November 05, 2012

Firmware Upgrade Instruction For Ainol Novo 7 Tornados | Ainol Novo 7 Mars | Ainol Novo 7 ELF II | Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II | Ainol Novo 7 Flame | Ainol Novo 7 Crystal

 

1. Preparations before Firmware Upgrade

  •  Make sure the battery is at least %40 charged or prepare an USB cable to charge;
  •  Please prepare a TF card of 2GB or 1GB;
  •  Please format the TF card to FAT32;
  •  Download the latest firmware from us or official Ainol support site,you better can read Chinese or you need to Google translate it;
  • Copy-paste the un-zipped files to the TF card as the follow pictures shows.

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2. Steps to upgrade Firmware

Notices: Please note how each physical button functions as follows, DO NOT press the wrong button.

How buttons on Ainol Novo 7 Tornados and Ainol Novo 7 Mars function: Vol- fuctions as Scroll Down, Vol+ functions as Scroll Up,Back functions as OK( or say Yes);

How buttons on Ainol Novo 7 ELF II and Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II and Ainol Novo 7 Flame function: Power functions as OK(or say Yes),Vol- functions as Scroll Down, Vol+ functions as Scroll Up.

 

Now let’s begin upgrading the firmware.

Step 1: Insert the TF card into the TF card slot on Ainol Tablets;

Step 2: Press Power button and Vol- simultaneously to enter Upgrade Mode;

Step 3: Upgrade View shows up as the picture that follows.

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Step 4: Please do a double “wipe” before upgrading (Note again: Vol- to Scroll Down,Vol+ to Scroll Up, Back to OK( or Yes)

A. Press Vol- to scroll down and select “wipe data/factory reset”,as the follow picture shows. Wait for seconds to complete.

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B. Once A is done,press Back button(OK or Yes),it will display as the follow picture shows.

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C. Press Vol- to scroll down and select “yes-delete all user data”, just as the follow picture shows.

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D. Once C is done,press Back ( OK or Yes) button, it will display as the follow picture shows.

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Wait for seconds, the view as the following picture shows will display.

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Step 5:

A.      Press Vol- to scroll down and select “wipe cache partition”, the following view will display.

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B.      Once A is done, press Back(OK or Yes) button, the device will clear away all cache data. A few seconds later, the following view will display.

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Step 6:

A.      Press Vol+ to scroll up and select “wipe media partition”, the following view will display.

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B.      Press Back button(OK or Yes),the following view will display.


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C.      Press Vol+ to select “yes-delete all media data”, the following view will display.

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D.      Press Back button(OK or Yes), the following view will display.

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E.       A few seconds later, the following view will display.

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Step 7:

A.      Select “apply update from sdcard” and press Back button (OK or Yes),the following view will display.

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B.      Select the right firmware update that matches your device, so please make sure the Firmware Update you copy-paste into the TF card is correct. Now, let us take Ainol Novo 7 Tornados as example. The file name displayed here is “Novo 7 Tornados.zip”, different Firmware Update will have different names, so you should be flexible to make the choice, don’t be misled by the name displayed here.  Press Back button (OK or Yes), the follow view will display. This sub-step take some time, be patient please.

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C.      Once B is done, the following view will display. Select “apply update from sdcard”, and press Back button (OK or Yes), the following view will display.

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D.       Select “patch.zip”, press Back button (OK or Yes), the following view will display. You should also be flexible to make the choice, don’t be misled by the name displayed here.

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The following pictures show the upgrading is in progress.

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Once the whole upgrading is finished,the following view will display,

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Sometimes,it will automatically reboot after upgrade.

If it doesn't,select "reboot system now".


Congrats,you have gone through the whole complete process.


Enjoy Life,Enjoy Ainol.


The end.

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