Sylvania 10" Tablet for $99 + $6 shipping *refurb* on Tanga.com

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  1. GQUkyo

    GQUkyo Member

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    Thought I'd share this... I just ordered one and searched the web to see if there were any hacks for it and found this site. Hopefully it's hackable and I can install Google Market on it. If not, at least Amazon's... :p

    Tanga - Product of the Day - Sylvania 10-Inch Magni Tablet

    It's only a 1 day deal so...
     
  2. wicked

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    Pretty good price.
     
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    Worth $100?
     
  4. st0ne

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    if it works like the 7" and can be updated.. 10" is worth the $99 I dropped for the 7"
     
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    The Sylvania tablet's are all based on the same underlying code from infoTMIC so the same challenges experienced on the 7" may exist on the 10" including the approach to a working Market, WiFi dropouts, auto-rotation, Flash but as you state "hopefully" it might come refurb'd with an updated firmware.

    Three update files have been identified for the "hwver=11.6.3.1" and while the seem similar there is some difference in the userdata.img and system.img. The newest "beta4", has just been posted so there are no reports yet on any improvements.

    Code:
    Hardware ID    InfoTM update wrap(*.ius)            FileNum:        U0                                         U0        UBOOT        RD        LK        ADR_USER    ADR_AS
    "hwver"                                             Firmware Version    u-boot-nand.bin                                              RAMDISK    KERNEL    USER        SYSTEM
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Sylvania 10" SYTAB10MT(SYNET10LP)
    11.6.3.1    0106rd_11.6.3.1.2.0_beta3.ius            11.6.3.1.2.0    2009.08-svn678 (Mar 14 2015 - 09:59:41)    270.5    KB    NA        195.5 KB    2617.5 KB    8.5 KB    55639.5 KB
    11.6.3.1    wwe10_11.6.1.5.2.0_beta3.ius             11.6.3.1.2.0    2009.08-svn678 (Mar 14 2015 - 09:55:48)    270.5    KB    NA        195.5 KB    2617.5 KB    4.5 KB    55699 KB
    11.6.3.1    11.6.3.1.2.0_beta4_0523.ius
    
    Note: One of the update while found for hwver=11.6.3.1, the file name includes 11.6.1.5. This is attributed to the lack of naming nomenclature by infoTM.

    Verify which features are working out of the box - WiFi, auto-rotation, Flash, "three finger" factory reset, etc.
    Then identify the "hwver" and Version "ro.versioncode" on the Update screen prior to attempting an automatic update.

    Post us on the progress.

    PS. The original devices had the same issues at the EX7 where the box stated one Model number and under Device info it stated another model. This is because the "Model number" was hard coded in to the Settings.apk. Don't let that confuse you upon receipt.

    PSS. Also, it states 2.1 but on the Amazon and J&R sites users reported the device was shipped with 2.2 however, no idea if it "official" 2.2 versus the "beta" updates found above.
     
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    Tanga made a mistake. It is the 7". Chuck
     
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    Well then, they are probably some of the ones that we have sent back to Digital Gadgets!!!!
     
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    Wow...if only I had known in time!

    Just picked up the real 10" Sylvania tablet for $220 a few weeks ago.
     

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