Hisense Sero 7 LT Dual-Core Tablet with Wi-Fi
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2/18/2014 - $59.99 (Woot-off) - 3 comment(s)
Check out the “OK” review over at cnet
Let’s take a look at the product page
Solid reviews (4.2 out of 5.0) over at walmart.com
4 gig internal is not much if you want to dopwnload some apps. Sure, you add a 32 gig card and you’re set, right? Not necessarily–Jelly bean has a little problem with app management, so if you had Gingerbread - Ice Cream Sandwhich and expect JB 4.1-4.3 to act like they did in the transferring of apps to the external SD card dept you could be in for a rude awakening. (Why have a slot for an external sd? for media storage.) I doubt this device is slated for a Kit Kat fix, and I would question if anyone has developed a rooting file for this off-brand.
Well, instead of “questioning”, one could always google it. I searched for hisense sero 7 lt root recovery, and the first result is this guide showing how to root it, install cwm recovery, and even set up the external SD as internal storage.
A few more searches failed to turn up any ready-to-use alternative roms, but that’s not necessarily surprising or indicative of no developer effort when you realize the cwm rkimage was onle released in mid-December – a couple people have said they are working on roms.
Most of the reviews I’ve seen said skip the LT and get the Hisense Sero 7 LT Pro instead which was closer to a direct competitor in many ways with the original Nexus 7. This one “delivers merely passable performance and a mediocre 7-inch display”.
Still, for $60 it would make a good light use device, reader, or video player for car trips.
No GPS is a deal-breaker for me. I was wanting something this size to use with a 2m HT for APRS. I’ll keep looking.
I got one of these for my wife before Christmas. She’s not into tech and wouldn’t use one of my tablets being afraid she’d mess something up. But we’re both getting older and I wanted her to get some exposure to the whole Android thing while the brain cells are still willing to learn new things (we don’t have smart phones either).
For her, it’s been a great tablet. She uses it daily, has downloaded some word games, browses the internet to cheat on crossword puzzles and look things up. It’s un-demanding use and the tablet has never given her any trouble. The wifi seems solid too. She loves the thing, so it’s a 100% success in my case.
Cons: her’s has some light bleed around the edges of the display when there’s a dark background (usually not noticeable) and the battery life seems pretty short.
Last con for Wooters: hers was $49.99 from Newegg back then, but out of stock now.
Anytime a table is advertised as “with Wi-Fi” I’m on alert. It’s got decent OS for once and can be rooted, but is multi-touch and not capacitative which is worrisome.
This is a capacitive screen. Touch response seems good to me.
1 GB of System Ram makes this tablet usable. Most cheap tablets only have 512 MB of ram, rendering them useless!
in stock at newegg for 54.00, they also have a free shipping option if you don’t need fast shipping.
Really? I’m not finding it… can you post a link?
Only one I find is Out of stock and 69.99…
Newegg had the Sero Pro for only $20 more.
Have the Pro, (there is no LT Pro, just LT or Pro), and am very happy with it. Source code is released and am currently running CWM 188.8.131.52/ Cyanogenmod 11/ Kitkat 4.4.2 @ 1500MHz.
I got these around Xmas for $50 at Newegg – for a tablet for the kids, these are great, and if it gets dropped and breaks, well it was only 50 bucks. I use one myself to surf facebook. It’s a bit limited and the camera is terrible, but for casual use, it’s OK.
Initial prologue in that guide reads to me 2B a bit worrisome:
*(GUIDE) Hisense SERO 7 LT (Root, ClockWorkMod & EXT SD Swap)
This info is all over the place on the forum so I decided to add it to its own little area for those who need it. Enjoy
I am going to step by step tell you how to root and get CWM recovery in hopes this will help someone and in turn they can help me by at the least giving me a nandroid backup or something so I can restore my brick.*
OT on this model, but sounds interesting. What about any links to what was done and where you got it.
I purchased this product because the specs say it is upgradeable “Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.3 Jelly Bean)”, I can’t figure out how to update it to 4.3. Help!