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[COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:24:16 PM »
Hey TechKnow Visitor,

Congratulations with your A13 tablet! For it's price and performance (and looks!) this is one of China's fine tablet series!

#1 ENABLE ADB (if not enabled already)

Enable ADB, this way you can connect to the tablet using the Uberizer. This gives you many advantages including the removal of lock screens, which is a real handy feature if you ever forget the lock screen combination!

Your device must have "ADB Debugging" checked in: "Settings \ Developer options \ USB debugging (Debug mode when USB is connected)"


#2 I do not want to brick my A13, are there any hints or tips to prevent bricking it when experimenting or reflashing it?

Yes I have some good tips for you if you want to be careful (or wise).

First of all, get the Uberizer here: http://www.techknow.t0xic.nl/forum/index.php?board=153.0 this has drivers and a backup routine for A13 tablets, a ROM Dump can easily be performed using the Uberizer.

Second, get the TechKnow ToolKit (install using the Uberizer or download it seperate from: http://www.techknow.me/forum/index.php?board=169.0 and backup the script.bin to your sd (VERY important file that contains parameters to your specific hardware configuration).

Third... well that's all you need to go ahead modding / tweaking without too much risk!


#3 I want to have Superuser / root on this A13

Get the Uberizer, it can give you full root access easily. Read the Uberizer documentation for more details.


#4 I have ICS 4.0 on my A13 Tablet, can I upgrade to 4.2.2 ?

Yes! You can! Try toxicro's wonderful mod here: FaaastJB A13 Allwinner with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 by Toxicro


#5 What CWM to use on my A13 Tablet ?

Determine the number of partitions
Open an adb session with the tablet
type in:       adb shell
type in:       cat /proc/partitions

If the last of the nand entries is:
nandi you have 9 partitions
nandj you have 10 partitions
nandk you have 11 partitions

use the following CWM according to the number of partitions you have:
cwm6028-a13-9part-v2.zip    for 9 partitions
cwm6028-a13-10part-v2.zip   for 10 partitions
cwm6028-a13-11part-v2.zip   for 11 partitions

http://www.4shared.com/zip/asXukKjn/cwm6028-a13-9part-v2.html
http://www.4shared.com/zip/luu37msz/cwm6028-a13-10part-v2.html
http://www.4shared.com/zip/EwZBRuBv/cwm6028-a13-11part-v2.html

If you unzip the file you will find the recovery.img file

These partitions may change with whatever ROM you may be running.  So check before flashing a new rom.

If you use the Uberizer restore function:
Rename the existing recovery.img in the uberizer/changer_files to recovery.old and then copy the correct CWM recovery image to the uberizer/change_files folder before running the restore function.

Please visit and thank OP at xda ..  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2189640


Good luck! and read the instructions carefully, it will save you of having a bricked tablet!


HcH
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 11:32:10 PM »
Enable USB debug when you take it out of the box

this is needed in case you put in a pattern lock and then forget it !
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 01:38:36 PM »
Very important one indeed! Will add soon to the list, you mentioned also the CWM procedure, which did you refer to? I'll add it :p

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 04:37:06 PM »
Very important one indeed! Will add soon to the list, you mentioned also the CWM procedure, which did you refer to? I'll add it :p
ill write it up soon for ya !
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 01:07:04 PM »
Very important one indeed! Will add soon to the list, you mentioned also the CWM procedure, which did you refer to? I'll add it :p
ill write it up soon for ya !
Thanks a lot!!!

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 05:52:16 PM »
Hi HcH,

you forgot to add the cooked phone recovery to the guide

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 08:25:38 PM »
Hi HcH,

you forgot to add the cooked phone recovery to the guide
Hey ahmed.697.

you refer to the CWM recovery ?

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 06:29:29 PM »
Yes, the cwm recovery made to work on cooked phone rom , its the only one that worked with my tablets  :cool-android:

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2015, 07:26:54 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 07:38:46 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.
is the device even recognized ?

1) start a cmd window with admin rights wherever adb is installed
2) adb devices
the response will be   xxxxxxxxxdxxx(sum number)       device

if you dont get that ...then fix the drivers ..
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 07:43:16 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.


Did you type in 'adb shell' before?

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 07:47:03 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.
is the device even recognized ?

1) start a cmd window with admin rights wherever adb is installed
2) adb devices
the response will be   xxxxxxxxxdxxx(sum number)       device

if you dont get that ...then fix the drivers ..

this what i got
List of devices attached
20080411e021738 recovery

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 07:50:15 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.
is the device even recognized ?

1) start a cmd window with admin rights wherever adb is installed
2) adb devices
the response will be   xxxxxxxxxdxxx(sum number)       device

if you dont get that ...then fix the drivers ..

this what i got
List of devices attached
20080411e021738 recovery

STOP posting in multiple topics .. i see that you flashed a CWM and you are now in a CWM boot loop  ... So you have flashed the WRONG CWM and NOW you will have nothing in the cat/proc/partitions ...
get your stock rom and flash it .. and STOP postin in multiple topics .. it is easier for use to keep track of what you do !
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 07:52:21 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.


Did you type in 'adb shell' before?

--> #

adb shell cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

^there's no any info :(

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 07:53:38 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.


Did you type in 'adb shell' before?

--> #

adb shell cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

^there's no any info :(

read my post there wont be any if you flashed the WRONG CWM and are in a CWM bootloop ...
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 08:08:54 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.
is the device even recognized ?

1) start a cmd window with admin rights wherever adb is installed
2) adb devices
the response will be   xxxxxxxxxdxxx(sum number)       device

if you dont get that ...then fix the drivers ..

this what i got
List of devices attached
20080411e021738 recovery

STOP posting in multiple topics .. i see that you flashed a CWM and you are now in a CWM boot loop  ... So you have flashed the WRONG CWM and NOW you will have nothing in the cat/proc/partitions ...
get your stock rom and flash it .. and STOP postin in multiple topics .. it is easier for use to keep track of what you do !

oh i see, now i know why i have nothing on my partitions, thats because of cwm. thanks for enlighting me. i thought its different problem, sorry for my ignorance :( but thank you for the tips. :)

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 08:24:48 PM »
please help, cat /proc/partitions showing nothing.
is the device even recognized ?

1) start a cmd window with admin rights wherever adb is installed
2) adb devices
the response will be   xxxxxxxxxdxxx(sum number)       device

if you dont get that ...then fix the drivers ..

this what i got
List of devices attached
20080411e021738 recovery

STOP posting in multiple topics .. i see that you flashed a CWM and you are now in a CWM boot loop  ... So you have flashed the WRONG CWM and NOW you will have nothing in the cat/proc/partitions ...
get your stock rom and flash it .. and STOP postin in multiple topics .. it is easier for use to keep track of what you do !

oh i see, now i know why i have nothing on my partitions, thats because of cwm. thanks for enlighting me. i thought its different problem, sorry for my ignorance :( but thank you for the tips. :)

by the way  you have 15 minutes to change your email address into a REAL ONE or you wioll be banned for using a temp address ..such as mailcatch.com   ... read the rules ..
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 01:48:37 PM »
Thanks for the cool tips! But I miss the info how somebody can figure out, which rom he can/should use. My Tab is a P703. And now I should use....?

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2015, 04:39:22 PM »
Thanks for the cool tips! But I miss the info how somebody can figure out, which rom he can/should use. My Tab is a P703. And now I should use....?

There is no easy way to tell ..
Look for your device model in the name of the rom.  Vendor are very inconsistent with naming conventions ..usually it is just hit and miss ..
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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2015, 04:45:37 PM »
Thanks for the cool tips! But I miss the info how somebody can figure out, which rom he can/should use. My Tab is a P703. And now I should use....?

There is no easy way to tell ..
Look for your device model in the name of the rom.  Vendor are very inconsistent with naming conventions ..usually it is just hit and miss ..
That is sad but true!

I've literally seen models like M7003, which sounds very specific to me, come in TOTALLY different SoC's !!!

Even when you know the modelnumber, it's not 100% certain you can get the proper firmware for it :(

To avoid a lot of bricks, the Uberizer can perform a number of mods resulting in a modified ROM, without reflashing!

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2015, 11:32:05 PM »
Hello can't seem to find a faaastjb.1 file any one help

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Re: [COMPLETE GUIDE] I have a A13 tablet, now what?
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2016, 12:14:28 AM »
Hello can't seem to find a faaastjb.1 file any one help


it is here:
there is no support the dev has abandoned the rom some time ago .. and we no longer have support ..
http://www.techknow.one/forum/index.php?board=244.0
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