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

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mellomilky

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Feb 19, 2016
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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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suzukube

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Feb 25, 2008
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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 :)
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 :D ! 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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mellomilky

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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 :)


>>> 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 :D ! 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!
 
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mellomilky

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Feb 19, 2016
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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. :cool:
 
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Carlbornoz

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Mar 28, 2016
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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

Thanks
 
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mellomilky

Member
Feb 19, 2016
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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

Thanks

Did you stop at Step 13?

Did you make sure that you have put MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip in SD card before step 13?
Remember to place MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip in SD cards but not inside a folder
 

smith74

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Nov 7, 2012
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Dhaka
hi, i need help. my fe375cxg got rooted according to step 10 without much problem. then i went to step 11 & inserted SD card keeping the file MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip in root folder but recovery at step 13 failed to find the file, so i mistakenly rebooted. now it does not go to recovery state. if i push vol up & power switch at the same time it vibrates & shows "ASUS IN SEARCH OF INCREDIBLE powered by android" but does not go to recovery. i assume if i can go to recovery then i can flash MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip file. can anybody suggest how to go to recovery OR any other idea how to proceed. Thanks a lot in advance for your feedback. :)

Edit: At last by pushing vol up & power switch at the same time for a short time i was able to go to recovery mode. However, it looks like the file name should be MOFD_SDUPDATE (not MOFD_SDUPDATE.zip, since it is already a zip file) in the root folder of SD card, and it worked smoothly for me.
 
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zardoz77

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Jan 11, 2010
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At the same time, Press and hold Vol+, Vol- and Power for 4 seconds.

Doesnt work with my device Asus Fonepad FE375CXG-1A006A. Whats that for a mode? Is that recovery mode or bootloader? Should I feel a vibration when pushing these 3 buttons? Does this work with win10x64?

I tried now Recovery mode (like smith74 is suggesting in his edit), but now --> Intel SoC Device Detection Failed in the BlueWindow appears
I also tried it again starting the .cmd as administrator --> !!! ERROR !!! FWR_DnX NOT EXIST, EXIT!

Edit: Ok now I got it. (It works with Win10x64 too, you don't have to use Win7 or sth like that). The trick is that you don't get any haptic feedback from the FE375CXG and you also don't (nearly) see anything on screen of the fonepad. You really have to push all 3 buttons (+) (-) and (Power). You can count to 4 or (better) take a deep look on the fonepad-screen, it flickers! Then release the buttons. After when you plugin your device (and everything is ok) Windows shows a screen, installation of "moorefield" or "adb-drivers.." something like that. Then you can go on with 4) Downgrade.cmd
 
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A.Elmesery

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How to downgrade from Lollipop to kitkat on Asus fonepad fe375cg? please, help!

So I'm facing some problems after upgrading to Lollipop via OTA. The device became very slow, I can hardly use it. Can I use this method to downgrade to KitKat? In other words, Can I use Kitkat firmware instead of the lollipop and continue with the same steps?!
 

billyjeanfiles

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Jul 31, 2016
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Confirmed work for K019 Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG, indonesia,
with latest firmware WW_fonepad-12.14.3.18 official ota.
never tampered with, locked bootloader, not rooted.
i only used this tablet for my porn device.

Thank you op,, you have no idea how i bricked 2 different asus devices with different methods,,, and this is the only method that works....
As for problems, i have a few:

1. Step 4-4, like zardoz77 said,, there's no feedback whether i successfully pressed the vol+,- and power button,,, for me,, there's no flickering screen either,,, but what works for me is,, you have to press that 3 button for EXACTLY 4 SECONDS, and then release it,,, more or less than 4 seconds,, then it's gonna be "intel soc detection failed".

2. Step 4-8, when i see intel logo on tablet, then disconnect -> press3 button -> reconnect -> hit enter,,, the blue window unable to recognize the tablet!! and there are dozens of "attempt to reconnect" text,,, then i yanked the usb cable,, and it continues to root,, turns out the problems is my usb cable,, just one of the few solutions of that particular step.

3. Step 4-13, for me, the first time boot after recovery is 15-20 minutes,, at first, i thought it failed,, but then gave it a time,, it will show you the welcome screen.

Thanks a lot OP,,
Now, time to strap those sweet dualshock3 controllers.
 

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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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    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. :good:
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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 :)
    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 :D ! 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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    Clicking the downgrade.cmd show error. Can't run the file also in Administration mode. It shows "xfstk-dldr-solo.exe" stops working.
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    hi i cant download <https://yadi.sk/d/I-ECcScnjLjjS>please help me:confused: