Last night I finished upgrading my Onda VX610W Deluxe from 2.0.4 to 2.0.5. Thanks again to those who posted the English version of the upgrade instructions. It made it easier to follow.
I also applied the 2.0.5 expansion firmware so my internal storage goes to 1GB from 512MB. I definitely like that, as not all apps can be moved to SD or the 5.84GB on it's "built in TF card area they call it". Looks like after you apply the expansion firmware, the previous internal storage goes from 512MB up to 1GB, and the built in internal TF card storage goes from 8GB down to 5.84GB (approx). Looks like it just shifted the space, which is fine, as not all apps/games can be moved to the TF card, and there is still plenty of space.
Forgot to backup some of the files before I upgraded, but there wasn't anything that I really needed (I don't think). There were a couple .apk files that came with the tablet (which I purchased from aliexpress), and some sample pictures, music, and video files. There were also a couple Chinese applications that came with it, that are not there after the firmware upgrade, but I am ok with that.
Using the tablet a lot, and liking it!
12-25-2011 12:47 AM
Thanks for the English Translations! Saves me a bundle to read in Chinese! Now I have 2.0.5 on my VX610W and installed Go Launcher! Completely customized and loving it!!
Originally Posted by robet1674
Instead of the firmware, it's actually more of the baseband version. It's still 2.3.4 after upgrading, but the baseband has been changed. With that, I have no problem installing the market app and downloading things from there.
Originally Posted by Razgriz
Razgriz: Apologies for the late reply, I do not check in regularly. I guess you already resolved this.
If I do not remember it wrongly, got around this by renaming the image file with shorter name (less than 8 character). Since the error was nameless, we can only guess. Please let everyone else here know if you did it any differently. I had repeated success with the steps provided earlier on a couple of other Onda tablets namely the VW610 Delux and Vi30W Delux.
On a completely different note, Onda has just announced less than 2 hours ago that Vi40 is out at 999 yuan. I think I'm going to try to get my hands on that. Where's my mates from China when i need them most...
Last edited by pphjl; 12-29-2011 at 06:49 AM.
Not sure if this will help anyone. But I'll share anyway.
Another issue I encountered when I upgraded the firmwares in another tablet, the USB driver became invalid. The message below pops up. Do not fret, the device has not "bricked". Simply allow the tablet to boot normally once and then shut it down and try the upgrade again (took me a good many hours to get this ).
Does anyone own the cruz tablet by velocity micro t105? I cannot find Android apps that will download to this device help please
Dun own one of those, but if you are facing this issue due to incompatibility of the apps with your device, you may want to try the hack from this site:
Originally Posted by anayaj
> Install Incompatible, UnSupported Apps from Android Market Pre-requisite: Your android device must be Rooted.
Happy new year!
Looks like Android version 4.0.1 is available for the Onda tablets now! Just released today! I'm going to try upgrading later tonight if I have time.
VX610W Deluxe Edition _Android4.0.1_v0.4 firmware
File Size: 207.59MB
Description: 1, upgrade to the 4.0.1 version of the Android operating system.
1, the firmware upgrade package includes instructions, please read carefully before flashing.
2, the upgrade is successful, the entire boot process, not by hand or other objects touch capacitive screen (touch screen calibration program automatically), otherwise it will affect the touch effect.
3, this firmware version temporarily for testing;
Download link: http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/do...4.0.1_v0.4.rar
They say this version is "temporarily for testing".
Please let us know how the ICS performs on the device. I've given my Vi30W and Vi610 to family members as presents for Xmas after upgrading to the lastest firmware. Waiting for a good friend to bring Vi30D which i plan to keep for myself when he returns from China.
Originally Posted by aznmidnite
Just got the world from a local retailer that VI40 elite is not expected to be available till end of Jan 2012 due to the pending Chinese New Year holidays. Good luck to anyone who is waiting. Hopefully, the online shops will be able to deliver more quickly than the local shops in China.
Happy New Year to all!
Update: Received my Vi30D and has both Vi30D and Vi30WD on hand temporarily for the last couple of days. ICS on Vi30x (deluxe) is nice and smooth. Unfortunately, no Android Market yet on the official version from Onda. I've downgrading back to Gingerbread for day to day use till a more complete ICS ROM is available.
Originally Posted by pphjl
Last edited by pphjl; 01-05-2012 at 07:56 AM.
Reason: Grammar and spelling