In two Weibo communiques today, Onda and Onda Service announced the availability of firmware update 1.0.2 for the Onda V989.
# Onda eight-core tablet #  # Onda V989 firmware upgrade eight-core # V1.0.2 firmware released new firmware fully optimized GPU performance; simultaneously enhance the overall performance; amended the part of the user to use the camera function! A netizen 3DMark after brushing firmware firmware download → http://t.cn/RPUDS7c Pictured run sub-paced map, performance burst table!
V989 eight-core version of the firmware release 1.0.2: 1, 2 optimized GPU performance, fix some users after upgrading, problems with the camera function can not be used http://t.cn/RPUDS7c
Some users had reported a puzzling decrease in GPU performance in benchmarking the change from firmware 1.0.0 to 1.0.1. Some believed that Onda was throttling the GPU to enhance battery life. It seems there was a bug in the 1.0.1 firmware and this corrects it. This also fixes a problem 1.0.1 introduced in using the camera.
To prove better GPU performance, Onda attached a 3DMark screen showing a score increase:
(That’s actual size from Weibo… yeah, small.)
Onda OS announced via Weibo a rooting method is available for the V989:
onda V989 root tool freshly baked microblogging @ @ ONDA ONDA first generation of X Corps, ondaos exclusive debut! Download (Update Connection): http://t.cn/RPUEfeD
The file is 1.31MBs and is called “OndaOS_V989-root.rar” available at Baidu.
And this gets confusing because a little over two hours later, Onda OS sent out a second Weibo with two different links:
Well @ Onda microblogging @ ONDA first generation of X Corps, today is 7.23 little crazy. Users V989 shaking it, this has made a version of LBE Root tool. Do you like the LBE came. There are wood? root method, direct local upgrade OTAroot tools after installation update.apk. Root Tools Download: http://t.cn/RPUDJP3 Update.apk Download: http://t.cn/RPUDJPD
The first link is for “ondaos_V989_Root_LBE.zip,” a 6.3MB file available at Baidu.
The second link is for “update.apk,” a 181K file available at Baidu.
A link for instructions wasn’t also published, so perhaps the instructions are in the files themselves.
Note that Onda OS is not part of Onda. It’s a group devoted to rooting and hacking the OS.
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