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[Port] Remix OS 2.0 for Nextbook Ares 8 NXA8QC116 [Rooted] - UPDATED Build 20161115

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By greatbal, Senior Member on 11th November 2016, 01:55 PM
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This Nextbook Ares 8 NXA8QC116 rom is a port of the stock Remix OS 2.0 firmware for Nextbook with Baytrail from Jide.

What works:

1) Wifi
2) Bluetooth
3) Touchscreen
4) Sound
5) Accelerometer/Auto-rotate
6) Brightness Control
7) Power Management
8) HDMI Video
9) HDMI Audio Out (Fixed on Build 20161115)
10) Camera (Partially Fixed on Build 20161115)
11) Miracast (Build 20161115)
12) Google Play Services


What doesn't work/Issues:

1) Back Camera image is rotated 90 degrees. Front Camera not working.

Features:

1) Stock Remix OS 2.0
2) No bloatware
3) Rooted with SuperSU Free v2.78
4) Removed force encryption

My Wishlist:

1) Remix OS default DPI is 160. I wanted to raise the DPI to around 200 but while system UI is ok with that DPI, the launcher desktop crashes and displays black background without the icons. Please tell me if anyone knows how to resolve. DPI 160 is not too comfortable on an 8" device especially for people with fat fingers.

EDIT: Found a way to allow custom DPI on launcher desktop. On Settings>Experimental features>Enable launcher file mode. I actually prefer this mode as the desktop is more "Windows-like" wherein you can drag any icon from the launcher to the desktop. And larger DPI values are ok. I'm now using DPI=200 and my fat fingers are now happy.

Example of DPI =200 with Enabled launcher file mode:
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Screenshots:

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Installation Requirements:

1) Nextbook Ares 8 NXA8QC116 (Original Firmware Android 5.1.1) NOTE: I'm not sure if this will work on other versions of Nextbook Ares 8. But if you did try it (at your own risk) and was successful, please leave a comment so I can update this.
2) Bootloader unlocked.
2) TWRP 3.0.2 Installed. (Please see here for TWRP)
3) Backup of previous working rom is highly recommended (in case something goes wrong).
4) Knowledge and/or familiarity with Remix OS. I may not be able to answer all your concerns or queries regarding how Remix OS works, as well as its issues or limitations.

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DISCLAIMER:
This is a project I did for myself and is working perfectly on my device. As much as I am successful in flashing this rom, I don't guarantee that it will work with yours. It is your sole responsibility if you use the files I posted here. Make sure you have a backup of your working rom in case something goes wrong. I will not be held responsible if you mess up your device by not following the instructions correctly on unlocking bootloader and installing TWRP, etc.

Installation Steps:

1) Download the zip file of the latest build from post#2.
2) Copy the zip file to your SD card.
3) Boot your device to TWRP.
WARNING: This will wipe your device. Make sure to have a backup of your working rom plus data so you can restore in case something goes wrong.
4) In TWRP, Wipe>Advanced Wipe. Wipe dalvik-cache, cache, data, system
5) In TWRP, Install the zip file you copied to your SD card.
6) Reboot device after successful installation.

Please post feedback and issues. Thanks.


Credits:

@Chainfire for SuperSU
@vampirefo for TWRP for Ares 8
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11th November 2016, 02:57 PM |#2  
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LATEST DOWNLOAD LINK:


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IMPORTANT NOTE: When coming from previous build, please make sure you back up all your important files/data as this will wipe your Data partition. Sorry, cannot be upgraded. Fresh Install only. You will have to reinstall your apps/games.

BUILD 20161115 (Latest; Recommended) ====>
Ares8_NXA8QC116_RemixOS_v2.0-20161115.zip or (Google Drive Mirror)

* Fixed HDMI Audio Out
* Partial Fix Back Camera 9Front Camera still not working)
* Added Battery Percentage when charging while device is turned off
* Many changes under-the-hood

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IMPORTANT NOTE: When coming from previous build, please make sure you back up all your important files/data as this will wipe your Data partition. Sorry, cannot be upgraded. Fresh Install only. You will have to reinstall your apps/games.

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Previous Builds (Not Recommended. Please use the latest build above):

BUILD 20161111 (Not recommended. Please use the latest build.) ====>Ares8_NXA8QC116_RemixOS_v2.0-20161111.zip


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Waiting for this.

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Waiting for this.

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Download Link is now up.
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Build 20161115 is out.

It is highly recommended to flash this latest build. I incorporated many changes under-the-hood. Fresh install Only. Cannot upgrade from previous build using old Data. Sorry. Fresh install only.

* Fixed HDMI Audio Out
* Fixed Camera
* Added Battery Percentage when charging while device is turned off
* Many changes under-the-hood

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Keep getting error on download link
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Keep getting error on download link


what error? I just checked again on my pc's browser, the links are ok. i also used Startdust browser on my tablet, the links are ok. try another browser please. Are you using your tablet to download? Don't use Chrome. I think Mobile Chrome has issues with mega. You could try on Chrome Browser Menu>Request Desktop Version. Or try another browser.

If I have time, i'll mirror it to my google drive...
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what error? I just checked again on my pc's browser, the links are ok. i also used Startdust browser on my tablet, the links are ok. try another browser please. Are you using your tablet to download? Don't use Chrome. I think Mobile Chrome has issues with mega. You could try on Chrome Browser Menu>Request Desktop Version. Or try another browser.

If I have time, i'll mirror it to my google drive...

Yeah it was Chrome I used Mega no problem, thanks

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Yeah it was Chrome I used Mega no problem, thanks

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Ok. good. please give feedback soon.
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Well so far it's worked great
. Seems to run a lil smoother than the previous version. I'll have to keep messing around with it though.

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Originally Posted by jlesteratkins

Well so far it's worked great
. Seems to run a lil smoother than the previous version. I'll have to keep messing around with it though.

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Been using it for 2 weeks, apart from limited multi-tasking because of only 1GB ram, the rom works pretty well as long as you don't run many apps at the same time.
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