To Anyone with the D2Pad from Big Lots

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    hi all, i bought this tablet after leaving the store, reading a thread on here, then walking back in the purchase the last one they had. this is my first android device and it's been a good ten years since i experimented with linux. that being said i just i have a few questions about this thing. is it already rooted? also, what exactly is cw recovery? i've done a little research on it but i'm still unclear. maybe it's the android lingo i don't understand. and lastly, should i perform the update provided by the manufacturers website before i go make any other changes to it? thanks, and sorry for the noobish ?'s.

    wes
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    Yes it's already rooted.

    CW Recovery is ClockworkMod Recovery! It's a recovery program you can use to restore the original ROM or to install a new ROM. Android devices always come with Android recovery but this is more custom and people use to install custom ROMs like Cyanogenmod and the other ROMs out there.

    I successfully used it to put Cyanogenmod on a MyTouch 3G phone I used to have, it's not overly complicated if you follow people's explicit instructions. People want to have it so they can put a custom ROM because many ROMs run faster or have bells and whistles that the standard Android ROM doesn't have.

    I haven't installed the manufacturers update yet only because I have a Mac and is a huge pain in the butt to do that kind of thing only using a Virtual OS on my computer. I'd put it in but I don't think you need to.
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    To add to the noobish questions, is there a 64bit version of the driver for the firmware update? Also, is there a way to uninstall the pre-loaded apps? I use AntTek App Manager on my phone (LG Optimus Slider running Giingerbread), but the D2Pad doesn' seem to like it.
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    Check here and here
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    Is there a tutorial on how to install CWM and do backups and what-not using Windows?
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    Vampirefo gives instructions in "D2Pad from Biglots, How to Backup and Install CW Recovery".

    myfishbear created some batch files that you can use from the Windows command line in "-rom- d2pad SN_D201208Bxxxxx".
    The small batch files can be found in a large file that you can download.

    Jim
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    I am unable to get Recovery mod to load your pack for the D2pad 209. All I know how to do is use the Backup, Install recovery, and Boot recovery scripts in Windows XP to load CWM. What am I doing wrong, or what else must I do?

    Thanks

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