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  • NEW - Finless ROM 2.0 - KitKat 4.4.2 for AP6210 wifi - BETA

    UPDATE 1/3/2014
    In the original ROM kit I messed up the 4gb and 6gb parameter files.
    The 4gb file would hang on 4 penguins and the 6gb file was only 4gb.


    So I uploaded a new ROM kit with fixed 4gb and 6gb files.
    The new ROM kit file name is now:
    ap6210_kitkat_finless20_beta2.zip

    Link below also updated.

    If you downloaded the old ROM kit and want to use 4gb or 6gb then no need to re-download it all. Just download the correct parameter files here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9B...it?usp=sharing

    Bob

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    Hey all, with the release of a KitKat 4.4.2 BETA ROM by Tronsmart for AP2610 devices, I decided to work on a ROM based on this for you all.

    While I built and tested this on my CX-919 it should also work for the following devices:
    CX-919, MK908-II, GM282, GK525, iMito QX2, IPPLI Mars I2C

    I find this ROM to be pretty good! I like it honestly.
    But I have not tested everything thus why it is called a BETA ROM.
    Use at your own risk!

    NOTE: YOU MUST FLASH THE BOOT LOADER (RK3188Loader(L)_V2.08.bin) WITH THIS ROM! If you don't you will be bricked!
    If you decide to go back to 4.2.2 ROMs you MUST flash the loader for that not this new one!


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    Special notes about the stock ROM and my ROM.
    Currently the stock kernel is 720P thus 1080P videos will be upscaled.
    The way I have been patching kernels to 1080P on 4.2.2 will not work. Even though this is a 3.0.36+ kernel, it is very different!
    We expect to fix this soon as sources become available.
    Also I cannot tell if this has frame skipping. To me it seems it plays video differently.
    Your going to have to judge that yourself.
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    Features and release notes for my 2.0 ROM:

    1) Properly rooted using SuperSU. What does properly mean?
    Android 4.4.2 requires SU to be running as a daemon now. There are many ways to run this as a daemon.
    Most roots so far are using a install-recovery.sh script or if init.d is enabled, a init.d script.
    This means you could loose root if messing with these scripts which some rooted apps do!
    What I have done is started the daemon in init.rc thus eliminating the need for boot scripts!
    This took me a while to learn to do! Enjoy a BETTER ROOT!

    2) Stock ROM was only 1 Gig of APP space.
    BUT you also have parameter file options!
    There are also 1gb, 2gb, 4gb and 6gb options.
    Read below for how to change that in the flash tool.
    I made the default 2GB

    3) Debloated of junk APPs and Google Apps you can get from Google Play.
    There was quite a few useless hidden apps in this kitkat release! Some of them did not even work.
    I also updated Google Play and required Google APPs to the latest versions.

    4) As always, full init.d support! If you do not know what that is... ignore it. For geeks that want to use it. It is there!
    This time around due to updated security in 4.4, init.d was a lot harder to get working.
    Again I had to figure it out!

    5) I dumped the crappy modified kitkat launcher that was in this and used the AOSP stock kitkat launcher.
    This gives you the transparent status bars back.

    6) Rotation is enabled in this ROM. I have not figured out yet how to kill that.
    Thus when you run a game or things like Antutu, the screen will rotate on graphics.
    I have supplied in this rom a rotation locker APP.
    You can turn it on and even set it to run at boot to lock rotation to landscape.

    7) Calendar app was not working. I replaced it with the AOSP Google Calendar APP.

    8) Build.prop edit to open up the Google Play store to APPs that normally say "not compatible".
    I am spoofing a Samsung device that will show almost any APP as compatible.
    Your device will show up in google play as Samsung device not a CX-919 or RKSDK! Understand this please.
    I also left the original build.prop in the ROM called build.orig.
    If you want to go back, just use ES FIle Explorer or a root file explorer and rename build.prop to build.old
    Then rename build.orig to build.prop.
    Go into settings, apps, all and go into the Google Play app. Clear the cache and data.
    Reboot! You should be back to showing up as a 908.
    WARNING if you do this, you need to be using the 1080 kernel or your screen will be oversized!

    9) I added a reboot APP that will allow optional reboot options like reboot to bootloader (flash mode).

    10) Other tweaks I usually do for performance on all my ROMs.

    11) Kernel choices:
    Special thanks to Freaktab user phjanderson for his match-o-matic script.
    I am supplying a full set of OC kernels for you.
    All of them have the following:
    5 steps for CPU control.
    5 steps for GPU control
    2 DDR steps.

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    Always read the README.TXT file in my ROM kit for additional information!


    Here is the link for my KitKat 2.0 BETA ROM

    ROM -> KitKat AP6210 Finless 2.0 ROM BETA (289 megs)


    Here is the link for OC kernel set

    ROM -> KitKat OverClocked kernel set (188 megs)

    Enjoy,
    Bob
    Last edited by Finless; 01-03-2014, 07:58.
    "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
    "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
    "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
    "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
    "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
    "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"






  • #2
    Awesome!

    Is this built from the 4.4.2 source that was released or the 4.4.2 rom that was released a few days earlier?

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    • #3
      Hi bob just what we have been waiting for.. the download link for the rom is not working though.
      Please consider making a Donation to freakTab

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      • #4
        Sorry.... link is fixed.

        Bob
        "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
        "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
        "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
        "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
        "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
        "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
        "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
        "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
        "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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        • #5
          what does this mean please:

          YOU MUST FLASH THE LOADER WITH THIS ROM! If you don't you will be bricked!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by orion23 View Post
            what does this mean please:

            YOU MUST FLASH THE LOADER WITH THIS ROM! If you don't you will be bricked!
            Boot Loader

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            • #7
              Originally posted by z0mbie View Post
              Boot Loader
              how do we do this?! lol newbie here

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              • #8
                In the flash tool the top line is the bootloader line.
                This must be checked so it gets flashed.

                I set it to be checked by default so don't uncheck it.

                Bob
                "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Thank you both - looking forward to trying this - Cheers Bob - Much appreciated as ever

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                    • #11
                      Cant wait to try it. Is everything working?
                      Was planning on installing the CWM recovery, backing up the existing 1.6b files and then flashing it.

                      Is there a way to backup the partitions without CWM?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by z0mbie View Post
                        Boot Loader
                        thanks....new here....lots to learn

                        This is my second stick, got it 1 hour ago and already trying to flash it

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                        • #13
                          The partitions have changed with kitkat so your cwm won't work.
                          You can back up now then if you go back to a 4.2.2 you can use cwm backup. But not between 4.2.2 and kitkat.

                          Bob
                          "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                          "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                          "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                          "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                          "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                          "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                          "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                          "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                          "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                          • #14
                            As always you're ahead, by launching this new KITKAT ROM!

                            Thanks bob for this NEW ROM, based on the KitKat 4.4.2 BETA ROM, released by Tronsmart for AP2610 devices.


                            As always you're ahead, by launching this new KITKAT ROM, the first this new year 2014, and also ahead of everyone !



                            Although we know is based on a BETA version, we really appreciate your efforts so that we can start testing the Android KITKAT in our CX-919.


                            We will let you know how it works...
                            Last edited by ulises1954; 01-02-2014, 17:51.

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                            • #15
                              went through the steps, seemed a success but am now sitting looking at 4 linux style penguins in the corner of a black screen?! where did i go wrong?!

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