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Old 11-11-2022, 08:14 PM   #1
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Question How to root a Boox Leaf (7")

How does one root a 7" Boox Leaf?
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Old 11-11-2022, 08:32 PM   #2
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Process[list][*]Go to the decryptBooxUpdateUPX project page on GitHub, download the zip and extract your project folder.[*]Run the following command:
Code:
pip install pycryptodome
[*]Download the firmware for your Boox device from Onyx's website. Drop the zip file into your project folder and extract the update.upx file.[*]Then run
Code:
python DebooxUpx.py Poke3
(or the name of your device). We now have a decrypted file called update.zip. Extract files.[*]Install Magisk by downloading the apk from Github.
[*]Drop both the boot.img file and the magisk apk onto your Poke3 or Leaf.[*]Install the Magisk apk and open. Click Install. Click Next, then tap "Select and Patch a File" Select boot image, then select "Let's Go".[*]After a couple minutes, the process will complete and you should have magisk_patched-24100_T5qRP.img on the Downloads directory (your image filename may vary). Move that file to your computer in the project directory.[*]Run
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adb reboot fastboot
which will boot the e-reader into fastboot mode. Note that this mode only displays only the Onyx logo.[*]To make sure root has been achieved, we'll boot the image before flashing:
Code:
fastboot boot magisk_patched-24100_avvzI.img
. After several seconds, device should boot with temporary root access. You can confirm root has been acquired by opening Magisk. Under "App", it will say "Installed: 24.1" (or whatever version you're using).[*]To flash the patched image permanently, again run
Code:
adb reboot fastboot
. Once on the Onyx screen appears, run
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adb reboot fastboot flash boot magisk_patched-24100_avvzl.img
.[*]We have root!
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Old 11-11-2022, 11:02 PM   #3
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Fastboot hangs for me:
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$ fastboot boot magisk_patched-25200_ujCaA.img 
Sending 'boot.img' (13213 KB)
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Old 11-12-2022, 08:04 AM   #4
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Fastboot hangs for me
Yeah, I was thinking, "That ain't going to work".

Sometimes, on some devices, it does work.
I believe the problem is that it doesn't get the right command line processed when you do it that way.

Just make sure that you have the original boot image around for backup.
Code:
C:\>fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
C:\>fastboot reboot
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:45 PM   #5
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Just make sure that you have the original boot image around for backup.
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C:\>fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
That hangs, too.
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:53 PM   #6
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That hangs, too.
Hmm. This is the "old" Leaf (not the one out in the last week)?
Are you using Magisk 25.2?
Does fastboot itself never return as done?
There's no ADB running when it tries to start?

If you have Windows you should do a "sanity test" on your image.
http://www.temblast.com/imgutil.htm
Code:
C:\>imgutil.exe /v magisk-whatever.img
It should print out half a dozen lines. Please quote them.

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Old 11-13-2022, 08:15 PM   #7
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Hmm. This is the "old" Leaf (not the one out in the last week)?
Yes, the one released earlier this year.
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Are you using Magisk 25.2?
yes
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Does fastboot itself never return as done?
no.
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There's no ADB running when it tries to start?
That's correct.

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If you have Windows you should do a "sanity test" on your image.
http://www.temblast.com/imgutil.htm
Code:
C:\>imgutil.exe /v magisk-whatever.img
It should print out half a dozen lines. Please quote them.
I don't have Windows, but I can use Wine:
Code:
$ wine imgutil.exe /v magisk_patched-25200_ujCaA.img

Header0:        1,632 (00000660)
Kernel:    12,867,424 (00c45760) 00001000
  Payload: 12,566,106 (00bfbe5a)
  DTB:        301,318 (00049906)
Ramdisk:      653,952 (0009fa80) 00c47000
Padding:        1,320 (00000528) 00ce7000
Command: console=ttyMSM0,115200,n8 androidboot.console=ttyMSM0 earlycon=msm_serial_dm,0xc170000 androidboot.hardware=qcom user_debug=31 msm_rtb.fil
ter=0x37 ehci-hcd.park=3 lpm_levels.sleep_disabled=1 sched_enable_hmp=1 sched_enable_power_aware=1 service_locator.enable=1 swiotlb=1 loop.max_part
=7 buildvariant=user veritykeyid=id:7e4333f9bba00adfe0ede979e28ed1920492b40f
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Old 11-13-2022, 09:06 PM   #8
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Header0: 1,632 (00000660)
Well, that all looks quite sane.

Wait a minute. When you say
Code:
C:\>fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
C:\>fastboot reboot
"doesn't work", what do you mean?
Do you mean the flash itself doesn't work or that when you reboot it isn't running Android.
If you don't quote the response I don't know what it did.
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Wait a minute. When you say
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C:\>fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
C:\>fastboot reboot
"doesn't work", what do you mean?
When I run "fastboot flash boot" it just hangs there. How long should I wait for it? It doesn't show progress.
When I reboot, Magisk says it's not installed.
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Old 11-14-2022, 07:43 AM   #10
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How long should I wait for it?
About three seconds.

Something's wrong. Probably USB connectivity, possibly corrupt fastboot.
Since you're on Linux maybe you should check dmesg for USB timeouts and the like.

I'm not drop-dead impressed by Google's handling of USB generally, especially on Windows compatibility. Still, if you've got access to a Windows box you might try that. (Remember to install the drivers.)

If you've got Windows you can also try one of my utilities, ImxLink, which is designed for something else but supports the Fastboot protocol.

If you have a working system you can "adb reboot edl" and get to that. With the right EDL loader and a client program you can also flash the boot partition from there.

I do use stock Android platform tools on Linux, but I've got more custom stuff for Windows.
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Old 11-19-2022, 03:29 PM   #11
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Since you're on Linux maybe you should check dmesg for USB timeouts and the like.
dmesg doesn't report any USB errors.

Code:
fastboot reboot
hangs, too.

I also tried checking Magisk's "Patch vbmeta in boot image" option, but that didn't fix the fastboot hang issue.

Holding the Leaf's power button for 30 sec. when it's in fastboot mode makes it reboot and kills the
Code:
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
process, so fastboot is communicating with the Leaf.

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If you have a working system you can "adb reboot edl" and get to that.
That freezes the Leaf.

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Old 11-19-2022, 07:07 PM   #13
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That freezes the Leaf.
Well, it gets you to EDL mode, I meant.
Have you dealt with that yet?

A long press will get you out of that too.

Is your USB working normally in the unrooted Android system.
Do you use ADB? Is that working normally?
That is, does the problem appear to be with fastboot or USB generally?

Does this work (in fastboot):
Code:
fastboot getvar all
Can you do it all day long without problems?

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Well, “freezes” might be a wrong term to use here. Yes, the screen won’t show any progress at all. But most important question is whether the edl works properly or not.

As a starting point, here is the edl github: https://github.com/bkerler/edl

Renate has an edl.exe which works the same, though I haven’t tried that yet, I used only python version
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In fastboot, did you unlock the bootloader?
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