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[ ROM ] Pipo M9 pro Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom root firmware (2014/03/19)
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Here is latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat rooted firmware for the PiPO M9 PRO (aka Max-M9pro) tablet based on an update from PiPO dated 2014/03/19.
Please note this firmware as some recent firmwares from PiPO probably have a fake 3.4.0 Linux version displayed while the Kernel is actually an old 3.0.36.
 
 
(20140319_DS1007_M9pro_4.4.2_#404.rar / 20140319_DS1007_M9pro_4.4.2.img)
 
pipo_m6_pro_android442_kitkat_2014013_kitkat_b.png
 

Build information:

Linux Kernel: Linux version 3.0.36+ (root@alex-System-Product-Name) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #404 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 19 15:31:44 CST 2014

Android 4.4.2: rockchip/rk3188/rk3188:4.4.2/KOT49H/eng.root.20140319.153242:eng/opinions-on-teclast-p90hdst-keys

ro.rksdk.version=RK30_ANDROID$(PLATFORM_VERSION)-SDK-v1.00.00

 
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Custom firmware features:
  • root with latest SuperSU version 1.94 (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 7 GB
  • disabled OTA updates (may cause problems, see Notes below)
  • added Google Experience Launcher (GEL) in addition to PiPO's stock launcher
  • use optional package to fix broken apps (Contacts/People and Calendar sync)
  • 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 

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Notes: 

- you should get an error saying "E:failed to mount /metadata (Invalid argument)" on first boot, you should have no problem ignoring the message.

- any update received thru OTA may interfere with our custom firmware, we recommend to refuse any update pushed OTA.

- while previous firmwares for the PiPO M9 pro were mosly beta software, it seems this release is one of the first stable KitKat update for the tablet.

 

Download: kasty-pipo-m9_pro-442-20140319-rooted7c_mu.zip

Flash with Rockchip Batch Tool version 1.7, use Restore button.

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This firmware was successfully flashed on a PiPO M9 Pro, thanks sclstore.fr for their support.

 

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Any way to keep 2gb or 4gb in data partition for applications (/data)?

For me 7gb is too much and will decrease the internal sdcard size. I'm using now a bit more than 1gb of apps and 2gb is more than enough so far. In the future (if I need) I can make a full backup with Titanium and flash a "4gb data partition" rom.

 

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Hi, I am new to the pipo m9 pro, this is the first custom rom I have flashed on it. Does it have multi-windows, like the ROM that came with the tablet? Thanks 

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apalmero said
Any way to keep 2gb or 4gb in data partition for applications (/data)?

For me 7gb is too much and will decrease the internal sdcard size. I'm using now a bit more than 1gb of apps and 2gb is more than enough so far. In the future (if I need) I can make a full backup with Titanium and flash a "4gb data partition" rom.

 

Thanks!

Hello,

It is difficult to please everybody. The new 7 GB size for apps (/data partition) was set because of the many requests we received to have larger apps and the fact it is easy to extend the storage space for the media files by adding an SDCard. Still we may reconsider the size and maybe put something smaller for apps, maybe 5 GB.

Also, we have plans to let the users choose the exact apps storage they want thru a custom firmware builder webpage on our site... there is still a lot of work to be done and it will probably take a few weeks for the project to complete.

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You can enable multi user because the arrangements do not see this option, is there any way or unsupported

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Does this work with PiPo M9Pro 3G-version?

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It works fine with the 3G version.

 

Two problems I have noticed so far are:

- Screen flickers in some applications.

- After reboot, it sometimes ask to update Google Play Services.

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Can u please tell me if i can try it on the pipo m9 ( normal version)?

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rozak said
It works fine with the 3G version.

 

Two problems I have noticed so far are:

- Screen flickers in some applications.

- After reboot, it sometimes ask to update Google Play Services.

Please remove the GoogleGmsCore.apk from the /system/app folder (create a temp folder and move the file there) and substitute/replace the GoogleGmsCore.apk with this version "PrebuildGMsCore.apk" I have attached. It solved my problem it is taken from other Android KitKat GApps depositories.remeber to either rename/remove the other GmsCore.apk file as there cannot be 2 GMsCore file in the /system/app folder.

In oredr to rename add "." dot in front of the name to disable the file.

 

 

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For the latest KASTY KitKat ROM flash this with CWM to complete the GApps installaltion and remove the installed GMsCore.apk and substitute that with PrebuildGMSCore.apk. this CWM update is only valid for build #404 as in the next build I think ADMIN will rectify all the problems by then. I repeat this is only valid or KitKat ROM build#404.It will also improve video streamingfrom the mods made into the "build.prop"

 

Install this through CWM : Update of 10-May-14 to incorporate "build.prop"

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzXIan93EkgkRGFSMHhqVWVCTEU/edit?usp=sharing

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For the latest KASTY KitKat ROM flash this with CWM to complete the GApps installaltion and remove the installed GMsCore.apk and substitute that with PrebuildGMSCore.apk.

 

Install this through CWM : https://www.dropbox.com/s/n2v00ekzkrljfpv/GAPPSupdate.zip

Thanks cracktech. This solved the problem with Google Play Services!

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Does someone also have problems with completelly missing cursor on all input fields (Chrome, Gmail, other apps)?

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Does someone also have problems with completelly missing cursor on all input fields (Chrome, Gmail, other apps)?

Yes, cursor is missing.

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rozak said

cracktech said
For the latest KASTY KitKat ROM flash this with CWM to complete the GApps installaltion and remove the installed GMsCore.apk and substitute that with PrebuildGMSCore.apk.

 

Install this through CWM : https://www.dropbox.com/s/n2v00ekzkrljfpv/GAPPSupdate.zip

Thanks cracktech. This solved the problem with Google Play Services!

 

I may have rushed our custom firmware a bit too quick, I'll review cracktech fix and probably integrate it in another update.

Thanks cracktech for the fix, rozak for the report.

 

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GAPPSupdate.zip seemed to fix freezes for me... How come the official and your firmware were freezing and this fixed it? I could understand kasty freezing but it's really interesting that this fixes the problem in official firmware... it would also be 'strange' (but welcome) if kasty fixed freezes, now it's even stranger that this addtional patch does it :) Thank you cracktech for this update, incredible! I really hope it's not just a coincidence that my tablet is working flawlesly so far (it's only been a day though)

 

PS: is there anything we could do about the missing cursor ?

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