Fred over at the Lenovo forum noted that the OTA live tree now contains new downloads for 2643. I'm presently running the OTA US update from the Settings screen.
So far so good. Great "Chinglish" text on the downloading screen.
"If you insert the USB,downloaded will be ceased when you downloaded the file."
At reboot now. Nothing seems to be happening. I'm guessing I'll need to power up manually....
Held power for 5 seconds, A1 vibrated, and Lenovo boot animation logo is up...
And after a very long boot logo animation cycle I'm at 2643 fw. Now to root...
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Root was fun.
I knew that 2643 fixed the SuperOneClick hole, but I didn't expect A1_Rooter renamed to update.zip to not work.
Yet it would not install from update.zip, despite trying 3 times. However, CWM
would. So I installed CWM and then installed A1_Rooter.zip using ClockworkMod Recovery.
Since August 2013 - HiSense Sero 7 Pro with 32gb microSD
Since December 2012 - Star B92M 1GB MTK6577 phone.
Since November 2011 - Lenovo IdeaPad A1 16gb with 16gb microSD.
Used to have an LY-F521 Telechips 8803 ARM Cortex A8. Then it was stolen... Sigh.