Originally Posted by Scotty_T
I'm having a hell of a time with this.
The version included in the Dell package is 1.0.3
However you are saying I need to use 1.0.2 ?
I am having no luck, every time it will not detect my device.
Also the other issue is that the included xFSTK-downloader-setup-1.4.2 will not work. Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 say its invalid and will not install it. So I found a version of xfstk-dldr-solo.exe from the internet to use.
So my issue is either the wrong iSOC drivers or the wrong xFSTK version or both.
Either way, the provided Dell instructions do not work.
First of all, Dell's instructions didn't work for me either, so I used the version from social-design-concepts, who also packed in supeSU in the system image. He's zipped the modified files and you can find it here :
Once you download that version, you can proceed with these steps.
1) Flash the tablet (i.e. run step2.bat) first. This will soft brick your tablet (you'll see a USB icon as attached in my previous post), but don't panic.
2) Next, unplug your tablet from your machine, uninstall all versions of xfstk-iSoc drivers and install the one attached in my post. Once done, you'll see Cloverview Plus Device under iSoc Intel Driver in your Device Manager.
3) Unplug the tablet if it's already connected to your pc, run step1.bat, plug your tablet back in to your pc and your tablet's bootloader will be unlocked.
4) Reboot your tablet in bootloader (Hold down power and volume down) and run step2.bat
This will root your tablet and install android 4.3.
I've tested this on two Dell Venue 8 tablets running 4.2.2 and it worked like a charm.