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Cabletech Android Dongle URZ0193 [TCC8925] aka Plute iSMRTV

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18th January 2013, 04:00 AM   |  #1  
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As an introduction, I ended up with this stick with no markings on inside or outside of casing, didn't even know the vendor. The build that was on the device when I first got it didn't even have the Google Play Store. This lead me to a (somewhat lengthy) look into this model. After a lot of fiddling, trawling and eventually playing, I wanted to bundle up everything I can on this stick as what I do know about it is spread wide and thin.



OEM Vendor Plute on Alibaba - Sold as the "iSMRTV"

Official Page (Translated to from Polish to English)

User Manual (Scroll down for English section)

Specifications on website
  • Main chipset: Cortex-A5 Telechip TCC8925;
  • Processor: 1GHz; @ 800
  • RAM: 512MB DDR III
  • Memory: 4GB NAND Flash
  • External memory: Micro SD card or USB memory stick
  • System: Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwitch)
  • Connectors and Ports
  • 1 x USB Port
  • SD card slot: 1 x Micro SD (Up to 32GB)
  • 1x Micro USB port (power)
  • Power
  • Plug HDMI port to connect the device to the TV

Firmware download - This is v1.1 and have yet to upgrade to this (link was only posted today) but a quick look at update.zip shows at least the Play Store apk in there. This update doesn't flash onto my stick for some reason. I'm chasing down the reseller and the vendor to find out more info and possibly source another update file.

Firmware Upgrade
  1. Restore factory settings
  2. Copy update.zip to a USB flash drive or MicroSD card
  3. Plus in USB flash drive or MicroSD card into dongle
  4. Go Settings > About Tablet > System Updates > Install System Update > From USB Storage (USB Flash drive) OR From SDCARD External Storage (MicroSD card)
  5. Select Install Now
  6. Wait for installation to finish and done!

How to Root (thanks to tatubias)
  1. Download file from here
  2. Unzip cx-01.zip
  3. Connect the dongle to your PC via Micro-USB cable. Ignore USB malfunction warning, PC will detect device once the dongle has finished booting (can take a few minutes, took me a while to figure this one out)
  4. When the installation driver screen appears, select advanced option to select the folder driver from the file that you have unzipped
  5. When driver installation is complete go to the folder Root-Script
  6. Run Root-Script.bat
In Root-Script.bat window
7a - Select option 1 and verify the connection if OK
7b - Select option 2 and check if your device can be rooted (with this script)
7c - If its ok select option 3 when finished the dongle will be rebooted

That's all I have for now. AFAIK there isn't a custom ROM available for this device as yet. Wouldn't mind getting into it myself.
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20th January 2013, 06:13 PM   |  #2  
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Work like a charm
Waiting for a custom ROM
Is it complicated to make a custom rom for this device ? How can I get source to start playing ?
21st January 2013, 05:09 AM   |  #3  
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Well here is the drama that was the other night. The firmware they have supplied doesn't flash, at least not onto my device. Tried it from a few different memory sticks and even from internal memory. Tried flashing the update.zip via ADB, no dice. Tried recovering it via ADB. I can get to the bootloader for fastboot, but for the life of me I can't get this firmware to flash.

The problem with the current firmware is that it doesn't allow you to log in with a Google account and therefore the Play Store doesn't work. Killing me. I don't know where to start as far as building firmware for this that I can flash either with the built in function or over ADB and I don't want to risk flashing the CX-01 custom firmware from the Pandawill forum in case I completely brick it.

Any help would be appreciated.
21st January 2013, 06:31 AM   |  #4  
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I manage to update mine but it's still 4.0.4
Before launching the upgrade in the about I got
Model Number : TCC8925_HDMI_DONGLE
Android Version 4.0.4
Baseband Version : Unknown
Kernel version : 3.0.8-tcc sunny@bogondroid #154 Mon Oct 8 10:53:30 CST 2012
Build number full_tcc8920st_emmc-userdebug 4.0.4 IMM76D eng.sunny.20121008.105834 test-keys

After upgrade
Model Number : ANDROID_HDMI_DONGLE
Android Version 4.0.4
Baseband Version : Unknown
Kernel version : 3.0.8-tcc root@android #364 Fri Nov 16 20:51:49 CST 2012
Build number Android-eng 4.0.4 IMM76D IMM76D eng.root.20121128.105154

So the new firmware seems to be newer but I can't see any news on this firmware

I also tried to change some stuff in the zip and sign it again but I didn't manage to update

BTW this is the Stick that I have
http://plute.en.alibaba.com/product/...GRY_BIRDS.html
it's seems to be the real manufacterer of what you call cabletech
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23rd January 2013, 07:20 AM   |  #5  
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Internal nand is a aditional 4GB microSD card.

how to upload new firmware directly on the card? Can anyone give a link to the image of the card? I got her for good... How to create image this card? Sorry google translated...
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Originally Posted by astarte_corp

Internal nand is a aditional 4GB microSD card.

how to upload new firmware directly on the card? Can anyone give a link to the image of the card? I got her for good... How to create image this card? Sorry google translated...

Download it from here ftp://ftp.lechpol.pl/Products/Cabletech/frimware1.1/
copy to a micro sd card and launch the install from the setting about upgrade
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Hi,

I also have such a stick from Cabletech. Thanks a lot for the update link, I'll try it. What kind of power supply are you using?
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I installed the new firmware, it looks that it is very good, the experience is very smooth. There is however a drawback, the Play Store is not working, it seems that everything connected to a google account is not working (Play Store, login to youtube). I suspect that the necessary applications are not installed since I don't have the option to add a google account.
I'll try to install the Google Apps from CM9.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danr677

I installed the new firmware, it looks that it is very good, the experience is very smooth. There is however a drawback, the Play Store is not working, it seems that everything connected to a google account is not working (Play Store, login to youtube). I suspect that the necessary applications are not installed since I don't have the option to add a google account.
I'll try to install the Google Apps from CM9.

Did you get the Google Play working? Did you try to restore factory settings?
Is the device working realy smoothly? It works not so well on stock
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I upgraded device using the file. Just after update google services did notwork propertly, it was not possible e.g. to add gogle account or installing aplications from Google Play. I have restored factory settings and it started to work propertly. Device with new firmware works a little bit better...
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29th June 2013, 10:50 AM   |  #10  
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another link please to download firmware....some mirror...... for actualy i need authentication with user and pass...thank you !
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