[Edit: April 9th Version 1.02]
V1.02 ready. Feedback welcome.
This is designed specifically for Alpha2 build of NVLSB ICS4.0.3 update of the wopad v7+. It should work for any flavor of ICS on Wopad, but not all of the permissions may be the same.
Note: google apps seem to work fine out of the box in the NVSLB rom.
What is required:
1) Running ICS 4.0.3 on your wopad. You can find instructions on how to do that here in Nanuks thread: http://www.wopadusa.com/support/our-android-tablets-group6/wopad-v7-forum6/nvsbl-rom-ics-alpha-2-update-2-abril-2012-thread117/
2) download the scripts and files here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?82vcjfk2bwflcm8
3) unzip the files to a folder of your choice. For purpose of this tutorial I am assuming they are in the c:/wopad folder.
4) Open a command prompt.
[Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt]
5) In the command prompt you need to change directories to the folder where you unzipped the script files.
CD c:/wopad [hit enter]
6) plug the usb cable into your computer and your tablet, then turn on your tablet.
7) Whan you see the silver/grey "Android" loading screen come up on the tablet you need to enter the following into the command prompt.
keep doing that until you see a message about adb restarting as root.
9) Now you are ready to run the scripts. There are three
10) You can click the <filename>.bat files from windows explorer or type them into the command prompt as both should work.
This will install root priveleges, superuser.apk, rootexplorer.apk, phonetester.apk and WiFiTxPower.apk.
This will install several .xml permission files that allow more apps to show themselves in the google market.
It will also rename your build.prop to build.prop.old and install a new build.prop. This build.prop file adds some system tweaks that hopefully make the tablet run smoother as well as emulate a samsung galaxy SII with Exynos. This was chosen as it has the Mali400 GPU that closely resembles the GPU on the vc882 and many app downloads appear to be specifically compiled for one GPU or another.
I'm no expert, so if someone has another suggestion I will make another build.prop file.
This script removes most of the apps that are bundled into the firmware and I found no use for (or just taking up space).
QuicksearchBox (cause error on boot; replacing with googlequicksearchbox)
Phone.apk (renamed to !Phone.apk.old)
TelephonyProvider.apk (renamed to !TelephonyProvider.apk.old)
The changes to phone.apk/telephonyprovider.apk significantly helped with battery life on another brand of tablet I worked on, so it might help here. So far it doesn't seem to.
12) You may need to flush the files for market to see the best results.
12a) go to settings->apps->all
12b) click on the "google play" app. Click in order: Clear cache, clear data, force stop.
12c) go back to the app list
12d) click on the "google framework" app. Click in order: clear data, force stop.
12e) reboot and wait a few minutes before opening the market app again. If it gives server error messages, reboot a second time.
[How To manually root the tablet for those wanting to do it the old school way]
(assuming the following files are in the folder you are executing the commands from)
adb shell mv /system/xbin/su /system/xbin/su.old
adb shell mv /bin/su /bin/su.old
adb push su /system/bin
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
adb push su /system/xbin
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
adb push superuser.apk /system/app
profit! You should now have root access. If not, try rebooting.
Next up is to hopefully find a solution to the dreaded "cell standby" and the new "tablet standby" battery drain.
minor adjustments to build.prop.
Added small tweak in init.goldfish.sc.
Added brightneswidget, wifitogglewidget, wifitxpower, batterycalibration.