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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

Congratulations on the acquisition of your new WPDN I've taken the time to prepare this basic guide for you, so please be considerate and post new user questions in this thread. Please take some time to read White PDN Owners START HERE AND...Please, spend a little time READING the Pandigital Novel Wiki (click here) Thank you.


Please Note: When upgrading to the SH20 FWs from the S10 FWs for the first time, the SH20 FW needs to be flashed twice to allow installation of the user apps.

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(Pictures taken from the WPDN user guide. Note the Panimage logo they used. lol)

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Adding Folders (Continuing from the +Add to homescreen menu)
New folder: Add a folder into which you can add applications as desired. To move applications on the Home screen into the folder,
touch, hold & drag the icons directly on top of the folder icon.
To add applications from the Applications screen, first tap on the folder to open it, open the Applications, and then touch & hold on an
application icon. It is copied into the folder.
When you close the folder the first time, you are prompted to rename the folder as desired (i.e., Favorites). If you want to rename the folder later,
open the folder and touch & hold on the folder name at the top. The Rename folder window appears.
All contacts Add a folder containing the complete contact list from the Contacts application.
Contacts with phone numbers Add a folder containing a list of your contacts that include phone numbers.
Starred contacts Add a folder containing the list of contacts you’ve marked as favorites.
Adding Wallpapers (Can also be accessed from the +Add to homescreen menu)
Wallpapers Assign a different photo as your background image. Select desired photo from preloaded photos, tap Set wallpaper.
Search To Perform a quick Google search.
1. Tap in the entry field (#6 pictured above) enter the desired search text.
2. Tap the magnifying glass: The browser launches and displays your search results
Settings This is where your main system settings are. (Detailed in post #2 of this thread.)

Posted ImageUse the ES File Explorer to view the files in the internal memory or on your SD card, and to quickly & easily install AndroidTM applications on your device. There are many interesting and free Android applications that can be found on the web. Just launch your web browser and do a search for “Android applications”.

If your third party application causes the top function menu buttons to disappear, press the Volume button on the side of the device to re-display them. However, some applications may designate the volume button for other functions, and you may need to shut the device off in order to exit the application.

ES File Explorer is a third party application designed for phones. References to phones and various features may not be applicable to this device.

View the ES File Explorer User Manual
1. Tap the ES File Explorer application icon.
2. Tap "?" then [Help] to display the User Manual.
3. Press the volume button on the side of the device to re-display the top function menu buttons tap Posted Image[Return] to return to the Help list.
4. Press the volume button again to re-display the top function menu buttons tap the [return icon] to return to the File Explorer screen.

Manage Media files: You can manage media files (i.e., eBooks, photos, music or videos) that are stored in the device’s internal memory or on a SD card.
1. Tap the ES File Explorer application icon.
2. To view contents of the internal memory, make sure the [blue home icon] is displayed in upper left corner and tap PD_Novel folder.
To view contents of a SD card, tap on the [blue home icon] which changes to [blue SDcard icon]
3. Tap on a folder to view contents.
4. Tap on a file to launch the applicable application.
5. Touch & hold on a folder or file to launch option menus:

Paste: Paste copied folder/file (appears only after selecting “Copy” function).
Open As: Open file as Text / Audio / Video / Image.
Cut: Cuts item and places on clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere.
Copy: Copy selected item so you can paste it elsewhere
Rename: Rename selected item.
Delete: Delete selected item.
Select All: Selects all listed items.
Shortcut: Add shortcut on Home screen to selected item.
Bookmark: Add shortcut or bookmark on Home screen to selected item
Compress: Create Zip file for the selected item.
Send: Email item to desired email address.
Set As Home: Sets selected folder as the default location when launching application (appears only when a folder is selected).
Properties: Lists properties of items.

New File
Add new text file in current folder.
a) Tap on file, open as Text
B) Select ES Edit note
c) Tap in file body to enter text
d) Tap Posted Image [Menu]
e) Tap Save

New Folder
Add new empty folder into which you can copy or add files.
New Search
Search all Video/Audio files, all Image files, Runnable apps, and .zip files. Tap Search any file by Name to specify a name and search through all file types.

Manager
Task Manager: Use to manually stop (kill) applications.
App Manager: Lists applications on device. Tap on an application to launch it. Tap [Menu] for application function options.
Security Manager: Used to set application protection and a backup feature. (You must install the Security Manager module.)
Bookmark Manager: Used to manage the bookmarks of files on the SD card, network and Internet browser. (You must install the Bookmark Manager module.)
SD Card Analyst: Analyzes storage usage on SD card.
Show/Hide Tabs: Shows Local/LAN/FTP tabs across top of screen (unless removed in Settings>Layout Settings).

Settings
Theme Settings: Choose a theme or color for your UI & background.
Layout Settings: Hide/show some UI components (i.e.,non-applicable LAN, FTP).
File Settings: Hide files, Thumbview (use thumbnail as image icons), SD capacity.
View: Choose desired view of items as Icons, List, or list with Details (date & attributes)
Size: Select desired size of item icons.
Sort By: Name, Type, Size, Modified, Random> Ascending/Descending.
Home Directory: Set desired default Home directory which displays when ES File Explorer is launched.
App Backup Directory: Set desired default Backup directory for backed up apps.
Bluetooth options: N/A for this device.
Root options: N/A for this device.
More: Display the following options:
Refresh: Refreshes the screen.
Flip orientation: Flips between Landscape/Portrait orientations.
Bookmark: N/A for this device.
Help Center: Tap Help to view the complete ES File Explorer User Manual.
About us: ES File Explorer version, EStrong’s website & Copyright notice.
Exit: Closes ES File Explorer application.

Install AndroidTM Applications using ES File Explorer

1. Copy the .apk files that you want to install into the device (via USB connection) or onto a SD card.
2. Tap the ES File Explorer application icon.
3. Locate the folder in your device or on your SD card in which the .apk application files were saved.
4. Tap on the .apk file Install. The application is installed and the application icon is added to the Applications screen.
5. Tap Open to launch now, or Done to return to the previous screen.

Download AndroidTM Applications direct from a Website
There are many interesting and free Android applications that can be found on the web. Just launch your web browser and do a search for “Android applications”. You can download AndroidTM applications directly from websites, and then quickly and easily install them on your device.

1. Tap the Browser application icon to launch the internet browser.
2. Enter the desired website URL, and tap the download link for the application you want to install on your device.
3. After the download is complete, touch & hold on the download file (in the Download history screen) tap Open Install.

Uninstall AndroidTM Applications
1. Tap Menu / Settings / Applications / Manage applications.
2. Tap the application you want to uninstall Uninstall.
3. Tap OK to confirm the uninstall.

Import (copy) Media files from SD card into Internal Memory
1. Tap the ES File Explorer application icon.
2. To view contents of a SD card, tap the [blue SDcard icon].
3. Tap on a folder touch & hold on the file you want to import tap Copy. The copied file is added to the “clipboard” signified by the at the bottom of the screen.
4. Tap [blue home icon] to display internal memory tap PD_Novel. If the root of the internal memory is not displayed, tap [the blue SDcard icon] and then [the blue home icon] again.
5. Tap on the folder into which you want to copy the file. To create a new folder, press the volume button tap Menu / New Folder / enter the folder name tap OK.
6. Tap Posted Image touch & hold on the file you want to import tap Paste.

Also see the: SlateDroid Wiki Backup Apps

Posted Image ES TASK MANAGER Stopping AndroidTM Applications
AndroidTM does not automatically stop applications after they are loaded, so you can manually stop (kill) the applications as desired.

1. Tap the ES Task Manager application icon. The list of applications is displayed.
2. Tap on the applications you want to stop and then tap Kill Selected.

Posted ImageOfficeSuite VIEWER can be used to open and view files of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, TXT, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX and PDF

1. Tap the OfficeSuite application icon to open the File Browser.
2. For files stored in the internal memory, tap / Device / PD_Novel. For files stored on a SD card, tap Memory Card.
3. Tap on the folder containing the file(s) you want to open.
4. Tap on the data file you want to open. The appropriate viewer launches and displays your data file.

File Browser Menu Options
Tap Posted Image to display menu options.
Sort: Select the desired sort order (Name, Type, Size, Date modified)
Updates: Check for application updates (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
Help: Display the OfficeSuite instructions (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
About: Display OfficeSuite information, including version.

Word Document Viewer Menu Options
When you open a .doc, .docx or .txt data file, tap [Menu] to display menu options and HELP file applicable to the Word Document Viewer.
Find: Find string of text within the file.
Full screen: Hide top menu icons to display file in full screen. *(To re-display the top menu icons, press the volume button on the side of the device tap Normal screen.)
Word count: Display the word count in the open file.
Settings: Set text encoding.
Help: Display the Word Document Viewer instructions (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
About: Display Word Document Viewer information, including version.

Spreadsheet Viewer Menu Options
When you open a .xls, .xlsx or .csv data file, tap [Menu] to display menu options and HELP file applicable to the Spreadsheet Viewer.
Sheets: When multiple sheets within a file, select sheet to view.
Charts: View charts when available in the file.
Go to: Jump to specific cell.
Find: Find string of text within the file.
Full screen: Hide top menu icons to display file in full screen.
(*To re-display the top menu icons, press the volume button on the side of the device tap [Menu] / Normal screen.)
More: View the following options:
Freeze: Freeze row, column or row & column.
Settings: Set CSV settings
Fit column: Fit text to column width
Help: Display the Spreadsheet Viewer instructions (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
About: Display Spreadsheet Viewer information, including version.

PowerPoint Presentations Viewer Menu Options
When you open a .ppt, .pps, .pptx, or .ppsx data file, tap [Menu] to display menu options and HELP file applicable to the PowerPoint Presentations Viewer.
Go to slide: Display thumbnails of slides to select desired slide.
Zoom: Select zoom percentage.
Full screen: Hide top menu icons to display file in full screen.
(*To re-display the top menu icons, press the volume button on the side of the device tap [Menu] / Normal screen.)
Slide show: Play slideshow of file pages. To stop the slideshow, press the volume button on the side of the device to re-display the top menu icons.
Outline view / Slide view: Select desired view layout, text or slide.
More: View the following options:
Find: Find string of text within the file.
Help: Display the PowerPoint Presentations Viewer instructions (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
About: Display PowerPoint Presentations Viewer information, including version.

PDF Viewer Menu Options
When you open a .pdf data file, tap [Menu] to display menu options and HELP file applicable to the PDF Viewer.
Go to page: Jump to specific page number.
Zoom: Select zoom percentage.
Full screen: Hide top menu icons to display file in full screen.
(*To re-display the top menu icons, press the volume button on the side of the device tap [Menu] / Normal screen.)
Help: Display the PDF Viewer instructions (must be connected to Wi-Fi).
About: Display PDF Viewer information, including version.

The standard OfficeSuite viewer application included with your WPDN is designed as a viewer only. The OfficeSuite Pro version allows you to create new documents and edit existing ones, as well as other features the free viewer application does not offer.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

Settings (continued from first post)

Posted ImageThis is the settings icon found in your app drawer. Tap this icon to access all setting functions.
Wireless & networks Including: Wi-Fi / Network notification / Wi-Fi Networks
WI-FI SETTINGS: In order to connect to the Internet, you must have a Wi-Fi network set up on your WPDN.
Wi-Fi On/Off: Wi-Fi must be turned on in order to connect to local Wi-Fi networks.
Network notification: When selected, you are notified when an open network is available.
Wi-Fi networks: When Wi-Fi is turned on, the device automatically scans and lists all local Wi-Fi networks found.
1. Tap the desired network to which you want to connect.
2. If the network is secure (indicated by a padlock icon), tap in the password entry field to enter the Network Password.
3. Tap Connect.
If your Wi-Fi broadcast is set as hidden, it won’t be found by the auto scan. Tap Add Network and then enter the network name and password tap Save.

The Wi-Fi icon on the notification bar indicates the status as follows:
Posted Image= Connected
Posted Image= Not connected, Wi-Fi turned ON
Posted Image= Not connected and Wi-Fi turned OFF (power saver)

When the WPDN goes into sleep mode, the Wi-Fi disconnects from the local network, but will automatically reconnect when out of sleep mode (may take up to 30 seconds to reconnect).

Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you are connecting via a public Wi-Fi hotspot, it may be necessary to immediately launch the browser and provide the hotspot login information prior to having an active internet connection.
1. Follow step 1-3 above to select the hotspot Wi-Fi network.
2. Tap the Browser application icon. Posted Image
3. Enter the hotspot login information.

Forget remembered Wi-Fi Network: When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, the WPDN remembers the settings for future connections. If you have previously connected to networks that you no longer want “remembered”, tap on the network and select Forget. If the network you “forget” is secure, future connections require you to enter the network password again.

Advanced Wi-Fi Network Settings
To display advanced Wi-Fi network settings, in the Wi-Fi settings screen, tap [Menu] / Advanced.
Regulatory domain: Set the number of channels to use
Wi-Fi sleep policy: Specify when to switch from Wi-Fi to mobile data
MAC address Unavailable for the WPDN
Use static IP: When selected, you can set the IP address, Gateway, Netmask, DNS 1 and DNS2

Sound & display
Media Volume: to adjust the music and video volume, tap & slide Posted Image and then tap OK.
Audible selection: When selected, a sound is played when making screen selections.
SD card notifications: When selected, a tone sounds when a SD card is inserted or removed from the device.
Orientation: When selected, the orientation of the screen switches between Portrait (vertical) and Landscape (horizontal) automatically when you rotate the WPDN.
Animation: When selected, animations are shown when opening and closing windows.
Brightness: Tap & slide Posted Image to adjust the screen brightness as desired tap OK.
Touch Calibrate: If you notice that the touch screen is not responding accurately, you may need to re-calibrate the touch screen sensors.
*When Touch Calibrate is selected, the screen displays a blank screen with “+” in a specific location. Use a blunt pointed device to accurately tap the “+” in the designated spot. Repeat in 3 more screens that appear. If calibration is successful, you can resume normal use. If unsuccessful, repeat the calibration again.
Screen timeout: Adjust the delay before the screen automatically turns off (default = 10 minutes).

Location & security
Use wireless networks: Select if you want your location to be seen in applications (such as Maps) using wireless networks.
Use My Location: Select if you want to use My Location for Google search results and other Google services.
Visible passwords: When selected, the password shows as you enter it.
Install from SD card: Install encrypted certificates from SD card.
Set Password: Set or change the credential storage password.
Clear storage: N/A for this device.

Applications
Unknown sources: When selected, you are permitted to install other AndroidTM applications that you obtain from web sites, email, or other locations. Otherwise the Install blocked message appears.
Manage applications: Manage and remove installed applications.
WARNING! Making changes to applications can result in errors and failed launches. If you aren’t sure of what each setting is/does, it is recommend not to make changes.
Running services: View and control currently running services (i.e., Android keyboard, applications).
Development: Set options for application development.
USB debugging: When selected the device is in debug mode when USB is connected.
Stay awake: When selected the screen never goes into sleep mode while charging.
Allow mock locations: N/A for this device.
Privacy: Factory data reset: Reset the WPDN to its initial factory state, erasing all data and downloaded applications. Tap Reset Device to proceed with reset, or tap [Return icon] to cancel and return to previous screen.

WARNING! The following are erased during the factory reset: Google account / System and application data and settings / Downloaded applications / Your Adobe ID
The factory reset does NOT erase: Current system software and bundled applications / SD card files, such as music or photos

SD card & device storage Total space, Available space: Values appear when a SD card is inserted in device.
Unmount SD card: Tap to safely remove the SD card.
Format SD card: N/A for this device.
Internal storage, Available space: Amount of internal memory available.

Search (Google search settings) When selected, suggestions are shown from Google as you enter text.
Searchable items: Select if you want to choose what you want to search on the device when you use the Search feature.
Browser: When selected, you can search bookmarked web pages and web history.
Apps: When selected, you can search names of installed applications.
Contacts: When selected, you can search for contact names.
Music: When selected, you can search names of artists, albums and music tracts.

Language & keyboard
Select locale: Select the language and region according to your location.
Android keyboard: Select to use the AndroidTM keyboard for entering application data. If not selected, no keypad is presented for entering data.
Android keyboard settings: Select multiple settings to customize your keyboard behavior.
User dictionary: You can add words to a personal dictionary, words that may not be included in the default dictionary.

Date & time
Automatic: Select to use the network-provided values for the date, time zone and time.
Set date: Tap to set the current date; use the + or – to set the current date and then tap Set.
Select time zone: Tap to select the correct time zone for your location. (Finger slide vertically to scroll the list.)
Set time: Tap to set the correct time for your location; use the + or – to set the correct time according to your location and then tap Set.
Use 24-hour format: When selected, the time displays in 24-hour format instead of 12-hour.
12 = 12:00am-12:00pm (default) / 24 = 12:00-24:00
Select date format: Tap to select the desired date format for displaying your date at the top of the screen.
Normal (2011-12-31) (12/31/2011) (31/12/2011) (2011/12/31)

About Device
Status: Check the battery and Wi-Fi status.
Battery use: View battery usage by application use.
Legal Information: View the Open source licenses.
Technical Information: The Model number, Firmware version, Kernel version, Build number and Device ID is located here.

Complete WPDN User guide mirrored Here

Complete WPDN User guide also mirrored Here (Thanks, Mark)

Okay, Topic now open for questions!
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

But mrsb

You have answered them all. Probably not, but good job! :good:

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

But mrsb

You have answered them all. Probably not, but good job! :good:

Thanks panengineer :D

Got all my info from... ready?.... the WPDN USER GUIDE!!!

Yep... I LIKE to read the manual, because, I am NOT a Dude! LOLOLOLOL
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:52 PM

Yea, we usually think we don't need no stink'n manual.

And then we have to ask someone who actually read the thing to help us fix our tablet. :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:04 AM

If anyone is interested, I converted your guide to epub format to put on my PDN for quick reference. If anyone would like it I am happy to email it to you. Assuming this is ok with mrsburnout. Not trying to steal anyones work. The conversion clearly states who wrote it...Mods if this is not appropriate please remove. Thank you! BTW Nice Work!

*EDIT* Feel free to delete this. Your's is much more complete. Thanks!

Edited by capellipro, 03 March 2011 - 08:33 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:29 AM

If anyone is interested, I converted your guide to epub format to put on my PDN for quick reference. If anyone would like it I am happy to email it to you. Assuming this is ok with mrsburnout. Not trying to steal anyones work. The conversion clearly states who wrote it...Mods if this is not appropriate please remove. Thank you! BTW Nice Work!


No worries, capellipro. I like the idea. AND.. You credit the source, so it is ALL gooood :D

Sent you a PM. I would love a copy.

Thank you!

MrsB :yahoo:

P.S. Nice FB exposure ;) Thanks.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

Good job Mrs. B. :good: +1 for you, can't add more than that.

Edited by Zero7, 02 March 2011 - 01:07 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:41 AM

Nice job. Anyone have any luck using external USB accessories like a GPS antenna, bluetooth dongle, flash drive, etc? I was looking at the following and wondering if it would be useful for the WPDN. http://www.meritline...---p-30322.aspx

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:16 AM

Nice job. Anyone have any luck using external USB accessories like a GPS antenna, bluetooth dongle, flash drive, etc? I was looking at the following and wondering if it would be useful for the WPDN. http://www.meritline...---p-30322.aspx

Those devices require a USB host and our device does not have a host mode.. some of the hardware guys and the devs have tried to see if something could be put together, but so far.. nada..
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

I plus 1 miss B t0o. Very good work on the data collection and desimination. Please posts link when the PDF is available for general distro. Much thanx guys n gals...

Edited by daspazz, 04 March 2011 - 12:19 PM.

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Yes Im guitarded wanna make something of it?

Help an old g33zer out please!

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:23 AM

I plus 1 miss B t0o. Very good work on the data collection and desimination. Please posts link when the PDF is available for general distro. Much thanx guys n gals...

@daspazz

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:41 AM

@daspazz

+1 Just cuz your avatar is awesome.Reminds me of Pete Townsend windmilling ... from his wheelchair cuz he's - well ... old.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

Just got my pandigital yesterday and I had to exchange it. Can anyone tell me why I cant update? Everytime I do the vol + an power. It goes into the android install screen, starts to load the install then I get an Exclamation mark inside a triangle and never installs. I tried installing on the 1st pandigital I bought yesterday several times and it happened everytime. then finally this morning after resetting it several times the thing stopped working. Now i'm having the same problem with the one I have now. Any help please?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:37 PM

Just got my pandigital yesterday and I had to exchange it. Can anyone tell me why I cant update? Everytime I do the vol + an power. It goes into the android install screen, starts to load the install then I get an Exclamation mark inside a triangle and never installs. I tried installing on the 1st pandigital I bought yesterday several times and it happened everytime. then finally this morning after resetting it several times the thing stopped working. Now i'm having the same problem with the one I have now. Any help please?

How are you trying to update?
Are you flashing with the SD card or the PD upgrader?
You need a fully charged battery or A/C power.
When your WPDN is plugged in, Is there a FW file on the internal microSD card?
Only one FW can be on the WPDN when flashing.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

How are you trying to update?
Are you flashing with the SD card or the PD upgrader?
You need a fully charged battery or A/C power.
When your WPDN is plugged in, Is there a FW file on the internal microSD card?
Only one FW can be on the WPDN when flashing.


Right now only thing on the internal memory is the SH20_20110302_K_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP file that I DLoaded onto my computer off the pandigital website. Other than that I have some music and pics that I put on my SD card earlier today. I just bought the card

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:57 PM

Right now only thing on the internal memory is the SH20_20110302_K_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP file that I DLoaded onto my computer off the pandigital website. Other than that I have some music and pics that I put on my SD card earlier today. I just bought the card

When you flash, the FW must be the only file on the card. Whether it be internal or external.
SH20 series FW: When you go to menu / settings / about device
S10 series: Tap settings (the gear icon) then tap right until you get to the support tab

What does your FW say?

If it does not say SH20_20110302_K_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP
Try removing your external SD card and flash with the internal file that is already on your WPDN.

To flash..
Power down your WPDN.
Press & hold vol +
Slide and hold power on.
Hold both for 5 seconds and release.
Then wait.. The WPDN will write files and reboot.

If you are coming from any S10 (2010) series FWs, you will need to flash twice.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary - Not even OEM FW is guaranteed "safe" to flash.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:19 PM

When you flash, the FW must be the only file on the card. Whether it be internal or external.
SH20 series FW: When you go to menu / settings / about device
S10 series: Tap settings (the gear icon) then tap right until you get to the support tab

What does your FW say?

If it does not say SH20_20110302_K_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP
Try removing your external SD card and flash with the internal file that is already on your WPDN.

To flash..
Power down your WPDN.
Press & hold vol +
Slide and hold power on.
Hold both for 5 seconds and release.
Then wait.. The WPDN will write files and reboot.

If you are coming from any S10 (2010) series FWs, you will need to flash twice.



Ok thanks I just did that and the update worked. It was a s10 series that was loaded. So does that mean I have to go through the vol + power process twice? To "flash twice"? Sorry, for all the Questions.

Edited by lvlikeG, 05 March 2011 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:22 PM

Ok thanks I just did that and the update worked. It was a s10 series that was loaded. So does that mean I have to go through the vol + power process twice? To "flash twice"? Sorry, for all the Questions.

Yes, the second flash installs user apps.
The WPDN will prompt for language and time settings. Then..
Just press home and power down and reflash (vol+ / power on)

No worries on the questions. You are asking in the right place :)
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

yep, flash it again
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