Now, Pandigital never released any firmware updates for this device, but someone else did. It's a hacked update, and it actually came out in March. I only found it today. I just finished with the update, and I've confirmed that the Android market does work, and so does the Kindle app and the Amazon Appstore. The process went without a hitch, and I think it's safe for the average user.
This firmware is based on the one that originally shipped with the 9" Novel. It was copied off of one and then modified. It comes with a number of apps, including:
- Android Market
- Android Appstore
- File Manager
- Spare Parts
- Task manager
It's still running an old version of Android, and you can get most of the apps online. But I would still get this update just because it adds the official Marketplace.
The process is pretty simple. You'll need an SD card and you should charge your tablet first.
- Download this ZIP file.
- Copy the DAT inside that ZIP file to the SD card in your 9" Novel.
- Turn off your Novel.
- Start the update cycle by pressing the up volume button and the power button at the same time.
I found the update via SlateDroid. The developer had a 9" Novel back in March and April, but he returned. He's not supporting it anymore, but there are a number of tablet owners over at SlateDroid who probably already have this update installed.