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Flytouch 8 BC1003 Custom Rom and Locked Recovery

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9th March 2013, 06:41 PM   |  #1  
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Hey gang, I got this Flytouch 8 tablet last week, model number is BC1003, android version 4.0.4, baseband version 1.5rc4, kernel version 3.0.8+ jackie@ubuntu #68 Sat Dec 8 08:54:36 CST 2012, build number crane_bc1003-eng 4.0.4 IMM76D 20121217 test-keys.

I've tried several options to load the recovery partition, only way I can access the recovery is through the backup and reset menu in settings, if I try to do it with the device powered off and holding the menu and power it just boots normal. I've tried a number of options home+power, vol up or down + home, none work. When I do get into the recovery, I cannot scroll through the options only thing there is the android robot with a red triangle and an exclamtion point.

Recovery version says android system recovery 3e EVB-V13.

I also cant get the sd card to mount. I've tried refromatting it with fat32, fat16, ext3 ext4. everything I get a message saying sd card damaged. I've tried 3 different card and same thing.

Any ideas XDA friends? I would like to put a custom rom like AOSP or CM9 or CM10 on it and clockwork recovery if that is an option. I've searched the net high and low for roms, I find many for other Flytouch tablets, but not Flytouch 8. This is the allwinner A10 processor in this one.

Thanks for your help friends.
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17th March 2013, 11:37 AM   |  #2  
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Same problem her with a rooted FT 8 (same as yours)
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After reboot i get sd card damage error.. after give this da RW i can mount this card again in settings/ storage.

After a reboot i get alway the error sd card damage....

I can get CWM 6.02 on this flytouch but didn`t get any custum roms or CWM backup installed...so get back tio basic image file with Livesuite.

have same recovery : recovery 3e EVB-V13 but cannot do anything with it. It don`t react with all the combination button on my flytouch.

Hopefully you can?
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Same problem her with my fluytouch 8 32GB any halp pleas.
12th April 2013, 07:53 AM   |  #4  
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I've got the same tablet from china, am stuck at same spot as you are all, but I figured out how to move through menu in recovery, use usb mouse or keyboard.... any news on some custom rom and installation on this lousy tablet would be appreciated......
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15th April 2013, 03:54 AM   |  #5  
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Red face Solved Recovery Issue.
Hey everyone. I found this thread today, I tried it and it works perfectly. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2189640
I also read somewhere that Allwinner A10 and A13 cannot be flashed using stock recovery, you must use a program like Livesuit to flash firmwares. You can flash custom roms using CWM once it's installed on your device.
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15th April 2013, 07:44 AM   |  #6  
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Hey everyone. I found this thread today, I tried it and it works perfectly. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2189640
I also read somewhere that Allwinner A10 and A13 cannot be flashed using stock recovery, you must use a program like Livesuit to flash firmwares. You can flash custom roms using CWM once it's installed on your device.

thanks man, this is good news, first step forward in cracking this damn slow tablet....now we need decent rom to install, any ideas?
6th June 2013, 12:53 PM   |  #7  
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Unhappy Possible bricked BC1003.. :(
Hi there I've got the exact same tablet with you BC1003 Model Flytouch Allwinner A10 Superpad 8 1GB Ram version running Android 4.0.4 stock.
So after following guides and researching a lot I ended up trying to upgrade to Jelly Bean.

I got CWM 6.02 installed fine. So I started the flash process.
Firstly I backed up my stuff and then I did a wipe data / factory reset.

Then proceeded and installed the latest possible rom version which I found to be : AOKP JB 4.1.2 ALLWINNER A10.zip
So I installed that one and the process went fine.

Then I installed this compatibility pack : t05a-v3_compatibility_1.2.0.zip
It also went fine.

Then I installed this google apps pack : gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip
And it also installed normally.

So I was ready to reboot my tablet and so I did.
It turned off and then on again and here we are :

I now notice the screen turn on but it never shows anything..
Before flashing it it would turn on and show the Android OEM screen, then show the android loading text and then turn off and on and show the locked screen which I had to unlock and enter my desktop.
I notice that the screen light follows that pattern so the system is running normally only I don't get to actually see anything on it.

Now I'm kinda stuck here.. I've installed LiveSuite but when I try to install the recovery.img I have from my backup it says invalid image..
Have I bricked it or is there a way out of this mess?
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Actually it's not entirely bricked.. well I finally got it to work with LiveSuit 1.09 and managed to flash its firmware to a couple more roms.

1. sun4i_crane_t05a_20120409.img -> Ends up showing some messy stuff on the screen. Looks like the resolution is not correct.
2. sun4i_crane_futekoA90universal_20120531.img -> Shows lots of white stuff and colors switching jelly-like.. But still it doesn't work.
3. TAB360-364_Android_411_Jelly_Bean.img -> This is the official A10 Jelly Bean firmware for Yarvik TAB364 GoTab Gravity 8".. No wonder I still got back to the blank screen issue. I only notice the back light turn on and off following the pattern of normal functionality, only I'm not able to actually see it..

Well, at least I'm still able to keep flashing roms to it.. Any ideas?
I can't even find my stock rom to turn back to 4.0.4. Where exactly is it located in my recovery-mode backup?

Btw, in case it plays any part my tablet is 10.2''.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT : Finally I figured it out! My correct stock rom is : sun4i_crane_bc1003.img
I found it through google and after flashing to it I managed to get my tablet at a working state. (ICS 4.0.4 ICS 4.0.3)
So, I'll now try to use more Jelly Bean roms without worrying about bricking it.

Oh, something I noticed that might help others too.. even though on the packaging it says Flytouch Superpad 8 Allwinner A10 this tablet model (BC1003) is actually the Flytouch Superpad 7 and that helped me find my correct rom. Keep that in mind from now on. I'll keep you updated if I succeed in booting to Jelly Bean.
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7th June 2013, 12:48 PM   |  #9  
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Thumbs up Finally some success.. :)
Well, I finally have some interesting updates on the subject.

I managed to get Jelly Bean to work (Versions 4.1.2 and 4.1.1) on my BC1003 tablet without a compatibility pack (still none has worked for me).

Details on 4.1.2 Version :
Rom File Name : AOKP-4.1.2-3.0.52-Revb.zip
System running smoothly with wifi working fine.
Sound is fine and no crashes occurred.
Touchscreen, screen rotation and camera do not work.
I noticed that I can't browse to my external sd card.. it doesn't seem to get mounted.

Details on 4.1.1 Version :
Rom File Name : cm10_a10_20120913.zip
System running extremely smooth with wifi working fine.
Sound is fine and I experienced no crashes.
Touchscreen, screen rotation and camera do not work.
Also could not mount my external sd card.
Important bug noticed : When I try to change the brightness of my tablet's screen it enters suspended mode no matter what I do and is not fixable. I had to reflash the rom to recover from that state.

I think most of the problems would go away if I found a compatible jelly bean compatibility pack for this tablet.
If anyone has any clue please let me know.

So far I've tried these with no luck :

t05a-v3_compatibility_1.2.0.zip
t05a-unk_compatibility_1.2.0.zip
907c_compatibility_1.2.0.zip

By the way the BC1003 ICS rom that I found to be working was actually not my manufacturer's and it was version 4.0.3 instead of 4.0.4 that my original one was.
So, @fldave612 if it's possible could you please backup and upload yours somewhere so that I can also have it?
EDIT: Actually I figured out that I had kept a good backup form my ICS 4.0.4 using clockwork backup/restore and switched back to that for now.
But I've kept a backup of my Jelly Bean installation too so it's very easy to switch to that now. I'll try again once we get a compatibility pack working.

I feel we're very close to completely upgrading to Jelly Bean now on this tablet. We only need a working compatibility pack.
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How did you succeed to install these ROMs, I tried both, installation went OK, but after reboot, only black screen......

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