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By userandorid, Junior Member on 15th August 2014, 08:46 PM
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Hi!

I had created this thread as i had just ordered the Teclast X98 Air on 14 August 2014 from Aliexpress.
It will arrive next week and i guess some of the user here will be excited to know what Telcast has bring this time.
I know there was a thread for Teclast X98 3G but long run having dedicate post will be much more accurate.

Hope those you had ordered X98 Air just like me and those who are planning to buy X98 Air can contribute to this thread.
Peace out!!!



Video Link : http://youtu.be/53DAW2U6pX8

Update ( 22 August )

Ok! update. Upload to Mega done.

Part 1: https://mega.co.nz/#!foNyRRxQ!l5gAWm...c3GYZY15lQafFo
Part 2: https://mega.co.nz/#!T0l0EIba!vwedHk...MWFoKDnCxJuWgE
Part 3: https://mega.co.nz/#!ahMikTwS!UzTS9s...H_bbVqRkL-d8C4
Part 4: https://mega.co.nz/#!vlEFFR7Q!tSsyo-...DUsjeoS5XCSpvU
Part 5: https://mega.co.nz/#!v510FAbC!KTzNrE...59ViPPxvXZrU7k

Root File: https://mega.co.nz/#!flskXa7Z!Y3vWDb...z_XERA19wsGWpk
Android to Window Bios: https://mega.co.nz/#!j4113IBY!akjyas...ht8RVlCxKP6Eyo
Window to Android Bios: https://mega.co.nz/#!291jBQ4B!_ujAk-...8qVH3DAmQUf7ZE
WinPE: https://mega.co.nz/#!K11GEYyC!9vq6Y-...v1utd8wDTW79C8
Andriod 4.2.2 : http://dl.vmall.com/c0po6r29bg

Android on Intel Platform : https://01.org/android-ia/downloads
(I am keeping a close look on this if i manage to flash custom recovery, i will try this)

Update (27 August )
Successfully rooted using the above link. *try to rename the folder name chinese charater as in my computer it appear as boxes and Intel driver installer will error & the .bat file will not work.
Thanks to our friend from this forum, the important thing is USB 2.0.
You must be on USB 2.0 to root Teclast X98 Air.

Update ( 28 August )
Successfully installed window 8.1 using the above link.
Smooth and easy. *need to change my card reader with OTG as i was using MicroSD card at the first time.
Display Language is in Chinese. *need to add new keyboard then download English Language then change the language, this is the hardest part in the whole process.
Performance is seem to be better than android.

Update ( 3 Sept )
I used Window for almost 1 week and after watching anime series (not live streaming) for 7 hours it freeze up. I used default window video player. Simple force reboot fix the problem. I tried it for about another 5 hours again with media player classic and it freeze again. So just take note on that. I don't think it is the heat issue as i can feel it isn't that hot.
I tried to boot into the Bios as i wanted to try Dual boot. I turn off the UEFI secure boot. Creat bootable USB stick with Android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 but it didn't detect my bootable USB stick. I also disable the fast boot and i can see that if you have keyboard you can call up Bios with F1 and Del. i can't find allow boot from usb stick in the bios. I guess i am missing something here. Pity is that i do not have usb hub so i can't put my usb stick and keyboard together and try to boot like normal PC. But i will try again once i buy the USB hub.
So if anyone tried as far as i did or may be even more please let me know. We can try different method.
Meanwhile i will flash back to Android as some are posting here that they have problem or soft brick.
A few things i will try this weekend.
1. Window to Android flash
2. Root again
3. Try custom recovery (need time on this)
Hope everything will be fine.

Update ( 7 Sept)
So as i mention above i had done the following
If you like PDF guide it is in the attachment.
1. Window to Android flash
- Well. i follow the chinese instruction but i will make it easier here
- 1. Charge your tPad to 100% ( you don't want to run into trouble with low batt )
- 2. Run the X98 Air Win 8 to android bios on your tPad desktop as Administrator, it will run series of command and prompt "FTP Operation Passed".
- 3. Unzip the X98 Air (C5KN) Android 4.2.2 v1.04. inside include 2 folders, 1 pdf and 1 txt files.
- 4. i rename the 2 folder to ROM and setup file as i couldn't run them with chinese name.
- 5. In the setup files folder, 4 files inside. .ini, intelAndroid driver.exe, iSOC driver.exe and Flashtool.exe
- 6. Start from intel android.exe follow by iSOC driver.exe (here it will ask you to plug out and plug in, DO IT!) Very important! follow the installation prompt diligently.
- 7. Install the Flash Tool then copy CUSTOM_CONFIG.INI to C:\Program Files\Intel\Manufacturing Flash Tool. For my case Window 8 so it is under C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Manufacturing Flash Tool. (Again MUST COPY this INI file if not you will be stuck at 5%, It happened to me and you don't want it)
- 8. On your desktop you will see flashtool.exe, run it. then go to "Setting- Change the SOC VID to 8087, SOC VID to 0A65, Android devices VID to 8087, PID to 09EF" then apply
- 9. Then unzip X98 Air (C5KN) and inside this folder "flash.xml".
- 10. In the flash tool, "File" - "Open" then point to the above "flash.xml".
- 11. Below Status messages will state ready to flash. Power on you tab, i found that there is no use for vol + or vol -. Just power on will be fine. Then plug into the computer. It will start automatically.

2. I root it again. very easily.

More coming up!
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19th August 2014, 12:03 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by userandorid

Hi!

I had created this thread as i had just ordered the Telcast X98 Air on 14 August 2014 from Aliexpress.
It will arrive next week and i guess some of the user here will be excited to know what Telcast has bring this time.
I know there was a thread for Telcast X98 3G but long run having dedicate post will be much more accurate.

Hope those you had ordered X98 Air just like me and those who are planning to buy X98 Air can contribute to this thread.
Peace out!!!

Yes mine is already at home but I'm away at conference for 4 more days
Its driving me crazy just want to test it out
Windows 8.1 is not on that will come later evidently
20th August 2014, 10:18 AM |#3  
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Hi!

I have bought another one from aliexpress to, and hope it will arrive soon.

Seller told me the tablet comes with Android, but you can flash a windows 8.1 rom.

I have found some info and a tutorial which explains how to do that.

It is a link from pbhz chineese forum. I can not post links here but sure you can find it in google


The tutorial is in chinesse, but you can translete it with chrome and with the pictures I think i will be easy to do.

At the end of the tutorial there is a link to baidu where you can download the rom.

I've tried to download it so many times but the connection is so slow. I will try again to download it, but if anyone can download and upload to another server it could be perfect!
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Originally Posted by rogerillu

Hi!

I have bought another one from aliexpress to, and hope it will arrive soon.

Seller told me the tablet comes with Android, but you can flash a windows 8.1 rom.

I have found some info and a tutorial which explains how to do that.

It is a link from pbhz chineese forum. I can not post links here but sure you can find it in google


The tutorial is in chinesse, but you can translete it with chrome and with the pictures I think i will be easy to do.

At the end of the tutorial there is a link to baidu where you can download the rom.

I've tried to download it so many times but the connection is so slow. I will try again to download it, but if anyone can download and upload to another server it could be perfect!

Hi, I managed to download all of them.

Window 8.1
Android 4.2.2 V1.04
Root File
Intel Android Driver
Android to Window Bios
Window to Android Bios
WinPE

All are about 4.52Gb. I checked the RaR archive, looks good but they do not provide MD5. So file integrity, i can't be 100% sure.
I need to find good server to upload. Any recommendation?
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21st August 2014, 04:44 AM |#5  
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Why not mega ?
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Yeah Mega would be ok!

I have found in another site where you can download the android 4.4.2 version for the Bay Trail Generic 64bit .

I can not post a link so you can try to search in google "android-4.4.2_r1-ia2" and it is the first link

There is a guide too in the same web which explains how to install it.
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I got mine this morning from aliexpress. Great device!
So far without rooting I have installed gapps and got rid of bloat which allows uninstall.
To go further will root.
What I really want is a dual boot 4.4 / windoze 8, so looking into it...

Update 03/Aug/15
Windows 10 Installed here Click on Download Tool 32 Bit,
you can get the Kionix and Intel Display drivers to work using C5J6 Windows 10 Drivers from here
Autorotate to Portrait screen is upside down, reg fix Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\R OOT\SENSOR\0000\Device Parameters\kxfusion]
"Orientation"=hex:01,01,00,00,01,00,02

Update 27th sept 2015 I have sold my C5KN. Thinking about which 4:3 tablet to get next!
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Sorry just posting so that i can upload link
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I have tried to root using the method from the thread on the x98 3g and have had no success.
In fact when I connect my windows 8 laptop to the x98 air with a usb cable nothing happens!
I am stuck...
Holding down power and volumne up until you see the logo, goes into droidboot / recovery
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22nd August 2014, 09:06 PM |#11  
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I have tried to root using the method from the thread on the x98 3g and have had no success.
In fact when I connect my windows 8 laptop to the x98 air with a usb cable nothing happens!
I am stuck...

Can you wait for a while?
i am uploading the x98 air root file.
Sadly i am trying to post 10 posts so that i can put link in here.
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