Please note that this wiki is for the original ZT-180 with 256 MB RAM and 2 GB internal nand,
not for the newer ZT-180 +/version 2 with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal.
The original uses a Ruby PCB (ZT_Bx) while the newer ones uses a Jade PCB (ZT_Gx).
10" Original (B0)
10" v2 (G0)
10" v2 (G1/G2)
7" v2 (E3)
For the ZT-180 10" +/version 2 wiki Click Here!
For the ZT-180 7" wiki Click Here!
For the ZT-280/E98 8" wiki Click Here!
The ZT-180 CPU model list:
ZT180_B0 10 inch nand plastic
ZT180_E3 7 inch inand Plastic(old)
ZT180_E4 7 inch inand Plastic(new s60)
ZT180_F0 7 inch inand 1024x600 sdio wifi multi-touch
ZT180_G0_3G 10 inch inand 3g
ZT180_G0 10 inch inand
ZT180_G1 10 inch inand 256M(cost down)
ZT180_G2 10 inch inand (low frequency)
ZT180_H0 10 inch iron
ZT180_I0 8inch iron
ZT180_J0 8inch Plastic
10.2-inches (diagonal) LED-backlit high quality resistive touchscreen display
1024-by-576 or 1024-by-600 pixel resolution 16:9 aspect ratio
WIRELESS AND NETWORKING
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g via RT3070 or RT2070 chipset)
Ethernet (via micro USB port and USB to Ethernet adapter)
WinCE 6.0 or Google Android 2.1
256MB DDR RAM (192 System/64 Video)
2GB onboard (split among Userdata, System, and U-boot Partitions)
microSD expandable (up to 32 GB)
ZT-180 - ARM11 - Clock speed 1.0 Ghz
Built-in 2-axis accelerometer
Automatic screen rotation from landscape mode to portrait and vice versa. (Where applicable)
Audio formats supported: MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG
Video formats supported: MP4, AVI, WMV, DIVX, Flash
MAIL ATTACHMENT SUPPORT
Viewable document types: jpg, bmp, png, gif, txt, pdf, xls, doc, zip
BATTERY AND POWER
2400mAh, 7.4V Li-Ion Battery
Up to 4 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 4.5 hours with WiFi off
Charging via power adapter
INPUT AND OUTPUT
1 x micro network and 1 x mini OTG USB port
1 x Full USB port
Built-in stereo speakers
microSD card dock
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
EXTERNAL BUTTONS AND CONTROLS
On/Off Button; Menu/Recent Application (should have been Volume) Buttons; Home/Back Round Button
IN THE BOX
USB to ethernet adapter
Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
270mm x 180 mm x 15mm
The ZT-180 started shipping from China around the beginning of July 2010.
There are many sellers re-branding the device with different names such as Enso Zenpad, Orphan M-16, Flatpad A10, and Elonex NXTTAB10BL, and of course the Epad.
Please run a search before you start a new thread!
Enter your keywords, in the forum search area - either scroll down and select "ZT-180" in the InfoTM X220 Category (or select the first press 'A' twice and then arrow up twice to ZT-180) , and finally click "Search Now".
Of course, you can always google it!
This section describes many different things you can do to improve your ZT-180
The Omen created a YouTube video describing - Flashing ZT-180 (0804 ROM with burntool v7.2)
For using burntool v7.41 - (password for setting is zenithink)
Burntool Settings uboot-spl - ZT_Bx.spl ** uboot-img - ZT_Bx.boot linux-kernel - zImage linux-sys - system.pack.img linux-udat - userdata.pack.img Memory Options - scrub (also checked) for a clean install
** (only to be used if you are flashing from the 1030 ROM or older, and error while flashing the spl can brick the device, make sure the tablet is fully charged and plugged into the power cord, and do not interrupt the process, just follow the prompts on your screen when flashing, DO NOT put the ZT_Bx.spl file in your /sdcard/zt-update folder, flashing spl from sdcard can brick the device)
Attach your tablet via the OTG USB while it's off, turn it on in flashmode (hold round button in front and then the power button and hold for 3-5 seconds), if you installed the secbulk drivers, Device10 will turn green and you can click start to flash the tablet, if you haven't and you are on a 32 bit windows computer, it should prompt you to install the drivers for the SEC SOC Test Board (what the computer recognizes the tablet as in flashmode), install the secbulk drivers, and for good measure, turn the tablet back off and then go back into flashmode and as soon as device10 turns green in burntool, then press start. The flashing should commence.
Works with any ZT-180 tablet that has the 1204 ROM or later installed already.
If you want to flash only kernel, just copy zImage file in zt-update directory. Same for other parts.
There are two easy ways to root the ZT-180
The easiest way to root -
Goto iBeau.net's TxPower Fix & Easy root page and follow the directions listed there.
Note: When rooting Froyo, choose the Do not install Superuser option, then Root (you may need to do this twice). Do not install the SuperUser app afterwards or update the su binary (it will unroot you). Permissions should be given automatically without the SuperUser app if rooted properly with UniversalandRoot 1.6.1.
This site explains another way to root - Rooting using ADB
This thread describes how to copy files from a PC to the internal storage partition (/nand) of ~1.3GB of storage space or SD Card - Copy files to /nand or SD Card
This thread has information on getting flash to work - Flash Lite working on ZT-180
Or if you are running a Froyo ROM, you can download and install this Adobe Flash Player 10.1 app - flash_player.apk
This thread has information on using swap on the ZT-180 - Swap on ZT-180
To find out what swap is read this Swap Definition
tsukaza's method to allow the swap to come on early and let the system load apps with the swap active. These are the steps:
1. open terminal
3. dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/sdcard/external-sdcard/swapfile.swp bs=1024 count=65536
use 1024 x size ( 1024 x 64 = 65536 ). this will initialize the file.
4. busybox mkswap /mnt/sdcard/external-sdcard/swapfile.swp
Turn the file into a swapfile
5. busybox swapon /mnt/sdcard/external-sdcard/swapfile.swp
Turn on the swap space
6. busybox free
This will show you the system memory status
7. Now you need a package named "autostart.apk" not "autostarts.apk"
8. Create a file /data/opt/autostart.sh containing this -->
/system/bin/busybox swapon /mnt/sdcard/external-sdcard/swapfile.swp
9. chmod 777 /data/opt/autostart.sh
11. open terminal
13. busybox free
This section describes different wifi mods
jtbnet's thread describing how to set up ADHOC support - jtbnet's ADHOC thread
HAL9000's thread describing his ZT-180 Adhoc Switcher App with download links - HAL9000's thread
raits999's thread describing his wpa_supplicant replacement file with download - raits999's thread
Here is an informative thread on improving wifi reception - Improve wifi
Solder Points for a RT3070
Ceramic Chip Mod
Here is an informative site explaining an easy way to lower your wifi tx power - txPower fix
Here is an informative tip on how to increase the speed of the wifi or 3G on the tablet Speed up wifi/3G fix
This thread lists compatible 3G USB sticks - USB 3G Compatibility
Confia's HUAWEI Manual - Huawei Manual
The ZT-180 ships with two 2000mah 7.4 volt batteries giving the unit (as tested)
This thread explains how to properly upgrade the battery with up to 8.5 hours of battery time - Upgrade the battery
teslabe modded his case and installed an internal bluetooth audio dongle. Audio Bluetooth Mod
There are some things you should look out for when using your ZT-180
Several people have broken off their LAN USB port rendering it useless. Thanks to their lessons, we can better handle our device when using the LAN dongle - Fragile LAN USB port
If you flash your software to version 101013 or later, Market should be fully functioning. If you have created an Android ID on your phone or through the Emulator all you will have to do is to log into Market on the ZT-180 with your Google Account credentials.
If you prefer to run a previous version of firmware, there are several ways to get Market working also.
There are a few methods for getting Google Market working
Several require RPM's Script so download it here - RPMScript 1.2
Christian has created a new system image for 0929. You can watch how-to video for flashing market and flash it the same way as 0827 but use the 0929 ZT and Christian's ROMs instead of the 0827 ROMs.
More information can be found here -
This post by omarahum explains another way to get Google Market working - omarahum's market procedure
This post from tsukaza explains how he got it to work - tsukasa's market procedure
Christian Buchner has this to say -
the 0926 and 0929 firmware images have some library permissions set too strictly such that some Google Apps will fail (no market downloads, com.google.android.gapps process crashes)
these adb commands fix it (copied straight from RPMscript by the way, they can be issued through OTG cable safely)
and then -
Someone pointed out to me that one also needs to push ContactsProvider.apk and Contacts.apk to /system/app to avoid the crashes.
For some unknown reason Zenithink omitted these from their release.
There are three different ways to install Google Market on version 100827
The Omen created a video located here - Market with 100827
This link describes Christian Buchner's system image Christian Buchner's Post
Once you've downloaded the system image file, open burntool settings and browse to it under the choice for "system" and flash like normal.
Then, in a DOS window type:
adb shell sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.googleapps/databases/gls.db "update meta set intvalue='YOUR_ANDROID_ID_HERE' where name='androidId';"
Click the link below for an example -
Tupa's Script - Tupa's Script Post (Click on the word "that" in the post.)
RPM's Post on XDA describing his script - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=7924998&postcount=695
This site explains how to change the boot animation - Change Boot Animation
Someone was kind enough to create some wallpapers that fit the ZT-180 - Wallpapers
This is a thread where you can show off your accessories for the ZT-180 - Show off your ZT-180 accessories
Click here to learn some basics about Android (i.e. deleting icons/shortcuts from the home page, uninstalling apps, etc) and how to connect using ADB and list of Basic ADB commands.
This section lists applications available from the Market as well as those that are not in the Market.
This section will cover troubleshooting issues as them come up in the forum -
jtag + serial is cn7 1 tdo 2 rtck(pd) 3 tck(pd) 4 tms(pl) 5 gnd 6 3v3 7 3v3 8 gnd 9 rst(pd/pl) 10 tdi(pl) 11 rxd 12 txd pd: pull down pl: pull up 3v3 tp33 gnd tp46 rtck t22/tp47 tck t64/tp48 rst t63/tp49 tdo t30/tp50 tms t28/tp51 tdi t23/tp52 rx t11/tp53 tx t10/tp54 Serial Port Info Source