This is a guide to fix your bricked vizio tablet

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  1. vinogans
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    warrning ... this fix will remove the root ability and you must charge your tablet and dont dc it from charger and dont reboot while applying the fix ... the "V " logo will appear for a part of time ... leave it and wait ...
    P.S ... I am not the one who provide the update.zip it was provide by tselling in xda forum`s ... I am just writing a guide to fix your brick tablet and the thanks is going to "tselling " and not me

    you have to download the system from this link update.zip - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    and put it on your sd card ... then put the sd card on your tablet and reboot to recovery by holding the volume buttons and the power ... and apply update and wait .... dont do any thing or reboot or any thing if you reboot in the middle of the fixing it might brick your tablet forever ... just make sure it`s plugged to the charger and leave it ... and dont also try to remove file`s from update.zip ... just apply all the update as it`s provided .... it will remove root ... but it will fix your tablet .... .....

    I fixed mine ... all thanks go to tselling ... and not me ....
    P.S : if you uninstall the vizio updater app ... so this fix might not work for u ... if you just freeze it and ur tablet bricked .. this fix will work for u ...

    P.S .. this update might work also for who bought demo tablet`s ...
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    Thanks for posting this.

    What V.I.A. version does this install 1.4 or 1.5

    Brad
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    it`s 1.4 ... build number 1.9.57 .... with no root ability ... the one that got root ability is 1.9.56
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    Absolutely No Promises guys but there "might" be hope for the build 1.9.57.

    Can't say more at the moment.
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    this mean that you can play with the tablet and if it`s brick ... No porblem :D
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    It means there "might" be hope to get root on the tablets with the build 1.9.57.

    But like I said, no promises at all at this point.
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    This is great thank you for sharing.

    And if we can get root on the newest build that would be awesome.
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    You are welcome I did nothing but writing a guide all thanks go to tselling in xda forum

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using Android Tablet Forum
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    Is there anyone over at XDA working on a stock gingerbread rom for this tab?
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    Such an irony that we have 1.9.57 update.zip but no 1.9.56.
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    Disregard my previous hints in this thread.
    no breakthru for 1.9.57 root for now :(
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    I am not sure ... there is not alot of dev behind this tablet ... I hope vizio can sell alot and alot of vtab so we can get XDA attention ...
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    Once the update has been applied, you will can no longer perform this, as when it boots to the recovery screen, and you choose SDCARD for restoring, it is only using the internal memory and not the external memory. It no longer mounts the external memory sdcard to /mnt/sdcard/external/ upon recovery boot up.
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    Deleted comment.
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    I can still see my external memory ... and if you applied the update in the post you can see what I see ...but I hope that you fixed your device ..
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    Yep, my device is working, but when I tried it right after recovery it didn't see anything on that one. Interesting enough though, when I just barely tried it again, now it is showing the correct mount. Maybe I missed something when I tried it before.

    I guess now I stand corrected! :D
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    well I am happy for you ... I am just curios what bricked your device in the 1st place ... I was playing in the system file and trying to replace 4 files :D but it didnt work well as I hoped ... so what about you ?
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    Well, mainly it was for trying to get applications and data to run on the external sdcard, which I could not make work. The deal breaker was the GPS. I wanted a GPS tablet that I could keep updated by using the NavFree software, but when I downloaded a few maps, it filled up the internal, and I could not find a way to get the maps moved to the external and have the program read it. I called Vizio's tech support, and they were absolutely zero help, and they do not see this as an issue at all. I ended up returning the tablet.
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    I guess I've done the exact same thing. I rooted my tab so I could "freeze" the friggin update nag. Of course I had to play with it and when my internal storage started to fill up I thought I'd just use my root permission to convert a few system apps and send them to the SD card.....Yeah, well I had it connected to my wireless network at the time and it must have accepted the update without me knowing it and now it just goes to the green triangle of death and hangs. So, what's the conventional wisdom re: what to do now? Vizio said they would send me another tab, but it's going to have the update installed so if that's the case and there's a way to salvage my paperweight with the update then I guess I've answered my own ?.
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    you got 2 choices ... install the update (which is provided in this post) in your bricked vtab1008 and dont lose the app and the information and the data you made on the tablet ... but you will lose every tweak you made to the system ...
    or get the new vtab1008 with the update with out ur prgs that u spend time installing ...

    it`s your choice man :)

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