HOW TO ROOT LATEST BLUESTACKS – ANDROID EMULATOR

ANDROID BLUESTACKS 0.7.7.813, 0.7.9.860, 0.7.10.869 ROOT INSTRUCTIONS

I think we all know very well about Android Bluestacks emulator that can be put on your Windows OR Mac computers. Yes, bluestacks got latest version optimized for Windows 8 and we got latest bluestacks rooted for you. If you are looking for how to root bluestacks beta – older version, you can find instructions HERE. So let’s get started:

HOW TO BACKUP AND RESTORE BLUESTACKS BEFORE ROOTING

Thanks to XDA developers’ senior Member codelover who invented this BlueStacks State Saver Utility written as Windows Batch Script.

What It Does

1) Backup your whole BS android system to another folder so that you can restore your system faster & easier.

2) Backup your BS registry so that you can survive after reinstall (Only for same version of BS).

What It Does Not

This utility does not backup your BS program files, just android system runtime files, you must have working BS, so don’t expect this program to restore or repair your BS program after you uninstalled or crashed it.

Known Limitation

There is no fancy interface, you might only expect to see some simple message like ‘Backup/Restore completed’ – So far has only been tested working good in Windows 7 x86 (New confirmed will be added to list) – The backup & restore might only work for the SAME version of Bluestacks only. (To be confirmed) – You can only create 1 copy of backup per-minute, if you are desperate just append ‘a’ ‘b’ to the backup folder name.

Files Description

BS_registrySave.cmd : Backup your BS registry with filename ended with today date.

BS_stateBackup.cmd : Backup your BS android system state data to a folder name ended with today date & time.

BS_stateRestore.cmd : Restore from backup created with this utility.* Requires Administrator rights

How To Use

1) Download BlueStacks State Saver Utility, extract with your favorite zip program by choosing Extract Here or similar.
2) Open extracted folder ‘BSSSU‘ and run the BS_registrySave & BS_stateBackup to create your first backup.
3) Press any key to exit when done, look for the same folder for newly created backup folder.
4) Now you can install anything or do crazy things with your BS
5) Just run BS_stateRestore whenever you think you need to restore to earlier backed-up state.
6) To backup your BS registry, run BS_registrySave and BS registry will be exported. (Filename ended with today date)
7) To restore registry, just double click it (Not needed to restore state, only needed if you play with registry tweak)
8) It’s your responsibility to take care of how many copy of backup you want to keep, the utility does not care.
9) By default the utility will always look for a folder name ‘backup‘ to be used for restore first, if not found, the latest copy will be used instead, based on the folder name sorting rule – Hence, the last folder Windows see in file list will be selected.

HOW TO ROOT BLUESTACKS WITH ALREADY ROOTED SYSTEM IMG

It would be unethical to not to give credit to rocketero from xdadevelopers who put all his efforts to provide us with pre-rooted system img and root.fs and also to mention that he has probably followed my method that I used to root bluestacks beta version. Anyways, let’s get to the point: Download the relevant zip file from the links given below:

For PRE-ROOTED VERSION 0.7.7.813 ZIP FILE

For PRE-ROOTED VERSION 0.7.10.869 ZIP FILE

For PRE-ROOTED VERSION 0.7.12.896 ZIP FILE

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Go to C:Program FilesBluestacks (or C:Program Files (x86)Bluestacks if you have x64bit), and dobleclick on HD-Quit.exe, this will close BS.

2.Rename Initrd.img and Root.fs to something else. they are located in C:ProgramDataBluestacksAndroid

3. Extract the files from the downloaded zip file, and copy Root.fs and Initrd.img from it to C:ProgramDataBluestacksAndroid

For PRE-ROOTED VERSION 0.7.9.860 ZIP FILE Extract the zip files to any location on your PC and Run BlueStacks_HD_0.7.9.860.msi Re-launch Bluestacks.

Enjoy your ROOTED BLUESTACKS.!

TROUBLESHOOTING BLUESTACKS ROOT PROCESS

In case you have problems during the root process, Here are the troubleshooting guides. Please read these steps carefully, before asking for help using the comment box.

You have to reset BLUESTACKS files:

1- Download “Root_MOD.rar”, “initrd_MOD.rar” and “Data_Org.rar” from HERE

2- Extract them on “%programdata%BlueStacksAndroid”

3- If you don’t have backup -> either extract them from “%programdata%BlueStacksSetup[xxxxxx].zip” and start from scratch or follow above ROOTING METHOD.

If you want to get SUPERUSER access:

1- Download last version of Superuser for x86 from HERE

2- Download 7-Zip & install it from HERE (if you didn’t have it)

3- Download latest version of “busybox-i686″ from HERE to “C:pubuntu” (take attention it should be small letter) and rename the downloaded file into “busybox”

4- Extract “systembinsu” to “C:pubuntu” we need it to copy it to “/system/bin” & “/system/xbin”

5- Extract “systemappSuperuser.apk” to “C:pubuntu”

6- Close 7-zip

7- Open “Superuser.apk” via “7-zip” -> extract “assetssutools-x86″ -> rename it into “sutools-armeabi” -> drag it back in 7-zip to replace existed “sutools-armeabi”.

8- Make copy of “busybox” and rename this copy to “busybox-armeabi” -> drag it again in 7-zip to replace existed “busybox-armeabi”

9- Close 7-zip and now, you have latest files MOD Superuser,apk, extracted “su” binary and busybox files.

How to Transfer files TO/FROM SYSTEM using ADB Command:

You should have “su” with root permission. [GOOD TOOL: "Add_Open_Command_Window_Here_as_Administrator.reg " HERE to allow you open command from any folder]
a) To replace old “superuser.apk” with new file
1- Download “CodeLover_SU.rar” (superuserX86-3.2RC3) from HERE -> extract it into “C:pubuntu” OR use your own MOD file from step F- MOD LATEST “SUPERUSER.APK”, EXTRACTED “SU” BINARY, BUSYBOX FILES
2- Run “Add_Open_Command_Window_Here_as_Administrator.reg ” from “C:pubuntu” folder
3- Write commands
adb connect 127.0.0.1:5555
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "rm /*uperuser.apk"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
uninstall com.noshufou.android.su
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
install *uperuser.apk

b) Replace old “su” binary file with new file
1- Download “CodeLover_SU.rar” (suX86-3.2RC3) from HERE -> extract it into “C:pubuntu” OR use your own Extracted file FROM – MOD LATEST “SUPERUSER.APK”, EXTRACTED “SU” BINARY, BUSYBOX FILES
2- Run “Add_Open_Command_Window_Here_as_Administrator.reg ” from “C:pubuntu” folder
3- Write commands
adb connect 127.0.0.1:5555
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
push su.86 /sdcard/
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "cp /sdcard/su.86 /system/xbin/"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su.86"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su.86"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "mv /system/xbin/su.86 /system/xbin/su"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c

if you got "Root"

adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555

shell su -c "cp /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su"

 

c)Replace old “busybox” file with new file
1- Download latest version of “busybox-i686″ from HERE to “C:pubuntu” and rename the downloaded files into “busybox”
OR use one you already download it in step F- MOD LATEST “SUPERUSER.APK”, EXTRACTED “SU” BINARY, BUSYBOX FILES
2- Run “Add_Open_Command_Window_Here_as_Administrator.reg ” from “C:pubuntu” folder
3- Write commands
adb connect 127.0.0.1:5555
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
push busybox /sdcard/
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "cp /sdcard/busybox /system/xbin/busybox-i686"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "chown 0.2000 /system/xbin/busybox-i686"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "chmod 0755 /system/xbin/busybox-i686"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555
shell su -c "mv /system/xbin/busybox-i686 /system/xbin/busybox"
adb -s 127.0.0.1:5555 shell busybox

You should have no errors

How to Change Bluestacks Screen Resolution:

Just use this TOOL For version 0.7.12.896, use this registry file

WHAT ELSE? USE THE COMMENT BOX AND SUGGEST US!

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35 Comments

  • Hi Zabeel

    I am trying to root blue stack beta 0.7.9.60 on win 8
    this version is not mentioned in this post. so I am assuming0.7.10.869 zip file will be most appropriate??

    Also link to zip files in post doesn’t go any where tried from Chrome & IE, you may want to fix them :)

    • Hi Vineet,
      I guess you should give it a shot and the link is working fine. Just you have to wait for five seconds after clicking the zip file and then click Skip AD button which appears at the right upper corner of your browser, like this:
      How to Download Android Apps

  • how do I ge root access in bluestacks 0.7.17.916?????
    and how can I use Play store in bluestacks????

    Please reply……

  • i have a new virson bluestacks 0.7.17.916 how can i root it please solve my problam

  • Your resolution changing tool gizmostack_0.0.0.5_installer.exe is looking for HD_Frontend.exe in folder ProgramFiles_x86Bluestacks which is not where the rooted install put it. I’ve tried running it from every level directory, but have not been successful. Any help would be appreciated.

  • totallycomputed

    My current version of Bluestacks is 0.7.6.2802. Can it be rooted with this method?

  • Best site ever for rooting Bluestacks. Thank so much

  • Thanks Zanbeel, I got root access…….and now I can change system file…..Thank you very much!!!!!
    but even after sharing your page, link to download Root Explorer does not appear……
    anyway I have downloaded it from somewhere else……but I want to download some more apps from your website….so try to resolve the issue……

    I am using windows 7 and Browser- Firefox.

  • I have done what you said above but still not able to root bluestacks……..It just loading forever……when I re-start after replacing the downloaded files…..
    Please help!!!!!
    Thank You

    • Hi Shakya,
      Please describe some more details. Which version of bluestacks are you trying to Root? And What is your operating system: Windows Xp, vista, 7 or 8.

      • I am using bluetacks version 0.7.7.813 and Windows 7.

        • and please also tell me whether it will replace any of the data saved in bluestacks or data of any app instaled in bluestacks?????

        • Hi Shakya,
          This tutorial is meant for 0.7.7.813 and normally should work without trouble. If you are getting error, you have to start from the scratch.
          First REMOVE BLUESTACKS
          1- Run command (Win Key + R) -> “%programfiles%BlueStacksHD-Quit.exe” (WinX86) “%programfiles(x86)%BlueStacksHD-Quit.exe” (WinX64)
          2- Open “task manager” by run command “taskmgr” -> “Processes” tab -> “HD-LogRotatorService.exe” -> right click -> “End Process Tree”
          3- Open “programs and features” by run command “appwiz.cpl” -> uninstall “BlueStacks App Player” & “Notifications Center”
          4- Delete all BS folders
          “%userprofile%AppDataLocalBlueStacksSetup”
          “%programfiles%BlueStacks” (WinX86), “%programfiles(x86)%BlueStacks” (WinX64),
          “%programdata%BlueStacks”
          “%programdata%BlueStacksSetup”
          Setup from Desktop
          “%windir%Installer” -> “View” -> “Details” -> right click on column header (i.e “Name”, “Date Modified”, “Type”) -> “Authors” -> click over column header of “Authors” to sort files according authors -> search for “BlueStacks” and delete.
          Note: “%ProgramData%BlueStacksLogsHypervisor.log” will persist to delete, we will delete it later after restart
          5- Download RegScanner v1.95
          Install -> open it -> Registry Scan Options (it will open automatic) -> select all keys in option Scan the following base key -> write on Find String “BlueStacks” -> wait till search finish -> select all and delete -> Resisted keys can be deleted manually by open in Regedit (F8)
          I can’t support this application because I have Windows 7 Manager, with perfect Registry Tools 1.1, it backup & delete all keys automatic
          6- Repeat step (5) by searching for “Notification Center”
          7- Reboot your devive now.
          8- Now you can remove %ProgramData%BlueStacksLogsHypervisor.log
          NOW FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL IN THIS POST.
          PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL YOUR PREVIOUS DATA WILL BE WIPED OUT FROM UN-ROOTED VERSION OF BLUESTACKS. BACKUP…
          STILL HAVING TROUBLE? DON’T HESITATE TO COME BACK HERE.

          • Thank you very much for your support and fast reply…..I have now intalled latest version of bluestacks i.e.0.7.10.869……
            and after this I have replaced the downloaded file…..and I get root access showing in Android Root User App….but still I am not able to change any system file using FX File Explorer.

            Why I am not able to change any system file when I have root access?????

          • You welcome Shakya. Have you tried using root explorer?

      • William Young

        Hello Zanbeel , Please may i ask info on how to root bluestacks beta version 0.7.12.896 , im using win 7

  • Hi there!

    I just wanted to know which version of bluestacks are you using for the pre-rooted files.. I tried with my version and (I’m guessing mine is either newer or older… probably newer) when I applied the files well I’m pretty sure my bluestacks is rooted… but none of my apps run now :( I click them and the screen just flashes for a sec and back to the home screen..

    It’d be great if I could know your version of bluestacks and probably a link to download it…

    Thanks

    SID

  • What will happen if we root this

  • I had the same issue. Shared it on twitter but did not get an unlock.

    • I AM REALLY SORRY ABOUT THIS JEFF. WE ARE INVESTIGATING WHY SHARING DOES NOT REFRESH THE BROWSER AUTOMATICALLY. HOWEVER, TO REACH TO THE CONCLUSION WE NEED YOUR HELP. WHEN TELLING ABOUT THE ISSUE, COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
      1. YOUR BROWSER (CHROME, INTERNET EXPLORER, MOZILLA ETC.)
      2. YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM (WINDOWS XP, VISTA, 7, 8, ANDROID, MAC ETC.)
      I AM SENDING YOU DIRECT LINK VIA EMAIL.
      THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION

  • I shared your link, yet the zip file still did not become available.

    • DEAR LXS,
      WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO REFRESH YOUR BROWSER TO GET THE LINK REVEALED. TO COMPENSATE YOU, I HAVE SENT YOU DIRECT LINK TO YOUR INBOX. CHEERS!

      • Actually, after leaving my comment, the page refreshed and the link became available! I had refreshed it after sharing and that had not done it so there must be a glitch in the page updating ….
        Thanks for responding and sending me the direct link. I’ll let you know if I’ve had any success with the patch.

          • Why is not showing me the link, already shared with google + and linked in???

          • HI FLEJE,
            WE HAVE DECIDED TO UNLOCK THIS POST PERMANENTLY. WE HOWEVER EXPECT FROM OUR VISITORS TO HELP US THROUGH DONATIONS SO THAT WE COULD BEAR THE SERVER COST AND PUT OFF LOCKING SYSTEM FROM EVERY SINGLE POST HERE ET LET OUR VISITORS GET EVERYTHING FREE WITH DIRECT ACCESS… CHEERS!

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