The intent of this topic is to provide information for the following folks:
-First time android owners
-First time tablet owners
-People who have never rooted their device or flashed a CROM
I would assume that most people who buy a herotab c8 will wind up finding Slatedroid after they realize their tablet comes installed with poor firmware from the manufacturer. This is a step by step procedure for anyone to flash a new ROM on to their device. This will not require you to install drivers or be familiar with Linux...unless you don't follow the instructions correctly.
1. Fully charge your device and insert a micro sd card into the TF slot. The card that goes in the TF slot is what is referred to as the "external" sd card.
2. This can cause some confusion when you connect the tablet to your pc because you will see two new drives since the tablet also has an internal sd card. Connect your tablet to your pc and turn on USB storage.
3. Make sure that the external sd card is formatted in FAT32. In my case the external card is listed as Removable Disk L:
4. Download a ROM of your choice.
5. Extract the .rar file to your desktop
6. Copy and paste the entire contents of the ROM's folder to your external sdcard. Make sure this is copied to the external card, not the internal. A quick tip is that the external will be the one that is empty.
7. Once the file transfer is complete disable usb storage on the tablet, wait for the media scan to finish running, and power down the tablet.
8. Now that the tablet is powered off hold down the menu key (M) and at the same time hold down the power button.
Once you see the screen flash you can release the buttons.
9. From here it should take care of itself. Depending on the rom you are installing you may see anything from an android with a status bar or just plain text giving the current status of the flash.
Depending on the speed class of your external sdcard this process may take anywhere from 2-5+ minutes. I recommend leaving the tablet on a flat surface or on a stand while flashing. The reason for this is that it's easy to accidentally press buttons or hit the on/off slider switch while handling the tablet. Some ROM's will automatically erase the internal sdcard and reset everything when they install. If the ROM you install doesn't, it's a good idea to do a factory data reset after the flash.
10. Enjoy your new ROM and support the devs.
After you're done flashing you can delete the rom files off of the external hard drive.
Edited by JH5279, 19 November 2011 - 02:57 AM.