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Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:04:34 am »
HI guys:
Here is the newest android 4.4 beta stock firmware for the gpd g7( G5A version will come later)

version is V1.0.1.

firmware download link for G7:
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1bnip7AJ will mirror to other site asap.
New download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/v4ci4cwn182c240/G7-Android4.4-V1.0.1.rar

Firmware download link for G5A
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1mgr0FA4 will mirror to other site asap.
new download link for G5A
http://www.mediafire.com/download/pj0aop41c50o165/G5A_android_4.4_V1.0.1.rar

changelog:

1, Change the default backlight brightness into maximum
2, Change the settings Icon
3, Close the APK market validation
4, Add the pre installed APK, APK can be uninstalled
5, Add the hide  status bar function
6, Upgrade the  GPU

We will get the G5A new android 4.4 beta firmware later, and will share with you guys.

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Eric
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 07:36:04 am by Geekbuying »
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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 08:32:27 am »
Just finish mirror the G7 android 4.4 firmware and update the new download link. Enjoy! the G5A new android 4.4 firmware mirror download link will come soon.
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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 10:31:41 am »
take in consideration that, as i know, this firmware come without root, and i don?t know if there is any method for rooting this.

but, you can "taste" kitkat on your device. is an interesing experience.

Stealth Ninja

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 10:04:31 pm »
Are these devices shipped rooted?

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 12:18:54 pm »
Yes they come with the 4.2 firmware is rooted, and if not, you can just install it and it will be rooted.

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 07:56:23 am »
We just updated the G5A android 4.4 new beta firmware mirror download link.

also for the root, we just confirm with factory, this v1.01 version still come with no root, but they will release a new beta firmware next week, and that firmware will come with rooted.

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 07:01:33 pm »
We just updated the G5A android 4.4 new beta firmware mirror download link.

also for the root, we just confirm with factory, this v1.01 version still come with no root, but they will release a new beta firmware next week, and that firmware will come with rooted.

Eric
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Thanks, I will probably be buying a new device from you in the next few weeks. My first order was delivered super fast and I only paid $4 USD for DHL shipping to California. Any news on the newer G5 model?
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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 02:47:30 am »
We just updated the G5A android 4.4 new beta firmware mirror download link.

also for the root, we just confirm with factory, this v1.01 version still come with no root, but they will release a new beta firmware next week, and that firmware will come with rooted.

Eric
Geekbuying

Thanks, I will probably be buying a new device from you in the next few weeks. My first order was delivered super fast and I only paid $4 USD for DHL shipping to California. Any news on the newer G5 model?

Thanks for your trust!

We haven't got newest information about newer G5 model, if they want to use RK3288 chip, then should wait at least another month.

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 08:56:41 am »
Im going to be updating to this FW from legacy Rom for testing some games, using Rk batch tool.

is it safe to do this? has anyone had problems so far?

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 09:09:14 am »
Batch Tool is always the best method. Just remember to update using Restore option in batch tool. Changing from 4.2 to 4.4 and viceversa the use of batch tool is mandatory, because of different bootloader and new metadata partition.
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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 02:50:48 pm »
Batch Tool is always the best method. Just remember to update using Restore option in batch tool. Changing from 4.2 to 4.4 and viceversa the use of batch tool is mandatory, because of different bootloader and new metadata partition.

Perhaps it would be best to create a topic with links to this tool, and clear instructions for new users.

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 11:23:09 pm »
I saw the beta 4.4 had in the change log upgrade GPU. I wonder if they raised the speed of the MALI 400 or just tweaked the GPU driver since I assume this change is in the 4.4 1.10 rom too.

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 09:31:37 am »

There is change in the mali drivers. My guess is that these mali drivers provied by rockchip are more "kitkat" compliant.
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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 12:04:34 am »
Thanks Skelton for the info, games are indeed smooth on this device compared to my JXD 7800B. Too bad the screen isn?t IPS though but the GPD G5A++ if it arrives, I will probably buy it.

Also the analogue sticks feels exactly like the Xbox 360 controller which is nice :)

Strange though with the 4.4 1.1.0 I get after charging flimmering screen. I hope the device isn?t faulty though.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2014, 03:47:53 am by Magnus72 »

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Re: Newest Android 4.4 Beta Firmware for GPD G5A and G7
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 09:39:35 am »
I guess it's a software bug. I have't used kirkat in g7 yet, but in g5 happens the same in kitkat. Just reduce brightness a little bit and in next reboot should be ok.
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