How to root Pipo M9 using Ubuntu Linux

Submitted by Jancis on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:10


Note: updated version of this article available on my other website, dedicated to pipo m9 device only:


Was unable to get the windows driver working properly, so i gave Ubuntu 13.04 a shot at rooting Pipo M9 device.
We're running all commands as root, so start with "sudo su". Your prompt should start with "#" now. 

1. Download usual windows rooting archive from (zip password is "".

2. Get adb. I didn't have one, so i installed it like this:
# add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
# apt-get update
# apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot

3. Make sure your computer can see device. Turn on "USB Debugging", connect usb cable and see dmesg output.
# dmesg
Should return something like this:
[45441.193934] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 12 using ehci-pci
[45441.286976] usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=2207, idProduct=0010
[45441.286983] usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=4
[45441.286987] usb 2-1.3: Product: M9
[45441.286991] usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: rockchip
[45441.286994] usb 2-1.3: SerialNumber: KI8VAVXFUD

4. Get the udev rolling
# sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules
paste this text: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="2207", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0010", MODE="0660", OWNER="root"

# service udev restart
# udevadm control --reload-rules
# echo "0x2207" > ~/.android/adb_usb.ini

5. Hopefully adb can see device now (fingerscrossed)
# adb kill-server
# adb devices 
Should return this:
List of devices attached 

6. Explore the RK3188_ROOT_Tool zip you downloaded and extracted earlier, move into directory
#  cd /home/janis/Downloads/RK3188-root
Pay attention to TPSparkyRoot.bat file, you should open it in text editor and execute it line by line (following the directions in echo parts of code). 
After you run the commands listed in bat file, your device should be succesfully rooted and your tabled should have new icon (SuperSu app) on home screen.

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