The main purpose of this new fimware is just to update to Android 4.4.4, for those that love to be the more updated as possible. This time the firmware is built from source code SDK. Main differences between q88+ and q89 is that q89 includes a better battery and new touch screen controller, but esentially they are the same device.
Anyway, if you are happy with 1.0 version probably you don't need to update, unless you have a q89 batch or you want 1,6 ghz ROM.SCREENSHOT:
Antutu score at 1,6 ghz (if that means something to you, for me Antutu is pretty useless)
Compiled using AOSP and latest RKSDK patches in the framework. Built from source, including custom kernel.
Rooted with superSU
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)
Apex Launcher included and metroUI removed.
CPU unlocked to 1,6 ghz. It was locked at 1,4 ghz or 1,2 ghz with stock roms.
No bloatware or chinese applications. Only apps added are Tincore Keymapper, Tincore Quickflasher, 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. Tincore keymapper is also include if you need advanced features.
Oveclocked GPU overclocked kernel as optional patch (see above for further instructions, it's only for q89 batch).
ABOUT TINCORE KEYMAPPER:
This tool is used for remapping or increased compatibility from gamepad.
Check this another video.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.
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). It's not mandatory but recommended to install with full battery.
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.
We have included a patch in the rar than can be flashed via Quickflasher, only for q89 models.
Kernel GPU Overclocked: Is the kernel included in the rom but with GPU Overclocked to 600 mhz. In RK3188-T devices usually runs at 446 mhz
You can check this video to see how to install a kernel or patch by using Quickflasher.
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 micro SD as primary sdcard. This will swap internal and external memory. Then power off and next boot memories will be swapped.
To GPD and Zococity for their support and collaboration during all this time. It's been fun to work together.
Download for q88+:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6JKf-QJv2KAbkxoWnpXUlZwT1E&authuser=0
Download for q89:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6JKf-QJv2KAWml5b2IzMnEwUGM&authuser=0