darrellr

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  1. darrellr added a post in a topic Android 4.4.4   

    This actually didn't boot but I spotted my error, recompiled and now have tested a working version. See the Custom kernel thread
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  2. darrellr added a post in a topic Custom JellyBean Kernels compiled   

    I've created a mildly overclocked kernel for testing (1.7GHz & 667 MHz DDR). Antutu 5.7 rates it at 25,015
    I've posted it on my 'home' forum and will carry on there.
     
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  3. darrellr added a topic in Tesco Hudl   

    Custom JellyBean Kernels compiled
    I downloaded the official kernel source (Jelly Bean) and compiled (with no changes). I've ripped the boot.img from the official 1.31 posted on here and swapped my kernel for the original.
    The result is an absolutely stock kernel but compiled from sources on my laptop. 
    So what? Well now I can overclock the kernel, tweak for extra features or add in non-standard drivers.
    Next steps - re-engineer the sources to kitkat? Well maybe, but my son won't let me use his Hudl!!!
    If you want to test it, then flash just boot.img at offset 0x00008000 using finless flash tool 1.37
    hudl_1.31_boot.zip
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  4. darrellr added a post in a topic Android 4.4.4   


    I don't have access to one currently.

    I was looking for info on another Archos OEM and was surprised to see that no one had bothered to build KitKat for the Hudl
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  5. darrellr added a post in a topic Android 4.4.4   

    All seems to be there to build Jelly Bean kernel. If anyone wants to test they'll need to flash with an 'empty' boot.img too.
    Wifi is BCM4334
    Screen driver is MIPI via sd2828 and is called qc880. (The defconfig in the root is slightly different to the defconfig in the configs directory which uses the Aou A070PAN01 lcd driver)
    Camera drivers are MT9T113 (3mp, ov3640 compatible?)  and BF3720 (1600x1200) .
    It compiles fine and I've attached
    kernel_hudl_jb_defconfig.zip
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  6. darrellr added a post in a topic Android 4.4.4   

    Actually I see that Tesco posted the jelly bean source for the kernel some time ago. I'll download and take a look.
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  7. darrellr added a post in a topic Android 4.4.4   

    The only thing I think that is needed is the video driver, although I seem to remember the Hudl has a really odd wifi chip.
    My repo on git hub (dee-UK) has all the kit kat kernel SDK required for 4.4.2 tablets. I'm promised an SDK for 4.4.4 next week
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  8. darrellr added a post in a topic Stock Hudl ROM for RKTools [updated: latest available ROM 20131016.200812]   

     
    Flashed this via Windows and all seems well. Thanks for the effort.
     
    AnTuTu shows an increase of 500 points from previous run on the original ROM.
     
    Original: 18500
    1.3 Stock: 19000
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  9. darrellr added a post in a topic Sound levels   

    Sound too low, brightness too high. I fixed the sound with an app called Viper but can't find anything to dial down the brightness. However since we have the source code we can try and build a kernel with low brightness 
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  10. darrellr added a post in a topic wifi wake from sleep bug?   

     
    Good to know. What band/protocol are you using and what make/model router are you using. It may help us to pinpoint this.
     
    My routers are:
     
    Netgear DGND4000 2.4/5 GHz using wpa2/aes and a Linksys E3000 running DD-WRT 2.4/5 GHz using wpa2/aes
     
    I've just ordered a R6250 router and will see what difference this makes.
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  11. darrellr added a post in a topic Very quiet audio   

    I use the Viper audio booster app to sort out the low volume
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  12. darrellr added a post in a topic wifi wake from sleep bug?   

    Same issue here. Wifi disconnected on waking up 9 times out of 10
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  13. darrellr added a post in a topic Who's game to do a "tear down"? ;-)   

    Not too sure there's any point, there's nothing we don't already know at this point that is important as far as I can see. We know the processor (RK3188), we know the wifi chipset (BCM4334 based), we know it has Hynix 29xxxx nand flash and we know the 
     
    I suppose if we got to see the actual RAM and got the kernel sources we could play with DRAM clock speeds but I doubt we'll get the source!
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  14. darrellr added a post in a topic Wireless Speed   

    If you are only getting 65mhz this suggests your router is restricted to a 20mhz channel. Since your laptop can manage 130 mbps your router can provide more than one stream @ 20MHZ. The chipset in the Hudl (and coincidentally the S3) is the BCM4334 which is capable of 150 MHz on a single stream if your router can provide 40mhz channels.
     
    NB. If you do manage to set 40 MHz channels your laptop should then negotiate 270/300 mbps.
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  15. darrellr added a topic in Smartphone General Discussion   

    Smartphone advice / options
    I've currently got an Orange M3100 (work) and a HTC MtEOR (private). The MtEOR has been temperamental ever since I bought it but it has been invaluable as a part-time web connection (using HSDPA) for my laptop when away from home. I'm coming to the end of my contract with T-M0bile and thought I'd ask on this forum for advice/guidance on what to replace my smartphone with.

    Basically I like the 'candy bar' style and this seems to have fallen out of favour with HTC.

    "Must Have": HSDPA, simple modem operation for laptop, thin form factor, NOT clamshell, at least 320x240 screen, decent built-in browser, push email.
    "Nice to have": Windows Mobile 6 Standard, decent camera, good headphones (NOT those HTC ones!)
    "Not bothered": Wifi, ringtones, popular model.

    Also I'm assuming that T-Mobile's 7.50 Web 'n' Walk is still the only cheap, unlimited data tariff.
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