All necessary links are at the bottom of the post
In case your tablet doesn't react
Speaker popping sound
The popping sound comes seconds after sound stops being audible. This means that you won't meet this behaviour while watching movie/listening music and probably playing games (because the speaker is powered all the time in such situations). Popping sound get annoying when you write (and your keyboard is configured so it sounds), or when you have set option "Touch sounds" (settings/sound). There's a workaround for that - switch those options off. You may want to turn the vibra on instead. This would probably lengthen your battery life too.
Original Ainol recovery is named (3e). You navigate it:
VOL(-) - down
VOL(+) - enter
There's also CWM 188.8.131.52 (ClockWorkMod) and TWRP touch recovery (Team Win Recovery Project). In case of flashing not original software, like CM10, CM10.1 it is advised to use TWRP, after downgrading your tablet to original November firmware (1115).
Since there's always possibility to run recovery straight from SD, there's no need to flash custom recovery in my opinion.
Installing original ROMS
I don't know it that's only my case, but I need to do the procedure twice:
- wipe data/factory reset + wipe cache partition + wipe media partition (so called 3Wipes)
- apply zip from EXT - chose Novo...zip, next chose (jeśli jest) patch.zip
- reboot - your system boot or your tablet runs recovery again
- if the tablet comes back to recovery (like my case) - repeat the procedure from the beginning
Original youtube doesn't work
CM10.1 (CM10 similar)
- install original November firmware 1115 (new firmware is better, but older one has recovery which handles better loading new recovery)
- reboot with SD-prepared for CM10.1 (TWRP recovery and necessary ZIP files containing CM)
- Applying zip files
There are three CM files for Hero: general one from Elf2, google add-on (gapps) and compatibility zip for Hero.
You'll notice Ainol Novo 7 Elf splash screen while loading - do not worry.
File build.prop needs to be copied to /system and chmod 644
Xml files need to be copied to system/etc/permissions chmod 644.
If there are some applicaitons missing in Play Store (e.g. Google Maps) you need to swich to proper timezone, clear Play Store cache and data and run it again. The probable fault is that you've run Play Store for the first time, when you've had chinese timezone set.
Changing chinese language
Removing chinese bloatware
Compatibility ZIP for Hero and CWM: Compatibility Zip for CM10 / AOKP - SlateDroid.com
Compatibility ZIP for Hero and CWM: CyanogenMod 10.1 (JB 4.2) / AOKP 4.2 compatibility zip for Hero - SlateDroid.com
Youtube - working on original ROM:
psfix.zip (Play Store compatibility enhancement):
ankit360 for psfix.zip
This post has been edited by maludroid: 25 January 2013 - 03:58 AM