Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet gets first root, recovery, and ROM

The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is one of the best Android tablets you can find for $149 or less. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. Out of the box the 7 inch tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with just a few modifications such as preloaded with Vudu and Walmart apps.

But now you can root the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, install ClockworkMod Recovery, and even install custom ROMs.

Hisense Sero 7 Pro with CWM

Xda-developers forum member xboxexpert has posted tools for rooting and installing a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. He’s also released the first custom ROM for the tablet, called XE-Sero7ROM.

The ROM comes pre-rooted, replaces the stock Android launcher with Apex Launcher, and includes the Xposed Framework which lets you adjust a number of Android settings (such as setting custom DPI settings for each app installed on your device so that some apps will show phone-like views while others will offer tablet views).

Xboxexpert’s ROM is based on the version of Android that comes with the Hisene Sero 7 Pro, but he’s also removed about 80 megabytes worth of software that most users may not need.

The Hisense Sero 7 Pro features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It’s a lot like the Nexus 7 tablet, but the Hisense model has a microSD card slot, a rear camera, and a micro HDMI port.

It’s available in the US exclusively from Walmart.

via Sero 7 Tablet

  • RUTE

    This tablet is fantastic out of the box, and with this developers work performs as if it were the next gen Nexus 7… maybe better

  • T.M.

    Small, but important correction: It only runs 4.2.1 out of the box.

  • Conception

    And the game is on! LOVE it…what a little gem this thing is turning out to be.

    Some have complained about problems with this tablet but much more have said wonderful things too. From what I’ve seen, this thing is the bargain of the year. You still can’t get it in Canada yet but I am hoping it comes soon.

    • helene

      does anyone know when we can expect to get these in Canada

  • Michael Thompson

    Yep. Rooted mine already, but not terribly inclined to ROM it.

    -now my wife wants one and I can’t find one in stock anywhere.

  • Eneilla

    More info and instructions over at http://www.sero7.com I followed the rooting guide and installed the Tablet UI from sero7.com and now my tablet works like a champ!

  • Ian Poster

    any one know if you can buy the Hisense Sero 7 Pro online , other than through walmart in the US


    • david carlson

      wally world exclusive – sorry. And generally only in store – all of which hide it and only push/display the junior, and less capable version

    • mickikay

      Try amazon.com look for tablets.

  • xboxexpert

    Take a look at the inductive charging mod I just did for the Sero 7 Pro

    • that1ricky

      followed your instructions rooted my phone succesfully no problem. only thing is i cwm recovery is not working. keeps bringing up stock recovery so i’m unable to install a .zip file. any suggestions?

  • Wahmuk

    The Wal-Mart in Toccoa, GA, had five Sero 7 Pros in stock a couple of days ago. they only had eight three weeks ago when I bought mine, so they’re just not selling here in the sticks.

  • Joel

    man i wish I can root this without using a pc….because I dont have a pc i am tablet sentric….and poor lol does anybody know if you can root this without a pc?