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Some tutorials for Android tablets

How to update V971 and V711 to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Onda has changed the way dual-core tablets update to Update 1.5.5 and Update 2.0 (Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)). This is different from the first method of update previously released (Update 1.4 and 1.5).
Here is how you do it now. This is valid for both V971 and V711.

Step 1:

Download the Jelly Bean update from Onda website:

V711
http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V711D/V711D_A4.1.1-1101.rar
V971
http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V971D/V971D_A4.1.1-1101.rar

Step 2:

Remove any external TF or (micro)SD card from tablet. On your Windows XP or 7 PC, unzip the downloaded file from Onda into a folder of the same name.

Step 3:

Go into the unzipped folder and enter the “USB-Burning-tool-SPI” folder.

Step 4:

Find the “ImageBurnTool.exe” file. Double-click it to start the update tool.

Step 5:

Now you need to load the update image (folder “V971D_A4.1.1-1101” -> “Resource.V971D_A4.1.1-1101.zip”). Note that the image name ends with a .zip.

To load into tool, go to the top left hand corner of the tool with the character (配置->导入升级文件), and choose the “Resource” file in the unzipped folder.

Step 6:

Wait for the tool to fully load the chosen image. You will see it appear in the tool as below.

Step 7:

Shut down your tablet. The next sequence is very important. Hold down the “Home” button before connecting you tablet to your PC using the USB cable. While still holding down the “Home” button, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds. Both buttons can be released when you see that the tool has detected the tablet. For users doing it for the first time, go to step 8. If you have done step 8 before, go to step 11.

Step 8:

This step is to install the driver for the tablet. The “Home” and power button can be released. When you see the device driver installation appear, choose the 2nd option and click next.

Step 9:

Make sure you include the driver location of your update zip folder as a location for the system to search to detect the driver. Driver folder is “V971D_A4.1.1-1101″->”USB-Burning-tool-SPI”->”AmlogicusbBurningdriver”.

Step 10:

Click next and wait for driver to be installed.

Step 11: (Make sure steps 8-10 have been done before, else update will not be successful)

You should see the tablet as detected at this point.

Points to note:
Only 1 tablet can be updated at one time. Do not attempt to update more than 1 tablet at the same time.
If the tool detects 2 USB ports with devices even though only 1 tablet has been connected, ignore and proceed.

Step 12:

Press the “Start” (开始) button on the right side of the tool to start the update process.

Step 13:

Updating 1 tablet will take about 5-10 minutes. After it has been completed, you will see the tool as below. It should state 100% and the USB port corresponding to the tablet connection should be green. Click on the 2nd button below the first to “Stop” (停止) the tool. After doing this, the tablet should be in “shut down” status and it is safe to remove the USB connection to the PC. The tablet can be switched on and will function normally after this.

If the update fails halfway through, press the “Stop” button. Disconnect the tablet from USB cable. Go to step 7 and start from there. If a message pops up asking you to do something. It should be at top left hand corner 配置->重置端口对应信息 . After clicking ok on the message, go to the path and click on (重置端口对应信息) before proceeding with the rest of step 7.

Update Onda Tablet

V971 Dual Core v1.4 update

File size: 206MB

Date published: 2012-08-28

Information on update:

Improves scanning and compatibility for external TF and SD cards.

Fix City Racer 5 (game) graphics problem.

Fix YouTube application software error.

Improve stability of tablet

V971 Dual core v1.5 update

File size: 215MB

Date published: 2012-09-20

Information on update:

Fix issue of Facebook and YouTube web pages inaccessible from browser.

Fix issue of QQ Game application shut down on main page.

Additional ten languages added into OS.

Fix issue of music having external noise.

Improves CPU performance.

V711 Dual core v1.4 update

File size: 206MB

Date published: 2012-08-27

Information on update:

Improves scanning and compatibility for external TF and SD cards.

Fix City Racer 5 (game) graphics problem.

Fix YouTube application software error.

Improve stability of tablet

V711 Dual Core v1.5 update

File size: 213MB

Date published: 2012-09-14

Information on update:

Fix issue of Facebook and YouTube web pages inaccessible from browser.

Additional ten languages added into OS.

Fix issue of music having external noise.

Improves CPU performance.

Preparation for updating Android OS

1.   Download the update zip file from:

V971

http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V971D/V971D_v1.4.rar

http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V971D/V971D_v1.5.zip

V711

http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V711D/V711D_v1.4.rar

http://file2.mydrivers.com/ondata/download/driver/oamp3/V711D/V711D_v1.5.zip

2.      Prepare an external micro-SD card. Ensure tablet has at least 80% battery life.

Steps for updating your Onda tablet

1.       Unzip the downloaded update into a folder of the same name on your PC.

2.       Connect your micro-SD card to your PC. A micro-SD card reader or equivalent can be used for connection. If required, format your micro-SD card using FAT32 file system.

3.       Copy the unzipped folder of update into the micro-SD card.

4.       Shut down your tablet.

5.       Insert micro-SD card into the tablet.

6.       Press the “Home” button on the tablet (it should be on the bottom of the tablet depending on model), and hold it there.

7.       Press and hold on the power button at the same time and ensure you see the tablet powering on. You can release the power button after tablet is powered on, but do not release the “Home” button until you see the below:

8.       There should be a menu showing options on the tablet:

>Reboot tablet now

>Update from external SD card

>Update from cache

>(some partition options)

>….

9.       Use the “Home” button to scroll down, and power button to confirm (enter).

10.   Navigate into the folder with update files inside.

11.   Install (execute) all relevant files that can be seen inside the update folder.

12.   Reboot the tablet.

Points to note:

  • Backup all relevant information before proceeding with the update. Some account information and files might be lost after the update.
  • Save your .apk (application) files into your external SD card before proceeding with update.

How to change tablet language

Tap on the 3 vertical dot icon (red box) on bottom centre of tablet Home page.

Step 2:

Tap on System Settings (red box)

Step 3:

Tap on Language Input (red box)

Step 4:

Tap on Language (red box)

Step 5:

Tap on the language you require. If the language you want is not there, then that language is not supported.