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Author Topic: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2  (Read 14056 times)

Skelton-retired (OP)

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[ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« on: March 22, 2014, 01:39:46 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:

   Rooted.
   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)
   Stock launcher replaced by apex Launcher (stock launcher has some bugs)
   No bloatware or chinese applications. Only apps added are Tincore Keymapper, Tincore Quickflasher, Total Commanderand 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.
   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.
   Oveclocked kernel to 1,6 ghz 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.
   Vsync video playback fixed: Video playback is smooth now.
   CIFS support
   Mali, HDMI and some other minor changes here and there to improve performance.

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. 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:

   Kernel Overclocked: Is the kernel included in the rom but overclocked to 1,6 ghz
   Kernel_standard: The kernel that comes by default with this firmware, in case you need to re-install it.

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

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

KNOWN BUGS:

- Dead Trigger 2 shows graphics incorrectly, so the game is unplayable.
- sometimes, after a full charge, you may experience a slight screen flicker with max brightness. Just move brightness slider or enter an app and should be fine.
- There could be some bug here and there, android 4.4.2 in RK is rather new and is constantly changing to be improved, so let me know your findings.


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.

THANKS:

   To GPD for their support and collaboration.
After this ROM release, I will take a little break until rockchip make more changes or I find some more spare time.

If you think this ROM is useful to you, you can invite me to a coffee (send me a PM).


Download of the ROM:

https://mega.co.nz/#!IlBFRS7B!n59Q9OmMO3UvzJfpOT5GyawEB2HLgA4j7cCugadHH3w
« Last Edit: March 27, 2014, 07:41:00 pm by skelton »
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Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 01:40:29 pm »
Reserved for future patches or updates.
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tincore

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 01:59:12 pm »
I think it is more performant than 4.2.

Stealth Ninja

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 10:38:31 pm »
Thanks very much. I was unable to view Netflix movies in the previous G7 Legacy rom. Now it works perfect.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2014, 10:45:39 pm by Stealth Ninja »

Pixman

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 04:37:12 pm »
Hi folks,

I have a curious problem.

I use the stock 4.2.2 Firmware and want to use the LegacyROM.
Wenn I put in the device with power off & Volume +, the device manager shows me an "Unknown Device"

I want to change the driver to rockbatch driver. Nothing happens.
It just says, it's now the correct driver. But there's still a warning sign and 'Unknown Device' in the device manager.

I don't know what to do anymore.
Tried to uninstall everything, different versions (using Rockbatch 1.7 btw) and so on.

Using Windows 7, just for your information. Any ideas?


Thanks,
Pix

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 07:40:19 pm »
-Try with another usb cable orport or with these drivers:

https://mega.co.nz/#!1wQBBBgC!INI4VrR6s273rCvY9fz6nYzuQJtlX7CbrTwd3JOBk6o
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Pixman

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 01:53:44 pm »
Thanks, it seems to have worked :)

It switched to green and I was able to flash it within minutes.

(this was on my old device, not the one we currently discuss in another thread, just so you know why I'm asking in the other thread)

antawn

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 12:44:29 pm »
Skelton,this is the latest custom rom?Does it have full compatibility with google store?

adventureFAN

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 12:45:39 pm »
Yes, it's the latest.

And read the features:
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Google Play full compatibility (device spoofed as Samsung Galaxy S3)

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 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 12:46:41 pm »
Skelton,this is the latest custom rom?Does it have full compatibility with google store?

Yes, it's my latest for g7 (and probably the last one I make).
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nielo360

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 02:37:56 am »
My battery doesn't show the charge properly it always stays stuck at 23% is there a way to fix this?

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 07:42:57 am »
My battery doesn't show the charge properly it always stays stuck at 23% is there a way to fix this?

Try reflashing, but sounds like a battery problem....
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nielo360

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 12:29:16 pm »
started working after draining the battery fully, its charges to 99%

antawn

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 06:06:28 pm »
Hello again,i have a question.I installed the rom and it is perfectly.My question is:If you want to roll back the changes,is there any way to do that?

antawn

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 06:07:33 pm »
Also,can you change the device to its normal GPG G7 recognation on google play?I mean not spoofed as Samsung galaxy s3

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 06:51:07 pm »
Hello again,i have a question.I installed the rom and it is perfectly.My question is:If you want to roll back the changes,is there any way to do that?

Just install stock ROM if you want the "stock" experience.

Also,can you change the device to its normal GPG G7 recognation on google play?I mean not spoofed as Samsung galaxy s3

I don't see the point of making that. Google Play compatibility would be affected and some apps won't be able to be downloaded.
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logseman

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2014, 06:56:10 pm »
Also,can you change the device to its normal GPG G7 recognation on google play?I mean not spoofed as Samsung galaxy s3
you can change that by yourself in the build.prop file. Use a text editor and change back the lines which mention Samsung and GT-9300 to what they say in the original build.prop.

illuminerdi

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2014, 03:35:15 pm »
Not sure if this is the best thread for this, so feel free to move this to its own thread if so:

Does anyone know how to get Bard's Tale to recognize the joystick on this ROM?  I can map the touch controls with Tincore, but the game is supposed to have native support for most forms of Android controller, yet none of them seem to work when I set the controls in Tincore to be an actual joystick.  I've tried Tincore mode, Mode M/P/X and none change the behavior of the game.

I'd really prefer to have native controls since that should get rid of the touch controls, freeing up screen space, and that should allow the right stick to work as intended, whereas there are no good options in tincore to properly map the right stick (the touch controls require a two finger press and rotate to turn the camera, the only way I could make this work with Tincore ended up being very poor and unreliable)

Thanks!

Skelton-retired (OP)

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 1.0 Kitkat for GPD-G7 Android 4.4.2
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2014, 04:17:32 pm »
It's a problem with the game, that is poorly programmed and only work with native controls with certain original moga controllers ans xbox and sixaxis under certain conditions. My guess is that is has a joystick detection badrly implemented. Try to email developers to see if they can improve that.

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