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H3Droid - Android image developed specifically to work on Allwinner H3 devices
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May we present to you...

[Image: H3small1.gif]



The best part?  It is FREE!  


The only thing we ask for is feedback and once things are a bit more stable we may be looking for some donations to fund further updates and fixes to the project.


Please make sure to read through our F.A.Q. and review the notes on our download page before installation for the best results and to set appropriate expectations for this image!


We welcome any feedback you may have either in this thread or through the e-mail form on our page!


Thanks in advance for trying our image and any feedback you can provide!

Hey All!

Since we are new here, we are going to be starting out our posts with our most recent version announcement.  As we go forward things will make a bit more sense.

For historical version reference you can see our thread over at oragnepi.org here.


  
It is FINALLY HERE! H3Droid version 1.2.8! [Image: biggrin.gif]

New in H3Droid version 1.2.8:
- removed sunxi-ir-rx.ko from autoloading
- added logitech c270 usb webcam
- installer: added dex cache purge to update path
- installer: gservices/playstore updates are disabled by default
- added: chat, pppd, pppoe
- h3resc: added gpm(mouse), nano, mc/mcedit, ldd, iozone, missing terminals, micropython, blktrace, gnu ddrescue
- removed eth from uboots
- fixed red led on boards with emmc
- fixed rc.local not being run bug introduced in 1.2.7
- bootmenu: removed powerkey-to-h3resc, added usb kb in bt (space) to boot to h3resc
- installer: batch mode, preparing for fel-installer interaction
- beta testing new screen resolutions (only 480p works reliably right now)
- installer: copy rc.local if found
- added kexec to kernel
- installer: requires squashfs to be available
added wifi support for 8188cu (some dongles, please report issues) [Image: biggrin.gif]
image_installer (H3ii): write to card, then make it autoinstall on device. you NEED to select fex/uboot on first h3resc boot [Image: biggrin.gif]  

We are proud to introduce:

[Image: 8c830f1dd76ed93831c7b61a066afd3a5c39ced4-h3ii2.png]



H3ii is what all of you Windows users have been dreaming of, it is a simple image you can burn to your SDcard, place in your board and boot!  

The installation is an automated process run on first boot and all you have to do is set your uboot and fex files in H3resc!  

Make sure to review the documentation and give it a try!



H3ii is only one of our major updates in the works, we are also still working on the FEL installer and we still urge you to go and vote!


Thanks to all of you, we are currently at 963 downloads and climbing!      


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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#2
Hey All!

A little earlier today we released H3Droid version 1.2.9 to patch some bugs and include a few new features! Big Grin

New in H3Droid version 1.2.9:
h3resc: UDISK partition resizer
h3resc: display resolution changer (480p, 720p, 1080p)
- Fixed bug that prevented 8188eu from working
Changed default: we are using 720p now as default display resolution, you can change it later in h3resc


We are also still working on the FEL installer and we still urge you to go and vote!



Thanks to all of you, we are currently at 1031 downloads and climbing!      



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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#3
Hey All!


New / Fixed in H3Droid version 1.3.1:
- H3resc: added tv out enabler in display config
- H3resc: reboot menu changes
- H3resc: added hdcp toggler (for green Armbian syndrome)
- H3resc: enabled numlock by default
- Fixed usb wifi dongles (oops.)
- Fixed cpu type display in settings
- Fixed ssh keypair generation and 'rootsh' command
- Fixed samba bug in filemanager app (crash when interface is up but not configured)
- Added more usb dongles (untested): ath9k_htc, ath6k_usb
- H3ii: added opi+ detection (usb should work now with H3ii install)
- uboot: fixed 'd' for droid
- Added AR1100 support file (idc)
- Initial mockup of additional navbar buttons (power button is not doing anything at the moment)


We apologize for the delay in releasing this version but due to bugs an a lack of people to alpha test things are taking a bit longer as we progress to fully test.

If you have time to be an alpha tested 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 testing access to those who have time to go through the image and provide useful feedback.  We will soon be planning to add the alpha channel to auto-update in H3resc for those who participate, so it will make testing even easier!

The FEL installer is currently in BETA and we are looking for people to test here as well.  You can find the current BETA software on the new Fel Installer page on our website!


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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#4
Hey All!

Today we are happy to release H3Droid version 1.3.2 which includes some long awaited bug fixes and a few new features! Big Grin

New / Fixed in H3Droid version 1.3.2:
- Fixed wallpaper chooser
- Fixed settings button in overlay
- Changed navbar and launcher3 layouts (needs clearing launcher3 app data if you updated to see changes)
- Added sounds back (without ringtones)
- Removed battery indicator from systray
- WiFi fixed, please test and report back!
- New usb wifi dongle support: mt7601u
- Enabled settings: data usage, accessibility, keyguard
- Added settings icon to all-apps- Disabled zswap, enabled /data/swapfile (128M)
- Kernel: changed to SLUB, upped min free mem, optimized for speed, enabled stackprotector and seccomp
- Fixed h3armbian installer (final customization wasn't running)
- CSR Compatible USB dongles should work for Bluetooth, please report issues. (Onboard Bluetooth is currently still not supported).

We apologize again for the delay in releasing this version but due to bugs and a lack of people to a test our development builds, things are taking a bit longer as we progress to fully test.

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 will soon be planning to add the development channel to auto-update in H3resc for those who participate, so it will make testing even easier!

The FEL installer is currently in BETA and we are looking for people to test here as well.  You can find the current BETA software on the Fel Installer page on our website!


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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#5
Thumbs Up 
Magnificent operation! 
I have questions and wishes:
1. how the situation with lirc is? I want to add the KODI and to control by means of remote control.
2. How the situation with connection of USB disks and creations of swapfile on them is?
It Crowd...  Cool
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#6
(01-19-2018, 07:56 AM)Alius Wrote: Magnificent operation! 
I have questions and wishes:
1. how the situation with lirc is? I want to add the KODI and to control by means of remote control.
2. How the situation with connection of USB disks and creations of swapfile on them is?

Hi, @Alius.  Most remotes with NEC protocol ( orange pi original one, those cheap flat ones from arduino kits or tv dongle ) are just supported directly at soc level with no load on system and SPMC 16.4 has been tested fine with that ( recents kodi require now android 5+ ).

1 ) Apart from that it would be best to use external ir receiver in association with inputlircd to ensure smoth operation. 

2) you can use usb disks , Ata over ethernet or NBD for system operations ,  just be sure to use ext4 filesystem.

enjoy, and if you have any more questions  feel free to /join #H3Droid on irc.freenode.net.
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#7
(01-19-2018, 07:56 AM)Alius Wrote: Magnificent operation! 
I have questions and wishes:
1. how the situation with lirc is? I want to add the KODI and to control by means of remote control.
2. How the situation with connection of USB disks and creations of swapfile on them is?

Hello Alius,

Seems one of my team mates beat me to this and had a better answer above Smile

If you do have any further questions you can visit https://h3droid.com/chat-with-us and chat with us on IRC and we are happy to assist!

Cheers!
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#8
Hey All!

Today we are happy to release H3Droid version 1.3.3 which includes some long awaited bug fixes and a few new features! Big Grin

As of this release there has been 7,890 downloads of H3Droid!

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 in H3Droid version 1.3.3:  
- Added: Custom resolutions, NATIVE, not scaled. settable via h3resc:
  - 800x480, 1024x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1360x768
  - Resolution settings have now been removed from Android
- Added: Power menu, to activate long-press power button in navbar, then:
  - Reboot: short press - normal reboot
  - Reboot: long press - h3resc
  - Poweroff: short press - h3fakeoff (clean android shutdown with wake up handler)
- Added: Screen timeout is now enabled (120min) and configurable
- Added: Auto-hide on-screen keyboard when physical keyboard is connected
- Added: Usb dongle: realtek 8821/8812au (untested)
- Added: Red Gear Controller keymap (2563:0523)
- Added: i2c-tiny-usb.ko (attiny85), proxy.ko, virtual_touchscreen.ko
- Added: Config cache to h3resc and installer (wifi, change-fex, change-uboot)
- Added: Progress feedback in installer
- Added: Vendor_0eef_Product_0001.idc
- Added: New kernel modules:
  - gpio-buttons
  - touchscreens: eeti_ts (i2c/spi), cypress ttsp (i2c/spi), egalax_ts (i2c) and few others 
  - Cypress M8 USB Serial
  - Qualcomm Serial modem
  - USB 2.0 SVGA dongle (Net2280/SiS315)
- Added: Installer now creates /data/swapfile (128M)
- Fixed: Salmon (red/pink) screen workaround
- Fixed: sshd ptmx bug (rootsh/ssh can be used more than once now)
- Fixed: Pointer hotspot
- Fixed: rtl8192cu (8188cu) ..again
- Fixed: Assorted small fixes to h3resc and h3droid:
  - ssh key regen adds missing newline and removes old files
  - 1stboot dmesg is saved to /data/tmp
  - Added fdisk and resize
  - Added real sed to h3resc
  - Populate env variables for rclocal
- Fixed: ip-up/down-pppoe (might fix pppoe)


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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#9
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!) ! Big Grin Big Grin


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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