Modding

Unlock M.O.J.O. with Root Access

As any Android power-user will tell you, the best way to get the most of out of your device is to root it. M.O.J.O. is no different. Thanks to the hard-working crew at MoDaCo, there is now a root solution for M.O.J.O.

Things to note:

Rooting M.O.J.O. will give you expanded access to games and apps in the Google Play Store, and the ability to adjust many otherwise-locked settings. Performing the root procedure will not void your warranty.

You'll need these 2 things:

  • Access to a PC, Mac, or Linux computer.
  • USB A male-to-male cable like this one. The cable can be either USB 2.0 or 3.0.

Be aware:
USB A male-to-male transfer cables will not work. You just need a regular USB A male-to-male cable.

Step 1: Download the superboot file

Download the superboot zip file From MoDaCo's website, and unzip it into a directory.

Unplug the power cable and any USB cables from M.O.J.O. The dongle and HDMI cable should stay plugged in.

Step 2: Put M.O.J.O. in bootloader mode

First, connect the USB A male-to-male cable between your computer and the USB port labeled '2.0' on M.O.J.O., and then insert the power cable.

Key driver not found.. Booting OS will appear on screen.


If Key driver not found..Booting OS did not appear, check your connections, and make sure that you have a regular USB A male-to-male cable, not a transfer USB A male-to-male cable.

Step 3: Boot from the superboot file -

On Windows:

Install the device drivers from the directory containing the files if required. Remove the power and USB cables from M.O.J.O. Reboot M.O.J.O. by reinserting the USB cable, and then reinserting the power cable. Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, then run superboot-windows.bat as an Administrator.

On Mac:

Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type:

chmod +x superboot-mac.sh

Followed by:

sudo ./superboot-mac.sh

On Linux:

Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type:

chmod +x superboot-linux.sh

Followed by:

sudo ./superboot-linux.sh


If your terminal commands are not working as expected, you could be in the wrong directory. Make sure to CD to the directory that contains the superboot file.

You will see Booting downloaded image and a black screen, then the screen will return to Key driver not found.. Booting OS. It can happen quickly.

At this point, unplug the USB cable and the power cable from M.O.J.O., wait a few moments, then reconnect the power cable to boot M.O.J.O. as normal.

For all the missing apps to show up on the Play Store, you may need to clear data on the Play Store in 'Settings -> Applications' and reboot, then run the Play Store again.

Rooting will leave an app called "SuperSU" on your system. This is normal.