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  • Pipo U8 KitKat RileyROM 1.7

    This ROM is based on a KitKat update Pipo released on 12/10/2013 which fixed camera features.

    I'm happy to say, I've gotten most of the problems worked out with this KitKat ROM. Plenty has changed from 4.2.2, so it took me a while to work out the rough edges.

    The 1.6 version booted and ran fine on my U8, but I discovered it wasn't rooted. I had to learn a new way to root KitKat.

    My next project to tackle is CWM Recovery, which is present in this ROM, but I wouldn't recommend booting to it. You cant control it from the touch screen, and it continuously reboots to CWM. You have to reflash to get out of it...so DON'T use it for now. I will post an update when I get this working.

    This ROM also has the auto install feature I have introduced in my other ROM's.

    Just load the apk files you wish to install in that folder and watch them populate to the app drawer immediately after the tablet boots for the first time. CWM will install last, so just wait about a minute after you see your last app populate to the app drawer. Now there are some limitations to this feature. First, you must have no spaces in the file names of the apk files. Just use your explorer app to rename the apps to remove spaces. Also, I wouldn't just install EVERYTHING from autoinstall. This is for utilities you need immediately. It's still better to restore your apps/data from a Titanium Backup. Some apps don't like to be installed this way. For instance, if you have an app like Titanium that has a key app to unlock all the features, you can install Titanium, but NOT the key app this way. Those key apps prefer to be installed via Google Play Store or from a Titanium Backup. Just experiment with it and see how it works for you.

    As usual this ROM is:

    Rooted
    Debloated
    Init.d Support
    Busybox Support
    English Default
    Working CWM Recovery
    2, 4, 6, 8, or 12gb user app space by changing parameter files
    Boot Animation by Tattman65
    Reboot app by Petrus
    Updated First Time User's Guide
    Rockchip driver installer app is now included in the kit

    Download

    If this ROM makes a difference for you, please consider a donation to support future RileyROM's here at Freaktab.com Donate!!!
    Randy
    Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
    Read my BIO Here
    Be sure to donate to support Freaktab.com. If any of my development work makes a positive difference for you, please make a donation to support future RileyROM's.
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  • #2
    tnx.. downloading

    down loading mode... comment later...

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    • #3
      If you can't get into loading mode...launch rkbatchtool in my ROM kit "alternate..." folder. Click switch. Then go back to the flash tool.

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk
      Randy
      Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
      Read my BIO Here
      Be sure to donate to support Freaktab.com. If any of my development work makes a positive difference for you, please make a donation to support future RileyROM's.
      Donate here

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      • #4
        You may need to do it manually. Click and hold the reset button with a paper clip. Press esc and power and hold while releasing the reset button. You will see the tablet in loader mode.

        Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk
        Randy
        Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
        Read my BIO Here
        Be sure to donate to support Freaktab.com. If any of my development work makes a positive difference for you, please make a donation to support future RileyROM's.
        Donate here

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        • #5
          sir riley i have a prob.

          iflash my u8. ur rom to kitkat stock rom in pipo site. then iflash it again to your rom j.b 1.5 ver. never boot its showing dead andriod... do you think if i flash it to 1.7kitkat do you think it work? tnx

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          • #6
            KitKat 4.4.2 in the house...

            Try flashing my ROM 1.7. Be sure to erase IDB each time you flash a RileyROM. The problem may be there is some parts of the previous firmware left over. It doesn't hurt to erase IDB more than once just to make sure.

            BTW, Pipo has yet another update dated today....stay tuned for v1.8!!!!!!!! The only clue is that this firmware is labeled 4.4.2 instead of just 4.4.

            I have read some articles that v4.4.1 fixed some problems with the camera and some other UI tweaks. v4.4.2 just fixes some bugs and security issues.

            Anyway, the next RileyROM will be 4.4.2 for the U8.
            Randy
            Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
            Read my BIO Here
            Be sure to donate to support Freaktab.com. If any of my development work makes a positive difference for you, please make a donation to support future RileyROM's.
            Donate here

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            • #7
              v1.7 was very short lived...because Pipo released yet another update today for the U8.

              I've created a new ROM based on the new firmware with KitKat v4.4.2.

              http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...2-RileyROM-1-8

              The upload is still in progress, so give it an hour or so before attempting to download.
              Randy
              Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
              Read my BIO Here
              Be sure to donate to support Freaktab.com. If any of my development work makes a positive difference for you, please make a donation to support future RileyROM's.
              Donate here

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