Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread. I have followed the directions and can get my Proform treadmill to boot into safe mode. I have downloaded z4root and a few other apps. I can install them with the included Astro software, but android 2.2 won't let me run them in safe mode. If I reboot without safe mode, it automatically loads ifit and I can't get back to the android home screen. It looks like someone was able to load 3rd party apps. Can someone tell me how?
I bought a Freemotion 770 treadmill last week and upon setting it up, I came to realize that I can't access the Android desktop. I called ICON Fitness, (they own Nordic Trac, Freemotion and a plethora of other names), and after the rude customer "service" monkey registers my new machine, I ask her about how I can get to the desktop. She tells me to tap on the "gears" to change what I need to change. I again, tell her I'm trying to access the desktop. She tells me that I need to sign up for an ifit account before I can access the android desktop.
I start asking her how registering with an ifit account will allow me to get to the desktop. She of course has no clear answer. Again, tell her that I am trying to NOT use ifit and this is why I'm trying to stop it from loading (a little lie, but eh).
Then she tells me to "hit the little globe". I was surprised at how she knew I had a globe on my desk, but I hit it. It flew across the computer desk and I said "ok, I hit the globe, now what?"... silence on her end. I then said "What does the "globe" have to do with the android desktop? That's just the web browser... silence... She then tells me she has to put me on hold.
She comes back a few minutes later and AGAIN, she tries to tell me to "hit the gears if I want to calibrate the incline"... HUH? Once I realized I was getting nowhere, I finally asked her if she was in the retarded section of the call center. I then told her I wanted to speak with a supervisor. She tells me that I would have to call back. I asked her "Why, doesn't the retarded CS section you're in have a supervisor?"
We go a few more rounds and she finally tells me "There is no way to do that". I told her to forget it, I'll just find the info on the Internet. She tells me that she will note the serial number and void the warranty because I told her I was going to modify the treadmill. I told her to go right on ahead, I actually happen to have a good friend who is a Consumer Product attorney in Utah (These clowns are based out of Logan UT). I then bid her a good day and sincerely hoped she would do something to improve her brain cell count because as it stood, it was quite low. It seemed to be less than my 5 brain cells.
Anyways, now I've got it rooted and installed smart task bar. I can now access the Android Desktop through the Smart task bar app. Thanks to the people who suggested the apps.
adsbar - Alan, install the z4root and task bar app mentioned on page 2 while in safe mode. Then, reboot the treadmill and let it load ifit. You will notice a little arrow on the side on the screen. Tap it and viola! you will see your app menu. I haven't played with it much past that aside from verifying root and installing Root Explorer.
I happen to have a recovery usb key that was sent to me by Icon fitness. I will load a copy of it as soon as I can I just have to get to my computer. The tablet on the C2150 does seem to be rooted out of the box (mine was) Maybe some one can figure out how to get netflix to work on landscape mode on this thing.
This thread has been very useful! I just bought an EPIC A35E (elliptical), which also has the 10" tablet built in. Same story as the Nordictrack treadmill, Froyo 2.2, rapidly pressing the menu (lines) button during boot gets safe mode, side loading works, good times.
On a related (hopefully fun) note, the EPIC A35E is running an SSH server. Unfortunately, the SSH server seems to be setup for certificate based auth (instead of username/password). In safe mode, there is a "Terminal Emulator" app that I might be able to use to swap out the key pair, but I have some digging to do.
To install apps Since you we dont have google play store i went into the browser went to aptoide.com install it And Voila !!!
Dont forget to enable Unknow Sources in your settings .
I was able to install pretty much anything via Aptoide
No need to hack anything ... just need to use aptoide its been there for a while
if you have any question dont hesitate
have a good one
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