Device: Unbranded Android tablet
I was trying to root my tablet using my Ubuntu 11.10 machine.
I followed the following instructions from a site:
1. adb Install Superuser.apk 2. adb push busybox /sdcard/ 3. adb push su /sdcard/
In the same terminal, now we open adb:
Enter the command for superuser
Now, you will copy and paste these commands:
1. mount -o remount,rw /system 2. mv /system/xbin/su /system/xbin/oldsu 3. cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox 4. cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su 5. chmod 06755 /system/bin/su 6. chmod 0755 /system/bin/busybox 7. ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su 8. exit su (may say something about a bad number 9. exit 10. adb reboot
I could not run the first mount command, but still continued with rest of the 9 commands. Then, I ran a root checker app after reboot to check whether my device was rooted. It indicated no root access.
I then again ran adb shell, and then on running su, it gave an error:
su: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
Now, I am not even able to delete this file. I am stuck and since it's my first time trying to root an Android device. I have no idea what should be done now to resolve this problem and successfully root my device.