upgrade to 3.2

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    hi all
    im new to tablets but not to computers.

    does anyone know if the tc970 w/ 2.2 can/will be upgradeable to 3.2. If so when and how can it be done?

    im a sucker for latest and greatest.


    Art
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    From everything I've heard, the TC970 is stuck at 2.2. Unfortunate, but it's basically a budget tablet - even if they could upgrade the OS, they seem to be devoting their resources to the Le Pan II.

    Good luck with the rest of us dinosaurs, and return soon if that's a big turn off for you.
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    Le Pan told me that the TC 9-70 is unfortunately NOT upgradeable.



    Sent from my TC970 (Wi-Fi) using Android Tablet Forum
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    A custom 2.3 ROM would be very doable for someone with the time and experience. Unfortunately, I have neither.
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    Androidphonefan, yes, the Le Pan TC970 is rootable, pretty easily too. There's a thread at XDa developers with the details and tools you need - I did it this weekend, and am enjoying the options you open with rooting.

    There's a group at XDA trying to get some option, and a version of CWM is in alpha testing phase. From what I read, CM7 should be doable, maybe even CM9 someday.

    Le Pan has a split personality, while the Tech Support seems to be quite good, they are apart from the manufacturing team; things as simple as Changelogs for firmware updates are not available even.

    Development is based on their facilities in China, near Hog Kong; support, I would guess might be located in the USA.

    Word about the LPII is that rooting it is pretty difficult, people are trying, but it's locked tight, specially after the LPI adb drivers leaked, allowing rooting for that model.
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    No, that page is out to lunch, unfortunately.

    What they are describing is a firmware update, the file linked in their post is :

    Code:
    http://lepantablet.com/goto/http://www.supportsyncfiles.com/lepan/firmware/Firmware_4626_LePan_TC970.zip
    ^^----- The is really odd, but will redirect you to the Support area at Le Pan itself, the manufacturer. And it will dowload the 4626 version of their firmware. The latest one out, officially released, but running Android 2.2 Froyo, as Le Pan refuses to provide users with any upgrade path.

    You want a better alternative? Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread is now in Beta. See this thread. ;)
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    Go watch this, i put up a video of cm7 on my le pan tablet
    [video=youtube;sqvP_AP3u3s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqvP_AP3u3s[/video]

    Sent from my TC970 (Wi-Fi) using Android Tablet Forum
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    Bolsa - that page is a scam.

    The procedure described (I read from Google Cache as the site is not even online for me) is how to load factory firmware. There's no factory firmware supporting anything other than Android 2.2 Froyo. So, no 3.2 for you this way. Ignore it.
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    @yann2: They told "we will update all information related to the upgrade version of the Le Pan tablet"
    I think that is a guide updated and they will update the latest version when it available in that topic

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