How to root the MK808

How to root the MK808

Postby deadhp1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:09 am

I've put together this little guide for rooting the MK808.
First off it should be noted that your MK808 will not be detected by using the power usb port.
Use the OTG port on the side of the MK808 and it will be detected.

I am not responsible if you brick your device!
This is based off a guide written by Piers on vondroid for the N101 II. http://vondroid.com/threads/root-instructions-jelly-bean-only.680/

1) Download Moborobo and unrar into a folder.
MoboroboSetup_V2.0.2.290(Moborobo_En_official)(1).rar

2) Download TPSarky-VonDroid-Root.zip and unzip into a folder.
TPSarky-VonDroid-Root.zip

3) Install Moborobo and open it

4) Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your MK808 via either of the following methods:

A) By installing Launcher Pro and making a new shortcut that points to Development Settings(which is missing in the normal settings menu.)
Shortcuts->Activities->Settings->Development (com.android.settings.DevelopmentSettings)
Enable USB Debugging.

B) Install Terminal emulator and type:
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am start -a android.intent.action.main -n com.android.settings/.DevelopmentSettings

Enable USB Debugging when settings pops up.

5) Wait for Moborobo to see the device and install drivers. It will detect the device as rk30sdk.

6)Run TPSparkyRoot.bat and follow the on-screen instructions.
Your MK808 will reboot a couple of times during this process.
When complete move on to the next step.(TPSarkyRoot.bat is also supposed to install SuperSU, but at least on my MK808 it didn't)

7)Install SuperSU from Play Store.(If not installed in previous step)

8)Optional Install BusyBox from Play Store.


If all went well you should be rooted.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby mk808fans » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:54 am

Thanks for the post!

i get few questions.

when i connect the mk808 with the computer, nothing happen ,why?

after you root, have you tried the droidmote, can you control this with your smartphone?
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby deadhp1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:46 pm

I left out the most important part!!!!
Instead of using the power mini USB, use the OTG USB port.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby kmunir » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:41 pm

Thanks for these deadhp1. I have rooted mine now. I am having similar issues as you were having. have posted my findings in another thread.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby eminarcissus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:52 am

Hi,
I've followed the instruction but after enabled debug option and plug usb into the otg port, it asking me to install driver of mk808 and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Any suggestions ?

Thx in advance for help :)
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby mrspin » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:36 am

eminarcissus wrote:Hi,
I've followed the instruction but after enabled debug option and plug usb into the otg port, it asking me to install driver of mk808 and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Any suggestions ?

Thx in advance for help :)


when in device manager, for the component that has a ? you have to browse the folder where you unzipped the rocktool to on your pc.
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby eminarcissus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:46 am

mrspin wrote:
eminarcissus wrote:Hi,
I've followed the instruction but after enabled debug option and plug usb into the otg port, it asking me to install driver of mk808 and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Any suggestions ?

Thx in advance for help :)


when in device manager, for the component that has a ? you have to browse the folder where you unzipped the rocktool to on your pc.


Thx for that. I haven't found rocktool under either of directories under the unpacked attachment. Do I have to download it from elsewhere?
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby mrspin » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:52 am

eminarcissus wrote:
mrspin wrote:
eminarcissus wrote:Hi,
I've followed the instruction but after enabled debug option and plug usb into the otg port, it asking me to install driver of mk808 and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Any suggestions ?

Thx in advance for help :)


when in device manager, for the component that has a ? you have to browse the folder where you unzipped the rocktool to on your pc.


Thx for that. I haven't found rocktool under either of directories under the unpacked attachment. Do I have to download it from elsewhere?


try harder - this is easy!

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=45
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby eminarcissus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:06 am

mrspin wrote:
try harder - this is easy!

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=45



I've actually already tried that one but it didn't recognize it.
here's my device manager's snapshot :
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Re: How to root the MK808

Postby eminarcissus » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:17 am

Oops, I think i've got the culprit... I didn't install android sdk on the virtual-machine so it doesn't have adb driver for adb shell.
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