ECTACO Info | Upgrade Instructions for JetBook Color

This update package is intended only for ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR with operating system version 38 or later. If your device has an earlier version of the operating system, you must send it to Ectaco service center to flash the new version.

How to check your version of ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR?

  • In the Main Menu, select Settings.

  • In the Settings section, tap on Device Info and then find Firmware Version.

  • The first digits before dot correspond to the operating system’s version.

Before Updating your jetBook® COLOR

  1. Backup ALL the files on your device to your computer as they may get deleted in the update process – you will be able to reload all the files after the update is complete. For example, copy your e-books, music files and pictures that you put into the ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR to your PC.

  2. Fully charge the device.

  3. Prepare a microSD card which has a capacity no less than 2 GB. The card must be formatted using the FAT32 file system.

  4. Deauthorize the device. In the Main Menu, select Settings. In the Settings section, tap on Deauthorize the device.

NOTE: For the devices with operating system’s version 48 and earlier, the update has 2 parts – the OS update and the firmware update. For the devices with operating system’s version 49, the update is performed in one step.

Step 1: Update The OS

If your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR operating system’s version is:

  1. 49 – operating system update is not required, you just need to update the applications (see the instructions below)

  2. 43 to 48 (inclusive) – download the v49for43.zip archive to your computer and then unpack it;

  3. 38 to 42 (inclusive) – download the v49for38-42.zip archive to your computer and then unpack it;

  4. 38 or earlier – send the device to Ectaco service center to flash the new version.

  1. Copy the extracted file  jbcupdate.bin to a microSD-card using a card reader or the SD/microSD card port in your computer. The card should not include any 3rd party files or folders.

  2. Insert the microSD-card into the device (pins up).

  3. In order to avoid disruptions during the upgrade, connect ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR to the charger.

  4. Press the RESET button and hold for 5 seconds. The update process will begin. The screen will display a progress bar. The system update process can take up to 5–10 minutes, so stay patient until the update is finished.

If you have performed update from versions 38 through 48 (inclusive), make sure that your device is running the operating system version 49 and then update the firmware.

Step 2: Update The Firmware

  1. Download the archive jbc-r1580-spanish.zip and then unpack it.

  2. Copy the extracted file jbcupdate.bin to a microSD-card using a card reader or the SD/microSD card port in your computer. The card should not include any 3rd party files or folders.

  3. Insert the microSD-card into the device (pins up).

  4. In order to avoid disruptions during the upgrade, connect your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR to a charger.

  5. Press the RESET button and hold for 5 seconds. The update process will begin. The screen will display a progress bar. The firmware update process can take up to 30 minutes, so stay patient until the update is finished.

Upon successful completion the screen will show the Main Menu corresponding to the new version.

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