Download Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 update for Ainol Novo 7 Basic and Novo 7 Paladin

A little introduction, Ainol Novo 7 Paladin and Ainol Novo 7 Basic are some of the cheapest Android tablets currently in the market, manufactured by a China-based company Ainol. Both these Android tablet runs on the latest Android v4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System.


You probably stumble into this page looking for an update for your Ainol Novo 7 Basic or Ainol Novo 7 Paladin that still runs on Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.1. From this page, you can download the update file from v4.0.1 to ICS 4.0.3.

Why update? Since the ICS v4.0.1 is new, it’s no surprise that it comes with some issues. Some known issues are fluctuating/choppy WiFi connection, HTML5 problem and some apps does not install or are not compatible.

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 seeks to solve some of the known issues mentioned above. Below are the download links to the said updates.

Note: I personally have not tested the said updates for Novo 7 Basic and Novo 7 Paladin. I do not now if they will work on your tablet. Try these updates at your own risk!

For Ainol Novo 7 Basic:
Download Android ICS 4.0.3 update Basic here

For Ainol Novo 7 Paladin:
Download Android ICS 4.0.3 update Knight here

The download page are in Simple Chinese characters. If you do not understand Chinese, see the image below.

download ics 4.0.3 update

Android v4.0.1 to v4.0.3 upgrade instructions:
1. Download the corresponding file above that matched to your unit.
2. Rename the file to
3. Copy the to the SD card of your Ainol Novo 7 Basic/Paladin tablet
4. Turn off or shutdown the device
5. Insert the card that contains the file
6. Turn on the tablet by pressing Volume + and Power button together.
7. Update process should begin
8. After the update process it will reboot, and your done!




10 responses to “Download Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 update for Ainol Novo 7 Basic and Novo 7 Paladin”

  1. Flash was pretty shot on 4.0.1 for me (it played like it was super zoomed in); the 4.0.3 update got it generally usable. Installing the YouTube app made YouTube and integrated YouTube videos work pretty slick. (Launches the YouTube app for YouTube links and embedded videos.) Now if there was just a MIPS Netflix this would be fantastic…

    1. James MacLochlainn Avatar
      James MacLochlainn

      where do I get the youtube and flash apps for the paladin, Robert.

  2. Many thanks Jeff !!! Hope this could solve the YouTube and compatabilty issues on my Novo… *fingers crossed* ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. did it worked?

  3. Kenny Gee Avatar

    Yeah, updated to 4.0.3, now angry birds seasons wont install, brothers in arms wont install, contract killer wont install, robotek wont install, and a plethera of others that HAD worked perfectly on 4.0.1.
    Even Titanium backup fails to restore ANY of my old apps. and yes, magiccode is updated, up and running. SOOO….. when Im in the mood to go through the process, back to 4.0.3 I go…

  4. hey Jeff. have u download the file? i would appreciate if u can upload it on other site as the current site is pretty slow in connection. so hard to get it since it goes disconnect after a while.. ๐Ÿ™

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