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Default [SOLVED] Anyway to root HP slatebook x2?

I've had the tablets for a few weeks and would like to root it. It has android 4.2.2 but doesn't have an option to connect to pc as it doesn't have a micro usb port on the tablet. The charging port is proprietary and uses a AC adapter style cord similar to a laptop one so it doesnt have a usb end. Am I just SOL?

UPDATE: see post #8 by groumfi

UPDATE 2: thanks to member Taiz for the info. You can now root using an app found at www.towelroot.com No cable required

I returned mine a long time ago but this is good news regardless

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I've had the tablets for a few weeks and would like to root it. It has android 4.2.2 but doesn't have an option to connect to pc as it doesn't have a micro usb port on the tablet. The charging port is proprietary and uses a AC adapter style cord similar to a laptop one so it doesnt have a usb end. Am I just SOL?

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Hello,
Apparently these two pages present two procedures for root any android by the sole procedure that allows currently Slatebook: recovery> apply update from zip (only root, no kernel or rom change):
Someone has tested or can test?:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2358996
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1746794

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Hello,
Someone has tested or can test?:
Greetings
Thanks for that, mate. Looks like that someone has tried this but it doesn't work.

Alternatively it has been suggested that root access can be gained from the updated file from HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...00087&sw_lang= but unfortunately I'm not a developer nor technically inclined so I wouldn't know how to extract it. However the file is available from the above link if someone know how to grab and tinker with it.
 
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Thanks for that, mate. Looks like that someone has tried this but it doesn't work.

Alternatively it has been suggested that root access can be gained from the updated file from HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...00087&sw_lang= but unfortunately I'm not a developer nor technically inclined so I wouldn't know how to extract it. However the file is available from the above link if someone know how to grab and tinker with it.
a few of us are anxiosly waiting for this great tablet to get root access. I think the only way to motivate senior xda developers to buy this tablet would be if Hp drop off the price to $299.
 
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a few of us are anxiosly waiting for this great tablet to get root access. I think the only way to motivate senior xda developers to buy this tablet would be if Hp drop off the price to $299.
hoho....how much we must wait that? One year? two?
we just need to get HP signature to sign update.zip file...
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Info 2 some informations

Here is the detail or the official OS that we got with the slatebook 10 x2 :

Android version 4.3

3.4.57-g61ce4c9
H.M@Android-Build-System #1
Wed Dec 11 00:41:15 CST 2013

Build number
4.3-17r20-03-23


Many of us can not connect dirrectly the device to a PC. So it will be better to root it with usb flash drive or a SD Card but an apk like Framaroot would the best. I'm posting this to help anyone trying to make this for all slatebook users. There is still hope people!
 
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Hp still don't give us the ability to purchase a usb wire. The. French clients service said that no wire is available. There is still hope to find other devices with the same kind of proprietary port but the next problem will be to find a device with the same kernel.

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Hi there,

We finally achieve root on this SlateBook x2. Full story here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...402681&page=59

Sum-up
  • Buy the HP proprietary cable
  • Unlock bootloader
  • Boot CWM recovery I built for the SlateBook x2
  • Push SuperSU thru sideload

Detailed steps

You need to buy the Micro-USB dedicated cable, HP spare part number 728141-001

You can find it at http://www.eetgroup.com/. Frenchies can order it here: http://fr.eetgroup.com/i/728141-001-...B-TO-USB-CABLE. The guys are located at St Ouen (93) and it is possible to pick-up the cable at their office to save shipping costs. Even w/o shipping costs I had to pay 57,30 € which is quite expensive for such a cable.

Anyway, once you have the $$$ cable, proceed as follow to root the device:
  1. You'll need adb installed and working onto to your computer. This could be done by installing the full Android SDK or a light version from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=42407269
  2. Normally, the package should install the naked USB drivers. If this not the case have a look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2386956 and download and install the naked USB drivers
  3. Into your home directory (ie: C:\Users\<username> for Windows or /home/<username> for Linux) you should find a .android directory. Check the adb_usb.ini file within this directory and ensure that content is 0x03F0
  4. Then, enable USB debugging into the Developper options of Android parameters
  5. Once done, connect to the PC with the dedicated cable, wait for a moment for adb drivers to install
  6. Once installed, check that adb can detect the tablet with by entering: adb devices
  7. If it is detected, reboot in bootloader mode: adb reboot bootloader
  8. Once in bootloader, unplug / plug again the tablet and wait for adb drivers to install. Then unlock the bootloader: fastboot -i 0x03F0 oem unlock. WARNING: this will reset your tablet to factory default and loose all your data
  9. Once bootloader is unlocked, reboot your tablet and perform the initial android setup
  10. Tun USB debugging on again and connect the tablet
  11. Reboot to bootloader: adb reboot bootloader
  12. Boot downloaded recovery: fastboot -i 0x03F0 boot recovery_maya-0.1.img
  13. Wait a couple of seconds for CWM to start on the tablet
  14. On the tablet, select Install zip and then Install zip from sideload
  15. Once sideload is ready, install UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip: adb sideload UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip
  16. Wait for install to finish, reboot and enjoy

Notice
  • For those running Ubuntu flavor Linux, no need to download any drivers (assuming you've installed android-tools-adb and android-tools-fastboot packages). Just add 0x03F0 to your ~/.android/adb_usb.ini file so that adb will detect the tablet.
  • I have updated my device to 4.3 to ensure this is working properly. For those who still have 4.2.2, this method will also work as developper Chainfire has implemented 4.3 and olders in SuperSU zip
  • I did the build of CWM by my own and it is not 100% fully functional (still have issue mounting internal storage). But it is usable enough to install SuperSU zip thru sideload
  • DO NOT FLASH this version of CWM. I've not tested flashing and it might brick your device
  • Edit 23-Aug-14 : I flashed it thru Flashify and it boots. I also installed Quick Boot (Reboot) to easily reboot to recovery. Only issue is that it does not mount internal storage, but with external SD, I was able to perform a Nandroid backup-restore operations
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Default Quick question please ref your post

I have received the cable you mentioned (HP 728141-001) and although it connects, the LED on the cable does not illuminate. Does yours light up? Cheers.

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Hi there,

We finally achieve root on this SlateBook x2. Full story here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...402681&page=59

Sum-up
  • Buy the HP proprietary cable
  • Unlock bootloader
  • Boot CWM recovery I built for the SlateBook x2
  • Push SuperSU thru sideload

Detailed steps

You need to buy the Micro-USB dedicated cable, HP spare part number 728141-001

You can find it at http://www.eetgroup.com/. Frenchies can order it here: http://fr.eetgroup.com/i/728141-001-...B-TO-USB-CABLE. The guys are located at St Ouen (93) and it is possible to pick-up the cable at their office to save shipping costs. Even w/o shipping costs I had to pay 57,30 € which is quite expensive for such a cable.

Anyway, once you have the $$$ cable, proceed as follow to root the device:
  1. You'll need adb installed and working onto to your computer. This could be done by installing the full Android SDK or a light version from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=42407269
  2. Normally, the package should install the naked USB drivers. If this not the case have a look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2386956 and download and install the naked USB drivers
  3. Into your home directory (ie: C:\Users\<username> for Windows or /home/<username> for Linux) you should find a .android directory. Check the adb_usb.ini file within this directory and ensure that content is 0x03F0
  4. Then, enable USB debugging into the Developper options of Android parameters
  5. Once done, connect to the PC with the dedicated cable, wait for a moment for adb drivers to install
  6. Once installed, check that adb can detect the tablet with by entering: adb devices
  7. If it is detected, reboot in bootloader mode: adb reboot bootloader
  8. Once in bootloader, unplug / plug again the tablet and wait for adb drivers to install. Then unlock the bootloader: fastboot -i 0x03F0 oem unlock. WARNING: this will reset your tablet to factory default and loose all your data
  9. Once bootloader is unlocked, reboot your tablet and perform the initial android setup
  10. Tun USB debugging on again and connect the tablet
  11. Reboot to bootloader: adb reboot bootloader
  12. Boot downloaded recovery: fastboot -i 0x03F0 boot recovery_maya-0.1.img
  13. Wait a couple of seconds for CWM to start on the tablet
  14. On the tablet, select Install zip and then Install zip from sideload
  15. Once sideload is ready, install UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip: adb sideload UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip
  16. Wait for install to finish, reboot and enjoy

Notice
  • For those running Ubuntu flavor Linux, no need to download any drivers (assuming you've installed android-tools-adb and android-tools-fastboot packages). Just add 0x03F0 to your ~/.android/adb_usb.ini file so that adb will detect the tablet.
  • I have updated my device to 4.3 to ensure this is working properly. For those who still have 4.2.2, this method will also work as developper Chainfire has implemented 4.3 and olders in SuperSU zip
  • I did the build of CWM by my own and it is not 100% fully functional (still have issue mounting internal storage). But it is usable enough to install SuperSU zip thru sideload
  • DO NOT FLASH this version of CWM. I've not tested flashing and it might brick your device
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I have received the cable you mentioned (HP 728141-001) and although it connects, the LED on the cable does not illuminate. Does yours light up? Cheers.
No, no lights

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