[Asus MeMo Pad 7 : ME172V] [All in 1 App] Roms, Rooting, Bugs, General

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nerotNS

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I'm running 20130326. Do you need the full firmware name?

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That's old firmware,from March. It's mostly country related when the update gets to you. Wait for a while and maybe you'll get it soon. For now I see no reason why this update shouldn't be distributed to everyone as it's mostly fixes and patches, nothing region specific or major so that some regions don't get it.

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That's old firmware,from March. It's mostly country related when the update gets to you. Wait for a while and maybe you'll get it soon. For now I see no reason why this update shouldn't be distributed to everyone as it's mostly fixes and patches, nothing region specific or major so that some regions don't get it.

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Alright, then. I'm gonna get in contact with Asus Canada, see if they've got any idea when I might be getting this update. Until then I'm rerooting (And making sure to keep that root made backup safe!). I'll let you guys know if I hear anything from Asus.

Also, expect some updated and fixed guides on the site soon-ish.

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nerotNS

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Alright, then. I'm gonna get in contact with Asus Canada, see if they've got any idea when I might be getting this update. Until then I'm rerooting (And making sure to keep that root made backup safe!). I'll let you guys know if I hear anything from Asus.

Also, expect some updated and fixed guides on the site soon-ish.

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OK post your results with ASUS Canada here. And what guide fixes are you talking about xD

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OK post your results with ASUS Canada here. And what guide fixes are you talking about xD

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Ah, I assumed Kiddo would have informed you already. I'm coming onboard (Possibly temporarily, perhaps as a full crew member, but I doubt it) to help clean up the Memopad crew guides on the site, as the original writer is Italian and some parts didn't translate very well. Hopefully it'll keep bricked devices from becoming a major issue. (One of my priorities is to clarify the unroot process, and add a section for users who unknowingly deleted the backup the root utility created.)

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---------- Post added at 12:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:40 PM ----------

Alright, tried to get in contact but the live support chat isn't opened on the weekends. I'll try again Monday and keep you all posted.

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Uh, minor issue, just tried to root via the app, and the app crashed. I've tried multiple times, but it isn't working.

...

Why do I get the feeling I've screwed myself over so bad right now? >.<

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nerotNS

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Ah, I assumed Kiddo would have informed you already. I'm coming onboard (Possibly temporarily, perhaps as a full crew member, but I doubt it) to help clean up the Memopad crew guides on the site, as the original writer is Italian and some parts didn't translate very well. Hopefully it'll keep bricked devices from becoming a major issue. (One of my priorities is to clarify the unroot process, and add a section for users who unknowingly deleted the backup the root utility created.)

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---------- Post added at 12:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:40 PM ----------

Alright, tried to get in contact but the live support chat isn't opened on the weekends. I'll try again Monday and keep you all posted.

Sent from my ME172V using Tapatalk 4

---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:53 PM ----------

Uh, minor issue, just tried to root via the app, and the app crashed. I've tried multiple times, but it isn't working.

...

Why do I get the feeling I've screwed myself over so bad right now? >.<

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Do a manual root, without the app. Get the root utility and try on your own. There should be nothing wrong.
 
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Yeah, that worked. I don't think the app actually does much of what it is supposed to quite yet. It can't root, unroot, install CWM... Only thing it can do is create and restore backups, as well as just reboot the device. Nothing wrong with that, but the site says the app also has widgets and stuff like that, and I don't see them either. Those were probably upcoming features.

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Yeah, that worked. I don't think the app actually does much of what it is supposed to quite yet. It can't root, unroot, install CWM... Only thing it can do is create and restore backups, as well as just reboot the device. Nothing wrong with that, but the site says the app also has widgets and stuff like that, and I don't see them either. Those were probably upcoming features.

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About features ask Crazykiddo, but personally I've always done the rooting and other stuff manually I find it more stable...But that's just my opinion but I could be wrong.
 

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Ah, I assumed Kiddo would have informed you already. I'm coming onboard (Possibly temporarily, perhaps as a full crew member, but I doubt it) to help clean up the Memopad crew guides on the site, as the original writer is Italian and some parts didn't translate very well. Hopefully it'll keep bricked devices from becoming a major issue. (One of my priorities is to clarify the unroot process, and add a section for users who unknowingly deleted the backup the root utility created.)

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Hello Zero_Starlight,

just to clarify unroot process, this is taken from the documentation I've wrote (readme.txt included in Me172vRootUtil_v0.1.zip):

Code:
Unroot function:
Press [volume down] key and select "unroot me172v" pressing [power button]

Here's in sequence what will happen:

Step 1) Restore partition 2 (boot/kernel) and partition 7 (logo)

Step 2) Restore u-boot environment

Step 3) Remove busybox, su and Superuser.apk from /system partition (partition 1)

Step 4) When the process is finished the utility will ask you to remove the micro sd card, after you remove it the system will reboot.

[COLOR="Red"]Pay attention, to unroot the device the utility needs the backup images on /me172v/dump !!! (if you delete o remove it you can't unroot the device!)[/COLOR]

As you know, english is not my natural language, maybe there are some grammar errors, but I think I was clear enough.
 
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I was bored and checked for update in the system settings. There I got this message saying there is an error connecting to the server. Does it mean there is an new update coming? Or does this only happen because of root? I am currently rooted.

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I was bored and checked for update in the system settings. There I got this message saying there is an error connecting to the server. Does it mean there is an new update coming? Or does this only happen because of root? I am currently rooted.

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I have that for two days now. It could be an update or at least a preparation for one.

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Hey again, I got in touch with the live support (Very nice service, too). I'll summarize what I heard. (I did mention that you guys were reporting updates)

1. As of now, there is no release date for the new OTA.
2. According to Asus, no new OTA updates have been released in other regions.
3. In response to the possibility of Canada getting the latest OTA early, and everyone else is getting that version now, support said "It could be that they have rooted their devices, so i wont be able to advise, but we do not have an update at this time."

So yeah.

...

That's a thing.

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nerotNS

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Hey again, I got in touch with the live support (Very nice service, too). I'll summarize what I heard. (I did mention that you guys were reporting updates)

1. As of now, there is no release date for the new OTA.
2. According to Asus, no new OTA updates have been released in other regions.
3. In response to the possibility of Canada getting the latest OTA early, and everyone else is getting that version now, support said "It could be that they have rooted their devices, so i wont be able to advise, but we do not have an update at this time."

So yeah.

...

That's a thing.

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Root has no influence on the date of arrival of the OTA. You just can't install the OTA when you're rooted that's all. You should talk to them again and ask about the new firmware version. Tell them your version and tell them about the latest one which ends in 20130724

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    ASUS MEMO PAD 7 [ME172V]
    Asus-MeMO-Pad.jpg


    UPDATE
    We now have root for latest firmware = asus-ME172V-WW_user_4.5.4.52875837_20140520

    Attached to post :D

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    Remember this is based on the old root (manual) so READ THE README

    ===========================================================
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    ===========================================================




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    This app has all the buildin tools for rooting, installing recovery etc.

    REMEMBER THIS
    - You need to remove any version of the old script from your External SD Card before installing this (Move it to another folder or to PC)
    - The app is 35+ MB since it has all the scripts/root kernels etc. Included inside.
    - make sure your SD card is min. 4GB and formattet fat32 (And that it is active)

    PLEASE PLEASE if you try it give feedback...any feedback please (suggestions, bugs etc.)
    WARNING:
    Remember this is beta and if for whatever reason you brick your tablet it is not our fault!


    ================================================

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    ================================================

    Official USB Drivers:http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME172V/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows_20130415.zip

    ================================================

    Windows Drivers:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1815830&d=1363661561
    Note: Should be installed manually

    ================================================

    Clear Data Zip: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME172V/cleardata.zip (Thanx to nerotNS)
    Has been confirmed working.
    Instructions:
    Asus MeMO Pad ClearData SOP
    1. Download the "cleardata.zip"
    2. Unzip to MicroSD card
    3. insert SD to device
    4. press power bottun to boot
    5. choose clear user data by volume key and press power key to do the clear data

    ================================================

    ME172V Bugs:
    - Debug mode on and USB cable connected to PC..pull out cable and suddenly battery is 0% and it reboots (not every time but often)
    - WiFi on/off (and others) toast message does not go away sometimes (just press it again on/off)
    - Screen is very dark from looking from top and down (portrait mode) (HARDWARE ISSUE)
    - Doing adb reboot bootloader or adb reboot fastboot bricks the device.

    ================================================

    Feel free to talk about issues/bugs/files whateva u want as long as its the MeMo Pad 7
    Please don't ask about root/roms etc...
    If it is out its here if not then not out!!

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    The wait is over....the utility for root Asus Memo Pad me172v is here!

    Please read carefully this post and remember before to do something...SKILLS REQUIRED! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR TABLET!!!

    you need:

    Of course, a me172v tablet (I've tested the utility on a 16gb version)
    At least 2gb Micro SD card with partition table formatted as FAT16 or FAT32!!! Pay attention...Micro SD less than 2GB and formatted as VOLUME without partition table doesn't work!!!

    NB: Asus cleardata.zip utility has the same problem, won't boot on a volume formatted SD card...it needs partition table, if you don't know how to do that, look at this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/SD_card_partitioning do, step 1, 2 and 4 but skip step 3. You also can use linux gparted to do it.

    Procedure to root me172v:

    Download Me172vDumpUtil_v0.2.zip at the end of this post.

    Unzip Me172vDumpUtil_v0.2.zip to / (root) of SD card

    Make sure the battery has full power and TURN OFF your me172v

    Insert the SD Card in the slot

    TURN ON your me172v

    After a while a dark blue screen with a menu with 3 options will appear: (if your tablet won't boot...probably you've made something wrong or your tablet is not compatible)

    _________________________________________________________________
    me172v Dump Util 0.2 by f-que
    select mode to continue ...
    please read included readme.txt!!!


    "Dump me172v flash and some info"

    "shutdown"

    "Restore me172v flash (previously saved)"


    "Press [power button] to Confirm or [Volume up or down] to Select"
    _________________________________________________________________

    Press [volume up] key and select "Dump me172v flash and some info" pressing [power button]

    take a cup of coffee...the process will take 6/7 minutes or more!

    When the process is finished the tablet will shutdown automatically.

    This procedure is necessary to have a system rom's full backup (without user data partition)

    Now save all the files you will found on /me172v/dump to a secure place.

    Now download Me172vRootUtil_v0.1.zip at the end of this post.

    If you want you can use another micro SD card but with the same feature (Fat16 or Fat32 formatted with partition table).

    If you don't use a new one, delete all files on SD card (after the copy of rom files to pc)

    Unzip Me172vRootUtil_v0.1.zip to / (root) of SD card

    Make sure the battery has full power and TURN OFF your me172v

    insert the SD Card in the slot

    TURN ON your me172v

    After some while a dark blue screen with a menu with 3 options will appear: (if your tablet won't boot...probably you've made something wrong or your tablet is not compatible)

    _________________________________________________________________
    me172v Root Util 0.1 by f-que
    select mode to continue ...
    please read included readme.txt!!!

    "root me172v"

    "shutdown"

    "unroot me172v"

    "Press [power button] to Confirm or [Volume up or down] to Select"
    _________________________________________________________________

    Press [volume up] key and select "root me172v" pressing [power button]

    When the process is finished the utility will ask you to remove the micro sd card, after you remove it the system will reboot.

    Your me172v is now rooted!! :)

    people who wants to know what my Root utility does, here's in sequence what will happen:

    Step 1) backup to /me172v/dump on sdcard of partition 2 (boot/kernel), partition 7 (logo) and u-boot environment (MTD1, MTD2)

    Step 2) replacement of partition 2 on device

    The differences between the original boot image and the new one (the rooted) are located into these 2 files:
    File default.prop:
    original:
    ro.secure=1
    ro.allow.mock.location=0
    ro.debuggable=0

    modified:
    ro.secure=0
    ro.allow.mock.location=1
    ro.debuggable=1

    File init.wmt.rc:
    Original:
    mount ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /system wait noatime nosuid nodev barrier=0 journal_checksum noauto_da_alloc
    on property:ro.secure=0
    class_start eng

    Modified:
    mount ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /system wait noatime nodev barrier=0 journal_checksum noauto_da_alloc
    # on property:ro.secure=0
    # class_start eng

    And of course...the new boot image is not signed!

    Step 3) Remove rsa pubblic key (variable wmt.rsa.pem) from u-boot environment (without the key...device can bootstrap with a unsigned imaqe!)

    Step 4) Add busybox, su and Superuser.apk to /system partition and set relative permissions (busybox doesn't replace original toolbox)

    Step 5) Change the boot logo

    Step 6) When the process is finished the utility will ask you to remove the micro sd card, after you remove it the system will reboot.

    If you don't want the new boot logo, you can restore partition 7 with DumpUtil.

    Please refer for all info of the both utilities into readme.txt inside the zip files.

    People who wants install a firewall app on me172v rooted:

    Some days ago, I started to attempt finding a way to root me172v device because I needed a firewall app on my tablet.

    Now I've made the utility to root our tablet, but I've tested various android firewall without success.

    The reason they don't work is that original kernel on me172v was compiled without CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_MATCH_OWNER option.

    Read this: http://code.google.com/p/droidwall/wiki/FAQ

    I don't have any experience to recompile the kernel or modules...but I think that no one was born fully skilled, I just need the time to learn how to recompile it with the right options. ;)

    And of course, don't ask me now this mod, if I will achieve my goal....it will be posted here.

    Change log:

    Me172vDumpUtil_v0.2.zip:
    Version 0.1 - 19/05/2013: Initial Version
    Version 0.2 - 27/05/2013: Some bug fix (partition 9 was excluded from backup), added Restore function

    Me172vRootUtil_v0.1.zip
    Version 0.1 - 27/05/2013: Initial Version

    Download files from here: http://ampc.argdev.dk/

    A very special BIG THANKS to Crazykiddo (also for the mini site) and NerotNS for helping me to test and improve these utilities.

    DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK/RUIN YOUR TABLET IN ANY WAY.

    SKILLS REQUIRED! IF YOU DO NOT KNOW OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT...YOU ARE (PROBABLY) IN A WRONG PLACE.

    PLEASE DON'T SEND ME PRIVATE MESSAGE ABOUT THIS POST, WRITE ANY QUESTION HERE!

    PLEASE, DON'T INSERT THE MICRO SD CARD ON "POWERED ON TABLET", I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS SOME AUTORUN SCRIPT, REMEMBER I'VE USED CLEARDATA SCRIPT TO DO me172vRootUtil!!!

    This work was made in my free time.

    Frank Que
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    the wait is almost over ;)

    The wait is almost over...tomorrow I'll post the new DumpUtil 0.2 (with also restore function) and the RootUtil 0.1....try to guess what this utility will do???

    Just wait, we need time, Crazykiddo will ask to admins if it's possible open a tread for device, because now our device is rooted!! ;)

    Have fun during this wait!
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    Me172v rooted!!!!

    Hello guys,

    I've good news....I've rooted my me172v!

    attached the screenshots!

    Now i'm testing, and if everything is ok in the next week the public release!!!

    Please don't ask me to have root now or send me private message about it...I'm working, just please wait!!!!

    Frank Que
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    Good news everyone! A guy from ASUS said that he will give me some info on recovery as well as fastboot. Brace yourselves CWM is coming :)

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