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How to Root Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG using PC

The Asus Fonepad 7, also known as FE170CG is a tablet and a phone rolled into one. Unlike the Fonepad 7 that had been released earlier, Asus not only trimmed down the specs of the FE170CG but also the price has been greatly shaved off. If you have a specific budget for a tablet with phone features, you have found a great deal with this one. For just a price of $133 or about 6,000 Php, you’ll get a tablet with decent specifications, great design and a fresh software experience brought by the new Asus ZenUI.

Under the hood, the Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG is driven by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU coupled with 1 GB of memory. The internal storage has 4 GB capacity but supports micro SD expansion up to 64 GB. The FE170CG supports dual sim (dual standby), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and HSPA+ connectivity. The powerhouse is a large 3,950 mAh battery, enough juice to propel the device for hours of usage on 3G. The device runs on ZenUI based on Android 4.3 Jellybean but upgradable to Kitkat. The major drawback of the FE170CG is the low-resolution 7.0-inch WSVGA (1024 x 600) LCD screen, the 2.0 MP rear shooter and the 0.3 MP front facing camera but with a price tag like that, I’m sure you can live with it.

root asus fonepad 7 FE170CG

The Asus Fonepad 7 also known as FE170CG is a tablet with basic phone functions. Photo from asus.com

Why root the Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG?

Rooting your Android powered device gives you freedom. With rooting, you can say that you truly own your device. You can flash a custom ROM, flash a custom kernel, perform tweaks and remove those pre-installed bloatwares. It is also easy to have a full ROM backup, unlock hidden features and boost your phone’s speed and battery life.

How to Root Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG

Rooting your phone may void all your warranties. I’m not responsible for any damages or loss of data from the use of this tutorial. Do it at your own risk!

Follow the instructions carefully.

1. Download the necessary files below.


Download RootGenius SuperUser MOD SuperUser APK 2. Activate the USB debugging of your phone by going to the Settings>About> scroll to the bottom and find Software information then tap it 7 times. It will reveal the developer option. Go to it then tick the USB debugging box.

3. Connect your device to the Windows computer using a compatible USB cable. Go to your device and click “Always allow this computer”.

4. Go to the folder where you have downloaded the RootGenius file and run it as administrator. (If using Windows 7 and above)

5. Start your Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL simultaneously. When you are already in the task manager window, go to the processed tab and find shuame_helper.exe, right click on it and click find location.

6. You’ll find yourself in the RootGenius folder (User>AppData>Local>Temp>RootGenius). Find the Supersuser file folder and delete all the contents. Extract the contents of SuperuserMOD.zip that you’ve downloaded earlier into the Superuser folder.

7. Go to the running RootGenius program and press root button.

8. Wait until the rooting process is completed.

9. After the rooting is finished, install the Superuser.APK from the download link above. Restart your device after the installation.

10. Download Root Checker at Playstore to confirm if the rooting process is successful.

There you go! You now have rooted Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG using a Windows PC. Enjoy!

Alden Roi

Alden Roi

Alden Roi is the founder of AndroidMeister. A tech enthusiast by heart who loves blogging about mobile phones, technology and mobile gaming. He is also interested in trading stocks, reading books and travelling.
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26 comments

  1. I have build K012 and updated to 4.4 will this root work?

  2. i can’t seem to see the download links even though i alredy liked the article..

  3. Hello Alden, my using asus fonepad 7fe170cg (2014). Which is having 4GB on board , and almost filled with useless app . I neither can’t delete. I want to gain full access over my tablet and use it access my concerned way,. Want to install my favorite daniel fonts on it, which I can’t do it now.

    Am upgraded to kit Kat 4.4.2 version. It’s just 2months old. Not bothered about loosing warranty, also heard if I can in root can gain warranty.

    Please help me to root my device . ‘ll be so thankful to you.

  4. Bravo Man Working……………. Once After Installing Google Inc Driver and Clicking Root button. Device Got restart. AFter restart.. I got It Rooted.. thanx Bro.

  5. hi alden,

    can u post the download link again. the link you have given earlier has been removed.

    thanks in advance
    raja

  6. Download links not working even after Facebook like. Pls help.

  7. Please I’m having challenges in this step 6.

    6. You’ll find yourself in the RootGenius folder (User>AppData>Local>Temp>RootGenius). Find the Supersuser file folder and delete all the contents. Extract the contents of Superuser.rar modfolder into the Superuser folder.

    It’s asking for a pass code when I want to extract the contents of superuser. What’s the pass code please?

  8. i have problem with my k00z i want to downgrade to 4.2 ,how i can do it ?

  9. program is stay %71 why man ?

  10. Oh My God!!!I’ve already until the last step!!!But once finish rooting the phone hang on the Asus word there!!!
    Is way tooo long man!How!!!

  11. Really need this

  12. Like this and woul appreciate it working for me

  13. Appreciate the effort put into this.Would like it to work for me too.Thanx

  14. I have the last update on my fonepad…can i do the root anyway?

  15. hi, i cant seem to find the root.zip, i already downloaded your 3 files after liking it on FB. the problem is the file containing the adb.exe and etc is missing.

  16. Tweeter facebook and gplus are blocked in my country. How can i download our file?

  17. I WILL START TO INSTALL

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