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Here is an Android 4.4.2 KitKat rooted custom firmware for the iFive mini3 (first gen. model) This firmware is based on the official iFive firmware 2.0.4 dated 2014/02/14. It is designed for the first generation model with 1024x768 screen and probably won't work on the newer mini3 model with Retina like display.
(MINI3_442_V2.0.4_201402141531.rar / MINI3_442_V2.0.4_201402141531.img)
Linux Kernel: Linux version 3.0.36+ (root@five-server2) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #14 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 14 10:29:51 CST 2014
Android build: IFive/rk3188/rk3188:4.4.2/KOT49H/eng.root.20140214.150559:eng/opinions-on-teclast-p90hdst-keys
Custom firmware features:
- root with latest SuperSU version 1.93 (free version)
- removed most Chinese and unnecessary applications
- Google Play Store fixes so more application are visible/compatible
- updated busybox v1.21.0.git (2012-11-29)
- Unix like init.d boot scripts support, more details on init.d scripts here
- changed permissions on external sdcard to allow write access
- increased space for applications (/data partition) to 4 GB
- disabled OTA updates (may cause problems)
- added Google Experience Launcher (GEL) in addition to iFive stock launcher
- use optional package to fix broken apps (Contacts/People and Calendar sync)
- included temporary fix for multi-user support, thanks to didierm
- kernel modules (cifs, tun, lan, serial, xpad) compiled by Oma & Crew RKTablets, thank guys!
- optional ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery easy install package
Use Rockchip Batch Tool version 1.7 to flash the firmware, use Restore button.
Please report any problem with this firmware, I can't verify this custom firmware works as I don't have an iFive mini3 to test it.
Thanks to jihaine for his support
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first of all thanks for the rom. it works very smoothly and no problems thus far.
except for the one I experienced today, that I can't attribute as a soft/hardware problem just yet: while using the tablet regularly (just browsing, not many tabs, very few background apps etc.) it suddenly froze with the screen remaining on, then after a while the screen dimmed a bit as it normally does and then the tablet just died.
afterwards it doesn't start up even though I hold the power button down for a long time. to see if it's completely dead I connected it to my PC and luckily am able to see it in the rockchip batch tool as pink and would probably be able to flash it anew.
yet, as I would not like to lose my settings and for the future as well, is there any way to fix this other than reflashing the device?
thanks for any advice.
edit: well, oddly enough trying to reflash the image through "restore" does not work, it fails. and after trying that a few times, the tablet is no longer visible in the tool when i connect it. well, my hardware seems to have died with no particular reason.
edit2: well, i'm not sure whether this is the right thread anymore for this, but for anyone encountering a similar problem as I did, all hope is not lost (although your hardware may be prone to failure): the method of short-circuiting the NAND chip described in this video worked for me and it didn't even erase anything. it just removed the tablet from the stuck state, the rom is intact as are my settings and apps.
you should, however take care while opening the case, i managed to break my screen digitizer and now that should be replaced since touch input is completely messed up.
Can i use this rom on my tablet? They almost have the same specs. Itsna local rebranded tablet from our country. Wher can i find a beginers guide for installing roms on rock chip tablet? Thank you
Starmobile Engage 8 Quad+ Specs
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
7.85-inch IPS LCD (1024×768 XGA), ~160ppi
1.6GHz quad-core RockChip RK3188 processor
Mali-400 MP4 GPU
8GB internal storage
microSD support up to 32GB
5-megapixel main camera, with fixed focus and no LED flash
2-megapixel front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Dimensions: 200.93 x 135.73 x 7.45mm
Li-Po 4000mAh battery
I'm not sure I understood it correctly from Google Translate, but it seems like there is a new firmware update 2.28 available as an OTA update. I don't have a stock ROM on my mini3, can someone please check?
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