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Drazix

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Sep 3, 2008
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Froyo NAND ROM for Flytouch2 by Stragulus

Video demonstrating how to flash the tablet after having created the bootable SD-card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kf4-Vbba8#t=3

RELEASE NOTES

  • Please provide feedback if things work, or do not work for you.
  • If it eats your tablet, don't blame me. I deem it low-risk though, if it fails you can reflash it using burntool or another bootable sd-card just like before.

INSTALLATION

Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:

1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip: http://www.mediafire.com/?4quqzqyce9eje7a

2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using WinHex:

  • Get WinHex here: http://www.winhex.com/winhex/
  • In WinHex: tools, disk tools, clone disk
  • Choose file from zip (sdcard.img)
  • Choose the sd card as your destination
  • Start sector: fill in 0, also make sure the directories are correct on left
  • When finished, take out the card.

In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:

Code:
dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)

3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).

4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.

5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.

6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)

7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.

If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.

Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!

TROUBLESHOOTING

  • The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
    • The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
  • Flashing was succesful, but the system doesn't boot up!
    • The installer dumps one or more text files on the root of your sd-card during the 'green screen' flashing stage. Upload all these files and link to them here.

TODO

  • Find out why some users can't get past the android boot animation despite seemingly succesful flashing
  • Rewrite instructions for creating the sdcard @ windows
  • Figure out why Titanium Backup doesn't work

(**) Tested:

  • wifi, ethernet port
  • battery status works, g-sensor works
  • touchscreen works (precalibrated, you cannot recalibrate it using the settings app)
  • HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
  • Market works (full)
  • angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it ;) )
  • The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
  • GPS confirmed
 
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Drazix

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Tablet details:

CPU: InfoTM IMAPX220 1GHz CPU ARM1136
Display: 10.2” (WXVGA 1024×600 ) LCD (26M)
RAM: 256MB DDR2 / ROM: 2GB

Camera: 1.3M
GPS: HopeRF XN203
Wifi: AzureWave 802.11B/G

Battery: 3800mah
Adapter: 9V 2/5A

2x USB
1x RJ45
1x HDMI
2x MicroSD
1x Stylus-slot

- Vibration
- Accelerometer

Dimension: 269.91mm*170.45mm*14.89mm 700gr
Buttons: Back, Home, Menu, Volume, Wifi, Reset and Power

Also known as

- FlyTouch II
- SuperPAD
- WOWpad
- WWE10
- PC1002I
- HyPE-Pad
- ZH10X2
- APad GF10
- CEM111
- Daystar MD10
- Careeror CM10104
 
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cjadams51

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Jan 30, 2009
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Just got one yesterday, and so far I would say it is a very nice unit.
Everything is very responsive compared to other android tablets I have tried.
The book reader is very nice, and the video player is great. Played a 900mb divx movie without a hitch.
Market works good on this unit also.
My only problem is that when I try to run the system update.apk that came on the unit it asks for a license. A 20 digit code. If I select register later it will not allow for update check because it says it is an unincorporated device.
Like I said earlier market works fine, have downloaded several apps.
I even tried the market fix for the Zenithink ZT-180 from this forum hoping if I inserted a new androidID I could check for updates. No luck.
Any ideas?
Do you know where I can find updates and roms for this unit on the internet?

I got the system update.apk from the root and thought maybe I could check somehow where it was pointing the tablet to look for the updates. Is this possible?
I am currently running dory-r2.1.925 and kernel 2.6.32.9 [email protected] #1
 

cjadams51

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Thanks for providing a resource for this machine.
Will the rom updates be posted here when they are made available or can you direct me to the manufacturers website, as I can not update via the system update app?
 

Zap!

Senior Member
Just ordered one. I sent back my broken ZT-180 and they are sending me a discounted FT2. A few questions:

1) The ZT-180 didn't have a true sleep mode. Does this?

2) The ZT-180 only has a 3-Axis accelerometer, making it useless for apps and games that use the g-sensor (it just has screen rotation). How's this one?

3) How's the battery compare? The last one was terrible.

4) Does it seem faster? Slower? Same?
 

Drazix

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1) The ZT-180 didn't have a true sleep mode. Does this?

I am not sure. I haven't received mine yet.

2) The ZT-180 only has a 3-Axis accelerometer, making it useless for apps and games that use the g-sensor (it just has screen rotation). How's this one?

I believe its the same (also also 3-Axis).

3) How's the battery compare? The last one was terrible.

ZT-180 has 2000mAH, this one has 3800mAh, so it's almost double!

4) Does it seem faster? Slower? Same?

Exactly the same CPU speed.
 

nop2001

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Apr 15, 2010
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www.onderka.com
It's a bit of an odyssey to order one here in Germany, but I started collecting material and info related to the FlyTouch2:

onderka.com/inhalt/gome-flytouch2-android-tablet/

The system/board-codename is "Emma", and I'm so curious how development of this thingy will turn out.
 

cjadams51

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Gsensor works fine in the game labyrith. The screen however when playing this game does not display in full screen mode, only about quarter screen. I assume because it was designed for phone, but gsensor seems as responsive as playing it on my phone. The only draw back to the tablet so far is the battery life could definitely be better. I have not messed with gps that much. I am also trying to get it to work with my 3g mobile broadband card. I have a 595u card from sprint. Would love to be able to plug into usb and have internet on the go.
Any suggestions to get this going. When I plug in it is not reconized in the 3g settings.
Really enjoying ebook reader and movie player.
Not sure what you mean by true sleep mode. It does seem to go to sleep (screen turns off) when inactive.

In fact using it now on wifi to browse this forum hoping for rom update.
 

Zap!

Senior Member
That's strange, because the same page lists the following specification:



And 3 axes = no games

Gsensor works fine in the game labyrith. The screen however when playing this game does not display in full screen mode, only about quarter screen. I assume because it was designed for phone, but gsensor seems as responsive as playing it on my phone. The only draw back to the tablet so far is the battery life could definitely be better. I have not messed with gps that much. I am also trying to get it to work with my 3g mobile broadband card. I have a 595u card from sprint. Would love to be able to plug into usb and have internet on the go.
Any suggestions to get this going. When I plug in it is not reconized in the 3g settings.
Really enjoying ebook reader and movie player.
Not sure what you mean by true sleep mode. It does seem to go to sleep (screen turns off) when inactive.

In fact using it now on wifi to browse this forum hoping for rom update.

Well, that could only mean one of two things:

1) It's incorrectly listed as 3-axis.

2) It is what I've suspected all along. That Zenithink, with their 3-axis ZT-180, got it wrong when they blamed it on the g-sensor. The ZT-180 can indeed make use of the g-sensor in games, it's just Zenithink's incompetence that's holding it back.

As for true sleep, the ZT-180 doesn't have one. When it times out, the screen goes darker but there's still some light. It never goes totally black unless the unit is powered off, or dead.
 

Drazix

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Zap!: It's not one of two things, it must be both things :p

cjadams51: Can you tell more about the battery life? How many hours can you use it?
 

cjadams51

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Jan 30, 2009
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Zap!: It's not one of two things, it must be both things :p

cjadams51: Can you tell more about the battery life? How many hours can you use it?

The battery life varies of course depending on what your doing. w/ wifi on and surfing maybe 1.5 - 2 hours. As an ebook reader with no wifi over 2 hours.
I am also noticing that the battery gauge is a little sporadic and does not seem always be dependable or accurate. I need to install a battery info app, so I can get a better idea.
The gauge currently reminds me of sometimes when I install a new rom on my mt3g the battery guage seems to be sporadic before it settles down and becomes a more reliable. Still getting a feel for it. It could also be that I am using a little more than I think, I just know that I've gotten hit with the 15% battery warning several times, and it seems like I had not been using it that much.
 

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    First NAND-flash Froyo Release

    Thanks to user LaurensBER @ AndroidForums.com I managed to get a working pointer calibration file, after which I deem the first froyo version that can be written to the internal NAND flash ready!

    VIDEO

    Video demonstrating how to flash the tablet after having created the bootable SD-card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kf4-Vbba8#t=3

    RELEASE NOTES

    • Please provide feedback if things work, or do not work for you.
    • If it eats your tablet, don't blame me. I deem it low-risk though, if it fails you can reflash it using burntool or another bootable sd-card just like before.

    INSTALLATION

    Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:

    1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip: http://www.mediafire.com/?oc1bwnq71smb09k

    2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using Win32DiskImager:

    • Get Win32DiskImager here: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer
    • In Win32DiskImager: When you open it, there is a button to browse the .img file and after that, at the right of this button there is a selector for the SD-card. Select it, then click write and it's done.
    • When finished, take out the card.

    In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:

    Code:
    dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)

    3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).

    4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.

    5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.

    6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)

    7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.

    If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.

    Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!

    TROUBLESHOOTING

    • The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
      • The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
    • Flashing was succesful, but the system freezes at the android animation!
      • For this firmware to work, you need to have u-boot version 0.6.1.5 installed. You can tell if you have this by looking at the INFOTMIC bootscreen you see when you turn on the tablet. If the bottom right corner does not show a version number, then you don't have it. To install this, you will need to connect the tablet to your PC using an USB A-A cable and flash u-boot-nand.bin from the v2852 firmware first.

    TODO

    • Find out why some users can't get past the android boot animation despite seemingly succesful flashing
    • Rewrite instructions for creating the sdcard @ windows
    • Figure out why Titanium Backup doesn't work

    (**) Tested:

    • wifi, ethernet port
    • battery status works, g-sensor works
    • touchscreen works (precalibrated, you cannot recalibrate it using the settings app)
    • HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
    • Market works (full)
    • angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it ;) )
    • The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
    • GPS confirmed
    10
    Froyo NAND ROM for Flytouch2 by Stragulus

    Video demonstrating how to flash the tablet after having created the bootable SD-card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kf4-Vbba8#t=3

    RELEASE NOTES

    • Please provide feedback if things work, or do not work for you.
    • If it eats your tablet, don't blame me. I deem it low-risk though, if it fails you can reflash it using burntool or another bootable sd-card just like before.

    INSTALLATION

    Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:

    1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip: http://www.mediafire.com/?4quqzqyce9eje7a

    2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using WinHex:

    • Get WinHex here: http://www.winhex.com/winhex/
    • In WinHex: tools, disk tools, clone disk
    • Choose file from zip (sdcard.img)
    • Choose the sd card as your destination
    • Start sector: fill in 0, also make sure the directories are correct on left
    • When finished, take out the card.

    In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:

    Code:
    dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)

    3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).

    4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.

    5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.

    6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)

    7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.

    If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.

    Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!

    TROUBLESHOOTING

    • The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
      • The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
    • Flashing was succesful, but the system doesn't boot up!
      • The installer dumps one or more text files on the root of your sd-card during the 'green screen' flashing stage. Upload all these files and link to them here.

    TODO

    • Find out why some users can't get past the android boot animation despite seemingly succesful flashing
    • Rewrite instructions for creating the sdcard @ windows
    • Figure out why Titanium Backup doesn't work

    (**) Tested:

    • wifi, ethernet port
    • battery status works, g-sensor works
    • touchscreen works (precalibrated, you cannot recalibrate it using the settings app)
    • HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
    • Market works (full)
    • angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it ;) )
    • The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
    • GPS confirmed
    7
    Stragulus' FT2 SD Froyo port process (How To)

    UPDATE: Froyo port to NAND flash now available HERE
    IF you still want to run Froyo from sd be sure to get the pointer calibration file located at the link above and insert into the appropriate location of the files below. Note: If you don't know where or how to insert the pointer file you should just flash the FT3 to NAND.


    If you don't understand what you are doing/how to do it then you should probably wait for a simple sd card install. This requires the use of a lot of different tools that everyone may not have/understand. Read through it all before you start the process. Neither I nor anyone else referenced throughout take responsibility for anything that happens to your tablet. In other words, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    I hope to have an sd card install worked out soon so anyone not in a hurry may want to wait. I also think I have a clockworkmod recovery process (read: Backup) worked out so anyone that does want to try the below or an sd install can have a backup to go back to if all doesn't go well (and sometimes it won't).

    People that know what you are doing (you know who you are) please feel free to respond if you see error in my delivery. I am just trying to clean up the process around Stragulus' outstanding work (he has a Donate button!) spread out over many many posts. Feel free to "Thank" me if this write up is useful to you.



    -Download necessary files-
    Download Flytouch 3 files (using this google cached page of download link):
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...E78SDFbJd121Gfftg&sig2=jBjp0lQBhebR0Q5vgAUChQ
    *Rename firmware-discovery to .zip, open (thanx for the catch kineticz)
    Keep system.tar and ramdisk.img

    Download updated kernel (uimage) and wifi driver here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=547139&d=1300632589
    Keep uimage and rt2070sta.ko (wifi driver)



    -Set up tablet to run Froyo from sd card-
    Use WinHex or WIN32DiskIMager (free) to make a bootable sd card using bootable sd .img from second link in this post:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11830573&postcount=1504

    Put uimage and ramdisk.img files on sd card
    (you may have to format entire card (705MB) FAT32 to drag/drop files to it)
    Put sd card in tablet, turn on.
    Let it burn kernel and ramdisk

    OR

    Use burntool
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10214773&postcount=899
    (ignore firmware files)



    -Set up sd card for running Froyo-
    Partition all of your sd card back to FAT32 (Easus Partition Manager for pc is free)
    You will now create a total of 6 partitions

    First PRIMARY partition (empty): Format this as fat32

    Second PRIMARY partition (will become /system): Format as ext3. Recommend 192MB size

    Third PRIMARY partition (will become /data): Format as ext3. Use rest of space, BUT leave 256MB for last Primary.

    Lastly create another PRIMARY partition of 256MB: Format as FAT32

    Select/highlight the PRIMARY partition created last (256MB). Right click/choose to create logical partition WITHIN it.
    First LOGICAL partition (will become /local): Format as ext3. Recommend 128MB size
    Second LOGICAL partition: Format as fat32. Recommend 128MB size



    -Copy system to sdcard-
    Plug tablet into pc/mac using usb cable
    Using linux enter the following:
    sudo mkdir -p /mnt/system
    sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdX2 /mnt/system
    sudo tar -C /mnt/system -xvpf /path/to/system.tar
    (/path/to/system.tar is location where you have the system.tar on your pc/mac)



    -Fix wifi file-
    While tablet is still plugged into pc/mac
    Using linux enter the following:
    sudo su -
    export SYSROOT=/mnt/tmp
    cp rt2070sta.ko /mnt/tmp/lib/modules/


    REBOOT TABLET

    -Root with Universal Root 1.6.2 beta 5-
    Referenced http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Universal_Androot
    6
    Firmware update 1480, instructions and download link

    Hi everyone,

    Yesterday I talked to the Chinese seller that sold me my Flytouch II and he gave me the new 1480 firmware , along with Winhex program and instructions. You have to create a clone SD card with Winhex following the instructions in the package (word doc file), then quick format it FAT32 then copy the files under the android folder supplied in the package, but be careful! I tried it under windows 7 and it doesn't work, then I tried it on a laptop running windows XP Sp3 and all went perfectly and smoothly. Also be aware that you must insert the TF card in the upper slot of the Flytouch the one closer to the side with all the physical buttons, this is the only bootable slot.

    I have noticed that my tablet is running slightly smoother under 1480 firmware, and some icons have changed and also the OI File manager is now simply called File manager and has better graphics, also there is a handwriting recognition option as an input choice apart from more keyboard types. I haven't had much more time testing other options, but can post later on my experience on the run.

    Also you should know that you will loose all your programs and settings and the rooting of the tablet. It is advisable to use a backup program (Titanium Backup Pro or Mybackup Pro) and you have to root the tablet again , with z4root for example, after flashing.

    I have uploaded the whole package to my megaupload account, here is the link:

    w w w . megaupload. com / ?d=WN82D9E2

    Happy flashing! ;D
    4
    Wifi + Rotation now works

    See title. I also rooted the rom by adding SuperUser + the su binary. All required files are in the attachment.

    To get this to work, first mount the /system partition of the sd-card on your computer on /mnt/tmp (assuming linux users here), then:

    Replace the wifi driver with rt2070sta.ko from the attachment:

    Code:
    sudo su -
    export SYSROOT=/mnt/tmp
    cp rt2070sta.ko /mnt/tmp/lib/modules/

    If you want to root the rom:

    Code:
    sudo su -
    export SYSROOT=/mnt/tmp
    
    cp su $SYSROOT/bin/su
    chown root.root $SYSROOT/bin/su
    chmod 6755 $SYSROOT/bin/su
    cp superuser.apk $SYSROOT/app/SuperUser.apk
    chown root.root $SYSROOT/app/SuperUser.apk
    chmod 755 $SYSROOT/app/SuperUser.apk

    If you want to enable adb:

    Code:
    sudo su -
    export SYSROOT=/mnt/tmp
    
    echo 'persist.service.adb.enable=1' >> $SYSROOT/build.prop

    To fix the rotation, you need to flash the attached new uImage using burntool.

    And that's all!

    Who wants to turn this into an update that can be applied from sd-card? I'll focus on fixing or changing things when they come up, but so far it looks like this rom is already quite usable!


    ADDENDUM: You *do* need to flash ramdisk.img from the FT3 firmware unmodified as well. It doesn't use the built-in ramdisk image as I presumed.