[Q] Hisense Sero 7 Pro Rooting

RemmyLee

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Automatic Root, Fully functional ClockWorkMod image, and plethora of other awesome stuff here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2297246
Thank you xboxexpert for all your hard work!

Step 1. Plug the device in to your computer and uninstall any drivers that may load.

Step 2. Download and update the Android SDK, including the USB Driver or try the PDANet drivers.

Step 3. Add the following line to adb_usb.ini found in your user directory in the .android folder (e.g. C:\Users\YourName\.android\):
Code:
0x109b
If the file does not exist, simply create it. This may require a reboot

Step 4. Load up ADB and check connectivity through the following command:
Code:
adb devices
Step 5. If everything reported correctly in the previous step, run Motochop.


Root directions
Thanks go out to tharien and ATGAdmin for figuring it out!

clockworkmod image - be sure to read the thread!
Thanks go out to pacman366!

The First Custom Rom!
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zefyx

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Looks like you were one of the lucky few who were able to purchase this little gem early. Congrats on that. I picked mine up today and I must say that it is probably the best $150 I've spent in a very long time. It's the happiest I've been with a gadget purchase since scoring a BNIB 32GB HP TouchPad for $99 during the firesale. With that said, I hope to see more people coming to the forum with interest in the device. We can only speculate, but I would imagine this low-price and feature rich tablet will get the attention of at least a few developers and we'll get more info then. As for what I have been able to obtain, I'm stuck at the same roadblock as you. I'm bumping this thread for further interest.
 

maguin4

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I agree. Best spent $150 in a long while. Seems just as fast as my gs4.
Only cons are the screen and bulk, but for the price its a steal!!!
Hopefully it gets support for updates from hisense or the great xda devs start playing with this beast.

Root for this is needed, stat !!! ;)
 

lentm

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I'm thinking to sell my Nexus 7 16gb and get this since it has the hdmi and microsd slot.

I'm sure XDA guys will make this device a beast, right?
 

wigginst

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Will be interested in seeing is some deva pick this up as my main concern would be support.

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danscxda

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Will be interested in seeing is some deva pick this up as my main concern would be support.

Sent from my Thrive using Tapatalk 2
I just picked one of these up on the way to work this morning. It is sitting on my desk charging as I am trying to get some work out of the way before I turn it on. I will be replacing a Kindle with this and just from eyeballing it my Kindle Seido case may be a perfect fit. I will test it tonight. It also appears that a Kindle screen protector will work for it as well. I would guess the Nexus 7 or other 7" protectors will work also, but I can use a ruler and verify the Kindle one since I already have that device.
 

jokerstyle00

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Random question, since this is the only thread about the Sero 7 Pro I've found.
How are the speakers? I have a Kindle Fire HD and I am pondering about the switch...
Also, can this support 64GB microSDs?

Also, I've heard reports of flawed Sero Pros popping up.
Does anyone have any firsthand experiences with how this tablet's holding up?

Thanks in advance!
 
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maguin4

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Random question, since this is the only thread about the Sero 7 Pro I've found.
How are the speakers? I have a Kindle Fire HD and I am pondering about the switch...

Also, I've heard reports of flawed Sero Pros popping up.
Does anyone have any firsthand experiences with how this tablet's holding up?

Thanks in advance!

The speakers a actually pretty loud. I was watching movies on it last night and was satisfied with the sound.

I saw some random comments (in the comments section) on various articles about this tablet but they all seem to be written by the same person based on the writing style and content.

Mine is holding up great. No issues at all and is as enjoyable as using my galaxy s4 but with a bigger screen. I'm testing out the battery today to see how long she lasts. If she lasts me the whole day of heavy use, she's a keeper.
 

jokerstyle00

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The speakers a actually pretty loud. I was watching movies on it last night and was satisfied with the sound.

I saw some random comments (in the comments section) on various articles about this tablet but they all seem to be written by the same person based on the writing style and content.

Mine is holding up great. No issues at all and is as enjoyable as using my galaxy s4 but with a bigger screen. I'm testing out the battery today to see how long she lasts. If she lasts me the whole day of heavy use, she's a keeper.
How's the memory card compatibility?
64GB MicroSDs?
 

2LoWw7

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Add me to the list of buyers! Just got this about an hr ago. This is my 1st tablet and I must say this thing is nice. 15 days to decide to keep it or not. What root access. :D


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tharien

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New owner here.

Did anyone else have to go to multiple stores only to deal with customer service that had no clue what you were looking for?

The first store I went to, they older guy was disgruntle I interrupted him, when I pressed him to do his job he couldn't spell Hisense.
 

webdroidmt

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Just picked up the Pro today, haven't opened it yet. As mentioned above, with the 15 days from Wally, I'll wait a bit to see if any devs pick it up. I have to say it does look like a terrific deal for the specs and if there is some XDA love for it, I'll give my GTab 2 to my wife.

I'll be searching this forum daily to see what shakes down.
@tharien,

First location I went to, walked in and went right to the display case, saw the Lite and Pro. Asked the nearest associate to open the case, checked out and left. Took less than 5 minutes. :)

Mike T
 
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wigginst

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Good to hear. I was also waiting to see if devs pick it up because I was looking for a tab for my wife and daughter. But don't want to hang them out with one that would be unsupported. Let us know how hdmi works as my wife would want that for work.

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danscxda

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New owner here.

Did anyone else have to go to multiple stores only to deal with customer service that had no clue what you were looking for?

The first store I went to, they older guy was disgruntle I interrupted him, when I pressed him to do his job he couldn't spell Hisense.
I had to go to 2 different stores. The first store had a single 7 Pro Lite. The second store had 5-6 of both models.
 

tharien

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As far as I know, this is a new Tablet. 7 inch Nvidia Terga3 1.3ghz quad core with 1gig of ram/8gb ROM. NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4ghz and 5ghz, front and rear facing cameras, 5 and 2 megapixels respectively, GPS amd mini HDMI. Jelly Bean 4.2. It's a decent little tablet.

The trouble is getting it rooted. Recovery mode is attainable and I've only been able to pick up the serial number via ADB when attempting to update from ADB in recovery. Any other time, I get nothing. Any advice on how to proceed? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
How were you able to get feedback in recovery mode? I can't get ADB to see the device at all. I tried using the Nexu 7 ADB drivers as well as a raw set. I can only get Windows to see it, however that's an easy thing when forcing a driver.

I also tried fastboot - Windows sees it as the Nvidia tegra 3 Fastboot connection, so I'm starting to think we need the real driver from Hisense unless we can find a generic alternative.

Device Manager shows (! - M470BSA) and again under portable devices correctly as a media device.

The Vendor ID is 109B which comes back to Gemlight Computers Ltd which mfg USB for OEMs.

edit - Hisense does not have anything for this tablet on either their international site or their US site aside from a press kit.
 
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webdroidmt

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How were you able to get feedback in recovery mode? I can't get ADB to see the device at all. I tried using the Nexu 7 ADB drivers as well as a raw set. I can only get Windows to see it, however that's an easy thing when forcing a driver.

I also tried fastboot - Windows sees it as the Nvidia tegra 3 Fastboot connection, so I'm starting to think we need the real driver from Hisense unless we can find a generic alternative.

Device Manager shows (! - M470BSA) and again under portable devices correctly as a media device.

The Vendor ID is 109B which comes back to Gemlight Computers Ltd which mfg USB for OEMs.

edit - Hisense does not have anything for this tablet on either their international site or their US site aside from a press kit.

I believe you're right about needing the ADB drivers from Hisense, hopefully over the next few days, it will materialize on their site. I guess they felt we needed to download their presskit instead of drivers or firmware. :rolleyes:

Anyway, maybe it's worth trying Koush's Universal ADB drivers? Possibly one in the list will work with this.
http://liliputing.com/2013/04/koush...connectinghacking-android-devices-easier.html

EDIT: Also found this one: Essential ADB Driver Installer http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2091922

Mike T
 
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