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

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ekich2000

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It is best to always do a format install. so That being said Start from scratch with the latest and best firmware. so you don't have to start all over again. Lately OTA updates have not been working so pretty much count on backing up your apps with titanuim backup or starting from scratch every time you upgrade.

I believe the reason why we have so many people with weird problems and corrupt installs is from trying to overwrite instead of starting from scratch. It may look like it is working fine at first but then weird things start happening.

I now always do a format install and have never had a weird issue pop up when i have done so.

You mean i flash up direct from 1.20 to 2.0 version??
 

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Hi. Does this improve the sound? Also has chinese apps? Thanks in advance! :highfive:

Well frankly I installed it on kasty-onda_v972-41-v20-rooted and installed it on the standard recovery.......no Chinese apps.
Sound is certainly improved.........ext sd is not accessible..........no market.
Rest ROM's smooth...........would post more updates shortly!!

Well updated with gapps-jb-20121011-signed & cm10-v972-compatibility-2.0_rc0 for the market, Installed MX Player Pro v1.7.14, Swift key tablet & Astro file manager for accessing ext sd card.

CyanogenMod boot animation with audio..........Fluid n flowing!!
 
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Rajata

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Well frankly I installed it on kasty-onda_v972-41-v20-rooted and installed it on the standard recovery.......no Chinese apps.
Sound is certainly improved.........ext sd is not accessible..........no market.
Rest ROM's smooth...........would post more updates shortly!!
Bummer! Gotta have access to external sdcard and of course the market...I guess i'll wait for once those are fixed. Thanks a lot for the info dude! :highfive:
 

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How to change the Boot Logos ?

I have flashed the new kasty rom (kasty-onda_v972-41-v20-rooted3.zip) and it works great.

But I would like to replace the 3 boot logos/animations when you first turn on the tablet.

1) Core4 Logo.
2) Onda / Arctablet Logo.
3) Onda Animation with the tablet features. ( Found this is in : /system/media/bootanimation.zip )

If anyone can help me with the location of these files and how to change it, I would really appreciate it.
 

curiou5

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I have just got my v972 yesterday that came with firmware 1.35 and it's a V1 tablet. Chrome lags a lot compared to the other browser that came with it. Can someone be kind enough to give a tutorial on how to flash SuperNova4. I have installed CWM, arctools and rooted the tablet.

Thank you.
 

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I have flashed the new kasty rom (kasty-onda_v972-41-v20-rooted3.zip) and it works great.

But I would like to replace the 3 boot logos/animations when you first turn on the tablet.

1) Core4 Logo.
2) Onda / Arctablet Logo.
3) Onda Animation with the tablet features. ( Found this is in : /system/media/bootanimation.zip )

If anyone can help me with the location of these files and how to change it, I would really appreciate it.

Core4 Logo && Onda / Arctablet logo is on bootloader partition (/dev/block/nanda)
mount them on device as vfat (mkdir /mnt/boot && mount -orw,loop -tvfat /dev/block/nanda /mnt/boot)
 

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Lost World 2.1 and new Kasty rooted 3zip.

Please!
Need my daily flash.
Cant find link for new kasty rom mentioned earlier in this thread.(rooted3.zip)
I am not able to download anything from Mega, and the Chinese site also fails when trying to download Lost World 2.1.

Anybody got mirrors for this roms?

Thank you!
Knievel
 

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I think right now the best combination is to use official ROM V.20 with the build.prop from Adrenaline 2.0 ROM. I found that this build.prop fixes many application and games compatibility in google play store.

I suggest to use third party software like ROM Toolbox Pro to change the build.prop. Don't forget to reboot the tablet after changing the build.prop.

I attached Adrenaline 2.0 build prop if someone needed it. Put this file in this directory /sdcard/romtoolboxpro/backup ... and choose restore from the rom toolbox pro application.

Please rename the attachment from .txt to be .prop
 

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Diomorgan

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Please!
Need my daily flash.
Cant find link for new kasty rom mentioned earlier in this thread.(rooted3.zip)
I am not able to download anything from Mega, and the Chinese site also fails when trying to download Lost World 2.1.

Anybody got mirrors for this roms?

Thank you!
Knievel
is it Katsy Onda based on V2.0 ?
 

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Bummer! Gotta have access to external sdcard and of course the market...I guess i'll wait for once those are fixed. Thanks a lot for the info dude! :highfive:

Well updated with gapps-jb-20121011-signed & cm10-v972-compatibility-2.0_rc0 for the market, Installed MX Player Pro v1.7.14, Swift key tablet & Astro file manager for accessing ext sd card.

CyanogenMod boot animation with audio..........Fluid n flowing!!
 

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I think right now the best combination is to use official ROM V.20 with the build.prop from Adrenaline 2.0 ROM. I found that this build.prop fixes many application and games compatibility in google play store.

I suggest to use third party software like ROM Toolbox Pro to change the build.prop. Don't forget to reboot the tablet after changing the build.prop.

I attached Adrenaline 2.0 build prop if someone needed it. Put this file in this directory /sdcard/romtoolboxpro/backup ... and choose restore from the rom toolbox pro application.

Please rename the attachment from .txt to be .prop

Can you see Bump or Tripview Sydney in the Play Store?

No such directory as /sdcard/romtoolboxpro/backup but /sdcard/romtoolbox. Simply overwritten build.prop with Adrenaline 2.0 build.prop. Upon reboot the system hang with grey screen after the "Onda since 1978" appeared. Any help?
 

KnieveI

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[QUOTE

No such directory as /sdcard/romtoolboxpro/backup but /sdcard/romtoolbox. Simply overwritten build.prop with Adrenaline 2.0 build.prop. Upon reboot the system hang with grey screen after the "Onda since 1978" appeared. Any help?[/QUOTE]

I did the same mistake. Wouldnt boot.
Did advance restore CWM. Restore system. Then it boots with old build prop.

Thanks
KnieveI

Edit! My bad. Forgot to to set right permissions after change of build prop.
Now im running on latest Kasty with Adrenaline 2.0 ( C.Troy) build prop. I like it.
 
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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 .
    5
    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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