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    Chinese Android phone support??

    With the prices of buy out phones getting more expensive (at least in Canada) and Chinese phones getting better (much like the tablets) I was wondering if there was any Rom devs looking into supporting a select few Chinese phones?

    An example of a nice Chinese phone, unfortunately a knock off ,but still a great looking phone is the Star S5 Butterfly. At $200, it's hard to beat.



    Basic Information
    Model Star S5 Butterfly
    Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 2100MHz
    Sim Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby/(one micro-sim card)
    Service Provide Unlocked
    Style Bar
    Color Black & red
    Shell Material Plastic

    System
    OS Android 4.2.1
    CPU MTK6589, Cortex A7 quad core, 1.2GHz;
    GPU: PowerVR SGX 544
    ROM 8GB
    RAM 1GB

    Screen
    Display Size 5.0 Inch
    Type IPS, capacitive touch screen
    Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
    Screen Color 16000K Colors


    Support Format
    Ringtones Type Polyphonic/MP3
    Audio File Format MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
    Video File Format 3GP/MPEG4
    Image File Format JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF
    E-book Format TXT/CHM/DOC/HTML
    FM Radio Yes, earphone needed
    Earphone Port 3.5mm
    Card Extend Support TF card up to 32GB extended


    Data Transfer & Connectivity
    Data transfer USB/Bluetooth
    Mobile internet WAP/WIFI


    General*
    Camera/Picture Resolution Dual Cameras, front camera 5.0MP, back camera 12.0MP
    with flashlight and auto focus, up to 4096 x 3072 pixels resolution
    Language English, Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Catala,
    Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, French, Filipino, Hrvatski,
    Zulu, Italiano, Kiwwahili, Latviesu, Lietuviu, Magyar, Nederlands,
    Norsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romana, Rumantsch, Slovencina,
    Suomi, Svenska, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian,*
    Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian,*
    Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
    Phonebook 500
    Message SMS/MMS
    Input Handwrite/Keypad
    TV No
    GPS Yes, built in, also support A-GPS
    With EPO assistance to speed up postioning
    JAVA No
    WIFI Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0
    Gravity Sensor Yes
    Multi-Touch Yes, 5 point touch
    Dimensions 142 x 73 x 9mm/5.46 x 2.8 x 0.34 inch
    Net Weight(Including battery) 152g
    Standby Time About 2~3 days
    Other Feature 3G, WIFI, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging, wallpapers,
    calendar, calculator, clock, camera, Play Store, compass, etc


    Package
    Size 157 x 90 x 53mm/6.03 x 3.46 x 2.03 inch
    Weight 373g
    Accessories 2 x 2500mAh Battery
    1 x 3.5mm Earphone
    1 x USB Cable
    1 x Charger
    1 x Screen Protector
    1 x User Manual(English-Russian-Spanish-German)

    #2
    some days ago, we are also looking for MTK(Mediatek) ROM Developer. We want to offer much more support for smartphone.

    You can see , we also sell the smartphone, but now in this business, little support can be found.

    I really hope some developer can contact me, and i want to work with you guys!!!

    Also for OP,i think i can get the basic stock firmware from factory.
    If you need,i will try to get.

    thanks
    Eric
    Geekbuying
    Looking for developers
    http://freaktab.com/forum/advertiser...91j-smartphone

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      #3
      AW: Chinese Android phone support??

      Ok Eric I will take the challenge and want to learn new things.
      How we can deal this?

      Ray

      Gesendet von meinem GT-I9305 mit Tapatalk 4 Beta

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        #4
        Glad to hear that shops like Geekbuying are interested in getting Rom support for these devices. It's too bad that the chinese groups that develop these phones don't realize the benefit of offering support on their devices. The minimal cost of having an Android Dev on hand to constantly be working on support and upgrades, would more than be outweighed by the increases in sales. When making a $100+ purchase you want to know you can rely on product support. I know that before I purchase this type of product I try to at least find active Rom development.

        @Geekbuying

        Also for OP,i think i can get the basic stock firmware from factory.
        If you need,i will try to get.
        Thank you but I have not yet purchased the device. I am currently looking into solutions for my friend . She has a Sony play but is looking for an upgrade. She has almost 1 1/2 years left on contract and the buyout is terrible.

        The chinese phones look like the best option but the lack of Dev support makes it frightening. Hopefully Neomode can help to get a dedicated China Phone support section up and running with curious Devs popping in to dip their toes. If we're lucky, Freaktab could become the place to go for Chinese phone support.

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          #5
          Just wondering if there has been any further development on this topic, and if so, are there any specific models that you guys are looking over?

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            #6
            Chinese Android phone support??

            I'm interested in learning this format, but so far haven't found tools or instructions on how to develop MKT ROMs.

            Is there one of these phones that will work on US. AT&T networks? If so, I'll try to get one to test and develop. I really want one with a 5.3 or 5.7 inch screen.

            So far, I haven't found any resources.

            I need a way to extract and repack the rom files. The ROM's look easy enough, but none of my usual techniques work. I haven't even been able to mount a system.img because I don't know what file system they use...and no way to tell.

            Does anyone have experience with this?



            Randy
            Randy
            Freaktab Developer, Product Reviewer, Moderator and "Flashaholic".
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              #7
              Re: Chinese Android phone support??

              This phone has the same processor and gpu like my phone.
              I maked my Rom with cwm recovery.
              I took a backup.
              And copied all the system files to a cwm zip file.

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                #8
                hmm... Great but reliability is the main problem with Chinese phone. If Chinese phone show greater reliability then i am sure they can even beat Nokia.
                iPad tutorial

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                  #9
                  It is just cheap!!!!just cheap!!!

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