Can the APAD be modified?

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  1. Soylent_Geek

    Soylent_Geek Member

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    Hi,

    I have on the way an APAD.

    Just wondering if there is anything I can do to upgrade it straight away?

    New OS, Upgraded Ram, etc.

    Or is it pretty much what I get out of the box?

    The one I have coming is the Eken M003

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

    - Operating System: Google Android OS 1.6
    - Processor: 800MHz (Actual 533MHz)
    - Memory: 128MB DDR2
    - Capacity: 2GB NAND FLASH, support SDHC TF card up to 16GB
    - Display: 8" high-brightness TFT LCD widescreen touch display (800*600 pixel resolution)
    - Touch Control: Full size touch operation, sliding menu, functional icon dragging
    - Orientation Sensors: With accelerometer, automatic steering display screen
    - Network: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi network connection
    - Microphone: Built-in
    - Speaker: 1 speaker
    - Slots: 1 * Micro SD/TF card slot (support up to 16GB) 1 * USB 1 * 3.5mm Stereo Audio out
    - Function: E-Book, Office word processing, Document to go (word, excel, PPT, PDF)
    - Software: Google chome-lite Browser, UCWEB Browser; Mainstream web mail service, Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Sina mail, 163 mail; Fring, Skype out; QQ, MSN, SKYPE, GTALK
    - OS Language: Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
    - Battery: Built-in rechargeable battery
    - Power Adapter: 100-240V (US plug)
    - Accessories: AC power adapter, USB data cable, user manual



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  2. ZilverZurfarn

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    Not very much to do atm I'm afraid. This tablet is brand new - It'll take some time for devs to start digging with it. However, the M001 is being hacked at (slatedroid) and it seems to be possible to even run Debian(!) on it.
     
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    Where did u buy from? How much? I'm also in Toronto and am very interested. Did you get the version with the webcam?

    B.



     
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    Guys,
    The Apad or the tablet with the Rockchip 2808 with the webcam- is being modified by some of my buyers who are actual developers however I don’t recommend it to my customers but then developers can and they are doing it.

    The one with the M003 (that’s what they call it in china ) I will not recommend it as the CPU is very slow and the lcd touch screen is not that awesome and has limited capabilities - however people buy it for low to very moderate use and for some one looking at a cheap gift for around $115.

    The Rockship 2808 tablet is the real deal and only one factory makes it in China - so beware there are similar models being sold around and the sellers will not disclose the CPU because there are some manufacturers who get the same body as the Apad but the inside is the M003 - so beware.
    because the factory which makes it doesn’t have stock at the moment because I picked up every thing this week.

    Don’t get carried away with the difference of 1.5 or 1.6
    I have developers who are working with the android 1.5 tablets i supplied and they are well on their way to success.

    I hope this helps
    Sam
     
  6. mattstakilla

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    I would head on over to

    slatedroid.com

    their site seems to be down at the moment but that is where I have been and they seem to have alot of good information plus customer firmwares and that type of stuff. give it a gander
     
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    As I've stated in a new thread here. There is an effort to re write Ecotox's Script file in order to load it on an M70003 APad. This will bring some nice changes to the original OS and true hacking can begin.
     
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    I'm working on a new build of Andriod, based on API 2.2 (Andriod 8) right now. I should be through testing in the next few days and will post the rapid share link for the brave who wish to help test further.

    In the meantime if you would like to take a stab at development yourself the easiest way would be to download the sdk starter kit from the following link. http://developer.android.com/sdk/download.html?v=android-sdk_r06-windows.zip


    Cheers
    dvnull.

    Apad:irobot 7", VIA WM8505、600MHZ basic frequency、600MHZ DSP
     
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  9. tonyps

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    Afternoon,
    Well, I am looking to get into this area, so I bought one of these little cheap things, not really knowing if it could be hacked to upgrade the OS or what....It is not terribly slow, does OK at surfing, watching YouTube, games (would really like to be able to read ebooks/epub). However, I am really interested in seeing what can be done with it, mainly update the Android v1.6 OS to something more recent or maybe even Linux if it can do the touch screen thing...No hurry, as I know I need to learn alot, especially how to be able to backup/restore what is currently on here before doing any real "damage"...So, all pointers, tips, suggestions greatly welcome...
    Tony ...


    Tablet PC 8" APAD M003 Computer Netbook Android + WIFI
    Main Features
    Support high-speed TF card, max 32GB
    Google chrome-lite browser UCWEB browser
    Rechargeable polymer 2100 mAh battery
    Specifications
    Operating System
    Google Android OS
    Memory- 256 DDR2
    CPU- VIA VM8505 533MHz
    Storage- 2GB
    Screen/Display- 8 inch high brightness TFT screen ,16: 9 Widescreen, 800*480
    Touch Control
    Full size touch operation, sliding menu, functional icons and drag
    Direction Sensor
    Automatic steering display screen
    Network connection
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi certified network connection
    TF card
    Support high-speed TF card, maximum up to 32GB
    Sound Effect
    Stereo speakers, built-in microphone
    Web browsing
    Google chrome-lite browser UCWEB browser
    E-mail
    Mainstream web mail service like Gmail/Yahoo mail/ Hotmail
    Communication Software
    Fring, SkypeOut can call local call, long-distance call, overseas call and mobile call, MSN, SKYPE, GTALK
    Game
    G-Sensor game, Classic games, Touch games
    Ebook
    E-book and office word processing, Document to Go(Word, Excel, PPT, PDF), support E-book function
    Automatic screen rotaiton
    Four-directional rotate screen
    Scrath Paper
    Desktop Gadgets, support custom 1*1-4*4 size
    Clocks
    Desktop tools, Analog Clock, Support skin change
    Weather
    Desktop tools, support custom size( larger and medium optional), support to change skin
    Explorer
    Android task killer, Andexplorer
     
  10. mattstakilla

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    it would be awesome to get 2.2 or 2.1 as i have heard that flash is now working on both of these.

    I guess where people are running into problems is getting the kernal source code. Not sure what this has to do with the hacking but I do know it takes a major part.
     
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    My hopes are leaning towards upgradable ram.
     
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    Morning all,

    I am new to the Android world, I have had the Orphan M002 aPad iRobot PC Tablet Android OS 1.5 and built in 1.3MP Webcam for the last month, and I have been really beating it up testing. I eventually want to use them for my business. I would really like to upgrade the OS to 1.6 in order to use certain apps that require it. Does anyone know how I would do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Processor
    CPU600MHz + DSP600MHZ
    Processor frequency
    1.2GHz
    Memory
    FAST EPC DDR 128MB
    Built-NandFlash
    2G NAND FLASH
    Expansion of storage devices
    TF card, Flash Drives
    LCD display
    7 "TFT touch screen, 800 × 480
    Internet support
    WIFI wireless Internet access to support
    USB
    2X USB
    Audio
    Built-in stereo speakers 0.5W × 2;Built-in
    Battery
    3000mAH, 7.4V Li-ion batteries
    Power adapter
    110 or 240V Input, 9V DC Output, 2A
    Product Size
    190mm × 118.5mm × 14.7mm
    Operating system
    Google Android 1.5
     
  13. mattstakilla

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    There are some custom roms over at slatedroid(dot)com but all based on 1.5 so far.

    The problem is trying to get the kernal source code. If we could somehow get this, either from the archos7 or hiapad, then we could even put a newer version like 2.x.

    since hiapad is located in china, they feel they don't have to abide by the gpl and release the source code. However just using the android operating system you are agreeing to these terms.

    What they are trying to get done now is work on the makers of the archose tablet as it is based on the same rockchip processor. If they could get that source code then that would open up everything for the apad and the archos.
     
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    Upgradable ram will not happen. These tablets are made so that they can't really be upgraded in terms of hardware. Some things like battery and camera are a possibility, but the ram is embedded to the motherboard. So unless you know alot about the subject and have some mad soldering skills, your gonna be outta luck
     
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    I have the rockchip apad and i really do like it, the only problem is that it does not work with my HTC EVO hotspot, so in other words it only works at home and i need it for when not at home. so does anyone have or know where i can get a Windows CE OS image
     

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