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12-29-2020

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-01-19, 9:46 AM

It appears that the reason Andro Search was taking days to complete the indexing process was due to the "Sleep" setting.  I had it set to 5 minutes, so the tablets would run for 5 minutes and then go to sleep.  I thought the setting only applied to the display being lit up.

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01-20-2021

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-01-20, 4:10 AM

Holy cr#p! I just spent 10 hours setting up two 8705sx's (M8 FHD) I just purchased directly from Lenovo.

That's when I started seeing all sorts of problems... widgets not working after tablet waking, account and device settings not getting saved... keyboards forgotten between sessions. UGHHHHH!!!!  I then spent another 5 or more hours troubleshooting, assuming my extensive customizations (same set used for my other tablets and phones) was the source of the problems. Only now I find out it is a common experience and attributed to a buggy Android 10 version automatically applied. **bleep**???? And looking at some of the posts, it seems this has been a reported problem for over a month! There ought to be an official downgrade path to v9 until these serious issues are resolved. For me, it's a showstopper... I have widgets that require updating for data analysis and sequential actioning. Since I do not readily see an official path to downgrade to v9, has anyone been successful with an "unofficial" process and can share?  I am so upset by this... I originally purchased two Samsung tablets at super discounted Christmas price, and then opted to return them for these M8 FHD's. Grrrrrrr.. Hope it all gets resolved one way or the other SOON. Thanks for letting me rant. -Lackosleep

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-01-20, 8:37 AM

Don't wait for an answer from Lenovo. They completly ignore me in another post. The more the time is spending, the more i want to tell the truth about the customer service on selling plaforms that selling their tablets... I'm totally desperate !

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01-24-2021

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-01-24, 16:36 PM

My Tab M8 updated directly to android 10 when i bought it, and the performance is totally not what i read on reviews. this is really messed up... 

 

has any one found a proven way to downgrade to android 9??

 

i did some research and found this site with a bunch of stock roms for lenovo devices, all tab m8 are there, but i havent given them a try.

 

https://androidmtk.com/download-lenovo-stock-rom-models

 

disclaimer: i dont know if this will work or not yet, and wont be able to try it in a few weeks, but if anyone wants to give it a try its at your own risk.

 

hope it helps

 

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12-11-2020

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-05, 18:21 PM

TB-8505X_S300091_201220_BMP.

 

Still the same problems that I listed a month ago, which were the same problems that I listed a month before that!

 

Still no automatic updates on weather or other widgets.

Still no email notifications of new mail.

Still no badge count on email app icon.

Still no reaction to opening/shutting the case.

Still finding random apps opened when I switch on.

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01-24-2021

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-06, 20:25 PM

An update to my comment above!

 

Since Lenovo support team is not proposing any help, here is a little progress. 

The link i posted before does not work but I successfully downgraded to android 9 using the information proposed by "numbazZ" in the forum linked below.

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/lenovo-tab-m8.4049539/page-4

 

read through this forum and you will find some links to download the drivers and tools to flash the android 9. 

there is a link that takes you to a forum in Russian, I just had Google translate it to English and it is perfectly understandable! Process is simple and my tablet does work a MUUUUUCH faster than it was  with Android 10. 

 

Note, I updated a Tab 8M FHD device, but process should work for the other versions. 

 

hope this helps someone around here!

 

Cheers!

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-12, 15:23 PM

I downgraded to Android 9, too. I used the "Rescue and Smart Assistant" you can download here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/id/de/downloads/ds101291

After chosen "Rescue" the assistant download the actual Firmware which is the **bleep**ty one. But let it download.
From here I downloaded the last Android 9 firmware for my devive (8505F) https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/lenovo/Tab_8/TB-8505F/ (I took TB-8505F_S100145_200901_BMP). 
Unzip it to the same path where the assistant stores his **bleep**ty firmware, rename the **bleep**ty-firmware-folder (copy first the name) to something else and give your firmware folder the name you just copied. Then start the rescue process. 
This worked for me, I don't know if it will work for anybody. It's your risk!!!

After configuring your device with Android 9 it downloads immediately Android 10, so be fast and stop the download and deactivate Auto-update.

 

Good luck 

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-15, 13:56 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm sorry that this issue is going on for such a long time. We are working on fixing the Android 10 update. You might have seen that some users of the M10 tab FHD were able to install updates that fixed some of their issues using the Rescue and Smart Assistant app. 

 

I hope similar updates for your models will be published soon. Unfortunately, I don't have any ETA for them yet.

 

Best regards,

Ala
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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-15, 18:25 PM

@Ala_Lenovo That's great to hear, thanks for the heads up. At least something. Can't wait.

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Re:M8 tablet android 10 update

2021-02-24, 10:18 AM

TB-8505X_S300091_201220_BMP.

 

Still the same problems that I listed well over 2 months ago, which were the same problems that I listed a month ago!

 

Still no automatic updates on weather or other widgets.

Still no email notifications of new mail.

Still no badge count on email app icon.

Still no reaction to opening/shutting the case.

Still finding random apps opened when I switch on.

 

When I bought this tablet in December, it was my first ever purchase of a Lenovo tablet.  So far, I'm not impressed with the level of customer support or with the speed at which updates or fixes are being issued.  My patience is running out, and this may therefore be my last purchase of a Lenovo item.

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