Rooting my m7206 Tablet
I have an Android tablet that I got for free a while back, which can scarcely connect to the internet. Apart from junk wifi, it also has a resistive touchscreen (stylus required), short battery life, and only 2GB of internal storage. You will have noticed that I have not said what brand it is. That is because I do not positively know! The side of the box says "MID" in a lettering style that looks more like a random inventory label than a logo. Sources on the internet refer to a brand called GPad that bears this model number, but I really don't know. Since I haven't had much luck getting on the internet with it, I didn't know what to do with it, and let it set on the shelf for a couple of months. That is, until yesterday, when I learned how the process of rooting works, and thought I would give it a go.
To root this device, I just needed a microSD card and an SD reader/writer. I procured these in two late night trips to the local 24 hour superstore — I thought initially that I had an SD reader, but it turned out that it didn't support cards larger than 4GB, so I had to go back to the store to buy a new one.
The tablet runs Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), and rooting it is a simple, albeit suspenseful, process of running a program called GingerBreak. So now I have this tablet, slightly less useless than before, and I am just trying out various software on it and learning about Android.
I mentioned that this tablet requires a stylus, and since it didn't come with one, I have tried different things. I had been using a chopstick, but it tended to scratch the screen, so today I am trying a blending stump, and it seems to work okay, but might wear down quickly.