Rooting Kimdecent's T21 PC-on-a-stick
The $49 T21 PC-on-a-stick is powered by a Nufront NS115 dual-core cortex A9 processor paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.
The device runs Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1) and features 1 GB of system memory, WiFi, one USB host port, one micro USB and HDMI out (up to 1080p).
The 1.2 GHz T21 also offers support for multiple audio and video formats, including 3GP, MPEG4, AVI, RMVB, MKV, FLV, H.264, MVC, SVC, MPEG-2/4, DivX, VC-1, RealVideo, AVS, VP8(WebM, WebP), Sorenson, MJPEG, MVC, AAC+, WMA, MP3 and MPEG.
The T21 PC-on-a-stick may be versatile enough as it, but the folks at Androidpc.es have found a way of making a good thing even better.
Yes, the T21 can be rooted if you follow the instructions below.
* First, Download Moborobo and install it.
* Windows 8 isn't all that pleased with unsigned drivers, so follow these instructions if running the OS.
* Download ROOT-T21 and uncompress it.
* Make sure USB Debugging is enabled in your mini PC (Settings –> Developer Options).
* Install Moborobo Daemon from Google Play.
* Start Moborobo on your PC.
* Execute ROOT_T21_GV-21_V01.bat inside ROOT-21 folder and follow the instructions.
* Moborobo needs to reconnect with T21 via Wi-Fi when the ROOT programs requires it.
* Once the procedure is complete, you can download and install SuperSU, as well as the latest version of Busybox.
As CNX-Software point out, the above-mentioned instructions may also work for a number of other Nufront NS115 Android devices, including tablets such as Acho C905t.
As always, make sure you have a readily available version of the latest firmware ready to go, just in case something goes wrong with the roo.