4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2014 7:09 PM by LynnZ

    Possible to 'root' a Bay Trail tablet using a PC host?

    HughTay Green Belt

      Hello esteemed engineers,

       

      From what I know it's possible to 'root' many ARM-based tablets and flash them with another OS image (e.g. Ubuntu, Fedora) by hooking up with a PC host. Is this also possible with Bay Trail tablets? If so, is there a usual procedure for doing this that perhaps many OEMs/ODMs use?

       

      Many thanks!

       

      Hugh Tay

        • Re: Possible to 'root' a Bay Trail tablet using a PC host?
          chaas Green Belt

          Hello Hugh,

           

          Yes, it is possible to root tablets based on IA, which requires the engineering build of the Android image.

           

          To obtain the engineering build, OEMs/ODMs would need to contact the team in Intel that is providing the generic Intel image, and that team would be able to determine if the engineering build can be sent as well.

           

          Best Regards,

          Casey H.

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          • Re: Possible to 'root' a Bay Trail tablet using a PC host?
            HughTay Green Belt

            Hello Casey, Hello Lynn,

             

            Thanks for the tip, and thanks for offering me to connect with someone! My company already has an Intel account manager working with us, and I guess I can forward this info to him to help connect us with the respective ODM.

             

            Additionally, would it also be possible for us to connect with someone on Intel's technical team working on the Linux and/or Android build for Bay Trail? I believe they will be in a good position to discuss features unique to the Bay Trail architecture and we would greatly appreciate their suggestions.

             

            Thanks once again and best regards,

             

            Hugh