July 4, 2015 at 11:49 pm #6562
They never posted a firmware link on the Chuwi forums so I went and dug up their baidu account and found the files for the Chuwi Hi8.
Before you can download large files from their website, you will need to sign up. It’s in Chinese but it’s not hard at all. You can use this Amazon tutorial on how to do it. Baidu signup tutorial
This is a link to the folder that contains all of the Chuwi tablet files*
Chuwi Baidu Folder
These come with Word documents that contain pictures on how to rebrush. All of the documentation is in Chinese of course so you will have to do some translating. The pictures help out for the most part though. I plan on making a tutorial on how to reflash and re-partition the tablet if I can’t get the touch screen working on Windows 10. I’ve attached a picture to give you an idea on what the documentation will look like.
If you can’t download the files and simply don’t want to have to sign up at baidu then I can upload to Mega. I already have all of the files downloaded.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.July 5, 2015 at 2:53 pm #6572
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Thank you very much for your sharing.
It would be very helpful if you post a guide in English 🙂July 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm #6606
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Please, could you upload to mega?
Thank you very much.July 8, 2015 at 8:29 am #6662
Doing my best to download this, very slow from Baidu though. Will upload somewhere else once I get it.July 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm #6713
Are you sure this is for the Hi8?
I’ve downloaded the main 500mb file and it’s named “img_S806_Chuwi_Super_DualOS_Wifi_V1.0.2”
This looks like the firmware for the “Chuwi VI8 Super DualOS” ?
I’ve uploaded it here anyway for others to see: https://mega.nz/#!fxQm0L6QJuly 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm #6714
They have added more files that may help out a bit more. Here are the images and they are labled as Hi8. The folders I pasted earlier are also labled Hi8 so I’m assuming they share some of the same files.
I am downloading these now and I will upload. I download pretty fast from baidu so I will have them up before the end of the day.July 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm #6716
Hello Simon, I’m not 100% sure that any of these are the correct Hi8 files. I am basically just pointing to where Chuwi’s files are. I picked out the folders that had to do with Hi8 and linked them. The new folders that they have uploaded recently looks more like what we are looking for.
I can’t be sure of anything because of the fact that not all of the Chinese is translated correctly and Chuwi doesn’t really give any support while their forums are garbage. They did however post a link for their firmware in their forums but they had messed up the link and haven’t yet fixed it. I just located their folder on Baidu and started searching from there. I’d take extreme caution while flashing anything since the directions are not exactly English friendly.July 10, 2015 at 3:24 am #6731July 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm #6739
All good, thank you Devon, this is appreciated. And thanks for uploading the new ones to Mega! 🙂July 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm #6741
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How to get into android flash menu? It is just fastboot.July 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm #6742
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Could anyone find a flashing tool for this tablet?July 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm #6774
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Power on vol+ to enter DnX mode (Download mode) Use Intel flash tools in the downloads section to flash it then you have to make the ft32 and NTFS images usbpen drives. Translate the instructions.
When ever you see brush or rebrush = Flash and flashing
Andrews = Android
That’s translating google translate!
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I noticed the Chinese flash instructions docs actually have “VI8” in the filename.
Has anyone been brave enough yet to successfully re-flash using these image files and instructions? If so do you have any tips or improved English instructions?July 30, 2015 at 3:11 am #7843
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I killed my Hi8 by installing Windows 10 from a flash drive, and then trying to uninstall it when I read that Chuwi released a Windows 10/Lollipop update for the Hi8. Any idea if the new files for these are on the Baidu site? I’ve logged in and am downloading what I can find for the Hi8, but not sure if they are newer or older. Taking a long time to download right now too.
UPDATE: I’ve added an English Translated (via Google, so poorly translated) version of the installation instructions. I hope they help.
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Does this include the dual Android OS?
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