Custom Firmware ALL MK808B Firmware !!!

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  1. mrkus21

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    Hey Guys.

    FinlessBob has made a stable 1.7 ROM for all MK808B Models. Also for the 2 Clone Ones !
    Sorry that we can´t host this ROM today, but we respect FinlessBob´s wish not to share it.
    Heres the Link to the ROM:

    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?3857-NEW-MK808-quot-all-models-quot-Finless-1-7-(Beta-is-over)

    Be sure you download the right ROM of these 3 Versions. I´m testing now the 1.7 Version on my MK808B Original Model !

    Credits go to FinlessBob
    ;)

    That´s the Informations on the Original MK808B, based on the Firmeare #33 !

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    On First Tests, Finless 1.7 laggs by playing 1080p Test Videos with XBMC as good as 1.6a !
    So for now 1.6a is more stable and smooth !!

    Here are some Screenshots of 1.7.
    I´m using Nova Launcher and have some Apps installed.

    New at this ROM is the Android LockScreen !

    Screenshot_2013-03-09-16-44-13.png Screenshot_2013-03-09-16-44-25.png Screenshot_2013-03-09-16-45-00.png
     
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    I have spent quite some time and running into a weird problem when trying to install the ROM (And I can't get passed the first step!).
    When I execute the Finless ROM Flash Tool.exe the following message appears: "No Found RKAndroid rock usb"
    According to instructions following actions should be done:
    A: When I go into the Settings, under USB there is "Connect to PC" check box. I have enabled that one.
    B: Under Developer Options: I have checked that the USB Debugging is turned off.

    All these checks have been done when MK808B is connected to my Win7 Machine and TV at the same time.
    Windows has found the device in the explorer.
    I have tried this with 2 different Win7 Laptops.

    Is there anything else that is possible to get RKAndroid to detect USB from the flash tool.exe?

    Some specs on my Device:
    Kernel Version:
    3.0.9+
    Ifwant_V_401j1 #26
    SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 18 17:18:40 CST 2012

    Build Number:
    mk808b_400j1_18-12-2012

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
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    Tried the "Hard way":
    * Disconnected cable from OTG port
    * Pressed with a needle to "hear the click" while turned off
    * Reconnected to OTG port while keeping pressed the reset button.
    * Waited 15-20 seconds (No further detection made by Windows)
    * Started "ROM Flash Tool.exe" (Still same err msg: "No Found RKAndroid rock usb")

    As I mentioned before, it seems that Windows does find the Device. (See image)
    But to succeed with this, I need to restart the MK808B connect a USB Mouse to it, go to settings, USB -> Connect To PC
    I also updated that driver for MK808B through device manager
    with the driver for Win7 - 64bit from following link:
    http://vondroid.com/threads/rockchip-usb-driver-for-windows-2000-xp-vista-7-8.6151/
    Then restarted but to no avail.

    But I still cannot get the "ROM Flash Tool.exe" to find the RKAndroid..
    If I try to flash it, I get an error message that no device found. :(
    Or is there another way of Flashing the MK808B apart from this executable?

    This is my First time Flashing stuff on Android so this is all new to me :)
     

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    I have a similar problem. I can see RK30 device connected in device manager, but flash tool cannot find device. Windows detects it though (I use the hard way). Maybe my macbook pro only has USB 3.0 ports and that is the problem? Just a pure guess. I have no access to another computer so it's really a bummer to not be able to update the firmware. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm running windows 7 64 bit on a macbook pro 13" retina display...
     
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    I use a old Pentium 4 with a 32 Bit Windows XP Pro to update all my Devices...

    Have you also tried to Set "Connect to PC" at the Settings Menu ?!
     
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    Did you all connect your MK808B via OTG Port to PC ??? Not the USB Port ??
     
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    README FIRST.txt in the zip:

    If reboot to flash mode does not work, then use this alternate proceedure.
    In ROM kit is another folder called alternate_reboot_to_flash_tool
    This is the RKBatch tool. Run this tool and the 1 box should be pink.
    If it is not pink again make sure:
    a) USB storage is turned ON (I must check Connect to PC else RKBatch dont see mini pc)
    b) Under developer options, USB debugging is turned off
    Once you have a pink box, Click the "switch" button at the bottom and this should put it into flash mode.
    Close this RKBtach tool now.

    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    I can only use this way for put into flash mode
     
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    Just flashed my MK808B with this ROM, and it is awesome!!. Great job!
     
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    mrkus21 - Yes, I use the OTG port to connect to my Laptop.
    Mandrake2013 - I tried the alternate Flash tool aswell. Same result (No Pink screen => No detection).
    I also did the Factory reset and re-did the process and disconnected my Mouse but still nothing.. .
    The check "USB storage is turned ON" can be a bit misleading as Android 4.1.1 doesn't have such setting. There is only "Connect to PC".
     
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    Ok, I finally managed to flash to 1.7!
    The problem was the other settings that come stock with device (with the blue background . Before this I was only looking in the Android OS settings (dark grey bakground. Under "device" i think there was something about the storage mode. You could choose between MTP, PTP or Mass Storage. Default was MTP, so I changed this to Mass Storage and then it worked! (although I had to use the alternative flash mode method as I got an error doing the "normal way").
     
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    Good to hear you got it working!

    Yeah, it's important to remember to change the storage mode with Android 4.1.1 since it's MTP as default as you said. I think this should be pointed out in all the flashing guides now that the newer firmwares are becoming available.
     
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    I read on the net that a user has flashed the finless 1.5 dell'MK808B on his Uhost2 (rk903) and everything works.
    With CPUSpy and similar programs (SetCPU trickstermod) Uhost2 the kernel does not suffer from the bug 1008Mhz, but reads well the employment of different frequency, plus you can set it to 1416Mhz.

    Now I extracted the kernel.img last rom for Uhost2 of 130,311 with Wendal rk29tool kit .... I have to install the ClockworkMod and create a zip file to flash, so I can test well.

    especially the possibility to use Trickstermod (which use also on Nexus 7) to see if they are visible the impoistazioni of gpu.

    I'll try the Finless 1.7


    EDIT: flash kernle (11/03/2013) Uhost2, wifi/bt not work on Finless 1.7 firmware. I test with kernle january of Uhost2.
     
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    hello to all im new to the forums. as I just purchased a mk808b from ebey I thought I would try and flash it.. I tried the original 2.1 filness rom but I only get a black screen. I did however get a link to a rom from the seller to reflash to original state . which works fine.. heres the link https://app.boxcn.net/s/fauaiyhnlp10tu950pb7
    from that firmware link will anybody be able to tell me which rom I need to flash my mk808b .. Thanks you
     
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    Hi there, this is the most discussed Problem, and I´m wondering why so many People buy from Ebay...
    It´s only possible to identify it if you do some Pictures of the PCB from both Sides inside !
    There are many Clones up on the Market and mostly Custom Rom´s are not as good as the Orignal One !
    Mk808B is not MK808B... there should be 6 or more Clones up and the Quality is not as good as the Original One.
    Most of them run slower SoC Speed like 1GHz instead of 1.4 GHz and some of them have locked Kernels and other bad Stuff.

    The Original one has get a Upgrade and the Old One which we know, is not on Sell anymore.
    The RK3066 Chipset is old now, after it the RK3188 becomes popular and nor RK3288 are coming with much more Performance and Stuff.

    I can´t tell it much enough, if you all want to buy a Box or a Stick, just choose Geekbuying.com and ask of popular Models.
    Geekbuying pushes their Factories to release Updates for their Devices and they also provide Custom ROMs by Finless and others...

    So I hope this can help. Anyway, we can try to identify your Device but your Chance to get a good Custom Rom is nearly at 5% !

    mrkus21
     
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    thank you for the reply , ill try and get some pics up tomorrow , it does look like an original one , I removed the heatsink to look under it, the only thing I could read on a chip was sandisk I think or something similar, it has 2 wire 1 is wifi antenna and another red wire which seems to go to nothing (maybe come off but it seems to work fine)
     
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    heres an the images of it , I managed to flash a filness 2.1 rom by a guy named griser at freaktab but there was no wifi or Bluetooth, so I assume it can be flashed with the filness rom aslong as it as the correct drivers for wifi and bt. also when I flashed it the 720p version just kept looping at boot the 1080p version worked aslong as I set it to 720p otherwise the tv wouldn't output anything , which I assumewas a power issue as I was running from the tvs usb. I don't mind the stock rom that came with the stick ,but I have to keep un-pairing then re-pairing my bt mouse at start up

    thanks for any help offered

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    thank you. ill have a look at these. is there any added benefits to using the a2 or b2 roms. or are they just stock roms
     
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