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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by JTRockville, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. JTRockville
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    Greetings all,

    I love my Droid X so much I bought an android tablet (used, on ebay), just to experiment. It's quite an interesting device, but unfortunately, many of the things I'm used to using on my Droid X don't work on the tablet. For example, none of these work: the app store (it's not the "market"), maps (sort of looks like google maps, but I can't log in), youtube. I don't even know how these apps got on the tablet since the app store doesn't work.

    I figured I could easily upgrade the 1.6 ROM, but it seems nothing is readily available. So where do I start? I'm ok with "rooting" it I guess, if that's what I need to do. But I don't have any idea where to get a ROM - there are so many, and I don't know how to tell if they're device-specific.

    Is it even possible to update this device?

    The box has the android logo, but nothing else.
    On the back of the tablet, it says: Model No.: LY-706, Input Power 9V.
    On the "about" screen, it shows:
    Model Number: Generic
    Firmware version: 1.6
    Kernel version: 2.6.29-00236-g4f8dbbb-dirty
    Build number: 1.8.2
    Legal information: Open source licenses won't display ("There is a problem loading the licenses.")

    TIA for any guidance/suggestions you can offer.
    -JT
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    Honestly, sounds like you wasted your money on a piece of crap. Any tablet with 1.6 isn't worth buying. However, in order to know what upgrades are available you need to know the name of the device. Does it have an actual name?

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    Yes, it's an APad 7" Touch Screen MID.

    It won't be a total waste. I need a new music player for my pottery studio, so if nothing else I'm sure it will fill that need. I mean... how crappy can it be? Plus, I got to have a look at these new devices. I'm still rather stunned at not being able to upgrade this.

    Thanks jaycemiskel
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    Well you can use it as a music player then. Hope you enjoy it!

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