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How To Root Notion Ink’s Adam Tablet

Hackers over at NotionInkHacks.com played around with Notion Ink’s dual-core Adam Android tablet that finally started shipping last week and already managed to root the device. Reasons for wanting to root the Notion Ink Adam include giving it the ability to run the official Android Market which is absent on the Adam.

Those who don’t know what Adam Tablet is then Adam Tablet is a tablet computer designed by Bangalore-based firm Notion Ink. The worldwide launch occurred on December 18, 2010 via a video released by Notion Ink detailing their Eden Interface. On December 9 a limited number of devices were released for pre-order globally. The Adam will run a customized version of Android 2.3. The Adam is set to be the first Android device marketed to contain Pixel Qi’s low-power, dual-mode display. The device is one of several tablet form-factor devices to include a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor that can support 1080p video output mirroring.

Rooting + Market Instructions

Here are the latest available instructions, as per this NotionInkHacks post. If you are going to proceed, I would at this point advise you to check in with the above site in case more up-to-date instructions have been released. Of course, it goes without saying that we can’t take any responsibilities for any problems that may occur down the road. The good news is, if you brick your Adam, it is easy to restore it back to a working state.

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Root with Superuser & Google Market Access

ATTENTION: Please ensure that your ADAM is charged to at least 50% before beginning this process and plug it in as well.

First update your device to the most stable build available using the below guide:

http://notioninkhacks.com/index.php/2011/01/24/how-to-unbrick-your-notion-ink-adam/

Method 1
1. Download update.zip for your model device (DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW)
2. Copy update.zip to the root level of your Fat32 formatted SD card
3. Insert your SD Card into your ADAM
4. Power Down your Adam.
5. Press and hold the Vol+ and simultaneously press the power
6. Highlight and select update.zip from external SD (use the volume up and down to navigate and power to select)

Method 2
1. Download update.zip for your model device (DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW)
2. Power on your Adam for your model device
3. Plug your usb cable into your Adam and into your computer
4. Acknowledge the prompt in the notification bar and mount the internal memory
5. Copy the update.zip to the root of your Adams internal memory
6. Press and hold the Vol+ and simultaneously press the power
7. Highlight and select update.zip from external SD (use the volume up and down to navigate and power to select)

To undo changes or unbrick your device follow the following steps:

http://notioninkhacks.com/index.php/2011/01/24/how-to-unbrick-your-notion-ink-adam/

Notion Ink Adam Pixel qi download
http://rapidshare.com/files/444923791/update.zip

Notion Ink Adam LCD
http://rapidshare.com/files/444924266/update.zip

Videos

And here are the aforementioned videos:

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