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[Q] Dell Venue 8 doesn't boot after turning it into dev-edition

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10th April 2014, 12:57 AM   |  #11  
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The correct version of xfstk is now part of the updated zip package on dell website. It was inadvertently left out of the package. GLad to see that you are now rooted. Also note that the kernel sources are posted and you can build your own kernel and flash it since this process unlocked the bootloader also.

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.

Any ideas?
10th April 2014, 01:36 AM   |  #12  
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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.

Any ideas?

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 :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...40&postcount=2

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.
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10th April 2014, 01:55 AM   |  #13  
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Originally Posted by rb512

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 :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...40&postcount=2

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.

FINALLY - it worked.

Appreciate the help
10th April 2014, 02:28 AM   |  #14  
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FINALLY - it worked.

Appreciate the help

yep, no problem!
15th April 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #15  
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Originally Posted by rb512

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 :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...40&postcount=2

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.

Right, so at some point tonight I've gone and screwed up, and now i'm stuck. I've followed the instructions here, but I keep encountering the same error I was earlier.



This is right after the firmware download, the device is showing a usb symbol. Everytime I try to run step1_setup_xfstk this happens. A bit after that's shut down, my device goes to an Intel Inside screen until I shut it down. Can anybody tell me where I went wrong and how to fix it?
16th April 2014, 06:22 PM   |  #16  
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What is your xfstk-iSoc version?
17th April 2014, 03:44 AM   |  #17  
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What is your xfstk-iSoc version?

I downloaded and installed the 1.0.2 version attached to your april 5th post. Actual version listed in the ISoc driver properties is 11.0.0.0
4th October 2014, 08:06 AM   |  #18  
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pleaaaseeee
hello friend am from Ecuador . I have the Same Problem I would like to know a way to revive my tablet 3830
22nd October 2014, 11:05 AM   |  #19  
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Originally Posted by rb512

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 :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...40&postcount=2

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.

Link does not work. Where I can download these files?

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