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Finless 1.5 Rom
October 27, 2012
1:01 pm
Max Powers
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This was made using the latest Jellybean ROM for the MK808 released 10/26 (today) by the manufacturer!

In the ROM kit there is a read me! This has full instructions for how to upgrade. So PLEASE read the read me!

Download file here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3SfDKQDVCb_NGNPenAxYlAtOEk

WARNING! If you read nothing else READ THIS!
On this kernel the reboot APP is causing Cache or file system corruption! This is not the reboot APPS fault. This is intermittent. Sometimes it works OK sometimes not.
The kernel is NOT properly processing the reboot command and is corrupting file systems!
SO DO NOT USE REBOOT from the reboot APP! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
All other functions seem to be OK except reboot.
In fact the unit WILL power off believe it or not using the power off command!
If you use reboot and are stuck on the boot screen or boot logo, you will have to reflash the ROM.
We will work on seeing if we can fix that later but I believe it is a kernel problem.
The other kernels do not have this problem.

Features in 1.5 ROM:
1) Fully rooted with the latest SU and SuperUser.apk
2) Debloated of China and other junk APPs.
3) Special add for this ROM. Full init.d support! If you do not know what that is... ignore it.
If you do, you can now install and use boot time scripts like V6 Super Charger!
4) All APPs are up to date as of 10/26/2012! So you will not get any Google Play APPs needing updates.
5) I added the RKlauncher and RKSetting like the MX1 and UG802. So you now have a choice of which launcher you want to use! You will get asked which launcher to use on first boot.
6) Cleaned up the file system so it is not fragmented! Basicly I used linux tune2fs when making the images.
7) I added a reboot APP that will allow you to reboot the device from the Android UI. No more unplugging the unit! It will also allow you to reboot to ROM flash mode and later when I add ClockWork Mod, it will reboot to recovery. READ THE WARNiNG ABOVE! This kernel has a reboot issue!
8) ADDED BONUS User APP space by default is only 1.5GB. I have increased that to 2Gig.
9) The Xbox XPAD.KO module is now injected on boot. This was by request! Enjoy!
10) I noticed the wifi would constantly DROP to 5mbps. Similar problem with previous MK808 ROMs.
I THINK I have fixed that in this ROM! My testing shows it will still drop but the minute you
start transfering things over Wifi, my patch now kicks back up the speed. It would not do that before.
So Again my testing show I fixed it but only you users can tell me for sure.
Wifi seems always to be an issue for many with many variables involved!
11) 3 kernels to choose from! The original MK808 kernel from 9/12 which is said to have better CPU control, The Geekbuy ROM 9/20 kernel, and the new 10/26 kernel from this new ROM. By default I setup the tool to use the new 10/26 kernel.
But if you want to try the 9/12 or 9/20 kernel simply click the little box to the far right of the kernel line in the flash tool.A file dialog will open and navigate to the FinlessROM folder and select the 9/12 or 9/20 kernel.
Note: you DO NOT have to erase everything to flash just the kernel! Simply unselect everything in the tool except the kernel. Reboot to flash mode and flash just the kernel!
Is that simple to change kernels or what?

If you like this rom and root access please donate to help keep this developer supplying us with custom roms
Suggested donation $5.00
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZYCM4NZ4J6F3G

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October 27, 2012
1:10 pm
hippopig

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well ive been trying it out and to be honest im flashing back to 1.4...........seems to crash loads randomlyFrown
shame as wifi seems much better....must need some ironing out

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October 28, 2012
9:07 am
hippopig

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well it threw a hissy fit (must of heard me complaining on the forums about it)and crashed quite colorfully.......wouldnt boot and was stuck with half a green screen and half black.
couldnt reflash it with the rom flasher so did it using the rockchip flasher and the 1.4 rom.......worked fine and now i have my little android back and runningLaugh

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October 28, 2012
12:42 pm
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Haha right on the first soft-brick here!
Thanks for posting your experience, I'm sure there will be many more Wink

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October 29, 2012
6:23 pm
finlessbob

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Max, I replied to your PM to me on FreakTab.com but did not hear back from you. I don't see how to send a PM here on minipcforums.com?
Anyway please get in touch with me.
Thanks,
Bob

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November 1, 2012
7:05 pm
ITrepairPro

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I just bricked my mk808 after plugging in my webcam. I'm using finless 1.5 rom, and now it won't go past the boot screen.

I guess it is time to flash the firmware again!.

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November 1, 2012
8:14 pm
Max Powers
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Yikes! At least we have the easy firmware flashing optionCool

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November 1, 2012
8:46 pm
ITrepairPro

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Max Powers said

Yikes! At least we have the easy firmware flashing optionCool

I flashed the firmware and it is back up and running. I'm happy it works again, but pissed that I have to reinstall my apps again.

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November 3, 2012
10:40 am
geekdadof4

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I flashed the Finless rom a couple days ago and I had my MK808 reboot twice while watching a movie using MX Player. Anyone else noticed random reboots?

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November 3, 2012
11:36 am
ITrepairPro

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Well, I just experienced Brick #2! I moved the mk808 into my living room and when I hooked it up to my TV... nothing but the boot screen for 15 minutes. I tried unpluggin and replugging, and even resetting the device, but it wouldn't get past the boot screen. I think it had something to do with the fact that my PC Monitor I used to set it up was 720p and my TV is 1080p?

Oh, well... I guess I'm off to flash the firmware again!

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November 3, 2012
2:46 pm
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Your on a roll ITrepairPro!
Keep us updated with what you find..Were you on 1.4 or 1.5 on last brick?

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November 4, 2012
10:41 pm
ITrepairPro

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Your on a roll ITrepairPro!
Keep us updated with what you find..Were you on 1.4 or 1.5 on last brick?

I was using 1.5. I got it back up and running, but it took a little work. I started by trying to flash 1.5, and it would complete, but would not make it past the boot screen. So, I flashed 1.4 instead and then flashed 1.5. That worked!!!

So far 1.5 feels unfinished and very buggy. I'm considering just using the Finless 1.4, because I've heard good things about it.

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