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LSS932

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #255 on: January 20, 2017, 02:28:00 am »
The keylayout is a confusing mix indeed. Although the best way around it is by using Tincore. L2 and R2 are recognized as analog inputs, but can be used as buttons in games that require them. So far, for the games I play, I haven't had an issue. Certain games have an analog that moves with the finger, so it's hard to emulate when adding the physical buttons, such as the game NOT ALONE.

I think in certain apps, such as the Snail Launcher, the buttons play a larger role in navigation. The biggest issue is that the Analogs and the face buttons are on a different driver, so when games detect one, they don't detect the other, such as with Implosion, or Eliot Quest.

Soul Calibur also had that issue, but I was able to fix it using Tincore by changing the names of the buttons. Like Nielo and I were speaking about before, Null Driver may be the best way, since the confusion with the way certain apps react to the presence of buttons can get confusing. One would have to map the buttons only once, then when the game opens, their mapping is intact. While I've had success with most games I've played, there are a few standouts in which the touch screen controls are so fully implemented, that not using the touch screen is impossible.

I've still been too busy to test out anything. I still have to download a few items honestly, so please keep them hosted. My plan is to first change the build prop to obtain 6.1.2. Then root and apply the SD Card bypass, then Carliv Touch to install G- Apps. From there I can play around and see if anything else may have changed in 6.1.2.

Since you've been using it, is battery life any better?

Regarding battery power... Not really... It appears the phone naturally draws a lot of power especially when gaming (just some of my games for a total of 10-20 minutes can consume up to 50%), though I, from the very beginning, do suspect the battery's percentage meter is somehow bugged as under some occasions the phone can still run for 20-30 minutes under load after it dropped to 1%. The phone's battery might be unstable in terms of voltage, I presume, as I noticed the higher the battery's percentage is, the faster it charges (that is, it takes far less time from 50% to 100% than from 1% to 50%), and the percentage readings also bear a +/-10% difference between reboots.

Leaving wi-fi on, or leaving a few large games background (which has been possible since 78P01 thanks to its 2GB RAM) can significantly increase battery consumption during standby (especially when leaving wi-fi on I notice the battery drops almost twice as fast). Still, I'm yet to know a good way to get a reading of the battery's actual capacity and wear level...

I usually had those "bloatware" (Snail Launcher and MUCH MIAN Store) disabled or removed since I don't really use them, so I'm not sure how much battery those things would consume.

From the look of the jadx-decompiled source code of KeyAdapter, it appears to be using some kind of hardcoded key values to map touches and analog sticks, which maps them accurately and won't be interfered by changes in the keylayout file, or other buttons containing the same events. I can still map and use the MOON button just fine even after I remapped it to use Xperia Play's BACK+ALT in the keylayout file, from the original BUTTON_B.

A notable example would be the analog sticks. Back in i5 the analog sticks appear to perform the same actions as mapped arrow buttons (which is an intended behavior as they both produce DPAD arrow key events) when not mapped, but since 78P01 (including W3D) this is no longer the case, implying a possibility that they used to map key events to touches then later on switched to directly mapping hardcoded key values of the given device.

The hardcoded values differ from those in the mtk-kpd.kl and I can only presume there has been some kind of "translation" taking place in the background. Also, while the KeyAdapter does not have any timing issues, it seems to introduce a good amount of CPU overhead that caused some problematic lags in certain games when a lot of key-to-touch conversions take place. However, the device's CPU or I/O configurations might be to blame as I never had any lags with 78P01, just it would occasionally fail to register a few touches.

By the way, had anyone tested the system performance without Xposed, or with Xposed but without removing the jex files from the framework (does the system work stable despite Xposed's warnings when the jex files are present)? In some games, when the game becomes sluggish, I also find it as sluggish to open the notification drawers or do anything else. I don't have a solid proof that Xposed or GravityBox might have something to do with this as I used them from the very beginning so as to migrate the tweaks that I used on 78P01 to the new device (excluding the incompatible ones).

Hello! Thinking about picking one of these up. Is there anything that I need to know or fix before I get one?

Depends really. There are some ups and downs to this device. To me, it's all I have so I deal with it, but some things may be hard to swallow. The device has some strong points on both areas, so it mostly depends on what you are looking to do.

To straightway answer your question, if you want Google Play, you may have to install the International firmware, which isn't hard, but is the first thing that will need fixing.

The second, is to brush up on the use of Tincore Mapper since it is much more versatile than the standard mapper, and some games, (SOUL CALIBUR), will require it to fully map out.

Third, currently there is no way to Move apps to SD (easily at least), and since some apps from the play store default to SD, you may receive an error. I've bypassed this by going to settings to unmount the sd card, redo the install, then remount. According to LSS932, that isn't a full proof way since updating may be an issue. While I haven't experienced an issue with the method, he knows light years more about it than I do, so if I do have an issue, at least would be able to safely put that workaround to rest.

I'll be glad to help if you have anymore questions. The device is my daily driver, so I use it as a phone, and a gaming device.

Updating an app that defaults to SD card will move it back to native App2SD (asec) regardless of where it used to be (including Link2SD), as the system determines the new install location only from what the app manifest reads, and is not aware of the existing app's location. This is a default system behavior. Since W3D couldn't create asec containers correctly, you won't be able to update such apps through normal means without the fix I've proposed, which overrides a flag so it'll always be explicitly installed to the internal storage.

Also, I'm having this weird issue of the Play Store not actively installing the app after the download has finished (100%), and have to force close the Play Store (by swiping it off the recent apps) and restart in order to get it installed. There were some threads about such problems online, but I haven't found a solid answer for it. Still, this is only a minor annoyance and not a very big deal.

EDIT: It should be noticed that while I used to get prompted whether to forbid an app from auto-starting so I can choose whenever an app gets installed or updated while I was still on 6.1.1 International, in 6.1.2 (and probably all Chinese versions), I'm no longer prompted and the newly installed or updated apps are automatically set forbidden from auto-starting (probably regardless of my previous settings). I dunno where I can change this behavior.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 02:41:38 am by LSS932 »
L.S.S.

Kiestyle

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #256 on: January 21, 2017, 04:59:55 pm »
Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy this phone or the Much 78P01 mainly for playing emulated games (psp, ps1, n64, Snes/Nes/Gba) and some google play store games

now from what I know, neither the W3D or 78P01 have play store built in, is it hard to install it on this phone? Do I need to jailbreak the phone to download Google Play or is there an easier way to do it? (if you have any tutorials or links to help me out, I'd appreciate it)

I really want this phone, recently cracked my iphone screen (iphone is shit in general anyway, so good riddance) so I was looking for a proper game phone. I used to have a Much i5s and I was very happy with it. Unfortunately these newer models don't have google play while the Much i5s had it in stock version.

Help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 05:01:56 pm by Kiestyle »

Kiestyle

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #257 on: January 21, 2017, 05:39:49 pm »
Also how do I root the device with kingroot? Anyone have any links they could provide so I can use the apps2sd?

LSS932

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #258 on: January 23, 2017, 02:37:54 am »
Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy this phone or the Much 78P01 mainly for playing emulated games (psp, ps1, n64, Snes/Nes/Gba) and some google play store games

now from what I know, neither the W3D or 78P01 have play store built in, is it hard to install it on this phone? Do I need to jailbreak the phone to download Google Play or is there an easier way to do it? (if you have any tutorials or links to help me out, I'd appreciate it)

I really want this phone, recently cracked my iphone screen (iphone is shit in general anyway, so good riddance) so I was looking for a proper game phone. I used to have a Much i5s and I was very happy with it. Unfortunately these newer models don't have google play while the Much i5s had it in stock version.

Help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

You may check the previous posts for Delta Gapps for 4.4 which I'm currently using. It integrates best with W3D. To flash it, you may either need to use a custom recovery or use FlashFire after rooted.

In this thread there's a 6.1.1 International firmware for W3D that can be flashed using SPFlashTool, which includes Play Store. I think your i5s might be an International version as well.

Also how do I root the device with kingroot? Anyone have any links they could provide so I can use the apps2sd?

I think any tool that supports rooting 4.4 should work fine on W3D, which is something I used at first to gain root access though I couldn't remember the name of the one I used. You might need to unhide the Developer Options to get USB Debugging enabled first, and ChainFire's adbd Insecure might be helpful as well for the process.

However, due to the presence of SELinux policy it may be hard to switch to a different root provider, especially with Kinguser. Back then I ended up using a script like this one to "dethrone" Kinguser and install SuperSU afterwards.

If using custom recovery (check previous posts for an example), you may flash SuperSU flashable zips directly from there to gain root access.

As for apps2sd... sadly, it's broken in W3D and in previous posts I proposed a temporary fix meant to bypass it (or it'll prevent some apps from installing). Link2SD should still work as long as you have a working sd-ext on your SD card, but given it having 16GB of internal storage and has full and default access to the SD card for external data, it's not as useful. 78P01 does not have this problem, though.
L.S.S.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #259 on: February 04, 2017, 11:25:26 pm »
Hi LSS932! I finally got a chance to test some of the fruits of your labor. The Carliv Touch recovery works great! I was able to flash SuperSU and finally rid myself of Kingoroot, which was causing my lockscreen to act buggy and also added that dreaded fast charging lockscreen.

I plan to add the build prop to my 6.1.1 and see if the update pops up. So far the scene has been quiet everywhere for this device. No one has mentioned anything new beyond what you have here.

By the way, to anyone owning the W3D. If you are with AT&T or Straight Talk, or any other GSM Carrier here in the US. Are you having issues connecting to all 3 bands of 3G? I can only get 850 here for some reason, although the device supports 1900 and 2100. It really makes calling difficult. Just wanted to have some feedback to narrow down the issue, 4G works fine, very strong connection, but 3G is rather weak.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #260 on: February 07, 2017, 01:12:03 pm »
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By the way, had anyone tested the system performance without Xposed, or with Xposed but without removing the jex files from the framework (does the system work stable despite Xposed's warnings when the jex files are present)? In some games, when the game becomes sluggish, I also find it as sluggish to open the notification drawers or do anything else. I don't have a solid proof that Xposed or GravityBox might have something to do with this as I used them from the very beginning so as to migrate the tweaks that I used on 78P01 to the new device (excluding the incompatible ones).

I've noticed the same sluggishness, but only when the back becomes hot. I presume it is cutting back performance to handle heat. I would play Shadow Fight for a while, not too long, and after about 5, maybe six matches, the back would heat up and the game would begin to run slowly. Granted, I do have xposed (undeodexed) with gravity box. Other games don't seem to cause the sluggishness, only certain games. Problem not found within 78p01, even when hot, it still ran effectively. I'm trying a few different apps with voltage control to see if they can help any.

I've downloaded a few more games, such as bullet force and Madden. Both installed without issue to internal. I haven't applied the patch since so far I've been able to install and update without issue. Also trying to test Liquidsky PC Game streaming app, just waiting on account validation. Assassin Creed identity installed good as well, however, like many devices, trying to play it on the W3D is hit and miss. Honestly, I think KITKAT is to blame for the inconsistencies. In some cases, I wish there was a Jellybean rom for the device, since oddly enough, AC: Identity plays on the 78p01.

Other notables, Oceanhorn, dynasty warriors unleashed, NFS: No limts, all install and play. Most don't cause the issue that Shadow Fight does, with the slowdown and battery heat.

Currently testing 6.1.1 all I can before moving to 6.1.2 and see if the issues match, or if there were silent updates. Hopefully, there's an 6.1.3 by now. Unfortunately, the scene is very quiet, those with the device or either satisfied, or have thrown it against a wall, lol! Either way, no ones talking too much.

I'll update further as I conduct more testing.

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EDIT: It should be noticed that while I used to get prompted whether to forbid an app from auto-starting so I can choose whenever an app gets installed or updated while I was still on 6.1.1 International, in 6.1.2 (and probably all Chinese versions), I'm no longer prompted and the newly installed or updated apps are automatically set forbidden from auto-starting (probably regardless of my previous settings). I dunno where I can change this behavior.

By the way, to change that option, it will be in SETTING-SECURITY, look for auto-start management.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 01:17:01 pm by DroidX2 »

LSS932

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #261 on: February 08, 2017, 05:26:37 am »
I've noticed the same sluggishness, but only when the back becomes hot. I presume it is cutting back performance to handle heat. I would play Shadow Fight for a while, not too long, and after about 5, maybe six matches, the back would heat up and the game would begin to run slowly. Granted, I do have xposed (undeodexed) with gravity box. Other games don't seem to cause the sluggishness, only certain games. Problem not found within 78p01, even when hot, it still ran effectively. I'm trying a few different apps with voltage control to see if they can help any.
I've been playing around with governors through Kernel Adiutor lately. Unfortunately, it does not help much, even though the stock kernel does provide some governors other than its default "interactive". Even under performance governor the games in question still slows down, and some other games can cause a hard freeze with ondemand governor (screen stops with sound screeches like when a Windows PC is about to BSoD, can do nothing other than long pressing power or pulling out the battery).

I even tried a few stuffs like Seeder (can be found on XDA), but it's still not enough to solve the slowdown issue. (It looks like Kernel Adiutor can as well tweak the system entropy but I haven't tried)

I've downloaded a few more games, such as bullet force and Madden. Both installed without issue to internal. I haven't applied the patch since so far I've been able to install and update without issue. Also trying to test Liquidsky PC Game streaming app, just waiting on account validation. Assassin Creed identity installed good as well, however, like many devices, trying to play it on the W3D is hit and miss. Honestly, I think KITKAT is to blame for the inconsistencies. In some cases, I wish there was a Jellybean rom for the device, since oddly enough, AC: Identity plays on the 78p01.

Other notables, Oceanhorn, dynasty warriors unleashed, NFS: No limts, all install and play. Most don't cause the issue that Shadow Fight does, with the slowdown and battery heat.

The phone's having KitKat enabled me to let my Android Wear smartwatch connect to it, which 78P01 could not as Android Wear requires Android 4.3. Though so far only Android Wear 1.3 can properly connect the phone with the watch, and I had to disable auto update on the play store and ignore all such notifications, since any versions starting from 1.4 would not connect, when pairing, it got stuck at the pairing stage.

Currently testing 6.1.1 all I can before moving to 6.1.2 and see if the issues match, or if there were silent updates. Hopefully, there's an 6.1.3 by now. Unfortunately, the scene is very quiet, those with the device or either satisfied, or have thrown it against a wall, lol! Either way, no ones talking too much.

So far there are no new versions coming out. The only change 6.1.2 has is making the L2/R2 buttons actually useful, though only for the KeyAdapter.

By the way, to change that option, it will be in SETTING-SECURITY, look for auto-start management.

It doesn't seem to be the right place. Apparently in the Settings screen there's this Application Auto Start Manager, yet it only allows changing whether to allow or forbid the app from auto-starting. This thing seems to take priority over the one you mentioned. In 6.1.1 International whenever an app gets updated I get a prompt whether to allow or deny, but in 6.1.2 Chinese regardless of my previous setting the app will be automatically set to be forbidden to auto-start upon update, and I get only a toast notification instead of a prompt when it happens. (I do recall having similar behavior in 6.1.1 Chinese as well)
L.S.S.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #262 on: February 11, 2017, 10:46:08 pm »
Concerning the heating issue, I've heated the device by playing Shadow Fight, and as usual the game slowed down. However, nothing else slowed down or halted. I'll do more tests, there is an update for Shadow Fight I need to download. What game are you testing that causes your slowdown?

Concerning the smartwatch issue, that's a weird one. One of my buying choices was for smartwatch compatibility, currently holding off getting one until I can fix my data connection. I seem to be only registering to 850 frequency, even though I'm picking up the other frequencies for 3G, 1900 and 2100. Are you running 6.1.2 or 6.1.1 international or Chinese?

Concerning the Autostart, seems like more was done in the 6.1.2 update other than the L2/R2 fix if the autostart now auto denies any new app. Is there an added option menu in the 6.1.2? I haven't installed it as of yet since I'm still checking a few things.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #263 on: February 14, 2017, 12:10:18 am »
False alarm with Shadow Fight. Seems I've gotten used to blaming the device that I forget about regular Android issues. It seems that a malicious app, some kind of "TcheirekSkipjacklyService" was running in the background while Shadow Fight was running. I got rid of the app and now, all though the device still gets hot, Shadow Fight doesn't slow down half as much. While there is still some slowing, it's not too bad.

I still haven't deodexed anything at the moment. I'll try more xposed mods to push the limits. So far everything is still good. Updates for games are installing as they should. Assassin Creed Identity still giving issues, but it's given many people issues so I'm not too concerned.

Still using 6.1.1 international. I'll update if I have anything of value to offer.

LSS932

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #264 on: February 14, 2017, 02:30:55 am »
False alarm with Shadow Fight. Seems I've gotten used to blaming the device that I forget about regular Android issues. It seems that a malicious app, some kind of "TcheirekSkipjacklyService" was running in the background while Shadow Fight was running. I got rid of the app and now, all though the device still gets hot, Shadow Fight doesn't slow down half as much. While there is still some slowing, it's not too bad.

I still haven't deodexed anything at the moment. I'll try more xposed mods to push the limits. So far everything is still good. Updates for games are installing as they should. Assassin Creed Identity still giving issues, but it's given many people issues so I'm not too concerned.

Still using 6.1.1 international. I'll update if I have anything of value to offer.

Guess there are still a few more issues to solve. The slowdown seems to have many possible factors, and is possible that the storage I/O performance might be the case, since the phone performs poorly with both internal and external storage. I've been using SAMSUNG PRO series microSD cards that can naturally do around 80-90MB/s R/W as tested with a USB3.0 card reader, but on the phone, neither the internal storage nor the microSD card can do beyond 10MB/s unless a cache hit occurred. I'll try tweaking a bit more with Kernel Adiutor myself.

The only major issue is the audio... while the SoC has a good DAC its driver (or perhaps the system's audio services) performs poorly and gets interrupted easily by external factors. Notably that the launch sequence of certain games (well I dunno what they do during launch behind the scenes), even phone calls, would stop or kill any running background media playback in W3D regardless, while such had never happened with 78P01. I even started having issues with my usual online radio player (it's a live stream) suddenly stopped with a "Failed to play audio." toast notification that came from nowhere, even on foreground.

Also, it seems I'm able to run the latest Android Wear on W3D as well... though I dunno if I'll still need to configure the watch using the 1.3 version which was the one that I was eventually able to successfully connect the watch.

Unfortunately, this phone and probably the MT6595 SoC in overall was hardly popular to the modders compared to MT6592 which 78P01 was based on... I tried placing Meizu MX4's CM12 port into the phone after following the first few steps of this guide, initially it could not boot at all, though I could not blame anything as the MX4 port's kernel version was a bit higher than W3D's stock one (3.10.35).

If I had time I might try all the steps in the "Fixing Bugs" section, but even so, the resulted ROM may not be in anywhere near the word "usable" (especially given the soft BACK/HOME/MENU buttons and the built-in gamepad functions, something that rarely exist in mainstream phones nor ROM ports), and that the phone is currently my daily driver and I can't afford to have too much downtime with trying these on.

As for 6.1.2... I think it's optional to actually install it. Apparently the behavior of auto-forbidding all newly installed/updated apps from auto-starting is exclusive to the Chinese firmware, including earlier ones. In International firmware the phone would let the user decide what to do instead. Also, for some reason I find that some apps (Including Kernel Adiutor) still would not auto-start even after I allowed it in Settings and have properly turned on the "start on boot" option inside the app...

By the way, I haven't tried, but one can try manually sideloading both the KeyAdapter.apk and KeyAdapterResForISeries.apk from the 6.1.2 firmware (can be extracted from app.img in its update.zip, using ext4 unpacker) to get access to the L2/R2 buttons... If the new firmware update did not update anything besides that, that is...

Still, without kernel source code it won't be easy to improve the phone's experience any further.
L.S.S.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #265 on: February 14, 2017, 08:21:09 am »
Ah, didn't think about that with the keymapper. I'll have to extract and try that on 6.1.1 and let you know if it works.

For audio, I stream a lot using spotify and apple music. It plays pretty good. I even stream in the car and the music stops during a call and resumes afterward. I get the occasional music still playing hiccup, but that happens on other phones too. Music in the background however, does stop when a game cut scene is started. Its like the cut scene of the game and the music are using the same app to play.

Concerning the SD card, in ROM toolbox, there's an SD booster. Do you think that would help the I/O speeds? I'll test it out as well and let you know what I get.

LSS932

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #266 on: February 17, 2017, 12:57:52 am »
Ah, didn't think about that with the keymapper. I'll have to extract and try that on 6.1.1 and let you know if it works.

For audio, I stream a lot using spotify and apple music. It plays pretty good. I even stream in the car and the music stops during a call and resumes afterward. I get the occasional music still playing hiccup, but that happens on other phones too. Music in the background however, does stop when a game cut scene is started. Its like the cut scene of the game and the music are using the same app to play.

Concerning the SD card, in ROM toolbox, there's an SD booster. Do you think that would help the I/O speeds? I'll test it out as well and let you know what I get.

The Kernel Adiutor is capable of doing such, and setting a higher read-ahead does help with the slowdown, but still not enough as the phone's naturally incapable of supporting UHS speeds, and its uncached I/O speed is naturally terrible for both internal and external storage (~10MB/s), which results in the fact that the performance difference when app's external data is in internal storage or external storage (can be adjusted through XInternalSD) is pretty much negligible with SD cards of very high performance, whereas in some modern phones, such can still be significant.

And regarding the auto-start... it seems there are some other problems with it as apparently most apps still don't auto-start even after I explicitly allowed them... this includes Kernel Adiutor. Guess I perhaps need to also enable it in the protected background apps settings or the apps get killed immediately after, if started in the background and was hardly in focus...

As for the background music stops when certain app or cutscene is in focus... well, such had never happened on 78P01 even with the same set of apps. Apparently, with W3D some activities almost 100% stops or kills other background media, while there are some other that don't always cause such. Still, this issue has only caused me some minor inconveniences, and I'm yet to determine whether it's due to the changes in KitKat, or due to the memory, but the latter is not likely as IMO the 78P01 and W3D have a similar system resource capacity...
L.S.S.

DroidX2

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #267 on: February 18, 2017, 08:47:47 pm »
Key Adapter update success! I unpacked the app.img and extracted the KEY ADAPTER and KEYADAPTERRESFORLSERIES apks. From there I tried a general install, which went through, but the buttons weren't available. Checking the installed apps, the apks were installed on internal, but not system. I tried using LINK2SD to push them to system, but to no avail.

I then used ROOTEXPLORER and copied them to the SYSTEM/APP folder, once transferred, I reinstalled the apps again, and then restarted. Upon restart, I got the ANDROID IS UPGRADING screen. Opened a game, checked the available buttons, and L2/R2 were available. I added a button to verify it wasn't only cosmetic, and the buttons worked.

So I currently now have L2/R2 functionality in the MUCH MAPPER, using international firmware 6.1.1.

Below, I uploaded the APKS.

KEY ADAPTER - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1zvVczn5zv1V0JCU01sSV9Selk
KEY ADAPTER RES FOR L SERIES - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1zvVczn5zv1Z3NBdnk0aFBIcFU

There may be a simpler way to do it, but that's just what I did.

MAJOR THANKS LSS932!!!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 08:53:44 pm by DroidX2 »

captainjack

Re: SNAIL W3D ALREADY IN STOCK?!
« Reply #268 on: February 22, 2017, 02:19:05 am »
Key Adapter update success! I unpacked the app.img and extracted the KEY ADAPTER and KEYADAPTERRESFORLSERIES apks. From there I tried a general install, which went through, but the buttons weren't available. Checking the installed apps, the apks were installed on internal, but not system. I tried using LINK2SD to push them to system, but to no avail.

I then used ROOTEXPLORER and copied them to the SYSTEM/APP folder, once transferred, I reinstalled the apps again, and then restarted. Upon restart, I got the ANDROID IS UPGRADING screen. Opened a game, checked the available buttons, and L2/R2 were available. I added a button to verify it wasn't only cosmetic, and the buttons worked.

So I currently now have L2/R2 functionality in the MUCH MAPPER, using international firmware 6.1.1.

Below, I uploaded the APKS.

KEY ADAPTER - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1zvVczn5zv1V0JCU01sSV9Selk
KEY ADAPTER RES FOR L SERIES - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1zvVczn5zv1Z3NBdnk0aFBIcFU

There may be a simpler way to do it, but that's just what I did.

MAJOR THANKS LSS932!!!

So to confirm, I just need to install both those APKs and the R2 and L2 buttons will work properly?

Also, does anyone know if it's possible to switch the menu button into the recent apps / multi-tasking button? It's probably the most annoying part about this phone so far.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 03:47:39 am by captainjack »

 

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