Faqs

What is a Fonepad?

Fonepad is a portable-computer-mobile-phone.
It is created by ASUS computer corporation

Rooting … = ???

Thx! Ramanjaneya Reddy

What is Rooting?
Why is Rooting done?
How is Rooting done?
How to use a Rooted device (WIth caution!)

Many mobile telephones (nowadays as powerful as personal computers) are crippled on delivery. Compare it to the turturous clipping of the wings of chickens, to prevent them from flying. In a similar way the software in mobile phones is limited, restricting you in the full use of YOUR device. This is called: “Having NO ROOT ACCESS”.

It essentially means that you have NO full control over your device. That turns it into a ‘toy’, or ‘pacifier’. You can make use of it, and you can play with it, but you cannot control it. There are parts of the system that you cannot reach, and know not what is going on; in your own device. In short: it is Not actually Your device; because someone else ultimately controls what can happen.

Rooting is the procedure to remove those limitation and give you ROOT access. This is the term in Unix/GNU/Linux computers, where ‘privileges’ of access to the system/computer are regulated.
The ROOT USER has FULL ACCESS to the computer and the Operating System (OS).
The USER has limited access: and can use programs in the computer, but can not change the settings of the computer itself.

ROOT ACCESS makes it possible to change (or even replace) the Operating System.
For changing the OS you need to know which hardware ‘handles’, thus drivers’, are needed.
For making changes to the OS you must understand how the operating system ‘works’.
Compare it to changing the floors and walls and foundation of the house you live in: YOU MUST KNOW WHAT YOU DO, and be willing to live with the consequences.

Many people use their computers as people who rent a house to live in.
They can change the carpets and wallpapers, and flowers in the windows sill.
But they do not look after the fixtures, walls, roof and foundations.
These people are known as the Consumers; and considered to be ‘irresponsible’.

Many people know what a computer is, and they understand what it really can do.
These are the people who want, need, demand, … “ROOT ACCESS”.
For them, the mobile phone is NOT a toy, or Pacifyer, to entertain them.
Instead, for them it is a tool, an instrument, that they need to work well.

What are you: a consumer, happy to play with a consumer device, and be entertained?
Then you will find that the manufacturer provided you with a nice-looking device.
And that some software provided provided an Operating System that you can use.
But on the background the operating system provider determines what you can do.

It is called Consumer Convenience: the software will update itself.
You can often even create a backup of all your personal information on their server.
In this way Google provides Android and automated Full System Backup.
Whenever something goes wrong with your device, you get another, ‘restore’, and go on.

It also means that Google has a copy of ALL your pivate information; and access to it.
Google not only updates your OS, but also automatically updates the ‘applications’ you use.
Google has a full list of all applications you ever tried out; and uses it to ,map your interests.
But do you know that Google can also uninstall ‘applications’ in the same ‘unseen’ manner?

Some people prefer to not-share their private information with others.
They do not agree with the corporate ‘privitisation of privacy, for profit‘.
They also do not wish to share which people are listed in their contacts.
For the simple reason that they likewise respect the privacy of (those) others.

For these people, automatic backups, automatic updates and OS changes is not an option.
The device is their work tool, it must work for them, and they must be able to rely on it.
It is not a pacifier, to entertain them so that they can ‘play games and waste time of life’.
They want to do things, in their life, and their mobile-phone-computer helps them do it.

Thus, these people want, demand, ROOT ACCESS.
They want to decide which operating system they use, and how they want to use it.
They will select which applications they want to use, and how they want to use them.
And they want to make sure that their computer, software and data are always safe.

These people know that they have a response-ability in what they do in their life.
They take care of their devices, and take care in learning how to use them.
They will select their own operating system, and the applications that they use.
And they will take care that they have a backup copy of all their vital information.

ROOT ACCESS GIVES YOU FULL USER PRIVILEGES.
Root access lets you see exactly what goes on.
Root access lets you remove ‘apps’ you do not like; and determine how they work.
ROOT ACCESS MAKES YOU RESPONSE-ABLE FOR YOUR DEVICE, AND YOUR LIFE.

Root access limitations are created by the hardware-software manufacturers, together.
The hardware manufacturer cripples you by not informing you of hardware ‘handles’.
As a result, you cannot find or create the ‘drivers’ to best use the hardware.
The software providers cripple you by not giving you access to the source code.

Android Software offers you the source code, of the operating system.
If you want to take full control over your computer, you can do so.
All you need to do, is to reprogram the source code to your own needs.
Then, you can share the new software code for others, to use it also.

The choice is, always, yours.
Learn how the OS operates, and learn how to reprogram it.
Or wait for someone else to do it, and ‘hitch hike’ along.
Or … be content with using an unrooted device, without you being in control.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME371MG/ME371MG_kernel_V324.zip

How to use ADB

THX! Dennis!

ADB is a tool to connect to the Android device from the most basic level: Droidboot.

You first restart the Fonepad by pressing ON AND VOLUME UP, both.
When the Droidboot screen shows plug in the USB cable connected to the PC/Mac.
The USB? logo in the middle will be replaced by “Read for Download” + Droid image.
From then on, you can access, read/write and edit on the Fonepad via ADB.

Start by downloading ADB, here

Read where i found the following information (Thx Dennis!):

  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2141817
  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=42407269
  • http://www.sjnewbs.net/?p=467

How do i ROOT the Fonepad ME372CG?

THX MEHRDAD595! & fussel323!

GO TO THIS PAGE:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2697931
and download the ROOT ZIP SPECIFIED FOR YOUR FIRMWARE.

As always, it is Your LIFE, your device and YOUR RISK.

Use FASTBOOT on your PC to install the Root.Zip,
using this command:

  • fastboot flash update rootx.x.x.zip

The x.x.x of the selected ZIP must be the same as for your FIRMWARE;
check your settings in your Fonepad.

 

Can i ROOT fonepad?

YES.

Download and copy the RAW by Botto00 on the MicroSD (the Removable SD card).
Reboot the Fonepad by pressing BOTH Power_AND_VOLUME-UP.
SELECT “Download from SD”.
The ROOTed version of the ASUS Fonepad system will install itself.
If done correctly, all your own data and programs will remain unaffected.

It is YOUR device and YOUR RISK

How do i ROOT the Fonepad ME371CG?

Thx! Puyo:

  1. Download “ME371MG_all_WW_user_V3.2.4-2.zip
    ( check your hardware version)
  2. Extract
  3. Copy “ME371MG_all_WW_user_V3.2.2.raw” into SDcard.
    No need create any folders or whatsoever.
  4. Power off your fonepad
  5. HOLD VOL+ and press power button to switch on.
    A screen will appear either “No USB cable connected!” or “Ready to download”
  6. HOLD VOL- first and press VOL+ will show the main menu.
  7. Select “SD download” by using VOL+ and VOL- button and press power button to choose.
  8. While waiting for it to flash, reflect back on why you did not check the “manual” section on asus sit

 

How to set up a FIXED SU setting

Thx rfrazier!

It is possible to set SUPERUSER as FIXED feature.
Then, standard ASUS system updates will install themselves, while SuperUser access is maintained.

This is how rfrazier solved this; it is a 2 step solution:
1) identify your SU setup on your Fonepad; and store these.
2) later restore those settings.

#####
# (1) squirrel away a good su. #
# use adb and get root
su
mount -o remount,rw /system /system

# If su saving has been done before, you need to to lose the
# immutable attribute in order to overwrite it.  If this is the first time 
# you've saved su, you can skip this step.
/system/bin/busybox chattr -i /system/usr/abcd/efgh 

mkdir /system/usr/abcd
chmod 001 /system/usr/abcd
cat /system/xbin/su > /system/usr/abcd/efgh
chmod 06755 /system/usr/abcd/efgh
/system/bin/busybox chattr +i /system/usr/abcd/efgh
mount -o remount,ro /system /system

# Double check attributes and permissions of efgh.

# Exit root, and try getting root with efgh.
exit
/system/usr/abcd/efgh

# Done squirreling away a good su.
#####

OTA update

#####
# (2) Restore su. #
# use adb and get root.
/system/usr/abcd/efgh

mount -o remount,rw /system /system

# I'm assuming that /system/bin/su is a link to /system/xbin/su.  If it
# isn't, change as needed.
cat /system/usr/abcd/efgh > /system/xbin/su

chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
mount -o remount,ro /system /system
# Done restore su. #
####

#
# I double and triple check everything.
#

# After it is known to work, you can get rid of the squirrelled away su by
# changing its attributes, and removing.  But, don't remove it until you are
# absolutely confident that you have a good su on your system.  Indeed, 
# you might just leave it there.
# Use adb and get root.
su 
rm /system/usr/abcd/efgh
cd /system/usr
rmdir abcd

 

What does “Eclipse” do, and do i need it?

Still working on the answer.

Windows 32x:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/kepler/R/eclipse-standard-kepler-R-win32.zip

Windows 64x:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/kepler/R/eclipse-standard-kepler-R-win32-x86_64.zip
http://mirror.switch.ch/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/kepler/R/eclipse-standard-kepler-R-win32-x86_64.zip

How do i SOFT/HARD RESET the Fonepad?

Thx! quim-net:

  1. Charge the battery
  2. Backup all data (online, offline)
  3. Remove SIM
  4. Remove MicroSD card

SOFT RESET

  • Hold Power button 6 seconds: FORCED SHUTDOWN
  • Press power button for standard reboot

HARD RESET BUTTON

  1. remove top rear cover
  2. press reset button using paperclip:

 FACTORY RESET

Read here

How do i format (erase) the INTERNAL SD card

Your device is YOUR responsibility.

You can RESET the internal SDcard to the FACTORY SETTINGS.

REBOOT by pressing BOTH ”Power-AND-Volume_Up”.

Then press BOTH ”Volume_Down-AND-Volume_Up”.
Select ”Factory Reset”.

You will loose all your information and settings.

How do i format (erase) the Removable MicroSD (destroying ALL data on it)?!

FIRST decide if that is what you really want.
Without backup, there is no way back, ever.

So, once you know this is what you want…

Swipe-down to open the quick access panel.
Select ”Settings” (‘cog wheel’, right top).
Select – be careful! – the ”MicroSD card”.
Then select ”erase”, and that is what it will do.

Remender: You use YOUR device at YOUR risk.

Where do i put the Removable MicroSD card in the Fonepad?

Thx! quim-net:

Open the rear top cover.
Place MicroSD card in the slot with that label.

The image shows 16 Gb; 32 and 64 GB will work as wel; test it though.

Which Factory Apps can you do without?

thx! rfrazier

You can Freeze these factory-installed apps

Amazon Kindle,
Android keyboard,
Android Live Wallpaper,
App Backup (MIGHT WANT TO KEEP THAT; FOR ABU’s frome Fonepad.me)
App Locker,
Asus Day Scene,
Asus E-Mail,
Asus MyWater,
Asus Splendid,
Asus Story,
Asus Studio,
Asus Weather,
AudioWizard,
Black Hole,
Bubbles,
BuddyBuzz,
Chrome,
CMClient,
DMClient,
Document Viewer,
Earth, Email,
Exchange Services,
Gmail,
Google Account Manager,
Google Backup Transport,
Google Bookmarks,
Google Calendar,
Google Contacts,
Google Partner Set-up
Google Play Music,
Google Play services,
Google Play Store,
Google Search,
Google Services Framework,
Google Text-to-speech Engine,
Google+,
Live Wallpaper Picker,
Magic Smoke Wallpaper,
Maps,
Market Feedback Agent,
Moss, Movie Studio,
MyBitCast,
MyLibrary,
My Painter,
Phase Beam,
Picasa Uploader,
PressReader,
Setup Wizard,
Sticky Memos,
Street View,
SuperNote Lite,
Talk,
TalkBack,
To Do List, and
WebStorage,

Which Apps might you want ‘instead’?

thx! rfrazier:

Firefox
k.9 Mail
Business Calendar (With CalDav)
CardDAV Contacts
OsmAnd Maps
Coor Reader
Document Viewer
OwnCloud Client
&c

How can i get Adobe Flash Player to work?

Flash Player is part of the 3.2.4 ASUS Factory Rom for the Fonepad:
http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_Fonepad/#support_Download_32
It is therefore also included in the Rooted version by botto00: see downloads.

READ THE CONDITIONS OF ADOBE FLASH BEFORE USING IT.
KNOW WHAT RIGHTS YOU GIVE AWAY TO PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW.

Flash Agreement September 2013:

  • http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/legal/licenses-terms/pdf/Flash%20Player_11.0.pdf

The English text is found at page 90 of this 304 page document.
(Hiding information in plain view is often done in ‘too long documents’.)

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RAW install (fail) screenshots

thx! aljezawi

http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/b00c9858d73906d0703d386791e40c49/521bb8a7/2/1/6/0/9/3/9/jjjjj.jpg

If sd RAW read fails, you see ‘this’:

http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/dbeb125b4ac592e90a8d2efbfe6dcdfd/521bb904/2/1/6/0/9/4/0/zaq.jpg

Automatic Update to 3.2.5 Fails…

THX! salil.bajaj

If your Fonepad is ROOTED, update will fail.
“You need to wait until 3.2.5 gets rooted! And it’ll be only then that you will be able to update to 3.2.5!”

Where can you find the images shown here?

www.asus.com
http://www.carrypad.com/2013/04/28/asus-fonepad-review/
and … internet
https://www.google.com/search?q=fonepad

Does MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) work?

Question by lin.auconly@
(MHL is an industry standard for linking Tablets to other devices, such as HDTV.)

MHL = Mobile High-definition Link

The short answer… it should, but i did not get it to work yet.
It seems to make use of the hdmisettings.app, but how?

The long answer (which does not give an answer… but can help understand the question):

  • See: www.hmlconsortium.org:

“The MHLConsortium comprises of Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation. The MHL specification is an HD video and digital audio interface for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs and other home entertainment products. It utilizes established connectors and features a single cable with a 5-pin interface, supports 1080p HD video and digital audio and simultaneously provides power to the mobile device. It also enables the TV remote to control the mobile phone and access its contents.”

  • See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_High-Definition_Link

This gives a comprehensive explanation of HML

  • See: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00023991&fm_seq=24159

WiDI (Wireless Display) is the cable-less Intel wireless means for using a PC/Laptop or TV display for a smartphone.

 

What Battery is used in Fonepad?

Thx! puyo:

C11-ME172V

Battery Type: Li-ion
Battery Voltage: 3.75V
Battery Capacity: 4270mAh
Battery Color: Black
Battery Weight: 75g
Battery Size: 140x65x4mm
Battery Cells Amount: 2-Cells

Can i make 3G (Video) calls after ROOTing the Fonepad?

THX! Partha

Yes.
ROOTing unlocks access to parts of the (system) data which otherwise are blocked.
ROOTing the Fonepad does not affect the possibilities to make phone calls.
Video calls are not telephone calls, but VOIP data transfers; such as in using Jitsi (or Skype, or …)

How to Root RAW version 3.2.5?

Thx! DSTN23

There is as yet no direct easy to root Fonepad RAW 3.2.5.
Because the RAW is not yet available om the ASUS website.
Once it is available there, it can be Rooted, and made available.
But: …

… there is a work-around: Install RAW 3.2.4 instead.
And then follow the upgrade procedure described by frazier:
https://www.fonepad.me/faqs/how-to-set-up-a-fixed-su-setting/
Then you can upgrade to version 3.2.5 with SuperUser access.

 

 

Is there a Stock Rom for Fonepad? (Not Yet…)

Thx: lacexd

There is as yet no Stock Rom (an alternative ROM system for installation).
A Stock Rom is a Modified (“Modded”) ROM – system installation file.
The ASUS System Installation File can be found here:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME371MG/kernel_ME371MG_V323_WW_JP_TW_CHT.zip.

Indeed it would be wonderful to create a ROM just as users would like it.
It would be wonderful if ASUS had a request form, just for that purpose.
And it would be wonderful if ASUS Fonepad users did it themselves.
Some people are stuck in consumerism; and hope that others will fix it for them…

If you are willing and able to create a MOD ROM for Fonepad; please let us know.
Also, please let us know if you succeeded in installing other OS’s on your Fonepad.

Wifi-Direct – what can it do?

THX! Sriramsala

WiFi-Direct is a wireless ‘datalink’ to link two WiFi-Direct capable devices (e.g. mobile phones, TV’s, …).
BOTH devices must have WiFi-Direct turned on.
It can be compared to Bluetooth communication between devices (using a different ‘waveband’).
Once set up, and working, you can transfer data without OTG-cable-and-USB-stick.

But beware: … WiFi(-Direct) is not healthy.
All living cells communicate via radio frequencies.
Radio frequencies can interfere with, or block. live body cell communication.
You might still prefer the OTG-cable-+-USB-stick solution.

If WiFi-Direct is not part of your installed software, try the SuperBeam App.
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/share-files-quickly-with-superbeam/
Again, it must be set up and turned on on both mobile phones.
It uses code scanning (for which the App must also be installed)

 

How can i open the Fonepad?

Thx! Puyo:

Remove the rear top cover.
(Lightly press then slide up.)

Then use a pen to press aside at the side:

What is inside the Fonepad?

Thx! Puyo

Open the rear cover, then you see this:

http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/f415091e02b1f41dc2bc72c94a98118c/521b6830/2/2/0/9/6/5/1/1.JPG

 

Dead Fonepad Battery, “now what?”

thx! Puyo:

The battery was totally drained then i
“tried the following but without any success

  1. charging it for a few hours, and trying to power it up when the charger is connected. the behaviour is as described above
  2. trying to hold the power button down for 40-50 seconds
  3. trying to hold the volume down+power button down for 40-50 seconds

Solution by puyo:

  1. Open the Fonepad,
  2. Disconnect te battery inside
  3. Connect another battery, + to +, – to – for a few seconds

http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/b9b7d66a7d47fea12c05f81fb3440b51/521b8a3c/2/2/0/9/6/5/2/2.JPG

That should revive it enough to recharge in the Fonepad.