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#21 beo

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:42 AM

Perfect, i'm happy to see that the fw update solved the problems. :clapping:
I've been following the thread about the Pipo problems for a couple of days now and i ordered mine at Spe Mall yesterday.
I can't wait to recive it.

#22 Gis

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

Ok lads you convinced me !

What a great forum , good work all :good:

Waiting on stock to be available then it`s a new M3 !

#23 Eltezz

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:44 AM

BLIMEY!!

The Postie just delivered my M3 from E-digitech. Thanks, guys, you will definately get my business in future, great service. I finally have a tablet that is everything an android tablet should be. Fast, smooth, very nicely built.

AT LAST!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

Don't even think about it, buy now before everywhere is out of stock...

Edited by Eltezz, 15 October 2012 - 04:45 AM.


#24 ottogiugno

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

I just bought my M3 on AliExpress, it's the first time I buy something from them... hope everything will be ok!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:53 AM

what method is required to enter update mode if my mobo is the old RK3066 DS973H V1.2 please, tried a couple of methods and got nowhere.

Any help greatly appreciated.

#26 Gis

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

BLIMEY!!

The Postie just delivered my M3 from E-digitech. Thanks, guys, you will definately get my business in future, great service. I finally have a tablet that is everything an android tablet should be. Fast, smooth, very nicely built.

AT LAST!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

Don't even think about it, buy now before everywhere is out of stock...


Yea seems like a good egg , saw ur feedback


E-mailed him with my order & waiting for restock ...job done ! :good:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

I just bought my M3 on AliExpress, it's the first time I buy something from them... hope everything will be ok!


well done otto, dont forget to ask to declare a low value (not gift) to avoid the infamous italian duty and if you want make a review to an italian forum, i am very interesting to this tablet too

good luck

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

here on aliexpress, there's one person selling it for 150$ free shipping, do you think it's a scam ?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

its ok to jump on and buy, but is there a way of fixing the old style board, as stated previously i cannot get to go into update mode. I only purchased mine a few weeks ago direct from Pipo and came with old style board so there is still a good chance others will receive this type also.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

Hi djpleasure,

I think you have not received an answer because nobody (apart from maybe a Pipo engineer) yet knows how you can flash the older motherboard M3s with the currently available firmware. As my original post states I was told that if any of the Pipo M3 updates are applied to the older board then it will most likely brick the tablet.

As you ordered directly from Pipo perhaps you could get an answer from them? I do find it annoying that their firmware update page doesn't even mention the M3 yet. Maybe they are sorting out firmware updates for older and newer M3s before they officially publish anything. We could end up with a similar situation to the Cube U30GT which has two variants of firmware, W and H for the older and newer versions of that tablet.

Have you confirmed that your tablet is using the older motherboard? It was also suggested that RKAndroidTool v1.35 could be used to get into flash mode but if your tablet is using the old motherboard I would be wary. If you want to take a chance (I wouldn't) it is included in most of 900Supersport ROMs over on freaktab so you could maybe d/load one of those to extract the tool.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

Hi djpleasure,

I think you have not received an answer because nobody (apart from maybe a Pipo engineer) yet knows how you can flash the older motherboard M3s with the currently available firmware. As my original post states I was told that if any of the Pipo M3 updates are applied to the older board then it will most likely brick the tablet.

As you ordered directly from Pipo perhaps you could get an answer from them? I do find it annoying that their firmware update page doesn't even mention the M3 yet. Maybe they are sorting out firmware updates for older and newer M3s before they officially publish anything. We could end up with a similar situation to the Cube U30GT which has two variants of firmware, W and H for the older and newer versions of that tablet.

Have you confirmed that your tablet is using the older motherboard? It was also suggested that RKAndroidTool v1.35 could be used to get into flash mode but if your tablet is using the old motherboard I would be wary. If you want to take a chance (I wouldn't) it is included in most of 900Supersport ROMs over on freaktab so you could maybe d/load one of those to extract the tool.

Jez


Pipo are a Joke, I am in contact with them as I have been for the last few weeks, firstly to try to rectify dodgy volume button that sticks down all the time, had to start a Paypal claim, still not resolved that, keep telling me they will partial refund but keep making excuses. Regarding the firmware, again chasing chasing chasing, very poor to say the least. The risk to others is, they still ship these old type boards and they are fully aware of the known defects, money comes first with them, customer service simply does not exist. I confirmed board via opening as had to open to try to fix this button issue, ironically the case is scratched heavily internally just where the switches are so assume another known issue, vol. down still sticks regardless. Not going to chance the upgrade. If I do get further help and info from Pipo (Dont hold your breath) I will post it on here as a new thread relating to this version mb. I did try manual install drivers but get error 10 device cannot start. (Windows 7 x86)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

Jezzer confirm there is a 3G version of this baby available somehwere or maybe Roman has stock?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

here on aliexpress, there's one person selling it for 150$ free shipping, do you think it's a scam ?


Yea I seen this new seller - no feedback yet.
Have emailed them twice, no reply.
Bit of a risk.

#34 JJovian

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

Jezzer confirm there is a 3G version of this baby available somehwere or maybe Roman has stock?


There is no 3G version of M3 yet, and, maybe, later too.


Bit of a risk.


100% - you will not recieve it if you buy from him. The price is impossibly low.

Edited by JJovian, 16 October 2012 - 02:51 AM.


#35 Gis

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:52 AM

here on aliexpress, there's one person selling it for 150$ free shipping, do you think it's a scam ?


I find "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"

I`d much rather pay a little extra for the security & customer service than saving a few quid & regretting it .

#36 djpleasure

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

I paid $215.00 us dollar for mine including delivery from China, but got picked up by customs, had to pay another £24

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

Got mine from UK supplier Ingadget. Dearer than importing yourself but much less risky imho.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:46 AM

well done otto, dont forget to ask to declare a low value (not gift) to avoid the infamous italian duty and if you want make a review to an italian forum, i am very interesting to this tablet too

good luck

I'll keep my fingers crossed for the custom duty, but the seller told me that there's nothing to worry about.
I don't have a decent camera to make a review, I hope my Galaxy S2 will be enough. Anyway, I'll try.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

just order my pipo m3 from APEXGROUP@aliexpress i hope can get it next weeks...

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:26 AM

I hope you asked them to make sure it has the new motherboard.

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