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Thinkpad root has been achieved and released by djrbliss who we all know and love. If you were part of the bounty, please visit his page and thank him with your pledge.

The details are best left in his words, so get the exploit from here: http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2012/01/22/rooting-the-thinkpad-tablet/

Thanks JCase for being so quick with the recovery for the tablet. Get your recovery image and directions in this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1458212


I take 0 credit for any of this, Im just adding a quick reference for people who are still asking who what where when.
 

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siggehandf

Senior Member
Jul 8, 2010
220
9
Hjørring
Hell no! Its the King of tablets it you actually use it for more then Angrybirds and videos.

Can take a beating = Check
Awesome stylus for notes = Check
Great screen and good performance = Check

Its one of the great mysteries why this tablet isn't the most sold and used tablets on Xda.

and now with root access!: )
 

soulctcher

Senior Member
Jan 4, 2012
276
53
Hell no! Its the King of tablets it you actually use it for more then Angrybirds and videos.

Can take a beating = Check
Awesome stylus for notes = Check
Great screen and good performance = Check

Its one of the great mysteries why this tablet isn't the most sold and used tablets on Xda.

and now with root access!: )
I have a Prime and my wife has the ThinkPad. I would say that between the two, the ThinkPad can take the beating for sure and I'm definitely jealous of the stylus, however I would love to keep what I have and just add the stylus ability. Either way, I would definitely agree that the ThinkPad is still a kick-ass tablet.

Congrats on the root all.
 

crashzilla

New member
Feb 12, 2008
3
0
Root not working

Root not working on my Thinkpad Tablet
I get the follwoing when I run the batch file.

[*] Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet root script (Windows version)
[*] Exploit copyright (C) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
[*]
[*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you
[*] have the latest Lenovo drivers installed, and that your phone is
[*] connected via USB.
[*]
[*] Press any key to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .
[*]
[*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
[*] Device found.
[*] Let's get ready to rumble...
[*] This may take awhile...
[*] Ignore any prompts or pop-ups on your tablet.
375 KB/s (5993 bytes in 0.015s)
[*] Thinkpad Tablet Root Exploit
[*] Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
[1] Segmentation fault /data/local/tmp/...
[*] If the words "exploit failed" appear above, exit now and try again.
[*] Note: a segmentation fault is supposed to happen and should be ignored.
[*] Otherwise, press any key to reboot and continue rooting.
Press any key to continue . . .
[*] Rebooting...
[*] Wait until the device reboots, then press any key.
Press any key to continue . . .
[*] Installing root tools...
remount succeeded
rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
rm failed for /system/bin/su, No such file or directory
Failure
rm failed for /system/app/Superuser.apk, No such file or directory
699 KB/s (22364 bytes in 0.031s)
1257 KB/s (843503 bytes in 0.655s)
1270 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 1.435s)
[*] Cleaning up...
[*] Rebooting...
[*] Root complete, enjoy!
[*] Press any key to exit.
 

mandrsn1

Senior Member
Jun 20, 2009
443
70
Root not working on my Thinkpad Tablet
I get the follwoing when I run the batch file.

[*] Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet root script (Windows version)
[*] Exploit copyright (C) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
[*]
[*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you
[*] have the latest Lenovo drivers installed, and that your phone is
[*] connected via USB.
[*]
[*] Press any key to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .
[*]
[*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
[*] Device found.
[*] Let's get ready to rumble...
[*] This may take awhile...
[*] Ignore any prompts or pop-ups on your tablet.
375 KB/s (5993 bytes in 0.015s)
[*] Thinkpad Tablet Root Exploit
[*] Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
[1] Segmentation fault /data/local/tmp/...
[*] If the words "exploit failed" appear above, exit now and try again.
[*] Note: a segmentation fault is supposed to happen and should be ignored.
[*] Otherwise, press any key to reboot and continue rooting.
Press any key to continue . . .
[*] Rebooting...
[*] Wait until the device reboots, then press any key.
Press any key to continue . . .
[*] Installing root tools...
remount succeeded
rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
rm failed for /system/bin/su, No such file or directory
Failure
rm failed for /system/app/Superuser.apk, No such file or directory
699 KB/s (22364 bytes in 0.031s)
1257 KB/s (843503 bytes in 0.655s)
1270 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 1.435s)
[*] Cleaning up...
[*] Rebooting...
[*] Root complete, enjoy!
[*] Press any key to exit.

That is the same output I had, but it worked.
 

noefects

Senior Member
Mar 13, 2011
81
10
Stumptown
Finally! no more bloatware!!! runs so much better, I was having a heck of a time getting this to work, I did a factory reset from the stock bootloader and the script ran with no issues. ill be donating to drjbliss when i get paid for sure!!
 
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pauloviegas

Senior Member
Dec 7, 2006
116
11
Got it!

I manage already, with System Tuner, to uninstall all those Lenovo Apps, and it is working like a charme!

Who wants other Tablet?

Thanks all!

I will donate as well!

I would love to see a pure Android version on this hardware, pure... simple and pure :D

Sent from my ThinkPad Tablet using XDA App
 

Zeab

Member
Sep 17, 2007
33
7
Not sure but it appears that you can't have your tablet encrypted and get root. Mine is encrypted and during the process it just hangs after the first time you press a key to continue. Tried several times and at one point gave it an hour but nothing.

That being said, I did a factory default and was able to get root no problem. I was also able to encrypt it again after and I still have root. My tablet finally has full potential.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
 
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qdmcgraw

Member
Dec 26, 2011
35
0
I removed basically all of the Lenovo apps by brute force and other than having to reboot the tablet twice due to some force close loops that occurred when deleting certain apps, everything went fine.

Then I started ****ing around with SystemUI.apk, and now I'm missing the bottom bar...
 

jhankinson

Senior Member
Dec 10, 2009
71
30
I removed basically all of the Lenovo apps by brute force and other than having to reboot the tablet twice due to some force close loops that occurred when deleting certain apps, everything went fine.

Then I started ****ing around with SystemUI.apk, and now I'm missing the bottom bar...

Did you manage to fix everything? I can send you my unedited SystemUI.apk if you would like so that you can replace your broken one.
 
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    Thinkpad root has been achieved and released by djrbliss who we all know and love. If you were part of the bounty, please visit his page and thank him with your pledge.

    The details are best left in his words, so get the exploit from here: http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2012/01/22/rooting-the-thinkpad-tablet/

    Thanks JCase for being so quick with the recovery for the tablet. Get your recovery image and directions in this thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1458212


    I take 0 credit for any of this, Im just adding a quick reference for people who are still asking who what where when.
    1
    Finally! no more bloatware!!! runs so much better, I was having a heck of a time getting this to work, I did a factory reset from the stock bootloader and the script ran with no issues. ill be donating to drjbliss when i get paid for sure!!
    1
    Does someone wanna sell there think pad ?

    Sent from my PG8630000 using XDA App

    ROFL, not in your WILDEST dreams, bud.
    1
    Not sure but it appears that you can't have your tablet encrypted and get root. Mine is encrypted and during the process it just hangs after the first time you press a key to continue. Tried several times and at one point gave it an hour but nothing.

    That being said, I did a factory default and was able to get root no problem. I was also able to encrypt it again after and I still have root. My tablet finally has full potential.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
    1
    I removed basically all of the Lenovo apps by brute force and other than having to reboot the tablet twice due to some force close loops that occurred when deleting certain apps, everything went fine.

    Then I started ****ing around with SystemUI.apk, and now I'm missing the bottom bar...

    Did you manage to fix everything? I can send you my unedited SystemUI.apk if you would like so that you can replace your broken one.
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