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#1 madman83

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

What do you think is the best firmware for G9 in terms of usability and stability.

Lets see you have:

Stock ICS 4.0
Stock Gingerbread 2.3
Angry birds MOMO 11 fW ics
CHS 4.0
Eken A90 4.0

Not sure if i missed out anything? Also i am not aware on how to use scripts while flashing firmware? There is not really much of a tutorial to be found..any help would be appreciated

#2 Supy73

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

Hi Madman,

This worked for me:
AS ALWAYS - PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK

EKEN A90 firmware - (file here) http://www.sendspace.com/file/epll4i
MrTasselhof's Script - (file here) http://androidtablet...TMxNTc1NzM2NjQ2
Sausage Script - (file here) http://www.mediafire...cj28xqs3ohd7rbc

Using the Livesuit procedure, flash the tablet to put a fresh Eken ROM (with format option)
Once done, connect the tablet (switched on) to your PC and run the scripts in this order:

Run MrTasselhof's script (once you unzip the downloaded file, there is a .bat file, double click on it) only to root and deactivate services (options 2 & 6)
Reboot using option 10
Run Sausage script (once you unzip the downloaded file, there is a .exe file double click on it) and use only option 5 (not full flavour)
*** DO NOT FACTORY RESET ***
Exit the script with Q

Disconnect your tablet from the PC and reboot it.

From the Google Play market download "Antutu CPU Master" and set it to 960 MHz / 60 MHz on performance, and set "on boot" option checked.

If the icons are too small for you, here below there is the procedure to change the screen density.
There's a line in the build.prop that you have to change:

ro.sf.lcd_density=120

change the number from 120 to anything up to 240.
the higher you go the bigger the icons.
I actually like 120 because you can fit a lot in your home screen, but if you prefer the normal settings then change it to 160, that is the standard for tablets.
It's the same logic as the resolution of your pc monitor.

The easiest way to change the build.prop is to edit it on your pc with the notepad.
When you unzipped the sausage script, in one of the folder you'll find the build.prop.
Right click on it and chose to open it with the notepad.
Find the line i mentioned above, do the change and save it.
(note: when you do that the notepad format is quite crowded, you might want to use the find function).

Next thing to do is to run the sausage script option 5 again, reboot the tablet and that's it.
Just remember not to do the factory reset.

You can change the density as many time as you want until you find the icon size you prefer (just repeat the procedure with a different number between 120 & 240).

There is also a way to edit the build.prop directly in your tablet via a file manager.
You open the file manager in root mode, go to the system/usr folder and open the build.prop with the "ES text editor", do the change, save and reboot.

Hoe this helps.
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#3 madman83

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:17 AM

Amazing reply..Thanks for the detailed explanation...u rock :D

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:20 AM

Tried the prescribed method yesterday and teh results were mindblowing.

All of the issues i faced prev that i mentioned in the thread regd Faulty Gemei G9 is now gone and the system stability is through the roof...i guess setting the CPU scaling to a upper limit of 960 did the trick.

And this coupled with Eken A90 FW and the awesome scripts by Mr T and Sausage are just mindblowing.

This is the config that any Gemei G9 owner shud go for...Thanks for the pointers SUpy73

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Tried the prescribed method yesterday and teh results were mindblowing.

All of the issues i faced prev that i mentioned in the thread regd Faulty Gemei G9 is now gone and the system stability is through the roof...i guess setting the CPU scaling to a upper limit of 960 did the trick.

And this coupled with Eken A90 FW and the awesome scripts by Mr T and Sausage are just mindblowing.

This is the config that any Gemei G9 owner shud go for...Thanks for the pointers SUpy73


To be fair, the merit shoul go to MrTasselhof first of all, who started this forum and did a lot of work in the early days.
Then all the others who helped with ROM's, scripts and different settings.
I just collected all the inputs and had the luck of finding a stable configuration mixing them up.

#6 MrTasselhof

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

To be fair, the merit shoul go to MrTasselhof first of all, who started this forum and did a lot of work in the early days.
Then all the others who helped with ROM's, scripts and different settings.
I just collected all the inputs and had the luck of finding a stable configuration mixing them up.


thank you for the kind words.
It is my goal with each device that I do this to give a gathering place to get the community started.
After that it is just a matter of being the subject guru and question answer person until the community is self sufficient so to say from additional active users.

I actually am starting this process all over on the next device that is being sent to me.

I will still follow the G9 forum for a while to come, and am always available through direct message, YouTube comment, or twitter.

it honestly does take time and work to do, but without these "communities" a device will have a very shirt life.
Unfortunately part of the trade off for the great price is limited to no support from the manufacturer.

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Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Current Favorite Tablets & Devices**
Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Window N90 Dual Core II - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 1024x768
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
HP TouchPad - 9.7" Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - WebOS & Android - Dual-Boot (Use WebOS side)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy SII) - Running Blazer ROM

**Additional Recommended Tablets**
Gemei G9T Dual Core - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Gemei G9 - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Window N70 - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ WCDMA & Bluetooth - 1024x600
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Other Tablets Owned**
MID V7 - 7" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch
M701R - 7" 16:9 Resistive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C8 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C9 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
Ramos W6HD - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
M6 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i7 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced II - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
MID V8 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816R2 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
T9 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i8 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast P85 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast A15 - 9" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1280x800
FlyTouch 3 - 10.1" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

thank you for the kind words.
I actually am starting this process all over on the next device that is being sent to me.

Tasselhof

cant wait for you N90 II.
having extreme high interest in this unit.

Thanks

#8 MrTasselhof

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

cant wait for you N90 II.
having extreme high interest in this unit.

Thanks


I got it today.
I have recorded the video, just need to format and encode it in to a Review ;)

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LINE: MrTasselhof (Live Chat)
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YouTube Tablet Reviews Channel: http://www.youtube.c...of?feature=mhum

All Tablets have been Provided for Review by: Merimobiles.com - HUGE THANK YOU!
- All names below are linked to their respective product page

**Latest Tablets**
Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Current Favorite Tablets & Devices**
Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Window N90 Dual Core II - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 1024x768
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
HP TouchPad - 9.7" Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - WebOS & Android - Dual-Boot (Use WebOS side)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy SII) - Running Blazer ROM

**Additional Recommended Tablets**
Gemei G9T Dual Core - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Gemei G9 - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Window N70 - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ WCDMA & Bluetooth - 1024x600
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Other Tablets Owned**
MID V7 - 7" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch
M701R - 7" 16:9 Resistive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C8 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C9 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
Ramos W6HD - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
M6 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i7 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced II - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
MID V8 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816R2 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
T9 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i8 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast P85 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast A15 - 9" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1280x800
FlyTouch 3 - 10.1" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch

#9 madman83

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

To be fair, the merit shoul go to MrTasselhof first of all, who started this forum and did a lot of work in the early days.
Then all the others who helped with ROM's, scripts and different settings.
I just collected all the inputs and had the luck of finding a stable configuration mixing them up.



Very true...Mr T is an asset to this forum. Everyone with a Gemei G9 owes something to Mr T for this support and endeavor in getting the most of these tabs

#10 MrTasselhof

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:59 PM

Very true...Mr T is an asset to this forum. Everyone with a Gemei G9 owes something to Mr T for this support and endeavor in getting the most of these tabs


And I also thank Merimobiles.com because without them I wouldn't have these devices to review and use in support/troubleshooting.

Thank you again for the kind words!

Tasselhof
WANT 500MB of FREE Mobile MiFi Wireless HotSpot Internet access for your tablet every month?
- Referral Link: Check Out FreedomPop

- Upfront Notes:
- Requires $100 security deposit for the mobile device plus shipping.
- Security deposit is fully refundable within the first year.
- After 1 year the security deposit is non-refundable and you now own the mobile device.
- By using this referral link above it increases my data limit by 50mb (similar to the DropBox referrals)

LINE: MrTasselhof (Live Chat)
Twitter: MrTasselhof
YouTube Tablet Reviews Channel: http://www.youtube.c...of?feature=mhum

All Tablets have been Provided for Review by: Merimobiles.com - HUGE THANK YOU!
- All names below are linked to their respective product page

**Latest Tablets**
Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Current Favorite Tablets & Devices**
Onda V812 - 8" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768 - w/ Quad Core CPU & 2GB RAM
Window N90 Dual Core II - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 1024x768
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
HP TouchPad - 9.7" Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - WebOS & Android - Dual-Boot (Use WebOS side)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy SII) - Running Blazer ROM

**Additional Recommended Tablets**
Gemei G9T Dual Core - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Gemei G9 - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Window N70 - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ WCDMA & Bluetooth - 1024x600
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

**Other Tablets Owned**
MID V7 - 7" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch
M701R - 7" 16:9 Resistive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C8 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C9 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
Ramos W6HD - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
M6 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i7 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced II - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
MID V8 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816R2 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
T9 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i8 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast P85 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast A15 - 9" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1280x800
FlyTouch 3 - 10.1" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch

#11 Briankw

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

And I also thank Merimobiles.com because without them I wouldn't have these devices to review and use in support/troubleshooting.

Thank you again for the kind words!

Tasselhof


So this kinda sucks in the fact that I used the chs img file and ran your script a while back. Is this new firm ware and work really that much better to go through allthe work again. I still am having wifi and dictionary issues, resets, lagging on browsers, etc but I'm dealing with it. Just sucks my mid816r2 out performed this g9. If it is worth redoing it all is there a way to save on my files and apps without having to start fresh....... thank you in advance!

#12 javera

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:56 PM

Briankw, have a look at titanium backup or mybackup root. They are pretty good at making backups. Not only of the apps but also of system settings, remembered wifi access points etc. Free on google play.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

Thanks all for the info on this device ... bought one recently, originally set for Chinese market (easy to change to English) and on first download of Skype from the Google Play market, the device has encountered some serious problem during the install - freezing, multiple reboots and then reverting to Chinese (hence the lack of understanding of fault and error messages) ... so I will follow your instructions to reinitialise and get using my G9 ... thanks again for detailed info and all the obvious hard work that has gone into the support section

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

could you please explain me why in all firmwares there is a few seconds freezing generally after a few minutes?
i mean i think its a hardware problem of a10 processors...
i used all firmwares stock -4.15 chs-4.17+-eken and now mintpie...
eken and mintpie are much stable but they still freeze a lot...
mintpie is better than eken in games stability and not freeze and
eken in the ics itself...
i hear especially in nights in quite the processor is working not normally with weird sounds while
there is the seconds freezing problem...
we will see ever a firmware with no freezing issue ever?
probably not i think...its hardware and a10 processor problem...
whats your opinion?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

Is this firmware more stable and better market/options better then flashing the CHS.img and running your script. Also does it still have gapps after it is done?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Is there any firmware other than the CHS one which has 2GB of app space?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

I found this firmware very good but there is a problem: When the touchscreen is off, I would press Power button to open, but the touchscreen does not work. I press the Power button a second time, this touchscreen working.(To touchscreen operations, to press the Power button twice (normally only once), otherwise the touchscreen does not work.) Why? Help me! (I'm learning English lower level ) I use Gemei G9. A90 firmware EKEN MrTasselhof's Script - (Option 2 & 6) Sausage Script - (Option 5) Master CPU Antutu set it to 960 MHz / 60 MHz on performance

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

Does that firmware offer 2gb off app space. Also can anyone explain why this firmware is better then the chs one?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:19 AM

I too have experienced lots of problems with this tablet regarding freezing and App compatibility issues. Most off the time the browser is responding very slowly or is sometimes just closing the complete tablet. I think the hardware should be good enough, its just an firmware issue, so why not build a good proper firmware for this device which should not have these problems? I appreciate the best intents of the most optimal firmware for this device, but its just annoying to try lots of different firmwares...

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

As a contribution, I used the "noobie" thread as a guide and my G9 is rock solid, no issues, no crashes, etc. I am using a black back G9




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