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    Tronsmart t428 Android 4.2.2 - Finless ROM 1.4

    Hey folks.... Here is my first custom ROM for a Quad Core TV stick.

    I have to say with Android 4.2.2 it's like starting over. Much of my custom tweaks from 4.1.1 do not work and I have to relearn how to apply them to 4.2.2. Kind of a bummer but over time things will get better.

    So this is a first release with just some basic goodies.

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    Features and release notes for my 1.4 ROM:

    1) Rooted and new SU and Superuser applied that supports Android 4.2.2

    2) Stock ROM was only 500 Megs of APP space. Be default this is increased to 1gig in my ROM.
    BUT you also have parameter file options!
    There are also 2gb, 4gb and 6gb options.
    Read below for how to change that in the flash tool.
    Realize if you use this 6gb option, internal SDcard will only have about 600 megs of free space!

    2) As always, full init.d support! If you do not know what that is... ignore it. For geeks that want to use it. It is there!

    3) I enabled location services. This is now in the settings menu. Tested and working with all APPs that use it.
    remember to turn off GPS as we have no GPS.

    4) Gameloft fix. This fixes Gameloft games from crashing to the desktop.
    Many of them do not run and crash to the desktop. This is due to a license check based on the device.
    Special thanks to Christian Troy for inventing this fix. I modded it for this ROM.

    5) Build.prop edit to open up the Google Play store to APPs that normally say "not compatible".
    I am spoofing a Samsung device that will show almost any APP as compatible.
    Your device will show up in google play as Samsung device nopt a t428 or RKSDK! Understand this please.
    I also left the original buiild.prop in the ROM called build.orig.
    If you want to go back, just use ES FIle Explorer or a root file explorer and rename build.prop to build.old
    Then rename build.orig to build.prop.
    Go into settings, apps, all and go into the Google Play app. Clear the cache and data.
    Reboot! You should be back to showing up as a Minis Nexo X5.

    6) RK Mirroring is enabled. I have yet to figure it out or how to use it but if we ever do, its there.
    I think we need a client on our tablets to use it. Hopefully more info will come from WiMo about this.
    Also new to Android 4.2.2 is Wifi display. If you have another 4.2.2 phone or tablet you can share your
    devices screen on your TV.

    7) Remote Control using RK Remote APP is now fully supported!
    In the ROM kit is a RKRemoteControl.apk.
    You install this on your phone or tablet and now it can remotely control your TV player!
    Just put the APK on sdcard or something and install it on your Android phone, tablet, etc.
    ENJOY this one! I had a HARD TIME getting it to work!

    8) I added a reboot APP that will allow optional reboot options like reboot to bootloader (flash mode).

    9) It appears Xpad.ko is in the kernel already for Xbox controller support.
    However since I do not have a xbox controller I cannot test or confirm this.
    Please let me know if it works.

    10) USB mass storage support.
    Stock ROM this is set as a MTP device and there is not longer settings support to change it in 4.2.2!
    I modified build.prop to change it from MTP to Mass Storage as I prefer this as it gives removable storage
    for the external SDcard as well as internal SDcard.
    On boot up if your connected to a PC you will get a start screen telling you USB is connected.
    This is how a tablet works too. If you turn it on from this screen you will see your removable
    drives on your PC.
    I removed the USB on/off setting as it did not work at all so was useless.
    This is also why I changed it to Mass storage.
    If you want to change it back, just edit build.prop.


    For more information ALWAYS read the README in the ROM kit!

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    Here are the links for Android 4.2.2 Finless 1.4 ROM

    ROM -> Tronsmart t428 Android 4.2.2 - Finless 1.4 ROM (250 megs)



    Enjoy,
    Bob
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    thank you

    great news i was waiting for your first rom to be avalaible for the t428 now i will order one today from geekbuying.
    The reason i'll buy from them it is because they have a good communication with you and they approve your hard work.
    Will give you my report in 7 or 14 days about your rom and i also use a xbox controller so i will be able to test it. 512m for application is way too low by chance your rom and your tool are easy to use and your 2gb parameter will make my day
    Thanks Bob for your great work for sdram storage there are plenty of applications to bind directories to an external sdcard so a small internal sdcard space is no problem for me with root access.

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    Thanks for the custom rom for Tronsmart T428, I will try this Rom and report back

    also @kennythewise, Thanks for your order and trust! We will try our best to offer you guys best service!!
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    WoooooHoooo! Still don't have mine in yet, but you know I'm already downloading this!

    EDIT: Also, does anyone know if any of the RK3066 or RK3188 Tabs/Phones have full PlayStore access and no issue with say things like AnTuTu? Wouldn't it be better to spoof one of those in the build.prop?

    EDIT #2: I got the WiFi Display working between my MK808 and my Galaxy Note II. I was running it on 802.11n 2.4GHz (WPA2-Personal AES)on both devices. I originally had my phone on 802.11n 5Ghz and it wouldn't connect to the 808. Once I put my phone on 2.4GHz it did. Im using an RT-AC66U router only 20+/- Ft away and the video was delayed by about 2 seconds and had really bad distortions and pixelization (green, pinks, and tearing all over), but it was working. and I was able to rotate the image as well. I think the app just needs some work itself and or is only meant to work between RK devices.

    Im hoping the power of the quad-core and the possible 802.11ac will help and make it work.
    Last edited by Spotopolis; 05-05-2013 at 09:12 PM.
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    CPU: @1.6GHz OnDemand Governor NOOP I/O Scheduler
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    After flash to this custom rom,i can use this XBMC:

    http://www.xbmcandroid.com/2013/05/0...ndroid-is-out/

    now can do hardware decoding with external player. but in stock firmware, it can't.

    what did you change to make it work?
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    Thanks for the ROM. I've had it on over night and so far so good. There is one little issue, when on stock 4.1.1, I can see the three wireless routers I have dotted about the place, on this ROM one of them will not show on the list (Edimax BR-6324NL Wireless Router).

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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum and found it by your custom rom for the t428
    Anyways I was giving some input and my outlook on this rom and every other one for the t428
    Many entertainment apps Like Netflix,Hulu plus,crackle do not work. Also HID bluetooth support does not work.

    I have tried every rom availible for the t428 and they all do the same thing except the 4.1 rom
    Which they play then sound stops after the first reboot or shutdown of the stick. So once it starts up again no sound at all on anything.

    Was wondering what type of roms you customize and or interested in fixing on this rom and the t428

    Thats the base standard I use on entertainment and video is Netflix ,hulu plus and The free crackle by sony
    which as ive said none of them work on this rom which for hulu is due to root and crackle and netflix allows access. So I was hoping some of your input on this what is the importance of xbmc. I personally think upnplay works better and is already at google play. Anyways hope you understand just my perspective and think the real apps of importance for reselling to customers are netflix,hulu and other streaming services not just homenetwork.
    Bob D.

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    when is for 908

    Bob, not fair...when are u doing it for 908?

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    Re: NEW - Tronsmart t428 Finless ROM 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by bkling View Post
    Bob, not fair...when are u doing it for 908?
    I supose it is a joke, he is working in a lot of devices at same time. So when he can sure it will try with 908 too.
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    xpad.ko

    I'm not sure what to do with a custom ROM yet.

    I can tell you that the 4.2.2 that the T428 ships with does support my USB xbox 360 controller. YEAH BABY!

    Just TWO major problems with 4.2.2:

    1. Netflix doesn't work.
    2. GPUs don't get the clock-speed they need to churn out the high 3D graphics scores we should be seeing.

    3. Well, what's going on with the WiFi? I get fab performance (provided I disconnect USB ethernet adapter) so it will connect, but when I do the WPS method, it seems to connect only to the 2.4GHz band. I'll need to pursue things further on my end with that.

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    Odd, I tested Netflix and it worked for me

    I installed it from Google play not side load.

    I will try again when I get home. I will also try crackle and find out what the problem is. I did not test that.

    Also I am working on the 4.1.1 ROM for this. Reason is it is faster AND it is SDK level 16 which allows more compatibility. There are lots of Play store APPs that will not work on 4.2.2 as it is reporting SDK level 17 to Google Play and you cannot change that in build.prop or the ROM will not boot!

    The bottom line moving forward is the APP developers need to update their APPs to support 4.2.2 SDK level 17. We don't want to be stuck on 4.1.1 for ever!

    Bob
    "Przebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Прости их, ибо не ведают, что творят"
    "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
    "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
    "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
    "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
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    "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
    "Atyám, bocsásd meg nekik, mert nem tudják mit cselekszenek!"
    "Odpusť jim, neboť nevědí, co činí"
    "Πάτερ άφες αυτοίς, ού γάρ οίδασι τί ποιούσι"
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    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"


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    Sixaxis app Compatibility t428?

    Hi, Bob

    Sixaxis app Compatibility Tronsmart t428?
    1port usb2.0 Host ideal CANYON USB HUB 4 port(Logitech C270 HD cam+logitech wireless usb mouse+logitechk400)?

    Chaky

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    screen keyboard

    Hi,

    I have 2 or 3 questions (still waiting my T428, shipped 2 days ago...):

    - Is it possible to hide the screen keyboard when you plugged a wireless keyboard? (it use half of the screen so that's not very confortable i think.)

    - Is it possible to see a lockscreen when the T428 is not used? (like smartphone without the screen off)
    And will it be possible to get the multi user then?

    -Is it possible to do video call on skype? (i have an old logitech C300)

    Thanks for all the answers to come guys and sorry my english

    And good job bob i've seen your work on other sticks.

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    Re: NEW - Tronsmart t428 Finless ROM 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by didshub View Post
    Hi,

    I have 2 or 3 questions (still waiting my T428, shipped 2 days ago...):

    - Is it possible to hide the screen keyboard when you plugged a wireless keyboard? (it use half of the screen so that's not very confortable i think.)

    - Is it possible to see a lockscreen when the T428 is not used? (like smartphone without the screen off)
    And will it be possible to get the multi user then?

    -Is it possible to do video call on skype? (i have an old logitech C300)

    Thanks for all the answers to come guys and sorry my english

    And good job bob i've seen your work on other sticks.
    To hide the keyboard use null imput from Google play.
    Lookscreen is difficult to activate, Bob made it in 4.1 roms, and he need to investigate how make that in 4.2
    There is some cams compatible, the best is try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leolas View Post
    To hide the keyboard use null imput from Google play.
    Lookscreen is difficult to activate, Bob made it in 4.1 roms, and he need to investigate how make that in 4.2
    There is some cams compatible, the best is try it.
    I'll try null input and i hope bob will find how to activate lockscreen, he does a great job anyway.
    I hope my cam will be compatible.
    Thanks for your fast answer.

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    Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Odd, I tested Netflix and it worked for me

    I installed it from Google play not side load.

    I will try again when I get home. I will also try crackle and find out what the problem is. I did not test that.

    Also I am working on the 4.1.1 ROM for this. Reason is it is faster AND it is SDK level 16 which allows more compatibility. There are lots of Play store APPs that will not work on 4.2.2 as it is reporting SDK level 17 to Google Play and you cannot change that in build.prop or the ROM will not boot!

    The bottom line moving forward is the APP developers need to update their APPs to support 4.2.2 SDK level 17. We don't want to be stuck on 4.1.1 for ever!

    Bob
    I'm about to try your new 1.4 ROM here.

    Ya, NetFlix doesn't work on Out-of-the-box Stock 4.2.2 ROM and the recommended sideload of older version trick didn't help me either.

    Going back to 4.1.1 fixed NetFlix problem but created other probs.

    I like the 4.2.2 better. I mainly switched to 4.1.1 because somebody with loud voice was saying it was faster and I thought it would give me that 18000+ Antutu score from GeekBuying, but now I realize that GeekBuying ran Antutu in Portrait Mode because of the 4.1.1 Screen Rotation lock issue and that's how they achieved the high score.

    In reality, the 3D graphics performance of 4.1.1 is only possibly a very slight tad better, but nothing to change ROMs over.

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    Fresh run of your 1.4 ROM

    Hi Bob;

    I just tried running NetFlix and Hulu Plus from the Playstore and neither of them worked. The NetFlix has what appears to be scrambled video and the Hulu says that it can't load ads from it's sponsor and then reports that it can't stream the video and that I should check my internet connection but there's nothing wrong with the internet connection.

    I'm wondering if this is one of those HDMI security encryption things. NetFlix & Hulu don't want people recording programs over HDMI like we used to do back in the old composite video signal days.

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    The 4.1.1 ROM is faster. If you use rotation locker from google it will still give you 17000+ Antutu.

    Flash my MK908 4.1.1 and use the T428 kernel and try that.
    I will have a 4.1.1 ROM for the T428 soon.

    Yes Netflix wont work on 4.2.2 yet. They changed how the screen is being drawn in 4.2.2
    Known issues with all 4.2.2 TV stick so far is:
    Some TV's don't have audio
    Some TV's report they cannot sync
    Netflix is scrambled

    I don't know why I thought Netflix worked but I must have tried 4.1.1 at the time. I was bouncing around with ROMs that day.

    However I am told side loading this hacked Netflix works. I have not tried it yet myself.
    Netflix-Black.v1.8.1.apk

    If we could get kernel sources for 3.0.36+ I am sure Omegamoon, leolas, or someone could solve these problems.

    Bob
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    I just tried running NetFlix and Hulu Plus from the Playstore and neither of them worked. The NetFlix has what appears to be scrambled video and the Hulu says that it can't load ads from it's sponsor and then reports that it can't stream the video and that I should check my internet connection but there's nothing wrong with the internet connection.

    I'm wondering if this is one of those HDMI security encryption things. NetFlix & Hulu don't want people recording programs over HDMI like we used to do back in the old composite video signal days.
    This is really disappointing......I can't believe that the manufacturer (Tronsmart) and all
    of the re-sellers are OK to put this type of half-baked 'rushed' product into the channel where
    they rely on end-cutomers/hobbysit to work out the software kinks. Doesn't everyone buy
    these TV stick so they can watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube etc.
    ? Where was the testing of
    such BASIC parameters/apps and how could a decision be made to send
    this item out to the market ??? UNREAL !!


    Having T428 shippied to me as I type this, brings the excitement level down a bit.
    Thanks again for your work, Bob. I am looking forward to see your 4.1.1 ROM.
    At least there is a hope that with your help the stick will be more usable.
    Last edited by WatchFan1; 05-09-2013 at 09:01 AM.

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    hello Bob, and first of all thank you for the rom and all your hard work in the Android comunity

    i have been using the 4.1.1 stock rom for a while now and today i've upgraded to your 1.4 rom.
    everything works perfect except for my external hdd. File explorer will not see or open it. Also it doesn't show up in settings/storage. Only thing that happens when i connect it is, i get a popup in the taskbar saying "USBmassstorarge prepared".
    it used to work without any issues on 4.1.1. Any advice?

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