In the past, we have seen devices such as the HD2, Desire HD, Nook Color, Xperia Play, Motorola Defy, Droid RAZR, Iconia A500, Galaxy Note, Optimus One, Evo 3D, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and a few others getting dual-boot support. Today, the Huawei Ideos S7 tablet joins the club, thanks to a dual-boot kernel that allows you to install two Android ROMs on the device.
This dual-boot kernel for the S7 was developed by XDA Forum Member hal_2000 with the help of XDA Senior Member irfanbagus, who brought dual-boot support to the Galaxy Y earlier this year. It is basically the stock 220.127.116.11-ideos Froyo kernel, with no additions other than dual-boot features. Your device must have the stock kernel in order to go ahead with the process. The complete process involves installing this kernel and preparing your SD card to run the second ROM.
For more details and to get on with dual-booting, head over to the forum thread.
December 22, 2010 By: egzthunder1
XDA member perivarlura has just released his own custom recovery image for the Huawei Ideos S7 tablet. There isn’t an awful lot of development going on for this device just yet, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. For those of you not familiar, the recovery is basically what will allow you to flash anything in the device, perform back ups and more. Don’t confuse this with root, which is the permission to do all of the aforementioned activities.
The only problem with this recovery is that it has a few glitches in the UI, which may throw you off while trying to use it. Nothing major and certainly something that you are bound to quickly assimilate. Any feedback for the dev will be highly appreciated.
As i said before, the S7 kernel does not support framebuffering, which makes the GUI in the recovery a bitt messy. When you move up / down in the menu, it switches between selecting an item on top and an item on the bottom (you’ll see 4 menus in total, but the ones on each horizontal line is a mirror).
This means that it starts by using the lower one, and it uses the top one next, then it goes back to the lower one. Boot it up and you’ll probably see what I mean. This shouldnt cause any problems with the recoverys operation anyhow.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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December 16, 2010 By: egzthunder1
And the party continues as guests keep on arriving to xda-developers. This time we are introducing two whole new brands to our line up of fora, Tablets nonetheless. The Notion Ink Adam and the Huawei Ideos S7 are two of the latest tablets in the market and seem to be picking up steam, quite rapidly. So, in order to not get behind, we decided to give them a home. As for the third device added today, this is a bit more of a classic device. The Samsung Intercept is not new by any means but it certainly packs a punch and has quite a broad user base, so we decided to get it on board as well.
Do you think that we have enough devices to play with yet? I didn’t think so. Stay tunned for more as the year is not over yet and we are still growing :).
Notion Ink Adam Tablet Home on XDA
Huawei Ideos S7 Home on XDA
Samsung Intercept Home on XDA