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[INFO] Cat NOVA What´s inside ?

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By fgoeber, Junior Member on 30th October 2011, 10:03 PM
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Hello

this bad sunday i tried to open my brandnew Cat Nova Android Tablet.
It´s sold actually by Hugendubel and Weltbild.

It´s actual an cheap Android Tablet with Android 2.3
CPU is a TCC8033
it should have 1,2 Ghz but actual it seems to be only a 1 Ghz CPU.

Good site for Infos is http://androtab.info/

You could root it using the [APP]SuperOneClick v2.1.1for example. There is a little trick, found by a member of the http://www.android-hilfe.de Forum
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DU musst aber wenn er bei Step 6 stehen bleibt einfach usb abziehen, USB Debug ausmachen..kurz connecten...dann wieder abziehen und wieder USB Debug an und reinstecken.

after step 6 you need to unplug usb / turn off usb debugging / reconnect hte usb for a short time / unplug usb again / turn ON usb debugging again / plug in usb again an let the SuperOneClick tool do the Rest.

This method worked fine for me.

To open the Cat Nova:

1. remove any connections ( power, usb headphone, etc. )
2. remove sd-card ( if there is one inside )

3. carefully remove the rubber band that goes around the tablet. It is fixed from the inside on the underside left and right from the connectors. Don´t pull it out here !!!

4. start removing it by carefully pull it out for example on the upper edge.
Remove it around the whole table and let it hang on the bottom.
5. now you will see the screws which are around the tablet.
6. Pick up a little screwdriver an carefully remove the screws.
In my case there are 11 Screws.
7. Now begin to carefully open the backside of the tablet beginning at the top.
8. Be careful not to lose the Volume control wipe ( a little damn plastic part sitting inside only been hold by a little nothing )
Be also careful not to break anything on the bottom of the tablet
9. Voila Now the tablet should be open.

Be careful if you remove any of the shielded Tape as you may rip of any flat cable !

On the inside: EM86_V3 printed on the PCB
some unused connectors an pads
seems like there is a place for a mini pci connector and a
sim connector
unused 10 pin connector

See more on the pictures please

Looking for CWM Recovery to flash an alternative ROM like CyanogenMod 7

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

fgoeber
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30th October 2011, 10:09 PM |#2  
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30th October 2011, 10:18 PM |#3  
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[INFO] CAt Nova / Rooting / USB Driver Problem ? Here is the solution
If you are having trouble to find the right USB driver here is a solution that worked for me:

Pick the official android_winusb.inf which is included in the official
Google Android SDK: developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

Open the android_winusb.inf an add the following lines:

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%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_DEED
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_DEED&MI_01

in the
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;Google NexusOne

Section.

Save the file an pick it when windows ask´s for it.

Now the Driver should be installed without any Problems so you could use SuperOneClick.

Only tested under WinXP / 32-Bit Version.

So long and thanks for all the fish

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31st October 2011, 03:52 PM |#5  
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Here are some more Information about the tablet:

Manufacturing by Emdoor

digi.emdoor.com/EN/BFangan/Detials.aspx?id=137&menuid=0203020201

digi.emdoor.com/upfile/Flash/2011/10/20111020201423.pdf // Page 8

So long and thanks for all the fish

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24th November 2011, 12:29 PM |#6  
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Is there any Option to install a custom ROM?

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27th November 2011, 05:46 PM |#7  
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Hi fgoeber,

nice pics. So do you have a list of all components. I'm very intressted in the camera-sensors. So do you know the name of the manufacturer ?

thx, uli
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Hi

I have bought what I think is much the same tablet as the Cat Nova but with the difference that mine has internal 3g phone included as well:

aliexpress.com/store/701252/211239486-507494256/8-Android-2-3-Telechips-8803-Cortex-A8-1GHz-EM770-3G-Phone-Call-6-Point-Capacitive.html

So it is an Emdoor EM86 as listed in this thread.

I have noted that on the the cat nova homepage there is information about some FW updates:

tablet.cat-sound.com/index.php/support/nova-update

I am a bit curios to try and installing their latest update to see if it would work on my tablet but I am a bit unsure if the hardware difference would cause my 3G phone stop working. Also I am not sure if the Cat Nova updates only support german language... It seems like the Cat Nova team are planning future updates to ICS which is good news.

Or is there someone out there whos managed to install a custom ROM - I am having some problems with a nervous g-sensor and it would be nice to get rid of that problem.
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I feel guilty here, and I am posting off topic, if this annoys someone I will delete this post (given this forum allows me to). I am a developer and one of my customers said that my game doesn't work on the Nova - as this is the only thread I have found posted by someone with intelligence, can you indulge me a minute or 2 and see if you can run: -
Edit: I cannot post outside links so please do an Android Market search for Solitaire 3D by Jonathan Barton.

Again sorry for the hijack, and if it is inappropriate I will delete it.

Thanks for your consideration
Jonathan
20th December 2011, 10:16 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by jawfin

I feel guilty here, and I am posting off topic, if this annoys someone I will delete this post (given this forum allows me to). I am a developer and one of my customers said that my game doesn't work on the Nova - as this is the only thread I have found posted by someone with intelligence, can you indulge me a minute or 2 and see if you can run: -
Edit: I cannot post outside links so please do an Android Market search for Solitaire 3D by Jonathan Barton.

Again sorry for the hijack, and if it is inappropriate I will delete it.

Thanks for your consideration
Jonathan

Hi Jonathan

I made a quick test of your app on my tablet Emdoor EM86, which from a hardware point of view I would say is identical to the cat nova, and it seems to work. The animations all seem to work. The only problem I could see is that part of the left most part of the screen is missing - a small part of the left most pile of cards is not shown on the screen.
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I really appreciate you taking the time to check it for me. The chap said: -
leider kann ich das spiel weder auf meinem htc noch auf meinem cat nova spielen wegen der bildgrösse die gerade mal 1/3 des bildschirm füllt
bitte um abhilfe
danke
Which Google tells me means: -
Unfortunately I can not play on my htc still on my cat nova play because of the image size just 1 / 3 of the screen fills
ask for remedial
thank you

:P I thought he may have a custom resolution, but he says its 800x600 - which works fine in the emulator. I guess I don't have a solution for him then, which is sad because I do like to solve the issues. I guess with the bits of the deck cut off it's still playable for you though, so his issue is something else again.

Again, thanks for taking the time, and apologies to everyone else

Edit: re-reading that German is he saying it's not working on a HTC but it does work on the tablet? Nevermind though, its possible he isn't running my latest version which I believe sorted those issues!
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