Unfortunately selling my V712

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  1. Thestanger

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    So I have had my V712 for just over a week now and although I really love everything about it I just can't live with the pathetic battery life. I am getting just barely 2 hours off of a single charge and that is not acceptable at all. I feel completely duped by Onda Tablet as they specify 5000 mah battery which has to be a lie. I have been trying to contact them through their "Contact Us" web form for the past 5 days but they refuse to respond even though they claim a 24 hour maximum response time.

    This tablet has so much going for it its just too bad they decided to put such a terrible battery in it.

    I suppose I will have to spend a bit more and get a Nexus 7.
     
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    Did you try going back to ICS 4.0.3, it could be a bug in jelly bean update?
     
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    I haven't tried that and I don't really know how to do that. Is it the same as the update I did using your instructions?

    I absolutely do not want to sell this tablet as it is so fantastic except for the battery issue. If this fixes it I will be estatic and will pull my sale off of ebay.
     
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    I'm ready and willing to roll back to 4.0.3 but I just don't know how the heck to go about this. I attempted to figure it out thinking I could just follow your guide I followed to update it but I'm getting confused and I don't want to brick it. How do I go about finding the correct firmware? The one I have now is 1.5.5 V2. I downloaded 1.5 V2 but I could not find the update.zip file so I was stopped in my tracks.

    Any help is appreciated as I don't want to have to sell this thing.
     
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    I just had a look in my tablet and I only have ICS 4.0.3 installed with baseband version 1.5.5. Any thoughts on what I could do?
     
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    yeah.. the battery is just too bad. ~.~ planning on selling mine too. though I thought, reading from this post, there is a jellybean update already, i guess there is still none.
     
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    Have you installed the correct firmware version V1/V2?
     
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    Yes. According to the back of my tablet I have a V2 and I used a V2 firmware.
     
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    If you have installed their firmware (complete with chinese apps) and the problem still persists, keep trying onda its clearly faulty.
     
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    Do you mean install 1.5 rather than 1.5.5 which is presently installed? I attempted to do that last night but could not find the update.zip file in 1.5.
     
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    Does 1.5.5 come with a resouce zip or a zip named something like g8ref712_1.5.5.zip if the latter drag it to sdcard and boot to recovery, wipe every thing then apply update a use g8ref***.zip file.
     
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    There is a resource.zip but no g8ref712_1.5.5.zip. Do I copy resource.zip to sd and flash?
     
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    Right, open resource and drag "update.zip" and "patch.zip" to sdcard then download the file below and open and drag the "factory_update_param.aml" file to your sdcard, now shut down and boot holding Home+Power keys.

    **This will restore it back to factory with all chinese apps** Then see how the battery goes.

    Factory file - U-P_AML.zip - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload. FileFactory.com
     
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    So will I have all the chinese bloatware? Will I have google play?

    Right out of the box i was not able to do anything because i could not connect to the internet. it wasn't until I went through your update instructions was I able to connect.
     
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    ok, so it seems I am back to when i first got it. I have no google play and all the chinese apps. I have 58% battery so I have started an online movie and will see how fast it drains.

    My baseband is 1.5.5. I thought it shipped with a lower number than that?
     

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