Rooting your Asus Cube with “Cuberoot”

Posted: May 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asus, GTVHacker, Root | 5 Comments »


After almost 3 years of GTVHacker, we have continued to strive to bring the Google TV community the best “root” methods on the platform. To date we have released multiple methods for gaining root access on the first and second generations of devices. We’ve also released hardware roots and software roots but have yet to venture into Android application development, until now:

Cuberoot - Main

Let me introduce you to Cuberoot, a brand new root for the Asus Cube. This root leverages a local command execution vulnerability within  a Unix socket for NFS mounting. This socket interfaces with a helper application that doesn’t properly sanitize input allowing local code execution. Luckily for us, this particular vulnerability is made better by being able to be exploited from within an Android app. “But with great power comes great responsibility”, and with such we’ve decided to not only provide the method for rooting the Asus Cube but also allow users an easy method of patching their device to prevent another application from exploiting the bug for nefarious reasons.


So, what will Cuberoot do?

    Cuberoot will:
  • Root your Asus Cube.
  • Install SuperSu.
  • Modify the Flash Player to bypass website blocks on streaming media sites.
  • Disable automatic updates.
  • Collect anonymous statistical information about your device.
  • Allow you to patch this vulnerability, which prevents malicious applications from using this bug.

Download the app [Here] or Check out Cuberoot in action below:

UPDATE: Now in the Google Play Store!
Search for Cuberoot in the Play store, or click [Here] to install.

5 Comments on “Rooting your Asus Cube with “Cuberoot””

  1. 1 HMIE said at 7:05 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    I just bought one, and was looking to cube root. There are system updates available. Should I root then update or update then root. Or should I only root.

  2. 2 Zane said at 7:37 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    All of the links are down and I cant find this in the play store.

  3. 3 Zane said at 7:43 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    I’d love to try this. I can’t find it in the play store and all of the links on this site don’t seem to work.

  4. 4 Zane said at 8:22 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    It looks like it’s been pulled from the play store. Is there a working link?

  5. 5 John said at 7:34 pm on May 28th, 2013:

    If only there was something like for the Sony GTV devices (NSZ-GT1 / NSZ-GS7)