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

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  1. MKITGO2

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    With the above commands are we hitting enter after each line? And are the spaces needed?

    Obviously I am having a hard time getting this one to work.


    Sent from my VEGAn-TAB-v1.0.0b5.1.1 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    No worries. I tend to freak out when I sense inconsistencies. Your guide is clear, concise and very instructive and your effort is appreciated. Thank you!
     
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    Yes hit enter after each command. And type it in exactly as I showed it. Some places have spaces others don't.
     
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    Question about the 2nd market fix: I have NOT performed the fix yet, however, in market, I see many apps with the HD designation. Is it correct to assume that these are NOT the Tegra 2 apps that the fix enables? How are the Tegra 2 apps different from the HD apps without the fix? Do they perform better on the gtab?

    Just debating whether it's worth the risk of performing the 2nd fix.
     
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    No real risk involved.
     
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    Ok, good to know. I was basically concerned with the warning in red letters that you can cause damage to the os if not careful. This old man can't afford too much stress in his life.
     
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    I just got my tab today, but I am still having trouble getting ClockworkMod to boot.

    I also see the loading screen where it is looking for a recovery boot, and I'll see the box with the arrow, but it just boots normally.

    I have deleted the update and recovery folers. The cwmod_microsd.zip is currently inside of the sdcard folder (I've tried leaving it unzipped and unzipping it, neither work).

    When I try to move it out of that folder and into another (say, the 'root' folder), it always says 'copy failed'.

    What am I missing/don't know? I've read the guide through several times and cannot figure this out. Thanks for any help!
     
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    You didn't read my instructions correctly. It tells you not to unzip the file. CWM uses .zip files for the installs. You also put the wrong cwm image in the wrong directory. Use the external version and put it on your SDCARD in you PC. Then put it into your G-Tablet.

    FYI.... This is all in the instructions.
     
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    Do you mean SDCARD as in the internal one already IN the tablet, or a blank external microsd?



    And it does say to unzip it, to the root folder of the internal storage. I guess I'm being confused by the specifics. I just tried it unsipped in the sdcard foler (/sdcard/) and still nothing. If that is still the wrong directory, is there a detailed explanation on how to find it exactly?
     
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    I know you got it working, but I have seen this comment in multiple places. Finally going through it myself I realized what many people might be snagging on (not necessarily you). When I restarted (after getting the error that was instigated) I open up market and get another error (3 restarts in a row). Like an idiot I didn't think to wait to make sure wifi was connected before starting the app. Perhaps I am not alone, and that can help weed out some of the issues surrounding this market fix. Make sure you are on wifi before opening market again, then close it and restart one more time, then wait for wifi and open....viola.

    My experience is always an error when I try to open the market and there is no network signal (phones tabs etc.).
     
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    I ran into the exact same problem. Same $ and everything with the same app. No errors were given, but the build.prop file is still read only.


    I can follow the root explorer method or a similar avenue to change that file/folder's permissions to allow me to edit it, but just wanted to make a note that whatever used to work appears to no longer be working, or the very real possibility I (and others) are doing something wrong yet seems like the posted instructions.

    I'll try a few things to make sure I am doing nothing obviously wrong.


    EDIT: Running Vegan 5.1.1
     
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  12. Fuganater

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    Sorry about the unzipping. I was on painkillers when I replied and thought you were talking about ROMs. :smacks forehead:

    Just use the EXTERNAL method. It works much better and is easier to understand.

    INTERNAL: Means the storage on your tablet.
    (Labled as SDCARD in Android 2.1 and EMMC in Android 2.2)

    EXTERNAL: Means they MicroSD Card you put into you tablet.
    (Labled as SDCARD2 in Android 2.1 and SDCARD in Android 2.2)
     
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    Odd. I did the 2nd market fix just last night and didn't run into any problems at all. I was able to open build.prop as a text file as stated in F's tutorial here. It took me two attempts but only because I tried opening the file with the stock explorer which didn't work. I had to download Astro from the market and VIOLA the option to open as text appeared. Looking at Voyageurs60's screenshot, I see that he interpreted F's instruction to boot the device by actually typing BOOT. I didn't do that. I simply booted my device by pressing the power button. Don't know if it makes a difference, tho.

    In spite of doing all that, I still don't know how to verify whether this worked or not. I could see many apps in the market with the HD designation BEFORE applying this fix. I still see them, but is there more of them now? I don't know *shrugs* What is an HD app? Does the HD classification refer specifically to Tegra 2? There is no explanation in the descriptions for any of the apps as far as I can see.
     
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    can someone please help. I'm a noob at this just got my g-tab trying to installed the clockworkmod but unable to. I can seems to save it in the root dir or where to find the sdcard dir. someone please help.
     
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    Having some problems applying the 2nd market fix to Vegan 5.1.1. I get as far as making the change to build.prop, but when I go to save it, I get a message that the file can not be saved. I also did the prior Objective 6 steps with the terminal emulator and reboot. Any ideas? Thanks!
     

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