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Proscan PLT 7035B - connect to PC, upgrade to JB and rooting with Play Store

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By vulcanize, Senior Member on 22nd January 2013, 06:06 PM
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Details of how to connect to PC, upgrade to JB and rooting with Play Store in posts #3 and #4.

I came across this tablet during the holiday season sale at P C Richard and Son (don't see them carrying it anymore). Found it to be a great deal for 59.99 USD (+tax) since it looks like it has a lot of potential for so cheap a tablet.

The one I am currently playing around with is the last of the 5 that I had picked up as gifts for others (and this one will be reaching the recipient soon).

When searching the web for more info, could practically find none. Most of the stuff I saw online was desperate queries of folks struggling with this model - Proscan PLT7035-B from Curtis Intl..

I love the Jelly Bean on my Nexus 7 and the Note II - and so was just trying to put together a sort of guide of the great work you folks have been doing here at XDA that will immensely help those who seek them for this particular make/model.

Product details:
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Model #: PLT7035-B
Processor: Rockchip 2906
1.2 GHz processor
7" capacitative touch screen
ICS 4.0.4
4GB flash memory (expandable up to 32 GB with micro SD card)
512 MB ddr3 RAM
Front facing camera
800 x 480 resolution
Wifi 802.11 B/G/N
Pre-loaded GetJar app


Kernel version
3.0.8+
[email protected] #260

Build number
rockchip
rk29sdk-eng 4.0.4_20121114

In the next couple of posts, will try my best to explain in detail the steps that I took to upgrade my tablet from ICS 4.0.4 to JB 4.1.1 and successfully root as well as have CWM installed along with Google Play store.
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25th January 2013, 06:10 AM |#2  
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Now before we get into details about flashing etc. link below is a nice "guide" article about the various terminologies like what is a Bootloader, custom ROM, Kernel, CWM, Firmware, Flashing, ADB, Root etc.

http://androidforums.com/4657640-post1.html

Click on the above link - a must read for newbies.

Now the Statutory warning: Follow all the remaining steps in this thread at your own risk. It worked fine for me - so neither the forum or me are liable in any sort of way for any damages whatsoever that you may bring upon yourself.
26th January 2013, 05:00 PM |#3  
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Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Update:

Proscan Model Number PLT7035-B has it on their official site:

http://proscanvideo.com/item.asp?itemnmbr=PLT7035-B

Firmware:
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4.0
http://www.curtisint.com/html/custse...RMWARE_4.0.ZIP

4.1
http://www.curtisint.com/html/custse...RMWARE_4.1.ZIP

Manual
http://www.curtisint.com/html/custse...035-B_ENFR.PDF



As always - statutory warning - neither me nor the forum are liable for any damages to your tablet - do it at your own risk - no one other than you alone is liable for any damages arising from the usage of this guide.

How to upgrade the firmware after downloading it from above link:

Get the RKBatchTool

First of all - ensure that your tablet is FULLY charged.
Unzip the RKBatchTool v1.5 to your desktop
Turn off the tablet and disconnect from the PC.
Now press the Volume Up (+) button and keep holding it down.
Here comes the slightly tricky maneuver - you have to keep pressing the volume UP (+) button and connect at the USB at same time in to the PC. The tablet will power up on it's own but the screen will remain blank
Once the PC starts searching for the driver, you can release the volume button.
Windows will prompt you for drivers for "RK29 device".
Use appropriate drivers from the driver folder.

Have attached some pictures collected from the web (it is just to give a visual idea as an aid to the walk through and may not be detailed nor accurate in every aspect since some of them are from instructions for other devices).

Run the RKBatchTool v1.5.
Click on first button at the left bottom end of the tool screen - this is a toggle for Chinese/English versions.
In the "FW Path" load the update.img file by clicking on the top right side button with the three ... dots



The following will appear in the status box after the "connected devices" box turns green.

Loading firmware...
Loading firmware Finished.

I clicked "Upgrade" (even though the picture says restore).

Your previously green colored box of "connected devices" will now keep flashing in yellow.



Sit back and have fun watching the status box - will probably take a couple of minutes for the whole process and verification.

When it is all done with - the tablet will reboot.



Remember that the first boot would take a longer time than usual powering up time - so just be patient.

All the best.


Image credits : Dave S:

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26th January 2013, 08:37 PM |#4  
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I have successfully rooted it twice and installed Play Store (once with ICS and now with JB)

First time it was with help of amjtech thread [Tutorial] Proscan PLT-7035-PL Root and install GAPPS

Now I tried the [RK29][TOOL] Root RK29 Tab Toolkit since the sdk was already installed.
Very simple and super effective rooting process.

The first time when I ran in to driver installation issues it was pertaining to permissions.
Found work-arounds elsewhere and also had issues with the installing google playstore.

Hence used the Vending 3.9.16.apk from thread [Share] Google Play 3.10.10 [Updated 14.12.12] to resolve it.

Installing CWM was also a breeze - thanks to the great work of fun_ . It is a simple process if you follow his guidelines

He has been very kind to upload an exclusive CWM-based Recovery image for ProScan PLT7035-B (ext4)
Click above link to d/l it and follow installation instructions


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Precautionary measure - the following is just in case something goes wrong and you want to revert back (and also to have a copy of original images) :

I used the romdump technique and following Oma's suggestion have created the kernel, boot, recovery and system images in SD card for ICS 4.0.4 of Proscan PLT7035-B

http://www.4shared.com/zip/UtCs-yCE/...PLT7035-B.html

Above link upload to 4share is exclusively for the Proscan PLT7035-B (ICS 4.0.4) and hopefully has not been corrupted because my internet connection has been flubbing for past few days.

Have fun and remember to use caution because you alone are responsible if you brick your device.
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26th January 2013, 10:06 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vulcanize

I came across this tablet during the holiday season sale at P C Richard and Son (don't see them carrying it anymore). Found it to be a great deal for 59.99 USD (+tax) since it looks like it has a lot of potential for so cheap a tablet.

The one I am currently playing around with is the last of the 5 that I had picked up as gifts for others (and this one will be reaching the recipient soon).

When searching the web for more info, could practically find none. Most of the stuff I saw online was desperate queries of folks struggling with this model - Proscan PLT7035-B from Curtis Intl..

I love the Jelly Bean on my Nexus 7 and the Note II - and so was just trying to put together a sort of guide of the great work you folks have been doing here at XDA that will immensely help those who seek them for this particular make/model.

Product details:


Now before we get into details about flashing etc. link below is a nice "guide" article about the various terminologies like what is a Bootloader, custom ROM, Kernel, CWM, Firmware, Flashing, ADB, Root etc.

http://androidforums.com/sony-ericss...-adb-root.html

Click on the above link - a must read for newbies.

Now the Statutory warning: Follow all the steps at your own risk. It worked fine for me - so neither the forum or me are liable in any sort of way for any damages whatsoever that you may bring upon yourself.

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I have successfully rooted it and installed Play Store with help of amjtech thread [Tutorial] Proscan PLT-7035-PL Root and install GAPPS

Ran in to driver installation issues and found work-arounds elsewhere and also with the google playstore from above link.

Used the Vending 3.9.16.apk from thread [Share] Google Play 3.10.10 [Updated 14.12.12] to resolve it.

Installed CWM using steps from thread [CWM] CWM-based Recovery for RK3066/RK2918 devices with the help of fun_


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I would love to have a suitable kernel on this Rockchip based model to flash Oma's JB.

Any ideas/suggestions????
Thanks in advance.
Cheers

27th January 2013, 04:32 PM |#6  
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Rooted stock Jelly Bean 4.1.1 with Play store screen shot from the Proscan PLT7035-B with RK2906


Details of how-to in the third and fourth post from top.

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5th February 2013, 07:01 AM |#7  
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A BIG THANK YOU TO Oma7144

RK2906 Tab Proscan PLT7035-B now joins his list and rocks with Jelly Bean Custom Rom! Click here if you want to try it out.

Am loving it.

Thanks to him the Kernel for the PLT7035-B can be found here

Or click here for direct download.

Looking foward to the stable CM10 version.

Cheers.
7th February 2013, 01:21 AM |#8  
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This is an update from my end with regards to the JB 4.2.2 Multi-Window by Oma on the RK29

http://crewrktablets.arctablet.com/?p=1661

Check it out

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There is also a Second Test Build CM10.1 (Thanks Oma) on Proscan PLT7035-B

Tried the CrewRKTablets_RK29_Loox_CM10.1_4.2.1_20130113.7z along with CrewRKTablets_Format NAND.zip with the custom kernel made by him on his ICS thread.

Am very happy to say it is working great so far except for the spotty wi-fi at times and also screen rotation (needs sensor/rotation calibration).

Please remember that it is still a test build.
Cheers.
11th February 2013, 01:43 AM |#9  
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Before I try something dumb was pondering if the update will work on 7035 pl. would love to have jb on it, and maybe get a little better battery life. There is so little info out for the pl. thanks for any help you can give.
11th February 2013, 04:10 AM |#10  
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Before I try something dumb was pondering if the update will work on 7035 pl. would love to have jb on it, and maybe get a little better battery life. There is so little info out for the pl. thanks for any help you can give.

NO!!!!

It is meant for the 7035-B. Someone else flashed the wrong ROM and the message is quote below.

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Originally Posted by capfl2k5

Proscan/Curtis PLT7035-PL
Sooo I had a moment of derrrr and flashed the jellybean upgrade for the PLT7035-B to my 7035-pl. Boots up (quickly I might add) and goes to the lock screen but I have no touch control over the screen. Does anyone have an image of the original firmware for this tablet? Or any Idea on how I can regain control of the touch screen?

Source: http://androidforums.com/general-tab...lt7035-pl.html

But you can do all the rooting and install CWM along with playstore as mentioned in post 4 since fun_ has a generic CWM on his site.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...96&postcount=4

Would also appreciate it if you could kindly do a romdump of your 7035-PL and host the Boot, Recovery And System Partition Images to help people like capfl2k5 whose post from another forum is quote above.

Also try requesting Oma for a suitable kernel in his JB custom rom thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1903745 and you will be all set. I really like that rom he has built.

And then you could also try the CM 10.1 with that same kernel

12th February 2013, 10:39 AM |#11  
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Re: Proscan PLT 7035B - connect to PC, upgrade to JB and rooting with Play Store
I will see what I can do . I have su already but did not have any luck with with Google play I will try again later

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