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Rooting my tablet

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30th March 2012, 11:40 PM   |  #1  
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Apparently I am running OTA 2 or 2.5. I am not really sure which one. I did get some kind of system update from lenovo the other day.

I would like to install ADW Launcher EX, but I guess I need root for that as the market says it is incompatible with my device.

Funnily enough Go Launcher EX showed up as free in the Amazon App Store. I have that now ( not installed, but added to my account in case they make it not free). It will install if I want it to on my non-rooted setup.

So I guess my question how do I root this sucker?

Buil Info:

ThinkPad_Tablet_A310_02_0039_0089_02_US

Kernel: 2.6.36.3

Machine Type: 1838-22U.

Thanks in advance.

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31st March 2012, 01:19 AM   |  #2  
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This information is available in another thread.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=23754510


Possible new way to ROOT
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31st March 2012, 04:30 PM   |  #3  
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1st April 2012, 09:00 AM   |  #4  
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Anyone have an idea why the stock accuweather widget will work with stock home but not adw launcher?

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2nd April 2012, 06:23 AM   |  #5  
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Ok I am not rooted thanks to that script.

However it would *NOT* run on my Windows 7 64-bit machine. Kept crapping out during the adb shell commands :

Code:
adb shell "/system/bin/mkdir /data/local/pwn"
adb shell "/system/bin/mkdir /data/local/pwn-bak"
adb shell "/system/bin/cat /system/etc/install-recovery.sh > /data/local/pwn-bak/install-recovery.sh.orig"

adb shell "/system/bin/mkdir /cache/recovery/pwn"
adb push su /cache/recovery/pwn  

adb shell "/system/bin/rm /cache/recovery/log"
adb shell "/system/bin/ln -s /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /cache/recovery/log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chmod 777 /cache\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/mount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p4 /cache\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chmod 777 /cache\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/mount -oremount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p4 /cache\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chmod 777 /cache\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chmod 777 /cache/recovery\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chown root /cache/recovery/pwn/su\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
adb shell "echo \"/system/bin/chmod 4777 /cache/recovery/pwn/su\" >> /tmp/recovery.log"
So I busted out and dusted off my old Thinkpad T43 with Win7 Pro 32-Bit, installed the ADB driver and BAM! Root.

So a few Q's.

I had to manually install busybox. No big deal, but weird.

I installed Clockwork Mod Recovery to the internal flash but it detects my tablet as a transformer prime. Is this ok?

Finally, I am still unable to uninstall the damned social touch app. I've managed to remove almost all the other bloat crap but this app defies me. Suggestions anyone?

Thanks to the great community!
2nd April 2012, 06:41 AM   |  #6  
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Weirder and weirder.

Clockwork recovery crashes 50% of the time. I am not doing anything special except trying to make a ROM backup.

I would like to flash a clean, rooted, de-bloated image from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1536693

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2nd April 2012, 09:24 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Temetka

I installed Clockwork Mod Recovery to the internal flash but it detects my tablet as a transformer prime. Is this ok?

Have you installed the version from here?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5&postcount=71

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Finally, I am still unable to uninstall the damned social touch app. I've managed to remove almost all the other bloat crap but this app defies me. Suggestions anyone?

I removed it using Titanium Backup. Had no problems with it.
2nd April 2012, 08:14 PM   |  #8  
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No, I didn't use that one. I used the one from the market. How do I install the .img file? I didnt see an option when I boot into Lenovo's recovery.

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2nd April 2012, 09:29 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Temetka

No, I didn't use that one. I used the one from the market. How do I install the .img file? I didnt see an option when I boot into Lenovo's recovery.

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Download the right recovery for your TPT 16GB, 32GB or 64GB

You can find the instructions to install it here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1458212

Code:
adb push ventana_recovery.img /data/local/
adb shell
su
mount -o rw,remount /system
echo "#!/system/bin/sh" > /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
dd if=/data/local/cwr_recovery_2.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
2nd April 2012, 09:49 PM   |  #10  
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OK, Temetka,
First- the CWM 'app' you got from the market does nothing (that anyone here is doing). Uninstall and move on.
Second- CWM replaces your stock Lenovo Recovery 'BIOS', so when you boot to recovery mode, you'll see a top hat icon and lots of new options. You won't use Lenovo's anymore.
Third- Get your TPT's appropriate CWM image here(to be installed using ADB commands from your computer) downloaded to your PC
Fourth- follow these instructions (copied from here) to use ADB to install CWM Recovery into the recovery partition, replacing Lenovo's.

open command line and go to folder where the file is saved
Code:
> adb push NameOfCWMFile.img /data/local/
> adb shell
> su
> mount -o rw,remount /system
> echo "#!/system/bin/sh" > /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
> dd if=/data/local/NameOfCWMFile.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
Shut down your tablet. Boot into Recovery (vol+, vol+, etc.). Using CWM options, choose reboot (this should clear a possible reboot issue while inside CWM).

Done - now you can...
'Backup' - create a Nandroid on your external SD-Card-- DO THIS FIRST!
'Restore' - install any other TPT nandroids (no-bloat_0089_US for example)
'Install image from SD-Card' - install CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
...and much more
Last edited by pwstein; 2nd April 2012 at 09:50 PM. Reason: added CWM link

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