Cannot get past WIFI selection on Hudl 1

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JACE77

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Ah it seems the problem was not using via the batch tool ive done that now am i really getting close now haha!
 
Download and unpack the TMF Custom ROM Firmware i did until the Disc image is corrupted!
That sounds like you are trying to run the .img file by double clicking it, rather than extracting it.

Try this:
Download the lastest custom ROM: https://github.com/remay/tmf-hudl/r.../hudl.20140424.153851.TMF-Custom-v1.0.img.zip
Double click on the downloaded .zip file.
You should see an explorer windows with a file named hudl.20140424.153851.TMF-Custom-v1.0.img
Drag that file onto your desktop

Continue with step 4
 

JACE77

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I thought i was getting there it says Loading firmware finished then i followed Part 4 but cant get to flashing bootloader mode etc.Its just the same as ever sadly.
 

JACE77

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Im getting really annoyed and feel like giving up about 5 other things have gone wrong tonight alone.The Device Manager is that on my Laptop or Hudl theres not this flashing boot just the reboot menu etc thats not it is it thankyou.
 
The Device Manager is that on my Laptop or Hudl theres not this flashing boot just the reboot menu etc thats not it is it thankyou.
Device Manager is a program on your laptop. Open the start menu (click the windows icon in the bottom left of the screen) and start typing 'device'. you should see search results including device manager near the top - click on the search result to launch it.

Better expaination than I gave here: https://www.howtogeek.com/697936/5-ways-to-open-device-manager-on-windows-10/
 

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JACE77

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It also says Volume up not press power too is that correct ive tried this with or without USB and pinged the reset hole to no avail.One interesting addition the star came up but no Hudl or booting up just a flash of the charger icon!
 

JACE77

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It also says Volume up not press power too is that correct ive tried this with or without USB and pinged the reset hole to no avail.One interesting addition the star came up but no Hudl or booting up just a flash of the charger icon!
I tried your other method double clicked yet it says either corrupt again or unable to extract the destination file.Im on Windows 11 too by the way!
 

JACE77

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How do i do this godsake im actually quite educated but this is the most difficult thing ever.Its driving my mother and wife crazy too.You fellows must be some sort of professors or inventors etc haha!
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\2207310B0100]
"SkipBOSDescriptorQuery"=hex:01,00,00,00
 

Lightpee

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Hello there i had the same couldnt connect problem on Hudl 1 its brand new unused allegedly,its model v4.2.4.1 hudl Android Jellybean but maybe up to 8 years old i followed up to Google keyboard settings,unable to get in several times.I then reset but the same.I can get on the internet via the Google sign in at times.But cant get in the settings and main menus etc,please let me know the next steps.I dont think ive got USB flash drives,and various other things mentioned ok Jace!
For sure
 

Lightpee

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Am sorry but it's been quite long since I used the device. The only way I'll remember the steps to activating it is if I have one with me or I have a picture of what will appear on the screen. I activated mine myself though thats how I know I can do it again 💯
If I remember clearly you tap on the privacy policy, highlight a text from the passage and search with chrome. Now in the search box type open setting(install and open app) in order to try accessing the device setting panel. When in the setting panel go to the date and time and change the date to 26th June. Now you go back to the activation course and continue with the email but if you reach any step that has a skip button anywhere on the screen please tap on it. I hope this text help a little because I tried getting a picture of how it looks like from the Internet but it's not giving me the clear picture.
 

JACE77

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Thank you Pee i thought you were taking the Pee,first of all sorry haha! Yes but it wont let me on the settings as i said at that part.
 

Lightpee

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Lol I wish I could have a picture of how the problem you facing on the tablet looks like but since it's not possible maybe you might as well sell it because the specification is low and its quite slow when in use.
 

JACE77

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Lol I wish I could have a picture of how the problem you facing on the tablet looks like but since it's not possible maybe you might as well sell it because the specification is low and its quite slow when in use.
It seems slow what i can get out of it,i really wanna get it done and keep trying though.This is the bit that could be the Key how do i exactly enter this ive tried to no avail,i dont want to ruin the Laptop settings heres the key information LP!
  1. Copy this text into a file with a .reg extension and double click it, accepting the warnings, to apply the change to the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\2207310B0100]
"SkipBOSDescriptorQuery"=hex:01,00,00,00
 

Lightpee

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It seems slow what i can get out of it,i really wanna get it done and keep trying though.This is the bit that could be the Key how do i exactly enter this ive tried to no avail,i dont want to ruin the Laptop settings heres the key information LP!
  1. Copy this text into a file with a .reg extension and double click it, accepting the warnings, to apply the change to the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\2207310B0100]
"SkipBOSDescriptorQuery"=hex:01,00,00,00
The bit and all those stuffs not important. I've sold my own like I would've recorded a video of the steps for you because its not difficult at all the only problem I have is I don't have a clear image in my mind to guide you through the steps
 

JACE77

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Thanks but it is very difficult ive tried nearly anything i can.Ive never had so much trouble with anything hardly,and im pretty Tech savvy the last 40 years or so using Computers phones etc.Remember im on windows 11,and it seems like this is the very first Hudl,where as most others have 2 etc.As Rob and others have stated the Reg key is vital,well somethings missing somewhere still sadly!
 

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    Hi reddevil - sorry at some point I appear to have stopped 'watching' this thread, so only catching up now. Do you still need help?
    Thanks Rob but I managed to flash from PC booted from USB drive in the end (and then bought you a coffee!).
    No idea why the files seemed invalid to the HUDL nor why my 2 main PCs would not boot from the USB drive (even when set to do so). Luckily my old Samsung netbook did the trick.
    Many Thanks
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    Tigerboss, thanks Sir, my dad is super happy right now, God bless you Dr sharing such a vital message for free
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    FIXED!

    I just managed to get past the setup wizard and get both my Hudl 1's back into service. The problem is not that the Tesco server is gone, but that it's certificate expired on 26th June. If you can escape the wizard and get to settings to set the Hudl's time to before that date the wizard completes successfully.

    I've written up how I escaped the wizard and got into the settings to do this - it's s combination of information from this thread and stuff I've found elsewhere, none of it is really mine :). No rooting or USB debuuging required.

    Find the write up here: Apparently I haven't posted enough here to be able to post the actual link, so try this ....
    https colon slash slash rob dot themayfamily dot me dot uk slash hudl

    If someone with enough privileges could post an actual link for others to click that would be excellent.

    I hope this is useful. Please let me know if you find better/easier ways to achieve the same end effect. If I get time I'll have a look to see if the setup wizard can more easily be disabled, but for now this has got me where I need to be.

    Enjoy,
    Rob.

    [Edited to add: you can find a clickable link under the Home Page in the contact info of my profile]
    It worked 😩😩😩
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    Hi Rob,
    I know you only have/own a Hudle1, but any chance u could make do CFW for the Hiudle2 as myself as well as others are all stuck on the WIFI wizard also now the servers have been shut down.
    My Hudle 2 was getting a little laggy so i made the fatal mistake of resetting, im now greeted with the WIFI authentication error. I changed the date like your hudle 1 tutorial suggests, but that made no difference for this ver2
    I dont mind using my Hudle2 as a guinea pig if you would like to give it a go & i can also know up a tutorial for your webpage to.
    As far as I can establish Custom ROMs for the Hudl2 are not possible. I'm sorry the date trick doesn't work for you : I've had a number of people tell me that it does work with Hudl2 devices, but I don't have a device to confirm or look for alternatives.
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    i know this is old but just going through this on my granddads old Hudl, he died so no way am I getting rid the first post got me interested but didnt know what they keyboard trick was have found out so am posting here to help other users
    1. select anywhere that will let you type in text
    2. when the keyboard comes up long press the microphone key
    3. click on google keyboard settings
    4. scroll down to about google keyboard
    5. click on privacy policy (it will load up google chrome)
    6. in the address bar type in google app
    7. the google app will show click on it in the google search results
    8. click open in play store
    9 click on open
    10. in the search bar type settings / play store
    11. root your tablet following other guids

    hope this helps fill in the blanks

    I got to this thread after following @TigerRob's tutorial It is a brilliant tutorial but I had no joy. Someone (possibly @TigerRob) mentions somewhere the possibility that the tablet is updating various other aspects of itself in the background and the process needs to be run through quickly. Mine had updated to the point where it refused to find the settings app and demanded an update to Google Chrome (which it refused to install).

    Well, I had a little brainwave which worked for me. I shared my Phone WiFi and, once past the initial screen, switched off teh sharing so I could fumble through the rest, knowing that the HUDL had no possibility of updating.

    So, with the stock, unadulterated factory firmware, sure enough, once I get to step 5 above, in stead of typing google app, I typed "settings" and I found I had the option to search ON the tablet. The updated version doesn't have this. Skip steps 6,7,8,9,10! Once I got the date set, I rebooted and went onto my home WiFi no probs.

    I'm happy happy happy. I just got a new remote control for my IoT!