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Does anyone know if the Hudl 2's that are bought new on Tesco Direct are running the latest firmware i.e. non rootable, or if their running a rootable firmware of the past?

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Does anyone know if the Hudl 2's that are bought new on Tesco Direct are running the latest firmware i.e. non rootable, or if their running a rootable firmware of the past?

 

They are all rootable though the latest firmware uses a different system, at this point in time. (see the rooting thread)

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They are all rootable though the latest firmware uses a different system, at this point in time. (see the rooting thread)

So wait, you can root the latest firmware? I thought you couldn't? 

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I rooted mine last night

What firmware number are you using? What does it say in the settings on the tablet? And can you link to the guide you are using?

 

Thanks!

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Kernel version

 

3.10.20-g61ca73f

[email protected] #1

Thu Mar 19 17:34:35 GMT 2015

 

Build number

 

KOT49H.rel.android-build 20150319.222108 release-keys

 

Look in the sticky Rooting thread

Edited by robin0800

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Kernel version

 

3.10.20-g61ca73f

[email protected] #1

Thu Mar 19 17:34:35 GMT 2015

 

Build number

 

KOT49H.rel.android-build 20150319.222108 release-keys

 

Look in the sticky Rooting thread

Thanks, ill have a look. I assumed you couldnt root the newest firmware.

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Kernel version

 

3.10.20-g61ca73f

[email protected] #1

Thu Mar 19 17:34:35 GMT 2015

 

Build number

 

KOT49H.rel.android-build 20150319.222108 release-keys

 

Look in the sticky Rooting thread

 

 

is this the method you used to root it, or did you do something different:

 

 

 

From "this" in post 4 download the tool and the su update zip to a windows computer. 
Download the new launcher in post 30.
Unzip the tool and replace the launcher, copy the su update zip to your hudl. 
Ensure drivers for adb and droid boot are installed as per this thread. Enable USB debuging from developer settings on the hudl.
Start the tool and type T3 when asked for options, the hudl should reboot to the new recovery. 
Navigate this to install zip from SD card, chose the su update zip copied earlier.
Reboot 
Edited by EananC

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Kernel version

 

3.10.20-g61ca73f

[email protected] #1

Thu Mar 19 17:34:35 GMT 2015

 

Build number

 

KOT49H.rel.android-build 20150319.222108 release-keys

 

Look in the sticky Rooting thread

Brilliant it worked fine. Now to make this tablet even better!

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I used a rooting method from the thread: http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/373642-how-to-root-your-hudl-2/ and it worked fantastic. After a while the new lollipop update came out; but I couldn't install it due to a status 1 fail of some sort. So I removed Xposed framework and uninstalled all the modules; no luck. I then unrooted it using Supersu; but still the same error. So I tried to wipe the cache, and nothing. Even after 4 factory data resets it still says there is a status 1 error. I can no longer use the tab as I cannot get past the update before you continue menu... If there is any solutions; then please, please tell me, I need to use this tablet for Sixth Form :/

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I used a rooting method from the thread: http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/373642-how-to-root-your-hudl-2/ and it worked fantastic. After a while the new lollipop update came out; but I couldn't install it due to a status 1 fail of some sort. So I removed Xposed framework and uninstalled all the modules; no luck. I then unrooted it using Supersu; but still the same error. So I tried to wipe the cache, and nothing. Even after 4 factory data resets it still says there is a status 1 error. I can no longer use the tab as I cannot get past the update before you continue menu... If there is any solutions; then please, please tell me, I need to use this tablet for Sixth Form :/

You're betting your education on a budget tablet that you hack and mod? This is the only device you can access the internet on? oO

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Brilliant it worked fine. Now to make this tablet even better!

Can you give a direct link to the method used to root?

Edited by popoyaya

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I have a nasty feeling that it is the forced Encryption that is stopping the tethered root method.

I can find no way to disable this and we may even need the encryption key!  

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