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H3Droid - Android image developed specifically to work on Allwinner H3 devices

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 Author| Published in 2018-4-9 00:42:57 | Show all floors
Edited by TheLinuxBug at 2018-4-9 01:04

Hey All!

Today we are happy to release H3Droid version 1.3.4 which includes some long awaited bug fixes and a few new features (ROOT / Superuser IS HERE!) !


What makes H3droid special?
- Plenty of H3 boards supported (and the rest should require simple reconfiguration)
- Universal native installer (only 176MB for fully working system, no need for windows)
- Mainline uboot
- Changed partition layout
- Support for different usb-wifi dongles:
  - realtek: 8188/8192cu, 8188eu, 8812/8821au
  - ralink: 5370 and similar
  - mediatek: 7601u
  - broadcom: 6212
- Touchscreens: compatible with usbtouchscreen.ko and few i2c/spi
- Custom video modes in native resolution: 800x480 1024x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1360x768
- H3resc: custom recovery, configuration and updating system
- Working powermenu (reboot/poweroff)
- /data/rc.local for user customizable init
- navbar+sysbar
- ssh server with key access
- Virtual kb disabled when using physical kb
- Support for installing and dual booting Armbian
- micropython, i2c/spi kernel modules enabled for tinkering
- gps modules can be made working with user help

New / Fixed / Changed in H3Droid version 1.3.4:  
- Added: Superuser (ROOT) (untested, disabled by default, enabler in h3resc)
- Added: H3ii: enable cvbs/pal if edid is empty, ie. no hdmi display connected. needs testing.
- Added: kernel module: radio-rda5807
- Added: display scaling (overscan) is back
- Added: SoC info to "about device"
- Added: Waveshare 0eef:0005 touchscreen single-touch support (untested, please report)
- Added: 1080i to selectable modes in h3resc
- Added: GPS support (fusedlocation and gps.default module, to enable gps edit build.prop: ro.kernel.android.gps)
- Added: Coloured ir key mappings for remotes (red/green/yellow/blue), you can set own shortcuts with:
  -to launch url: setprop persist.user.shortcut_red http://some.website.com
  -to launch app: setprop persist.user.shortcut_red app--split--com.android.settings--split--com.android.settings.Settings
- Fixed: Typos in settings
- Fixed: Small fixes to data resizer and armbian installer scripts
- Fixed: 'green armbian fix', renamed to 'dvi fix toggle'
- Changed: Removed tethering settings (needs working softap drivers)
- Changed: H3resc: item 53 changed into ADDONS submenu with:
  -enable latest gapps
  -enable superuser
  -install spmc/kodi 16.4.2
- Changed: sshd start is now controlled via property (enabled by default)
- Changed: net.bt.name
- Changed: Display scaling minimum to 80% (from 90%)

Please check out the 'How it Looks' page as the layout has changed a bit!

We encourage all users to also re-read the updated H3ii and H3resc pages as some of the options have changed!

Also, take a moment to check out our blog, we will be making more posts there as time goes on!

If you have time to be an development build tester we would welcome you to come by our IRC channel #H3droid on Freenode IRC network and get in touch with us.  

We are happy to provide development access to those who have time to go through the image and provide useful feedback.  
We have added a development channel to auto-update in H3resc for those who participate, however, it is a hidden option which you will need to come chat with us to get!

As always, please feel free to provide feedback here on the forum, on our feedback form or come chat with us on IRC in #H3Droid on Freenode!

Thanks again to everyone who has provided their time and support to H3Droid!




Cheers!

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Published in 2018-4-10 15:05:14 | Show all floors
Edited by kotcza at 2018-4-10 09:10

i should point something: if you install without hdmi display connected, it will switch to cvbs (in case you get blank screen on hdmi). also, after selecting fex it will switch to hdmi again, so if you use cvbs, you have to change display option too after changing fex
dissatisfied with android on your H3 device? try again with https://h3droid.com/

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Published in 2018-4-11 05:18:17 | Show all floors
Edited by DrDexter at 2018-4-17 18:47

Thank you guys for your work. This is realy excellent rom. Only some small bugs still there. Application names not visible under shortcuts on main screen.

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Published in 2018-4-12 16:51:14 from mobile | Show all floors
Thank you for your great work with this great project. I have tried all the versions of H3droid in my OPI PC plus minus this one, soon I will do it and I will comment on how it goes.

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Published in 2018-4-13 00:00:16 | Show all floors
@DrDexter , Kodi or SPMC ?  Sadly Kodi has no more support for android 4.4 kitkat so versions around pretending so are unreliable, but SPMC ( link to appropriate release given in the faq)  was tested ok with tvheadend pvr on H3Droid.
These aren't the Droids you're looking for. . .You look for H3Droid !

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Published in 2018-4-23 22:09:09 | Show all floors
Hi, I see the version 1.3.4 has support the radio-rda5807 module, does it mean we can use the FM function?
I remember I have read somewhere there's FM chip inside the orange pi? Or maybe I'm wrong

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Published in 2018-5-9 04:18:31 | Show all floors
H3ii is very good for my pi pc plus.
Thank you H3DROID TEAM
With some patience I can use H3resc to finalize H3DROID installation on emmc after wiping chines android .
It will be good if orange pi team make some advices for H3DROID directly on their aliexpress.

Are you prepare H5DROID?
Thanks for your work.

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Published in 2018-5-13 17:01:04 | Show all floors
how to update play market in h3droid ?

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Published in 2018-5-13 19:07:01 | Show all floors
1/ boot to h3resc
2/ select ADDONS submenu, then select 'enable gapps updates'
3/ select restart

after android boot it should update automatically. might take some time, depending on your connection and sdcard speed
dissatisfied with android on your H3 device? try again with https://h3droid.com/

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Published in 2018-5-14 00:46:24 | Show all floors
kotcza replied at 2018-5-13 19:07
1/ boot to h3resc
2/ select ADDONS submenu, then select 'enable gapps updates'
3/ select restart

I do but the update is not happening only in folder downloads downloaded APK with the new version market. When I manually install this APK file is not installed, writes that there is no free space (I use this card to 16GB)
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