JXD S7100 Android Gaming Tablet

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candre23

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There has been a little conversation about this new device in the Yinlips G18 thread, but I thought it deserved it's own space.

taoZN.jpg


Specs:
CPU: 800MHz ARM Cortex A9 (single-core) + Mali 400 GPU
RAM: 512MB DDR2
Storage: 8GB internal (6.25GB available to the user) + microSD slot
Display: 7" 800x480 touch screen
OS: Google Android 2.2 (with some launcher modifications)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n + miniUSB with OTG capability (adapter included)
Included emulators: Arcade games, Nintendo 64 games, Sony PS1 games, Nintendo GBA games, Sega MD games
Camera: Dual Camera (Front: 0.3M pixels, Back: 2.0M pixels)
On line video: Supports Flash (Youtube, TED mobile, BBC news etc)
TV out: mini-HIMI output
Accelerometer: Yes
Audio: Stereo speakers + headphone jack
Dimensions: 238.5x121.7x12.35mm - 16.0oz

Manufacturer's product page

Rooting / Google Market install instructions (thanks jutley)

Firmware update/restore instructions - Note that the S7100 is available in either a resistive or (slightly more expensive) capacitive touchscreen version. The ROMs for these two versions are not intercompatible. Make sure you get the correct update. (thanks blokenfeffer)

Starfox 64 demo:


More information will be added as it becomes available.
 
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blokenfeffer

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Apr 17, 2008
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Quick walkthrough on how to replace the stock emulators on the S7100.

Disclaimer as usual: everything here is at your OWN RISK.

I'll be using Gensoid as an example, as this emulator refused to launch for me out of the box.

Requirements:

  1. Rooted S7100.
  2. File explorer with root permissions.
  3. Gensoid replacement.

1) Once your device is rooted, you'll need to grab a file explorer. The explorer I use is ES File Explorer.

2) Download Gensoid. For this example, place this on the root of your SD card. As long as you can find this file in ES Explorer, it doesn't really matter where you put it.

Instructions:

Launch ES File Explorer, press the menu button and change the following options:

  • Change Home Directory to /
  • Check Root Explorer to enabled
  • Check Mount File System to enabled

Back out of the settings and navigate to the following directory:

/system/app​

Long press on Gnes4droid.apk and rename it to Gnes4droid.apkbak

Navigate to /system/libs/ and rename the folder Gnes4droid to Gnes4droidbak

Now power off the S7100 and power it back up again, if you do not power off installation in the next step will fail.

Launch ES File Explorer again and find the APK for Gensoid that you downloaded previously and press it. It should now offer to install the application, follow the on screen steps and you should have successfully replaced the preloaded version of Gensoid.

Any games you have should still autmoatically launch from the Game Center icons and the MD lists, but adds the advantage of having a launcher icon for the emulator itself, should you wish to customise your device with another launcher.

This should work for any preloaded emulator that you wish to replace with a previous version. Do NOT delete the other emulators just incase you want to revert.

If you have any issues, you can always undo the renaming operations above.
 
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nsigma

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I ordered one of these things a few weeks ago, and finally got it in the mail, but it doesn't boot; it sits at a blank white screen. Any thoughts?
 

wozz9192

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I ordered one of these things a few weeks ago, and finally got it in the mail, but it doesn't boot; it sits at a blank white screen. Any thoughts?

Tried booting into recovery and loading factory defaults? I read about someone who had a similar issue.
Which website did you buy it from?

If factory defaults don't work you could also try downloading f/w above and reloading it.

To get into recovery (courtesy of Jutleys via apad forum):
Press and hold the Menu button, keep the Menu button pressed and now press the Power on button. The "upgrading please wait" message will be displayed.The menu will be displayed. Use the Volume + and - buttons to navigate the menu options.From the menu you can perform the following functions:Wipe data/factory reset.Yes-delete all user data.Wipe cache partition.Wipe media storage partition.Apply SD-card update.zip.
From the menu choose "Apply SD-card update.zip" select the option using the Back button. Wait while the tablet reflashes. Ensure the battery is fully charged or the power cable is connected before starting the reflash process. After the reflash is complete. Press the Back button to reboot the tablet.
 

kblood

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I just ordered one of these. Sounds perfect since I am delevoping games for Android, and this is a mix of everything Android it seems.

I got just about all Emulators for Android, so I hope to test how well they will work on this. Amiga, C64, almost all Segas, most Nintendo, DosBox and Playstation 1. I just worry that it might be too low quality and won't work at all.
 

blokenfeffer

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Apr 17, 2008
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I ordered one of these things a few weeks ago, and finally got it in the mail, but it doesn't boot; it sits at a blank white screen. Any thoughts?

Just posted a reply to you over on apad forums. It's probably not a software issue, but I've posted a screenshot on that thread to see if you can get some sound out of the machine.
 
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JXD S7100 ADW Launcher & Custom icons

Just got mine a couple days ago...
First thing i did was root, install market, and got rid of that horrible launcher it comes with, replaced it with ADW, and i also made a few custom icons for games and emulators, still working on more. Heres a pic
myjxd.jpg
 
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wozz9192

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Just got mine a couple days ago...
First thing i did was root, install market, and got rid of that horrible launcher it comes with, replaced it with ADW, and i also made a few custom icons for games and emulators, still working on more.

When u say u got rid of the launcher, can u completely remove it or just use adw instead?
Reason bring is I installed go launcher but the original still resides.
Also do u know how to get rid if the Chinese market and crap? I replaced some default emulators with new versions by renaming originals in system/app folder but can't see anything fire the Chinese stuff.
 
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I did not completely remove it but I beleive you can use titanium backup, I used it to remove all the Chinese apps and everything else I didn't need

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using XDA App
 

blokenfeffer

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When u say u got rid of the launcher, can u completely remove it or just use adw instead?
Reason bring is I installed go launcher but the original still resides.
Also do u know how to get rid if the Chinese market and crap? I replaced some default emulators with new versions by renaming originals in system/app folder but can't see anything fire the Chinese stuff.

Wouldn't be wise to remove their launcher entirely. If you use an alternative launcher though, you can set it as the default launcher which effectively does the same thing anyway.

Settings > applications > all > launcher > clear defaults on "Launch by default".

Next time you press HOME, it will ask you which app to use as your default launcher, set it to Go Launcher and it'll be the default launcher from boot.

To reverse this if you have any issues, repeat the steps above and select Go Launcher to clear defaults, instead of launcher.

---------- Post added at 11:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:52 PM ----------

Just got mine a couple days ago...
First thing i did was root, install market, and got rid of that horrible launcher it comes with, replaced it with ADW, and i also made a few custom icons for games and emulators, still working on more. Heres a pic
myjxd.jpg

Nice looking homescreen, you should post up any other changes you make :)
 

breakingpoint72

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JXD s7100 Bluetooth Support?

Does anyone know if this device supports Bluetooth? I read on another forum that there is a firmware upgrade for the resistive screen model that has Bluetooth in the caption. If the device does have Bluetooth, does this mean it's only in the resistive screen model? Maybe only later releases of the device received the Bluetooth capability (resistive and capacitive)? Thanks for any information.
 

blokenfeffer

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Does anyone know if this device supports Bluetooth? I read on another forum that there is a firmware upgrade for the resistive screen model that has Bluetooth in the caption. If the device does have Bluetooth, does this mean it's only in the resistive screen model? Maybe only later releases of the device received the Bluetooth capability (resistive and capacitive)? Thanks for any information.

There seems to be a few different models out there and seemingly one of them has bluetooth. I'm not aware of where this model is being sold though, as almost nobody seems to have a bluetooth enabled model.

My capacitive model doesn't have bluetooth and looking at the restive models other users have, theirs don't have it either.

Fairly sure this isn't a stock upgrade for later releases though, rather another SKU.
 
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JXD s7100 Bluetooth support?

There seems to be a few different models out there and seemingly one of them has bluetooth. I'm not aware of where this model is being sold though, as almost nobody seems to have a bluetooth enabled model.

My capacitive model doesn't have bluetooth and looking at the restive models other users have, theirs don't have it either.

Fairly sure this isn't a stock upgrade for later releases though, rather another SKU.

Thanks Blokenfeffer for the information.

One thing I find that is strange though. The following sites list that it does have Bluetooth. Sorry I could not link to the entire URL. The forum has yet to give me the privilege to do so.

ownta.com
lettouch.com
r4shop.co.uk

Do you think that this is an error on their part? They have had this same information on their site since the launch of the device.
 

blokenfeffer

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Thanks Blokenfeffer for the information.

One thing I find that is strange though. The following sites list that it does have Bluetooth. Sorry I could not link to the entire URL. The forum has yet to give me the privilege to do so.

ownta.com
lettouch.com
r4shop.co.uk

Do you think that this is an error on their part? They have had this same information on their site since the launch of the device.

It's possibly an error, or they could have the bluetooth model. Mine has bluetooth sharing running in the background, but there's no bluetooth hardware in the machine that I'm aware of.

There are definitely 3 different firmware revisions on the JXD site though, including bluetooth and none bluetooth versions.
 
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breakingpoint72

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JXD s7100 Bluetooth Support?

It's possibly an error, or they could have the bluetooth model. Mine has bluetooth sharing running in the background, but there's no bluetooth hardware in the machine that I'm aware of.

There are definitely 3 different firmware revisions on the JXD site though, including bluetooth and none bluetooth versions.

Thanks again, blokenfeffer. That answers my question to why I saw a picture on JXD's website with the Bluetooth symbol running in the notification bar. It must have just been running in the software, yet it does not have the actual hardware to support it. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if the new units coming out have Bluetooth or not.
 

candre23

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Mine definitely does not have bluetooth. Interestingly, it thinks it has GPS, but even after spending 10 very cold minutes outside with the device pointed at the sky, I could not get a single satellite signal. So I suspect that radio is not present either.
 

CrazylegsFE

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Lots of tinkering!

I have been following this thread since its introduction and appreciate all the tips and tricks that have been very helpful. I thought I would add my findings to the thread.


I finally got current location working in the browser and on wifi.
After countless try's I have found a reliable networklocation.apk that works..

- 1 First you must be rooted
- 2 In order to get it to work google search tiadroid6.1 and its the first link that pops up.
- 3 Extract the file networklocation.apk and using (es file explorer or similiar app) and add it to your /system/apps folder
- 4 shutdown and reboot your device

Volia! enjoy!

Things I have currently done
- Rooted/Market via visionary
- Changed boot screen
- ICS Keyboard (must have)
- Removed Badiu and all the factory launcher and junk (makes this thing pretty snappy)
- Netflix works great
- Skype works but hangs at times

Problems I'm currently working
- factory camera app is really screwy I downloaded HDR app from the market and it appears to work fine so I'm hoping its software
When I load it I sit at a blank screen regardless of which camera I have selected. Sometimes I can get it to work by going to video and clicking the mms video option.

- GTA III boots and loads just fine plays the entire movie and will sometimes even let you play for a minute or two then crashes with an android process error
 
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CrazylegsFE

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UPDATE:
Fixed my camera problem and with chainfire 3D most games work really well on this thing. For those that have sporadic camera issues make sure that you don't have the screen locked and that the screen rotates.

;) I'm crossing my fingers to get gingerbread on this device so that we can use OnLive gaming.

Also I have been messing with power profiles and am seeing better battery life in the 4+ hr range.

The charger that came with it died so I'm in the process of building another one. So more to come once I can charge this thing!

---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:20 PM ----------

Amon_Re
Quick question about your bluetooth. Did you actually have it working? If so have you taken apart to get the BT chip info by chance to try and recover that functionality?
 

Amon_Re

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Quick question about your bluetooth. Did you actually have it working? If so have you taken apart to get the BT chip info by chance to try and recover that functionality?

Well, I could turn it on & off, it seemed to be responding properly, was going to test some bluetooth gadgets after the firmware upgrade but alas...

I haven't taken the thing apart yet, I'm mailing back & forth with JXD at the moment to see if they can help, if that fails though I probably will take it apart.
 

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    There has been a little conversation about this new device in the Yinlips G18 thread, but I thought it deserved it's own space.

    taoZN.jpg


    Specs:
    CPU: 800MHz ARM Cortex A9 (single-core) + Mali 400 GPU
    RAM: 512MB DDR2
    Storage: 8GB internal (6.25GB available to the user) + microSD slot
    Display: 7" 800x480 touch screen
    OS: Google Android 2.2 (with some launcher modifications)
    Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n + miniUSB with OTG capability (adapter included)
    Included emulators: Arcade games, Nintendo 64 games, Sony PS1 games, Nintendo GBA games, Sega MD games
    Camera: Dual Camera (Front: 0.3M pixels, Back: 2.0M pixels)
    On line video: Supports Flash (Youtube, TED mobile, BBC news etc)
    TV out: mini-HIMI output
    Accelerometer: Yes
    Audio: Stereo speakers + headphone jack
    Dimensions: 238.5x121.7x12.35mm - 16.0oz

    Manufacturer's product page

    Rooting / Google Market install instructions (thanks jutley)

    Firmware update/restore instructions - Note that the S7100 is available in either a resistive or (slightly more expensive) capacitive touchscreen version. The ROMs for these two versions are not intercompatible. Make sure you get the correct update. (thanks blokenfeffer)

    Starfox 64 demo:


    More information will be added as it becomes available.
    4
    Quick walkthrough on how to replace the stock emulators on the S7100.

    Disclaimer as usual: everything here is at your OWN RISK.

    I'll be using Gensoid as an example, as this emulator refused to launch for me out of the box.

    Requirements:

    1. Rooted S7100.
    2. File explorer with root permissions.
    3. Gensoid replacement.

    1) Once your device is rooted, you'll need to grab a file explorer. The explorer I use is ES File Explorer.

    2) Download Gensoid. For this example, place this on the root of your SD card. As long as you can find this file in ES Explorer, it doesn't really matter where you put it.

    Instructions:

    Launch ES File Explorer, press the menu button and change the following options:

    • Change Home Directory to /
    • Check Root Explorer to enabled
    • Check Mount File System to enabled

    Back out of the settings and navigate to the following directory:

    /system/app​

    Long press on Gnes4droid.apk and rename it to Gnes4droid.apkbak

    Navigate to /system/libs/ and rename the folder Gnes4droid to Gnes4droidbak

    Now power off the S7100 and power it back up again, if you do not power off installation in the next step will fail.

    Launch ES File Explorer again and find the APK for Gensoid that you downloaded previously and press it. It should now offer to install the application, follow the on screen steps and you should have successfully replaced the preloaded version of Gensoid.

    Any games you have should still autmoatically launch from the Game Center icons and the MD lists, but adds the advantage of having a launcher icon for the emulator itself, should you wish to customise your device with another launcher.

    This should work for any preloaded emulator that you wish to replace with a previous version. Do NOT delete the other emulators just incase you want to revert.

    If you have any issues, you can always undo the renaming operations above.
    1
    I ordered one of these things a few weeks ago, and finally got it in the mail, but it doesn't boot; it sits at a blank white screen. Any thoughts?

    Just posted a reply to you over on apad forums. It's probably not a software issue, but I've posted a screenshot on that thread to see if you can get some sound out of the machine.
    1
    does anyone have problems with the tilt function when you play temple run?

    Yep. But I have the same issue on my JXD S7100, so I guess it has to do with the accelerometer function. It probably needs some kind of adjustment / calibration.
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