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How do I update the OS on my device?

So, I got an ePad AKA zenithink zt 180 (I know, I know it's cheap and I should have got a better piece of hardware, but i was too eager to get a tablet and this one was affordable)

It has 2.1 on it and I want to upgrade to 2.2 (for adobe flash).

The copy of Android looks like they just took the developer edition (i see a dev tools app pre-installed... not sure) and slapped it on there with no customization.

So, can you guys help me with step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade and where to find the latest copy?

I have a developer account already if that helps...

I would appreciate any help as I'm afraid of bricking it. There's no way to automatically update this thing either (that i can find) :-/


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You'll need a version that is specifically designed for your device that has all the drivers necessary to operate your specific hardware configuration. If no one has compiled a ROM for it you'd have to build one yourself from scratch. You best bet finding a 2.2 ROM for you device is over at the XDA Developers forum. Then even if you're able to load 2.2, Flash is going to be a whole different story. I had the Viewsonic g-tablet with Froyo (which as a Tegra2 Processor) but the Flash that I side-loaded wouldn't work at all. Force close after force close. Then with my newest tab, the Archos 70, even after they released 2.2 it was a while before anyone could find a version of Flash that would run without force closing and it still operates poorly. I suspect you're going to be disappointed with your Flash experience, especially if you have cheap hardware.

  • You're confirming my suspicions. I found a forum for this tablet that directed me to the packages, but the compiled kernel (etc...) were on a site that was in Chinese. I'm afraid I'm going to turn this sucker into a brick if I try and load that stuff. I guess it's safer to stick with no flash and 2.1 :(
    – EJC
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:12
  • if you are just looking to watch flash video on the web, Skyfire is a good alternative to Flash. It doesn't work on every site, but I had good luck with it.
    – Matt
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:18
  • and that works on 2.1? I would like to watch hulu...
    – EJC
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:43
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    I would too but Hulu blocks Skyfire :o( It does work on 2.1 though, just not Hulu.
    – Matt
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:45
  • Yep just figured that out :( Hulu appears to blocking every mobile browser. I have 2.2 on my Droid X and Flash installed and hulu still says you need flash to watch these movies... I wonder whats up with that...
    – EJC
    Dec 29, 2010 at 20:52

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