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# 233873 7-May-2018 17:06
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I have a cheap Chinese tablet I bought years ago. It goes under the 'Blueing' brand and gives the model as IT7008. OS version is 4.1.1. 


I have played with this a few times but otherwise never used it. All it does is collect dust on a shelf. It has no value to me and I don't care if it gets bricked. As an experiment I would like to try to upgrade it to a more useful version but it is hard to find any information about it, and I cannot find any custom ROM that is specifically made for it. 


If I search for a ROM based on the model number IT7008 (there are some), would this work or do I need something else? I know there are other brands that would work for this, I just don't know which ones. Can anyone help?



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  # 2009420 7-May-2018 17:43
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Generally you need a ROM made for that exact make and model. With a cheap off brand it's not likely you'll find one.

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  # 2009443 7-May-2018 18:47
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quick search suggests a custom ROM for that might be a little hard to come by without going to web sites that im not willing to!




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  # 2013187 10-May-2018 10:40
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You need to make very sure it's the same exact model you have. Which can sometimes be hard with these cheap chinese tablets. As stated above the only roms I could see are from sites I personally wouldn't use.




As a general rule if you can't find it on xda probably not worth the risk.

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  # 2013346 10-May-2018 12:57
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Not sure what the risk would be. I don't care about the tablet and it wouldn't be a suitable platform to serve as a spambot. I am prepared to risk it against the possibility of making it useful for something.


Edit: Since it is a cheap knock-off, is it not likely to be cloned from a known brand? As in, might there not be a ROM on XDA that would work if I could just figure out which one?





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