[Howto] Install CWM, Custom ROM, Flash Player, and Market Fix for 1.1 based ROMs

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  1. Fuganater

    Fuganater Moderator Staff Member

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    GTab recovery firmware (homebrew and official Viewsonic versions) - xda-developers
     
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    Objective 6:

    Perform 2nd Market Fix
     
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    Fuganater,

    I've flashed my gtab using CWM and VEGAn, but today on XDA i looked at the instructions again and it said something about re-partitioning the tablet. I don't know if this was a new addition, but I did not do it before. Should I do that now? I'm guessing it will erase everything. Is it ok if I don't?
     
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    Fuganater, Thanks to your excellent directions, I got CWM and G-Harmony installed on the first try. On Objective 6, in trying to modify build.prop, it will not save. In checking properties, it shows as not writable. Where/how can I change the file permissions to allow a write?

    Thanks,
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    Same as Rick - the errors I get are...

    Error - "The directory system is not writable" - select cancel - and then "Unable to save file" is displayed...
     
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    Ok Ok... trying to find a fix. I don't get the error but it does not save my changes. I'll work on making /system rw.

    Edit: Figured it out. Check Objective 6 for details.
     
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    Edit: Figured it out. Check Objective 6 for details.[/QUOTE]

    Fug: Works like a champ!! Full Market access now. Thank you, Thank you
     
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    My new gTab just arrived and I was wondering if I can load a custom rom without having a microSD card. Objective 2 seems to only talk about loading from SD card. Thanks in advance. I'm really excited to get to more familar with the gTab.

    Fuganater, thanks for all your efforts and a great thread.
     
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    You do not need an SD card. You can install CWM via the internal method and follow the directions the rest of the way.
     
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    That's GREAT to hear; I hope to do this tonight then. What threw me off was step 11.1 and 11.2 (obj 2) talks about... "from sdcard".
     
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    Followed the steps exactly - still no joy saving the changed file... running GHarmony 1.2... Thanks

    following is a link to my screen shot of my Android Terminal Emulator input... do you see something wrong? What about the first line path... additionally what about the change of leading character after "su"?

    http://www.4shared.com/photo/m6pSfQbz/20110408113323.html

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not a Linux pro but why do you have the $ in front of su ? Don't use the reboot command. Exit the terminal and restart the device. See if that makes a difference.
     
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    Fug - appreciate you taking the time with me. I also am not a unix/android pro. The reason I uploaded the screen shot is for exactly what the screen was showing. I DID NOT place the $ in front of su... in terminal it had the "set". after SU there is a note on screen that says permission has been granted. The leading character then changes to a "#" for some reason.

    Originally I did try to exit the terminal emulator and then reboot by using the power button - power button/power off... and then reboot.

    Does the initial "Path" which is the default for the emulator look correct?

    Thanks - Dan
     
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    Ya I mean your performing the commands at the root of the device so that shouldn't matter. I'd have to reload Harmony v1.2 to play with it and figure it out. Unless Peter or another user knows the answer.
     
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    I am not sure what to tell you all about this, but this is not the method I used to do this change.

    For me what I did is as follows:

    1. opened Root Explorer, copied file to my SugarSync directory
    2. opened the file on my PC (via SugarSync)
    3. edited it in my favorite text editing program (EditPlus3 for me when working with code)
    4. saved file back to my PC SugarSync directory
    5. opened Root Explorer on my tablet, copied file
    6. navigated to the system dir, set it to R/W, pasted file and said yes to overwrite
    7. rebooted

    done.
    took about 5 minutes, and most of that waiting for SugarSync to do it's thing.
     

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