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[NEW ROOTING METHOD] Trekstor Surftab Ventos 8, 9.7 and Breeze 7

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TheSSJ

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Instructions for the Surftab Breeze 7:
In this case it's really easy to get the tab rooted. It already has the su binary installed :) Get SuperSU from market and let it do the rest.

Instructions for the Surftab Ventos 8:
Big news!

I made it to make another rooting method without the use of any 3rd party software!

It's also not important which OS you are using.

Pre-requisites:
Get a Micro SD card! (up to 8GB as it seems that more than 8GB cannot be used to activate CWM)

Instructions:
1. Get my custom clockworkmod recovery zip from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1995984
2. Unpack the zip file on the root of your micro SD card (there has to be a file named uImage_recovery now)
3. Download the attached signed_SU.zip file and put it either on your internal or external SD (do NOT unpack it)
4. Shutdown your Tab
5. Keep Volume- pressed and tap the power button (while still keeping the Volume- pressed) until you see the clockworkmod menu
6. Choose "install zip from sdcard"
7. Depending on the fact where you have the zip stored, select either the internal or external card
8. Select the zip and confirm its installation with "Yes"
9. After the script finished, hit reboot and check if you have SuperSU installed

This should be it :)

To do:
I'll make a new thread helping in installing the Playstore without having to root our ventos tablets.

After the tablet rebooted twice you should see SuperSU now as installed application. Now you just need a working play store apk and move it into the system partition (don't forget chmod to 644) to get the Play store running.

Instructions for the Surftab Ventos 9.7:
As I don't have anyone with a rooted 9.7 at the moment (to get a dump of the stock recovery), I can't make a working CWM to get the below signed_SU.zip flashed, sorry! Only the old rooting method listed below only works at the moment (if moborobo is in a good mood :) )...

As usual I don't take any responsibility for bricked devices (but I assume that the chances of bricking are nearly impossible)

If you have any questions, let me know!

Old Rooting method:
Code:
Hi,

I know, many of you don't know these tables at all. But as far as I know, these are only available in Germany at the moment.

Anyways, I think it is helpful for my German colleagues to know how to root these tablets as they don't need to search for hours and hours until finding a solution that is suitable (as I did :-/ ).

The Windows way:

Pre-requisites:
0. A Windows PC
1. Download Moborobo ([URL]http://www.moborobo.com/download/[/URL])
2. Install any Updates Moborobo needs to install
3. Download the latest release of bin4ry's universal rooting for most ICS and JB phones/tablets ([URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460[/URL])
Thanks to bin4ry by the way :)
4. Download my modded Runme.bat

Instructions:
1. Unpack the 7z Archive from point 3 into Moborobo's installation folder.  The result should be that you have a new folder "stuff" and a runme.bat  and runme.sh in the Moborobo folder
2. IMPORTANT: Unpack my modded runme.bat into the MoboRobo folder and delete the original batch file
3. Start Moborobo and ignore any exceptions which are thrown out (at least my Visual Studio nagged me all the time, and no, I wasn't willing to debug the application :p )
4. Connect the Tablet to the PC and wait until Moborobo says that it is connected
5. Then start the modded Runme.bat and follow the instructions (select the first option by the way, which says "Normal")
6. Watch the screen, you need to click on Restore on your tablet (without any passwords)
7. See the magic happen

The Linux way:

Here is the feedback of an owner of a Trekstor Ventos 9.7:
[QUOTE]
Hi,

[...]
I am using Linux (old Fedora 15),  I used  Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v15.zip without any modifications to root  the device. I ran the unix shell script that is provided in the package  and selected option 1 for rooting, just as you suggested. I did not  really understand why you needed the mobo tool, Bin4ry's script seems to  work out of the box.

After that I installed SuperUser with latest busybox, terminal app and a  console version of openssh, all that also works just fine.

I did not try Google Play or any other market, I use the device without a  Google account, so I actually removed the preinstalled AndroidPit  market and got rid of everything that wanted to collect my personal  data.

I hope some day I can post in the thread but right now I do not see  anything else where I could participate to gather those annoying 10  posts.

Again, thanks for your initial walkthrough, it gave me the hints I needed.

Kind regards,
Jin
[/QUOTE]
Regards
TheSSJ
 

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hasenbein1966

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DOES the Play Store work on your device???

All other sources on the net say that the Play Store is not possible on the device...

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TheSSJ

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Yes,it works. but only if you root your tablet. Also it's important to move the playstore.apk into the system partition...DON'T INSTALL IT like a normal apk...
Then reboot and you're done..if you need help pm me..
 
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Lucas0511

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Can confirm that this method is also working with the 7" Breeze. Moborobo was not able to recognize the device, but manual install of a ADB driver for the Breeze showing as non-working "Android" in the system settings device table enabled it to see it. From there rooting was indeed a "breeze" :) Play Store and USB devices on host working fine. Great job, thanks for sharing!
 

TheSSJ

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Can confirm that this method is also working with the 7" Breeze. Moborobo was not able to recognize the device, but manual install of a ADB driver for the Breeze showing as non-working "Android" in the system settings device table enabled it to see it. From there rooting was indeed a "breeze" :) Play Store and USB devices on host working fine. Great job, thanks for sharing!

Oh this sounds good...I was searching for a method to manually install the adb driver for our tablets...can you share how you did this? it sucks having moborobo always running for a little adb work...
 

Lucas0511

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I had ADB installed previously with the latest Android SDK as fastboot was acting up on my Win 8-64bit. So the devices manager in settings was already showing a not properly installed Android USB device. I changed the USB connection on the Breeze to "MTP" , and in the computer device list chose to update the driver for this USB device manually - and then chose to search computer for drivers. Under Android USB devices I chose Android ADB Interace (Google ADB driver 7.0.0.1 previously installed with the SDK) - and was able to see the device as ST70104-1413fc082 with "adb devices" from the computer. Its funny, we both speak German, trying to explain in English... :). Hope it helps.
 

TheSSJ

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Yes,indeed funny :D
Thank you for your explanations..if i get adb to work too i will update my guide :)
Thanks again

Edit: doesn't work unfortunately :( but i heard that on Linux it isn't a problem to get adb running properly...
 
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xfox

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Nov 1, 2005
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didnt work for me

hi

I just saw this post and tries doing s instructed but:
1-couldnt get into recovery mode ! I tried the volume down button but it would boot the tab into safe mode
2-tried volume up button but it goes to a black download mode screen and restarts.
3-tried the other method through Moborobo but that didnt work either , it tells me it succeeded but there is no root.
by the way I have the 8" on Jellybean
I just want a way to make more space or install aps on my SD card
 

albinsson

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Has anyone successfully rooted a Trekstore Surftab Ventos 7.0 HD with some of the above mentioned methods? I've tried both bit without success....
The reason for me wanting to root is to get Tasker running on it. It depends on some google maps framework. The 7.0 HD has playstore and maps but i suppose something is missing and I have to root to get the missing files.
If anyone has some advice I'll be very glad. Cheers

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    Instructions for the Surftab Breeze 7:
    In this case it's really easy to get the tab rooted. It already has the su binary installed :) Get SuperSU from market and let it do the rest.

    Instructions for the Surftab Ventos 8:
    Big news!

    I made it to make another rooting method without the use of any 3rd party software!

    It's also not important which OS you are using.

    Pre-requisites:
    Get a Micro SD card! (up to 8GB as it seems that more than 8GB cannot be used to activate CWM)

    Instructions:
    1. Get my custom clockworkmod recovery zip from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1995984
    2. Unpack the zip file on the root of your micro SD card (there has to be a file named uImage_recovery now)
    3. Download the attached signed_SU.zip file and put it either on your internal or external SD (do NOT unpack it)
    4. Shutdown your Tab
    5. Keep Volume- pressed and tap the power button (while still keeping the Volume- pressed) until you see the clockworkmod menu
    6. Choose "install zip from sdcard"
    7. Depending on the fact where you have the zip stored, select either the internal or external card
    8. Select the zip and confirm its installation with "Yes"
    9. After the script finished, hit reboot and check if you have SuperSU installed

    This should be it :)

    To do:
    I'll make a new thread helping in installing the Playstore without having to root our ventos tablets.

    After the tablet rebooted twice you should see SuperSU now as installed application. Now you just need a working play store apk and move it into the system partition (don't forget chmod to 644) to get the Play store running.

    Instructions for the Surftab Ventos 9.7:
    As I don't have anyone with a rooted 9.7 at the moment (to get a dump of the stock recovery), I can't make a working CWM to get the below signed_SU.zip flashed, sorry! Only the old rooting method listed below only works at the moment (if moborobo is in a good mood :) )...

    As usual I don't take any responsibility for bricked devices (but I assume that the chances of bricking are nearly impossible)

    If you have any questions, let me know!

    Old Rooting method:
    Code:
    Hi,
    
    I know, many of you don't know these tables at all. But as far as I know, these are only available in Germany at the moment.
    
    Anyways, I think it is helpful for my German colleagues to know how to root these tablets as they don't need to search for hours and hours until finding a solution that is suitable (as I did :-/ ).
    
    The Windows way:
    
    Pre-requisites:
    0. A Windows PC
    1. Download Moborobo ([URL]http://www.moborobo.com/download/[/URL])
    2. Install any Updates Moborobo needs to install
    3. Download the latest release of bin4ry's universal rooting for most ICS and JB phones/tablets ([URL]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460[/URL])
    Thanks to bin4ry by the way :)
    4. Download my modded Runme.bat
    
    Instructions:
    1. Unpack the 7z Archive from point 3 into Moborobo's installation folder.  The result should be that you have a new folder "stuff" and a runme.bat  and runme.sh in the Moborobo folder
    2. IMPORTANT: Unpack my modded runme.bat into the MoboRobo folder and delete the original batch file
    3. Start Moborobo and ignore any exceptions which are thrown out (at least my Visual Studio nagged me all the time, and no, I wasn't willing to debug the application :p )
    4. Connect the Tablet to the PC and wait until Moborobo says that it is connected
    5. Then start the modded Runme.bat and follow the instructions (select the first option by the way, which says "Normal")
    6. Watch the screen, you need to click on Restore on your tablet (without any passwords)
    7. See the magic happen
    
    The Linux way:
    
    Here is the feedback of an owner of a Trekstor Ventos 9.7:
    [QUOTE]
    Hi,
    
    [...]
    I am using Linux (old Fedora 15),  I used  Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v15.zip without any modifications to root  the device. I ran the unix shell script that is provided in the package  and selected option 1 for rooting, just as you suggested. I did not  really understand why you needed the mobo tool, Bin4ry's script seems to  work out of the box.
    
    After that I installed SuperUser with latest busybox, terminal app and a  console version of openssh, all that also works just fine.
    
    I did not try Google Play or any other market, I use the device without a  Google account, so I actually removed the preinstalled AndroidPit  market and got rid of everything that wanted to collect my personal  data.
    
    I hope some day I can post in the thread but right now I do not see  anything else where I could participate to gather those annoying 10  posts.
    
    Again, thanks for your initial walkthrough, it gave me the hints I needed.
    
    Kind regards,
    Jin
    [/QUOTE]
    Regards
    TheSSJ
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    Yes,it works. but only if you root your tablet. Also it's important to move the playstore.apk into the system partition...DON'T INSTALL IT like a normal apk...
    Then reboot and you're done..if you need help pm me..
    1
    Yes,indeed funny :D
    Thank you for your explanations..if i get adb to work too i will update my guide :)
    Thanks again

    Edit: doesn't work unfortunately :( but i heard that on Linux it isn't a problem to get adb running properly...