I just picked up a little 7″ tablet (really more like 6″) for $20 on a special. It normally sells for $50, which is still really damn cheap. It is a totally workable Android 4.2 tablet, definitely worth $50 if you want a tablet, or a little extra thing to kick around.
But being me, I of course must have root on every device I own. Turns out it was dead simple, really, it came rooted. Here’s how I installed Superuser on it so I can use apps that use root.
- first download this: http://download.clockworkmod.com/superuser/superuser.zip
adb root(to run
adbas root user on the emulator)
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
adb push armeabi/su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
adb shell ln -s /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su
adb push init.superuser.rc /
And for those who want to live on the bleeding edge, try out the new system app mode of the F-Droid app store, which makes the install process smoother:
gpg --verify org.fdroid.fdroid_780.apk.asc
mv org.fdroid.fdroid_780.apk FDroid.apk
adb push FDroid.apk /system/app
Then go into the FDroid preferences, and check off “Install using system permissions”.