Android CorvusMod 3.2a1 for Wetab (IN ENGLISH)

(UPDATE)

There is a little permissions error that will be fixed in next version. By now, when we try to connect to a wifi network, it timeout waiting for a ip. To fix it:

1) Wait for Android to boot, plug a keyboard and press Alt+F1

2) Exec “chmod 777 /system/etc/dhcpcd/*” without “‘s

This will fix the problem.

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I spend a month trying to get Android working and stable in the wetab. This is what i get for now:

WORKS:

Boots😛

Touch screen with multitouch

Wifi

SD and USB is mounted in /mnt/sdcard and /mnt/USB

Sound

Xbox 360 and PS3 pads may work (but not tested)

Camera (only for photo and no preview, but taking photos works)

DOESNT WORK:

3G

BT

Mic

Camera for video

Brightness

Front button

G-Sensor

THIS IS AN APLHA VERSION, SO I DONT TAKE ANY RESPONSABILITY IF YOU BROKE YOUR WETAB. I DID ALL THIS STEPS IN MY WETAB AND ALL WORKS. ANYWAY YOU CAN ALLWAYS GET BACK TO FACTORY STATE WITH THE RECOVERY STICK (I WILL NOT EXPLAIN HOW). READ THE FULL POST BEFORE DO ANYTHING IN YOUR TABLET…

NEEDED TOOLS:

1 usb stick

Unetbootin (search in google)

Gparted Live (search in google)

This two files: http://min.us/mbhEZZLozN

USB keyboard

A mouse for Gparted Live

STEPS:

1) Install Plop to boot from USB (Search in forums for a howto). Here is one in spanish that you can translate with google http://www.forotablets.com/showthread.php/1869-Configurar-la-tablet-para-arrancar-de-USB

2) With Unetbootin put Gparted in the stick

3) Plug power, keyboard and stick in the tablet and with Plop boot from usb.

4) Once booted, make a partition with gparted at the end of the disk (search google for a howto). Mine is ext3, and 2Gb of size.

5) Once done, switch off the wetab and put Android image in the stick with unetbootin. It will ask something… reply yes to all.

6) With plop we boot again from usb. Once booted we can try the live image (not default, try the second option) or go directly to install (last option)

7) Android install starts. It ask for the destination partition. Select the las one (the sda one with highest number, probably sda4).

8) To format, reply yes, using ext3. To install grub reply yes, and reply yes too to /system in read/write. Once done it restart using menu.

9) Once rebooted, it start with grub menu and only two lines for boot android. Boot android to test all work ok. First time it can last 10 minutes.

10) If all works ok, we have android working. We will config Grub for boot WetabOS.

GRUB CONFIG

1) Boot android, and once booted, press Alt+F1.

2) Run this:

mount -t ext3 /dev/block/sdaX /mnt/asec (la X de sdaX corresponde con el numero de particion donde habeis instalado android, posiblemente sda4)
vi /mnt/asec/grub/menu.lst

In menu.lst you will see the 2 android lines. At the end write this:

title Wetab Os
root (hd0,0)
kernel /extlinux/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro

title Plop
root (hd0,0)
kernel /extlinux/plpbt.img

3)Once modified menu.lst, restart and we will get 4 lines, 2 for android, 1 for WetabOS and one for Plop. We can use front button to go down and start (short press moves selection down, long press run selected)

You have dual boot with android. Soon Triple boot…😛

Thanks to Android X86 people and Xyzzy in wetab-community.

Corvus.

    • Leon
    • 2/10/11

    I would like to thank you for the amount of efford you put in the wetab android image!
    This image works like a charm.
    It’s a replacement for my Win7 install already!

    Keep up the good work!

    P.S. I couldn’t find donate button🙂

    • thank you.

      i really hope this work can help anybody. i will do more work on this when have a litte time. at least to make some more little thinks to work.

      corvus.

      ps: beers button is at right over twitter links. under search button.

  1. Works great!
    I just installed it on a SD card and use it to boot Android, with a separate partition to install apps.

    I am using a special bios for the WeTab so I do not need something like plop boot manager or such.
    Also, if you use the WeTab OS (meego) or a other linux os, you do not have to edit your grub, you can just open a terminal in the Linux (or WeTab) OS and use grub-update, which will autocratically detect all OS’es and create options for it.
    Can’t wait for the next update!

    • Donnell
    • 6/10/11

    cant wait to try it been lookin all over

    • cosmo
    • 22/11/11

    When I’m in the installation menu for android I can’t use my (usb) keyboard anymore. Do you have a solution for that Corvus?

    btw. NICE JOB!!!

    • I suppose you tested the usb keyboard in linux or windows in the wetab…

      If you did it, press the sensor button (top-left) and then try keyboard.

      Corvus.

        • cosmo
        • 22/11/11

        Yeah it works in windows…
        pressing the sensor button and then trying the keyboard doesn’t work…

    • cosmo
    • 22/11/11

    OK quick update. If I disconnect my usb keyboard (when I’m in the installation menu), the system traces a message:
    “[645.250168] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, device number 2

    When I reconnect my usb keyboard, the system traces the following message:
    “[650.060063] usb 5-2: new low speed USB device number 3 using uhci_hcd

    Does anybody knows what that means?

    • The keyboard is correctly detected then…

      I dont know what could be failing…

        • cosmo
        • 23/11/11

        Damn

        are there any other steps that I can take to install this mod?

  2. Great work🙂

    One little step missing for me: I can’t loggon to my google account. It keeps telling me “Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server.”. I can only access my mail and such via the web browser.

    Is this a known issue?

    • Thanks to some google search, I wondered around xda and found this solution worked:

      * set manually the correct date and time (and timezone)
      * use the web login from “adding google account” (top right corner)

      It didn’t work the first time (the forth actually, using this method) but not I have it working!

      Thank you for this rom🙂

    • cosmo
    • 24/11/11

    OK

    I installed android on my hard disk.
    The solution was: “use another keyboard from another brand”!

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