Kospet Prime 2 on Android 10 - Root?

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droidzer1

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The new Kospet Prime 2 has a fairly impressive set of hardware and is one of the first smartwatches to run Android 10.

Since they don't seem to be open to discussing possible root solutions at a smart watch forum I'm on, I'm asking for any possible help and solutions here. It is an MTK based device with the Octacore Helio P22 MT6762, a Sony 13MP camera, 4GB / 64GB, enough cellular bands to work with most any service in nearly all locations, GPS, bluetooth, Wifi, Google Services and most of the usual amenities.

I understand Android 10 creates difficulties in gaining root but I've heard Magisk may give some amount of root privilege but so far I haven't been able to install it on this device. While I've got a lot of devices rooted this is the first one I own on Android 10. Any thoughts, info or help much appreciated.
 
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droidzer1

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Just to add some info I simply get 'Installation failed' when Magisk v8.0.2(307) tries to install beta 21.000.
Magisk log file:
- Device platform: arm64-v8a
!Process error
!Installation failed

Developer options are enabled, OEM bootloader unlocked in developer options, USB debuggin On.
 
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droidzer1

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Really? ?
After everything I explained....
Here you are...

Sorry pablo but if you see my message on the watch forum you will see I like the challenge of the Impossible. What is true today can change tomorrow as many here have shown that formerly un-rootable phones got rooted.

And as I mentioned there Apple and nearly everyone said you can’t bypass the iCloud lock. I worked on an iCloud locked iPhone for 5 years on and off spending hundreds of hours on it when everyone said it was impossible to bypass it (except for the phony youtubers just wanting clicks and web sites selling bogus claims to unlock for big $$). After 5 years I finally hit on a method to bypass the iCloud lock. Not one of those phony pay services either. Not the half baked DNS barely working method which created a virtual web based iPhone. My own method. iPhone is fully functional now. This was not a stolen phone. I bought it at the time from a guy who admitted it was iCloud locked and I confirmed it was purchased from a guy who forgot to unlock it and forgot his iCloud password. Unfortunatley at that time I believed all the BS on the Internet that it was easy to unlock. I tried every method from about everyone who claimed they had an unlock method. None worked. It was the challenge of the impossible that kept me working on it. A couple times I was very close to taking it out to a shooting range to put a bullet through it. :laugh: I guess I have an issue with anyone saying I can't do something. ;) I'm not sure my method would
work on all iPhones or all versions but it worked on mine.
 
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droidzer1

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Root has been achieved! Thanks to user 'noidremained' and luisreche on the watch forum for letting me know about this. And big thanks and kudos to topjohnwu for achieving this difficult root on Android 10 with Magisk using the 'canary' channel. Still investigating what we can do with this root - may just allow you to snoop around as I believe the system partition cannot be modified further but will update with any news on that.
 

chrisduke

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Sorry to hijack your thread but was hoping to get your advice. I have a Prime 2 that I've tried to put into developer mode (tap on the Build number and all that). It says it's now in developer mode but there's no developer settings menu item. Just wondering if you experienced the same or if they've updated the build to hide dev options? I'm on D09_KOSPET_PRIME2_V1.5_20201210. Many thanks.
 

chrisduke

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Sorry to hijack your thread but was hoping to get your advice. I have a Prime 2 that I've tried to put into developer mode (tap on the Build number and all that). It says it's now in developer mode but there's no developer settings menu item. Just wondering if you experienced the same or if they've updated the build to hide dev options? I'm on D09_KOSPET_PRIME2_V1.5_20201210. Many thanks.
After some more digging I found the Developer menu in Settings > System