Onda V972 Allwinner A31 Quad Core 9.7inch Retina IPS Screen Dual Camera Tablet PC

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jyams

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Ouch, flashed, made wipes aetc and now stuck at "Core4" Logo! :(((

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.
 

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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/
 
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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.

Hi im trying to figure out what Version i have on my tablet the SN says: V972QAD3V1D03112 on the back and not V1 or V2?
 

alexhjelm

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v972qad3v1d03112

ah thanks, in the middle ;)

Can i flash this in with CWM directly or do i need to use PhonixSuit for it?
V972Core4-V1_v2.0.rar

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...
 
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samdsox

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ah thanks, in the middle ;)

Can i flash this in with CWM directly or do i need to use PhonixSuit for it?
V972Core4-V1_v2.0.rar

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.
 

alexhjelm

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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.

I have Windows 7.

The problem was i couldnt flash it before i restarted my computer after installing PhoenixSuit but the software never told me that was needed.

So if more have problems with drivers, flashing or PhoenixSuit reboot...
 
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Hi, meaning if I use kast 1.35 it is already done, v2?

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.
 

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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.
 
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Anyone experience the following bug? When the tablet goes to standby after 2 min inactivity it shuts completely off. Must reboot then. Running SuperNova 4.0
 

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My 972 works great with kasty 2.0, no lag, fluid menus, browser works great. Will have to try battery duration..

Best regards, justme

Sent from my V972 Core4 using Tapatalk HD
 

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This 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 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
 

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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.

What is this xml fix? Very interested as the only custom rom I can use atm is supernova 3.1 as this rom lets me install my home banking app correctly.

Sent from my unknown using Tapatalk HD
 

jyams

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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

Are you sure you are following these instructions EXACTLY for Phoenix? Debugging setting has no effect as the tablet MUST be off before starting the Phoenix flash process.

Supernova 4.0 IS based on the v2.0 SDK so not to worry. You are updated! However when installing Supernova I hope you did a squeaky clean install in CWM first /advanced/format system, data, cache, sdcard, then wiping data/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik, then flash Supernova 4. If you didn't follow this procedure you may experience some disappointments due to corrupt stuff that didn't get erased on the sdcard most likely.
 
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MrDho

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What is your score on antutu benchmark ?
I have 10880 with kasty1.35. 2
And 10680 with kasty v1 2.0.
Its strange.

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    Updated collection of Onda V972 ROMs

    Official ROMs

    Version 1.35
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 298 MB
    Description:
    - Improved stability of the system
    - Improved file system mount options
    - Space for the application restored to 2 GB
    - Improvements in the function of OTA updates
    - Fixes an issue in which some device is not held firmware

    Version 1.33
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release date: February 28, 2013
    Size: 296 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, set SuperSU. from Market
    - Improved system stability, bug fixes
    - Solved the problem in the application noise Wechat 4.5 Talking
    - Fixed a problem with the applications listed in section 2 GB?
    - Fixed update OTA
    - Fixed a problem installing the firmware on some Soup
    - Improved audio settings, equalizer settings - Bass Boost and 3D-effect

    Version 1.32
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 5 of February 2013
    Size: 293 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Improved system stability, bug fixes
    - Updated the Camera application
    - The function of the burst in the Camera application with setting 10 \ s
    - Improved settings display \ color
    - Added intellectual illumination
    - Removed the ability to shoot 1080P video back camera
    - Removed the ability to charge via USB when connected to PC

    Version 1.21
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 4 of February 2013 (Now that ROM remowed from Official Site, but still on fileshare)
    Size: 342 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Improved system stability, some bug fixes

    Version 1.2
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 16 of January 2013
    Size: 296 MB
    Description:
    - No Root
    - Fixed a problem with the front camera, when it was 0.3 megapixels instead of 2.0
    - Improvements in the interface and application icons
    - Improving the quality of photos
    - Added the ability to shoot back camera 1080P video
    - Improved system response
    - Increased stability of the system

    Version 1.1 Beta
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 12 of January 2013 (Now deleted from site and fileshare)
    Size: 301 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root
    - Fixed a problem with the front camera, when it was 0.3 megapixels instead of 2.0
    - Improved quality of photos
    - Added the ability to shoot back camera 1080P video
    - Improved system response

    Version 1.02
    Download: Official Site | Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 31 of December 2012
    Size: 274 MB
    Description:
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - At the moment is not relevant


    Custom ROMs

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v135 rooted
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    This custom firmware is based on the official firmware version 1.35
    Release Date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 264 MB
    Key features:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, SuperSU 1.25 (free version)
    - The default language is English
    - Removed the majority of Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Improved compatibility of applications in Google Play
    - Added ArcTools application for easy installation CWM recovery

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v133 rooted
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    This custom firmware is based on the official firmware version 1.33
    Release Date: March 1, 2013
    Size: 261 MB
    Key features:
    - Comes with a Root-rights, SuperSU 1.20 (free version)
    - The language of the default English
    - Removed the majority of Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Improved compatibility of applications in Google Play
    This firmware is available for applications 2 GB (section / data)

    Kasty Onda v972 41 v132 rooted
    Download: Arctablet Site | Mega
    Release Date: 7 of February 2013
    Size: 260 MB
    Description:
    - Root with latest SuperSU 1.04 (free version)
    - System default setup English
    - Removed most Chinese and unnecessary applications
    - Google Play Store fixes so more application are visible/compatible

    Lost World 1.2
    Download: Mega | Baidu
    Release Date: March 12, 2013
    Size: 239 MB
    Description:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Comes with a Root-rights

    Canary Rom v1.0 by Nuazet
    Download:Mega | Uploaded
    Release Date: March 17, 2013
    Size: 278 MB
    Description:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Deodexed
    - Zipaligned
    - The core is stock
    - Performance Improvements
    - Changes in the speed and stability
    - Changes in energy saving
    - Improved sound and Sony xLOUD CLEARBASS
    - Removed Chinese applications
    - The stock Launcher and Nova Launcher
    - Changed Butanimatsiya
    - Multiple skins

    SuperNova 3.1
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 13, 2013
    Size: 280 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Deodexed
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zipaligned
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Change the permissions required for compatibility of some applications to Play Market
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy
    Removed regular launcher because of its instability

    SuperNova 3.0
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 9, 2013
    Size: 280 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.35
    - Deodexed
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zipaligned
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Change the permissions required for compatibility of some applications to Play Market
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy
    * Removed regular launcher because of its instability

    SuperNova 2.0
    Download: Mega | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: March 2, 2013
    Size: 282 MB
    Key Features:
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.33
    - Deodeksirovana
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Zip-optimized
    - Installing apps from the folder data / app
    - Supports startup scripts
    - Tweaks build.prop:
    * Improved system for WiFi connection
    * Initial Configuration Menu
    * Improved memory management
    * Changes in the file Platform.xml, to allow the record to MicroSD
    * DPI to 264 for display
    * Improved video playback: continuous recording 1080p
    * Disable some acceleration features 3D GPU, for all applications that do not need to increase the autonomy

    SuperNova 1.0
    Download: Mega | GDrive | Ya.Disk
    Release Date: 15 of February 2013
    Size: 343 MB
    - Based on the official firmware version 1.32
    - Deodex
    - Comes with a Root-rights
    - Installed as a zip-archive
    - Changed Build.prop: The device is identified as a Nexus 7 in Google Play Market
    - Improved Wi-Fi subsystem
    - By default selected Spanish language
    - Improved memory management
    - Returned to the ability to record video in 1080p


    ROOTs:

    ROOT_Core4 - First Chinese ROOT for Device
    ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3 - This script, created by the Spanish user in the vast htcmania not only ROOT device, but also removes the (retaining a backup) Chinese application, and also sets the Nova Launcher. And also changes Boot Animation.
    ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3.1 - Like not replace standard launcher, only install Nova, also removes icons of Chinese applications from the desktop, as they start up with some errors.
    Onda_Allwinner_A31_root_v1_0 - Script from arctablet, alteration of the previous (not install Nova and do not change the boot animation).


    Recovery:

    CWM Recovery Onda v971 and V972 - The first version of the most famous modified porting recovery giving far more opportunities than with the stock. It has a problems with 32GB versions. How to install .
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    ROM list updated!

    Updated a ROMs list with new official and custom ROMS. Add a Mega and Ya.Disk mirrors for every ROM.
    4
    imgRePacker

    I added support for PhoenixSuite image forrmat into imgRePacker (2.03)
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    Okay guys a quick update. Not sure, if I should be posting it here but I will still go ahead as we dont have a dedicated development thread yet.

    So last night I studied the partitions, extracted the stock recovery img and tried to build cwm recovery from the cwm online builder. I pushed it on to the recovery partition, and rebooted into recovery. Finally I did manage to get the cwm recovery interface but too bad it did not recognize my partitions. Worse, I ended up bricking my device as it went in cwm loop and on every restart I just got cwm with no keys working. :crying:

    Luckily I knew that Allwinner A31 is almost brick free because the Installation suite doesn't rely on recovery and use flash mode to install firmware. So I am up and running again. I just repartioned to be sure. :good::good:

    I'll keep going. I realize now that the A10 also has similar paritions structure, maybe I could get help from there. For anyone interested I am attaching the recovery.fstab which u can refer to extarct images using dd command.

    PM me or write here if anyone needs the recovery or boot images. I already have then extracted. Sorry for the long post.
    There is just one thing thats been bothering me. How we supposed to use CWM even if we get it working with just two keys on the tablet? Maybe I should directly try cwm touch.

    Thanks. I'll keep you guys posted.
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    onda has not enabled any power managment features of the tablet yet. There is a power managment chip, and the A31 has power managment as well not being used. The A31 is being ran at 1ghz even when idle. If you factor that in with battery life right now at 4-4.5 hours , just think what it should get once those features are enabled.

    I have 2 of these and one of mine I was messing with for over 4 hours (installing apps rooting upgrading/downgrading firmware, ect) and it was at 69% I have not had any of the browser lag, however every so often when going into google play I get no connection retry. This has happened to me with all of my tablets so not sure if this is wifi power managment or not.

    I have read about some quality control issues with some units, but both of mine seem to be working and looking great so far. I also did the firmware upgrade on a factory fresh device. I think this helps with stability.



    PS, Every new battery operated device i have owned I have always let it charged for 24 hours before messing with it. Even if they state they are fully charged when they come out of the box. I have always had pretty consistent battery life trough the life of the device. Just my personal experience.

    Note Take Battery MAH on Chinese batteries with a grain of salt. I have seen the same model make of battery advertised and many different MAH. They never are tested at what they say. I would not be surprised if ainol novo9 and onda v972 use the same exact battery. The thing about numbers anyone good in math can make numbers say anything you want. And guess who is really good with numbers. :)
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