Rooting the Cube T8 tablet can give you many benefits like installing new apps, new ROMs to update your device to newer versions of the Android operating system, installing custom kernels and more.
The following guide to root Cube T8 Plus tablets installs a custom recovery, so you can start flashing your ROMs right away from the custom recovery image or install root applications. Most of the root apps are available from the Google Play Store. The ROMs are mostly found over at the XDA-Developers web forum instead.
You can sometimes find a few ways to root a device, but the less popular devices won’t necessarily have them all available to use. A couple of the most common rooting methods include flashing the SuperSU from a custom recovery image or using a one-click rooting tool that doesn’t require the stock recovery getting swapped for a custom version.
Those who do end up following a rooting method that involved a custom recovery image get the added bonus of being able to flash custom ROMs whereas those who use one-click rooting tools are restricted to just installing root applications. A device like the Cube T8 might not have any custom ROMs available to install though, so you’ll need to check XDA-Developers for any threads regarding this phone. It could be that the custom recovery image was developed so users could get root access and not necessarily anything to do with the availability of ROMs to try.
Files You Need
- Download the updated SuperSU file from here straight to the Cube T8 tablet internal SD card.
- Download the Flash Utility Driver from here.
- Download the TWRP recovery from here and extract the file on your computer into a new folder.
- You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide. The tools and drivers are made to work on Windows operating systems.
- You are voiding the Cube warranty when you root the T8 and install a custom recovery on the tablet. You can unroot by flashing a stock ROM and returning to the stock recovery. That should have your warranty working again.
Rooting the Cube T8 Plus
- Install the Flash Utility Driver on the computer. Your version of Windows may need you to disable driver signing before installing the drivers.
- Double-click over the Flash Tool executable file to run that program on your computer.
- Click the Scatter-loading button from the Download tab, point to the folder you created for the TWRP recovery and load the MT6753_Android_scatter.txt.
- Press the Download button.
- Completely power off your Cube T8 and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for a few minutes for the Flash Tool to detect your device and flash the TWRP recovery on the T8 device. You will eventually see the ‘success’ screen.
- Disconnect the T8 Plus tablet from the computer.
- Press the Volume Up and Power buttons together and choose the recovery option from the menu.
- Choose the Install option from the TWRP recovery menu and upload the SuperSU file.
- Confirm you want to install the TWRP recovery and wait for it to install and enable on your device.
- Choose the Reboot System Now option from the main TWRP recovery menu and your T8 tablet will reboot back in normal mode.
- Now you can open the Google Play Store and start installing your root-requiring apps. You might also want to get them from other third-party sites like App Brain or the official developers website.
- You can check that your Cube tablet is rooted by installing the root checker app from Google Play.
People root Android because they want to become the root user. In other words, it ‘s all about gaining maximum control which is done by getting access to the root user account that is always there tucked away beneath every Linux kernel. The root user can install land uninstalls any of the apps that they can find on the Google Play Store and the ones that are already existing on the device. One of the apps you can install that helps you remove the existing apps is the Titanium Backup app. Experienced Android users who know what they can uninstall can download and run Titanium Backup. Titanium is just one of the apps from a much larger list. You can find out the top 60 root apps for Android according to our opinion and choose to install any of those on the device also.
Take Into Account:
Team Win often release several TWRP Recovery files for a particular device. They always recommend installing the latest version of TWRP available to avoid compatibility issues. If you have updated the firmware on the device recently and the most recent version of TWRP is not working, then try downgrading the firmware and trying again.
Some custom ROMs that are newer might not be compatible with older versions of TWRP Recovery. You can fix that issue by updating to the latest version of TWRP also.
You can visit the official Team Win Recovery Project home page and scroll down the list to find your device to get the most recent version if the version available in this guide is not working for your device.