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[ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« on: May 09, 2016, 12:00:45 pm »

THIS ROM IS DISCONTINUED. i DON'T HAVE A Q9 ANYMORE AND I HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM ANDROID DEVELOPMENT, SO DON'T EXPECT UPDATES

v 2.0 is just a minor update: Changelog:

- Device spoofed as a Nexus 5 to increase goggle compatiblity.
- Free of bloatware. Only emus included are mame4droid 0.139 and fba4droid.
- Added new wifi drivers, and updated to latest RK SDK source.
- Included several joystick modes, like in GPd XD (Ps3 mode, XBOX and NULL). PS3 is more compatoible wih emulators (retroarch), but apparently some android games work better in xbox mode. NULL mode disables joystick detection so games with controls issues like horizon chase or Exiles Zero can be used wirth GPd Mapper. You can use Gaempad app included to select between modes. Also, you can change triggers l1 for l2 and r1 for r2.
- Data partition increased to 6 Gb. Internal SD is now about 7 GB so selecting microSD as main memory is recommended.
- Selinux set to permissive in kernel.
- mnt/external_sd symliked to storage/sdcard1, so you can access external SD from both paths.
- Some other minor tweaks to speed up a little bit the device.

SCREENSHOTS:






The firmware come in two  versions, 1,6 ghz max and 1,8 ghz. Be careful with 1,8 ghz, it may be unstable on yours, in my q9psv 1,8 ghz is a bit unstable but however it was stable in my old standard q9. Make sure you download the firmware according to your device.


INSTALLATION:
This method is mandatory because of the partition changes. You cannot update the rom via microSD.

Install RK drivers included and open BatchTool, and choose the img file you want to install. With the GPD powered off press volumen + and connect it to PC. BatchTool should recognize device and show a green box. choose Restore and waut until process finished. Then power on device and wait till<process finshes . If you are using win 8.1, win10 or usb 3.0 ports try this method if device is not recognized:

http://talk.radxa.com/topic/1026/solution-rk-batchtool-problem-with-64bit-windows-8-1-usb3/4

Once firmware is installed, superSU will ask you to update binaries. Just select normal option in superSU and ready to go.

DOWNLOADS:

Q9PSV 1,6 ghz: https://mega.nz/#!YoAQWRTD!2EpocVrt0Cb_w-8kcKYV65WI44XQSvWpp7IswVEHYAc

Q9PSV 1,8 ghz: https://mega.nz/#!Bk5wiJZa!akRejXKXeCi1bMVFYQXBJKK-rjwb8tMpHRzpezs64Tc

q9 standard 1, 6 ghz; https://mega.nz/#!l1JgmQyS!MwPUIYuOanW_UmNkjA7LCcT7OLLKr9q4YL1AhFYDWOg

q9 standard 1,8 ghz: https://mega.nz/#!Mko1nJSQ!O248G6z2aDJVKQne89yb65xOyFTm0MPdY6efuEWRoeA


Thanks to weej for testing the q9 standard version.

If someone wants to buy me a beer you can invite me to my paypal

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=skelton25%40gmail%2ecom&lc=ES&currency_code=EUR&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 10:32:05 am »
I noticed a small bug in the rom with some google apps like youtube or chrome that doesn't allow to init session with google account. I will try to repair the bug. Sorry for the incovenience.

Edit: I have the bug fixed. Uploadin new versions (my internet connection is a little bit slow these days)

Links for q9PSV with the bug fixed uploaded.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2016, 01:51:43 pm by skelton »
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 03:56:13 pm »
All links reuploaded with the bug fixed
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 10:50:59 pm »
Great. I'm just waiting to get enough time to actually sit down and get everything ready. Haven't had a chance to play with my Q9 in a while.

What's unstable with the 1.8Ghz version? Is it to do with the ROM, or is it the hardware like a heat issue?

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 10:58:32 pm »
Probably my q9psv, that has worst dissipation. I notice it hotter than my old broken q9. My old q9 was stable at 1,8, but my q9psv has some unstabilities at 1,8 GHz, so i guess it's my new.device. difference between 1,6 and 1,8 is very minimal though, so not a big deal.

I use it at 1'6 and it's stable, but i cannot claim that all devices allow 1,8. So those flashing it a 1'8 GHz do it at your own risk.
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 11:15:44 pm »
Would one of those small stick-on heatsinks like the have for the Raspberry Pi would help the heat issues?
http://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories/heat-sinks-and-cooling/raspberry-pi-heat-sink-kit-black

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 11:21:18 pm »
It could help probably. The old q89 used a heatsink more or less that size. but i don' think i open my device. I only use it from time to time, i usually play with the gpd xd. And 1'6 GHz is enough for me. I am also very bad opening devices, so i prever not to risk, because i only have this new model for developing.
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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 11:38:21 pm »
I give credit to the Q9 for being very easy to open/fix. Just pop the back off and you're in. The XD looks like a pain in comparison.
I've played around with the idea of cutting some vents  in the back and maybe mounting a really small fan to move the air, but that would be a big project as I've only ever used my dremel tool once and would hate to screw it up my case.

Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 07:01:15 am »
Skelton, once again Thank You much for all your hard work!

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 07:19:58 am »
I give credit to the Q9 for being very easy to open/fix. Just pop the back off and you're in. The XD looks like a pain in comparison.
I've played around with the idea of cutting some vents  in the back and maybe mounting a really small fan to move the air, but that would be a big project as I've only ever used my dremel tool once and would hate to screw it up my case.

I've installed copper shims into two Q9's, a Q89 and Q88+, with flexible heatpads to act as heat spreaders. They're 4cm's square and 1mm think. All seem to work really well at dissipating any heat the tablets make. With my personal Q9 it can be clocked at 1.8ghz using Skelton's other firmware and the thing doesn't get any warmer than it does at 1.6ghz. So I just leave it there. Battery life suffers a little but as I've set the CPU scheduling to "on demand" it not too bad.

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 12:25:12 am »
I installed the GPD Q9 PSV 1.8 and it was working fine. Then it showed "type password to decrypt" and locked up. I reinstalled the ROM. Is this an issue, did I do something wrong. Should I use the 1.6? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 12:29:55 am »
I installed the GPD Q9 PSV 1.8 and it was working fine. Then it showed "type password to decrypt" and locked up. I reinstalled the ROM. Is this an issue, did I do something wrong. Should I use the 1.6? Any help would be appreciated.

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If you search the forums another user had this problem but I believe the only solution is to reflash the firmware. It's a rare known Android bug with no real fix if I recall.

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2016, 12:43:23 am »
I installed the GPD Q9 PSV 1.8 and it was working fine. Then it showed "type password to decrypt" and locked up. I reinstalled the ROM. Is this an issue, did I do something wrong. Should I use the 1.6? Any help would be appreciated.

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If you search the forums another user had this problem but I believe the only solution is to reflash the firmware. It's a rare known Android bug with no real fix if I recall.
I reflashed I will have to keep back ups, frequently

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2016, 01:12:38 am »
So I'm back up with 1.8. some games seem to stutter. GTA 3 is bad. Is this what Skelton meant by unstable?

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Re: [ROM] LegacyROM 2.0 for Q9 and Q9PSV
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2016, 11:04:03 am »
Gta 3 stutters a lot in almost all devices. It's a very poor port. Curiously vice city or San Andreas work much better.
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