Zenithink ZT-180 ipad device ROM development

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leona

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Mar 11, 2008
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making progress....

android version - 2.2
baseband version - unknown
kernel version - 2.6.32.9 [email protected] #4866
build number - Abtekk's Custom ROM V3.6

Yes to my knowledge this is the latest ROM, it is what I am using on mine, got from SlateDroid.
Its Android 2.2.
As far as I know there is no 2.3 ROM for this, though there was work on one, how that progressed I don't know.
 

dj_in_k

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Jul 14, 2006
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Hy everyone.

I've got a zt180 v1 unit, and i want to flash it with the [MOD] numbazZ's Bluelight mod v0.8.3, but i just can't have access to bootloader ! i hold menu and start button and the screen stays black. i have to say "WTF ?" If some somebody have an idea. I'd love to hear it.
 
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guestie

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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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simon31uk

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just got one of these from car boot today for 20quid
its already rooted as i see superuser
but its slow and laggy.
is there a rom that is smooth for this old device.
thanks guys
 

looking335

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just got one of these from car boot today for 20quid
its already rooted as i see superuser
but its slow and laggy.
is there a rom that is smooth for this old device.
thanks guys

Wow. It says a lot of that tablet's endurance. This was my 2nd (though 1st 'true') tablet. I got the Pandigital e-reader and turned it into a tablet. I think the ROM I was using with my v1 zt-180 was Abtekk's Custom ROM. You can Google it to find it.
 

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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).....
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    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).