• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!

[HOW TO] Root, Install Busybox and SuperCharge your G9

Search This thread

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Last edited:

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Temp Rooting - You must do this first

1. Install the ADB drivers, using my other thread here (WINDOWS ONLY)
2. Make sure you have the Android SDK installed and have access to adb
3. Open up a command window (Windows key + R, type cmd and hit enter)
4. Type, with your tablet plugged in:
Code:
adb devices
Your device should appear. If not, repeat steps 1-4 until it does. You may need to restart your computer
5. Download Step 1 and Step 2 Note: Don't open these links in a browser, not tapatalk or the xda app
Download them to your desktop
6. Go back to your command window and type
Code:
cd desktop
7. Write these commands into it, pressing enter at each new line:
Code:
adb push 1 /data/local/
adb push 2 /data/local/
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/1
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/2
adb shell /data/local/1
adb reboot
adb shell /data/local/2
adb reboot
(Note: Device will reboot at both adb reboot commands)
You are done!
Note: Device doesn't wake from sleep after this and you can only get root via ADB, by typing adb shell


THANKS TO PAUL FROM MoDaCo for this root
 
Last edited:

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Enabling SDE & Permanently Rooting Your tablet

1. Make sure you have done the temp root method
2. Download this zip and extract to your desktop
3. Open the command window again (if it's a new one, type cd desktop again)
4. With your device plugged in, type
Code:
enable_sde
and hit enter
5. Type
Code:
adb shell rm /data/local.prop
and hit enter
6. Download this file (THANKS surdu_petru!)
7a. If you downloaded the file to your computer:
With your tablet plugged into the pc, copy the file to the INTERNAL STORAGE of the drive, NOT IN ANY FOLDERS
7b. If you downloaded the file to your tablet:
Open "Files"
Go to download and copy the file archos_3.2.79.ext4 to the Internal Storage, NOT IN ANY FOLDERS
8. Download this and this and remember where they are
9. Turn off the device normally
10. Hold power + volume down until the archos logo appears and a recovery menu appears
11. Use Volume Up + Down and power to select Recovery Menu > Developer Edition menu
12. Use them to select Flash Kernel and initramfs
13. When a drive appears on your computer, copy the zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz to it. Press power on the device, wait and then press it again
14. The device will boot the unrooted edition (apps and storage will be unaffected)
15. Turn off your device again and boot back into recovery
16. Select Recovery System > Developer Menu > Remove android Kernel
17. Accept warnings (MEDIA & APPS WILL BE UNAFFECTED)
18. Reboot. Your device will now boot the rooted edition every time :D
BIG THANKS TO surdu_petru and letama for the firmware and SDE ;)
 
Last edited:

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Installing Busybox without breaking your root

You will need:
Root Explorer (costs, sorry :/):
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer&hl=en
Terminal Emulator (free :D):
https://market.android.com/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImphY2twYWwuYW5kcm9pZHRlcm0iXQ..
Busybox Installer (JRummy)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5qcnVtbXkuYnVzeWJveC5pbnN0YWxsZXIiXQ..

1. Open Root Explorer and go to /bin
2. Press the menu button (very top right) and then Multi-Select
3. Press Select All (bottom left)
4. Press Move and navigate to /system/xbin
5. Press mount R/W (top right) and then Press Paste
6. Open up Terminal Emulator and type the following commands (enter for each new line)
Code:
su
rm -r /bin
ln -s /system/xbin /bin
7. Go back to Root Explorer and navigate to /system/bin
8. Find su and long tap > copy
9. Navigate to /sdcard and tap paste (This backs up su, just in case)
10. Open Busybox Installer and make sure it says 1.19.3 and /system/xbin
11. Hit install
12. Go back to Terminal Emulator and execute this command:
Code:
rm /system/xbin/su
13. Go back to Root Explorer and navigate to /system/bin
14. Find su and long press > copy
15. Navigate to /system/xbin and tap paste
16. Find su and make sure its permissions are rwsr-sr-x
17. If they are, you are done!
If they're not, long press su > permissions and make it look like this:
Screenshot_2012-01-21-22-25-19.png

Then you are done :D
 
Last edited:

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
SuperCharge your Tablet with v6 SuperCharger!

1. Download Script Manager from the market
2. Download v6 Supercharger by zeppelinrox here:
RC5 test 2
3. Open Script manager and press browse as root
4. Find your downloaded file in download & tap it
5. Tap the root icon and then hit run
6. Follow the instructions until you get to the "Driver's Console"
7. Type your choice(s)
I recommend 5 & then 20
8. Type 30 and hit enter. The device will reboot. It will take longer to boot than usual, as it is building the cache files
BIG THANKS TO zeppelinrox FOR v6 SUPERCHARGER!
 
Last edited:

philmein

Senior Member
May 31, 2010
156
18
Oldham Lancashire
nice one quinny when the guide is complete ill give this a go
one qustion when you refer to internal storage do you mean the 250gb hard drive?
and will this root method work on 80g9 250gb version
 

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
nice one quinny when the guide is complete ill give this a go
one qustion when you refer to internal storage do you mean the 250gb hard drive?
and will this root method work on 80g9 250gb version

It'll work on any g9

I mean when you plug the phone into the computer, a device appears with 2 drives. Internal storage is what you want
If you downloaded it to your tab, just move it to the internal storage with astro

Sent from my ARCHOS 80G9 using xda premium
 

zeppelinrox

Senior Member
Dec 21, 2010
9,374
21,587
IN THE FREAKIN' OP
Cool.
I bought the 80 g9 for my brother as a birthday gift awhile ago.
He hasn't rooted or anything but now he probably will.

He's familiar with the SuperCharging bit tho lol

He also created the font I use for my SuperCharger logo (StingRay) ;)
 

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Cool.
I bought the 80 g9 for my brother as a birthday gift awhile ago.
He hasn't rooted or anything but now he probably will.

He's familiar with the SuperCharging bit tho lol

He also created the font I use for my SuperCharger logo (StingRay) ;)

I wonder why he's familiar with supercharging...
Anyway, I'm finishing this topic now, just getting my ****ty net book to work is a triumph

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 

philmein

Senior Member
May 31, 2010
156
18
Oldham Lancashire
think ive screwed up here i put the ext4 firmware in the large 250gb hard drive and not the internal the tablet will not boot now i can get back into recovery
but i am unsure what to do from there? its just looping on the archos screen

i need a couple of fags now
i hope i have not bricked it i did everything right except the damm internal drive bit grrr
 

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
think ive screwed up here i put the ext4 firmware in the large 250gb hard drive and not the internal the tablet will not boot now i can get back into recovery
but i am unsure what to do from there? its just looping on the archos screen

i need a couple of fags now
i hope i have not bricked it i did everything right except the damm internal drive bit grrr

You have the same issue as me. Easy to fix really. Just go to http://update.archos.com/9/gen9/gen9_3.2.79/firmware_archos_it4.aos, download it to your computer and boot into recovery. Scroll to Update Firmware, press power and a drive will appear on your pc. Copy the file to it, and press the power button on the device. Wait and then press power to reboot. You will have to repeat the root process though

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 
  • Like
Reactions: philmein

philmein

Senior Member
May 31, 2010
156
18
Oldham Lancashire
your a lifesaver man:):):)
i dont mind repeating coz i wont make the same mistake again
hopefully resurrection time

can i put the ext4 firmware on the archos before i start the whole procedure because i dont get 2 drive in my computer just the one im afraid

also when you say i need to start again do you mean right at the begining from the modaco temp root of from the second section??
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: joe bertolucci

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
your a lifesaver man:):):)
i dont mind repeating coz i wont make the same mistake again
hopefully resurrection time

can i put the ext4 firmware on the archos before i start the whole procedure because i dont get 2 drive in my computer just the one im afraid

also when you say i need to start again do you mean right at the begining from the modaco temp root of from the second section??

Yeah, you need to to the modaco root again, but you have the files, so it's easy
You can put it on before easily. Just download the file on the tablet and use the app on the tablet called files and do this:
Select Download
Find archos_3.2.79.ext4 and tick it.
Press copy at the top
Press the folder icon in the top left
Press paste (top right), and it will be in the right place

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 

philmein

Senior Member
May 31, 2010
156
18
Oldham Lancashire
Yeah, you need to to the modaco root again, but you have the files, so it's easy
You can put it on before easily. Just download the file on the tablet and use the app on the tablet called files and do this:
Select Download
Find archos_3.2.79.ext4 and tick it.
Press copy at the top
Press the folder icon in the top left
Press paste (top right), and it will be in the right place

What is the name of the folder the ext4 file should be in
I just want to be sure im doing it right next time?

I'm back up and running now. Once again thanks
 

Quinny899

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jan 26, 2011
8,648
7,920
24
Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
quinny898.co.uk
Yeah, you need to to the modaco root again, but you have the files, so it's easy
You can put it on before easily. Just download the file on the tablet and use the app on the tablet called files and do this:
Select Download
Find archos_3.2.79.ext4 and tick it.
Press copy at the top
Press the folder icon in the top left
Press paste (top right), and it will be in the right place

What is the name of the folder the ext4 file should be in
I just want to be sure im doing it right next time?

I'm back up and running now. Once again thanks

It shouldn't be in any folder. Also, make sure Internal Storage is selected (glowing) on the right

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 16
    Easy Guides for the G9 Tablets

    Step 1:
    Gain temp root

    Step 2:
    Enable SDE and Permanently root your tablet

    Step 3:
    Install Busybox without breaking the preinstalled Archos one or losing root

    Step 4:
    SuperCharge it!

    Thanks to Paul @ MoDaCo for the temp root
    Thanks to serdu_petru for full root
    Thanks to cajl for adb drivers that I edited for noobs
    Thanks to letama for the original full root stuff
    Thanks to zeppelinrox for v6 supercharger
    11
    Temp Rooting - You must do this first

    1. Install the ADB drivers, using my other thread here (WINDOWS ONLY)
    2. Make sure you have the Android SDK installed and have access to adb
    3. Open up a command window (Windows key + R, type cmd and hit enter)
    4. Type, with your tablet plugged in:
    Code:
    adb devices
    Your device should appear. If not, repeat steps 1-4 until it does. You may need to restart your computer
    5. Download Step 1 and Step 2 Note: Don't open these links in a browser, not tapatalk or the xda app
    Download them to your desktop
    6. Go back to your command window and type
    Code:
    cd desktop
    7. Write these commands into it, pressing enter at each new line:
    Code:
    adb push 1 /data/local/
    adb push 2 /data/local/
    adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/1
    adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/2
    adb shell /data/local/1
    adb reboot
    adb shell /data/local/2
    adb reboot
    (Note: Device will reboot at both adb reboot commands)
    You are done!
    Note: Device doesn't wake from sleep after this and you can only get root via ADB, by typing adb shell


    THANKS TO PAUL FROM MoDaCo for this root
    6
    Enabling SDE & Permanently Rooting Your tablet

    1. Make sure you have done the temp root method
    2. Download this zip and extract to your desktop
    3. Open the command window again (if it's a new one, type cd desktop again)
    4. With your device plugged in, type
    Code:
    enable_sde
    and hit enter
    5. Type
    Code:
    adb shell rm /data/local.prop
    and hit enter
    6. Download this file (THANKS surdu_petru!)
    7a. If you downloaded the file to your computer:
    With your tablet plugged into the pc, copy the file to the INTERNAL STORAGE of the drive, NOT IN ANY FOLDERS
    7b. If you downloaded the file to your tablet:
    Open "Files"
    Go to download and copy the file archos_3.2.79.ext4 to the Internal Storage, NOT IN ANY FOLDERS
    8. Download this and this and remember where they are
    9. Turn off the device normally
    10. Hold power + volume down until the archos logo appears and a recovery menu appears
    11. Use Volume Up + Down and power to select Recovery Menu > Developer Edition menu
    12. Use them to select Flash Kernel and initramfs
    13. When a drive appears on your computer, copy the zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz to it. Press power on the device, wait and then press it again
    14. The device will boot the unrooted edition (apps and storage will be unaffected)
    15. Turn off your device again and boot back into recovery
    16. Select Recovery System > Developer Menu > Remove android Kernel
    17. Accept warnings (MEDIA & APPS WILL BE UNAFFECTED)
    18. Reboot. Your device will now boot the rooted edition every time :D
    BIG THANKS TO surdu_petru and letama for the firmware and SDE ;)
    4
    Installing Busybox without breaking your root

    You will need:
    Root Explorer (costs, sorry :/):
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer&hl=en
    Terminal Emulator (free :D):
    https://market.android.com/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImphY2twYWwuYW5kcm9pZHRlcm0iXQ..
    Busybox Installer (JRummy)
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5qcnVtbXkuYnVzeWJveC5pbnN0YWxsZXIiXQ..

    1. Open Root Explorer and go to /bin
    2. Press the menu button (very top right) and then Multi-Select
    3. Press Select All (bottom left)
    4. Press Move and navigate to /system/xbin
    5. Press mount R/W (top right) and then Press Paste
    6. Open up Terminal Emulator and type the following commands (enter for each new line)
    Code:
    su
    rm -r /bin
    ln -s /system/xbin /bin
    7. Go back to Root Explorer and navigate to /system/bin
    8. Find su and long tap > copy
    9. Navigate to /sdcard and tap paste (This backs up su, just in case)
    10. Open Busybox Installer and make sure it says 1.19.3 and /system/xbin
    11. Hit install
    12. Go back to Terminal Emulator and execute this command:
    Code:
    rm /system/xbin/su
    13. Go back to Root Explorer and navigate to /system/bin
    14. Find su and long press > copy
    15. Navigate to /system/xbin and tap paste
    16. Find su and make sure its permissions are rwsr-sr-x
    17. If they are, you are done!
    If they're not, long press su > permissions and make it look like this:
    Screenshot_2012-01-21-22-25-19.png

    Then you are done :D
    4
    SuperCharge your Tablet with v6 SuperCharger!

    1. Download Script Manager from the market
    2. Download v6 Supercharger by zeppelinrox here:
    RC5 test 2
    3. Open Script manager and press browse as root
    4. Find your downloaded file in download & tap it
    5. Tap the root icon and then hit run
    6. Follow the instructions until you get to the "Driver's Console"
    7. Type your choice(s)
    I recommend 5 & then 20
    8. Type 30 and hit enter. The device will reboot. It will take longer to boot than usual, as it is building the cache files
    BIG THANKS TO zeppelinrox FOR v6 SUPERCHARGER!