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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