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If you have a blank screen and windows detects your tablet somehow, install the drivers which are provided with the rockchip flashing tool.
If you get the 3e Recovery image, try to use superoneclick to install the usb drivers, then install android sdk, use adb to reboot the device in flashing mode
adb reboot bootloader
Yay... thanks Neil_K, I finally got the tablet recognized by Rockchip and started the Upgrade... which failed
I tried both Upgrade and Restore and they both give this error...
<Layer 6-4> Test Device Fail
Erm... any thoughts?
EDIT: Never mind.. I think it timed out. I just disconnected the tablet, reconnected and tried again. It's currently downloading the firmware
EDIT 2: Download failed I'm not having much luck, am I?
as i said, try to use a htc/samsung/sony usb cable, and the usb ports from the back of the pc unit
if this does not work, you will have to use an older rockchip flasher to erase the nand.
And always use RESTORE in a flashing process, not upgrade
Unfortunately, I only have the Archos USB cable and one from my ZTE Blade phone. And I've tried the USB ports the back of the PC.
I'm also trying Rockchip v1.4 instead of v1.5 (tried v.16 but apparently I need an x64 version, which I can't find).
At the moment, the firmware is downloading again and I chose RESTORE this time....
'Check Firmware' ... 'Restore Done' ... Carbon has rebooted and the firmware has installed, albeit it did take a while. I'll check the free space in a second... I made a bit of a faux pas, as I accidentally restored the original firmware form a backup, prior to installing the custom firmware.. so I have to go trough the initial setup again.
I'll report the conclusion in a bit...
IT WORKED! I now have the 2Gb partition.. after all this hassle, haha.
Many thinks Neil_K... that helped me a lot, saying the device WAS in Flash Mode when it looked like it wasn't. And embarrassingly, I missed the part in the tutorial about the Unidentified Device... I only spotted it about a few minutes ago.
I'll be sure to thank those who help me out!
Chrome has only just become available for the 97 Carbon, for ages it wasn't compatible, even though we run ICE and it should work. Note, it should work, but it doesn't. I get a blank white screen with a wedge of black popping up from the bottom left of the screen, I take it you do too? You're not missing anything, it's pretty much the same as the default browser. So I reckon we'll struggle to run it until Jelly Bean is available, or Chrome is fixed.
Still, it's worth flashing for the rooting and the 2GB of storage
It depends on which form the new firmware comes. If it's an update.img style update, it will overwrite current custom firmware. If it's an update.zip style (usually smaller file) it's usually easier to keep installed configuration including root.
In any case, I should be able to rebuild and publish a new custom firmware with the update.
I'm not sure ARCHOS will provide new updates for the Carbon though.
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hi all thanks for this was getting frastrated by my device running out of room. seems to run much better too. instalation worked first time once i got the knack of entering the flash mode!! me being a little dim i guess. though Chrome does not want to play it installs when you run it it seems to hang!! anybody else had this?
I use the Carbon 97 with its stock firmware. There was always a problem with Chrome, the app installed and started alright, but then chashed and was not going at all. The last update v30 seems to fix this. It crashed a couple of times on the beginning (multiple tabs, loging into youtube etc) but seems to work good for now.
I have flashed too, it's working very well except Chrome and google Earth, anybody can fix them?
I'm on Carbon 97 with the stock firmware and Google Earth and Chrome never worked. Since the latest update v30 Chrome seems to work now. I stopped trying new Google Earth releases though.
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