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

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  1. grinchy

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    my tablet just hangs after formatting data/factory reset...
     
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    Are you using the correct version of CWM?
     
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    pbrauer - I was trying to cheap out. Root Explorer did the trick. Actually was able to use this to enable write privileges to the folder... used the text editor from ES File Explorer which is installed default and did not even need to use the PC... Think it now works... I can see "Old Time Radio" which a previous post said was not available...

    PS - from what I can tell SugarSync is kinda'like Dropbox - agree?

    Thanks
     
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    Just installed the ROM using the instructions. It just worked as described. The tablet seems to be working far better than it was an hour ago. Thanks a ton to Fuganater.

    By the way I am stuck on finding the Angry bird app. Searched 'Market Place' but no luck.

    How do I get the app installed from Amazon? I see no link to download from Amazon.

    Any pointers appreciated.
     
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    Not sure why you don't see Angry Birds. I see it When I open the market, go to games, then all games. its the 3rd game down.

    Go here Amazon.com: Appstore for Android and on the top right side you will see a Get Started box. Type in your email and open it up on your tablet. It will send you a link for the Amazon Market download.
     
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    Thanks for the post! I installed TnT G-Harmony v1.2 and the device ran much better.
    I had some issues however a few days after installing TnT G-Harmony v1.2. I noticed that most of the files on the/sdcard folder are gone. I don’t remember what all the files were but I had created a folder called roms in which I had saved TnT G-Harmony v1.2. Also, I created a folder called apk, to which I saved apk files. That is also gone. I think there was a folder called recovery in there as well. All gone. The only folders left are; android secure, android, backups, data, dcim, lost.dir, and miren browser.
    I went back into clockworkmod and tried to do a restore. I received a message back that said there was no restore available. I remember specifically, creating a backup before installing a rom (as stated in your instructions) Since the backup is unavailable, I can only assume that it was also deleted somehow from the /sdcard folder or wherever clockworkmod saves it.
    I’m not sure what to do next and I’m afraid of bricking the device. Any guidance at this juncture would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    I also lost my original backup. Not sure how but i did. Then again I have flashed my tablet probably 2-3 dozen times since the initial purchase.

    I've never lost SDCARD contents before. My ROMs and APKs folders are on my internal storage, not the SDCARD. Your card might be going bad or it could have just been a hiccup. I would recreate your folders on your internal storage and keep your movies/music on the SDCARD.
     
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    I followed the instructions and started over with vegan tab. I also did another backup. I’m hoping this is a onetime thing. After installing vegan, everything is running smoothly. I will be saving folders on internal from now on! Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    I just did all the following steps and I'm not getting the fixed market. At first I did not do the "2nd Market Fix" and wasn't getting the full market. So then I decided to do the 2nd Market Fix. I restarted and launched the Market App and now I get an error that says "Attention. An error has occurred. Please try again" I then did these steps:

    2. Go into Settings - Applications - System Applications - Market and select "Clear Cache" then "Force Stop". (May be different for different ROMs)
    3. Press back once, find "Google Services Framework" and select "Clear DATA" then "Force Stop".

    And I'm still getting the error. What did I do wrong?

    Edit: It started to work now, I restarted my device a couple of times. I got the whole market place now. Thanks a lot for this thread
     
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    When I unzipped cwmod_internal.zip to my root folder of the internal storage, I now have a folder called "cwmod_internal". Will the reboot find and install CWM from within the "cwmod_internal" folder, or do I need to move the contents of the "cwmod_intenal" folder (a folder called "Recovery" and a zipped file called "update.zip") out to the root folder?

    I'm asking because I tried the reboot per your instructions and I saw the "detect a recovery key pressed" prompt. Then an install progress bar, but it doesn't apppear to be installing anything. The next reboot with the power and volume down keys does not put the tablet into CWM mode.

    #### EDIT ####

    I finally got the CWMod to install from the micro sd card. Now I can boot into CWMod mode and have a backup of the original tablet settings.
     
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    I'm confused about the procedure for the Market fix. Do I need to do both Objective 5 and 6, or just part 6. I have not flashed a rom as of this point. Can I do the Market fix with the stock rom?

    Also ... in the current release of the stock rom, there is no listing of "Market" in the system applications. Anyone know what the market app is called in the latest stock rom?
     
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    How did you install Root Explorer? I downloaded the latest version zip and copied it to the SD Card directory, used Clockwork Mode mode to install zip ... but the app did not show up after reboot. It appeared to be unzipping and installing while in CWR mode ... can't find it.

    Ron
     
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    The Market does not come with the stock ROM. You must install a Custom ROM to have full access. You could always try to sideload the market but I'm not sure if it will work.

    Sideload it. Put the APK in a apk folder on your device and use a file explorer to install it.
     
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    Okay.. Newbie here could use a little help.

    Followed the instructions to install CW. Unziped the internalSD Version to the root drive (unzipped the file on my Mac, the copied Update.zip and recovery folder to the Gtab after deleting the same named originals). Powered down, turned on with Vol+ and Power. Got the update pacakged image, then loaded like normal.

    Now, here is my issue - When trying to boot into CW I get the "Recovery key detected; Booting recovery kernel image" message.. and she locks up there and has hung for 5+ minutes until I hold power and boot it normal.

    I have gone back and deleted the CW version Update.zip and recovery, then copied them back over again and atempted to reinstall but I again get hung up at the Splash screen with the Recovery key message.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    MK
     
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    try extracting them directly to the gtab instead of copying it. not too familiar with mac but most of this stuff has to be done through windows or linux, which i believe linux can be easily installed on a mac.
     
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