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[ROOT] $99 Walmart Nextbook 8 (NX008HD8G)

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By Ron Overdrive, Senior Member on 17th July 2013, 05:15 AM
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The Nextbook 8 (NX008HD8G) is a $99 tablet available from Walmart. It sports a AMLogic AML8726-MX SoC (1.5Ghz dualcore Cortex-A9 w/400mhz dualcore Malli400 GPU), 1 Gb of DDR3 RAM, 8" display, and 8Gb internal storage. Its a nice little budget tablet for those who don't need a Nexus 7 or greater performance rated tablet. Not too long ago I discovered how to root it and apparently I'm the first to do it as far as I can tell. Now here's how.

What you will need is Bin4ary's One Touch Root App. This app will get you only partial root via the ADB Shell. My guess is the ADB exploit he uses does work to get basic root access for ADB, but some incompatibility prevents proper installation of su & SuperUser.apk. What we're going to do is finish the job manually.

First run Bin4ary's app and use the Normal Method. Be sure to ignore all errors. After your tablet reboots move su and Superuser.apk from Bin4ry's app folder to the root of the Internal SDCard. Next you will need ADB. If you don't have it you can get it either from Bin4ary's app folder you found su & superuser.apk in or you can install the Android SDK. At the command prompt enter the following:

Code:
adb shell
su
At this point you should see a # sign indicating root privileges. If you do enter the following commands.

Code:
mv /system/xbin/su /system/xbin/osu
cp /sdcard/su /system/xbin
chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
The use Astro or your favorite file manager to navigate to /sdcard and install SuperUser.apk then reboot your tablet. From here on you should have full root on your tablet. Credit should definitely goto Bin4ry for his work on his One Touch Root App for getting us half way there.
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18th July 2013, 02:54 AM |#2  
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Confirmed Working
Confirmed. Works as described.

Nice work!
18th July 2013, 05:01 PM |#3  
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Thank you for this information, works excellent.
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Originally Posted by Ron Overdrive

The Nextbook 8 (NX008HD8G) is a $99 tablet available from Walmart. It sports a AMLogic AML8726-MX SoC (1.5Ghz dualcore Cortex-A9 w/400mhz dualcore Malli400 GPU), 1 Gb of DDR3 RAM, 8" display, and 8Gb internal storage. Its a nice little budget tablet for those who don't need a Nexus 7 or greater performance rated tablet. Not too long ago I discovered how to root it and apparently I'm the first to do it as far as I can tell. Now here's how.

What you will need is Bin4ary's One Touch Root App. This app will get you only partial root via the ADB Shell. My guess is the ADB exploit he uses does work to get basic root access for ADB, but some incompatibility prevents proper installation of su & SuperUser.apk. What we're going to do is finish the job manually.

First run Bin4ary's app and use the Normal Method. Be sure to ignore all errors. After your tablet reboots move su and Superuser.apk from Bin4ry's app folder to the root of the Internal SDCard. Next you will need ADB. If you don't have it you can get it either from Bin4ary's app folder you found su & superuser.apk in or you can install the Android SDK. At the command prompt enter the following:

Code:
adb shell
su
At this point you should see a # sign indicating root privileges. If you do enter the following commands.

Code:
mv /system/xbin/su /system/xbin/osu
cp /sdcard/su /system/xbin
chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
The use Astro or your favorite file manager to navigate to /sdcard and install SuperUser.apk then reboot your tablet. From here on you should have full root on your tablet. Credit should definitely goto Bin4ry for his work on his One Touch Root App for getting us half way there.


Did NOT work for me.
1-On first attempt, got pound sign....tried to push code resulting in cant find SD
2-On second attempts, would not let me be superuser su
3-Did a factory reset....same results as (2)

Im stomped!....please help
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Amlogic Next8HD8G (NX008HD8G) Modified Recovery - Stock Rom - Root & Gapps
Modified recovery, stock rom, flashable root and flashable Gapps here: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...Flashable-Root

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Thumbs up Confirmed as well..
Ty... no fusses at all..
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Ty... no fusses at all..

I need someone to be more clear on rooting this device because I already bricked one using the method from tab freaks instructions aren't that clear and I don't want to brick another one ! Please thanks
11th January 2014, 05:31 AM |#8  
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I need someone to be more clear on rooting this device because I already bricked one using the method from tab freaks instructions aren't that clear and I don't want to brick another one ! Please thanks

this guide is like the clearest root guide I've seen Just sit down and read it, take your time Rooting my seem hard at first, but you catch on
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this guide is like the clearest root guide I've seen Just sit down and read it, take your time Rooting my seem hard at first, but you catch on

Parts are missing from the guide like how to install the adb drivers the computer needs to recognise the tablet first before u try and root it I have read through it and I've already bricked one also I noticed if you go to recovery on this tablet it erases the system and factory reset doesn't fix anything there's no factory ROMs or anything to fix it if it messes up. If someone can't a sure me that the method is correct I'll do it I'll try it.
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Does this method work on the newer models say model number starting with YFG12 and up?
27th February 2014, 09:20 AM |#11  
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I bought this today.

I am having problems here:

I did what you said to do:

Normal Mode enabled!


Pushing busybox....
4806 KB/s (1165484 bytes in 0.236s)
Pushing su binary ....
7134 KB/s (104576 bytes in 0.014s)
Pushing Superuser app
6792 KB/s (2139595 bytes in 0.307s)
Making busybox runable ...

Now unlock your device and confirm the restore operation.
Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
If all is successful I will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
Running ...
Successful, going to reboot your device in 10 seconds!
RunMe.sh: line 222: wait: pid 10 is not a child of this shell
Waiting for device to show up again....
RunMe.sh: line 225: wait: pid 10 is not a child of this shell
Going to copy files to it's place
mount: permission denied (are you root?)
You can close all open command-prompts now!
After reboot all is done! Have fun!
Bin4ry




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And then I copied the files su and the .apk to /sdcard

Then I try to run su, and it says:

su
/system/bin/sh: su: not found


so I do

shell@android:/sdcard $ ./su
/system/bin/sh: ./su: can't execute: Permission denied
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Other times, it just does this:

Now unlock your device and confirm the restore operation.
Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
If all is successful I will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
Running ...


and it runs forever
what do I do?
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