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I have a cheap chinese tablet with Android 4.0.3.

I'm a linux enthusiast and of course I wanna explore the Android capabilities deeper.(I own Nokia N900 and without rooting its nothing).

So my tablet is WM8850.

The interesting is that I can browse in the /, but when I ask for root privileges su , it says that:

I'm not allowed to access prompt with su priviledges.

UID XXXX not allowed to su.

So do I need to do the all rooting process or I just have to install the super user package?

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You will need to get root privilege. Merely installing Super User won't do anything. EDIT: SuperUser must be placed in /system (made a "system app") in order to work, which is not done by "merely installing it", and cannot be done without aquiring root privileges

  • Funny thing though that su seems to be present. Maybe you should point out why "merely installing SuperUser won't do anything"? IMHO the problem is, SuperUser must be placed in /system (made a "system app") in order to work, which is not done by "merely installing it", and cannot be done without aquiring root privileges. – Izzy Apr 20 '13 at 13:05
  • Feel free to integrate it with your answer :) – Izzy Apr 20 '13 at 13:50
  • Yes, I did the same. – Karan Raj Baruah Apr 20 '13 at 14:40

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