How to Get a Working Google Market

Discussion in 'Sylvania Tablets' started by bigwooly, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    This method is only for firmware DG2.02 and before. The new DG 2.20 will need a process of its own.

    **Disclaimer**


    If you brick your tablet i will not be held liable in any way, shape, fashion, or form so proceed at your own risk

    **Disclaimer**


    Okay so here's the deal i've noticed alot of folks having issues with various parts of the process of getting a working google market.

    So i'm going to borrow instructions from various places and put together a piece milled guide of what works for me and has worked multiple times with both firmwares out for the tablet so far.

    I will include a sources area at the bottom of the post and link to all original posts where the information is being borrowed from.

    All credit for this working market go to the others who came before me and wrote the guides i used.

    You need the Android SDK downloaded and installed on your machine if you don't have this please see here

    Once you have the SDK installed you can proceed (you need the SDK for a working adb setup and for the emulator for ugly market hack)

    Ugly Market Hack
    Follow the instructions on this page until the step where it says "Setup an android Emulator"

    Now follow the directions here to download a working emulator that already has market installed.

    Once you have a working emulator that you can successfully download an app from the market to follow the instructions on this page to get your AndroidID

    Once you have your androidID open notepad and copy the output from the
    command to notepad. Save this somewhere you won't lose it this is the part that makes this easy to do again and again if you mess up your tablet :)

    Once you have your id go ahead and copy the command the following command and paste it into your notepad with your android id in it.

    Code:
    adb shell sqlite3  /data/data/com.google.android.googleapps/databases/gls.db "update meta  set intvalue='ANDROID_ID_HERE' where name='androidId'";
    replace ANDROID_ID_HERE with whatever your real Android ID is

    make sure you save the text document again.

    Putting the market experience on your tablet

    Setting up adbwifi and prepping tablet for market

    1st things 1st you are going to need 3 apps to get things rolling on the tablet.

    Universal AndRoot
    Gscript
    Android System Info (optional but i use it for easy access to my ip among other things it gives me info on)

    Download these three and put them on your SD card.

    I prefer to do this on a fresh wipe of the tablet so feel free to try it without wiping yours but i've always had issues without wiping.

    To reset the tablet back to factory and wipe all your data off do the following.

    ******THIS WILL ERASE ALL YOUR INFO STORED INTERNALLY******

    With the tablet off hold the menu button, press on the screen while holding both of these press the power button. Once you see the screen with white text stating to load recovery image press the appropriate keys release all buttons

    then press menu and power at the same time. The tablet will then go through the process of restoring it back to Stock (the last update you installed ie stock 2.02 not 1.01 or 1.02)

    ***note some folks are getting the message that no recovery image is found at this point. as of right now i'm not aware of a solution to restore the recovery image***

    If you are one of the people who don't have a working recovery image I would not suggest that you proceed any further

    Once the tablet has completed this process and is fully booted you'll need to calibrate the screen before you can proceed.

    Once you're at the home screen go to the My Pad app that comes pre-installed and navigate to your sdcard.

    Install all 3 apps you downloaded at the beginning of this guide.

    Once you're done installing these apps

    Launch Universal AndRoot and make sure the "Superuser for android 2.0 -2.2" option is selected in the drop down and click root.

    Once you get the your device was rooted successfully message return to your home screen and then launch gscript from the app drawer

    once gscript launches you'll see a blank window press the menu button on the tablet or the soft menu key on the top right of the screen

    click Add Script

    For name call it what you want i call mine Adbwifi just to make it easy.

    Make sure the needs SU box is checked.

    then in the bottom text block enter the following

    Code:
    setprop service.adb.tcp.port 1111
    stop adbd
    start adbd
    once you have this in here hit the save button and it will take you back to the gscript home screen and now you will see the script we just created.

    If you haven't setup your wifi at this time go ahead and connect to your wifi access point.

    Once you're connected to your access point launch Android System Info and on the default tab that opens all the way at the bottom will be your ip address write this down you'll need it on your computer in a minute to connect.

    Exit Android system info and relaunch gscript.

    Click your adbwifi script

    It will propmt you to allow this application SU rights tell it allow. (i always tell it remember so it doesn't pop up everytime i need adb for something.)

    Now we're done on the tablet for now.

    Putting the google experience on the tablet

    Download the Experience from here

    extract the experience to your working adb directory should be c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\

    now in open a command prompt window and navigate to your working adb directory should be c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\

    once there type in

    adb connect x.x.x.x:1111 (where x.x.x.x is the ip address you wrote down earlier)

    now once you are connected to your tablet you will simply run the market.bat file you extracted a few min ago.

    type in
    market and hit enter

    this will push the Gev1 directory to your tablet and then reboot your tablet.

    when your tablet reboots you will need to walk through the setup wizard far enough to get to the skip adding an account screen

    once you're back to your normal home screen again run gscript from your app drawer again and rerun the adb wifi script.

    once you've done this go back to your computer and reconnect to your tablet

    adb connect x.x.x.x:1111 (where x.x.x.x is the ip address you wrote down earlier)

    once you're connected you need to run the command that we saved into the text file with your android id earlier in the guide

    once you've run this command you can run

    adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.googleapps/databases/gls.db "select * from meta";

    to verify that you have successfully updated your androidID

    once you have your ID updated you need to reboot your tablet before you can use the market

    to do this type in on your computer

    adb shell reboot

    congratulations you should now have a working market.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
  2. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    Credits go to -

    Gottahavit over at SlateDroid for his guide that got me started - http://www.slatedroid.com/index.php?topic=11133.msg90801#msg90801

    Howtogeek.com for their Emulator Guide and working market in emulator guide - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2183...le-android-on-your-pc-without-buying-a-phone/
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2183...le-android-on-your-pc-without-buying-a-phone/

    Clockworx over at SlateDroid for his googleExperience for the PDN that worked beautifully for our tablets. and His guide to the ugly market hack. The link i had appears to be dead if someone finds it let me know and i'll link it.

    Sprdtyf350 here at AndroidTablets.net and my self for breaking our tablets enough to need to find the factory wipe key combo. - http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/sylvania-tablets/3170-recovery.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  3. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    please excuse any and all typos in this guide. I've been working on it off and on at work today for at least 3 hours

    If you brick your tablet i will not be held liable in any way shape fashion or form so proceed at your own risk

    If something here isn't clear feel free to ask. I'm way to familiar with this process as it seems i've spent more time breaking my tablet than actually using it.

    My son broke the digitizer on my tablet so no more touch screen for me. I will do my best to check the forums here and help out all I can but I'm looking into what my next tablet will be.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  4. moku160

    moku160 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Hilo, HI
    Tablet / Device:
    Elocity A7, Samsung Captivate, Sylvania
    Thanks this was a great help!

    I would like to say that if you want to remove your phone.apk, bluetooth.apk, and so on. Do so after you do this or you will get stuck at the touch the android to continue screen.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  5. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    I meant to mention that

    Sent from my SPH-M910 using Tapatalk
     
  6. PokrTomPdx

    PokrTomPdx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania Tablet
    These direction were terrific. I followed them with the exception that rather then use gscript to set up the adb wireless I used the ADBWireless.apk

    Thank you as the Google Experience was the one thing this tablet was missing that I really wanted & needed, especially GMail & Market.
     
  7. PokrTomPdx

    PokrTomPdx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania Tablet
    Sadly, after restarting my tablet after getting Market & GMail working Market stopped working. I am getting a message that says "Attention: A server error has occurred. Retry, or cancel and return to the previous screen."

    The error does not correct with retries or cancelling and trying again. Rebooting and trying again didn't help either. Fortunately, GMail remains working. Will be trying other Google Apps over time.
     
  8. PokrTomPdx

    PokrTomPdx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania Tablet
    Update: I reinstalled the market from the GE zip ajd it worked. So, question, is there a way to block the update to the new market?



    Sent from my p7901a using Tapatalk
     
  9. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    mine is working just fine after the new market pulled down. Mine has done that once or twice when i was wiping/reloading for one reason or another. i usually just wipe and reset it again.

    i have the whole process down to about 15 - 20 min and it's all set back up.

    I'm still hoping that i can find someone who know a little more about android devices to see if we can get a working recovery of some kind and really start digging into these things, but that's a whole other topic.

    Glad you got it working!
     
  10. cfrockit

    cfrockit Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania SYNET7LP
    bigwooly,

    Thanks, your guide was the final push to get me in this Android game and rooting my Sylvania. I've been lurking since before Thanksgiving and been thinking through if I wanted to learn another OS as I go back to the days of Assembly. I've been through most of them but put my hacking away after PalmOS. As you've noted there is a ton of useful information for this device but it's spread all over with no one wiki guide to capture it all. I appreciate the effort to compile enough to get a working market.

    However, like in your Post #7 in the thread 2972-google-experience, I am also getting the whole screen going green on boot but it goes to normal after hitting the menu key.

    Has all of wiping/reloading resolved the issue? I have not had the need yet to do so but will if this is the magic fix.
     
  11. PokrTomPdx

    PokrTomPdx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania Tablet
    Yeah, I know when we are tweaking these things we often have to do reloads. I have been doing the same thing with my phone. Just wanted to mention the Market issue, in case others were having the same problem. Mine still keeps hanging there when the Market updates.

    On a side note, I had not seen it mentioned in any of the other messages regarding this tablet, but the USB Host on this thing is actually working well. I am able to connect a USB Hub to it and connect a keyboard, mouse, and USB Thumb Drives with no issues. Making this thing perfect to carry when travelling and not needing a full machine. I am going to buy one of those roll up keyboards to carry when travelling and I will be able to to almost everything I need to do on this thing and not have to deal with tapping everything out. NICE!
     
  12. bigyin

    bigyin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Tablet / Device:
    disgo 6000
    These instructions worked a treat And would just like to say a BIG thank you :) .
    I now have market etc running well on My disgo 6000 (same as the sylvania tablet) ive now got My tablet the way i want it now thx.


    Sent from My Disgo 6000 tablet using androidtablets.net app
     
  13. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    I've not gotten this issue resolved yet. well at least not in any fashion that i knew what i was doing. Once before i had to wipe due to my tablet going crazy the green screen thing had stopped. but i have no clue what i did to make it stop and like i said everything else about the tablet was crazy so if i have to hit menu or have a screwy tablet i'll take hitting the menu button any day.

    I've also just picked up a Samsung Intercept for a new phone so my time is now spread between the two of these devices.

    It's a little sad that not much as far as development, custom roms, themes, etc are going to happen for this device until two things occur.

    1) we need a working recovery or some way to back up/flash these if we mess them up (there is a way to get the tablet to go into some kind of bootloader mode but i've been unsuccessful in getting any drivers to load for it. although from what i've read it may be a windows 7 x64 issue. once i'm done with getting my new phone how i want it i'll try to revisit this on my xp or ubuntu drive (1 laptop, 3 drives w/4 os's) and see what happens))

    2) digital Gadgets releases the source code for the tablets.


    It's good to see that some folks are getting use of this little guide. These things are really awesome once you have market working on them.
     
  14. bigwooly

    bigwooly Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    NULL
    it's also worth noting that with the DG 2.02 update the OTG usb works great for dumping data to the SDcard although still no usb debugging but the adb wifi is working just fine for now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  15. Nopinky

    Nopinky Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Tablet / Device:
    Sylvania 7"
    Is there a big difference between the Android Market and SlideME?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

equinox2 google play apk

,

hipstreet equinox 2