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TVpad Official Announcement on Firmware Upgrade

The following information was given by the official TVpad team regarding upgrade of firmware versions 2.62 and 2.72:


1. Firmware Packages

There are 2 models of TVpad (M120 and M121) with 4 different firmware versions (2.24, 2.42, 2.60, 2.70). Different upgrade package is needed for each model according to the following table:

No.

Target Firmware Version

Target TVpad Model

Firmware Version

Product

Language

Status

1

2.24、2.42

M120-3201

2.62

Chinese International

English/Chinese

Released

2

2.24、2.42

M120-3301

2.62

Chinese International

English/Chinese

Released

3

2.60

M121-3311

2.62

Chinese International

English/Chinese

Released



Note:
1. 3 to 4 upgrade packages have successfully gone past beta testing. Whether apps will be installed following the upgrade has not been announced yet.
2. Firmware versions 2.70 and 2.60 have identical functions. An F1 function key is added to popup the video display function; the look of "settings" has changed to closer resemble Android style.



2. Version Features

2.62 and 2.72 have the same exct functions, and 2.62 is a bridge that must be updated to between 2.42 and 3.0.
Upgrades since 2.42:
1. User interface is optimized with uses of a column format.
2. Added the "Apps Management" function. Apps editing has been changed from adding/removing entire app packages as a whole to adding/removing single individual apps.
3. Improved settings for wireless network card support.
4. Network setting can be switched: automatically obtained, manually entered, or PPPoE. Added PPPoE.
5. Added the "format" function- allow external USB drives' formats to be cahnged to EXT3 format. (Only applies to single partitioned external drives)
6. Added A/V input/outputs (only for M121).
7. Improvements on the Local Media Player
8. Added a remote function to change video display. The setting will popup by pressing F1 twice on the menu.
9. Removed the bug where an upgrade of the hardware driver will lead to a loss of system files.
10. Changed the looks of the "setting" screen to closer resemble the Android style.


3. Future Firmware Update Plans
1. Version 2.62- release 4 upgrade packages following beta testing and allow offline upgrades. Online upgrades will not be available as of now. Release date around early April.
2. Version 3.0-
Estimated online release date: Early July
Eligible Models: M120, M121
Eligible Firmware Versions: 2.24, 2.42, 2.60, 2.62, 2.70
In particular, 2.24, 2.42, and 2.60 must be upgraded to 2.62 prior to the upgrade to version 3.0

Remark from TVpad Zone:version 2.62 has been released on 4/18/2012. A detailed guide can be viewed at our 2.62 Firmware Upgrade

Remark from TVpad Zone:version 2.72 has been released on 6/14/2012. A detailed guide can be viewed at our 2.72 Firmware Upgrade