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Instructions to flash firmware/ROM for Wintouch Tab Q76

I was unable to flash stock ROM for our Wintouch Tab Q76. Official instructions from manufacturer site does not work!

To flash ROM follow these steps. These steps worked for me, but not necessary will work for you, so DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT BRICKED DEVICE:

  1. Go to Wintouch firmware page;
  2. Download your ROM and LiveSuit (for me it is Q76, but there are ROMs for all models, like Q71, Q75, Q81, Q91, etc.);
  3. Extract LiveSuit;
  4. Do not install anything! You will install USB driver only when Windows asks;
  5. Start LiveSuit.exe program;
  6. Select ROM by using SelectImg button;
  7. Plug USB into PC (do not plug into tablet yet, this is important);
  8. Press and hold Volume Down button (Symbol “-“);
  9. Plug cable into tablet (while keep holding volume down);
  10. Press Power on button several times. Some says 5 or 10, but I kept pushing till Windows made the USB plug sound. After that sound I release Volume button, and stopped clicking Power button;
  11. If there are no USB sound, and nothing appears on the PC screen, then unplug the cable, and start from the step 7. In the beginning it was not working for me. May be need to push Power a little bit faster or slower, but keep trying;
  12. At this point Windows asks for USB driver. Point it to the USB folder in the LiveSuit folder. In consequent tries it will not ask this;
  13. Important thing is, that nothing appears on the tablet screen. It seems like something is wrong, but everything is OK. On tablets from another manufacturers, there is usually some Android icon, and some info, but not for this tab;
  14. After short period window with Yes/No appears on the PC screen (see the screenshots below). “Yes” — updates ROM with full wipe, and “No” — updates without wipe. I clicked — Yes. To cancel, unplug tablet and hold Power button several long times (more than 10 seconds);
  15. Wait for ROM being uploaded to the device;
  16. Device should reboot automatically, and come up with updated/refreshed/reset firmware.

Again, USE THIS INSTRUCTION AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you accidentally have bricked your device, do not panic. Try do download the Firmware again. Double check, that it is for your device. And try all flashing process again. If that does not help, you can try to ask for help in the xda-developers forum.

Some say they succeeded by holding Volume Up (“+”), but it did not work for me.

Some more reading:

P.S. I overclocked it from 1 GHz to 1.5 GHz, and it instantly hanged. Later tried with 1.2 GHz, and it seems stable. Also, changed governor to Interactive.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) unboxing + Desktop Dock + Pouch

(this post was originally published on a1dev.wishmesh.com)

Just bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) with Android 3.2. Below are unboxing photos of Tab and Desktop Dock for Tab 7.7″ and leather Pouch for Tab 7.7″. While I am writing this blog post, my Galaxy tab 7.7 has been updated to Android 4.0.4 via Air update – about 500MB of update data. Will root it, and probably will install custom ROM from XDA Developers.