A Complete Moron's Guide to 'Rooting' Your WM8650

Discussion in 'WonderMedia WM8650 Tablets' started by cletus, May 26, 2011.

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    I am a technological idiot. All I knew was that my new tablet did not work and it was mostly in Chinese - not a clue did I have how to fix it. The IT guy at work said it needs 'rooting' but didn't know how to do it.
    I searched this website to try and find out how to 'root' my android- most threads I read might as well have been written in hieroglyphics (no offence meant).
    So for anybody unfortunate to be as dumb as me here's how to do it :-
    1. Go to Settings
    i) Applications
    ii)Unknown Sources - make sure there is a green tick (touch to change if not)
    Return to main menu
    2.Go to Browser
    i) Search for Applanet
    ii) Download - the download will appear in 'Notifications' (black drop down bar at the top)
    iii) from Notifications, touch the download notification and Install
    iv) Run Applanet
    3. Return to Browser Search
    i) Search for z4root
    ii) Download (as above)
    iii) as above
    iv) Run z4root - it will give you 3 options, temporary root, permanent root or uninstall - take your pick.
    4. There isn't one - you've done it.
    Now you can download apps until you turn purple and explode.
    I cannot take any credit for the above - Jani gave me the answer (cheers mate - if I'm ever in Finland I'll buy you a drink) I just did the idiot bit.
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    Very cool. :cool: :D
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    Another segment to The Moron's Guide to WM8650: when you switch on the gadget for the first time and there is some feature bugging you, please do not immediately do the factory reset as it might cause just more problems than you already actually have. Reseting apparently removes all the applications from the device, so if you don't know how to get them back, better not to do it hastily.

    Try and use the tablet for a couple of days, read the forums and if after that there is still something that really needs the reset, then go for it.
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    You're the best....
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    Hello Cletus,

    I was referred to this thread for a question I have.
    I recently purchased a Chinese Andoid tablet WM8650 E18 and I've been trying to enable the ADHOC mode on it.

    Pbauer mentioned to me that there are ROM upgrades available, that are compatible with the E18 tablet, that
    also have the ADHOC mode enabled..

    Since I'm new to this, I am hoping for a little help.

    Thank you in advance..
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    will this tablet support live wallpapers? i have the original firmware...maybe I need to try the new one listed above?
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    have an Eken M009 on the way
    I found this ROM at http://www.crashzilla.com/support/WM8650/ROM%20Update%20Instructions%20WM8650.pdf

    I
    also spoke with the developer. This is for the wm8650 with the blue LED light only. according to the instructions, you simply copy to an SD card and flash.

    I've read bad things about using applanet...so do your own homework before using the applanet/z4root method. don't take my word for it, just google applanet and you'll find a lot of bad press about it.

    crashzilla's ROM appears to be the easiest and most reliable. however I haven't done the upgrade myself yet.
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    has anyone confirmed the best root softawre and method for the wm8650 7" screen, green lite, vibrate not working, chinese apps only MID model?
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    Thank you,

    I have the exact unit I think, software etc. It also came with a case w/built-in keyboard and wired usb mouse. The 2 usb ports are for both of those devices. I paid $98 us, through **********.

    How can I get a decent e-reader app and also get out of the Asian droid market place and open up the possibilities and uses on this device please? I thank you for any help in advance.
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    i followed the procedure but when i ran the applanet it wont show apps except the top portion of the website. as shown below

    $20110616150314.jpg

    this is the version of applanet i had installed

    $20110616161528.jpg

    below is my tablet specs.

    View attachment 3209

    appreciate any help from you guys!
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    bro will this also work on 8" apad wm8650 froyo 2.2?
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    OK, so followed directions to do this, and got the 100% and remove sd card... NOW only have a blue line that scrolls, doesn't seem to allow the sdcard to be read to reflash.... HELP!!!!!!!!!!! Emailed the addy that on the direction page from crashzilla. No answer from there HELP!!!!!!

    Via wm8650 green/red led vib on start
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    Ok, how do I know the root worked? I did as Cletus posted and nothing seems to have changed, I still cannot install the actual Android market, the chinese one is still there and dtsill crappy and everything I do try to DL says it is incompatable .... Am I forever doomed to Dling on to a SD then installing from that once put back in the tablet? I have gotten the error that there is an "authentication error check pass and email" from the start when trying to access my Android apps account, and still do!
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    It seems like every app I try to install I'm having problems with my permissions.. I get an error stating Storage (modiify/delete SD card content) .. I just purchased an 8GB micros SD which has nothing on it.. so I'm not sure why I am getting this message.. Also I am getting network communication error (full Internet access).. I am however linked to the internet via wi-fi with full signal? This is my 1st tablet so please bare with my ignorance.. Thanks in advance for any help. I have the 8" WonderMedia WM8650 running Android version 2.2 / Kernel version 2.6.32.9-default / build number generic-eng 2.2 Froyo Ver1.3.1-20110602.033938 - Also green/red led vib on start
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    This will not work on Froyo 1.5.1. Probably Z4Root has been prevented in the newer factory ROM.

    Any alternative ROOT method (Besides UBEROID-which is surely fine, however, only got it a couple of days, happy with this rom (fixed market issue) and its speed, so not willing to reflash at this time point. A simple root is what I want.:confused:
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    Hey i did all you told me, download it Applanet, also z4root.
    and did the temporal root, i tried to use the applanet app but it says a network problem has occur,
    Can you help me to how to fix this.. thank you

    I ahave an android tablet 2.2 WM8650 Froyo1.5.3
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    What do you mean when you say you fixed the market issue? What did you do?
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    I have just noticed that , Via tablets run live wallpaper but don't have the option . If you select widget you can only install wallpapers????
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    z4root always says "parse error..."
    could you please advise how to back up the whole original ROM? already tired searching the forums and no answer found yet.
    as recently purchased at the ebay this used MID 7" WonderMedia WM8650 tablet and the first what I wanted to do is backup the existing firmware (ROM) - in order to have possibility of recovery to factory firmware if something goes wrong in the future. But still can't any software which would backup the factory ROM for example to SD card. The TitaniumPro would perhaps backup, but it requires root despite SuperUser v3.0.7 is pre-installed and it says "no apps in list". Please help to sort out this simple, but very important task!

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