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3rd November 2010, 02:59 AM   |  #1  
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I've tried this twice already with a factory reset in between each try, and it's worked both times!

Attached is a bunch of files you will need to make this work.
  1. Download the attached Zip file and extrat the contents to your desktop
  2. Mount your G and upload the "G Tablet" folder to your G's internal SD card
  3. Using AndRootFile or any other file manager that supports root access, mount as R/W, and copy the contents of G Tablet\permissions to System\etc\permissions.
  4. Copy the contents of G Tablet\framework to System\Framework
  5. Copy the contents of G Tablet\lib to System\lib
  6. Copy all the APK's found inside G Tablet\APK into your system\app folder.
  7. Install them in this order:
    1. GoogleServicesFramework.apk
    2. OneTimeInitializer.apk
    3. SetupWizard.apk
    4. Talk.apk
    5. Vending.apk
    6. Gmail.apk
    7. Maps.apk
  8. Make sure you remount it as R/O when you're done!
  9. Restart your G, Connect to Wifi, then launch Market.
  10. Follow the standard Google Account setup procedure and enjoy your newly installed Market.

PROOF THAT IT WORKS (the guide might be broken at some point though, see explanation below): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dm2Kax8RQM


Someone please test this and let me know if you have any problems. Factory resetting doesn't delete any files I might have moved into the system folder so I might be missing something in this guide.

Feel free to donate to my beer fund if this helped you


Copying the following over from my thread over at Overclock.net (best computer enthusiast community, ever!)

Guides:

Setting Up ADB:
Quote:

The ADB drivers do not recognize the Tegra hardware by default. You need to modify the USB inf file in order for it to recognize it and install the proper hardware.

  1. Go to the usb_driver folder inside your Android SDK folder
  2. Open up android_winusb.inf
  3. Add the following under [Google.NTx86] and save (or if you prefer, download my pre-modified android_winusb.inf attached to the bottom of this post, and replace your existing android_winusb.inf with mine).
    Code:
    ;NVIDIA Tegra
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0955&PID_7000
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0955&PID_7100&MI_01
  4. If you are running a 64 bit version of Windows, you need to add that code to the [Google.NTamd64] section as well.
  5. Next, open a command prompt and type
    Code:
    echo 0x955 >> "%USERPROFILE%\.android\adb_usb.ini"
  6. On your G, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development, and check "USB Debugging"
  7. Plug in your USB cable, it will tell you that some drivers were not installed. That's okay! Point it to your usb_driver folder and it'll install the proper drivers.
  8. Make sure ADB is working by opening a command prompt, navigating to your android sdk "tools" folder, and typing
    Code:
    adb devices
    You should see a bunch of numbers if everything is set up correctly.

Rooting:
Quote:

You need to have ADB fully working before proceeding. The easiest way to root is by using CLShortFuse's SuperOneClick. If you can spare the money, consider donating a buck or two to his beer fund

  1. Connect your G and make sure USB debugging is enabled/ADB is working.
  2. Extract the contents of SuperOneClickv1.5.2-ShortFuse.zip to a folder of your choice.
  3. Run SuperOneClick.exe and click on Root. Wait for the process to finish, and you're rooted! Easy as pie.

Installing Launcher Pro/ADW:
It's actually really easy.
Quote:

  1. Download the Launcher Pro APK from here: http://www.launcherpro.com/apk/LauncherPro-0.8.1.1.apk
  2. Connect your G and move the Launcher APK over to your Tablet's internal/external SD card.
  3. Using whatever file manager you prefer (on your G), execute the Launcher Pro APK and install it.
  4. Upon completion, hit the Home button and choose LauncherPro as your default launcher.
  5. Reboot and feel the speed!


Fixes:

Wifi Fix:
If your Wifi "errors" upon enabling, try one of the following methods

Method 1:
Quote:

  1. Reboot. Seriously, it fixes the problem a large portion of the time.

Method 2:
Quote:

  1. Download Wefi from here: http://www.wefi.com/download/android/
  2. Install the APK on your G.
  3. Run WeFi, hit the menu button (button between back and home), and hit Settings
  4. Make sure Automatic Startup is checked. Click on "Wi-Fi on WeFi start" and choose "Always Turn On"
  5. Restart your G and pray.

Method 3: Master Reset (you will lose all your apps)
Quote:

  1. Go to settings -> Security and do a Factory Wipe.
    This works only SOMETIMES, but is not a guaranteed fix, so only use this as a last ditch resort

Attached Files
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File Type: zip android_winusb.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.2 KB, 8370 views)
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3rd November 2010, 03:05 AM   |  #2  
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nicely done, sir
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Awesome job. OCN FTW
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Fantastic.. worked like a champ!

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Where did you find the USB drivers to mount the device?
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Can i also include the contacts, mail, and calendar gapps?
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Originally Posted by mattmanion

Where did you find the USB drivers to mount the device?

By mounting I mean connect the USB cable, then under the Notification Icon, Tap "USB Connected, Select to copy files to/from your computer"
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Originally Posted by insight3fl

Can i also include the contacts, mail, and calendar gapps?

Go for it, let us know what you find
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex

By mounting I mean connect the USB cable, then under the Notification Icon, Tap "USB Connected, Select to copy files to/from your computer"

Do you know if there is a tutorial out there for installing the Root Explorer or Astro file manager on this thing? Sorry, I'm a newbie.
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VERY NICE WORK!

FYI I reposted this on the slatedroid.com forum gave you credit and linked back to this thread. If you don't want it on there let me know and I will take it down.

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