thanks for your patience
I am tired of reposting links and directing people who do not know how to utilize the forum or wiki to learn before attempting modifications to their devices. Then I get n00bs like LaSponge (my original reply below his quote is the post I used to hijack Tayla's) so I'm going to start this help topic off with some useful links for newbies. Please read and learn BEFORE you render your devices unusable.
Taken from my reply in the 2011 FW New User's thread here: http://www.slatedroi...post__p__473810
People - Please don't make us drag information from you. Like this guy http://www.slatedroi...ally-need-help/ -- please do not make the same mistakes. We need much more information since the 2012 FWs appeared..
Wiki - Introduction to the Pandigital Novel
White PDN Owners START HERE
REQUIRED Reading: PDN FW Development Board
POST NEWBIE QUESTIONS HERE
Announcement: ATTN: Pandigital Novel/Tablet Users
DO NOT FLASH PANDIGITAL'S S20 OPEN PLATFORM KIT! -- THIS WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR DEVICE -- IT WILL MAKE IT UNUSABLE!
Current 2012 FW discussions - Read the entire topics / Understand / RE-read / be certain your device is compatible / Use at your own risk.
mac1_131 - Walmart WPDN R7T40WWHF1 firmware
Zeppelinman_2000 - R7T40WBLF0 - PDC1_20120214_B_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP
general warning topic created when the 2012 FW's first appeared - Do Not Downgrade WPDN from SL20_20120224 to S10 or SH20 FW
Good luck (there is hope) if you screwed yours up.
See these threads for success recovering from soft bricks with failed S20 FW installs.
WHITE PANDIGITAL PROBLEM [SOLVED]
[SOLVED] Bricked R7T40WWHF1
...snip...FIRMWARE VIRSION: SH20_20120214_B_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP
KERNEL VERSION: 2.6.29 eric@ubuntu #1 THU JAN 5 15:52:10 CST 2012
BUILD NUMBER: PD_NOVEL 2012.02.14
ON BACK SHOWS MODEL NUMBER AS : R7T40WWHF2
CORRECTION: responded to your post in the newbie thread here: http://www.slatedroi...700#entry470565
I am uncertain how you came to your incorrect assumption regarding your firmware revision.
LET THIS BE NOTICE TO ALL: Be careful what you flash to your device and absolutely certain which FW you have before altering your wPDNs -- Downgrading FW's from 2011 FWs to 2010 FWs have created bricks without the proper precautions provided by SLD. Bricks have been reported downgrading from some 2012 FWs and some have been successfully modified as well - ymmv
There are no known stock SH20 Firmwares with a 2012 naming convention. <--@LaSponge- I have modified your sig line to reflect this as well.
Okay. I think I am falling victim to the curse of having too much info and I'm a bit lost.
From everything I've read- there's no point in doing an alternate firmware for my PDN, since this is Pandigital's most current firmware. However- I would really like to do two things that thus far this tablet will not do. 1) Install a recent version of the Kindle app, and 2) Have a working Amazon app store. Google claims that the Novel is not compatible for Kindle, even though I have seen comments saying it works fine. And the appstore downloads and sets up fine, but I cannot download anything from it.
I have not modded anything yet. My firmware is SL20_20120224_B_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP.
Any ideas would be appreciated.