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Hi there,
I registered here today hoping you guys could help me out. I bought my daughter a tablet called Kurio. Its Android v. 4.0.3 and I would like to Root it but regular google searches and occational YouTube-videos confuses me rather then helping out.
kurioworld.com .... check out this website to get a closer look on the tablet, and perhaps come up with a solution ?

As the Tablet runs today its not compatible with a lot of games, and im not able to connect the device to Google Play Android App store.

Thx for reading the post, I really hope you can help me out.

Regards
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Hi there,
I registered here today hoping you guys could help me out. I bought my daughter a tablet called Kurio. Its Android v. 4.0.3 and I would like to Root it but regular google searches and occational YouTube-videos confuses me rather then helping out.
kurioworld.com .... check out this website to get a closer look on the tablet, and perhaps come up with a solution ?

As the Tablet runs today its not compatible with a lot of games, and im not able to connect the device to Google Play Android App store.

Thx for reading the post, I really hope you can help me out.

Regards
I also got the Kurio for my daughter today and got quite mad when I noticed that Google Apps wasn't there. I guess they havent been approved by google or something. I can't see any other reason why google apps is left out.

I tried the alternative market (1Market) but the first thing I saw when I opened it was a porn app. So I removed it quickly. Then I tried installing Amazon appstore. Worked well but I'm not allowed to buy apps here in Norway. Quite irritating.

Finally i found a way to get apps from Google Play into the Kurio. This requires that you have another rooted android device with gapps:

1. Install Shark App backup & restore on your second android device.
2. Install the apps you need.
3. Back up the apps you want placed on the Kurio with the Shark app
4. Remove SD Card from your phone/tablet/whatever and insert it into the Kurio
5. Enter Android mode on the Kurio, open the File Manager, navigate to /sdcard/AppManagerProMax
6. "click" on the apk's you want to install.

Works like a charm. My daughter will be happy to see minecraft PE on her Kurio in the morning.

I did this on a HTC Sensation with CM10.
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I also got the Kurio for my daughter today and got quite mad when I noticed that Google Apps wasn't there. I guess they havent been approved by google or something. I can't see any other reason why google apps is left out.

I tried the alternative market (1Market) but the first thing I saw when I opened it was a porn app. So I removed it quickly. Then I tried installing Amazon appstore. Worked well but I'm not allowed to buy apps here in Norway. Quite irritating.

Finally i found a way to get apps from Google Play into the Kurio. This requires that you have another rooted android device with gapps:

1. Install Shark App backup & restore on your second android device.
2. Install the apps you need.
3. Back up the apps you want placed on the Kurio with the Shark app
4. Remove SD Card from your phone/tablet/whatever and insert it into the Kurio
5. Enter Android mode on the Kurio, open the File Manager, navigate to /sdcard/AppManagerProMax
6. "click" on the apk's you want to install.

Works like a charm. My daughter will be happy to see minecraft PE on her Kurio in the morning.

I did this on a HTC Sensation with CM10.
Hi there,

Thx for taking the effort to give me a possible solution. Unfortunately I dont access a rooted phone, so there you go
Btw, I`m from Norway to, so I guess we are stuck in the same boat here. I tried amazon myself, but as we discovered ...

As for now, Piratebay is by far the best "shop", most of the files there actually works fine with the Kurio.
Plz dont hesitate to contact me if we could find solutions to this problem.
Actually it might be better to use email ..... we could even speak Norwegian ,

You can reach me at stigolsen(alfakrĝll)gmail.com.

I think I will give Kurio a couple of weeks tops, before I put out an Ad at Finn.no. Right now I would much rather own the Nexus 7 to be honest.

Cheers
 
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I also got the Kurio for my daughter today and got quite mad when I noticed that Google Apps wasn't there. I guess they havent been approved by google or something. I can't see any other reason why google apps is left out.

I tried the alternative market (1Market) but the first thing I saw when I opened it was a porn app. So I removed it quickly. Then I tried installing Amazon appstore. Worked well but I'm not allowed to buy apps here in Norway. Quite irritating.

Finally i found a way to get apps from Google Play into the Kurio. This requires that you have another rooted android device with gapps:

1. Install Shark App backup & restore on your second android device.
2. Install the apps you need.
3. Back up the apps you want placed on the Kurio with the Shark app
4. Remove SD Card from your phone/tablet/whatever and insert it into the Kurio
5. Enter Android mode on the Kurio, open the File Manager, navigate to /sdcard/AppManagerProMax
6. "click" on the apk's you want to install.

Works like a charm. My daughter will be happy to see minecraft PE on her Kurio in the morning.

I did this on a HTC Sensation with CM10.
Hi again,

I got help from the Kurio-team today, and they sent me a file that gives you Google Play on your Kurio without having to root the device.
Let me know if you are interested in how its done. Happy to help !

Stig
 
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Hi again,

I got help from the Kurio-team today, and they sent me a file that gives you Google Play on your Kurio without having to root the device.
Let me know if you are interested in how its done. Happy to help !

Stig
Another frustrated Kurio owner here.
Please do tell us how it's done.
 
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Another frustrated Kurio owner here.
Please do tell us how it's done.
Simply contact costumerservice through the website kurioworld.com. I asked for a way to root the Kurio, instead they sent me a zipfile with content needed to get the Google store without rooting.
Came with instructions, and whole thing was done in 5 minutes. No hassle, everything just works flawless. Finally the Kurio seems worth keeping.

The name of the file is : Install_google_play_allwinner.rar

Im not allowed to post the direct link here yet, so ....

Chers, good luck
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Simply contact costumerservice through the website kurioworld.com. I asked for a way to root the Kurio, instead they sent me a zipfile with content needed to get the Google store without rooting.
Came with instructions, and whole thing was done in 5 minutes. No hassle, everything just works flawless. Finally the Kurio seems worth keeping.

The name of the file is : Install_google_play_allwinner.rar

Im not allowed to post the direct link here yet, so ....

Chers, good luck
Send me the file at *email address removed* and I will post it here.

If not I will post it when I get the file. Like you I sent them an email but havent gotten a reply yet.

Edit: Removed my email address. Please don't ask me to email you. The link to the file is several places in the thread. Search, read and learn.
 
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Send me the file at raskall [at] gmail [dot] com and I will post it here.

If not I will post it when I get the file. Like you I sent them an email but havent gotten a reply yet.
I sent you the file as you requested. Plz let me know how it turns out.
 
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I sent you the file as you requested. Plz let me know how it turns out.
Ok.. The hacker in me just woke up. He has been dormant for 15+ years.

I got the file from the Kurio guys at the same time as I got your email. And the script worked.

During the script output I noticed that it said "Removing root" or something. That means that the script roots the device, installes Gapps (including Google Play) and then removes root.

The script is a simple .bat file with a bunch of adb commands. I found in clear text how to root the device. When i get the time I will write up an article on how to root the Kurio.

Then I will start figuring out how to get another Recovery installed on the device. From there on, who knows, maybe I will try getting Jelly Bean compiled for the device.

I might also try to retrieve the Kurio interface and see if I can get it to work on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

I will put the file up for download as soon as I find a hosting service I don't have to pay for. Any recommendations? Sadly it's too big to upload as an attachment here.
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Ok.. The hacker in me just woke up. He has been dormant for 15+ years.

I got the file from the Kurio guys at the same time as I got your email. And the script worked.

During the script output I noticed that it said "Removing root" or something. That means that the script roots the device, installes Gapps (including Google Play) and then removes root.

The script is a simple .bat file with a bunch of adb commands. I found in clear text how to root the device. When i get the time I will write up an article on how to root the Kurio.

Then I will start figuring out how to get another Recovery installed on the device. From there on, who knows, maybe I will try getting Jelly Bean compiled for the device.

I might also try to retrieve the Kurio interface and see if I can get it to work on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

I will put the file up for download as soon as I find a hosting service I don't have to pay for. Any recommendations? Sadly it's too big to upload as an attachment here.
Hi again,

Great u got it working ! Suddenly the Kurio is kinda worth keeping right ?

An article about rooting the device would be great, and Jelly Bean would be so cool.
As for uploading the file I have used filefactory(dot)com before, take a look there ..

I suggest we keep future progress in this thread, I do belive a lot of people will find this useful as we make more progress in weeks to come.

Stig

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