So a friend of mine got his hands on one of these, and since he asked me about flashing Gapps into the device, I was wondering if any one of you guys have been doing something just as "epic" for this children's tablet. And yes, I started this thread as a sort-of sequel/follow-up to the VTech Innotab Max thread I posted a year ago.
Display: 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with TN LCD display
Operating System: Based on Android 4.4 (modified, of course)
Processor: Quad-core, 1.3 GHz (reported by CPU-Z as MediaTek MT8127)
Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 16GB; 9GB available for /sdcard partition
Micro SD Card Slot: Yes, expandable up to 32GB
Camera - Rear: 2MP
Camera - Front: 2MP
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack with microphone
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Life: 6+ hours; results will vary based on usage and settings
Port: Micro USB
Much to my disappointment, LeapFrog didn't equip the tablet with a GPS module, and despite the potential privacy issues that may arise with including one, it could be legitimately used for certain applications like tracking the device or your son or daughter in case he/she gets lost. The usual backdoor leading to Developer Options is also disabled for some reason, though it can still be accessed through third-party utilities such as this. And maybe it's just my modded Epic, but beaming stuff from another device to an Epic using ShareIT appears to suffer from connection issues, i.e. the device is detected but the sender is unable to connect to it; a workaround for this would be sending a file or two from the Epic and then having the sender do the same from his/her device.
APKs from outside sources can be installed either through ADB or by downloading it on your device and installing as usual, not to mention that there's a semi-hidden feature (tucked away under the Parental Controls panel) that allows for the Amazon AppStore to be loaded. As for rooting, Kingoroot should do the trick from what I've read here, but you can manually install SuperSU on it if you prefer the more established root access app. ADB-wise, the latest debug and fastboot binaries should work on the device from what I can attest. Also being planned is a TWRP recovery image especially once that the bootloader issue is solved.
Oh, and here's a link to the Antutu test results:
Kernel source ISO:
Pre-rooted ROM dump courtesy of @epic__fail; DO NOT FLASH unless you know what you're doing! May only work with v5.1.532 of SP Flash Tool.
https://mega.nz/#!Jg1hSRSJ!xRoup9kZ1sSEiTwV5Fw_Jb5dgxBoXlSoxcaOvU1d6CM PASS: epic
Note that while the unsigned ROMs cannot be flashed directly using SP Flash Tool, you can get around this by using the hidden Write Memory option. A quick guide on how to do that can be found on page 12.
Official flashable ZIP files:
Regular: http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/KOT49H.user.22.214.171.12450709.140831-to-KOT49H.user.126.96.36.19960310.231145.zip http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/KOT49H.user.188.8.131.5250825.120621-to-KOT49H.user.184.108.40.20660310.231145.zip http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/KOT49H.user.220.127.116.1150924.150837-to-KOT49H.user.18.104.22.16860310.231145.zip http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/KOT49H.user.22.214.171.12451026.144847-to-KOT49H.user.126.96.36.19960310.231145.zip Academy Edition: Latest Version: "KOT49H.user.188.8.131.5271215.140555" KOT49H.user.184.108.40.20670522.123745 URL: http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/v2/KOT49H.user.220.127.116.1170522.123745_to_KOT49H.user.18.104.22.16871215.140555.zip Patch notes: This is an incremental update from KOT49H.user.22.214.171.12470522.123745 to KOT49H.user.126.96.36.19971215.140555 KOT49H.user.188.8.131.5270627.010228 URL: http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/v2/KOT49H.user.184.108.40.20670627.010228_to_KOT49H.user.220.127.116.1171215.140555.zip Patch notes: This is an incremental update from KOT49H.user.18.104.22.16870627.010228 to KOT49H.user.22.214.171.12471215.140555 KOT49H.user.126.96.36.19970704.010259 URL: http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/v2/KOT49H.user.188.8.131.5270704.010259_to_KOT49H.user.184.108.40.20671215.140555.zip Patch notes: This is an incremental update from KOT49H.user.220.127.116.1170704.010259 to KOT49H.user.18.104.22.16871215.140555 KOT49H.user.22.214.171.12470712.151925 URL: http://lfcdownload.leapfrog.com/epic/en/v2/KOT49H.user.126.96.36.19970712.151925_to_KOT49H.user.188.8.131.5271215.140555.zip Patch notes: This is an incremental update from KOT49H.user.184.108.40.20670712.151925 to KOT49H.user.220.127.116.1171215.140555