How To Root Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet

Dell Venue 8 is a new age Android tablet which comes with 2 Ghz Intel Atom dual-core processor, 8.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 5 mega pixel rear view camera and 2 mega pixel front view camera, GPS, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4100mAh integrate once cell battery and it runs of Android 4.2 Jelly bean operating system. The tablet pricing is mid range making it attractive for anyone who is planning to get a budget tablet.

If you are using Dell Venue 8 and would like to exploit it more or if you would want to update the operating system of the to Android 4.4 Kit Kat or if you would like to use custom firmware and rooted apps, then rooting your device is the only option. In the tutorial given below, I have written step by step instructions on how to root Dell venue 8 tablet.

WARNING: I should not be held responsible for any damages that might occur to your Dell Venue 8 Android tablet by following the instructions given here. Proceed with the knowledge that you are doing the rooting on your OWN.

Root Dell Venue 8

Prerequisites To Root Dell Venue 8 Tablet:

1) Although rooting won’t result in the loss of personal data, it is safe to take backup using appropriate apps because it will come in handy if the rooting process becomes unsuccessful resulting in loss of personal data.

2) If you have installed any antivirus or related applications on your Dell Venue 8, uninstall them before starting the rooting process because sometimes these antivirus apps might cause trouble during rooting.

3) Keep a healthy battery backup because if your tablet dies out due to lack of battery, your device will get bricked.

Once you have done all the things mentioned above, its time to root your device.

Tutorial To Root Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet:

1) To get started, download myKIT_BATCHv1.1.2 from here, extract it using 7 Zip and save it on your computer.

2) Now download jb4.2.2-jb4.3_ROOTKIT.7z (supports only Dell Venue 8 running Android 4.2.2 or Android 4.3 versions) and DeviceWIFI-Venue8_ASSETKIT.7z, extract it using 7 Zip and save it on your computer.

NOTE: This method won’t work on Dell Venue 8 tablets which are running on Android KitKat operating system, as at this moment I don’t have a working ROOTKIT for the process.

3) Once done, connect your Dell Venue 8 to your computer. Now open the folder where you have saved myKIT_BATCHv1.1.2 and click on the run-me.bat to start the application. A screen will appear with space to enter words. Enter “ACCEPT” in capital letters without quotes in it and the main screen will appear.

4) Now on the menu options, choose 1 to update your Dell drivers for your computer. Once it is done, go back to the main menu of myKIT_BATCHv1.1.2 and see whether your device is connected properly and showing “DEVICE STATUS: ADB-ONLINE“. If it’s there, you are on the right path.

5) Now choose A1 ROOT KITS from the menu to view the ROOT KIT MENU. Now select the appropriate ROOT KIT, which we have downloaded before. Once down, select SuperUser (SU) installation and type “ACCEPT” in capital letters without quote in the next screen.

6) Your Dell Venue 8 will automatically reboot and the installation of “SU/SuperUser” will begin. Once it is done, your tablet will be rooted.

That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Dell Venue 8 Android tablet. If you would encounter any issues while following the tutorial, do share it with me via comments.

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Comments

  1. Tushar Mohite says:

    Hey please post a tutorial for dell venue 7 3G model also I want to root my tablet because I want to install linux in it please help

  2. esa poha da erro no driver dpinst64….passo 4 , atualizar drivers da dell…nao acho os drivers… ajuda!!!

  3. Hi,

    Can you translate your words in English please. I can’t understand what you are asking.

  4. Hey I tried all you wrote. and problem arises was that runbat.me runs fine but it shows device status to be unauthorized always . please help me rooting my dell venue tablet . a quick response would be appreciatiable.
    thank you

  5. Have you installed the USB Drivers? I think that’s where the problem will be.

  6. I rooted my device After rebooting there coming
    Reboot droidboot
    Reboot
    Recovery
    Power off
    Then I power on my device , I check device is rooted or not then showing dell venue 8 is not rooted

  7. Hi,
    I have message said unknown device. My tablet is like media device as camara and shown just photo Directorie

  8. i couldnt download my batch kit mentioned here. although i got the other two files mentioned here through the link.
    can you please help.

  9. What error are you getting while trying to download the file? Let me know.

  10. it says error : 404
    and as the page loads later i couldn’t find the download link.
    if you have my batch kit can u please upload it.

  11. I have updated the link now. Check again!

  12. Hi I’m trying to root my venue 7 3730 but when i get to the option of picking rootkit the don’t appear there even though i put them on the folder the only one that comes up is jb4.2.2-3_ROOTKIT Please HELP thank you

  13. Hi,

    This tutorial is for Dell Venue 8. Don’t try it on Venue 7.

  14. Does it work in 4.4.2

  15. My Dell Venue 8 is running kitkat 4.4.4, How can I root this version?

  16. I will provide an updated rooting kit shortly.

  17. Nope. The rooting kit won’t support 4.4.2.

  18. Thank you !, when can we expect to have it?

  19. Jason Silver says:

    Is there a way to do this from non-windows machines? I use Linux Ubuntu.

    Thanks!
    Jason Silver

  20. my tablet will proceed to reboot its self & attempt to install SU but will freeze halfway through the process

  21. it tells me ” status read failed( too many links)”

  22. I don’t think that it is possible to do this from Ubuntu!

  23. Kamal gupta says:

    My dell venue 8 android version is 4.4.2 … can i try this tutorial to root my tab ??

  24. Yes you can!

  25. kamal gupta says:

    But in above tutorial you mention that…This method won’t work on Dell Venue 8 tablets which are running on Android KitKat operating system, as at this moment I don’t have a working ROOTKIT for the process.

  26. I have question, I get most of the way through the root process and I install the packages, but then it says that it can’t create the folders at the end and device ends up not being rooted. Please help if you can

  27. SAMRA KHAN says:

    My dell venue 8 android version is 4.4.2 ..
    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM THAT IS………….
    I rooted my device After rebooting there coming
    Reboot droidboot
    Reboot
    Recovery
    Power off
    Then I power on my device , I check device is rooted or not then showing dell venue 8 is not rooted…
    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZ SOLV MY PROBLEM 🙁 🙁

  28. Hi i get stuck at step 4, i install the driver but it doesnt recognice my tablet… DEVICE STATUS: ADB-ONLINE wont appear it just says DEVICE STATUS: UNKNOW… what can i do, im running in win 8.1.
    give a hand please.

  29. Reinstall the driver and then try again!

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