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#1 Roman2025

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

I had major issues crop up with my USB connection to my Android Tablet and to an External harddrive last night. I got sick and tired of dealing with this. This is the number one issue my customer's run into when trying to run scripts on the device as well.

So I finally decided to figure it out and I think I did.

1 If you are wanting to get ADB Drivers installed, first determine if you have 32-bit or 64-bit windows. That guide is short and can be found here: http://www.topnotcht...2or64bitWindows

2. I use and provide PDAnet because it has worked the best across just about every Windows Platform. The program and the visual walkthrough on how to install it can be found here: http://www.topnotcht...nstallADBdriver

3. This was the revelation from last night and this morning... If you having problems getting this stuff to work because Windows is stupid in how it handles USB devices... Then I have finally found a way to fix this horridly aggravating problem... That guide and the program you need are found here: http://www.topnotcht.../FixUSBproblems

Props go to the folks on this thread at XDA developers for turning me on to the final program that fixed my issues! Thanks!
http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1363652

I hope this saves a lot of people some headache in getting their A10 based device connected via ADB.

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

Roman

P.S. - If anyone has anything to add, feel free. I think if folks follow the instructions in the link above it should fix 99.99% of ADB USB problems. But I do want to try to cover everything here so if you feel this thread or those guides are not complete, please say so and why.
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#2 Dave.S

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

Hello Roman,

Great work!

Is the reason that you post it here because it applies to all A10 devices?
Or do you need it moved to an appropriate section?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

Hello Roman,

Great work!

Is the reason that you post it here because it applies to all A10 devices?
Or do you need it moved to an appropriate section?

Dave


My guess is that all A10 devices should use the same ADB driver. The driver that comes with PDAnet works on pretty much all versions of Windows from XP forward. So, I think overall it is universally applicable. The USB issue stuff is a common windows problem and it is particularly troublesome with ADB.

Anyhow, that was my reasoning for posting here, but if there is somewhere else for general "a10" info, then by all means move it :).

Thanks,

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

Great stuff as always Roman...:)

FYI I used this method over the phone with a computer illiterate. Successfully applied to an Acer Iconia tablet running Gingerbread. Prior to deleting drivers, Windows 7 64bit did not want to connect properly to the Iconia.
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#5 Roman2025

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:47 PM

Great stuff as always Roman...:)

FYI I used this method over the phone with a computer illiterate. Successfully applied to an Acer Iconia tablet running Gingerbread. Prior to deleting drivers, Windows 7 64bit did not want to connect properly to the Iconia.


NICE! That is exactly the kind of story I was hoping to hear :)
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:08 PM

Any way to get livesuit to run on x86bit windows7, livesuit keeps giving me a driver failed error, it will not open, been giving me a headache, lost my 32bit windows xp machine to time :'( . Any advice on the subject would be so nice, sorry for hijacking.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

Any way to get livesuit to run on x86bit windows7, livesuit keeps giving me a driver failed error, it will not open, been giving me a headache, lost my 32bit windows xp machine to time :'( . Any advice on the subject would be so nice, sorry for hijacking.

I can use it in Win 7 x86 :)
but I had to try every USB port until it work with one in the back of the CPU.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

Any way to get livesuit to run on x86bit windows7, livesuit keeps giving me a driver failed error, it will not open, been giving me a headache, lost my 32bit windows xp machine to time :'( . Any advice on the subject would be so nice, sorry for hijacking.


I find that windows likes to mess up the livesuit drivers on both X86 and X64. Probably because they may not be properly signed. I usually just re-install it and it works for what I'm doing that day. Best results by uninstalling and delete drivers if asked, then re-installing.

Edit: After following Romans method above I DID NOT need to reinstall any drivers for my latest flash or script running! I believe that the PDA drivers are signed, so windows does not seek and destroy. ADB also worked perfectly with a tablet that I had no joy from in the past.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for posting this and for your product support on your website!
http://topnotchtable.../FixUSBproblems

It worked for me!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for posting this and for your product support on your website!
http://topnotchtable.../FixUSBproblems

It worked for me!

DJinTroyMI


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

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Very help full . Thank for the sharing

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:32 AM

PDA Net is the only solution that worked for me. I would recommend that to anyone. With other drivers It would only work to connect via ADB but not in download mode to flash the firmwares.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:26 AM

Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, happy to help :)

It would be nice if I could get this stickied as I think it will help a lot of people out of a jam.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

Great work Roman

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hi guys
Can anybody help me? Just received my onda vi40 elite, I'm having problems connecting this to my Pc (windows XP) First of all i couldn't get it to load on pc, I then searched for the problem and came across top notch's website with the pdanet & usb fix. I followed the pdanet and installed the drivers and it recognized the onda (as far as i could tell, noob alert)thats when i found that my external hard drive started to play up ( write error/ empty files etc) I disconnected my Onda and restarted pc, external hard dive was working fine, plugged in the Onda again and lost the external hard drive???
I then tried the usb fix after a bit more reading, followed the instructions & went through it, reomoved all tablets and devices etc deleted all serial usb in device manager etc, re-installed pdanet etc, everything seemed to be working, then external hard-drive has gone again???? Hard-drive works fine until i put my Onda onto it, to say the least its done my fruit, anybody any ideas?
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

Friend suggested this to me as a way to fix my next-to-bricked Elf.
Apparently it requires that the device you're connecting to work properly, which kinda screws me over.