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#101 ThierryMerle

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

Well first thing I can say about this Russian firmware is that the hdmi screen size is fixed as in the mele 1.3 beta firmware, also it is easy to update SU so a full working root.
it seems to be based on CyanogenMod 9.
Look forward to testing your new firmware and will report back.

HDMI screen size is not fixed, you can change it in settings->display->display output mode, even if there is no scrollbar, you can slide up/down to see other HDMI resolutions.
... or I did not understand properly your issue?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

HDMI screen size is not fixed, you can change it in settings->display->display output mode, even if there is no scrollbar, you can slide up/down to see other HDMI resolutions.
... or I did not understand properly your issue?


Sorry I meant fixed as in you do not need to screen trim as you did in the Mele 404 v1.1 firmware

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the link, specially in this post: http://4pda.ru/forum...post&p=16433156
[Edit] ah, you mentioned the firmware link from the post I mentioned I just realized. We are on the same line :)

Additionally, I generated a new firmware:
Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_2.img
Basically, I re-did links to "toolbox" as much as possible, and replaced /system/bin/sh by mksh, in order to save RAM at startup.
And.. I made a mistake: preinstalled applications do not install. This is due to my modification in /system/bin/preinstall.sh where I changed #!/system/bin/busybox sh by #!/system/bin/sh
Should have worked but it does not, don't know why yet.

Not a big issue, but you will have to install applications manually (use ES File explorer->settings, check "Up to Root", go to the root directory named /preinstall/ and install at least Flash).


Hello Everyone,

I just test "Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_2.img" on my MELE A2000 yesterday. I got to say this is the best Rom to date. Everything runs perfectly. The only thing that I could not get to work properly was the XBMC, but that has nothing to do with the rom. Thank you for you hardwork. The only thing that I could not find was a way to change the time to 12hour clock standard. And also there were options to change the text size to bigger. Other than that.. AWESOME!!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just test "Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_2.img" on my MELE A2000 yesterday. I got to say this is the best Rom to date. Everything runs perfectly. The only thing that I could not get to work properly was the XBMC, but that has nothing to do with the rom. Thank you for you hardwork. The only thing that I could not find was a way to change the time to 12hour clock standard. And also there were options to change the text size to bigger. Other than that.. AWESOME!!!

After install ,don't it fails when making sytem reboot ?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just test "Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_2.img" on my MELE A2000 yesterday. I got to say this is the best Rom to date. Everything runs perfectly. The only thing that I could not get to work properly was the XBMC, but that has nothing to do with the rom. Thank you for you hardwork. The only thing that I could not find was a way to change the time to 12hour clock standard. And also there were options to change the text size to bigger. Other than that.. AWESOME!!!


Here's how I fixed the 12 hour clock. Download and install SQliteReader: https://www.dropbox....01721d583f5.apk . By default, it opens on /data/data, browse to /com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db. Click system. Scroll down to middle and find time_12_24. Click on "24" a bit to the right, type in "12" and save. Restart the device.

I asked about this some time ago on the Mele subreddit that I'm the moderator of. There's only 36 of us at the moment, but it's shaping up to be a nice source of information and a good place to ask questions. http://www.reddit.com/r/Mele/

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

After install ,don't it fails when making sytem reboot ?



Hello,

Yes there is some sort of issue when it comes to rebooting the device. I know if I pull out the power plug, it will not reboot, but I have used the power button to shutdown... and it did restart... But there is something wrong with the shutdown/restart sequence... Maybe somebody can shed some light on this matter or how to get it to restart without reflashing the device.


Thanks

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Here's how I fixed the 12 hour clock. Download and install SQliteReader: https://www.dropbox....01721d583f5.apk . By default, it opens on /data/data, browse to /com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db. Click system. Scroll down to middle and find time_12_24. Click on "24" a bit to the right, type in "12" and save. Restart the device.

I asked about this some time ago on the Mele subreddit that I'm the moderator of. There's only 36 of us at the moment, but it's shaping up to be a nice source of information and a good place to ask questions. http://www.reddit.com/r/Mele/

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Thanks, I will give it a try... Now, I just have to get the restart issue figured out and then hopefully XBMC..

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

ThierryMerle if you do make any more images would it be possible to add the xpad module listed here:
http://melea1000.blo...ler-errors.html as the box will make a great emulator.
Also on a side note I have noticed that on the Mele forum Mele Digital Marketing have implied there may be an Android 4.1.1 firmware update http://bbs.mele.cn/showtopic-1182.aspx now that would be good news! :D

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

ThierryMerle if you do make any more images would it be possible to add the xpad module listed here:
http://melea1000.blo...ler-errors.html as the box will make a great emulator.
Also on a side note I have noticed that on the Mele forum Mele Digital Marketing have implied there may be an Android 4.1.1 firmware update http://bbs.mele.cn/showtopic-1182.aspx now that would be good news! :D


OK, I will add this module since he published the binary file, easy to do :)

The 4.1.1 firmware is already there for Onda Vi30 (similar platform):
http://www.ondabbs.c...=250&sortid=250
I could give it a try on my device, but I wanted to solve the annoying issue (reboot failure) before going on that.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

OK, I will add this module since he published the binary file, easy to do :)

The 4.1.1 firmware is already there for Onda Vi30 (similar platform):
http://www.ondabbs.c...=250&sortid=250
I could give it a try on my device, but I wanted to solve the annoying issue (reboot failure) before going on that.

Thanks for looking at the xpad module I look forward to your next release.
I have tried to flash the Onda firmware via livesuit, I had to change to file name to get it to start to install but once it reaches 52% approx it fails.
I have installed CM10 from this link http://pan.baidu.com...80%2FCyanogenMod
using the shaun2025 files with the f10 recovery files and the Mele recovery tool over the Mele android 4.0_0628.img. it boots in to Android 4.1.2 but there are a few problems, the lan is not working ( no device detected ) and I was unable to change screen size. but on a plus bluetooth is working.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

Your link does not work, perhaps I need to be registered to see it?
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http://bbs.mele.cn/s...pic-1102-2.aspx

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Yes. Sample install module xpad to mele is good.
But what way to install over moduls from over allwinner systems?
They are fully compactible?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for looking at the xpad module I look forward to your next release.
I have tried to flash the Onda firmware via livesuit, I had to change to file name to get it to start to install but once it reaches 52% approx it fails.
I have installed CM10 from this link http://pan.baidu.com...80%2FCyanogenMod
using the shaun2025 files with the f10 recovery files and the Mele recovery tool over the Mele android 4.0_0628.img. it boots in to Android 4.1.2 but there are a few problems, the lan is not working ( no device detected ) and I was unable to change screen size. but on a plus bluetooth is working.

Indeed, don't try to flash this firmware directly; even if it is based on the same core, the configuration is not the same.
I wanted to integrate Lundman's kernel (MeLe A2000 - Lundman Wiki) in order to improve Ethernet performances but there is an issue around audio that I am not able to solve now (and some non fatal unresolved symbols)
Still on the reboot failure issue... hard to get it again, hard to find out the cause.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

Yes. Sample install module xpad to mele is good.
But what way to install over moduls from over allwinner systems?
They are fully compactible?

It is possible to recompile a kernel, different version, and make it look like the allwinner version:
http://www.cnx-softw...evices-android/
The kernel modules are in /system/vendor/modules so my action is just to copy xpad.ko into this directory.
You will still have to perform the insmod /system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko in a terminal emulator manually.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:17 AM

Indeed, don't try to flash this firmware directly; even if it is based on the same core, the configuration is not the same.
I wanted to integrate Lundman's kernel (MeLe A2000 - Lundman Wiki) in order to improve Ethernet performances but there is an issue around audio that I am not able to solve now (and some non fatal unresolved symbols)
Still on the reboot failure issue... hard to get it again, hard to find out the cause.

I see on the Russian forum there is a suggestion the reboot problem may be corrected through the android.policy.jar Google market permissions. Do you think this may be the problem?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

I see on the Russian forum there is a suggestion the reboot problem may be corrected through the android.policy.jar Google market permissions. Do you think this may be the problem?

Great! Unfortunately the attached .jar does not exist anymore. I will try to find one corresponding to this Android version (4.0.4), and test it.
Tuscanman gave the good reason. I was misleaded by the logs (even if it allowed me to optimize a little the RAM at start).
I am currently adding the /etc/init.d/ feature so that it will be easy to automate custom things at startup (like insmod /system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

android.policy.jar from 4pda.ru

http://www.filedropp...m/androidpolicy

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

android.policy.jar from 4pda.ru

http://www.filedropp...m/androidpolicy

Thanks a lot, the jars I found were too different from the Mele original.
This one has only 2 classes different, looks good.
I will rebuild a firmware, and test it shortly.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Here it is:
Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_3.img
What is fixed:
- fixed the reboot bug. Many thanks to tuscanman from the Russian forum 4pda.ru that gave the solution. Google Market did not get the right permissions, fix inside android.policy.jar: http://4pda.ru/forum...=342683&st=1420
- added the xpad.ko kernel module (/system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko, http://melea1000.blo...ler-errors.html )
- added the /etc/init.d/ facility. At boot, all scripts inside this directory will be called. This allows the user to run custom commands at boot (look at the script 99test that writes a test file at boot). You can add commands in this script or clone it to add some other commands (like insmod /system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko)
- called mksh where busybox sh is not really necessary in startup scripts. Abuse of busybox eats memory, well this gives minor effect.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

Here it is:
Mele_4.0_V1.3BETA_revised_en_us_3.img
What is fixed:
- fixed the reboot bug. Many thanks to tuscanman from the Russian forum 4pda.ru that gave the solution. Google Market did not get the right permissions, fix inside android.policy.jar: http://4pda.ru/forum...=342683&st=1420
- added the xpad.ko kernel module (/system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko, http://melea1000.blo...ler-errors.html )
- added the /etc/init.d/ facility. At boot, all scripts inside this directory will be called. This allows the user to run custom commands at boot (look at the script 99test that writes a test file at boot). You can add commands in this script or clone it to add some other commands (like insmod /system/vendor/modules/xpad.ko)
- called mksh where busybox sh is not really necessary in startup scripts. Abuse of busybox eats memory, well this gives minor effect.

Downloading now, thanks for all your hard work :D




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