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Hello,

I was wondering if someone knows if the V972 runs the same firmware as the V972 from Onda?
The seems to be very little info about the V973 anyway.

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I think it's pretty similar to the V972, but with a thinner design. That may impacts the battery type they put in the tablet therefore the battery life.

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Yes. I believe the stock firmware installed for V973 once it's taken straight out of it's box & turned on is v1.35

 

I can also confirm that the batteries in both the V972 & V973 are exactly the same.. 8000mAh. 

 

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I was actually wrong about the batteries being the same. It seems that the V973 contains a slightly more increased 8500 mAh battery compared to the V972's battery capacity of 8000 mAh.


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Hi, I recently bought a v973.

 

It has a "V1" in the serial number.

 

 

I tried to install the kasty 2.0 and 2.3 firmware images (both v1 and v2) but keep running into the same problem. The touchscreen and accelerometer are "reversed". The tablet flips to the other way than I'm holding it, and touch is inverted across the long axis of the tablet.

 

 

Has anyone else had these problems, and if not, could you point me at the stock v973 firmware so I can recover?

 

 

Cheers.

 

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Hi, I recently bought a v973.   It has a "V1" in the serial number.     I tried to install the kasty 2.0 and 2.3 firmware images (both v1 and v2) but keep running into the same problem. The touchscreen and accelerometer are "reversed". The tablet flips to the other way than I'm holding it, and touch is inverted across the long axis of the tablet.     Has anyone else had these problems, and if not, could you point me at the stock v973 firmware so I can recover?     Cheers.  

 

I wouldn't know about how to fix those problems but I can point you to the latest firmware for the v973. It's v3.0 which was was released yesterday (14th)

 

http://www.onda-tablet.com/news/onda-v972-quad-core-tablet-pc-android4-2-v30-firmware/

 

You'll notice that it says it's for v972.. but the firmware will work for your v973 tablet as well as the V971, Onda V818 Mini, Onda V813/v812/v811/v801,Onda V712/V711

 

Make sure that you download the right firmware corresponding to your tablet which is v1.

Here's the one you should be downloading: http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=435449&uk=389436537

 

Have fun updating :)

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Thanks! I'll try this tonight.

 

Do you have any idea if the kasty firmwares will support the 973 at some point?

 

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tubs said

 

Do you have any idea if the kasty firmwares will support the 973 at some point?

 

Maybe. Just keep your eye out on these forums & the rest of the internet I guess. If I hear anything about it, I'll be sure to post on these forums to let yourself & everyone else know.

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I just installed the V3.0 firmware and the tablet is still upside-down with inverted touch. :-(

 

 

 

Any tips?

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tubs said
I just installed the V3.0 firmware and the tablet is still upside-down with inverted touch. :-(

 

 

 

Any tips?

I'm going to go ahead & say that it's probably a hardware issue. I'd contact Onda customer support about it & see if they can help ya.

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It did work when I first used it by the way (with whatever stock firmware came installed).

 

 

I've posted on the onda site, hopefully I'll get a response. :-(

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kasty custom firmware for v3.0 is available for the onda v972/onda v973 tablets now, go download & try it out :)

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/onda-v972/onda-v972-v1-hardware-android-4-2-2-jelly-bean-root-custom-firmware-v3-0-2013-05-14/

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Enkeixpress said

 

Hi, I recently bought a v973.   It has a "V1" in the serial number.     I tried to install the kasty 2.0 and 2.3 firmware images (both v1 and v2) but keep running into the same problem. The touchscreen and accelerometer are "reversed". The tablet flips to the other way than I'm holding it, and touch is inverted across the long axis of the tablet.     Has anyone else had these problems, and if not, could you point me at the stock v973 firmware so I can recover?     Cheers. 

 

I made the same experience: All firmwares for the V972 are flashable and runs fine on the V973 besides the screen is upside down (turned by 180°) and the touchscreen is also turned.

Edit: I have also a V973 with "V1" in the serial number.

I'm curious if this is also the case with the new firmware or we just have to wait till a V973-only-version is released.

 

 

Edit2: Here is the stock firmware 2.0 (Android 4.1.1) for the V973 in the case you must go back:

http://www.onda-tablet.com/news/onda-v973-quad-core-tablet-pc-firmware-download/

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Yeah, the 3.0 firmware from kasty and onda has the same problem. I guess we have to wait for the 973 specific release.

 

 

Thanks for the link, at least I can use the tablet in the meantime! Also it's "good" we have the same problem, it means the firmware is the issue, not the hardware at least.

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okay, I got the half way: The screen is correct now.

Thats what I do:

 

Download and flash http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/onda-v972/onda-v972-v1-hardware-android-4-2-2-jelly-bean-root-custom-firmware-v3-0-2013-05-14/

 

After reboot it gets a little complicated as the screen is upside down and the touchscreen orientation is not correct. I have managed it through the first time setup and get to the home screen. Then I enter "Settings" and activate under "Developer" the USB-Debugging.

Then I am able to enter the tablet via adb => adb shell

The file who is responsible for the sensor is /system/usr/gsensor.cfg

I did the following:

su

mount -ro remount,rw /system

cp /system/usr/gsensor.cfg /sdcard

 

Then I mount the sdcard to the PC and edit the file "gsensor.cfg" in detail the part after ";name:mma8452" to this:

 

;name:mma8452
;--------------------------
gsensor_name = mma8452
gsensor_direct_x = false
gsensor_direct_y = false
gsensor_direct_z = false
gsensor_xy_revert = true

 

Save gsensor.cfg and unmount the sdcard from the pc. In doubt pull out the usb-cable.

Reconnect the usb-cable, enter with "adb shell" and:

 

su

mount -ro remount,rw /system

cp /mnt/sdcard/gsensor.cfg /system/usr/

reboot

 

After the reboot the screen orientation is correct. :-)

 

Now I have to find the touchscreen settings......

 

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