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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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    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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    Dharma Poudel

    I would also like root option as Motorola.

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    Stephen Bell

    To make this a usable device, for me anyways, I need the abulity to use a DS4. At the moment, I can connect. Problem is that the touchpad doesn't work, the buttons are all messed up, and I can't go to the menu.

    This is something root could solve, as I could use Sixaxis Controller. I would like root for other things, but real DS4 support is a "needed" piece. I thought I would get a few of these for my family, but without either root or proper DS4 support, this is near useless for me :(.

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    Daniele Gigola

    Many device come with root, I understand that I lost my warranty but anyway I accept and get root if possible.
    BE TOGETHER, NOT THE SAME, remix os can one of the best innovative OS with root, we can customize theme and more ..

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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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    Stew F

    Even if we get root access - can we change the OS (seeing as RemixOS is sunsetting) ???? 

    I really like the hardware and want to keep using it with an OS that will be supported. 

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    harvey
    Forget Jide. They doesn't know how to code root access and so we won't get it. There a several essential features missing, not only root. For example: every PC does have a screen saver and very android device also. But Remix doesn't have. Or does someone understand why we can't get real widgets ? I don't talk about an extra widget screen, I have this on my Mac and I don't use it. I want have it on my desktop so I can see the all the time. But this Jide doen't understand.
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    Henry Ashley-Cooper

    The only possible reason they are still delaying root must be down to shady spyware practices.

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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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    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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    Harvey Hase

    Tja, Daniele, for this "wish" Jide is deaf on both ears and they will never give us this feature. The only hope we can have is that someone from XDA or so will find a way for rooting. Till root access is available my mini is back in the box and I'm using my cubi truck.

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    Bas Idzenga

    and? do we get root acces???

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    Eugene Tan
    If Jide doesn't not want us to root the damn thing. At least let us write out to external storage. Good luck in getting this adopted widely If i can't even move my damned apps to external storage. This is basic android 101.
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    Eugene Tan
    I spent more money in terms time trying to figure out how to move my apps to external storage and root the damn thing that it would cost if I brick the damn device. Some of users value functionality over warranty. Again, not being able to root will be a blocker for wider market absorption. When asked by my friends if they would recommend the Remix PC or god forbid RemixOS the answer is an emphatic NO.
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    Dave Black

    Another vote for root access here. Feeling ripped off that I can't use my device to it's full potential and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Now that I'm seeing the occasional review on other websites I intend to highlight this major flaw.

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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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    Văn Khoa

    I want root access.

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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.

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    harvey

    For all, I have seen a section at xda developer site. But haven't had enough time to check it out complete. But I think there is something about rooting the mini.

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    harvey

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

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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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    gyula major

    Hi Guys;

    I sent a mail to support@jidemail.com

    gyula major Jan 8, 18:37 

    Hi; 

    I am not intrested in the warranty, because I am from Eastern Europe and I am not be able to validate my warranty only if I send the equipment back to you. The delivery fee will be an similar amount than the price of the mini between 15 - 30 dollars. But! If you didn't give me a root acces, I will send back the mini to you because I can't use it without the minimum protection software. I have a lot Chinese mobile (Wayteq, Xiaomi, Huawei, etc...) and these were rooted by me and the manufacturer's Web site. These have been working perfectly for couple of years. Best regards; 

    Gyula

     

     And I got this :-( 

     

     

    Cassie Sun (Jide)

    Jan 11, 15:04

    Hi Gyula,
    You are free to explore the internet to find a root of our machines at your own risks but we would not officially provide any root access to our users.
    Thanks in advance for your understanding. 

    -The Remix Team

     

     

     

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    Matthias Weiß
    Thats just a standard answer and it doesn't matter what one says... This is how a company fucks up; they are note listen to their customers. Maybe they don't want that someone finds spyware? (what about the "dragon-processes"?!)
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    djfalcone35

    I 2nd that not only did you favortize pc users over your own kick starter mini,but to make it unrootable are snakes and clearly lie and say its a pc should not be hardup over root!team a holes but im not worried because you wont root so i told amazon you deceived alot of People😠and for that took it straight back where it belongs IN A BIG BOX!

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    Stephen DENG
    Strongly request the root option for remix mini. Without root option, lots of USB related applications are meaningless for this so called "PC": You cannot get native mouse/keyboard support when you are trying use it as gaming streaming device through moonlight. You cannot use applications like USB Network Gate to share the connected USB device to remote computers. Very disappointed that Jide doesn't give quick response for such reasonable request, there are lots of similar apps in google play store requiring root access to function properly, so it is not like jailbreak request, we are talking about the fact that this "PC" device cannot run tons of apps in Google play store at all.
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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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    Fernando Macedo
    Please give me root access feature.
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    mikael rigourd

    Why???? i bought one for using with domotic (develloping bulb and plug) using bluetooth but i still block because i can't install vnc server or other rds just because no root.(for taking hand from web) i am sad. I don't understand this ridiculous point of view so that it's a very intersting product for multiple use like domotic/multimedia/...just think about it. you can win so much for...

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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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