It might be necessary and / or desirable to root your Android device to gain access to Shell Commands or the automatic updates to Xibo for Android.
Rooting a device will usually void any warranty you received with the device unless you get express permission from the device manufacturer / supplier before you start. We strongly recommend you get express permission for any action. We cannot accept any liability for anything that occurs as a result of the below instructions.
Minix X5/X5 mini/X7 mini
Minix provide official root patches for these devices against their latest Android 4.4 firmware.
Please check the Minix Forum for the latest firmware available for your device. Once updated to the latest firmware, you simply download their root patch, save it as “update.zip” and put it on the root of your internal storage. The device will then after a short wait popup a message asking if you want to install the update and reboot. Once installed, the device will be rooted.
Minix Neo Z64
Please create a new support ticket with your licence pool email address for details.
Some users have reported success rooting with Kingo Root application (for Windows PCs): kingoapp It appears to install several other applications on to the device so please use with caution.
After rooting the device and installing SuperSU / SuperUser, Xibo for Android will automatically request root access for any root actions. You can configure SuperSU / SuperUser to automatically grant the request by ticking the “Always allow” check box the first time it is requested.
You may also wish to change the settings in SuperSu / SuperUser to remember granted permissions across application upgrades so that when Xibo upgrades in the future, you won’t have to reauthorise it on the device. Full details of how to do that are in the Installation Guide.
Finally you will want to disable the root notifications. This will prevent a message popping up saying that the Xibo application was granted root permission every time it checks if it has root access or executes a command with root privileges.