Okay, the best way to fully utilise an Android device is when we (the users) have the choice of customising whatever we want on it. We now have the way to do this.
Rooting the Mi700 DroidPad
Thanks to “Abasir” for the instructions. He posted the instructions originally at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=793071. I modified and added some stuff just to make it bit more clear and helpful.
1. Download the file “SuperOneClickv1.4-ShortFuse.zip” from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682. Extract the zip file out into a folder.
2. Replace the adb.exe from SuperOneClick with the adb.exe from the Mi700 CDROM (this is the virtual drive created when you connect your data cable to windows).
3. Run SuperOneClick > and then click “Root“… it will hang after completing a few tasks. Do not worry. Exit the program.
4. Run the same program again… Click “Root” again and this time, it will finish the process and it would show that the Mi700 is ROOTED.
5. Install the ADB drivers from the CD ROM Drive that is specifically created when you plug the Mi700 to your desktop. Either double click on the drive to enter setup or using Windows Explorer, click on “Setup.exe”.
6. Open a command prompt from windows, go to your adb directory.
[For those who have used ADB on other Android devices and have installed AndroidSDK]
Usually, it will be c:/AndroidSDK/Android-Sdk-windows/tools (For further instructions on ADB (Android Debug Bridge), you can read this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=502010)
[For those who are using ADB for the first time]
Open Command Prompt (Start > Run > Type “CMD”, and press Enter). Then go to the directory where you extracted the zip file in step 1.
E.g. C:\Users\[your username]\Desktop\SuperOneClickv1.4-ShortFuse
7. Come out of the command prompt window and Copy the file “su” (there is no file extension) from where you extracted SuperOneClick.zip and put it into your “c:/AndroidSDK/Android-Sdk-windows/tools” folder (if you have AndroidSDK), if not, put it in the same folder as the SuperOneClick extracted file.
8. In your command prompt from step 6, type:
adb push su /system/bin
and the file will be copied to your device.
9. If you had no problems pushing (copying the file) then go straight to step 9. If you get “read-only file system” error. Type the following from the command prompt.
adb shell mount -oremount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
10. Important last step… you need to change the permission of the file so that you do not lose the root.
and a # prompt will appear. Type the following:
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
and you are done!
This was discussed and found solely by Malaysians. Malaysia boleh! 😛