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#1 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

A talented individual over at XDA-Developers, Quarx2k have just compiled the Cyanogenmod 9 for the Aurora. All credit should go to him. I'm merely the messenger :drinks:

For the unitiated: Cyanogenmod is a build based upon the official AOSP (Android Open Source Project). What this gives you is the latest and greatest version of Android, as long as the build is up to date. Also, because we have the source code, no more waiting for Ainol to release updates! :yahoo:

Installation instructions:

1. Firstly, make sure you have CWM installed! This is absolutely critical, both for backing up your current ROM, should you want to go back to it, and for installation of this ROM itself. Installation instructions can be found here: http://www.slatedroi...k-mod-recovery/

2. Grab the CM9 ROM here: http://quarx2k.ru/cm...-novo7(aurora)/
and the Gapps package here: http://goo.im/gapps/...0429-signed.zip

Copy these two files to the root folder of your Aurora's internal SD-Card.

3. (Optional, but recommended) Backup your current ROM. This is so that you can go back to it. To do this, reboot into recovery by HOLDING "Back and Power" together, until you see this:

Attached File  cwm5.png   18.19KB   378 downloads

Scroll down to "Backup and Restore", and choose "Backup to internal SD-Card"

4. Once done, select "Install zip from SD-card". Install the CM9 zip file, then the gapps package.

5. Select wipe data/factory reset

6. Reboot and you're done! Add your Google account as usual and enjoy CM9!

Aurora V3 users
, our very own tripledes has created a script for your version!

Well finally got it working...:-)

I have created a little script which copies the needed files for aurora v3. Just tested it on my tablet:

* Enter cwm recovery
* wipe
* flash Quarx's CM9 nightly
* reboot
* extract fix_cm9_aurora_v3.tar.gz
* cd fix_cm9
* connect aurora to your PC
* (sudo) ./fix_cm9.sh


It works on Linux but shouldn't be hard to make it work on Windows.

Enjoy! https://www.dropbox....urora_v3.tar.gz


CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES:

- Camera not working Camera now works, but thumbnails are corrupted. No zoom however, and remember to wipe dalvik cache after installing CM9.
- Superuser error
- Clock only refreshes when you change orientation
- Using extended power menu to boot into CWM doesn't work. Use the two button combination (back+power)

Edited by astrayred, 26 May 2012 - 05:41 AM.

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#2 Ollie17

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:36 AM

Features?
Whats working?
Is this updated much?

Edited by Ollie17, 14 May 2012 - 11:39 AM.

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#3 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

Features?
Whats working?
Is this updated lots?


If you are not familiar with Cyanogenmod I advise you to read an introduction to it at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/CyanogenMod

In short, Cyanogenmod is a community driven implementation of Android. The code it uses should be different from Ainol's, with only the drivers being the same.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

If you are not familiar with Cyanogenmod I advise you to read an introduction to it at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/CyanogenMod

In short, Cyanogenmod is a community driven implementation of Android. The code it uses should be different from Ainol's, with only the drivers being the same.


i know ive got cm9 on my phone, i mean this certain rom

Edited by Ollie17, 14 May 2012 - 11:40 AM.

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#5 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

i know ive got cm9 on my phone, i mean this certain rom


Ah I see. Apologies.

Just installed it and booted up. Apparently it doesn't come with Play Store, as usual. Have to install the gapps package separately.

First impressions are good. Scrolling between homescreens is fast. The browser is fast as well, on par with feiyu's latest release.

This is what the developer himself said:

"XobotOS - fail .. useless project..imo

i don't know which nightly is good

Ainol Novo 7 Aurora (IPS screen).. ICS works very fine on it. I downclocked to 600 Mhz and games still works fine...and no lags in android.
1080p plays fine... cm9 works fine(full hwa), except codecs.
Wifi works on 30/30mbits.. it is max of my router..
OTG works too.


Gonna test video playback now, as soon as I copy a movie and gapps over.

Edited by astrayred, 14 May 2012 - 11:45 AM.

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#6 Ollie17

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

Where did you find the quote ?
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#7 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

Where did you find the quote ?


http://forum.xda-dev...&postcount=4909

The actual link was given out in this post:

http://forum.xda-dev...5&postcount=552

#8 Ollie17

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

might try this but can you please link gapps
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#9 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

might try this but can you please link gapps


http://goo.im/gapps

Just discovered a major bug. I'm unable to add my Google account. :/

#10 Ollie17

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

so i shouldn't do it?

Edit: Did you flash gapps before or after?

Edited by Ollie17, 14 May 2012 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

I also had a problem with google accout. It wrote me something about wrong data connection. Even time synchronization didn't work. After new flash and complete wipe it worked....

Sent from my A10 using Tapatalk 2

Edited by blackdot, 14 May 2012 - 02:36 PM.


#12 astrayred

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

so i shouldn't do it?


Well it's your decision, and what you expect to work. The web browser works. I can see my face on the camera. It's a valiant effort for a first nightly and should get better.

Edit: I installed the nightly, then gapps, then factory reset, as I always do with a major ROM installation.

Edit2: Was poking around the ftp and found that he has gapps there too. I'm gonna try it out and see if it makes a difference.

Edited by astrayred, 14 May 2012 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

what build prop is on this rom? ( game compatibility? )

Edited by Ollie17, 14 May 2012 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:38 AM

Pros:
Flashplayer is working
Smooth UI
Games is working

Cons:
- Missing Google Play Market (install gapps)
- Missing DroidSans-Bold.ttf and DroidSans.ttf (if you have problem with kindle app and opera, you need to install/copy both fonts to /system/fonts)
- Sometime hardware accelerated video didn't work (Movie will play with software decoded mode)
- No HDMI
- Quadrant Benchmark lower than Feiyu/Android-Kun ROM. Total:1236 CPU:1498 Mem:1358 I/O:1447 2D:280 3D:1597
- I get 'clicking' noise when entering sleep mode

I don't know how to enter CWM in this ROM, so I re-install CWM from cyanogenmod/allwinner and enter cwm mode with adb command:
adb remount
adb shell "echo -n boot-recovery | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nandf count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

Although Quadrant Benchmark is lower, I can't felt any different in speed with any other ROM before.
If you get bored with your current ROM, this ROM definitely worth to try.

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#15 astrayred

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:28 AM

Pros:
Flashplayer is working
Smooth UI
Games is working

Cons:
- Missing Google Play Market (install gapps)
- Missing DroidSans-Bold.ttf and DroidSans.ttf (if you have problem with kindle app and opera, you need to install/copy both fonts to /system/fonts)
- Sometime hardware accelerated video didn't work (Movie will play with software decoded mode)
- No HDMI
- Quadrant Benchmark lower than Feiyu/Android-Kun ROM. Total:1236 CPU:1498 Mem:1358 I/O:1447 2D:280 3D:1597
- I get 'clicking' noise when entering sleep mode

I don't know how to enter CWM in this ROM, so I re-install CWM from cyanogenmod/allwinner and enter cwm mode with adb command:
adb remount
adb shell "echo -n boot-recovery | busybox dd of=/dev/block/nandf count=1 conv=sync; sync; reboot"

Although Quadrant Benchmark is lower, I can't felt any different in speed with any other ROM before.
If you get bored with your current ROM, this ROM definitely worth to try.


Thanks for the review. Were you able to add your Google account after installing gapps? If so I would like to know how you did it.

Also, to enter CWM, rebooot into it by holding "Back" and "Power". The extended power menu is bugged.

Ollie: Build prop model is "A10"

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

Thanks for the review. Were you able to add your Google account after installing gapps? If so I would like to know how you did it.


To install Google Play Market:
- I extract several files from Genokolar ROM, and push it with adb to /system/app.
- Reboot
- Open android setting and add my google account
After that, I can enter Google Play Market without any error

To get the latest Cyanogenmod Google Play Market, I download gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip from your link Goo.im and install it with CWM.
It looks like, Vending.apk become Phonesky.apk after upgrade.

Also, to enter CWM, rebooot into it by holding "Back" and "Power". The extended power menu is bugged.

Thanks! it works now. Maybe i didn't press it hard enough :good:

Cyanogenmod is really fast when I open +50MB pdf file with ezPdf.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

Take the gapps from here (from quarx):
http://quarx2k.ru/other/

Install it (with cwm recovery) directly after installing the ROM.
After reboot start "market" - market will update to current Playstore by itself.
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#18 Ollie17

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

what is the best aspect of this rom? e.g gaming
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#19 astrayred

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

what is the best aspect of this rom? e.g gaming


The smoothness. And the fact that we get upstream changes from the Cyanogenmod project.

Seriously you should just try it. Nothing beats experiencing it for yourself. If you are afraid of something going wrong you know that as long as you can reboot into recovery you will be fine. If you are using CM9 on your phone as you claim to, then all these should be familiar to you.

#20 Ollie17

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

The smoothness. And the fact that we get upstream changes from the Cyanogenmod project.

Seriously you should just try it. Nothing beats experiencing it for yourself. If you are afraid of something going wrong you know that as long as you can reboot into recovery you will be fine. If you are using CM9 on your phone as you claim to, then all these should be familiar to you.


ok fair enough if your wondering im using cm9 on my zte blade :)
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