Asus ME173 - wireless issue - how to clear files

Hoib

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Hello -

I have my Asus 173ME MeMo 7 in. tablet on 4.2.2 which has suddenly and out of the clear blue sky lost it's ability to connect wirelessly to anything involving DHCP. I believe the DHCP data has to be cleared as discovered in my Google research. But the tab is not rooted. I explore to /data/ using ES Explorer as well as the stock explorer but the folder is reported empty which I believe is caused by it not having root access. I've researched the wireless problem and have hundreds of people saying to assign IP statically. Fine, except this is a weak workaround that will inevitably fail at most if not all access points outside of my home network. I just need to get to 2 files located in /data/misc/DHCP/ and clean out this folder so that the tab can properly (supposedly) reconstruct the corrupted DHCP settings. (Currently I have instituted static IP assignment at home so I can use the blessed thing...

Is root access absolutely positively 100% needed to get at that folder? Is there a method that might work using my desktop and the USB data connection. Yes, I'm trying to avoid having to root the device. I don't find a lot of info on rooting this device. I just need to get to that stupid folder for 10 seconds!!

Any hope?

Hoib
 

Rukbat

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Is root access absolutely positively 100% needed to get at that folder?
For anything past /data, yes.

Is there a method that might work using my desktop and the USB data connection.
ADB - if the tablet is rooted.

Yes, I'm trying to avoid having to root the device. ... Any hope?
Not without rooting. Unless you want to reflash the whole stock ROM.
 

Hoib

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Well, shoot!

Can you please recommend an "easy" rooting path for me. I know just enough to be dangerous...

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