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Chandler13

Member
Jun 22, 2009
15
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Hi all

I want to present you the work done by Serg090909 on the 2 Din Chinese Car audio system many people begin to use.

This sort of Car audio use WinCe 6.0 for Radio/TV/BT and the Android part for GPS and everything android can handle.

I only found information about modification in russian language by this famous guy i want to thanks gratefuly : Serg090909.

He made possible to boot from Sd-Card new builds (apollo tvbox and caravn776 build) for this sort of car audio and called it "GIBROID".

With this way, you don't touch at the Nands and don't damage your system.
Insert back your original Sd-Card to boot normally, nothing is replaced in the nands when you switch to your GIBROID Sd-Card

Work has been done to backup your nand and write nand again, but for end users GIBROID from Sd-Card is a better thing and the easiest way to do.

You can find the link here :

New Serg090909 2014 Build at 26 november 2014 :

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4

New Update at 3 december 2014 :

Caravn 4.0.4-776 500mb No bluetooth
Caravn 4.0.4-776 500mb With bluetooth

GIBROID 11 January 2014 Old Build

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3

GIBROID 01 November 2013 Old build

Part 1 of 8
Part 2 of 8
Part 3 of 8
Part 4 of 8
Part 5 of 8
Part 6 of 8
Part 7 of 8
Part 8 of 8

Video of GIBROID switching apollo tvbox to caravn776 build
UPLOADING, link available later today

Other needed files

A10 Backup sh
A10 Repack
Restore Backup
Adb Rom Backup A10 A13
Extract Dump from native firmware
PhoenixSuit
Switch Apollo Caravan

I 'll post pictures and updates to this thread and if anybody is interested in helping me reporting in English the continuous work of Serg090909 you are welcome to participate and report results here.

Thank you and have happy tests.

To readers : Respect the rules of XDA Forums and don't link to warez sites where you could found information about this
To moderators : Could it be possible to give me the right to post hyperlink or if not possible i'll wait 10 posts ;)
To Serg090909 : I don't speak russian and Google translations are not easy so if you want to help here you'll be my guest star ;)


HOW TO :

Install GIBROID on Sd-Card :

- Use Win32 Disk Imager (sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager) to Format Sd-Card and write "GIBROID-4G-11012014.img".

This image is 4g space. You can use max 32g Sd-Card, but since this operation use all the space of the Sd card you are invited to expand the rest of the Sd-card space for User space

- Use MiniTool® Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1 (partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html) to expand the Sd-Card space.

- Place your GIBROID Sd-card inside the GPS Slot and keep safely your original Sd-Card.

Screenshots to Switch from Apollo to Caravn :
See (Screenshots) Switch from Apollo to Caravn.rar Attachments

Backup/Write Nand for "experts" :

Dump to the Sd-Card
- Download the script a10-Backup-SH (See Attachments). Copy it in the root of the SD card
- Install SU and Android Terminal Emulator with Play Store
- Run the terminal and see the operating system prompt a dollar sign ($)
- Type su and press Enter
- Type cd/mnt/extsd
- Type sh a10-backup.sh all

Restore Dump
See "Restore Dump" attachments

Compatibility List :
Klyde KD-7200d
Erisin
N708
Post your models
...
...

Hints :
Not related to GIBROID, this sort of car audio have a Hidden Menu in WinCE6 Part.

Hidden Menu :
- Go to settings
- Press 1357 with the remote controller
- Tadaaa !

Credits and Thanks all goes to Serg090909 and all the peoples involved in explanations, informations and helps.
 

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tykketyr

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Password

Can't seem to find the password :(

Could you please be so kind to help me?

Best regards
Daniel
 

drogert

Member
Oct 27, 2013
27
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WOW, thanks!

I installed this image onto a SD-card and it worked! It is verry stable and I didn't have any hang ups on boot! GREAT!

I have a couple of questions/remarks

The boot image is a skull and I want to change it to something more friendly :p Where can I find this image to change it, using total commander to do it for example?

Thing is: Now my bluetooth dongle doesnt work anymore. I have the buetooth button but I cannot turn it on (well, I can but it turns off again)

Even if I try to connect my dongle directly without HUB it doesnt respond. Is this a driver issue or do I have a wrong dongle for this image? The old serge Image did work with my dongle so can someone tell me if they have BT working and which dongle they use?

Also, the Wifi dongle doesn't work as well as it used to. I didn't have much time to figure out what happens but it connects but drops connection and doesnt work that great,. I will keep you guys informed if I know what the wifi dongle does and doesn't do.
 
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Chandler13

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Jun 22, 2009
15
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WOW, thanks!

I installed this image onto a SD-card and it worked! It is verry stable and I didn't have any hang ups on boot! GREAT!

I have a couple of questions/remarks

The boot image is a skull and I want to change it to something more friendly :p Where can I find this image to change it, using total commander to do it for example?

Thing is: Now my bluetooth dongle doesnt work anymore. I have the buetooth button but I cannot turn it on (well, I can but it turns off again)

Even if I try to connect my dongle directly without HUB it doesnt respond. Is this a driver issue or do I have a wrong dongle for this image? The old serge Image did work with my dongle so can someone tell me if they have BT working and which dongle they use?

Also, the Wifi dongle doesn't work as well as it used to. I didn't have much time to figure out what happens but it connects but drops connection and doesnt work that great,. I will keep you guys informed if I know what the wifi dongle does and doesn't do.

Serg090909 is working on a new build that will be released shortly based on Apollo. The Bluetooth will work again.
Teaser

The actual build you use don't contain Bluetooth libraries, that's why you can't use Bluetooth (can be implemented manually with terminal but didn't test since a new release is coming).

Of course you can change the wallpaper as you wich like you would do with your phone and the boot image too (but i didn't digg to find the boot image actually).

I don't know what to say about your wifi, my dongle works like a charm without connection drop.. Maybe the wifi implementation was a bit buggy for some.. Let's wait for the new release !
 

drogert

Member
Oct 27, 2013
27
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Serg090909 is working on a new build that will be released shortly based on Apollo. The Bluetooth will work again.
Teaser

The actual build you use don't contain Bluetooth libraries, that's why you can't use Bluetooth (can be implemented manually with terminal but didn't test since a new release is coming).

Of course you can change the wallpaper as you wich like you would do with your phone and the boot image too (but i didn't digg to find the boot image actually).

I don't know what to say about your wifi, my dongle works like a charm without connection drop.. Maybe the wifi implementation was a bit buggy for some.. Let's wait for the new release !

Thanks Chandler13!

You and Serge090909 have been a real help on this topic. First I thought no one would care about these android radios and I would be stuck with the stock firmware! Now, I have a radio which does so much more and it looks nice! Even if there is going to be a new release which I cannot wait to put into my radio!. The teaser looks nice and has a great look/skin. I didnt understand what this apollo was, is this the musicplayer? It looks great anyway! I was just wondering, since we are running the OS from a SD-card, is it possible to make the internal memory a little bit bigger. This way we could install apps with no bother that it runs out of memory. 2 GB would be more then enough. I am running the OS from a 32GB-Sdcard so I have room to spare :laugh:

Thanks for the tip for the background, I allready changed the background but I didn't find the boot-image either...

I allready solved the problem with the wifi-dongle. I was in my car and next to my home, but my wifi signal wasn't that great. I used my iphone to make a hotspot and it worked like no other!
 
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Chandler13

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Thanks Chandler13!

You and Serge090909 have been a real help on this topic. First I thought no one would care about these android radios and I would be stuck with the stock firmware! Now, I have a radio which does so much more and it looks nice! Even if there is going to be a new release which I cannot wait to put into my radio!. The teaser looks nice and has a great look/skin. I didnt understand what this apollo was, is this the musicplayer? It looks great anyway! I was just wondering, since we are running the OS from a SD-card, is it possible to make the internal memory a little bit bigger. This way we could install apps with no bother that it runs out of memory. 2 GB would be more then enough. I am running the OS from a 32GB-Sdcard so I have room to spare :laugh:

Thanks for the tip for the background, I allready changed the background but I didn't find the boot-image either...

I allready solved the problem with the wifi-dongle. I was in my car and next to my home, but my wifi signal wasn't that great. I used my iphone to make a hotspot and it worked like no other!

Apolllo Tv is another build in short, Serg090909 gived us the choice to launch the "Caravn" build, or the Apollo Build at first start till you choose to boot only one of both. Clean launcher parameters to take a look at apollo UI.

I just reported the very good work done by Serg090909 and i'm glad i'm not the only "french-english and others" to enjoy his work.
Believe me, it's a pain in the ass to traduce russian to english for a french :p..

Of course you can expend the partition, i'll post more about this and making own builds.

And about a surprise i'm preparing for the WinCe part....... :angel:
To be Continued..
 

drogert

Member
Oct 27, 2013
27
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Apolllo Tv is another build in short, Serg090909 gived us the choice to launch the "Caravn" build, or the Apollo Build at first start till you choose to boot only one of both. Clean launcher parameters to take a look at apollo UI.

I just reported the very good work done by Serg090909 and i'm glad i'm not the only "french-english and others" to enjoy his work.
Believe me, it's a pain in the ass to traduce russian to english for a french :p..

Of course you can expend the partition, i'll post more about this and making own builds.

And about a surprise i'm preparing for the WinCe part....... :angel:
To be Continued..

Nice! I love surprises :D

I also had the honor to translate some posts from Serge into english and I must say Google translate does a hell of a job. I didn't expect that :good:
Sure, you do get a lot of jibirish but if you read carefully you can allways make out what it says.

I'm actually dutch so my french isn't that good either. So i'm glad this wasn't in french or else I would be translating my ass off :p

Keep me updated about your surprise and the new build. I can't wait!
 

Ramath

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Feb 22, 2014
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Low memory alarm

Apolllo Tv is another build in short, Serg090909 gived us the choice to launch the "Caravn" build, or the Apollo Build at first start till you choose to boot only one of both. Clean launcher parameters to take a look at apollo UI.

I just reported the very good work done by Serg090909 and i'm glad i'm not the only "french-english and others" to enjoy his work.
Believe me, it's a pain in the ass to traduce russian to english for a french :p..

Of course you can expend the partition, i'll post more about this and making own builds.

And about a surprise i'm preparing for the WinCe part....... :angel:
To be Continued..

Man, I'm very grateful for your big help! I have a N708 installed in my new civic 11 and the worst problem is that all I install in android comes to the internal memory not to the SD card, can I change this?
 

Cabezalimon

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Feb 26, 2014
6
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Move to NAND??

Hi I´m from Argentina, and I also must thank Serg090909, Chandler13 and Google translator. They made up a team that brought my unit back to life!
I had a problem with my original rom and screwed it up trying to fix it with terminal commands. It didn't boot at all and I couldn´t find a solution until this thread.
Now, I wanted to know if there is any way to flash this rom to the internal nand. I got nothing to lose since the damage is already done.

Thanks in advance!
 

luxmen

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Jun 10, 2007
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Paris
Hi all !

Hello,

I'm french and I'm interested by this thread forum...sorry for my English.

The mine update via sd card too.

I have this model of car audio (WinCE 6 + Android 4)





Can confirm that it would work with my car radio?

Otherwise, I do not understand ... What can it do for me? boot other bluids with bluetooth support ? no affect my actual firmware ?

PS : I try this : in CE mode : Go to settings, Press 1357 with the remote controller..... but nothing appear :(

--> This might help people who have the same as me!
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Otherwise, I had a startup problem on android, I asked the firmware to the dealer:

I managed to restart ... but it does not have me delete all my installed apps, just allowed me to restart (I do not know how, but its work ;) (the firmware is 210 MB).
This firmware link (with explanation) :

https://www.wetransfer.com/download...71d307e45402858f585c713020140228070442/b7d4f9

thx!
 
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Cabezalimon

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Reflashing

I think that this thread is dead. I hope I`m wrong, since is the only one that deals with firmware for the device I have.

I tried to connect my laptop to the head unit and flash the firmware to nand but i failed.
What I did:
1) power off unit
2) connect laptop to USB OTG where the wifi dongle is, using a male-male usb cable.
3) power on unit holding menu and volume knob pressed.
4) screen goes black and stays there.
5) computer detects nothing.

Possible causes:
My android system is beyond repair ( I don't think this could be the problem, since it boots perfectly with gibroid on SD card)
too many extensions for usb cable. 1from the back of the unit to the dashboard and then the "male-male" usb cable...
Many many other of which I have absolutely no Idea.


In addition to this, livesuit tells me that gibroid image is not valid.

Any ideas?
 

stepashka

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2) connect laptop to USB OTG where the wifi dongle is, using a male-male usb cable.
Hi,
This is not OTG, in order to connect to android part via USB you'll have to disassemble the unit and find a real usb otg on android board. it is located right next to the socket where the 'wifi' marked cable is connected.
 

Cabezalimon

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Feb 26, 2014
6
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Hi,
This is not OTG, in order to connect to android part via USB you'll have to disassemble the unit and find a real usb otg on android board. it is located right next to the socket where the 'wifi' marked cable is connected.

Thanks!
I've been reading about phoenix card software. Apparently it could flash the firmware from an SD card for allwiner chips. I guess I could try that before disassembling the unit. I'll let you all know how that goes.
 

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    Hi all

    I want to present you the work done by Serg090909 on the 2 Din Chinese Car audio system many people begin to use.

    This sort of Car audio use WinCe 6.0 for Radio/TV/BT and the Android part for GPS and everything android can handle.

    I only found information about modification in russian language by this famous guy i want to thanks gratefuly : Serg090909.

    He made possible to boot from Sd-Card new builds (apollo tvbox and caravn776 build) for this sort of car audio and called it "GIBROID".

    With this way, you don't touch at the Nands and don't damage your system.
    Insert back your original Sd-Card to boot normally, nothing is replaced in the nands when you switch to your GIBROID Sd-Card

    Work has been done to backup your nand and write nand again, but for end users GIBROID from Sd-Card is a better thing and the easiest way to do.

    You can find the link here :

    New Serg090909 2014 Build at 26 november 2014 :

    Part 1 of 4
    Part 2 of 4
    Part 3 of 4
    Part 4 of 4

    New Update at 3 december 2014 :

    Caravn 4.0.4-776 500mb No bluetooth
    Caravn 4.0.4-776 500mb With bluetooth

    GIBROID 11 January 2014 Old Build

    Part 1 of 3
    Part 2 of 3
    Part 3 of 3

    GIBROID 01 November 2013 Old build

    Part 1 of 8
    Part 2 of 8
    Part 3 of 8
    Part 4 of 8
    Part 5 of 8
    Part 6 of 8
    Part 7 of 8
    Part 8 of 8

    Video of GIBROID switching apollo tvbox to caravn776 build
    UPLOADING, link available later today

    Other needed files

    A10 Backup sh
    A10 Repack
    Restore Backup
    Adb Rom Backup A10 A13
    Extract Dump from native firmware
    PhoenixSuit
    Switch Apollo Caravan

    I 'll post pictures and updates to this thread and if anybody is interested in helping me reporting in English the continuous work of Serg090909 you are welcome to participate and report results here.

    Thank you and have happy tests.

    To readers : Respect the rules of XDA Forums and don't link to warez sites where you could found information about this
    To moderators : Could it be possible to give me the right to post hyperlink or if not possible i'll wait 10 posts ;)
    To Serg090909 : I don't speak russian and Google translations are not easy so if you want to help here you'll be my guest star ;)


    HOW TO :

    Install GIBROID on Sd-Card :

    - Use Win32 Disk Imager (sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager) to Format Sd-Card and write "GIBROID-4G-11012014.img".

    This image is 4g space. You can use max 32g Sd-Card, but since this operation use all the space of the Sd card you are invited to expand the rest of the Sd-card space for User space

    - Use MiniTool® Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1 (partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html) to expand the Sd-Card space.

    - Place your GIBROID Sd-card inside the GPS Slot and keep safely your original Sd-Card.

    Screenshots to Switch from Apollo to Caravn :
    See (Screenshots) Switch from Apollo to Caravn.rar Attachments

    Backup/Write Nand for "experts" :

    Dump to the Sd-Card
    - Download the script a10-Backup-SH (See Attachments). Copy it in the root of the SD card
    - Install SU and Android Terminal Emulator with Play Store
    - Run the terminal and see the operating system prompt a dollar sign ($)
    - Type su and press Enter
    - Type cd/mnt/extsd
    - Type sh a10-backup.sh all

    Restore Dump
    See "Restore Dump" attachments

    Compatibility List :
    Klyde KD-7200d
    Erisin
    N708
    Post your models
    ...
    ...

    Hints :
    Not related to GIBROID, this sort of car audio have a Hidden Menu in WinCE6 Part.

    Hidden Menu :
    - Go to settings
    - Press 1357 with the remote controller
    - Tadaaa !

    Credits and Thanks all goes to Serg090909 and all the peoples involved in explanations, informations and helps.
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    my n708 stock in android sometimes its turnig on some times its stuck in logo android some one to help me regards... to fix the problem

    Hi Virusen18

    The big problem on this units is that the android system is not well shutdown when you power off the device. This causes that the internal android memory is becoming corrupted and finally the android get stuck on his boot.

    On this thread, Serg created a wonderful compilation to work on a SD card to run the android out of the internal memory of the device. In my personal view and experience this compilation made that my device born again and it's safe its operation.

    You can read back the thread and if you have any problem you can ask for help here again.

    Cheers
    2
    Help Please - unbranded N708 car radio

    I think that this thread is dead. I hope I`m wrong, since is the only one that deals with firmware for the device I have.

    I tried to connect my laptop to the head unit and flash the firmware to nand but i failed.
    What I did:
    1) power off unit
    2) connect laptop to USB OTG where the wifi dongle is, using a male-male usb cable.
    3) power on unit holding menu and volume knob pressed.
    4) screen goes black and stays there.
    5) computer detects nothing.

    Possible causes:
    My android system is beyond repair ( I don't think this could be the problem, since it boots perfectly with gibroid on SD card)
    too many extensions for usb cable. 1from the back of the unit to the dashboard and then the "male-male" usb cable...
    Many many other of which I have absolutely no Idea.


    In addition to this, livesuit tells me that gibroid image is not valid.

    Any ideas?


    Cabezalimon can you help me?

    I tried to install the GIBROID image in a microsd card according to the procedure (at least as far as I can understand them). I downloaded the image, formatted the sd card with SDFormatter and installed it with diskimager and then checked it with MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.

    Everything seems to me to be Ok, the problem is that when i put it in the GPS slot of the device and turn it on, all I see is a black screen blinking...

    Do you think you can help me.

    The specs of my stereo are:

    Android
    Baseband version - 1.4
    Kernel 3.08+
    [email protected] #491
    Build version - caravn_4.0.4_776_RGB_20130801

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers,
    Norvati
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    so if i put serges rom on a minisd and put it in the GPS slot, it may try to work for me? If it doesnt, its not actually overwriting anything internal, is that correct? so to recover all i need to do is put the origional gps sd back in and reboot?

    It won't overwrite anything, so you could certainly try.
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    Hi guys, I'm having some problems that I hope some of you knowledgeable people may be able to help out with. I bought this Klyde KD-6952 Android/Win CE car DVD (N708) last year and it worked fine for a bit, then the Android side crashed, now I get a boot loop error and when the Android OS comes up it says “the process.com.android.phone has stopped”, and when I click anywhere on the screen it goes back into the boot loop and error again. I tried hard resetting and same thing. So I looked into Gibroid here and I was really excited to try it.

    I took a 16gb Sandsik SD card and popped it in my Windows & PC. Windows told me to format so I did.

    I downloaded the December update img. file with bluetooth (was thinking I’d try the no bt tonight) and also downloaded Win32DiskImager (WD32DI). I attempted to write the .img to the corresponding drive E: in W32DI, it was the only allowable drive that W32DI would let me write it to… it took some time, showed a progress screen, eventually said write successful! I was optimistic at that point.

    The SD card still showed up on my PC as empty, and I also downloaded MiniPartitionTool (MPT) and it said it was empty, no partitions, no contents, nothing... So I didn’t do anything here, I was dumfounded, but I took the card and inserted it into my car’s SD slot anyway to see what would happen. It ran a longgg time in the green Android screen, then the same black and silver Android screen I would typically see, then the same error – nothing had changed at all :(

    What am I doing wrong? I have access to a 32 and 16gb SD cards and I really would like to partition the drive for added disk space, but I am an extreme novice-non tech person who would need a patient person to describe in detail what I need to do and not to overwhelm me at the same time. I just want a working Android side to this radio again, ideally with more disk space, I am literally ready to rip the whole unit out and just buy a new one, sadly, that’s how difficult and frustrating this is for me.

    Here’s my Radio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gysdq9Lry2M

    Here’s the 1st screen I get: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mqqigx&s=8

    Here’s the 2nd screen I get: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=fm2o3c&s=8

    Here’s the 3rd screen I get http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1jti7c&s=8

    Any help would be appreciated, anything at all… I’d call Russia if it’d mean I could get it working lol… I’d call anywhere, I’ve read these boards over and over and over and over and I am still getting nowhere :/

    Thank you.

    Hi MeImmortal1
    There is a program called PhoenixCard, it is used too to save images to a SD. Also it has a "normal format" button. Try to format the SD card again, and repeat the process to write the image file to the SD card. When you can see the partitions on your SD card with mini partition tool then you can bring your SD to your device.

    Cheers!