DISCUSSION - Development Index and Root Utility

Discussion in 'Coby Generation 3 Development' started by cps0824, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. cps0824

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    Thanks for the heads up but im new to this . i wish there was a video or a better set of instructions. im a windows user. im still stuck on formatting the sd card
     
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    This process requires a bit of knowledge about what you're doing, since it involves modifying critical system files. If those files are improperly modified, at best the device simply will not boot past the Android logo. At worst, you'll permanently brick the tablet.

    Therefore, if you don't know what you're doing, do not root. At least, don't root until you take the time to learn about the process through a simple Google search. Or else download the Amazon appstore and install it to get your apps.
     
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    extract utility to what directory? can u provide clearer instructions thanks
     
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    No, I can't. Working with compressed files is basic stuff you should already know how to do. If you don't, Google it.
     
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    Dont worry about it thanks anyway...how about posting simple instructions>>
     
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    ANYONE WISH TO SHARE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ...I WAS TOLD TO GOOGLE IT ..LOL... BUT




    1. Extract the utility to a directory.
    2. Rename the previously downloaded stock image to "stock_recovery.img" and the CWM recovery image as "cwm_recovery.img".
    3. Copy these two files to the "data" directory in the directory where the utility was extracted to.
    4. Run the utility.
     
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    You were told to use google and apparently it worked. Now you have recovery installed.
     
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    I have a 7042 that I flashed using Livesuite, can I use it to flash Vampirefo's custome CM9 image, safely or reliably? I've had a few issues with encryption errors and rebooting, I was hoping that a new mod would clean them up.
     
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    You should have read the disclaimer a little bit more carefully. If you hadn't used Livesuite to begin with I could have given you reasonable assurance that you could in fact flash CM9 safely and reliably. CM9 cannot be installed using Livesuite, but must be installed using ClockworkMod.

    However since you used a Livesuite ROM, there's no way that I, in good conscience, can recommend that you use the root utility. If you want to try the root utility anyway, that's up to you. But be aware that if you do and something goes wrong, you likely will not be able to recover from it.

    You have been warned.
     
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    This is the discussion thread for the root tools for the Generation 3 Tablets. Please do not post concerns or issues in the sticky thread but post them here.
     
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    is this compatible to 7032?
     
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    It should be but I can't confirm it, not having a 7032.
     
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    Just picked up a 8048-4 for my son ... pretty nice ... trying to root ... only had phones till this point connected to data plans .... all this for the market ... anyway here is the /system dump https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3xq3hr255bywz3/Coby8048.zip :p



    *ps hopefully someone is up and on i have plenty of questions.
     
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    You need to redo your dump. You're missing boot.img, bootloader.img, and recovery.img. Also, what you did provide is supposed to be in a compressed tar file, system.tgz.
     
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    i guess all i provided was a system pull ... still cant get root access
     
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