  7. Press the Rep+ button at the bottom of this post :-P
I tested these instructions using a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.


Devious
Thanks for sharing. Was waiting for root to install all my favorite root apps. Will give this a try this wekeend.
Big Thanks and Thumbs UP to Devious.


Just in case I have made a mirror for the file equiso_root.rar
link: http://rghost.net/41037741
Thanks, worked fine except for ADB driver install (I'm on a 64bit W7 if that happened to be the problem). Anyway, followed the instruction from this link http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x...32bit.html to get ADB drivers installed and then everything worked great.
(19-10-2012 09:58 PM)rickpub Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks, worked fine except for ADB driver install (I'm on a 64bit W7 if that happened to be the problem). Anyway, followed the instruction from this link http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x...32bit.html to get ADB drivers installed and then everything worked great.
I'm sorry that the driver install I linked to didn't work for you, thank you for posting an alternate method. I was trying to find a method that was easier than installing the complete android SDK and that seemed to be the easiest one I could find. I will add that link to the instructions as well.
@Devious- This is the GingerBreak zergRush exploit. Actually, if you clean up the bat file a bit you can remove the zergRush expolit from the bat file. It doesn't work on ICS but other then that it looks good.
(20-10-2012 01:37 AM)blkcamarozr28 Wrote: [ -> ]@Devious- This is the GingerBreak zergRush exploit. Actually, if you clean up the bat file a bit you can remove the zergRush expolit from the bat file. It doesn't work on ICS but other then that it looks good.
Yeah I used the doomlord script and changed out the su and superuser.apk to the proper files. When I get home from work in the morning I will clean it up some by removing the unecessary/outdared commands and reupload the file.
Or you can do it using my method. Its more fun. jk! Big Grin
I didn't want to divulge too much but this build is pretty open. That's a good thing.
Hi,

I have a really embarrassing problem. I can't get windows to recognize my device. In fact, I'm not even able to proceed using either protocol for installing the driver. However, I did install the android SDK and selected the drivers in the extras section to install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you kindly
(21-10-2012 12:19 PM)rekil goth Wrote: [ -> ]Hi,

I have a really embarrassing problem. I can't get windows to recognize my device. In fact, I'm not even able to proceed using either protocol for installing the driver. However, I did install the android SDK and selected the drivers in the extras section to install. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you kindly
Need more specifics like what OS are you trying from? Did you enable USB Debugging. If windows does the device manager detect the device and if so what does it see it as?
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