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#1 db260179

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

Hi Everyone,

So I've bought a Ainol Hero 10 tablet - Like most people have found out the hard way, putting new firmware on this device is quite a nervous procedure, and you thought OH NO! I've bricked it!

Well in fact it is near impossible to brick this device! It's just not the easy of tablets to understand.

My finding's so far regarding firmware versions and release's from the manufacturer!

* 115v2 is the most stable - newly released versions (1207 and 1219) are awful to the point of crashing at weirdest moments - i.e. Touch screen loss of control to wifi disconnecting randomly.

* Cyanogenmod 4.2 is not ready.

So I've been testing Jelly bean release 4.1.2, from this thread - http://www.slatedroi...pro-2012-12-20/


So far so good, insanely smooth and so far no crashing.

The instruction's have a lot to be desired and don't explain possible caveats that user's might come across along the way - like soft bricking and panic attacks!

I'll quickly explain my findings and the supplied solution to install.

* The manufacture's recovery system has specific NAND value's set, so formatting the Internal memory is problematic!

* Attempting to flash the CM recovery onto the tablet will result in failing to boot to android and then looping back to recovery!

* If you had updated to the new 1207 or 1219 firmware, Ainol have implemented a new bootloader - which has caused havoc and made users think they have bricked their tablet!


So with my finding's in mind, the following has been done from me and hopefully will resolve a lot of user's issue's.

I've uploaded the latest CM 10 4.1.2 with instructions - I've set the defaults to English UK added a few app's. Boot logo is maintained from the manufacturer image.

Bootloader is from the 115v2, so if you have updated to 12+ images this will put back the stable bootloader.
Build.prop has been set to Samsung Galaxy SIII (R1) Galaxy Nexus (R2)


File list:

(CM10 4.1.2DBr1.zip)
1a.factoryromresets.zip
1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip
2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip
3.cm10finalDBs.zip
aml_autoscript
CWM10Instructions.txt
u-boot.bin
uImage_recovery
uImage_recoverycm


Instructions contains:

PLEASE NOTE: This will remove any settings you have made i.e. system,data, userdata will be formatted!!

1207 and 1209 OWNERS:
* Get into recovery mode, apply 1a.factoryromresets.zip first then select Reboot
* Hold down VOL- again to get back into recovery mode ( if on reboot the screen is blank, use a paper clip and press the reset button in the Mic hole)
* Then following the below instructions.

(Just following the numbering scheme on when and what to image first from recovery)
Instructions (Must use built in Recovery uImage!)

* Unzip/rar the content of this (CM10 4.1.2DBr1,r2) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER until you see the green droid.
* Select "apply update from EXT" (you can use volume rocker to move up/down and power button to confirm).
* Flash rom "1a.factoryromresets.zip", then "1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip", then "2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip" then finally "3.cm10finalDBs.zip".
* Remove SD card, go to next instruction.
* Select "Wipe media partition".
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!

FAQs

* If you're coming from a stock based rom, it's better if you use "stock" recovery to format "media" partition (the internal memory). And it'd be better if you don't use Google's backup/restore service to avoid breakages.
* If you boot into recovery from the CM image(uImage_recoverycm), i've added in cmfinalDBs.zip a formating routine for the media partition - doesn't work in the factory recovery!.
* Internal memory is mounted at /emmc, external sdcard is mounted at /storage/sdcard. If you wanna swap them (and make primary your real microsd) just flash this file after flashing rom's zip (you have to do it everytime you flash a new version of the rom)
* If you wanna increase the microphone capture volume open terminal emulator and after typing "su" type "alsa_amixer sset Capture 63"
* If you want to use the CM recovery, rename "uImage_recovery" to "uImage_recoveryorig", then rename the CM uImage (uImage_recoverycm) to uImage_recovery - ONLY use this for backup of system,cache or userdata - DON'T use for any other purpose as the formatting routine's haven't been carried over by the manufacturer!


See attached Mirrors.txt for download links for R1.Attached File  Mirrors.txt   91bytes   229 downloads
R1 mirror

Changes in R2:R2 Mirrors

* Added Gmail app.
* Set CPU to 1300MHZ, 1500MHZ is probably to unsafe.
* hw.nophone=true and hw.hasethernet=false set as requested.
* Changed build.prop to Galaxy Nexus.

Thanks goes to Christian Troy for taking the time to compile the CM 10 4.1.2.
Sources from https://github.com/c...ab=repositories

Edited by db260179, 14 January 2013 - 09:57 AM.


#2 savendroid

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Hello, I had 1219, I tried these instructions but now the tablet dead, completametne off after reboot.
Does not accept the power button and vol + / -

I followed these steps in the correct way:

* Unzip / rar the content of this (CM10 4.1.2DBr1) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL-and POWER until you see the green droid.
* Select "apply update from EXT" (you can use the volume rocker to move up / down and power button to confirm).
* Flash ROM "1a.factoryromresets.zip", then "1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip", then "2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip" then finally "3.cm10finalDBs . zip ".
* Remove SD card, go to next instruction.
* Select "wipe media partition".
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!


What should I do, is dead forever?

#3 kuty

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

for those who have 1219 or 1204, u guys must downgrade to 1115v2 using the original / official 1115v2 patch by ainol.

It doesn't allow u guys to go to CWM due to bootloader change

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

I was running an old stock ROM (something like 1031), followed the install instructions exactly and every worked perfectly first try. This new OS is a huge improvement over the laggy crashing system I was dealing with earlier today. WIFI actually stays on during sleep now, and the tablet is quick and very responsive even in CPU power saving mode. Thanks for the upload.

BTW, if you are having problems installing this version of CM10, try installing a very old version of the stock ROM and then upgrade to this.

#5 bilalarif

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

For those who says that 1207 doesnot allowed to install cwm 10.1. I completely disagree with them because i had 1207 boaltfree version and i upgraded to cwm 10.1. It booted perfectly and everything is working fine. :)
Once i was getting mounting error.But when i removed all ohter extra recovery files except those two cwm Recovery files.I got this error fixed.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

For those who says that 1207 doesnot allowed to install cwm 10.1. I completely disagree with them because i had 1207 boaltfree version and i upgraded to cwm 10.1. It booted perfectly and everything is working fine. :)
Once i was getting mounting error.But when i removed all ohter extra recovery files except those two cwm Recovery files.I got this error fixed.


What all other extra recovery files are you talking about?
There are only two files in the pack that are actually called recovery.
uImage_recovery
uImage_recoverycm
At least one is needed to do the flash

@all Can someone (maybe db260179) verify. Is there now a need to downgrade to 1115v2 or not. I am on 1207v2 bloatfree.

#7 schnitzelbrain

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

Hello, I had 1219, I tried these instructions but now the tablet dead, completametne off after reboot.
Does not accept the power button and vol + / -

I followed these steps in the correct way:

* Unzip / rar the content of this (CM10 4.1.2DBr1) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL-and POWER until you see the green droid.
* Select "apply update from EXT" (you can use the volume rocker to move up / down and power button to confirm).
* Flash ROM "1a.factoryromresets.zip", then "1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip", then "2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip" then finally "3.cm10finalDBs . zip ".
* Remove SD card, go to next instruction.
* Select "wipe media partition".
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!


What should I do, is dead forever?


Try flashing stock 1115v2 again.
If at least the boot loader works the Pwr + volume - button should access the sd card, formatted in fat32

#8 bilalarif

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:52 AM

i didnt use his recovery. i used the files which have been provided by CT in his thread.
http://www.mediafire...o71agijgu8d7qae

What all other extra recovery files are you talking about?
There are only two files in the pack that are actually called recovery.
uImage_recovery
uImage_recoverycm
At least one is needed to do the flash

@all Can someone (maybe db260179) verify. Is there now a need to downgrade to 1115v2 or not. I am on 1207v2 bloatfree.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

for those who have 1219 or 1204, u guys must downgrade to 1115v2 using the original / official 1115v2 patch by ainol.

It doesn't allow u guys to go to CWM due to bootloader change


WARNING! I can confirm, the instruction is not good at this point. I proceeded comint from 127 Firmware and got funny GreenDroid-Loop with mounting into Manufacturer Recovery after puttng back in SD-Card...

So it is not enough to execute the 1a-file from the package to get back to 1115 standards.

Please put a warning into the opening post to downgrade first. I will now try the downgrade and will come back.
I am very thankful that you put up this solution - nevertheless - because i suffered from the 127 Software not wanting to boot into Clockwork-Recovery anymore - at least not in the correct version, that finds all the partitions and have the permissions installed..... keep on optimizing! I will report.

Edit: Success, getting the normal behaviour back with: http://caveat emptor.com/forums/topic/1090-ainol-novo-10-hero-1115v2-1116-firmware/
Now i will try it again with the above files.

Edit2: I can confirm, that following instructions coming from 1115v2 does succeed. Trying CM10 now to see, if everything is working perfectly.

Edited by mcschweg, 14 January 2013 - 05:44 AM.


#10 robin sander

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

Hello, I had 1219, I tried these instructions but now the tablet dead, completametne off after reboot.
Does not accept the power button and vol + / -

I followed these steps in the correct way:

* Unzip / rar the content of this (CM10 4.1.2DBr1) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL-and POWER until you see the green droid.
* Select "apply update from EXT" (you can use the volume rocker to move up / down and power button to confirm).
* Flash ROM "1a.factoryromresets.zip", then "1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip", then "2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip" then finally "3.cm10finalDBs . zip ".
* Remove SD card, go to next instruction.
* Select "wipe media partition".
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!


What should I do, is dead forever?


I had the same issue when I installed 1219, what you can do is follow the instructions from the unbrick discussion in forum. Someone else mentioned that opening tablet and disconnecting screen and reconnecting might help aswell, but haven't tried that one myself

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

sorry for my noob question.

1. what recovery are you use to flash this rom? is it CWM or stock recovery from ainol?
2. and for the "wipe media partition" part, is it just take off the sdcard away while we're in recovery mode? and then after that straight to do wipe media partition?

Thank you for answering my question ;)

#12 schnitzelbrain

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:43 AM

If you want to use the CM recovery, rename "uImage_recovery" to "uImage_recoveryorig", then rename the CM uImage (uImage_recoverycm) to uImage_recovery - ONLY use this for backup of system,cache or userdata - DON'T use for any other purpose as the formatting routine's haven't been carried over by the manufacturer!


1. That means use stock recovery for flashing, nothing else.
2. Yes thats what the instruction says

Edited by schnitzelbrain, 14 January 2013 - 05:44 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:58 AM

Review:
Positive remarks:
- I really appreciate the work on the CM10 for this tab. I like it SOOOOOO much more than (googles new) Android 4.2 approaches.
- Root works out of the box.
- Everyting else like used from Christian Troy's CM10 Android 4.1.2. OK
- Wifi 2 bars stronger than at 1207 manufacturers FW.
- .... to be continued

Space for improvement:
- Overclocking to 1512 MHz might get the CPU hot. 1200 is sufficient and more safe imho.
- Funny 00:00:00:00:00:00 behind the WifiSymbol in Quick-Settings.
- Ghost touches not completely gone, but seldom-
- when will someone unable "phone" in build-prop by default? :) (hw.nophone=true, also good: hw.hasethernet=flase)
- boot animation is CM10, not Ainol as said in description. (Maybe post instructions and alternative anims to customize it manually) (Hint: Use "Boot Animations.app from market to change it. Works with the free version.)
- Gmail is still not part of the GAPPS package, is there a way to add it. It can be installed manually, ok, but....
- issues with a non rotating screen can be solved using this tutorial and app: http://www.slatedroi...460#entry423460
- ..... to be continued

Edited by mcschweg, 14 January 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

1. That means use stock recovery for flashing, nothing else.
2. Yes thats what the instruction says


which proper stock recovery to do that? from 1115v2? 1207? or it's only can be done with 1031 stock recovery?

#15 schnitzelbrain

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

Go to 1115v2 first

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Go to 1115v2 first

I can confirm this.
1207 or 1209 will NOT work.

Edited by mcschweg, 14 January 2013 - 06:26 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

i have resolve with 1115 version upload, then i put CM 10.1

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

i have resolve with 1115 version upload, then i put CM 10.1

Good for you that it is not dead anymore, but keep the thread clean. This is about CM10 (not 10.1).

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

Hi Savendroid,

Don't worry your tablet is not dead!

Zip file '1a.factoryromresets.zip' is the original ainol 115v2 boot rom and bootloader. So even if you are on 1207 or 1219 this will reset back to 115v2.

I'll update the instructions - I'll mention for owners that are on 12+ versions to do the following first process.

* Get into recovery mode, apply 1a.factoryromresets.zip first then select Reboot
* Hold down VOL- again to get back into recovery mode ( if on reboot the screen is blank, use a paper clip and press the reset button in the Mic hole)
* Then following all the instructions again.

Hello, I had 1219, I tried these instructions but now the tablet dead, completametne off after reboot.
Does not accept the power button and vol + / -

I followed these steps in the correct way:

* Unzip / rar the content of this (CM10 4.1.2DBr1) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL-and POWER until you see the green droid.
* Select "apply update from EXT" (you can use the volume rocker to move up / down and power button to confirm).
* Flash ROM "1a.factoryromresets.zip", then "1b.cm-10-20121220-UNOFFICIAL-elf2DBs.zip", then "2.gapps-jb-20121011-signed-ubifsDBs.zip" then finally "3.cm10finalDBs . zip ".
* Remove SD card, go to next instruction.
* Select "wipe media partition".
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!


What should I do, is dead forever?



#20 db260179

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

There is no need to downgrade, this is what ZIP file '1a.factoryromresets.zip' is for.

Unfortunately I missed out the bit for 12+ owner's to install '1a.factoryromresets.zip', then reboot then continue with the rest of the instructions.

uImage_recovery = factory recovery image

uImage_recoverycm = cyanogenmod recovery image

What all other extra recovery files are you talking about?
There are only two files in the pack that are actually called recovery.
uImage_recovery
uImage_recoverycm
At least one is needed to do the flash

@all Can someone (maybe db260179) verify. Is there now a need to downgrade to 1115v2 or not. I am on 1207v2 bloatfree.