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Firmware Installation Guide - PMID705X Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Polaroid Tablet Firmware Installation Guide - PMID705X Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


PLEASE NOTE: This Firmware needs to be performed ONLY if you have locked yourself out of your tablet (forgotten password, etc). Your tablet is pre-installed with OTA Firmware capability (Over The Air). OTA Updating provides an update via our servers that streams the process of updating a Custom ROM. As long as you are connected to a WiFi network and have over 50% battery, you can receive the updates wirelessly. To check if updates are available, on your tablet go to Settings then select Software Update then select Update: check for Updates. If there is an update available, the tablet will walk you through the process. If you update your tablet using the process below, you are overwriting the ROM with the same ROM the unit came with. There is no need to do this unless you have locked yourself out of the tablet (forgotten password, etc).

IMPORTANT! Please make sure that you backup your files to a computer before you update your tablet's firmware. All content will be deleted. You can re-download your purchased and/or free apps from the Amazon Appstore (or other appstores) once the firmware update is completed.

READ ME: This step must be performed on a computer. Trying to download this file on your tablet will result in an unsuccessful firmware download as the file cannot be unzipped on our Polaroid tablets. Please read through the instructions before proceeding. We recommend printing these instructions so you can refer to them while performing the firmware upgrade. At this time please close all running programs on your computer which are not related to this upgrade.

  1. On your computer, please log on to www.southerntelecom.com/polaroidsupport/firmware

  2. Select "PMID705X_Android 4.1JBv1_OTA_download link".

  3. Then select "Save As" (we recommend saving it to your computer's desktop where you can easily find it when needed). Once the file has finished downloading, you must unzip the file.

    Note: you will need to have a zip program such as 7-Zip, WinZip or WinRAR to unzip the files. Download 7-zip Here

  4. Go to your computer's desktop (or wherever you saved the file to) and extract the file "PMID705X_Firmware_4.1JBv1_OTA"

  5. Double-click the folder "PMID705X_Firmware_4.1JBv1_OTA". There will be three files in the folder as shown below:

  6. Double-click the folder named "LiveSuite V1.07", the following screen will appear:

  7. Double-click the application named "LiveSuit.exe". If the following screen appears, go to step 8, if not, go to step 12.

  8. Click "OK"

  9. Double-click on the application "LiveSuitPack_version1.07_2011026.exe", the following screen appears:

  10. Click on "Install this driver software anyway", then wait for the driver to install.

  11. Double-click the application named "LiveSuit.exe" again , the following screen will appear:

  12. Click"Yes".

  13. Click "Format".

  14. Click "Next".

  15. Click "Yes". The following screen will appear:

  16. Use the drop-down window titled "Look in" to find the folder titled "PMID705X_Firmware_4.1JBv1_OTA" (which you previously downloaded to your desktop).

  17. Then double-click on the .img file named "PMID705X_Firmware_4.1JBv1_OTA.img" and the following screen will appear:

  18. Make sure the tablet is powered OFF. You can double check this by quick-pressing the power button to see if the tablet is still powered on

  19. Plug the large end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer.

  20. With the tablet powered OFF, press and HOLD the HOME button (do not release HOME until told to do so). While holding the HOME button down, insert the small end of the USB cable into the tablet's USB port, then then wait for the following pop-up window to appear on your computer's screen:


    When this pop-up window appears, you can release the HOME button, then click "Yes".

    TO REPEAT:

    1. Press and HOLD the HOME button (do not release).
    2. Insert the USB cord into the tablet (while holding HOME).
    3. Wait for the LiveSuit pop-up window to appear.
    4. Release the HOME button.
    5. Click "Yes" on the pop-up window.

    The following pop-up window will appear:

  21. Click "Yes". The tablet will start upgrading. Be sure you DO NOT unplug the tablet from the computer during this process. You will see the yellow process bar filling. When it reaches 100%, wait for the "OK" message to appear.

  22. When the yellow process bar reaches 100%, wait for the following screen to appear:

  23. Click "OK" then disconnect your tablet from the computer.


  24. Your PMID705X tablet has now been upgraded to PMID705X_Firmware_4.1JBv1_OTA.img.