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