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#41 reece

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Into I think its a firware problem to imsure it will get sorted I just use WiFi hotspot through my mobile when I need 3g. It won't be long before they release a new version that works hopefully other than that my tablet is spot on

#42 magician2905

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

Install Process - How To Set Up 3G

You will need a Standard 3G ("Mobile Data") SIM card (not a 2G SIM) - a micro SIM should work with the relevant adapter
Tablet turned OFF

Pipo Tablets

With the tablet screen facing up SIM should be inserted so you can see the metal "contacts" as it goes in (it IS possible to insert SIM "upside down" obviously it wont work then!)

Other Manufacturers SIM card orientation/Process may be different

Turn tablet ON
Go to:

Settings
Settings
More
Mobile Networks
Network Operators (choose a network operator)

It should now look for networks Automatically and once it picks it up should take you back to the "Mobile network settings" OR you may need to press “Search Networks/Select automatically”

If it doesn't you may need to REBOOT the tablet and repeat this entire step

Now you need to set up the Access Point Names (APN)

These entries are Case Sensitive (eg capital's/lowercase must be typed exactly as you have been informed).

If you have an Android Mobile Phone it may be possible to use the APN settings - however sometimes these seem to use a combined APN other times separate APN's for Internet/WAP/MMS etc

Recommend that you contact your Mobile Network Operator for the correct settings (tell them you have a Google Nexus 7 or Samsung Tablet) as the information from the internet is proving to be:

Incorrect/Inaccurate or Incomplete

Click Access Point Names (in Mobile network settings) - you should find some pre-populated (these may or may not work). This will be a good indication that

You have a 3G SIM, you have inserted the SIM correctly and if you don't see any options that there is a problem

To create your own APN click on the "3 Squares" in top right hand corner and select NEW APN

Go down each setting and enter the information given to you by your mobile network provider

Once you have entered all the information it will create a new APN which you can then select by touching the circle on the right hand side (it will fill with a blue/green dot)
Make sure the 3G Modem is turned ON (it should be ticked "ON" by default)

IF NOT you will probably have to first turn the WiFi OFF to be able to put the tick in the box (you can turn WiFi back on afterwards)

To use 3G rather than WiFi you will need to turn the WiFi OFF

Settings
Settings
WiFi Off/On slider

Reset APN's

Sometimes the APN's get corrupted. If this happens it will be necessary to reset you APN's back to stock.

Please remove the SIM card, reboot or turn on the tablet
Go to:

Settings
Settings
More
Mobile Networks
Access Point Names

Press the 3 Squares in top right corner and select

Restore defaults (it should take a little while to reset everything)

Turn tablet OFF
Repeat Install Process

If you are still unable to access 3G then it is worth trying on the Stock ROM(s)

M2 3G has 3 x versions (see RED SECTION)
1) No longer showing on website but downloaded as "PIPO M2 3G_120924" Here

2) Firmware of PIPO M2 3G_20121108 - which when you download it is ACTUALLY called "update_DS973H_PIPO_M2_优化TP.img" Here

HOWEVER, the latest M2 3G's seem to be preloaded with a different firmware, which doesn't appear to available from Pipo yet.

3) RK30_ANDROID4.1.1-SDK-v1.00.00 DS975-eng 4.1.1 JRO03H 20121106.144826 release-keys


For rooting stock rom TPSarky seems to work fine

Edited by magician2905, 21 November 2012 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

So basically I can't use this to make calls and such, just internet through 3G ? Also there is apparently a new Pipo M3 with 3G out, any idea whats the difference ?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

M3 16x9
M2 4x3


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Edited by fredphoesh, 21 November 2012 - 01:59 PM.


#45 demag

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Will hopefully give this a go tomorrow. Its midnight here now so too late.

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#46 TLW002

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

FWIW...Firmware from my stock 3G unit is DS975-eng 4.1.1 JRO03H20121106.

I am attempting 3G on Friday with stock firmware.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

Tried the instructions above but they didnt work. I got same results as before. When I enter the Apn details they just disappear into thin air. When I click on the Networks button I get an error message.

I am now totally confused with whats going on regards the Pipo M2 3G. I am going to try flashing the stock rom and see if I can get 3g to work although reading some posts it apparently will screw my micro sd.

Is there a post anywhere with the various roms or firmware/software available for the 3G. If not would it be possible to make a new post, say in the Firmware section with just the firmware/software for the Pipo M2 3G in it? Then lock it so no one can post replies in there. We would then have a fixed repository where we know everything is stored. Just a thought.

#48 mkh

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

just recieved my pipo max m2 3G tonight..Wonderful experience from dealsonlin(INDIA)

site ordered: http://www.dealsononline.com/tablets

date ordered: 16/11/2012 Friday

payment: vide neft bank transfer

order processed: 7/11/2012 saturday

Quality control check and testing of tablet for problems: done at kolkotta warehouse on 20/11/2012 Tuesday

Shipped: 21/11/2012 Wednesday 01 AM

Recieved: 22/11/2012 Thursday 8pm

price: around 2500 Rs more than direct chinese sellers ( 50$ more costly than spemall or ipadalternative)..but worth the peace of mind..(Hope they increase their volumes and bring down the prices in the future!)

total time from payment to shipping 5 days(4 working days)..time to delivery 7 days (6 working days)

email support: wonderful and prompt..thanks to Deb

yet to recieve the original pipo m2 3G leather case as they did not have it in stock..(had paid for it seperately..Hope they ship it soon)

Quality of tablet recieved..

Looks gread and sounds great

buttons seem ok

just put on charge...able to charge to 100% in around 4 hours.

firmware on the tablet: kernel 3.0.87 SMP prempt wed Nov 7 RK 30_Android 4.1.1 - sdk

DSH975-eng 4.1.1 JR 003H 20121106. 144826 release keys (PIPO site does not show this firmware..it shows DSH973 20121108!!)

yet to check sd card slot and 3G sim slots..will get back once i check in a couple of days on this stock firmware..

Wifi signals seems to be not strong with intermittent loss of connectivity..will have to wait and check and tell you guys..is this firmware or hardware related?

definitely can recommend dealsonline as a trusted reseller for quality tablets for shipping to india..

only thing is neft transfer advantage is 5% charge of paypal is avoided..they can offer paypal or paisa pay for customers who who want it

Edited by mkh, 23 November 2012 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

update 24.11.2012..

strontium class 10 32 GB card succesfully being read on my m2 max 3G..

only the wifi seems to be a little weak..no problem in same room ..but not pickin up properly if door closed and/or in the next room while my notebook does..any cures?

the touch is superb..buttons fine..managed to charge it 100% in a couple of hours..more than 24 hours after charge still 60% left..but usage not much

speakers seem ok(not very loud..but i have no experince with anyother tab as this is my first one)..the earphone effect is superb!

able to remove the chinese apps with ease..
yet to root it..

able to put in a 3G sim and internet is working on the tablet..
my pipo max m2 is at present in the stock pipo firmware DSH 975 20121106 and is yet to be rooted! (i first activated the 3G through a non android phone and saved the APN automatically given by my service provider.i swithced off the wifi and then the tablet,inserted the sim then switched tablet back on and it automatially detected and latched to my service providers network)

getting only around 60kbps upload and download.is it because of the inherent wcdma 2100hz in this tablet or is it h poor speeds because of poor service by the provider???

One drawback with this stock firmware is that the settings does not show which network provider giving the 3G..have to go into below data access in settings to see...

if bothe wifi is on and connected and the 3G is on and connected then which network is used for data..wifi or the 3G one???
Another drawback is no calling/recieving facility..so only internet 3G is working without ability to make or recieve calls.

yet to check hdmi



am yet to put the screen guard..anyone put one..should i use a screen guard or not?

updated 28.11.2012
on stock rom able to get 3G download speeds of upto 4 mbps and upload upto 1.5mpbs so this is not a tablet issue but service provider issue..

updated 02.12.2012
flshed to TNT firmware version 2.0 for max 3G based on stock rom 20121108 dsh 273h(same as dsh 275 1106) and sd 32 gb sd card and sim 3G working fine..

Edited by mkh, 02 December 2012 - 08:24 AM.


#50 mkh

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

one thing is now sure..the current firmware DSH 975 20121106 there is no sd card or sim issue..so we need someone to first find out this rom to download and then tab modder/nathan tnt to do a newer version with permissions..so that gameloft issue is sorted out and we have a 2GB RAM etc..

will decide to install the CWM and decontaminate mayb version 3 once tab modder comes out with it only if the current stock rom is used as this seems to be trouble free version..any suggestions for this?

Edited by mkh, 25 November 2012 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

mkh, can you say what speed you get with your sim card active ? Another user is reporting just edge network speeds on his m2-3g.

Edited by 01101110110110, 24 November 2012 - 07:53 PM.


#52 mkh

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

mkh, can you say what speed you get with your sim card active ? Another user is reporting just edge network speeds on his m2-3g.


shows 3G sometimes E..speeds poor..upload 55-60kbps and downlaod 40-50 kbps..not sure what the issue is.. update got max upload sp:-) :-) end 4500kbps & 1500 kbps download so it seems more of service provider issue.....

by the way what should be the ideal normal 3G speed versus edge 2G speeds??

with wifi i get 3Mbps download on my 4 Mbps connection

update...but majority its logged in2g/edge with poor net speed..so probably this is a service provider issue..

Edited by mkh, 29 November 2012 - 09:29 AM.

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#53 mrwhosetheboss

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Love it! Getting one of these next week!

#54 Gintas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hi there,

My pipo M2 3G acts the same strange way as somebody mensioned earlier. After it locks or being locked after few minutes it does nothing. Needs restart. It's really annoying. Does anyone have any ideas? The other interesting thing is if i leave radio running lets say app tune-in so it never gets stuck in that strange way, it always unlocks and can be used any time. thanks for any ideas.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

All sorted now. Upgrade to 08.11.2012 firmware fixed it. Brilliant tablet now

Edited by Gintas, 01 December 2012 - 04:35 AM.


#56 lazyboy00

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:02 AM

Is the DS975 version you are talking about?

#57 mkh

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

gintas after flashing the dsh973h 20121108 does it show as dsh975? and doees ur sd card and sim card work...can u post a screen shot of the settings page shoiwing the kernal?..pl update
thanks

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

gintas after flashing the dsh973h 20121108 does it show as dsh975? and doees ur sd card and sim card work...can u post a screen shot of the settings page shoiwing the kernal?..pl update
thanks


Yep it shows as 975 and sim works and SD. I'm using giffgaff sim on O2 network and didn't have any problems w it.


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