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How To Root Droid Stick A2 mini PC

Droid Stick A2 mini PC does not come rooted, so here’s a simple rooting guide for the device. First, make sure you’ve installed the latest firmware, then follow the instructions below (Source: ARMTvTech):

  1. Copy update_Superuser.zip to the root of a micro SD card.
  2. Insert the microSD card to Droid Stick A2, and power the device
  3. Go the Apps menu in Android, and launch “Upgrade” app.
  4. Select Local Upgrade
  5. Select update_Superuser.zip
  6. Select Reboot And Install Package
  7. Let the update go through, and let it boot to Android.

You should now have root access. This method deleted old version of su and Superuser.apk, copies su to /system/bin & Superuser.apk to /system/app, and changes permissions on those files. It may also work on other AMLogic AML8726-M1 / M3 / MX based devices. If you are interested in knowing exactly what it does, unzip update_Superuser.zip, and open /META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script.

For some reasons, the first time I tried, it failed to create a symlink to su, and after the first boot I got the Android Home Screen for phones, without access to mouse or keyboard. A reboot recovered access to the proper user interface and access to mouse and keyboard. My second try with the steps described above finally succeeded to root the device.

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  1. negrito
    April 19th, 2013 at 21:00 | #1

    Hi,
    I try this, but I get the error “Symlinking: some syslinks failet”
    Please help? I reboot some times and try again and steel the same!

  2. Joe Malone
    July 22nd, 2014 at 01:19 | #2

    I have the same error. Tried numerous times. My android version is 4.2.2

  3. Joe Malone
    July 23rd, 2014 at 01:05 | #3

    The supersu version in armvtech forums succeeded (I guess by the fact i got no error and device rebooted while the progress bar stopped at about 33%). But still I have no root.

    I also tried the towelroot (just closes) and framaroot (says its not supported). Stilll no success.

    My version info is
    Android 4.2.2
    Kernel 3.0.50 May 20 2013
    Build: jdq39.20130518

    Is it really unsupported?

  4. Joe Malone
    July 28th, 2014 at 20:51 | #4
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