[Arm-netbook] going to try and build CM9 for my new A10 9.7" tablets
simon at koala.ie
simon at koala.ie
Sun Jun 24 09:58:11 BST 2012
not sure if this is relevant to this list, but here goes...
i am involved in a startup which requires us to use android tablets with
some custom applications.
after a lot of (faulty) research i bought some samples from china. i
thought i knew what i was doing.
turned out that i did not. ha ha ha.
i bought a couple of 9.7" [16GB, IPS screen] devices and a couple of 7"
[3G] devices from the same manufacturer. being out of work for the last 5
months that was a big deal for me. fyi, it cost 580 yoyos for the 4
including shipping to ireland and vat. roughly 150 each.
then i asked for the linux kernel source so that i could modify it to add
the device drivers that i needed.
no such luck. seems that the manufacturer is just getting a .img from
their supplier and have no knowledge of what is in it or how it was
i have been doing all the work on one of the 9.7" tablets. i installed CWM
and bricked it trying to install CM9. that was 48 hours ago. since then i
have been trying various .img files in an attempt to get the device
working again. from a cost/benefit point of view this makes absolutely no
sense whatsoever. but i am determined to get this tablet working again. if
for no other reason than i want to be able to build my own kernel (with my
precious device driver) so that i can run my custom app.
so i have decided to embark on the process of building CM9 from the ground
up for these tablets. i will share what information i gain along the way
and will be happy to answer any questions that come my way.
to get me started i am using sztupy's tutorial on build gingerbread. at
least if i can get that to work then that will be the first step on the
at first i was very angry with the vendor. but after a lot of digging over
the last few days i have come to realise that they are just a small cog in
a very large machine. they are probably making sod (it seems that swearing
is allowed on this list :-)) all money.
my request in this long rambing email is that if anyone can offer any
advice and guidance i am all ears. please don't tell me that i should have
done better research. i think i know that all to well at this stage.
you live and learn.
e: simon at koala.ie
m: +353 86 240 0005
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