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    Default How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    Having constant problems with app storage issues on my E!lipsiis 7. Someone mentioned "rooting" the tablet to free up storage space. Any directions for doing this?
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    Default Re: How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    Rooting won't necessarily solve the issue, but here's a guide: http://androidforums.com/ellipsis-al...ipsis-7-a.html

    Also review this guide for tips on how to maximize your internal storage: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-warnings.html
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    Default Re: How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    I did exactly what that site says, and watched videos for the steps to do it that way. But it doesn't work. Every time I hit barmahir it says to reboot my device. After rebooting it does nothing. I downloaded root checker and it says I do not have root access. Please tell me what I am doing wrong.
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    Default Re: How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    1) The guide was written more than 6 months ago. If you're running a later update of Android, or not the current Framaroot. it may not work. (Since I don't use Framaroot, I won't comment on what you're doing wrong - I have no idea.)

    2) Rooting the phone uses storage, it doesn't add storage. The only way rooting can be used to free storage is by removing system apps you (and the phone) don't need. Remove the wrong app, though, and the phone stops working.

    And it's only a temporary measure. The tablet has 8GB of storage, about half of which is taken by the ROM, and the phone needs about 500MB free, so you have 3.5GB to store apps. You can probably gain 500MB - maybe even as much as 1GB - by removing Verizon junk, but 4.5GB of storage these days is tiny now. It was a small tablet when it was released over a year ago, so use it for what it was intended for - pictures, videos, music, documents. They can all be stored on the external SD card (and it will take a 32GB card). It wasn't designed to run a lot of large apps on.
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    Default Re: How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    I have a 32 gb card and it wouldn't let me write on it, so I erased all the data on it because formatting wasn't an option. It still says I need to root it. How?
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    Default Re: How do I "root" a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet?

    You don't need to root it, you need to understand how inux works.

    Only an app that created a folder can write to that folder. So if you try to save a file to a folder created by a different app, it won't work. And that's the whole idea. Instead of all your documents being in one folder, pdf documents are in the folder the pdf app created, text documents are in the folder the text app created, etc.

    (I disagree with Google doing it that way, but that's their reason for it.)

    Rooting will allow you - since you have root permissions - to write anything to any folder using any app. It also allows you to delete files that will turn the phone into a paperweight. And it voids the warranty. If you don't understand how to root your phone manually, you don't understand enough about Linux to be rooting the phone. (We see questions here every day from people who deleted a file that caused the phone to keep crashing, don't have their data backed up, and the only way to fix their problem wipes all their data.)

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