Dell didn’t want to stay behind in the Lollipop league. Recently it started updating its Venu 8 7840 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The update brings goodies like new Material Design inspired UI, better performance, enhanced battery life and bug fixes. Users who are willing to update their Dell Venu 8 7840 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop may want to root it after upgrading as updating process will wipe the root access from the device, or some users may want to root their device for the very first time. Rooting Dell Venu 8 on Android Lollipop is a little bit complex. If you’ve been wanting to root your Dell Venue 8 following an easy method, you may have spotted the right place to do so.
In the following post we are going to root Dell Venue 8 7840 running the all new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. We will go through 3 different stages to gain the root access on the new firmware. As the method is complex, it’s tore down in comprehensive parts to avoid any confusion. Let’s go through some precautions and gain the root access on our beloved Dell Venue 8 7840 powered by Android Lollipop.
Early preparations & precautions
- This guide is only for Dell Venue 8 7840 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Do not try this on any other device.
- Charge your phone up to at least 50% in order to avoid any power issues during the whole process.
- Backup your important contacts, text messages, call logs and important media content just as a safety measure.
- Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.
Downloads and installations
- Download and install Intel Phone Flash Tool Lite
- Download and install Intel USB drivers
- Download and extract Droidboots.zip file for Dell Venue 8 7840 to get firmware files.
- Download Temporary Recovery: IntelAndroid-FBRL-05-16-2015-PTR.7z – Unzip this file using 7zip.
Step 1: Downgrading With Droidboot
- Make sure that you’ve performed first three steps in downloads and installations.
- Now open the newly installed Intel Phone Flash Tool Lite
- Now in Intel Phone Flash Tool Lite, click on Flash File and select the “1-502_droidboot_and_firmware.xml” from the Droidboots.zip folder that you extracted above.
- Click start to flash the file, and let Intel Phone Flash Tool downgrade your device for a while.
Step 2: Using Temporary Recovery To Root the Device
- Download SuperSu.zip file and copy it to your phone’s internal storage.
- Now open the extracted IntelAndroid-FBRL-05-16-2015-PTR.7z folder and open “Launcher.bat’ file that you will find in it.
- A command window will now open with some options in it.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone and connect your phone with your PC now.
- Now the opened command window type Accept to access next menu.
- Now type “T4” to select the 4th option in the next menu. This will boot your phone in temporary recovery.
- As the temporary CWM recovery boots up on your Dell Venue, select “Install Zip > Choose Zip from SD card > SuperSu.zip > Yes” and flash it. Let CWM root your device. Once done, reboot your device
- As your device boots up, verify root access using Root Checker application and the proceed to the next step..
Flashing the new firmware now with root access
- Now once again, open Intel Flash Tool Lite.
- Connect your phone with your PC.
- Now click on Flash File and select “2-510_droidboot.xml‘ from the extracted droidboot folder.
- Once done, now again click on Flash File and this time select “3-510_firmware.xml“. Click start to flash it.
- Your device will reboot now, disconnect it and you will be rooted with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Dell Venue 8 now.
- That’s all.
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