Last year Barbara got an android tablet for her birthday: a Cube U30GT-H. Yesterday it wouldn’t start up properly. It doesn’t have a reset button (or hole) so I decided to update the firmware. I used the method here: http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/33528-firmware-upgrade-instructions/ which is clear and in English.
It is a good idea to use a good-quality USB cable instead of that supplied with the Cube, and use a rear usb port on the PC rather than a front port. The cable from Conrad’s LG phone fits. Apparently the flashing process in very finicky so the physical connection needs to be perfect.
Firstly I used the latest stock ROM from Cube, V1.11 (U30GT-H_V1.11_20121229.zip), which is available from here: http://www.51cube.com/ch/DownShow.asp?ID=127 and used the instructions above. It worked fine but had too many Chinese apps which cannot be removed.
Encouraged by my success I decided to try a cleaned, rooted ROM from here http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/43132-new-900-supersport-rom-for-cube-u30gt-h-111/. It uses a different method to flash the firmware but the instructions and flash tool are included.
Post script, 14 March 2014
After the Cube refused to startup again I tried to reinstall the firmware but my new Win8.1 PC refused to recognise the Cube when connected by USB. I tried a few different 64 bit rockchip drivers without success. Eventually I tried using an old laptop with 32 bit WinXP and it went fine: 32 bit driver worked, flash tool recognised the device and reinstalled the supersport firmware.
Some more notes regarding our next trip:
- UTS Gridiron have a game on the Saturday we are traveling down to KV: 7pm Berkeley Park, (Mustangs v UTS). Berkeley Park is off the motorway south of Wollongong. The time isn’t great – 7pm is too late for us to drop by on the way to KV.
- we didn’t get to that game
- we travelled via Kangaroo Valley Rd which leaves the Princes Hwy at Berry and is a rough, winding stretch. When we got to KV I noticed one trailer brake-light wasn’t working. It ended up being a faulty bit of wiring, which I’ve now fixed. I replaced the dodgy connectors with soldered joints.
- here are some pics
We are going down to Kangaroo Valley again so here are some notes:
- we haven’t been to Manning Lookout on previous trips, or not that I can remember
- I don’t think we’ve taken the boys to Cambewarra Lookout
- we should try the other 2 short walks near Lake Yarrunga (Three Views Walk)
- take ACF details to book ashes tickets
- Next time remember to take my little gas blowtorch, better than matches.
- We did the 2nd Lake Yarrunga walk so just one to go.