If you own a Nextbook 11A, and also want to root the device, then you are on the right page.
The Nextbook Ares 11A is the touchscreen tablet pc, or you can say that two-in-one tablet, which can act as both Laptop and Tablet PC, whenever needed. The device is powered by a quad-core processor, and boasts of everything which is required in a two-in-one tablet. The device runs super-fast, thanks to the Intel Atom Z8350 quad-core 1.92 GHz processor, which delivers the faster and smoother performance, paired with a 2GB DDR3 SDRAM. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which can be further upgraded to the latest version using various ROMs. It comes with 64GB of in-built storage, which support of expandable storage with the microSD card of up to 128GB of storage capacity. The device has rechargeable lithium-polymer 9000 mAh battery, which delivers longer backup. It includes USB 2.0, Micro HDMI, microUSB, 3.5mm headtablet jack, and POGO pin ports. The device has 11.6-inch TFT display, which features the 16:9 aspect ratio and supports 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, which ensures that device delivers a great image quality to rear, work, watch, play or stream. The device features the touch-screen technology for smooth operation, and delivers smoother touch experience with both of the fingers and stylus devices. The tablet also has both rear and front-facing cameras, which can be used to capture shots whenever required. With the POGO port, the Pogo keyboard can be attached, which comes along with the device.
If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to root Nextbook Ares 11A .
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Nextbook Ares 11A . You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Nextbook Ares 11A (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Nextbook Ares 11A , do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Nextbook Ares 11A , then rooting and flashing custom recovery like TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly. You can easily root the device with One Click Android Root Tool, with either via PC or through the APK, which is a quick process.
Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery
TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your tablet, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.
For installing the TWRP, your Nextbook Ares 11A tablet must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Nextbook Ares 11A
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your tablet , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- tablet Should be Charged
Your tablet must be 70% charged at least, else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your tablet or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your tablet. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)
You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Nextbook Ares 11A
Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)
Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)
Download TWRP Recovery for Nextbook Ares 11A from here:
TWRP Recovery 188.8.131.52. (Android File Host Link)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Nextbook Ares 11A
Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.
Step 1: First, you need to Connect your Nextbook Ares 11A Device to the computer, in Fastboot Mode. You can reboot your device to fastboot using the command in adb terminal:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 2: Now, open the Adb Terminal in PC, and then just enter this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
Step 3: Then, issue this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
At this stage, your device will be reboot automatically. Now, you can Root Nextbook Ares 11A , as bootloader of your device is already unlocked.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Nextbook Ares 11A
Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required adb and fastboot binaries.
Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.
Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in Prerequisite section, then simply skip the Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.
Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your Nextbook Ares 11A Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.
Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable USB debugging option.
Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where adb and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
and then run this command, type:
Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.
After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.
Procedure to Root Nextbook Ares 11A / Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Nextbook Ares 11A tablet.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted Nextbook Ares 11A and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your tablet as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.