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    Visual Land Tablets Google Play

    So you got yourself a Visual Land tablet eh?
    or maybe you are considering a Visual Land tablet, but want to know about Google Play.

    Not all tablets ship out with Google Play (Google's official app store). Although this is common in tablets that come from China, it is not unheard of from tablets that are sold here in the USA.

    Quote from Rabbid1:
    "Google licensing is a process of qualification testing for compatibility then approval from Google. One of the big issues is even if you pass the CTS they may not give you approval. But any tablet running Android can run Google Market/Play. Approved tablets just have more access to apps, which is why you see all the different scripts that edit the build.prop to identify a non approved tablet as an approved one."

    Visual Land Tablets (Prestige 7, Prestige 7l, Prestige 10, Connect) CAN have Google Play working on them, and it is a fairly straightforward process. This process is the same for all of the Visual Land tablets yet released. In this thread I will walk you through the procedure. (I have tested it on the Prestige 10, and can confirm that it works)

    General Flow of steps:
    1. Download appropriate files (to your PC)
    2. Setup communication between computer and tablet
    3. Connect your tablet to your computer
    4. Install appropriate drivers (so your PC can interact with your tablet)
    5. Run appropriate files
    6. Enjoy.

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    Download appropriate files (to your PC)

    Drivers

    http://www.mediafire.com/?cuovy9ujmugdk28

    These Drivers will allow your computer to interact with your tablet properly.

    YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL THESE DRIVERS MANUALLY!!!
    But, we will go over that later.

    -- If you can't get these drivers to work with your computer, don't worry, some have reported that as a problem, and we do not know yet what causes it. But if you fall into that group, you just need to use the Wireless ADB files. More on that later.


    Gapps install package
    For Tablets Running 4.0.4
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ja5cjgi7rjjs1si
    For Tablets Running 4.0.3 or below
    http://www.filedropper.com/gplayscript
    For Tablets Running 4.1.1
    Play and GAPPS installer for Visual Land tablets running 4.1 Jelly Bean
    (If you use the 4.0.3 file on tablets running 4.0.4, you will not be able to manage your apps in the settings menu.
    If you run into that problem, you need to factory reset your tablet, and try the process again)

    This is a 'script' it will run through the CMD, or Command Prompt.

    Make sure that these files are in a spot where you can find them easily. I find making a new folder on my desktop, and unzipping those files to that folder is the best way to keep track of them.
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    Install appropriate drivers

    Your computer and your tablet need just a bit more work before they will be on speaking terms. Little punny.

    Your tablet needs to have 'Debugging mode' activated, you will find that option in the settings menu under "Development Options"
    When Debugging mode is active, that will allow your computer to interface with your tablet in a way other than just shuffling files.
    After connecting the computer and tablet together, you will need to confirm (on the tablet) that you want this connection to be used for debugging. A notification will pop up on the tablet, and you tap that, and enable USB Debugging.

    Now the computer and your tablet are ready to 'talk'.

    --If you are one of the ones for whom the USB drivers are not working, then install the Wireless ADB package here:
    (link coming soon to a thread near you)
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    Connect your tablet to your computer

    You will need to connect your tablet to an open USB port on your computer. Use the cables that came with your tablet, or another cable of the same type.
    On the Connect and Prestige 7, this will be a MicroUSB cable to USBa.
    For the Prestige 10, this will be a MiniUSB to USBa.

    Once connected on both sides, you are ready to move on to the next step.
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    Setup communication between computer and tablet

    Now that you have your drivers downloaded and unzipped, you will need to navigate to your device manager.
    You will need administrative access to use the device manager
    If you are running a windows 7 computer, clicking on the window, and right clicking on computer from the popup menu, you will have the option of 'manage'. clicking on that will take you into the device manager.
    Under PC, you need to select 'Android Phone', and then you right-click, go to properties, and update the drivers. Since your computer will be unable to find the appropriate drivers on its own, you will search manually for the drivers (this is why it is important to keep track of where you unzipped those files)

    IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE DRIVERS, USE THE ADB WIRELESS TECHNIQUE:
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    Installing using ADB Wireless:

    Place the included ADB Wireless apk on your tablet and install.

    Run the app

    Attachment 1643
    press the green button, it will turn red and give you an IP and port.

    Attachment 1644

    You can also add the widget to the desktop and click it to get the information.

    Attachment 1645

    Edit the Install_XXXXXXXX_Wireless.cmd with notepad. Change the previous entry to make the numbers match the numbers from your tablet.

    Attachment 1646

    Double click to Install_XXXXXXXX_Wireless.cmd
    Adb connect will run and should show your device, then pause. Press any key to continue.

    Attachment 1647

    If it is not shown double check your IP and port then retry. Make sure WiFi is enabled on your tablet and connected properly.
    Or, a video for you:
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    Run appropriate files

    And now it is time to give them something to talk about. By doubleclicking on the file included in the Gapps package, you will be instructing your computer to change the Build.prop file on your tablet. This will allow your tablet to access all of the apps that have before been unavailable to you.

    So, double click on the file "Install_UOTMOD_USB"
    and follow the directions on the screen.
    at the end of the process, the tablet will reboot.

    Do not panic if it takes a while to reboot,
    You can start to worry after the 10 minute mark. I am serious, if you start posting, and you didn't wait at least 10 minutes, Christmas gets Cancled, hear me?
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    This is an install for ICS only.

    With this install there is also a wireless option using ADB wireless. So long as you tablet can connect through WiFi you can use this option without needing any drivers installed on the PC. The .cmd files didn't get named properly before I compressed it so just use the instructions and look for the "wireless" .cmd file to edit and use.

    A lot of people will request Play install for various tablets. There is no specific Play install for "Tablet X" versus "Tablet Y" aside from the OS being Gingerbread or ICS. Some of the installers out there run specific edits to build.prop that can help some tablets see more apps in search, by fooling Play into thinking the tablet is another brand or G licensed tablet. But the edits have to be hardware specific otherwise Play is seeing your tablet as compatible when it would not be if the edits are incorrect. This install makes no edits to the build.prop.
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    Thank you both for the help in installing Gapps into 4.0.4. It worked, but there's a lot of incorrect info: the "usb" drivers are not recognized by Win7 as valid for the phone/VL Prestige 7. The wireless option works fine, but that isn't covered in the tutorial. In any case thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenster View Post
    Thank you both for the help in installing Gapps into 4.0.4. It worked, but there's a lot of incorrect info: the "usb" drivers are not recognized by Win7 as valid for the phone/VL Prestige 7. The wireless option works fine, but that isn't covered in the tutorial. In any case thank you again.
    is not covered YET. this isn't finished at present, I got busy with a few reviews. when this is done, it will include wireless instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenster View Post
    Thank you both for the help in installing Gapps into 4.0.4. It worked, but there's a lot of incorrect info: the "usb" drivers are not recognized by Win7 as valid for the phone/VL Prestige 7. The wireless option works fine, but that isn't covered in the tutorial. In any case thank you again.

    There is no incorrect info. The wireless USB drivers are not recognized on "your" Windows 7 as valid. I have tested those drivers on many Windows 7, Vista, and XP machines with absolutely no issues at all. That is why they are included as they have the least problems. It could be many things on your install causing problems, or not following the correct steps if Windows refuses to use them.
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