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.... How to Root Fonepad 7 FE170CG (K012) Kitkat

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 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 Fonepad 7 FE170CG (K012) Kitkat

How to root Fonepad 7 FE170CG (K012) Kitkat

Rooting your device will void all warranties. Do it at your own risk. I’m not responsible for any bricked device or loss of data.

Please follow the procedure carefully.

1. Download rooting app from the link below.

Download RootZenfone

2. Transfer the apk file to your device using Bluetooth® or using the compatible USB data cable.

3. On your device, go to Menu> Settings> Security and enable the “Unknown Sources” option.

4. Using any file manager, locate the apk file in your directory and tap to start installing.

After installing the app, turn off bluetooth, mobile data and wifi then turn on airplane mode. – credits to Mr. JP Concepcion

5. Launch the app when the installation is completed and select Supersu ( by Chainfire).

6. Click “Ok I know, please root” option

7. Sit back and relax because it is already done!

Download root checker apps from Play Store to confirm of the root is successful. Enjoy!

Alden Roi

Alden Roi

Alden Roi is the founder of DroidChief.com 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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  • Dibya Mondal

    November 30, 2014 #1 Author

    What if my phone gets bricked. Please say how to unbrick… plzzz reply

    Reply

  • linh centrio

    December 6, 2014 #2 Author

    thank u

    Reply

  • william

    December 11, 2014 #3 Author

    Dude can you create a blog on how to deal with battery life issues on the fonepad 7 fe170g after upgrading to kitkat 4.4.2?

    Reply

    • Alden Roi

      December 11, 2014 #4 Author

      Root it and use Greenify to freeze some unnecessary apps and processes that consumes power.

      Reply

  • magnus

    December 13, 2014 #5 Author

    Is it ok? Working properly with no issues? (4.4.2)
    Some other feedback would be appreciated 🙂

    Reply

  • Gopal Nathani

    December 13, 2014 #6 Author

    Did anyone tried this rooting?

    Reply

  • johnny

    December 27, 2014 #7 Author

    Would like the link please cause I like what I read on your blog

    Reply

  • Karaboxplusspy

    December 28, 2014 #8 Author

    Worked properly (fast and with no issues) on my FE 170 CG (4.4.2)!

    But i was misleaded from such easy and good result… I tried on an identical FE 170 CG, which was 4.3 … and I completely bricked that phone… Tried to factory reset through droidboot, but it failed. Tried “SD download” using firmware from ASUS website, but Droidboot asks for “ASUS_BUNDLE.ZIP”. I renamed “UpdateLauncher_K012_WW_10_32_1_33_1.zip” downloaded from Asus website as “ASUS_Bundle.zip”, but I received the message “no image found”…. Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance…

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  • Karaboxplusspy

    December 28, 2014 #9 Author

    Now I renamed the file as “K012_sdupdate.zip” and chose the option SD update: apparently something appened, said “installing system update” … but the advancing bar continues to reset at around 75%….

    Reply

  • Karaboxplusspy

    December 28, 2014 #10 Author

    Finally also “SD update” gave “error”. I’m going to try with another firmware update from asus…the previous was chosen because it corresponded to the installed software version. Sorry if my ignorance of Android is complete. Any suggestions?

    I regret non having updated to kitkat before trying to root with this method…On the kitkat version, all went “easy as cake”.

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    • Karaboxplusspy

      January 8, 2015 #11 Author

      Could you kindly delete my posts? I gather nobody is interested. Finally I managed to recover the phone completely, but with an external help, and they dind’t say me what I had done wrongly. So I cannot contribute. Please also ignore my friendiship request, and message, on facebook. Sorry to have dirsturbed you.

      Reply

  • Silverlokk

    December 29, 2014 #12 Author

    Doesn’t work on my Kitkat-updated K012. After I press the “I know…” button, it says “Hacking…” for a few seconds, then comes back with a large “Failed :(” message where the “Hacking…” was.

    Tried to boot into Recovery, got the Android graphic image, then “Failed” or “Error” (don’t remember now which).

    Thought I should have SuperSU, so I installed that first — by side-loading, since my Fonepad was running low on space. Still no joy.

    Any ideas?

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    • Alden Roi

      December 29, 2014 #13 Author

      Thanks for the feedback. We’ll search on how to rectify the rooting problems encountered. Please stay tuned for more updates.

      Reply

      • Silverlokk

        December 29, 2014 #14 Author

        Thanks, bro.

        Forgot to mention also that after the reboot, I lost a coupl’a apps. Contacts+. The Evernote widget. Some others I may not have looked for yet, just that those two are among my frequently used

        Reply

  • raja

    January 7, 2015 #15 Author

    hi alden,

    i have recently upgraded to Kitkat 4.4.2. i tried the above method numerous times but every the message showing its has failed.
    are there any method for rooting Asus FonePad 7

    much thanks in advance

    Reply

    • Alden Roi

      January 7, 2015 #16 Author

      Thanks for the feedback. We’ll try to search more about rooting problems on Kitkat. Pleae stay tuned.

      Reply

  • raja

    January 7, 2015 #17 Author

    hi alden,

    i tried the above method exactly as given with Kitkat 4.4.2 numerous times, but it failed each and every time.
    now if again downloaded the rootzenfone 1.4.6 r file and reinstalled the app it is giving a massage that unfortunately live demo services have stopped and its root failed
    any suggestions to correct it ????

    Reply

  • raja

    January 8, 2015 #18 Author

    hi alden,

    a quick followup question a message is being displayed that ” unfortunately Asus live demo services have stopped “will that be problem if i try it root the tablet applying eko sunaryo you tube video

    thanks
    raja

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    • Alden Roi

      January 8, 2015 #19 Author

      Do a hard reset and try rooting it again. It might work.

      Reply

  • Raja

    January 11, 2015 #20 Author

    Hi Alden,

    I did hard reset twice but it didn’t work

    I got the following messages that
    “Unfortunately live demo service has stopped” and
    “Asus demo has stopped” and then
    “It failed”

    Can you offer as why rooting is not happening with this method or is there is other method particularly suited to 4.4.2

    Thanks in advance
    Raja:-)

    Reply

    • Alden Roi

      January 11, 2015 #21 Author

      We will search on how to deal with this problem. Please stay tuned for more updates. Thank you.

      Reply

  • juapao

    January 17, 2015 #22 Author

    Hi alden! Iwas able to root my fonepad with your tutorial but with additional requirements and steps which after installing the app.. turn off bluetooth, mobile data and wifi then turn on airplane mode. I just want to share this to other fellow fonepad users.
    Just now

    Reply

    • Alden Roi

      January 18, 2015 #23 Author

      Thank you! That’s very helpful.

      Reply

  • Raja

    January 25, 2015 #24 Author

    Hi alden,

    After many attempts I have successfully. been able to Root the tablet (4.4.2) with above-mentioned the method. I would also recommend you to start discussion on how to install custom kernel, ROM, custom recovery, make sd portion as they become imminent requirement after rooting and there is very important much little information on these

    Thanks in advance
    Raja

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    • poi

      February 6, 2015 #25 Author

      how this do fix the problem of live demo stopped

      Reply

    • Ram

      February 21, 2015 #26 Author

      I’ve the same problem too.
      I finnaly stopped the error msg of “Live Demo Service has stopped” and reset to factory setting , but I can’t Root my k012 tablet yet.
      I tried several software by several way but unsucceed.
      I hope anyone knows the right way to Root “ww-K012” Tablet and shares his/her info.
      Thanks in advanced

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      • poi

        February 24, 2015 #27 Author

        how did u stop the error message “Live Demo Service has stopped”

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        • Ram

          March 18, 2015 #28 Author

          To Stop “Live Demo Service” message, Do the Following Steps After you backed up your date to SD card (Your Tablet Will be reset to factory settings!):

          1) Go to Settings>Apps, Then Find & Close “Asus Air” Program in Running Programs page.
          2) Wait to see the “Live Demo Service…” message again, then ok it and Tab & Hold the BACK Buttun Untill you Go to go to a new page with the field for entering this number: 741603
          Confirm it and wait 3 Sec to reset your Tablet to Factory Setting.
          That’s All. DONE!

          I Found this way by myself but still can’t Root My Tab.

          Hope That Helps you All

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          • poi

            March 21, 2015 #29 Author

            do u need internet to be on to do this
            i did but nothing happened

            what is this code
            may b different for me
            where did u get this code from
            i will look for applicable for my region

          • Ehsan

            July 3, 2015 #30 Author

            Thanks

    • Samuel

      September 1, 2015 #31 Author

      Please can you pm me how you did yours?

      Reply

  • sama

    February 1, 2015 #32 Author

    What about cwm no one seems to be talking about that

    Reply

  • Raja

    February 17, 2015 #33 Author

    Hi Alden,

    Continuing with the above post i already informed i have rooted my asus FonePad 7 using the above mentioned method. After checking system update i have received OTA notifications for system update.

    Will system update delete root ??

    Thanks
    Raja

    Reply

  • vivek soni

    February 17, 2015 #34 Author

    search for ‘root zenfone v1.4.4 apk’. install it.
    important : close bluetooth, wifi, mobile data and put the device in flight mode.
    open the root zenfone app and click on root.
    again check if wifi or mobile data has automatically tirned back to on. turn it off again and then press reboot. u r done 🙂
    please make sure o close every networks. tested by me on 4.4.2 kitkat fe170cg

    Reply

  • poi

    February 25, 2015 #35 Author

    Hi Alden,

    how did u stop the error message “Live Demo Service has stopped”.

    I am trying to do it from last 2 months but i am unable to do it.
    plz help

    Reply

  • ikang

    March 7, 2015 #36 Author

    Sir, I successfully rooted my fone but the problem now my wifi is.not turning on, any solution for.this ? Thanks

    Reply

    • Saydva

      May 14, 2015 #37 Author

      Sorry fo my bad english. you must open your device,first pull out yor sim cards and sd card, then open your cover like ther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MYtfzN26XI, pull out the batery cable, wiat a minet and pull back batery , turn on your device . Thats all

      Reply

  • Calvin

    March 14, 2015 #38 Author

    Any news on the ota update, will I loose root? I have a k012. Im getting a ota update notification but not sure if root will be lost

    Reply

  • mahdi

    March 27, 2015 #39 Author

    i root my fonepad but when i run xmodgames apk that open coc but not work 🙁 fail error

    Reply

  • ABDOU

    May 30, 2015 #40 Author

    guys my phone doesn t open all system software I tried to recovery when it s started installing get say ””””’ERROR” I don t knw what t do now

    phone keeps downloading like is going to start but doesn t

    can u plz any one assist me plz!!

    Reply

  • buythismobile

    June 17, 2015 #41 Author

    Thank you ! worked perfectly at the first try !

    Which ROM i should install now as Cyanogen does not exist ?

    Thanks.

    Reply

  • Gaurav Verma

    July 18, 2015 #42 Author

    Can anyone tell me how to stop live demo stopped problem.
    I have tried all the methods but nothing is working.

    Reply

  • J,M

    August 1, 2015 #43 Author

    It’s really working mannnn…thz alot

    Reply

  • vrushabh mahajan

    August 3, 2015 #44 Author

    Showing error asus demo has stopped.anyone please expalain the procedure??

    Reply

  • Samuel

    September 1, 2015 #45 Author

    Just curious to know, after the rooting process can apps be installed on external memory card

    Reply

  • anshad

    July 4, 2016 #46 Author

    show me the link

    Reply

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