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Old 12-12-2012, 00:36
TonyOther
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Today I took delivery of a Cube U19T and it is useless. It cannot hold onto the wifi connection and so I can't downloads apps from Play Store or surf the net which was the whole point of it. There is supposed to be a firmware update available on the Cube site, but when you get to the download page, it's all in Chinese and whatever I click opens up all kinds of soft port/game sites but none seems to download the firmware. What can I do?
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Old 12-12-2012, 00:53
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That's not good! How much did you pay for it? These Chinese tabs are very hit and miss. There always seems to be at least one major issue which ruins it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 20:16
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Send it back and get something more suitable for yourself
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Old 12-12-2012, 21:32
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send it back
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Old 13-12-2012, 11:07
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I'm going to. Trouble is that whereas it only cost the Chinese store around 20 to ship it to the UK because they are an account holder (minimum of six shipments a year to get and account, so I can't get one), it will cost me around 54. Still, at least I did it through PayPal, so I should get the refund.
I did try to sort it out first, and they emailed back saying download the firmware update. I tried that but the website is completely in Chinese and whatever I clicked (trying them all to strike lucky to get the download), all I got was ads and soft porn.
But I take the view that items bought should WORK without having to pfaff around doing this, doing that. They claim they tested it before it was sent off, but I can't think they did because the lack of wifi is so bloody obvious. Also, would a store really test every item they send? Surely they, too, should have faith in the manufacturers they choose to deal with.
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Old 13-12-2012, 11:42
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This is why if you are going to buy a cheap Tablet from China you need to have done you research first.
I'd expect that you could get it running by taking a look at some of the Android forums that specialise in this kind of tablet but unless you know what you are doing you are much better paying a bit more and getting a branded tablet from a manufactuer you know.
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:02
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http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/

Has some areas for Cube.
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This appears to be the Cube site:
http://www.51cube.com/en/Default.asp

Is the model U19GT ?

And the U19GT link goes to a mess of chinese characters and what looks like a chinese captcha system to ensure a human being is downloading.

This appears to be the file name: U19GT-W_V1.10_20121024.zip

version 1.10 it seems.

But what to click?
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Here's the file on a Russian site:

http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=393678

It's linked in the first post, item 3: Официальные прошивки (translates to Official Firmware)

Link goes to a file share site, http://narod.ru

It's a captcha system. Above the green box type the number displayed, then click on green box.



Obviously I don't know the validity of this file
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:06
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This seems to be an alternate Cube site:

http://www.cube-tablet.com/news/u19g...-firmware-1-9/

This has earlier firmware than 1.10 linked above, version 1.09


It's also easy to download.
http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/YGZNILSSBVBC

It's the item near the top. U19GT-W_V1.09-20120829.zip (230MB size)
Simply click to download.


This is for U19GT Dual Core Is that the same model???
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