Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor powered tablet that comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. If you own this 7-inch tablet then you will be happy to know that you can root it and install latest CWM (ClockworkMod) Recovery v184.108.40.206, so that you can flash latest Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on your Hisense Sero 7 Pro.
A rooted device allow you to completely utilize the hardware resource as well as push the limitation that comes with stock firmware. Once rooted, you can access system files, can overclock/underclock CPU and GPU, can use various MOD as well as those apps that ask root access. However, once you root your device, your manufacturer warranty will be void. You can only regain it by following proper unroot process. You can learn more about benefits of rooting here: Benefits of Rooting Android Devices.
Having CWM recovery allow you to flash custom ROMs and MODs. Also let you backup and restore firmware easily. Read this guide to root Hisense Sero 7 Pro and Install CWM Recovery v220.127.116.11 on it.
Though root don’t erase internal memory data but we recommend to back up your data first before proceeding to avoid any uncomfortable situation.
1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.
2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.
3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Hisense Sero 7 Pro in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Hisense Sero 7 Pro. [Guide].
5. You must already installed ADB & Fastboot. Follow this guide: How To: ADB & Fastboot Setup
If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to root Hisense Sero 7 Pro and install CWM Recovery v18.104.22.168 (touch) on it.
How To Root Hisense Sero 7 Pro
This stage of this guide not only root Hisense Sero 7 Pro but also install CWM recovery touch. However, since we going to install latest CWM Recovery v22.214.171.124 in later stage, we just omitting it.
- If you have blue stacks installed please stop the service (services.msc) or uninstall and reboot.
- Download the Zip file from GoogleDrive.
- Unrar the files attached to this post somewhere (DO NOT RUN THE FILES WITHIN THE ARCHIVE THEY NEED TO BE EXTRACTED!)
- Make sure you have ADB Debugging checked. To enable go to Settings > About > Click 8 times on Build number and back out to Settings it will be under the Developer menu.
- Run XESeroRootUS.exe (US VERSION) or XESeroRootUK.exe (UK VERSION)
- Follow onscreen instructions.
- Look at your tablet while it installs superuser apk it may ask for verification by Google. Just accept.
- If it hangs at FASTBOOT please check to see if fastboot drivers are installed correctly!
Your device is rooted. Now install CWM Recovery v126.96.36.199 on Hisense Sero 7 Pro by following below guide.
- Download CWM Recovery v188.8.131.52 and extract it. Then copy the .img file to the directory where fastboot.exe located (most likely, android-sdk-windows>>platform-tools).
- Put your device in FASTBOOT mode first. To do so, remove all USB Cables, turn off the device and then hold Volume up and Power same time, you will see FASTBOOT on the tablet screen. Let go of power once you see FASTBOOT!
- Now plug Hisense Sero 7 Pro to computer using USB cable.
- Now go to platform-tools folder (assuming fastboot.exe is there) and then open command prompt from that location. To do so, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here option.
- Now perform following command at given sequence:
- fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- fastboot reboot
That’s it! You now have a rooted Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet with latest CWM Recovery v184.108.40.206. You can buut into recovery by turning your device off first and then press and hold Volume down and Power button together. To confirm if you successfully rooted your Android device or not install an app called “Root Checker” which is available for free from Google PLAY store. You can now visit this Best Apps For Rooted Android Devices (Android Phones & Tablets).[Source 1, 2]