[Guide] ViewSonic Viewpad7e - Root, Market, and Installing Apps
I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK
This is not all my work but wanted to post my dealing with the Viewpad 7e as most of this forum is for the Viewpad 7
Originally Posted by charlies1112
go download this file from this link:
put those five files onto the micro sd card
settings>applications>unknown sources>tick it
settings>applications>development> USB debugging> tick it
Go to the inbuilt app ES File Explorer
find the GingerBreakv1.20.apk
install the GingerBreakv1.20.apk (I installed it on mine but it made my micro sd card useless i dunno what was with this but it still got gingerbreak on it it just made card die so use at your own risk =_= it still install it fine tho might of been a defect of a cheap card)
Root the device by going through the steps
When you complete the steps you should see Superuser in your applications
Go back to ES File Explorer
Find Root Explorer v2.14.2.apk
Install Root Explorer v2.14.2.apk
Click allow for permissions for the Root Explorer
Once you have Root explorer installed open it and fine the folder sd card
Press and hold the Vending.apk until the menu pops up and choose copy
go back to Root Explorer
go to system
go into app
on the top press Mount R/W
and then press the paste button on the bottom
Find where you pasted Vending.apk
Hold Vending.apk for the menu and press permissions
Make sure all the columns are ticked and select OK
once you get to this step you should see the market icon but you're not done yet you need to go through the same thing you did for Vending.apk for GoogleServicesFramework.apk and MarketUpdater.apk
and you should get it
i'll paste the chinese website the author posted pictures
This all worked perfectly on my Viewpad 7e with one small issue when copying the 3 .apk files to the /system/app folder, make sure they are not a 0kb size. If they are just recopy them over and overwrite the files and it should copy correctly with a valid size.
The market wont have allot of apps since the device doesn't support the market natively, so I did a few tricks to get most of my apps on to the Viewpad 7e. You will need to have access to a second Android devices to do the following.
1) Install File Expert
(free in the market) on your second Android device
2) Open File Expert
and go to My Apps
and select the apps you want to install on your Viewpad 7e, then click Backup
on the bottom menu. This will creat the .apk files to install on your Viewpad 7e and put them on your SD card.
3) Copy the .apk files from SD card to your Viewpad 7e
4) Open a file manager on your Viewpad 7e and install your apps.
Most apps will work ok but some will bug out and you might be forced to reboot the viewpad 7e (press and hold the power button until it powers off)
If you use Titanium Backups
it will install and allow you to restore apps and data, but be warred this will not work 100% so only use it to restore the data not the apps
Note: If your app was installed on your SD card when your backup was done when you restore the data it will make the app unlaunchable. This should be fine if you move the app to SD card before restoring the data.
Here is a list of my working apps on my Viewpad 7e
Angry Birds (all 3)
Chrome to phone
Documents To Go
Facebook and Messenger
Google+ and Messenger
Google Maps, Latitude, Places
Titanium Backup (debugging error and hangs on restoring some apps)
Twitter (acted odd on first run and needed to reboot, opened fine after)
The Sims 3
Order and Chaos
I will add more apps to the list as I test them.
I upgraded the firmware manually since when I tried OTA it wouldn't find my wireless connection (even thou it was connected and surfing).
Originally Posted by hellodzulz
Please Keep This Thread Clean
Link To The File : http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57643505/F70...C_11252011.zip
Place The UPDATE IN THE ROOT OF SDCARD
1. Power off ViewPad 7e.
2. Keep pressing the volume + button and power button at the same time.
3. The screen will flash twice and you can release the volume + and power buttons.
4. The upgrade will automatically proceed.
5. After upgrade is complete, ViewPad 7e will enter the Android system, please manually reboot the device to confirm the firmware upgrade is finished.
After doing the above I needed to reroot the device and copy the files for the market again. Now I have the newer FW with root and Market again!
I changed 2 lines in my build.prop and was able to get order and chaos to run. This might get some other apps to work as well
!!!Make sure you back up your build.prop before changing it!!!
I have been able to get the following working
News and Weather
Calendar and Contact sync
by copying the the following files to system/apps using root explorer
Files can be found here https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B68...QXVjTG51NVBJQQ
has a good guide to help anyone with buick type issues!
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