Rooting your Android Xtreamer enables you to use the superuser, or root, permissions of the Linux-based operating system (OS). This gives you and apps that take advantage of the root permissions more control over the Android operating system and the device.
Unlike jailbreaking (equivalent to rooting) an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can search for and download apps that require rooting directly from the official Android Market. The official market is generally more secure and contains less malware than some other third-party markets and other websites. In contrast, Apple doesn’t allow apps that require jailbreaking to be listed in the App Store.
(Taken from tomsguide
Xtreamer Prodigy is not fully "unrooted". There are no hardware or software restrictions to access OS files and folders. In fact, with the embedded SSH server, you can do anything you want with those files. In this case, there is no need to gain access using exploits
Xtreamer android lacks of two of three parts of rooting process:
- "su" binary file. This file allows run a shell with substitute user and group IDs (as root in this case)
- "SuperUser" app, which manage ("allow" or "deny") the ability of the apps to the use of su binary
Rooting your prodigy allows you:
Run advanced apps
, which do the same or more than the native prodigy apps:
SSH/SFTP Server: https://play.google....d.apps.sshdroid
VNC Server: https://play.google....=org.onaips.vnc
ADB Wireless Server: https://play.google.....es.adbWireless
Modify system settings:
Fake your country/operator ID: http://code.google.c.../downloads/list
Backup/Restore apps: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup
Disable ads on apps: https://play.google.....android.adfree
Most android devices are using ARM processors. It's not the case of Prodigy, wich uses MIPS processor. For this reason, not all "su"and "Superuser" files can be used. We found another android device using MIPS architecture, the "Novo Paladin".
I got successfuly root access on my prodigy with these steps:
1. Download these files from Paladin tablet. Extract it on C:\Temp on your windows machine
2. Install Android SDK
on your windows machine (or use any adb only installation of your system)
3. Open a command line console and type
Connect to your prodigy IP
adb connect 192.168.1.2
Copy root files
adb push C:\temp\Paladin_ROM_ROOT_Fix\system\bin\su /system/bin/su
adb push C:\temp\Paladin_ROM_ROOT_Fix\system\bin\busybox /system/bin/busybox
chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
chmod 06755 /system/bin/busybox
adb push C:\temp\Paladin_ROM_ROOT_Fix\system\app\Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
You're root now. Enjoy!
All credits of this method goes to singleserver
. I'm trying now to install all Google Apps from Paladin based roms. No success until now.