Just got this device for my son. Right out of the box it is constantly locking up on me. Has anyone found any way to patch this device without bricking it? Seems to lock up a lot while using the browser and also even when starting up. The Loading... screen freezes and I have to force restart again to get to the desktop. What a disappointment. I expected it to be slow for the price, but I still expected it to function.
Like the OP I tried installing both Froyo Market and GMAIL APK files. both installed ok but neither will launch. The screen flashes white and then nothing.
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