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#1 smithmal

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

New version now available (thanks yakzil):

Don't know if you guy's have been following the allwinner thread on Slatedroid http://www.slatedroi.../page__st__340. Someone by the name of myfluxi has been updating the kernel from 3.0.36 to 3.0.50 see post 472, it does require that you modify the compatibility zip see post 348. For me this has been the best experience so far on my onda vi40 elite. If you don't fancy modifying the compatibility file I have uploaded all the files you need to my dropbox. You will need CMW installed

http://dl.dropbox.co...y_1.2.fluxi.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...1011-signed.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...xi_20121121.zip

Usual procedure
1.flash ROM - myfluxi20121121.zip
2.flash compatibility zip - vi40_compatibility_1.2.fluxi.zip
3.flash the JB gapps - gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
4.wipe cache
5.wipe dalvic cache
6.reboot

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A "tweaked" version of CM10 exists now. Information can be found at this link: http://www.slatedroi...521#entry432521


Files you will need:

Onda vi40 1.2 Compatibility File: My link
CM10 Build file: 10/06/2012 Build
GApps: 10/11/12 Build


Changlog

Build 2012-10-06
* Updated cm10 sources

Build 2012-10-02
* Updated cm10 sources

Build 2012-09-24
* Updated cm10 sources
* Increased GPU OS memory allocation max from 192MB to 256MB (fixes graphics glitches for some apps).
* Removed MAX_HIDDEN_APPS of 4 limit.
* Added uinput support.

Build 2012-09-16
* Updated cm10 sources
* Limit MAX_HIDDEN_APPS to 4 for better long term stability.




Flashing Instruction:


After booting into CWM
1. Flash latest build.
2. Flash compatability zip.
3. Flash Google apps.
4. Clear cache.
5. Clear Dalvik cache.


Note: I haven't tried this out yet with the Onda vi40 but will shortly. Please post experiences with this build below. I'd be especially interested in user's thoughts of this ROM vs. Christian Troy's CM10 build.

Edit: can report that this version of CM10 does work with the vi40. Will report later with my observations after "kicking the tires."

Thanks for this ROM goes out to Shaun2029!!


smithmal

Edited by smithmal, 28 November 2012 - 02:26 PM.


#2 smithmal

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

I flashed this ROM last night and had no issues. My only caveat would be to reboot the tablet following the intial install as I noted issues connecting with Google Play Market and overall lag until the reboot. Below are my observations:

Tablet functionality/overall speed - seems to open and close apps quickly and observe smooth transitions between homescreens (using Nova Launcher)
App side updating/install - still a significant issue when updating or installing apps in the background (i.e. the tablet performance slows to a crawl)
Browser speed - best I've seen on the Onda vi40 in terms of loading pages (using Opera)
HDMI out - Not tested
Camera - Not tested
Battery Life - Not tested
Boot up/Shut Down Times - Not tested
App Compatibility Issues - None noted at the moment, will update as necessary

This is my first experience with CM10. I'm liking the additional information available on the lock screen, but really haven't dug too far into the functionality improvements vs. CM9 (i.e. ICS vs. JB). I did load up the XBMC version which allows for MX Player use (which is mentioned in the General Discussion area of the vi40 Elite section and it ran no problem.

One other thing is that wifi experience seemed to be better vs. CM9 however this observation is subjective as I have no signal strength data comparisons. Overall, I think flashing the vi40 to this ROM has increased functionality so I reccommend it to all.

Thanks,

smithmal

ps - there is some concern with this ROM of the system partition size (less than 318MB reports compatibility issues with GApps). You can check your system partition size by loading up Terminal emulator and then:
1. Typing in "su"
2. Typing in "df"


Terminal emulator will spit out the following:

Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize
/dev 406M 48K 406M 4096
/mnt/asec 406M 0K 406M 4096
/mnt/obb 406M 0K 406M 4096
/system 251M 248M 3M 4096
/data 1G 514M 666M 4096
/cache 125M 4M 121M 4096

The system size on my unit was 398M so no issues.

Edited by smithmal, 05 October 2012 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

Smithnal,

do you have the volume buttons ?

#4 smithmal

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

Smithnal,

do you have the volume buttons ?




I do not. I have the v3 version of the vi40. To deal with the lack of volume buttons, I use the following apk which allows one to change the volume from the Notification bar:

https://play.google....e.volumechanger

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Hello guys, does anyone know if the Hardware video playback has been sorted yet? It works fine via web/http streaming but not local files and I remember reading in one thread to do some jiggery pokery to get it think it is network streaming the files but cannot find it. Or has there been a patch to fix it?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

Hello guys, does anyone know if the Hardware video playback has been sorted yet? It works fine via web/http streaming but not local files and I remember reading in one thread to do some jiggery pokery to get it think it is network streaming the files but cannot find it. Or has there been a patch to fix it?


Found it in the CM10 thread:

* HW accelerated playback of local contents is limited to few files format but there's a nice workaround: since network playback works flawlessly we'll install an UPNP server that will automatically open our files from the loopback network interface. In this case stagefright player will kick in and will play every file without any trouble.
Install both MX Player and BubbleUPNP from Play store. Open BubbleUPNP and from "Library" section select the file to play. Choose MX Player as default player and enjoy the HW accelerated video playback

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

Found it in the CM10 thread:

* HW accelerated playback of local contents is limited to few files format but there's a nice workaround: since network playback works flawlessly we'll install an UPNP server that will automatically open our files from the loopback network interface. In this case stagefright player will kick in and will play every file without any trouble.
Install both MX Player and BubbleUPNP from Play store. Open BubbleUPNP and from "Library" section select the file to play. Choose MX Player as default player and enjoy the HW accelerated video playback


Has anyone tried this because I for the life of me cannot get it to work!! BubbleUPnP keeps coming up with "video playback to local renderer triggered remotely is unsupported"!??

#8 mav2005

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

hi

after installing this I cannot install flash 11 from google play, it says not supported, it was working on CM9
any ideas ?

Thank you!
Marco


A "tweaked" version of CM10 exists now. Information can be found at this link: http://www.slatedroi...521#entry432521


Files you will need:

Onda vi40 1.2 Compatibility File: My link
CM10 Build file: lastest build found here
GApps: lastest build is 07/26/12 (My link)



Changlog


build 2012-10-02
* Updated cm10 sources

build 2012-09-24
* Updated cm10 sources
* Increased GPU OS memory allocation max from 192MB to 256MB (fixes graphics glitches for some apps).
* Removed MAX_HIDDEN_APPS of 4 limit.
* Added uinput support.

build 2012-09-16
* Updated cm10 sources
* Limit MAX_HIDDEN_APPS to 4 for better long term stability.




Flashing Instruction:


After booting into CWM
1. Flash latest build.
2. Flash compatability zip.
3. Flash Google apps.
4. Clear cache.
5. Clear Dalvik cache.


Note: I haven't tried this out yet with the Onda vi40 but will shortly. Please post experiences with this build below. I'd be especially interested in user's thoughts of this ROM vs. Christian Troy's CM10 build.

Edit: can report that this version of CM10 does work with the vi40. Will report later with my observations after "kicking the tires."

Thanks for this ROM goes out to Shaun2029!!


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:19 AM

Installed it and works fine on my Onda VI40 V3 elite. Only HDMI out isn't hardware decoded. I guess....
I plays on both my tablet and tv and with the annoying dots at the bottom (no full screen). I want it to play only on my tv with the right aspect ratio. Does somebody have a clue=

#10 king_eric

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

smithmal,

Thanks so much for introducing this ROM, man. I had gave up hope on my vi40 quite some time back but running across this thread and flashing CM10 has just been such a wonderful experience... I'm back to customization mood now :). Thanks again!!!

#11 yakzil

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

I flashed this ROM last night and had no issues. My only caveat would be to reboot the tablet following the intial install as I noted issues connecting with Google Play Market and overall lag until the reboot. Below are my observations:

Tablet functionality/overall speed - seems to open and close apps quickly and observe smooth transitions between homescreens (using Nova Launcher)
App side updating/install - still a significant issue when updating or installing apps in the background (i.e. the tablet performance slows to a crawl)
Browser speed - best I've seen on the Onda vi40 in terms of loading pages (using Opera)
HDMI out - Not tested
Camera - Not tested
Battery Life - Not tested
Boot up/Shut Down Times - Not tested
App Compatibility Issues - None noted at the moment, will update as necessary

This is my first experience with CM10. I'm liking the additional information available on the lock screen, but really haven't dug too far into the functionality improvements vs. CM9 (i.e. ICS vs. JB). I did load up the XBMC version which allows for MX Player use (which is mentioned in the General Discussion area of the vi40 Elite section and it ran no problem.

One other thing is that wifi experience seemed to be better vs. CM9 however this observation is subjective as I have no signal strength data comparisons. Overall, I think flashing the vi40 to this ROM has increased functionality so I reccommend it to all.

Thanks,

smithmal

ps - there is some concern with this ROM of the system partition size (less than 318MB reports compatibility issues with GApps). You can check your system partition size by loading up Terminal emulator and then:
1. Typing in "su"
2. Typing in "df"


Terminal emulator will spit out the following:

Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize
/dev 406M 48K 406M 4096
/mnt/asec 406M 0K 406M 4096
/mnt/obb 406M 0K 406M 4096
/system 251M 248M 3M 4096
/data 1G 514M 666M 4096
/cache 125M 4M 121M 4096

The system size on my unit was 398M so no issues.



There is an updated version http://www.slatedroi...nmod-10-tweaks/ Download Build 2012-10-11. Gave that a whirl seems OK. There is also an updated GAPPS-jb-20121011-signed.zip, meant to give that a go too, but due to a senior moment flashed GAPPS-jb-20121013.zip instead by a guy called ericwill. Anyway seems to work, browsing seems slicker. I've come to the conclusion flashing is addictive.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

There is an updated version http://www.slatedroi...nmod-10-tweaks/ Download Build 2012-10-11. Gave that a whirl seems OK. There is also an updated GAPPS-jb-20121011-signed.zip, meant to give that a go too, but due to a senior moment flashed GAPPS-jb-20121013.zip instead by a guy called ericwill. Anyway seems to work, browsing seems slicker. I've come to the conclusion flashing is addictive.



Yazkil,

Thanks for the update. I'll update the OP.


Luckily for you, there is medicine that can help you with that problem...



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Edited by smithmal, 16 October 2012 - 04:49 PM.


#13 yakzil

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:45 AM

Yazkil,

Thanks for the update. I'll update the OP.


Luckily for you, there is medicine that can help you with that problem...



smithmal

I'm definitely think this rom (2012-10-11 from Shaun) is an improvement. Browsing is definitely slicker, as is app opening/closing. HDMI works, as does BBC iplayer if you pick the right browser. I only cleared the cache and dalvic cache, didn't do a full wipe. By mistake I flashed GAPPS-jb-2012013 zip rather than GAPPS-jb-20121011-signed zip don't know if this had any impact. Downsides, need stickmount for SD access, no ad hoc, no usb audio. All in all well worth a try.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

I'm definitely think this rom (2012-10-11 from Shaun) is an improvement. Browsing is definitely slicker, as is app opening/closing. HDMI works, as does BBC iplayer if you pick the right browser. I only cleared the cache and dalvic cache, didn't do a full wipe. By mistake I flashed GAPPS-jb-2012013 zip rather than GAPPS-jb-20121011-signed zip don't know if this had any impact. Downsides, need stickmount for SD access, no ad hoc, no usb audio. All in all well worth a try.

Don't know if you guy's have been following the allwinner thread on Slatedroid http://www.slatedroi.../page__st__340. Someone by the name of myfluxi has been updating the kernel from 3.0.36 to 3.0.50 see post 472, it does require that you modify the compatibility zip see post 348. For me this has been the best experience so far on my onda vi40 elite. If you don't fancy modifying the compatibility file I have uploaded all the files you need to my dropbox. You will need CMW installed

http://dl.dropbox.co...y_1.2.fluxi.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...1011-signed.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...xi_20121121.zip

Usual procedure
1.flash ROM - myfluxi20121121.zip
2.flash compatibility zip - vi40_compatibility_1.2.fluxi.zip
3.flash the JB gapps - gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
4.wipe cache
5.wipe dalvic cache
6.reboot

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Don't know if you guy's have been following the allwinner thread on Slatedroid http://www.slatedroi.../page__st__340. Someone by the name of myfluxi has been updating the kernel from 3.0.36 to 3.0.50 see post 472, it does require that you modify the compatibility zip see post 348. For me this has been the best experience so far on my onda vi40 elite. If you don't fancy modifying the compatibility file I have uploaded all the files you need to my dropbox. You will need CMW installed

http://dl.dropbox.co...y_1.2.fluxi.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...1011-signed.zip
http://dl.dropbox.co...xi_20121121.zip

Usual procedure
1.flash ROM - myfluxi20121121.zip
2.flash compatibility zip - vi40_compatibility_1.2.fluxi.zip
3.flash the JB gapps - gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
4.wipe cache
5.wipe dalvic cache
6.reboot



Awesome! I edited the OP.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

thanks for this, but can you tell me how to get the cameras working,

#17 yakzil

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

thanks for this, but can you tell me how to get the cameras working,

Hi

The camera works fine on mine. Did you use the gapps from my dropbox ? I ask because I tried a later JB gapps with the swipe keyboard and the camera didn't work on that version.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Hi

The camera works fine on mine. Did you use the gapps from my dropbox ? I ask because I tried a later JB gapps with the swipe keyboard and the camera didn't work on that version.

Yes i used all three files from your drop box thanks

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Having some issues installing this on mine....I end up with a USB brick and unable to see the internal sd card via clockwork recovery.

I'm currently running the 1.4RC3 and I suspect it 'locks' the bootloader.

Has anyone encountered this ?

Thanks.

#20 yakzil

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Yes i used all three files from your drop box thanks

Sorry your camera doesn't work. I have a v3 onda elite, don't know if you have a v3 or V1. I'm afraid I can't make any constructive suggestions.