UPDATE: The commands below worked to root this tablet with stock firmware. I've never rooted an Android device before. Scared I might brick it. I have copies of "su" and "Superuser.apk" apps. I have Android SDK with adb installed and know how to connect to the device and issue shell commands via the terminal (I'm familiar with both Linux and using the terminal on Mac). The instructions I have are for the M701 and specifically mention the "9-30 firmware update" (but this is the M701-R and I haven't applied the update because I'm not certain it also covers my device). Here are the commands I have: Code: ./adb shell mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system ./adb push su /system/bin/ ./adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su ./adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/ ./adb shell reboot (note: the "./" leader is because I'd be doing this from a Mac) Since it's just changing permissions to allow root access is that likely to brick the tablet? I can't really see how it would, especially since I'm NOT changing the firmware, just file permissions. But having never done this before I thought I'd better ask.