Blackview S8 4G Phablet 10/19/2017Blackview S8 4G Phablet 5.7 inch Android 7.0 MTK6750V 1.5GHz Octa Core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 8.0MP + 0.3MP Dual Front Cameras Touch Sensor
● Display: 5.7 inch, 1440 x 720 Pixel screen
● CPU: MTK6750V 1.5GHz Octa Core
● System: Android 7.0
● RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
● Camera: 8.0MP ( SW 13.0MP ) + 0.3MP front cameras + 13.0MP + 0.3MP back cameras
● Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
● SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 1 Micro SIM card + 1 Nano SIM card
● Feature: GPS
● Bluetooth: 4.0
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz Check it here.
Onda Hardware “ Assembly “ Version errata
" Assembly " version = 9th V / 10th # of s/n,
beginning with the first five = V975W device
then xxx ( coded info for Manufacturer, production week, assembly line )
then Vx assembly version
then A ( letter - 2nd 100,000 = B ) then xxxxx ( 99,999 manufactured item count number )
V# change is due to a change in parts provider or actual part change in some form.
EX: WiFi / BT combination chip, different battery.
Chip set and board generally remain the same in all device assembly versions.
Onda does not publish assembly change logs
Onda re-cycles device model names = model identifier may have different CPU architecture
V919 = 2 core Mediatek -- V919 3G = 4 core Mediatek -- V919 3G Air = 8 Core Mediatek --
V919 3G Air Dual System = 4 core Intel -- V919 3G Core M = 2 Core Intel
Device model / series firmware is NOT interchangeable with other device architectures.
-- Windows 8.1 devices are on Intel architectures., firmware will NOT install on other CPU architectures
Folks that have installed the improper version firmware discover internal devices do not operate properly
EX: camera, WiFi / BT
Brushing the proper Firmware, generally corrects issues due to improper firmware installation.
Brushing any firmware to the wrong device may cause permanent " Bricking ",
Clarifying example: v975m firmware to v975, v975i, v975s, v975w device
Do NOT expect a miracle.
Android / Windows OS installation files include necessary drivers for noted hardware version,
Dual System model named devices with matching v# BIOS, all internal devices should function properly
Device and manufacturer identifiers are in manufacturer assigned sequence and is for representative purposes.
Onda labeled ( EX: V975W ) device firmware states 9th and 10th identifier = V# ...
as does 99% of the current Onda devices available for purchase. ( 3 device model exceptions )
If your device does not have " ONDA " on device back, it is not an Onda device
All Onda tablet device(s) serial numbers follow same identifier sequence.
Onda utilizes proprietary ROM technology.
Brushing / Flashing incorrect firmware to any device may permanently " Brick " your device
Onda releases are device hardware assembly version specific ... they are not a device update, unless specified in file description
Not previously mentioned - some devices - Touch panel and other partial drivers are in the BIOS install.
When in doubt, read ALL previous device related posts and instructions provided.
Original site “ What Version - Help Posts “ topic link:
New device specific releases may require future edit or adaptation of general statements
Current device models
- first 5 identifiers vary from Onda sales model name and referenced device model file names
- EX: Older model, named V975M - first five model identifiers were V975M serial number and files
- Current EX V820, V820w, V820 Dual System Series - serial numbers may all begin with "P" before model identifier
- the fifth identifier is different for each specific model
- Onda does not publish any type of cross reference literature
- As new devices are released, first identifier may also change.
Onda dual system Tablet PC FAQ
Intel processor devices
Onda dual system Tablet PC FAQ Description
Updated: 2015-1-16 11:31:43
A disk partition Android system and Windows systems Description
1. Tablet PC with 32GB partition, for example as follows:
32GB disk conversion loss is removed, the available capacity is about 29GB.
By dividing the capacity of 10GB Android system, remove the space occupied by the system, the user available capacity is about 6.5GB.
Under Window8.1 system into a 19GB capacity, remove the recovery partition occupies 5GB, system disk partition visible for 14GB, 4GB capacity to remove the system takes the user about available capacity is about 10GB.
2. Tablet with 64GB partition, for example as follows:
64GB disk conversion loss is removed, the available capacity is about 58GB.
Partition 20GB capacity under Android system, remove the space occupied by the system, the user available capacity is about 13GB.
Under Window8.1 system into a 38GB capacity, remove the recovery partition occupies 5GB, system disk partition visible for 33GB, 4GB capacity to remove the system takes the user about available capacity is about 29GB.
Second, the dual system switches Description
In the Android system to switch Windows in Android system, designated under the top right of the menu appears (see below)
Select Click "OS switching" to quickly switch to the Windows system reboot
Switching Android system in the Windows system
1) Click on the icon on the desktop taskbar to switch (Android icon) (see below)
2) Click the "OK" quick restart and switch to Android system (see below)
Third, the dual system tablet other FAQs
A dual boot system, Tablet PC to enter the kind of system?
Users get a new machine, the boot by default into windows8.1 system.
Onda models have dual boot system default system memory. If the user wants to enter a default android system at boot time, you only need a normal shutdown in android system environment, the next boot to enter the default android system; if you want to boot into default when windows8.1 system only needs windows8 .1 system environment under normal shutdown, the next boot into windows system to default.
2, android tablet dual system partition with windows8.1 disk partition, you can share it?
Android system partition disk partition and windows8.1 system, mutually independent disk partition, disk space and data partition of the two is not shared.
Under the android system that is inaccessible to view the file data in the windows8.1 system partition; under windows8.1 view the file system can not access the data partition of the android system.
External TF card expansion disk space and data in android and windows8.1 can be shared, TF card file data in both systems can read access.
3, the user can modify the disk partition size it?
Currently does not support the user to modify the disk partition size.
Onda dual system Tablet PC FAQ.pdf
Adding a pic, pdf, etc. to post
Here is what I discovered …
When posting to existing topic “ more reply options “ button
When editing existing post “ Edit “ .. “ Use Full Editor “
When Creating Topic ( automatically opens Full Editor )
1 Full editor / more reply options will display “ Attach Files “ section, below posting area
2 Select ( Choose File ) file name saved and located on your computer
3 Upload to forum ( Attach This File )
- All uploaded file will be listed , under / below post
< Uploads are saved to member files, attachment file – located in “ My Settings “ >
4 In the topic post area - position cursor where you want to locate the pic / pdf, etc.
5 on right side of uploaded file name(s) list “ Add To Post “
or Delete file ( from member attachment list ) from forum server
6 Save / Post or Submit modified post to save and close the edit / post functions
Please immediately review changes to topic, edit as necessary
Finished post appearance may differ from editing function view
Embedded pics appear as small images, clicking on the embedded pic will open larger image
Linked pics etc. will take member to other internet locations
URL info is only necessary for – link to off forum location.
Ex: Download Directory / Google Images etc. is not part of ondaforums
Reminder: Some locales or service providers may block certain url addresses
Links are recommended for large pics and videos – ( various viewing methods )
videos placed directly in the post have created server-wide issues in the past
Again, this is what I discovered, there may be other ways
Hope this helps
Win 8.1 Update Information
Refer to device version Firmware installation instructions for step by step tutorials.
Refer to device version BIOS installation instruction for step by step tutorials.
Onda devices are proprietary ROM / Firmware / BIOS configurations
Proprietary configured devices require Onda methods and processes.
“ Onda “ method for each device … may vary by device and assembly version.
“ Onda Official “ methods ( Chinese Simplified Language )
WINDOWS 8.1 w/Bing
Device specific “ Firmware “ ( Windows installation ) need matched to specific BIOS versions
Current version is Windows 8.1 w/Bing ( Onda version – contains required device drivers )
Downloads consist of 2 parts, each in compressed format – both parts are required.
Once downloaded to your computer, and placed in the same location ( folder )
Begin expansion / de-compression, starting with Part 1 … Part 2 should automatically complete
Your expansion software may ask to confirm location of part 2, prior to completing expansion.
This creates a single folder ( includes Chinese language Instructions )
Onda version is Chinese Simplified Language - Win 8.1 w/Bing Operating System
English translated ( Bing / Google ) Installation Instructions made available by members.
Member provided Language change video and instructions links, can be located in the
“ Change Language in Android - Win 8.1 “ FAQ post.
Installation / upgrade instruction are becoming standardized to board architecture.
Devices containing Intel processor boards follow same general instruction set.
Device assembly version match the Onda Windows install version
Device BIOS version match the Onda Win 8.1 w/Bing version
EX: “ V975w_v3_Win8.1_AFO1.0.0-10172014 “ match “ v975w_v3_WinBios-0926 “
1 Refer to individual device forums for any specific updates / changes for your device
2 “ Custom “ offerings and processes may differ from Onda Official release.
Refer to “ Custom ROM / Firmware “ Sub-Forums for assistance and discussions.
BIOS file match is generally referenced in the specific Win8.1 Firmware / BIOS posts
Updating Windows without BOS update often results with system difficulties or failure.
Recommend the Bios to be updated 1st ( or may require a Windows re-installation )
Windows updates may result with internal device failure ( EX: Camera not functioning )
After updating: Internal device(s) may require re-installation or updating of affected devices.
Refer to General Win ( 8.1 ) errata
I recommend visiting www.eightforums.com for Windows 8.1 related help.
“ Win 8.1 w/Bing “ is same windows operating system for every device it is installed on.
Manufacturer device version BIOS / Win 8.1 contain all specific hardware drivers.
Onda updates ( historically ) may address “ targeted fixes “ to only specific issues ….
Onda provided fixes often appear to cause lesser results with other internal device(s)
Ie: fixing the WiFi / Blue Tooth power off issue may cause WiFi Direct to malfunction.
We purchased the lowest price item available … Do not compare to Apple / Samsung
Installing 360 protection packages
360-related protection software, and antivirus, cleaning operations
mistakenly deleted system files, leading to touch being unusable after reboot.
OTG external keyboard and mouse required, and then driver package to re-install the driver.
Another option is to perform a system restore
Onda tablet preinstalled Win8.1 systems with Office 365
Office - is now ( only ) activated, using an internet connection.
Ie: after Win 8.1 system activation is completed, then click the Office icon on the Start menu,
Office activation must be associated with a Microsoft account.
SPECIAL NOTE: Office cannot be activated if the tablet system date and time is incorrect.
“ Language packs are no longer available after you upgrade to Windows 8.1 “
Change Language in Android - Win 8.1
left side - scroll down to Capital "A" - click
right side - click 1st line
right side - scroll down list - select language of choice
Some Android versions / devices may require restart for all to be in chosen language.
Snyperr has provided pictorial based on KitKat, located in the v989 forum. Link:
Recommended Links from Member provided posts.
Please read the entire topics, as additional language related questions may be answered.
Windows 8.1 Change Language Instructions
Pinned to the v975w FAQ sub-forum
Windows Quick Start Guide Video + Credit to “ dodongobongo “
Post #2 Onda 975w tips .pdf Credit to “ newtoonda “ download link:
Additional Win 8.1 “ Changing the Remains “ instructions post by “ newtoonda “ post #8