Nabi 2 Tablet for Kids Gets Root, Recovery, and Gapps
Usually when we do pieces for rooted devices, they are devices that have their own forum sections. Of course, we make exceptions for unique devices. The Nabi 2 is an interesting exceptions for two reasons. First and foremost, it is a tablet for children. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it has better specs than 2/3 of the tablets that have their own sections. Inside this toy for tots is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of storage with SD card slot, and a 7″ 1024×600 display. Essentially, it’s similar to a Nexus 7 with a lower resolution screen, HDMI out, and external storage options. Now, it’s been rooted and given Google Apps.
XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor has released the root method for the Nabi 2 as well as a method for getting Google Apps. To use it, you’ll need to have ADB working and the appropriate drivers installed. From there, you download the script, extract to your desktop, and run the script. Choose which option you want and enjoy root.
Once rooted you have a couple of options. You can keep the Monarch UI—the installed UI for kids—by not touching /system/vendor. However, if you want the classic Android experience, simply get rid of that folder. Granted, it’s only ICS, but it’s still a tablet with very impressive specs for a very cheap price.
How a tablet with these kind of specs flew under the radar so well, no one can be sure. But if you’d like more information, check out the original thread.