Installing OMA ROM On Insignia Flex Elite 7.85

bobb has posted instructions at the ARCTablet forum.

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R.I.P. Writer George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run author George Clayton Johnson dies at 86

George Clayton Johnson, Who Penned the First Star Trek Episode, Dies at 86

Rest in peace.

After the break, the writer himself speaks.

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Barnes And Noble And Stupid And Greedy

In an earlier post, I wrote:

It’s US$99 again. (And yes, Barnes & Noble would be stupid enough to raise the price again on Christmas Week, so don’t count on this price past the 19th.)

Photo taken Christmas Eve at a Barnes & Noble store:


What dicks!

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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.


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


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LeTV Le Max Pro: 2K 6.33-Inch Screen



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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


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:

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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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Windows 10 MiPad 2 Goes On Sale December 22?

That’s what Xiaomi Today is claiming: Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will officially go on sale tomorrow: Here are all the details

64GB internal storage version: 1,299 Yuan or 200.48 USD

I will wait for the review at TECHTablets.

Previously here:

Videos: MiPad 2 16GB Android Version Detailed Review, Windows 10 Hyped
MiPad 2: Xiaomi FAQ, Windows 10 Still In Testing(!)
Xiaomi Today Reviews MiPad 2
MiPad 2 In Promo Unboxing Pictures
Retina Dump: MiPad 2 Gets First Hands-On
Teclast, Chuwi Still Pile On MiPad 2
MiPad 2 Notes
MiPad 2: Celebrating What?
MiPad 2: No microSD Card Slot
New Image Of MiPad 2: Still An iPad Mini Clone?
Prior MiPad 2 Image Another Fake: MiPad 2 Is iPad Mini Clone With Metal Back

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