Thinkpad tablet ICS root!!

Koshu

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This will work only on unlocked devices, because it uses nvflash and i can't find any sbk in the bat files (cwm.zip). The root.zip only contains the known exploit for devices below ICS.
 

ken_oy

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Yes! i have mine 16GB ROW rooted!
The link is in Chinese, i am for sure will have some kind soul will translate it to English.
http://cnzhx.net/blog/apx-root-thinkpad-tablet/

download link of 2 files is at hotfile. please find the link at 5th post.
enjoy rooting.
& i will say, finally i got life back on my TPT!


Yes, I heard this and tried it on my US 32Gb version, but i failed.
Got an write/read error/warning, then the program stopped.
As I know, this rooting method ONLY works on ROW versions, but not US version.:crying:

It did fail, but did not bring any bad effects to my TPT. I just updated to the stock OTA3.5 smoothly.
Anyway, thanks for sharing.
 

farukb

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Hey guys, i just wanted to tell you that it worked for my OTA3 TPT ROW.

Tip: try extracting the recovery image from your rom (eg. US) and put it instead of the one provided in there rars, it might work for you.

Cheers!
 

goodboynyc

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Google did it's best to translate the think but I'm a little weary to try it as the steps are still a bit garbled.

EDIT: Does anyone have a stock rom? I'm looking to do what the last commenter suggested and switch out the image.
 
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crabnebula

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Google did it's best to translate the think but I'm a little weary to try it as the steps are still a bit garbled.
I followed the translated instructions and am now running CM10 on my 16GB ROW. It's fantastic -- like having a new device.

The instructions are pretty simple to follow. I had one problem though.

To use nvflash, you need to start the tablet by holding down the rotation lock button and then install the provided driver in Windows. This works well. However, after performing a flash, Windows would no longer recognize it if you power it on while holding the rotation lock button. To gain access to the special recovery mode again, I had to uninstall the device and driver in Windows Device Manager, and the reinstall again when prompted.

Because the whole procedure requires multiple flashes with nvflash, I had to perform this uninstall-reinstall process several times.

Other than that, it worked perfectly well.

Hope this helps if anyone encounters the same issue.
 

shrinex

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My question in regards to this is can we build a flashable rom of this? And would this work with the US TPT?


Sent from my ThinkPad Tablet using XDA Premium HD app
 

goodboynyc

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I followed the translated instructions and am now running CM10 on my 16GB ROW. It's fantastic -- like having a new device.

The instructions are pretty simple to follow. I had one problem though.

To use nvflash, you need to start the tablet by holding down the rotation lock button and then install the provided driver in Windows. This works well. However, after performing a flash, Windows would no longer recognize it if you power it on while holding the rotation lock button. To gain access to the special recovery mode again, I had to uninstall the device and driver in Windows Device Manager, and the reinstall again when prompted.

Because the whole procedure requires multiple flashes with nvflash, I had to perform this uninstall-reinstall process several times.

Other than that, it worked perfectly well.

Hope this helps if anyone encounters the same issue.
I need to try this. But from what I understand this only works for ROW versions and not US versions(given the attached files from the OP). If someone could post an image of a US version I'd cross my fingers and give it a go.
 

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Moved To General

If somebody wants to write a guide and supply a proper dev section thread, fine. But this thread is not development.​
 

HaliG1

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Hi, I have succesfully rooted my ROW 16GB Wifi-only ICS 4.0.3 tablet following chinese guide. Excuse my english, Im not native speaker :). I'll try to explain what I did:

1. make sure you can see your TPT with "adb devices" command.
2. turn off your device, make sure you have USB cable connected, hold rotation lock button + power on device to get to APX mode. Screen will not turn on, but windows will find new APX hardware unknown.
3. update software driver for APX, set CWM folder manualy. You should now have NVIDIA USB Boot-recovery drover for Mobile devices installed.
4. in APX mode run "cwm.bat", after its done, reboot device to APX mode and press any key, dont press it before you restart your device. You can see CWM_recovery.img installing to your tablet. Follow instruction...
5. After step 4 is done, reboot your device to Recovery, when you see small lenovo logo spam volume up button until you see "booting to recovery kernel mode".
6. Navigate to mount and store using vol +/- button, power button to confirm. Select mount /system
7. make sure you can still ses your device using "adb devices" command, and run root.bat, follow instruction. When all is done, select power off in recovery menu.
8. Now you have root, but you cant boot to system. You need to get to APX mode again and run "403 recovery.bat", follow same steps as with "cwm.bat".
9. reboot and you should now have rooted TPT.

Hope this help, Im not so good at giving instructions :).