Rooting a Device


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It might be necessary and/or desirable to root your Android device to gain access to Shell Commands or automatic updates/upgrades for Xibo for Android.

Disclaimer: 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, which we strongly recommend. We cannot accept any liability for anything that occurs as a result of the below instructions.

Minix X5/X5 mini/X7 mini

Minix provides 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.

X5
X5 mini
X7 mini

Minix Neo Z64

Please open a new Support ticket and include your Licence Pool email address in the ticket details.

Other Devices

Some users have reported success rooting with Kingo Root application (for Windows PCs): kingoapp
Please note: It appears to install several other applications on to the device so please use with caution.

After Rooting

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” checkbox 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 for Android upgrades in the future, you won’t have to re-authorise it on the device. Full details can be found on the Xibo for Android Installation page.

Finally, disable the root notifications. This will prevent a message popping up to say that the Xibo application was granted root permission every time it checks if it has root access or executes a command with root privileges.


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