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Default Device Discussion EXPLAY X-Tremer Quad Core


Ok, so there's no forum for this device, so will create it here.

Basic Specs

Processor--------------------------MediaTek MT6589, 1200 MHz
Number of processor cores-----4
Video processor-------------------PowerVR SGX544
Built-in memory--------------------4GB
Amount of RAM--------------------1GB
Memory Card Support------------microSD (TransFlash), up to 32 GB
Support for two SIM-cards
Touchscreen-----------------------multitouch (capacitive)
Diagonal 5 "resolution------------720x1280
8 MP camera, flash, autofocus
2 MP front camera
Battery capacity--------------------2000 mAh
USB 3.0
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
WAP, GPRS, EDGE, email POP / SMTP, HTML
GPS (No GLONASS)

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Default Useful Information and Root Procedure

Driver links and support files

Explay Russia

Note that everything is in the Russian language. Use Google Chrome.

1. Program for flashing. This looks similar to Kies program for Samsung devices. As the factory ROMs appear to be img files, this is required to flash them. The PDF file can be translated via Google Translate.

2. Original Firmware (ROM) version 1.01

3. Drivers for Win8 and all other previous versions.


Root Procedure

1. Go ahead and take your OTA to version 1.02 (54mb download)
2. Install your drivers on your PC
3. In Settings/Security select "Unknown Sources" (this is important as you will need to install an APK manually)
4. Go to this thread, and download the Framaroot apk version 1.7.1 apk.
5. Copy the APK to your Internal or External memory
6. Install ES File Explorer from the Play Store
7. Open ES File Explorer and navigate to the location of the framaroot 1.7.1 apk. Select it to install.
8. Long press the word Boromir and it should install superuser and the SU Binary.
9. Reboot Phone when prompted.

Now, I had to install it twice, but it worked the second time. Simple. You can use ES File Explorer to set the /System to RW.

I also went to the Play Store and installed Busy Box.
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Compatible Apps confirmed working

Google+ version 3.5.3.42448346.apk

Copy to SD, use Es File Explorer to install.
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Ok, so my thoughts on this device.

1. Cheap price for what you get. Good display, quad core CPU.
2. Build quality is pretty good, as the back cover is aluminium.
3. Gorilla Glass (although I'm not quite sure) gets fingerprints quite easy.
4. Bone stock Android OS. No manufacture skins!

As the device is primarily targeted in Russia, it only has 2 languages. English and Russian. Although looking at the internals of the ROM show support for 6 languages? Seems somebody was lazy.The launcher appears to be a Go Launcher or similar like Apex. Not many options, so I installed my favorite Nova Prime.

There doesn't appear to be any Power Settings, so I installed SetCPU to get governor control. If they have these settings, then they are hidden somewhere. The device also ships with developer options unlocked.

The phone comes shipped with about 10 Yandex apps. This is the major search engine in Russia. These I deleted from /system as to not use memory/battery. The others I uninstalled.

The OS design show signs of being in a hurry. Or rather the people who set up the default layout. The clock, located on the 3rd panel??? Some app icons just sort of scattered on various panels? Also, occasionally, you get a pop-up in Russian, when the device is set to English. Not sure if it's one of the included apps or not.

All in all, once you root and delete the yandex apps, change launchers, the device is quite snappy. What I refer to as a $200 Nexus! Well, a budget Nexus anyhow.
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Seeing this is a Russian (aka chinese) device, most of the talk is on 4PDA. So far, a decent device. Will see how far I can push the CPU
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Hello. Did you manage to install the application "Google+"?
I haven't tried, but will check it out.

Looks like G+ doesn't want to be compatible with low end devices. Will try de-compiling and see if it can be ported.

Keep in mind Google+ is being replaced with Google Hangouts.

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Hello. Did you manage to install the application "Google+"?
Found an older Google+ version that installs and runs fine. Check my post #3 for the download.
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