[A511/A510] [01-07-2012] Root is possible!

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nikagl

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Dear all,

I managed to create a script that enables root!

** WARNINGS **

This has not been tested much... any problems are @ own risk ;)

** Download **

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ROOT-A51x.zip (679.1 KB) or http://www.multiupload.nl/8QVEMO3P0R

** Install instructions **

1. First install CWM Recovery (or any other you can find for your device)
2. Upload ROOT-A51x.zip to your external sdcard
3. Run the following command to enter recovery (or power off your device, press Volume- and then Poweron your device):
Code:
adb reboot recovery
4. In the recovery select "install zip from sdcard"
5. Then select "choose zip from sdcard"
6. Choose your "ROOT-A51x.zip" file
7. Choose yes - install ROOT-A51x.zip
8. Wait till the script is ready and reboot your device

If something fails, you can run "adb shell" from the recovery and use "cat /tmp/recovery.log" to provide the output of the scripts.

Enjoy & good luck :)

Regards,

Nika.
 

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nikagl

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Here's some instructions how to unlock boot loader:

Code:
adb reboot-bootloader
** wait for it to load
fastboot oem unlock
** press Volume- (two dots button) and then Volume+ (one dot button) to unlock
fastboot reboot-bootloader
** you're in the unlocked bootloader :)
 
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nikagl

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I have tried several memory offsets and all return a non-rooted-shell (ie. $ instead of #):

mempodroid 0xd6c4 0xad33
mempodroid 0xd7cc 0xad27
mempodroid 0xd7f4 0xad4b
mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47
mempodroid 0xd9f0 0xaf47
 
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mongocliqque

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Its just annoying that root is still difficult like that.

There are so many things like lbe or pdroid (on other devices) that i never want to miss again on every Android Device.

ACER_AV041_A511_1.028.00_EMEA_DE , @ Kernel 2.6.39.4+

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nikagl

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Well... While building a new recovery I killed my recovery and cannot install update.zip's anymore... luckily no brick, but does make it harder to test stuff.

Therefore I cannot test attached root script. It's based on someone else's script to unlock the bootloader first, and then install an update.zip that contains all root files.

Anyone care to test it? It cannot brick your device or kill your recovery, so don't worry. It will probably not work, but doesn't hurt to test it :)

Furthermore. If there's still someone with a rooted A510, can you dd your recovery and upload it? I can try the stock recovery of A510 to see whether it works on A511 ;)

I can think of two commands that may work for exporting recovery on an A510:

Try this:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
Or try this:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
Or possibly even this:
Code:
dd if=/recovery of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
Regards,

If one of them is successful it will export the recovery to your internal sd...

Nika.
 

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nikagl

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Well, turns out my recovery is not corrupted. Tried installing the 1.011 ROM and it worked without a problem (although I wanted to wait till root would be available so I could do a full backup)... so I guess that root zip provided in the previous post still has some error in it...sorry, will continue investigation, somehow, sometime, somewhere we'll find a way :)
 

marsu21

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it really works

Hi nikagl,

thanks, i got root on my brand new, long time awaited A511.

For the bootloader-recovery i had to use the vol button with the two dots (it´s the vol down (-) button in my A511) no matter what direction the turn-look switch had.
Right now did the needed Stock (rooted su 3.1) Backup successfully with the CWM touch.

Really Great Job!
 

blgblade

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hey guys, i rooted my a511 too :) thx nikagl
but i did it a lil bit diffrent from your manual
 

blgblade

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hmm, i have a problem :) i can use the su shell, but root applications wont work o_O

EDIT: now it works, with superuser from market ;)
 
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    Dear all,

    I managed to create a script that enables root!

    ** WARNINGS **

    This has not been tested much... any problems are @ own risk ;)

    ** Download **

    zip.gif
    ROOT-A51x.zip (679.1 KB) or http://www.multiupload.nl/8QVEMO3P0R

    ** Install instructions **

    1. First install CWM Recovery (or any other you can find for your device)
    2. Upload ROOT-A51x.zip to your external sdcard
    3. Run the following command to enter recovery (or power off your device, press Volume- and then Poweron your device):
    Code:
    adb reboot recovery
    4. In the recovery select "install zip from sdcard"
    5. Then select "choose zip from sdcard"
    6. Choose your "ROOT-A51x.zip" file
    7. Choose yes - install ROOT-A51x.zip
    8. Wait till the script is ready and reboot your device

    If something fails, you can run "adb shell" from the recovery and use "cat /tmp/recovery.log" to provide the output of the scripts.

    Enjoy & good luck :)

    Regards,

    Nika.
    2
    Well... While building a new recovery I killed my recovery and cannot install update.zip's anymore... luckily no brick, but does make it harder to test stuff.

    Therefore I cannot test attached root script. It's based on someone else's script to unlock the bootloader first, and then install an update.zip that contains all root files.

    Anyone care to test it? It cannot brick your device or kill your recovery, so don't worry. It will probably not work, but doesn't hurt to test it :)

    Furthermore. If there's still someone with a rooted A510, can you dd your recovery and upload it? I can try the stock recovery of A510 to see whether it works on A511 ;)

    I can think of two commands that may work for exporting recovery on an A510:

    Try this:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
    Or try this:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
    Or possibly even this:
    Code:
    dd if=/recovery of=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
    Regards,

    If one of them is successful it will export the recovery to your internal sd...

    Nika.
    2
    Well, turns out my recovery is not corrupted. Tried installing the 1.011 ROM and it worked without a problem (although I wanted to wait till root would be available so I could do a full backup)... so I guess that root zip provided in the previous post still has some error in it...sorry, will continue investigation, somehow, sometime, somewhere we'll find a way :)
    2
    Well... my tab is now rooted!! See first post (OP) for the root script & instructions how to do it...

    Good luck!

    Regards,

    Nika.
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    Here's some instructions how to unlock boot loader:

    Code:
    adb reboot-bootloader
    ** wait for it to load
    fastboot oem unlock
    ** press Volume- (two dots button) and then Volume+ (one dot button) to unlock
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    ** you're in the unlocked bootloader :)