Root Android 4.1.1 on an APEX AP-GS918 using motochopper
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Be warned if you use this tablet or any with FCC ID: 2AAP6M9025
This includes tabelts made by:
  • Nobis
  • Double Power Technology
  • Apex Digital (TMAX Digital)
  • and others

These tablets will eventually become bricked (by-design) because
the factory reset only wipes the data and cache partions.
The system parition is not touch by a factory reset (it must be restored
using the firmware image and amlogic usb burning tools).
You will eventually have to send your tablet in to the factory to fix anything
that cannot be fixed by a factory restore -- I hate the fact they call it a factory restore/reset (because it is misleading)

This tablet is decent (when it works) but it showed signs of lag (the time it takes for something to happen after
performing an action, such as touching a button on-screen).
Also, the tablet seems a little underpowered when it comes to cpu intensive applications such as playing video -- espicially
in a web browser.

If you want to use this tablet or are curretly using it --
I would recommend turning on 'USB Debugging mode' under Developer Options in the settings menu.
This allows you to connect to a pc using Android Debub Bridge (adb) and run a shell (even during the boot animation).
I hade one of the apex digital variants of this tablet freeze during the 'GO' boot animation and I was able to fix it by
connecting it to my computer, using adb, opening a shell, and running fsck/e2fsck on the paritions -- there were some filesystem
errors that were freezing the boot process.
However, it happended again (not sure if it was the same problem or not) -- but I had disabled 'USB Debugging mode' and now I cannot
use adb to access it (again the factory reset is useless since the problem is in the system parition and it will have to go back to the factory).

Original Article: Root Method Released for DROID RAZR HD Running Android 4.1.2, Other Devices Too
Motochopper available from: motochopper download Instructions (quoted/paraphrased from original aricle):
  • Download motochopper to your PC, from above link or elsewhere.
  • Extract the entire contents of the zip file.
  • If you are using Windows, ensure you have installed the latest Motorola USB drivers available for your phone.
  • Ensure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your device.
  • If you are using Windows, navigate to the extracted directory and execute “run.bat”.
    If you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute “./run.sh”.
Verification Instructions to Verify root:
  • Download/Install: Root Checker Basic from the market:
    market link
    page link (from http://www.appsapk.com)
    apk link (from http://www.appsapk.com)
  • Once Root chekcer basic is installed, you can run it and click/touch 'Verify Root Access'
  • It will tell you something along the lines of: 'you got root' or 'you don't got root'
  • The Superuser app (installed by motochopper) is called: SuperSu, instead of the normal SupoerUser -- you can use this app to configure the access controls (there is also a pro version with extra features)
  • To Unroot: run 'SuperSu' -> click/touch 'Settings' -> Scroll-down and click/touch 'Full unroot' ... you will have to run motochopper again to re-root
  • You will also probably want to update the su binary, SuperSu will probably ask you to do this on frist run of the app
Application Version(s) used:
  • motochopper: v1.0 by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss) [download from link under original aricle's link]
  • SuperSu: v0.94 (installed by motochopper)
  • Root Checker Basic: v5.0.7 (install from market or install the apk from links listed in instructions)