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[Q] TechPad 7" Tablet upgrade from android 1.6 to 2.1

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By wmtwmt, Junior Member on 20th October 2010, 07:45 PM
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I bought The TechPad 7" Tablet with android 1.6 from chinavasion.
Is it possible to upgrade to android 2.1?
If yes would it be slow?
As it is now video performance is not good!(tried almost every player)

Specs: arm11 800mhz cpu, 256MB ram, 1GB rom, (i discovered it is actually 2GB),
wi-fi ,7" 800x480 lcd screen etc.

Thank You.
12th December 2010, 09:58 AM |#2  
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me too
I believe in very others locking for this, me too. Please if anybody to find it answers us. Thanks
17th January 2011, 10:46 AM |#3  
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I had some initial success with putting Android 2.1 from JetPlatform-experimental-binary-100624-2.6.29.tar.gz or JetPlatform-0.3pre1-binary.tgz while retaining the original linux kernel 2.29 on the inbuilt 1GB card. To do that I had to open the device.
Some things were not working 100% correctly with the new android so I put back the original card. 2.1 was faster than the 1.6, but home screen was blinking from time to time.

Also my chinavasion model did not had volume buttons, so I added them from an old Lexmark printer, pictures here: slatedroid . com/index.php?topic=7344.0 (scroll to page 15).

PS>Did you notice some software upgrades on this page: download . chinavasion . com ?,
look for device code PC07, some users said the wifi update is helpful.
17th January 2011, 11:14 AM |#4  
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as for the video, use mp4 to allow for the inbuilt hardware acceleration. Follow the howto by tenzen2, can be found here: dealextreme . com/forums/Default.dx/sku.41984~threadid.730189
15th March 2011, 08:09 AM |#5  
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Yeah I had same problem with android 1.6, got from chinavasion. Its dead slow. I wonder its not possible to upgrade and if it is, i wonder if its clarity and performance will be good?. I have a new android 2.1 directly got from ChinaBuye. It has faster and clarity is excellent. So upgrading will not be effective. I find rate is also quite low here, and buffering is faster. Check with chinabuye if you decide to get new 2.1 android.
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