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  1. msierra519

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    hopefully i will be getting mt g tab next week and i want to know if there is an "official" writeup on how to root this thing...also it gives me something to do to keep busy until i get paid so i can go buy it lol..
     

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    thanks for that writeup...looks perfect.

    awesome i am jealous!! i cant wait to get mine..wanna loan me money till i get paid? haha:D
     
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    mines more purdier .. hehe
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    How do I get my hands on one of those covers?? That is sweet!
     
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    Yeah rt. That ain't your g tab. :p jk Lol I'm freakin jealous.
     
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    it just dawned on me that i forgot to add the Flash fix to my original instructions. directions have been added to my first post.
     
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    i hate all of you lol...i want this thing now!!

    aaron where did you get that case? its really nice!

    i'm tempted to ask my parents for a credit card and ill pay it off when i get paid..lol
     
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    I think its selling for $350 at sears which is a great price for this unit. Go get it! :)
     
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    im getting it tomorrow wooo will post after i load tnt lite in it.
     
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    Got it..on it right now as I type this lol...wow out of box this thing is horrible..put tent lite n its much better..:D
     
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    glad you got it working! viewsonic would be selling a whole lot more of these things if they would just put a vanilla android OS on them. TnT lite is great, but the majority of people have no clue that it even exists... much less how to root/install it.
     
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    Grabbed one of these a few thursdays ago, and simply googled how to root it. (found a 3 step thing -- not including market and flash fix) took about 2 hours (rooting newbie) XDA-developers.com is your friend!

    HIGHLY recommend this if you can root it. stock software is TERRIBLE.
     
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    I installed clockwork using the update zip plus recovery method and I put those files on my internal sd. I think the use of the microsd card is for precautionary purposes, it probably is a good idea but I have not done it myself.
     
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    By internal SD you mean the tablets memory right?
     
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    Yes sir. I'm assuming that's how u got tntlite on your tablet.
     
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    thanks everyone for the rooting info.. this is the first forum I check out on android-related info, its kind of a pain going everywhere else...
     
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    hmmm didnt work..i put the unzip files on the root of the tablet (same way i installed TnT lite and when i boot into recovery i get a triangle with an exclamation mark and it just reboots back to the main screen...maybe you have an sd card?
     
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    There are 2 FS mounted to root on the Gtab...

    - /sdcard (is root typically for a real SDcard but on this tablet it actually the internal available memory)

    - /sdcard2 (Real SDcard If installed...)

    As that triangle tells me your still using the stock recovery (vs. Clockworks) then you want to use '/sdcard' (Not real SDcard in /sdcard2) as the root for the recovery... so try copying files to /sdcard...
     
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    No I dont't have a sd card in the external sd port. Like jb said, try it again and make sure its in the root of ur internal memory.
     

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