How to Root Rockchip RK3188 mini PCs

CloudnetGo CR9 was the first Rockchip RK3188 mini PC I had ever seen reported, but since then others apparently based on the same board have started to show up including Tronsmart T428, Rikomagic MK802 IV, as well as Ugoos UG802B, UG007B and MK809 III. We’ll get a lot of choices, but most of time the firmware does not provide root access. I noticed published instructions to root those device in Spanish yesterday, but today, Geekbuying rooted the Ugoos devices with the same method used for RK3188 Tablets.

Ugoos UG802B Board
Ugoos UG802B Board

You have to follow those 5 simple steps:

  1. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your mini PC (Settings -> Developer Options)
  2. Connect your RK3188 mini PC to a Windows PC via the USB port.
  3. Your PC should detect a new device, and try to install the driver. You can download the driver at (password: GEEKBUYING.COM)
  4. After having installed the driver, download RK3188_ROOT.rar (password: GEEKBUYING.COM), and extract the files. (Alternative link)
  5. Click “ TPSparkyRoot.bat” and follow the instructions. After 2 reboot, your device should be rooted.

Currently only resellers own RK3188 mini PCs as the firmware needs more work, and the devices should become available to the public later in April.

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