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Today i got a new Blue led apad, with properly working wifi.My observations so far:1. It appears to be very responsive Scrolling is fast, screen reactions are fast, scrolling desktop speed is good, etc.2. Wifi works, without enabling 'usb otg'I'm told this one is using 'cell wifi' instead of any usb stick inside. I can just enable / disable it as needed in the settings and bam! it just works :)I'd like to dump the firmware inside before flashing to something else. This is what is running inside, and i'm not sure that current available versions may work on my board. (Haven't opened the unit yet, pain in the ass to get it back together again as pretty as it looks now..)Firmware version: 1.5Kernel: 2.6.25, rockchip version 1.7.4 (yuxing)BUILDRK-1.3.2.eng.root.20100612.025602Q: What are the steps to take to do the dump ?Edit: found the way to do it..A: Ok here's the steps by ADB:
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# cat /proc/mtdcat /proc/mtddev:    size   erasesize  namemtd0: 00001000 00000010 "misc"mtd1: 00003000 00000010 "kernel"mtd2: 00002000 00000010 "boot"mtd3: 00003000 00000010 "recovery"mtd4: 0001e000 00000010 "system"mtd5: 00026000 00000010 "backup"mtd6: 0001e000 00000010 "cache"mtd7: 0001e000 00000010 "userdata"mtd8: 00230800 00000010 "user"mtd9: 00010000 00000010 "pagecache"mtd10: 00020000 00000010 "swap"
Size is in hex, use windows calculater in programmer mode to get the actual sizes. Then we dump the interesting parts to the internal flash drive for easy recovery.
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock0 of=/flash/misc.img count=4096dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock1 of=/flash/kernel.img count=12288dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock2 of=/flash/boot.img count=8192dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock3 of=/flash/recovery.img count=12288dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock4 of=/flash/system.img count=122880dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock5 of=/flash/backup.img count=155648
Then, plug your pad to your PC, select 'mount' and grab those files of the internal flash drive. About the swap, it's enabled at boot and uses 64Mb of mtd.. not sure how long that's supposed to work out with all the read/write actions..
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# busybox free              total         used         free       shared      buffers  Mem:       124556       122380         2176            0         1108 Swap:        65528        15684        49844Total:       190084       138064        52020
Wireless module is a Marvell Libertas, here's dmesg after turning it on:
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<4>==================================<4>I'm launching 88W8686 SDIO driver!<4>==================================<4>Request DMA channel for SDMMC1.<6>mmc1: new SDIO card at address 0001<3>init: untracked pid 960 exited<3>init: untracked pid 963 exited<4>lbs_add_card::wifi priv=0xc1bc0360,ps timer=0xc1bc21bc,ps work=0xc1bc21d4<6>libertas: c7c67d3aM, fw 9.70.7p0, cap 0x00000303 region 0x10<6>libertas: wlan0: Marvell WLAN 802.11 adapter<4>lbs_scan_networks: full_scan=1 ssid_len=0 ssid=
lsmod doesn't show anything spectacular about it, probably in-kernel driver.. ?So far, seems like a nice fast little Apad to me, except the g-sensor is the wrong way around, and the internal camera really is indeed as bad as people say
 

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I tested a few roms on this revision. The loader mode is accessed differently, perhaps a good way to tell this board from the others.Loader details are here: http://www.slatedroid.com/f35/cant-flash-apad-following-your-instructions-3545/index4.html#post30073(Basically you hold menu+power all the time during flashing.)'Tabletstore rom' - Flashes OK, boots, calibrates, seems OK but freezes the Apad after a few presses.. 'Hybrid 5.1 for Blue' - Flashes OK, but stays stuck in a loop on recovery, endlessly formatting data, cache, etc that i can't get out of. Lucky for me, i made a backup of the rom that it came with. If you flash this using the 'RKAndroidTool' you will end up with a working system again.Download here: http://www.zonko.nl/files/apad/bluepad_factory_20100612.025602.zipLike this post ? + rep me
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