Android Tablet Rooting + Installing Google Play [MAXSUN_M81]

Here is how to gain supersuser access to the MAXSUN M81 tablet. I used a rebranded version of the tablet (Spice IV) but it should work in any other rebrand.

Please note that this is not meant to be a detailed guide. I mainly use it to store the info for future use and hopefully help other people as well…

0. Enable USB debugging and third-party sources
1. Install ADB drivers. Easiest way is by using this: http://minix.com.hk/downfile/RK_DriverAssitant.zip
2. Then connect the phone, wait until everything is installed properly…
3. Use one of the many rooting software around (one that worked easily is http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root.htm)
4. Download and install google play from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2227787
5. Then google play needs to be a system app. Use app mover (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.systemappmover) to achieve this.
6. Reboot.

Reddit Country Stats

I use reddit quite often and today I had an idea about a quick 1-hour project in Python.

What is it: I decided to see in which subreddits does every country of the world get mentioned more often. So for instance, Italy is mentioned a lot in the soccer subreddit (unsurprisingly).

Some Results:  

kosovo sarabia spain

The produced file, which contains many more countries, can be found here in csv format.

Implementation details: I used python and imported PRAW (https://praw.readthedocs.org/en/latest/) to access the reddit API and make valid requests. I am happy to share my source code with anyone interested. :)

Future: As with all projects, it is never done. So maybe in the future I will write some more code to process more than 1000 search results. Ideas welcome!

How I added an AUX input* in my car’s CD30

*Actually input extension cable. The input was already there, it was just not accessible.

One of the things I first noticed was that there was an option for AUX from the CD30 menu, so I started looking for a cable and indeed there was a cable sold for about 15 euros online. But I decided that I could build a small cable by myself and do not bother buying a new one.

So here is what I did:

Took the CD30 out of the car using two DIY extractors…made from a hanger. Then I found the pins that correspond to the AUX (R,L,Ground)

diagram
plug plug2

Started building the cable (I used some pins from an old computer PSU)
before-cables cable-done

Connected the cable to the pins:
(forgot to take a pic, but there is not much to see anyway)
Just be careful: Red is Right. The black is usually the ground. The other one (green or white etc) is the Left.
Done!

finished