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Nabi 2 ROOT Installer

Use this script to install TWRP Recovery, ROOT, and Google apps to your Nabi 2 tablet. Step by step instructions are included within the installer. While there is another more complex script (by aicjofs, and which was offline when I originally needed it), this one is smaller and simpler. It is based on jmzrootpackage, and I had some inspiration from Victoria's video. I started this with the intention of only making things just a little bit smoother. I ended up adding more than I had originally intended. This installer contains information through each step to help guide you through the rooting process. Linux instructions can be found here.


Summary:
  • Helps guide you step by step
  • ROOT your Nabi 2
  • Install Google apps
  • Will NOT wipe your data
  • No Android upgrading message
  • No wifi issues
  • Install TWRP
  • Simple update to TWRP
  • Reported to fix touch screen issues in TWRP
  • Includes ADB files
  • Automatically backs up before rooting
  • Includes PdaNet driver installer
  • New Remove Wings (for Nabi 2 v2.1+)





1. Check For Proper Drivers
Use this option to check if your computer has the PdaNet drivers communicating with your Nabi2. This is a simple check for existing connectivity. Nothing will be changed. This will also display your Nabi 2 serial number.

2. Install PdaNet Driver
In order for this installer to properly interface with the Nabi 2, you must have the PdaNet driver installed on your computer. This option will start the PdaNet driver installation process for you. Requires Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (32 or 64 bit). If you already have the drivers installed, you can skip this step.

3. Install Recovery and Root
This will install the touch enabled TWRP recovery to the tablet, as well as copy over the rooting file. Use the TWRP install button to select the rooting file and apply.

4. Install Google Apps
After your Nabi 2 is rooted, use this option to install Google apps. After it is copied over, use the TWRP install button to select the Google apps file and apply. Reboot the Nabi 2 (parent mode) and then update the Google apps to the current version of Google Play.

5. Update TWRP
Here you can choose from two experimental versions of TWRP, or drop-in your own custom version. You are given the options of testing and installing. That way you can make sure it works with your Nabi 2 before you flash it.

6. Remove Wings
This option only applies to Nabi 2 system version 2.1+. With version 2.1, Fuhu filled up the /system partition. As a result, there is not enough room to add Google Apps to the Nabi 2. Removing Wings will free up nearly 105 MB, and will allow Google Apps to be installed. You have the option of removing the files with or without backing them up first.

9. Exit
As you might expect, this closes the program window.



Misc. Notes:
  • Tested with US edition; With other versions you mileage will vary...


Credits:
  • jmztaylor - wrote the original root your nabi 2 script
  • aicjofs - TWRP for Nabi 2, and NabiLabs
  • t499user - fixed the Android is upgrading on startup bug
  • Dees_troy - TWRP help
  • Victoria - made the video that inspired me to work on this script


Update Notes:
  • Tweaked the install script
  • Updated TWRP Recovery to v2.6.0.0
  • Included experimental TWRP recoveries 2.6.0.0v2, 2.6.1.0
  • Removed old TWRP recoveries
  • Updated PDAnet installer to v4.12.6.0
  • Included fix for Nabi2 v2.1 no free space issue
  • Organized some internal files

Beta2 Notes:
I have regressed the updated *.zip files to the originals, and the rest should work as expected now.


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Wow, that was easy. Now I need to figure out how to move apps to the sd card.
Thanks for this again.

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I'm getting my Daughter a Nabi 2 in the coming weeks. I'll do a video on this!
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Thanks so much for this. Starting my second one as soon as I post this. Sooo easy to use this - even for this noob. Now these are full blown tablets...
 
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Does this method allow you to purchase and.or download apps from the Google Play store or is it just installing the Google Apps that have been known to work on the Nabi (sans purchasing apps from Play)?
 
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Does this method allow you to purchase and.or download apps from the Google Play store or is it just installing the Google Apps that have been known to work on the Nabi (sans purchasing apps from Play)?
i've used this method and worked like a charm, and yes now you have google play and can use it, instead the other crappy stores

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Thanks for sharing this.

Any idea if this would work on the first nabi?

Also does this leave the parent / nabi mode intact?
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This topic may be dead but I just ran this script for my niece's Nabi 2 to get some better games for her and everything worked except for the Gapps. Flashed 3 times using the script and once using the custom recovery(flashed Gapps.zip). Can someone please help?

I followed all the instructions.
 
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Thanks for sharing this.

Any idea if this would work on the first nabi?

Also does this leave the parent / nabi mode intact?
I do not have access to the original Nabi, so I cannot confirm whether it will work or not. Most likely it would not work. As for the parent/nabi mode, YES. The process used in this script does not in any way delete or remove your data or Nabi 2 system information. It only adds ROOT and Google apps. Once you have root you could remove whatever you want.

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