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I am working on a couple of Exynos 4412 tabs right now and could use a hand repacking the firmware in Linux. There is a $20 bounty for the first person that can lend me a hand (respond to this post, and then we can pm or email) that gives the tools/advice needed to repackage and successfully flash a Hyundai T7S and/or a Ployer Momo 11 Speed (Quad-Core Exynos 4412 device). I can already unpack the firmware, I need someone that can help me figure out how to repack. I have a method for repack but my repacked roms never flash/boot.
This is a rockchip site primarily but I am asking as usually devs are devs for several platforms :)
So I have been thinking about something for a while and just haven't had time to play around with it. Basically, I want to merge the Mali-400 GPU drivers from the Galaxy SIII Siyah Kernel INTO the RK3188 Kernel. Basically, I have noticed that Exynos hardware tends to run everything just a tick more smoothly than RK3188 hardware, even though the RK3188 is a significantly better processor on paper and even in benchmarks. I am just poking around in the dark but I have a theory that the Mali-400 GPU drivers from Rockchip aren't nearly as good as those used on the Exynos platform.
Now... I am getting into some deeper water here for me than usual so if any of your uber-dev's out there want to lend me a hand, PLEASE do!
You don't have to be an "ace" developer to be an active contributor to the ongoing effort here at rockchipfirmware.com of centrally collecting all things related to Rockchip powered devices. If you haven't seen it yet, at the bottom of the "Firmware Downloads" search page is a list of links to "stock firmware" download locations for some of the major China brands. If you notice that the latest stock firmware isn't posted for a device and you are in a particularly generous mood, head over to the manufacturers site, pull the stock image down and then re-upload it here so everyone else (particularly in the western hemisphere) can enjoy faster downloads and EVERYONE else can enjoy easier access without having to jump through all the silly hoops some Chinese manufacturers require just to get stock firmware. It is a HUGE help to the community here and particular to myself as I am a developer and often easy access to stock image files is one of the things that keeps me from developing for a particular device.
Cheers and thanks for helping us build something cool and big here!