Solved Reinstalling Android back into tablet?

Apex / Em-63
October 6, 2014 at 21:08:49
Specs: Android 4.1.1, 1GB/CPU?
Hi friends,

I need to try to reinstall Android into an Apex EM-63 tablet that gets stuck at the boot screen. I have tried the factory restore but it gets stuck at 'formatting /media' and will not go beyond that.
The tech support people will not honor the warranty (surprise, surprise) due to the fact that I did not buy it from an 'authorized reseller'. I suspect the unit is okay, it's just the OS that is corrupted and a reinstall may fit the bill. I know there is a lot of info out there but I need a definitive point to start from like 'go and download such and such, connect the tablet into the USB port on the host system...'
Please advise where I can start and thanks for any insight


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#1
October 7, 2014 at 00:13:40
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If factory restore was unable to to write to the internal storage module to format it, that indicates a problem with the built-in storage module so it's a hardware issue.

In that case, re-installing the OS won't work either because it too will be unable to write to the faulty storage module.

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#2
October 7, 2014 at 08:38:35
Hi Phil,

Thanks for the response. I have a bit of technical background and suspected as much. I was just hoping that it would be possible to circumvent it by attempting a reinstall. Now I am the proud owner of a paperweight.

Word of advise to all...if you purchase an 'open box item' do get the SquareTrade warranty to avoid these type of pitfalls, since the vendors will use whatever technicality they can to weasel out of honoring their lousy warranties on their crummy products.

By the way Phil, just for my own understanding, since I have nothing to destroy but knowledge to gleam...can you point me to where I could learn to reinstall Android even though it will fail on this new paperweight? It will give me insight into how Android works.
Thanks!

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#3
October 7, 2014 at 17:18:49
The people over at XDA-developers are the go to in this regard.

They do all sorts with the android operating system including talking about installing android on a blank device, albeit this is a discussion for a Nexus tablet:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...

Reading through it though will give you some idea on what is involved. Remember too that you have sufficient battery charge before you flash a device. The disaster of it dying halfway through is almost always unrecoverable.


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#4
October 7, 2014 at 17:27:43
Thanks for the info. If nothing else I gleam some kernels for future reference.

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