Kernal Update, no OS 2.2?

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  1. ImagineThat

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    As many of us have noticed and noted, an update has been available since late Tuesday (3/1/2011) for the SYNET7LP. It seems like everybody is noticing the same thing - that there appears to be an update, after downloading the update the tablet does not re-flash itself like the previous update in December did, and the firmware is still shown as DG2.02. The kernal version is still "2.6.32.9 warits@msuG #43". No matter how many times the update runs it will still say there's an update available?!

    There has also been some confusion between the SYNET7LP and SYTABEX7 and what updates/firmware/kernal is available for it. I have the 7LP and above describes the current updating status.

    Lastly, another user on here got a response today from Digital Gadgets sayign that the OS 2.2 will not be fully adopted for this device, but future update will incorporate portions of this. I wonder if that include Flash comapability...

    Anyone else have a different experience or have additional info?
     
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    Isn't that the same version before and after update? Also when/how did you get the DG2.02 firmware? Mine will not update from DG2.01?
     
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    OK, wait, I was wrong. The kernal number didn't change before and after the update either. I edited my post above. What the heck is this update doing then, NOTHING?
     
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    My thoughts exactly I have the same model as you do, yet I'm stuck with firmware 2.01 for some reason
     
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    forgive my naivety but isnt there a way to just up and flash this with a generic 2.2 rom? I dont know a whole lot about the process of it but instead of waiting on Sylvania isnt there a way for us to do it ourselves?
     
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    Requires access to bootloader and recovery mode, to which we don't have right now.
     
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    My device now says "System is the Latest" after that small kernal update and the hundred system update and reboots.
     
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    Aside from getting their source code, which I know you requested a while back but have nothing yet, how else can we get access to the bootloader? We have access to each partition and can save each as an img file...
     
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    So you just kept updating it and it finally got to DG2.2? I updated mine at least 25 times and it never changed from 2.1. How did you do the "small kernal update"? Is that what I'm missing? Thanks a lot!
     
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    This is a standard problem. The update feature doesn't work.

    See other threads on here on how to update.
     
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    I can't say this enough right now.
    The only way I have heard of anyone getting an update is through the OTG method or the wrap an SD card method.
    BOTH are described in great detail in another thread here.
     
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    I have written to DG and they wrote back saying that due to some error in the tablet the OTA update cant be done for DG 2.2

    Quoting DG Rep email-
    "In regards to the 2.2 update, the DG 2.2 update it is not available for
    "over-the-air" update yet. There are still a few kinks that the android
    team would like to work out. Please be patient for the auto-update. The
    system knows that 2.2 exists however it is not ready to be released yet."

    So it has be be flashed by SD card or USB. I was sent a SD card flash by a good friend here at this forum. All I can suggest is ask around see if someone would do the same for you.
     

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