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Axioo PICOPAD QGN
Android OS, v2.2 Frozen Yogurt
Qualcomm MSM7227 (App: ARM11 600MHz)

This wont work on PICOPAD 9

This is a very unpopular device from Indonesia. Although it is very easy to Root using "Superoneclick". As more people got hold of this free set(via Singapore old Starhub Internet plans), more people are also starting to ask about the steps on rooting this device. I thought I should start a guide here where I've followed from different places, piece them together here.

Feel free to comment and share if there are other ways to root, flash and install custom roms or android version. More importantly over clocked kernels. (remember seeing a link at kwbr's thread)

There are similar sets "CSL Spice Mi700 DroidPad", "Viewpad 7", etc

Alternatively you could research more by heading on to Viewpad 7's thread as I found out that device is very much similar and more developers are active there. I've also tried flashing kwbr's rom and it works for me.

Well if you are going to follow this thread to root, then read on...

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WARNING! You warranty is now VOID & I will not be responsible if you brick your device.
Sections:
1. Rooting your device (wiki)
2. Installing Clockwork recovery (wiki)
3. Setting up ADB (optional)
4. Setting up partition on SDcard to free up device main space (WIP)



1. ROOT & Busybox (comes in a package)
Use these steps to root with "SuperOneClick". (Thanks to SuperOneClick)

Download and install "SuperOneClick"
Alternatively, download older version (some say works better) 1.6.5 1.7.0
  1. Make sure you have .NET Framework v2.0 for Windows XP(win update)
  2. On picopad, Unmount your SD card. From settings -> sd card -> unmount
  3. Enable USB debugging, Setting -> Applications -> Development -> tick USB Debugging
  4. Connect picopad to Pc via usb, ignore pctools if popup.
  5. Goto Windows Explorer, Picopad will appear as "CD-ROM", explore CD-ROM and run SETUP.exe, ignore pctools
  6. Open "SuperOneClick"
  7. Change the option from "psneute" to "rageagainstthecage"
  8. Click Root.

Rooted , Superuser & Busybox installed
Mount back your SDcard if u wish and reboot your device at least twice.

Congrats! Your device is rooted!
If you are satisfy with only root and superuser access, then you can stop here.

If you would like to install(flash) Clockworkmod recovery so you can backup your device(nandroid) and flash rom/kernel/stuff easier, proceed to step 2. (Highly Recommended)
If you want to set up ADB proceed to step 3 (optional, may come in handy and good for other android devices.)


2. ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.6

2a. Preparing to installing CWR


Download CWR 5.0.2.6 and Flash_Image
Unzip, then copy "flash_image" and "cwm5026.img" to the root of your sdcard. (if you don't know how.. take your SDcard out and use a card reader)

Power on the device and install a terminal app so you could type commands in, try Android Terminal or Terminal Emulator
Once installed, open the app and start typing:

Gain superuser access type
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su (once in superuser, you will see "#")
copy flash_image to system/bin
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cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin
Install the flash_image
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chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
Backup your original Recovery
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cat /dev/mtd/mtd3 > /sdcard/orirecovery.img
And if you ever want to restore back for warranty issues
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flash_image recovery /sdcard/orirecovery.img

2b installing ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.6
The previous ver 2XXX is pretty outdated, thanks to mb-14 for sharing 5026.

Now you are ready to flash ClockworkMod Recovery
Assuming the file name that you download from CWR is "cwm5026.img" Type
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flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwm5026.img
Done!

Now to run Clockwork Recovery:
First, turn off your device.
Now, hold down both volume button and press the power button at the same time, when you see recover on the corner of the screen, you can let go as you will boot up in Clockworkmod Recovery.

How to use 5.0.2.6 CWR?
Use the device vol+ and [/b]vol-[b] to move up and down or the soft keys menu for "down", home for "up"
Select options by pressing the power button or , use the soft keys search for "enter"
back is for "back".

When you load into CWR, you could do many stuff, some simple info on the main options,[LIST=1][*]Wiping data is resetting your device to factory default, but CWR remains as long as you do not flash a stock recovery or a rom with a different recovery inside. [*]You could do stuff like formatting and partitioning SDcard to prepare for Apps to be install in SDcard to save space in device. Other than that, you could do a Backup for your entire device which is also known as nandroid backup, but it doesn't backup the bootloader and radio, so take note if you are going to flash custom radio or bootloader. [*]If you have a backup, you could restore back to that backup, this is good if you accidentally flash something bad or dislike a rom[*]Fixing permission is good if you always have FC.[*]You can mount SDcard to your pc from here and manage files with from your PC.[*]You could use ADB to push / pull files in and out of your device from PC.[*]you could install other roms, kernel and files using the "install zip" option.

If you want to set up ADB proceed to step 3 (optional, may come in handy and good for other android devices.)



3. Installing ADB on your windows

Download and install Latest JAVA SE Development kit "JDK" and Android SDK.

Follow the steps here on installing ADB, Android Debug Bridge.


3a. SET PATH for ADB: Check if you had set the path to sdk platform tools folder, this is to run adb command from any path. Steps for Windows XP:
  1. Right-click ‘My Computer’ and click ‘Properties’.
  2. In the ‘System Properties’ window, click the ‘Environment Variables’ button on the ‘Advanced’ tab.
  3. Find ‘Path’ in the ‘System variables’ section and double-click it to edit it.
  4. Make sure NOT to delete the existing entry in ‘Variable value’.
  5. Just add the following string to the end of it, including the semi-colons:
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;c:\android-sdk-windows\tools;c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools;C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
Start ADB shell to command picopad from your pc:
Make sure Picopad is connected to pc via USB and sdcard is mounted.
From PC, Goto command prompt (Start -> Run type "CMD")

Type "ADB devices" from command prompt ( to see if path is set and picopad is connected, you should see 1 device attached, not more, not less)

Quote:
C:\Documents and Settings\tish>adb devices
List of devices attached
FM88888888888 device
Troubleshooting:
If you can't get the adb command to work, probably you didn't set the path correctly, refer back to SET PATH or go to your adb actual folder to type the command which should be here C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\

3b. Using ADB
At recovery or booted up device, on Pc Type:
Quote:
adb shell (you will see "$")
now access superuser type
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su (allow superuser access from Picopad and you will see "#")
Here you can copy files using (push/pull), I recommend you google for ADB commands to have a better understanding.

4. More sections to come eg: The space problem on the device, so alternative is partitioning sdcard to install apps as to free up space in device........

You could buy me a beer if you really appreciate my work here.


Updates from Fri the 21th April 2012
  1. Reorganizing error section
  2. Adding missed out steps here and there
  3. Placing direct link for faster downloads
  4. Added 2 older ver. SuperOneclick which works better
  5. Removed CWR 2.5.1.2 details since it's outdated.
  6. Added some details on 5.0.2.6 CWR

Updates from Fri the 13th Jan 2012
  1. Added CWM 5.0.2.6 and soft keys steps.
  2. Added possibility to explore Viewpad 7's dev forum.
  3. Included some wiki info on root and CWR(Clockworkmod Recover)
  4. Added troubleshoot for Set path to android sdk adb folder.
  5. Included ADB set and using step

I first rooted my Picopad using guides from hucqim80, however they are not meant for Picopad and I've gather the info and posted them here.
 
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Original recovery image provided by jax79sg here

This is to recover original recovery and replace clockworkmod recover.
This step is done because you need to send your set for warranty repair probably.
Remember to do a factory reset first before replace with original recover.
 
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Wonder if anyone had backup their Picopad's original recovery? "orirecovery.img" Accidentally erased mine thinking I had already backup in my pc.

Hope you could put up for me to download thanks .
I will upload mine somewhere after i try your steps above.
 
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Default axioo picopad.

Hi tishfire , thanks for the guide, i got the same device as yours but when it always stuck at the below lines , can anyone help ? thanks in advance.

[/I]Killing ADB Server...

OK

Starting ADB Server...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device...

OK

Pushing psneuter...
677 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.843s)

OK

chmod psneuter...

OK

Running psneuter...[/I]
 
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did u go to cd-rom folder and execute setup.exe before u click superoneclick?
 
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No , I did not run the setup.exe from the cdrom drive cos when i plugin the device it automatically ask me to do the PC syncing. Actually i tried that before but that din work either.

I ran both PC running win7 and winXP, both also stuck at Running psneuter ...
 
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Hi,

I ran into this error which puzzles me greatly.

# flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img
flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img
flash_image: permission denied

Do you know how to resolve this?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi tishfire , thanks for the guide, i got the same device as yours but when it always stuck at the below lines , can anyone help ? thanks in advance.

[/I]Killing ADB Server...

OK

Starting ADB Server...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

OK

Waiting for device...

OK

Pushing psneuter...
677 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.843s)

OK

chmod psneuter...

OK

Running psneuter...[/I]
same with me....anybody can give another tips ?
 
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try to turn on picopad usb first. then try to ru he setup in picopad identified as " cd-rom" try again

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