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Thumbs up Root and Custom CWM recovery for VSD220

I got the device which is really nice, I rooted the first night, I then updated to version 1.1, lost root as usual but luckily my copy of CWM works fine for both versions 1.0 and 1.1.
If you are familiar doing this with android phones, just follow the same steps.

Use at own Risk

Download both files. Make sure they are complete and the file sizes match.
Save recovery.img to computer, and su.zip to VSD220,
Gain access to adb for your device,
go to terminal or command prompt and type "adb reboot bootloader",
and then enter.
The screen will turn solid black,
in the same terminal type "Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img",
and enter, make sure you are in the same directory as your recovery.img.
The recovery will flash quickly, when complete type "fastboot reboot", enter.
Your device will boot up,
make sure you have Su.zip saved on the VSD220 in the directory /mnt/external_sd/su.zip,
you must have an external sd card inserted,
you can confirm this with root explorer even without root.
In terminal type adb reboot recovery,
you should have a working CWM that will allow you to flash su.zip, and perform a nandroid backup, etc.
If CWM offers to block the stock recovery, accept it.
Otherwise you will need to delete or rename /install-recovery.sh and/or /system/recovery-from-boot.p.
Enjoy Root.
This works for both version 1.0 and 1.1.
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Can't seem to get "adb devices" to come up with anything. Using Android Composite ADB Interface for driver, no luck at all.
Any help on which ADB driver to use and where to download appreciated.



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I got the device which is really nice, I rooted the first night, I then updated to version 1.1, lost root as usual but luckily my copy of CWM works fine for both versions 1.0 and 1.1.
If you are familiar doing this with android phones, just follow the same steps.

Use at own Risk

Download both files. Make sure they are complete and the file sizes match.
Save recovery.img to computer, and su.zip to VSD220,
Gain access to adb for your device,
go to terminal or command prompt and type "adb reboot bootloader",
and then enter.
The screen will turn solid black,
in the same terminal type "Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img",
and enter, make sure you are in the same directory as your recovery.img.
The recovery will flash quickly, when complete type "fastboot reboot", enter.
Your device will boot up,
make sure you have Su.zip saved on the VSD220 in the directory /mnt/external_sd/su.zip,
you must have an external sd card inserted,
you can confirm this with root explorer even without root.
In terminal type adb reboot recovery,
you should have a working CWM that will allow you to flash su.zip, and perform a nandroid backup, etc.
If CWM offers to block the stock recovery, accept it.
Otherwise you will need to delete or rename /install-recovery.sh and/or /system/recovery-from-boot.p.
Enjoy Root.
This works for both version 1.0 and 1.1.
 
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Can't seem to get "adb devices" to come up with anything. Using Android Composite ADB Interface for driver, no luck at all.
Any help on which ADB driver to use and where to download appreciated.
Sorry, was using outdated adb.
So got adb, flashed recovery.img, recovery flashed ok, rebooted...but now when I adb reboot recovery, it reboots and then stuck on green android with red triangle.

Any advice?
 
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Sorry, was using outdated adb.
So got adb, flashed recovery.img, recovery flashed ok, rebooted...but now when I adb reboot recovery, it reboots and then stuck on green android with red triangle.

Any advice?
Ok, I worked it out now. But for others, the problem was that recovery image was being replaced with the original on the command "fasboot reboot".
So instead, immediately after typing "Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" I typed the following command "fastboot boot recovery.img".....AND only then did I get CWM which allowed me to flash su.zip from SD card.

Thanks for all help. Now that I have root, what changes/tweaks did you make using root?

Is there an optimum dpi to apply and are you overclocking?

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Thumbs up Here is a script to reboot recovery mode; from your Android VSD220.

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I got the device which is really nice, I rooted the first night, I then updated to version 1.1, lost root as usual but luckily my copy of CWM works fine for both versions 1.0 and 1.1.
If you are familiar doing this with android phones, just follow the same steps.

Use at own Risk

Download both files. Make sure they are complete and the file sizes match.
Save recovery.img to computer, and su.zip to VSD220,
Gain access to adb for your device,
go to terminal or command prompt and type "adb reboot bootloader",
and then enter.
The screen will turn solid black,
in the same terminal type "Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img",
and enter, make sure you are in the same directory as your recovery.img.
The recovery will flash quickly, when complete type "fastboot reboot", enter.
Your device will boot up,
make sure you have Su.zip saved on the VSD220 in the directory /mnt/external_sd/su.zip,
you must have an external sd card inserted,
you can confirm this with root explorer even without root.
In terminal type adb reboot recovery,
you should have a working CWM that will allow you to flash su.zip, and perform a nandroid backup, etc.
If CWM offers to block the stock recovery, accept it.
Otherwise you will need to delete or rename /install-recovery.sh and/or /system/recovery-from-boot.p.
Enjoy Root.
This works for both version 1.0 and 1.1.
Here is a script to reboot recovery mode; from your Android VSD220.

********* script starts here
#!/system/bin/sh
su
echo -n recovery | busybox dd of= /dev/block/emmc count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot recovery
********* script ends here

I used Scripter Ver. 1.8 It work find. Don't forget to flash the right recovery.img and install su.zip. If you don't the script won't work.
 
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has anyone gotten this to work lately? The device I'm playing with has 1.3 firmware on it. For some reason, I haven't gotten adb to work on this device in windows, and in ubuntu, I can adb reboot bootloader, and it goes to the black screen, but any fastboot commands, just sits there waiting for device. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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has anyone gotten this to work lately? The device I'm playing with has 1.3 firmware on it. For some reason, I haven't gotten adb to work on this device in windows, and in ubuntu, I can adb reboot bootloader, and it goes to the black screen, but any fastboot commands, just sits there waiting for device. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I didn't know 1.3 was available. Is this a recent firmware? I checked a couple weeks ago.
 
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Not sure, it's not my monitor, just looking at it for a friend. when I go to about, system update I see vsd220 system update 1.3 device system version : IMM76D.UI23ED02_VSC and same info under server version
 
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Got it sorted out after hunting on google. it does work

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