Hello everyone! New member here, Stokes. I got a new tablet today, it is a G-Rexx 7" New Tab-700, i didnt pick it, and it was free. From what i can assertain its a generic android tablet.
Since it was so generic i decided to tear it down to see what was under the hood. Tear down pics with board info found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/itgoesonandonandon/sets/72157631361866232/
I came across this community searching for any mods and custom roms that i can put on it. After reading through several posts (including the FAQ's) I thought that maybe I can offer up the rom on this device if it is needed for either Stock Rom or to incorporate into the project.
I have not modded anything in the system, other than running z4root to try to get root access; which i'm not sure i have or not as the program closed without a success or failure prompt (or if it did i missed it). Either way if the Stock Firmware is needed its available before i start modding it.
Which brings me to my second part. Since I've read through several threads I've actually gave myself doubts as to which options would best suit what i wont to accomplish with the tablet. I'm a novice at tablet jailbreaking/rooting/modding so i'm always leary about making changes to something of value. But since this has no value I'm willing to experiment :-)
Pretty much like everyone else who has one of these generic tabs, common things you'd expect to work doesnt, due to the whole region thing being set to China.
So here is what I'd like the tablet to do:
Get Google Play
Remove the phone capability (its a tablet not a phone and only way to make it a phone is getting the 3g dongle, which i dont need)
Be more Responsive when scrolling (this is after peeling off 4 layers of screen protector film that was on it)
Possibly OC it just a hair, thinking about cutting vents into the back of the case and adding a small low profile fan if it gets to warm.
Upgrade to a newer version of Android OS (current version on it now is 2.3.3 according to system info.) Would like to go to ICS if possible.
Some things to mention, it came with some connector dongle that has 2 usb ports and a rj45 networking port. I can plug a usb KB, Mouse and thumb drives into the dongle and all work, so i dont want to lose that functionality.
So now I am unsure of which would be the best option to get what i want to the tablet to do. I've looked at PTK4.0 and Unbrickable as the top 2, in no particular order, but didnt know the pros/cons associated with each since the tablet is generic and there can be broad differences in hardware.
Oh and i failed at taking the thing apart when i tore it down, pryed the top part off along the sides and the screws just came out of the part on the back almost liek they were to short, you may see them in the photo of the board.
Thanks for any guidence at this point. Oh and if you want the stock firmware or what not, i'd need to know how to dump it. Did i mention i was a novice?
P.S. I apologize in advance if this post is displayed or formatted wonky, for some wierd reason my browser is thinking i'm on some super wide screen format, ie the margin on the post new topic page are way off inside it, and sentances dont seem to be wrapping to a new line properly.