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Qware Pro 3 - Custom Roms

Installing CWM Recovery (4.0.3 Qware rom and later)

The instructions I posted below for the 4.0.x roms does not work with the Qware rom which was released today. For the new rom use these files/instructions:

  • Download the zip file containing the recovery image and scripts from the downloads page.
  • Unpack the zip file to your computer (preferably the folder where adb.exe is located)
  • Start the installCWM.bat file and wait for it to complete

I have not tested the reboot-recovery.sh script (I have not yet installed gscript) but the 'standard' command works:

  adb shell "echo -n boot-recovery | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nandf count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

As someone mentioned on www.tweakers.net it is also possible to start into CWM by keeping the menu and power button pressed when the device is turned of. Some users reported problems but for me this key combination has worked every time smiley.

2012-07-15 Over the last couple of months I have tested several custom roms (CyanBook, CM9 and AOKP) but so far they do not offer anything extra (I have no need for Bluetooth or other USB device support) or have other issue's so I reverted to the Airpad 20120307 rom every time. I am currently uploading the roms to Mediafire so that you can try them yourself!

2012-03-12 Finally a root/superuser that works with the ICS roms: SuperSU-CWM. I tested version 0.73 and that works (including root access notifications/requests). I have not yet tested 0.75 but I assume that also works smiley. To install it download the zip file to your sdcard (extsd), boot into CWM and install the zip file.

2012-03-02 A user from www.tweakers.net has created a very nice custom ICS rom (FezzFest_Momo9_ICS) based on the 2012-02-25 rom for the MOMO9. It is even faster (1800+ Quadrant score) and the market should show more apps. 

As far as I know no Pro 3 information can be found on XDA but fortunately a lot (like the instructions below) can be found on www.tweakers.net (specific forum topic).

Installing CWM Recovery (4.0.x)

No CWM custom roms have appeared so far but, if you want to be prepared, it is possible to installing CWM on a ICS rom:

  • Download the zip file containing the recovery image and script from the downloads page.
  • Unpack the zip file to your computer (preferably the folder where adb.exe is located)
  • Connect your tablet with development enabled
  • Open a command prompt and go to the folder where the installer and adb are and type the following commands:
 
adb push install-recovery.sh /data/
adb shell chmod 755 /data/install-recovery.sh
adb push recovery.img /data/
adb shell /data/install-recovery.sh

After this you can boot into recovery with the 'magic' button (volume up or another one; have not tested this yet) or with the following ADB command (which I did test wink):

  adb shell "echo -n boot-recovery | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nandf count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

Inside CWM you can navigate with the Volume up and down buttons. You select an option with the power button.

Installing CWM Recovery (2.3.4)

THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT WORK WITH THE ICS IMAGE

The first thing you need to do is install CWM Recovery so that you can backup your rom and install a new one if wanted. Since the device is already rooted the procedure is pretty straightforward (at least when you're familiar with android devices):

  • Make sure you installed the ADB drivers and Android Development Kit (see the downloads page)
  • Copy the recovery installer (recovery.cpio) to your computer (preferably the folder where adb.exe is located)
  • Check if development is enabled in the tablet settings and connect it to your computer
  • Open a command prompt and go to the folder where the installer and adb are and type the following command:
  adb push recovery.cpio /data/
  • When the file has been copied start a shell with the following command:
  adb shell
  • Execute the following commands in the shell (copy and execute them one line at a time):
 
mkdir /data/recovery
mount -t ext4 /dev/block/nandf /data/recovery
cd /data/recovery 
busybox cpio -idmu < /data/recovery.cpio
cd /data
umount /data/recovery
rmdir /data/recovery
exit

After this procedure CWM Recovery is installed. Unlike the X10i I own there is no way to start it with a keypress during boot but you can boot into recovery with the following command:

  adb shell "echo -n boot-recovery | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nande count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

I do have to mention that booting into android from the recovery is not always easy! The CWM reboot option reboots but sometimes into CWM indecision (shutting the device down by pressing the power button for 20 seconds should solve this). If not the following command should certainly get you back into android:

  adb shell "echo -n boot | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nande count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

Installing a custom rom

Before you install a custom rom you should always make a backup! 

The only rom I tried so far (not that there are many at the moment) is Gustev's V3.1 Test rom (related topic). As far as I know he can remove the Test part since it works perfectly. The notification bar has been modified so that you no longer see the unneeded network signal icon. The only thing I can recomment to change after the install is the LCD density setting so that more information will be displayed on the screen. You can do this by adding the following line to the build.prop file which is located in the /system/ folder (user root explorer or another tool to edit it):

  ro.sf.lcd_density=140

First however you need to install the rom:

  • Copy the zip file to your sdcard (/mnt/extern_sd/)
  • Reboot into CWM Recovery (see above for information)
  • Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm.
  • Go into the mounts and storage menu
  • Select Format system and confirm
  • Go back to the main menu
  • Select install zip from sdcard and browse to the zip file you want to install
  • After installing reboot and enjoy your 'new' tablet.

This page has been modified on 15-7-2012 1:51:05