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#1 enigmabg

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

I got my U30 GT2 yesterday with v1.03. Of course its not rooted and has the usual chinese stuff on it. So far I really like it - especially the screen, though I had to remove all the screen coverings as there was a dust speck creating a bubble under the bottom one.
I should like to root it, as a minimum to be able to use Titanium, etc., but also improve operation by using a new ROM, BUT which one to go for?
It would seem that there is some variability in tablets as received and I seem to have got a good one as far as wifi and responsiveness are concerned, so I don`t want to muck any of that up with a firmware update.
Some of the ROM options seem to degrade the operability of some features and my impression is that there are improvements overall, but some problems still exist.
SO, should I just root using the SPAMMER! blog post method and wait until firmware updates move from Beta to final, OR should I go for one of 900supersport`s offerings now(which seem to be the best of the options so far)?
Help and advice would be much appreciated.
Briang

#2 900Supersport

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

I'd advise either using the official 1.05 ROM or if you want to get into 4.2.2 early on then try the evaluation version released 10 may.

I like the 4.2.2 ROM myself.
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www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066

#3 enigmabg

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for that quick reply.
Presumably the 1.05 firmware will not give me rooting.
What is the url of that firmware - I`m sure I saw a link the other day, but can`t find it now.
If I go for your ROM with 4.2.2 is it this one (Cube u30gt 2 4.2.2v4 900supersport 1.1 ROM) from Freaktab?
Briang

#4 900Supersport

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

I've made ROMs for both 1.05 and 4.2.2. They should all be at that location.
900Supersport

www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066

#5 enigmabg

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

Great, found them. Thanks for the pointer.
I shall try the 1.05 first to see how that performs versus the 1.03.
Then there should be more other user experience with your 4.2.2 version.
As I have not done one of these before (only my old Arnova 10 G2 and my grandson`s Pipo s1) I`m still very much a newbie and get very twitchy until it is all done.
Thanks again
Briang

#6 enigmabg

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

Am I missing something? I need to load the drivers first of all as this is the first flash I am attempting.
The tablet was picked up by the PC (winXPpro 32 bit)and showed no drivers loaded in device manager.
I`ve downloaded your 1.05 ROM (Cube u30gt 2 (1.05) 900supersport 1.1 ROM) from freaktab), after clicking through "ROM => ROM Download", but I cannot see a RockusbDriver folder anywhere.
The ROM folder contains 5 image files, the parameter zip and 4 parameter files, together with an RK3188 loader bin file.
The only other folders in the download are Clockwork template, log and language.
Where is it hiding - or should I have gone to Specsavers!!!!!!!
Briang

#7 900Supersport

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

No all my fault, drivers can be found at

http://www.FreakTab....ead.php?p=65795
900Supersport

www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066

#8 enigmabg

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

900supersport
Phew, I thought these cheap glasses must be letting me down!!!!!
Thanks for the link.
One final question (hopefully) - if when I try 1.05, then later want to try the 4.2.2 (or later, if you issue one), or even go back to 1.03, how do I go about that - obviously leave out the driver loading,
but should I change or omit any other steps in the flashing process. How would I select 1.03 firmware (say) for your flashing tool to do it?
Alternatively, should I learn about CWM and install that?
If there are any existing tutorials on doing this, a link would be great.
Thanks again.
Briang
P.S. - did I see you are from the Hull area? see you are UK, but thought I had seen something whilst perusing with that location. If so, we are not far apart - I live in the hills north of the point on the M62 where it splits to leave the farm between the two carriageways. If not, sorry, just ignore my senile ramblings.
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#9 pogodancer

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

@ 900Supersport:

Did you try to port your 4.2.2 rom to the Cube U9GTV ?

#10 Gaurav Rastogi

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:20 PM

@ 900Supersport:

Did you try to port your 4.2.2 rom to the Cube U9GTV ?


@900Supersport

Hi,

A buch of us are working to see if we can port the 4.2.2 from U30GT2 to U9GT5, being in experienced we may not succeed but were trying anyways. Pogodancer tried but the wifi and storage wouldn't work. We were wondering if it would be possible for you to share the dmesg output from your U30GT2 to advise if the drivers are same or its some other issue. an output from our Cube U9GT5 can be found in the link below:

http://www.slatedroi...post__p__831393

Thanks
GR

#11 900Supersport

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:45 AM

900supersport
Phew, I thought these cheap glasses must be letting me down!!!!!
Thanks for the link.
One final question (hopefully) - if when I try 1.05, then later want to try the 4.2.2 (or later, if you issue one), or even go back to 1.03, how do I go about that - obviously leave out the driver loading,
but should I change or omit any other steps in the flashing process. How would I select 1.03 firmware (say) for your flashing tool to do it?
Alternatively, should I learn about CWM and install that?
If there are any existing tutorials on doing this, a link would be great.
Thanks again.
Briang
P.S. - did I see you are from the Hull area? see you are UK, but thought I had seen something whilst perusing with that location. If so, we are not far apart - I live in the hills north of the point on the M62 where it splits to leave the farm between the two carriageways. If not, sorry, just ignore my senile ramblings.
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Once you have flashed one ROM you will find further ROMs simple, it's the same process each time. It will also be a good step on the way to cwm.

I'm in Liverpool.
900Supersport

www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066

#12 enigmabg

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

Thanks. I have your v1.05 rooted ROM installed and it looks very good -antutu 16870 and WiFi -49db, better than v1.03 - still loading the apps again. Now that I have titanium installed it should be easier next time, but I think I shall read up on CWM anyway. Thanks for all your help. I would thank you, but don't know where to click on this site.
Briang
P.S. Geography never was my strong point!!!!! I was born in Widnes and went to the Holt school on queens drive many many years ago (long before you were born, I imagine - school probably not there now - most likely now houses). Time flies!

#13 900Supersport

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

My age may surprise you.
900Supersport

www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066

#14 900Supersport

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

@900Supersport

Hi,

A buch of us are working to see if we can port the 4.2.2 from U30GT2 to U9GT5, being in experienced we may not succeed but were trying anyways. Pogodancer tried but the wifi and storage wouldn't work. We were wondering if it would be possible for you to share the dmesg output from your U30GT2 to advise if the drivers are same or its some other issue. an output from our Cube U9GT5 can be found in the link below:

http://www.slatedroi...post__p__831393

Thanks
GR

Attached File  dmseg.txt.zip   13.68KB   17 downloads
Will do.

Edited by 900Supersport, 14 May 2013 - 01:22 PM.

900Supersport

www.freaktab.com developer

ROMs
  • Cube U30GT2
  • 80 Cobalt CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Nextbook NEXT7D12F CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1
  • Cube U30GT-H CWM 1.1 Metro
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 jelly bean
  • Cube U30GT Mini CWM 1.1 ICS
  • Cube U30GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Cube U19GT-W CWM 1.1
  • Touch based CWM
6.0.1.0 for rk3066