I went here:


and did all this successfully: http://opensource.dell.com/releases/Venue_8_3830_CloverTrail_plus/developer-edition/Dell%20Tablet%20Install%20Instructions.pdf

Note the last step "13. Now you are done and the bootloader is unlocked and YOU HAVE ROOT ACCESS. "

Then I adb shell & su at the shell prompt:

shell@yellowtail:/ $ su

and I get this:

CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE: could not load library "libbinder.so" needed by "/system/bin/su"; caused by "libbinder.so" has u nexpected e_machine: 3

I repeated all of the above again just to make sure I did it correctly. My questions: Do I (as the Dell Doc'n says) or do I not have root access? If no how do I get it? If yes, how do I get it?

1 Answer 1


I rooted my 3730 using MyKitBatch from social-design-concepts on XDADevs. It is just a root, not a ROM so it is model agnostic. It hasn't been updated in a year but it works with the 3730 and 3830.

If it doesn't work the OP/dev of mykit created this which they also claim has 3830 support, I have never tested it.

  • ok...thanks but I've got questions: I went here: forum.xda-developers.com/android/development/… It says to do this: "make sure you have download the latest : UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.Xx.zip and place it on your internal or external_sd." I'm confused. Are they saying to place the entire zip onto the device? or just the "Superuser.apk" w/in the .zip?
    – JDOaktown
    Dec 13, 2016 at 20:51
  • I believe that the script wants the entire ZIP but it wouldn't hurt to put both the zip and the apk.
    – Aidan
    Dec 13, 2016 at 20:57

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