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    K-R42 Hybrid Firmware (HFW) 3.2 by lewy20041

    I want to thanks geekbuying for donateing me this nice hardware,
    i have to say that this box in my opinion is best choice of tv boxes and sticks for now.
    Its have analog tv out, hdmi, 2Xfull size usb, 1xmicro usb otg, spdif, audio jack, rj45 and micro sd slot.

    You can buy it here:
    GeekBuying.com


    !For now only for K-R42 without bluetooth!

    My website:
    http://www.apkfreak.com

    Changelog:

    Beta
    (some bugs may be present)


    v3.2
    -fix black screen on some devices
    -fixed remote mapping
    -fixed nfs
    -fixed some stability bugs
    -flash custom kernel under setting-miscllaneous
    (place your kernel into /sdcard/HFW/ and rename it to kernel.img)
    !(make sure you flashing 1080p kernel in 1080p mode and 720p kernel in 720p mode)!
    -melef10 keymap
    -better xbox wirless gamepad keymap
    -rooted
    -init.d support
    -debloated
    -cwm recovery (backup-restore your firmware)
    -swich between 1080p kernel and 720p kernel with simple press of a button from your tv
    (Settings-Advanced-Switch Resolution)
    -new CM like menu under Settings
    -pached libmedia for xbmc passtrougt
    -new folders in /mnt/ out of the box fro mounting nfs or smb shares
    NFS_1 ; Samba_1
    NFS_2 ; Samba_2
    -mount smb, nfs scripts in /etc/init.d/ for mounting shares (edit to mach your shares and
    change permisions to "755" "rwx r-x r-x")
    -new shutdown menu
    -fixed setting/firmwork-res strings
    -new modules
    *md4.ko
    *Virtual Touch
    *Tun
    -gamepad button on systembar
    -removed volume buttons from systembar
    -youtube for gtv 1.7.3
    -better webcam support
    -wirless tweeks in build.prop
    -spoofed as Galaxy S3
    -new mouse pointer (LG Google TV)
    -new bootanimation

    And probably other things i forgot to mention;p

    Stable
    (last ver based on stock k-r42 rom)


    v1.2.0 Final
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -K-R42 720p/1080p
    -root
    -spoofed as Galaxy SIII
    -gamepad button on statusbar opens "Tincore Key Mapper" (you can play games like bad pieggies with mouse)
    -build.prop tweaks
    -gameloft fix
    -2gb app space
    -changed bootanimation
    -deleted usles apps
    -better webcam support (logitech webcams like c525 wasnt working before, now it works like a charm)
    -bootsound suport (put any .mp3 into system/media and rename it to android_audio.mp3 it will be played at bootanimation screen.)
    -auto install advancedsettings.xml for smooth 1080p videa playback in XBMC
    -Default launcher option under HFW settings>Special (Chouse which launcher you want to use as default)
    -nfs support
    -init.d support
    -added HFW version under settings>about device
    -added some nice apps:
    *ES Explorer (ver. before layaut change)
    *Wallbase
    *Youtube for GTV 1.6 (due to login problems on 1.7.1)
    -new settings (HFW Settings)
    *Special
    *Performance (you can change CPU clocks)
    *Equalizer (need some testing)
    *SuperSU (now it wil show here insted of app drawer)
    *Terminal (//-//-//-)
    *Xbmc Installer (//-//-//-)
    -unlocked hiden options:
    *Bluetooth
    *Accessibility
    -new modules:
    *ntfs.ko added
    *md4.ko
    *pl2303.ko
    *crc-itu-t.ko
    *isofs.ko
    *cdrom.ko
    *udf.ko
    *isofs.ko
    *btusb.ko
    *tun.ko
    *virtual touchscreen.ko (720p)
    -some visual changes
    -modules package [provided with the rom package]
    -disabled hdmi check for apps like "Xfinity, HBO GO"
    -new visual (system bar etc.)
    -power button on system bar
    -clean home screen from usles shourtcats and widgets
    -new wallpaper
    -ic_sysbar_highlight changed to cyan
    -ic_sysbar_lights_out_dot changed to transparent (no dots on status bar when waching movie on mx player etc.)
    -deleted search bar from home


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





    (If you like the firmware and would like to support my work
    donations are appreciated)

    Beta:
    V3.2
    Download 720p/1080

    V2.0.4
    Download 720p/1080


    Stable:

    v1.2.0 Final
    Devhost 720p
    Devhost 1080p



    Regards
    Lewy20041

    Thanks go to:
    leolas (for his help whenever i need)
    phjanderson (kernels for t428)
    hoabycsr (kernels for mk908)
    FinlessBob (kernel pach for K-R42)
    Wasser (kernels for K-R42)
    Last edited by lewy20041; 12-24-2013 at 12:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    This firmware is based on the latest one relised by geekbuying.com
    I want to thanks geekbuying for donateing me this nice hardware,
    Lewy20041
    Hey there mate, thanks for that!!
    I see it says uploading... good news!!!
    cheers,
    fred.

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    Thank you great job , can i use it with cs918!

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    its look the same but im not sure:"
    if you have stock rom for your device you should be good if not its always
    safer to make a cwm backup or wait when some one who tested it, will post.
    Last edited by lewy20041; 07-20-2013 at 09:46 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    its look the same but im not sure:"
    if you have stock rom for your device you should be good if not its always
    safer to make a cwm backup or wait when some one who tested it will post.
    ok , thank you

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    I have the C918 and its identical to K-R42 inside, so i believe there will be no problems at all with this rom.

    My problem is that i cannot get this box detected correctly on PC.
    Tried with 3 Desktops and a laptop (Windows 7 32bit/64bit, Windows XP SP3)
    Tried with 4 MicroUSB-to-USB female cables combined with Male-to-male USB (i tested the cables with a multimeter).
    Whenever i plug it to PC, it never detected unless i do it veeery slowly. Even then it gets an error in device manager (This device cannot start. (Code 10)).
    On windows XP the drivers cannot installed at all (only stays as unknown rk31sdk) it says something like that the driver is not correct for this device.. (i use the drivers whithin your rom, and my previous downloaded official Rockchip v3.5)

    My other Android tablet with Amlogic works fine on my computer.

    Is there any other way to install the rom? or root? or i have to stay with the stock rom?
    Sorry im insist on this but if custom/rooted rom is a no-go, i have to return the device.
    Thank you!

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    it gave me a little headache to, but now i think its quite easy to get the box recognized.

    1. unplug all cables from device.
    2. plug micro usb otg cable into device and into pc (nothing else)
    3. press and hold litle restore button on which is under device
    4. plug in power cord (remember to stil hold restore button) and you are in flash mod
    5. on first time it may not work before driver are instaled but later its working every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    it gave me a little headache to, but now i think its quite easy to get the box recognized.

    1. unplug all cables from device.
    2. plug micro usb otg cable into device and into pc (nothing else)
    3. press and hold litle restore button on which is under device
    4. plug in power cord (remember to stil hold restore button) and you are in flash mod
    5. on first time it may not work before driver are instaled but later its working every time.
    Thank you for answering.
    First of all, i did a shutdown and removed all USB devices (Wifi, DVB receiver) from my pc.
    Then i did the steps correctly but i just get the system recovery menu (pic1). My pc still detect nothing and RKBatchTool does not see it as well.
    Can i flash a update.img rom from this menu? (i tried with sd card and doesnt work) i know that a signed update.zip should work from sd card but all k-r42 roms are in img format inside rar.

    The only way for my computer to interact with the box, is when i boot normaly and slowly connect the otg cable. Then, a message "USB debugging connected" shows in device and the pc gets an error like in pic2.

    Thank you for reading my bad english

    ps: android screenshot is bad because i use composite from av port.
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    you can try using finless tools.
    download this package http://d-h.st/BJt

    1. open ROM_Flash_Tool_137.exe on pc
    2 connect k-r42 to pc using usb otg cable>connect power
    3. boot to android
    4. go to android setting>development settings>turn on usb debbuging
    5. go to usb and check connect to pc
    6. on pc in ROM_Flash_Tool_137 click reboot to safe mode
    7. now open RKBatchTool.exe
    8. there should be green box on screen.
    9. now folow the normal install of rom. (remember to click restore not upgrade)

    also try difrent usb on your pc and be sure to not use any kind of hubs etc.
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    netflix not working well

    Hi, it seems that in Netflix, the video plays fine for a minute or 2, then or the video freezes and the sound kept going, or the video kept going and no audio. Anyone had that problem?

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    anyone have similar problem to lof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    you can try using finless tools.
    download this package http://d-h.st/BJt

    1. open ROM_Flash_Tool_137.exe on pc
    2 connect k-r42 to pc using usb otg cable>connect power
    3. boot to android
    4. go to android setting>development settings>turn on usb debbuging
    5. go to usb and check connect to pc
    6. on pc in ROM_Flash_Tool_137 click reboot to safe mode
    7. now open RKBatchTool.exe
    8. there should be green box on screen.
    9. now folow the normal install of rom. (remember to click restore not upgrade)

    also try difrent usb on your pc and be sure to not use any kind of hubs etc.
    I Connected the otg and then connected the power cable :
    a. The device start automatically to boot but does not get detected (and no message on android tray).
    b. Finless flash tool says "No Found RKAndroid rock usb" and "Reboot to Flash Mode" gives me an error "No Found device for upgrading"

    If i disconnect otg cable and put it again reeeeeeealy slowly (faster insertion result to no detection at all):
    a. The device is semi detected (error 10) and i get the debbuging message on android tray.
    b. Finless flash tool still says "No Found RKAndroid rock usb" (i restarted the tool as well) and cannot "Reboot to Flash Mode" (same as above).

    RKBatchTool always stays empty (no green box)
    I tried all 8 usb ports directly (no usb hubs) and the "usb debbuging" and "connect to pc" settings are enabled.
    I re-installed the drivers.

    After some more research i found that another guy has the same problem in xda-developers forum.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post43781692

    Is there any posibillity that we got a faulty device? I did not have such problems with my android 4.0 tablet (zenithink). It works like a charm when i plug it.

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    rkflashtoo parameters

    Hi Lewy,

    thank you for your firmware. I agree that K-R42 is the way to go :-)) Can you or someone please post parameters for rkflashtool as I don't have a windows box by hand?

    Thanks.
    Slack

    add:
    Finally suceeded with russian Windows XP ;-)
    Last edited by slackstick; 07-29-2013 at 09:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychorat View Post
    I Connected the otg and then connected the power cable :
    a. The device start automatically to boot but does not get detected (and no message on android tray).
    b. Finless flash tool says "No Found RKAndroid rock usb" and "Reboot to Flash Mode" gives me an error "No Found device for upgrading"

    If i disconnect otg cable and put it again reeeeeeealy slowly (faster insertion result to no detection at all):
    a. The device is semi detected (error 10) and i get the debbuging message on android tray.
    b. Finless flash tool still says "No Found RKAndroid rock usb" (i restarted the tool as well) and cannot "Reboot to Flash Mode" (same as above).

    RKBatchTool always stays empty (no green box)
    I tried all 8 usb ports directly (no usb hubs) and the "usb debbuging" and "connect to pc" settings are enabled.
    I re-installed the drivers.

    After some more research i found that another guy has the same problem in xda-developers forum.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post43781692

    Is there any posibillity that we got a faulty device? I did not have such problems with my android 4.0 tablet (zenithink). It works like a charm when i plug it.
    did you hold reset buton hiden at bottom of device while plugging power???
    and i dont remember but i think i didnt have to install drivers as i alredy had rk3066 drivers instaled:"
    i cant tell for sure but maby otg is damaged:"
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackstick View Post
    Hi Lewy,

    thank you for your firmware. I agree that K-R42 is the way to go :-)) Can you or someone please post parameters for rkflashtool as I don't have a windows box by hand?

    Thanks.
    Slack
    what parameters do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    did you hold reset buton hiden at bottom of device while plugging power???
    and i dont remember but i think i didnt have to install drivers as i alredy had rk3066 drivers instaled:"
    i cant tell for sure but maby otg is damaged:"
    Yes yes yes!! it finally worked! The problem was with the cables (phew!)
    Female USB to microUSB combined with a USB male to male will not work. Only one-piece USB male to MicroUSB will do the trick!

    I will flash test and share my experiense with this rom
    Thank you for helping me on this!

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    I'm glad you get it work.
    Please post your findings
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    thanks lewy20041 , i tested in cs918 work fine








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    Quote Originally Posted by lewy20041 View Post
    what parameters do you mean?
    rkflashtool is a Linux command line tool for accessing the flash. It needs offset and size as parameters like:

    rkflashtool w offset size <file

    Flash access seems to be o.k., but I don't want to brick my devices with wrong parameters.

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    check your pm box.
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