[Q] How to get PL2303 working on my No Name Android Tablet
At the risk of being ridiculed off this forum, I have to, out of desperation, post this.
I have been off-and-on trying to solve this for three weeks. I have never before run into a problem that couldn't be solved or at least gotten some progress on with a full day of trying.
There seems to be no clear instructions anywhere on the WWW for how to get a simple and seemingly ubiquitous driver installed on my no-name Android tablet.
I have a USB GPS puck which apparently uses a Serial to USB thingy called Prolific PL2303. I have a no-name A13-based Android 4.04 tablet. (the build.prop file calls it a "nuclear_evb" from "softwinners"). Both were purchased at DX.com.
I have a package of files from Prolific (none of which explains how to get from their *.jar file to a *.ko file)
I have read about 50 threads which have led me to investigate about 50 different leads on how to do this. Apparently I cannot flash a custom ROM to my tablet since nobody has heard of it and doesn't release custom ROMs for it. I cannot find the source of the stock ROM. So modifying the ROM apparently is impossible.
Ok, but I read tons of threads that say I can just load the driver on-demand. Fine. Where's the driver? Nowhere. But remember that I do have a bunch of files from Prolific that seem to supposedly contain the source for the driver somewhere, though that's not clear either. Apparently I could compile it, but nowhere can I find instructions on how to compile it. And even if I could, there are still vague references to needing the source of the ROM in order to do it and get it working on my tablet.
I hope I sound frustrated. This seemed in the begining like something that would be plug-and-play.
I can't even find an all-purpose step-by-step guide on how to compile and load a driver for Android. I feel like this information should be readily available, but apparently I'm too stupid to find it
Please throw me a life line.