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xrs

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:52 AM #11

yes i did mean #thinkpad-android sorry for confusion i just titled mine as root so thats what i remembered. So that method didnt work... devs!!! we ned your guidance!
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:31 PM #12

I have been doing some research into what might work on the TPT. I'll create a separate thread for each method. If you get a chance to try them out on the TPT please post to the specific thread your results.
-Z4Root
-SuperOneClick
-Gingerbreak
-Universal Androot

I know it's a long shot but some of us noobs might just learn something by trying them.

Edited by TekMason, 17 October 2011 - 08:12 PM.

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x3rr15

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:16 PM #13

I've tried all of those methods, Tek.

-Z4Root
Crashes while trying to get access to the shell

-SuperOneClick
Doesn't have the right adb driver initially
I modified a driver from lenovo's website as per this post - http://forums.lenovo...p/550427/page/3 and this post - http://knowledge.lapasa.net/?p=190
This allows SuperOneClick to get to step 6 but it froze then
I then disabled USB Debugging and it got to step 7
but it then failed and crashed when trying to mount /System/ for RW access

-GingerBreak
Doesn't appear to do anything useful, it just hangs.

-Universal AndRoot
Comes up with error "Failed! No ~~~Fu Goo ~~~"


Will Post detailed results and logs where possible in specific threads

Edited by x3rr15, 17 October 2011 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:45 PM #14

Thanks x3rr15. That will save the rest of us from wasting out time on them.

Hopefully the detailed results and logs you post will give the uber-rooters some ideas. Maybe a few modifications to one of those methond will make it work on the TPT (as was done with Gingerbreak for the Iconia).
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x3rr15

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:59 PM #15

No worries!

Yeah, lets hope so! I haven't had very much experience with this stuff but I've trying everything I can think of!

I will be posting adb logcat results for each app shortly.

Just working on collecting that information now!
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xrs

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:16 PM #16

our general problem here is accessing the system folder. i think thats where everything is failing, seems to be read only and locked down quite hard. im hoping lenovo gives us an option to get a stripped down ICS release and have root much more easily obtainable. wishful thinking i know, and even if so i dont see it happening for a good amount of time
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:25 PM #17

Great work guys. Validation is always good.
I think I may try a few just to get some experience.

If you find any other programs/methods post a new thread on them for testing results.

TekMason

Edited by ro6666lt, 19 October 2011 - 12:38 AM.
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xrs

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:22 AM #18

busted tek lol
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:06 AM #19

Have there been any other tablets that have been secured like the TPT. I've too have been unable to remount. I tired to flash into the recovery, but it needs to be signed.

Is there a way to fake a signature on the update.zip?
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:35 PM #20

I doubt it would be possible to fake a signature/encryption key.

Not sure how it has been done on other devices but I'm thinking that we need a Shellcode type of exploit that will escalate privileges so that we can change the permissions on the system folde and install su.
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