Which Rom for 7" Panimage Novel Tablet

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  1. tbracken

    tbracken Member

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    Hello, I have a 7" Panimage Multimedia novel tablet which I purchased about 2 weeks ago which is running Android 1.6.

    I am looking into rooting the device and upgrading to a better version of android so that the device will run faster.

    The following is the information I got from the settings area "About device"

    Model Number: PD_Novel
    Firmware Version: SH20_20110302_K_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP
    Kernel Version: 2.6.29
    Build Number: PD_Novel 2011.03.02

    Could someone tell me what version of the ROM I should use to update
    my tablet.

    Also, is there a way to get a version of su so that I can su directly to root
    allowing me to change the permissions of all the directories and files on the
    system without having to upgrade the android operating system by reinstalling
    with a new version of ROM. Is there any application which can change all the
    file permissions of all files & directories so that the files can then be updated and viewed by the app_37 user which is what I am when I power up the tablet?

    Thanks for your help.

    :)
     
  2. tbracken

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    Hello:

    I was able finally to get the SU command to work from my panimage tablet,
    by recompiling it using an cross-compiler for android under linux with the following command: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc -o su -static su.c

    Please note the website for tips for using the android crosscompiler is at:
    http://android-tricks.blogspot.com/2009/02/hello-world-in-c-on-android.html

    The modifed SU source is below, and I modifed the original su command source so that it does not look at the userid, but simply changes the uid and gid of the user to root before issuing an call to the sh shell. (Highlighted in Red)

    #define LOG_TAG "su"
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <unistd.h>

    int main(int argc, char **argv)
    { struct passwd *pw;
    int uid, gid, myuid;

    uid = gid = 0;

    if(
    setgid(gid) || setuid(uid)) {
    fprintf(stderr,"su: permission denied\n");
    return 1; }

    /* Default exec shell. */
    execlp("/system/bin/sh", "sh", NULL);

    fprintf(stderr, "su: exec failed\n");
    return 1;
    }


    Please note the original web site which I was looking at to modify the SU command :http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Magic_Root_Access

    The problem was with the terminal emulator I was using which for some reason
    hung when I executed the new compiled SU command.

    Once I installed the Better_Terminal_Emulator_Pro_v3.40.apk , the new su command worked fine, and gave me root access using the recomiled version of SU below.

    I thought everyone should know about the terminal emulator problem, in case someone else has similar problems.

    This saves me from having to update the android system!!

    Cheers!

    Tom
     
  3. andrii

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    Tablet / Device:
    ZTE V.9
    If it is Pandigital Novel check SlateDroid forum corresponding section. There is A LOT of useful info there including ROMs..

    Sent from my V9 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Tablet / Device:
    Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7
    Hey...I am a noob here... I have the Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7"... can I hack this to run like a full android tablet?
    Can anyone help. I am kinda computer literate...but need help. thanks
     

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