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21st November 2013, 09:37 PM   |  #1  
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GS701B [ATM7013 CPU] Brick Repair


In this thread i am going to show you how to unbrick your gs7013b tablet without recovery mode.

Please be aware that i have spent a lot of time researching and sourcing the resources to be able to do this and it may or may not work for other MIPS tablets....

firstly you need to set up your computer environment (drivers etc)

Downloads

Actions Product Tool 1.02_02 (Developer Edition)
Firmware Files


When you have finished download the above files extract the actions developer tool to a folder on your desktop for easy access and do the same for the firmware files.

Now we need to get your tablet into ADFU Mode (ADFU = Actions Device Flash Utility)

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY OR YOU WILL HAVE NICE LOOKING SQUARE FRIZBY

firstly open up your tablet by popping off the rear panel.
when you have opened the tablet up you should have something like the below picture.



Now to get the tablet into ADFU Mode connect your usb cable to tablet and computer and remove any memory card you may have inserted.

now you need to find a tiny flat screwdriver or knife or something similar and we need to short pins 7-8 or 8-9 on the tablets nand chip to force it into ADFU Mode while shorting these pins keep pressing power button until computer recognizes it.
see picture below.

NOTE: i have been informed by some users that the nand chip on their devices is actually soldered on inverted to find pin 1 simply look at the chip and in one corner there will be a little circle which is sort of sunk into the chip this means that pin 1 is on the same corner as the little circle..




when you get the tablet into ADFU Mode your computer will make a sound as if you have just plugged in a usb device. Your computer will now ask for the adfu usb driver which you should have in the Actions Tablet Product Tool 1.02_02(Developer Edition)\Tablet Product Tool(Developer Edition) 1.02\Driver\ folder on the desktop which you downloaded earlier. point windows to he driver and you should now have the device installed...

now goto the Actions Tablet Product Tool 1.02_02(Developer Edition)\Tablet Product Tool(Developer Edition) 1.02\Product folder and run the mainapp.exe

the tool will open and then ask for a firmware file choose the icecream_gl5201_q8_rgb.fw which was in the firmware files zip you downloaded earlier

Now when the tool has read it you need to click the button as in the picture below.



Now on the right of the tool there are a few check boxes etc LEAVE EVERYTHING ALONE apart from the 2 options i explain below

click the image button for FAT_MISC Partition and choose the ACTA.IMG you downloaded earlier in the firmware files.zip
no click the image button for System Partition and choose the ACTB.IMG you downloaded earlier in the firmware files.zip

Now click the big green button as in picture below.



when flashing is done reboot tablet if it doesnt reboot automatically

BOOM working tablet... you should now be able to use your tablet with what you just flashed or you can try a different rom using stock recovery

CREDITS

massive thanks to

Edo2013 (xda forums) for helping me with software and firmware sourcing and flashing.

EDIT: IF YOUR TABLET WILL NO LONGER GO INTO ADFU MODE AFTER BAD FLASH AND SEEMS TO BE TOTALLY DEAD USE THIS METHOD TO GET IT WORKING AGAIN
POST #15 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=15
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17th December 2013, 06:13 PM   |  #2  
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no work for me
Greetings, I did not work after installing the TF-20121031-Q8-0329camera.zip no longer lights follow your tutorial step by step, and if I go into DFU mode, but it marks 98 error (as well try to install the CEMA10S24 . indicates rar Error 8 but I do not know what to do is the tablet of my daughter. beginning for all problems has stopped the process in various applications.

I hope you can guide me
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Greetings, I did not work after installing the TF-20121031-Q8-0329camera.zip no longer lights follow your tutorial step by step, and if I go into DFU mode, but it marks 98 error (as well try to install the CEMA10S24 . indicates rar Error 8 but I do not know what to do is the tablet of my daughter. beginning for all problems has stopped the process in various applications.

I hope you can guide me

hi at which point in the above process do you get the errors?? i cant help you without a bit more information.. if the errors are during flashing then please try a different usb cable and make sure your in adfu mode by checking device manager.. also if you are using windows vista/7/8 it would be a good idea to run everything as administrator or turn uac off completely. make sure your computer is setup correctly and fully updated with the latest .net framework etc...
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Q8 GS701B [ATM7013 CPU] hang on android logo
Very helpfull tutorial. Thank you.
But I've got a little bit different problem with my tablet. When I turning on my tablet during booting it is hang on android logo. I've tried all firmware from ele-china and tried also icecream_gl5201_q8_rgb.fw and CEMA10S24 but no one works for me.
When I use your method upgrade is successfull but it is still the same problem with hang on android logo.
I've tried also check box FLASH READ CHECK see attached screen shot. After that its appear checksum error and error 81.
Do you have any idea what can help wit this issue?
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27th December 2013, 08:20 AM   |  #5  
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My gs701b tablet is not bricked but its touch screen does not work. I tried to download iccream rom you put here to my tablet and I tried another
Rom but touch screen does not work? Is that hardware problem or software. The problem occurred after upgrading to rom upgrade.fast.fw.
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you will have a hard time getting it to work what you need to try to do is pull the ts drivers from your previous working firmware and then insmod them to this one although doing this is not an easy process it took me week to get my tablet working again.. your ts dont work becuase it uses a different driver for touchscreen which is not the same as mine you need to find someone with the same tablet as yours and get them to give you a dump of there acta and actb partitions....

i currently cant give much support as i got rid of my gs701b tablets as it is a mips tablet and the support for mips is almost non existant becuse of its incompatibilty with almost all apps on the market and the lack of firmware for these tabs are almost also non existant..
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I have flashed some wrong firmware that was supposed to be for tablet with a home button. Now it does not power on. Screen does not light up. When I plug it in with usb cable I hear windows notification sound. Then I longpress power button and I hear windows notification sound that indicates shutting off connected device. Doing so also makes it to disappear from device manager. As soon as I release the power button I hear a positive notification sound again and it reappears in device manager once more. So I am stuck at this point. I managed to install unsigned Actions USB 2.0 HS driver, this is how it appears on device manager. I have tried to power it on with cable connected while shorting nand pins but same thing happens.


* UPDATE * So I tried Again. Screen lighted up and is white. I opened tablet product tools. Added firmware and two images. Pressed the green large button. Process have started and got stuck at DOWNLOADING ADFUS ... 20% clock is ticking at 19 minutes now and the progress bar wont move.

* UPDATE * After 143 min and 30 secs i checked on the progress of downloading adfus. It was still 20% but I noticed that a small question window popped up "upgrade firmware" pressed OK. Progress bar went to 95% with title UNKNOWN ERROR. The clock has stopped.

* UPDATE * I have tried again. It takes about 60 minutes until I get the UNKNOWN ERROR an the flashing process stops. Maybe Im not getting into adfu mode? The tool program thing the tablet is ready for flashing as soon as I plug in usb cable or hold power button for 10 secs to shut it off and then release it. The screen goes white after download adfus reaches 20% and it takes about 5 seconds.

* UPDATE * Now I understand that small pop up window on tools program actually says "upload partition error".
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Originally Posted by Varnuunas

I have flashed some wrong firmware that was supposed to be for tablet with a home button. Now it does not power on. Screen does not light up. When I plug it in with usb cable I hear windows notification sound. Then I longpress power button and I hear windows notification sound that indicates shutting off connected device. Doing so also makes it to disappear from device manager. As soon as I release the power button I hear a positive notification sound again and it reappears in device manager once more. So I am stuck at this point. I managed to install unsigned Actions USB 2.0 HS driver, this is how it appears on device manager. I have tried to power it on with cable connected while shorting nand pins but same thing happens.


* UPDATE * So I tried Again. Screen lighted up and is white. I opened tablet product tools. Added firmware and two images. Pressed the green large button. Process have started and got stuck at DOWNLOADING ADFUS ... 20% clock is ticking at 19 minutes now and the progress bar wont move.

* UPDATE * After 143 min and 30 secs i checked on the progress of downloading adfus. It was still 20% but I noticed that a small question window popped up "upgrade firmware" pressed OK. Progress bar went to 95% with title UNKNOWN ERROR. The clock has stopped.

* UPDATE * I have tried again. It takes about 60 minutes until I get the UNKNOWN ERROR an the flashing process stops. Maybe Im not getting into adfu mode? The tool program thing the tablet is ready for flashing as soon as I plug in usb cable or hold power button for 10 secs to shut it off and then release it. The screen goes white after download adfus reaches 20% and it takes about 5 seconds.

* UPDATE * Now I understand that small pop up window on tools program actually says "upload partition error".

i have never had this problem all i can suggest is trying to use a different usb cable or maybe even a different computer... i had something simular to this before a while ago an i took it to friends house and used his laptop and it went through the process perfectly..
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Would like to say thanks handy trick work wonders, Aoson M723, (Actions ATM7029) was looking at upgrading, flashed incorrectly. Only issue now OTG is still not working and Gsensor is not working now

Just happy to have the tablet working again.

One minor issue, when I plug in the USB, the tablet shows the boot up image, little odd, what could the possible cause be for that ? I can only think of the actions USB driver causing the trouble how do I go about removing the driver ?
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Dear sir, any chance that you have tried this one an Ainol Novo 7 Venus Lite. Mine is deep bricked and I can't even get it to be recognized on my Laptop, by holding Vol+ and Power. I got CXZ ADB drivers installed and the Pad tool Ver. 1.05, but nothing happens and I fear I need to open it up and shorten pin 5 and 6 as mentioned by fuser-invent here;

http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/4147...et-v20/page-30

His guide is not for the venus but for the Crystal.

Can you help me out here?

With kind regards

JBJ

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