Originally Posted by N4RPS
In case the procedure you stated gives anyone else a problem, here's another way to install the Market.
In a nutshell, I just used Root Explorer to change permissions on the /system folder to read/write. The write permissions Root Explorer gives to the /system folder don't seem to be permanent, but perhaps someone can assist me with accomplishing THAT feat LATER.
Here is that other way, step by step (Thanks a million, xda-developers!):
1. Download and gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip (forget where I got it; Google for it...),
extract it to a folder, & copy that folder to the SD card
2. Download the PAID version of Root Explorer & install on the tablet
(A Google search will find THAT, too. BTW, the FREE version won't allow R/W access)
3. Open the Root Explorer app & navigate to the transferred .apk files
4. Select the GoogleServiceFramework.apk & install
5. When complete, click "Done" & return to the file location for Vending.apk
6. Long-press Vending.apk & select the "Move" option on pop-up menu
7. Navigate to /system/app folder
6. Change mount option from RO to RW (read-only to read-write)
7. Paste Vending.apk into the /system/app folder
8. Long-press Vending.apk & select "Permissions" from pop-up menu
9. Change permissions to match all other apps in this folder (rw-r--r--)
10. Install Vending.apk
11. Reboot your tablet (*I* didn't seem to need to, but it can't hurt, I suppose...)
Market now works as advertised. No crashies.
Icon ultimately updates to the Play Store icon, and now says 'Play Store'. This may be due to my setting updates to automatic in the app.
Perhaps one day, I'll be able to make the other way work for me, but surely this way just MIGHT help out someone who just wants to have the Android Market/Play Store on their tablet, without needing ADB & the other stuff.
Root Explorer will also allow you to remove unwanted system apps, or to add your favs to the /system folder.
Hope all this can help out someone other poor, confused soul!
73 DE N4RPS