So tonight’s project was to update the DTX10 to Android 5.1.1 and the update went great and all has been returned to functional, including the server, on the tablet.
At first glance, no one would know that the system was updated. But it is a bit different in how the menus work and the dropdown for the notifications and settings are now in the center.
Overall I would rate this as a worthwhile update, but it does have one minor glitch that probably won’t affect 99% of those using this tablet. But…the glitch involves the MAC address changing after every restart. No big deal for most people, but I am used to reserved IP addresses on my router and those are based on the MAC address of the device. That means extra work every time I either reboot or turn the tablet off.
Other than that and since very few folks will ever run a server on their tablet, the glitch is simply a non-issue. So if you have one of the older versions with Android 4.4.4, go ahead and do the upgrade!
The real irony here is that my flagship Asus Z580CA is still on Android 5.0. That is indeed a sad commentary on a company that used to value customer support.
Here is the link to get the Tool and update file needed to do the update. Click for the files.
Before you run this update, watch this video at least twice before running the update! It isn’t difficult, but it sure pays to know what you are going to do before you start! Not all the info is up to date, get the latest version when downloading. (X10-HT-PW-V2-AL-5.1-20150115)
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