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[ ROM ] Pipo M9 pro Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom root firmware on based PiPO M7 Pro firmware (2014/03/06)
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Looking for a KitKat update on the PiPO M9 Pro ? Good news, the PiPO M7 Pro firmware is reported to work on the M9 Pro, provided that the original M9 Pro kernel is used. Thanks to Riley from freaktab.com for finding this. Here is an Android 4.4.2 KitKat rooted firmware for the PiPO M9 PRO (aka Max-M9pro) tablet based on latest PiPO M7 Pro update dated 2014/03/06, with the M9 Pro kernel from 2013/12/26.
 
(M7pro_rk3188_892_sdk4.4_20140306.img and kernel from DS1007_M9pro_4.4.2_20131226.rar)
 
pipo_m6_pro_android442_kitkat_2014013_kitkat_b.png
 

Build information:

Linux Kernel: Linux version 3.0.36+ (york@mid-Porsche) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #386 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 25 15:30:50 CST 2013

Android 4.4.2: rockchip/rk3188/rk3188:4.4.2/KOT49H/eng.root.20140306.145431:eng/opinions-on-teclast-p90hdst-keys

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

 
 

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 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 

 

Notes: 

- this firmware has been adapted for the PiPO M9 Pro, it should NOT be flashed on a M7 Pro !

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

- current KitKat based firmwares should be considered as beta software

Download: kasty-pipo-m9_pro-442-based_on_pipo_m7_pro_20140306-rooted7.zip

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

 

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

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Hi Admin,  Downloaded this new KitKat. Used rockchip batch tool 1.7 and restore button. Seems I have managed to brick my tablet as a red line appeared and message "unsuccessful"

Now the batch tool won't see the device.

I know you have posted unbrick instructions before, but would you mind posting again.

Many thanks in advance.

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Anyone try the rom and give some feedback, i tried rooting it to its previous kitkat rom and quite a letdown so anyone bold enough to try and give a proper review will be appreciated. XD 

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to mattiesrag,

I have seen tips for that in our forum but I don't have a specific reference, you'll have to use search (from the forum and/or Google).

Something that may be worth trying: charge the tablet, connect the micro usb cable to your computer, shut down the tablet, remove the power cable, put a paperclip in the reset pinhole on the tablet back, keep it pressed then push the Power button. If it does not work, try pressing the Esc button as well. 

There is good chance that your tablet isn't bricked and you should be able to reflash a firmware once you get the green square again in Rockchip Batch Tool.

Good luck.

 

to everybody,

As mentioned in post #1, I have successfully flashed the firmware on my M9 Pro and it is running properly, including the GPS.

 

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Hello , just a question , does this rom have the button to hide the bottom bar if not is possible to add it ? Thanks in advance.

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to mattiesrag,

I have seen tips for that in our forum but I don't have a specific reference, you'll have to use search (from the forum and/or Google).

Something that may be worth trying: charge the tablet, connect the micro usb cable to your computer, shut down the tablet, remove the power cable, put a paperclip in the reset pinhole on the tablet back, keep it pressed then push the Power button. If it does not work, try pressing the Esc button as well. 

There is good chance that your tablet isn't bricked and you should be able to reflash a firmware once you get the green square again in Rockchip Batch Tool.

Good luck.

 

to everybody,

As mentioned in post #1, I have successfully flashed the firmware on my M9 Pro and it is running properly, including the GPS.

 

Cheers.

Tried all sorts of permutations of the above advice and eventually managed to get the green square again in Rockchip Batch Tool. So it appears the tablet wasn't "bricked" only sleeping. Have now got it up and running with KitKat. Seems WiFi is great but 3G not as strong as before. Anyone else experience the same?

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Dear Matties,

We have known each other and contacted each other by mails before , If you have problems why didnt you contact me to help ypu out.

But I am glad that you have finally solved your problem. Cheers!

 

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derricktanyz said
Anyone try the rom and give some feedback, i tried rooting it to its previous kitkat rom and quite a letdown so anyone bold enough to try and give a proper review will be appreciated. XD 

A stupid question why do you want to root an already rooted ROM? Or do you mean that you want to downgrade to the previous KitKat version ROM?

the only reason i have not gone headlong into this KItKat ROM (the previous version) is its GPS is not working so I deferred upgrading. Now admin has cooked up another with a working GPS ROM I will probably try it out.

So IF I upgrade to KitKat ROM expect some inputs from me.especially the upgrade and downgrade issues and because it it doesnt use Dalvik cache anymore. there is a steep learning curve regarding the new cache (not dalvik). the build.prop must reflect the non use of dalvik cache statements.

 

 

About Me    LENOVO S939 MTK6592 Vibe 2.0 - 1507,LENOVO A8-A5500 KitKat MTK8382 S029,Lenovo Tab2 A7-30HC MT8382 Lollipop,LENOVO A880  S027 MTK6582 (JB),ONDA V975m V3 AMLOGIC M802 (KitKat)PiPo M9Pro RK3188 KASTY ROM (KitKat # 407 Mod), ZENITHINK ZTPAD:C93 Duo Core AMX CM10.2_rc-3, Z102 And. 4.0.4, C91 And. 4.0.4,AIGO M60 Android 4.04 6" A13 (rooted).Lenovo A369i 4.2.2 S011 ROW

 

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The GPS and Multiuser were not the only things that didn't work properly, or didn't work at all with the previous kasty KK Rom.

The HDMI functIion didn't work either, and this is something I'm really interested in.

I've also experienced some issues regarding games, for example Racing games: the sound was a little buggy. 

Anyway I'm quite satisfied with the previous kk kasty rom as it works really smooth and I don't use the gps much. But if this rom really fixed the HDMI function and it's still smooth, that'd be great. 

Looking forward for more feedback. Thanks for the great work. 

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Hi all, does anyone still read and reply to this thread? Can anyone confirm that this ROM works please? The thread doesn't make that entirely clear and I want 4.4.2, can't find another version.

 

Thank you.

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What about testing yourself and reporting here ?

This custom firmware has been downloaded hundreds of times, it's really sad users from the community here did not take some time to report their feedback.

As I confirmed in the topic and post #1, the firmware worked for me but I don't use the PIPO M9 Pro daily and I haven't done extensive tests.

 

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It's the fear of 'bricking' the tablet - had one that definitely turned to stone but that was an earlier and slightly lower spec model - NOT with this ROM. I will try it and and report if there's no chance or PERMANENT loss?

 

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I can't say there is no chance of bricking the tablet, there are lots of things can go wrong while flashing: bad USB cable, flash memory failure on the tablet, manipulation error from the user... Most of the problems leading to a "soft" brick can be corrected and the tablet recovered, but we surely don't want to encourage anyone not feeling comfortable to flash.

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I understand there are risks as I do these updates to my phone daily (nightly actually) so it's not an unknown venture as such. My concern is the lack of feedback - +ve and -ve - on this thread. I use 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod) on my phone and I love it so the desire for this on my tablet is strong - I'll try it in a few minutes - maybe you can offer a +ve aspect, links where successes are recorded?

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The way it works in this forum (as many other communities) is the flashing and test feedback usually goes to the firmware topic, that is this current thread. I haven't read feedback for this firmware in other topics and there would be no reason to do so.

In the future, we'll eventually add the possibility for users to easily report the firmware just works as a Yes/No information so that would give others some overall statistics, but feedback should definitely go as detailed users posts in the topic.

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