Rooting a Device
- Xibo for Android
- Install a White Label or a different Player version on a DSCS9
- CEC Screen Power on/off with DSDevices DSCS9
- Hardware Recommendations (website?)
- Philips Signage SoC Monitors (website?
- Managing Storage on the Android Device
- Player Settings
- Players without an Internet Connection
- Remote Administration with SS Helper
- Restart Rooted Device with a Shell Command
- Rooting a Device
- Running Xibo for Android
- Resolving Common Issues
- Error shown when I try to licence my Player?
- Player not updating from the CMS?
- I can see my Licence entry but the Player appears unlicensed?
- Error message - Player is missing dependencies
- My scheduled Layouts are not working?
- Layout won't play? Splash screen plays?
- Watchdog error message
- Troubleshooting for Administrators
- Audit Trail
- Log Information
- Player Logs
- Getting the Player Status
- Can I use the Xibo name / logo?
- Can I run a Xibo Player on Raspberry Pi?
- How can I increase the upload file size limit?
- How do Players communicate with the CMS?
- How many displays can Xibo support?
- How do I reset the Xibo_admin account password?
- Power On/Off for Players
- Testing with Xibo
- Why do I need a Default Layout?
- Xibo for Android FAQ's
- Autoplaying Embedded Youtube Videos
- Closing to Home screen
- Displaying Images
- Embedded TV
- External SD card not listed when running Banana-Pi
- Helper Command to change Time zone
- HTML5 Video
- Memory Notifications
- Menu not accessible
- Orientation Settings for the DSDevices DSCS9 Player
- SSL Support
- Using Portrait Displays
- Video wont play properly
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Rooting a Device
It might be necessary and/or desirable to root your Android device to gain access to Shell Commands or automatic updates/upgrades for Xibo for Android.
Disclaimer: Rooting a device will usually void any warranty you received with the device unless you get express permission from the device manufacturer/supplier before you start, which we strongly recommend. We cannot accept any liability for anything that occurs as a result of the below instructions.
Minix provides official root patches for these devices against their latest Android 4.4 firmware.
Please check the Minix Forum for the latest firmware available for your device. Once updated to the latest firmware, you simply download their root patch, save it as “update.zip” and put it on the root of your internal storage. The device will then after a short wait popup a message asking if you want to install the update and reboot. Once installed, the device will be rooted.
Please open a new Support ticket and include your Licence Pool email address in the ticket details.
Some users have reported success rooting with Kingo Root application (for Windows PCs): kingoapp
Please note: It appears to install several other applications on to the device so please use with caution.
After rooting the device and installing SuperSU/SuperUser, Xibo for Android will automatically request root access for any root actions. You can configure SuperSU/SuperUser to automatically grant the request by ticking the “Always allow” checkbox the first time it is requested.
You may also wish to change the settings in SuperSu/SuperUser to remember granted permissions across application upgrades so that when Xibo for Android upgrades in the future, you won’t have to re-authorise it on the device. Full details can be found on the Xibo for Android Installation page.
Finally, disable the root notifications. This will prevent a message popping up to say that the Xibo application was granted root permission every time it checks if it has root access or executes a command with root privileges.