- Sep 25, 2010
I hadn't tried it yet. work 6 days a wk n sick sun. But read the reviews on new version people are trying out. I'm assuming v1 and v2 are hardware differences. I may just give this a try. Not familiar with android as just gotten 1st 2 androids. Yea behind the times shhh. Galaxy 3 changed my mind! I guess you could say with the retina display etc. Would have expected more.
anyway the reviews look good and downloading new version now. being a nobb with android, is phoenix all that is needed? Or do I still need to get the cwd file
yeah phoneix is all that's needed
check out this guide if your stuck http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featu...utorial-onda-v972-v812-allwinner-a31-tablets/
happened to me also and realized that my install of CWM did not recognize my ext sdcard. Had to Phoenix install v2.0, install CWM and start again. Glad this thing is hard to brick LOL.
ah thanks, in the middle
Can i flash this in with CWM directly or do i need to use PhonixSuit for it?
Can i install SuperNova 4.0 thrue the CWM and then i dont need to flash anything? because the PhonixSuit wont work for me... it wont flash...
using windows 8? If so your going to have to use a weird method.
1. Go into the firmware section on phoenix suite and put your .img file in.
2. Shut down your tablet.
3. Hold your home button down for the whole process
4. plug in your tablet and press the power button 10 to 20 times for about 1 second each
5. it will ask you to reformat it using the image- load it and let it do its thing
6. use arc tablet apk to install cwm and you'll be all set
for supernova make sure to extract the .img from the .zip file when using this method
While you can just flash it, your likely to get bugs and glitches. It's called a dirty flash and is frowned upon for that exact reason. I would defenitly suggest going through the cleaner method of reformatting.
The key to understanding these designations is this. The first "V" number is the serial number hardware designation. The second "V" designation is the firmware upgrade version. So, the V1 / V2.0 means the tablet is a V1 serial number and the firmware upgrade is V2.0. The "V1" designation is determined by the serial number on the back of your v972. It is some kind of production number as in "version". Your serial number will either have a "V1 or V2 or Vx" designation. The firmware upgrades are now determined by this hardware version. So, the new SDK 2.0 which is designated "V2.0" is the new firmware version. You would NOT install a firmware upgrade designated as a "V2" if your serial number was a "V1". Look on the back of your tablet at the bottom. It's very plain to see. So, to upgrade your v972, you first need to know what serial number version you have, as in "V1", then you chose the firware upgrade based on that, i.e., v1 / v2.0 ("V1" hardware and V2.0 firmware). Confusing but clear?
As far as I know, you can flash the V1 / SDK2.0 upgrade with the Phoenix tool from any earlier version. Once you flash it, download and install one of the SuperUser apps so that you can take advantage of root as the rom is already rooted. The Kasty-Onda version already has this done as does the other roms. Hope this helps.
So i just tried to install the V972Core4-V1_v2.0 ROM .But Phoenixsuite does not see the tablet correctly .I tried a few times but phoenix says its upgrading but nothing happens .So i disconnect te usb cable .Have usb debugging on als tried with usb debugging off .doesnt matter is does not install the upgrade .That is strange because the Other ROMs were no problem at all.Now i just installed the Supernova 4.0 .But i dont now if that is on SDK 2.0 based?? Any of you guys know about this problem with Phoenixsuite 1.0.6 .tried to update but it seems i have the latest version of phoenixsuiteThis is the next update in the firmware progression. The "old" firmware version is now v1.35 based on version 1 of the SDK. The new firmware is now V1 / SDK 2.0.
You ask a subjective question. On paper it is a "real" improvement. You won't know for yourself until you upgrade your v972. Yes, as I wrote in my post, it was a "real improvement" for my v972.
So it seems that the issue with the mobile banking apps (including paypal) is a hardware detection issue.
The apps require a mobile phone number tied to the device. if they do not find it they will not install. This explains why i was able to install and use paypal back when I did the xml fix. This particular xml fix contained files that enabled gps, phone, bluetooth, ect. These files gave our device a fake hardware profile that tricked the apps into installing.
This was probably a requirement of the financial institutions to include in the apps for security reasons. Funny thing is I am able to install and use the wells fargo app without an issue.
I imagine that if we add these xml fles into our device that we can then be able to make these apps work again in our devices.
If anyone with another tablet (wifi only) can confirm this that would be great.
So i just tried to install the V972Core4-V1_v2.0 ROM .But Phoenixsuite does not see the tablet correctly .I tried a few times but phoenix says its upgrading but nothing happens .So i disconnect te usb cable .Have usb debugging on als tried with usb debugging off .doesnt matter is does not install the upgrade .That is strange because the Other ROMs were no problem at all.Now i just installed the Supernova 4.0 .But i dont now if that is on SDK 2.0 based?? Any of you guys know about this problem with Phoenixsuite 1.0.6 .tried to update but it seems i have the latest version of phoenixsuite