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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by racersdream, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. racersdream

    racersdream Lurker
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    If anybody can, I need to figure out how I can root my unlocked mini I9082 phone (Samsung Galaxy S lookalike), whose chipset is MTK6516 and it runs 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich? I have no idea how after searching the whole internet for the adb drivers and the instructions for those.

    This is the phone I'm mentioning that I have bought on ebay 2 weeks ago, and currently in my possession:


    Like I said, it's already factory unlocked
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The thing with unknown phones like that is that developers dont waste their time learning to exploit them.
    I hope you do get it rooted but i think its doubtful :thumbdown:
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Very much as funkylogik already posted. Unknown manufacturer, no information available.
     
  4. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Most come rooted out of the box. Two D2 pads, mach speed trio, one emerson 4.3 pre-rooted. But you can forget custom ROMs. Rooting them just overcomes performance problems (over clock) and allows devs to test hacks and mods on a cheap, easily replaceable tablet/phone without worries of bricking an expensive flagship
     
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  5. racersdream

    racersdream Lurker
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    Then how am I supposed to know if it's pre-rooted?

    And if in case, provide with the closest equivalent
     
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Try the Root Checker app :thumbup:
     
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  7. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    ^^free from Play Store. If it says "congrats you're rooted" then install a superuser app and enjoy!
     
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  8. racersdream

    racersdream Lurker
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    I know, but HOW can I root it? As it keeps showing Chinese spamware, and some preinstalled games I wanna get rid of
     
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    A cute little penguin wearing a red scarf? ...it's not Tux. Think what you got was really intended for use here in China. ...especially given that it came from Ebay.

    Unless an exploit can be found to root this device, there's not a lot can be done about it. Thing is most of the time, devs just don't bother with them, and concentrate their efforts on the well-known and popular devices like real Samsungs, etc.

    For your information you might want to read our forum sticky about these things...
    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/631594-off-brand-phones-tablets-worth-low-cost.html
     
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  10. boathead

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  11. boathead

    boathead Android Enthusiast

    also try this vid. the problem will be locating the device driver if your pc doesn't automatically install it. can't help you there beyond suggesting that your pc device manager can try to find it.

    not that this has anything to do with you....but i recently rooted a chinese phone. i had to load a motorola driver. go figure.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSbxHs6SkFM
     
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I spent an hour browsing that.... Good luck!
     
  13. racersdream

    racersdream Lurker
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    After I installed, and failed to look for its device, this is what I faced: [​IMG]

    And after I followed every step: [​IMG]


    Not to mention that my pc runs Win7 Home Premium 64bit
     
  14. SuperWind

    SuperWind Member

    Since I have a twisted history with these chinese tablets I can probably help, you can try a rooting program called UnlockRoot, I used that program for my first chinese tablet about 2 months ago because all the other ones(oneclickroot etc.) said it couldn't root it, but unlockroot did, so thats really sorta your last resort.
     
  15. Mayhem

    Mayhem Android Expert

  16. racersdream

    racersdream Lurker
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    but the usb driver, which one?
    for the phone I mentioned that I own
     
  17. Mayhem

    Mayhem Android Expert

    You don't need to connect the phone to your PC to use Z4. Just download the APK to your phone and run it. If Z4 says it was successful, download and install a root checker to make sure.
     
  18. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I got Play Store and their various apps working on my Mach Speed Trio cheapie, after some tricks. I'd use a root checker on yours to find out if it came rooted as all of mine did. If you need assistance getting Play working, feel free to drop me a PM and I can link to the XDA thread for the APKs. I play with budget devices often just to see what I can do with them. As for custom ROMs and recoveries, I'm still working on those. Need some more guinea pig tablets as I actually use my Trio and don't want to brick it (yet)
     
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