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  1. DJ053PH

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    Hello guys! I have a HUGE problem with my Q88 Allwinner A13 tablet.

    I installed an application on my tablet called Z4root, and I wanted to root my device. Two options came up and it said:
    Permanent Root
    Temporary Root

    I clicked Permanent Root because what's temp root anyway?! Big mistake. :(
    So, once it so called 'rooted' my device, it closed itself. I assume it was done. The app told me it would reboot but it didn't. So I turned it off and back on again.

    Apon turning it on, I realised booting took a rather long time, but it got to it eventually! But here is when things started to go wrong. There was no Superuser app/folder. It had completely reinstalled a new os (I THINK) onto my device. But this O.S (I THINK) is buggy as hell. It FACTORY RESETS every time I turn it on, can't install any apps! As far as to my knowledge, it has NOT rooted either. When I go onto settings to check on my INTERNAL STORAGE, it says 0.00B on it, when the tablet came with 4GB?!?! So, thats messed up.

    Then I thought to myself, FACTORY RESET! So, I rebooted into Recovery Mode from the Settings menu. I cannot get into it any other way as far as to my knowledge. As it booted up into Recovery Mode, it came up with a picture of an android DEAD with an red ! mark. Type down ON Google Images "android boot red triangle exclamation mark" It's that. I have waited FOR AGES for the options to pop up, but nothing is there. Only the picture. So, I can't do anything about that.

    As I reboot, it is factory resetted again.

    Also, plugging the tablet into my pc dosen't help I think because the Android driver "Did not install correctly". So I message the person I bought it from to provide me with the driver for the Q88 Allwinner A13 tablet. Got no reply.

    What do I do? I don't care about my files, I just want a working tablet. Please help and plus, I don't know any Android techy language so please comment clearly so I can understand what to do to fix my Q88 Allwinner A13 Tablet. Thanks. :mad:
     

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    Sounds like the stock recovery. There is generally some combination of keypress required to bring up the stock recovery menu options while you are looking at the "dead android w/ triangle". It can vary be device and I'm unfamiliar with yours. Often times it's something like press and hold volume up while also pressing the power button or similar. Having said that, I'm not even sure if you have external volume buttons on that tab.
     
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    I do have external buttons on my device however I have tried to bring up the stock menu but I just can't do it. I have been on recovery before and I did not have to press any buttons to load up the menu... Please help and thanks. :thinking:
     
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    On mine and several other
     
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    I can get into stock recovery with the buttons but still no options with a dead android again :(
     
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    It's just so confusing! Please help me! :thinking:
     
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    ok not sure what you can do at this point. you tried using z4root which i believe uses a froyo exploit and will not work on later android os. so not sure what z4root did to your device. unfortunately i could not find any dev community or support for your device so i really do not know what else to tell you at this point.....sorry

    maybe someone else can chime in.....good luck
     
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    So try those, since you
     
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    Should I post a video for you all? So you can really see whats going on?
     
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    Watched your video.

    Looks like it's having difficulty mounting your partitions properly hence not being able to save anything and storage showing zero bytes.

    It's not doing a factory reset at boot it's just dalvik cache rebuilding due to it not being able to save anything. I'm thinking it looks factory reset because it's not mounting the partition where your data is saved.

    I did find on the net that someone recons the Q88 is already rooted and all you needed to do was install superuser to gain root privileges. So god knows what this z4root thing has done.

    I haven't come up with any solutions yet, still thinking about it. Might be worth you contacting the z4root dev to find out exactly what it has done.
     
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    Hey, no it didn't, how do I use this Livesuite then? Please explan and thanks for helping :)
     
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    No idea how to use it :D Plus I don't use Windows so can't even have a look at it for you. Just follow the instructions for installing that ROM in my post above, that should get you sorted.
     
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    Thank you so much man! Its working! :d :d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:):):):):)
     
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    I had to find the exact rom file for my tablet. Got it in the end. Thanks everybody for your help. :) :D
     
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