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#257580 Prox32's ROM collection (Genesis 2.8.1)

Posted by prox32 on 26 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

Here is my latest work and yes you guessed it completely for free :)! Sick and tired of politics im here to do the firmware not the diplomacy.

test note: Need feedback on sound bug.
New Firmware

Genesis 2.8.1 1.2ghz - http://www.multiupload.com/LUO7UBDI0I
Genesis 2.8.1 1.0ghz - http://www.multiupload.com/GNQ9T8QHD3

Old firmware

Evolution 4.0
1.2ghz - http://www.multiupload.com/AC427KJWJ8
1.0ghz - http://www.multiupload.com/4GUIJC7NKI
Enjoy and please post feedback on the ROM only, no welcome backs no flaming, and evolution 4.0 will be coming soon too. Cant donate? Rep up! Hit the green plus sign :)! --->
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#279386 [SCRIPTS] - Created by lordsbm for various firmware versions

Posted by lordsbm on 13 December 2011 - 03:28 AM

If you like my scripts, do press the + icon found at the bottom of this post :)
You're welcome to press the - icon too lol

These scripts are to be at your own risk & DO NOT use them in other firmwares besides what they are assigned for.
Also refer to the Readme.txt that comes with the script. It should help solved the common problems.
These scripts are made for Novo7 Advanced, NO ROOT required as Novo7A firmwares came rooted. (except 1.5.1)
Credits to sources found on XDA developers.

Build patch let's you select the build.prop you like in Novo7 Advanced.
***After running the script & reboot, run build.bat***
**1/1/2012 SGS2 build.prop fixed for gameloft games**

Download Folder : http://www.mediafire.../?spd7jp0vw1dcs

*** Update 4th Jan 2012 ***
I'd created a new script for all Allwinner A10 tablets ICS firmware. Use this for the new ICS firmware :)
Please refer here:

As requested by a member of HWZ:
Battery indicator added in statusbar for 2.0V3 & 1.8B2 firmwares. *18th Dec 2011*
Do note I'm not 100% sure it'll be error free, but it works on my own testings.
lordsbm script for 1.8b2 batt
lordsbm script for 2.0V3 batt

Read about stream video problem in 2.0.4/2.0T. Not sure if it applies to 2.0V3.
So here's a patch, that may help with video stream problem for 2.0V3

lordsbm script for 1.8B2 firmware
build patch for lordsbm 1.8B2 *Choose from droid global & samsung galaxy s2 build.prop*
1. Enable full Android market access like Skype, Launcherpro which were missing from default market.
2. Update Android market to version 3.3.12.
3. Some Wifi improvements. (May drain battery a little bit more)
4. Touch screen responsivesness.
5. Render UI with GPU.
6. JPEG quality adjusted to 100%.
7. Photo & video recording quality improved.
8. Battery saving tweak to let tablet sleep better.
10. Added Ainol boot animation.
11. Added 3 essential free apps.
12. Updated Google Music to 4.0.9 (Settings > Storage > Scan TF)
13. Removed Volume control in statusbar.
14. Aligned clock to left in statusbar.

lordsbm script for 2.0V3 firmware *update: 16 Dec 2011*
build patch for lordsbm 2.0V3
*Choose from droid global & samsung galaxy s2 build.prop*
Works with murphy666's custom BT firmware.
1. Enable full Android market access like Skype, Launcherpro which were missing from default market.
2. Update Android market to version 3.3.12.
3. Some Wifi improvements. (May drain battery a little bit more)
4. Touch screen responsivesness.
5. Render UI with GPU.
6. JPEG quality adjusted to 100%.
7. Photo & video recording quality improved.
8. Battery saving tweak to let tablet sleep better.
10. Added 3 essential free apps.
11. Updated Google Music to 4.0.9 (Settings > Storage > Scan TF)
12. Removed Volume control in statusbar.
13. Aligned clock to left in statusbar.
14. Fix Skype video camera not working.
15. Disabled vibration for lockscreen.
16. Possible fix for wifi signal dropping issue in 2.0V3
17. Fixed some mounting code errors. *Thanks to feedback from jetrom thread

lordsbm script for ICS 0.131 firmware *update: 16 Dec 2011* (Do not use this for 0.3/0.4 firmware)
build patch for lordsbm ICS0.131
*Choose from droid global & samsung galaxy s2 build.prop*
Set display sleep to 30mins before you start using this script. It'll reduce the chance of getting looped.
1. Enable full Android market access like Skype, Launcherpro which were missing from default market.
2. Update Android market to version 3.3.12.
3. Some Wifi improvements. (May drain battery a little bit more)
4. Touch screen responsivesness.
5. Render UI with GPU.
6. JPEG quality adjusted to 100%.
7. Photo & video recording quality improved.
8. Battery saving tweak to let tablet sleep better.
9. Added Gmail, Maps (location not working), Currents, GenieWidget, VoiceSearch.
10. Added Ainol boot animation.
11. Added 4 essential free apps.
12. Updated Google Music to 4.0.9

lordsbm script for 2.0 feiyu firmware *update: 7 Jan 2012*
1. Enable full Android market access like Skype, Launcherpro which were missing from default market.
2. Google framework and apps added (like maps, voicesearch, currents)
3. Some Wifi improvements. (May drain battery a little bit more)
4. Improve UI scrolling responsivesness.
5. Render UI with GPU.
6. JPEG quality adjusted to 100%.
7. Photo & video recording quality improved.
8. Added 4 essential free apps option.
9. Fool games this tablet is SGS2 so as to allows you to play. *for 800x480 tablet
10. Option for build.prop switch.
11. Notification Toggle changed to English version.
12. Wallpaper (Chinese) changed to ICS wallaper.
13. Updated Market to 4.3.3
14. Updated Music player to 4.1.511.
15. Added logcat.bat for bootloop check.

USB Driver/No Device Found Errors, try:
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#308982 [ROM - 1.3] BETA ICS 4.0.X - Team DRH (Update 07/02/12)

Posted by fosser2 on 03 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

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Now for the moment you all have been waiting for...

Team DRH (Dirty Reset Hole) is proud to announce the public beta for Ice Cream Sandwich. The name "DRH" came from the hole that all of the developers had to drill into the back of their tablet to access the on-board reset button. As you all probably know, development for this project started back in August and has finally developed into a mostly stable release. Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge jump for the G-Tablet community because along with the building of ICS specifically for SMBA1002 (G-Tablet), the Linux kernel backbone had to be reworked from the ground up.

Attention commuters of the intertubes! The group of individuals known as Team DRH take absolutely NO RESPONSIBILITY for any DAMAGE that YOU cause to YOUR device! This "labor of love" we call and Android ROM comes AS IS and is not an official release by any means. If you have not already SOILED your device by flashing a custom ROM then to do so will VOID any WARRANTY you may have left. Team DRH and its affiliates are not responsible if your G-Tablet does any of the following: Explodes, Flies off to space to battle the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Is generally awesome, solves world hunger or explodes... again. (OK We take responsibility for you Tablet becoming Awesomesauce.) So in essence... Flash this totally rad ROM at your own RISK and prepare to Spontaneously Combust with AWESOMENESS!

  • WIFI
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Sleep!
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors
  • Sound
  • USB/MTP (If you plug in USB while your tablet is asleep you will have a SOD)
  • Capacitive Buttons
  • Hardware Buttons
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Proper SD Card Mounts
  • HD Videos
  • More to come...

  • Camera
  • Microphone (Works but drops after 6-8secs)
  • Possible ROM Slowdowns
  • HDMI Audio
  • More to come...

List of Common ICS Problems

  • Boot into current version of CWM and "Wipe data/factory reset"
  • Partition Internal SD Card (2048M/0)
  • Turn tablet off
  • Download the following file <--- Seriously don't skip this step unless you are 100% positive that you have a 250M system partition
  • NVFLASH the file following the instructions that are included for Windows/Linux users
  • Upon reboot of tablet let T&T fully boot and then shut it down
  • Reboot into recovery
  • Do another "Wipe data/factory reset"
  • Flash the Rom/Gapps
  • Enjoy

1. Open DRH News App (You Will be notified that you have an update)
2. Download Update
3: Reboot into CWM
4: Wipe Data and Cache
5: Flash Update.zip
6: Flash Your Gapps
7: Reboot
8: Enjoy

This build has been tested but not to the extreme. It is called a "beta" test for a reason. Sleep is properly working and I have not had to use my reset button in weeks. I'm not trying to scare anyone but the possibility of a kernel panic is still there. This build is very stable and deserves the beta tag but if you find yourself in a snag you might have to press the internal reset button. Here is a picture of where to find the button if you are really in a bind. PICTURE If you have the balls to open your tablet, just drill the reset hole while you're in there. You already voided your warranty ;)

ROM (Includes GPS Mod): TeamDRH GPS ROM <-- Only use if you physically installed the internal GPS mod as documented here. This rom is not updated to 1.3 yet.
Remember this is a beta build. It will run nicely for the most part but I'm sure that there will be glitches a quarks that we have not seen. I will keep the what works/doesn't work section updated so we don't have tons of posts cluttering the thread. Also these links will be updated pretty regularly when we have new builds to release.


The ROM's system folder was very close to the max size our system partition could handle on the G-Tablet and with any bad blocks, it was more than the G-Tablet could handle and installing GApps made it even worse. So on initial boot everything was fine, because all the apps that make temporary files don't make them until after initial boot, but in the process of making those temp files it corrupts system files that are already loaded and running, so on a reboot the system fails because the files are now corrupted. This also effected the overall speed of the ROM. This should be fixed with the increased system partition from 200M to 250M.

TeamDRH-ICS-Beta-1.3.zip 07/02/12
  • Kernel changes to help stability
  • Wifi Updates (latest bcmdhd android code)
  • Changes to sound (should reduce audio lag)
  • Mic Partially Working (Will record for roughly 6 - 8 seconds)
  • Dock Support with HDMI and Ethernet (No Sound over HDMI yet) This includes a dock clock mode :)
  • "Blinkies" Have been fixed
  • Updates to CM9 code. Now includes lots of the CM9 features
  • Overall stability improvement
  • New Boot Animation
  • Added Sound to Boot Animation (Optional)
  • New Default Wallpaper (created by annel)
  • Installer Updated
  • Gappz Changes
  • Updated Google Plus
  • Updated Google Books
  • Updated Google Chrome Browser
  • YouTube Updated
  • Google Drive Updated
  • Google Play Updated
  • Google Currents Updated
  • Added Google Magazines (From JellyBean)
  • Added Google Ears (From JellyBean)
  • Probably more changes too this is just all I could remember ;)

Open Device Manager and find the offending TeamDRH MTP device.
Right-Click and choose Update Driver Software
Then choose Browse My Computer for Driver Software
Then click Let Me Pick From a List of Device Drivers on My Computer
Then choose All Devices
When that list populates choose Standard MTP Device followed by MTP USB Device
Click Yes to the warning and VIOLA!

Hope you all enjoy the TeamDRH gTablet ICS preview!!

Upon start up Android Market may give you an error when you try to download an app. The fix for this is to go into settings/applications and force close market. Upon doing that clear app data and you should be good to go.

IF ALL ELSE FAILS (Only do this If I tell you too)
Try doing what is posted here

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If you like this project and appreciate the extreme amount of time that the devs put into this please donate:

Donate to TeamDRH: LINK

If you would like to donate to single people:
Ch3vr0n5: LINK
Treznorx: LINK
Fosser2: LINK
The3dman: LINK
Plastikman: LINK
Mayday_jay: LINK
Tlb1961: LINK
Clemsyn: LINK

(This is not a complete list yet changes are still being made)

Information on G-Tablet Camera!!!

Video (courtesy of pagantek):

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#401888 Double Stuff Custom Rom (Aurora II Unofficial Repacks)

Posted by Pat Moss on 02 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

For the Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II

Moderator Edit:

Please note this rom is no longer supported by developer. The topic will remain open for members who wish to continue helping each other.

Hopefully Pat will come back around and continue to support his roms here at Slatedroid. However, he has chosen not to respond to admin pm's or anyone in his threads since December 21, 2012.

There is a mirror to this rom posted on the page andromouse posted a link to here: http://www.slatedroi...post__p__597618

Here is the link of site

Best of luck to Pat and anyone still using his roms.


Release 30 is now out! (12/20/2012)

We have had 2709 distinct IP addresses download the ROM. Not too bad. Any idea how many of these tablets are in circulation?


  • Repacked 1210
  • Rooted
  • US branding (to fix Google Play and Currency issues.)
  • 129 MB Footprint
  • Default Language: English (US)
  • Chinese apps deleted
  • Guided first time
  • gTalk video chat
  • adhoc support. Refer to this post How to Connect to Ad-Hoc Netwrok
  • USB Host Support
  • 3G Dongle Support
  • ADB Root
  • Bluetooth Kernel Support

Coming Up:

  • OTA Update
  • Bluetooth Dongle Support

Hope this helps someone. I will keep tweaking this ROM as more builds come out.


  • ds_404_0717_30: Current Normal Screen feature set.


  • Download the ZIP file
  • Unzip the update
  • Copy the three files to your update TF
  • Pull out your data TF
  • Place on update TF in the tablet
  • Boot into recovery
  • (Optional) Wipe data/cache (if you move from < R20 to >=R20 this is required.)
  • Select 'Apply Update from SD Card'
  • select the 'ds_[Android Version]_[Build]_[Release].zip' or the 'patch-[patchname].zip'
  • Have fun!

Here's the homepage for eventual OTA updates: [Defunct redirect link removed by admin] the homepage for Ainovo Lokum ROMs.

If you want to chat, I'm trying to stay available on


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#460400 [rom] CyanogenMod 10.1 for Elf II, Aurora II, Crystal, Fire - 2013-09-17 update

Posted by Christian Troy on 01 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

If you appreciate my work and would like to support me with a small donation you can click on Posted Image button.
If every happy user of this rom would just donate something I could invest more time in all these Android projects.


* If your device has only a front camera you won't have a camera launcher icon, but you can install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modaco.cameralauncher app


* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and put uImage_recovery in the root of the external MicroSD card.
* Put rom (cm-10.1-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip) and gapps (gapps-jb-$DATE-signed-ubifs.zip) files inside internal or external sdcard.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* If this is your first install flash this file that will format /system, /data and /cache partitions.
* If you wanna wipe internal memory content you can flash this file.
* NEVER flash this two "wiping" zips file posted above if you're using an EXT4 partitioned device, in this case just do a "Factory reset" from TWRP.
* Flash rom (cm-10.1-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-jb-$DATE-signed-ubifs.zip) and, the required compatibility zip (and the eventual "MultiUser zip" if you're using a "MU" comp zip).
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10.1!

Download Links


* Updated upstream sources

MultiUser zip
Gapps 2013-03-01

Compatibility zip

* Aurora-II 1.2.3
* Aurora-II MultiUser (ext4) 2.0.2

* Elf-II link
* Elf-II MultiUser (ext4) link

* Crystal link
* Crystal 1st/2nd batch MultiUser (ext4) link

* Fire link
* Fire MultiUser (ext4) link

* Hero link

* Various Zenithink devices link

* Mediacom 860S2 and 870S2 link


* If you wanna use a USB bluetooth device flash this zip after each rom update (flash it after the comp zip, practically as last file). It supports only CSR devices, they can be identified typing "lsusb" from an app like "terminal emulator": the supported device will be present with an entry like "Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001" ("0a12:0001" is the supported VID:PID). Do not boot with the bluetooth plugged in; plug it once you booted to android.
* If you don't like Nexus 7 fingerprint and wanna use SGS-II instead flash this zip. Remember that changing fingerprint may screw Play Store, if it happens you'll have to perform a "wipe data / factory reset".
* WiFi now can stay enabled with display turned off. Note that if WiFi is enabled the tablet won't enter deep sleep so if you're more interestead in battery life instead of an always on WiFi change policy (on "Advanced" WiFi settings) from "Always" to "Never".
* Internal memory is mounted at /storage/sdcard0, external sdcard is mounted at /storage/sdcard1. If you wanna swap them (and make primary your real microsd) just flash this file after flashing rom's zip (you have to do it everytime you flash a new version of the rom and it is incompatible with multi user)
* If you wanna format your internal memory (it's corrupted, filled of crap, etc.) just flash this file from CWM / TWRP.
* It's better if you don't change governor because the included "ondemand" has been customized to support "boostpulse" feature of jelly bean power hal. You can control min/max cpu frequency with display on/off editing these entries in /system/build.prop file (they're listed with their default value): "ro.sys.min_cpu_on=408000", "ro.sys.max_cpu_on=1200000", "ro.sys.min_cpu_off=96000", "ro.sys.max_cpu_off=1008000".


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#209600 [ROM - 1.2] Flashback - Reunion (while you wait) :)

Posted by Tab_Modder on 21 July 2011 - 08:12 PM

LAST UPDATE: 2/3/12 (alpha reunion)

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Thank you Dave.S for the video!
Video of Flashback 10.0
Video of Flashback 9.0

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device. You agree that only you are responsible and no one else is responsible for supporting you if that occurs.

Roebeet, Mrguy, Pershoot, Zebwen, Clemsyn and all the Adam and VEGA developers, for this excellent port. If you have contributed something I used let me know and I will add you here.

1. Setup and learn how to use nvflash. This is your backout in case something bad happens, so I would recommend you understand how to use this, in advance.
2. Have your device on a stock 1.2-based ROM / mod baseline. For example, build 4349 is the latest 1.2-based stock ROM, as of this writing.

- tlb1961's Rev4 nvflash for windows or linux(Detailed Instructions included in download.)

Installation for 1.2-based stock
Two options for installing Flashback

Option 1 (May have instability)
- Copy the zip file to the root of your internal memory.
- Reboot into recovery. Select install from sdcard.
- Wipe data if after first boot you experience instability or non functioning features that work for others. (this still may not fix your issues)

Option 2 (Preferred method and most stable option)
- View detailed instuctions

Installing Flash (you can upgrade to flash from the Market and use Opera for flash in web and go back to this hacked flash anytime to use Flash apps)
- Go to settings then Applications and select unknown sources
- In File Manager HD navigate to /system/data and install AdobeFlashplayer-hacked.apk
- Will need to repeat these steps after a data wipe!

- YouTube App (All videos play fullscreen)
- External SDcard access
- PC Mounting
- Overclocking
- Flash Browsing (using opera)
- Flash Apps
- Web rendering apps
- adhoc support
- a2dp bluetooth

Flashback Team Members


Dave S. Flashback tip collection

Alpha reunion Link: http://androidtablet...zk4NzI0OTkyNTI=
(updated 2/3/2012)
Tweaked dalvik cache and memory settings to try to eliminate slow down after installed for a while
complete graphics changes.

Alpha 10.1 Link: [/color] (updated 11/11/2011) FlashBack 10.1

MD5 Checksum 2cc1aca7e5a41150276d31f8c4926a5f

Clemsyn Honeycomb Trial 5 Link: http://www.mediafire...7s7c1anfv1pnfe3

Compatible Game List
Check here for compatible game list by FunkyFlyChicken

Bug/Feature Request
Click here to enter your bug/feature request. Please be as detailed as possible.

View the Flashback Changelog.

- Camera isn't working
- HD Video

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#141656 New Members PLEASE READ

Posted by mrsburnout on 06 March 2011 - 11:47 AM

UPDATE: 9/13/12 - - We are aware of the "3 post" pink notification strip. Please disregard it ... it will go away after your third post via forum refresh. Once you make your first acceptable post, you will have Junior membership and board privileges. - -

12/08/12 - Your membership must be activated via SLD registration email. Please check your spam folder.

Hello and welcome new SlateDroid members!

I am trying to eliminate confusion as to where your replies belong for approval.
The blog post requires no approval, so multiple posting there is not helping you
to acquire your junior status.

Please reply to this or any one of the hello threads. Then go to one of the
forum posts that interests you and make an on-topic reply there.
Your posts
will not show up until a moderator approves them. Please be patient. It may
take a few minutes or a couple hours for your posts to show up on the board.
(We all have lives too)

Please Note: Multiple (duplicate), or totally ridiculous posts, will be deleted and may
lead to account suspension.

Thank you and have fun!


This is what the reply to a post box looks like in the standard forum skin.

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PLEASE NOTE: When you register at SlateDroid, you will receive a confirmation email with an activation link.
You must click that link to activate your account, and in order to post replies.

If anyone is having problems using the forum or customizing their pages, look at the uppermost right side of any page on SlateDroid.
There is a help link there. This will get you acquainted with the forum features.

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#292690 NOVO7A ICS image based on new Onda ICS 0.4 release

Posted by murphy666 on 03 January 2012 - 11:19 PM

Hi guys!

So I've built a new image based the Onda ICS release 0.4.

This version of ICS work great! I call it a preview because an official release should come soon.

At least there is no apparent graphics issue, everything should work as expected.

Download here : DOWNLOAD
Mirror (thanks awca22) : ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD
Other Mirror (thanks bluestang) : ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD

To have all the google goodies (markets and all) use the latest ICS script from lordsbm here : CLICK

Have fun!
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#758642 [ROM - 10.1] BETA DIRTY-BEAN 4.2.X - Team DRH (Update 04/03/13)

Posted by Borkata on 10 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

In sdhci mmc is directly related to wifi. BCMDHD is on mmc0.
Check out sdhci file.

Guys first of all remove your duplicated wakeup. This line https://github.com/B...-keyboard.c#L81
Then try setting wifi policy always in Wifi settings and check if you will get SOD. Then try charge cable connected and sleep and wake and after that another scenario where usb cable is connected and adb on and then sleep and wake.
About SOD it is wifi related, but we have to find out whether we can use sdhci gpio (according schematics there is no such, but yet we can try the one from a ventana board) for waking through it and/or using WoW gpio (again missing from schematics).Also this line means that wifi is always on in kernel https://github.com/B...02-sdhci.c#L123

About ad-hoc there is something missing in my driver since it stays connecting and never connects to ad-hoc network. Still have to debug.
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#358271 All Firmware Novo Aurora mod by feiyu

Posted by lifeiyu on 02 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

Hello Lifeiyu!

great work! best rom so far!

I would like to donate some beer money - please let me know how!



Thanks, don't need, can make our pad better, this is my interest, to be able to give you help, this is what I want to see.
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#312372 [ROM][ICS] ECR - Essential Clean ROM v1.1a for Novo 7

Posted by android-kun on 08 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

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Feature List (Android 4.0.3 Rom):

  • Remove Chinese Application
  • Remove Games (AngryBirds,etc)
  • Remove Application (ES Files,Task,FileManager)
  • Add Google Apps (Sync Working!)
    Google Photo (Picasa)
    Market (Full Maket Access)
  • Superuser
  • WiFi Location Support
  • VoiceSearch
  • SetupWizard
  • Default Language English
  • build.prop Modfication (Protect Apps Listed on Market)
  • Changed Default Wallpaper (Phase Beam Like)
  • Remove ainol boot animation
  • Init.d Support
  • Zipaligned & Auto Zipalign
  • SD Card Speed Fix
  • and more...

Download: (MF Mirror) (EU Mirror)

Clockwork Recovery Roms:
v1.1a - http://d-h.st/XTI ATF mirror
v1.0a - http://d-h.st/pF2 ATF mirror LiveSuite Ver
v0.9b - http://dev-host.org/guh ATF mirror
v0.9a - http://dev-host.org/I3g ATF mirror
v0.8b - http://d-h.st/VbV ATF mirror
v0.8a without Bootloader - http://dev-host.org/0Lt ATF mirror
v0.8a CWM - http://d-h.st/lrg ATF mirror

Please Discussion How To Install / Clockwork Recovery this Thread.

LiveSuite Image:
v1.0a - http://www.slatedroi...post__p__338936
v0.4 - http://d-h.st/2z4 (STABLE)
Android 4.0.1 v0.1 - http://dev-host.org/JLV

Disable 3G Service Script
Plus Package v0.3 - http://dev-host.org/JuN ATF mirror

Change List:

04-01-2012 - 4.0.3 v1.1a Released

  • Feiyu 0329 (Ainol pre v1.1) Based
    -Base Rom Change Note here.
  • Supported GT801(Goodix), FT5x TS and ELF (however FT5x and ELF not tested)
  • Stock Launcher
  • Updated Google Map 6.5.0
  • Previous ECR Features included. (init.d, zip-align)
03-22-2012 - 4.0.3 v1.0a Released
  • Based Ainol v1.0 Kernel + ROMS
    -USB Charge Not Supported (Problem of stability)
  • New Batch Aurora Supported (FT5X Touchscreen)
  • Removed WiFi Direct
  • Pre-Install Apps Move to Data
  • Added Nobo 7 Tool (thanks geno)
  • Removed some Tweak
  • Changed Fake method (Device name says A10)
03-17-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.9b Released
  • USB Charge Fix (0301 ainol kernel)
  • Add SetupWizard
03-16-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.9a Released
  • Changed Ainol pre v1.0 Framework
    -PWR + VOL- Screenshot (but laggy volume)
    -No BIG Font lol
  • Support Wi-Fi Direct
  • Fixed Superuser.apk
  • Fixed Lower I/O Score
  • Fixed VoiceSearch Crash
  • Few Insert Module code move to init.d (Easy Porting to Other a10 Device)
  • Zipaligned (reduce size & memory usage)
  • Auto-Zipalign
  • Changed Default Wallpaper and Navigation Icon (ICS Standard)
  • Removed MTLmr3m.ttf
  • Removed bootanimation.zip
  • Updated YouTube v3.5.5
  • Updated G-Sensor Module
03-14-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.8b Released
  • Updated su binary
  • Updated Kernel & Library & Module (from feiyu rom)
    -Better Touchscreen Shakeing (Lower Screen Brightness)
  • Fixed GoogleMapApi Apps
  • Imploved Internal Storage Speed (thanks magic_phil)
  • Data folders move to SYSTEM
  • Fixed Wallpaper Crash
  • Deleted Initlogo.rle
  • Flash Player Not Included
  • Default Font Size Seted "HUGE" Size. please set as u like.
  • Aurora / Elf Universal ROM
03-12-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.8a Release
  • Base ROM by Onda v1.0 (mid-eng 4.0.3 IML74K 20120307 test-keys)
    --Support Wifi Direct
    --No Volume Lag (ICS Screenshot not Supported)
    --2160p Player Updated. (seek bar moved on top)
    --No Pop Noise on Sleep
  • Bootloader,u-boot,Boot image included
  • New Busybox & Symlink
  • Support init.d Script
  • Wi-Fi & VM Tweak
  • Play Store v3.4.7
  • Added Supernote
  • Transformer Style Navigation Icon
  • Onda Style Bootanimetion
  • Hided USB Debug Icon
  • Not Fixed Touchscreen Shake (Response So Good)
03-07-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.7 Release
  • Updated Base rom Ainol Official 03-01-2012 v0.9 ROM (reseased 03-07 version)
  • Updated Flash Player v11.1.115.7
  • Updated Google Play Apps (Store, Music, Books)
  • Added Google Apps (Currents, Maps, Movie Studio)
  • Changed Wallpaper
  • Touch Screen files (build.prop, gt80x.idc) NOT EDITED
  • Not Included v0.6 Features (except Terminal Emulator, SD Permission)
03-04-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.6 Release
  • Updated Base rom ICOO D80 02-29-2012 ROM + Ainol v0.9 Kernel.
    -Fixed Laggy Volume
    -Fuxed Camera Rotation
  • Better Touchscreen Response
  • Flash Player v11.1.115.6 & Es File Explore Installed
  • Force OFF Noisy Touch Sound
  • Added Terminal Emulator
  • Fixed External SD Permission (thanks KevIW)
02-27-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.5 Release
  • Updated Base rom 02-25-2012 v0.9 Pre-Alpha
    -3x Smoother than previous version.
    -auto hiding navigation bar on playing video.
    -Adobe Flash Full Supported.
  • Stock Launcher.
02-23-2012 - Plus Package v0.3 Release
  • Updated 3G Enabler / Disabler
  • Status bar Volume Key Mod included
  • Included Driver
02-22-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.4 Release
  • Updated Base Rom to 02-21-2012
  • Less Touchscreen Shake Problem
  • Less Sleep Power Usage (Ainol say)
  • Improve Performance/Benchmark Score
  • Remove Status Bar Volume Keys
  • Updated LatinIME
  • Added LatinIME Dictionary Pack
  • Fixed Darker Camera
02-14-2012 - Plus Package v0.2 Release
  • Fix Typo (Thanks Knyazev)
02-13-2012 - Plus Package v0.1 Release
  • Flash Support Package (Opera Only)
  • 3G Service Enabler
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache
02-13-2012 - 4.0.3 v0.2 Release
  • Delete Unused Library (Fruit Ninja, The Last Defender, Flash Player and some pre-installed apps)
  • Full Market Access (Faked Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus)
  • "No Internet Connection" Strings Deleted (English Only, problem not solved)
  • Default launcher to switched NovoLauncer
  • coming back 2160p player and File Explore Apps
  • Market v3.4.4 Updated
  • 3G Services are Stopped. (Enabler Include)
02-10-2012 - 4.0.1 Rom First Release


ClockworkMod Recovery:

You can install using the Live Suit. Upgrade Guide (PDF, Thanks GadgetFreakz)

Special Thanks:

and all developers

sorry my poor english. have fun :D

always welcome some beer donate :rolleyes:
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#818449 Lenovo IdeaPhone A820 rom

Posted by ebsbow on 08 May 2013 - 03:31 AM






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#364759 [rom] cm9 nightlies

Posted by Christian Troy on 18 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

Supported tablets

* Mediacom 907c, Momo11 Bird, JXD S9000, Eken A90 (first revision) and clones need 907c_compatibility_1.2.x.zip.
* Visture V3 and clones need visturev3_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip.
* Mediacom 910i, Teclast A10t and clones need 910i_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip.
* ICOO D90W and clones need d90w_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip.
* CEMA10N7 "unknown" device needs cema10n7_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip.
* Bmorn V99 needs v99_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Mediacom 711i, Momo9 and clones need 711i_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Protab2XXL needs protab2xxl_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Sanei N83 needs n83_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip (note: internal bt doesnt work and will never work)
* Hyundai A7HD needs a7hd_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* MOMO9 needs momo9_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Onda Vi40 V3 needs vi40_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* LY-F1 and clones need lyf1_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Protab2XXLv2 needs protab2xxlv2_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* TNT Singularity and clones need singularity_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T01 needs t01_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T02 needs t02_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T05a V1 needs t05a-v1_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T05a V2 needs t05a-v2_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T05a V3 needs t05a-v3_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T05a (unknown version) needs t05a-unk_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T10 needs t10_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Eken T10 with mxc622x g-sensor needs t10-2axis_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip
* Sanei N10 needs n10_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip (note: internal bt doesnt work and will never work)
* Onda Vi30 Deluxe V3 needs vi30-deluxe-v3_compatibility_1.2.x.zip
* Onda Vi40 Ultimate needs vi40-ultimate_compatibility_1.2.x.zip
* Onda Vi10 Elite needs vi10-elite_compatibility_1.2.x.zip
* Ainol Novo7 Elf needs elf_compatibility_1.2.x.zip
* Sanei N83 Deluxe needs n83-deluxe_compatibility_1.2.x.zip compatibility zip (note: internal bt doesnt work and will never work)

Tablets supported with legacy support (see FAQS section for more infos)

* Mediacom 917i and 927i need 917i-927i_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip comp zip
* Gemei G2 needs g2_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip comp zip
* Gemei G9 (those not working fine with "regular" 907c comp zip) needs g9_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip comp zip
* Sanei N90 needs n90_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip comp zip
* Ainol Novo7 Aurora v1 and v2 need aurora-v1-v2_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip
* Ainol Novo7 Aurora v3 needs aurora-v3_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip
* MK802 PC-on-a-stick needs mk802_legacy-compatibility_vX.zip

You can check "testing" section of my AndroidFileHost space to find out few more tablets that require some testing to be approved

You can get them on this website


* Bluetooth USB dongle support (btusb and ath3k)
* USB GPS support (cp210x and pl2303)
* Xbox 360 gamepad support (xpad)
* PS3 USB gamepad support (hid-sony)
* Generic / chinese (Pantherlord / GreenAsia) gamepads support (hid-pl and hid-gaff)
* OpenVPN support (tun)
* NTFS and ExFat support
* Veno congestion control algorithm
* USB audio support


* Upload zips to MicroSD or internal memory.
* Boot into CWM keeping pressed VOL- (MENU) and POWER for 3 secs, than release POWER and after another sec release VOL- (or use Novo7 tools if it doesn't work for your device)
* Select "wipe data/factory reset"
* Select "install zip from sdcard" -> "choose zip from sdcard" (or "choose zip from internal sdcard" if your files are into internal memory) and flash, in this order, rom / gapps / compatibility zip
* Now go back, and select "Reboot system now"
* Enjoy cm9

Note: when you update to a newer build you don't need to do a full wipe, you just have to wipe cache and dalvik cache


*** This will be the latest release. Rom development is now discontinued since I moved to other SoCs ***
* Full spoof as SGS2 (GT-I9100) for better GameLoft / EA compatibility
* Fixed FC on license check of some games (specially gameloft one)
* Bluetooth dongle now supports hotplug
* Cyanogenmod's option to hide status bar now will permanently hide it (not only if the app requests the FULLSCREEN flag). You can enable/disable this option using the included ToggleBar app or checking/unchecking the option from "combined bar"'s settings.
* Added WiFi wakelock (change WiFi sleep policy to "Never" or the tablet won't sleep)
* Updated upstream sources

* updated: cm9 sources

* !!! WARNING !!! Compatibility zip 1.2 is required !!! WARNING !!!
* bump kernel version to 3.0.36
* updated: cm9 sources

* added: devlistener, a small daemon to set write permissions for supported usb bluetooth dongles
* removed: u3gmonitor (tell me if your 3g dongle was working with previous version and now it doesn't)
* changed: build fingerprint to match SGS2
* changed: minor change to HDMI kernel code according to a patch submitted by Quarx2k that behaviour was consuming 5-8% of cpu for nothing
* updated: cm9 sources

* Do NOT flash "fix_mxc622x.zip"! It's already included
* added "gsensor special coordinate settings" menu entry that solves problems for some gsensor in some games (note that on mxc622x many games won't work because it has only 2 axis)
* added preliminary support for usb audio playback (thanks tsynik for the hint)
* updated kernel
* updated: cm9 sources

* !!! WARNING !!! You need to download a new compatibility zip, 907c/MOMO11/S9000 users now requires one too !!! WARNING !!!
* now rom is based on the community developed 3.0.31 kernel (every tablet but A7HD that now has a "legacy" support)
* changed some "cosmetic" things like a wrong buttons layout when sysbar volume control was disabled; prevent camera app from going to fullscreen when combined bar auto-hide is enabled; add menu options to enable (default) or disable gsensor orientation when HDMI cable is plugged in; fixed (thanks turl) screen off animation
* in "Misc" section of Update Me now you'll find an "Ad-Hoc enabler" zip. Flash it if you wanna connect to adhoc network but note that you'll lose WiFi Direct capabilities, WiFi AP should work anyway
* updated: cm9 sources

* fixed: ip-up sets up NAT, now wireless tether (from tablet) works
* added: smartassV2 new default governor (not on A7HD because it uses a different kernel, read my request on slatedroid if you wanna use it
* added: volume control from system bar (it can be controlled from display settings; press "recent app" button to apply changes after toggling the checkbox)
* updated: cm9 sources

* fixed: upside down problem of hw accelerated video playback on some devices
* added: forced landscape when connected to hdmi
* changed: wifi module with powersave options enabled (you can download the one without ps capabilities from Update Me)
* updated: cm9 sources

* fixed: (hopefully) hw accelerated flash videos random issues
* updated: cm9 sources

* added: some HID kernel module to enable PS3 usb gamepads and some generic/chinese gamepads
* added: minfree to tweak ram usage according to supercharger v6 recommended value for 1 gig devices
* updated: cm9 sources

* WARNING: 910i/a10t needs compatibility zip v1.0.5; V3 needs v1.0.4
* added: usb ethernet support (I need feedbacks because I don't have any usb nic)
* added: display settings now has an "HDMI resolution" menu entry
* fixed: missing apns, now supported 3g dongles should connect out of the box
* updated: cm9 sources
* note: while connected to HDMI you have to enable 'combined bar auto hide' from 'settings - system - combined bar' to be able to watch them in fullscreen

* added: tcp veno congestion control
* added: WiFi direct
* added: WiFi AP
* added: workaround for Ad-Hoc networks (have a look at Misc section of Update Me)
* fixed: WiFi driver now loads faster
* updated: cm9 sources

* !!!!!! you have to re-download compatibility zip (hopefully for the last time) !!!!!!
* fixed: hdmi audio playback
* changed: some things in compatibility zip, a10t/v3 users report if you have gsensor issues (you shouldnt)
* changed: init.rc to make it more cm9 compatible

* !!!!!! you have to re-download compatibility zip !!!!!!
* changed: some wifi related stuff (report if it works better)
* fixed: camera recording
* fixed:/dev/ppp is now writable and pppd shouldnt bother anymore
* removed: some useless kernel module to free some space and avoid errors on devices with only 256mb of space in system partition
* updated: cm9 sources

* added: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acquariusoft.UpdateMe
* added: stagefright video hardware acceleration (flash, etc.)
* fixed: cyanogenmod's camera app
* updated: cm9 sources

* fixed: UMS now handles both internal and external memories
* fixed: "reboot -> recovery" from cyanogen's power menu
* changed: kernel/modules from MOMO11 Bird 20120515 rom (you have to re-download compatibility zip to match this new kernel, link's been updated)
* removed: oc_daemon from startup, if you wanna use it you have to change permissions of file /system/etc/init.d/89virtuous_oc to 755 (remember that only performance and fantasy governors are working fine, the other can cause reboots; i suggest you fantasy, it's something like interactive/smartass)

* Works pretty much everything, it's an almost perfect daily use build.
Known bugs:
* I had to replace Cyanogen's camera app with Allwinner's because preview frame was incredibly huge and buttons couldn't be pressed.
* When you take a picture using camera the thumbnails that appears in Gallery are corrupted, but you can use an alternative (and better) app like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alensw.PicFolder as workaround. You can even disable Gallery app and use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad as video player which works pretty fine in HW mode (you don't need any codec)
* Reboot to recovery doesn't work, it just reboots the tablet.

You can see upstream changelog here

Download link

* Androidfilehost.com


* 2012-04-29

If you have a /system partition of 300+ MB you can flash "official" gapps from goo.im/gapps, you'll have a working Face UnLock as a bonus.


* Here you can find how to flash CWM
* To manage volume from the sysbar you can install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.njsoftware.volumechanger app
* Legacy compatibility zips include stock kernel with extra modules (like bluetooth, gamepads, ecc.). It's enabled for ad-hoc and wifi direct won't work. USB Audio and DVB-T kernel modules won't work either.
* Sanei N10 users (and other with "internal sdcard" on /dev/block/nandj device) can use this version of cwm.


* Github repository


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#331796 [ROM][21/04/12] TeamDRH's ICS ROM

Posted by Tiwaz on 14 March 2012 - 04:18 AM

Custom Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ROM for Hannspree Hannspad

I'm not responsible for any damage done to your device.

I'm not the developer of this ROM.
All the credits goes to Team-DHR (Dirty Reset Hole) Devs and anyone else who contributed to this ROM! The original thread is found here

I'm not the developer of this Kernel.
All the credits goes to Antibyte, Fards, Team-DHR and anyone else who contributed to this kernel! The original Thread is found here

This is currently the fastest and most stable ICS ROM out there.
However remember this is still in BETA and minor or even major problems can occour.
Here is a common ICS problem list.

I tested this ROM myself on three different Hannspads 1x 1633 model 2x 1653 model and I didn't found any problems and for me it's stable enough as a Daily Driver. I let them in sleep for 2 days and after this period of time there wasn't any SOD.

This ROM requires 4 files.

  • Antibyte's Kernel
  • Fard's NVflash Partition's
  • CWM 5

Before flashing you'll need to finished the guide stated in the second post!!

The Hannspad in the video is running BETA 1.0 and the 6th Antibye's kernel.
If someone else like to share some clips ask me and i can provide it in the TS.


Normal Usage:

Downloads are in the second post below the installation guide!

Please tell me your opinion in this thread about this ROM
Please plus (+) rate me if you like this thread
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#277894 Novo7 Advanced Help Thread

Posted by WAI on 09 December 2011 - 11:06 PM

WAI's Novo7 Tips.Links.Help!

[This Thread contains]

LiveSuit+Drivers 64/32bit Link (Credited by User: kof91)
How-to Video Link (Credited by User: itfchaos)
pdanet App. for Windows Xp *32Bit Only/Vista/7 Link

01/02/12 - Added Instillation for Debug Mode Drivers and highlighted important parts in DrakBlue/Bold Font

Pre-done Novo7 Advanced Drivers+Livesuit App Install Link


[Your Novo7 stuck in a Boot-Loop?]
Hold down the power button for 10sec

[Unplugged your Novo7 while performing a Firmware Update and can't seem to turn on your Novo7 and all hope seems lost?]
Hold down the power button for 10sec

[Music not viewable in Winamp?]
Go to settings/storage and Enable scan TFCard

[Always seem to loose your backups with Titanium Backup? not able to find your backups on SD Card?]
Titanium Backup creates a Folder in mnt/SDCard containing your backups
Using a File Manager (ES File Explorer or Astro File Manager) copy/paste that Folder into your actual SD Card mnt/extsd


Go into Titanium Backup and within Preferences/Backup Settings use option Backup folder location and then you can restore/backup that way

[Titanium Backup stalling while restoring?]
Under Preferences/Troubleshooting settings select option App processing mode then select AUTO, Indirect (Default is AUTO, Direct)

[Want to install the Chainfire plug-ins?]
Download and copy/paste the .zip File to mnt/sdcard


[How do i update Firmware?]

-Use the Livesuit App Linked in this thread (refer to the PDF Guide i recently created for How To properly install the App)
NOTE: read the PDF File BEFORE connecting your Novo7 Advanced

-Hold the Vol+ button while connecting then press the power button 6-10 times or until prompt to Format your Novo7 Advanced

[Do i need to format each time i update Firmware?]

-It's recommended. Be sure to backup your Files and be sure to use Titanium backup to back up Apps/Data

[Is my Device Rooted?]

-YES! All Firmware Expect 1.5.1 is pre-rooted and no root Script is required. Even if you use a Root Script it won't do anything (please refer to lordsbm's Script Thread Linked here)

[Want to enter CWM Menu?]

ICS Only!
-Make sure Device is off then press/hold Vol+ and Power till menu appears

[In CWM I can't seem to restore any of my recovery Images. what's wrong?]
-Connect your Novo7 to your PC and create Folders clockworkmod and backup and place in Root of Internal Memory or your Micro SD Card (the backup Folder MUST! be in the clockworkmod Folder so your Directory should look like this clockworkmod/backup


OLD ROMS Added back through Nov. 2011!
(T=Test B=Beta)

2.0v3 (By user: fredo138)
2.0v3 with Bluetooth (Thanks to user: murphy666)
ICS v0.13
ICS v0.131
ICS v.04 Preview (Thanks to user: murphy666) "Download Both Files"
ICS v4.0.3 "Download Both Files"
ICS Script (v4.0.3) Script ROM based on newtech25 (Thanks to users: lordsbm and seasonscrystal) NOTE: use this Script ROM AFTER installing the ICS ROM v4.0.3

ICS v4.0.3 feiyu mod split Files! 001-002 Files both need to be downloaded! 001 002
ICS v4.0.4 IVI CM9 very very Stable :yahoo: ICS ROM! Recommanded!!!
Google Apps. ICS
feiyu GB 2.3.4 ROM 0412
GB Ainol 2.3.4 IVI Firmware (Please refer to installing CWM and this GB based ROM with this READ ME File Link

[NOTICE for new ICS ROMS!]
Due to Mediafire's limitation of only a 200MB upload i have to split the Files. download all of them in order to open File labeled 001

Official Novo7A ICS 4.0.4 Beta (Note: Split Files! download Both)
Download both!!! 001-002

Official Novo7A ICS 4.0.4 Final 7.20.12 (Note: Split Files! download Both)

newtechrom (Based on the new above ICS dated 7.20.12 (Note: Split Files! download all 3)

newtechrom Novo7A JB ROM (Note: Split Files! download All)
001-002-003 (Note that you HAVE to have Official 4.0.4 installed first before installing this ROM. after installed 4.0.4 you have to install CWM via the File CWM_Recovery_install_reboot.bat and also read the readme file)

Info: a script is a auto-install File that whatever is in the Apps. Folder or gapps. Folder will be installed. Some scripts can do other actions like rooting and updating to a ROM based on the Firmware you have installed

[Big NOTE!]
All old Scripts have been pulled and removed via my Mediafire Account so Links are gone! Sorry :(

ICS Recovery Menu Script (*Credit: ivanz)
GB Google Play Script (*Credit: ivanz)
GB Root Script (*Credit: ivanz)

[06/12/12] Cleaning up Thread (*Still Lol). Added some new ROMS (Will be dated when added and will mark previous ROMS as Old). More Videos to come soon and added how to enter Recovery Mode :) Enjoy for now. Glad to be back guys!
[06/14/12] Added new Build Dated:6/13 v4.0.4 IVI CM9
[06/20/12] Added GB Ainol 2.3.4 IVI Firmware and wrote up a .txt Document on how to install. have fun!
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#1109482 [custom rom] CyanogenMod 11 (4.4.2) for Amlogic 8726MX by ChristianTroy - upd...

Posted by Christian Troy on 02 December 2013 - 01:49 AM

If you appreciate my work and would like to support me with a small donation you can click on btn_donate_SM.gif button.
If every happy user of this rom would just donate something I could invest more time in all these Android projects.


* Newer YouTube requires a modification that, anyway, breaks video playback with some apps (like Rai.TV for example), you can disable that workaround unchecking the option that you'll find under "Settings -> Display".
* Stock launcher truncate icons in landscape mode, just use another launcher for now if it bothers you.
* Report, I haven't found anything else worth mentioning


* USB GPS support (cp210x and pl2303)
* Xbox 360 gamepad support (xpad)
* PS3 USB gamepad support (hid-sony)
* Generic / chinese (Pantherlord / GreenAsia) gamepads support (hid-pl and hid-gaff)
* OpenVPN support (tun)
* Veno congestion control algorithm
* USB audio (untested)

Install Instructions

Follow the device specific instructions. Please, DO NOT re-host or mirror these files.




WeTek Play

* WeTek Play has its dedicated thread for CWM/TWRP and CM/OMNI/PA/AOKP. Check it out here.


Ainol Elf2 / Aurora2

* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and follow its instructions.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Once booted to TWRP enter "Wipe" menu and swipe to perform a factory reset.
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Aurora2 rc1
Elf2 rc1

Ainol Fire (TM, QM and NP)

* This compatibility zip is based on Feiyu 0506v5 kernel so you have to flash that ROM before.
* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and follow its instructions.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Once booted to TWRP enter "Wipe" menu and swipe to perform a factory reset.
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Fire QM rc1
Fire TM rc1
Fire NP rc1

Ainol Hero

* This compatibility zip is based on Feiyu 0506v2 kernel so you have to flash that ROM before.
* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and follow its instructions.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Once booted to TWRP enter "Wipe" menu and swipe to perform a factory reset.
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip) and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Hero rc0

Ainol Crystal COMING SOON!

* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and follow its instructions.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), factory-reset, "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Flash factory-reset, rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser", and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Crystal 1st batch rc0
Crystal 2nd batch rc0
Crystal 3rd batch rc0
Crystal 3rd batch (green camera) rc0

Zenithink C97 COMING SOON!

* Unrar the "zt-update" rar file and put "zt-update" folder to the root of a microsd.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), factory-reset, "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL+ and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Flash factory-reset, rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser", and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C97 zt-update rc0
Zenithink C97 rc0

Zenithink C93 1F COMING SOON!

* Unrar the "zt-update" rar file and put "zt-update" folder to the root of a microsd.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), factory-reset, "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed BACK and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Flash factory-reset, rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser", and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C93 1F zt-update rc0
Zenithink C93 1F rc0

Zenithink C93 2F

* Flash this stock ROM.
* Create a folder named "zt-update" in your microsd and unzip there the recovery.img file
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), factory-reset, "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed BACK and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Flash factory-reset, rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser", and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C93 2F rc1

Mediacom 860S2 - Mediacom 870S2 - Gadmei E8HD

* Grab TWRP recovery from this thread, unzip it and follow its instructions.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), factory-reset, "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Flash factory-reset, rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser", and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Mediacom 860S2 rc0
Mediacom 870S2 rc0
Gadmei E8HD rc0

Zenithink C93s

* Create a folder named "zt-update" in your microsd and unzip there the recovery.img file
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed BACK and POWER.
* ZT's bootloader has a bug (or something to prevent people from flashing custom roms) that will scrumb your NAND when you boot to recovery using the button trigger, push the icon in the top-right (it's recovery's log) and if you see TWRP complaining about partitions go to "Wipe" menu and perform a wipe of "system", "cache", "data" and "internal storage".
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C93s rc1

Zenithink C71A (GPS won't work until Zenithink gives me 'glgps' source code or they release a 4.2 rom)

* Create a folder named "zt-update" in your microsd and unzip there the recovery.img file
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed BACK and POWER.
* ZT's bootloader has a bug (or something to prevent people from flashing custom roms) that will scrumb your NAND when you boot to recovery using the button trigger, push the icon in the top-right (it's recovery's log) and if you see TWRP complaining about partitions go to "Wipe" menu and perform a wipe of "system", "cache", "data" and "internal storage".
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C71A rc1

Zenithink C93A (GPS won't work until Zenithink gives me 'glgps' source code or they release a 4.2 rom)

* Create a folder named "zt-update" in your microsd and unzip there the recovery.img file you find inside compatibility zip file.
* Put rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip on the microsd card.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed BACK and POWER.
* ZT's bootloader has a bug (or something to prevent people from flashing custom roms) that will scrumb your NAND when you boot to recovery using the button trigger, push the icon in the top-right (it's recovery's log) and if you see TWRP complaining about partitions go to "Wipe" menu and perform a wipe of "system", "cache", "data" and "internal storage".
* Flash rom (cm-11-$DATE-UNOFFICIAL-elf2.zip), gapps (gapps-kk44-core-amlogic.zip), "singleuser" and compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 11!

Zenithink C93A rc1

Download links

Mediafire shared folder
Gapps (lite)


* WiFi now can stay enabled with display turned off. Note that if WiFi is enabled the tablet won't enter deep sleep so if you're more interestead in battery life instead of an always on WiFi change policy (on "Advanced" WiFi settings) from "Always" to "Never".


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#448459 New Ainol Crystal? Here's Your "Get Started" Guide!

Posted by fuser-invent on 30 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

Ainol Crystal "Get Started" Guide - v1.2

The update to this is in progress, so you might see it change over the next few weeks. As I'm updating it I realized just how much information is in here! This may take a while :)

If I've helped you with your new tablet please consider a donation, even if it is small it will help!
I will use the donations to pay the monthly file hosting fees and other development costs.


Special Note: The new quad-core Crystal 2 tablets are not the same as the dual core Crystal tablets. They are very different and you can not use ROM's made for the dual core Crystal on them. The SlateDroid quad-core forums are here.



The Back Story

I while back I bought an Ainol Crystal to play around with because I was curious about these cheaper Chinese tablets that I kept seeing. In my pursuit to purchase the right tablet and then in my later efforts to set up the one that I bought, I wasn't able to find many answers to my questions by searching Google or SlateDroid, so I decided to take some notes while I was setting up my new tablet and then post everything to the forum to hopefully help out other new users. So here is my getting started guide for the Ainol Crystal!

Where should you buy your Ainol Crystal Tablet?

I spent a really long time trying to figure this out since I live in the United States. Amazon.com and popular auction sites both seemed like good options but the tablets on both sites were quite a bit more expensive than other ones I saw through Chinese resellers and were still coming from China. How could I know which reseller I could trust though? I ended up settling on a purchase for a top seller on Aliexpress.com. It looks like Aliexpress is kind of like our most popular auction site in the U.S. or Amazon.com but for Chinese sellers. It's important though, like if you were buying something any other auction site, to look at the sellers feedback rating and purchase for a well-established or "top seller." I ended up getting my Crystal for $116 and it arrived within a week. I can also confirm that Mc Bub's website worked well for me on another tablet purchase.

The problem with any of these Chinese sellers is that if anything goes wrong with your device you are probably screwed. Both places I bought tablets from refused to help me when I bricked my tablet and would not tell me how to send it back in under warranty. I found out that happens very often when buying products like this from overseas. Later I also noticed a SlateDroid user who is U.S. based and selling Ainol tablets at a reasonable price. His name is Frank and his website is the F&L Superstore and if I were buying the tablet now, I would highly recommend you buy your tablet from him. He is an active SlateDroid member and helps developers out a lot. I purchased an Ainol Hero, it arrived quickly and communication was above and beyond good with him.

How do I select a Micro SDHC card?

You will end up needing a Micro SDHC card if you plan on installing a custom ROM. You'll want to look for a class 6 or higher card, the class ratings refer to the speed of the card. It doesn't really matter what brand you purchase but I'd suggest sticking with a reputable brand and if you are like me, shop around for a deal. You should consider springing for a class 10 card though, the speeds are higher and they are more reliable. I use class 10 cards in all my devices and it makes a difference when you are transferring data to and from your computer, which I do very often as a developer. Although I've never gone below class 6, I'm guessing it would also make a difference if you were attempting to play video stored on your SD card as well. I ended up getting a Transcend 16GB Micro SDHC card from Amazon.com that was on sale at the time and it worked out well. It is currently residing in my Tascam DR-07 MKII though.

I recently switched to a SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 card which has much better speeds and a higher capacity. I'm definitely very happy with the switch and it gets great speeds, both using the USB cable directly to the device and even better speeds if I pull it out and stick it directly in my laptop. I liked the card so much that I purchased the 16GB version for my Ainol Hero.

A reader mentioned that the Random 4K read/write speeds are pretty low on the Micro SDHC that I selected. Random 4K speeds are basically when the card is being accessed and very small amounts of information are being read or written. I selected a card with high data transfer speeds because I use it for storage of pictures, videos, ebooks, comics, etc. I'm also constantly moving around firmware packages when developing my ROM's. When moving around big files like that, I like the higher sequential read/write speeds, which are the speeds at which large files are read or written.

You might find that you benefit from higher Random 4k read/write speeds if you are running apps from your external SD card but I honestly don't recognize any noticeable improvement. A lot of the cards on Amazon.com have benchmarks posted in the user submitted pictures where you can compare speeds that people who have bought the cards have experienced. With that said, I have had no problem with lag or experienced any slowness with the cards I purchased. I have a few apps and games installed on them as well and none seem to be noticeably slower than when they were on my internal SD card, which is considerably slower.

How do I figure out my batch number?

On the back of your tablet you will see a serial number that looks like this:
A NOVO7CRYSTAL 121008Gxxxxx012345
We can determine "Batch Number" by the build date plus the kernel.

  • 120908 and 121008 dates are batch 1.
  • 121108 and 121208 with the grady.wang kernel are batch 2.
  • 121126, 121208 and 130108 with the chengnan.tan kernel are batch 3.

If anyone receives a tablet that does not have one of these build dates, do not flash anything to the tablet! Go here to find out why the batch number is important and why you should flash a tablet without checking to see if it is okay first. For updated info or to share your tablets information go here.

There are reports that a handful of 120908 tablets have issues with on screen artifacts when running CyanogenMod ROM's. There are also reports that some batch 3 Crystal's have a different camera, so if you flash a ROM, you will get a green screen in any app that uses the camera. There is now a compatibility zip for Crystal Clear that fixes the green camera problem. There are reports of a new version of Batch 3 Crystals that have a glitchy screen using the regular Batch 3 comp zip, the glitchy screen is fixed using the Batch 3 camera fix comp zip but then the camera has a green screen.



Step ZERO - Preparing to Install a Custom ROM.

Make sure your tablet has some juice. You don't want the battery to die while you are doing this, so plug it in with your micro USB charger and let it charge up while you are checking out your custom ROM options. You'll probably see a lot of places say that you need to have a fully charged device but it's not true. I think that being at least half charged is sufficient; it doesn't take very long to go through the steps and you just need enough charge to flash the files. So while your device is charging, check out your custom ROM options here. It's a little dated but if you want to see some AnTuTu Benchmarks check out my post here.

How do you choose a ROM?

It's hard to decide what you will like without trying them for yourself. I actually use CyanogenMod on my other Android devices, so it was pretty familiar and I've been mostly happy with it. It does seem to be buggy but Christian Troy puts a lot of work into it and there are frequent updates. AOKP must be different from CM10 in some way but it performed and seemed very similar to me. The old Paranoid Android is discontinued but works well and has some nice custom settings and Christian Troy has started porting the new Paranoid Android 2.99. It's still in the early stages but I've always liked Paranoid Android. CM10.1 is the Jelly Bean 4.2.1 port of CyanogenMod, I really don't like it but some people do. For me, I really don't like the user interface, which get's rid of the TabletUI and looks more like a giant phone, but you might like it.

While CyanogenMod is a port of the popular custom ROM alternative, SoulGem and Jasper are based on the official 0928 stock firmware. Both of these ROM's will only work for batch 1 Crystals or you will have problems with the hardware change between batch 1 and 2. They also appear to have been abandoned and haven't been updated in what seems like ages, although I guess time flies in the Crystal custom ROM world I live in.

Then there is of course my wonderful custom ROM called Crystal Clear. I saw a bunch of problems with the stock firmware and it drove me to develop this ROM. It's not for everyone, you can check out the thread for what the features are and what changes have been made, but overall its gotten an incredible response. It's stripped down and a lot of "features" have been disabled but that also means its really stable, gets great battery life, has better touch response and runs very smooth.

I'm going to move forward with this little getting started guide using CM10 because that was the first ROM I really got into and what most people will probably install first. The instructions should also work pretty much the same for CM10, CM10.1, AOKP, Paranoid Android and my ROM Crystal Clear. Most of the info applies to stock based ROM's as well but they need to be flashed in the stock recovery and you should of course read the developer's original posts and instructions for any ROM you decide to try. This is just a "basics" guide to get your started and familiarized with flashing your tablet.

Before we start, a special note... Please don't flash Batch 1 or 2 stuff to a Batch 3 Crystal. You will brick your device and then have to go through the confusing and intensive process of unbricking it. Please make sure you feel comfortable with what you are doing and if you don't then leave a comment and ask questions, people here are friendly and I'm around a lot. Okay, lets get started!


How to install a custom ROM

Step 1 - Download your files and Copy them to your SD card.

Each of the ROM developers has done a pretty good job of giving a step by step guide in each of their posts. One question I had that I couldn't seem to find the answer to was; "Do I need to ROOT my device?" Well the answer is no, all of the current custom ROM's will root your device for you. All you need to do is download the files on each ROM's thread and follow the instructions. I'm not going to link directly to any ROM files because there may be updates and you can find most of the threads already pinned to the Firmware/Development Crystal forum here. I will link to the ROM's threads though for easy access.

Custom ROMS - You got choices!

You don't need to stick the SD card in your computer to transfer the files over but you can if you want to, I do all the time now. I used to just popped the SD card into my crystal though, then plugged the USB cable into my computer and then into the mini USB port on the Crystal. Your computer might take a while to download and install some drivers and your Crystal will ask if you want to enable USB mode. When you enable it, your tablet will show up in your computer like a flash drive would but it will come up as two separate drives. The drive you want to copy the Clockwork Recovery files to is labeled "Removable Disk" (followed by a drive letter) which is your external SD card and for me the internal SD card was labeled "Crystal" but it could also be labeled "Removable Disk," so you want to look for the SD card that is empty or almost entirely empty, it might have a folder called "LOST.DIR" on it. It might be called "SD Card," there are so many possibilities... Just make sure you choose the right one. Copy any files that your custom ROM of choices thread tells you that you need to your external SD card.

SoulGem and Jasper do not use Clockwork Recovery, which is kind of like the BIOS on your computer, like all the other custom ROM's do. It instead uses the stock recovery built into the tablet so you do not need to copy the Clockwork Recovery files to your external SD card if you are flashing the SoulGem or Jasper ROMs. All you need to copy is the ROM itself and the Flash 11 Zip if you want to use Flash on your tablet. With CM10 you have to extract the Clockwork Recovery zip file and copy the files into the root of your external SD card. Copy the ROM package, the Compatibility zip, the Gapps zip or any other zip you need into the root of your external SD card. Don't forget to Safely Remove your device from Windows before unplugging it.

CWM and TWRP are alternative recoveries and are required to flash any of the other custom ROM's. If you want to flash a CWM/TWRP recovery to your internal NAND and completely replace your stock recovery, you can flash TWRP, which is a touch based recovery, or you can flash CWM which requires the use of the hardware buttons to navigate. If you have a batch 3 Crystal though, you are out of luck, there is no flashable package yet. You still need to put the Clockwork Recovery files on your SD card, boot into that recovery and flash TWRP or CWM from there. Then remove the recovery files you placed on your SD card and next time you boot into recovery it should be TWRP or CWM. If you want to go back to the stock recovery, put the stock recovery files on your SD card and then flash a stock based ROM. All the CWM/TWRP files are also hosted on my Mediafire in this folder.

Step 2 - Installing your ROM from Clockwork Recovery, TWRP or Stock Recovery.


1. Entering the Recovery is the same if you are using CWM/TWRP or the Stock Recovery. First power down your tablet. You can hold down the power button and the tablet will ask you what you want to do, just select power off and wait for the screen to turn off. Once the tablet is off you want to hold down the VOL - (Volume down) and POWER buttons at the same time. Within 15 -20 seconds you should see the green Android icon and you can release the buttons. This will boot the tablet into the CWM/TWRP Recovery or the Stock Recovery instead of booting back into your mobile Android operating system. TWRP is all touch based, so you just touch the buttons on the screen instead of using the hardware buttons.

Using CWM Recovery

2. CWM - Using the Volume UP and DOWN buttons you can navigate the options and using the POWER button you can select the option you want. First thing you want to do is select "Wipe data / factory reset." You only have to do this the first time you install the ROM, for future updates of the same ROM, you don't need to Wipe Data and if you do, you will loose all your apps and settings. If something goes wrong with your device though, at some point you may need to Wipe Data again, so it's a good idea to create backups, I use Titanium Backup which I will talk about later. SoulGem - In the Stock Recovery you can only use the Volume DOWN button to navigate. The Volume UP and POWER buttons will select what is highlighted.

3. CWM - Scroll to "Install zip from sdcard" and then "choose zip from sdcard," the next screen will show the files in the root of your external SD card. Flash the files in this order; the ROM file, the Gapps file and then the Compatability zip. SoulGem - scroll down to select "apply update from EXT" and hit the POWER button. The root of your external SD card where you saved the SoulGem ROM should show up and you can flash the SoulGem file but selecting it. The SoulGem thread has a video showing the process as well.

4. Back out to the first screen by selecting "Go Back" and reboot your tablet by selecting "reboot system now." When it powers on for the first time you will see the set-up process where you can enter all your data, select your language and time zone, add your gmail account, turn on wifi and connect to your network. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of CM10, you will see your apps update and will have to re-enter your account info for your gapps, but other than that you are good to go.

Using TWRP Recovery

1. In progress...

Using Stock Recovery

1. In progress...

Yes, unlike CyanogenMod on other devices, you do need to reflash the Gapps zip every time you upgrade, at least in my experience. Gapps is built into the SoulGem ROM so you do not need to flash it separately. If for any reason your wifi isn't working when you boot up for the first time, fall back to the 1.0 Compatibility zip. See the ROM set up and Troubleshooting section below. Christian Troy suggests that you un-check the box for backing up your device to your Google account.


Setting up your ROM

Step 3 - Settings.

1. After installing Gapps for the first time, there will be a Play Store notification icon on the bottom right part of the screen. Touch the notification area and open the Play Store to update any necessary apps. At this time you can also choose to check the automatic update button and when prompted default all apps to automatically update. I use this function but you do risk automatically updating an app and finding out later that there is a problem with the update and you will have to wait for the next version to come out. So far this hasn't happened with any of the apps I use but it's something to consider.

2. You'll also see in the notifications "CyanogenMod statistics." Click on it and you can choose to disable reporting if you want but I keep it enabled.

3. Optional CM10 settings:
- Under "Device - Sound" un-check the "vibrate on touch" box.
- Under "Device - Display" change the Sleep setting to keep the screen on longer, I use 10 minutes. You can also change your Brightness level if you feel the screen is too dark, but the brighter the screen the less battery life you will get. Also check "Rotation" to see if "Auto-rotate screen" box is on.
- Under "Personal - Security - Device Administration" check the "Unknown Sources" box so you can later install the Amazon app market or sideload apps.
- Under "System - Date & Time" uncheck the box for "Automatic time zone" and then "Select time zone."

4. At the moment I wouldn't recommend using an overclocking tool like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mhuang.overclocking&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5taHVhbmcub3ZlcmNsb2NraW5nIl0. to try and get 1.5GHz because other Ainol Tablets have been found to overheat when clocking the CPU that high. SetCPU is a great app to get more options on how your tablet uses your CPU at different times though. You can also consider though going into "Settings" looking for the "System" area near the bottom and clicking on "Performance." There you can find CPU options under "Processor" - "CPU Governer" but there's a warning that it could mess up your system if you don't use it right. I'm under the impression that is more for overclocking if that were an option in CM10 but as of now it's not.
ondemand - When the CPU load reaches a certain point (the up threshold), ondemand will rapidly scale the CPU up to meet demand, then gradually scale the CPU down when it isn't needed.
conservative - Similar to the ondemand governor, but will scale the CPU up more gradually to better fit demand. Conservative provides a less responsive experience than ondemand, but can save battery.
performance - This will keep the CPU running at the max set value at all times but can drain the battery quicker.
performance2 - It's my understanding that performance2 is kind of a mix between performance and ondemand. I think it still scales the CPU depending on CPU load but it does it more efficiently and prefers performance over battery saving. This is the option that I've been using.

I've also found from my own experience that installing SetCPU and other programs like it will cause one of the two CPU's to shut off entirely and drop the AnTuTu benchmarks from ~8000 to ~6000.

5. If you are interested, there are other app markets you can download. There is a tablet specific app market available in the Play Store called https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tablifiedapps.tablifiedmarket&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsInRhYmxpZmllZGFwcHMudGFibGlmaWVkbWFya2V0Il0. that can be useful for finding tablet apps. You can also go to Amazon.com and download/install the Amazon App Store. The Amazon app store has a free app every day, most of the time they aren't that great but occasional you can get a great app for free. Also sometimes the same app will be cheaper on Amazon than on the Play Store or will only be available on Amazon. Jetpack Joyride for example came to the Amazon store first and then was available https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfbrick.jetpackjoyride&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5oYWxmYnJpY2suamV0cGFja2pveXJpZGUiXQ.. several weeks later.

Guess what? Everything is set and ready to go! But what else could you do...



Step 4 - Other things to do with your new tablet.

1. Install a better launcher - I've been using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS50ZXNsYWNvaWxzdy5sYXVuY2hlciJd on my HP Touchpad for a while now and even bought the https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLnRlc2xhY29pbHN3LmxhdW5jaGVyLnByaW1lIl0., but have also used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adwfreak.launcher&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5hZHdmcmVhay5sYXVuY2hlciJd which is a good one. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adwfreak.launcher&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5hZHdmcmVhay5sYXVuY2hlciJd and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gau.go.launcherex&feature=related_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLmdhdS5nby5sYXVuY2hlcmV4Il0. are also popular options. This should fix rotation problems, at least it did for me, and you will have the ability to customize the rows and columns on your screen, as well as the number of spaces on your dock and a ton of other great stuff. To enable the auto-rotate function you need to go into the Nova settings, go to "Look and Feel" and change the "Screen Orientation" setting.

2. Install a better keyboard - I like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.tablet.full&feature=nav_other#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDYsImNvbS50b3VjaHR5cGUuc3dpZnRrZXkudGFibGV0LmZ1bGwiXQ.., there is a nice split keyboard when you are in landscape mode. Apparently their predictions are really good as well but I kind of wish I could turn that off. Overall though it looks nice and it works really well. Another option that I actually just switched to is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beansoft.keyboardplus&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5iZWFuc29mdC5rZXlib2FyZHBsdXMiXQ.. which is very customizable and looks pretty cool. I've only been using it for a couple days but so far I like it better than Swift Key and after some tweaking I feel it is better suited for a 7" tablet.

3. Install a File Manager - You're probably going to want to browse your SD card at some point. Maybe you put an app file to sideload and you need to open it. Well there are a ton of file managers on the app store but I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metago.astro&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tZXRhZ28uYXN0cm8iXQ... The interface is decent and everything is very intuitive and easy to use.

4. Install an Office Suite - I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qo.android.am3&feature=related_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLnFvLmFuZHJvaWQuYW0zIl0.. Yeah, it's definitely really expensive and to be honest I wouldn't pay $15 for it. I got it on sale at some point but I'm really glad I picked it up. It's not perfect but what I love about it is how many accounts you can link to for access to your files. Box.net, SugarSync, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. I use it mostly for work but it's nice to have access to all these services from one app.

5. Get LogCat's to report a problem
LogCat's help developer's trouble shoot bugs with in their custom ROM's. There are more technical ways to get a LogCat but the easiest way is to download and app like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nolanlawson.logcat&hl=en that will make it really simple for you. Just open the app and send yourself an email of the LogCat or if your wifi isn't working you can save a copy onto your SD card.

6. Install Titanium Backup - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5rZXJhbWlkYXMuVGl0YW5pdW1CYWNrdXAiXQ.. is incredibly useful if you are installing custom ROM's because things are bound to go wrong at some point and you'll need to "wipe data / factory reset" your device. With Titanium Backup you can save all your apps and data, then re-install them all at the same time through the app. Here is a beginners guide I found the first time I started using this app.

7. Install an Anti-Virus App - The most popular right now seems to be https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hbnRpdmlydXMiXQ.. by AVG and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.mobilesecurity&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hdmFzdC5hbmRyb2lkLm1vYmlsZXNlY3VyaXR5Il0. is also gaining popularity. They will warn you that being in USB debugging mode or allowing apps to install from unknown sources is a "security risk" but you can click the "ignore" box so that you aren't warned again.


Troubleshooting Problems

Have you "bricked" you Crystal? - Check out my "Unbricking" Guide.

1. Wi-Fi won't turn on in CM10. Like some other users, I've encountered a problem where CM10 hangs on the "Select Wi-Fi" screen during initial installation or won't turn on the wifi after an update. So far I've been falling back to the 1.0 Compatibility Zip to fix the problem and everything has been working perfectly. So far Christian Troy, the developer, does not know why some users can't use the new Compatibility zips. If you want to help him figure out why, post a LogCat to the CM10 thread. I will go over how to do that later on, for now must copy it over to your external SD card like you did the other files, reboot the system into Clockwork Recovery, flash all the files again and then flash the 1.0 Compatibility zip and boot up the tablet.

2. Freezing, Lags and Hang-Ups in System Settings. If you experience freezing, lag or hang-ups when trying to access the apps section in your system settings, you might have internal NAND memory corruption. Don't worry, there is an easy fix! Because this is buried on page 53 of the CM10 thread I'm going to post a quote to Christian's comment:

I've got the updated kernel code that hopefully will fix the internal memory corruption.

Everyone should download the new recovery, and the updated compatibility zips for elf, aurora, crystal.

Who had lock-ups while scrolling the installed apps list with a lot of apps moved to the sd should do a format of the internal memory using this new recovery and flashing this zip

You should already be using the latest version of Clockwork Recovery he mentions, so what you need to do is download the internal memory fixer and flash it like you would anything else, then re-flash the ROM, gapps and the compatibility zip. Unfortunately, I still can't use anything past the 1.0 compatibility zip still, but this did fix the lock-ups in the app list.

3. Random reboots, occasionally "Sleep Of Death" (SOD) and tablet unable to enter Deep Sleep in stock based ROMs and CM10:
A very special thank you to pierwiastekz2, who pulled together all of this information for the guide. His problems with the SOD have improved and both of our problems with random reboots have improved. As an added bonus, my Crystal can now enter Deep Sleep without a problem.

- Make sure to uncheck Google Restore request to "Back up my data” after flashing your ROM. If you didn't uncheck it after flashing your ROM, do it now by going to “settings --> backup & reset” and you can uncheck the box for “Back up my data.” Even if you did uncheck it after flashing your ROM, if you are having problems, try to check it, wait a while, and then uncheck it once again. You will get a message that says “Stop backing up your Wi-Fi passwords, bookmarks, other settings, and app data, plus erase all copies of Google servers?” choose "OK".

- Set Wi-Fi to "never" in sleep mode. Go to “Settings --> Wi-Fi --> Touch the three dots in upper right corner --> Advanced --> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep,” and then choose “Never.” While we're here, you can also uncheck "Network notification,” change your “Wi-Fi idle timeout” to 5 minutes and check your “Wi-Fi region code” to make sure it is correct.

- Disable every unneeded Google synchronization service. “Settings --> Accounts --> Google.” Choose your profile and edit what is synced, I left only Gmail on.

- Turn off Location Services. “Settings --> Personal --> Location Services (or Location Access).” Uncheck both “GPS satellites” and “Wi-Fi & mobile network location” or turn off “Access to my location.” The options are called "Google Location Service" and "Location & Google Search" in the Stock ROM. Then open your Web Browser and touch the three dots in the corner to enter the settings menu. Go to “Privacy & Security” and uncheck “Enable Location.”

Now let's go to most important steps (I think).

- Turn on Airplane Mode. “Settings --> Wireless & Networks --> More...” then check the box for Airplane Mode. You should see an airplane icon in your notification bar. After this step, you'll probably need to turn Wi-Fi on again.

- Sign out of Google Talk and change settings. Open the Google Talk app and sign out by touching where it says “Available.” Go to “Settings --> Chat Notifications --> IM notifications” and choose “Off.” Go to Setting --> Account --> Manage account” and uncheck the box for “Auto-Sync app data.”

- Last, but not least, a few apps to check out. Go to the Google Play Store and download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.thedarken.sdm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImV1LnRoZWRhcmtlbi5zZG0iXQ.. (it's a free app). After downloading the app, turn it on and then go to “Settings --> Include system packages?” and check the box. Go back and tap on "Start,” then choose “appcontrol” and refresh. Now find Google Street View (if you installed it), tap on it and choose “remove app (remove the app and its data).” Do the same thing with Google Maps. RESTART your crystal and take a look (Maps should be back on the device but off, don’t open it).

Additionally, you can install the free app called https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5uZW1hLmJhdHRlcnljYWxpYnJhdGlvbiJd from Play Store and follow the apps instructions to calibrate the battery. You can also download the paid app called “https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asksven.betterbatterystats&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hc2tzdmVuLmJldHRlcmJhdHRlcnlzdGF0cyJd to get a more detailed view of your battery usage and identify what is keeping your tablet from entering deep sleep if these steps did not help.

These are the steps I took and settings I used. I can't precisely say which of them are mandatory and I can't promise that they'll help but they kinda did for me. Now I'm getting a max of one spontaneous reboot a day. Before changing these settings I got one every hour (at least), and the dreaded Sleep of Death (great name) from time to time.

Please let us know if you find a better solution to this problem or if we missed anything. It’s a problem that touches many of us and its a real pain in the you know what.

I didn't have Google Street View or Google Maps installed so I didn't use SD Maid and also did not test out the Battery Calibration app but pierwiastekz2 verified that they worked for him.

4. Random Reboots/Sleep of Death - NEW SOLUTION
This solution was found again by pierwiastekz2 and he has reported that the above steps are not needed to get this to work. He's also reported that, as of now, it has completely solved his SOD problems.

- Install the free app called https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.thedarken.wl&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImV1LnRoZWRhcmtlbi53bCJd or any other power manager app that allows control of your wake lock settings. The following steps are for the Wake Lock app only.
- Open the app and set the mode to "PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK." You'll see a colored, numbered box appearing up to Orange 4.
- Touch the three dots in the corner of the screen to enter the settings menu. Set "autostart on boot" and "notification" to be On.
- Go to the device settings and set WiFi in sleep mode to "never." as described in part three of the troubleshooting section.
- Restart

You should see little gray "Wake Lock" icon on the left side of notification bar on your screen if everything is set up correctly. According to pierwiastekz2, the battery stays up to 24-26 hours max (in this semi-sleep mode).

WARNING! - Because of constant activity = CPU always up, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to use this solution when overclocking your CPU, even with governor changing. If anyone leaves it with, for example, "performance" mode set, the Crystal may overheat.

5. Crystal Battery Issues - Battery Percentage Stuck

It's been reported that the procedure in this thread also works on the Crystal to solve the battery percentage stuck issue. As usual, if you encounter this problem and try this solution, report back on whether or not it worked for you.


6. Crystal Battery Issues - My Battery Life Sucks


A lot of things can cause poor battery life. Rogue apps can run in the background and suck up a lot of battery, the screen brightness plays a huge part, keeping WiFi on during sleep can use up a lot, etc. Besides playing around with settings though, you can consider deleting the Phone.apk and TelephonyProvider.apk from the system apps. You will need to use a Root Browser/Explorer but deleting them will disable 3G and Data searching, which you probably don't need anyway. You can also get slightly better battery life in my Crystal Clear ROM by adjusting the CPU frequency settings in "system -> etc -> virtuous_oc" but only if you are using your tablet for basic things that don't need a lot of CPU power.


Specifications and Accessories - In Progress...


- The Ainol Crystal is supposedly rated for 5V 2A USB chargers, even though mine came with a 1.0A charger. Most laptop USB 2.0 ports are 0.5 amp, USB 3.0 ports are 0.9A, and dedicated charging ports can be up to 1.5A. Devices that are rated for 2A will charge faster with a 2A charger and there are no safety issues with using a 2A charger with a device that only draws 1A, the device itself will regulate the input. Using the 5V 2A charger that I charge my HP Touchpad with, the Ainol Crystal charges from 0% to 100% in about 6 hours. Just make sure that you are using the right voltage charger. Do not try and charge the tablet with anything over a 5V charger as it can cause damage to your battery.

- It looks like the Crystal has a barrel type ac adapter input for charging that is located next to the mini HDMI port. I ordered an adapter to test it out for charging and it looks like the size for this tablet is 3.5mm x 0.8mm at 5v 2A. Even though some sources say the barrel size is 2.5mm x 0.8mm, that is incorrect and I've tested that size, it does not fit. I'll update when I get a chance to test out a 3.5mm barrel size adapter.


- I measured my Ainol Crystal with a digital caliper and got 189.1mm x 120.3mm x 11.2mm or 7.45 x 4.74 x 0.45 inches (rounded up). The dimensions are helpful for finding a case or bag for the tablet. The Kindle Fire (not the HD version, the original one) measures 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches, so carrying cases and sleeves made for the Kindle Fire will definitely fit the Ainol Crystal. I have also confirmed that the Ainol Crystal fits in other Kindle Fire cases like the leather portfolios and the hard back snap on cases. The only thing you need to be careful of is selecting a case that does not cover the buttons or the inputs on the bottom. Check out my forum post for more info and pictures.

I also got a Kindle Fire (not the HD version which is larger) screen protector and used a hole punch to cut out a place for the camera, you can also see it in the same forum post as the case. The screen protector fits really well with about 2mm or 0.08 inches between the edge of the screen protector and the edge of the tablets face. So it's not an exact fit but because you can find much higher quality screen protectors at a fraction of the cost of the Ainol screen protectors, I'd go with a Kindle Fire one. The Kindle fire screen protectors do have a small hole cut out in one corner of the screen but that doesn't bother me. Most of the screen protectors that are sold for Ainol 7" tablets are roughly 6.25" x 3.75" or 158.75mm x 95.25mm rectangles that only cover the touchable area of the screen. They are also really poor quality, scratch very easily, have no anti-glare and reduce touch sensitivity.

OTG - "On The Go" Cables

- The OTG cable that I received with the tablet has a split off for an ac adapter, so you can charge it while using the USB port. I haven't figure out what the size of the barrel adapter is yet but it's on my to-do list and I'll try and upload pictures in case anyone else got one as well. If you have a regular OTG cable you should be able to use a USB Y Adapter Cable to charge the tablet while plugging in a USB device. When I get a chance to test it out I will make an update here.

Random Questions... Answered by Yours Truly.

Do I need to "Wipe data / factory rest" every time I update?
If you are upgrading from an older version of the same ROM there is no need to "wipe data / factory reset." Just skip that step and wipe cache / dalvik cache and you are good to go.

Can I go back to the stock firmware if I don't like a custom ROM or for Warranty reasons?
Yes you can, here is the link to the stock firmware from the Ainol website. You need to do a "wipe data / factory reset" and then flash the stock firmware like you did the custom ROM.

Do I need to root my tablet to install a custom ROM?
No, all of the custom ROM's will automatically root your device for you when you flash the files.

How do I fix the Google Play Store on my Ainol Crystal?
The only way I know how to fix the Google Play Store is to flash one of the custom ROM's. They all include fixes for the Play Store. You could also potentially root your device by following the instructions here and then sideload the Google Play Store app by downloading the file here and installing it manually.

Why do my Gameloft games crash or hang at start-up?
Gameloft games, like Asphalt 7, have a license check and that is where the app is failing. You may be able to download the app but you can't play it. There is a complicated way to fix this that involves some developers knowledge, you can read about it here. Christian Troy shared how to do this so all his ROM's probably have the fix in it. My ROM Crystal Clear also has the fix and is based on the 1212 stock firmware, so theoretically you could pull the framework.jar file from my ROM, put it in any stock ROM, reset the permissions correctly and you'd have your fix.

How can I get Wifi to work in sleep mode?
This is a limitation with Ainol products and the hardware they use. Ainol tablets won't go into deep sleep if Wifi is on. There is no way around this problem.

The bottom of my touchscreen on the stock ROM is not very responsive, sometimes missing inputs or inputting to a different location than where I was touching.
I can barely type on the keyboard, it keeps registering other letters, what can I do?
If you want to check on where your touches are registering on the screen, you can go into "System - Developer Options," turn on the Developer Options and enable "Input - Show Touches." There is a 20 pixel dead zone around the entire edge of the tablet screen where touches are not registered. There is also a major problem with touch sensitivity in stock firmware, so it makes it even more difficult when trying to click things near the edge of the screen. My ROM has several build.prop changes that vastly improve touch sensitivity, so you can always use those build.prop tweaks to improve your tablet, even if you don't install my ROM. There are other improvements as well that improve overall performance, which in turn improves touch sensitivity. Those tweaks require init.d support and you can see the scripts in the system/etc/init.d folder of my ROM.

That's all for now!

Please post your questions in the comments and I will try and update and add information as I get it. I'll also update whatever I find out on my own while using this tablet. So far, I think it's been a great purchase and I've been really happy with it.

At some point in the near future I hope to take and upload some videos to YouTube. If you have any requests please leave them in the comments as well.

I hope this ends up being helpful to some people and enjoy your new tablet!
If this guide was helpful for you, please take a moment to hit the green + button on the bottom-right of this post. Thanks!!! ----->

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#417335 How to be a nice Aurora 2 user

Posted by cygig on 01 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

Looking at the way the forum is now flooded with questions everywhere, it seems to show that Ainol is picking up on sales and the community is cooking better stuff for the tab. But it seems to me that some people are just ignorant about certain issues. I wish to highlight some of them, and I hope this thread would be educational.

1. You get what you paid for
A2 cost less than $200, and I think this is by far one of the most value for money tablet. Being cheap means that it WILL suffer in terms of official support, customer service, official communication channel and availability of good ROMs. Getting community help is a plus, but if you have unresolved issues and problems, remember, that $150 you paid can barely even buy you a decent branded mobile phone.

2. Do not expect your seller to solve your technical problems
Sellers are merely people who gives you the goods for your cash. Most of them are not technically trained, and Ainol do not train a batch of staff for customer service like major brands do. I see a lot of people stating that their sellers could not resolve their problems, and I thought that is nothing unusual. However, sellers can do refunds and exchanges, and a lot of them are willing to give you a new device if you send your faulty one back. Yes that would be troublesome, the reason why Ainol do not have retail booth in most countries is simply because they are not financially capable and also to save cost. The cost saved is passed on to you. These inconveniences are in exchange for the cheap price, remember you get what you paid for.

3. Understand China
Ainol is a China company, and things are different over there compared to in the West. People in China speak Mandarin and other related dialects as their first language, so do pardon them if their English is not good enough. Imagine reading through a pile of email in a language that you are not familiar with, that might be the reason why some of them do not reply to English emails. Customer service is not prioritized in China, it's not that they do not exist but probably not as emphasized like in some countries. Rather they focus on cost reduction and mass production. China has a huge internal market, I think a large portion of Ainol's sales go to China's own citizen, therefore perhaps customer support are shifted to support local buyers more than international ones. They are unlike companies like De@lExtreme or eB@y where their target audience are overseas buyers.

Price haggling is a common practice in Asia, you can often bargain for a better price if you are buying from a China seller. Of course, do it politely, and do note that it does not always work. China sellers are often flexible around policies and often believe in a win-win situation between buyer and seller. For example, most of them are willing to label your goods as gift with a very under-declared pricing so you can escape custom tax without hesitation. They are often willing to deal privately outside of eB@y or official online stores to escape paying commission to bring the savings to you, but please be careful as you will not have consumer protection.

Before you ask a questions, please do a search in this forum and in Google. I think more than 75% of the questions asked have answers already lying around with good instructions. Do not contribute to content clutter.

5. Not all issues are resolvable
Face it - there WILL be problems where you cannot resolve or you will not be able to find a direct answer. Looking back at point #1, you get what you paid for. To make up for the extra cost that you would have paid Samsung or Apple, you will have to learn to solve problems independently or simply live with unresolved ones. You are paying in terms of research and technical skills in lieu of money.

6. Do not mod your tablet if you are not confidently skilled
Accept the fact that some modifications requires technical skills that you lack. Then, it is either you do research and try it out and risk bricking your tablet or you live with the problems. Do not post and expect someone to magically pass on technical skills to you to fix your issues. You can, however, post and ask about details and clarification on the particular mod and fix. Be precise, "hey how do I get new roms on my A2?" does not work, while "I have figured how to enter recovery mode, do I need to unzip the files I downloaded to update the tablet?" works better.

7. Be appreciative the right way
If you want to thank ROM makers, I think sending them a PM would be more sincere than a one liner "oh hai great rom you have there!" in the thread. I think donating would be the most practical action you can do to thank them. Feature request is good, but please do not demand for features. "Is there an alternate way to make XXX game work on the A2?" sounds much better than "Can you make it support XXX game?".

Just my 2 cents.
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#366751 Firmware Upgrade Instructions

Posted by Tablet_Collector on 22 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

Cube U30GT Firmware Upgrade Instructions (v1.3, 11th June 2012, Tested on Cube U30GT-W V1.06 Firmware and Cube U30GT-H V1.01).Thanks to Krikkit for confirming that it works on the -H model.

Note: This does a WIPE upgrade so make sure you have anything backed up before you do this! After this the tablet will be as it was when you received it except on a later firmware.

1. Download the latest firmware (see this link)

2. Within the firmware there is a Rockchip batch tool but this is in Chinese so use this version instead

3. Extract the Rockchip batch tool which includes the necessary drivers for Windows

4. Run the RKBatchTool_1.5.exe in the extracted Flashtool folder and select the image you downloaded from Cube

5. Shut down your tablet

6. Plug the USB cable into your tablet

7. Now pressing the power and volume + buttons together connect the other end of the USB cable to your PC

8. Once Windows notices a new device release the 2 buttons

9. When asked for drivers browse to the “drivers” folder within the extracted batch tool folder and select it allowing windows to install the driver. If you aren't asked for drivers and you get a device install failure go to Device Manager and look for Unknown Device. Right click on this and select update drivers. Browse to the folder within the RKBatchTool folder with the drivers for your OS (Win 7 64 bit in my case) and select this folder.

10. If all ok the "device 1 connected" square within the RKBatchTool_1.5 will change from grey to green

11. Press the “upgrade” button in RKBatchTool_1.5

12. The green square should change to orange showing that the flash operation is happening

13. If all ok you should get a success message at the end (takes about 3 minutes)

14. The tablet should reboot but if it does not then press the power button

15. The first boot after an upgrade takes much longer than a normal boot. Just be patient and wait for the lockscreen.

16. The default language will be Chinese. When you get a prompt hit the home button and then go to settings and look for the menu option with a letter A in a white box (this is language). Select this and then the top option on the right hand side of the screen. This will give you a list of languages. Select English (UK) or whatever and then restart the tablet.

17. Don't forget to click green + bottom right of this post if this has helped you.

Change History:
v1.0 Initial untested version
V1.1 Updated following testing
v1.2 Updated to show that this is untested on the Cube U30GT-H model. Added change history.
v1.3 Updated to show that these instructions work on the Cube U30GT-H model (Thanks Krikkit)

NOTE: I take no responsibility for you updating your device. You do so at your own risk. Please use the tablet’s own update feature if available as this is a lot safer.
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#417288 [rom] CyanogenMod 10 for Elf II, Aurora II, Crystal, Flame Fire, W22PRO (2012...

Posted by Christian Troy on 01 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

If you appreciate my work and would like to support me with a small donation you can click on Posted Image button.
If every happy user of this rom would just donate a couple per month I could invest more time in all these Android projects, it'd cost you just like one coffee per month.


* UbiFS (like stock roms)
* Bluetooth USB dongle support
* USB GPS support (cp210x and pl2303)
* Xbox 360 gamepad support (xpad)
* PS3 USB gamepad support (hid-sony)
* Generic / chinese (Pantherlord / GreenAsia) gamepads support (hid-pl and hid-gaff)
* OpenVPN support (tun)
* Veno congestion control algorithm


* Unrar the content of this (CWM v5.5.0.4 20121026) archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Put rom (cm10_elf2_$DATE.zip) and gapps (gapps-jb-$DATE-signed_ubifs.zip) files inside internal or external sdcard.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Select "Wipe data / factory reset" (you can use volume rocker to move up/down and power button to confirm).
* Flash rom (cm10_elf2_$DATE.zip), gapps (gapps-jb-$DATE-signed_ubifs.zip) and, the required compatibility zip.
* Now select "Reboot system now".
* Enjoy CyanogenMod 10!

Changelog & download links


* Last CM10 build
* Fixed latest YouTube fc
* Fixed audio with some games
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources

Rom (md5sum)
Gapps (2012-10-11)

Compatibility zip

* ELF-II v1.7
* Aurora-II v2.8 (if you have troubles you can always use v1.3.1 as fallback)
* Crystal v1.7 (like Aurora's users, if you have troubles use v1.0.3 as fallback)
* Crystal (new batch) v1.1
* Ramos W22 PRO v1.2
* Fire TM v1.6 - CWM v5.5.0.4
* Fire QM v1.7 - CWM v5.5.0.4
* Hero v1.0 - CWM v5.5.0.4

Compatibility zip (AdHoc support)
* Elf-II v1.7
* Aurora-II v2.8
* Fire TM v1.6
* Fire QM v1.7
* Hero v1.0

Known bugs

* You tell me...


* If you're coming from a stock based rom, it's better if you use "stock" recovery to format "media" partition (the internal memory). And it'd be better if you don't use Google's backup/restore service to avoid breakages.
* Internal memory is mounted at /storage/sdcard0, external sdcard is mounted at /storage/sdcard1. If you wanna swap them (and make primary your real microsd) just flash this file after flashing rom's zip (you have to do it everytime you flash a new version of the rom)
* If you wanna increase the microphone capture volume open terminal emulator and after typing "su" type "alsa_amixer sset Capture 63"
* If you don't like Nexus 7 fingerprint and wanna use SGS-II instead flash this zip. Remember that changing fingerprint may screw Play Store, if it happens you'll have to perform a "wipe data / factory reset".


"jellybean-aml" repos


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Old Changelog


* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources

Rom (md5sum)


* Added reboot to recovery (you must have flashed CWM to the NAND or it will boot to stock recovery)
* Aurora-II / Elf-II: new compatibility zip (fixes stuck g sensor for people that had problems)
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* Fixed Netflix 2.x compatibility
* Potential fix for the few games that were still having a choppy/stuttering audio
* Aurora-II / Elf-II: fixed unresponsive WiFi when the screen was turned off
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* Updated compatibility zips for Elf, Aurora and Crystal
* Re-inserted missing file that broke wifi
* Increased amplayer buffer; flash videos using latest apk work decently and in hw mode. Sometimes you may not hear audio but toggling fullscreen mode will fix it.
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* Updated many compatibility zips, please check the section below
* Fixed HDMI (dual display and single panel) on Fire
* Updated elf/aurora DHD driver (and moved to NL80211 mode instead of WEXT)
* Cherry-picked "bionic: Add ARMv7 optimized string handling routines" commit
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* Fire / Flame: new compatibility zip
* Updated amlogic video playback library (now seek is working in apps like YouTube)
* Added "Expanded desktop" capabilities (enable it from Power Menu's settings to be able to hide status bar)
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources


2012-10-18 (repack)

* Now ELF-II requires a compatibility zip too. I've removed boot.img from the main rom because if someone with a Fire forgets the compatibility zip he can damage the touchscreen. So better safe than sorry, just add the compatibility zip in the pipe of the flashing files :good:
* ELF-II: updated kernel (added BFQ I/O scheduler as default and enabled cgroup_autosched).
* Aurora-II: updated kernel (new compatibility zip includes a kernel very close to the ELF-II one)
* Crystal: moved to ELF-II kernel
* Ramos W22 PRO: updated compatibility zip, now both cameras should work
* Fire / Flame: initial support for both TM/QM screens
* Removed PPP Widget since it was causing troubles to Crystal's wlan
* Android detects both usbnet/eth ethernet (to use ethernet you have to type these commands from terminal emulator: "su; netcfg eth0/usbnet0 up; netcfg eth0/usbnet0 dhcp")
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* Bump Android version to 4.1.2
* Fixed (maybe) pops during sleep
* Crystal: added initial support
* Other minor stuff
* Updated upstream sources



* ELF-II: default to 1.5 GHz kernel (clocked at 1.32 GHz)
* Aurora-II: download new compatibility zip v1.3
* Added JB Power HAL (with pulseboost support). Don't install any app like SetCPU because it will be handled at a lower level. I've added a couple of goodies too, you can manage cpu min/max freq with display on/off editing the following values in /system/build.prop


As you can see if defaults to 408 MHz / 1320 MHz with display ON and 96 MHz / 1008 MHz with display off.
Don't change governor or the power HAL won't be used.
* Added support for amlogic ril. Supported modems will work out of the box, the other can be used with the included PPP Widget
* Updated upstream sources



* Fixed screen unresponsiveness with some games (Angry Birds after a pinch for example)
* Fixed camera detection, now Face Unlock will work.
* Updated upstream sources



* Updated camera HAL library with a jelly bean one (from zenithink c97 firmware). Now all video chat programs should work (it's been tested with Skype and GTalk).
* Updated libaml-ril.so (from c97 jelly bean)
* Replaced CM's Superuser (that right now has problems "remembering" permissions) with SuperSu
* Updated upstream sources



* Fixed choppy audio in game
* Reverted "older" libsurfaceflinger because it seems fixed upstream
* Changed something in the rild (again)
* Updated upstream sources



* Fixed video recording (again!)
* Fixed touch problem with some games
* Changed WiFi wake lock implementation
* Minor change to ril daemon
* Removed 20 pixels "frame" limit from touchscreen's driver
* Updated upstream sources

Rom - Gapps


* Fixed 3-dot menu thing (if it still doesn't work be sure that under "Settings -> System -> Hardware buttons" "Menu button"'s entry is assigned to "open/close menu")
* Added an option under Display Settings to enable/disable Tablet UI (this feature replaces the build.prop entry)
* Added "u3gmonitor", an app included in AllWinner releases that should automatically launch usb_modeswitch on dongles that require it. Report any change because if it doesn't work I'll remove it. Note that if your dongle is recognized as a SD card you have to disable Mass-Storage mode (refer to Google because every dongle is different).
* Some minor changes
* Updated upstream sources


* Spoofed as Nexus 7 (if you have any trouble with Play Store clear both "Google services framework" and "Google play store" data)
* Fixed FC on license check of some games (specially gameloft one)
* Updated upstream sources

Rom - Gapps


* Fixed video recording
* Bluetooth dongle now supports hotplug
* Different options under "Settings" if you're using tablet or phablet UI (for example to customize status bar toggles)
* Reverted default governor to "conservative", if you need more power you can set it from performance settings. Use "performance2" not "performance" or it will cap cpu to the higher frequency
* Experimental: older surfaceflinger library, let's see if it really improves performance with some games or it is only placebo
* Updated upstream sources

Rom - Gapps


* Camera is working again
* Fixed volume rocker audio control
* Re-added move 2 internal SD feature
* Added a new menu entry in "Display settings" to toggle HDMI dual/single view
* Updated upstream sources

Rom - Gapps - Camera recording FIX


* Fixed USB storage in Tablet UI
* Fixed HDMI connection (if you wanna use the dualdisplay feature just remove the "#" character from "#ro.vout.dualdisplay2=true" entry in file /system/build.prop)
* Updated upstream sources


* Added NTFS and ExFat support
* Added usb_modeswitch
* Changed max frequency to 1320 MHz and default governor to performance2
* Fixed camera preview
* Fixed camera orientation on remote side
* Fixed audio capture
* Updated upstream sources

Rom - Gapps


* First release, pretty much everything is working. If you wanna use the "phablet" (aka Nexus7) ui have a look at FAQs section, I've created a system property to manage it.

Rom - Gapps - Payed apps fix
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