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By beutrocks, Junior Member on 29th December 2013, 01:58 AM
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OK I think I have a fairly foolproof method since I got root and Google Apps.
1. Download this automatic driver installer from adbdriver .com
2. Plug in the tablet via the USB cable (with debugging and unknown sources on) and open the automated installer
3. Select PMID920 and install the drivers
4. Download Kingo root
5. Then transfer an apk of root explorer, supersu, and copy the system folder of Jelly Bean 130812-13 GAPPs onto the tablet
6. Install supersu and root explorer using the built in Explorer app
7. Now go on kingo and click root again.
8. Open SuperSU and install binaries.
9. Open root explorer and allow root then go to / directory and set to R/W
10. This is where I and others got stuck. Go to sdcard and find the system folder you copied and open it
11. Use root explorer's multi-select feature to select the folder in system and copy them to your system folder
12. Reboot and it should work if it did great
13. If not you'll have to do what I did which is check the folders in system and you may notice they look like this /system/app then another app folder in there with the files
14. Manually go into all of the folders and delete any duplicate folder i.e if you open the lib folder and see another lib folder delete it and so on
15. Go to your SD card and use multi-select with select all and carefully copy all the files to the corresponding system directories then verify they all are correctly copied with none in the wrong place or missing (yes this does suck )
16. Reboot and you should be prompted to sign into google. Enjoy
Realize I am not responsible for any screwed up tablets and recommend you do this on Win 7 like I did. Also I cant post links yet.
If you get an error about insecure connection try these (not mine) usb_DRV_MODED.zip
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1st January 2014, 07:16 AM |#2  
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HI, so i am working on getting this very Polaroid tablet to work with the aid of your direction and i have gotten as far as step 5. sort of.. when i use Kingo root i continuously tells me that my device is unstable. debugging mode is activated and so is the installation of from unknown sources... have i missed something? i would really love to have google play services on this tablet but this is becoming rather annoying being defied by such a tablet... please help.
1st January 2014, 10:03 AM |#3  
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Hmm if it is a driver issue due to some error in installing the drivers then go to device manager and uninstall the device and check the box. Then try to install the drivers I will add to the main post (not mine) you will have to install them without a signature. Also what os, cable, and kingo root are you using.
1st January 2014, 05:34 PM |#4  
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Lets start with saying that im pretty uber noob at this so idk what os im using. or what os is... cable is a usb micro the only cable that goes into the pmid920. as far as kingo root, i went to kingoapp.com and clicked into download, and that was it, downloaded the package and tried to use it..
1st January 2014, 06:45 PM |#5  
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Try the new drivers
An Operating System is like Windows, Macintosh, Ubuntu etc. Did you try the new drivers Just uninstall the old drivers by right clicking on the device and check the uninstall driver box. Then unplug and replug the cable then chose own drivers and go to the extracted folder I put in the main post.
3rd January 2014, 10:11 PM |#6  
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ok so maybe im a little smarter than i had thought... im doing the work on the tablet with a windows 7 laptop because during the first couple steps my windows 8 laptop was not compatable. however, i have uninstalled the drivers and then put in the drivers from the zip file you linked in, however now kingo root is telling me that the connection is unstable.. what do now? also im really sorry for having to bug you about this alot. seems rather annoying
5th January 2014, 02:16 AM |#7  
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Hello! I am stuck on step 8. When I open SuperSU, it says "The SU binary need to be updated. Continue?". I hit continue.

Then it asks "If you have a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM, that can be used to (try to) install the SU binary. This is recommended for HTC devices. How would you like to install the SU binary?" Normal or TWRP/CWM. I hit Normal.

Then it says "Installation failed !" and closes the app.

I am using SuperSU version 1.69.

Please help with this part.

Thanks.
5th January 2014, 07:38 AM |#8  
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Alright for the su binary I forgot but I think you have to click unroot reboot then root it again using kingo root. As far as the unstable connection error I have read and it may be some type of bug with kingo. Remember windows 7 and try both sets of drivers.
7th January 2014, 12:35 AM |#9  
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i did try the sets of drivers. With the first set when i used kingo root it told me that the device its self was unstable, and then when i tried the 2nd set it was able to accept the device but not the conection, it would tell me that the connection was unstable, and using several different ports on the laptop (windows 7) it would still say the connection was unstable.. do you know of another good rooting tool that would allow me to use either windows 7 or 8?
7th January 2014, 05:32 AM |#10  
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Well...
I'm sorry but this is as far as my knowledge extends.
Try this http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unstable+connection+kingo+root#
7th January 2014, 07:44 PM |#11  
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Alright for the su binary I forgot but I think you have to click unroot reboot then root it again using kingo root. As far as the unstable connection error I have read and it may be some type of bug with kingo. Remember windows 7 and try both sets of drivers.

I was able to get it to root and install gapps! I'm not sure exactly why it worked though. First SuperSU was updated and then I tried Kingo root again but this time I mounted the sd card on the tablet first. Then after it rebooted, I was able to get R/W access to the root folder and transfer all the new files over. After a nail-biteingly long reboot, it had me sing in to google and now I have google play and can sign in to youtube. So I am not sure it worked because of the updated SuperSU or mounting the SD card first the made the difference. But thanks all the same Beutrocks! You're awesome!
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