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[ RK3288 ROM ] Pipo M9s Android 4.4.2 custom root firmware (2015/01/21)]
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Oma, I'm having a problem with the soft keyboard. In 99% of apps the keyboard is covering the text input field, or if I'm editing a source file or text file it is covering the bottom.  Problem occurs with AOSP keyboard, hacker's keyboard, and Swype.

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!    -SB

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Sorry, cannot catch the issue.

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The problem was that the keyboard was constantly covering up what I'm trying to type, so it cannot be seen unless the keyboard is minimized.

I'm pretty sure I just fixed it in gravity box.  What I did was to turn on 'disable fullscreen keyboard' under miscellaneous tweaks.

Even though the keyboard was not fullscreen before, it now seems to keep the text input above the keyboard.  Yea!

I just got a tip in a PM on freaktab that Tronsmart has released Android "L" on their downloads page! Going to download and test on my R89 immediately!

Cheers!      -SB

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2015/07/09 - 02:50
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Ok, so the problem appears to be multiwindow.

With multiwindow on, when I tap a text input area the keyboard will pop up over the text input box.  Then I cannot see what I am typing.

With multiwindow off, when I tap the text input area, the window moves up so that the keyboard doesn't cover the input area.  Then I can see what I am typing.

Do you know of a fix for this?

Thanks and cheers!

-SB


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Negative, I do not have the source code for multi-windows.

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2015/07/09 - 19:06
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Thank you.  Have you noticed this issue at all on other Pipos with multiwindow?  Perhaps it is less noticeable on the models which have a higher resolution screen or something.

Have you seen that there are recently 3 new lollipop releases for RK3288 Android tv boxes on freaktab?

The most recent (I think) is even a beta from a manufacturer! (Tronsmart released for R28, exciting considering that when the 111K rk SDK came out Tronsmart was the last to release new fw.  Because of the delay everyone thought that they were going to stop releasing updates for R28 and focus on the, new at the time, Draco AW80).

Wasser and mo123 also have L releases, too!  Yesterday I tested them all on my R89.  Fun!  I hope that there will be a release for M9S at some point as well.  If I can help with that at all, please let me know.  I am also a dev.  Not on freaktab (Yet! 🙂 I have a couple of ROMs which are not released work in progress which I may eventually release on freaktab), but I am recognized as a dev on androidforums.com.

Thanks again, and cheers!

-SB

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A few days ago I was playing with the stock camera app and noticed that it would not zoom and the flash wasn't working.  I downloaded Camera FV-5 and was using that and same thing.  Camera FV-5 has this function which lists the capabilities of your camera and zoom/flash were not listed, even though the M9S clearly has a flash on the back.

I didn't really worry about it that much (I didn't really buy the tab to take pictures).

Today I was doing something totally unrelated.  I was looking at 3G modems on ebay and checking their features and if they were listed in the modeswitch.d, and I was browsing through the filesystem when I found the /etc/permissions folder.

I was reading through the files there and noticed in tablet_core_hardware.xml that in a comment it is suggested that devices with rear facing cameras should have one of three xml files describing the capabilities.  One of the XML files was android.hardware.camera.autofocus-flash.xml.

I noticed that this was missing from the folder, so I googled it and found it in the google AOSP sources online.

Next, I copied the contents and saved it in the foder with the appropriate name and added the line <feature name="android.hardware.camera.autofocus-flash" /> toward the top of the tablet_core_hardware.xml.  I also commented out the one which said <feature name="android.hardware.camera.autofocus" /> because the instructions in the comment of the file said that there should be 1 out of the 3 options listed there.

I rebooted my tablet, opened up the stock camera app, and I CAN ZOOM AND THE FLASH WORKS!!!!  Awesome!  It is working in Camera FV-5 as well!

If anyone else needs this, I can make flashable zip, or a script, or something.  However, I seem to be the only one using an M9S 🙂  I'm not sure why this isn't a more popular tablet.  It's really very nice...

 

On another note, Oma, do you think that I could enable a ZTE MF591 in modeswitch.d using the solution described in this thread?

http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?t=667

What about the line which was added to the udev rules in the solution?  Is there something equivalent which must be done on android?  I cannot find udev anywhere in the system (that is what I was searching for when I ran into the /etc/permissions folder and did the camera thing).

Thanks!

-SB

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2015/07/11 - 07:54
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Would it be necessary to compile the new vid & pid's into the kernel module to get the MF591 working?

How about voice telephony?  All of the necessary parts appear to be on the tablet already (possibly because there is a built in WCDMA version).  If I had a 3G modem that supports it, is it possible?

 

Another question, can I use this kernel with one of your 4.4.4 ROMs?

 

Thanks so much!

-SB

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PPPwidget is a great tool. It can manage nearly every stick. However, on the stick side it could be necessary to patch the software. A stick is not intended to provide a lot of services. 

Again, at the end of the day it depends on the chip on the stick. Due to availibility and cost reasons there might be differnet chips in differnt batches of the stick. Best is you test it in a shop that sells such sticks.

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Cool, I'll check out the utility.

I imagine that if, or when, I get a stick I will use whatever is the latest manufacturer fw.  Most likely not the one from the phone provider. Also I will probably use software to unlock extra features and debrand it (for instance a lot of Huawei devices can be unlocked for voice dialing, and other things as well). That may have an effect on compatibility, too.  Could be better or worse.

Unfortunately not too many shops around here would sell these.  The ones which would have them are the bigger network providers and they are going to try to talk me into some plan which I don't care to hear.

I'll just try and do some online research before I purchase.  I was mainly interested in the one which I mentioned before because it just about supports every band and transmitting mode up to LTE (excluding wimax).  I think peak transfer speeds on t-mobile's HSPA+ are up to 45mb/s.  That's faster than my current provider's LTE. 

Of course I would never be guaranteed to get speed anywhere near that. I would like the capability, though.

Also, I found a very cheap source 🙂

Still rocking this ROM on my M9S.  It's great. I've had only a few minor issues but it's a top notch ROM.

Cheers,

SB

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2015/08/13 - 18:20
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New kernel #235 preempt 29 Jun 2015: http://crewrktablets.arctablet.com/?wpfb_dl=2619

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Thanks for the kernel!  I just downloaded this and am about to update

Any sort of changelog or anything? 224 to 235 sounds like a pretty good jump in versions. Was this kernel caught in the wild on a new tab? FW update? 

Will this kernel work with your 4.4.4 ROM?

I will test with this (current) ROM and report back.  I hope that it makes some fixes.  There are some odd errors in the dmesg output on this one.

Thanks!!

-SB

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There is a firmware update for the M9S dated 03/09/2016 (2016-03-09).  I haven't tested it yet to see what the differences are but here is the link:

Pipo M9S firmware March 9, 2016

I wanted to share it here because if someone is searching M9S roms on google there is a good chance that this page will come up.  I also thought that you might want a copy of it, Oma.  That is, if you don't already have it.  I found it on the Pipo site which linked to baidu for a download.  It was downloading at under 100kbps so I copied the text "update_M9S_201603之后#238.rar" and searched google.  The google drive download was around 7mbps!  It would have taken forever on baidu!!

I have no idea what to expect with it yet, but I am about to install it.  I'm hoping for lollipop, but don't expect it.  Hopefully it is at least running better.  The last kernel I was using throws errors to the log constantly! (I think the #235?  Whatever the latest one that you posted, Oma.) It works fine, just constantly throwing errors.

Scratch that not knowing any info about the rom.  I just got the specs of it from china gadgets reviews.

Firmware details Firmware: update_M9S_201603之后#238

Model: Pipo M9S

Tablet Image file size: 230 MB

Image files: update_M9S_20160309.img

Platform: Rockchip RK3288 Boot version: 2.15

FW version: 4.4.02

Model number: M9S Company: rockchip

Build number: rk3288-eng 4.4.2

KOT49H eng.root.20160309.171941 test-keys

SDK version: RK30_ANDROID4.4.2-SDK-v1.00.00

I'm not sure it matters to post it.  I feel like i'm the only one that bought the M9S!  I am the only one that has posted in this thread.  I'm the only one that has posted about it on freaktab, too, even in randy's ROM thread.  i really want to try a p7 ROM, i just don't know if the hardware is close enough.  As far as I know the biggest difference is the physical size of the screen, but there could be all sorts of small differences...

Thanks for doing your thing,  Oma!  You put a lot of work and effort into your roms and it shows!  I will post back with my impressions of the rom, and let you know the kernel #.

Cheers!

-SB

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So the newer rom that I linked to above doesn't work as far as I can tell.

I backed up all of my partitions with rkflashkit, and then proceeded to use the rockchip upgrade_tool to do a lower flash and then used the uf (upgrade flash) switch to flash the rom.  It uploads and checks ok.  Then it reboots and the screen backlight comes on and nothing else happens.

adb get-state shows 'device' just like if it were booted normally.

So then I download the original pipo fw, adb reboot bootloader, upgrade_tool lf (lower flash), upgrade_tool uf [pipo_rom_name.img], and all goes well.  It reboots into recovery, completes the install, and then boots into the stock rom!  So that at least worked.

I thought maybe my download of the new rom is bad so I download it again with a download manager and MD5 hash checking.  All good.  So again adb reboot bootloader, I skipped the upgrade_tool lf (lower flash) to see if that made a difference, upgrade_tool uf [pipo_rom_name.img], and same result as first time...just a black screen.

I tried again, but this time I did lower flash, and still got the same result.  I'm going to try unpacking this rk img file into it's various partitions and mounting them later, but it's pissing me off right now so it's time for a break!

Cheers!

-SB

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Any new ROM for our tablet? P9 and P1 has update in crewrktablet site. Also tried that ROM you mentioned above. Black screen.

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