Category Archives: iPad Mini Clones

Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Someone Else Installs OMA’s ROM

Over at the ARCTablet forum, graphdarnell reports:

I was able to install Omas Rom following your instructions. So thank you for that. The RK tool Oma provided still doesn’t work. I wonder if there’s a way to flash the custom recovery via fastboot instead. Thanks again for your work.

Meanwhile, at what is usually a hotbed of hacking — XDA Developers — still crickets.

Previously here:

Prior Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 posts

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No Surprise: Xiaomi MiPad 2 Sold Out

From various reports, including this one: 64 GB Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Tablet Sold Out in Less Than a Minute.

But what happened over in China, on all the Xiaomi Weibo accounts?

Nothing!

Not one single account mentioned it sold out! And they all usually brag about that!

Instead, today Lin Bin is braying about a Xiaomi Zone set up in a Suning store and Lei Jun is drooling over a surprise release of a MiTV3 with a godawful 70-inch screen!

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Installing OMA ROM On Insignia Flex Elite 7.85

bobb has posted instructions at the ARCTablet forum.

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Second Video: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 With OMA ROM

bobb has generously uploaded a second YouTube video of the OMA ROM on his Insignia Flex Elite 7.85.

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And there’s a mini Google Books PDF Test in it too.

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Video: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 With OMA ROM

Briefly, from an Apple Store iPad…

bobb has worked a miracle.

Key questions:

Is there full access to the microSD card now?

Do videos from Amazon and Netflix still work?

Additional details are at the ARCTablet forum, starting here.

Will be back to the blog sometime next week. I bloody well hope…

Previously here:

Prior Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 posts

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Video: MiPad 2 PDF Test

Well, it’s not the official Google Books PDF Test — it lacks SmartQ Reader — but it’s in line with my expectations.

See the video TECHTablets kindly did after the break.

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MiPad 2 In Cherry Pink

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Not a joke. They made a special edition for the début sale. And they call it “cherry pink” on Weibo, not “rose gold.”

Same-day update: Meanwhile, no one at Xiaomi has updated the MiPad page at their English site. At post time, the original NVIDIA Tegra K1 version is still there, by itself.

Previously here:

Prior MiPad 2 posts

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Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: ROOTED!

Bobb in Comments reports:

With Oma’s generous help, managed to get this rooted.

Have not flashed his rom yet, but getting antutu v6.0 score of 48,911 with the removal of some installed apps. Only running at 1.6 ghz.

And it is so!

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Interesting Articles In China

These are all from Digital Tail (or Tale; it’s ambiguous…).

The Mini-Segway from Nineboot — of interest to people thinking about hoverboards [Google Translate].

INXNI Roomba-like robot cleaner — China wants the whole world of consumer electronics [Google Translate].

Huawei Mate 8 — the Lust Phone [Google Translate].

That weird Qwerkywriter keyboard — anyone have this? [Google Translate]

16GB Android version of the MiPad 2 — lots of beauty shot [Google Translate]

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Videos: MiPad 2 16GB Android Version Detailed Review, Windows 10 Hyped

Over at TECHTablets: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Unboxing And First Impressions.

But there’s a separate long video review. See it after the break.

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