How To Update Ainol Novo 7 to Android Ice-Cream Sandwich


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We’ve had to wait a little longer than we had initially hoped, but Ainol have finally released the Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich firmware update for all Ainol Novo tablets.
Keep reading to learn how to update your Ainol Novo 7 tablet to Android Ice-cream Sandwich.

How do I update the firmware on Ainol Novo 7 Tablet to ICS?

Updating you Ainol Novo 7 tablet’s firmware to the latest Android Ice-cream Sandwich ROM is simple and should only take 10 minutes to complete.

Before you do update please keep in mind that the ICS firmware update will wipe all your user data and applications from your Novo 7 tablet, so it is recommended to backup everything first.

Also ensure your tablet is connected to a power supply when updating to prevent the tablet from crashing.

 

Download Android Ice-cream Sandwich for Ainol Novo 7 tablet

To download the Android 4.0.1  (Ice-cream Sandwich) firmware for your Ainol Novo 7 tablet click on the link below and choose to save.

The file will be in a .zip format and will be roughly 190MB in size.
Download Android Ice-cream Sandwich firmware for Ainol Novo 7 tablet here.
 

Instructions how to update Ainol Novo 7 tablet to Android Ice-cream Sandwich

Step 1: Put the the Android 4.0.1 (Ice-cream Sandwich) update file into the root directory of your SD card. Make sure that the file is named ‘update.zip’ and your SD card has at least 250MB or space. Insert your SD card into your Ainol Novo 7 tablet.

Step 2: Press and hold the power button.

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Step 3: Press and hold the ‘+’ button while still holding the power button down. Keep holding both until the Android logo and Android robot appears.

Step 4: If you release the buttons and wait for at least 5 seconds your tablet to enter the automatic update mode. Updating should take around 5 minutes and the tablet will reboot when finished.

Alternatively if you press a button your Novo 7 tablet will enter manual update mode. In this case choose the ‘update.zip’ file and let the update take its course.

Step 5: Once rebooted you can enjoy Android 4.0.1 Ice-cream Sandwich on your Ainol Novo 7 tablet!

If you come across any  problems or have any tips or tricks of your own for the Ainol Novo 7 Android 4.0.1 Ice-cream Sandwich update, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!

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40 Comments

  1. Richykent
    January 8, 2012

    does this apply to the novo 7 advanced as well?

    • January 8, 2012

      Ooopsss sorry no only the Basic and Paladin

      • January 9, 2012

        do you know when will it be available for Novo7 Advanced?

    • Shine Wong
      January 8, 2012

      No. it can not apply to Novo7 Advanced, only for Ainol Novo7 Basic, and Ainol Novo7 Paladin.

  2. Hin_wsc
    January 8, 2012

    where can i buy this tablet….??

  3. Guest
    January 8, 2012

    does this apply to the novo 7 advanced as well?

    • Andi Sykes
      January 9, 2012

      Ooopsss sorry no only the Basic and Paladin

    • Shine Wong
      January 9, 2012

      No. it can not apply to Novo7 Advanced, only for Ainol Novo7 Basic, and Ainol Novo7 Paladin.

    • Baolai Lin
      January 9, 2012

      do you know when will it be available for Novo7 Advanced?

  4. Guest
    January 8, 2012

    where can i buy this tablet….??

  5. Saad
    January 9, 2012

    When will the update for novo 7 advanced will be released?

    • January 10, 2012

      Sorry I don’t know, but will post news as soon as I find out.

  6. Guest
    January 9, 2012

    When will the update for novo 7 advanced will be released?

    • Andi Sykes
      January 11, 2012

      Sorry I don’t know, but will post news as soon as I find out.

  7. Lucretia
    January 12, 2012

    After installing the update Android Market is missing, Gmail and other Google aps! Any news when are they going to fix this?

  8. Guest
    January 12, 2012

    After installing the update Android Market is missing, Gmail and other Google aps! Any news when are they going to fix this?

  9. Paul Foulger
    January 14, 2012

    How can I get all my apps reloaded from the andriod market and how can I install the games that are inside the update zip

  10. Guest
    January 14, 2012

    How can I get all my apps reloaded from the andriod market and how can I install the games that are inside the update zip

  11. Vule1985
    January 18, 2012

    i did step 1 and step 2. but it did not appear the Android logo and Android robot. it just appear Android robot and triangle into robot. what should i do next?

    • Problem Solver
      January 22, 2012

      Change the SD card and make sure it’s not a SD HC card.

      • Sevbrandal
        January 22, 2012

        Don’t the SD HC card work?

      • January 22, 2012

        Nice tip!

  12. Guest
    January 18, 2012

    i did step 1 and step 2. but it did not appear the Android logo and Android robot. it just appear Android robot and triangle into robot. what should i do next?

    • Guest
      January 22, 2012

      Change the SD card and make sure it’s not a SD HC card.

    • Guest
      January 22, 2012

      Don’t the SD HC card work?

    • Andi Sykes
      January 23, 2012

      Nice tip!

  13. Vendra
    February 7, 2012

    I tried all the possible methods to update the Novo7 Basic to ICS using the above said firmware update, but, failed, now, the tab is a ‘Brick”, guys, I am tired….it just sticks to the initial screen with “Ainol Novo7 Basic” banner, that’s it, nothing else….

    I don’t know, how others got it successfully…..mine is a waste of money, now,

  14. Guest
    February 7, 2012

    I tried all the possible methods to update the Novo7 Basic to ICS using the above said firmware update, but, failed, now, the tab is a ‘Brick”, guys, I am tired….it just sticks to the initial screen with “Ainol Novo7 Basic” banner, that’s it, nothing else….

    I don’t know, how others got it successfully…..mine is a waste of money, now,

  15. Bbrandonr
    April 6, 2012

    it only show a triangle and a “!” please help me!!

  16. Guest
    April 7, 2012

    it only show a triangle and a “!” please help me!!

  17. Anne_twisted08
    May 21, 2012

    I have novo 7 advanced. How can i update my firmware to ice cream sandwich?

  18. Guest
    May 21, 2012

    I have novo 7 advanced. How can i update my firmware to ice cream sandwich?

  19. syach
    August 25, 2012

    i updated my paladin to ics and now it’s frozen in the lock-unlock screen. i’ve tried hard reset but it’s still there eventually. suggest please…

  20. Guest
    August 25, 2012

    i updated my paladin to ics and now it’s frozen in the lock-unlock screen. i’ve tried hard reset but it’s still there eventually. suggest please…

  21. 양경훈
    April 27, 2013

    업데이트파일은어디서구하나요??

  22. Guest
    April 27, 2013

    업데이트파일은어디서구하나요??