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ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery easy install for RK3066 and RK3188 -- TWRP/CWM Flash-Tool and root for RK3288

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[ ROM ] FNF iFive X2 Android 4.2.2 custom rooted firmware based on v1.1.5 (2013/07/23)
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I think we must just use rockplayer until FNF fixes this bug I am happy to see video whitout choppy lag.

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I'm using mxplayer and it is great. Fast change betwen hardware or software encoding.

Also the ifive videoplayer is very good and fast, play all and easy...

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I put a 64 gig microSD (Sandisk Ultra SDXC) in my X2.  It works.  I formatted it to NTFS so it can handle file size > 4 gig.  Loving it.

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My Handbrake settings for encoding Bluray to 1080p are: High Profile (take all the defaults) except Constant Quality set to RF 22 (not the default of 20). The encoded file size for Starwars Attack of the Clones is only 3.26 Gig. The quality is very acceptable. 1080p resolution is just so sweet, great for our X2's.

I have one app to recommend. It's call full!screen, which gets rid of the status bar and gives you the back and home buttons at the lower left and right corners. I don't like mistakenly hitting the icons on the status bar. This app is perfect for my need and my screen gets extra space :) 


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Friends, I need help, I think that I brick my x2 without upgrading nothing!!!

I don't understand, I test to play with vol- +power and vol+ +power and some thing appears in the screen, but after reboot very fast and it doesn't start again :(

I entered in flash mode and reflash some rooms, but no success, the screen still showing the fnf x2 init text.

I can stop the tablet, but it doesn't start, I opened a new threat here:

 

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/fnf-ifive-tablets/fnf-x2-bricked/

 

Please, anyone can help me??

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Maybe this is not the right place to post this, because I do not have an iFive X2, at least not yet---.

 

I just replaced my Archos 80 9G with a Nexus 7 2013, but I seriously considered the iFive X2, and I still find myself wanting one.  I miss the SD slot, larger screen, and front-facing speakers.

 

The Nexus 7 (2013) is great, but I'd still like an iFive X2 just to mess around with.

 

I  don't use Windows, however, so I am concerned about buying the iFive X2 if I have to use RKBatchTools.exe

 

I primarily use Ubuntu.

 

I understand I can flash the factory 4.2.2 from SD card (I guess it is a .zip?).

 

On other devices, I can flash .img files with fastboot, but I understand that RK3188 devices do not (apparently) have fastboot.

 

Has anyone tried using this:  https://github.com/linuxerwang/rkflashkit

On this (or any RK3188) device?

 

I also have access to Mac's.

 

Should I forget about one of these if I do not have access to a Windows PC?

 

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Read this to understand more about the flashing mode.
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/archos-arnova-general/possible-fixes-and-repair-methods-for-your-rockchip-tablet/

Here is how to dump/reflash a firmware using linux
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/firmware-development/dumping-firmware-on-arnova-g2-arnova-g3-and-other-rockchip-based-tablets/

You can also use what you posted above, it does the same thing but in a more friendly manner.

the zip files contain an update.img in which boot.img, kernel.img, system.img recovery.img and some other files required in the flashsing process are packed

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linuxslate.com,

I haven't yet checked so I can't say for sure, but I think rkflashkit is designed for firmwares made of separate images (kernel/boot/recovery...), not single packaged update.img format as globula is referring to.

Still it's not too difficult to extract these multiple images from an update.img package.

You can also use rkflashtool to flash the separate images, you'll need the parameter file (that can be extracted from the update.img) to know each offset and length should be setup for the separate images in rkflashtool.

Last option may be virtualization of a Windows 7 box inside a Linux host but I haven't yet seen any report of someone trying to get that to work.

Cheers.

 

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linuxslate.com,

I haven't yet checked so I can't say for sure, but I think rkflashkit is designed for firmwares made of separate images (kernel/boot/recovery...), not single packaged update.img format as globula is referring to.

Still it's not too difficult to extract these multiple images from an update.img package.

You can also use rkflashtool to flash the separate images, you'll need the parameter file (that can be extracted from the update.img) to know each offset and length should be setup for the separate images in rkflashtool.

Last option may be virtualization of a Windows 7 box inside a Linux host but I haven't yet seen any report of someone trying to get that to work.

Cheers.

 

FYI,

I made an experimental configuration mod to the Rockchip Batch Tool ver 1.35, which does support flashing single partitions from image under Windows. It does not support the RK3188, however.

The setting.ini file contains the following lines:

[DEVICE_ID]

VID=

PID=

I changed them to this:

[DEVICE_ID]

VID=2207

PID=310B

These are the vendor and product IDs of the RK3188 in flash mode. The utility now sees my iFive X2 and will flash one or more partitions to it. I used this to create a utility to restore the X2's recovery partition.

The details are here:

https://www.miniand.com/wiki/NAND+flash+partition+layout+and+binary+stock+recovery+image

 

I believe this could provide us some better options for recovering RK3188 devices, especially for those without linux PCs. It should work for any RK3188 based device.

 

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Kasty, In your 1.0.9 ROM mod, under HDMI settings I am able to mute local audio while connected to a television.  The newer versions do not have this option, is it possible to include it in 1.1.5?

 

It's a pain to have audio piping through the tablet and TV at the same time.

 

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TecKnight said

Flashing a new image to your IFive X2

Note: This process will completely wipe your Android partition, replacing it with the selected image.
It you would like to save your apps and/or data you should perform a backup before flashing your tablet. This process does not require a rooted X2, but if the image you are applying is rooted, this process will grant you root access on your X2.
 
1. Download the Rockchip_Batch_Tool 1.7 from here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/kmjc734ecc9yml5/Rockchip_Batch_Tool_v1.7.rar

2. Extract it to a known folder on your PC.
3. Disconnect your X2 from all power sources and shut it down.
4. Connect a micro USB cable to the X2 but not to your PC yet.
5. Press the right side of the volume button (the volume +).on your X2.
6. While continuing to hold the button down, plug the other end of the USB cable into a PC running Windows XP, 7, or 8.
7. If your X2 does not display an image at all, congratulations. You are in flash mode.
8. Windows will detect a new device, but will be unable to automatically install the drivers. You should now see an Unknown Device in Device Manager.
9. Right click the Unknown Device and select Update Driver Software and then Browse my computer for driver software, then browse to where you extracted it to.

Continue to the following folder:

Rockchip_Batch_Tool_v1.7 \ Rockusb \ Driver \ <your architecture> \ <your OS>

Once you have selected the folder, click OK. Windows should now detect the driver files and install them.
Device Manager will then show a new device category:

  • Class for rockusb devices

and a new device:

  • Rockusb Device

10. You can now launch the Rockchip_Batch_Tool 1.7. It should show a green box, indicating a device in flash mode.
Select the .img file you wish to flash, then click the Restore button. The batchtool will erase your old android partition and replace it with the new image, wiping out any applications or saved settings.

It works for my ifive mini2, connect it to pc by holding volume+ and menu buttons simultaneously. Thanks people.

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I found another video player that can play videos smoothly like RockPlayer2. It's called GPlayer. It's better than RockPlayer2 because it can resume from the last playback, displays subtitle and constrols consistently. I'm one happy camper of the X2.

 

BTW, GPlayer is a also a floating video player.  Very cool

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Please support: --->>> !!! Device Request for CyanogenMOD - iFive x2 would be an ideal test case for a RK3188 port to CM :D

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@admin: can you make an odexed version of your excellent ROM?  Thanks

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Why would you want an odexed version ?

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