My friend Jesus tells me that his android tablet has stopped working because he was experimenting with the power and volume buttons and asked my help to solve the problem. That reminds me that some readers ManzanaVirtual.com narrate in their comments that they put a lock pattern or PIN code to their tablets but do not remember, which can not access the system. My brother calls me and says “my tablet came with Android 2.2 and I have downloaded from the manufacturer’s website version 4.0.4, how do I update it?”. In all these situations essentially asking us to teach them to replace the Android operating system version of a tablet, either because of malfunctions, is slow, can not be accessed, or simply want to have a newer version of Android. Debido a que Android es un sistema operativo abierto funciona en smartphones y tablets de diversas marcas y modelos, y también puede ser personalizado al gusto de los usuarios. Because Android is an open operating system runs on smartphones and tablets of different brands and models and can also be customized to the tastes of the users. That means that from the official version of Android that Google periodically updated, manufacturers and users are creating customized versions of the operating system for their devices. And since no identical devices is evident that a customized version of Android for tablet true model does not necessarily run well on another tablet of a different brand or model. Some manufacturers are interested in that users can update their Android tablets as new versions come out because that creates brand loyalty, and then constantly create customized versions of the operating system and distributed on their websites to be downloaded and installed on the tablets. Well, the version of Android that is factory installed on a tablet is called STOCK ROM and custom versions that we get are simply referred CUSTOM ROM or ROM. Then, when we want to replace the operating system of our tablet need to download STOCK ROM (which is what came on our team), the updated ROM which has published the manufacturer, or any other ROM we have found that it works correctly in the model our tablet. And once we have our ROM comes the question: How do I install it?. And that’s what this article: to teach you how to download, install and use the program LiveSuit Pack that allows your tablet flash the ROM you want [is called "flashing" the process of installing a file on your tablet Android operating system image] . Some tablets also allow you the update using a micro SD memory card for which we published another tutorial that will also encourage you to review. This method works for most tablets but it is appropriate to update gs701b model tablets (such as PAD FunTek 707) because the program LiveSuit Pack requires the ROM image file has extension. ROMs img and tablets gs701b have a. FW. If your tablet is not PAD 707 or gs701b FunTek then this tutorial is for you.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE LIVESUIT PACK
1) To download LiveSuit Pack does not need to google. Our readers can easily download it by clicking on this link. When you do you will see a screen asking you to wait five seconds, after that click the “Skip ad” in your browser and download screen appears with the button “Download” just click on that button. 2) Clicking the Download button will start the download of a file that is named “LiveSuit.zip”. The download is relatively quick because the file is just 19 MB and is compressed in zip format.
HOW TO INSTALL THE LIVESUIT PACK
3) The first thing to do is unzip the file. As it is in zip format we can use any program that handles that format (such as WinZip or WinRar, to name the best known). Even Windows 7 and Windows 8 natively handle zip files without additional software. For this tutorial we have downloaded the file to your desktop and unzip let there too, but everyone is free to extract the files to the desired folder. Continuing the example, double-click the file that you downloaded to extract its contents: 4) That will open the program with which we handle compressed files, in our case the WinRar. We have a button “Extract To”, but the easiest way to decompress the file is to click and drag LiveSuit folder to the desktop: 5) As a result of the above action will appear LiveSuit and unzipped the folder. Now you have to double click on that folder to access its contents: 6) Once we locate the folder open the file “LiveSuitPack_version_1.09_20120301.exe” (if there is no extension “.exe” does not matter, is that your Windows has been programmed to not show known extensions). Double click on that file. 7) Then the installation program asks which language we want to run the program and chose English. And that’s it, the LiveSuit already installed in English.
HOW TO USE THE LIVESUIT PACK TO REPAIR OR UPDATE THE ROM YOUR ANDROID TABLET
[Note: The following instructions are generic. It may not apply to certain tablets that have their own methods of software update] 8) The first thing to do is to have installed the driver or controller of our tablet. Otherwise we can install reading another of our tutorials. 9) Then we locate the application LiveSuit.exe in the folder, and double-click it. 10) The program will begin with a warning message indicating that the update can be risky and you make a backup of your data before proceeding, and asks if we want to access a guided update. To continue the tutorial we will say we will not. 11) Below is LiveSuit main screen with several buttons. In order to perform the flash need in our computer have downloaded an img file with Android ROM that works in our model of tablet (if you downloaded a compressed file, like zip or rar, need to extract the img file that comes in). So click on the button “Select Img” and after that choose the ROM you want to install. 12) Once you have chosen the ROM you want to install will appear in the “Image”field. 13) At this point we make the most important action: connect our tablet (that should be off) to computer via USB cable, and while doing this action must reset the tablet. Some tablets have a reset button that we press while making the USB connection, others do not have but can be reset by pressing a combination of buttons (eg: Vol+ and On). We will show both methods using the example tablet Woo Comet A10:
Method 1: Reset with the Vol+ and Power buttons
In this method we reset the tablet holding down a button while you connect the tablet to the PC with USB cable and press the power button repeatedly. That button keep pressed is normally the button “Volume +” (as in the tablet Woo Comet) but for tablets that do not bring volume buttons is used to reset the “Esc” or “Menu” (as Prolink tablet with MD-0696B). So before starting the procedure must be identified on the tablet buttons that we will use and the usb port by which we will connect it to the pc. The tablet should be off. What we do right now is to press the Volume+ button (or Esc, or Menu, as appropriate), and while holding connect the tablet to the USB port of our computer and press repeatedly the power button until the program LiveSuit indicate on the computer screen the message in step 14 of this tutorial (usually takes 15 to 20 beats the power button, but can be less or maybe more, the reason is that if you press a certain pause will require less pulsations that if done quickly).
Method 2: Reset by pressing the Reset button
If our tablet has a “Reset” button and the previous method worked out or we find it difficult, then we can keep this one. But we need a needle or something similar with which we can push the reset button on the tablet. It should be noted that not all tablets come with the button, but if they bring is usually hidden in a small hole in the casing of the equipment (sometimes in one side, and sometimes on the back). In our example the Woo Comet has on the right side a small hole in which is hidden the reset button of our gadget:
At this point carefully insert the needle into the small hole until you hear a click that indicates that the reset button is pressed. Then, while pressing the reset button connect the tablet to the USB port of our computer, and we will show the message on to step 14 of this tutorial.
14) If the reset was successful a message appears asking if you want the PC to format the internal memory of the tablet (if not to do the procedure again). We will say yes because otherwise we will not flashing: 15) For security asks us if we are sure that we want to force formatting. We say yes: 16) Now the program starts the flashing process (or Android ROM installation) indicating the approximate time of the process: 17) Then get a message indicating that the update has completed successfully. You have to press OK to close the message. 18) Finally press the Exit button to quit the program and disconnect the tablet that already has the Android operating system ROM. That’s it. It’s a simple procedure, all I can seem complicated is resetting the tablet when connected to the PC, but with a little dedication realize is achieved smoothly. See you later. PS: If you want to flash ROMs to your tablet you can visit our section dedicated to Android versions for download by clicking here and you can download the LiveSuit easily by clicking on this link.