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Co-Star Rooting Progress (WISDOM PLEASE READ!)

Discussion in 'Vizio Co-Star' started by ericfaris, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ericfaris

    ericfaris New Member

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    I started this so that the rooting progress and updates would have a proper home. Hopefully, user "Wisdom" will see this and post his updates here. I am very interested in seeing where being able to root the Co-Star takes this device.
     
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    lartomar2002 New Member

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    I am not a developer but I do know how to follow instructions (I have rooted 3 different android tablets) and have been known to buy a beer or 2 or 4 or 8 or 20 for a successful "root". Wouldn't it be nice to move this to ICS or Jelly Bean, it has the hardware I think.
     
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    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't root my way out of a wet paper bag but I will follow the progress of rooting this device. I do agree that the topic needs its own thread, it won't be for everybody. I can say we have had some claims in the past of being able to root the first generation boxes but nothing useful developed as far as I know.
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure all Wisdom did was sideload some root-only apps, such as Root Explorer. These apps can be installed on any device (rooted or not), but they won't function correctly without the device actually being rooted.

    For example, I installed AdFree Android on my stock Costar without problem, but it doesn't actually do anything because the app requires root.

    I have yet to hear of any developers leading the charge for getting root on the Costar, but hopefully someone will pick up the torch soon!
     
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    We have already rooted it - see here.
     
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    ericfaris New Member

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    Nice! Please keep us posted here of further progress and updates.
     
  7. Wisdom

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    Cj_000, good news, where is the Vizio Co-Star root software package with instructions, thanks in advance ...?
     
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    Fantastic news! Do you have a stable persistent root? I know getting root privileges to stick after a reboot can be challenging itself!
     
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    What would the main application be for rooting this thing? Putting Jelly Bean on it? Would that make it perform better?
     

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