Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

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Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 1:23 am

This is not compatible with the "Old" Essential
Only use this if you are 100% sure the proccessor is an Allwinner A10


Development place-holder for Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Scroll Essential

Ported from here http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/32261-n ... urora-404/

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Based on work for the Excel
They are both the same, apart from the Touchscreen which is resistive rather than capacitive.
Thats why its cheap lol.

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Should be working for the Essential, got it to boot within an hour.
I have not fully tested as i dont own the Essential.

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Uses stock Yarvik kernel... Base image here > http://www.yarvik.com/userfiles/yarvikf ... TAB220.img
Thank user "Piers" for this.

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Download > CWM Image - Beta_0.2 > https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7111682_3432376_08856
Download > Livesuit Image - TBC

Kernel is 3.0.8+ Inet #31

Working

    Boot
    Sound
    Display
    Touch (should work)
    Auto-Rotate (should work)
    Camera

Work continues if needs be...
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby Piers » May 28th, 2012, 3:49 am

Seems to work nicely so far. Flashed one Essential - now flashing the other.

A few notes: Google Play works perfectly - thank you. When you first boot it asks which apk you want to run and has a choice between 2 - one called setup and can't remember the other one, I chose the setup option and it worked fine.

Tested iPlayer with latest Flash from Play and it's amazing - no lag, jitters, freezing etc. I was even able to skip forward 20 minutes and it played without any issues or lag! Actually works better than the Extreme at iPlayer :P

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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 10:52 am

hi, how do i go about flashing this to my essential? tried installing clockworkmod but says not compatible with scroll essential, really dont want to try without a recovery method of some sort, any advice appreciated
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby suggsy89 » May 28th, 2012, 11:29 am

Piers should be able to help you out, he has done this to both his Essentials
I cant because i dont own one, sorry dude
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 12:11 pm

suggsy89 wrote:Piers should be able to help you out, he has done this to both his Essentials
I cant because i dont own one, sorry dude


ok cheers fella, hopefully he will be along shortly, itching to get this working on ics lol
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby Piers » May 28th, 2012, 3:19 pm

Hi 3stage. If you follow the steps in this post: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2581#p20729 then you should be able to get CWM installed on your Essential in under a minute.
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 3:36 pm

Piers wrote:Hi 3stage. If you follow the steps in this post: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2581#p20729 then you should be able to get CWM installed on your Essential in under a minute.


i will read that now and let you know how i get on, any major issues you noticed?

this link seems to be dead? http://upld.eu/droid/livesuit.zip any mirrors?
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby Piers » May 28th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Link fixed
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby 3stage » May 28th, 2012, 4:12 pm

Piers wrote:Link fixed


thanks :)

i have all files now but CWM doesnt seem to be installing, i follow the steps with "CWM Recovery Script Scroll Extreme_TEST" 1 first which looks likes completes succesfully, the 2 reboot, but still boots android recovery not CWM
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Re: Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Essential

Postby Piers » May 28th, 2012, 4:46 pm

Hmm. suggsy - got any ideas?
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