How to Root the Parrot ASTEROID Smart Navigation/Music Unit

The Parrot ASTEROID Smart is not a phone; instead, it is primarily a in-car navigational and entertainment unit that runs Android 2.3.6 OS.  While it’s unlikely you’ll ever find custom ROMs, rooting it will definitely expand its limited horizons and help you gain more from this device.  Read on then to know how to root the Parrot ASTEROID Smart.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Back up everything you feel is important before you start.

2.  Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin.

II.  Necessary Downloads

Framaroot-1.5.3.apk [File attached to this post]

III.  Rooting the Parrot ASTEROID Smart

1.  Download the Framaroot-1.5.3.apk file directly to the device using WiFi or a 3G/4G dongle.  If you aren’t near a hotspot or don’t own a dongle, you could hotspot your smartphone’s internet connection and then download the file directly to the device.

2.  Use a file manager app (Astro or ES File Explorer, for example), navigate to the location of Framaroot-1.5.3.apk, and install the application.  Make sure you have enabled installation of apps from unknown sources by going to Settings > Applications and ticking the Unknown sources checkbox.

3.  Go to your app drawer and open up the Framaroot app.

4.  Click on Gimli and wait for the success popup.

5.  Reboot your device.

Once it reboots, your ASTEROID Smart should be rooted!

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Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

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  • Mike

    All very well, but how do you get ES File explorer installed in the first place?

  • Joseph Cheo Fontanez

    Will this work on the U.S. Version that runs 2.1.2?

  • Chris Rector

    Will this work with the newest update 2.3.7

  • webdaf

    Hello somebody try on the Asteroid Classic (the 1 din) ??