11-30-2011 12:45 PM
I found this on another forum.
If anyone needs the firmware files, you can find them here: http://download.lenovo.com/slates/a1/OTA
SC = Simplified Chinese
ROW = Rest of World
US = United States
So, if you need to flash your device, there are the files.The instructions below are taken from a Chinese site about flashing the device. They should get you access to flash the device to a correct country version of the FW. This "should" get A1's access to the market if they have the wrong firmware version.
1. Go into power off mode.Hold "Vol-" and "power" key at the same time. You will see a logo.
2. Keep more then 10sec when logo disappearance then release keys.
3. re-process hold "vol-" and "power" keys at the same time until logo show on LCD and keep more than 1 sec. Release all keys.
4. Now you will go into ROM manager (Not fully function) from update.zip
5. Hold "vol-" when display show"Back menu button enabled" on lower location then release "vol-" key.
6. Choose "install zip form sdcard" and apply the appropriate "update.zip" from your local sdcard. The process will form volume key(moving) and power key(apply)
01-25-2012 03:37 AM
I have firmware build A107W0_A234_001_010_2375_Gr and when I follow your procedure, I get to "Android System Recover (3e)" "CL1 System Recovery utility" menu that does not provide any "update" menu choice. What am I missing?
01-25-2012 06:57 AM - edited 01-25-2012 06:58 AM
Glad it worked for you Carlo,
Where did you find the GR firmware? Also, I'm curious as to if the German A1's have a SIM card slot and can act at phones; or is that only the Chinese A1's?
01-26-2012 10:08 AM
It's my first message.
I bought an A1 and, because it's my first tablet, I wan't to know if the first thing I must do is installing this OTA new ROM. Can I have problems with it? Does it break the warranty?
Thank you in advance.
01-26-2012 12:03 PM
Lenovo automatically updates the tablet with new Firmware versions from the Settings > About Tablets > System Updates screen.
Unless you know what you are doing you should not try to load a firmware update yourself manually. The links posted are for that purpose.
04-30-2012 01:17 PM - edited 04-30-2012 01:21 PM
the file name has to be: update.zip
magnus33 is worng!
When you set the windows to hide the known fileanme extension, you may be not able to see the full file's name.
i.e. when the file's name is changed to update.zip, windows may show it as update (.zip is hidden);
but this doesn't mean the file name is update, it's still update.zip
04-30-2012 01:40 PM - edited 04-30-2012 01:45 PM
Not wrong but i could have been clearer.
Windows doesn't change file downloads to different formats so what it is is what it downloads as.
Doesn't matter that windows hides the extenstions .
Renameing it before you copy it over may be needed on different os to change it to the correct type but for windows you can not change the name that way.
You need to change the name to update and not update.zip.
If you try the later when using windows it simply wont update.
Fred i understand where your coming from but for windows systems your answer was incorrect.
I see this all the time when people are use to using different OS more then windows.
Ps..forgive my typing i wearing two casts at the moment and hunt and pecking.