SmartPad: help?!


  1. ~Cha~

    ~Cha~ Well-Known Member

    hello! i've somehow stumbled upon this tablet called a "SmartPad" and the only thing comes to mind... what can i do with it! So far i've only managed to change the language from Chinese to English and thats about it.

    I'd love to know more about this tablet and if anyone else has one; what have they done with it (as far as root or upgrading the OS)

    here are the stats that i know

    "SMART PAD" MID
    Product # : CL - ARM M7
    4gb (supposedly)
    Firmware 1.5
    Kernel Version: 2.6.25 rockchip version 1.2.7
    Build Number: RK-1.3.2.eng.root.20100930.91510

    What i'd like to do is strip pretty much all the chinese apps that i can from the system to see if it runs a bit snappier than what it already is. But getting any info on this "smartpad" is taxing at best. And if i do find the tablet the page is in russian or chinese and there is only so much google translate can do ....

    any suggestions or tips,tricks with this thing would be awesome!

    trying to prep the thing to be "e-book" reader mainly for my mother.

    thanks in advance

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  2. johnnysanderstvtech

    johnnysanderstvtech Well-Known Member

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  3. ~Cha~

    ~Cha~ Well-Known Member

    After a couple of days of searching me and my friend found a way to change the language to english and remove all the chinese bloatware all in one fell swoop. Right now i dont remember where we found it since we just stumbled on it but its the "with russia with love" vr2 "root". It still has its quirks in chinese but the system runs much much snappier and a big +1, removed all the chinese apps. The market works like a charm ( ingrish!!!! yey) and so far so good.

    i'll have to call my friend to look up exactly where i found this "with love from russia" vr2 so i can post it up here in case anyone else gets one of these tablets.

    thanks for the answer johnnysanderstvtech
  4. johnnysanderstvtech

    johnnysanderstvtech Well-Known Member

    No problem :)
  5. zeflores

    zeflores New Member

    Hi ~Cha~

    Could you please let us know how did you do this update?

    I mean, the 1.5 firmware to the 'RUSSIA WITH LOVE rev.2'

    Also, I google it and found these two links with this firmware:

    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE rev.1
    ??????? ?? ??????? ??????

    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE rev.2
    ??????? ?? ??????? ??????

    PS, I have the very same device that you have.

    Thanks in advance,
  6. ~Cha~

    ~Cha~ Well-Known Member

    Hi again. Sorry it took me some time to get back and answer this.

    First off let's start giving credit where its due:
    adeptus62
    He was the one who actually posted the links and the instructions (my friend and i modified a step here and there but for the most part its spot on)

    and sp0rtkticus: my friend who stayed up with me till the weee hours of the night/day trying to get this thing to work.

    here is the page and the whole convo:
    SmartPad-upgrade?,rootable?

    @Zeflores

    those link you posted up are were we got "from russia with love" files

    with that you'll follow these steps:

    - power off the device
    - start the RKAndroidBatchUpgrade.exe
    - select UPDATE.IMG file
    - check for the BOOT Version - 4.10
    - hold MENU (round) button
    - plug the mini-USB cable
    - install drivers (if you need)
    - check for GREEN plate N.5
    - click UPGRADE
    - plate N.5 will yellow
    - wait for device reboot
    - unplug USB

    The following link is a .zip file in which sp0rkticus packed up for anyone else who needs to download the "from russia with love" files but can't make heads or tails of the page. The file has all the files you need divided into three "easy steps" folders. The program, the .img file and the usb drivers.

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    Hope this helps out
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  7. sp0rkticus

    sp0rkticus Guest

    Always ready and happy to provide /b/lackup
  8. Rafilla

    Rafilla Member

    Hi i have the same product but the build number its diferent its Build Number: RK-1.3.2.eng.root.20100827.91510 i suposse because its one diferent per product?

    is it safe to do what u posted here, the rusia with love v2 and the steps u told us about for my tablet?'

    im a little confused about doing it, because im new on this, did something similar but it was on a nokia 5530
  9. sp0rkticus

    sp0rkticus Guest

    Hi there Rafilla

    Well what ~Cha~ and I did was basically follow the steps described above.

    Disclaimer: this guide is for educational purposes only and I will not be held liable for any unexpected behavior that ensues as a result of following these instructions.

    The one thing that isn't completely clear is that when plugin in the USB, the slate needs to be OFF. Then press and hold the menu button while plugin in the USB on your computer, keep pressing that button until the computer will search and fail to find drivers on its own. Look up for the drivers in the USB drivers folder in the .zip (suggest that u decompress beforehand) and wait for them to be installed. Once that is done, you can follow the rest of the steps.

    About that Build number, if you look closely its just the date of your build.
    20100827-> 2010/08/27. After we applied this "update" our build number changed to 20101104, a much recent date than our original build. So far the slate is working fine, the only problem is that we can't seem to unhook the user from it, almost like a mindless zombie.
    Hope it helps

    PS: This is within Windows 7, I'm assuming that is should be the same procedure for all windows based OS. Don't know how it is done in any other OS, but nothing a quick search on the web won't fix.

    UPDATE: Make sure that the cable your using is in working conditions, because if this process is interrupted by the cable and disconnects you are looking at a bricked tablet.
  10. Rafilla

    Rafilla Member

    thanks a lot sportikus, by menu button you mean the button on the front, with a little square on the center?

    could you add me to hotmail orafade@hotmail.com for if i get stuck or something happens x.x

    should you recomend making a backup first, if yes, how?


    thanks a lot and sorry for all the questions

    p.d. lol with ur zombie friend xD
  11. sp0rkticus

    sp0rkticus Guest

    Hi Rafilla:
    Yes, that is the menu button. And there isn't really any way to make a backup, as far as I know, but the process is quick and painless. Just takes a while to boot for the first time after the update, since it is reconfiguring all of its guts.

    PS You've been added
  12. Rafilla

    Rafilla Member

    just updating, i did it and bricked it haha the usb cable failed, so now im needing help to unbrick it, it doesnt even turn on, if anyone knows how to unbrick this model help would be really aprecciated
  13. sp0rkticus

    sp0rkticus Guest

    Well, using non functional cables will do that to you. I've tried searching for the original manufacturer and any update on their part. But no luck sorry this happened to you.
  14. Rafilla

    Rafilla Member

    i managed to unbrick it, its working now, but i dont know if i broke the touch cause i cant calibrate it.
  15. maria saasa

    maria saasa New Member

    i forgot password pattern for my tablet tpad-100a3gec
  16. JML08

    JML08 New Member

    Hi also have one of these tablets. Cannot download anything from andoid market. Always getting download unsuccessful. Can anyone help?

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