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Just see at the original site (onda.cn) tha 4.2.2 (Version 3.0) Firmware is released:
For V973 V1:
For V973 V2:
I didn't know that there are also two versions of the V973 are available...
I just downloading and test it later.
Changelog (translated with google):
1. Android upgrade to 4.2.2 version
(2) optimize the user experience, more responsive and smooth trolley
3 new unlocked clock interface, showing more beautiful
4 new left and right pair of pull-down menu function, more convenient operation
5 New Day Dream screen saver function, the Tablet PC can do a digital photo frame
6 Optimizing 4K player that supports HDMI output with different screen display / different display function
7 Optimization WIFI wireless connection works
8 Optimize system startup speed
9 Optimizing photographic effect, improving the camera snapshot function
EDIT: Please can anyone edit the titel of the thread? I have misspelled "V973"
Well I've updated to V3.0 4.2.2 on my Onda v973 V1 just now & I must say things are definitely more snappier navigating around the menus & stuff & everything looks cleaner & sleek especially the bottom bit of the screen with the new keys layout. Tying on the on-screen keyboard is more responsive.. boot up speed is immensely more faster, it literally only takes around 10-30 seconds to get into Jelly Bean OS. WiFi signal quality/range is improved. There are also notifications/quick settings tool-bars you can bring down on either side of the top of the screen just by sliding downwards which is handy.
I'm loving this new firmware, I can tell you that much. I shall not be returning back to 4.1.1
@Einkeixpress: That is the same experience I made in my tests.
Here are a quick root method that runs:
After you installed the "Onda Allwinner A31 Root v1.0.zip" you can go to the Google Market and install "SuperSu". As you run it the first time it says that the binary must updated => let it update. Then SuperSu says that another version of a Superuser-App ist found => let SuperSu deinstall it.
Afterwards you have full root access.
This is quick and very dirty but it runs and are enough till the first custom roms are available.
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@ Balrog Ah thanks for the tip. I have a tip for you also.. in this new v3.0 firmware, you are able to 'disable' apps. What it basically lets you do is hide the unremovable chinese apps from appearing in your apps menu.
What you do is once your in your apps menu.. drag & hold your finger on the app until you see the 'i' notification appear at the top of the screen & then drag the app into it. It'll then bring you to the info page of the app where you can either stop it running or 'disable' it It's pretty handy.. & you won't need to wait for a custom firmware that removes the annoying chinese apps.
Also, I've noticed that the custom firmwares of the stock firmwares on here are actually not as well performing as their stock counterparts. I tried the v2.0 custom firmware firmware a few days ago & I noticed that with the custom firmware version installed.. the animations were rather laggy or not as smooth as the stock one so I immediately went back to the official one.
So I believe it is is best to stick with Onda's official firmwares
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I used 'UnlockRoot' to root my Onda v973 while it was on stock v2.0 so I'll probably be using it again for this new firmware v3.0, it should work fine
The following users say thank you to Enkeixpress for this useful post:Balrog
Custom firmware posted:
That was very quick! *thumbsup*
I will test it and give feedback.
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