What are your thoughts on...
Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:35 AM
_Boost Wifi - enhanced antenna or something
_Swap Speaker - I would need the specs for the speaker like ohms and watts to find a suitable replacement
_Battery Swap - Swap out the battery with a custom assortment of cell phone batteries and such to give it longer charges
_Solder HDMI Connector - I know for it to function it would probably need drivers but it seems like a simple task
Based on other 7inch pads that I've seen, and especially the Telechip ones, perhaps there are spots on the motherboard to hardwire an additional usb port, and perhaps even a webcam. I know that my Gentouch has a built in mic, so I'll see how this is wired and perhaps people with first gens can install their very own.
If these mods work out and aren't too hairy I'll make tutorials with plenty of details and pics.
Additionally, it would be rad if someone who has a first gen could take high-res photos of the insides for comparison.
Tell me if I'm just crazy and should give up now, or roll with me on this one. Also if there are already tutorials on how to do this shoot them my way because I am interested.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:44 PM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:23 PM
Any mods we do would need to be backed by drivers, so we'd need to get a hold of someone familiar and willing to do some research for us. I can do hardware mods but I am by no means a programmer.
Another thing I find interesting is the cable that came with the Augen, the USB one where supposedly we're able to plug in a keyboard or something to it. If they ever release an update for that, and there are working webcams that can be plugged in, then we could definitely hardwire a webcam into the USB port on the motherboard and we'd just have to make a switch so that the Augen can still use it's USB when needed. Basically it would think there's a webcam plugged in when the switch is on and when it's off it would just be normal USB.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:30 PM
Im excited to work on this with you and i will try to find us some software dev's to help out ill hit up xda and androidtablet.com and see if anyone is interested in helping out
Happy birthday and Happy new year see you next week
Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:47 PM
Picking through the firmware I think the hdmi driver is there, just disabled
Nice, any idea on how to enable it? Would it just be editing which ever file and changing a few variables or is it more complicated than that? Anything else interesting you find please post.
The usb port does work i used the smart q7 drivers because its the same chipset worked like a champ but the cable they provided is not powered im sure it can be modded to be that way tho or if your lazy like me just buy a powered one from china lol
Thanks for the birthday wish and I hope you (and everyone else) had a great new years. If the cable provided isn't powered, then what is it supposed to be used for? Well I guess that I shouldn't be surprised anymore, Augen hasn't been making the best decisions lol. Smart q7 drivers, interesting. This is good we need to find creative ways of solving our problems and that's what I'm talking about.
Okay well I'm going to get the pictures I promised of my v2 up as soon as I can find some batteries for my camera, I'd really prefer not to go to the store to get new ones as I swear I just bought a giant pack of AA's, but you know how that goes.
Thanks everyone for your continued input and discussion!
Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:58 PM
Sent from my SGH-T959
Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:00 PM
Sent from my SGH-T959
Your the man we are going to make this gentouch the best tab i have with a couple of mods
here is a bit on usb host controler
http://augendev.wiki...ard+USB+hosting (about cable)
http://www.androidta...al-devices.html (process and rom)
Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:22 PM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:02 PM
You can view the image directory here:
I'll have the page set up in the next couple of days with explanations and more details.
Something interesting, I found where my mic is wired into the PCB:
According to a Youtube video I found about taking apart the GT78v1, the PCB is exactly the same and you can definitely solder in a mic:
http://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=4E6Q_hBm70E (mind the space, I didn't want it to embed)
The speaker is 8ohms and 1.5watts.
The battery is 2100mah and hardwired in, so to remove it you would need to desolder it, which is easy enough.
Just a quick note, if you do plan on taking apart your Gentouch I advise being very careful, when I took out the case screws I slid a guitar pick around the crack to separate the case, which is my standard practice, but I busted just about everyone of these little tiny clips/clamps, but since I put it together again it's fine, the case screws pretty much hold it together. So be cautious!