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Upgrading an Android tablet
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:57:34 pm »
Hi guys

I recently bought an Android tablet at a boot sale initially I wanted to install Ubuntu Touch but I'm scared I completely brick the thing, besides it would maybe be better to wait untill Ubuntu Touch is a bit more mature.

However my problem now is that the tablet is running an old version of Android (v2.2) and I would like to upgrade it to the latest version if that's possible, according to my research all I should have to do is go to Settings-About-Software Update, but there is no "Software Updates" listed.

Does anyone know how I can upgrade if it's possible at all

Any help or advice would be much appreciated


Many thanks


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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 09:22:24 pm »
Make and model ?
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 09:51:26 pm »
Hi Mark

Thanks for your help



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Make and model ?

To be honest I don't know nothing is marked on the device although A1CS logo shows up during boot

Under "About Device"

Mode:l DISC010
Android Version: 2.2-20110529
Kernel Version: 2.6,32.9
zjd@dtlinuxserver #29
Build Number: FRF85B
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 10:09:49 pm »
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 10:26:00 pm »
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is it one of these

A1CS X220 TABLET 10.2″ ANDROID 2.2, WIFI, MIFI, HDMI, 1080P, GPS WITH CAM

Looks suspiciously like it Mark, but they all look alike to me :)

The descriptions fit perfectly from what I read
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 10:57:36 pm »
First read this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ICS-4-0-vs-Gingerbread-2-34/forum/Fx4Z8J07U3W1HD/TxYOG04GCZEW5F/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B004F33FJ6

it seems people have been able to upgrade .. BUT, they had to get a file from zenithink .. and that file is no longer on the zenithink website.

We may be able to track it down .. or request it, but it would be nice if we could be SURE about the model.

As suggested at that link, is there anything in the /mnt/flash/ver.txt file ?
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 06:54:53 am »
I checked in mnt/ver and there is no ver.txt file I only have 3 folders asec,sdcard & secure, from what I can find out there is only 3 A1CS tablets on the market the X220,Fusion & Fusion Extra and I can confirm it's not the Fusion or Fusion Extra, otherwise I don't know how to identify it but this describes it perfectly



http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-X220-TABLET-ANDROID-1080P/dp/B004F33FJ6

EDIT

This may be contradiction to the above but a search for A!CS DISC010 (Model) led me here
the Flytouch 3 is identical (1 SD Slot)
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 12:32:32 pm »
This might not work on your tablet but worth to try:
You will need a terminal emulator (install if not already got one)
Enter command:

Code: [Select]
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/meminfo
cat /proc/version
or install a Android Hardware info App

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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 12:55:50 pm »
Hi SeZo

Thanks for your advice, I didn't know there was such a thing as a hardware info app, I'm very new to this android thing but I'll download the app as soon as I can and post back.

In the meantime I came across this http://www.android-tablet-comparison-world.com/navpage/compare-android-tablets.php?t1=gomefly3&t2=a1c220 which suggests my tablet is not the one reviewed on the you tube video I posted, although it's almost identical, I'm almost 100% certain mine is the A1CS X220



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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 03:16:00 pm »
Here's a screenshot of the info, it doesnt look like it shows any more than i posted previouly
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 08:41:34 pm »
OK, it appears to be using a generic Disco10 motherboard .. googling shows a ton of sites with different firmware, but to tell the truth I don't know enough about android devices to offer much assistance.

I'd ahte to tell you to try something that bricks it.
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013, 10:02:43 pm »
No problem Mark I understand

To be honest it's no big deal, I don't know why i even bought it, I just can't resist gadgets, but I'm sure I'll find some use for it,

Anyway thanks for your help



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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2013, 03:31:06 am »
Sorry I wasn't much help :-[
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013, 08:04:06 am »
Easiest way to upgrade any Android device Greame is simply to root it, and then install a new ROM on it. Do note, that I mean "easiest" with a pinch of salt as user error often leads to permanent bricking of the device.

XDA-developers is a great place for everything Android.
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Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 08:39:04 am »
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Easiest way to upgrade any Android device Greame is simply to root it, and then install a new ROM on it. Do note, that I mean "easiest" with a pinch of salt as user error often leads to permanent bricking of the device.

Thanks for the advice, I think this is a case of "if it aint broke don't fix it" because I specialize in "user error" and if anyone can brick it it's me

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