[CFW] Egreat A5/A8/A10/A11/A13 | A5II/A15 - base on Egreat v3.0.6.5 (update.zip 2020-25-10)

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  1. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    [CFW] Egreat A5/A10/A11/A13 - base on v3.0.6.5 (update.zip 2020-17-10)
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    (2020-17-10)
    -- add init.d support
    -- add Daydream support
    -- add Backdrop as default Daydream
    -- add Screen saver option on Android settings
    -- add SMB/NFS mount share visibility
    -- add optimization SMB server
    -- add Kodi 18.2 on preinstall apps
    -- add preset settings for Kodi 18.2
    -- add playercorefactory.xml for (org.egreat.videoplayer)
    -- small fix on PowerManager
    -- remove Immersive confirmation
    -- remove restriction to uninstall Egreat FileManager, Music 3.x, Poster 3.x
    -- build NoWIPE version *_v3.0.6.5.rar
    -- build WIPE version *_v3.0.6.5_pd.rar
    Note:
    - Who use CFW_Egreat-3.8.4_for_firmware_v3.0.6.5 must apply again.
    - Daydream start after 5 minutes of inactivity user can't changed just set on/off.

    Thanks to Nice Monkey for help with testing :);):).
    OP updated according.
    Enjoy Egreat players.
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  2. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    great work...again ! Nowipe is great !
  3. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Don't forget to also install Egreat Controller on your Smartphone if using Music Player. It is just in Chinese but that is not really a problem.
    It is not really stable yet which is more of a problem.

    @E_CS It is a pleasure. :p

    Please share findings. This is the only way to get things better.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
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  4. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Is there a reason for not bundling KODI v18.8 which is the current most recent stable release?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  5. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    If preferer Kodi v18.8 then update to it, for me Kodi v18.2 are most stable version over HiSilicon box.
  6. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    No was just a general question. I am not using KODI at all. ;)
  7. WiperX34

    WiperX34 Member

    Xbmc Wrapper + kodi 18.8 is working for me with v3.0.6.5 without problem. Everything is ok with this fw, just a little slow, but this is the least, I like it! I have little bugs, but it was present before, after shutdown kodi, force close message apear, (kodi+aeon mq8). Thank you again E_CS, you are a genius :)
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  8. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    yes i agree @E_CS gave life to this box ! if wrapper works for you @WiperX34 , it should be updated in the first post, bizarre it did not work for @E_CS ...

    @WiperX34 why do you need wrapper now ? egreat player works perfectly with kodi...
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020
  9. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    But not with native v3.0.65 FW which is better than using mixed modules and patches. XBMC is a very good wrapper.
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  10. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Got my A11 upgraded too. :p

    What I saw to get it done following the emergency procedure with the PIN pressed at power-on!
    - When the flash disc led immediately starts flickering constant fast then the box is actually copying update.zip only. The red standby led will be flickering fast too and you will typically also see the Droid Robot on the TV screen. This will always crash at roughly 30% with a red triangle on the droid with ERROR written below. No need to repeat this as it will never work that way.
    - The formula that worked for me finally was: Use the USB2 port for upgrading only (yes there is a difference). Find a stick (many may not work) that results in irregular flashing without the front standby led starting to flicker fast too while the PIN is kept pressed. Once a drive found behaving like that you need to release the PIN fairly quick after power-on (few seconds). The flash drive will after some more seconds start to a constant quick flickering showing that update.zip is being copied (this may take many minutes). The front standby led will remain steady on all the time with nothing shown on the TV screen. This is a kind of scary but just let it go as it will reboot to Android 7 automatically.

    Don't ask me why it is so picky specifically about the stick being used for Upgrading/Downgrading Android. Having found one that works it can be repeated with a single try. In fact this behaves according the very brief Egreat instructions.

    What I know is the actual short initial process it starts with using the extra 3 files will swap the bootloader and reformat the flash storage of the player which obviously is extremely critical but also essential to change Android generations. Next the Egreat FW (=update.zip) is being flashed.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  11. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    Droid Robot --> is not good when is see, that mean is boot Android 5.1.1, then is normal fails when update.zip is check it as not match between recovery Android 5.1.1. and f/w try load Android 7.0.
    Standby led will be keep OFF with fastboot.bin from Egreat A11 f/w but doesn't need to scary if USB pen have monitoring activity led. Nothing show on TV depend on TV models if image is display then will be Android 7 Rainbow rings. :).

    In fact are standard HiSilicon recovery process for SoC Hi3798CV200/Hi3798CM200.
  12. oscar333

    oscar333 New Member

    Good evening.Is there a way to install poster wall 2.0 in this version? Thank you.
  13. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    Egreat Desktop 3.8.4(Launcher+Poster 2.0+FileManer+Settings) read about it on section On request from 1st post.
  14. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    The problem of reverting YUV444 to 8-bit is remaining from Android 5:
    With chroma set to YUV444 10-bit it will reset to YUV444 8-bit when playing a UHD with Menu. Only playing UHD without Menu will keep that setting correctly.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2020
  15. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey i can't believe egreat never managed to fix a simple thing as that @Iron man or @Morgan if you guys are still alive tell the team; it it a matter of minutes to do !

    1- is there a workaround to fix this Monkey ?
    2- does this 4444 really matter since -ray Ultra HD are encoded in 4:2:0 ? :confused:
  16. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    1) yes, reconfigure it after using Menu :rolleyes:
    2) YUV420 would be fine but is not supported in combination with 4KP24 which obviously is how UHD movies are made and should be played. :(

    Tested a bit more and I see that YUV444 8 bit versus 10 bit is restricted to SD/HD modes as the Egreat player changes automatically to 12-bit for 4K HDR content. So in fact not a real problem as these are all 8 bit. It is just very misleading.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  17. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    As I remember not are problems when autoswitch is enable, Egreat is was first player with 12bit implementation and working well. Android UI if is 8bit/10bit/12bit will not see difference.
  18. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey & @E_CS

    so in the end i select autoswitch is all good ??? no need to touch
  19. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Indeed that is our conclusion.
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  20. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @E_CS
    just got a question from a member on the famous avsforums

    "update went fine... But after turn off about 10 minutes (red light still on) or disconnect power cable (red light off), my box will auto hard reset when turn on. It always happens." Any idea ?

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