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Can I root Remix Mini?

We don't recommend rooting your Remix Mini since rooting will void the warranty for Remix Mini.

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    Brendan

    Since rooting is discouraged, thereby disallowing backup apps like Titanium Backup, are there other backup mechanisms in Remix OS to be able to fully restore apps and data in the case of a device reset?

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    Michael Erickson

    Or how about an app to create an RDP server that doesn't require root so I can utilize my phone as a mouse and keyboard? Or to access my Remix remotely?

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    rob

    cant write to ext sdcard. alot of apps require root.it would be better if you gave us a method to root OUR devices without bricking them some of us are not botherd about warranty we would like root access, you say you listen to your backers please give us what we want.

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    Liam Bhardwaj

    If its to be expected that we use this as a new age desktop device and platform OS for the future, then perhaps its important to understand that without root, we as the users lose out on 'basic administration' that is found in competitive desktop systems like Windows, Mac and Linux respectively. I hope this is seriously reconsidered, as from my personal perspective, if this is not a PC i can have any control over, its not my PC - its yours. I would also recommend you take look at Nextbit, the creators of the Android phone "Robin" on Kickstarter - who will actually honor full warranty even if a user bricks their device. If its such a major concern to you, then maybe you should consider having an optional Pre-Rooted ROM for use users to flash, thus negating any "warranty" issues. If this is not the case, and you simply don't want users to have any control over their own devices.. then i will be saddened, as this will meet the same fate as other desktop conversion attempts that also tried to control the user experience. I would like to see Remix OS become huge, but without administration and root found on every other desktop system, this wont be possible. Thanks for your time. #remixon

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    Matthias Weiß

    Why not make a developer-option for root? just like motorola did it (but within the settings for example)? you can still not recommend it, but give the users there freedom to use their devices as they want :)

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    bird.tadikwa

    yes why ? i want adb on wifi please

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    bird.tadikwa

    I have try all method with apk but no result. I wait a usb cable to test adb

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    Djaswan Mohkamsing

    I have a male-male USB cable en tried with the methods in the XDA link without any succes.
    I'm not sure If step 7 succeeded.
    The moment where I hit a bump was in step 8 and 9 when I want to transfer the files from /date/local/tmp to /system/bin
    Maybe because I used Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Nautilus didn't detect my Remix Mini, searched for a solution and couldn't find it.
    I hope you succeed where I failed.

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    Harvey Hase

    There are a lot of points root access is needed especially for power users. Android is an "free" OS. So I can't understand why you lock it. I agree, not everyone will have an rooted device, but without us, you wasn't be able to produce the mini. So keep is a little exclusive and give us the chance to root our device.
    Thx.

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    Diego Cordero

    As a Kickstarter backer who got the two pack. i would definitely support the idea of having root access.

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    patrickschwarz1995

    I would also prefer a possibility to enable root accesses in the developer option like Motorola.

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    Dharma Poudel

    I would also like root option as Motorola.

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    harvey

    I really need root access, because I want work with the following apps:
    1. DroidMote Server--> it's a must have !!!!!
    2. Onion Browser--> it's a must have !!!!!
    3. DNS Changer
    4. Titanium Pro

    and I want deactivate all the Google spyware.

    I don't see any reason, why root isn't available. All my other devices are rooted and I have no problem with that.

    So PLEASE give us the chance to root the device !!!!!!

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    gyula major

    Firewall, antivirus, etc... doesn't work perfectly without root!!!!
    I paid this item and my sovereign law that I can do all thing with it what I want I suppose!!!
    If I bought a computer with op.system (or not) I will be root!!! Everytime.
    You didn't tell it on your webpage before I paid it. If I had known it, I wouldn't have bought it.

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    Matt

    Just chiming in as another dissatisfied customer who requires root access to HIS device. Give us an option to waive our warranty and get root access!

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    harvey

    I don't need the warranty because it makes no sense to send the mini back from Germany. If I brick it, I will buy a new one. So let me root the mini !!!!

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    Benjamin Brogdon

    Has anyone tried Towelroot? I saw a post where it apparently worked with the ultratablet.

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    Matt

    Benjamin: Yes, people (myself included) have tried it; it doesn't work.

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    gyula major

    harvey: I agree with you! I will not pay a lot of money for postage, that I can send a brick back.

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    Lukas

    Hi, Jide, please give us chance to root the Mini. There is so many reasons why it is very usefull. I do not care about warranty.

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    Daniellesadler1986

    Root access please!

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    Henry Ashley-Cooper

    I guess the reason they are worried about giving root is people will brick the device, then claim it's not functioning and ask for a refund/replacement.

    They should just update the refund policy to require you to send your old device in to get it replaced, then they can check if a root attempt has been made before offering a replacement or refund... then we can have root.

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    harvey

    I think they don't know how they can implement root access.

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    Benjamin Brogdon

    I'm sure that you're right about their rationale, Harvey. 99% of these population didn't even know what rooting is. 99.9% of the population has no idea who Jide is. Their caution is warranted if this was a $500 flagship device. But at $50, if it bricks... Oh well. I know that Jide is a startup and they gave lots of obstacles to market. But, and I'm only posting this in cade anyone from Jide is actually reading the forums, they need to understand who their customer base is--tech geeks. It's pretty condescending of the company to be so paternalistic. And, to be perfectly honest, it makes me not want to buy from them again. When the Mini 2 or Ultratablet comes out, they will need early adopters to find then and spread the word. It makes me want to explore other options.

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    harvey

    Some time ago I have had a IT project with Chinese IT guys. And they told me, that Chinese can manufacture pretty good hardware, but they don't know how code good software.

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    Daniel Zegarra Rosario

    I don't care too much in loosing my warranty. Now, can I root my device to at least try to use it in its full potencial?

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    rob

    jide will not give us root access until we shame them into it. start by going on Amazon and post negative reviews about how they dont listen too thieir BACKERS and then they might start listening. i like the concept of remix os but they have mislabled it as pc. when if you own a pc it yours to do with as you wish, and not as with the remix mini as THEY wish.

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    Brendan

    Or, maybe there are other issues, like actual bugs, that are currently more important to their entire user base.

    Shaming via reviews seems like a very childish thing to do, and will very likely not get you what you want.

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    Alex Lee

    One more vote for root access.

    Normally, the root reserved devices are for selling other contents or services, like "Fire" devices of Amazon, like iOS devices (though the "jailbreak" mechanism is not exactly same as "root" in Android world, the meaning of gaining the full access to the device is same)... So maybe, providing a rootable device maybe a good selling point. I trust users will be glad if people from Jide can consider this.

    Edited by Alex Lee
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