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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you root a PendoPad 4.0 PP4MT-7?

Hoping somebody maybe able to help.

I purchased a PendoPad 4.0 PP4MT-7 on the weekend from Coles for $99. After getting home found out that although it is an Android pad it is not one that has "Playstore" but instead uses "Getjar" for applications. Doing a search on how to root this pad has proved fruitless and hoping that there may be somebody out there who has managed to root this item and can share their experience?

I have read the threads on this forum on the pendo pad and suggestions on how to root but this is for earlier versions of the pad with a different chipset, all attempts to root using Z4Root, Universal Androot etc have failed.

My fingers are crossed for some info on this one.

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Gday

I just got one of these for $99 and when searching for root I found your post, I found out how to root it so i signed up to share.

Use this free program
mediafire.com/?6dblmt98qj8wxeh
it is from unlockroot dot com but there download is broken at the moment.

Connect via USB with Debugging mode enabled.
Once its rooted and reboots you can put Vending.apk and GoogleServicesFramework.apk in /system/app with 644 permissions.

Once that is done market works


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Thanks for the reply FrAsErTaG however my pc is not picking up the PendoPad when I go to root it using UnlockRoot V2.3.1. It wants to install a driver however searching on the net I have been unable to locate the one I need. Found a write-up about needing to get a driver for it however Pendo is not in the list of available ones. Can you advise which driver you used?

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I've got lots of drivers installed on my system, I did not need to install ADB drivers as I had a driver installed that worked.

I think these might be the drivers that are working
LiveSuit.rar

Note there are two folders, one is for a device in Fastboot and the other was ADB, I am not 100% these are the working drivers but they share almost the same hardware.
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Hi there,
I get the error messages that Android and GP have stopped responding.

I was able to do this with your method which installed GP and GSFW (With out Drivers,Through ASTRO File Manager, But was unable to put them in System/Apps?) but i got the error message for GP. I then used an older version of the apk which installed and added the "Shop" feature to my Pad and let me accept the terms and conditions but then those 2 error messages. But since i was able to access the GP App on it, The Google.com/Store now has my device add (As Unknown PP4MT-7) and i tried that way it says its downloading then installed but nothing....

Ive got alternative Markets, But wouldn't mind having GP..
Any help would be appreciated.

PS: Even a way to downgrade ICS to GingerBread or HoneyComb?

Thanks.


Terms- GP- Google Play. GSFW- Google Services Frame Work.
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Hi
I'm still struggling with this.
I downloaded livesuit and still can't find the drivers.
Has anyone been successful yet? I really want to get gp on my pendo.
Can anyone give me a step by step?
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I have finally managed to get Unlockroot working, had to use my 2nd pc running XP as it wouldn't work however hard i tried on my Windows 7 pc. Still having issues get GP working...try to logon with my credentials but trying to use a mobile service, even though connected via wi-fi....stupid pendopad
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Been able to load GP and Ive had market as well but still get the error message that GP/GSFW/Market/Android has stopped responding and it force closes. Ive looked at some other ways including using HTC Components, but sadly still nothing.

These are the links to those two i used:
Install Android Market on Coby Kyros MID7012 (or most other tablets running Android 2.3.3) | Northwest Tech Experience
Phantom's Tech DB: How to Install the Google Services Framework on Tablets and Other Devices (without rooting)

Market Links (Open on device to install App)
snappzmarket.com
applant.net

Also since the Pendo Pad is a 'Android' Device, is it possible to downgrade?
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I'm now getting the same issue Ninjafrogv3 finally got google acct to sync but get the Google Playstore stop responding and close. Never had issues with Android before but this pendo pad is giving me the.........
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Hey Guys,

I tried to take a couple of days since the pendo pad is officially starting to become a head doer inner :P But i cant get it out!
Now GOOD and BAD NEWS, Another way of installing Apps!

GOOD-
Theres another alternative AM known as Pandaapps and Its Apps aren't just for free but also have the apps with current Update and there Updates past.

Ive tried there Market app and so far it hasn't been a huge favorite so i started downloading them to the comp and SDing them and BOOM!

But Now the Bad news }SadFace has ran away{
Ive been able to do it on 1 of my pendo pads but wasnt able to do it on my other two. Im thinking since ive installed HTC Components and those android.com.google.(Insert) That might have something to do with it. Could someone try this and give us the verdict?

Anyone else been any more successful? wouldn't be alright if some more of the 211 who viewed this posted helped out? even if they didnt know exactly what there talking about....

Also on pendos site they have firmware but not for our pendos. gonna do the smart thing and ring them up and get the gist
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Thumbs up google play is on my tablet now sooo cooll.

Yay my PP4MT-7 is on google play now
google play is finally installed i dont know how but it did it but im gratefull anyways.

my steps
1. -rooted- by use unlockroot and SuperUser (build.prop changed to samsung gti-9100)
Uninstalled getting rid of getjar using supermanager's apk manager (it backs it up on the sdcard)
2. using root explorer (paid) (used for copying and changing permissions)
3. and finally got gapps-ics-20120429-signed (#cough# goo im goo.im/gapps)

4. extracted gapps-ics-20120429-signed's system/app contents into my root/system/app folder and gave them the 644 permissions each

5. then rebooted me pendo it it gave me the sign up procedure entered my info in and saw googleplay was installed ran and used it no force close, yay again.

this google play is version 3.7.15

so far soo good.

thanks mainly to FrAsErTaG your info was Invailable thanks very much.
and Ninjafrogv3 your links were great to compare too.
cheers.


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Hey bubbasd!,

I myself am still trying to do it :P. I tried following your instructions but got lost after the apk manger step. Backed getjar up and tried uninstalling but wouldnt let me...

Would you mind putting another little detailed step-by-step

Sorry for being simple lol.
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I am able to get temporary rw access (root) to /system on the PP4MT but cannot figure out a way to make it permanent. I used the root.bat script in the zip at the top of this thread -> Kyros 7042-Windows-root/cmw recovery
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If you mean that when you put gapps system folder into /root then i got the same problem i think.
I followed your steps and managed all that, but when i give them permissions and try to install them it says application installation failed.
at a stand still here,
Iam i doing something wrong? and also how did u reboot? (Unlock root, root.bat,reset on the tablet itself?)

and here there i get a google service framework stopped responed
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My steps-
1- Downloaded Gapps and extracted on my desktop
2- moved System (All folders inside) folder to SDCard
3- Moved System from SDCard to Root
4- Gave permissions and tried to install (failed)
5- Turned off and then rested device and when turned back on says google service framework is not responding.
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I have been working on this for days using suggestions from all of the above and have just got it working. Ninjafrogv3 you are on the right track, dont give up.
After extracting gapps and moving it to the sdcard download folder, open it using root explorer, copy all the files in gapp/system/apps to /system/app folder of your device not the root. I gave the whole folder permissions then rebooted pendo and now it's working.
I had already gone through many processes before this but play store kept closing everytime so I'm unsure if this fixed something I had already done or will work on it's own.
Credit goes to FrAsErTaG because thats where I started and bubbasd for Superuser, Supermanager, Root Explorer and Gapps which I found easily thru google. I have another Pendo to work on and I will write down each step as I do it and if it works I will post it here.
Hope this has helped somewhat, good luck
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I have GooglePlay, 1Market and GetJar all installed and working fine together.
I haven't changed the build.prop file and noticed that when an app on GoogleApps is not compatible with the device, the same app using 1Market will install just fine.

I've also experienced random resets, often days apart. But i suspect the tablet is overheating.
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Default Permanent root access for PP4MT-7 with R/W access to /system.

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My steps-
1- Downloaded Gapps and extracted on my desktop
2- moved System (All folders inside) folder to SDCard
3- Moved System from SDCard to Root
4- Gave permissions and tried to install (failed)
5- Turned off and then rested device and when turned back on says google service framework is not responding.
This works to give full "root" on the PP4MT-7.

Make sure the tablet is in USB Debugging mode (under Settings -> Developer Options).
Plug USB to PC.
Download and use UnlockRoot to gain root access.

This will root the device, but requires you to type "su" to get root and the /system partition is not writeable.

From CMD Prompt, go to where you have adb.exe and type "adb shell", when you connect you will see the prompt with a "$" at the end, this is a normal user.
shell@android:/ $
When you type "su" you will become the root user.
shell@android:/ $ su
shell@android:/ #

Typing "exit", will send you back to being a normal user.
Typing "exit" again will drop you back to CMD Prompt.

Backup your current nandc just in case:
Code:
adb shell 
su
dd if=/dev/block/nandc | gzip > /data/local/tmp/nandc-backup.dd.gz
To recover the Backup:
Code:
adb shell 
su
busybox zcat /data/local/tmp/nandc-backup.dd.gz | dd of=/dev/block/nandc
This custom nandc will drop you into root@android as soon as you start adb shell.
The /system partition is mounted read/write by default.
This allows AndroidCommander to work correctly.
Download my custom nandc-root.zip (PP4MT-7 ONLY) to your PC
Connect the USB cable to PC. Then do this using ADB:
Code:
adb push "c:\path\toyour\nandc-root.zip" /data/local/tmp/.
adb shell 
su
sync 
busybox unzip -p /data/local/tmp/nandc-root.zip | dd of=/dev/block/nandc
reboot
Adding Google Apps/Calendar/Gmail and 1Mobile Apps
Use ADB from PC CMD prompt to connect to tablet, and push your APK's to /data/local/tmp/

Here is a link to Latest GAPPS which contains the APK's. You can use CWMR to install this file or use the method below. You can also put the APK's into "/data/app" instead of "/system/app" if you have no room left on /system.

Code:
adb push Vending.apk /system/app/.
adb push 1MobileMarket.apk /system/app/.
adb push MarketUpdater.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleBackupTransport.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleFeedback.apk /system/app/.
adb push GoogleLoginService.apk /system/app/.
adb push GooglePartnerSetup.apk /system/app/.
adb push Gmail.apk /system/app/.
Wait about 30 seconds, while the apps install and then type.
Code:
adb reboot
Also, ES File Explorer needs to be upgraded to work with root access correctly but wont let you as it is installed as a system app. Do this to remove it:

Code:
adb shell rm /system/app/es_file_explorer_v1_6_1_0.apk
..then install the latest version from the app store.
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Jules13- Thanks and i tried that way(only gave the folder permissions, not all files) and when i restarted it, it came up with android upgrading and then when i open google play it closes.

Stylez- i saw u on another forum :P. Anyways i did it like that but this where im confused, should of mentioned im new at this
I did the root with unlock root (Worked first time, But didnt need to type in "su")
But now this is where i need major help, ADB i open it from programfiles/android/platform-tools/adb it opens, loads and closes.

at abit of a stand still, going to keep figuring it out but hopefully someone could help me out here one last time CHEERS and again thanks to everyone for helping
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Sorry Styelz, also i downloaded that file and cant do anything with it?

Just to let everyone know, Im kinda simple haha XD
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Sorry Styelz, also i downloaded that file and cant do anything with it?

Just to let everyone know, Im kinda simple haha XD
When you say you ran adb, did you type "adb shell" ?

Follow the instructions step by step. Once you have ADB working.
Let me know where you get stuck.
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Cool

I guess i rushed my steps a little i was a bit excited that day. but im glad it opened up to other suggestions (this post ive included referances that may clear up some confusion)

i have found a small problem after i got google play and its services on me pendo, its not a biggy but i couldnt add other email accounts on the pendo only google could.
eg.
Code:
Settings - Accounts & Sync
     - add account
                            Google
So i grabbed a couple of apk files from my ainol elf 2 tablet and copied them over to the pendo
they were Email.apk and Exchange.apk
(added Gmail.apk and Googlestreet.apk as also too, ive added them in atached zip if anyone else is interested.) and copied to my system/app(check notes:*) folder using Root Explorer
then changed with 644 permissions each (within root explorer long Press the file then choose "Permissions" (check notes:^) )
then power off/on the tablet.
afterwards Corperate and email was added
eg.

-After-
Code:
"Settings - Accounts & Sync"
     - add account
                           Corperate
                           Email
                           Google

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Notes: using Root Explorer to change file permissions to 644 while the file is on the sdcard wont work you will get
"Warning - Permissions change was not successful. Please Note that some file systems (eg. SD Card) do not allow permission Changes."
make sure its in the /system/app directory then change permission.

*this Link explains the android file system structure as an example Android File System Hierarchy

^Root Explorer file permission 644 looks like this
Code:
        Read       Write      Execute          Special
Owner    [✓]         [✓]        [ ]             SetUID  [ ]
Group    [✓]         [ ]         [ ]             SetGID  [ ]
Others   [✓]         [ ]         [ ]             Sticky  [ ]
eg. the file permission that you changed would look something like this
gmail.apk rw-r--r--



(Misc read Understanding Android file permissions)

Caution extra info:



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In case anyone needs them. PP4MT-7 Stock NAND Dumps

I am also creating a Stock LiveSuit image. Will send link later. Handy if you totally trash your tablet. As you can recover it using safe mode. Pretty much un-brickable these things.

UPDATE: Here is a STOCK PP4MT-7 LiveSuit Image
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Excellent Job. guys. Thanks

Mostly worked for me.

I can load and search google play but I can't install anything from site. (says I have not compatible device)

Is that right ?

Also I'm not sure which vending.apk to use. If that is the problem why I can't install anything from google play.
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Excellent Job. guys. Thanks

Mostly worked for me.

I can load and search google play but I can't install anything from site. (says I have not compatible device)

Is that right ?
easy fix is to "pose as another phone or tablet" (because this pendo 4.0 is clearly not connected as a googleplay compatiable tablet it was connected to getjar c***p why the hell they did that is beyond me maybe the builder though it was cheaper to go with getjar than googleplay over royalties. just maybe)

you'll need to edit your /build.prop of your tablet (you need ROOT and use a text editor to edit it or i personally use Root Explorer)

(Warning: changing the build.prop of a tablet or phone is consitered illegal, but in this situation u need to if ya want the play store to regonize your tablet.)

in the file build.prop change
Code:
ro.product.model=PP4MT-7
ro.product.manufacturer=unknown
to eg.
Code:
ro.product.model=GT-I9100
ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
and then save it
reboot ya tablet then try the googleplay store again
this time googleplay will show that your tablet is the samsung GT-I9100
now
cheers.
(i found that posing as GT-I9100 shows more apps than others i could be wrong but if someone could start a topic on that could be helpful for many people including me.)


Note:
this link here has another way of changing the build.prop (with pics)
how to install incompatible android apps from google play


Other Misc notes:
Just a read Google Play Device compatibility
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Evolution of the Google Play store apk's was
vending.apk (Android market and Google Play store)
and now its phonesky.apk (Google Play store current)

this link can explain better than me. A Google Apps Wiki
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Hmm, thanks for the info bubbasd. I've tried changing my build.prop. And get some very odd results lately from GooglePlay when trying to install Chrome. See pic:



No biggie really, as I was able to install it via 1Mobile Market.
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Hmm, thanks for the info bubbasd. I've tried changing my build.prop.
Im sorry my last post had incorrect build.prop settings that made no sense but i corrected and Im 110% sure its right now this here is supposed to be original pendo PP4MT-7 build.prop settings
\this below is correct/
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ro.product.model=PP4MT-7
ro.product.manufacturer=unknown
your build.prop should look like this if u are to pose as a HTC PG86100?
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And get some very odd results lately from GooglePlay when trying to install Chrome. See pic:



No biggie really, as I was able to install it via 1Mobile Market.

That pic has alot of failed device names (Sooo sorry about that ) u can make them dissappear though
here's a sort of fix not permanent though
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Removing/hiding devices on Google Play website
It is not possible to completely delete devices listed under Settings on the Google Play website. However, if you'd prefer to hide a device from view, you can do so:

Visit play.google.com
Select Orders & Devices (at the bottom of the page)
Navigate to Devices
Click Show in Menus (under Visibility)
Select Hidden in Menus next to the device you wish to hide

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this above info was Taken from Removing/hiding devices on Google Play website - Google Play Help

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It's all working now. Stupid Me was trying use google play through Browser on desktop instead of Google Play on desktop.

Everything Works Great. I have the PP4MT-9 and you instructions worked great.

After install nandc and rebooting, I had no touch screen working. Luckily I could restore back nandc and continue with instructions.

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When you say you ran adb, did you type "adb shell" ?

Follow the instructions step by step. Once you have ADB working.
Let me know where you get stuck.
Stupid Question, :S

Where iam i typing the codes? CMD Prompt?
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Stupid Question, :S

Where iam i typing the codes? CMD Prompt?
Yep, use CMD Prompt, then type "adb shell"
Once you have the shell running, type "su" to become the root user.

To make things easy, I copy adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsbApi.dll into C:\Windows\System32\ folder. This way you can just type "adb" from anywhere in CMD Prompt.
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My cmd is showing C:\documents and settings\administrator> ??
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Ok put them in system32. Can run shell@android but when I type adb shell it says deivce not found?
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Just to top it off.. Here is a sweet boot up animation, it replaces the ANDROID boot logo.
Copy this bootanimation.zip file to your /system/media/ folder on the tablet.
Reboot and say, oooh. nice. hehe
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Only problem now is i cant find my device through it?
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Before i type in adb shell, i cant type adb devices and get my device shown
(20080411 device) but when i type it in after adb shell, i type it again and it cant find device and then when i type adb device, nothing...
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Before i type in adb shell, i cant type adb devices and get my device shown
(20080411 device) but when i type it in after adb shell, i type it again and it cant find device and then when i type adb device, nothing...
Once connected to the tablet, dont use adb inside the android shell.
Here is what I type after using the "unlockroot" program.

Open CMD window (my username is "pbp" on windows 7):
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C:\Users\pbp> adb devices
List of devices attached
20080411        device

C:\Users\pbp> adb push "c:\pendo-stuff\nandc-root.zip" /data/local/tmp/.
2388 KB/s (4197434 bytes in 1.716s)

C:\Users\pbp> adb shell
shell@android:/ $ su
shell@android:/ # dd if=/dev/block/nandc | gzip > /data/local/tmp/nandc-backup.dd.gz
shell@android:/ # sync 
shell@android:/ # busybox unzip -p /data/local/tmp/nandc-root.zip | dd of=/dev/block/nandc
shell@android:/ # reboot
When it's rebooted, here is what it should look like when you start adb.

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C:\Users\pbp> adb shell
root@android:/ #
This is root, by default.
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One last thing to change. There is a bug in ICS SmartSync which causes your WIFI to be disconnected when the screen goes into sleep mode. There is a paid app (also free i think) called SmartSync Disabler which fixes this problem.

Update: I've tested this app over the last few days, and it doesn't work
Leaving the USB plugged in is the only way this thing will keep wifi alive.

Apparently, this is fixed in ICS 4.0.4.
This app called REGPON Wifi KeepAlive fixes the problem in 4.0.3. YAY!
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If you are having crashing issues and other strange problem. I have found that this can cause couruption on the nands. I did a check on them, and they came back as being clean. But when I forced a check, there were many errors.

If you want to try this, you need to remount any nands that are "RW" to "RO" or install the CWM recovery image and boot into recovery mode (hold both + and - volume keys while turning the phone on and keep holding +/- down until the screen turns on, around 15 seconds). Once it has booted into CWM Recovery, you can use "adb shell" to connect and issue the following commands to do a file system check of the nands.

Code:
e2fsck -fy /dev/block/nandd >/dev/null
e2fsck -fy /dev/block/nande >/dev/null
umount /cache
e2fsck -fy /dev/block/nandh >/dev/null
mount /system
/system/bin/fsck_msdos -fy /dev/block/nandi 
umount /system
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Once connected to the tablet, dont use adb inside the android shell.
Here is what I type after using the "unlockroot" program.

Open CMD window (my username is "pbp" on windows 7):
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C:\Users\pbp> adb devices
List of devices attached
20080411        device

C:\Users\pbp> adb push "c:\pendo-stuff\nandc-root.zip" /data/local/tmp/.
2388 KB/s (4197434 bytes in 1.716s)

C:\Users\pbp> adb shell
shell@android:/ $ su
shell@android:/ # dd if=/dev/block/nandc | gzip > /data/local/tmp/nandc-backup.dd.gz
shell@android:/ # sync 
shell@android:/ # busybox unzip -p /data/local/tmp/nandc-root.zip | dd of=/dev/block/nandc
shell@android:/ # reboot
When it's rebooted, here is what it should look like when you start adb.

Code:
C:\Users\pbp> adb shell
root@android:/ #
This is root, by default.
Was able to do this and when i went to do the rest it still says that theres no device when i got to push the files (Which would be from gapps-ics?).
And now, i cant even run anything in CMD promt. going to restart the lappy and see what happens.

Starting to doubt ill get it to work
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Here is a LiveSuit Image with Full Root, CWM Recovery and GAPPS (UPDATED)
It is a two part RAR archive. Download and extract the image file.

Also, download LiveSuit Pack, extract and run LiveSuit.exe (this should install the driver for you).

Use LiveSuit and load the extracted ".img" file (press the first icon).
Make sure your tablet is off, and power and usb unplugged.

Now hold the volume down button, keep it held down and plug the USB cable in and then tap the power button about 6-8 times (tap, tap, tap). Then let go of the volume button. Nothing will appear on the tablet, but your PC should be installing the USB driver and will eventally popup a box to start the process of writing the image.

Follow the prompts and choose the "format" option so it wipes all your data.
Make a backup first if you want to keep any data on the tablet.

The fist time you boot the tablet, it will take a little longer to boot than usual, around 2 minutes.
Subsequent boots take around 40 seconds.

I have changed the boot logo and also the loading animation.
Added latest Play Store, 1Mobile, plus REGPON Wifi (keeps wifi on during sleep), Documents to Go and YouTube.
There is also a CWM Recovery image with adb access.
Everything else is stock.

The STOCK LiveSuit Image file is in comment #23.

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Success!

Finally Done!, Got GAPPS, 1MOBILE and GETJAR WORKING Together!

Thanks to everyone involved and a very special thanks to styelz, for everything you provided (Love the android start up :P) and for helping me over the last couple of days .
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After finally succeeding at rooting my Pendo, I attempted to flash the images put up by styles. Everything appeared to smoothely until the very end of the flashing process when a notification box with a yellow triangle "!"popped up. My pendo then appeared to reboot with a light glow in the display, but nothing else. It appears that it has rebooted, but nothing appears on the screen. I should mention that I have a 9.7 (PP4MT-9), but I didn't think that would make a difference. Can anyone help me? I will try to flash back to stock and hopefully that will work.
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After finally succeeding at rooting my Pendo, I attempted to flash the images put up by styles. Everything appeared to smoothely until the very end of the flashing process when a notification box with a yellow triangle "!"popped up. My pendo then appeared to reboot with a light glow in the display, but nothing else. It appears that it has rebooted, but nothing appears on the screen. I should mention that I have a 9.7 (PP4MT-9), but I didn't think that would make a difference. Can anyone help me? I will try to flash back to stock and hopefully that will work.

You need the pp4mt-9 image, but I don't have one. I guess they would be the same except for screen size. Maybe it is just a matter of chaning the build.prop. I'm not sure though. Can You supply they stock nand dumps?

Btw, You can still flash it again using livesuit, it's not totally bricked.
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You need the pp4mt-9 image, but I don't have one. I guess they would be the same except for screen size. Maybe it is just a matter of chaning the build.prop. I'm not sure though. Can You supply they stock nand dumps?

Btw, You can still flash it again using livesuit, it's not totally bricked.

Thanks for your quick response. Unfortunately, I was so sure that I would have no problems just using the pp4mt-7 image that I did not back up the stock! Stupid I know. So unless anyone out there has it I guess I will just have to use it as a paper weight!
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Thanks for your quick response. Unfortunately, I was so sure that I would have no problems just using the pp4mt-7 image that I did not back up the stock! Stupid I know. So unless anyone out there has it I guess I will just have to use it as a paper weight!
Hey bushy73,

I also have PP4MT-9 now working with Gplay and other stuff. I will send you a link of my img if someone tells me how to get img off Pendo as I not sure how to. Detailed Instructions Please.
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Hey bushy73,

I also have PP4MT-9 now working with Gplay and other stuff. I will send you a link of my img if someone tells me how to get img off Pendo as I not sure how to. Detailed Instructions Please.
If you have "root" on your tablet you can dump the nands to an SD Card.
Instert an SD Card into the tablet (if you don't have an SD Card, copy them to /data/local/tmp/ instead of /sdcard/), then login to adb shell and type:

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dd if=/dev/block/nanda of=/sdcard/nanda.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandd of=/sdcard/nandd.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandg of=/sdcard/nandg.dd
sync
umount /sdcard

Then zip them up on your pc and upload to mediafire and post the links here. I will create a LiveSuit image from them and post back here.

Cheers and good luck.
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Hey bushy73,

I also have PP4MT-9 now working with Gplay and other stuff. I will send you a link of my img if someone tells me how to get img off Pendo as I not sure how to. Detailed Instructions Please.
Thanks. That would be awesome if you could do that.
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If you have "root" on your tablet you can dump the nands to an SD Card.
Instert an SD Card into the tablet (if you don't have an SD Card, copy them to /data/local/tmp/ instead of /sdcard/), then login to adb shell and type:

su
dd if=/dev/block/nanda of=/sdcard/nanda.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandd of=/sdcard/nandd.dd
dd if=/dev/block/nandg of=/sdcard/nandg.dd
sync
umount /sdcard

Then zip them up on your pc and upload to mediafire and post the links here. I will create a LiveSuit image from them and post back here.

Cheers and good luck.
Hi Stylez,

I have the 9.7" Pendo Pad running ICS and was able to obtain the original image file from Pendo to fix my bricked device using live suit. I have uploaded the image to mediafire in the hope you can use it to create a CWM, Root and GAPPS image for those of us on the 9.7 inch.

If you need any other files to get this going, please let me know and I will see what I can obtain.

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Hi,

Here's a link to the PP4MT-9 LiveSuit Image (Root, GAPPS, 1Mobile Market).

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