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By Lokifish Marz, Inactive Recognized Developer on 31st January 2016, 11:58 PM
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*ENHANCEMENTS*
Full proper root (still requires remount to edit root level files for added security)
init.d support
Internal Storage Cache tweaks
Governor tweaks
sysctl tweaks
Network tweaks
Dalvik tweaks
Memory usage tweaks
Ram tuning
Improved battery life
Busybox 1.24.1
Custom watchface support
Custom embedded faces (WIP, only one has been changed so far)

*REMOVED*
AdupsFota
AdupsFotaReboot
BasicDreams
Calender
DocumentsUI
FlappyBird
HTMLViewer
MTKLogger.apk
PrintSpooler

*ADDED*
SuperSU
AOSP Calendar
AOSP Email
AOSP Exchange support
Heads-Up Notifications

*Issues*
?? You tell me ???

NOT Issues
Lag and stutter on boot and for the first couple minutes after install. Because there is no source to build from, every core change has to be done by scripting. So that lag is network fixes, memory tweaks and other fixes being implemented.

Firmware Oddities
Weather on watchface vs the app/widget- The data on a watchface updates periodically while the app/widget requires you manually update it.

*Improvements and Changes pending*
Real "OK Google" everywhere support (/system space is the main limiting factor)
Further security checks
Theme fixing
DeODEXed build for themers (DeODEXed should not be a daily driver for average users)
ROM OTA service
Fixing the retina burning brightness level

*INSTRUCTIONS*
(How I write my instructions- If it's not listed, don't do it. If I don't mention it, it not worth thinking about. In short- Turn off brain, follow the steps.)

First time installers:

  1. Extract the "K8 Round v1.0.3.zip" to your desktop
  2. Download and extract the "K8 TWRP Recovery Files.zip" at the bottom of this post to the SP Tool's firmware folder
  3. Turn the K8 on (doesn't matter if it's stock, stock with OTA, or rooted)
  4. Connect the K8 to the computer
  5. Turn on USB Storage on the K8 (check notifications if you don't get a popup)
  6. Copy the folder from the "K8 Round v1.0.3.zip" to the K8 (you should see one folder, "TWRP")
  7. Open SP Tool
  8. Select the "K8_Round_Android_scatter" scatter
  9. Hit the "Download" button
  10. Turn off the K8 without disconnecting it from the computer
  11. (SP Tool will flash TWRP)
  12. Disconnect the K8 from the computer
  13. Press and hold the lower button
  14. Power on the K8
  15. Keep pressing the lower button til TWRP boots
  16. Wipe
  17. "Restore" the backup
  18. Reboot


Updating from previous release:
  1. Extract the "K8 Round v1.0.3.zip" to your desktop
  2. Turn the K8 on (doesn't matter if it's stock, stock with OTA, or rooted)
  3. Connect the K8 to the computer
  4. Turn on USB Storage on the K8 (check notifications if you don't get a popup)
  5. Copy the folder from the "K8 Round v1.0.3.zip" to the K8 (you should see one folder, "TWRP")
  6. Disconnect the K8 from the computer
  7. Power off the K8
  8. Press and hold the lower button
  9. Power on the K8
  10. Keep pressing the lower button til TWRP boots
  11. Wipe
  12. "Restore" the backup
  13. Reboot



Credits:
@cyrux75 (TWRP build)
@pogodancer (edited scatter for TWRP only install)
@pablo11 (community and thread help)
You (for donations to help get this on the roll)
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File Type: zip K8 TWRP Recovery Files.zip - [Click for QR Code] (5.46 MB, 1544 views)
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1st February 2016, 12:01 AM |#2  
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Change log
Change Log
v1.0.0
Initial Release

v1.0.1
Fixes
Fixed data issue
Fixed Weather app issue (adware and malware hosts list blocked the server)
Removed Open Mic+

Changes
Adjusted CPU Governor to step up at 90% load vs the previous 98% (battery life impact is to be expected)
Added Heads-Up Notifications
Additional network and memory tweaks
Added "Wear" boot animation for the lulz
Updated Busybox to 1.24.1


v1.0.2
Fixes
Fixed the poor battery life due to 90% load clock up

Changes
Adjusted CPU Governor to step up at 95% load vs the previous 90%
Adjusted CPU Governor power save bias from 150 to 250
Minor tuning busybox install


v1.0.3
Fixes
Rebuilt for stock to eliminate possible flashing issues. (flashed multiple times before uploading)

Changes
None
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1st February 2016, 12:02 AM |#3  
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This one too!
1st February 2016, 12:48 AM |#4  
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This is just for k8 right? Mini and D5 is not supported?

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great job as always!
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Originally Posted by negriton

This is just for k8 right? Mini and D5 is not supported?

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That's right. Main reasons are there is no functional TWRP for the D5/Mini right now, merging takes a little time, and per my agreement with the K8 Round folks they get release priority. Now I do have an SP Tools flashable build for the D5/Mini, with all the same changes (and issues), that I'll upload later.
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looking forward to Mini's and D5's updates. Nevertheless I take a sit to see how is going this update.

Thanks for your hard work!
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Originally Posted by Lokifish Marz

*ENHANCEMENTS*
Full proper root (still requires remount to edit root level files for added security)
adware and malware hosts list
init.d support
Internal Storage Cache tweaks
Governor tweaks
sysctl tweaks
Network tweaks
Dalvik tweaks
Memory usage tweaks
Ram tuning
Improved battery life
Custom watchface support

*REMOVED*
AdupsFota
HTMLViewer
Basic Daydreams
FotaProvider
MTK Logger

*REPLACED*
K18 launcher replaced with D5 launcher (adds custom watchface support)

*ADDED*
4.4 Open Gapps (pico)
SuperSU
Root Browser
Open Mic (adds "OK Google" support everywhere)

*Issues*
Stock Weather app and widget will not update
?? You tell me ???

*Improvements and Changes pending*
build.prop tweaks
Getting the stupid weather app to work (this is a carry over from the D5/Mini)
Assigning a function to the third button (menu maybe)
Fine tuning
Real "OK Google" everywhere support
Further security checks
AOSP Browser, Calendar, email (maybe)
Theme fixing
Custom boot logo and animation
DeODEXed build for themers (DeODEXed should not be a daily driver for average users)


*INSTRUCTIONS*
Extract zip
Copy contents to internal storage (TWRP and Clockskin folders)
Flash TWRP using SP Tools
Reboot into recovery after flashing (the two lower buttons)
Wipe
Install backup
Reboot
Enjoy


Credits:
@cyrux75 (TWRP build)
@pogodancer (edited scatter for TWRP only install)
@pablo11 (community and thread help)
You (for donations to help get this on the roll)

@ lokifish marz, thanks for your work! I would like to ask you if you used the original base band of the k8 or if you changeg it. I am asking because i am experiencig some issue with poor signal using stock ROM.
Tnx
1st February 2016, 10:50 AM |#9  
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A costume ROM - Nice one!

I am a bit confused, how to install this ROM.

My K8 is stock, without root and with the latest OTA-Update.

Do I have to root my watch first or can I use the SP-Flash tool, like in the attached picture. This doesn't work for me.

MTK Droid Tools shows me:
"ATTENTION! File /system/recovery-from-boot.p which restore factory recovery in case of phone switching on in a normal mode Is Found! "
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1st February 2016, 11:15 AM |#10  
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...this is why we can't get twrp on watch with actually update . Recovery will always change to orginal recovery at start. Or flash more than recovery with SPFlashTools ... but don't do it if you don't know what you do ! ☺
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Do I have to install an older stock firmware? Thanks

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...this is why we can't get twrp on watch with actually update . Recovery will always change to orginal recovery at start. Or flash more than recovery with SPFlashTools ... but don't do it if you don't know what you do !

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