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By wackym, Member on 31st December 2011, 10:52 AM
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Hi everyone!

Since most of us are not satisfied with recent CUBE's U9GT2 Android 4.0 build,(s) I/we created mods based on U9GT2 official builds and in the process also fixed some faults

Mods by wackym:

[U9GT2 v1.08 2012-02-29] Mod V1 by wackym [creation date: 2012-03-10]
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?aphsztmezdeo7w8

U9GT2_V1.08_20120229_mod_v1_by_wackym.7z:
SHA1: 814068758e210204a58d984897c4ee9b7fe30b5a
MD5: b24c3eb85d0ae0f65653f658941937b1


Changelog:
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- added latest Superuser (ROOT)
- increased application flash memory to 2GB
- fixed Calendar sync
- updated ICS apps
- added videochat libraries (might fix videochat issues)
- fixed RW permissions for external SD, usb flash
- added permissions to enable more market apps (thanks Reichi!)
- decreased size of system.img
- changed WI-FI scan interval (from 15) to 120 seconds - should save some battery
- added ADB drivers
- added and updated Google Apps (currently) not available from Market
- added Setup Wizzard (for easy language, timezone and google sync account selection on first start)
- added ES Task Manager (easy and free) and File Explorer (because of cifs support without cifs modules)
- removed Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, GP Moto, UCBrowser, ApkInstaller, Provision... + libs from those apks
- removed trash left by CUBE developers

Difference from V2 released on 2012-02-20:
- USB Mass Storage is working!
- you can now move apps to internal flash space (internal "SD")
- added videochat libraries (might fix videochat issues)
- fixed RW permissions for external SD, usb flash
- added permissions to enable more market apps (thanks Reichi!)
- updated ICS apps
- newer base files from CUBE


Notes, bugs:
If you're still running Android 2.3 and thinking about switching to latest (ICS) version then you should be aware of these (major) changes/bugs cube introduced in ICS:
- application screen size is reduced - bottom status bar is visible most of the time (but also hides in ICS aware apps)
- you need to disable USB debug mode to be able to access filesystem on U9GT2
-MTP/PTP is slow and unstable -> but now mass storage is back!
- Bluetooth still doesn't work (unchecked for 1.08)
- Video chat doesn't work (unchecked for 1.08)


Enjoy!


Previous release(s):
- U9GT2 v1.07 20120215 Mod V2 by wackym [creation date: 2012-02-20]: http://www.mediafire.com/?5hrw6cng4tddbaa
- U9GT2 v1.06 20120214 Mod by wackym: https://rapidshare.com/files/1612319..._by_wackym.zip


RK29 Modding Tutorial
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?2uxxth4rryad7tw


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Mods by bouldou:

U9GT2 v1.06 20120214 Mod by wackym modded by Bouldou:
Download link: https://rapidshare.com/files/2120621...Bouldou_V2.rar

Release notes:
Quote:

- changed all the Google Apps to the LAST release (February 15th)
- added Google Docs (which was missing) last version, optimized for tablets
- added Polaris Office
- changed ES file explorer to File Manager HD (ahah, I like this one )
- removed the ugly 3D Analogic clock
- changed the default background to the nice Galaxy Nexus one


Cube U9GT2 v1.06 by Bouldou:
Download link: https://rapidshare.com/files/1309861...ldou.rar?bin=1

Release notes:
Quote:

- Added all the Google Apps : Maps, Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Talk, Navigation, Latitude, Quicksearch Bar, Youtube. All are from the last version, taken here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1484457 It's already optimized for Android 4.04 !
- Added File Manager HD, 'cause it's my favourite File Manager app
- Added... Polaris Office ! There is one issue : it cannot edit Word and Powerpoint files, but anyway it's really smooth and cool ! Cool enough to put it on my release
- Changed the ****ty default wallpaper, to the awesome one seen on the Galaxy Nexus
- Change the default language to English and European Time Zone

Notes, bugs:
- Google Voice Search does not work, I did not have time to check that
- On the first start, choose "Setup Wizard" if you wanna configure your tablet


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Mods by Troelie:
Visture V2 4.0.3 20120208, pre-rooted by Troelie: (note to everyone: this fw is 100% compatible with U9GT2)
Download link: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-T...JkYTMxZDYyOWJh


Release notes:
Quote:

- latest Visture V2 ROM, pre-rooted
- added the latest Google Apps
- deleted the ringtones to create space in the img


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Videos by ColonelZap:

Official CUBE U9GT2 Android 4.0.1:


Short demo of CUBE's official 4.0.3 version:
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31st December 2011, 05:34 PM |#2  
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Thank you so much

This is based on the leaked (beta) V1.05, right?
31st December 2011, 07:06 PM |#3  
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You're welcome.

This mod is based on version 1.05 released 2011.12.29. I know there were also two leaked betas before it (12/12 and 12/22) but I do not know if this one is also a beta as download from official 51cube.com site is still unavailable...
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31st December 2011, 07:39 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the info

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but I do not know if this one is also a beta as download from official 51cube.com site is still unavailable...

I believe the official V1.05 was never available, so I am GUESSING this one is also "just" a beta version

Let's hope Cube will make their download available soon, maybe we'll see some differences in the fw?

Anyway, GREAT JOB, thank you so much for your work
1st January 2012, 12:40 PM |#5  
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Thx will try it out right away
1st January 2012, 02:57 PM |#6  
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Hi,

really great work - many thanks for this! Could you please post a step-by-step guide explaining what you have done to get this image rooted? Linux Tools for doing this are in place. Is it just enough to include the su binary into the image?

Thanks in advance,
1st January 2012, 04:25 PM |#7  
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Hi,

really great work - many thanks for this! Could you please post a step-by-step guide explaining what you have done to get this image rooted? Linux Tools for doing this are in place. Is it just enough to include the su binary into the image?

Thanks in advance,

You're welcome.

I used RK29xxImageTools kindly provided by wendal: www[dot]slatedroid[dot]com/topic/19808-rk29xx-imagetools-v21/ (sorry about the bad url - still few posts short to write proper urls...forum rules)

Steps:
1. Downloaded U9GT2 v4.0.3 20111229.img, gapps-ics-20111125-2 (google apps for ICS from cyanogenmod), Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed, file expert apk
2. Unpacked img with rk image tools
3. Started virtual machine with ubuntu, mounted system.img as EXT3 loop device
4. Removed su from /xbin
5. Removed angry birds etc. from /app, also removed all libs from those apks in /lib folder. I did this to gain necessary space for google apps without resizing the actual img.
6. Added/replaced google apps apks
7. Removed provision.apk which conflicted with SetupWizzard
8. Added Superuser.apk to /app
9. Copied proper su to /bin; added proper file permissions (rws-rx-rx) - this is very important for root to work.
10. Edited /build.prop: added "ro.config.hw_hasbootsound=false" to silence the boot sound (which was terribly annoying me ) and changed wpa supplicant scan interval from 15 to 180s (this probably saves some battery but annoys people with bad signals...but you can change the scan interval "post mortem" with ROM Toolbox...see "build.prop tweaks").
10. unmounted system.img
11. Used "pack" option in rkimagetools

I think this covers it all...
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Hello,

Thank you for this great job, I've updated my U9GT2 with your firmware, it works well ! that's really great from you, thank you for that.

I have two questions thought :

- I tried to install Google Maps and Google Docs with the apk, but I have then some conflicts with my google accounts... I cannot use the apps.

Do you think it will work properly if I create my own system image with Maps and Docs apk included ?

- I found your scripts on your other topics, I will test it : I'm currently installing Ubuntu but can you tell me which file I have to modify so as to change the tablet name, "CUBE U9GT2" ?


Thank you very much ! Have a nice day
1st January 2012, 11:32 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by bouldou

Hello,
Thank you for this great job, I've updated my U9GT2 with your firmware, it works well ! that's really great from you, thank you for that.

You're welcome.

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Originally Posted by bouldou

Do you think it will work properly if I create my own system image with Maps and Docs apk included ?

If it doesn't work now, putting those files to system.img won't change it... Which Maps and Docs apks did you use? They need to be ICS version... Try google maps from gapps-ics-20111125-2.zip pack (see: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1356228

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- I found your scripts on your other topics, I will test it : I'm currently installing Ubuntu but can you tell me which file I have to modify so as to change the tablet name, "CUBE U9GT2" ?

To change the name you need to edit build.prop file. But be warned! It is very easy to brick your device...so read extensively about android modding before testing the mod on your device (or anyone else's)...

Good luck!
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Firmware flash fails
Hello,

I can't flash this one. It fails at the end of the verify.
The 1.0.4 firmware flashes correctly.
Thank god!

Grtz,
Roel

UPDATE: Didn't read the instructions good enough. Did an upgrade... Restore works great! Sorry!
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Originally Posted by Troelie

Hello,

I can't flash this one. It fails at the end of the verify.
The 1.0.4 firmware flashes correctly.
Thank god!

Grtz,
Roel

You probably clicked Upgrade instead of Restore.
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