1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

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1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby creeble » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:44 pm

Apparently broken on this cheap tablet. I think it has something to do with support for the bonjour/mdns libraries not being available? I have one other app that uses bonjour, and it can't find anything either (which is, of course, why I put ZeroConf Browser on it :)

Works great on all my other Android devices, and this is my first 4.0 device.

Is there a way to tell if support for the libraries you need is missing?
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby Melloware » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:37 pm

From what I understand its not the Android OS version or libraries it is the hardware/firmware not supporting mDNS packets or also know as "UDP Multicast".

Some Android hardware devices come with this disabled to save battery life supposedly. The only way to turn it on would be a firmware update from the manufacturer.
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby creeble » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:09 am

Hey thanks - using the thing at home now and it works on this network!

Not clear what changed but I'll try it again tomorrow.
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby Melloware » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:22 am

creeble wrote:Hey thanks - using the thing at home now and it works on this network!

Not clear what changed but I'll try it again tomorrow.


Oh were you using it on a WIFI network you don't control? It can also be disabled at the Router level so if you were on a College Campus or at Starbucks they turn UDP Multicast off to not allow Bonjour etc.
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby creeble » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:08 am

No, they're both my networks. Different routers, but my Galaxy S phone worked fine where the Kocaso didn't yesterday. But it worked at home, we'll see if it works at my shop today.

It's a pretty cheap and crappy tablet, but now that I know it can work I'm excited!
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby creeble » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:10 am

And, weirdly enough, now it's working on my other network! Go figure.

I had cold rebooted and tried everything I could think of to get it to work before, with no luck. I try it at home, and it magically work. I bring it *back* to work, and it's working tjere too.

Whatever, hope it keeps working. ZeroConf is a great little tool, thanks again.
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Re: 1.3.2 on android 4.0 + cheap Kocaso tablet

Postby Melloware » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:35 am

No problem. Please do an Android Market review when you get a chance!
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