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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If you rooted your Vizio tablet, be warned about 1.5 update

The update takes away root and you will not be able to root it again using the same procedure.

Download Titanium Backup Pro and freeze Vizio Update service if you want to keep your VTAB1008 rooted.

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I updated my VTab to the OTA 1.5 update this morning..

However the version still reads 1.4 even after some cold reboots, here are the details listed after the update:

Android version: 2.3.2 GRH78C
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7+
Hardware Version: Hardware ID:5(PVT1)
Software Version: V.I.A Plus 1.4
Uboot Version: 1.1.18
Build Number: 1.9.57

I hope this helps some of you to see what changes, but I am still unsure as to why Vizio promote this OTA update as 1.5 when the details in the About Device still clearly indicate 1.4? I guess this is just a ruse to make you think you are getting the next level of features but in reality it is just to stop people rooting their devices.

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Old December 4th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks I jumped on the forums to check the OTA update that just poped upon my vizio.

So all it really does is prevent rooting? Seems odd Vizio would even bother with that considering theres really no custom rom scene for the vtabs
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Old December 4th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Silly me, I didn't check first.

I've lost root, and no longer see ad-hoc networks: tethering is lost.

<sigh>

Hopefully there'll be a new method soon, tethering is rather important to me.
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Silly me, I didn't check first.

I've lost root, and no longer see ad-hoc networks: tethering is lost.

<sigh>

Hopefully there'll be a new method soon, tethering is rather important to me.
I hope they find a new method to root the update soon too, but until then you could try this for tethering https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pdanet.tablet&feature=search_result #?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5wZGFuZXQudGFibGV0Il0.
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I was about to get one of these does this mean it can't be rooted or as this been fixed? Thank you
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It's been a while, has there been any work on rooting/tethering the vizio to ad-hoc?

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