Unlocking the ZTE V9 Tablet PC for free!

If you just purchased a Optus Mytab, it will he locked and branded with Optus.  You can easily unlock it for Free and Online.

You will need:

  • ZTE V9 upgraded to Android 2.2 (see my other article)
  • Your IMEI number
  • APN details for the non Optus sim
  • Internet

If you don’t know either of the above then you fail.

Go to

www.nextgenserver.com/calculator/

Enter your IMEI, select ZTE on the form and type the captcha.

You will be given a unlock number.

When you insert a non Optus sim you will need to enter this number to unlock it.

Now go to Settings -> Wireless and networks -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names and tap the menu side key to add a new APN.

Enter the APN and check internet connectivity!

Unlocking the ZTE V9 Tablet PC for free!

If you just purchased a Optus Mytab, it will he locked and branded with Optus.  You can easily unlock it for Free and Online.

You will need:

  • ZTE V9 upgraded to Android 2.2 (see my other article)
  • Your IMEI number
  • APN details for the non Optus sim
  • Internet

If you don’t know either of the above then you fail.

Go to

www.nextgenserver.com/calculator/

Enter your IMEI, select ZTE on the form and type the captcha.

You will be given a unlock number.

When you insert a non Optus sim you will need to enter this number to unlock it.

Now go to Settings -> Wireless and networks -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names and tap the menu side key to add a new APN.

Enter the APN and check internet connectivity!

FetchTv yx-6936u STB Tear Down

I found one of these being put out with the rubbish, not being so sure what it was, I decided to grab it and check it out in the workshop.  The model was a YX-6936U aka Fetch TV, a IP TV & DVB-T Receiver.

The unit is secured with eight T10 Torx screws, opening the lid gave me a surprise of what was inside.

Three Tuners all daisy chained.

A smartcard (credit card) reader.

A Seagate 1TB SATA Hard Drive.

And the rest….

A good find indeed, power supply puts out 12, 5 and 7.5volts.

WindyCityTech Blogger
windywindycitytech wordpress

FetchTv yx-6936u STB Tear Down

I found one of these being put out with the rubbish, not being so sure what it was, I decided to grab it and check it out in the workshop.  The model was a YX-6936U aka Fetch TV, a IP TV & DVB-T Receiver.

The unit is secured with eight T10 Torx screws, opening the lid gave me a surprise of what was inside.

Three Tuners all daisy chained.

A smartcard (credit card) reader.

A Seagate 1TB SATA Hard Drive.

And the rest….

A good find indeed, power supply puts out 12, 5 and 7.5volts.

WindyCityTech Blogger
windywindycitytech wordpress

Optus ZTE V9 Android device review + Upgrade to 2.2

This is a great price tablet, $149 through Optus prepaid and comes with PP net and phone access.

It has:

  • Micro USB port for PC connection
  • Phone
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Headphone Jack
  • Sim Slot for 3G
  • Micro SD slot
  • 7 Inch Touch Screen
  • FM Radio
  • Wifi
  • and GPS (undocumented)

It fails:

  • It can’t play AVI files!
  • You will need a google account to install apps, it asks you to sign in.
  • Locked to Optus network and Optus branded outside and in. For now ;)
  • Too big to use as a phone :()

The touch screen is good and the whole device is very simple and minimalistic.  When purchasing it you will have to surrender your identity to the retailer.

We decided to upgrade to Android 2.2 to get flash player working and to use the device to share 3G over WIFI.

Upgrading the ZTE V9 to Android 2.2.

Download the upgrade package application to your PC (Optus_V9 Upgrade Tool_30th_April.zip).

Run the Upgrade tool and install the driver to your PC and keep the upgrade package application open.

Switch off the ZTE device, power it down, connect it to the PC via the USB cable.

Put the ZTE device into FTM mode by pressing power and quickly holding both volume buttons until FTM is displayed on the screen.

The ZTE device will open another com port and the upgrade application will upload the new OS via USB.

When done, disconnect the USB cable and with a few minutes until it boots up, be patient.

WindyCityTech Blogger
windywindycitytech wordpress