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10th June 2017, 06:02 AM |#11  
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This requires a lot of work.
1. Google kernel source.
2. Build bootable kernel
3. Unlock bootloader
4. Boot kernel with 5.1 ramdisk.
5. Use adb to pull boot.img and recovery.img
6. Download TWRP source modify source for intel
7. Make device tree
8. Unpack recovery.img use that kernel in your TWRP.
9. Make boot.img permissive, remove encryption repack and flash.
10. Flash TWRP.
11. Flash system mode SuperSU for root.



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15th June 2017, 08:38 AM |#12  
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[QUOTE=vampirefo;72615786]This requires a lot of work.
1. Google kernel source.
2. Build bootable kernel
3. Unlock bootloader
4. Boot kernel with 5.1 ramdisk.
5. Use adb to pull boot.img and recovery.img
6. Download TWRP source modify source for intel
7. Make device tree
8. Unpack recovery.img use that kernel in your TWRP.
9. Make boot.img permissive, remove encryption repack and flash.
10. Flash TWRP.
11. Flash system mode SuperSU for root.



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@vampirefo Thanks for taking the time to post this.
To familiarize myself with Linux, I created a persistent linux Mint 17.2 Mate 64 bit on a 32 gb usb thumb drive before I decide to commit my windows machine for a linux install.
I installed oracle jdk and android studio thinking this was the build environment needed to do this. the twrp compile forum makes no mention of what to do in this case. I must have been wrong? I don't think I need this to download and build android kernel sources and twrp source?
I'm now very doubtful about even tempting to do this. Yes, a lot of work just learning the basics of linux, let alone following the steps you give in your basic outline. I don't want to give up so easily, but the learning curve is steep.
So one just uses terminal commands to setup and download aosp and twrp git repositories and to make them? Also, is there any way to backup my device system, boot and recovery without root in linux or windows? I have used the adb pull command to backup the system directories to my windows computer, but don't know how to do it for other partitions, if possible.
I found this kernel building guide for arm and mediatek devices. would this be similar for Intel using the right repositories?
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...orial-t3581057
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15th June 2017, 09:25 AM |#13  
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[QUOTE=martyfender;72679256]
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Originally Posted by vampirefo

This requires a lot of work.
1. Google kernel source.
2. Build bootable kernel
3. Unlock bootloader
4. Boot kernel with 5.1 ramdisk.
5. Use adb to pull boot.img and recovery.img
6. Download TWRP source modify source for intel
7. Make device tree
8. Unpack recovery.img use that kernel in your TWRP.
9. Make boot.img permissive, remove encryption repack and flash.
10. Flash TWRP.
11. Flash system mode SuperSU for root.



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@vampirefo Thanks for taking the time to post this.
To familiarize myself with Linux, I created a persistent linux Mint 17.2 Mate 64 bit on a 32 gb usb thumb drive before I decide to commit my windows machine for a linux install.
I installed oracle jdk and android studio thinking this was the build environment needed to do this. the twrp compile forum makes no mention of what to do in this case. I must have been wrong? I don't think I need this to download and build android kernel sources and twrp source?
I'm now very doubtful about even tempting to do this. Yes, a lot of work just learning the basics of linux, let alone following the steps you give in your basic outline. I don't want to give up so easily, but the learning curve is steep.
So one just uses terminal commands to setup and download aosp and twrp git repositories and to make them? Also, is there any way to backup my device system, boot and recovery without root in linux or windows? I have used the adb pull command to backup the system directories to my windows computer, but don't know how to do it for other partitions, if possible.
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All work is done in terminal, root is required to make backups.

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15th June 2017, 09:01 PM |#14  
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[QUOTE=vampirefo;72679636]
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All work is done in terminal, root is required to make backups.

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So I could uninstall android studio. Should I also revert back to openjdk? I see it mentioned in google docs on setting up a build environment.
UPDATE: I think I have now setup properly. Reverted to openjdk 8
I downloaded this: git clone https://android.googlesource.com/pla...ux-android-4.8
I found this: https://github.com/CM-CHT/android_de...rytrail-common Would this be useful?
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16th June 2017, 03:57 AM |#15  
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[QUOTE=martyfender;72686544]
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So I could uninstall android studio. Should I also revert back to openjdk? I see it mentioned in google docs on setting up a build environment.
UPDATE: I think I have now setup properly. Reverted to openjdk 8
I downloaded this: git clone https://android.googlesource.com/pla...ux-android-4.8
I found this: https://github.com/CM-CHT/android_de...rytrail-common Would this be useful?
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No ideal, try it and see.

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20th June 2017, 09:30 PM |#16  
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What would it take to interest @vampirefo in rooting this tablet and providing a nice clean ROM for the Ares 8A???
20th June 2017, 09:33 PM |#17  
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Originally Posted by cjhudson101

What would it take to interest @vampirefo in rooting this tablet and providing a nice clean ROM for the Ares 8A???

For me to root and provide TWRP recovery, I would need the tablet.

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20th June 2017, 10:00 PM |#18  
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For me to root and provide TWRP recovery, I would need the tablet.

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My bad, I guess I misunderstood one of your posts where you said you successfully rooted the tablet, but were withholding the method...

What if I sent you one?
20th June 2017, 10:03 PM |#19  
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My bad, I guess I misunderstood one of your posts where you said you successfully rooted the tablet, but were withholding the method...

What if I sent you one?

You didn't misread, I rooted my son's, he doesn't live near me, he is in college. He is using my laptop that I used, so all my source files are with him.

I need tablet to start over, I already know what to do but without tablet, I can't do it.

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22nd June 2017, 08:32 PM |#20  
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Check your zip in the link, lets get vamp an 8a!
I just got one of these for $35, but now the closest walmart with it in stock is an hour away. Ill totaly send you one if I drive that way for any reason. Check your zip on brickseek (: ..... anyone?
slickdeals.net/f/10189248-nextbook-ares-8a-16gb-tablet-android-6-ymmv-35-bm?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
it came with 6.0.1 on it
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I just got one of these for $35, but now the closest walmart with it in stock is an hour away. Ill totaly send you one if I drive that way for any reason. Check your zip on brickseek (: ..... anyone?
slickdeals.net/f/10189248-nextbook-ares-8a-16gb-tablet-android-6-ymmv-35-bm?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
it came with 6.0.1 on it

Can you clarify how one takes advantage of this deal? When I go to the link in my walmart store it shows the full price.
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