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#1 jwilke101

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 09:42 AM

I am using a Pandigital Novel 7" for development of Android Apps.. Though new to Android it is working for me..

I have a Pandigital 7" that is updated as far as the firmware updates go. However, I still do not have access the android market. and I do not have root access..

I am trying to install an sql reader that I found on SlideMe.org and it says to update my rom.

I have the most up-to-date firmware from the Pandigital Website.. http://www.pandigital.net/ANDROID

I'm not really sure that I needed this update, because, when I bought it, it was already a fully functioning android device.


I also found a link for a firmware update Android Open Source Kit: http://www.pandigital.net/?PageID=335
Before I install this kit, does anybody know if this will give me root access..

Thank for your help!
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

I am using a Pandigital Novel 7" for development of Android Apps.. Though new to Android it is working for me..

I have a Pandigital 7" that is updated as far as the firmware updates go. However, I still do not have access the android market. and I do not have root access..

I am trying to install an sql reader that I found on SlideMe.org and it says to update my rom.

I have the most up-to-date firmware from the Pandigital Website.. http://www.pandigital.net/ANDROID

I'm not really sure that I needed this update, because, when I bought it, it was already a fully functioning android device.


I also found a link for a firmware update Android Open Source Kit: http://www.pandigital.net/?PageID=335
Before I install this kit, does anybody know if this will give me root access..

Thank for your help!
Jeff
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Jeff....Jeff....Jeff...
The search tool works wonders as there is more than enough information and solutions to go around for everyone.

That said:
Start here: http://www.slatedroi...eltablet-users/ (yes, the main announcement at the top of the forum you posted this in that reads "ATTN: Pandigital Novel/Tablet Users"

Then

You can find some "patches" here:
http://www.slatedroi...d-enhancements/

Please read up on FW flashing and get to know your novel or you'll be answering the age old question:
Which came first - The WPDN Brick or the App?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:32 PM

Thank you very much... finally.. the answer I was searching for!

You can find some "patches" here:
http://www.slatedroi...d-enhancements/

lol.. don't know how I missed that big phat ATTN..

Edited by jwilke101, 08 September 2011 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:23 AM

hey guys! complete newby to all this stuff and i just spent an hour on youtube and keep getting my droid with an exclamation point when rebootinh my system? From the start what do i need to do to get market and root my 7 inch novel! so how to avoid the droid with exclamation point! thank u! and HELP lol

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

hey guys! complete newby to all this stuff and i just spent an hour on youtube and keep getting my droid with an exclamation point when rebootinh my system? From the start what do i need to do to get market and root my 7 inch novel! so how to avoid the droid with exclamation point! thank u! and HELP lol


I recommend you spend an hour reading up on your device before flashing anything. Also, if you look about 3 posts above this one you'll see some links, one of them is affectionately labeled "ATTN: Pandigital Novel/Tablet Users" and links to important information that can help you.

Not saying you won't get help here, just saying you need to do a little bit of "self-discovery"....would you simply walk into any physicians office and say "my side hurts, I need a perscription!"...without any other information? What FW are you on? What were you trying to flash? Etc,etc.etc...do your homework first,please and do try reading this FIRST: http://www.slatedroid.com/forum-58/announcement-3-attn-pandigital-noveltablet-users/ yes, that is the content that links from the "ATTN: Pandigital Novel/Tablet Users" mentioned above.
BUT if you cannot read that, how could you possibly read any assistance anyone could offer around here? Not trying to be a jerk, just trying to help you be successful in achieving your goal of getting your device rooted and getting the market on it- I believe in you!

By the way, the patches link that is mentioned in the same post (about 3 above)includes a widely successful sub-forum that begins with those patches that will help you and questions and comments from people that have used them or were thinking about using them. Everything you need to know is around here. Go for it- the doors are wide open for you! In fact, here's the keys to everything: the search tool, near the top right of the page.

Oh and 1 more goldnet nugget from the wiki: http://www.slatedroi...FTriangle.2F.21 "Unresponsive Device, Black Screen, No Boot, Android/Triangle/!"

Edited by sainthooligan, 13 September 2011 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:57 AM

Thank you very much... finally.. the answer I was searching for!

You can find some "patches" here:
http://www.slatedroi...d-enhancements/

lol.. don't know how I missed that big phat ATTN..


Glad you're set...

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:59 AM

I thank you guys very much for your advice.. but, likewise, you shouldn't always assume that people haven't already done massive amounts of research.. In the last month I have completely switched over to Ubuntu Linux for development... learned Java.. and Android Java.. Learned extensively about Pandigital. If I didn't miss that ATTN link, I prob never would have posted this question. Affectively.. I've been deep up in that info.. my pandigital is different now to say the least.. ironically, still no root.

but, I do have an android app published.. You can find it here: FREE http://slideme.org/a...etalshoppro-1-0

Just wanted to show you that I've actually been doing my homework.. I also have a version of this app on the android marketplace.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:45 PM

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Edited by sainthooligan, 13 September 2011 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:54 PM

I thank you guys very much for your advice.. but, likewise, you shouldn't always assume that people haven't already done massive amounts of research.. In the last month I have completely switched over to Ubuntu Linux for development... learned Java.. and Android Java.. Learned extensively about Pandigital. If I didn't miss that ATTN link, I prob never would have posted this question. Affectively.. I've been deep up in that info.. my pandigital is different now to say the least.. ironically, still no root.

but, I do have an android app published.. You can find it here: FREE http://slideme.org/a...etalshoppro-1-0

Just wanted to show you that I've actually been doing my homework.. I also have a version of this app on the android marketplace.

The nature and content of the questions asked validates or invalidates the assumption. And it isn't that it is believed folks don't do their research, it is that they don't READ or PAY ATTENTION to the materials that are already there! Since you brought it up, your case in point :

If I didn't miss that ATTN link, I prob never would have posted this question

It is an announcement across all the fourms at the very top. There is also a WIKI that includes oodles and oodles of information. That is also located at the top of the page.

The point is, reading is a requirement. Most will come here with a quick post without reading because they don't want to read for themselves and overlook the same answers. *ahem* dare I say laziness? Someone prove me wrong...come here, search and find your answer- then post and say "Hey, I came here with a question and found the answer on my own because I read and used the search tool"....exactly.

In fact, when you have some time, take a look around at the answers people are receiving...guess what? The greater majority (as in 99% of them) end up getting their question answered by a LINK TO OTHER POSTS THAT INCLUDE INFORMATION AND SOLUTIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED!

Last I checked, getting free technical support and anwsers to questions is a privilege, not a right...and no one here "works" for Slatedroid...so when people become more and more complacent of that, guess what? the community suffers...too much taking and not enough giving.

Another example,if you'll notice the character that posted in this same thread, a couple of posts up- the information that was posted for your inquiry could have easily be used to resolve their own issue or lead them to enlightenment as well. BUT instead, they posted a question to supplement their "YouTube" research...Regardless of the research on YouTube, the research needs to be done where the answers are. If I'm looking for paint that doesn't chip, I'm not going to find it at the shoe store.

Now that you've done your homework and created our app (congrats), perhaps you can help offer some of that expertise in assisting the community brethren.

By the way- you should have posted it in the "App Compatibility" forum, you'll get more exposure there.

Hey, why not make a "Slatedroid" free app that quickly links to the wiki and other areas when a user needs help. Or perhaps they could use the app to search for common issues or FAQ's or something like that. Now THAT would be cool!
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

do my homework? ha iv spent hours and hours trying reading up on my novel along with how to fi my problem and trying to figure out what i was doin and why! to no avail.... Im a 22 year old college graduate but im a hockey player and not amazingly computer savy! I just want to use my novel as a simple android tabet! so im doing my best to try and retain information but some of it is overload to me! so any kind of info is welcome... i understand it doesnt seem like iv read up on this subject but i have, and it seemed simple on youtube but i im getting that error screen so just frustratin!! thanks,.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:11 PM

do my homework? ha iv spent hours and hours trying reading up on my novel along with how to fi my problem and trying to figure out what i was doin and why! to no avail.... Im a 22 year old college graduate but im a hockey player and not amazingly computer savy! I just want to use my novel as a simple android tabet! so im doing my best to try and retain information but some of it is overload to me! so any kind of info is welcome... i understand it doesnt seem like iv read up on this subject but i have, and it seemed simple on youtube but i im getting that error screen so just frustratin!! thanks,.


Wow, I'm really surprised that you didn't find your answer around here in the forums. All us folks at Slatedroid must be a bunch of effin morons if it is really that unclear,disorganized and unhelpful AND missing the answers. Again, do yourself a favor and read the info provided in the links that were previously mentioned. :blink:

Again, from the wiki - link is at the top of the page: http://www.slatedroi...andigital_Novel

Edited by sainthooligan, 13 September 2011 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:15 PM

Once again.. I thank you for your advice.. and you are right about YouTube contributions.. You can find mine at http://youtube.com/jwprohosting

A series of videos that I posted to give back some things I learned found from READING forums and such.

Just a note: this was about my fifth time ever posting a question to a forum. But, it seems that my question, and your help,have also helped Andry.. so I guess it was worth it..



Cheers!

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

Okay, I get it- opportunity for shameless self-plugging and app advertising- or shall I say using an app as a marketing tool....nice.....I got tricked into this one. Glad you got everything sorted out. And hope you get some more visits of off this one.


:drinks:

Edited by sainthooligan, 13 September 2011 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:26 PM

no you guys arent morons. ha if anything im the moron but this isn't my cup a tea i guess.. I just find theres alot information for sure! i just need the order or the information on what i need to zip to my sd card so that i can have the basic android tablet with market.! like i said iv tried reading and all i keep getting on my novel is the droid with the exclamation lol.. im working at fixing it but im not that knowlagable and thought maybe someone could just tell me what exact files to copy over and simply have that! but if not thats fine il keep reading and trying to work at it,, no reason to get snappy ha.. like i said.. not exacly a computer guy.. thanks for the heads up on the links tho

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:28 PM

I wouldn't recommend doing what that kid on YouTube says to do. Went that route weeks ago. Problem is I firmwared from Pandigital, which I'm finding now was a bad choice.. because of some loop thing.. Followed the instructions 'meticulously' at the big ATTN sign.. problem is somewhere along the way I started to get the Triangle guy again.. and it did weird stuff to my sdcard. I don't have that half partition thing anymore.. In fact, my pc doesn't even recognize the internal card anymore.. and my sdcard now points to the PD_Novel folder. Which I guess I can work with, now that I know where it is.. It still debugs in Eclipse (TG). but, I don't have root access. my market still doesn't work. Google Apps otherwise seems to work. Would really love to see my internal sdcard again. I have tried to 'restore' my tablet back to factory, the whole 'erase everything' thing.. and it brings my build back to jan 1, 2011 (I have white table).. and the kernel goes back to one before I firmwared it..
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:32 PM

No actually not plugging.. But, you seemed to think that people just want free help without doing any work. I just showed you work that I've done, so, you wouldn't see that i was lazy.. and that like you.. I am also willing to help others. The link to my YouTube page is free.. Work that I did through research and help from people like you. And recorded it and shared it with the world.. Free.. just like I got it.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:44 PM

Not really impressed, nor interested in how you elect promote yourself or use your free time.

I am just simply offering up some simple solutions to common questions. If you hadn't noticed, it didn't appear there was a was a big jump in participation because the same questions had been answered in about 50 other posts and within the wiki itself.
And of course, they're called common questions because, well- they are commonly asked...and have many,many times already been answered in the resources provided and mentioned earlier.

I'm not really amused with going in circles here-so bottom line is:

The answers you two are looking for have both been provided and noted that they exist here in the board. What you choose to do with that information is entirely up to you.
Good luck.

Edited by sainthooligan, 13 September 2011 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

Hey, why not make a "Slatedroid" free app that quickly links to the wiki and other areas when a user needs help. Or perhaps they could use the app to search for common issues or FAQ's or something like that. Now THAT would be cool!


*** That would be cool.. it could cross with other forums also.. I had to use 3 forums to get the php/mysql issues solved.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

Not really impressed, nor interested in how you elect promote yourself or use your free time.

I am just simply offering up some simple solutions to common questions. If you hadn't noticed, it didn't appear there was a was a big jump in participation because the same questions had been answered in about 50 other posts and within the wiki itself.
And of course, they're called common questions because, well- they are commonly asked...and have many,many times already been answered in the resources provided and mentioned earlier.

I'm not really amused with going in circles here-so bottom line is:

The answers you two are looking for have both been provided and noted that they exist here in the board. What you choose to do with that information is entirely up to you.
Good luck.



well good news is i did find the problem ,, i have the sh20 version and it doesnt go good to root or flash apparently.. soo.. ba news its harder to go back to an older version and easy to brick yard it.. yay! ,,, but atleast i figured it out.. thanks

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

Hey... how you doing with that Pandigital? Got mine to work. Willin' to help out if you need it.

Regards,
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do my homework? ha iv spent hours and hours trying reading up on my novel along with how to fi my problem and trying to figure out what i was doin and why! to no avail.... Im a 22 year old college graduate but im a hockey player and not amazingly computer savy! I just want to use my novel as a simple android tabet! so im doing my best to try and retain information but some of it is overload to me! so any kind of info is welcome... i understand it doesnt seem like iv read up on this subject but i have, and it seemed simple on youtube but i im getting that error screen so just frustratin!! thanks,.


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