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

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PassieWater

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the 3.0 version on onda's site is dated may 22 13.

On onda-tablet.com the date is may 15:

Onda V972 Quad Core Tablet PC Android 4.2.2 V3.0 Firmware: 331.53M V972 Quad Core V3.0 Firmware: (only support V1 Version)
Time: 2013-05-15

V972 Quad Core V3.0 Firmware: (only support V2 Version)Time: 2013-05-15

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On onda-tablet.com the date is may 15:

Onda V972 Quad Core Tablet PC Android 4.2.2 V3.0 Firmware: 331.53M V972 Quad Core V3.0 Firmware: (only support V1 Version)
Time: 2013-05-15

V972 Quad Core V3.0 Firmware: (only support V2 Version)Time: 2013-05-15

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onda-tablet.com is not official. they are a reseller.

if you want the latest stock firmware i would get it straight from the source.

http://onda.cn/Tablet/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductId=239

use google translate and click on the third set of chinese characters from the left on the second picture down. They have both v1 and v2

V972 quad-core version _v3.0 firmware version (only for V1 version)
File size: 331MB
Update: 2013-05-22
Description: 1. Android 4.2.2 upgrade to version
2. optimize the user experience, more responsive and smooth trolley
3 brand new unlocked clock interface, display more beautiful
4 new left and right pair of pull-down menu function, more convenient operation
5. New increasing Day Dream screen saver function, Tablet PC can do a digital photo frame
6. optimized 4K player that supports HDMI output with different screen display / iso significant features
7 Optimization WIFI wireless connection works
8. optimize system startup speed
9. optimize camera effects improve camera snapshot function Note: 1, the firmware package containing Brush tutorial and Brush tool; 2, Brush risk, please Brush Please read carefully before tutorial; 3, query the version number, see the back of the fuselage SN code first 9,10-bit; 4, the firmware version for V1 models;





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V972 quad-core version _v3.0 firmware version (only applies to the V2 version)
File size: 331MB
Update: 2013-05-22
Description: 1. Android 4.2.2 upgrade to version
2. optimize the user experience, more responsive and smooth trolley
3 brand new unlocked clock interface, display more beautiful
4 new left and right pair of pull-down menu function, more convenient operation
5. New increasing Day Dream screen saver function, Tablet PC can do a digital photo frame
6. optimized 4K player that supports HDMI output with different screen display / iso significant features
7 Optimization WIFI wireless connection works
8. optimize system startup speed
9. optimize camera effects improve camera snapshot function Note: 1, the firmware package containing Brush tutorial and Brush tool; 2, Brush risk, please Brush Please read carefully before tutorial; 3, query the version number, see the back of the fuselage SN code first 9,10-bit; 4, the firmware version for V2 models;
 

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Hi there!

Just see at the original site (onda.cn) tha 4.2.2 (Version 3.0) Firmware is released:


For V973 V1:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=449762&uk=389436537



For V973 V2:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=449752&uk=389436537

I didn't know that there are also two versions of the V973 are available…
I just downloading and test it later.


Changelog (translated with google):


1. Android upgrade to 4.2.2 version
(2) optimize the user experience, more responsive and smooth trolley
3 new unlocked clock interface, showing more beautiful
4 new left and right pair of pull-down menu function, more convenient operation
5 New Day Dream screen saver function, the Tablet PC can do a digital photo frame
6 Optimizing 4K player that supports HDMI output with different screen display / different display function
7 Optimization WIFI wireless connection works
8 Optimize system startup speed
9 Optimizing photographic effect, improving the camera snapshot function
 
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PassieWater

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onda-tablet.com is not official. they are a reseller.

if you want the latest stock firmware i would get it straight from the source.

http://onda.cn/Tablet/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductId=239

use google translate and click on the third set of chinese characters from the left on the second picture down. They have both v1 and v2

;

Sorry...
Thought that onda-tablet was an official site too...

Thnx for the heads up



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Hi there!

Just see at the original site (onda.cn) tha 4.2.2 (Version 3.0) Firmware is released:


For V973 V1:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=449762&uk=389436537



For V973 V2:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=449752&uk=389436537

I didn't know that there are also two versions of the V973 are available…
I just downloading and test it later.


Changelog (translated with google):


1. Android upgrade to 4.2.2 version
(2) optimize the user experience, more responsive and smooth trolley
3 new unlocked clock interface, showing more beautiful
4 new left and right pair of pull-down menu function, more convenient operation
5 New Day Dream screen saver function, the Tablet PC can do a digital photo frame
6 Optimizing 4K player that supports HDMI output with different screen display / different display function
7 Optimization WIFI wireless connection works
8 Optimize system startup speed
9 Optimizing photographic effect, improving the camera snapshot function

I used Google translate for the instructions but when downloading & installing the drivers, it's in Chinese so I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to do anything wrong.
Does anyone have any ideas?!
 

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Guys can we stop with this . There is no 'fake' rom. Its indeed the same official rom that was released earlier on the 15 th May through the official onda forum with just some minor changes that wont be noticed by th euser
 
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I used Google translate for the instructions but when downloading & installing the drivers, it's in Chinese so I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to do anything wrong.
Does anyone have any ideas?!

Use this instructions:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/phoenixsuit-flashing-tutorial-onda-v972-v812-allwinner-a31-tablets/

---------- Post added at 12:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:52 PM ----------

Could someone please state the pro's and cons of the standard and Kasty version of the 3.0 firmware..... I lost track.
Thnx in advance

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Changelog for Kasty V973 V1 ROM 3.0 (4.2.2):

- root with latest SuperSU 1.30 (free version)
- system default setup English
- removed most Chinese and unnecessary applications
- Google Play Store fixes so more application are visible/compatible
- updated busybox v1.21.0.git (2012-11-29)
- Unix like init.d boot scripts support, more details on init.d scripts here
- changed permissions on external sdcard to allow write access


URL to Firmware:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/onda-v972/onda-v973-v1-hardware-android-4-2-2-jelly-bean-root-custom-firmware-v3-0-2013-05-23/
 

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Guys can we stop with this . There is no 'fake' rom. Its indeed the same official rom that was released earlier on the 15 th May through the official onda forum with just some minor changes that wont be noticed by th euser

I agree with you. Sort of insulting to the guy who released it. Doesn't really encourage him to develop or release anything further if people are calling his wonderful rom "fake".

I've been using it and it runs great. Yes, it does have some bugs. Had some random reboots and screen freezes but overall it works very well.
 

minerva1961

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NB this is for V973, not V972 hardware.

The V972 (V1) is here;
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum...ly-bean-root-custom-firmware-v3-0-2013-05-22/

(Just thought I would make that clear for any Newbies as I suspect the majority on the forum here are using V972 hardware)

Cheers

:)
 
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PassieWater

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Newbee question.

Flashed kasty 3.0 for version 2 tablet.
There is the arctools program. In that program i could instal TWRP for android 4.2.
Question is SHOULD i ? Does it work ?
Or should i go to arc website for this question ?

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Got a problem

Flashed kasty v3.0 and now my camera doesnt work..."no external storage". In settings>>storage the external sd is shown but it doesnt say how much space is available. In es explorer the sd card is present and i can write and read it.

What is going on ?

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Please HEEEEELP!

I upgrade to version 4.2.2. from here
BIG MISTAKE!

Wireless and camera doesn't work with v1 and v2 also.
When switching WI-FI On/Off button to ON position, after few seconds it comes back to OFF position automatically.

I also have to mention that my tablet is Allview with similar configuration as Onda V972.
Foolish me, I don't have a backup of original ROM (it wasn't root-it by default)

Any suggestions?
 

zsnorbi

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I upgrade to version 4.2.2. from here
BIG MISTAKE!

Wireless and camera doesn't work with v1 and v2 also.
When switching WI-FI On/Off button to ON position, after few seconds it comes back to OFF position automatically.

I also have to mention that my tablet is Allview with similar configuration as Onda V972.
Foolish me, I don't have a backup of original ROM (it wasn't root-it by default)

Any suggestions?
Well dude you really made a big mistake. As you said onda v972 and the allview tablet are only similar but not the same. Allview has bt chip also and probably has some difference in wifi and camera kernel like between v1 and v2 tablets. Also as far as i know by this you lost allview factory warranty because they doesnt even allow rooting their devices. Now you should live with these issues, wait for allview to release their own update to 4.2.2 or you may try requesting a firmware reflash from them but because their warranty policy this maybe will be only if you pay this operation.
Your only chance to revigorate yourselyour tablet if you request a backup from another allview tablet holder or at last chance you may try cm10 build for onda v972 that maybe will work on your tablet too.
 
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I upgrade to version 4.2.2. from here
BIG MISTAKE!

Wireless and camera doesn't work with v1 and v2 also.
When switching WI-FI On/Off button to ON position, after few seconds it comes back to OFF position automatically.

I also have to mention that my tablet is Allview with similar configuration as Onda V972.
Foolish me, I don't have a backup of original ROM (it wasn't root-it by default)

Any suggestions?

Yes.
You got to find an orginal rom for your device and flash with phoenix.
Allview is pretty different from our Onda V972.
But im sure you gonna find it.
Thanks
Knievel
 

hurray

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Got a problem

Flashed kasty v3.0 and now my camera doesnt work..."no external storage". In settings>>storage the external sd is shown but it doesnt say how much space is available. In es explorer the sd card is present and i can write and read it.

What is going on ?

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Please make sure that you are using the correct firmware for your tablet!
I post the new roms for the V973 and not the V972. :cool:

The Hardware of the V973 is the same as V972 with the difference of the batterie and the touch- and g-sensors are turned by 180°. So there is the need of another firmware than the V972.
 

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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. :)