New Legacy Rom - this was my original intention when I first started reading up on how to make custom firmware. The result was: There was only one thing wrong with the older version. It was not compatible with twrp because the system partition was not formatted in ext4. The rom was tweaked as much as it could and it works great. Why fix it if it aint broke right? So I converted the system partition to ext4 and uploaded it to my own website. So now everyone who installs it from now on will have the updated version.
So why would anyone want a new firmware? 2 reasons:
1.) Updated OS for compatability with newer apps: Unfortunately this can not really be helped and we may be stuck on KitKat. Someone is trying to update to android 7.1 and you can check the progress here (https://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-android-devices/(experimental)-android-7-1-for-gpd-xd/
2.) Included, optimized apps that include the bells and whistles: This I can do.Legacy Rom will stay the same but this will be a post installer with apps included.
The problem I forsee happening is the size of the file. I can make a very easy installer using a custom recovery ( TWRP ). This seems like a useful installation as long as it doesn't become a huge file.
I have hosted a few files for GPD XD that may be useful for you guys here: http://sectioneight.net/node/57
So my question for you guys is: What files would you want to install on a fresh flash of LegacyRom?
I am thinking something like:
Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Dolphin, Stock
Filebrowser: Stock, ES File Explorer
Launcher: Smart, TV, Halauncher, Square Home 2, romflix, Metro (stock)
Media: Kodi, MX Player, Hulu, Netflix
Optimized/Best for GPDXD apps: Emus maybe (specific versions), Happychick(boo), etc..
If you want a preview of what the installer will look like, grab this file and flash it with TWRP or CWM - best with TWRP( IT WILL NOT FLASH OR CHANGE ANYTHING, it is just a DEMO): http://sectioneight.net/s8files/temp/S8-AromaExample.zip
What do you guys think? Suggestions? Questions?
What I really could use is a list of apps/emus and versions of those apps/emus that work best with gpd xd. In some cases like Kodi and Netflix you can not get those apps in the market. I have stock versions of those 2 apps that would be included in the bundle. Optimized for GPD XD.
** Please post your suggestions here but I am compiling the list here: https://www.reddit.com/r/gpdxd/comments/75ejn3/need_your_help_gpd_xd_community/