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By Drazix, Member on 6th November 2010, 10:13 PM
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Froyo NAND ROM for Flytouch2 by Stragulus

Video demonstrating how to flash the tablet after having created the bootable SD-card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kf4-Vbba8#t=3

RELEASE NOTES
  • Please provide feedback if things work, or do not work for you.
  • If it eats your tablet, don't blame me. I deem it low-risk though, if it fails you can reflash it using burntool or another bootable sd-card just like before.

INSTALLATION

Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:

1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip: http://www.mediafire.com/?4quqzqyce9eje7a

2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using WinHex:
  • Get WinHex here: http://www.winhex.com/winhex/
  • In WinHex: tools, disk tools, clone disk
  • Choose file from zip (sdcard.img)
  • Choose the sd card as your destination
  • Start sector: fill in 0, also make sure the directories are correct on left
  • When finished, take out the card.

In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:

Code:
dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)
3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).

4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.

5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.

6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)

7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.

If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.

Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!

TROUBLESHOOTING
  • The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
    • The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
  • Flashing was succesful, but the system doesn't boot up!
    • The installer dumps one or more text files on the root of your sd-card during the 'green screen' flashing stage. Upload all these files and link to them here.

TODO
  • Find out why some users can't get past the android boot animation despite seemingly succesful flashing
  • Rewrite instructions for creating the sdcard @ windows
  • Figure out why Titanium Backup doesn't work

(**) Tested:
  • wifi, ethernet port
  • battery status works, g-sensor works
  • touchscreen works (precalibrated, you cannot recalibrate it using the settings app)
  • HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
  • Market works (full)
  • angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it )
  • The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
  • GPS confirmed
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6th November 2010, 10:14 PM |#2  
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Tablet details:

CPU: InfoTM IMAPX220 1GHz CPU ARM1136
Display: 10.2” (WXVGA 1024×600 ) LCD (26M)
RAM: 256MB DDR2 / ROM: 2GB

Camera: 1.3M
GPS: HopeRF XN203
Wifi: AzureWave 802.11B/G

Battery: 3800mah
Adapter: 9V 2/5A

2x USB
1x RJ45
1x HDMI
2x MicroSD
1x Stylus-slot

- Vibration
- Accelerometer

Dimension: 269.91mm*170.45mm*14.89mm 700gr
Buttons: Back, Home, Menu, Volume, Wifi, Reset and Power

Also known as

- FlyTouch II
- SuperPAD
- WOWpad
- WWE10
- PC1002I
- HyPE-Pad
- ZH10X2
- APad GF10
- CEM111
- Daystar MD10
- Careeror CM10104
7th November 2010, 12:43 AM |#3  
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Is it really a 1ghz cpu this time?

Cause, i heard it was only 800mhz and wasn't cortex a8
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7th November 2010, 01:05 AM |#4  
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Is it really a 1ghz cpu this time?

You can look up the specs here.
8th November 2010, 01:01 AM |#5  
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Just got one yesterday, and so far I would say it is a very nice unit.
Everything is very responsive compared to other android tablets I have tried.
The book reader is very nice, and the video player is great. Played a 900mb divx movie without a hitch.
Market works good on this unit also.
My only problem is that when I try to run the system update.apk that came on the unit it asks for a license. A 20 digit code. If I select register later it will not allow for update check because it says it is an unincorporated device.
Like I said earlier market works fine, have downloaded several apps.
I even tried the market fix for the Zenithink ZT-180 from this forum hoping if I inserted a new androidID I could check for updates. No luck.
Any ideas?
Do you know where I can find updates and roms for this unit on the internet?

I got the system update.apk from the root and thought maybe I could check somehow where it was pointing the tablet to look for the updates. Is this possible?
I am currently running dory-r2.1.925 and kernel 2.6.32.9 bldh@emma #1
8th November 2010, 11:09 AM |#6  
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Just got one yesterday, and so far I would say it is a very nice unit.

Nice to hear! Your problem with the license-code is a known issue, many people have that problem. Just ignore for it now, the manufacturer said their will be a new ROM which doesn't ask for it.
8th November 2010, 05:57 PM |#7  
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Thanks for providing a resource for this machine.
Will the rom updates be posted here when they are made available or can you direct me to the manufacturers website, as I can not update via the system update app?
8th November 2010, 06:11 PM |#8  
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ROM's will be posted here, but those websites are:

Gome www.gome.com.cn
InfoTM www.infotmic.com.cn

As soon as there is a new ROM, i will update this topic.
8th November 2010, 06:51 PM |#9  
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Just ordered one. I sent back my broken ZT-180 and they are sending me a discounted FT2. A few questions:

1) The ZT-180 didn't have a true sleep mode. Does this?

2) The ZT-180 only has a 3-Axis accelerometer, making it useless for apps and games that use the g-sensor (it just has screen rotation). How's this one?

3) How's the battery compare? The last one was terrible.

4) Does it seem faster? Slower? Same?
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1) The ZT-180 didn't have a true sleep mode. Does this?

I am not sure. I haven't received mine yet.

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2) The ZT-180 only has a 3-Axis accelerometer, making it useless for apps and games that use the g-sensor (it just has screen rotation). How's this one?

I believe its the same (also also 3-Axis).

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3) How's the battery compare? The last one was terrible.

ZT-180 has 2000mAH, this one has 3800mAh, so it's almost double!

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4) Does it seem faster? Slower? Same?

Exactly the same CPU speed.
9th November 2010, 05:08 AM |#11  
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I am not sure. I haven't received mine yet.



I believe its the same (also also 3-Axis).



ZT-180 has 2000mAH, this one has 3800mAh, so it's almost double!



Exactly the same CPU speed.

Hmm, really hope the accelerometer works in games and it has a sleep mode. Lemme know when you get it please.
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