Author Topic: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2  (Read 28701 times)

skelton (OP)

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[ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:32:12 pm »
INTRODUCTION:

The purpose of this firmware provided by Skelton and Tincore is to provide a firmware just with the essential apps and tools needed for gaming, with no bloatware applications. It also includes several fixes to make system more stable and usable.





FEATURES:

   Google Play full compatibility (device spoofed as Samsung Galaxy S3)
   Init.d support for manual scripts (you can add scripts that you want to be run in init)
   Fixed the problem of missing apps after a reboot when swapping internal and external SDCards.
   No bloatware or chinese applications. Only apps added are Tincore Keymapper, Tincore Quickflasher, CIFS Manager and Total Commander. They are all installed in userspace area so they can be removed easily in case you don't like them. You will need to install your own emulators from google play store.
   No GPD stock mapper, replaced by Tincore Keymapper. You can invoke Tincore using gamepad icon at system bar like in stock mapper. If you are a lover of stock mapper, then this firmware is not for you.
   Added reboot option to power system menu.
   CWM Recovery included as optional patch (see above for further instructions)
   New kernel compiled from scratch with following features:
- New joystick driver written by Tincore, much faster and much more responsive than stock driver. Full analog ranges and following Android standard for gamepads. Analogs are much more responsive and there is no input lag at all.
   CIFS/NFS/NTFS: support. You can mount your CIFS units using cifsmanager included in the rom.
   Vsync video playback fixed: Video playback is smooth now.

ABOUT TINCORE KEYMAPPER:

This tool is used for remapping or increased compatibility from gamepad.

Play store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tincore.and.keymapper
WIKI
http://tincore.wiki-site.com/index.php/Main_Page

Check this an other videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2LzTYshWm4

ABOUT TINCORE QUICKFLASHER:

This tool is used to flash kernels or other system modifications
without PC or recovery.

Play store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tincore.and.quickflasher

INSTALLATION:

In order to install the firmware you need RK Batch Tool in your PC included in the rar package.

   Open Batch tool and select the Legacy_XX image file (.img).
   With GPD power off, just connect it via USB Cable to PC. Wait until battery charging animation dissappears. Then just press and Hold Volume + button and Press Power. RK Batch Tool will detect device, and you'll see the number 1 with a green box. If you see with a pink box, just select Switch Button until you see it in green. If the system ask you for some drivers, then just use the one included in the Batch Tool (or using driverInstaller package to install rockchip USB drivers).
   Once device is detected with a green BOX, just select Restore and wait patiently while firmware is written.
   Device will auto reboot to recovery and format your partitions. Just wait patiently until all process is done, since it's a long process and first boot can take several minutes, so just wait until it finishes and you see the home Android launcher.

PATCHES:

We have included several patches in the rar than can be flashed via Quickflasher. Just copy them to mnt/sdcard/quickflasher. Patches are the following:
   CWM recovery: This will install Cwm Recovery by Fun_ for RK devices. With CWM you can make backups or restore of your system in an easy way. To boot to recovery, you can just do a reboot recovery from terminal, or using an app like Quick Boot from google play store
   Kernel Stock patch: Is the kernel that comes with the device with right analog range fixed and PS3 layout.
   Kernel_Tincore-Joy: The kernel that comes by default with this firmware, in case you need to re-install it. This kernel include awesome Tincore driver.

You can check this video to see how to install a kernel or patch by using Quickflasher.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIyxwX7BnYo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIyxwX7BnYo</a>

GENERAL TIPS and CONSIDERATIONS:

   Default CPU governor (interactive) and I/O Scheduler are pretty conservative. For very demanding applications like PPSSPP or Reicast I suggest using ondemand CPU governor and deadline I/O scheduler. You can control this by using a CPU app like SETCPU, NoFrillsCPU, CPU tuner, etc...
   If something (an app or game) is not working, send me a logcat to see what's going on. All complaints just saying “This app game doesn't work” without a logcat will be ignored. And of course apps should be legally obtained. If your get an game or app from unofficial sources and does not work, then buy it and try again.

THANKS:

   To GPD for their support and collaboration with the communtiy.
   To Fun_ for their CWM Generic for RK devices.

DOWNLOAD:

https://mega.co.nz/#!01hXzZTJ!UUzbLxo2XrB_XxXObSRMUmHH1s5FxnmQDEr0SBvZLGY
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ruffnutts

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 09:04:20 pm »
Wow things are moving fast for this device ... thanks for this guy's  ;)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 12:01:10 am »
Once I found out that Skelton had one of these and was endorsing it, I had to order one. Mine should be here in a week or two. Thanks guys for the new firmware and for moving so fast.

crazyhorse2352

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 04:33:34 am »
 Wow!, this sounds awesome, thank you so much. Just upgraded to stock 1.1.1 but will be using this.

ClawShrimp

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 06:13:18 am »
Absolutely awesome! Thanks to Skel and Tincore for your hard work.
Crazy...my device hasn't even arrived yet and there's a 'Skelrom' already out!
Proud owner of
Sony Xperia Play - JXD S5110 - JXD S603 - JXD S5100 - JXD S7300 - JXD S7800B - GPD G5A

If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards...checkmate!

ruffnutts

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 07:27:11 am »
Absolutely awesome! Thanks to Skel and Tincore for your hard work.
Crazy...my device hasn't even arrived yet and there's a 'Skelrom' already out!

lol I wont even look @ the firmware that comes with it - first thing I will do is to flash this rom... no messing
I downloaded it already and my device not even here yet too :)

omega007

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 01:13:58 pm »
Absolutely awesome! Thanks to Skel and Tincore for your hard work.
Crazy...my device hasn't even arrived yet and there's a 'Skelrom' already out!

lol I wont even look @ the firmware that comes with it - first thing I will do is to flash this rom... no messing
I downloaded it already and my device not even here yet too :)

Me too, i got the firmware ready to install, just waiting the device

fud4ever

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 05:20:44 pm »
halp, can't get rkbatchtool included with rar to work so dl'd 1.5 from softpedia. It works, but device only shows up pink when turned on, when I turn it off it doesn't show in batchtool, and vol+ and power doesn't work either. I've tried installing drivers from "simplified-method-to-install-rockchip-usb-drivers-in-windows-xp78" on google, it says ok but still won't show. I'm stuck!!!

update: it shows up in device manager as Rockusb Device, I update driver through there and still wont show in batchtool
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 05:34:03 pm by fud4ever »

skelton (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 06:36:15 pm »
Are you using the drivers that come in the rar? There is file called Driverinstaller with the drivers.

the batch Tool version us the one that comes with the rom, not a previous one. If device is detected but shows in pink colour, just press Switch button and should change to green.

Recheck you are doing like it says n first post:

   With GPD power off, just connect it via USB Cable to PC. Wait until battery charging animation dissappears. Then just press and Hold Volume + button and Press Power. RK Batch Tool will detect device, and you'll see the number 1 with a green box. If you see with a pink box, just select Switch Button until you see it in green. If the system ask you for some drivers, then just use the one included in the Batch Tool (or using driverInstaller package to install rockchip USB drivers).
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 06:37:52 pm by skelton »
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 06:41:19 pm »
 Got mine flashed ok, i used the drivers that are with the stock 1.1.1 firmware linked to onthe g5a thread.Just trying it now, but i can already say its super awesome! Thanks Skelton and co.

  Can now map the right analogue natively on Jedi Outcast and with the extea power set cpu gives its butter smooth with lots of action on screen.  ;D
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 07:27:54 pm by crazyhorse2352 »

fud4ever

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2014, 12:59:11 am »
Ok so I download rar, extract to desktop. I run DriverInstaller.exe and let it install to default location which is C:\Program Files\Rock Chip Drivers\ and then I launch batch tool v1.7 that comes with rar. With device off, I connect via usb and it begins charging with battery animation. I wait for it to go black, then I hold vol+ and tap power, nothing detected in batchtool. I try vol+ and hold power for 1 sec, nothing detected. I vol+ and hold power for 5 sec, nothing detected. Any ideas skel? I'm trying to follow directions exactly, not sure why this is happening =/

edit: nvm just got it working, I hate windows, arch ftw
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 01:05:52 am by fud4ever »

tigerfatfat

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 07:16:19 am »
It's great! Is it suitable for G7?

skelton (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 07:43:56 am »
It's great! Is it suitable for G7?

No, for g7 you'll have to wait until I have a g7.
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2014, 08:35:22 am »
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Can now map the right analogue natively on Jedi Outcast and with the extea power set cpu gives its butter smooth with lots of action on screen.  ;D

This is the sort of shit I want to here ;)

TheReflex

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 for GPD-G5a Android 4.2.2
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2014, 02:58:39 pm »
Awesome. Thanks a lot Skelton and Tincore. :)