[Q] Hacking the Toshiba Excite
Unfortunately, there is no sub forum for this device yet so I'm putting it in general. I apologize if this is incorrect.
What (if any) information has anyone found out with with the Toshiba Excite? I've been searching many different forums and so far this is the only helpful piece I found from the Toshiba forums
I ordered an Excite as soon as it is available in the US market. As soon as I unboxed it, my first set was to enable the USB development option and plugged it into the computer. As usual, The ADB device drivers are not released by Toshiba. So I tried to use the same trick I used with THRiVE with stock ADB drivers.
Windows recognized the device but ADB doesn't. Isn't it wonderful? Since then I have been trying to access ADB using the EXCiTE without any success. What is it with Toshiba and ADB Drivers? I talked to the Customer Support and they acted like they had no clue about ADB drivers. So as a developer, the EXCiTE is a was of money.
It would have been salvageable even if Toshiba provided an option to enable ADB via TCP/IP which is trivial to Toshiba and will free them forever from providing a USB driver. But no luck.
So let me say this upfront. If I wanted a tablet that I could not develop Apps for, I would have purchased an iPad as without ADB both are equally useless to an Android Dev.
The Excite has a micro SD card reader and a micro USB built in. This is what I required for my ultimate goal.... I would like to unlock the bootloader and install Windows 8 onto a micro SD card. Then whenever I have the Windows 8 micro SD card inserted into the tablet, the tablet will boot from that first.
The hardware should be able to support it, but software wise will it be able to? If so, how would I get started?