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My android device is 4.4.2.

I am trying to root my android device manually.

I have gone through the link.

As per that link, after running following adb shell commands

adb shell

->chmod 6755 /data/local/tmp/su

->chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox

->chmod 644 /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk

Its recommended to put Android device into Download mode by holding down the Volume up button and simultaneously turn on the phone using the power on switch.

In case of my device, after holding down the Volume up button and simultaneously turn on the phone using the power on switch, I see Recovery Mode then I see following screen.

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Please let me know, what option I need to select.

Also at the end its recommended to pull out the battery from your Android device. My android device is tablet whose battery is not removable.

Please let me know what I need to do in this case?

Regards

EinfoMail

  • That is, as you already pointed out, recovery mode. As you wrote you need to boot into "Download mode", which usually is bootloader mode. Though following that description I somehow doubt it: in download mode, the device can only be accessed by tools like Odin, Heimdall & Fastboot, which work on partition level. I don't see how one can copy files the way described. But well, might be something specific to the devices named there. I had rather expected a custom recovery with ADB built in being behind it. – Izzy Feb 16 '17 at 8:07
  • I have gone through many links for rooting android manually. In many links, I didn’t see this step ‘Put Android device into Download mode by holding down the Volume up button and simultaneously turn on the phone using the power on switch.” So ignoring this step, please let me know as per my device what I need to do after executing adb shell commands so that I can root successfully. – EinfoMail Feb 16 '17 at 15:20
  • Performing the steps following the "put it into download mode" requires root access to be present (and the /system partition being mounted read-write). The only way I see for that is via a custom recovery which runs the ADB daemon in "insecure mode" (i.e. as root). With that given, the next steps sound reasonable. Without that, they should fail as you cannot write the files where they must be placed. OTOH, if you have a custom recovery, it would be much easier to simply flash the SuperSU.zip straight away. But for sure, the <3e> recovery (=stock) cannot be used for that. – Izzy Feb 16 '17 at 15:25
  • Earlier I tried many times for unlocking OEM and flashing Custom ROM in my device but even going through proper steps, I am not able to unlock OEM and also I don’t find Custom ROM for my device. The only steps I can go through is rooting my device. And I believe you mean to say, as per my device, rooting manually is more complicated/ not supported or it’s not recommended. Am I right? – EinfoMail Feb 16 '17 at 15:44
  • Not being familiar with your device, I cannot tell. And it sounds even the creator of the post you refer to just copied the text without verification. Sorry I cannot be of better assistance to you – but I'm afraid I cannot help you any further. – Izzy Feb 16 '17 at 15:46

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