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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2014, 05:38:11 PM »
My tablet is also bricked and I think USB debug is not on. So can I still perform the cwm on my PC

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2014, 12:13:00 PM »
you need to address the driver issue.   If your PC can't connect to the tablet it can't install CWM onto it.  Post #1 of my tutorial has some tips/procedures for when the driver doesn't install :

BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED ONTO YOUR PC AS AN ADMIN.


"Windows requires USB drivers to be installed. Drivers that will work with the Sero7Pro (and possibly any Android device) are included in the package.

After enabling "USB debugging" and connecting your tablet, a wizard may pop up to guide you through the steps. If not, force it to appear by opening Device Manager. Look under "Other devices" where you should see something like "Android phone". Doubleclick on it, then select the "Install driver" button on the window that appears.

When the wizard pops up, tell it you'll select the drivers, then choose the option that tells it where to look. Click the "Browse" button and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the package. Select the usb_driver folder, press "OK", then "Next" - the drivers should install without any problems.

Notes: On Windows XP, the first wizard to pop up may want to install drivers for "MTP" which XP doesn't support. If so, cancel out of that, then wait for the "Andoid Phone" wizard to appear. On later versions of Windows, you may get a popup warning that the drivers aren't signed properly; if so, select "Install driver anyway". On Win 8-64bit, driver installation will fail unless you started the current session with "Driver signature enforcement" disabled. "


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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2014, 01:56:36 PM »
OK and the driver witch I can installed manually is where I didn't see it

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2014, 02:29:44 PM »
The easiest alternative is to use a microSD card and just extract a downloaded CWM zip to the card.

I installed the (msp?) drivers on my PC, and found  found that if I disabled USB debugging, the PC sees my Sero 7 Pro as just another drive - and the microSDcard as well. So I can copy files back and forth, etc.
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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2014, 06:39:57 PM »
Send me the driver here if you can

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2014, 01:18:22 AM »
Sorry, it's too large, max size for attachments is 192K and this file is about 430K. Its called msseces.zip

Just google it, pick the microsoft source.
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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2014, 01:24:40 PM »
OK

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2014, 04:21:04 PM »
Hi Laura. Great tutorials!

I just picked up one of these tablets and for the most part am very pleased with it. I very much want to root it, as I have a few apps I would like to run, which require root, most notably Titanium Backup Pro and Greenify. That being said, have you experienced any problems with your Sero 7 Pro after rooting? Anyone else reading this, same question?

Additionally, have you experienced any problems with your Sero 7 Pro after installing any custom ROM's? What is your favorite ROM and how has it been working for you?

I would love to be running Android 4.4.x (currently on 4.2.1), but know it will require a custom ROM to do so, but I am a little apprehensive about installing custom ROM's.

Any feedback from anyone else who may read this post is welcome.

Thank You in advance
Jim

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2014, 02:06:46 PM »
Hi Laura. Great tutorials!  Thank you!  I'm glad you find them helpful.

I just picked up one of these tablets and for the most part am very pleased with it. I very much want to root it, as I have a few apps I would like to run, which require root, most notably Titanium Backup Pro and Greenify. That being said, have you experienced any problems with your Sero 7 Pro after rooting? Anyone else reading this, same question? No.

Additionally, have you experienced any problems with your Sero 7 Pro after installing any custom ROM's? What is your favorite ROM and how has it been working for you? Custom ROMs can perform differently for each user, depending on the apps you might install, but any issues I may have experienced where minor, and I don't really recall them.  Stick with the DoPa ROM, it's the safest one to use, in my opinion.  Second on my list would be liquid smooth.  There could be other ROMs available that are just as stable, but I haven't tried all the ROMs, so I'm basing my info on the ROMs I have tried.

xboxExpert's ROM - out of date.
Serolicious ROM - out of date. Doesn't contain the latest update.  Flashing this will cause the tablet to update and put all the bloatware back on the tablet.
TakTik - doesn't support NFC
JellyTime - not supported anymore (anyone knows differently, let me know please)
Gummy - tried it for about an hour.  Had some issues, got rid of it.  Maybe resolved now - Don't know.
Lollipop - not so good... yet. Still in testing stages - NOT recommended.

Carbon ROM - liked it.  Didn't use for very long, I decided to play around with the Lollipop Beta ROM, which is still on my Sero.
LiquidSmooth - liked it a lot.  Smooth.
DoPa - excellent ROM and Stable.  Following the links in my tutorial for root and custom recovery will give you a newer version of recovery, so the photos will look different from the recovery you will actually install. 

I would love to be running Android 4.4.x (currently on 4.2.1), but know it will require a custom ROM to do so, but I am a little apprehensive about installing custom ROM's.  Stick with DoPa, you'll be happy.  IMO.  You can play around with others later, if you choose, after you are more confident.



Any feedback from anyone else who may read this post is welcome.

Thank You in advance
Jim

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2014, 08:27:59 AM »
As Laura advised Dopa 2.6 is a very stable ROM. Liquidsmooth is also good but I had some issues with it.

No reason to be concerned about using a custom rom as you can always go back to stock if you want. The DoPa is the best in my opinion.

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2014, 01:11:05 PM »
Thank you for the feedback Laura. I feel more comfortable now with moving forward on rooting and possibly even installing the DoPa ROM.

Thank you as well Cynycl for your feedback.

In the event I run into a serious problem, is it simple enough to return to the state the tablet was in before attempting all this, i.e. stock?

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2014, 07:26:53 AM »
Yes you can go back to stock but you won't want to. You can also root and not use a custom ROM so you would be stock with the benefit of being rooted.

I believe once you get used to dopa you won't have any use for the stock offering.

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2014, 12:43:47 PM »
Yes you can go back to stock but you won't want to. You can also root and not use a custom ROM so you would be stock with the benefit of being rooted.

I believe once you get used to dopa you won't have any use for the stock offering.

Thank You Cynycl.

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2014, 06:23:06 PM »
Thanks again Laura. Followed your tutorials for rooting and installing CWM Recovery, and it worked perfectly.

I followed Dolores Park's instructions for installing Philz Touch Recovery and DoPa rom v2.6. This brought my Sero 7 Pro to Android 4.4.4. So far, it is running great. Very quick.

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Re: Rooting and CWM Recovery - step by step picture guide
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2014, 06:31:37 AM »
Thanks again Laura. Followed your tutorials for rooting and installing CWM Recovery, and it worked perfectly.

I followed Dolores Park's instructions for installing Philz Touch Recovery and DoPa rom v2.6. This brought my Sero 7 Pro to Android 4.4.4. So far, it is running great. Very quick.

You're welcome!

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