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Chocoman

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Jun 5, 2010
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9
ROOT:
  1. Install Terminal Emulator and SuperSu from Play Store.
  2. Download arm64.zip and extract files to /sdcard/
  3. Open terminal and type:
    Code:
    [LIST]
    [*]forfan guoboneedav
    [*]mount -o remount,rw /system
    [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/bin/su
    [*]chmod 0755 /system/bin/su
    [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/xbin/su
    [*]chmod 0755 /system/xbin/su
    [*]su --install
    [*]su --daemon&
    [*]setenforce 0
    [*]mount -o remount,ro /system
    [/LIST]
  4. Open SuperSu app and update Su Binary when it asks as normal.
Video: Rooting Ownice C500 Android Headunit thanks @firestarter84
 
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trap63

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Jun 10, 2008
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  1. Install Terminal Emulator and SuperSu from Play Store.
  2. Download arm64.zip and extract files to /sdcard/
  3. Open terminal and type:
    Code:
    [LIST]
    [*]/system/bin/forfan guoboneedav -i
    [*]mount -o remount,rw /system
    [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/bin/su
    [*]chmod 0755 /system/bin/su
    [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/xbin/su
    [*]chmod 0755 /system/xbin/su
    [*]su --install
    [*]su --daemon&
    [*]setenforce 0
    [*]mount -o remount,ro /system
    [/LIST]
  4. Open SuperSu app and update Su Binary when it asks as normal.
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Flemischguy

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Dec 15, 2014
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Antwerp
The C500 looks good, but i have some questions, i have a C200 and i disabled the original mediaplayers and radio app from the C200 and replaced them with winamp and Jetaudio plus ,and a alternative radio app with real RDS data and radio name storage, operate them with an app from the Google play store specialy for the 3188 RockChip cpu, so that i can controle the mediaplayers and the radio with the buttons on the steeringwheel, is that also possible for the C500?
About the radio app, [email protected] developed a radio app (radio plus_v15) with RDS for the C200, so it must be possible to do so for the C500, here is an example...

https://dl.xda-developers.com/3/4/9....png?key=tM5d_vPFfO3796_6qnDiiw&ts=1488054331

And ain't it better to create a video and explaining, step by step, how to get root on the C500. A video says more than 1000 words ;)
 
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    ROOT:
    1. Install Terminal Emulator and SuperSu from Play Store.
    2. Download arm64.zip and extract files to /sdcard/
    3. Open terminal and type:
      Code:
      [LIST]
      [*]forfan guoboneedav
      [*]mount -o remount,rw /system
      [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/bin/su
      [*]chmod 0755 /system/bin/su
      [*]cp /sdcard/arm64/su /system/xbin/su
      [*]chmod 0755 /system/xbin/su
      [*]su --install
      [*]su --daemon&
      [*]setenforce 0
      [*]mount -o remount,ro /system
      [/LIST]
    4. Open SuperSu app and update Su Binary when it asks as normal.
    Video: Rooting Ownice C500 Android Headunit thanks @firestarter84
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    I now reflashed the firmware just to be sure and now the commands in terminal were executed as per instruction. However, when I go into SuperSU it complains that no root is applied, no SU binary is installed and SuperSU cannot install it.

    Would be great if somebody could help me find out how to take this final hurdle.
    Look the command "su --daemon&"
    you have not typed the correct command !

    So guys, finally, I have succeeded to root my ownice !
    l had always "Permission denied" on mount command.
    So, I tried to do the commands just after a flash and install terminal emulator and superus from apk (and not play store) and I have successfully rooted my ownice :laugh:
    1
    done!!!20170218_230345.jpg

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    1
    ownice K1 root!

    DISCLAIMER :: this is NOT FOR THE C500, using my below method will more than likely cause the exact same issue i ran into on the K1 - youll get root, but you wont be able to install su because they are not 64-bit. the only way to recover is to copy the arm64.zip contents onto the headunit without losing your terminal emulator session (no reboot, no turning off the car if already installed) and use the commands given on the top of page 11 to get su installed. ONLY USE THE METHOD BELOW ON K1 OR OTHER ARMV71 VARIANTS BY OWNICE

    hi all! :good::cool:

    i have been rather dormant on XDA for years now after i gave up doing custom roms when my old Samsung Galaxy Tab gave it in and life became too busy, but have still kept an interest in the Android world. anyway, i picked up one of the new Ownice K1 units from their official Alibaba store when it was on sale and installed it in my car.

    being that the software was similar i thought i would give using the root method from this topic a shot. the new su command got me root, but i hit a brick wall during the install when i got to the "su --install" command. it told me that it couldn't be executed due to being a 64-bit ELF binary. turns out that the K1 units are actually armv71 (meaning 32-bit).

    the trick to get around that - instead of downloading the "arm64.zip" file in the OP, download the last version of SuperSU flashable zip from the below link - it's an old one (off Chainfire's old SuperSU website) but it will still give you a working 32-bit su binary.

    the download link - https://download.chainfire.eu/696/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip?retrieve_file=1

    extract the zip file using your favourite file manager and copy the "su" file from the "armv7" directory into a folder on your USB stick, then copy that folder to the root of your sdcard folder on the headunit (for the below example i will use "su" as the folder - if you decide to change that, make sure you update the paths in the "cp" commands below to match your folder name - e.g. instead of "/sdcard/su/su" you would have "/sdcard/yourfolder/su" ), then plug in your USB keyboard, start up your terminal emulator (the link in the OP will be more than fine) and type the following commands (hitting enter at the end of each line):

    Code:
    /system/bin/su @#zxcvbnmasdfghjklqwertyuiop1234567890,.
    mount -o remount,rw /system
    cp /sdcard/su/su /system/bin/su
    chmod 0755 /system/bin/su
    cp /sdcard/su/su /system/xbin/su
    chmod 0755 /system/xbin/su
    su --install
    su --daemon&
    setenforce 0
    mount -o remount,ro /system

    if the top line fails to work due to not finding the su file try changing the line to:

    Code:
    /system/xbin/su @#zxcvbnmasdfghjklqwertyuiop1234567890,.

    sorry all, not 100% sure if it is "/system/bin/su" or "/system/xbin/su" - and now i am rooted i cannot check as i have copied the file to both paths as part of the steps to root (and im not factory resetting!). what i do know for certain is that i had to put that in front of the command to get it to work, just typing "su" wasnt working.

    after that, make sure you start SuperSU and run through the installation process and reboot at the end of the install...

    for better instructions on the WHOLE process of rooting your device, i highly suggest watching the video by @Sentinel196 in post #110 (mad props to you dude! i subscribed to your youtube channel after watching your ownice C500 videos, great instructions and reviews). you will still need to swap the zip file he downloads for the SuperSU linked above, still copy the correct file into the directory you transfer onto the device as i explained, and still follow the commands i type in place of the ones he shows, but all his other instructions and methods he shows to do this are perfectly good, and explained really well with visuals - you cant beat that for instructions that are easy to follow! :good:

    finally, huge thanks to the OP for this and for everyones work on improving this and getting around the issues. i hope this helps someone achieve an unlocked device, as they should all be! :highfive:

    edit :: it seems my signature device list is way out of date... shows how long i've been dormant LOL