I have a chinese tablet with the allwinner a13 chip, that I want to flash a custom rom to. Rom Manager doesn't recognize the device, so I can't install clockworkmod recovery...

So how can I go about flashing a custom rom to this tablet?

same specs as seen here http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/51050-quantex-9-kb901/

  • Didn't they have any hints on that where you got the ROM from? Usually when they're posted, some README goes along.
    – Izzy
    Mar 26, 2013 at 19:11
  • Nope. The Rom manager message (I assume that's what we're talking about) just said that I had to wait till it was supported.
    – Jakob
    Mar 27, 2013 at 0:09

3 Answers 3


Micromax Funbook is a clone of AllWinner A10 chipset based tablet. I once had to flash a ROM and asked this question.

The link that I had used to flash the ROM including the ROM itself are available in the answer. You could try that flash tool to install a ROM of your choice - but there is a pretty good chance for you to be in trouble if you flash an incompatible ROM.


I recently bought a Trio Stealth Pro 7c, which uses the Allwinner a13 chip. In order to flash a rom, you must use LiveSuit, which is a Chinese-made, Windows-only program. You boot your tablet into recovery mode, and LiveSuit will flash the rom you provide.

The rom must be in a specific format, so if you want to create a custom rom to distribute, you have to go through a lot of steps. For more details see this forum or this post*.

There are a number of pre-built roms for A10, but A13 roms are more difficult to find (if only for the fact that most people don't realize there is a difference).

You can install ClockWorkMod on your tablet, if you want, but you probably won't be using it to flash roms. I did, but I am still unable to simply flash a rom properly. You can still to full nandroid backup and restores.

*Full disclosure: I wrote this post. Actually, your question caused me to finish my rough draft and post the finalized version.

  • Thank you - Does this mean I can't backup the existing rom, or can I use nandroid (pre LiveSuit) to create a backup of the current rom, should I need to revert?
    – Jakob
    Apr 3, 2013 at 8:19
  • I think you can back up the existing rom using nandroid. The backup will only be restorable via the recovery tool (CWM). But note that when you flash a new rom via LiveSuit, it also wipes out your custom recovery. So after flashing the new rom, you must reinstall clockworkmod in order to restore the nandroid backup. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:59

Follow the 5 steps

  1. Root Your Android phone

To Know how to root it just type [model] root in google & follow it

  1. Install the free app Rom Manager From clockworkmod in google play

  2. Download the rom You want to try in sd card

4 Flash it

5 Reboot

  • That's a pretty generic guideline, no emphasis on specific device as per the OP's question - specifically a chinese tablet with the allwinner a13 chip and also, the OP mentioned Rom Manager doesn't recognize the device, so I can't install clockworkmod recovery
    – t0mm13b
    Apr 1, 2013 at 14:43

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