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    Tronsmart MK908 Android 4.1.1 - Finless ROM 1.4

    Hey folks.... Here is my 2nd custom ROM for a Quad Core TV stick.

    Please note. I DID NOT USE the stock ROM for this. I used a generic 4.1.1 3188 Rockchip ROM for this as a base. The Stock ROM was just too buggy to use and try to fix!
    Special thanks to FreakTab user: strauzo
    For pointing me to this very fast generic ROM!


    All the issues with frame skipping are gone! e.g. like Antutu and the frame skipping during graphics testing. I found the problem and how they implemented rotation lock is the reason for the frame skipping. This ROM has rotation enabled but I give you an APP to control it. See features below.

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

    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 1 Megs of APP space.
    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) The stock ROM and this ROM does not have a built in "hide status bar"
    It also allows screen rotation in APPs.
    So I have added to APPs for you to use!
    full!screen which is a cool APP that allows you to control hiding of the status bar.
    Rotation Locker which will allow you to stop APPs from rotating the screen.

    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.
    Yuur device will show up in google play as Samsung device nopt a MK908 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 remotly 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!

    ________________________

    Here are the links for 1.4 ROM

    ROM -> Tronsmart MK908 Finless 1.4 ROM (250 megs)



    Enjoy,
    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"
    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
    "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"
    "Ojcze, przebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Hey folks.... Here is my 2nd custom ROM for a Quad Core TV stick.

    Please note. I DID NOT USE the stock ROM for this. I used a generic 4.1.1 3188 Rockchip ROM for this as a base. The Stock ROM was just too buggy to use and try to fix!
    Special thanks to FreakTab user: strauzo
    For pointing me to this very fast generic ROM!


    All the issues with frame skipping are gone! e.g. like Antutu and the frame skipping during graphics testing. I found the problem and how they implemented rotation lock is the reason for the frame skipping. This ROM has rotation enabled but I give you an APP to control it. See features below.

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

    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 1 Megs of APP space.
    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) The stock ROM and this ROM does not have a built in "hide status bar"
    It also allows screen rotation in APPs.
    So I have added to APPs for you to use!
    full!screen which is a cool APP that allows you to control hiding of the status bar.
    Rotation Locker which will allow you to stop APPs from rotating the screen.

    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.
    Yuur device will show up in google play as Samsung device nopt a MK908 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 remotly 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!

    ________________________

    Here are the links for 1.4 ROM

    ROM -> Tronsmart MK908 Finless 1.4 ROM (250 megs)



    Enjoy,
    Bob
    Thanks a bunch man i have been waiting for this will let u know how it runs.

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    New Filess Rom for T428

    Hi Bob I flashed the new rom you made THANK YOU to my new Tronsmart T428 everhything seemed to work it booted into you rom no worries,However I kept getting you logo/image showing FINLESS shied and it stays on a for a couple of minutes
    and you can't seem to turn it off until it fades itself is this normal because if it is it makes the rom unusable
    I click on Netflix get the shield image I click playtime and get the image .Have I done something wrong when I flashed it.
    Thanks John

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    driver successfully loaded but rom flash tool 1.37 stopped working it said failed to load setting .ini .any help running 64bit win 7

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    Damn you Bob - now I will have to place an order soon. Still debating between this and Tronsmart t428, may have to get both.

    Thanks for all the great work Bob !

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    nevermind i got it used winrar to unzip and it worked .
    awesome boot animation finless love it

    i got 17676 on antutu

    5800 on quadrant
    Last edited by digweed4me; 05-07-2013 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Hey folks.... Here is my 2nd custom ROM for a Quad Core TV stick.

    Enjoy,
    Bob
    Thanks Bob!

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    Thanks bob for this rom. We hope in 4.1.1 stable and super fast rom also for T428.

    But Please, tell me how I can completely remove the server part of rkremote and if there is somewhere else in boot.img related to the app ehomemediacenter if you add this.
    This part make my router crazy and degrade my wifi performances. Only this and then everything ok.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by strauzo; 05-08-2013 at 02:32 AM.

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    finless you the MAN! Thank you so much.

    It's a good feeling to have bet on the right horse, can't wait for my MK908 to arrive.

    So awesome...

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    Hello Bob, there is a way to bring this about MK808B 4.1.1? or only the part concerning the rotation of the screen.

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    Great news Bob. Will try this rom tonight.

    Thank´s for your hard work.

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    I like to try this but could I set it back how it was?

    My MK908 seems to be working good. So I don't want to put Finless ROM 1.4 on it unless I can save what's on there when I got it.

    Can I save it some how or is there the stock ROM out there to download?

    Mine is "Build number mk908_100j1 15-04-2013",
    "Kernel version 3.0.36+ ouyang_V_100j1 #93 SMP PREEMPT Fri Apr 19 17:21:39 CST 2013",
    "Android version 4.1.1".

    -Raymond Day

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    This is great!
    I'm waiting for geekbuyin, the mk908 has been sold out.
    When it arrives, I order a MK908.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strauzo View Post
    Thanks bob for this rom. We hope in 4.1.1 stable and super fast rom also for T428.

    But Please, tell me how I can completely remove the server part of rkremote and if there is somewhere else in boot.img related to the app ehomemediacenter if you add this.
    This part make my router crazy and degrade my wifi performances. Only this and then everything ok.

    Thanks.
    I can turn it off in boot.img
    you remove the insmod rk_mirroring.ko
    Or use a terminal and unload that KO.

    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"
    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
    "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"
    "Ojcze, przebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"


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    Quote Originally Posted by geekbuying View Post
    Antutu score improve to 17000+, cool


    So does Tronsmart 428 has a better score or Mk908 with the new finless 1.4 rom ?

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    Unhappy MX Player still have frame loss while playing 720p x264 files

    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Hey folks.... Here is my 2nd custom ROM for a Quad Core TV stick.

    Enjoy,
    Bob
    Hi Bob,
    Great work on fixing many issues. 3D is fixed and I scored as others 17k+ in antutu. However, while playing videos in either stock or MX Player there is obvious frame-loss and not because of lack of CPU/GPU processing power, but simply videos are not fluid (see driving action scenes for example). It seems like on place of let say 24 fps all videos play with different maybe 15 frames per seconds rate. I never encountered this elsewhere. This happens using HD or SW encoding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteus View Post
    Hi Bob,
    Great work on fixing many issues. 3D is fixed and I scored as others 17k+ in antutu. However, while playing videos in either stock or MX Player there is obvious frame-loss and not because of lack of CPU/GPU processing power, but simply videos are not fluid (see driving action scenes for example). It seems like on place of let say 24 fps all videos play with different maybe 15 frames per seconds rate. I never encountered this elsewhere. This happens using HD or SW encoding.
    Did you notice this on the stock ROM as well?

    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"
    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
    "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"
    "Ojcze, przebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Did you notice this on the stock ROM as well?

    Bob
    Yes, that issue was on the stock rom as well.

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