Not every Android device gets rooted, but it's always nice when one does. So it is with MOJO, Mad Catz' Android-powered alternative to the OUYA game console and similar fare. Noted developer and modder Paul "MoDaCo" O'Brien released the MoDaCo Mod for MOJO on Sunday, giving adventurous owners access to root-enabled apps. His method requires a Windows, OSX, or Linux computer, and a standard male-to-male USB cable


As far as root methods go, this one is pretty simple: MoDaCo Mod loads up a custom boot image on the device that automatically installs the SuperUser app when you next turn on the device, instantly giving users access to the superuser permission request dialog. According to the announcement post, the mod also expands the amount of apps accessible on the Play Store from the MOJO. It's hard to tell without access to the hardware, but I'd guess it's with a basic modification of the build.prop file.

O'Brien notes that root will prevent the MOJO from receiving an over-the-air update, but that he already has a method for rolling the device back to a non-rooted state for that purpose. He'll post that information when an update actually goes out. As with all root methods, users should proceed at their own risk and waive their warranties goodbye. If you're ready to take the plunge, step-by-step instructions are included in the source link below.

Source: MoDaCo

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Daniel Smith

    "His method requires a Windows, OSX, or Mac computer, and a standard male-to-male USB cable. "

    You mentioned OS X twice.

    • LiamBryant

      I'm hoping he meant one of those to be Linux.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Lol @ navbar on dat screen

  • Primalxconvoy

    I hope this function allows the system to spoof another phone's ID, this preventing Google play from blocking any apps from being able to be downloaded to the system.

    • Davis Hernandez

      you mean by changing the build.prop? mmm maybe, but its no problem as there are plenty of apps that allows that, one of them being market helper

      • Primalxconvoy

        If that requires root then great!