How to Root Minix Neo G4

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compyy
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How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:07 am

Hi Guys,

How to root Minix Neo G4 ?

Compy

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:13 am

compyy wrote:Hi Guys,

How to root Minix Neo G4 ?

Compy


I posted a link to the instructions and some other interesting links on Page 4 of the firmware thread.

http://www.armtvtech.com/armtvtechforum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=393&start=30#p3365

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:38 am

thanks, But im on Windows 7, it is asking for Drivers for Neo-G4, I tried to provide the link for Rockbus drivers but it is not accepting.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:43 am

It shows VID_2207&PID_006&REV_0222

but i dont see this PID listed in drivers.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 am

I am unable to install the drivers, if i disable Debugging mode, it works fine as storage device, but as soon as i enable debugging mode, i loose the connection and it asks for the drivers.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:08 pm

compyy wrote:thanks, But im on Windows 7, it is asking for Drivers for Neo-G4, I tried to provide the link for Rockbus drivers but it is not accepting.


I'm not sure what you mean by link. Are you talking about a url? If so, I don't think that will work.

I think you should download the drivers from the link (url) I provided in the other thread. Once downloaded, you should extract them from the .rar archive file into a folder. If you don't have a program capable of unpacking an .rar file you might need to download a freeware program like 7-Zip with that capability. After you extract the drivers into a folder you can look inside and you will find some subfolders. There is one for x86 (Intel) and one for AMD64 (AMD). Look in the folder that matches the processor for your computer and you should find a subfolder for Win7. This is the folder you want to point towards when it says it can't find a driver and asks you to provide a location.

I hope that helps. I have not actually received my NEO G4 yet so I actually have not been able to try this. Otherwise I could probably help more.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:26 pm

I tried same, it doesnt install the driver, i checked the driver file, it doesnt include the detected PID.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:52 pm

After spending 4 hours, i couldnt manage to install the drivers for NEO-G4 in Win7, can't root it :(

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:52 am

Maybe Moborobo can help you out? I found that in their Tutorials. There are several of the tutorials that might be of interest.

http://www.moborobo.com/tutorial/hardware.html

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:23 am

Sent them the ID, lets see

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:20 am

I noticed on the MIMIX Facebook page that somebody was asking for the Windows 7 32-bit drivers. This caused me to wonder: does your Windows 7 computer have a 32-bit processor or a 64-bit processor?

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:11 pm

Hahaha it was me who was asking for drivers :)

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:06 am

compyy wrote:Hahaha it was me who was asking for drivers :)


I think you are on the right track looking for 32-bit drivers if your Windows 7 is running on a 32-bit processor. Or you could find somebody with a 64-bit laptop.

My Neo G4 arrived yesterday and after playing with it for a couple of hours I decided to root it. I just followed the instructions and it took about 5 minutes using Moborobo and SuperOneClick. I did not even need the drivers that I had downloaded; Moborobo just installed them automatically. I am running Windows-7 on a 64-bit laptop.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby tibox » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:26 am

Do you have the full market ? We can read on minix Facebook page the oposite :| (idem for X5)
http://www.facebook.com/minixtech#

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:26 am

tibox wrote:Do you have the full market ? We can read on minix Facebook page the oposite :| (idem for X5)
http://www.facebook.com/minixtech#


I'm not sure that this is related to rooting, but ....

I have a G4, not an X5. I have found everything I have looked for with the G4 on the market so far. I remember reading a thread a couple of weeks ago where somebody in the PRC was having trouble finding DroidMote Server App and I found it with my G4 no problem. I don't know how to check what it thinks my location might be.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby tibox » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:59 am

Ok thank you very much jackbeimble. Have you tested skype video call ?

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby compyy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Skype Audio/Video is not working for me, it crashes.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby tibox » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:24 pm

Did you use UVC webcam with powered USB hub ?

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby jackbenimble » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:57 pm

tibox wrote:Ok thank you very much jackbeimble. Have you tested skype video call ?


I don't have a videocam. I really don't think it would be very convenient doing Skype in front of the TV so I will leave that to my laptop and my phone.

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Re: How to Root Minix Neo G4

Postby tibox » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:19 pm

unless if you have kids running everywhere !!! ;)


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