How to root the MK808

Re: How to root the MK808

Postby sirsuvad » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:02 am

I'm successfully install the driver for MK808 by the Moborobo detected, download and install it.
But when I'm execute adb devices It's said device not found. Try to execute TPSarkyRoot.bat also said device not found.

The adb cannot find the MK808. It seems like debugging mode did not enabled but I already enable it by execute 'am start -a android.intent.action.main -n com.android.settings/.DevelopmentSettings' to access to hidden setting screen then check the option.

Anybody could suggest me, What did I missed/done wrong !?

BTW-
The driver from rocktool is for Flashing firmware, not for adb connection, I think.
I'm using Window 7. Just recieved MK808 this week. order from AliExpress.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby lebante » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:38 am

sirsuvad wrote:Anybody could suggest me, What did I missed/done wrong !?
The device reboots several times in the process and moborobo losts the connection. You must reconnect manually each time to complete the process.

Sorry for my English.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby aakho » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:24 pm

I am trying to root the device using my Ubuntu machine and lsusb doesn't detect the mk808. I've connected it using the OTG port. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT:
I had misunderstood - connecting via OTG meant connecting ONLY via OTG. I had actually connected the other mini-USB port too, thinking that I could power up the device via the other port and connect to the computer via OTB port.
So now I have the device accessible via adb by setting the appropriate udev rules.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby jefflessard » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:08 am

I tought some of you might be interested to know that the MK808 is factory rooted...
you can check this by using "adb shell id", it should tell you that you are user root (id 0).

"su" is also working nicely, though, I've not tested it with SuperSU.
I mean, all apps are granted root access by default and it won't ask you before granting those rights to the app.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby ginopaneg » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:27 am

if i download SuperUser from market for checking if I have root access could make problems?
If I dont have root access it says to me only that or not?

excuse-me for my english
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby halen2012 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:56 am

where can i get the mk808 tv box? i found one here, but i think it is too expensive.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby octavo7dia » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:19 am

hi, im having troubles with mi mk... the screen turns into green when i try to access playstore or the browser... does anyone knows how to fix that?
thanks in advance!!
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby sidelong » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:43 am

Perhaps OT, but I can confirm that the MK809 is NOT rooted as supplied.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby sidelong » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:44 pm

deadhp1 wrote:I've put together this little guide for rooting the MK808.
First off it should be noted that your MK808 will not be detected by using the power usb port.
Use the OTG port on the side of the MK808 and it will be detected.

I am not responsible if you brick your device!
This is based off a guide written by Piers on vondroid for the N101 II. http://vondroid.com/threads/root-instructions-jelly-bean-only.680/

1) Download Moborobo and unrar into a folder.
MoboroboSetup_V2.0.2.290(Moborobo_En_official)(1).rar

2) Download TPSarky-VonDroid-Root.zip and unzip into a folder.
TPSarky-VonDroid-Root.zip

3) Install Moborobo and open it

4) Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your MK808 via either of the following methods:

A) By installing Launcher Pro and making a new shortcut that points to Development Settings(which is missing in the normal settings menu.)
Shortcuts->Activities->Settings->Development (com.android.settings.DevelopmentSettings)
Enable USB Debugging.

B) Install Terminal emulator and type:
Code: Select all
am start -a android.intent.action.main -n com.android.settings/.DevelopmentSettings

Enable USB Debugging when settings pops up.

5) Wait for Moborobo to see the device and install drivers. It will detect the device as rk30sdk.

6)Run TPSparkyRoot.bat and follow the on-screen instructions.
Your MK808 will reboot a couple of times during this process.
When complete move on to the next step.(TPSarkyRoot.bat is also supposed to install SuperSU, but at least on my MK808 it didn't)

7)Install SuperSU from Play Store.(If not installed in previous step)

8)Optional Install BusyBox from Play Store.


If all went well you should be rooted.


Well, I followed these instructions, to no avail. It seems that my problem is that the Mobo Daemon is not compatible with the way I have my MK809 set up. Running Moborobo on the PC and then plugging in the MK809 data (not power) port does not result in any drivers (or Mobo Daemon I presume) being installed. Neither is Mobo Daemon available from Google Play Store. The error message asserts that Mobo Daemon is incompatible with my device. So I can't make any progress. Any ideas about what is causing the incompatibility between my MK809 and Mobo Daemon. And yes, I have followed all the instructions to the letter, and confirmed afterwards that the Security and Develper setting are correct. I added one other, which was to tick the "connect to PC" box in USB settings. All suggestions gratefully received.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby rothenbj » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:14 am

I got down to-

"5) Wait for Moborobo to see the device and install drivers. It will detect the device as rk30sdk."

I plugged the mk808 into the USB port and waited for something to happen, like Moborobo to see it but nothing. There was also no indication that the PC recognized that it was attached, much like the issues I had in updating the firmware. I was temped to take a paper clip to the reset button, but figured I'd ask before I fouled up my hours of progress.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby eyesoft » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:40 pm

i'm stuck here : Wait for Moborobo to see the device and install drivers. It will detect the device as rk30sdk.
Moborobo can't install drivers , and yes it detect the device as rk30sdk, tried on 3 computers … also tried in linux and adb can't see my device …
on linux i get : lsusb Bus 001 Device 022: ID 2207:0006
i have udev rule , but adb gives me List of devices attached empty.

P.S. i got MK808 with bluetooth , i think it's called MK808B .

any suggestions ?
thnx
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Re: How to root the MK808

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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby chancechen » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:14 pm

To those guys who failed to run 'TPSparkyRoot.bat' , error message is 2 devices be recognized by 'adb.exe' ,
One is USB direct connect to MK808 , another one is emulator of MK808.
IF MK808 is connect to PC by OTG USB , please modify 'TPSparkyRoot.bat' , replace all 'adb' wording by 'adb -d' (it means add '-d' parameter).

Another issue is , 'TPSparkyRoot.bat' doesn't push 'SuperSU.apk' , and show the 'chown' , 'chmod' error.
Because adb.exe doesn't 'push' this apk to MK808 , add the following line after 'echo --- Installing SuperSU'

adb -d push SuperSU.apk /system/app/SuperSU.apk
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby allminipc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:05 pm

You can root your device with Allminipc Tool
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby johnshun » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:30 pm

no one has a solution to root mk808 or mk808b? I got the driver to installed in Win7x64 but adb won't push anything. I keep getting device not found messages :(
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby miketfc59 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:53 pm

johnshun wrote:no one has a solution to root mk808 or mk808b? I got the driver to installed in Win7x64 but adb won't push anything. I keep getting device not found messages :(

Connect to a Windows PC using the OTG port:
1. on mk808,
- settings -> USB-> connect to PC checked <<<<--- this one is not sticky, you will find it unchecked after each reboot
- settings -> Developer option -> USB debugging checked

2. on your windows machine, in MoboRobo, you should see installing device driver >> connecting >> connected

3. exit from MoboRobo (you can actually completely uninstall it now if you want)

4. in a cmd session:
- cd to the folder where TPSarky-VonDroid-Root.zip was unpacked.
- run "adb devices" - you should see your mk808 listed there. If you see the device but is listed as "offline" you probably forgot to exit from MoboRobo.

If all these steps are ok, you are good to go.

Before you run the batch script, you need to fix the SuperSu section:

echo --- Installing SuperSU
adb push SuperSU.apk /system/app/SuperSU.apk <<< -- add this line
adb shell chown root.root /system/app/SuperSU.apk
adb shell chmod 0644 /system/app/SuperSU.apk

5. run TPSparkyRoot.bat
The device will reboot 3 times. After each reboot, you need to redo the USB settings from step 1 and wait about 30sec - 1min for Windows to find the device. You should actually hear the "windows device connect" sound, before you can continue If you haven't uninstalled MoboRobo, do not let MoboRobo take over the device. It ls probabely a good idea to keep a second cmd session open and to run ""adb devices" before hitting a key to continue in TPSparkyRoot.bat.

If you still have problems, you can run the commands form TPSparkyRoot.bat files, one by one in the cmd session, until something fails.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby braccino » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:46 am

Hi,
pleae could you indicate what usb cable can I use? I wonder I have to plug the adapter with a mini USB in OTG port and I have to use USB cable with 2 male USB-A connector in my pc.
But nothing happens, it seems the OTG doesn't work. I tried to attach a Usb keyboard on OTG port but it doesn't work.

Any suggest?
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby claudiuionel » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Thank you, it works.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby kermitos » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:47 am

Is it possible to check if my device is rooted?
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby ocnda » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:45 pm

The reason it didn't install SuperSU is that there is a command missing in TPSparkyRoot.bat
Add this
Code: Select all
adb push SuperSU.apk /system/bin/SuperSU.apk

as line 34 and it should work
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