disclaimer: use these instructions carefuly. improper use can cripple your pad so that you need to re install your firmware, damage your recovery (if you flash the wrong or a damaged file) or simply have no effect at all or damage our pad permanently on other firmwares and devices... You use these instructions on your own risk! prerequrements: - ADB must be installed and working on your computer - i use 'ADB File Explorer' to browse the m701 from my PC. - you have to know how to open and use the command line on your computer. 1. install clockworkmod recovery. get the clockworkmod batch installer for your pad HERE (Index of /clockworkmod) get the latest clockworkmod recovery image for your pad from the most current directory from HERE (Index of /experimental) unpack both inside the directory where you have adb.exe overwrite the recovery.m701.img from the 1st download with the new one. connect your pad via USB. run the 'install_recovery.bat' your Pad should boot into the recovery mode. Make a backup reboot the Pad. 2. remove eoemarket (it crashes for me every time i download something from the market) connect the pad via USB run 'ADB File Explorer' click 'remount' Browse to '/data/data/com.eoeandroid.market' and press the '-' icon to remove the directory competely (check in the popup box if you delete the right directory!) Browse to '/system/app/eoemarket.apk' and press the '-' icon to remove the app (check in the popup box if you delete the right app!) close 'ADB File Explorer' reboot your Pad. 3. install new google maps 5.0.0: use the command line and change into your ADB directory. 'adb remount' 'adb shell' 'rm /system/app/Maps.apk' 'cd /system/bin' 'sh pm uninstall com.google.android.apps.maps' 'sync' push 'STRG + C' to exit. 'adb reboot' after the pad has rebooted start the Market and search for 'Google Maps'. //EDIT: there is a update for google streetview. after installing that streetview crashed all the time. i uninstalled it and still had the streetview option. now i was able to use the arrows on the flor to navigate the streets without crashing. 4. enable 'Skype' to run on the m701. connect the pad via USB run 'ADB File Explorer' click 'remount' Browse to '/system' copy the 'build.prop' file to your computer open the 'build.prop' file in a editor find the line 'ro.kernel.android.checkjni=1' and change =1 to =0 save the file and push it back to your pad. close 'ADB File Explorer' reboot your Pad open the Market, search for 'Skype' install it, log into your account, enjoy.