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nardich (OP)

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firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« on: March 17, 2011, 11:10:29 am »
SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM:
For Gemei A330 Fashion "时尚版" (without wireless),
You need to rename the firmware file to A330E.HXF (i.e. add a "E"), in order for the file to be detected.


Hi there,

former owner of a dingoo a320, I just bought a gemei a330 and was trying to update the firmware from 1 to 1.1, procedure extra-easy.
I put the A330.HXF in the root folder of my A330, reboot, try pushing start-select... But nothing happens.
I have tried the different firmware builds, downloaded from different sources, i have tried formatting the memory, nothing more...
As I read before on another subject, it seems that you need to put your files from a windows computer (that is what I am doing), not by the SD card or what.

Another thing, the gemei a330 is the *fashion* model (same model without wireless capability).
In this sense, I even tried renaming a330.hxf to a330 fashion.hxf or even A330 时尚版 .HXF (how desperate... haha)

Other detail, I don't have any SD card plugged in. Do I need to plug one so that I can update from the internal memory ?!?!?


Has anybody of you encountered such problem?
Do anybody use the *fashion* model also? No update problem?

Thank you in advance for your answer...
« Last Edit: June 13, 2011, 01:40:50 am by nardich »

nardich (OP)

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 05:20:37 pm »
OKAY,

For those who have the same problem of update with Gemei A330 Fashion "时尚版" (without wireless),
You need to rename the firmware file to A330E.HXF (i.e. add a "E"), in order for the file to be detected.

That was tricky.

SittButt

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 11:50:13 am »
Thanks for the trick !!  ;D

Cake_Seller

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 09:03:08 pm »
Thanks a lot! I had the same problem and your advice really help me.

yuripadua

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 03:38:07 am »
thank you very much...
i have the same problem and that solve it.
o/

nardich (OP)

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 02:30:36 am »
Glad it is helping out a bit!
 ;)

cex

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 12:04:14 pm »
Maybe this thread should be made sticky.

erick626

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 01:06:01 am »
Hi Everyone, I was able to find a way around this same problem, but I created more. Ever since I went to 1.1, I'm not able to add games. My gemei gets booted out from the usb, once i turn system on and try to update juke box, nothing happens. To make things worst, some how I lost all folders with emulators, sample music, video etc. I'm starting to hate this device, Please help . I wish i could just reset the thing to factory settings, and be back to normal with all emulators folders  and samples.  I payed $80+ for this thing that can't do anything.....please help.

nardich (OP)

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 01:15:47 am »
Hu...
erick626, could you specify how you did update your gemei?

I recall there was some change of file names and/or type recognition with the firmware update...
For the missing emulators files, can't you get them on the official website?
Or I saw that yoshi41 posted a link here:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gemei-a330/gemei-a330-problems-after-firmwareupdate-1-1-total-crash/msg26011/#msg26011

nardich (OP)

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011, 01:37:33 am »
Here you go (native files and folders, at least the ones I am using...):

http://www.mediafire.com/?uh3370b2kudica4

erick626

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2011, 04:45:45 pm »
Thank you!, My gemei is the dx model (fashion?) I updated to 1.1 using the A330E.HXF from this site. I tried going to gemei's website but I couldn't download any thing. I will try re-installing all native files, I will keep you posted. I appreciate your time!, thanks again.

nardich (OP)

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 12:58:51 am »
okay.
i reckon you should not encounter any problem by just copying all those files again.

erick626

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Re: firmware update impossible (gemei a330 fashion)
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 03:29:53 am »
Hi, still having problems. I'm was able to add all native files onto gemei with no problem. Now  I can't add games and media. As I try to do so, I'm getting the following error code "Cannot copy (name of game);Cannot find the specified file.Make sure you specify the correct path and file name." I get the same error code for all media i try to add onto device. This wasn't happening before upgrading firmware,  I'm starting to believe I was send a faulty device from deal Extreme.

Any help will be highly appreciated,  :( >:( ::)

thanks erick626

 

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