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    #46
    sound problem

    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.

    _____________________________________

    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.

    ______________________________________


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

    ______________________________________


    Here is the download link.

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

    Enjoy,
    Bob
    There is a big problem with this version of android 4.4.2....there is no option in setting/sound ,like in older 4.2.2 minipc, about "soud device manager"...the option that lets you choose the input and output selection for sound....i have Mele F10 pro and Minix neo A2 remotes and both have the same problem, the sound goes to them and not to the TV....and i have no way to change that....ANY IDEEA, anybody?!?!

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      #47
      Re: NEW - Tronsmart S89 Standard Finless 1.2 ROM

      Originally posted by pittyvasile View Post
      There is a big problem with this version of android 4.4.2....there is no option in setting/sound ,like in older 4.2.2 minipc, about "soud device manager"...the option that lets you choose the input and output selection for sound....i have Mele F10 pro and Minix neo A2 remotes and both have the same problem, the sound goes to them and not to the TV....and i have no way to change that....ANY IDEEA, anybody?!?!
      Use the app Soundabout from Google play.

      Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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        #48
        Green screen.

        I've not tried the rom yet but I'll get it on tomorrow. I'm sure it'll shine.
        one thing has anyone else had random green screens happening on thier device.

        It's the tronsmart vega s89 standard I have, it just locks and a power off and back on fixes it, the video is even nice enough to have stopped at the freeze. lol

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          #49
          Originally posted by Batfink32 View Post
          It worked on the Rk boxes and you could change the sound output to HDMI, aux, etc etc.

          Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
          I tried Soundabout last night and sound works when using a F10 pro fly mouse. Just selected HDMI on sound output. Thanks.

          Mike

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            #50
            Re: NEW - Tronsmart S89 Standard Finless 1.2 ROM

            Originally posted by rad View Post
            I've not tried the rom yet but I'll get it on tomorrow. I'm sure it'll shine.
            one thing has anyone else had random green screens happening on thier device.

            It's the tronsmart vega s89 standard I have, it just locks and a power off and back on fixes it, the video is even nice enough to have stopped at the freeze. lol
            I've had random video glitches like the screen going fuzzy. I put it down to using an HDMI switcher, maybe not?

            Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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              #51
              Have the same problem screen cuts out for a second fuzzy screen then back on again.soundabout fixed my audio problem installed it yesterday and so far so good.

              My set up Vega s89 standard finless ROM 1.2
              F10 pro remote

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                #52
                Originally posted by Batfink32 View Post
                Use the app Soundabout from Google play.

                Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
                tnx a lot...it works like a charm

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                  #53
                  Re: NEW - Tronsmart S89 Standard Finless 1.2 ROM

                  Originally posted by roolmapool View Post
                  OK. Thanks. I will check again...
                  [Update]
                  I check with stock XBMC / last nightly... i have for both AC3 5.1 passthrough... but no passthroug for DTS 5.1. And no influence for sound switch... PCM/HDMI/SPIF... same result. No effect at all !?

                  No way to have passthrough with MX player !???!
                  I hope it will be possible... i mainly use Mizuu + Mx Player to watch movies!
                  Apologies, but it has been well know that there are 3 types of processors for the Amlogic s802 and you would need S802-H to get hardware 5.1 decoding. With this processor it relies on your app to do software decoding and push it through to your receiver (which is something android isn't particularly good at doing.) If you have to have this then I recommend returning this hardware and wait for the first S802H boxes to come out, such as the MINIX X8s.

                  Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any typos.


                  Only after you've donated to Finless and Neomode are you allowed to donate here.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by noderat View Post
                    Apologies, but it has been well know that there are 3 types of processors for the Amlogic s802 and you would need S802-H to get hardware 5.1 decoding. With this processor it relies on your app to do software decoding and push it through to your receiver (which is something android isn't particularly good at doing.) If you have to have this then I recommend returning this hardware and wait for the first S802H boxes to come out, such as the MINIX X8s.

                    Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any typos.
                    If XBMX can software decode AC3, DTS (not in my case at the moment, i checked 6 DTS movies) and push it to receveiver... i really think (hope?) MX player developper can do that early.

                    I keep this gadget because i like new gadget, and because it can interrest my clients. And next one will be the first box out with a RK3288. i have a lot of Tv.. lol
                    In any case, i get this gadgets only if they supported by our super developper ;-)

                    Little tip... you can use titanium to restore paid apps on this box. Paid Apps works fine by this way.

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by roolmapool View Post
                      If XBMX can software decode AC3, DTS (not in my case at the moment, i checked 6 DTS movies) and push it to receveiver... i really think (hope?) MX player developper can do that early.

                      I keep this gadget because i like new gadget, and because it can interrest my clients. And next one will be the first box out with a RK3288. i have a lot of Tv.. lol
                      In any case, i get this gadgets only if they supported by our super developper ;-)

                      Little tip... you can use titanium to restore paid apps on this box. Paid Apps works fine by this way.
                      Check the FAQ I just posted to see if there is anything you missed with passthrough over HDMI. Thank you for the tip about titanium backup, I'll add it to my FAQ.


                      Only after you've donated to Finless and Neomode are you allowed to donate here.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by noderat View Post
                        Check the FAQ I just posted to see if there is anything you missed with passthrough over HDMI. Thank you for the tip about titanium backup, I'll add it to my FAQ.
                        Thanks, i get a look.
                        [Update] I didn't see sound setting with DTS support to activate! i'm noob's XBMC... I use Mizuu app.
                        Thx for your help!
                        roolmapool
                        Senior Member
                        Last edited by roolmapool; 04-18-2014, 08:57.

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by noderat View Post
                          Check the FAQ I just posted to see if there is anything you missed with passthrough over HDMI. Thank you for the tip about titanium backup, I'll add it to my FAQ.
                          Ahhh.. Very good faq! Thanks noderat.

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by noderat View Post
                            Okay so it seems I must have had some configuration issue when I first tried Gotham and passthrough. It appears that Gotham nightly 20140410 does passthrough (max 5.1, 7.1 isn't working and no DD-TrueHD either)

                            If you can't get Gotham nightly to do passthrough do a factory reset (wipe /data) and try again. Whatever testing they did to my box before they shipped it to me caused it to not work in nightlies. Works great now.

                            my xbmc the one that Finless post it works good no problem with xbmchub customization I'm pretty impressed with this box but I will try the minix x8 when will come out (they have better support)

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                              #59
                              stock firmware

                              All,

                              I am new to this but can someone help with unpacking the stock firmware img file?

                              The usb flash tool doesn't recognise the S89 in windows 8.1 and I need to use the sd card flash method.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by iwaardei View Post
                                All,

                                I am new to this but can someone help with unpacking the stock firmware img file?

                                The usb flash tool doesn't recognise the S89 in windows 8.1 and I need to use the sd card flash method.
                                I will have the stock ROM posted as a ZIP from SDcard.
                                Stay tuned.

                                Bob
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                                "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
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                                "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
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