How to Update Toshiba Folio 100 with ICS Android 4.0 Alpha 8 Firmware

Toshiba Logo Folio 100Update your Toshiba Folio 100 with an all new beta version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android’s latest firmware version. In the due course of the article we will talk about on how to apply this firmware. Please note that you need to ensure that you are on the rooted firmware which we will be seeing in the due course of this article. Last time we saw on how you can update your device with the Gingerbread 2.3.7 firmware in the form of Cyanogen MOD.

Please note that this is not an official version of firmware of ICS which is released by Toshiba. There is no news on by when the Official version of ICS Android 4.0 will be released by Toshiba. Since this device will be requiring the rooting, the warranty will get void.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for any damage happened to your device in the process of applying this update procedure which is very unlikely if you follow the procedure as mentioned in the article.

Pre Requisites:

Ensure that you have created a backup of all your data present in your phone memory so that the same can be restored easily back to your device just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted. You can backup or restore data using the below mentioned tips.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Ensure that the Toshiba FOLIO is left with the minimum of 60% charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Apart from this you need to enable teh USB Debugging too in your device which you can do from the Settings Menu.

Procedure to Update Toshiba Folio with ICS Android 4.0 Firmware:

  • First up you need to Root your Toshiba Folio Device by following the respective instructions and after that you need to proceed to download the ICS Android 4.0 Firmware.
  • After this you need to go to visit the Android Apps Labs to download and install the ROM Manager application in your device. Now, go to the list of applications which are there in your device and select the option of “ROM Manager” application to open the same. Now, in the ROM Manager you will get to see an option called “Backup Stock ROM”, perform the same so that just in case if you wished to get back to your original version of firmware then you can easily apply the same update again.
  • Select “Flash Cyanogen Mod Recovery” as shown in the below screen capture after which you need to select “” zip file. As soon as you select the file, the process of firmware will be started. The firmware update process will take around 20 minutes.
  • So once the update is applied successfully, you need to select the options of Wipe data/factory reset & Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option. So, there you go you have now successfully updated your tablet with the latest firmware version of ICS Android 4.0.

Note: ensure that the APN Settings are restored successfully or else you will not be able to access the internet as well as the 3G.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try to sort out the same at the earliest


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