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    HPH NT-N8 RK3229 Marshmallow ROM by mo123

    HPH NT-N8 RK3229 Marshmallow ROM

    New Superspeed MM ROM v1.7 released(16/09/2017)

    - Super fast
    - Onscreen keyboard improvements
    1. Disabled annoying key clicking sound by default (enable the sound in Android Input Settings under the keyboard if needed again)
    2. Blue highlighted key color instead of white
    - Option to disable onscreen keyboard if using an airmouse or bluetooth keyboard
    (Go to Language and Input Settings and change the default keyboard to 'null keyboard')
    - Improve network performance
    - New RKMC with 3D shortcut
    (Manually enable auto frame-rate switching, kept it off as it confuses some users if their tv screen flashes)
    - Ad-free Youtube
    - Write to external storage
    (Torrent, download apps can write anywhere now, restart device after installing any apps to take effect)
    - Improved gamepad support
    (Please test if PS3/4, Xbox USB/Wireless remotes work, need to pair certain remotes a specific way)
    - Improved ad-blocking in browsers
    - Fix browser tabs overlapping in Chrome & other browsers when the navigation bar is not hidden
    - Add new shutdown menu
    (Long press power button to restart, sleep or shutdown, short press to just sleep)
    - New launcher(weather is not working at the moment since its ported from A7.1)
    - Latest RKBoxVideoPlayer(blue video player icon) with latest Aug 2017 video codecs for smooth video playback
    - Fix HEVC in MKV files not always playable
    - Fix playback for mkv files with lacing
    rockchip/iep: expose more parameters for userspace
    video: rockchip: hdmi: v1: modify cec send function
    video: rockchip: hdmi: v2: solve 480i/576i 10bit output abnormal
    video: rockchip: fb: add reference count for vsync
    video: rockchip: hdmi: fix compile warning
    video: rockchip: hdmi: v2: improved the hdmi nlpcm_mode for bitstream
    video: rockchip: hdmi: change the way to enable debug log
    video/rga: fix rga support flip
    video: rockchip: fb: add dataspace for hdr
    remove the HDMI audio hotplug monitor for box to fix the no sound issue
    Fix SPDIF HD Audio
    Several other kernel, uboot and system bugfixes

    First boot will take 7-10 minutes so just be patient.
    It will play the bootanimation and show a black screen for several minutes while all the apps are installed.
    If plugged into a display you will see when the device boots, otherwise leave plugged in for 10 minutes after flashing before unplugging.


    To use the OTG USB port go to - Settings - USB - Connect to PC and turn it off.
    Developer Options - Audio routing, can turn it off if using an airmouse with speaker so sound doesn't get redirected to its internal speaker.

    (I will turn it off by default in future)

    Download Link: Here
    Pass:nagrace


    Changelog v1.6 26/03/2017

    - Fix sound playing on both speakers and bluetooth at the same time to only play via bluetooth
    - Add Sound Output menu(Default, SPDIF, HDMI Bitstream Selector) to Android Settings - Sound & Notifications
    - Fix the HDMI Pass-through problem
    - 3D mode in NTMC/RKMC should work and switch correctly
    - Improve the Unroot method
    - Fix some wireless remotes not showing the software keyboard.

    (Manually change the screen zoon in Android HDMI Settings if it is to big
    Disable auto updates for Youtube in Google Play if wanting to have add-free Youtube playback)


    For pass-through settings in NTMC, RKMC, SPMC or Kodi 17 try
    • Audio output device = IEC
    • Number of channels = 7.1 [your receiver should be able to handle this input regardless of your actual speaker configuration. This number will be disregarded for any codec that your receiver supports for passthrough, also try 2.0 if not working]
    • Output configuration = Best Match
    • Stereo upmix = off
    • Maintain original volume on downmix = on
    • Boost centre channel when downmixing = 0 dB
    • Resample quality = High
    • Keep audio devices alive = 10 Minutes [this will prevent your AVR from going to sleep, also try 'Never' if not working]
    • Enable audio DSP processing = off
    • Enable passthrough = on




    Check your AVR receiver's user manual to confirm that it supports each of the following audio codecs and enable them accordingly:
    (Also remember to update your AVR's firmware if a new one is available)
    • Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver = on
    • Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC) capable receiver = on
    • Dolby Digital Transcoding = off
    • DTS capable receiver = on
    • TrueHD capable receiver = on
    • DTS-HD capable receiver = on




    Flash Tool: Here
    Drivers: Here
    7zip(for unzipping): Here

    Download link: Here
    Pass: nagrace


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    Changelog v1.5a 17/03/2017

    Small update
    - Faster booting & general usage
    - Latest NTMC Kodi (Please test pass-through)
    Auto frame-rate switching switched off by default as some users find it troublesome, please enable manually in playback options.


    Changelog v1.5 05/03/2017

    - Fixed Pass-through, please test, everything should work fine
    (Remember to set HDMI Bitstream or SPDIF in the blue Settings app as per screenshot below)
    - Updated wifi drivers(should support all models now)
    - Updated apps

    - Improved the Time accuracy information
    Should also help with the launcher showing correct location and time after reboots
    - Improved web browsing performance and compatibility
    - Removed unnecessary menus and added DE, IT, ES, FR translations to the launcher
    - Added a hide the navigation bar shortcut


    To change Pass-through settings see below Click image for larger version  Name:	Kodi_Passthrough.png Views:	1 Size:	65.3 KB ID:	631560



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    Changelog v1.4 22/02/2017 (Non Android TV version)

    - Latest video framework for improved video playback for h264/h265
    - Added Pass-through settings
    - Updated apps
    - Updated NTMC v16.1.5

    Add AVS video format support
    Optimize audio track switching
    Added surface rendering changes

    - Updated to the latest Timezone data
    - Added wired Xbox remote file
    - Added 8GB model with new wifi support


    Flash Tool: Here
    Drivers: Here
    7zip(for unzipping): Here

    Download Link:Here
    Pass: nagrace
    (Updated 22/02/2017 v1.4)


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    Android TV released for HPH NT-N8 v1.3 (09-01-2017)
    Download Link:Here
    Pass: nagrace

    Flash Tool: Here
    Drivers: Here
    7zip(for unzipping): Here


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    Changelog v1.3 03/01/2017 (Non Android TV version - Recommended)

    - Fix VP9 Problem
    - Added VP9, HDR support to NTMC
    - Real-Debrid streaming problem fixed in NTMC
    - Add-free Youtube Playback
    - Replaced Chrome Browser with Dolphin Browser
    (Supports flash video playback, enable it in Dolphin Settings)
    - Added Quick Reboot/Shutdown to launcher(Need to be root to use it)
    - Better GUI Performance
    - Fixed DRM support for some apps(hopefully)
    - Updated MXPlayer, added RKGameControlSettings
    - New Nagrace Market features
    *Light Theme(Go to Settings to change)
    *More App Versions
    *Categories With Filters
    *Updates Notifications
    *Lots of new apps


    Flash Tool: Here
    Drivers: Here
    7zip(for unzipping): Here

    Download Link:Here
    Pass: nagrace
    (Updated 03/01/2017 v1.3)



    Changelog v1.2

    - Fix 4K video problem
    - Fix green screen on online streams
    - Unrooted by default - More streaming apps should work
    - Increase 3D performance, games will also benefit
    - Updated included apps
    - Newest Google apps
    - Some animations disabled


    Changelog v1.1
    Internal testing

    - Fix 4K video problem
    - Increase 3D performance, games will also benefit


    Changelog v1.0

    Auto frame-rate switching working
    If you are using a 4K tv, please turn deep color/hi color mode on first on your tv if you get no signal since it is required for 10-bit video playback.
    Please change the auto frame-rate switching time or turn it off to have better audio in sync, LP defaults must be adjusted for MM still.


    - Unified Storage(+- 5.83 GB available space)
    - DRM for streaming apps support
    - Root Enabler/Disabler in Accessibility Options(useful if you want to disable root for using certain apps that don't work)
    - Fixed random MAC Ethernet address(useful for some streaming apps)
    - Added Google Apps
    - Removed unnecessary apps and replaced some default apps
    - Remote friendly launcher with shortcuts
    - Added Kodi/RKMC support
    - Netflix audio in sync
    - Stable wifi performance

    Bugs
    - Some Kodi bugs & statusbar improvements still needed


    Code:
    Instructions:
    
    Before Installation
    - Make sure USB Power saving mode is disabled for the USB Port you use to flash the device
    - Use a PC Back USB Port and not ones from the front or a laptop
    - Pause Antivirus software for 10 minutes to not interfere with the flashing or cause high disk usage.
    - Make sure device was connected to PC before in flash mode and drivers were installed
    
    To Install the drivers
    1. If flashing for the first time, you need to install the drivers with DriverInstall.exe
    2. If you recently upgraded your operating system to Windows 8.1 or higher, it's also a good idea to install the latest drivers.
    3. Let your PC recognize the device and automatically install the drivers
    - Connect the device with an OTG Port and cable to PC
    - Now connect the power adapter
    - Before plugging the power adapter into the device, hold a paperclip into the reset hole of the device, keep holding it while connecting
    the power. You will hear a 'click sound' that Windows has now recognized the USB device.
    - It will ask to install the drivers or install it automatically.
    
    Flashing the ROM
    1. Select 'Upgrade Firmware' in AndroidTool v2.35(Second tab)
    2. Click on the 'Firmware' button to load the firmware(update.img that you extracted from the 7zip compressed file)
    3. Click 'EraseFlash' to wipe your device, wait for it to finish.
    4. Click 'Upgrade' to flash the new firmware.
    5. Wait about 2 minutes after flashing and before unplugging device for firmware to settle.
    6. Disconnect from PC and connect to TV.
    Enjoy
    Flash Tool: Here
    Drivers: Here
    7zip(for unzipping): Here


    Password to unzip: nagrace
    Use 7zip to unzip and a download manager like Jdownloader if not using Mega's download manager for faster downloading.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by mo123; 09-16-2017, 08:08.

    #2
    If someone can test Netflix or Plex audio sync and say if it's better or worse than on Lollipop it would be interesting to know.

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      #3
      so 4k and sd playback ok with rkcodec... but 1080 green

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        #4
        Originally posted by m1pnk View Post
        so 4k and sd playback ok with rkcodec... but 1080 green
        Very strange.
        But with your logs the problem an be identified and fixed at least
        I'm collecting all the bugs I can find.

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          #5
          Hi Mo.
          Thanks for the new ROM.
          I've applied the new ROM and the audio sync seems spot on.

          Will test it a bit more and report back.

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            #6
            Originally posted by raind33r View Post
            Hi Mo.
            Thanks for the new ROM.
            I've applied the new ROM and the audio sync seems spot on.

            Will test it a bit more and report back.
            Glad it's better.

            There are just some small bugs in Kodi and the bottom bar to hide with long pressing the menu key that has to be added.
            It requires different patches than for Lollipop firmware so I hope to get that reported and fixed by Monday.
            MXPlayer with the external codec works the best for video playback.

            Lollipop firmware will also receive an update to fix any audio sync problem, but it usually takes about 2 days to to get new firmware and test everything.
            If all the small bugs and new features are added to Marshmallow then I don't think people should use Lollipop anymore since app compatibility and video playback on Marshmallow is a lot more improved.

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              #7
              Looking Good, Netflix as mentioned, Plex looking good.
              You mentioned the lower task bar in the way all good.
              Connected to BT Soundbar easy.
              Install no problems, and looking good looking good.
              Noted other quirks mentioned...

              No Sim card and Battery Charged icons top right most likely a way to switch it off yet to find
              Thanks.
              tЯeboЯ
              Please consider
              Donating to Freaktab

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                #8
                I think if you pull down menu left click hold on gear in menu it add new menu item in settings to add remove icons into notification.
                Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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                  #9
                  Chrome browser's tabs are not displaying properly. Only half of the tab is visible.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by raind33r View Post
                    Chrome browser's tabs are not displaying properly. Only half of the tab is visible.
                    I think it might have to do with the bottom bar that needs to hide so some apps can go fullscreen.
                    But I'll test it, some apps do behave differently now with the new firmware.
                    There are lots of improvements and fixes still coming next week.

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                      #11
                      Really good Rom, boot animation is the best I have seen, Google play store has a lot of incompatible apps that were fine with the lollypop version, if must be the build prop. The Nagrace App store has got alot on there, install was really simple, will done with this one

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by colm1983 View Post
                        Really good Rom, boot animation is the best I have seen, Google play store has a lot of incompatible apps that were fine with the lollypop version, if must be the build prop. The Nagrace App store has got alot on there, install was really simple, will done with this one
                        It looks like other people with different Marshmallow firmwares also has this same problem with app incompatibility, but I think a solution will be found soon.

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                          #13
                          Changelog v1.2

                          - Fix 4K video problem
                          - Fix green screen on online streams
                          - Licensing problem with codecs in RK Video Player resolved
                          - Increase 3D performance, games will also benefit

                          (Thanks to Nagrace for resolving those problems)
                          - Unrooted by default - More streaming apps should work
                          - Updated included apps
                          - Newest Google apps
                          - Some animations disabled


                          To hide the statusbar, change in the build.prop file
                          qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 to a 1

                          If someone has a different way to hide the navigation bar or Github code were it was done in another MM ROM, please share.

                          Also enable Developer Settings by pressing 5 times on build info to disable the other aanimations for improved performance.

                          FTMC/SPMC 16.5.2, Kodi 17 beta 7 all work great.
                          NTMC/RKMC supports 10-bit H264 and VC1 videos which SPMC/Kodi 17 beta might not support.

                          Would be interesting to know if pass-through works in the latest Kodi nightlies with the new changes.
                          http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/and...rmeabi-v7a.apk

                          Flash Tool: Here
                          Drivers: Here
                          7zip(for unzipping): Here

                          Download Link:Here
                          Pass: nagrace
                          (Updated 15/12/2016 v1.2)

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                            #14
                            Flashed and working well, Playstore issue fixed compatibility seems flawless. A big plus for me that recording is now working well thank you for that one. Gaming drivers work on USB controller, tested Fifa and a few others all are playing fine with no freezing. I haven't tried Kodi or NTMC as yet but will update soon. With hiding the taskbar I use an app called full screen which seems to do the trick.

                            I will test more and update, thanks for your hard work on this rom it is a massive change on the first MM

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                              #15
                              Hi. How do i get 4k resolution? In the settings under display, max I can set to is 1080p 60.

                              Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

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