Originally Posted by Fulhair
I have a Nabi 2 UK for my son and had GAPPS installed but stayed on the 1.9.37 version as the OAT would not work.
I now see that I can get the tablet up to 4.1 and get GAPPS as well but I seem to be defeated at the last step every turn but the 'dead' android on it's back.
I don't have the original back up to start from.
I've gone to the 1937 stock image and via TWRP, the OAT'ed to 2.1, but the second 2.3 update fails with the dead android
I've tried 2311 which also fails in the same way.
I've seen some conversations on these boards but the file outlined are often out of bandwith and I can't comment on the threads to ask for help.
So now I'm back to 1.9.37 but I also can't seem to reinstate GAPP using Nabi Labs tools I as it braks the nabi mode and the tablet won't work.
All in all this is turing out to be a massive waste of time. Any suggestions how I can salavge this?
I had a similar issue (US ROM though). I had dead Android guys, messages in TWRP that I didn't have an operating system installed and all kinds of other issues. I really thought that I had bricked the Nabi as I was up against a wall and nothing I was finding online was working.
I have posted this before elsewhere -- this is what I did to get out of it:
I think when I was installing the JB version of TWRP I also tried to change the screenlock image not realizing that the process had changed for JB. I had a complete mess with very similar if not identical issues as you.
What I did:
1. Make sure TWRP 18.104.22.168 for Jellybean is on the Nabi.
2. Download the stock 2.3.11 ROM from the Nabi wiki site and unzip it into a folder on your PC.
3. Next you need to copy the 4 recovery files from your PC to your SD card. I put the SD card into my PC and copied the files over putting them into a TWRP back up folder on the SD card. Now, in order for Jellybean TWRP to recognize the backup, I had to fool it into thinking I had a "good" existing Jellybean TWRP backup and rename the TWRP backup folders to something like this:
4. Put the SD card back into the Nabi and then boot into TWRP mode.
5. Do a restore from there.
It *should* install a clean fresh copy of Jellybean on the Nabi. It does take what seems like an eternity for it to get past the spinning circle with the NABI logo when it's loading for the first time so be patient.
You may need to alter some of this since you are in the UK though.. but the main suggestion is to put whatever copy of the ROM onto an SD card (remember to follow the correct directory format for either ICS or JB) and then restore via TWRP to get you running.