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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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[ RK3288 ROM ] Insignia Flex Elite LP 5.0.2 custom root firmware (2015/08/08)
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Great! Can you pls check if RKAndroidTool will work now? Just try to flash TWRP (tick only parameter, TWRP).

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Still doesn't appear to work.

Cannot spend much time on it today as I am at work, and then gone home until Jan 4th.

One of my work computers is win 7 but don't have a win 7 box at home.

When I get back to work (in Jan) I will do some further investigation...

If there is anything else you need (that doesn't require win 7) let me know.

KingRoot gave a limited root, and busybox was needed to give the full root.

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2015/12/23 - 19:44
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Busybox would only hold until the tablet was restarted, then would have to re-install.

Bought BusyBox Pro and that fixed it, but still cannot remove some apks through terminal emulator.

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Here's what I did to get the rom installed:

1.Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/one-click-root-tool-android-2-x-5-0-t3107461 and download KingRoot and install it and open/run it then restart tablet.

2. go to playstore and get esfile explorer, terminal emulator and busybox and install/open them (you want to give them super user access when it asks)

3. Download Oma's rom to your windows machine and unzip it.

4. plug a micro sd card into your windows machine and copy resource.img, kernel.img, boot.img, recovery.img and system.img from Oma's unzipped rom onto the sdcard.

5. take the microsd card and plug it into your tablet, turn tablet on.

6. Using esfile explorer, copy the above files onto the sdcard in your tablet (not into a folder on the sdcard, just the sdcard itself)

7. Open terminal emulator, type in 'su' without quotes and hit enter.

8. you will see a # at end of the next line (means you have super user access)

9. type in 'dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 if=/mnt/sdcard/resource.img bs=4096' without quotes, hit enter (it will say it copied a file across for all of these as you do them, system.img will take some time)

10. type in 'dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p4 if=/mnt/sdcard/kernel.img bs=4096' without quotes, hit enter
11. type in 'dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 if=/mnt/sdcard/boot.img bs=4096'  without quotes, hit enter
12. type in 'dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 if=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img bs=4096'  without quotes, hit enter
13. type in 'dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 if=/mnt/sdcard/system.img bs=4096' without quotes, hit enter

14. Tablet should be rooted, restart it.

15. KingRoot will let you turn off some things at start (Auto-start), I uninstalled Purify (in KingRoot).

16. I also installed droidwall to stop apps from accessing internet as KingRoot tries to contact some server sometimes.

Hope this covers it...

Many thanks to Oma!

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did the battery life improved after the custom rom? thanks! will wait for further feedbacks.

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I ran an mp4 movie on loop (the file was on my external sd card) with brightness set at 50% and volume off and wifi turned off and the movie ran for 5.5 hrs.

Overall, I believe battery life is better, I get about 4+ hours surfing the net, etc.

On standby, with the setting to drop wifi connection when sleeping, over night (10 hours) battery only decreased 5%.

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bobb said
I ran an mp4 movie on loop (the file was on my external sd card) with brightness set at 50% and volume off and wifi turned off and the movie ran for 5.5 hrs.

Overall, I believe battery life is better, I get about 4+ hours surfing the net, etc.

On standby, with the setting to drop wifi connection when sleeping, over night (10 hours) battery only decreased 5%.

I was able to install Omas Rom following your instructions.  So thank you for that.  The RK tool Oma provided still doesn't work.  I wonder if there's a way to flash the custom recovery via fastboot instead.  Thanks again for your work.

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In post 49, step 14 should say "Oma rom installed, restart tablet"

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bobb said
In post 49, step 14 should say "Oma rom installed, restart tablet"

Bobb said to use es explorer to transfer the files from Sd card to internal storage.  I was able to transfer, only from PC directly to internal storage.  Otherwise, I couldn't for the life of me, get the utility to see the external sd card at all.  What am I missing?  Or is it just the limitations of this machine.  Please enlighten me.

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The external sd card needs to be formated ntfs, then the tablet will see it (https://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/insignia-flex-elite-new-owner-comments/).

I always have my cards formatted ntfs (so didn't notice this, sorry) to get past the limit of 32G for microsoft licensing.

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bobb said 
The external sd card needs to be formated ntfs, then the tablet will see it (https://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/insignia-flex-elite-new-owner-comments/).

I always have my cards formatted ntfs (so didn't notice this, sorry) to get past the limit of 32G for microsoft licensing.

Thanx for the tip.  It works fine now.

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Netflix not working, just stays at loading...
Seems to boot faster with some of the telephone stuff removed, and others disabled (Hangouts, etc.).
The only way to keep root for terminal emulator is to re-install busybox after each shut down.
Ordered a battery (6000mah) from aliexpress, will be a few weeks before it arrives.

Antutu v6 score 46,254 with Oma's rom, was 48,920 before Oma's rom was installed, thought it would increase with removal of apps.

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Netflix not working, just stays at loading...
Seems to boot faster with some of the telephone stuff removed, and others disabled (Hangouts, etc.).
The only way to keep root for terminal emulator is to re-install busybox after each shut down.
Ordered a battery (6000mah) from aliexpress, will be a few weeks before it arrives.

Antutu v6 score 46,254 with Oma's rom, was 48,920 before Oma's rom was installed, thought it would increase with removal of apps.

A word of caution:  I dropped the thing today and the touchscreen cracked.  Opened it to see if it could be replaced.  The battery is a particular pain to remove.  It is glued to the back of the lcd display by two strips of unusually strong adhesive running the length of it.  You will see two blue tabs at the top.  The strips begin there and end at the bottom.

The only way to get it off is to scrape the adhesives off.  Since the glue is really strong, you might tear the outer silver lining of the battery even when using a thin blade to slice through.  Moreover, if you exert too much pressure to the back of the display, you might break its super thin and brittle surface (cheap material?).  I've worked on quite a few touchscreens, but have never seen anything this fragile.  If you crack it, the only way is to buy a new tablet.

The touchscreen is "fused" to the display with LOCA, and glued to the plastic frame with the same insane adhesive.  A hairdryer won't mollify it; a heatgun will melt and deform the plastic frame.  A combo digitizer/lcd in a new frame is not available anywhere, and if it is, it would cost almost as much as a new tablet.  Best Buy clearly doesn't want its customers to fool around with the hardware.  So be warned.    

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Hi OMA:

 

I know it's a lot to ask but have we given up on the RK flash tool insofar as recovery or flashing other stuff?  I did ask the only member (bobb) who reported to have successfully flashed the firmware according to your instructions of command lines (p. 3, I think), but no response was posted.  Is it possible to flash the custom recovery via command lines, and if so, what are they?  Thanks a bunch in advance.

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Download rkdumper: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=56219924&postcount=1

Open the command interpreter with admin rights. Then type:

rkdumper swt

Check in RKAndroidTool if the device is in Loader Mode. Try to flash.

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