Lindsay Wilson Dec 2012 - Mar 2013

I got a couple of cheap Chinese 7" Android tablets from EBay in Dec. 2012 and have been playing around with them, trying to understand things like flashing firmware, recovery mode, partitions etc. Most of this was motivated by my bricking one tablet and then trying to find a way of copying the firmware from the other.

The overall goal was to create a complete Livesuit firmware image that I could use to restore my bricked tablet to its original state.

If you have any questions about your own tablet, then please note that, although these tablets superficially appear similar, there are often huge differences in the firmware, so what I've described in these pages may not work. The sum total of my knowledge is here, so if you don't see it here, I probably don't know about it!

Translating Chinese. Some of the files contain Chinese characters. The best way to figure these out is to open the file in Chrome, choose a Chinese character encoding (I used simplified) then get Google to translate it.



Partition and image stuff