Originally Posted by hetzbh
I just got the HP Slate 21 and naturally I'm looking for a way to root it
I found a way to unlock it (I wrote a post about it here
But anything else that I tried to root it - failed.
I tried the TN7 and the shield way (with the fastboot boot img) - the slate immediately reboots to android and ignores the image. I tried SRSroot - not working at all.
It seems that HP is back-porting security patches from 4.3 and 4.4 back to their Android 4.2.2, so no matter what I do to root, it simply fails.
Any suggestion how can I root it? (it's based on Tegra 4).
Hi... I also wanted to know.
But I gave the slate to a family member and it isn't mine anymore.
I also experiment to get root access.
I can succesfully get ADB access to the device.
I read your blog. The only thing i didn't do is that i didn't use the command "fastboot oem unlock"
I didn't heard before of this option to unlock your device... and i'm still learning more and understanding about android devices how they exactly work and how it is secured the recovery image and how it is stored blablablablabla
I used the software in this forum:
But didn't unlock the bootloader.
If I did. Maybe than with that chinees software from http://www.shuame.com/
you can succesfully root the slate?
Or am I totally wrong here?
I'm unable to test anymore because as I wrote, I don't have the slate 21 anymore.
Also I want to know where you can download the official ROM builds? They aren't @ HP support site.
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Also I tried VROOT program with no luck as described here