This thread is for the custom Froyo rom for the Flytouch 2. It is a port of the first Flytouch 3/Superpad 2 Froyo rom, adapted to run on the flytouch 2. I will update this post whenever a new version has been released.
This rom will only run on tablets which display a version number in the bottom-right "Infotmic" screen when first turned on.. If yours doesn't display a number there, you will need to flash firmware v2852 first, see below in FLASHING V2852
Installation is slightly different from normal releases because it requires flashing in 2 steps. Luckily, it's really easy:
1. Download bootable SD-card image and unzip. Pick an image from the RELEASES section at the end of this post.
2. Write image to an SD-card that's at least 1GB in size using Win32DiskImager:
In Win32DiskImager: When you open it, there is a button to browse the .img file and after that, at the right of this button there is a selector for the SD-card. Select it, then click write and it's done.
When finished, take out the card.
In linux, you just unzip the file and use dd to write it to the sd-card:
dd if=/path/to/sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX # (where sdX is your scsi disk device, check dmesg)
3. Turn off tablet and put sd-card in TOP slot (between the 2 usb ports).
4. Turn on tablet. It will report that it is booting off the sd-card, and that it's flashing kernel + filesystems.
5. Take out the sd-card when the tablet asks you to do so (takes less than a minute). Put it in the OTHER sd-card slot (bottom one), and reboot the tablet by holding down the power for 10 seconds to turn it off, then press it again to turn it on.
6. You will now see the tablet booting with a *GREEN* screen. The screen will flash twice to indicate it's starting. The flashing itself will take longer than in the previous step, a few minutes. If succesful, it will automatically reboot, after which you're done and you're booting the new firmware! You'll see a different boot screen (equalizer on a black background)
7. After it has booted and you have unlocked the screen, reboot the tablet first thing! First boots in android always tend to be behave erratically. This is unrelated to this firmware and applies to all Android setups.
If step 6 fails (which is very unlikely), it will stay on the green screen and it will keep on flashing the screen. In that case, you'll have to turn it off. Most likely problem for this is a corrupt SD-card. See troubleshooting below.
Make sure to never put that sd-card back in the top-slot without erasing it first, as it will reflash your tablet!
The 'green screen' keeps flashing!
The installer will dump a text file on the root of the sd-card which you can inspect. The file is called fail_reason.txt. If no such file exists, things are seriously wrong and the tablet couldn't even properly write to the sd-card. If using another SD-card, or rewriting the SD-card doesn't help, please upload the fail_reason.txt file here.
Flashing was succesful, but the system freezes at the android animation!
For this firmware to work, you need to have a recent version of u-boot. You can tell if you have this by looking at the INFOTMIC bootscreen you see when you turn on the tablet. If the bottom right corner does not show a version number, then you don't have it.See instructions below.
You need to flash this firmware to install a new version of u-boot. To flash this firmware, you will need to connect your tablet to your PC using an USB A-A cable, OR create a bootable SD-card.
If you use an USB cable: Click 'Link USB' on the left, select 'easy burn' from USB Mode pulldown in the right. Connect tablet to PC with the tablet turned offf, then turn it on by pressing & holding the menu+home buttons, then pressing the power button until it turns on. Release the menu+home buttons after a few seconds. Windows should now detect a new USB device. Install the drivers that are in the iuw1.1/otg_driver directory.
If you create a bootable SD-card, Click 'boot disk' on the left instead. Select sd-card to flash on the right
Select the IUS file form the v2852 firmware under 'Choose a wrapped image'
Click 'burn' to flash the tablet or create the sd-card. If you created an sd-card, boot the tablet with the sd-card in the top-slot, between the 2 USB connections.
How to enable 3G support for USB dongles?
wifi, ethernet port
battery status works, g-sensor works
touchscreen works, including calibration
HD video playback works (I recommend Meridian player)
Market works (full), Youtube works
angry birds works ( thought I'd mention it )
The firmware has already been rooted! You can connect using adb over wifi, and type 'su' to become root. Find your IP address using the Android System Info app.
I just made a personal version of system.tar.gz, and I thought it could be usefull for someone.
Most considerable changes:
Calendar and contacts synchronization now working again.
Simple stock froyo keyboard, without chinese characters.
Replaced youtube with the old working version.
Market updated to last version (no paid apps, though.).
Default launcher replaced with launcher pro, which is considerably faster.
Removed phone and telephony settings (see below)
Removed stock browser, replaced with dolphin browser HD.
Removed default file explorer, replaced with File expert (first free file explorer with working root that I found).
Changed alarm clock.
Changed calculator (but has wrong visualization).
Changed music player with music mod.
Added facebook, maps (+ navigation + latitude +places), chrome to phone, google search, google reader, terminal emulator, Titanium backup, voice search. adobe reader.
Maybe I deleted some other stupid flytouch stock apps, but actually I don't remember.
Warning, notes etc...:
All apps are free apps from market.
Phone apps (Phone.apk, TelephonySettings.apk) removed for test, due to suspected battery drain (Someone said so...), so:
Phone settings don't work (gives you force close when you tap on mobile settings menu)
Don't install if you use 3g adapters, as I think you won't be able to use them.
Maybe some future workarounds for paid apps on market won't work.
App2sd doesn't work. (Didn't even work before. I think there's some problem in the kernel with device mapper and crypto). I'll try to implement the fake app2sd that uses an ext partition on sd.
This is just a personal versionof stargulus' system files with apps I'm used to have on my phone, so maybe it won't fit you.
How to install:
First important step: boot in recovery mode (back + home +power until you get in recovery menu), and wipe cache and data. This must be done. It also helps to have stragulus' calibration file installed correctly.
Prepare the sd as described in the first post of this thread using the last Stragulus' sdcard image (v4, See link in this post).
Go to "stage2" directory and replace system.tar.gz and system.tar.gz.md5 with the downloaded ones.
The first boot will be quite long, but it's normal.
While using the flytouch for the first time, it will probably lag and hang. Just reboot and it won't happen anymore.
Cheers! I welcome custom mods of the base rom. I'm willing to add them as alternatives to the first post by linking to the introductory posts. In this case, it looks like parts of it are suitable for integrating into the base froyo rom (e.g. calendar & contact sync fix). What exactly did you do to fix those?
Well once again my hats off to you Straguls for a job well done I installed the version 5 rom with no issues however the Android Market still only displays the free apps and will not download and install any of the apps it states download unsuccessful any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.
This rom will only run on tablets which display a version number in the bottom-right "Infotmic" screen when first turned on.
In my case loader version number is missing. But u0 is 0.6.1.2_1.4.587_OV2655 and u-boot from 2852. And all work fine.
Probably condition is flashing firmware 2852 in the tablet instead of only u0?
Because the firmware is full image and contained u-boot and u0. Flashing u0 need only if camera don't work with 2852 from full image. Of course, if the tablet has not been purchased already with firmware 2852 and above. Without this step you will get many reports of "fre-e-e-ezing" or "stop in android on screen" like in the previous thread.
Вообщем поставил Froyo (v5)
после прошивки при первом запуске появляется калибровка экрана, но на нажатия никак не реагирует
поставил назад 3245, на ней все нормально
Возможно ли это из-за загрузчика uboot, как можно посмотреть его версию и возможно ли обновить его с SD, т.к. возможности с ПК нету?
In general set Froyo (v5)
after flashing at the first startup, a calibration screen, but clicking does not react
put back 3245, her everything is ok
Is this possible because of the boot uboot, as you can see its version and whether it is possible to update it with SD, because capabilities with a PC no?
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