How to Flash Android Tablets with RKAndroidTool v1.35
If you have an Android tablet, e-book or MID device based on Fuzhou Rockchips SoC, such as RK2818, RK2808A, RK2918, RK3066, RK3188, RK3288 and etc., you might want to flash a new firmware or update your system. One of the tools that can help you do that is RKAndroidTool v1.35, a utility for flashing Android devices manufactured by Tronsmart, Wexler, Pipo, Minix, Explay, Ritmix, ONDA, Teclast, Texet and more[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to download and install RKAndroidTool v1.35 on your Windows PC and how to use it to flash your Android device.
The first step is to download RKAndroidTool v1.35 from the official website of Fuzhou Rockchips Electronics[^1^]. The file size is 19.45 MB and it supports Windows XP/XP 64-bit/Vista/Vista 64-bit/7/7 64-bit/8/8 64-bit/8.1 64-bit operating systems.
After downloading the file, unzip it and run the executable file inside the folder. You will see a window like this:
The next step is to install the USB driver for your device on your PC. There are two methods of installing drivers: using RKDriverAssistant tools or manually. If you have already installed the USB driver, you can skip this step.
Install using RKDriverAssistant tools
This is the easy way to install the driver. You just need to download and extract RKDriverAssistant.zip from here[^2^]. Then double click on DriverInstall.exe in the RKDriverAssistant directory to start the utility.
If you have previously tried to install the Rockchip USB drivers for any Rockchip devices, make sure you click âUninstall Driverâ first. Then click âInstall Driverâ and when the driver has finish installing then shut down your device and connect it to your computer and let the device go to Maskrom mode. Your computer will detect the device and you will see it within device manager.
If you prefer to install the driver manually, you need to download the appropriate driver file for your Windows version. For WinXp,Vista,Win7, download usb_driver_v3.5.zip from here[^2^]. For Win8 download usb_driver_v3.7.zip from here[^2^].
Then shut down your device and connect it to your computer and let the device go to Maskrom mode. Your computer should detect the device and you will see an unknown device within device manager.
Select the Unknown device then right click and select \"Update Driver Software\". Select \"Browse the computer for driver software\". Find the file unzipped file you downloaded earlier (usb_driver_v3.5.zip or usb_driver_v3.7.zip) and select either the 32/64bit folder then click \"OK\" to install.
When the driver is installed successfully, you will then see a Rockusb Device in the device manager window.
Flash Image with RKAndroidTool v1.35
Now that you have installed RKAndroidTool v1.35 and the USB driver on your PC, you are ready to flash your device with a new firmware or update image.
The first thing you need to do is to download an image file (rockdev/update.img) that is compatible with your device model and chipset. You can find some image files from here[^3^] or search online for other sources.
Then boot your device into Maskrom mode by pressing a combination of buttons or using a paper clip to short circuit some pins on your device board. You can find more details about how to enter Maskrom mode 29c81ba772