03-08-2018 06:04 PM
03-09-2018 08:36 PM
At last, I was able to root my TB-8804F tablet and flashed GAPPS without any problem.
Now, I have full Play Store and all the Google apps running perfectly fine on my tablet. It is such a great piece of hardware, and now with all the Google apps glory, I'm love using it as my primary tablet.
If you want to do the same, I posted some information on XDA.
04-11-2018 04:04 PM - edited 04-11-2018 04:05 PM
I see that you installed gapps. I followed the steps and successfuly rooted my tab 4 10 plus. When I installed gapps via twrp the installation freezes on mounting system. How were you able to install gapps? Thanks for any assistance in advance.
04-12-2018 01:38 AM
04-12-2018 08:43 AM
Thanks for your response. I have in the past installed Gapps on a number of tablets. I am sure I have the right TWRP as I was able to root and backup and restore. There seems to be an issue with the system parition being write protected. I have tried every combination of mount and unmount with no success. In all cases it freezes at mounting /system. I tried your advice on the pico version. No luck. I just wanted to confirm that you had the Chinese model. What did you use to root the tablet. Anything done special in that regard? Just looking for any potential missing step. I have the tab 4 10 plus. Thanks again.
10-18-2018 06:10 AM
I found an interesting fix to this problem on the tb-8504f US version that may help you as well.
Out of the box I had google connection issues like described above that were not resolved by the bootloader wipe data/factory reset option. They were resolved by the settings - backup & reset - factory data reset.
I can recreate the issue by running the bootloader factory reset again. I had no idea that the two methods of factory reset were different but I definitely got different results.
I will also call back to Lenovo and inform them of this issue and resolution in hopes that they can resolve the poor OOBE.