[DEV][ROM]Unofficial CyanogenMod 9 for many Boxchip/Allwinner A13 tablets

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WillingMagic

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I created cyanogenmod 9 rom for Manta mid08, but it should work with other tablets with Allwinner/Boxchip A13 SoC.

Rom status: six alpha

Cybrix.pl
Basic functions and hardware:
  • Sound Works
  • Headphones Works
  • Screen Works
  • Touch Works
  • HW/3D Works
  • ADB Works
  • SDcard Works
  • Sensors Works
  • WiFi Works
Additional hardware:
  • 3G Not tested yet
  • Bluetooth Not tested, after updates
  • GPS Not tested yet
  • Keyboard Works
  • RIL Not tested yet
  • USB/WIFI Tethering Not tested yet

TODO:
  • Move to kernel from amery source(temporary solution)
  • Rewrite whole sunxi implementation in kernel (current source is one big mess, work in Amery tree is only patching not fix issue)
  • Help rewrite cedarx drivers
  • Add support for more devices
Fifth alpha should be last alpha release. I will fix hw accelartion, camera, wifi and touchscreen support.
First beta will have new kernel 3.0.39+ and more devices support.

Supported tables:
  • Manta MID08
  • MID Epad by LélikTec(In progress)
  • Apollo 726(In progress)
If your tablet is not on my list, please send me dumps of this files:

Dumps you make with terminal emulator or adb shell:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.img
dd if=/dev/block/nandg of=/sdcard/nandg.img
For mount /dev/block/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/bxf/
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/libs/
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/usr
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/etc
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/vendor
mount -t vfat /dev/block/nanda /sdcard/nanda
cp -r /sdcard/nanda /sdcard/dump/bxf
cp -r /system/lib/* /sdcard/dump/libs/
cp -r /system/usr/icu /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/idc /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/keylayout /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/etc/ /sdcard/dump/etc/
cp -r /vendor/ /sdcard/dump/vendor/
Downloads:
Spideroak

Source:
https://github.com/CybrixSystems/android_device_manta_mid08
https://github.com/CybrixSystems/linux
https://github.com/CybrixSystems/android_device_allwinner_a13_common

Credits:
My work is based on work:
Nicholas Semendyaev
Alan Marchesan
Alejandro Mery
http://linux-sunxi.org
tom3q (helping with rewritting kernel)
 
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WillingMagic

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It should work, but you need send me first dumps of /dev/block/nandc /dev/block/nandg and all files from /dev/block/nanda and /system/libs/
Dumps you make with terminal emulator or adb shell:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.img
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.img
For mount /dev/block/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/bxf/
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/libs/
mount -t vfat /dev/block/nanda /sdcard/nanda
cp -r /sdcard/nanda /sdcard/dump/bxf
cp -r /system/lib/* /sdcard/dump/libs/
 

Slyon92

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Nov 15, 2010
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Hi! I've tried this rom and it's amazing!

I've the same tablet linked from amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capacitive-Allwinner-Processor-Sandwich-MID/dp/B008E4WGKQ), or at least look like the same!

I can get CWM work like a charm, and boot without problems...but! The only things that don't work are touchscreen and wifi!:(
3D acceleration and sounds seems fine! (The camera works neither, but it's not a problem for me)

I don't have the original rom anymore, but i can tell you that it woks without problems with these roms:
http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...eneric-7-a13-android-4-0-4-hyper-edition.html
(And a one i'm uploading now to my dropbox account)

Can you do something for it? If you can get it work it would be awesome!
I know it's not designed for this tablet.. but if you can support it, it would be great!

I've used a mouse and keyboard to test it out! No problems with it!

Cheers, and good work!

(i will upload the dumps of a working rom shortly!)
 
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steveharris87

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May 13, 2012
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It should work, but you need send me first dumps of /dev/block/nandc /dev/block/nandg and all files from /dev/block/nanda and /system/libs/
Dumps you make with terminal emulator or adb shell:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.img
dd if=/dev/block/nandc of=/sdcard/nandc.img
For mount /dev/block/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/nanda
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/bxf/
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/libs/
mount -t vfat /dev/block/nanda /sdcard/nanda
cp -r /sdcard/nanda /sdcard/dump/bxf
cp -r /system/lib/* /sdcard/dump/libs/

heres the dump files https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74717476/nanddump.rar :)

alot of roms ive tried either have offset screen or no touch (or both) the only one i found that works is offset a few mm
 
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WillingMagic

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Thanks, I will prepare rom for your tablet, but you can copy this folders:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/nandg of=/sdcard/nandg.img
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/usr
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/etc
cp -r /system/usr/icu /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/idc /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/keylayout /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/etc/ /sdcard/dump/etc/
 

junaydmirza

Member
Feb 16, 2007
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Hello WillingMagic, glad to see someone working on the A13. I have got one el cheapo tablet. It is exactly same as shown here (sorry can't post links)

h t t p : / / w w w . uptcn . com / productshow/?951-2-Tablet,PC,MID.html


The tablet works fine with its factory ICS 4.0.3 per se but I was looking into putting cyanogenmod in it.

I tried your recovery and ROM. The recovery works very well. The ROM boots ok, the screen and touch are fine, but no wifi and no auto-rotation.

Secondly, you say 'Bluetooth: Not tested yet'. Does that mean it should work with USB BT dongles? I tried three different dongles but none worked.

Can you please guide me how can I get your rom working on my tablet with all hardware functional and if possible USB BT.

Thanks
 
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steveharris87

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May 13, 2012
113
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Thanks, I will prepare rom for your tablet, but you can copy this folders:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/nandg of=/sdcard/nandg.img
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/usr
mkdir -p /sdcard/dump/etc
cp -r /system/usr/icu /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/idc /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/usr/keylayout /sdcard/dump/usr/
cp -r /system/etc/ /sdcard/dump/etc/

sorry here you go https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74717476/dump.rar thank you :)
 
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topex91

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Oct 25, 2011
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Hi! I've tried this rom and it's amazing!

I've the same tablet linked from amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capacitive-Allwinner-Processor-Sandwich-MID/dp/B008E4WGKQ), or at least look like the same!

I can get CWM work like a charm, and boot without problems...but! The only things that don't work are touchscreen and wifi!:(
3D acceleration and sounds seems fine! (The camera works neither, but it's not a problem for me)

I don't have the original rom anymore, but i can tell you that it woks without problems with these roms:
http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...eneric-7-a13-android-4-0-4-hyper-edition.html
(And a one i'm uploading now to my dropbox account)

Can you do something for it? If you can get it work it would be awesome!
I know it's not designed for this tablet.. but if you can support it, it would be great!

I've used a mouse and keyboard to test it out! No problems with it!

Cheers, and good work!

(i will upload the dumps of a working rom shortly!)
i've got the same problem...but i can't revert back to may firmware bcos of bad backup..
i've tried the firmware on ur link..but it didn't work..
can u give me the link ur uploaded one on dropbox..
 
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WillingMagic

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How to fix wifi:
1.Download hotfix to /sdcard/ (link in first post)
2.Type in terminal or adb shell:
Code:
su
cat /sdcard/hotfix2-alpha4.img > /dev/block/nandc;sync;reboot

Fifth alpha should be last alpha release. I will fix hw accelartion, camera, wifi and touchscreen support.
First beta will have new kernel 3.0.39+ and more devices support.
 

topex91

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Oct 25, 2011
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what do you mean by bad back up ??
the backup only contain boot and recovery img...i didn't noticed it got some error during backup..
oh..and i'm backup through cwm recovery...

---------- Post added at 10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:38 PM ----------

http://www.pandawillforum.com/soft/Yeahpad A13 ROM.rar try this one its stock ics 4.0.4 not brilliant but works on mine
Don't forget needs to be installed with livesuit and format first
Sent from my HTC One X
i'm gonna try this...thanx dude..hope will fix my problem...
update:
i've tried...seems all working..except for touchscreen...(T~T)
 
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icoolguy1995

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dude u r recovery is not working properly i mean that the back it take is not restoring what to do???
my device is based on cortex a8 and 512 mb ram ics 4.0.4
 

steveharris87

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May 13, 2012
113
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dude u r recovery is not working properly i mean that the back it take is not restoring what to do???
my device is based on cortex a8 and 512 mb ram ics 4.0.4

Not quite sure what you mean but i think with that recovery i didnt have a "go back" option (could of been a different one i flashed a few) so i got this one made for my tablet https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74717476/recovery.img see if this works

---------- Post added at 07:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:10 PM ----------

Just re-read what you said if the backup is corrupted or damaged I don't think there is much you can do sorry

Sent from my HTC One X
 
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WillingMagic

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For recovery I recommend sdcard 4GB(empty) or bigger. If you use smaller sdcard, recovery might not work correctly.
 

topex91

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Oct 25, 2011
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i've tried many firmware that i search through internet..and don't even one compatible for my tablet...
some of them working..but the touchscreen problem..argh..is there any other way??...

how do I check my tablet hardware??...
 
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    I have 3 tablets to test with, all are MIA Q8 Allwinner A13 7"

    CPU: 1.0Ghz CortexA8
    GPU: MALI 400
    RAM: 512mb DDR3
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    Nice find :)
    If you by any chance find a Jelly Bean update for this tablet please post it here. BTW I also didn't find any solution for back button in recovery, I had to shut down my tablet and restart it to recovery with Novo Tools to choose other options in recovery :S
    sure i will be posting the update if i find ! back button is a must for us but it is absent and i have tried all the methods but willingmagic is not posting any update also !


    guy my first custom rom is ready and it is very well tested i will upload it by tomorrow ......................
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    Hi! I've tried this rom and it's amazing!

    I've the same tablet linked from amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capacitive-Allwinner-Processor-Sandwich-MID/dp/B008E4WGKQ), or at least look like the same!

    I can get CWM work like a charm, and boot without problems...but! The only things that don't work are touchscreen and wifi!:(
    3D acceleration and sounds seems fine! (The camera works neither, but it's not a problem for me)

    I don't have the original rom anymore, but i can tell you that it woks without problems with these roms:
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...eneric-7-a13-android-4-0-4-hyper-edition.html
    (And a one i'm uploading now to my dropbox account)

    Can you do something for it? If you can get it work it would be awesome!
    I know it's not designed for this tablet.. but if you can support it, it would be great!

    I've used a mouse and keyboard to test it out! No problems with it!

    Cheers, and good work!

    (i will upload the dumps of a working rom shortly!)
    2
    Hello WillingMagic, glad to see someone working on the A13. I have got one el cheapo tablet. It is exactly same as shown here (sorry can't post links)

    h t t p : / / w w w . uptcn . com / productshow/?951-2-Tablet,PC,MID.html


    The tablet works fine with its factory ICS 4.0.3 per se but I was looking into putting cyanogenmod in it.

    I tried your recovery and ROM. The recovery works very well. The ROM boots ok, the screen and touch are fine, but no wifi and no auto-rotation.

    Secondly, you say 'Bluetooth: Not tested yet'. Does that mean it should work with USB BT dongles? I tried three different dongles but none worked.

    Can you please guide me how can I get your rom working on my tablet with all hardware functional and if possible USB BT.

    Thanks
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    I just bought this tablet:

    http://m.everbuying.com/item_detail/158440-PC709+Android+4.0+Tablet+PC,+PC709+1080P+Tablet+PC

    Looks like it should work with this rom. What do you think? I can make the dump files as soon as it arrives.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda app-developers app
    yes it can work but i am not sure about the working of touch screen by installing this rom !
    as in my same spec tab touch screen is not working

    ---------- Post added at 10:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:41 AM ----------

    yeah...stock rom seems too be pretty stable at the moment. but i hope someone can port cm10...or maybe theres one already?

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda premium
    the progress to start port of cyanogenmod for our tab has started but at this time it is not stable to release..........

    here is cyanogenmod 10

    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread....02c-amp-PMIC703-CM10-Jelly-Bean-Compatibility
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