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[ RK3288 ROM ] Pipo P7 Android 4.4.4 multi-window custom root firmware (2015/01/21)
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Update post #1 with kernel #825 preempt 11.03.2015.

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Great thanks for update!

 

2 questions, any word or clue would be much appreciated, please excuse my ignorance:

 

1- I guess it is possible to update without losing everything again, but how should it be done? This procedure is not explained in the instructions

 

2- Do you know if there are any tools to flash the pipo p7 from linux (Ubuntu)?. I've used programs for Sony (called flashtool) and Samsung (heimdall and others) devices before, but I couldn't find anything for rockchip based devices. Or even using the recovery, without having to use a windows machine would be great.

 

Bugs:

- Kodi not working

- Google hangouts video call, you can't see the other person's camera

 

Ideas:

- Adaway is included, but there's a newer version in f-droid

- Include Autostarts app from f-droid

- Substitute the included old music player by "Vanilla music player" from f-droid, or something better

- Delete completely the SMS and phone app instead of freezing, I guess they are useless

 

So for what i understand, the rk3288 loader uboot should not be checked, as it wasn't by default, instructions are fine, but this part was unclear to me.

 

I had to flash the tablet it a few times, surprisingly I didn't brick it, first time I had checked everything to flash and clicked run, and another time titanium backup broke something partition related while moving an app from system to user, it didn't boot and TWRP gave errors

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To flash the loader will not brick the device. However, it is an unnecessary risk.

One can flash kernel/resource separately. Just tick parameter, kernel, resource.

With the build you have root, so you can corrupt the build in any way. If you don't like the third party apps coming in the build, delete them with a root-explorer. I strongly recommend not to touch any other system app.

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Oma7144 said
To flash the loader will not brick the device. However, it is an unnecessary risk.

One can flash kernel/resource separately. Just tick parameter, kernel, resource.

With the build you have root, so you can corrupt the build in any way. If you don't like the third party apps coming in the build, delete them with a root-explorer. I strongly recommend not to touch any other system app.

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Thanks for your explanation, I think I understood everything now.

I updated successfully, I hope I find how to do it from the recovery or from Linux (there are some apps, but not all partitions are flashable for now)

Kodi is working fine now.

Google hangouts still does not show the other person's camera.


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You may find this useful: http://crewrktablets.arctablet.com/?p=3973

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Hello,

I'm new to this forum but have been into other Android forums for years and into rk3288 on freaktab for quite some time now.

I have never had a decent Android tab until recently when I bought an RCA Viking Pro 10 (mt8127 quad core a7, 1GB/32GB), then I started looking around at other tablets and I think I would much prefer something with RK3288 and 2GB of ram. 

I already have much experience with the platform and it will easily outperform the MTK tablet.  The problem is cost.  I had only seen pipo tablets in the $200-300 range until I found the pipo p7.  The p7 has the same resolution screen as the RCA, more USB ports, 4k HDMI output, metal case instead of plastic, glass screen instead of plastic, but the price is almost exactly the same!

The only downside is that the p7 doesn't have a detachable keyboard the way the RCA does (not that big of a deal bc the case/stand can easily be with keyboard).

The biggest reason why I want to move away from the RCA is locked bootloader, inability to use custom recovery or ROM, etc.

I am still within the 30 day period where I can return the RCA.

My questions about this are, first, are there any kernels available which allow the 1.8GHz CPU speed?

Second, will there soon be a fully functional lollipop release for the p7 (or even a test release with VPU capabilities)?

Third does everyone agree that this is the best tablet available in the ~$150 price range?  Are there any other candidates which anyone would suggest I consider?

Thanks!

 

-SB

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I am fairly new to the Android world, so I am not very experienced (still learning). I applied this ROM and everything worked fine (thx OMA!). TWRP could not be installed, but I used the 17/01/2015 ROM and it got installed. One small problem I face is that I have a 3G dongle which I connect to the device but it can't give internet to the tablet. My dongle is HUAWEI K4203 (made for Vodafone). I am afraid that problem is not with the ROM but with the Android system, but I just need to check if there is any workaround.

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Thanks for this awesome rom :), but i have some problems while using it :/

1. sometimes(especially often, when using google music) the wlan indicator turns orange and the internet connection gets lost till I disable and enable wlan again

2a). when connecting to a bluetooth device sometimes the connection gets lost and the only solution seems to be a device restart(can't manually reconnect)

2b). some really awkward problem occurs when using an external bluetooth speaker - sometimes the music gets choppy(and plays faster?) and the only solution seems to be a device restart again

(3.) I use link2sd to link my google music folder to my external sd card... when doing so sometimes all the music gets lost and i have to redownload everythng - i think this is because some google sync service starts before the sd card is mounted? When googeling for this problem i stepped over a lot of topics like: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-enable-sd-card-support-for-offline-google-play-music/ and i'm kind of confused, because there is kitkat on the device but the "storage location" option isn't there in the settings.

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Lukas

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Did you use the latest kernel #825?

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I'm pretty new to device flashing ;), but i think so:

In "about" settings i can see:

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3.10.0

root@alex-System-Product-Name #825

Wed Mar 11 16:30:02 CST 2015

So it seems to be correct.

Regards and thanks for your efforts,

Lukas

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So, hardware wise we cannot do more. Maybe the issue is related to the link2sd mechanism.

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Oma7144 said
This just reflects the current way of life. The majority of tabs comes with an "always on strategy". The only "possibility" to power-off is when you are away from any cable.

The stock firmware is available on the Pipo homepage.

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Hi Oma, Thanks for the great rom, I want come back to the stock rom but i donk know, is just download the sotck firmware and install from the tablet like an actualization? thanks for the help.

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No, flashtool is the way.

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No, flashtool is the way.

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thanks oma a question, where i can find a tutorial about flash the stock rom?

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