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#1 psyflux

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Hi,

I recently bought a nextway F7 and I can't get the HDMI to work. I just get 'invalid scan frequency' on my tv. I've been through all the resolution settings but it doesnt make any difference. Tried it on 2 tv's and on the second one i get crackling sound and purple bars.

Has anyone managed to get this to work?

thanks.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:50 PM

I don't think there's a thread on this tablet here on slatedroid, but I've been looking at this one for a while. It's my guess that the WIFI issues may be due to the antenna and what seems to be some type of alloy back cover. From what I hear this may be a simple fix. However I get 3 out of 4 on my F7 in the rooms around my AP room.

I've heard it's similar to this tablet:

http://www.slatedroi.../51330-pipo-u2/

The HDMI port on the one I have works with my TV on every setting I tried. However 480p 60Hz seemed to work best, or without issues. I noticed some slight buzzing with some of the other settings. HDMI zoom worked fine too.

Modding this tablet wasn't that bad, and I was actually surprised at the attention to detail the developer took, compared to some other tablets with the Rockchip SOC. Of course this tablet doesn't have an ultra long battery life, but you get a tradeoff for it's size. Not bad considering it's got bluetooth and that's a rarity with China-tabs...
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SausageScript for the RK3066 tablets, based on the Cube U18GT 1.06 firmware, still useful for many RK3066 tablets and possibly others

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

Here's an example of what my one does..


i've put all the details in the video comments.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

Hi,

I am a new member, so I can't create my own topic yet. I just got a Nextway F7 16GB 7 inch tablet and like it so far. It is much better than my old tablet. The only issue I have with it is that the app install partition is only 1gb. Why isn't this larger, given that this is a 16gb tablet. I want to build a Nextway F7 firmware image for it that offers more app install space. I don't want to have to keep moving apps to the 13gb NAND space. I also can't click on this partition in the storage section of the settings, to see what is on it. I can do this fine on the 13GB NAND partition. It is like they have it locked.

You can check out the firmware img file for the "F (FAST) Series" on this page - http://www.nextway.c...n/downloads.htm

My unit seems to be the exact same as the PIPO Ultra-U2, except for the labeling on the buttons. Very nice form factor..

http://www.pipo.cn/E...&cid=201&type=2

Nextway has a Chinese 4.1.1 firmware image and firmware update tool on their website, but flashing that firmware to my tablet didn't change the application install partition - it is still only 1GB and anything more needs to be moved to the 13GB NAND partition, to free up space in it as needed. I thought I would try this to see if it was any different, than what it shipped with, but it wasn't.

It would be nice if they could offer their customers an English firmware image with a larger application install partition, maybe like 6GB, then leave the rest as NAND storage for the user. I was able to change the language from Chinese to English on the tablet, after I flashed the firmware again, but I did have to disable the Chinese apps again, that came pre-loaded on the image.

I also did try to change the parameter file in the firmware they provide for the Nextway F7, to allow for a 6GB user data partition, but I don't think I have this modified correctly or that the re-packed image I created to flash the tablet worked right, since the flashing went fine with the firmware update tool, but after the tablet restarted and built the partitions, etc, it got stuck at the Nextway logo and didn't boot up. I tried to boot into recovery mode, but I don't know the steps to do this. I emailed them to see if they can tell me the steps to bring up recovery mode on this tablet, but haven't heard back yet I wanted to wipe a few partitions on the tablet to make sure they weren't having an issue with the resized partitions I created. I used the "restore" mode of the RKBatchTool 1.5en firmware tool, so it should have wiped all the partitions and built the new sized ones, but some people say you still have to wipe the davlik, cache, etc after doing this process, to have it boot up right.

I used the firmware update tool to flash the original firmware again and it is working fine again, but I want to be able to have a 6GB app install partition, if this is possible on this tablet or something larger than 1GB. Can someone look at my parameter file and see what is wrong? If nothing is wrong with it, is their something unique about their .img file that won't let me modify it in this way, to have this big of a user data partition? I read something online about the system.img file possibly being locked or encrypted, since I get an error about "root permissions" when I unpack the update.img with the RK29xxImageTools_v2.1 tools, but it re-packs the img with no errors and flashs fine with no errors.

I am using the steps from another posting to do all of this, since it seems to work for them. I did have to get the parameter info on my own, since I wanted it bigger than 1.25GB:

http://www.slatedroi...0-dual-core-hd/

I used "RK29xxImageTools_v2.1 - Wendal Tools" to unpack the firmware image, modify the parameter file with Notepad++ so it keeps the encoding intact, then repack the image and flash it with the Rockchip RKBatchTool 1.5 firmware update software. If you can provide me with the correct parameter file info, so I can do this on my own and get a 6GB or larger app install partition, that would be great. I am using a 32GB micro SD card, so I don't need all that space for user data. Even with a 6GB application install partition, I should still have a good sized NAND partition on this tablet left, along with my 32GB of Micro SD space.. : )

Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my original parameter file, with 1 GB app install partition:

FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:PC738
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00210000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00328000(kpanic),0x00130000@0x0032A000(system),-@0x0045A000(user)

Here is the 6GB modified parameter file I used to re-pack the image and flash my tablet. I copied the changes I needed to make to it, from another 6GB file I found around the net, so I hope they had the correct values for userdata, kpanic, system, and user, since those are what I modified for my version:

FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:PC738
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00C00000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00D18000(kpanic),0x00130000@0x00D1A000(system),-@0x00E1A000(user)

Edited by Droider77, 30 March 2013 - 02:17 PM.


#5 fatesausage

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Yeah, the one I have doesn't do all the crackling in the background. Might want to contact the vendor and ask for a replacement.
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SausageScript for the RK3066 tablets, based on the Cube U18GT 1.06 firmware, still useful for many RK3066 tablets and possibly others

Guide to extended market access, updated on occaision useful for many Android versions


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#6 fatesausage

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

Hi,

I am a new member, so I can't create my own topic yet. I just got a Nextway F7 16GB 7 inch tablet and like it so far. It is much better than my old tablet. The only issue I have with it is that the app install partition is only 1gb. Why isn't this larger, given that this is a 16gb tablet. I want to build a Nextway F7 firmware image for it that offers more app install space. I don't want to have to keep moving apps to the 13gb NAND space. I also can't click on this partition in the storage section of the settings, to see what is on it. I can do this fine on the 13GB NAND partition. It is like they have it locked.

You can check out the firmware img file for the "F (FAST) Series" on this page - http://www.nextway.c...n/downloads.htm

My unit seems to be the exact same as the PIPO Ultra-U2, except for the labeling on the buttons. Very nice form factor..

http://www.pipo.cn/E...&cid=201&type=2

Nextway has a Chinese 4.1.1 firmware image and firmware update tool on their website, but flashing that firmware to my tablet didn't change the application install partition - it is still only 1GB and anything more needs to be moved to the 13GB NAND partition, to free up space in it as needed. I thought I would try this to see if it was any different, than what it shipped with, but it wasn't.

It would be nice if they could offer their customers an English firmware image with a larger application install partition, maybe like 6GB, then leave the rest as NAND storage for the user. I was able to change the language from Chinese to English on the tablet, after I flashed the firmware again, but I did have to disable the Chinese apps again, that came pre-loaded on the image.

I also did try to change the parameter file in the firmware they provide for the Nextway F7, to allow for a 6GB user data partition, but I don't think I have this modified correctly or that the re-packed image I created to flash the tablet worked right, since the flashing went fine with the firmware update tool, but after the tablet restarted and built the partitions, etc, it got stuck at the Nextway logo and didn't boot up. I tried to boot into recovery mode, but I don't know the steps to do this. I emailed them to see if they can tell me the steps to bring up recovery mode on this tablet, but haven't heard back yet I wanted to wipe a few partitions on the tablet to make sure they weren't having an issue with the resized partitions I created. I used the "restore" mode of the RKBatchTool 1.5en firmware tool, so it should have wiped all the partitions and built the new sized ones, but some people say you still have to wipe the davlik, cache, etc after doing this process, to have it boot up right.

I used the firmware update tool to flash the original firmware again and it is working fine again, but I want to be able to have a 6GB app install partition, if this is possible on this tablet or something larger than 1GB. Can someone look at my parameter file and see what is wrong? If nothing is wrong with it, is their something unique about their .img file that won't let me modify it in this way, to have this big of a user data partition? I read something online about the system.img file possibly being locked or encrypted, since I get an error about "root permissions" when I unpack the update.img with the RK29xxImageTools_v2.1 tools, but it re-packs the img with no errors and flashs fine with no errors.

I am using the steps from another posting to do all of this, since it seems to work for them. I did have to get the parameter info on my own, since I wanted it bigger than 1.25GB:

http://www.slatedroi...0-dual-core-hd/

I used "RK29xxImageTools_v2.1 - Wendal Tools" to unpack the firmware image, modify the parameter file with Notepad++ so it keeps the encoding intact, then repack the image and flash it with the Rockchip RKBatchTool 1.5 firmware update software. If you can provide me with the correct parameter file info, so I can do this on my own and get a 6GB or larger app install partition, that would be great. I am using a 32GB micro SD card, so I don't need all that space for user data. Even with a 6GB application install partition, I should still have a good sized NAND partition on this tablet left, along with my 32GB of Micro SD space.. : )

Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my original parameter file, with 1 GB app install partition:

FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:PC738
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00210000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00328000(kpanic),0x00130000@0x0032A000(system),-@0x0045A000(user)

Here is the 6GB modified parameter file I used to re-pack the image and flash my tablet. I copied the changes I needed to make to it, from another 6GB file I found around the net, so I hope they had the correct values for userdata, kpanic, system, and user, since those are what I modified for my version:

FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:PC738
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00C00000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00D18000(kpanic),0x00130000@0x00D1A000(system),-@0x00E1A000(user)


You can clear up some room on the tablet by running the following from ADB with root priveleges:

adb shell rm /system/app/TianTianDongting393.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/UCMobile*.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/chaihong_hetht.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/fish.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/WannianLi.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/chaihong_hetht.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/QQHD.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/QiyiYingshi.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/Weibo.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/QiyiYingshi.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/android_bizhi.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/Baidu_inputmethods.apk
adb shell rm /system/app/android_desktop.apk

I may release a complete script for this tablet soon. I like it too. It would be nice to have a custom ROM if someone has the time, and to tell you the truth, there's not much more to getting things right on this tablet beyond changing the language settings up. The developer did a decent job compared to some of the other RK3066 devices I've seen.
My Current Tablets:
Renesas Dual/A9 Android 2.2
Rexing V7/Android 4.0.3 (basically a A10 Ployer Momo9)
Cube U18GT Elite--RK3066 Dual Core

Cube U18GT Elite thread


SausageScript for the RK3066 tablets, based on the Cube U18GT 1.06 firmware, still useful for many RK3066 tablets and possibly others

Guide to extended market access, updated on occaision useful for many Android versions


If I helped you, click here to help me, buy me a beer, or some coffee.


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#7 fonzi

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

Greets all..

Am considering getting this tablet.Seems any other tablet with same specs are all more expensive.

Anyway,are you still working on a script for the Nextway F7 fatesausage? Or anyone else for that matter,custom firmware maybe?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Greets all..

Am considering getting this tablet.Seems any other tablet with same specs are all more expensive.

Anyway,are you still working on a script for the Nextway F7 fatesausage? Or anyone else for that matter,custom firmware maybe?



I don't have any plans to release any new scripts soon, due to the last one not generating much interest and moreso due to the fact I've got a lot of other stuff on my plate. I will consider contributing to one though.... Also, the last version of my script has an option to do everything accept the build.prop, which should be compatible with most any tablet, especially the RK3066 tablets.

Edited by fatesausage, 09 May 2013 - 12:22 PM.

My Current Tablets:
Renesas Dual/A9 Android 2.2
Rexing V7/Android 4.0.3 (basically a A10 Ployer Momo9)
Cube U18GT Elite--RK3066 Dual Core

Cube U18GT Elite thread


SausageScript for the RK3066 tablets, based on the Cube U18GT 1.06 firmware, still useful for many RK3066 tablets and possibly others

Guide to extended market access, updated on occaision useful for many Android versions


If I helped you, click here to help me, buy me a beer, or some coffee.


SD classifieds
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:28 AM

I have a big problem with my Nextway f7 Tablet. I would like to run a navigation software iGO Primo on Android. I can use only if I run it from internal memory. If I cipied it to an external SD card it is not works well.
The iGO Primo can not save the settings if I use it from external SD card.
If I use from internal memory everthing is OK. Could You modify the firmware in order to use both storage place (external and internal)? Or what should I do?

Thank You in advance!

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:08 AM

The iGO Primo can not save the settings if I use it from external SD card.
If I use from internal memory everthing is OK. Could You modify the firmware in order to use both storage place (external and internal)? Or what should I do?

Thank You in advance!

Sure no problem, it's been mailed to you already, just keep waiting...
My Current Tablets:
Renesas Dual/A9 Android 2.2
Rexing V7/Android 4.0.3 (basically a A10 Ployer Momo9)
Cube U18GT Elite--RK3066 Dual Core

Cube U18GT Elite thread


SausageScript for the RK3066 tablets, based on the Cube U18GT 1.06 firmware, still useful for many RK3066 tablets and possibly others

Guide to extended market access, updated on occaision useful for many Android versions


If I helped you, click here to help me, buy me a beer, or some coffee.


SD classifieds
I have a Renesas Rena3 and Momo9 tablets. PM me if you would like to buy one, and I'll give you a deal.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

fatesausage Could You solve my problem?

Sure no problem, it's been mailed to you already, just keep waiting...






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