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#1 gusosrescue

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Ampe A10 Firmware Upgrade Mod v1.1 (29/11/12) + Root 1.58b

Yo guys, today I will talk about dell'Ampe A10 Quad Core and how to upgrade the firmware on a stable version by removing the ROM inside china .. (You have to check the version you have on your Ampe before, but on occasions this was the last original firmware 1.58b you can proceed with the same procedure to remove the apps Chinese and optimize your system) that implements the latest version 1.58b rooted significant changes such as:

- play store fix
- build.prop tweaks
- removing apps in China, let me know if they recur
- new bootanimation
- busybox installed
- based on firmware 1.58b HiApad
- framework-res.apk modded to 4% battery alert
- systemUI.apk deodex
- Mobile Standby disabled

NOTE:

* THIS PROCEDURE MAY BE ON ALL THE CORTEX A9 CPU FREESCALE AS PRINTS A10, HiApad, SANEI N10 *

** WARNING! THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE DONE USING AN EXTERNAL SDCARD IF YOU'VE TAKE IT WHY THE MEMORY 16 GB INTERNAL MEMORY IS HOW TO VIEW AND ONCE MADE I WILL WIPE ERASE ALL FILES **

*** LATEST VERS. OF PRINTS ARE IN DEFAULT WITH A10 1.58b SO NEED A RESET ONLY FOR REMOVAL OF CHINESE APPS AND FOR THE ROOT ***


Installation:
Proceed with the download do the following:
Firmware 1.1 - http://freetexthost.com/xkqegww4nu - password: osrescueteam
Root 1.58 - https://docs.google....V0w4anlTa2Q4OUE

- Extract all
- Copy all files in the home of the external sdcard replacing the boot.img file with the one inside the. Zip root.
- Put the sdcard in the tablet and turn it off
- Press and hold Power + Volume -
- When you see the message disappear Ampe A10 release the power button and hold the Volume - button
- Once in recovery select wipe data factory reset and wipe cache
- Now select update all image files and wait .. Installation takes about 2 minutes
- Once we perform a reboot, the first boot will last a long
- Procedure completed once you start the phone and store are rooted and google store working fine.

Enjoy

Edited by gusosrescue, 05 December 2012 - 02:27 PM.

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#2 Kingsman1

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi Gus,

I get my Ampe A10 Quad Core on Monday or Tuesday. It'll come rooted, and contain the very latest rom upgrade. I'll let you know how it's working and whether I will need to upgrade using rom 1.58b. The dealer assures me that future upgrades will come directly from Ampe directly to the tablet. I Hope that this will function as it did on my zt-282 (C94) so that I lose nothing when the upgrade has finished.

Interestingly, I will have access, not only to my C91 and Ampe, but over the next week or so I should also have access to a Zenithink C94. I Plan to do a comparative review of all of these, and let you know what I think.
Model Number: Ampe A10 Quad Core Freescale i.MX6Q
OS: Android 4.04
Baseband version: Unknown
Kernel version: 3.0.35-02345-g411d6f6-dirty
Build number: 13.4rc2 Ver 1.58b
Running under "CityAceE R1.5 Ver. A"

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

Hi Gus,

I get my Ampe A10 Quad Core on Monday or Tuesday. It'll come rooted, and contain the very latest rom upgrade. I'll let you know how it's working and whether I will need to upgrade using rom 1.58b. The dealer assures me that future upgrades will come directly from Ampe directly to the tablet. I Hope that this will function as it did on my zt-282 (C94) so that I lose nothing when the upgrade has finished.

Interestingly, I will have access, not only to my C91 and Ampe, but over the next week or so I should also have access to a Zenithink C94. I Plan to do a comparative review of all of these, and let you know what I think.


Hi Kingsman1,

I did not get to try the C94 because I do not find the same level of Ampe A10, however I am pleased to read the thoughts of others. Next week I'll try a Lenovo Tegra 3 quad core let you know how goes.
Greetings

Edited by gusosrescue, 09 December 2012 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

Ampe A10 Firmware Upgrade Mod v1.1 (29/11/12) + Root 1.58b

Yo guys, today I will talk about dell'Ampe A10 Quad Core and how to upgrade the firmware on a stable version by removing the ROM inside china .. (You have to check the version you have on your Ampe before, but on occasions this was the last original firmware 1.58b you can proceed with the same procedure to remove the apps Chinese and optimize your system) that implements the latest version 1.58b rooted significant changes such as:

- play store fix
- build.prop tweaks
- removing apps in China, let me know if they recur
- new bootanimation
- busybox installed
- based on firmware 1.58b HiApad
- framework-res.apk modded to 4% battery alert
- systemUI.apk deodex
- Mobile Standby disabled

NOTE:

* THIS PROCEDURE MAY BE ON ALL THE CORTEX A9 CPU FREESCALE AS PRINTS A10, HiApad, SANEI N10 *

** WARNING! THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE DONE USING AN EXTERNAL SDCARD IF YOU'VE TAKE IT WHY THE MEMORY 16 GB INTERNAL MEMORY IS HOW TO VIEW AND ONCE MADE I WILL WIPE ERASE ALL FILES **

*** LATEST VERS. OF PRINTS ARE IN DEFAULT WITH A10 1.58b SO NEED A RESET ONLY FOR REMOVAL OF CHINESE APPS AND FOR THE ROOT ***


Installation:
Proceed with the download do the following:
Firmware 1.1 - http://freetexthost.com/xkqegww4nu - password: osrescueteam
Root 1.58 - https://docs.google....V0w4anlTa2Q4OUE

- Extract all
- Copy all files in the home of the external sdcard replacing the boot.img file with the one inside the. Zip root.
- Put the sdcard in the tablet and turn it off
- Press and hold Power + Volume -
- When you see the message disappear Ampe A10 release the power button and hold the Volume - button
- Once in recovery select wipe data factory reset and wipe cache
- Now select update all image files and wait .. Installation takes about 2 minutes
- Once we perform a reboot, the first boot will last a long
- Procedure completed once you start the phone and store are rooted and google store working fine.

Enjoy


I tried and it does not work. It does not boot from sd card in recovery mode and does not recognize the boot.img on sd card.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I'll age with the last comment. When you try to open the rar files, there are rar files within them. Then trying to figure out what should, and should not be placed on the external sdcard is a little difficult. I appreciate all your help.

Rob
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

I had promised a comparison review of my Zenithink C91, the Zenithink C94 and the Ampe A10. I had the chance to have hands on with the C94 the other day, and had a chance to put the C94 through it's paces.

Now, I have to tell you, up front, that I have a Zenithink C91 that I really enjoy. It is a very well constructed, and capable tablet. I will come back to this in a few minutes. Just let me say that my experiences with the C91 have mostly been extremely good and have made me very pre-disposed to like Zenithink's products.

Saying the above though, my first impression of the Zenithink C94 was not very good.

1. There were no instructions in the box.
2. There were no micro to regular usb cables that came with it.
3. My friend, who had bought the tablet, had turned it on, there was a ui error notice, and due to the fact that the default screen shut off was only 1 minute, effectively, at his skill level left him with a bricked tablet.

Well, the first thing I did was to shut off the tablet and reboot it. This is where I discovered that there was, indeed, a Ui error. At that point, I reset the tablet. This did not correct the error. Then I set the screen to never shut itself off, and while in the settings, did a hard reset that wiped the tablet. This took care of the problem. We now had a fully functioning Zenithink C94, or so I thought! What would my friend have done without someone who knew what he was doing? This first experience with the C94 had dampened my enthusiasm for Zenithink. Putting this in perspective then, let's move on.

Now, having what appeared to be a fully functioning C94, let's look at appearances. No one has, till now, answered the question as to whether the C94 has a glass screen or not-Yes, it has a glass screen. The overall heft and feel of the C94 is quite good, and screams quality. Everything fits extremely well and has the little touches that give an overall comfortableness and solidity to the tablet. In fact, I found the C94 to be very attractive. The white plastic back was no problem, as my C91 also has one.

The ports on the Zenithink are good as it has two USB ports, HDMI, headphone, and mic ports as well. It also has a reset. These all fit well. I wish they had kept a full sized USB port but Zenithink chose to drop it.

I really don't like the positioning of the ports on the C94 along the top of the machine. I wish they had placed these along the right hand side.

Another problem is the positioning of the On/Off and Volume switches along the upper back right hand side. They are smaller than I'd have liked , but were beautiful there. If you try to buy a case that will fit it, you're out of luck unless you get a very expensive case that allows some serious customization. Seriously, the appearance of the tablet is quite pretty. It is only about half the thickness of my C91 as it is, it is about a ½ inch shorter and a ½ inch wider than the C91, though the screen size is the same as the C91. It lacks the icons that are along the right side of the C91, instead only has standard ICS icons along the left bottom of the screen. That's right, in spite of what you might have seen and heard, the C94 is still running under ICS 4.0.3. In spite of the advertising, Zenithink shipped the tablet before they had Jelly Bean fixed for it. It also has an 8 gig nand ram drive. When you boot the machine up it operates smoothly. There was very little time between pressing the on button and boot up. I was impressed. I found very little in the way of apps pre-installed, and had to load everything my friend wanted in the way of software. All of this came from the Play Store, and had no problem downloading, installing or operating. However, on that particular day the Store would not download Antutu or Quadrant to do speed tests. I think it was because the Zt/I. MX6Q was not registered with them yet.

By the time I got through doing my work that night, his tablet seemed to work very well indeed. It's very fast and capable. The inability to find a case for it, and the placement of the ports would put me off. I'll have more to say later, but my C91 compared very favourably against the C94, though it didn't appear to be anywhere near as fast. The battery life seems to be very good. Since this time I have found out that the firmware is very poor. There is no Bluetooth recognition, nor do either of the USB ports work.

I have sadly recommended that my friend return the tablet for the following reasons.
1. The tablet came without cables or instructions.
2. The UI (User Interface) was corrupted before he ever touched it.
3. The advertising clearly stated that the tablet had Android 4.1. It did not! It came with Android 4.0.3.
4. It was advertised as having two working USB ports. Neither of these work.
5. I discovered that there is no provision for Bluetooth on this tablet even though this was one of the selling points in the advertisements.

Even downloading the latest firmware did not help these problems. These issues carried on to the new firmware which was flawed in the same way, in fact, the firmware upgrade clearly states that it is a beta version of Android 4.0.3..

The hardware appears to be good, but the firmware is shoddy, and only partially functional.

Since I had owned an Upgraded Zenithink C91 I really thought that Zenithink would market a good tablet here. I am severely disappointed because of the firmware they marketed it with. Because of this they have been selling nothing but an expensive toy and I can't recommend it.
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On the other hand, A couple of days later, I got my Ampe A10 Quad Core.

I opened the box, and saw the tablet. After removing this, I went through the rest of the contents. There were an inexpensive set of earbuds, a male USB to male micro USB cable, and a female USB to micro male USB cable, and two pieces of paperwork. One of these was an operation manual, and the warranty info. Both of these were in Chinese, and didn't help at all.

The tablet itself is very nice, and extremely beautiful. It booted right up, and I have just loved using it ever since. Yes, there are battery problems, but my dealer is writing a new rom right now that addresses this. In the meantime, Juice Protector has extended the length of the charge to more than four hours. The tablet is extremely well constructed and has a 16 gig internal nand drive. Everything on it works to perfection, and the Play Store is working wonderfully as well. There were programs that either were not completely compatible or were not listed on the Party Store at first, but like Rom Toolbox, which was not there one day, but was the next, compatible versions appear overnight. After running the tablet with more than 180 different apps now, I am really impressed. This is a lightning fast tablet that looks beautiful, and operates wonderfully. The ports are all positioned nicely, fit nicely, show real quality engineering. The screen is a 1280x800 wonder, this is not a higher definition, but larger format screen that really looks good, and makes the tablet about an inch wider than my Zenithink C91. The one drawback is that the screen is made of plastic rather than glass. A good screen protector goes a long way though. Also, the cameras on the tablet could be higher resolution(They're both 2gig cameras), but they have made it easier to get photos when I want them.

The tablet is incredibly fast, runs just about everything you throw at it, and is able to run circles around my Zenithink C91.

For my money, this is the tablet that should have been. It's the best. By the way, Freescale, the manufacturer of the chip set, has promised a soon delivery of a working version of Android 4.1.

The Ampe A10 Quad Core is inexpensive, but a quality tablet that I can heartily recommend-The Ampe A10 Quad Core.
I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Edit: Oops, didn't realize this was a ROM thread for the Ampe A10, posted a reply to the above The Kingsman review here - http://www.slatedroi...post__p__468215

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

Hi. I am newbie here. I just bought this ampe quad core tablet. It is a very good tablet but I having problem connect the tablet to my lcd tv via hdmi cable. The tablet detect the hdmi cable when I plug the cable into the tablet but the tv doesn't project anything. It just goes blank. I can assure you that my lcd tv and hdmi cable is okay. Does anyone facing the same problem? Thanks.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hi. I am newbie here. I just bought this ampe quad core tablet. It is a very good tablet but I having problem connect the tablet to my lcd tv via hdmi cable. The tablet detect the hdmi cable when I plug the cable into the tablet but the tv doesn't project anything. It just goes blank. I can assure you that my lcd tv and hdmi cable is okay. Does anyone facing the same problem? Thanks.


Sorry, I am not using an hdmi cable with the Ampe. Let me have a couple of days to talk with my dealer and I'll get back with you.
Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and thanked The Lord for His incredible gift.

Blessings,

Rob
I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

Okay, thanks in aldvance

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Nice, this worked perfectly for me. Only thing is some languages don't exist anymore, including mine (Swedish). But i solved that by downloading Custom Locale from the app store and now it's the same as before, but rooted. Thank you gusorescue. :)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Hi, another neebie in tablets with some questions.
I just got a AMPE A10 and I'm experimenting those issue regarding the battery life (a lot of popups saying that battery life is less than 7% and short battery life) and the issue with a lot of app not being compatible on the Google Play Store.
My question is: Will there be an "official" upgrade from AMPE to adress these issues? Is there any danger in doing the above procedure? Will it solve those issues?
Does it upgrade Android to Jelly Bean??

Thanks again for the help and wish you all a happy new year

Andre

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

Hi, another neebie in tablets with some questions.
I just got a AMPE A10 and I'm experimenting those issue regarding the battery life (a lot of popups saying that battery life is less than 7% and short battery life) and the issue with a lot of app not being compatible on the Google Play Store.
My question is: Will there be an "official" upgrade from AMPE to adress these issues? Is there any danger in doing the above procedure? Will it solve those issues?
Does it upgrade Android to Jelly Bean??

Thanks again for the help and wish you all a happy new year

Andre


My guess is that Ampe will not roll out an update to remedy the battery life issue and wierd battery metering etc. But you never know. I don't really see any danger in doing this procedure. But of course, if you do anything wrong then you would probably have a problem. And no it is still ICS. This procedure does not really cure the Play store compatability issue. Basically what you get when doing this procedure is a rooted Ampe A10 Quad Core with some tweaks and fixes.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Thanks for the reply. Just another quick questions. Internet wifi speed seems to be slow on the A10. When I do a speed test I only get about 0.5 Mbps. My internet connection is 10 Mbps and I get those results on the same test on my notebook and on my Android Phone. Is there any config that I need to do on my A10 for it to get full speed ?? I know it's not the test since downloads are also at low speed.
Again, thanks for the help.

Andre

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hi, another neebie in tablets with some questions.
I just got a AMPE A10 and I'm experimenting those issue regarding the battery life (a lot of popups saying that battery life is less than 7% and short battery life) and the issue with a lot of app not being compatible on the Google Play Store.
My question is: Will there be an "official" upgrade from AMPE to adress these issues? Is there any danger in doing the above procedure? Will it solve those issues?
Does it upgrade Android to Jelly Bean??

Thanks again for the help and wish you all a happy new year

Andre


Hi Andre,

I use SdMaid to keep my card memory clean, and Juice Defender Ultimate to deal with battery issues. I also had problems with short battery life, and things that slowed the tablet down. SdMaid takes care of the clutter while Juice Defender Ultimate works very well at optimizing battery life. Originally I was getting about 3½ hours off of one charge. As of last check, my useful charge life is 6 hrs and 36 min! That's an 89% Increase.

I don't know about Ampe/Sanei/or Haipad, but a friend of mine at Crashzilla is working on the battery issues.

Most of the apps on the google store work with the Ampe Quad now. The problem, I think, was that the quad core wasn't registered with them yet, and a lot of apps hadn't been upgraded to work with it.

Freescale, the manufacturer of the cpu has said that they plan on sending out the code so that we can have Jelly Bean soon.

Oh, by the way, I'm using ver. 1.62b of the firmware.

Edited by The Kingsman, 15 January 2013 - 01:08 PM.

I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the reply. Just another quick questions. Internet wifi speed seems to be slow on the A10. When I do a speed test I only get about 0.5 Mbps. My internet connection is 10 Mbps and I get those results on the same test on my notebook and on my Android Phone. Is there any config that I need to do on my A10 for it to get full speed ?? I know it's not the test since downloads are also at low speed.
Again, thanks for the help.

Andre


Internet speed is dependent on a number of factors. Not least of these is the carrier you use, the type of service you get from them, and the present load levels. My service is fairly slow. This morning I'm downloading at 3.29 mips, and uploading at 1.25 mips. Sometimes these speeds are much better than this so I know that this reflects the load on the system. Sometimes even the way you turn your tablet has to do with the speed of your internet connection often the places I go have business class internet and are blazingly fast.

Rob

Edited by The Kingsman, 18 January 2013 - 12:28 PM.

I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Is anybody having trouble with bluetooth connections?
I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Is anybody having trouble with bluetooth connections?


Turns out that the problem wasn't with the bluetooth connection, but with the device I tried to pair. The manufacturer and I are working on a solution even as I am writing.

Edited by The Kingsman, 18 January 2013 - 12:26 PM.

I use an older Motorola Xoom which serves me very well.

I had had an Ampe A10 Freescale, but cannot, in good conscience recommend the Ampe to anyone.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

I have Ampe A10 quad core with android 4.0.4, R13.4-rc2 V1.62b.

Is there a newer version I can download?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:56 AM

I just installed the Rom as explained in the first post, and is luxury. I just need the application to manage your Google contacts, not really like Go Contact or similar. Anyone know where to find it? Thank you.

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