Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Update “Soon,” OMA ROM Needs Windows 7

The uproar over Netflix not working with the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 has caused Insignia Support to finally break silence at the Best Buy listing for the tablet:

InsigniaFlexElite785NetfixUpdate01
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In other news, Insignia claims to actually have a Support staff! Will such an update also include Stagefright and other recent vulnerability fixes? And an update to Android 5.x? And how about a one-button unlock/root method? And elimination of the damn bug that causes the screensnap icon to stop working?

On the OMA ROM front, it seems it’s been a driver issue all along, with people trying to flash the ROM using Windows 8.x and Windows 10. That’s not possible. The desktop Rockchip software requires Windows 7:

InsigniaFlexElite785OMAROMWin7001
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And so now we all wait to see if someone else will pick up the tablet and try this.

I can’t think of anything else I need to test on this tablet so my excursions to Best Buy to paw at it are over. Any Best Buy trips in the future will focus on looking for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 models and the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” model) to test — WiFi willing!

Previously here:

Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Flashing OMA ROM Hits A Second Wall
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: PDF Test Video
PDF Tests: iPad Mini Versus Insignia Flex Elite 7.85
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: No Root Built-In
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Flashing OMA ROM Hits A Wall
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: OMA ROM Available
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: One More Test
Insignia Flex Elite: OMA Has Worked
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Dan EE & OMA Progress?
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Another Best Buy Investigation
The Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: What’s Lurking In Its Android?
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Why Battery Life Is Bad
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Third Best Buy Owner Review
Live From Best Buy: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 Sample Photos
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: App Compatibility Problem
Insignia Flex Elite: New Owner Comments
OMA: The Only And Best Hope For The Insignia Flex Elite?
Insignia Flex Elite: PubMed Test
Google Books PDF Test: Insignia Flex Elite
Best Buy’s Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone Is Almost The iFive Mini 4
Best Buy Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone: AnTuTu
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Three
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Two
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone

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