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[Guide] How to root MSI Windpad Enjoy 71 and Primo 81 20-03-2014

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By kibaruk, Senior Member on 5th August 2013, 09:59 PM
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Update: I've reports that this method also works with the Primo 81, I'm not able to test it since I don't own one of thise devices but users have told in this thread they've had no problems whatsoever following the instructions here to root.

Hi guys, after doing some searching for how to root MSI Windpad 71 all I could find were msi 7 threads so I wanted to share with you what I ended up with. This method will work for both 4.0.4 and 4.1.1 Android systems.

First of all, you will need ADB drivers so your computer will recognize the tablet when connected in USB Debugging mode, you can find the Universal ADB drivers here (I took this link from Koushik Dutta's google+).

Secondly you will need Cydia Impactor, this is a tool that will allow you to root your device (This is the main site in case you want to check it).

Once you have both the ADB Drivers and Cydia Impactor we can begin rooting the device. I'll asume you sort of know what you are doing here if you are planning on rooting the tablet but if you have any question feel free to ask.
  1. Install ADB Drivers (For the drives you need to have the tablet unplugged from the computer).
  2. Cydia Impactor does not need to be installed, is only a package with a couple libraries and an executable file.
  3. Turn on USB Debugging
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  4. Connect the device to the computer through usb cable.
  5. Open Impactor and run the default command hitting Start. The window should look like this
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    All you have to do is click start.
  6. That should be it, once you have done the steps you should install an app which requires root like Titanium Backup and testdrive your newly rooted Windpad 71.

That made the trick for me and it should be working for you, hope it helps.

Kibaruk

PS: I'm not taking credits for neither Koushik's drivers nor Cydia Impactor software, just tryint to make all the information available for easy access for new users that might find this helpful.
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6th August 2013, 03:44 PM |#2  
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I've been told by another user that it also works with MSI Windpad Enjoy 71 running Android 4.1.1
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7th August 2013, 08:15 AM |#3  
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Yes confirmed for 4.1.1
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I've been told by another user that it also works with MSI Windpad Enjoy 71 running Android 4.1.1

Hello

Yes can confirm that this would work on Enjoy 71 on Android 4.1.1.
Have now removed Asian system keyboards and some other bloat.

I guess no specific ROM's would be made for it, too few are sold outside Asia. But there might be ROM's out there that could be tweaked to work on the Enjoy 71.

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7th August 2013, 02:23 PM |#4  
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Well hope this helps anyone who tries rooting their Windpads 71.

I insist that if you have any question feel free to ask and I'll help you in any way I can.

Also, if someone knows how to get a nandroid backup for the Windpad 71, that would be awesome!
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28th August 2013, 02:14 PM |#5  
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Thumbs up confirmed working for Enjoy 71 Android 4.1.1
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I've been told by another user that it also works with MSI Windpad Enjoy 71 running Android 4.1.1

Yes, root is working for MSI Enjoy 71 running Android 4.1.1

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8th September 2013, 05:19 PM |#6  
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Thanks kibaruk. By following your simple guide I could successfully root My Samsung Music duos GT-S6012 (4.1.2). The cyda Impactor is simply a great tool,so easy and powerful. It took only a few seconds to complete the job. Is it possible to unroot with the same tool?
9th September 2013, 05:50 AM |#7  
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Thanks kibaruk. By following your simple guide I could successfully root My Samsung Music duos GT-S6012 (4.1.2). The cyda Impactor is simply a great tool,so easy and powerful. It took only a few seconds to complete the job. Is it possible to unroot with the same tool?

That my friend I havent tried
22nd September 2013, 04:36 AM |#8  
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Any news on a custom ROM? This little tablet is seriously awesome but a bit more configuration options wouldn't hurt.

Also, can you update from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1 using the tablet or do you need to download it somewhere?

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23rd September 2013, 01:31 PM |#9  
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Any news on a custom ROM? This little tablet is seriously awesome but a bit more configuration options wouldn't hurt.

Also, can you update from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1 using the tablet or do you need to download it somewhere?

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You need to go to the Windpad 71 site and download the system image according to your serial number, then update reading the instructions on the same site it's really simple and if you don't like the upgrade you can always go back downloading the 4.0.4 system image.

I think you have an option to do the same via wifi but I havent tried it.

Also I havent seen any news on a custom ROM. Once you have it rooted you can add whatever system settings you like for example notification toggles, fullscreen to hide the standard navigation bar, so I'm not sure a new custom will add too much to the Windpad since the original one is light and fast.
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24th September 2013, 02:22 AM |#10  
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Thank you for the quick answer!

I updated Android and used the root process described. Worked great! Thanks for all the help!

Yeah, maybe you are right. I am still new to tablets so I don't know much about the things I can do with this version. The learning begins now!

Anyway, If anything comes up ill be happy to be the guinea pig

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8th October 2013, 03:28 PM |#11  
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Got root on MSI Primo 81

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