Friday, February 10, 2012

Ainol Novo 7 Paladin ICS 4.0.3 update

Update:

1. Go to your settings and remember where to change the system language ;-)
2. Download the update.zip here
3. Copy the update.zip to the root of your sd-card DO NOT UNPACK
4. Tablet is off, sd-card is inserted. Press and hold Vol + and Power until update procedure starts.
5. Be patiend, wait until update is complete and tablet reboots.
6. Go to the settings and change the language from Chinese to whatever you like (hope you didn't skip step 1) ;-)
7. Enjoy :-)

As always: YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

35 comments:

  1. Dear ColonelZap / Francis,

    can we do update to Ainol Novo 7 Aurora,

    Onda Vi40 vs Ainol Novo 7 Aurora which one is best.

    thanks

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    1. I really don't know if there is an update available for the Aurora, THIS one is definitely for the Paladin ONLY!!!

      I never had the Aurora, so I can't tell you how it compares to the Vi40.

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    2. It's funny to hear this come up again. I'm in the same situation ~ same decision to make.

      The Aurora/Elf seem very portable and good for travelling/in bed sort of thing where as the Onda is much closer to an iPad in size.

      The Onda has essentially the same resolution so the pixel density is less. It has a rear camera and a larger screen, but costs more and is closer to 'non china' units such as the Acer A200 etc.

      Cab both units do Flash for on demand type websites?
      (BBC iplayer, NZ TVNZ or iSKY type sites etc?)

      Which one did you like the best Colonel Zap, the Elf or the Onda Vi40 Elite. You'd mentioned the Onda previously, is that still your preference, for $60 USD more?

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    3. please tell me if the skype works on that novo 7

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  2. Colonel zap, I've recently purchased the ainol novo 7 elf and am wondering how to install the android market. Thanks.

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  3. colonel zap, I also have the question as Nick Eliason. Can you have any ways that we can install the android market. There are lots of apps that I cannot download.

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  4. If you miss step one: Here´s your soloution. http://www.ainovo.com/novo7basicfaq.html

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  5. froze on restart up?

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  6. Colonel Zapp,
    Do you know of an update for elf?

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  7. Hello Colonel Zap !

    Do you happen to have any changelog of what is new in this release of Android for the Ainol?

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  8. Dear ColonelZap & Francis,

    kindly advise me which processor (CPU/GPU) is good

    1.Allwinner A10 (Cortex A8) 1GHz / GPU: Mali400
    2.Dual Core TI OMAP4430 1.0GHz / GPU: SGX540

    Thanks
    Arifullah

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  9. when u say Do Not unpack do u mean just leave it in zip format when u put it in the root directory?

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    1. Yes. The phone is looking for an "update.zip".

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  10. If my Paladin is rooted, will it matter if I install this? I don't have any sort of custom rom yet, because apparently the one that exists needs 4.0.3 as a base.

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  11. Boothy53 I purchased the leather case with stand and keyboard that you see on most sites selling the NOVO PALADIAN 7.Could anyone tell me how i get the on screen keyboard of and the manual keyboard in the case to work. I have the mini U S B conector but i still can not get the keyboard to work.

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    1. You need a USB OTG adapter easily found on ebay

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  12. The option do add a Google Account are missing and there's no Android Market. The Google Play Store apk doesn't work.

    Any help?

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    1. I also have this problem.. does anyone know how to settle this?

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    2. I also have the same problem. Initally prior to 4.03 update I had acess to google market. If I could only go back to 4.01 image I coulduse an app backup program to backup googlemarket app as apk and then install after update to 4.03. But now it is too late for me to do this. These little tablets are no good without google market access. If any has the paladin or was smart enough to make a backup image with dd prior to updating to 4.03 then you can use a simple app backup program to create an apk file of the google market app on paladin 4.01 and upload it and save us. Thank-you.

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    3. I did the update. I am facing the same problem. It seems everything has been lost :(. I tried to install apk file for google play and gmail. Nothing happend. Please share the detail if you have any solution.

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  13. so does this thing fixed android market and flash support?

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  14. is this the official update?

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  15. The tablet is frozen. Any way to fix this?

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    1. use the rest button but first go to ainol web site andget 4.03 update for paladin not for novo basic put this (paladin 4.03) update zip file on flash card root and after using paper clip to push reset hold the on and plus button til second android man appears then allow to install paladin 4.03 update instead of ainol basic update to 4.03

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  16. I dont see English language listed after the upgrade to 4.0.3. Any idea why ?

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  17. I just followed the above instructions and it worked flawless on ainol-novo-7-paladin, and yes it has English, but it was a challenge as I don't read Chinise.

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  18. I Tried this and it didnt work for me, my Aino novo 7 paladin just hangs on boot up now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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  19. Hi Colonel Zap, I´m with problem in my hands, recently I rceive one Novo7 Paladino, and I try downgrade to older Android 3.2, I was used this procedure, but I didn´t see one thing... ROM was to Novo7 Basic... and the disaster... I´m with onde tablet without uses... How can we do to revert this process? I´m waiting battery lows to use Volume + and power up to try revert with a backup saved before on SD card. Any sugestion to repair? Thanks in advance.

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  20. tenho um ainol novo 7 paladin e funciono direitinho valeu eu so baixei o arquivo colei no cartao de memoria e apertei o botao de volume + e o power e ele fez o resto
    ate melhoro o wi fi ke so vivia desconectando
    valeu

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  21. Don't buy chinese tablets... I recommend you buy a regular US manufactured tablet to make it easier for you. You will have a hard time using any chinese product. The language is chinese and they have poor customer service/update. Although they build pretty good hardwares and it's cheap.

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  22. Colonel Zap, It's going on 15 minutes since my Ainol Novo 7 Paladin has turned itself off after I installed the update. Is it ever going to reboot? *yikes*

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    1. LOL, I turned it on this morning, my DROID man was lying on his back with his stomache open, an orange triangular alert sign over his guts with an exclamation point. It loaded back to what it was. zip file was unopened in same place. ROFL! (Only my luck)

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  23. i have novo 7 rainbow…can u provide me the firmware :( my tablet software is corrupt…not starting…i updated novo 7 legend in it but touch not working…can u proved me novo 7 Rainbow firmware…or suggest me something

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    1. Sorry but I don't have anything for your device and I have no idea where it might be found?!? SORRY :-(

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