JXD S7800? Seems like a pretty obscure device.

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  1. XDel

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    Yes, the internet has been lovely as of late. :)


     
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    No worries :P It happens to me a lot since my internet's super slow (5 mbps if that, but it's free from Google, so I can't really complain) :D Gonna be a while before I get one of these devices since I keep having bad luck with jobs and such lol.
     
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    Me neither, mine is free so I don't care so much when it slows down. For one thing it makes me go and actually do something productive which is never bad. :)
     
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    Oh, I think I saw something like that briefly, but seems to be quite the awesome frontend for emulators. Nice find! Freakin awesome! I like to keep my ROMs in one folder, so this will load the ones that are needed at the time :D
     
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    Its a bit hit and miss at the moment but the guy who programmed it seems to be very hot on fixing bugs and is a regular on dingoonity so I have high hopes for this
     
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    Still, very impressive for what it can do already, very promising! :D
     
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    I just grabbed one of these--what are people using for a case/sleeve/etc.? Any suggestions?

    (And why, no matter how many times I edit the home page, do the icons it shipped with keep re-appearing? Is there any way to fix this?)
     
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    You're more likely gonna get help faster on the Dingoonity forums, also you need to install Webclaw's custom firmware, which doesn't have the icon issues.

    http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/
    http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-de...c-fix)-minimal-rom-wother-fixes-(by-webclaw)/
     
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    You have to use Titanium Back Up to remove stuff permanently, I posted some instructions a few pages back on this thread to help with that.

    I don't yet know enough about Android stuff but it seems like some things can be "locked" and they have to be forced out with tools like Titanium Back Up (It's free on the Google play store.)

    Just a word of caution you can use that tool to uninstall anything so be careful (By anything I mean you can uninstall parts of the OS your machine needs to boot.)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
     
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    Not a problem, I am here for a few hours doing nothing (well 20 tabs open doing nothing lol) so if you need any sort of help configuring or customizing it let me know. I can help :) (Well probably, I mean I haven't ran into anything I couldn't do yet lol)
     
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    Thats nice!! Its just a shame though that they have paired a very decent CPU with the Mali 400 which in todays climate, is pretty old! Doesn't make sense to me! That device is going to be throttled big style in anything that is decent 3D by the GPU. No logic there at all!

    Its like buying a Ferrari and being told you can only drive it to the shops and back!:lol:
     
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    kristianity77 I just read about your post, the constant bricking, bringing it up from the dead, yeah, I may end up getting the G5A after all. I haven't seen as many people experience as many issues with that device as they had with the 7800 (CFW related, battery failure, stock firmware), at least, from what I read. Not to mention none of the CFW or official FW in the world fixes the HDMI video output issues, which is a damn shame :unsure:

    On here, yeah, http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/bricked-s7800/15/ doesn't sound like the kind of device I should be getting after all.
     
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    To be fair, the bricking was totally my fault in the first place. I didnt realise there were issues going backwards and forwards between 4.3 and 4.4 (between ANY android devices, not just this one). After all, there isn't that issue with 4.2 and 4.3 which I've done previously. So it was entirely my fault to be honest lol

    I've got it sorted though now but I have a different issue thats cropped up somewhere whereby after about 10 minutes of gameplay on any emulator, it will start to become jumpy even though it says its running at full speed. I've got no idea whats causing this and considering Ive flashed and reflashed a few times over the past couple of days, you'd think the issue would have gone but it hasn't.

    I'm going to give it a few weeks, see what JXD come up with now they are active on it and hopefully once these kit kat roms come out of Beta, it might be OK. I wont kid you, the Kit Kat ROM really looks the business apart from the few bugs in it. Its really polished and the performance is a major increase somehow. Hopefully it will all get ironed out.
     
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    If that's the case, then I'd best not get this device, I mean, it just sounds more trouble than it's worth IMHO even after restoring to OFW, if you plan on getting another device, do you know what you'd be getting in its place? The G5A looks good and doesn't seem to have those issues, despite the smaller screen and being TFT vs. IPS. Just an observation, plus, how would I know I wouldn't face the same issue with skipping/jumpiness?
     
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    Well thats the thing, there is nothing around currently that looks as good. A TFT screen on a chinese divice is a massive deal breaker for me. They are such low quality and the brightness of the screens is awful.

    I think the idea of the KitKat rom is that once you upgrade to it, you shouldnt ever need to go back. And in theory, its correct as it does look like it will offer everything and more. Curiosity just got the better of me and I installed a Beta. I wouldn't be put off by my difficulties with the device. I asked for the trouble really and I dont mind messing with my device in that respect. Gotta put yourself in a hole to learn to get out of one right?
     
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    Then what do you suggest I do when I get the S7800? What firmware/ROM combination do you suggest using? I even heard the KitKat locks the CPU to 1.4 GHz and not 1.6. Doesn't sound like 4.4.2 isn't all it's cracked up to be. I mean, yeah. crap happens, what are you gonna do with the device now?
     
  20. kristianity77

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    Well, if you are not going to get the device for say at least a month, then my guess is you wont have these issues as there will be numerous fully compatible 4.4 roms floating about that will have all the fixes in place so its not a problem.

    But if you were to get it today say, then you cant go wrong really with any of the Webclaw ones.

    The KitKat Beta yes was locked to 1.4 but it will never stay that way once it comes out of Beta. It will be 1.6 like JXDs current firmware is.

    I'm going to keep it for the time being and just keep messing with it. Now I know I can pretty much ruin it and bring it back to life im not scared anymore of making massive mistakes lol
     
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