Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FastPad (FP-004-SEC) 10" Android ICS Specs, Price, Features and Firmware Download

The market is teaming with cheap Android tablets, some come with fancy packaging and literally any color and screen size. Today I am going to look for a China made Android tablet that doesn't worth a fortune with reasonable features. I'm talking about a P7000 budget ($166). That's all I can shell out for a gadget that I will use for document storage, book reading and for entertainment.

I've come across a lot of these Chinese made tablets but the one from CDR-King is just right for my money and the features I've been looking for in a cheap tablet. The FastPad SEC series a 10" Android ICS 4.0.3 and a 10 point capacitive screen. At this price range, it is the only model that had a front and back camera and recent Android OS version, so why not?

Included in the box are: 2A charger, earphones, 5-pin micro USB for 3G dongles,  and other storage peripherals, a micro usb AM to USB cable for PC interface and the FastPad Android ICS Tablet.

Some Android apps need root to work. Android apps that particularly need root privileged are tools and utilities that tinker about the device's internal processes and behavior. Rooted devices can be damaged by an inexperienced user, rendering the device useless. Surprisingly, the FastPad is by default rooted.


The FastPad come with two games preinstalled, Angry Birds Space HD and the popular game for the Ipad Temple run a free full 3D game that was ported for the Android OS. I tried playing the game and realized I'm playing it on the Fastpad. I felt no difference at the game experience at all compared to the Ipad. Let's see what brought the FastPad the great game performance by looking at the hardware.


 




Tagged at P6,990, the FastPad has a good processor, a Cortex A8 running at 1.2 Ghz with a Mali MP 400 GPU. This device has 1 USB port, 1 USB Host port (USB Mouse, Keyboard and USB Flash Drive), HDMI port (2160p), 1Gb DDR III Ram, 8Gb NAND Flash Internal Storage Memory a memory expansion slot of up to 32 Gb, mic, headset jack, built-in speakers, built-in front and back cameras, accelerator for gaming and WiFi/3G* for internet connectivity. First and second time charging of the 6600mAh battery requires 6 hours each and 4 hours succeeding charging cycles.

The only drawback to the FastPad is its camera. The front camera is a VGA camera while the back camera is 2MP. However, pics taken by the Fastpad seems out of focus especially the back camera. The Pics look dull and sometimes blurred. Skype uses the front camera and found it to be sufficient for video chats. The Fastpad reports to have a GPS but no app requiring GPS functionality works for this device.

Plugging the device to your Windows computer requires the installation of ADB USB driver for the AllWinner processor. The drivers are available below for download.

The firmware can be replaced with a custom firmware. I have included Livesuite to do that and the device's firmware in case you mess it up.

*For Globe Tattoo sticks and supported 3G dongles  you may read more here.

DOWNLOADS:

ADB USB Drivers (x86/x64)
LiveSuite 1.07
Firmware
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
     Part 4
     Part 5




15 comments:

  1. hi...

    thanks for this post... just bought my unit last night and would like to be able to optimize it somehow.

    your tools would have been a good resource to keep. unfortunately, the links just won't work for me with all the nagging surveys. i may not be able to make use of them for now, but i'll still be checking on regularly for whatever further tips you may share.

    ... much appreciated. thanks!

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  2. Hi po pde po ask kung pno I root ang fastpad fp-004_sec?? Thnx po

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  3. Root na po siya by default...

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    1. hi...
      Is this still have a stock in sm.sta mesa and puregold qi because it is not new
      and bka face out na
      i hope there still have a stock because it has good specifications

      plsss answer

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  4. hi po puwede po ba upload firmware yung walang survey

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    1. baka may iba kang link sa download. hazzle ng survey, thanks

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  5. sir wala pa ba kyo 4.1 jelly bean para sa fastpad fp-004-sec

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  6. thanks for the post...it really helps but all links doesnt work, i check it regularly,pls help...

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  7. puwede ba and pldt weroam dongle for this?
    thanks in advance

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  8. gagana kaya pag sinuper charge ito?

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  9. kaka bili ko lang ng fastpad ko and i've been using it for about 4 days. so far so good. never had a problem except sa speaker nya na hindi masyado malakas need to have an extra speaker para magign maganda ang sound. but overall ok naman sya. resolution for video 9/10 rating ko. super linaw. mabilis ang pag download ng applications. worth my money.. hope this would help sa mga gusto bumili ng unit

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  10. help nman po nag hahang fastpad ko ANDROID (LETTER) lang appear? di na po cya continue hanggang iinit nlang cya what po ba dapat gawin khit i reset ko wala hang. san po pwede mkakuha pang install ng program? plss help po salamat!!!!

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  11. sana may direct download ung orig firmware

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  12. hi...
    Is this still have a stock in sm.sta mesa and puregold qi because it is not new arrival
    and bka face out na
    i hope there still have a stock because it has good specifications

    plsss answer

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