How Do I Root Android Ice Cream Sandwich?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jblagden, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. jblagden macrumors 65816

    jblagden

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    I received an Android tablet from my grandmother a year or so ago, and I'm finally getting around to using it. However, I don't want to use the Android operating system. I would much rather use Linux. Of course, to be able to install Linux, I have to "root" the operating system. I tried to install the Google Play Store in hopes I'd be able to install a rooting program, but even after trying 3 different versions, I've had no success.


    How do I root Android Ice Cream Sandwich?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's not a case of how do I root the specific OS but specific Model / Make of the device.

    Who made your tablet? What model name/number is it?

    Once you have those, search for it on XDA forums - if it's there and if it's possible to root it - there will be a thread and instructions posted by the community.
     
  3. jblagden thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, okay. It's a Nextbook Next10P12.
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    OP did say in post #3 (only one more post up :D ) the device is a Nextbook Next10P12, so the ROM _appears_ to be for that specific device.
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Oops, missed that, thanks
     

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