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3rd April 2017, 09:39 AM |#11  
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I have the RCA Voyager RCT6973W43 will this work on it
3rd April 2017, 11:42 AM |#12  
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I have the RCA Voyager RCT6973W43 will this work on it

Well I have the same model, my screen is now useless after unlocking the bootloader and flashing the first image. Am now searching for a new tablet. The issue immediately began right after rebooting from the successful flashing. Black screen, android set up the os and configured itself, screen still inactive. Debug is disabled now and I have no way to access the tablet via ADB/fastboot now. Out of ideas.

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After attempting to blindly access recovery *nothing will display on screen* and I have learned that my volume down button shuts off the screen and disconnects the tablet from my pc for a moment. Also I am positive the touch screen is no longer active, windows picks up the tablet as a storage device. I am thinking that it is the end of for this tablet.
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Well I have the same model, my screen is now useless after unlocking the bootloader and flashing the first image. Am now searching for a new tablet. The issue immediately began right after rebooting from the successful flashing. Black screen, android set up the os and configured itself, screen still inactive. Debug is disabled now and I have no way to access the tablet via ADB/fastboot now. Out of ideas.

Update

After attempting to blindly access recovery *nothing will display on screen* and I have learned that my volume down button shuts off the screen and disconnects the tablet from my pc for a moment. Also I am positive the touch screen is no longer active, windows picks up the tablet as a storage device. I am thinking that it is the end of for this tablet.

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That is unfortunate. I would have expected you to stop when knew the build numbers and kernel versions were different.

recovery has nothing to do with the boot.img, so your stock recovery should still be there. From powered off hold volume button closer to the usb cable, and the power button for about 10 seconds. the wait for the warning screen to count down. (30 seconds)

should be at recovery.


Do you have the bootloader untrusted screen after unlocking.?
What do you mean "android set up the os and configured itself" ?
did you do the userdata format? that is needed to decrypt the tablet. as the /data area from factory is force-encrypted.
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3rd April 2017, 02:32 PM |#14  
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Basically after unlocking the bootloader and flashing the first image... my tablet screen has been rendered useless. It is completely unusable and all of this happened before you posted the version number.

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I followed all instructions described up to the end of Step B. Upon completion of step B, my tablet screen has been rendered useless. Either it conveniently died at the worst time, or something during the flashing caused it. Either way, I have removed the battery, checked connections and can't find anything. Backlight, black screen. 24/7 can't get anything else to display. Can't do a thing with it.

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Well, I hope this brick helps others not make the same mistake, LOL!
I picked up the tablet for $20 months ago and have been waiting for a root.
Now it's dead so I guess it's time for a better tablet until this one is on sale again!
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3rd April 2017, 02:50 PM |#15  
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I have the RCA Voyager RCT6973W43 will this work on it

No, this root is device specific.

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Basically after unlocking the bootloader and flashing the first image... my tablet screen has been rendered useless. It is completely unusable and all of this happened before you posted the version number.

---------- Post added at 12:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 PM ----------

I followed all instructions described up to the end of Step B. Upon completion of step B, my tablet screen has been rendered useless. Either it conveniently died at the worst time, or something during the flashing caused it. Either way, I have removed the battery, checked connections and can't find anything. Backlight, black screen. 24/7 can't get anything else to display. Can't do a thing with it.

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Well, I hope this brick helps others not make the same mistake, LOL!
I picked up the tablet for $20 months ago and have been waiting for a root.
Now it's dead so I guess it's time for a better tablet until this one is on sale again!

Bricking your tablet would be the expected outcome, as this root was never ever meant for your tablet.

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3rd April 2017, 03:12 PM |#16  
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Looks like I'll have a nice battery and screen for a raspberry pi.
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No, this root is device specific.

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Bricking your tablet would be the expected outcome, as this root was never ever meant for your tablet.

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I was rooting my tablet from "out of the box" according to the directions, and everything was fine up until the same point. After flashing the modified boot img, formatting userdata and cache, and issuing the fastboot reboot command, now all I get is a backlit screen. Volume down does turn the screen black for a moment then lights back up. The pc sees it as a flash drive, but adb devices doesn't see it at all (not even as an unauthorized device).

My tablet is the correct model. RCT6873W42

I haven't figured out how to get into the recovery. Holding volume up + power, etc doesn't do anything.

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Looks like I'll have a nice battery and screen for a raspberry pi.

I'm having the identical problem on the identical step you did, and I have the correct model/version.
3rd April 2017, 04:14 PM |#18  
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I was rooting my tablet from "out of the box" according to the directions, and everything was fine up until the same point. After flashing the modified boot img, formatting userdata and cache, and issuing the fastboot reboot command, now all I get is a backlit screen. Volume down does turn the screen black for a moment then lights back up. The pc sees it as a flash drive, but adb devices doesn't see it at all (not even as an unauthorized device).

My tablet is the correct model. RCT6873W42

I haven't figured out how to get into the recovery. Holding volume up + power, etc doesn't do anything.

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I'm having the identical problem on the identical step you did, and I have the correct model/version.



All I can think to do at this point is to add an md5 to verify the files downloaded are the ones intended to be used.
3rd April 2017, 04:15 PM |#19  
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It would seem before people try to root their device they should first know and be able to get into recovery before they attempt to root.

If you can't get into recovery via hardware keys, there is no point to continue trying to root your device until you figure that part out.

I don't have the exact tablet in this thread, Mine is close enough though.

to get into my recovery.

press and hold volume down and power until splash screen pops up, I get a splash screen just before count down screen, release and when 30 second count down finishes tablet boots into recovery.
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It would seem before people try to root their device they should first know and be able to get into recovery before they attempt to root.

If you can't get into recovery via hardware keys, there is no point to continue trying to root your device until you figure that part out.

I don't have the exact tablet in this thread, Mine is close enough though.

to get into my recovery.

press and hold volume down and power until splash screen pops up, I get a splash screen just before count down screen, release and when 30 second count down finishes tablet boots into recovery.

I have 49 more of these tablets, still in their boxes, to test with.
3rd April 2017, 04:25 PM |#21  
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I have 49 more of these tablets, still in their boxes, to test with.

Work out the booting into recovery combo before you attempt to root another one.

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