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[DEV/CWM/ROOT/ROM] Hisense US/UK Sero 7 Pro CWM Touch, Stock ROM & XE-SeroROM v.

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27th May 2013, 04:14 AM   |  #1  
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NOT for the Aussie Sero 7 pro
Important: Current Development CM10.2 Android 4.3 by Randomblame

This first post is just a DEV post. If you wish to flash recovery and have a working system you should use Post 2...unless of course you know what your doing already

Skip to Post 2 if you wish to use the all-in-one root / recovery package I created...if you just want to update your CWM Recovery you can do so with the recovery image below.

Skip to Post 3 if you want XE-Sero7 ROM v., my custom debloated/deodexed rom with some serious cleaning done and massive additional tweaks.

US VERSION
CWM Touch works on both internal and external sdcard cards. If you have made backups with the previous CWM Recovery they will not be seen with this version unless you move them from /data/media/clockworkmod/ to /sdcard/clockworkmod with Root Explorer

Once more! /sdcard/0 is the default device structure so when you backup to internal sd you backup to /data/media/clockworkmod instead of /sdcard/0/clockworkmod You will not be able to see your backups but they are there. Again, You can use root explorer to browse for them.

To flash;
adb push ./cwm_touch_recovery.img /sdcard/
adb shell su -c "dd if=/sdcard/cwm_touch_recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5"
adb reboot recovery

To go back to stock;
adb push ./stock_recovery.img /sdcard/
adb shell su -c "dd if=/sdcard/stock_recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5"
adb reboot recovery

For full Root Package see post two, below.

If you wish to know whats changed in the recovery.fstab of CWM;
Code:
# mount point	fstype		device

/recovery       emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS
/boot           emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/LNX
/system         ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/APP
/cache          ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/CAC
/misc           emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MSC
/staging        emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/USP
/modem          ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MDM
/metadata       emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MDA
/data           ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/UDA    length=-32768
/sdcard         datamedia       /dev/null
/external_sd    vfat            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.0/by-num/p1

UK 32GB VERSION
Most importantly the UK Version's blocks and partitions are different! Mainly the boot/kernel block is now located on mmcblk0p6! Anyone who ran the root script on a UK Version probably flashed mmcblk0p2 with the boot.img potentially bricking the device. This is fixable by running fastboot and flashing the attached files in this post

fastboot flash boot stock_uk32_boot.img
fastboot flash recovery stock_uk32_recovery.img

Code:
# mount point	fstype		device

/recovery       emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS
/boot           emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/LNX
/system         ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/APP
/cache          ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/CAC
/misc           emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MSC
/staging        emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/USP
/modem          ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MDM
/metadata       emmc            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/MDA
/data           ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/UDA    length=-32768
/sdcard         vfat            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.0/by-num/p1
/thirdparty     ext4            /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/THD


Update: 8-14-2013
Updated this post with UK 32GB Info and Stock Recovery and Kernel...CWM Touch for 32GB to follow shortly.

Update: 7-28-2013
[KERNEL] nightshack0's Sero7 US kernel (Original Post): Mirror 1 - Mirror 2

Update: 6-11-2013
I've posted the boot.img (kernel) for anyone to pull apart if they wish.


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This is a full blown rock your sox off root/cwm touch recovery script. Oh and did I mention Revert back to Factory Flashable Zip?

It will not only insert the correct strings in your user folder ./android directory but it will open up device manager and tell you step by step what to do from start to finish. It will also reboot your device a couple of times to complete the process. Get a towel from your bathroom because you will need to wipe your chin once this is finished.

Root/Touch Recovery for Stock US/UK ROM:
Note: If you have blue stacks installed please stop the service (services.msc) or uninstall and reboot.
Step 1: Download the Zip file from my GoogleDrive
Step 2: Unrar the files attached to this post somewhere (DO NOT RUN THE FILES WITHIN THE ARCHIVE THEY NEED TO BE EXTRACTED!)
Step 3: Make sure you have ADB Debugging checked. To enable go to Settings > About > Click 8 times on Build number and back out to Settings it will be under the Developer menu.
Step 4: Run XESeroRootUS.exe (US VERSION) or XESeroRootUK.exe (UK VERSION)
Step 5: Follow instructions
Step 6: Look at your tablet while it installs superuser apk it may ask for verification by Google. Just accept.
Step 7: If it hangs at FASTBOOT please check to see if fastboot drivers are installed correctly!
Step 8: Profit

Want to revert back to Out of the box stock OS [ODEXED]?
[US ROM] Stock Sero 7 Pro Rom (P756.6.01.11.00) CWM Flashable zip
[US ROM] Stock Sero 7 Pro Rom (P756.6.02.11.00) CWM Flashable zip
[UK ROM] Stock Sero 7 Pro Rom (P756.6.01.04.EN00) CWM Flashable zip
NO TABLET UI FOR ODEXED DO NOT FLASH IT
Boot to CWM Touch Recovery (No USB Cord, Volume - and Power On)
Step 1: Wipe System
Step 2: Wipe Data
Step 3: Wipe Cache
Step 4: Wipe Dalvik-Cache
Step 5: Flash the zip located in above
Step 6: Reboot (Choose Yes to disable recovery flash and when asked if you want to root you can choose yes if you want to add the su bianary - see step 7)
Step 7 (optional): Once rebooted if you chose to root in CWM, download SuperSU from market then run it and update the binary to become rooted.

Want to flash a Deodexed version of the stock OS so you can build you own rom? Okay fine here you go!
[US ROM] Sero 7 Stock Rom (P756.6.01.11.00) [Deodexed]
[US ROM] Sero 7 Stock Rom (P756.6.02.11.00) [Deodexed]
[US MOD] Sero 7 Stock (P756.6.02.11.00) tabletUI [Deodexed]
[US MOD] Sero 7 Stock (P756.6.02.11.00) stockUI [Deodexed]

Anyone can feel free to use this zip to create their own ROM build it will flash and work 100% of the time.
Please test your work before you release to public!

Step 1: Flash the zip located above
Step 2: Wipe Cache
Step 3: Wipe Dalvik-Cache
Step 4: Reboot (Choose Yes to disable recovery flash and when asked if you want to root you can choose yes if you want to add the su bianary - see step 7)
Step 5 (optional): Once rebooted if you chose to root in CWM, download SuperSU from market then run it and update the binary to become rooted.
Step 6 (optional): Reboot to recovery and flash a tabletUI mod or battery mod

Want to flash a Deodexed version of the stock OS but keep your current data? Flash this ROM it will retain your data partition.
You can then boot into it once then flash a tabletUI and battery mod

[US ROM] Sero 7 Stock Rom (P756.6.01.11.00) [Deodexed/NOWIPE]
[US ROM] Sero 7 Stock Rom (P756.6.02.11.00) [Deodexed/NOWIPE]
[US MOD] Sero 7 Stock (P756.6.02.11.00) tabletUI [Deodexed]
[US MOD] Sero 7 Stock (P756.6.02.11.00) stockUI [Deodexed]
Anyone can feel free to use this zip to create their own ROM build it will flash and work 100% of the time.
Please test your work before you release to public!

Step 1: Flash the zip located above
Step 2: Wipe Cache
Step 3: Wipe Dalvik-Cache
Step 4: Reboot (Choose Yes to disable recovery flash and when asked if you want to root you can choose yes if you want to add the su bianary - see step 5)
Step 5 (optional): Once rebooted if you chose to root in CWM, download SuperSU from market then run it and update the binary to become rooted.
Step 6 (optional): Reboot to recovery and flash a tabletUI mod or battery mod

Fonts...fonts....fonts...Some games require two fonts that are not in STOCK. Below is the flashable font patch for games like Sims and Movie Star Planet
[US PATCH] XE-Sero7Pro-factory-4.2.1-fonts_patch (P756.6.02.11.00)

Oh I'm sorry you wanted the BEST ROM out for the Sero 7 Pro? Okay you asked for it, XE-SeroROM v.:
Skip to Post 3

***NEW***
Holy **** my tablet is bricked! WTF, Xboxexpert you broke my ****!:
First off, no I did not. It is definitely not bricked you can not brick this tablet thanks to my scripts.
Step 1: Remove all USB Cables and Hold Volume up and Power from a off state, you will see FASTBOOT on the tablet screen. Let go of power once you see FASTBOOT!
Step 2: Provided you have a USB cable and a PC you can plug it in now and run the recovery.exe from within the folder where my root script is located.
Step 3: By the time you read this if you followed the instructions XERecovery.exe told you to do you should have access to CWM Recovery go install a ROM.


Changelog:

8/20
Added UK Stock ROM

8/17
Revised of the Root script. UK exe is now available it will root your system & install CWM!

8/14
Revised (v) of the Root script. UK exe is now available it will root your system but NOT install CWM, yet.

8/13
Revised (v) of the Root script. Fastboot is now the primary for flashing CWM and Kernel.

7/30
Added a stockUI CWM Flashable zip for users that want to revert back to the stockUI from tabletUI

7/28
Revised the XESeroRoot script to include upgraded kernel and some fixes for the linux.sh root script. Now fully functional in Linux!
Updated Superuser.apk to latest version

7/27
Added Fonts patch for games that did not work correctly with out them

7/26-27/2013
Added CWM flashable STOCK zips for P756.6.02.11.00
Fully tested existing root scrip with P756.6.02.11.00 [WORKS]
Added tabletUI for stock DEODEXED CWM FLASHABLES ONLY!

6/15/2013
Added a deodexed stockOS that retains data partition for users who want to utilize the tabletUI but not flash my stripped rom

5/31/2013
Added fastboot recovery flash for broken/bricked tablets. I really don't understand how you brick this thing but the XERecovery.exe software will resolve it.

5/30/2013 PM
Added deodexed stock rom for people to build their own

5/30/2013 AM
Recompiled CWM Touch Recovery background image to include "compiled by xboxexpert" just so no one gets confused
Removed bootanimation from being changed when running batch for root

5/29/2013 PM
Uploading XE-SeroROM a completely debloated rom with some additional tweaks.

5/29/2013 AM
Added Fully Functional CWM Touch Recovery (If your already rooted you can just rerun the batch)
Removed the CM10 Bootanimation from the root script.
Added alternate root method if factory resetting from CWM!

5/28/2013
Added Factory Recovery zip

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Introducing XE-Sero7ROM US/UK (w/ TabletUI) v. [P756.6.02.11.00]

nightshack0's Sero7 kernel integrated into the installer
Fully Debloated with minimal but professional apps
Fully Deodex Framework and APK files
Full EXT4 Support
180 or 213 DPI ROMS to choose from! 180 may break some market Apps but it looks GREAT!
Over 80 megs of BS remove from the factory rom.
Rooted with SuperSU & binaries have been updated to latest version
Removed stock launcher and added Apex Launcher
Daydream has been fixed! Finally..

Added Xposed Framework, XposedApps, Modaco, Tweakbox, Bubblelevel & Sound Recorder
(Modaco adds Multi-Reboot menu!) (screenshot) (screenshot)
(Modaco adds Multi-User on Lockscreen!) (screenshot)
(Modaco adds Battery % for those who don't want tabletUI!)

Added missing fonts that fix a magnitude of applications and games from not working.
Added hosts file that blocks over 36,000 ad pushing sites.
Added bast525's build.prop mod to make most market applications compatible.
Added Quickboot for fast Application based reboot option and Uninstaller for a fast uninstaller option.
Updated Google Framework and Google Play Store (no need to wait for Play Store to update to the latest version)
Updated ALL /system apks to latest versions!
Removed initial setup wizard for Google Play Store
TABLET UI v!! No Screenshot button!!!!!! & Circle Battery Mods!
Pressing Volume Down and Power exactly at the same time for a 1 second HOLD will snap a screen shot! (Stop complaining about the lost button)


Download links [To download go to File > Download]:

[US ROM] XE-SeroROM v. 213 DPI [Slightly Stripped] P756.6.02.11.00
[US ROM] XE-SeroROM v. 180 DPI [Slightly Stripped] P756.6.02.11.00

Coming Soon:
[UK ROM] XE-SeroROM v. 213 DPI [Slightly Stripped] P756.6.01.04.EN00
[UK ROM] XE-SeroROM v. 180 DPI [Slightly Stripped] P756.6.01.04.EN00


[US ONLY KERNEL] nightshack0's Sero7 kernel is built into the ROM see Post 1 for the link if you need to flash separately

[MOD] TabletUI Mod v w/ Stock Battery Icon
[MOD] StockUI Mod v w/ Stock Battery Icon (uninstalls tabletUI)

[MOD] Green Circle Battery Icon (with charging animation)
[MOD] Blue Circle Battery Icon (with charging animation)
[MOD] Green Tiny Circle Battery Icon (with charging animation)
[MOD/My Favorite] Blue Tiny Circle Battery Icon (with charging animation)


ROM Install Instructions:
Step 1: Copy both zips to your internal or external SDCard
Step 2: Boot to CWM Touch Recovery (No USB Cord, Volume - and Power On)
Step 3: Wipe System
Step 4: Wipe Data
Step 5: Wipe Cache
Step 6: Wipe Dalvik-Cache
Step 7: Flash the zip
Step 8: Reboot (DO NOT INSTALL TABLETUI MOD YET!)
Step 9: Boot into the ROM once and setup Google Play Store
You are now free to Proceed to the MODS section and get your tabletUI groove on!

MODS Install Instructions:
Pre: If you are going to flash a Custom Battery Icon and want TabletUI you need to flash the TabletUI 1st then the Circle Mod of your choice directly after.
Step 1: Copy zip to your internal or external SDCard
Step 2: Boot to CWM Touch Recovery (No USB Cord, Volume - and Power On)
Step 3: Flash the zip
Step 4: Reboot

Additional tweaks for the Apex Launcher you will need to perform for full Tablet UI:

First double tab the main screen to get the menu to pop up. Click Apex Settings.

In Homescreen Settings enable TabletUI checkbox.
In Drawer settings make Horizontal Margin (NONE)
In Drawer settings make Drawer background transparency 70%
In Drawer settings make Portrait Grid 8 x 4
In Drawer settings make Landscape Grid 4 x 8
In Behavior settings make Screen orientation (landscape)
In Behavior settings check Home key to default screen
In Advanced Settings check Keep in memory
In Advanced settings uncheck Report usage and errors

Download Bubble level by Antoine Vianey it will allow you to calibrate your Sero 7 Accelerometer sensor

Additional tweaks for the system framework for faster performance:
Enable Developer options - Go to System > About tablet > tap 7 times on Build number
Enter into Developer options menu on left side and change Window, Transition and Animator scale to ".5"
You can also enable the ADB Debugging feature in Developer options.

Install Xposed Framework from the included APP and then enable all modules within the app module section, reboot.
Use Modaco and enable the following Under Google Nexus (all)
Enable advanced reboot and show users on lockscreen, reboot again.
Enjoy a nice Reboot Power Menu and multiuser functionality through the settings application!!

There is an Google Play app called Thumb Keyboard it is amazing and should be purchased if you want a great keyboard for this 7" Tablet just choose 7" Standard layout when you set it up for the first time.

Additional application cleanup:
I was made aware that there are still 3rd party applications installed even after you wipe your device. They are located in /thirdparty and can either be moved or deleted. In the next release I will have that folder wiped clean, for now you can use a file manager to do it yourself.

Teaser of the XE-SeroROM in action



XBMC over WiFi HDMI on XE-SeroROM



[MOD] Sero 7 Pro Inductive Charging Pad
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You might want to ad in your OP that this version will not see backups that were made with the previous version, and you'll need to copy them over using a root explorer (verified).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ATGAdmin

You might want to ad in your OP that this version will not see backups that were made with the previous version, and you'll need to copy them over using a root explorer (verified).

Done, I also updated post #2 with something great
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Downloaded and installed post #2. Works like a charm!

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Purchased one online, hope I can pick it up today and try it out!

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Thank You.
Great app to get "root" for the terminal deficient user.
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Quick question if I have already rooted and installed CWM from the other thread is this a newer/better version or am I all set?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpisini

Quick question if I have already rooted and installed CWM from the other thread is this a newer/better version or am I all set?

You can run my root over your root it will just change the bootanimation and update the CWM to a version that sees the sdcard.
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