CWM Port success

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  1. rprr

    rprr Senior Member

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    EDIT: March 18th, 2012: See note at bottom regarding upgrade to Honeycomb with CWM installed.

    Clockworkmod recovery for the Vizio VTAB1008



    As promised here it is.


    Use this carefully. Any wrong commands can potentially brick your system.


    I was able to port Clockwork Mod Recovery to the Vizio and boot into it.
    Many thanks to fadefx for testing it.

    Please download, unzip and read the instructions in README.txt from the attached zip file. It is also given below.



    CAVEATS:

    Display is in landscape mode only.
    Cannot restore the kernel and ramdisk backups yet.
    No ROM manager integration yet.


    WARNING IF YOU WANT TO UPGRADE to Honeycomb:

    Some of us including me have had problems when we attempted to upgrade to Honeycomb with CWM installed. This has resulted in non working devices. It maybe due to CWM. If so, it is possible that you may have to revert back to the stock recovery. I am attaching it to this post. You have to unzip it, move it to the sdcard and then install it. Remember that root will be lost if you follow this.

    ### Make sure to not make any mistakes here ###
    dd if=/sdcard/recovery-orig.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 bs=512

    I have not tried the above so it is at your own risk.

    Edit: A user (bkaler) reports that this method worked for them.
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/vizio-tablets/27977-cwm-port-success-4.html#post194975
     

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
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    you are the man my vtab is still brick ... you give me a hope to fix it :D waiting for the rom :)
     
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    Thank you for your work. Now if we can just find a way to re-root the tablet.
     
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    You are our hero.

    Waiting for details.
     
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    I have updated the OP.
     
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    Excellent, excellent job.

    Works fine for me.

    I made Nandroid backup right away.
     
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    Holding Vol Op/Vol Down and Power buttons at the same time brings me to the CWM Recovery mode now.
    No need to connect to the PC and use "adb reboot recovery".
     
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    That is correct and is the normal way to get into recovery.

    While testing this I must have rebooted into recovery more than a couple dozen times. I sure appreciate having the 'adb reboot recovery option'. :)

    Edit: To simplify matters, I have removed the adb reboot recovery instructions.
     
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  9. BPisMe

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    I got this installed seems to work fine.

    Thank you for your hard work.

    Just so I understand, this would enable me to have adb access when I boot into CWM recovery. Is that correct?

    Thanks...Brad
     
  10. rprr

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    Yes. You will have adb access in CWM. Try it out.
     
  11. BPisMe

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    Cool...I'll give it a try.

    Thanks again.
     
  12. IMA_210

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    So what are our next steps? Thanks to rprr, we have root, we have CWM recovery. If I am understanding correctly we still need work on the port of CWM so that we can restore kernal, ramdisk and recovery? I have tested the restore process as it sits and was able to successfully rescue myself from a wrong LCD Density setting... ;) Thank you rprr! If I can help with any of the leg work I am more than willing to give it a shot. I am very interested in getting a custom rom up and working on my VTab. I havent built any custom roms in the past, but am willing to start the learning process as I am not sure if we are going to get a whole lot of dev support on our beloved device. I just need to know where I need to start.
     
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    Yeah I'm thinking this is as good as it's gonna get... as far as our little vtab community. Maybe with everyone contributing we can get a nice rom together.
     
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    Hi, I not trying to be rude, and but "we" don't have anything... I think that most Vtab users including myself for whatever reason are on the 57 build. Aswell new users will probably be updating before they go looking for information. The pool of devs working on the vtab is small, that combined with the small number of users that were actually able to stay on the 56 build makes any real development doubtful. I think time and energy would be better spent gaining root access to the 57 build. There would be a larger pool of users... and probably more dev interest. If I can help in anyway please let me know.
    Thanks Mav

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk
     
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    Point taken, nothing rude about what you said! That is a starting point I suppose. As good a place to start learning as any I suppose.
     

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