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  1. Hi, Please could someone help me to fix my daughter's hudl by uploading a specific image? I need an image (preferably rooted) that: * is based on her build number (20131016.200812). * I can flash using RKTools for Windows (I don't have Linux). * has already got passed the OTA download. Getting passed the OTA download is particularly important because her WIFI appears to be broken, so if I don't flash an image that gets passed the OTA updates, I believe the hudl will be essentially be stuck in a boot loop as it will not progress until it has downloaded the enforced OTA updates. Here's hoping someone can help me... Thanks, Hedgehog Update: I installed a copy of the stock version for 20141016.200812. Luckily this fixed the WIFI, so problem solved. BR, Hedgehog
  2. Like Droibles, I also used my root access to turn off the loud start up jingle. I did this by renaming the file 'boot.ogg' to 'boot.ogg.disabled', which can be found in the /system/media/audio directory (I used the 'ES File Explorer' app to rename it). But the real reason I rooted my Hudl was to get rid of the navigation bar at the bottom, which I replaced with the 'LMT Launcher' app. The navigation bar annoyed me, not only because I wanted to be able to use apps in full screen mode, but also because my young daughter would sometimes accidentally hit the navigation buttons when she was playing games on the Hudl. I have posted a separate thread on how you can hide the navigation bar.
  3. Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for all the work and information that users have contributed on this 'How to root your Hudl' thread. I was able to successfully root my Hudl by installing compatible ADB drivers, then running Kingo, as suggested by 'huddled'. Paul's method seems even better if you can manage it because it is more pure/transparent (the Kingo app is a bit of a black box). For reference, my Hudl had a build number of JDQ39.20131016.200812 and was rooted from a Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium edition PC. The reason I rooted my Hudl was to remove the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen (I've posted another thread on how you can do this). Many Thanks.
  4. Hi, I just wanted to share a method that I found to hide the navigation bar at the bottom of the Hudl, while keeping the status bar at the top (e.g. see attached pictures). It took me quite a long time to figure out how to do this. The method is below. Please follow it carefully, especially steps 5 (install correctly) and 4 (backup first), so that you avoid / can recover from any potential boot loop. 0) Prerequisites: you will need a rooted device with USB debugging enabled and the ADB tool. I have only tested this method on build number JDQ39.20131016.200812, but I assume it will work on other builds. (You can find out your Hudl's build number in 'Settings > About Tablet'). 1) Before you hide the navigation bar, install a suitable alternative app. I recommend LMT Launcher, you could also try Pie Control or Button Savoir. Set up your alternative app so that it has the main buttons you need (e.g. 'RecentApps', 'Home', 'Back', and 'Menu' (which I put on a long press)) and will start up automatically when your device boots up. You should run the alternative app in parallel with the navigation bar to begin with, to make sure it is set it up how you want, before you remove the navigation bar. 2) Download this zip file and extract it to a folder somewhere. 3) Open a command prompt and navigate to that folder. 4) With the Hudl on, enter the following command to back-up the original framework-res.apk on to your PC: adb pull /system/framework/framework-res.apk framework-res.bkp.apk 5) Enter the following commands to install the modified framework-res.apk on to your Hudl: adb push framework-res.mod.apk /sdcard/framework-res.mod.apk adb shell su stop mount -o remount,rw /system cp /sdcard/framework-res.mod.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk rm /sdcard/framework-res.mod.apk chmod 644 /system/framework/framework-res.apk reboot 6) Your Hudl should now reboot and load without any navigation bar. Notes: If you want to restore the original framework-res.apk (e.g. in case you ended up in a boot loop or want your old navigation bar back), you can repeat step 5, but instead of 'framework-res.mod.apk', use 'framework-res.bkp.apk'. In case you are curious, I made the framework-res.mod.apk by editing the stock framework-res.apk file with ApkTool. The only changes I made were in \framework-res\res\values\dimens.xml, where I set 'navigation_bar_height', 'navigation_bar_height_landscape' and 'navigation_bar_width' to all be '0dip'. An alternative solution for hiding the navigation bar is to install the full!screen app. I tried this and it does work, but I did not like it because it also hid the status bar, didn't seem as slick to use as LMT and sometimes crashed (leaving me with no navigation at all). For completeness, I should mention that I have also tried the following alternative methods to hide the navigation bar, but found that neither worked for the Hudl, so DO NOT try them (or you will end up with a repeating "Unfortunately, System UI has stopped " popup message): - modifying framework-res.apk, editing bools.xml and setting config_showNavigationBar to false - appending 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=1' to the end of the /system/build.prop file. This is the first time I have ever posted in a forum. I hope this information will help others. :) .
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