Friday, October 15, 2010

How to: Repair Chinese Apad - Android Tablet

Problem: Chinese Android tablet hangs on boot. Android logo appears and then freezes. It shuts down after few seconds.

Reason: The Android installation is corrupted.

Solution: Reflash / install a new android firmware / OS.

Applies to: Flytouch Android Tablet, Epad, Apad, Iped

The one I repaired has the following specifications:
  • VIA chipset 8505 / 300 mhz
  • 256 mb memory
  • 2 GB storage
  • with camera
  • vibrates at startup (unique for flytouch model)
Pics:



What you need:
At least 128 mb microSD card

Step-by-step Guide:
1. Download this file if you have the 256 mb version: http://www.filefront.com/17277089/EPAD256.1.988.3k.7z


2. Extract the script folder to your memory card. If your memory card is drive e, it should look like these: e:\script\

3. While the tablet is off, insert the card to the card reader /slot at the bottom of your tablet.

4. Turn it on and wait for instructions. It will say when to remove the memory card.

5. The unit will turn off. Turn it on again. That's it. You should see the Android logo by now and wait for it to boot.

If the unit won't turn on after flashing, it means that you used the wrong firmware. Download other firmware for your Android Tablet.

For detailed instructions regarding ROM flashing: Go here



119 comments:

bartg said...

i used the links given but the rom for the 128 doesn't seem compatible with my epad. Now the thing won't work. Help

Elanie said...

It really is frustrating when a computer already hangs just as it is starting to boot. Thanks a lot for your very helpful blog post.

NYC Computer Repair said...

I'm just curious, why was there an Android installation error in the first place? Isn't it that the APad (Android Tablet) is installed with Android OS upon purchase? Does it mean that the error came from the factory? Hmm...

Anonymous said...

it didnt work for me :( can anybody pls help me...

princessritarita said...

my apad android2.2 always shows something like this "THE PROCESS.COM.PROCESS.MEDIA HAS STOPPED UNEXPEDTELY.PLS TRY AGAIN." how can i repair this sir/madam? what are the remedies for this? pls contact me at my e-add tahirihritarita@yahoo.com pls help me to repair.

Anonymous said...

I have a 7" Apad ePad Google Android WiFi Tablet Cam MID.

CPU: WM8505+ VIA 400 MHz(ARM926)
Operation system: Android 2.1 (WMT2.1)
Memory: 256M SDROM

It's powered on and after Loading...it will shutting down. I have tried both firmware but I'm still getting the following error messages:

Prepare update files...
Update filesystem Start .....
Erase File-System partition .....
--> Erase File-System partition Fail! Exit!
Maybe the kernel don't support this NAND Flash

Please help!

Thanks.
Allen

grascia said...

thanks a lot for the help
my tablet is working again....
(NOTE: you have to format your micro sd before copying the file)
thanks again for the help :)

grascia said...

"2. Extract the script folder to your memory card. If your memory card is drive e, it should look like these: e:\script\

3. While the tablet is off, insert the card to the card reader /slot at the bottom of your tablet.

4. Turn it on and wait for instructions. It will say when to remove the memory card.

5. The unit will turn off. Turn it on again. That's it. You should see the Android logo by now and wait for it to boot.

If the unit won't turn on after flashing, it means that you used the wrong firmware. Download other firmware for your Android Tablet."

I JUST PUT MY MICRO SD MEM WHEN THE ANDROID IS OFF THEN I TURN IT ON WHOLA IT'S WORKING AGAIN!!!

Plastic USB said...

didnt work for me

grascia said...

try formatting ur SD card

Dustin said...

I have followed the instructions for the 256mb, but when i turned on the device, the android logo came up and froze...

Alik said...

Please help !!!!!!
I bought one of these chines Apads and now after a couple of days of use the screen is not responding to my touch any one know what that could be ?

Carlo said...

help my apad doesnt work after flashing to the files attach hereplease help me tia!

Lizzie said...

I tried both of them but it just ends up saying Sorry! Process system is not responding. Pls help

abdel said...

i flash my tablet, but still problems with WIFI:"unable to scan for networks". please help

grascia said...

@abdel, go to settings and see the manual on how to rest to factory settings then try to connect the wifi and see it will connect again

grascia said...

RESETTING YOUR APAD MIGHT HELP... MINE IS OK AFTER I RESET IT TO FACTORY SETTINGS

Abeng said...

Hi all, I'm attempting the process with the 256 MB version. I started the tablet with the SD card containing the script folder and for quite some time all I see is the Android logo and the OS version in the bottom right: Android2.2.

How long should the process take? Is what I'm seeing normal?

yaya said...

I have had my apad since January and now it will not turn on. Any suggestions. I see the red light when I plug it to charge but it will not turn on.

Anonymous said...

how can i know the version of my slate??if it uses 128 or 256 pls help

Anonymous said...

what if the version of my epad is 512mb? can I use the 256mb version?

Anonymous said...

i have an MID apad which uses android 2.2. can i use the 256 mb version link here?

em.chid said...

Does anyone know where the reset button is on this?

E-Touch SVC said...

reset button is on left side your micro sd slot, there is a hole,prick with a needle or paper clip

Racquel Lastimoza said...

HI, i just bought my aPad this january and its wifi settings does not connect anymore. The device still picks up the signal but at the end disconnects instead of connecting. how do i fix it? please help!!

Arjun said...

hi .. a million thanks..

My LY 706 apad (flytouch 1.9.88) did not seem to work and kept hanging at the rudroid screen.

I took tips from this post and although the firmware given here did not work completely for me ( it hung again after boot up at the tutorial screen) ...
I used probably an older firmware.. ly706 v1.7.44 and it worked..

I would have loved an upgrade though.. but nevertheles.. now I can atleast do something with it!

Anonymous said...

I have a tablet pc with an android 2.2 OS and it has a small hole for a reset button if I reset it will the robot flash again? its from mayways China electronics and 258 ram

Anonymous said...

sir / madam

san po pwede
mag pagawa ng
power botton lumubog po
kc

email nyo po pwede po yan s fb at yahoo mail
nhel2611@yahoo.com
THNKS PO S INYO

Anonymous said...

asar umaga nagana xia tas ng knakabihan ,nailaw naman ung blue ibig sabihin bukas xia pero walang display sa lcd , hay pano to

ItsFixed said...
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crystalmen said...

When everytime i chhose the icon and press it , it was a moment snow apperance when jumping to next page . When the snow apperance appear, the screen was back to normal when i put some power to knock IT at the back . What is the problem of this . Thanks .

Anonymous said...

Can the back case be removed from the android tablet.

Anonymous said...

its not working in apad android 2.2 froyo :( help me pls

Anonymous said...

how long will the rebooting process to take?? approximately...how many hours? please help...thanks.

--kim

raivenne_xy said...

I tried resetting my kingcom joypad 81 to it's factory setting. One day na nakalipas di pa rin sya natatapos... anu ba dapat kunf gawin? help naman please

Edmar said...

@raivenne

One day na? It means, di compatible yung niloload mong file. It should not take 30 minutes to complete.

raivenne_xy said...

So anu po dapat kung gawin... 3 days na po nasa ganung state pa rin sya... pa help namn po

alumart said...

I do all step you mention there but no any change just showing the Android logo in the center and down the left corner show :
Android OS2.2
Kennel 2.6.32
Build Number V1.2.1

Please what i can do ?

joy said...

Madam can you help me fix my camera? I accidentally uninstalled the camera application. I tried different camera application but still. Did't work. I don't know what to do. I hope you can help fix this problem. This is my no. 09192852428. Hoping hear something from you. Thank you in advance. My name is joy.

alumart said...

android operating system

Hi, i have Apad tablet pc from china , having problem when i am starting tablet pc , its got hang.

Pls let me know how to fix it.

jhun said...

sir help me .. my tablet pc show a msg like this (Factory data restoring , please wait .. ) please help sir /madam T_T

jhun said...

sir/madam .. please help me my tablet pc show a msg like this "FACTORY DATA RESTORING , PLEASE WAIT .. " please help me sir/madam .. T_T

RAMAMOORTHY IYER said...

see memory card bottom reset button prss reset button wait one minitue problem solved

Anonymous said...

When I boot my APAD, the logo didn't move.. How can i fixed it? Please help.... Thanks...

Anonymous said...

When I boot my APAD, the logo didn't move.. How can i fixed it? Please help.... Thanks...

poodlepower007 said...

wow- I'm not alone. My tablet will boot and run some software, but I get a 'force close' message on things like the calendar and GPS and contacts.
I don't have a slot in my computer for the tiny card - can it be fixed by downloading something onto a USB stick???
any advice would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

my tablet always hang at "Upgrading file-system ... please wait"

any solution?

yahoo said...

every time i turn on my Google android tablet 7 inch it does not go to the home page it just stay on the cartoon android and it don't move from that spot what should i do guys.

epad shafiq shatila said...

have an epad it was working no problem it fell on the floor and when i plang the charge it wont charge but the charge is working pleas help me so i can fix it :(

Abid Imam said...

Kindly some one help me that how can i upgrade my Chinese made tablet Pc from android 1.6 to 2.1. I already tried an upgrade but it still says android version 1.6. Would anyone be kind enough to guide me how can i install a fresh copy of android 2.2 on my Tablet.

Unknown said...

I have the exact same model as that shown in the pictures. The Android robot is frozen upon start-up. I've followed the directions as well as appreciated Grascia's comments. Nothing happens. It is as if the pad will not read the card. I've reset the pad (paper clip into small hole near center on long side between the microphone and the Volume button), and tried again. No avail. I would appreciate suggestions.

Jhukek said...

After being notified to remove the sdcard it rebooted and remained black screen... please... i need help : (

Anonymous said...

Help. My Tablet hang on startup

alvino said...

waaaa i have a 9.7 inch tablet pc its very slim. ram256 os1.6...when i try to upgrade firmware the firware works^^ i upgrade to 2.0 but the ram is lower "128ram" i dont know what or how it happen and wifi didnt work.and when i try to open the wifi its hang. and the snow thing happen>>>//??what should ido???

rhenzel said...

please help my tablet alway show
"sorry
process system is not responding"

what should i do??

Michael said...

help me .. ung android tablet ko na MID .. nag reverse ung touchscreen .. pag nag left ako ung right ung nagco2respond ! pag up ung down naman ,, panu to /??! help me plz !!

Raymond said...

sir dead link na po yung pag dl ng firmware meron po ba bagong link? ty

Anonymous said...

I just bought my epad. When i turn on the logo doesn't move pls help..jen

Guru said...

I cant believe so many are facing the same problem, Mine wont move from the Android logo from day one, its just junk... i will try this step and hope it works...

Guru said...

do i need a SD card to flash? can i just not use a pen drive and connect using the connector???

Anonymous said...

Paano repair iyong lumubog na power button ng APAD?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

mine was working just fine lastime i used it but then i stoped using it for a while and now when i pluged it in wet to turn it on and all it does ti show the green gguy and the android...
kernel...
build number...
and that is it and it wont do anything else! it is so frustrating!

Marshiel said...

just like ALIK. my chinese apad is not respongding with my touch :( what to do! pls help meee! :(( plsss!

Marshiel said...

just like ALIK. my chinese apad doesn't seem to work with my touch :((( what to doo! pls helppp!

ste said...

Same problem but solution doesn't work. Always Android logo appears and then freezes.

Abbasava said...

Hi
My 7" Chinese Mid Tablet boot dead.
After flushing new firmware the touch screen was no work and I renamed a file and reflushed. Then after on the tablet no any action and not boot again.
How can I solve problem?

Anonymous said...

Please help me my tablet show a msg like this "FACTORY DATA RESTORING , PLEASE WAIT .. I tried to reset button. please help

Ritu said...

I just got a MID apad 2 ago from China.
As soon as I put the USB adpapter, the screen flashed and now there is no display.
Somebody please help, what to do?

Anonymous said...

Hi I have the same problem with my apad. It hang ups after i turned it on. Only the android image shows up. It already hang ups. need help..tnx

Bhargav said...

i did the same as u said.but it didnt work.i inserted the sd card and waited .but nothing happened ,the andriod man didnt move.same as before.plz help me to fix this

jacinth said...

please help me: my sister said she reset my apad tablet. i can turn it on but there was no application and every icon was gone! i tried installing files and everything from my mem'ry card but nothing happens.. I dunno what to do, need a help pls..

Anonymous said...

i try using the 256 process and the the android 2.2 logo went off. the screen has gone off

Speaker of Truth & Life said...

Mine did the same... but this blog is dead, the author is not responding. Pls can somebody assist us . I have a similar problem as urs

Anthony Young said...

thanks for your great blog,I resolve my problem.

RobJ said...

I have a "China ePad - MID" device.
QUALCOMM MSM7227-1 Tablet PC with Mobile Phone function
Android 2.2 OS
512MB RAM/512ROM +4GB Memory
7 inch capacitive multi-touch screen
Built in 3G module and WiFi and bluetooth
Built in GPS navigation
Built in 2.0MP/0.3 CMOS dual cameras
Support phone call and flash10.1 playing
The specs:
Model Number: msm7227_ffa
Android Version 2.2.2
Kernal Version 2.632.9-perf
Build number: I700_P6T06_AC80_FT_H44_R_0_01_111010

SAME PROBLEM AS PREVIOUS POSTS. HANG UP ON RE-BOOT. ANDROID ROBOT FOLLOWED BY "PC - TABLET' SCREEN...THEN NOTHING.
I FOUND A SOLUTUION THAT WORKED FOR ME:

1. PRESS THE RESET BUTTON WITH A PAPER CLIP OR PEN WHILE HOLDING THE POWER BUTTON DOWN.
2. IMMEDIATELY PRESS AND HOLD THE VOLUME DOWN BUTTON
3. AS SOON AS THE ANDROID ROBOT COMES ON RELEASE THE POWER BUTTON
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MIGHT WORK WITHOUT THE RESET BUTTON, JUST PRESS AND HOLD THE POWER BUTTON AND THE VOLUME DOWN (-))
4. THE ANDROID SYSTEM RECOVERY <3e> SCREEN COMES ON WITH 5 OPTIONS
CHOOSE wipe data/factory reset (option 4) -{SCROLL WITH VOLUME BUTTONS & USE THE MENU BUTTON AS ENTER}
THIS SHOULD RESTORE YOUR E-PAD TO FACTORY SETTINGS...
HOPE THIS WORKS IN YOUR CASE AS IT DID IN MINE...

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK AS YOU WILL WIPE OUT ALL YOUR APPS, DATA, ETC. THAT YOU HAVE ACCUMULATED, BUT I GUESS IT'S BETTER THEN HAVING A BRICK...OF COURSE DO SOME BACKUPS TO SD AND RESTORE

Bern_z15 said...

doesn't work... :( my tablet only start up normally...no system recovery or whatever...then hangs up in the android logo... :(

help me..heres my email Bern_z15@yahoo.com

RobJ said...

Hi Bern
Keep pressing the power button and the volume down button while you turn on the device.
Release the power button when the android button comes on.
The ANDROID SYSTEM RECOVERY <3e> SCREEN WITH 5 OPTIONS should come on.
Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

seeker45 is here...

the android pics attached above is the same with my tablet android...ill try this..soon i extract the script..hope it will work...thanks to the source..

Anonymous said...

PA HELP PO! MY TOUCH SCREEN IS NOT WORKING PO! ANO PO DAPAT GAWIN???

Anonymous said...

after updating i open my android tablet! my screen not working! plsss help!!

harshil bhatt said...

i must formate my sdcard?
can i backup it?

Brian said...

pa help... i have android tablet, pag na on ko black ang umi ilaw...

pm me.... arroyo_Brian@yahoo.com

Brian said...

i turn On my Android tablet, my screen is Black,... what should i do.... pls help me?

Brian said...

i turn On my Android tablet, my screen is Black,... what should i do.... pls help me?

Anonymous said...

use hch's uberoid multi version. do a gooogle search for it.

Anonymous said...

U r a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mi tablet is aliiiiiiiveeeeeeee!!
I can't believe! hahahaahaha

Jason said...

Guys...pls help me out!!

I bought a Plano Dezibel (Design & Tech From Spain) tablet PC recently. When i tried to access android market its says

"Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server, This could be temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data services."

These are the things that ive done :
1. Searched for the company's web for solution - They are too busy promoting new stuff, without offering solutions to troubleshoots
2. Tried to restore factory setting - it shut down automatically and when I turned it on, nothing seems to be changed...(can't restore factory setting)
3. Tried to press the power & volume down button when switching on, nothing happened - it started like usual..
4. Searched for "How to reinstall android", it guided me to how to install android SDK, Eclipse, ADT and bla3....(it confused me even more)
5. Went to 4th floor of my office with tears & plan to drop the stupid pad from there...just can't do it (thinking of the cash i've spent)....

Guys...pls help :(

Anonymous said...

my android tablet is keep on turning off after i press the power button. when its charing it shows up. i just for christmas ... please hellp me!!!!!:( im crying

ramay said...

i have a chinese epad which have touch screen problem it starts normally but when it comes to home screen as screen is locked the touch not works and i cannot find any way to unlock it so please help me....will wait for your reply...regards

Prem said...

7" Google Android 2.3 1GHz MID M7206 Infotmic Tablet PC. Wouldn't move beyond blinking small white line. Picture looks the same as yours but different processor, will it work if I follow the steps?

Thanks

toni s said...

my daughter got a MID APAD? for Christmas and it just stopped working..won't get beyond loading screen...anyone that can help a semi computer literate person fix this? On the Android screen it says wtm2.1.2_105... I have No idea how to "flash" the os...again only "semi-computer literate" HELP!

Mayur Raiturkar said...

hello! can any one help me.. pls

I had bought a maylong m250 android tablet almost a year ago now..

now when i boot it up, it hangs up till the start screen and then there is no action..

pls mail me the solution if any one have got it.

email: mayuraiturkar@gmail.com

Thanks.

om said...

I have brand new MID 8" android 2.2 tablet PC. I was trying to reboot it with latest program. Its not working now. Do you have any solution for it.

Anonymous said...

hi i have the same problem and the same version as what is shown on this post.. i tried the softwar it did update the epad but when i turn it on after the upgrade it keeps giving process system is not responding...

does any one has an idea what to do.. pls help email me at jremonde2000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi, my daughter has the same tablet in the picture, brought it from china, i am looking for a new screen as she broken it. can someone tell me a website to buy one off, thanks

sweetkiwi71@yahoo.com.au

BlazeniCK said...

Thank you for this tutorial, it really helped me, I've downloaded 256mb version and it's working like it's new again. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

android 2.2 screen broken can repair it???

Brian said...
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Brian said...

I'm not understand the instruction, i dont get it... pls help me


PM me HERe!

Email:arroyo_Brian@yahoo.com

Brian said...

Does Not work! for me...


email:arroyo_Brian@yahoo.com

hak12155 said...

My Apad android OS 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32
got stuck on starting.
the message is Factory data restoring,please waiting...
but no getting start only this message is there for a long time,
Can anyone please tell me how to start my Android tablet?
hedstaff@yahoo.com
Hakeem

Anonymous said...

I followed the instructions and procedures and it worked but the touchscreen doesnt respond..i reset it but still doesnt..what should i do?

Anonymous said...

hi guy my 10 inch chinese tablat when i turn on hung on logo and dont come up plz help me .

RCTMTC said...

I have an epad i encountered wmt.launcher terminated something like that. then i go to a forum and download the firmware after i download it my gadget won't turn on. pls advice. thanks and more power

your help will be highly appreciated.

my email address is rctmtc2523@gmail .com

Anonymous said...

Mine doesn't shut down or anything but after the logo, it just says

Android_

and thats it! I wait... nothing happens. I think its stuck, on loading. Please help?

emsirs said...

please help me i have Chinese mid tablet pc android os 2.2 kernel 2.6.32 build number v1.5.1, it will froze when it shown the android logo can some one please help me.

nct123 said...

I tired what was said from this post and thanks to you my pad now shows me a blank white screen, more to the point that it was a waste of my time. Any idea now what im to do?

izen23 said...

please.................T_T
help me...

someone sell me a tablet PC 7" Apad Android WiFi/3G WCDMA/Camera

upgraded by 5.0 os, but the wifi and camera doesn't work,

i thought its because of the firmware, now i used to downgrade it using your said firmware 1.9 now after booting it says:

"THE KERNEL DOESN'T SUPPORT THE NAND FLASH"

now i dont know how to fix it and i don't what is the factory firmware of this tablet...

pls... help me fix my tablet

how can i install its factory firmware or install v.2.1 os

where could i get/download the firmware and how to install it to my tablet

very big tnx for who could help me

pls contact me 09124300001...

eantd said...

My Apad android OS 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32
got stuck on starting.
the message is Factory data restoring,please waiting...
but no getting start only this message is there any wait to get out of this. please help

romel salazar said...

Hello good day my android Apad
got memory lost how can i fix it
tnx so much

heres my number 09092303775
or email: romel_salazar12@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

problems with ANDROID 1.6 TABLET 7" WMT2.1.2_105 (MID or Apad)

- Freezes after the "Loading" message during the boot.
- The android system loading and after few seconds the display turn off and don't work nothing.
- Touchscreen does not responding/does not working.
- When upgrade the system of your Android Tablet see message:
"Udisk not found (/dev/sda)
Failed Upgrading filesystem. Exit!"
- Or you just want to reset your Android Tablet

I have the same problems with my Android Tablet and finally after several attempts
find this patch:

https://rapidshare.com/files/3675403255/2.0188_99.rar

So, when you download it you must unzip it
(
you can unzip it with WinZip which you can here download at free trial mode:
http://www.winzip.com/win/en/downwz.htm
)

When you unzip it you will see folder with name "2.0188".
Open this folder and you will see folder with name "script",
copy the folder "script" in your micro SD/TF memory card which you will put in your Android Tablet
(ATTENTION: Memory card must be TOTALLY empty!).

1.Connect your Android Tablet with charger.
2.Make sure the tablet is off!
3.Put memory card in your Android Tablet.
4.Turn on the tablet.
5.Now it will update do not interrupt this it can take 5 min.
6.Wait until the tablet says remove memory card.
7.When you remove the memory card the device will OFF.
8.Activate your device and you will be ready to use it again!
(ATTENTION: If you want to use the same memory card in your device you must delete the folder with name "script" from it -
Copy the folder "script" in your PC if you want again reset your Android Tablet).

runit said...

Hi, I have a Apad similar to the one shown in your post. Android OS 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32, Build Number V1.5.2. I tried the method you suggested and even tried the one suggested by 'Eantd'(https://rapidshare.com/files/3675403255/2.0188_99.rar). I have the 256MB version. I am using a 2gb microsd card to try and repair it. I put the microsd card in the Apad and then turned on the power button. I waited for almost half an hour but all i can see is the android logo with the Android OS, Kernel and Build Number details. Am I making a mistake somewhere? Is the 2 gb microsd card incompatible or soemthing? How do i know that my Apad is reading the card? Please respond as soon (runitsaria@gmail.com)

runit said...

Somebody please respond. I am losing hope. I just read on the Apad box that it is compatible for upto 32GB micro sd card.

eantd said...

where i can order a coby kyros mid 7022 digitizer w/glass please let me know

eantd said...
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larenz said...

i just bought a 7" Dezibel Tablet PC Android a few weeks ago..at first, it runs smoothly but suddenly the tab cannot turn on and keep showing the 'android' greeting text only..when i connect it to my PC, also cannot read the memory card..:( can anyone help me pls? thx in advance!

Anonymous said...

dear sir/madem.
please help me.
how to download android 2.2 kernel 2.6.32
build number v 1.5.1

emil dingle said...

hey please help me my pc tablet keep to long to boot its boot and keep on it.... i already turn off then turn on and it keep boot...... please send me what can i do to repair it and what it should it cost in malaysia money ... sent me email : emildingle@yahoo.com please help

japegi said...

I have a 7" Mid tablet but no power supply or manual. I just got a 9vDC 2Amp power supply that I believe will work with the tablet but am unsure of the polarity on the plug. Is the inside of the plug (+) or (-)? Is 9vDC 2amps the correct size power supply adapter?
Where can I get a manual?