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I Like Soup

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Oct 20, 2010
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I returned my Nvidia Shield Tablet under warranty for a cracked edge and the replacement I received had Android 5.0.1. I used Kingroot 4.1 and it worked perfectly!

I've searched for KingUser, but it isn't in my system. I did flash SuperSU 2.46 after flashing the 3.0 OTA and it is fine.
 

quangv

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Aug 15, 2009
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Kingroot 4.5 works ;) i have 5.1.1 shield rooted by Kingroot :cool:
Confirmed. But i don't believe Kingroot app. It install some app automatically and can not remove this app. So i disabled it, flashed twrp img by flashify and boot to recovery to install supersu 2.48 beta. Successful, when i open supersu it ask remove other binary? King is disappeared

Sent from my SHIELD Tablet using Tapatalk
 

Hellren

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Confirmed. But i don't believe Kingroot app. It install some app automatically and can not remove this app. So i disabled it, flashed twrp img by flashify and boot to recovery to install supersu 2.48 beta. Successful, when i open supersu it ask remove other binary? King is disappeared

Sent from my SHIELD Tablet using Tapatalk

Well, I dont believe it either so after rooting via Kingroot I use script to get rid of Kingroot and install SuperSu, then reboot and I am done :)
 

LanthesX

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Aug 6, 2015
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I did as well but what next?

Well, I dont believe it either so after rooting via Kingroot I use script to get rid of Kingroot and install SuperSu, then reboot and I am done :)

Hi guys as you know my tablet is part of recall as well and I want to root and load another os or something like that prevent the kill switch when the new tablet arrives is there anyone can tell me what should I follow?
or what sort of os shall i load?
 

mcord11758

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Sep 6, 2010
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Well, I dont believe it either so after rooting via Kingroot I use script to get rid of Kingroot and install SuperSu, then reboot and I am done :)

Confirmed. But i don't believe Kingroot app. It install some app automatically and can not remove this app. So i disabled it, flashed twrp img by flashify and boot to recovery to install supersu 2.48 beta. Successful, when i open supersu it ask remove other binary? King is disappeared

Sent from my SHIELD Tablet using Tapatalk

So you rooted using kingroot 4.5 then used flashify to get recovery and flashed super user. Where did you get the script to remove kingroot, or is that built into superuser? Thanks in advance, last time I unlocked boot loader but I am being lazy and would rather not
 

Character Zero

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Aug 22, 2010
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What I did was root with Kingroot, flash TWRP with Flashify, then I installed SU 2.49 - BETA and that did find Kingroot and try to remove it. But it kept taking forever so I am not sure what happened. Just to be sure, I downloaded the full 5.1.1 OTA and then deleted the Kingroot stuff from the sdcard parititon. Went into TWRP, did a backup just in case, wiped system/data/cache/davlik and flashed the full OTA. Then went back into TWRP and flashed SuperSU 2.49. This time Supoer SU didn't find Kingroot. I did a search of the filesystem with Root Explorer looking for "king" and all it found were things with "king" in the word so it looks like its gone.
 

mcord11758

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Yea my new tablet came with 5.01 so I used king root, took a couple of try's but got it to root. Flashed recovery then downloaded update to 5.1. Downloaded su then went into recovery and manually updated then flashed su
 

chicodelta

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Nov 5, 2009
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My shield is running 5.1..1. I tried kingroot 4.5, since others have reported success and now my tablet won't boot past the nvidia screen. Anyone else encountered this issue?
 

mcord11758

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Sep 6, 2010
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My shield is running 5.1..1. I tried kingroot 4.5, since others have reported success and now my tablet won't boot past the nvidia screen. Anyone else encountered this issue?

I did not run it on 5.1.1 but if it won't boot you may need to flash a factory image to get back up and running.

Did the tablet reboot while kingroot was running and not boot? Did you try holding power off for 10 seconds then power on?
 

kev1n100

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Aug 13, 2015
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I did not run it on 5.1.1 but if it won't boot you may need to flash a factory image to get back up and running.

Did the tablet reboot while kingroot was running and not boot? Did you try holding power off for 10 seconds then power on?

Yeah, i'm the same. Done exactly the same, no joy.
 

Prophit219

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Aug 17, 2015
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Kingroot failed ( possible brick)

updated to get RMA ( confirmed Y01) battery. tried rooting it using kingsroot v4 .5.0.722. Launched apk on tablet it said to try rooting it did so restarted and froze on logo screen. Turned off and on again still stuck. Turned off and now it won't turn on. it was @ 80% battery capacity. I have windows 10 when I try to connect I get the sound that it's connected but it doesn't show up on my PC. tried the power+low volume button still no effect, tried turning on no effect. How screwed am I?
 

guily6669

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Sep 6, 2015
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updated to get RMA ( confirmed Y01) battery. tried rooting it using kingsroot v4 .5.0.722. Launched apk on tablet it said to try rooting it did so restarted and froze on logo screen. Turned off and on again still stuck. Turned off and now it won't turn on. it was @ 80% battery capacity. I have windows 10 when I try to connect I get the sound that it's connected but it doesn't show up on my PC. tried the power+low volume button still no effect, tried turning on no effect. How screwed am I?
Are you sure it wasn't broken by nvidia recall program?

Anyway, one Nvidia shield I had sometimes would not turn ON no matter what, charging wouldn't show anything either, and after a few time the shield simply started working again (it was fully stock, not related to Kingroot either).
 

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    I just wanted to share with you that i just successfully rooted my shield with Kingroot

    It is just install apk, touch root and wait.

    It rebooted my tlet thefirst try,but worked the second one! No wipe, no flash, no data loss :)

    It worked with my galaxy mini s5 too...
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    Yes, OTA 3.0 rooted using kingroot, y just installed it to try and viola.
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    Worked for me too.

    First three times the operation was unsucessful and the tablet rebooted itself, but then I remember to activate USB depuration and that was it! Rooted at Last.
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    Anyone have a link to the APK?
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    Confirmed on ota 3
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