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Polaroid All in One is a C++ application that will easily and quickly Root, Un-Root, and Install / Remove Google Applications and Google Services Framework. This software is designed for the PTAB8000, and PMID800. However, should work for similar tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Google Apps only supported on Android 4.0.x). If you use this software with any other device please post your results in the this forum.

Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows (Tested on Windows 7 and Windows XP)
  • ADB Drivers Installed
  • Android Device Running 4.0 or 4.1 (Google Apps only supported on 4.0.x)

Recommended Method

Use version 1.6b to root your device, then use version 2.1b to install Google Framework.


UPDATE 8/11/14 -- Why doesn't this work with my device?

I just wanted to clear a few things up. I have had a few inquires about PAIO (Polaroid AIO) not installing Google Framework on their devices. The framework included in the latest releases is only compatible with Android 4.0.x. While PAIO v1.6b should be able to root 4.0, and 4.1 devices, the application will refuse to load the framework on a non-compatible version of android. If your tablet is not running a variant of Ice Cream Sandwich, it's simply not going to work. If we continue development we can support newer versions of Android. But, for now you would have to install the framework manually. If you would like to pursue a manual install I recommend you check out this page: http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Google_Apps Make sure you know what you are doing, and install the version that is correct for your device. I'm waiting to get more feedback on the poll before I decide to continue this project.

Have a great week everyone,

Wayne


UPDATE 8/10/14 -- [Quick Survey] Should we continue development?

As I am sure some of you have noticed by now, this project has not been under active development for over a year now. We had an event that resulted in a loss of the source code for the project. As a result, the project was put on the back burner as it worked "OK"-ish. Between the 1.6b and 2.1b releases it did meet the requirements at the time, which was to root and install a full play store on the PTAB8000, and PMID800 devices. While these devices may not be as popular at this time (they had a fairly high failure rate). There are other Generic devices that people have used this program on, with mixed results. I did have a PTAB8000 with a cracked screen donated a while back. As long as we have people to test/debug, and support the project however they can. I am willing to start the project from scratch (again).

All I ask is for a few minutes of your time to take a quick survey to help me understand the interest we have in this project.
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UPDATE 1/21/13 -- Polaroid AIO v2.1b [Beta Release]

After a nightmare's worth of coding Polaroid All in One v2.1b is finally here. This update aims to provide the best possible user experience. While utilizing the latest patches discovered by the team. I would like to give a special shout out to Android Pizza for taking the initiative to get a fully stocked Play Store on the PTAB8000. Special thanks to the guys over at FreakTab for providing the permission files needed for the patch on the PTAB8000. Last but not least I would like to thank all of you for testing every release. You're feedback is critical to this product. Every post has helped with PAIO's development process.

PTAB8000 users please make sure you are running a stock firmware. If you have tried earlier versions of PAIO, or have used any other files to patch your tablet, you must re-flash your tablet. Please see the section below on flashing your PTAB8000.




UPDATE 12/30/12 -- Polaroid AIO v1.6b [Old, Stable Release]

I am leaving this version posted as it seems to have been the most stable version. This will work with Android Pizza's tutorial on the PTAB8000, and works perfectly on the PMID800. It is recommended this version be used to root, and 2.1b used to install the framework (if supported on your device).


Downloads
ADB Drivers
Polaroid AIO v1.6b
Polaroid AIO v2.1b

PTAB8000 Flashing Tutorial
PTAB8000 v2 Firmware (v1 is no longer hosted by Southern Telecom)
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Keep up the good work, and if you need anyone to test it, let me know.
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Default Polaroid AIO

Was able to add google play to the PMID800 Polaroid Tablet. There was all ready some framework, so I removed google then re-added.
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Was able to add google play to the PMID800 Polaroid Tablet. There was all ready some framework, so I removed google then re-added.
Great to hear, does everything work correctly?
 
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Well unfortunately it seems my ptab8000's screen stopped working... I am going to try and get the device exchanged, Khols may be out of stock on this item now... :-/
 
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This set of instructions worked for installing Google Play on my PMID10C.



http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1749707
 
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Just updated this thread see the original post for the Polaroid All in One 1.3b beta release. I need people to test this update and let me know if it fixes the issues with the Google Services Framework, and the Google Play Store crashing. Make sure you choose Remove Google Applications and Framework first be fore you install the updated gapps.

Good luck please post back to this thread with your results.

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Default Minor Bug Fix

Fixed minor bug when displaying information about connected device. updated post, please download 1.3.1b
 
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Fixed minor bug when displaying information about connected device. updated post, please download 1.3.1b
I'm trying to give it a go but I cannot get Windows 8 to recognise the device when I plug it in. I managed to get the ADB drivers installed eventually as you need a work around for the "The third-party INF does not contain digital signature information" but that didnt help Windows 8 see the device. Then I installed the Google USB Drivers from the Android SDK Manager, but that hasn't helped.

I have everything checked correctly in the Settings --> Developer's section too....... Anyone else managed to get this device to work with Windows 8?
 
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I'm trying to give it a go but I cannot get Windows 8 to recognise the device when I plug it in. I managed to get the ADB drivers installed eventually as you need a work around for the "The third-party INF does not contain digital signature information" but that didnt help Windows 8 see the device. Then I installed the Google USB Drivers from the Android SDK Manager, but that hasn't helped.

I have everything checked correctly in the Settings --> Developer's section too....... Anyone else managed to get this device to work with Windows 8?
What device do you have? Did you follow these steps here? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1982718 Can you run an adb command to interface with the device? I do not currently have a Windows 8 install to debug on. Give me a couple hours and I'll setup a VM for some debuging... You may also want to try using compatibility mode. http://www.online-tech-tips.com/wind...-in-windows-8/

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