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New toy ;)

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Android

Got a new toy : it’s Axioo PicoPad 5 GEA with Android ICS 4.0.3

Form Factor
Candybar

Network
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100 Mhz

Display
5.0-inches
480 x 800 pixels (WVGA)
187 ppi pixel density
Capacitive multi-touch touchscreen (5 points)

Processor
MTK6575 1 GHz

RAM & Storage
512 MB RAM
4 GB ROM
microSD up to 32 GB

Operating System
Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
5 MP rear camera
0.3 MP (VGA) front-facing camera

Data/Connectivity
GPRS Class 12, EGDE Class 12, WCDMA 7.2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
micro USB 2.0

Battery
Lithium-Ion 1800 mAh
Stand-by Time: up to 48 hours
Work Time: up to 360 minutes

Dimensions and Weight
146 mm x 82 mm x 11.3 mm
223 gram

Colors
Black, white

Features
Browser: HTML, Flash
Supported Audio Formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MIDI, WMA, PCM
Supported Video Formats: AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP
3.5mm audio jack
Radio
GPS with A-GPS

The bad news for ROM enthusiast like me is it was pack with Android system recovery <3e> which so far made me unable to install CWM Recovery >.< let alone rooting it, so am still working on it ;)

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Recently I’ve installed a new version of GingerReal (1.4.0) only to find that my Galaxy Ace always reboot when I tried to install certain (if not all) application.

Here’s how to fix it :

1. Reboot into ClockWorkMod Recovery
When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode (ClockWorkMod Recovery Mode)
or you can tap on a CWM icon and choose “Reboot into ClockWorkMod Recovery”

2. Choose wipe data/factory reset (with Volume Down button) and press Home button

3. Choose wipe cache partition and press Home button

4. Choose reboot system now and press Home button

Note : this will (only) wipe the data and cache on your Galaxy Ace (all data in sdcard will be safe)

I’ve never have a chance to write a step by step guide about how I flashed my Galaxy Ace before, but since I have it back with stock ROM 2.3.4 (GingerBread) which is slower (compared to the custom ROM I used before), I thought I’ll flash it again with custom ROM while write little guide about that ^^

First, I’ll use GingerReal 1.4.0 ROM for this (been using it since 1.1.0 – it is good and faster than stock ROM)

Note :
1. You have to flash KPH or KPO (or any GingerBread) stock ROM first – use Odin for this.
2. Home button, is the Middle Galaxy Ace button

Edit:
I just downgrade to GingerReal 1.3.0, the GR 1.4.0 reboot when installing some of my fav apps.

1. Download ClockWorkMod Recovery 4.0.0.9 for Galaxy Ace

2. Choose one from the link above, I use this one

3. Copy ClockWorkMod Recovery (file:ClockWorkModAce.zip)
and GingerReal 1.4.0 (file: SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip to your MicroSD/sdcard root directory, use either bluetooth or MicroUSB cable.

4. Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery via Galaxy Ace Recovery Mode.
a. When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode
b. Choose “apply update from sdcard”, press Home button
c. Scroll with Volume Down or Up; choose ClockWorkModAce.zip, press Home button
d. Choose “reboot system now”, press Home button

5. Flash GingerReal 1.4.0 via ClockWorkMod Recovery
a. When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode (ClockWorkMod Recovery Mode)
b. Choose “Install zip from sdcard”, press Home
c. Choose “choose zip from sdcard”, press Home
d. Scroll with Volume Up/Down and choose SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip, press Home
e. Scroll with Volume Up/Down and choose “Yes – Install SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip”
f. Wait until the installation is finish.
g. Press Back button once
h. Choose reboot system now, press Home

6. Now we have a new custom ROM – GingerReal 1.4.0

Been using TeamViewer Remote Desktop Application (for Linux) for quite a while, and it really helped me maintain my client network and machine (be it Windows, Linux or Mac).

And after provide a client for Linux, Windows, Mac, IPhone, IPad now an Android version is available!

I really have to buy those Android Gadget, Samsung Galaxy … here I come ~.~