If wishing to access the Nexus tablet's Linux file system, remove the tablet from the machine and connect to a Linux-based PC.
1. If screen is not installed, run:
sudo apt-get install -y screen
2. Unplug the tablet from the PC if it's already plugged in, then plug it back in.
4. Note one of the last lines which should contain the device name (here,
cdc_acm 1-2:1.2: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
5. Run, replacing
ttyACM0 with what was received above:
6. If you receive a 'permission denied' error, run these three commands, replacing 'username' with the username you're logged into the computer with, and 'ttyACM0' as above:
sudo adduser username dialout sudo chmod a+rw /dev/ttyACM0 screen /dev/ttyACM0
7. When you see a blank screen with a blinking cursor, hit return. You'll see 'Sencha' in ASCII art.
8. Enter 'root' as the username, and the password. (Submit a support ticket to be provided this password.) You'll arrive at the tablet's bash prompt:
9. Run, noting the local IP address listed for
wlan0 in the results of the last command.
/bin/mount -o remount,rw / inetd ip addr show
10. FTP over any changed files to
/tmp. Use binary mode in FTP. Copy from
/tmp to relevant path in
11. Power off tablet.
12. Test your changes.