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[GUIDE] How to Root ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG K019 (12.14.3.18) Lolipop 5.0

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By mellomilky, Junior Member on 12th March 2016, 07:23 AM
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After 3 months of searching, I'm presenting you the method to Root your ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG (FE375CXG)

Introduction:
Originally this Rooting method appeared on 4pda, a Russian android forum meant for Russian community.
I translated the content of the Rooting in English below.
I hope the people, who have long waited for a working Lolipop Root, will find this guide useful.

Disclaimer:
* Warranty is void.
* I don’t guarantee that this will work.
* It maybe cause bad effects to your tablet.
* You are responsible for any damages or other issues that may arise directly or indirectly because of this.
* Very important: All your data and programs will be lost!


Before starting:
This root is specifically for WW_fonepad-12.14.3.18 (that's World wide version - lolipop).
This root will work both for FE375CG and FE375CXG.
To this date, 12-March-2016, WW_fonepad-12.14.3.18 is the latest update for this tablet.
Using this method will require to download 4 objects, in total of 900 MB.
Using this method will require a PC and a SDcard.
As for SDcards, I recommend Class 10 SDcard for android.



Step1: Pre-rooting - Check your software model.
1. Make sure that you are fully updated to WW_fonepad-12.14.3.18 (Lolipop) via OTA update.
2. You can check your firmware version here. ::: Settings --> About --> Software information --> Build number

Step2: Preparing firmware
1. Go ahead and download firmware ==> UL-K019-WW-12.14.3.18-user.zip (Lolipop) (800mb) ::: (Look at this picture)
2. Rename the zip file to MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip
3. Place MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip in your SDcard. (Don't put it inside another folder. ) (Look at this picture)

Step3: Preparing USB connection
1. Download USB-drivers for ASUS connectivity ===> Download ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows.zip, then unpack it, then install Install_Driver.bat
2. Download USB-drivers for ASUS connectivity ==> Download and install IntelDnXUSBDriverSetup.zip.

Step4: Rooting
1. Turn off your Asus fonepad 7 FE375CG (FE375CXG)
2. At the same time, Press and hold Vol+, Vol- and Power for 4 seconds. ::: Screen on your Fonepad will remain turned off
3. Connect Fonepad to computer

Initializing rooting/using downgrade.cmd:
4. Download rooting tool ===> Download Downgrade_K019_NEW.zip, unpack it and start Downgrade.cmd. ::: Blue window will appear on your monitor and start working
5. Wait till you see logo Intel appear on your tablet. Disconnect from PC then turn off your tablet by holding power-button.

6. On tablet, again press and hold Vol+, Vol- and Power for 4 seconds.
7. Connect Fonepad to computer
8. On computer, hit Enter. ::: Rooting will continue

9. Later, you'll get a notice "ERASE USER DATA (FACTORY RESET)?". When you see that you should Only press ENTER.
10. Wait at least 10 mins for the rooting process to finish. When everything is done, the blue window (Downgrade.cmd) will close by itself.

Finalizing rooting/using DROIDBOOT:
11. Once Downgrade.cmd closes, your tablet will be in DROIDBOOT screen.
12. On tablet, Insert your SDcard into Fonepad. (MAKE SURE THAT YOUR HAVE PLACED MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip INSIDE YOUR SDCARD (Like in Step2).
13. With Vol+ or Vol- navigate to “Recovery” then click Power to select ::: Your tablet will proceed to root. Wait 5~10 minutes. When everything is done, your tablet will be turned-on and ready.

Congratulations. You've done it!
14. Go ahead and update SuperSu in Play Store.

It worked for me so it should work for you.

Thank yous:
Thank you 4pda for providing this method of rooting, source.
I copy pasted disclaimer from this guy's post, someone else's thread, as this sums everything well.
To Suzukube, for providing feedback to this guide.

Cheers,
Mello
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13th March 2016, 05:10 AM |#2  
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Thank you I bought one yesterday, I'm really lucky ! I can't found the Downgrade_K019_NEW.rar file ? I try this one but no downgrade.cmd inside https://yadi.sk/d/EjGOWsFuicPJE
13th March 2016, 01:42 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by suzukube

Thank you I bought one yesterday, I'm really lucky ! I can't found the Downgrade_K019_NEW.rar file ? I try this one but no downgrade.cmd inside https://yadi.sk/d/EjGOWsFuicPJE

Download link has been applied. You can find it in Step4.
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13th March 2016, 06:23 PM |#4  
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Thank you ! I'm trying again !

---------- Post added at 06:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM ----------

Hello ! I successfully rooted my phone, your tuto is perfect
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Just : 5. Wait till you see logo Asus/Intel appear on your tablet. Disconnect from PC then turn off your tablet by holding power-button.

>>> Only an Intel logo appeared for me. I waiting a little longer expecting seeing another Asus/Intel logo But it was fine ^^ ! And it's easy to do, we have almost nothing to do ! I rooted because 8gb of memory is not enough, so I want to incorporate Sys App Update in the System partition

Oh Also, after step 13, your tablet will take a lot of time to boot, like 5 minutes ^^ !

To save your device, there is an amazing Asus application. It is called "Sauvegarde" in french. YOu can use it to restore your apps settings
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13th March 2016, 08:57 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by suzukube

Thank you ! I'm trying again !

---------- Post added at 06:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM ----------

Hello ! I successfully rooted my phone, your tuto is perfect


>>> Only an Intel logo appeared for me. I waiting a little longer expecting seeing another Asus/Intel logo But it was fine ^^ ! And it's easy to do, we have almost nothing to do ! I rooted because 8gb of memory is not enough, so I want to incorporate Sys App Update in the System partition

Oh Also, after step 13, your tablet will take a lot of time to boot, like 5 minutes ^^ !

To save your device, there is an amazing Asus application. It is called "Sauvegarde" in french. YOu can use it to restore your apps settings

Haha, Keep your smile up!
I'm always happy to share a working solution with good people like you!
I will incorporate your feedback into the guide, thanks for your feedback!
14th March 2016, 06:13 AM |#6  
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Perfect I linked your tuto on my (frecnh) reviews of that Phablet ^^ ! Rooted, it's just perfect ! You can do so much things with it !
18th March 2016, 10:48 PM |#7  
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Thank you
it worked with my device fe375cg
19th March 2016, 01:00 PM |#8  
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Hi , is there any way not losing user data ?
19th March 2016, 04:00 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by m.tarhsaz

Hi , is there any way not losing user data ?

Hi Tarhsaz,
In short, there isn't

So for example, you should redownload your calculator........ O_O

Ahaha I'm kidding xD


But really, you should redownload whatever you want to have after Rooting.
And backup your important data on computer or somewhere else, before rooting.
22nd March 2016, 10:56 AM |#10  
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i have message intel soc device detection failed
28th March 2016, 06:32 PM |#11  
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i need help
I followed all the instructions, and this was the result, I need help to get my phablet

finding update package...
E:failed to mount /sdcard (invalid argument)
E:Can´t mount /sdcard/MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip
SD Instalacion aborted.
E:Installation failed with status 1

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