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DroidBox
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:04:50 am »
Anyone that has droidbox firmware on their GPD XD please let me know. I would like to get my hand on the FW. I can walk you through making a copy for me. Much appreciated.

Or if anyone knows a way for me to get my hands on it, let me know plz.

Olonas

Re: DroidBox
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 06:39:04 am »
It doesn't seem any different though :/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNUn5_sJ-Bk
It mostly looks like it comes with a different kodi build or skin.
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PsyOps (OP)

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 06:56:12 am »
It doesn't cosmetically. But on desciption:

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The DroidBOX PlayOn is our new handheld device small enough to fit in your pocket,
it is around the size of your average mobile phone and twice as thick.
 It features a 5 Touchscreen, two analogue joysticks, a D-Pad and ten gaming buttons.
 Powering the whole system is a 1.8Ghz Quad Core CPU, a Mali-T764 GPU, 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage.

It claims 1.8GHz. I'm wondering if because it says that, does the firmware allow cpu to 1.8GHz. Besides it would be nice to take the firmware apart and mess with it.

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 11:15:53 am »
GPd also advertise it at 1,8 ghz. As far as I know, the droidbox firmware is similar except they include a couple of apps, but the firmware is made by GPD to them, so I think it will be similar.
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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 08:20:18 pm »
So i emailed droidbox and told them I wanted to reflash droid, if they hosted it. They sent me a link and I downloaded it. Turns out it runs the cpu at 1.8GHz(Interactive). I wonder if they used your kernel skelton.

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 08:37:39 pm »
Have in mind that stock kernel also reports 1,8, but it never goes higher from 1,4 GHz. You can see kernel in settings/about tablet
 There should appear kernel info with a name and a release date
 It It says skelton is mine, if not is made.by gpd. I doubt they use mucho kernel (they shouldn't without permisssions)
 You can also check if ragingmolasses governor is there, which is exclusive of my kernel.
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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 08:46:49 pm »
I installed Kernel Adiutor and it wont let me go to speeds it doesnt have. In droidbox it let me set at 1.8GHz so I am assuming its set at 1.8GHz. dunno.

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 08:47:34 pm »
Have in mind that stock kernel also reports 1,8, but it never goes higher from 1,4 GHz. You can see kernel in settings/about tablet
 There should appear kernel info with a name and a release date
 It It says skelton is mine, if not is made.by gpd. I doubt they use mucho kernel (they shouldn't without permisssions)
 You can also check if ragingmolasses governor is there, which is exclusive of my kernel.

They could have used your source and changed the info.

Kernel version
3.10.0
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Wed Dec 23 17:17:09 CST 2015
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skelton

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 08:57:23 pm »
Release all series (the name that appears) belong yo gpd
 It's a gpd firmware for sure (they won't have ragingmolasses governlr). Droidbox is just a rebrand company, they won't evento know how to compile a kernel
Release date is also older than my kernel. Mine is from 2016
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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 09:01:36 pm »
Ok. So its GPD then? You mentioned something about tweaking mali drivers, that's included in your kernel yes? So I assume they would't have the upgrade.

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 09:03:29 pm »
The mali drivers are in system, not in kernel. The newest ones are in firmware 3.4.3 and later, but those drivers break uoyabause perfomance (Saturn emulator)
The only thing you can control in kernel for.mali is their own governor and speeds, but userpsace libraries are in system/vendor
Seeing the release date of that kernel probably null joysticks Mode is not included i think.
All cpu apps allow to select 1,8 but doesn't mean it runs at this. I can make a kernel with 2,2 ghz for example and people can select it thinking the device runs at that speed, but it won't
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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 09:20:23 pm »
So your rom is more than just the kernel. Do you have the source to the total rom you compiled?

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 09:31:51 pm »
It:s the Firefly sdk (which is basically a rockchip sdk, the same that gpd use, because it is what rockchip provide to them). But some files must be taken from stock ROM (framework.jar, Mali new drivers for those that use it(the called newmali version), or the gamepad.apk), because things like gpd mapper or newer Mali drivers are not in Firefly sdk. They are added by gpd in their firmwares. But the firmware itself is compiled using  Firefly sdk except for those things I mentioned that I am forced to take them from stock ROM). Mali drivers are not even open for gpd, because they are close source by the own rockchip.
Have in mind companies generally only release kernel code (the ones who do), but the full sdk is rarely shared by companies. The case of Firefly board is special because is a development board, so they always share everything. They released a board with the new rk3399 which I am currently helping to test (and buggy as hell to tell the truth)

So to sum up, my ROM is based on Firefly sdk which is close to aosp (Nexus products sdk), and a couple of things that must be added from stock ROM because I am forced to do it, because they are not open source and are not in Firefly sdk, like gpd mapper, the APK to select Xbox/PS3 modes, etc)
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DougOnEarth

Re: DroidBox
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 02:34:41 am »
I have the Dropbox version. What app can I install that will tell me definitively if this Droidbox rom will go to 1.8ghz?

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Re: DroidBox
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 05:50:42 am »
I installed Kernel Aduitor and started to change cpu settings just to see how high you can set it, then canceled out.

It's 1.8GHz im pretty sure.