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By blakegriplingph, Senior Member on 18th November 2014, 07:15 AM
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Lol is anyone interested in taking a look at this children's tablet?


There isn't any much information on the tab specs-wise, except that it runs on a customised Android distribution with a child-friendly UI (think Samsung's Kid UI), a 1024x600 LCD screen, and a dual-core Rockchip RK3168 SOC. That's besides VTech developed or curated edutaiment apps being distributed physically through proprietary cartridges (using a wrapper as NeverLies mentioned), a stylus pen and of course the form factor.

Mom's Messy Miracles is currently having a giveaway contest, if anyone's up to it.

UPDATE: @ifhi has managed to debloat and convert his Innotab into a plain ol' Android tablet; see this post for details.
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19th November 2014, 02:42 AM |#2  
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Sorry for the bump, but anyone?
22nd November 2014, 06:41 AM |#3  
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I'm also interested in some hacking of this device. I'm interested in the device so my daughter can still use her cartridges but still have a full android tablet.
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24th November 2014, 01:05 AM |#4  
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I'm also interested in some hacking of this device. I'm interested in the device so my daughter can still use her cartridges but still have a full android tablet.

I'm not sure if I'd be able to pick one up in the near future, but I'm interested in tinkering with one and knowing as to what VTech used for the Max's internals, like the card slot and of course the SOC used.

That, and since this is by and large a children's device, I'm sure Samsung's Kids UI would be a natural fit for this tab. That is if it can be ported at all. Oh, and Cyanogenmod, anyone?
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I am also very interested to hack this device.
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I am also very interested to hack this device.

It has been hacked, there is a firmware hack to allow you to dump carts to the SD card. Trouble is I cant find anywhere to get pre dumped games so its not a moneysaver for me yet. You can also convert video to play too.
Any info on where I can download games would be much appreciated. The hack author wont allow pirated games.

Failing that maybe we could share??

for the hack google spiffy hacks innotab
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The hack is for INNOTAB MAX version ?
2nd December 2014, 04:37 AM |#8  
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It has been hacked, there is a firmware hack to allow you to dump carts to the SD card. Trouble is I cant find anywhere to get pre dumped games so its not a moneysaver for me yet. You can also convert video to play too.
Any info on where I can download games would be much appreciated. The hack author wont allow pirated games.

Failing that maybe we could share??

for the hack google spiffy hacks innotab

Heard of it, but I'm actually interested in a root/recovery for the device as this one runs on Android. Yeah, there has been hacks for the other Innotab models, but while there's a thread in Spiffy's board mentioning about the possibility of supporting the Max, no hacks or root tricks for the latter exist yet.
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Innotab/Storio (european name) Max
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Anyone succeeded to root the tablet, or at least install an alternate store (Google Play Store or Amazon App Store) ?

I couldn't find anything about a way to dump games to SD card, can someone post some information about it ?
10th December 2014, 04:05 AM |#10  
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Are there any debugging options available on the tablet when you log in to Parent Mode? Something along the lines of Unknown Sources or at least a USB debug mode?
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I would be definitely interested in accessing the play store and having root rights with this tablet. But I need to still have access to the Vtech UI for my child. (good UI I think, but a little slow sometimes).
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