Some days ago we release a beta android 4.4 firmware offered by Tronsmart, today bob has helped to make a custom rom base on this beta firmware.
ALL CREIDT TO HIM!
The firmware should work for the following device:
A Tronsmart MK908ii—-Working!(WIFI AND BLUETOOTH ALL WORKING)
B Tronsmart CX-919—-Working!(WIFI AND BLUETOOTH ALL WORKING)
D GK525—-Working!(WIFI AND BLUETOOTH ALL WORKING)
E iMito QX2—-Working!(WIFI AND BLUETOOTH ALL WORKING)
F IPPLI Mars I2C—-Working!(WIFI AND BLUETOOTH ALL WORKING)
NOTE: YOU MUST FLASH THE BOOT LOADER (RK3188Loader(L)_V2.08.bin) WITH THIS ROM! If you don’t you will be bricked!
If you decide to go back to 4.2.2 ROMs you MUST flash the loader for that not this new one!
Special notes about the stock ROM and my ROM.
Currently the stock kernel is 720P thus 1080P videos will be upscaled.
The way I have been patching kernels to 1080P on 4.2.2 will not work. Even though this is a 3.0.36+ kernel, it is very different!
We expect to fix this soon as sources become available.
Also I cannot tell if this has frame skipping. To me it seems it plays video differently.
Your going to have to judge that yourself.
Features and release notes for my 2.0 ROM:
1) Properly rooted using SuperSU. What does properly mean?
Android 4.4.2 requires SU to be running as a daemon now. There are many ways to run this as a daemon.
Most roots so far are using a install-recovery.sh script or if init.d is enabled, a init.d script.
This means you could loose root if messing with these scripts which some rooted apps do!
What I have done is started the daemon in init.rc thus eliminating the need for boot scripts!
This took me a while to learn to do! Enjoy a BETTER ROOT!
2) Stock ROM was only 1 Gig of APP space.
BUT you also have parameter file options!
There are also 1gb, 2gb, 4gb and 6gb options.
Read below for how to change that in the flash tool.
I made the default 2GB
3) Debloated of junk APPs and Google Apps you can get from Google Play.
There was quite a few useless hidden apps in this kitkat release! Some of them did not even work.
I also updated Google Play and required Google APPs to the latest versions.
4) As always, full init.d support! If you do not know what that is… ignore it. For geeks that want to use it. It is there!
This time around due to updated security in 4.4, init.d was a lot harder to get working.
Again I had to figure it out!
5) I dumped the crappy modified kitkat launcher that was in this and used the AOSP stock kitkat launcher.
This gives you the transparent status bars back.
6) Rotation is enabled in this ROM. I have not figured out yet how to kill that.
Thus when you run a game or things like Antutu, the screen will rotate on graphics.
I have supplied in this rom a rotation locker APP.
You can turn it on and even set it to run at boot to lock rotation to landscape.
7) Calendar app was not working. I replaced it with the AOSP Google Calendar APP.
8) Build.prop edit to open up the Google Play store to APPs that normally say “not compatible”.
I am spoofing a Samsung device that will show almost any APP as compatible.
Your device will show up in google play as Samsung device not a CX-919 or RKSDK! Understand this please.
I also left the original build.prop in the ROM called build.orig.
If you want to go back, just use ES FIle Explorer or a root file explorer and rename build.prop to build.old
Then rename build.orig to build.prop.
Go into settings, apps, all and go into the Google Play app. Clear the cache and data.
Reboot! You should be back to showing up as a 908.
WARNING if you do this, you need to be using the 1080 kernel or your screen will be oversized!
9) I added a reboot APP that will allow optional reboot options like reboot to bootloader (flash mode).
10) Other tweaks I usually do for performance on all my ROMs.
11) Kernel choices:
Special thanks to Freaktab user phjanderson for his match-o-matic script.
I am supplying a full set of OC kernels for you.
All of them have the following:
5 steps for CPU control.
5 steps for GPU control
2 DDR steps.
Always read the README.TXT file in my ROM kit for additional information!
Here is the link for my KitKat 2.0 BETA ROM
Here is the link for OC kernel set