how to change OS for tablet

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by YessMann, May 23, 2015.

  1. YessMann

    YessMann MDL Member

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    My "Sony-Vaio"(fake, actually no-brand-name )tablet was bought from internet and it is hanged when switching on/after booting.
    Hence i can not restore it as manufacturing configuration and i have to install a new OS through computer connection.
    How to do? How to choose a OS which can recognize and install drivers for the unknown hardwares.
     
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Which OS is installed originally?? Why don't you backup the 3rd party drivers??
     
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  3. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Sounds like a homemade in China tablet !
    can you show us some pics ?
     
  4. YessMann

    YessMann MDL Member

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    #4 YessMann, May 24, 2015
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    I attach the photos here...
    Sorry, the system bans me to send more photos at the same time.
    The another photo is as below.
    Thanks for your kindly concern.
     
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  5. YessMann

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    #5 YessMann, May 24, 2015
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    It halts immediately after entering android system.
    I think it is semi-brick.
    Yes, this fake Sony was bought from Chinese web auction site"taobao" one year ago
    I did not back up the drivers before And I forget the version of the android system.
    The "customer device telephone number" attached on the back label is wrong. I can not get any repairing service.
     
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  6. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Okay, this is a tough 1 ..
    can you connect it to a PC somehow ? with a data/USB cable ?
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Wait, its an Android device? Why don't you go to recovery & do a factory reset?
     
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  8. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    I think OP is not sure that its an Android OS device :g:
    Might be on some duplicate Chinese softwareo_O
     
  9. YessMann

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    #9 YessMann, May 24, 2015
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    First of all ...
    When i switch it on, it halts (no response) after booting into android. Hence i can not go to the reset page.
    This device is not rooted and is not USB-debug activated. It has a SD slot marked as TF.
    Maybe i need to use PC to change it. I haven't connected it to PC before.
    It is actually android device cos i have seen the android robot logo after halt; tho the genuine Sony avio one is windows.
     
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  10. silashack

    silashack MDL Novice

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    you may need to try a combination of the following

    press and hold power, up or down and the button on the screen

    one combinations should get you to a screen that should let you do a factory reset

    if the unit 'was' working, sounds like an update or app has stuffed it, so need to wipe it
     
  11. YessMann

    YessMann MDL Member

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    Thank you (all ) very much.
    i will try tomorrow.
     
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  12. XinsaneX

    XinsaneX MDL Novice

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    Normally for Android devices I always check the source XDA. There you will find the guys that create the custom roms. I never use the stock rom.