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By angus on November 28, 2010
This letter is my plea and suggestion to Wondermedia. If they open up their resources to the community, vendors will be able to ship better products and they will sell more units. At no extra cost to them.
By angus on November 24, 2010
Over the past few days I’ve hacked together a very rough alpha of Froyo (Android 2.2) for my Eken M001 $99 tablet.
By angus on August 30, 2010
I seem to be getting at least two unsolicited questions a day from people who have inadvertently bricked their Eken M001/M002/M003 or Flytouch/noname tablets . So here’s a quick post with what I know about unbricking. You should also try slatedroid, and hassle whoever is making custom firmwares to remove the unnecessary bootloader reflash steps. [...]
By angus on August 18, 2010
There’s been a lot of fragmented discussion about developing kernels for these SoCs, including a big thread of comments on my previous blog post. So I’ve decided to create a Google Group to act as a mailing list for people interested in Linux kernel development on these devices: http://groups.google.com/group/vt8500-wm8505-linux-kernel. This is intended for people interested [...]
By angus on August 1, 2010
Have started tidying up a Linux kernel for Eken M001 & similar devices (tablets and netbooks), based on the source that came from VIA last week.
By angus on July 3, 2010
Steps to get Debian up and running on the Eken M001 Android tablet. Debian on the WM8505 netbooks has been around for a while, thanks to the efforts of #easypc’s abrasive. I needed to tweak a couple of things before his release worked on the Eken M001.
By angus on July 2, 2010
“Derek” posted up a comment yesterday: I have a EKEN M001, which will not unlock the screen by pressing MENU. I have tried reseting the EKEN M001 by pressing the Reset button on the back ofthe MID, but te screen stays unlocked. The top of the screen says: â€œDemo Versionâ€ when the GUI appears, does [...]
By angus on June 22, 2010
See here for my review of the M001. This teardown shows the V006 revision of the board, a quick serial port install, and includes some console/dmesg output. The main difference between V005 and V006/V007 board revisions seems to be relocating the USB WiFi dongle to a better position. EDIT: It took me a while to [...]
By angus on June 10, 2010
Over the past couple of evenings I’ve been looking into porting Android 2.x (eclair or froyo) to the Eken M001. These are my notes from unsuccessful binary-only reverse engineering.
By angus on June 3, 2010
This is part one of an 3 part mini review of the Eken M001 tablet, from a tinkerer’s perspective. Part One: Review of the M001 as a tablet. Part Two: Teardown & serial console. Part Three: The M001 board as an embedded computer for robotics.(Robotics plan aborted due to poor build quality & insufficient vendor [...]