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Here is an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean rooted firmware for the PIPO M6 (model without 3G) tablet based on latest official update from Pipo dated 2013/05/18
Kernel: Linux version 3.0.36+ (hkw@mid-server) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #160 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 30 15:48:20 CST 2013
Android 4.2.2 JB: rk30sdk/rk30sdk/rk30sdk:4.2.2/JDQ39/eng.ljh.20130529.191323:eng/opinions-on-teclast-p90hdst-keys
Custom firmware features:
- root with latest SuperSU version 1.30 (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
Flash with Rockchip Batch Tool version 1.7, use Restore button.
Please report any problem with this firmware, I can't verify this custom firmware works as I don't have a PIPO M6 tablet to test the custom firmware.
The following users say thank you to admin for this useful post:summeroff, pm6, bunneh, matnl, dgaid, bobbiescap
Firstly, thank you very much for the ROM. I will flash it when my new PIPO M6 arrives this week.
I have a question about what you say about the kernel. Are you building the kernel from the source code?
What sourcode are you using? the Rockchip RK3188? What happen with the proprietary modules?
I just start reading about how to compile a new kernel and I haven´t found how to work with this tablets as the SoC manufacturer is Rockchip but I have not idea what to do with the other modules coming from PIPO. Are you reusing them?
I just want to start working with the kernel as a personal project and the release if everything work (Optimizing).
Thank you very much.
As I could look like a little lost, it is not a little, it is a lot. However, I really want to learn and see what I can do to optimize the kernel or be able to port other ROMS. Thank you
This custom firmware is fully based on the stock binaries (kernel and Android system) from the manufacturer, there is no compilation involved.
Still, I'm currently building some kernel modules for added functionality. There are some details in this other post:
Built modules should be compatible accross all RK3188 based devices running Kernel 3.0.36.
thank you for the prompt response
Okei, but for example, if I take the source code for RK3188 and build it, still there is a lot of modules from PIPO I cannot build, I should use the original one as we don´t have the source code. In that case I should copy them, right?
Thank you again. I will read the other post right now.
Rebuilding a working kernel for the M6 based on the source code will probably require some efforts as there probably are some drivers usually built in the kernel for touchscreen, camera... which won't be included in the published source code. Still you should be able to build your own modules and load them on the M6 if you are compiling against the same kernel version (currently 3.0.36)
I've just installed the firmware, SuperSU works. Thank you, admin.
I found a problem - my internal storage shows 1.97 GB, NAND flash - missing, I think it should be about 16 GB. I recall that I've seen something about it, but do not remember where. It is, probably, something simple, I am new to Android.
That's the way firmwares are designed on most Rockchip based tablets, such as the Pipo M6, the storage space for apps (/data partition) is set by the manufacturer in the firmware.
I usually increase this space in custom firmwares but it wasn't done on this particular firmware.
On next firmware build in a couple of days, I will set that space to 4 GB, or something more, based on what the users here request.
I understand (from some chinese sites) that the M6 will soon get a firmware that uses the new RK3188 SDK (2.0). Apparently it will improve performance quite dramatically. They claim 60fps framerate, 50% faster when switching between running apps, 20% faster web browsing, 30% better performance for gaming...
Have you heard more about this?
I did not explain the problem clear:
the tablet has 2 GB RAM - good, recognizwd after the rooting;
also, it has 16 GB flash memory - disappeared after the flashing.
I've seen that somebody explained that after rooting you have to do something - reformating or something else, I do not know how.
Normally there is nothing specific to do after flashing a custom firmware.
I'm sure if you look closely, you will find the same amount of storage between the stock and custom firmware.
There should be 2 GB storage space allocated for apps (/data partition), the system takes a few hundreds MB and the rest goes for regular storage where you can copy your multimedia content (music, files ....)
I could only play with my new tablet Pipo M6 for couple of nights.
Yesterday, I followed the admin's instructions and rooted the device with his custom firmware.
It worked fine, except for missing flash memory - I checked in "Settings - Storage", switched the power off
several times, same result.
This morning, before leaving for work, I did the reset by pushing the reset button through the tiny hole on the back. After that I saw the regular Pipo start screen, followed by the custom stamp screen, which I am pretty sure I did not see before, the admin made it to mark his art. I checked the storage and saw the flash memory now, I think, it was about 12 GB. Did not have time to do anything more.
I will play with the new firmware this weekend, will post here if I will find some problems.
Thanks to admin.
Good luck everybody,
Wondering if anyone can help me with my M6.
Having bought it and seeing it has Android 4.2.2 I expected to have the ability to add mulitple users but out of the box the function isn't there in 'Device' within 'Settings'.
Anyone who has used the ROM... does this function now become avalible?
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