fingers crossed for good luck
I ordered a T-R42 for $87 USD from Amazon
and hope it's all good without annoying flaws. Geekbuying supports it on their blog
, and Freaktab forums show a custom rom by "wasser"
. I'll update this thread once I get it. Cheers.
*EDIT* wasser custom rom newer thread here
, his/her 1.2.4 release is there so far. Also found out that some devices now may have and in the future will have a low-end RK3188-T
chip running at 1.4Ghz or slower. Here is a "black list"
I found on freaktab forums, and it's forum thread here
*EDIT* I received my T-R42 from Amazon, two days ago. The stock rom
works fine with Ethernet, Wifi, Bluetooth playing videos, XBMC ( latest monthly or nightly from http://mirrors.xbmc.org
), MX Player and simple games. There was no root, so I had to install Moborobo
phone tools to make adb work for rooting and followed a guide on Geekbuying blog
. Wifi signal is good, just as strong and stable as a modern smartphone. (be sure to configure your wifi router to a channel between 1 and 11). I wanted to add some tweaks, so I got a "wasser" custom rom from freaktab. Some usb webcams work such as Creative VF0610 (tested myself) and Logitech C170 (not tested, but Geekbuying reports it works), but you need a good powered usb hub. Those webcams are maybe $10 USD on ebay or amazon. Wasser rom 1.2.4 did not work well. You're device may be better off. So I then tried 1.2.3, and I'm glad the this 1.2.3 rom
works nicely with my T-R42. This rom appears to have a 720p kernel so 1920x1080 output is really 1280x672 (status/navigation bar at bottom takes 48 px). My circuit board is B351_V1.0 in this photo http://i.imgur.com/DavJg4P.jpg
. I have read in freaktab forums there are at least three identifiable versions of the circuit board in the T-R42 device. One is V1.0, another V2.0 and the other V3.5. Howver, circuit boards with completely different markings or serial numbers are sometimes in these CS918/CS968/T-R42 box devices. Whatever board you may get in your box, I'm sure some someboy in freaktab forums can help or has already solved an issue. I recommend this device, only if like "tv boxes".
Originally Posted by kadooosh
Any updates if this works now? (hardware acceleration)
yes. H/W acceleration using GPU does work. Check this XBMC thread
for support. and download a monthly or nightly XBMC build from http://mirrors.xbmc.org
(be sure to choose the right cpu architecture, "arm"). The latest monthly snapshot should work well http://mirrors.xbmc.org/snapshots/android/arm/
*EDIT* I will return my t-r42 to Amazon soon. I prefer a portable battery powered device with HDMI such as JXD gaming tablets http://www.jxd.hk
My JXD s7800B gaming tablet works nicely with different games. Here's a demo of Dead Trigger 1 (youtube).