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Author Topic: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)  (Read 21391 times)

Skelton-retired (OP)

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[ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« on: June 29, 2014, 01:56:03 pm »
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. This time is based on stock v.1.0.6, only kernel is built from source





FEATURES:

   Rooted with superSU
   Based in stock v1.0.6
   Google Play better 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)
   No bloatware or chinese applications. Only apps added are Tincore Keymapper, Tincore Quickflasher,  and Total Commander, and CIFS Manager. 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.
   Stock mapper is compatible
   Added reboot app by Petrus (thanks for the app)

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). If you have problems with the combo power and volume+ , use power and Select.
   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.



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.

   If you want to make your microSD as primary sdcard, just go to settings/storage and select external SD as primary sdcard. This will swap internal and external memory. Then power off and next boot memories will be swapped.

   Don't ask for updates because I don't know if I will update this ROM or not. My time is very limited at the moment and my enthusiasm in developing is coming to an end, so I don't know if after this device there will be more or not. Also my device is a prototype with a 2800 mah battery and a slow 4 GB nand flash, so difficult to test for me without a final device.

THANKS:

   To GPD for their support and collaboration with the communtiy.


DOWNLOAD:

https://mega.co.nz/#!MxZHTJKB!iak18htenflyxuMoYPjfvhiEWj4Z_Jw-eGSe5blcYLk
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 09:42:38 pm by skelton »
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adventureFAN

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 03:02:28 pm »
Thank you very much!
I know you offering  precious time.

But why do you call it "Q88S"? Is this the official name?
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 04:26:45 pm by adventureFAN »
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Neo-Nemesis

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 04:05:16 pm »
OMG that was fast!!!

Installing this will definitely be one of the first thing I will do when I receive my Q88+.

Thanks Skelton

adventureFAN

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 04:25:51 pm »
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My Handhelds: PS Vita, PSP (1000), New 3DS, NDS lite, GBA SP, GB Micro,
LCL Pi-Boy 3A+, GPD XD (Old), PowKiddy X18, RG350, PlayGo, GKD350H.

Favorite: Odroid Go Advance

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 04:44:26 pm »
Thank you very much!
I know you offering  precious time.

But why do you call it "Q88S"? Is this the official name?

It is known by the two names, Q88S or q88+. Even GPD people call it in both ways but it is the same device.
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Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 10:02:31 pm »
Link to the ROM deleted. Seems my kernel is not working with retail devices (agg GPD, what did you do?).

I?ll re-upload it when I have time with custom kernel, though stock kernel has less features than mine..... But I cannot do anything else if they changed something in the board.....
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 10:23:36 pm by skelton »
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Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 07:47:58 am »
Rom is reuploaded. If someone can confirm that select and start work, let me know.
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Nikojiro

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 03:40:18 pm »
Rom is reuploaded. If someone can confirm that select and start work, let me know.

Ordered mine from Willgoo, should get it around the end of the month. I'll flash your rom. Just in case, how do I reflash the stock rom if  your fix does not work?

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 03:50:56 pm »
The legacy and stock are installed the same way, so it's using the same methiod with this stock rom:

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1kTqlyRH

Though I hope this time using stock kernel buttons will work. If not, I won't be able to do anything for this device. Overclock is also lost I am afraid until I can build a working custom kernel from scratch.

Any case, this will be most probably my last firmware for an Android gaming device. I currently don't have the time and motivation needed to do much developments.
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adventureFAN

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 04:48:17 pm »
I have a good and a bad news... ._.

The good news: Select & Start now work.
The bad news: WLAN don't work.

When I turn the slider to "on", nothing happens and some sec later it jumps back to "off".
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 05:01:42 pm by adventureFAN »
My Handhelds: PS Vita, PSP (1000), New 3DS, NDS lite, GBA SP, GB Micro,
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2blackbar

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 05:39:53 pm »
I might be dumb cause i didnt created my own kernel but isnt it better to just fix select and start in first working kernel changing only non working values for controls to working ones from new kernel and leaving everything else intact ? Or it doesnt work like that and you have to replace everything ?

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 06:11:40 pm »
I might be dumb cause i didnt created my own kernel but isnt it better to just fix select and start in first working kernel changing only non working values for controls to working ones from new kernel and leaving everything else intact ? Or it doesnt work like that and you have to replace everything ?

It's not that easy. My proto has a different board, so values are different, and I cannot know the new values of the new board because I don't have neither the source nor the board, so.....

adventureFAN, you sure about WLAN? Now kernel is stock exactly like Stock ROM.....

Try rebooting or reflashing using Restore option to see if it makes a difference. If still does not work, then I am out of ideas, and without proper source code and new device there is anything I can do. Making a ROM for a device which is different to the one I have is a pain in the ass, and I don't have enough motivation to do it.
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adventureFAN

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 07:11:23 pm »
Yes, unfortunately I'm really sure. The WLAN dosn't work :'(
On the official ROM it works.

Very sad but I can understand that you have no motivation.
GPD must send you the final device! x_X
My Handhelds: PS Vita, PSP (1000), New 3DS, NDS lite, GBA SP, GB Micro,
LCL Pi-Boy 3A+, GPD XD (Old), PowKiddy X18, RG350, PlayGo, GKD350H.

Favorite: Odroid Go Advance

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 09:42:57 pm »
Rom reuploaded, now everything seems to work ok.
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Nikojiro

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 09:25:47 am »
Rom reuploaded, now everything seems to work ok.

With the stock kernel right?

Still waiting for my unit, so not yet able to test ;-)

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 12:38:42 pm »
Rom reuploaded, now everything seems to work ok.

With the stock kernel right?

Still waiting for my unit, so not yet able to test ;-)

Yes, it's just a repack and clean stock ROM, it's not built from sources, because my device is pretty different, so unless I get a final unit, that will be he first and only version of the legacy for it.
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2blackbar

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 11:46:07 am »
i couldnt install rockchip driver on windows xp but this helped me http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/11/08/simplified-method-to-install-rockchip-usb-drivers-in-windows-xp78/


Well i just accidentally removed shortcut to all installed applications on right side , any way to bring it back?
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 07:31:00 pm by 2blackbar »

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2014, 07:01:41 pm »

Still some tests are needed and some minor bugs need to be sorted out, but Android 4.4.4 is coming to GPD devices (practically there are no RK3188 devices that run 4.4.4 version of Android).



Don't expect huge differences though, 4.4.4 mainly include security patches. But it's nice to see it can be upgraded.
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tiagao_extremo

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2014, 11:48:51 pm »

Still some tests are needed and some minor bugs need to be sorted out, but Android 4.4.4 is coming to GPD devices (practically there are no RK3188 devices that run 4.4.4 version of Android).



Don't expect huge differences though, 4.4.4 mainly include security patches. But it's nice to see it can be upgraded.

And we all are so grateful for this. :)

foleyjo

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 GPD-Q88S (AKA Q88+)
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2014, 07:18:18 pm »
Hi Skelton

I'm having trouble with the instructions. I'm connected by USB but when I press Vol + and Power nothing happens.
If i use Select + Power it just boots to the launcher.

I'm on windows 8. Is there compatibility problems with this?

 

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