Originally Posted by sartrism
Sony recently released a new digital paper device DPT-RP1, apparently using their own linux firmware but underlying on Android 5.1.1. Few weeks ago, some Chinese successfully hacked it to jailbreak for third-party apps (without changing the original firmware), but they don't share any information to sell those hacked devices. I'm willing to pay for it, but it is too risky to send my device to China so I'm trying to root it by myself.
I don't know much about this world, but I found some information that might be helpful. It uses Marvell A140 IoT Processor a.k.a. PXA1908. There are two Android smartphones (as the same version 5.1.1) with this chip - Samsung Xcover 3 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Fortunately, they have been both rooted in the past here.
Is this information really helpful to root my device? If so, is there any way to apply the previous methods to easily jailbreak DPT-RP1? I think the problem here is that it does not look like Android at all, so has no setting menu or developer tools. And not sure how to enter to the recovery mode since it only has two buttons - power/menu.
I'd appreciate any help or advice. Thanks!
You must be an iPhone user that isn't familiar with android. Jailbreak in is an Apple thing, not an android thing.
In android it's called "rooting" and it isn't quite the same thing as jailbreaking an Apple device.
This device does not at all seem to be worth the price, especially considering the limitations it has. What a waste of hardware.
I would assume that you could port something from one of those other devices to work on yours but it really depends on how your hardware is designed compared to those devices.
Does your device have a typical bootloader like other android devices?
Is the bootloader unlocked?
If it is locked, can it be unlocked?
Does the device use fastboot or does it have a flash mode that is used with a specific PC flashtool?
If it is unlocked or if you can unlock it and it has a flash mode that can actually be used, you might be able to port a custom recovery from one of the devices you named then use that recovery to somehow root the device. If the device can't install android apps then it would probably involve using adb to root the device.
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