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WowaWiwa

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Mar 3, 2009
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Hi People,

In this thread you can find news and updates and in the future custom made firmware for the ZT-180 Zenithink Epad.

Technical details:

The processor in this device claimed to be the arm11 - 1 Ghz.
ARM 11 (ARM v6) CPU with JIT enabled.
IX200 is a networked multimedia application processor,
high-performance ARM-based processor core and multi-functional peripherals,
IX200 can be used in portable video / audio player, MP4/MP5 players,
personal digital audio and video products .

CPU== arm11 - 1 Ghz http://www.arm.com/products/processors/classic/arm11/index.php
LCD == MD101-001TDAN
LAN == RTL8201CT http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/p...nn=4&prodid=25
WLAN == RT3070L (Ralink)
NAND == HY5PS1G1631C FP-Y5. http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/pdf/d...8Rev0.3).pdf

SOFTWARE SECTION

NEW 100827 version available:

http://www.easy-share.com/1912170240/Android software100827_en_release.rar

Contains:

- ubootloader
- burntool ( for flashing the ZT-180 )
- Android images

( old releases )
Download here : http://www.multiupload.com/XEMJPFNOJK ( old release )
http://www.easy-share.com/1911935194/Android software0818_en_release.rar 0818

http://hotfile.com/dl/59683528/8418584/rom0804.rar.html ( zenithink (0804 release )
Changelog : ( Video and touchscreen performance )

http://freakshare.net/files/m36m97dy/USBburntool.rar.html ( flashtool ( download separtly ) )

Howto Flash the device:

Shutdown the Pad.
Then Press The Button on the Right site in front of the pad (there is only one?) and the Power Button at the Same Time.
Then the device will be flashable and the light will be blue i think.
Then you Put the USB-Cable in, install the driver which is also in the package.
Now you can open burntool.

Device10 should be green.
Now jo goto Settings, and set uboot, kernel,sys-dat, udat

uboot: u-boot.img
linux-kernel:zImage_cui
linux-sys:system.img
linux-udat:userdata.img

Press the FIRST button from the left site to confirm the settings

Now press Start and the device should be starting to flash....

However sometimes the board hangs after flashing and will not start directly dont worry. If everything doesnt help, do a reset.

So iam not responsible again, this was the way i used and it worked.
I thinks its impossible to brick the pad, because you can flash it every time again. (throu ENTER+Power button mode).
( source: Kaiza1)

RPM Script

RPM Sript
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=391982&d=1283225153

Howto:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=7924998&postcount=695

Christian Buchner Custom image

http://www.mediafire.com/?96oe79ii668t2ly

Pictures

Pictures i've taken from the hardware inside the device can be found here:
http://www.easy-share.com/1911758044/Archive.tar

Wowawiwa
 
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itmanvn

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May 18, 2010
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This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.
 

csbert

Senior Member
May 20, 2008
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I am wondering the same thing too. I have vogue and I am very impress with the work of Myth Donut build. I just ordered a ZT180. I familiar with building linux kernel, mostly for servers and desktops, maybe if I can hack some stuffs if the original build is out somewhere. Is there a place where I can pickup some clues about this here?

Hi People,

This week i've received the zt-180 10 inch ipad clone. As i could not found another thread about this device it's good to start one and gather information about this device. Of course it would be great to see some news about the device.

I am trying to get my hands on the software from the developer, with the correct settings
and drivers for this device. Please comment below if you got anything new on this!

If i have some news or results i will be back!

Another discussion on this device is going on:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=11UBEVCDl

Pictures i've taken from the hardware inside the device can be found here:




Kind regards.

Wowawiwa

update: uploaded the pictures again @ megaupload.com
 

Bukem75

Senior Member
Feb 12, 2008
545
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I am interested in the ZT180, but I think I will hold out for the tegra 2 based android tablets I keep hearing about.
 

csbert

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May 20, 2008
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kaiza1

Member
Aug 1, 2010
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csbert, would you please answer me in PM.

I have 2 Interesting Firmwares for the 180:

-Android
-WinCE.

Flashsoftware + uboot is included.

My firsttry will be run a little linux with usb + tft support to see the full hardware .....
Could we work together ?
 
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kaiza1

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Aug 1, 2010
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Sry for Douplepost:

Now i got this :

LCD == MD101-001TDAN
LAN == RTL8201CT
WLAN == RT3070L (Ralink)
NAND == HY5PS1G1631C FP-Y5.

We need more information ;)
The Cortex-A8 Processor is ARMv7.

csbert: Do you got my PM with Downloadlink? Please answer.
 

csbert

Senior Member
May 20, 2008
67
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Yes. I got it thanks you for sharing.

When I get my machine, I will starting building a linux kernel for it.

However, should we do android instead? When done right, it is pretty good.

Sry for Douplepost:

Now i got this :

LCD == MD101-001TDAN
LAN == RTL8201CT
WLAN == RT3070L (Ralink)
NAND == HY5PS1G1631C FP-Y5.

We need more information ;)
The Cortex-A8 Processor is ARMv7.

csbert: Do you got my PM with Downloadlink? Please answer.
 

cutterjohn

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2010
529
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but not for $300...

[EDIT]
might as well cash in on a $150 GT78, and develop on that...

spam 5m delay is utterly moronic...
[/EDIT]
 
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benvanzijl

New member
Jul 12, 2007
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You're doing a great job!
I have one, but I can't use it because of the chinese firmware which I doesn't understand....

hope some of you can post an firmware vesion soon so I can start using my device.

respect for the ones who can make the roms!
 

kaiza1

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Aug 1, 2010
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This Package includes:
-Usb_Driver
-WinCE
-Android2.1
-burntool
http://www.multiupload.com/BV5BEUWJ1K

Again I need to say, that is (so far as i know) not the Official Firmware.
This Android really sucks, i dont like it, only use it for informationfinding.

Do somebody already have a SDK Connection to the pad (PC<-SDK->PAD)
I need to know howto make a adb connection possible.

Thanks
 
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sigson

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Aug 21, 2008
141
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I'm looking to buy one of these, can someone give me a link as where to buy one from?? ;)

I bought mine at vostrostone.com (and got it in 3 days from China!) but there are alot of sites out there...

check out slatedroid.com and look at the non-listed devices under the forum...
 

xaueious

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Dec 17, 2009
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Toronto
I was curious as to what the device actually was.

From Hinagiku's prompting on QQ, I made threads on Slatedroid about the spec faking.

I am still unable to retrieve system files to actually further prove that thsiis indeed an ARM11 based processor. I have tried to use unyaffs on the system.img from my Linux partition. The system.img should be some variant of yaffs, as there's a file in the firmware pack that indicates that.

I was hoping to find out where and how JIT has been enabled, and possibly perform readelf on the libs.

Anyhow I really want a system dump.
 
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sigson

Senior Member
Aug 21, 2008
141
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I was curious as to what the device actually was.

From Hinagiku's prompting on QQ, I made threads on Slatedroid about the spec faking.

I am still unable to retrieve system files to actually further prove that thsiis indeed an ARM11 based processor. I have tried to use unyaffs on the system.img from my Linux partition. The system.img should be some variant of yaffs, as there's a file in the firmware pack that indicates that.

I was hoping to find out where and how JIT has been enabled, and possibly perform readelf on the libs.

Anyhow I really want a system dump.

Tell me how to do a system dump and I will gladly help, I am used to WM devices so please bear with me until I "catch up" to Android.
 

efransen

Member
Jan 9, 2009
6
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How to flash the android onto zt-180?

Hi,

Have downloaded the firmware including the burntool but don't know what to do now.. above all, its in chinese..:(

Any help please.. btw the zt-180 is not recorgnized on otg or usb port with windows 7.. any ideas?

eric
 

kaiza1

Member
Aug 1, 2010
14
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First:

Shutdown the Pad.
Then Press The Button on the Right site in front of the pad (there is only one?) and the Power Button at the Same Time. Then the device will be flashable and the light will be blue i think.
Then you Put the USB-Cable in, install the driver which is also in the package.
Now you can open burntool.

Device10 should be green.
Now jo goto Settings, and set uboot, kernel,sys-dat, udat

uboot: u-boot.img
linux-kernel:zImage_cui
linux-sys:system.img
linux-udat:userdata.img

Press the FIRST button from the left site to confirm the settings

Now press Start and the device should be starting to flash....

However sometimes the board hangs after flashing and will not start directly dont worry. If everything doesnt help, do a reset.

So iam not responsible again, this was the way i used and it worked.
I thinks its impossible to brick the pad, because you can flash it every time again. (throu ENTER+Power button mode).

I'll hope now you understand it

My Problem is now to get the SDK working, which usb port i have to use, to make a usb-sdk connection with the pad. The OTG Port isnt recognized in windows while Android is running, and i dont have a Cable to test USB to USB directly. Could that be possible? If anyone have the resources please test it, i need this information thanks
 
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    Hi People,

    In this thread you can find news and updates and in the future custom made firmware for the ZT-180 Zenithink Epad.

    Technical details:

    The processor in this device claimed to be the arm11 - 1 Ghz.
    ARM 11 (ARM v6) CPU with JIT enabled.
    IX200 is a networked multimedia application processor,
    high-performance ARM-based processor core and multi-functional peripherals,
    IX200 can be used in portable video / audio player, MP4/MP5 players,
    personal digital audio and video products .

    CPU== arm11 - 1 Ghz http://www.arm.com/products/processors/classic/arm11/index.php
    LCD == MD101-001TDAN
    LAN == RTL8201CT http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/p...nn=4&prodid=25
    WLAN == RT3070L (Ralink)
    NAND == HY5PS1G1631C FP-Y5. http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/pdf/d...8Rev0.3).pdf

    SOFTWARE SECTION

    NEW 100827 version available:

    http://www.easy-share.com/1912170240/Android software100827_en_release.rar

    Contains:

    - ubootloader
    - burntool ( for flashing the ZT-180 )
    - Android images

    ( old releases )
    Download here : http://www.multiupload.com/XEMJPFNOJK ( old release )
    http://www.easy-share.com/1911935194/Android software0818_en_release.rar 0818

    http://hotfile.com/dl/59683528/8418584/rom0804.rar.html ( zenithink (0804 release )
    Changelog : ( Video and touchscreen performance )

    http://freakshare.net/files/m36m97dy/USBburntool.rar.html ( flashtool ( download separtly ) )

    Howto Flash the device:

    Shutdown the Pad.
    Then Press The Button on the Right site in front of the pad (there is only one?) and the Power Button at the Same Time.
    Then the device will be flashable and the light will be blue i think.
    Then you Put the USB-Cable in, install the driver which is also in the package.
    Now you can open burntool.

    Device10 should be green.
    Now jo goto Settings, and set uboot, kernel,sys-dat, udat

    uboot: u-boot.img
    linux-kernel:zImage_cui
    linux-sys:system.img
    linux-udat:userdata.img

    Press the FIRST button from the left site to confirm the settings

    Now press Start and the device should be starting to flash....

    However sometimes the board hangs after flashing and will not start directly dont worry. If everything doesnt help, do a reset.

    So iam not responsible again, this was the way i used and it worked.
    I thinks its impossible to brick the pad, because you can flash it every time again. (throu ENTER+Power button mode).
    ( source: Kaiza1)

    RPM Script

    RPM Sript
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=391982&d=1283225153

    Howto:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=7924998&postcount=695

    Christian Buchner Custom image

    http://www.mediafire.com/?96oe79ii668t2ly

    Pictures

    Pictures i've taken from the hardware inside the device can be found here:
    http://www.easy-share.com/1911758044/Archive.tar

    Wowawiwa
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    Zepad ZT180v2 HoneyComb MOD v3 HYBRiD [Android0730/WinCE1.57]

    Hi guys found this Rom after weeks of searching for one that actually worked and also sorted the google log in problem
    trust me you wont be disapointed. im unable to list the whole link but xxx.techknow.t0xic.nl/forum/index.php

    :laugh::victory:

    HowTo Flash the Firmware:
    1. Using the CHANGER.BAT to copy to SD
    or
    1. Connect a SD card to your computer
    2. Create an empty folder "zt-update" on the SD (e.g. F:\zt-update)
    3. Extract all the files from the archive to SD:\zt-update
    4. Turn off your ZT-180, insert sd
    5. Turn on your ZT-180, when the text appears on the screen (1 sec after the screen goes on) press the round button to start update

    HowTo Root:
    1. Open "Universal Androot" (the icon of the orange lock in the apps)
    2. Select "Do not install superuser" instead of the default setting "Superuser for Android 2.0 ~ 2.2"
    3. Press "Root :)"
    4. Enjoy root
    5. Say thanks to Universal Androot on XDA and / or donate to the Universal Androot project

    HowTo install Flash Player:
    1. Open a file browser
    2. Go to sd:\zt-update
    3. Open install_flash_player_apr22_forAndImage.apk
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    **Nevermind*** had the wrong file.

    I have a ZT180 I picked up from a local classifieds. As I couldnt remove all the personal crap from the previous owner, I decided to flash it with the instructions on the very first post in this forum.

    Everything is working good with the exception that about the last 20 or 30 pixels all the way down the bottom are "stretched" out. its like it doesn't know what the true resolution of the screen is. Any help?

    Thanks

    David
    You probably flashed the wrong zImage for your tablet, I always get cofused about which one I should tell people to use, I think you flashed a 600 when you should flash the 576 one (or it could be the other way around, LOL).....
    2
    Hi omarahum

    One question:
    I have 1204fw, i see your 2931 post.. i understeand with your mod you have improved the wifi?
    How can i make this improve, can you explain what i must to do?
    I cant find the ftdi zImage from 1126..
    Can you help me? Please..

    Thanks and rellay sorry fom my bad english..
    Ok, thanks ..
    I thought I had understood that with this mod wifi worked even better than it does now in 1204fw..
    this because i dont feel really fast my browser..and i thinked if there was a solution to make it go better...
    Thanks
    I have a Ruby 1.2 576 display ZT-180 Tablet, and the 1204 kernel was causing some strange behavior, like on a cold boot there would just be a blank black screen after the android graphic logo finished loading, and would always have to reboot, and the wifi always seemed to go to "sleep" a lot (while in the same location with excellent signal strength) even though I told it in advanced setting to never turn it off. My solution was going to go back to the 1126 beta, but I didn't feel like flashing everything and setting up the tablet again, so i only place the ftdi.rar zImage into /sdcard/zt-update and flashed on boot, hadn't had any problems since.......
    My Zenithink Folder on MediaFire - http://www.mediafire.com/?19kzx4qyx5uqp
    you should be able to find it in /zenithink/1126 Beta ROM RAR Files/ftdi.rar, but there are a lot of kernels, spls, and boots to choose from, but I only flashed the Image in the ftdi.rar file. Also for faster upload/download on the tablet you can try to edit the \system\etc\init.gprs-pppd file and change the 115200 to 921600, made my wifi seem faster........

    What is getting rooted and is it the same on the zt-180+?
    I found a thread how to but it seems very complicated, what happens if you do wrong?
    I could not find Root explorer for free on android market, is there no similar for free?
    Rooting is just a way to get access to the system files.....
    Easiest way to root - http://www.ibeau.net/tech/easy-root-txpower-fix-on-zenithink-zt-180/ (don't know if it works in Froyo or your ZT-180+ though - but rootexplorer can be found here too)
    another program is z4root - http://www.mediafire.com/file/awt5m8lutmeb23t/z4root_v1.3.0.apk (again, don't know about froyo or zt-180+)
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    Hello, this is my first post on this forum. I have had my ZT180 for about a month now, and have got used to using it. It currently has the android 2.1, and I am starting to feel like it is limited, and would like to upgrade (to run 2.2 apps, flash, etc.). I have been viewing all the info on this site, and have been become overwelmed with the amount of information, as well as the versions of os, and upgrading software. I have modded, and updated other devices in the past, so I am not a total newbie at this. I was just wondering if there is a step by step guide I could use to update my pad, as I do not want to have re-update after I possible upgrade to a substandard version of the os. I may be wrong, maybe Version 2.1 as perfectly adaquate, as I do not know any better at this point. Any help would be appreciated. thanks
    What ROM are you using now?

    For original ZT-180 (256 MB/2 GB) (not the 512 MB/4 GB):

    Personally, I think the most recent Eclair 0117 ROM is more stable and snappier than the Froyo 0120 ROM. Zenithink wasn't going to publish Froyo because of all the bugs they haven't fixed yet, but since people were asking for it they did.

    You could probably check out the links in my signature, or just read through the SlateDroid 0120 Thread - http://209.250.2.82/index.php?topic=15250.0 (one of my posts in there that may help - http://209.250.2.82/index.php?topic=15250.msg135193#msg135193).