The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TerrorSource » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Important notice for all Toon2 users!

As of now we are stopping with the "free rooting" service for the Toon2.
The intention of this service was to have more developers join the community and that they could create more apps to lift the available apps in the ToonStore and to help us find more loop-holes in the Toon2's fimware and hardware.
Until now, no members with a rooted Toon2 brought in any apps for the ToonStore nor did they help us find more loopholes nor did they help us to improve our knowledge about the Toon2 in any way.

As always, there is a but...
There's still a chance that we might root your Toon2, you need to have an app created, submitted into the ToonStore and have an idea for improving that app or creating new apps.

Please contact us (TSC-team) of you have an app created+submitted and want to have your Toon2 rooted.
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TheHogNL » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:17 pm

And to add to this, I will now reveal a part of the rooting process of a Toon 2!

Almost a year ago a few members of the forum were contacted by Eneco and Quby to test the new Toon 2. One reason for them was to have a few enthusiasts on their forum explaining the Toon 2 to the public but also to show how good they protected the new Toon 2 from being rooted.

Only one week after receiving the Toon 2 we (or actually I, but I don't want to have all credits...) managed to get root access to the Toon. You might have seen some of our posts with broken screens. But I can now tell you this was only another attempt to root a Toon on the hardware side. But...the Toon 2 rooting isn't done in hardware. The Toon 2 rooting is done using software only!

We kept this a secret for a few months to make sure our method was working for other Toon 2's also and give us time to modify all code (toonstore etc) for the Toon 2. Fun thing, three days after we succesfully rooted the Toon 2 a few members where invited at Quby's headquarters to do a Toon 2 - hack-a-toon. Hardest part was to act like we hadn't seen the Toon 2 before and didn't have root access 8)

But this is it for now. There is a specific reason why we can not reveal the method because when it is known it is so easy to fix by Eneco/Quby. And we want to make sure rooting the toon 2 is always possible, also in the future.

This also means we don't have a hardware root method yet. First of all, opening the Toon 2 is not for the weak minded. And second we haven't found the serial and/or jtag port yet on the Toon 2 (we stopped looking after we found the software method). If there are enthusiasts who want to boldy go where no one has gone before, go ahead and try to find another (software or hardware) rooting method.
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby Fushion » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:22 am

Just a thought:
As you mention that the root process of a Toon2 is done by software only, assuming that both Toon1 and Toon2 share the same software (kernel/root image), doesn’t that mean that Toon1 can also be rooted the same way by software only?
If that is the case, it would same some time juggling with jtag cables etc....
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TheHogNL » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:23 pm

Fushion wrote:Just a thought:
As you mention that the root process of a Toon2 is done by software only, assuming that both Toon1 and Toon2 share the same software (kernel/root image), doesn’t that mean that Toon1 can also be rooted the same way by software only?
If that is the case, it would same some time juggling with jtag cables etc....


From 5.0.4 the Toon1 is indeed on most part the same software as Toon2. Without revealing where we created the software hack, it is true that also the Toon1 can be rooted using the same method. However, juggling with jtag cables etc is so much easier on a Toon1 to root than using the software method.
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TerrorSource » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:26 pm

This rooting method will not be released publicly, not for Toon2 and not for Toon1.
Using Serial and/or JTAG is the method that must be used for Toon1.
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby Fransb » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:42 am

Hi i am new to this forum and i have a toon 2 and i want root this.
I understand that you don 't do it for free but is there a paid way.

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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TheHogNL » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:48 pm

Fransb wrote:Hi i am new to this forum and i have a toon 2 and i want root this.
I understand that you don 't do it for free but is there a paid way.

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Hi Frans,
Yes there is. I just responded to your PM and send you my mobile number to contact me for this.
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby PurpleBlue » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:45 pm

TheHogNL wrote:
Fransb wrote:Hi i am new to this forum and i have a toon 2 and i want root this.
I understand that you don 't do it for free but is there a paid way.

Regards

Frans B


Hi Frans,
Yes there is. I just responded to your PM and send you my mobile number to contact me for this.


Could you PM me also please? :mrgreen:
I'm also got a Toon2 witch I wanted to root.
(My Toon1 I'll root this weekend )
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby Fransb » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Thanks for the great service. :D

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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby alkadrace » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Hello,

Could you please help me to root Toon2? It currently only controlling temperature.

Thanks

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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TheHogNL » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:13 am

You can contact me on marktplaats for that: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1446955780
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TerrorSource » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm

I am also able to root Toon2

Send me a PM/Email if interested :D
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Re: The new Toon 2 has been rooted!

Postby TheHogNL » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:03 am

But ofcourse you want the best ;-)
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