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  • sparrow1
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    This ROM is almost a year old. Install this. All you need to know is in the first post.
    PS. Somebody should lock the thread I think.

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  • rottenrolla
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    Originally posted by Finless View Post
    OK folks. My first ROM for the new AMLogic Quad Core box - Tronsmart S89 Standard.
    This is just a start and my first ROM. I did spend a lot of time on this mainly due to learning!
    Expect more updates very soon as I learn more, fix more, and hopefully Tronsmart releasing more!

    This is for the Standard version with 16GB memory. It is not for the Elite version with 8GB!

    So you might ask..... Why is the ROM file size so small?
    Well this is not really a full ROM. In other words it does not erase /system and completely replace it. What this does it modify /system replacing files, removing files, etc. The reason is we have not figured out yet how to make the flashable IMG with the flash tool like the stock ROM nor have we figured out how to unpack the full IMG into its parts. But nothing wrong with this ROM update process! It does what I normally would do in Linux to make a full system. That is the beauty of ZIP update files! It keeps the download small and update process is faster. However you will need a SDcard to flash this ROM.

    WARNING!
    This ROM update assumes you have a stock ROM flashed where /system has not been modified in any way!
    So if you rooted your ROM already you should flash the stock ROM before using this package.
    While it still may work, I guarantee nothing as to how it will work (bugs I may have fixed etc).
    The reason is mainly how I root the ROM. I have modified boot.img to install the su daemon!
    Rooting for KitKat requires the SU daemon to be run as a service. The best way to do this is modify boot.img. Without modding boot, Superuser for KK uses the install-recovery script in /system. This is not completely secure! Even my root ZIP update I just released is not modifying boot.img. This ROM does!
    I have also added files to support init.d in boot not in system.

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    Features and release notes for my 1.2 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 lose 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) Updated Google framework and Play Store core files. The ones in the stock ROM were out of date.
    On first boot NOTHING will need to be updated once you logon to Google Play.
    That is as of this date.
    This may fix paid APP install issues but I do not know as I never have bought APPs and can't test.

    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 did remove XBMC and other pre-install APPs as well. I like a CLEAN ROM that you the user can setup the way you want.
    Having APPs in /system leaves that junk in there forever (unless you delete them by hand with a root explorer).
    In the zip I do provide you the XBMC APK that came with the ROM if you want it.

    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 added the stock AOSP KitKat launcher if you want it. I prefer it over the stock Launcher.
    On first boot you will be asked which you want.

    6) 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 Vega S89! 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 Vega.

    7) I added a reboot APP that will allow optional reboot options like reboot to recovery for easier updates.

    8) Carrier spoofs for better APP compatibility.

    9) The usual tweaks I do for better performance e.g. buffers sizes, etc etc.

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    As always, unzip this download and READ the READ me for more information and instructions for how to flash this ROM!

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    Here is the download link.

    ROM -> Tronsmart S89 Standard - Finless ROM 1.2 (93 megs)

    Enjoy,
    Bob







    i flashed and installed this rom ontpo my standard s89 today out of the box via sd card.everyting seemmed to go ok until reboot.it is stuck at the "a bob finless rom" screen for about an hour now.i really dont wanna send it back andd wait to get another one.any idea how to get it back to a useable state?

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  • alexinorlando
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    2nd step?

    So I am assuming that once I install 1-9 I then install XBMC 13.1 gotham...

    Thru app installer?

    Alex

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  • alexinorlando
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    Total NEWBIE

    Originally posted by no_spam_for_me View Post
    try to flash this
    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...inless-1-9-ROM
    1.2 is really OLD


    Thanks will try right now...crossing my fingers!!!

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  • no_spam_for_me
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    try to flash this
    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...inless-1-9-ROM
    1.2 is really OLD

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  • alexinorlando
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    Total NEWBIE

    HI...received my new Tronsmart Vega S89 Amlogic S802 Quad Core Android 4K TV PC BOX 2G/16G XMBC Black from someone else was totally unaware of Your company Freaktab.com or Geekbuying. Wish I knew I could buy this already modded with Finless Rom.

    But I did download your rom and installed as instructed via option 2...everything went great look like all was installed, but when I restart the box all I get is your welcome screen " A Finless Bob Rom" and that's it.
    The remote, mouse and anything else does not work.

    I tried to restore to original and was unsuccessful...

    So I am wondering what I did wrong, how can I correct it and if its even fixable.

    Alex
    407-522-8826

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  • squirrel_rich
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    Help

    I think I may have bricked my device. I restarted it and all I see is an aurora behind the android. I don't know what to do. Please help

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  • no_spam_for_me
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    Originally posted by Lokie View Post
    Use a usb mouse or keyboard
    Only wired or also wireless (via 2.4GHz dongle)?

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  • Lokie
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    Originally posted by FoneFreak View Post
    remote not working in recovery mode?

    is there any other way of selecting install from ext?

    and now saying cannot mound sdcard etc, might have to return this trash

    at least the mx was nicely planned out
    Use a usb mouse or keyboard

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  • FoneFreak
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    remote not working in recovery mode?

    is there any other way of selecting install from ext?

    and now saying cannot mound sdcard etc, might have to return this trash

    at least the mx was nicely planned out
    Last edited by FoneFreak; 05-10-2014, 23:02.

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  • Finless
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    1.3 BETA is a full ROM except for loader and recovery. So using it would replace the ROM you have. There is no on top with it.

    Bob

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  • Lokie
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    Originally posted by thechemist View Post
    So would your beta 1.3 work on top of 101k4?
    Don't do that... 101K4 is the lastest

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  • thechemist
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    Originally posted by Finless View Post
    My 1.2 ROM is not a full ROM and expects you to have 100K4 on the device first. Do not put on 101K4 and then try 1.2.

    Bob
    So would your beta 1.3 work on top of 101k4?

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  • Finless
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    My 1.2 ROM is not a full ROM and expects you to have 100K4 on the device first. Do not put on 101K4 and then try 1.2.

    Bob

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  • Lokie
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    Originally posted by nutzu View Post
    I don't think u can flash the Finless Rom on top of the 101k4 even if u are root it because Finless Rom is based on the first tronsmart Fw.
    ...
    Yes finless 1.2 is 100k4...
    so basically you downgrading back by flashing finless...
    You should always do some reading before flashing!

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