37 responses

  1. Patola
    March 19, 2013

    Please do NOT give platform-dependent instructions or at least try to get a wider range of platforms. There are OSs other than windows (Mac OS X, Linux and the likes) and people who use them instead of the OS from Redmond.

  2. cnxsoft
    March 19, 2013

    I’m also using Linux on my desktop PC (Ubuntu), and I’d prefer a Linux method to root the device, but I do not know one, and the tools appear to be only available in Windows.

  3. sae762
    March 20, 2013

    +1. Rooting is not for basic user. Advanced users can analyze the .bat file, but detail steps “how to root using adb and su”, imho, will be more useful. This is universal and cross-platform method.

  4. fkpwolf
    March 21, 2013

    @cnxsoft lets stick to more funny thinks, rather than a small step

  5. prismfire
    May 10, 2013

    RK3188_Root.rar download results in this message:

    Error (509)
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

    Any mirrors?

  6. cnxsoft
    May 14, 2013

    I’ve added an alternative link in the post.

  7. Mikael Danielsson
    June 1, 2013

    I’ve tried to install the driver with device manager, but it simply doesn’t work.

    Do you have, something like and installer for the drivers?

  8. cnxsoft
    June 1, 2013

    @Mikael Danielsson
    Have you downloaded GEEKBUYING_Rockchip_Batch_Tool_v1.6.rar ?
    Then you just need to extract it, and when you connect the USB, Windows should detected your device. Do not let Windows install the drivers, but manually select the path to the drivers you downloaded.

  9. emergent1
    June 6, 2013

    I too cannot install the driver. I have manually tried to install the driver by going to devices, update driver for rk31sdk device and set the driver folder to the extracted batch tool folder. It simply says Windows cannot find the driver for your device. I have the MK809iii miniPC with the same rk3188 chip. Any help?@cnxsoft

  10. cnxsoft
    June 7, 2013

    I’ve seen AndroidPC.es recently provided a new method: http://androidpc.es/blog/2013/05/23/root2-soc-rk3188/
    It’s in Spanish, but it should still be easy to follow.

  11. emergent1
    June 9, 2013

    @cnxsoft Thanks for the link, but that link suggests the same method for installing the drivers. Only the software used for the rooting process is different. So the problem remains unresolved. I’m using the microUSB port on the miniPC to connect to the computer and it detects the device as rk31sdk. Should I try using the USB port instead of the microUSB?

  12. ede
    June 10, 2013

    Error (509)
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

    Can i use the batch tool from cloudnet website also?

    And i have a problem when i use rk remote with android phone – when i use touch screen the device reboots every time. ther keys and rest is working. tested on tablet and smartphone

    thasnks for help

  13. cnxsoft
    June 10, 2013

    I guess there’s only one “RK Batch Tool” tool, o you can download it anywhere. Maybe earlier versions don’t work with RK3188 though.

    About th RK Remote: I’ve never tried it, but you may want to check for firmware updates for your device, I’ve read some other also have the same problem.

  14. ede
    June 10, 2013

    sorry i could not find it :-( can you please help

  15. ede
    June 10, 2013

    `hi thanks

    i download 1.7 from cloudnet webpage so i think this will work.

    thanks for your help again


  16. Faisal Butt
    July 6, 2013


    I have the same issue.. and i have the same device…. did you find any solution or any drivers which can be installed…. i tried so many times but same error…

  17. z
    July 6, 2013

    To install the device drivers, you need to open the RKBatchTool application first, then you need to make sure you press the button on the side of the tronsmart as you connect the USB into the computer. Press and hold for 5 seconds, then release. The green button will then appear on the RKBatchTool application window automatically.

    Follow the instruction in the Rockchip Drivers section here : http://www.flashmyandroid.com/forum/content.php?110-Rockchip-RK3066-RK3188-Tools-and-Stuff

    it worked for me.

    There’s another instruction on changing the Hardware ID of the device driver here (in the comments section at the bottom) :

  18. z
    July 6, 2013

    to clarify

    when my device is recognized as an abd android device the “ TPSparkyRoot.bat” file can be run.
    based on the instruction collected here : http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2013/04/28/how-to-root-tronsmart-t428/#.Udgko5wsYgM

    when it is recognized as a rockchip usb device, the RKBatchTool can be run.
    : http://www.flashmyandroid.com/forum/content.php?110-Rockchip-RK3066-RK3188-Tools-and-Stuff

  19. Faisal Butt
    July 7, 2013

    Thanx dear Z….
    But i already have installed drivers with “ZhuoDaShi-2.2.0-setup” with help from http://androidpc.es/blog/2013/05/23/root2-soc-rk3188/…. And later rooted the device with TPSparkyRoot.bat file…. Anyway thanx again for helping me….
    But i still have an issue of less internal memory…. The only reason for rooting my device is that i want to increase internal storage which is only 100mb left.. and i cannot install even 1mb software… I will appreciate If you can help me in this regard

  20. cnxsoft
    July 7, 2013

    @Faisal Butt
    You may want to checkout Finless ROM on freaktab.com. You can normally select different app partition sizes (e.g. 1GB, 2GB or 4GB) during installation. If you don’t want to flash a new ROM, you can also to to Settings->App, and select “Move to SD card”. This will move it to the “SD card” partition that’s actually inside the NAND flash.

  21. Faisal Butt
    July 7, 2013

    Thans dear…. i have checked this website http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?4828-NEW-Tronsmart-MK908-Finless-ROM-1-4&highlight= im sure after downloading the rom there will be a metod how to flash the rom? i will try this and will let you know.. thanx….

  22. Faisal Butt
    July 7, 2013

    And i believe this rom will work perfectly on MK908iii device?

  23. cnxsoft
    July 7, 2013

    @Faisal Butt
    is MK908 iii the same as MK908? The best is to ask directly on freaktab.

  24. Faisal Butt
    July 7, 2013

    I think so………… But my device MK908iii is also quad core with Rockchip RK3188……. ok i will ask there also… Thnks

  25. Rezer
    July 8, 2013

    Entitled much? If you need instructions for the platform that YOU chose, then perhaps YOU should find a way to get it done. Or just get access to the supported platform, as many of us windows luddites have done in the past for a wide range of linux only tools.

  26. Faisal Butt
    July 11, 2013

    Dear im really in a bad situation right now…. as we discussed in earlier post that i have successfully root my mk908iii and now searching for a custom rom… Before i flash any rom my device have stuck at a bootloader screen….
    after rooting my device everything was seems ok.. but i dont know what happened today when i start my device, from the boot screen it’s not going ahead….. please help what should i do? After showing 4 penguins device stuck at R-BOX animation screen.. and thats it……

  27. cnxsoft
    July 11, 2013
  28. emergent1
    July 13, 2013

    @Faisal Butt

    I have finally found a solution.
    Follow instructions in the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYdMydq7css
    You will have to install Android SDK.

  29. Faisal Butt
    July 15, 2013

    Dear… i was about to ask you.. because i have seen that you were also looking for the same thing….
    Right now im in the office once will go home and will let you know….
    But i have root the device but now it is stuck at bootloader…let see your youtube link work for me or not?

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