Guide: installing Google Apps and Rooting the tablet
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This is rather technical, but i can help if you are stuck. Thank you for your comments.
Here is how you could install Google App suite to the THBK1-10.
In short, this is a white branded tablet, based on Intel Bay Trail Z3470D, with 2Gb RAM, and it comes in 32 or 64 Gb flavor, although you can have, AFAIK in single boot only, the 16Gb version. So, this tablet is also know as:
- Danew i1012 dual boot (strictly identical to Thbk1)
- VOYO A1 (Windows 8 only).
- Cube U100GT (Windows 8 only)
- Ramos i10 pro (dual boot)
and certainly many ones based on Inside H2O bios, board name: CARD_B (see above for detailled specs)
Basically, to install some stuff, the concept is to get rid of all the caveats (special MMC drivers, EFI 32 bits with GPT, etc...) through actual Windows 8.1 installation. Everything takes place through classic Windows desktop. For convenience, personnally worked with TeamViewer, doing this with the dock/touchpad is pain in the ass. You can void your warranty and break the android part of your tablet, so operate carefully, i'm not responsible of what you do !
This leads to 3 phases:
a) accessing EXT4 Android partitions
b) transfer files from Windows to Android
c) change permissions
a) Accessing EXT4. I used coLinux to access and handle Android EXT4 partitions:
- download and install coLinux http://sourceforge.net/projects/coli...d?source=files
. At the 'Choose components' screen, uncheck 'Root filesystem image Download', and accept everything (including TAP drivers)
- download and unzip Debian Squeeze image in coLinux folder (c:\program files\colinux). Warning, this leads to a 2Gb file, ensure you have proper space. You could unzip it in your external SDcard, but you would have to change the path to rootfs and swap in above squeeze.conf
- test it: click on the squeeze.bat file into c:\program files\colinux (if you have an error co-slirp, simply close colinux and restart it). Once you have the 'debian login:' prompt simply type root then enter. You are now under coLinux.
- you should now update your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
- fill with the following lines (remove all before)
deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
- update your apt repository:
- you would want to change the keyboard layout if necessary: http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/CoLinuxKBD
- you would like to sync the clock from Linux with Windows: edit /etc/default/rcS and change UTC=yes to UTC=no
You can exit coLinux, we have things to tweak now.You can then download the attached Squeeze.conf, and put it into your colinux folder, replacing the old. Remember, if you have changed the path for rootfs and swap, you must change them to reflect your current installation.
b) transfer files from Windows to coLinux
You can use numerous method. I'll explain the easiest, but choose w/e you want (think nfs or ftp). The goal is to have the whole google apps folder on coLinux filesystem.
- share from Windows C:\Users\<YourUser>
- download and install , under colinux, smbfs
apt-get install smbfs
- Create a directory in /mnt
- then mount your windows desktop intot this brand new folder:
FOLLOW THE ABOVE ONLY FOR GAPPS:
smbmount //10.0.2.2/Users/<YourUser>/Desktop /mnt/win -o username=<User>,password=<myTrickyPassword>
- You must now download the google apps files. The operation is done under Windows:
download Android 4.2.2 ones: http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130812-signed.zip
Extract them and copy them into a folder called google, that you will put on your desktop. This folder, now called google, must contains the whole gapps (you 'll see folders named: system, META-INF, optional...).
You must directly DELETE 3 files and 1 folder:
If everything is ok, browsing /mnt/win/google from coLinux (not windows)
should show the google directory content (META-INF,system,optional,...).
FOLLOW THIS ONLY IF ROOT:
- You must now copy su binary to your tablet: download attached files, unzip, copy it to your windows desktop shared folder
Nota: this file is extracted from Koush' superuser APK. This is the x86 su binary. Feel free to replace with newest version if available or if you fear something
FOLLOW THIS IF ROOT & GAPPS
c) access to Android partition
- create a system folder in /mnt
- mount android to system
mount /dev/cobd8 /mnt/system
- check you are ok with
You must see app, bin, usr, etc .... folders.
*** at this point, /mnt/system contains ALL your android system. NO MISTAKE ! ***
FOLLOW THIS ONLY IF GAPPS
- part 1: removing files. Browse to /mnt/system/app and CAREFULLY delete the 8 files (some could be missing, don't bother):
- part2: copy. Copy the files from Windows to Android - it could take up to 2 minutes -
cp -rp /mnt/win/google/system/* /mnt/system
- then fix the permissions:
chmod -R 755 /mnt/system/addon.d
chmod 755 /mnt/system/app/*
At this point, this is over. You can exit from colinux, reboot to Android, and come back to windows uninstalling coLinux, if anything is ok
The whole GAPPS are installed. Enjoy !
FOLLOW THIS ONLY IF ROOT
- copy attached x86 su binary to android
cp -p /mnt/win/su /mnt/system/bin
- then fix the permissions:
chmod 755 /mnt/system/bin/su
chmod u+s /mnt/system/bin/su
ln -s /mnt/system/bin/su /mnt/system/xbin/su
At this point, this is over. Reboot, you can now download and install superuser https://f-droid.org/repository/brows...utta.superuser
Your tablet is now rooted. Enjoy !