[Q] Root for Asus Fonepad Note 6 FHD???

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Feb 24, 2007
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I would also be very thankful if someone could help us root the Fonepad Note 6 since I guess that it would be the only possibility to run certain Apps in tablet mode.
Don't understand why the Fonepad 7 was in tablet mode and now the Fonepad 6 isn't :crying:

Thanks in advance!!!
 

iamhcg

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Asus Fonepad Note 6 is out there. I just got one and really happy with it. The only problem is ,because it is so new, that there is no root resource on line.

Can some almighty capable ones help us out? Thanks.

Here's Fonepad Note 6's official page:

http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_Fonepad_Note_6_ME560CG/#support_Download

Still no news here. :(

Asus fonepad note 6 uses intel Z2580 CPU. There are a few devices which use the same CPU, have already had root access, such as Lenovo K900. I truely hope the all mighty developers in XDA can help us out. T_T
 

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iamhcg

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Did you tried kingo root? Because It root lenovo k900.

Thanks for replying. But I can't find USB drivers for fonepad note 6 in Asus website. I am not sure whether or not I can use the k900 drivers instead.

If the driver is wrong, there will be no consequences right? Like I won't brick my fonepad note 6, right? thanks.
 

iamhcg

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I think I kinda figure out the process. It's basically same as rooting Lenovo K900 or memopad fhd10.

First install the intel android device usb drivers.

Then flash a pre-rooted factory image with fastbood command or flashing tools.

Now all we need is a pre-rooted factory image. :(
 
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iamhcg

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Yeah, my Note 6 is rooted. I'm italian and this is my tutorial with screenshot: http://www.alessiofasano.com/2013/11/come-sbloccare-il-root-su-asus-fonepad-note-6.html

Titanium Backup, Adfree, Es File Explorer work, Quickboot doesn't work :(

Thanks so much for sharing. But I can't read Italian at all.
I tried google translation but still very confusing. Is the rooting process only achievable on Linux system?

I am sorry to ask so much. But, if it's possible to have an English version of step by step and in windows environment, It'll be helping so much.
 

alessiof89

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Thanks so much for sharing. But I can't read Italian at all.
I tried google translation but still very confusing. Is the rooting process only achievable on Linux system?

I am sorry to ask so much. But, if it's possible to have an English version of step by step and in windows environment, It'll be helping so much.

I think the root process is also available for Windows but in that case you need the official drivers from Asus that I do not know where to download.

If your Windows PC is able to communicate with the Fonepad I think that it is enough to run Cydia Impactor (also available for Windows) but I'can't try because i haven't Windows on my PC
 

iamhcg

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I think the root process is also available for Windows but in that case you need the official drivers from Asus that I do not know where to download.

If your Windows PC is able to communicate with the Fonepad I think that it is enough to run Cydia Impactor (also available for Windows) but I'can't try because i haven't Windows on my PC

Hi, I just tried with my windows OS. It couldn't reconize my fonepad note 6. I tried the official intel cpu android usb drivers but no go. there is no official usb drivers in Asus website. I guess there is still no ways for windows users to root it. :(
 
Feb 24, 2007
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Hi, I just tried with my windows OS. It couldn't reconize my fonepad note 6. I tried the official intel cpu android usb drivers but no go. there is no official usb drivers in Asus website. I guess there is still no ways for windows users to root it. :(

What program did you try to root the Note 6 with?
I am asking because I trieg with Kingo root and my windows PC recognized the note 6.
Just the root failed because of Kingo root.
 

mac_o

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Thank you very much alessiof89 . I can confirm that this method works !!!! I am running Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's pretty easy just with a simple few clicks.
First of all i haven't downloaded any special driver for the Fonepad Note 6 on windows. I just connected the device for the first time to the computer and windows does the rest by installing some drivers from its archives. Then I turned on "USB debugging" in developers section on the phone and windows again starts downloading and installing some drivers for the device. On windows' device manager now you should see"SAMSUNG Android Phone" open that and it shows "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" (weird). I don't now why the first entry called "Samsung.." and the opened one called "ASUS.." but --anyway--- the "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" is the important driver without this ADB won't work and the device will not be recognized on ADB and rooting procedure will not happen.

After that go to Settings>Security and tick the box "Unknown Sources". As of security reasons after the rooting process untick this box and leave it as before.

Download the programm Cydia Impactor for windows (only one version to download for) alessiof89 posted in his link. It's a zip file. unzip it anywhere on your PC and open the unzipped folder. Run the file "Impactor.exe" by rightclicking it and choose "Run as administrator". There is no installation . A small window appears within a dropdown menu. Choose the first entry called "# drop SuperSU su to /system/xbin/su" and hit the "start" button. After a very short time (It feels less then a second) the rooting process is done.

On the phone there is no change in visuals there is no special app like "SuperSU" in the app drawer. It looks like before without root !

Now dowload the app "root checker" an play store to verify your root status. If the thing is round you should see a congrats message like on the screenshot alessiof89 postet in his link.

That's all.

Now i will check my normally installed apps wich needs root acces like on my other devices. But the first thing i want to do is to install the app "SuperSu" from play store and let's see if it can take control over the rooting admins.

and again many thanks to alessiof89 for this next step to our device.


Edit: I can confirm SuperSU from Chainfire works !! Now asking to grant su per app it needs.

Edit 2: After moments of thinking about the weird Samsung device thing i remember of the Asus Transformer TF300T i got at the beginning of the year and installed ADB driver for it from the official homepage of Asus also for my Samsung Galaxy Fit device. The idea is to install usb driver from another Asus product even if you don't have one ?


G mac_o
 
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iamhcg

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THANK YOU, alessiof89!!!

I've got it done, too. I simply install Ubuntu in my computer and have it rooted. It was quite easy after having had the Android SDK environment setup.
My computer instantly recognized the device, and Cydia impactor worked like a charm.

Now I have a rooted Fonepad note 6 as well. ^^

Still, it is quite a lot of work for ubuntu newbies like me. It'll be really great if someone can make a windows version of rooting process to help others to come.

Anyway, I got it done. Thanks! ^^
 

iamhcg

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What program did you try to root the Note 6 with?
I am asking because I trieg with Kingo root and my windows PC recognized the note 6.
Just the root failed because of Kingo root.

Hi, I don't know. I seriously don't know. The Device Manager only read my fonepad note as a "android device" with a yellow sign .
It refused to update to any drivers I installed. Quite depressing.

Eventually, I got it done in an UBUNTU OS.
 

iamhcg

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Thank you very much alessiof89 . I can confirm that this method works !!!! I am running Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's pretty easy just with a simple few clicks. ....


Gosh! You make it sound so easy. My windows 7 just simply refused to cooperate, and I have no idea why. Sigh.
Anyway, we all get it done one way or the other. It's a good thing.
 
Feb 24, 2007
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It works out just fine (I am using Windows 7 64bit).
I didn't install any special USB driver.
I just connected the Note 6 and let windows do the rest or maybe it was because I had an older ASUS USB driver installed? (I had a Padfone 2 and a Fonepad 7 before - so if you have trouble with the USB driver you might wanna try the Padfone usb driver?!)
After that I just downloaded CydiaImpactor and started it (enabling USB Debugging on the Note 6 first of course).
Device is rotted and everythings works out!

Thanks for the tip/hint with CydiaImpactor!!! :laugh:
 

iamhcg

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It works out just fine (I am using Windows 7 64bit).
I didn't install any special USB driver.
I just connected the Note 6 and let windows do the rest or maybe it was because I had an older ASUS USB driver installed? (I had a Padfone 2 and a Fonepad 7 before - so if you have trouble with the USB driver you might wanna try the Padfone usb driver?!)
After that I just downloaded CydiaImpactor and started it (enabling USB Debugging on the Note 6 first of course).
Device is rotted and everythings works out!

Thanks for the tip/hint with CydiaImpactor!!! :laugh:

OK, this is so weird. But after I ghosted back my windows system. I decided to give it try again (Although I've had root).
Anyway, once I plugged in, my windows recognized my Fonepad note 6. I have "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" in my device manager.

So this is another confirmation. Simply plug it in. I don't know why I went all the trouble for Ubuntu. :~~
 
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    Thank you very much..
    CHECKPOINT, number 4: In SuperSU options need be checked Survival Mode.
    Please, share my file for other people/

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    yup.

    tried and failed.
    mid-half flashing and error
    tried more than 10 times.
    can't figure out why.

    OK, try other way to flash device.
    Go to this page, download and install latest version Minimal ADB and Fastboot with default path.
    Таке UL-K00G-WW-10.16.1.28.10-user.zip and rename it to update.zip
    Put update.zip in Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, among fastboot.exe and adb.exe
    Boot fonepad in DROIDBOOT mode (holding Vol+ and Power buttons)
    Run Minimal ADB and Fastboot as Administrator from icon on Desktop.
    Type fastboot devices, check if programm see fonepad
    Type fastboot erase cache
    Type fastboot erase system
    Type fastboot erase userdata
    Type fastboot flash update update.zip
    Do wipe afte flashing.
    Have fun!
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    Our very own CWM Recovery? That's a great news.

    I am so willing to try, but there's no English instructions there. Kinda scared to mess things up.
    Really hope there will be an English blog or links for the steps some day.
    I was thinking - you can translate it with Google Translate.
    OK, I can translate that thread in a few essentials words. Previously I beg your pardon for my poor English.
    So,
    CWM Recovery for ASUS FonePad Note 6
    What you need to know:
    * It's no true independent CWM - it is based in /system partition. If /system will be damaged or cleared - true CWM can start, our CWM can't.
    * For installing this CWM Fonepad must be rooted
    * Firmware reflashing will kill CWM, you will need install it again
    * Language of menu (inside CWM) is English :)
    * MicroSD card for work with CWM need be formatted in FAT32
    Known bugs:
    1. Problem with mounting of partitions with stock firmware included updater-script. Stock firmware can't be installed with original updater-script, it need be modified.
    2. Don't works recovery of /data partition (backup works successfully), CWM can't correctly to mount this partition. Reason is unknown yet.
    CWM's features:
    1. Can flash any stock and custom firmware with modified updater-script inside (CWM not checks md5 and digital sertificates)
    2. Can flash OTA updates without PC
    3. Can backup /system and restore /system (will be explained below)
    Installing CWM:
    Download this *.apk^ https://yadi.sk/d/hUWy9tgRbuaP3
    Run it, it make install app Recovery installer. Run Recovery installer, give root rights and wait for ending (2 seconds). Don't tap button Reboot into recovery - it not works.
    How to run CWM:
    Power off or reboot your Fonepad. As soon as Asus logo appears - hold Volume+ or Volume- (as you like) till to CWM appearing.
    WARNING: CWM will be suuggest to fix root - do not confirm this action. It will be install non-controlled ROOT, and after any app will take root permissions without your accordance.
    How to make backup and restore /system:
    Download system-backup.zip: https://yadi.sk/d/koKif9f0bxC7Y
    system-restore.zip: https://yadi.sk/d/xochh1q8bxC6p
    Put this files in any place on microSD
    Run CWM and choose install zip from sdcard - choose needed file - sure, first need backup.
    Backup of system will be created in /data/system_backup/ named sysback.tar
    If you need restore - do same, but choose system-restore.zip. System will be restored, user apps will stay untouched.
    I had experience with CWM already and it was saved me from reflashing and tuning my Fonepad "from zero point" - I was trying uninstall preloaded apps and had delete some needed Asus-app, and Fonepad can't boot into OS, was stayed on "Intel Inside".
    All your thanks will go to vit-am, author of this thread: http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=610285
    Modified updater-script for WW 10.16.1.39.3: https://yadi.sk/d/OI3elE4vbth3i
    Modified updater-script for WW 11.2.1.22 : https://yadi.sk/d/6mTYWBafbth3z
    Modified firmware WW-11.2.1.22 for flashing through CWM: https://yadi.sk/d/EcEud-vFbth4Q
    updater-script is in META-INF/com/google/android/
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    I just updated to 39.3, root remains, but Google keyboard and many other apps force close.
    Do you have this problem?
    Try this solution:
    Go with Root Explorer to /system/lib, find file libhoudini.so 3.3.3.43422
    Set permissions for libhoudini.so 3.3.3.43422 rw-r--r--
    Reboot.
    This solution was find by lvleison, member of 4PDA.ru
    I'm not tested it yet.
    P.S. Tested today, working good for me.
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    Thank you very much alessiof89 . I can confirm that this method works !!!! I am running Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's pretty easy just with a simple few clicks.
    First of all i haven't downloaded any special driver for the Fonepad Note 6 on windows. I just connected the device for the first time to the computer and windows does the rest by installing some drivers from its archives. Then I turned on "USB debugging" in developers section on the phone and windows again starts downloading and installing some drivers for the device. On windows' device manager now you should see"SAMSUNG Android Phone" open that and it shows "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" (weird). I don't now why the first entry called "Samsung.." and the opened one called "ASUS.." but --anyway--- the "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" is the important driver without this ADB won't work and the device will not be recognized on ADB and rooting procedure will not happen.

    After that go to Settings>Security and tick the box "Unknown Sources". As of security reasons after the rooting process untick this box and leave it as before.

    Download the programm Cydia Impactor for windows (only one version to download for) alessiof89 posted in his link. It's a zip file. unzip it anywhere on your PC and open the unzipped folder. Run the file "Impactor.exe" by rightclicking it and choose "Run as administrator". There is no installation . A small window appears within a dropdown menu. Choose the first entry called "# drop SuperSU su to /system/xbin/su" and hit the "start" button. After a very short time (It feels less then a second) the rooting process is done.

    On the phone there is no change in visuals there is no special app like "SuperSU" in the app drawer. It looks like before without root !

    Now dowload the app "root checker" an play store to verify your root status. If the thing is round you should see a congrats message like on the screenshot alessiof89 postet in his link.

    That's all.

    Now i will check my normally installed apps wich needs root acces like on my other devices. But the first thing i want to do is to install the app "SuperSu" from play store and let's see if it can take control over the rooting admins.

    and again many thanks to alessiof89 for this next step to our device.


    Edit: I can confirm SuperSU from Chainfire works !! Now asking to grant su per app it needs.

    Edit 2: After moments of thinking about the weird Samsung device thing i remember of the Asus Transformer TF300T i got at the beginning of the year and installed ADB driver for it from the official homepage of Asus also for my Samsung Galaxy Fit device. The idea is to install usb driver from another Asus product even if you don't have one ?


    G mac_o