Tuesday, May 9, 2017

S160 KoTiX ROM 10.05.2017 - microG/Gapps installer - better audio balance/fader

I released new version of the rom KoTiX S160 ROM 10.05.2017, small but significant changes:

Changelog:
08.05.2017 - Removed Autostart from settings
25.04.2017 - Increased visibility of albumart in kotix skin
21.04.2017 - Added Signature spoofing in rom for microG install
15.04.2017 - Added better audio fader and balance control
10.04.2017 - Updated to firmware base 13/03/2017 (rk3188-eng 4.4.4 KTU84Q eng.rks160.20170313.092242)

MCU: 01703130
FLASH: A00A
or
MCU: 61703130
FLASH: A009


Here you can see the single step buttons for fader and balance control:



I also uploaded an  "Aroma Installer" that let you switch between Gapps to microG and viceversa (find it in the tests folder in my gdrive).
What is microG?? it's a light weight alternative to Google apps and services that will speed up you S160  and will remove the  hick ups of the audio player definetively.
Here some more infos:  https://microg.org/

I wasn't able to make the installation in just one step so it's always mandatory to remove gapps or microG before installing the new files or it will cause bootloops.

The procedure to install microG would be:
- flash the microG_Gapps_Installer.zip with flashfire
- remove gapps (option 1)
- reboot
- flash the zip again
- install microG (option 2)

The procedure to install Gapps would be:
- flash the microG_Gapps_Installer.zip with flashfire
- remove microG (option 1)
- reboot
- flash the zip again
- install Gapps (option 3)

Using the new rom there is no need to use xposed module FakeGapps beacuse signature spoofing is included in the rom itself. If you are on older versions of the rom you need the module active.


KoTiX S160 ROM UNLOCK INSTRUCTIONS

To avoid sharing of my hard work, i added a security check in the ROM.

To unlock the security check in my ROM please provide me your unit model number (M***).

To know it simply go in Settings->System information screen on your unit.

In the picture you can see it’s a M171 model.
Once you tell me your model number i'll send you a file with the unclock code that you will need to add in the folder WINCACFG on sdcard before flashing the rom.
If you try to run the rom without the unlock file or with the wrong code you will see a picture like this:




If you'd like to have more informations and to buy it, please go visit my site:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

S160 KoTiX ROM (05.04.17) - New "TUNE" skin!!

With the help of my friend Alper, a new skin has been developed for S160 Roadnav head units and it's now ready for public.
I kept the name he gave to the skin "Tune" and I helped him completing it and fixing many bugs in the skin engine, allowing now a more complete switch of the icons and graphic between the skins.
So here is the TUNE skin:

As you can see there is a new PowerButton that put the unit in a semi sleep mode.
The icons in audilauncher are now 8 and they have been re-ordered in a more convenient way (maybe in a future i'll be able to make them selectable...)
The car model Logo right now is not visible, i'll try to make it selectable later on.

All icons in main launcher switch according to the skin used .
There is a new player widget too.



Also the graphic in the audio player now switch correctly.

As you can see from the last radio screens, i have changed also the stations list layout showing the frequency and the RDS name of the station and in the bookmarks buttons now you can choose to show the Station name (in 2 lines, not as scrolling text) or the frequency.
This is a new option in the KoTiX mods menu in settings and need a reboot to be applied.


This is the main changelog since 17/01 rom version, in evidence other mods that has been added:
05.04.2017 - Added January 2017 new type 0 mcu file
31.03.1017 - Digital clock III is now default clock widget
30.03.2017 - Changed radio list layout with "frequency+ rds name" displayed in one line
28.03.2017 - Added Swedish langage to skins
27.03.2017 - Added S160keys to audilaucnher
26.03.2017 - Audilauncher has now 8 icons per page
25.03.2017 - Added power button in audilauncher
23.03.2107 - Added Launcher icons to match Tune skin style
22.03.2017 - Various fixes in smali codes to allow all icons to switch accordingly to skins
20.03.2017 - Added new skin "Tune" (by Alper & me)
18.03.2017 - Added a second home widget for music/radio etc..
17.03.2017 - Added option in KotixMods to select the number of apps available in SWC Mode Select window
10.02.2017- Added option in KotixMods to choose to display Frequencies or Stations names in radio bookmarks buttons
01.02.2017- Station names in bookmarks buttons are displayed in 2 rows instead of a single scrolling line
25.01.2017- Removed AdBlock and replaced with AdAway
20.01.2017 - Updated Google apps to latest


Here is a preview video:

 

 
KoTiX S160 ROM UNLOCK INSTRUCTIONS

To avoid sharing of my hard work, i added a security check in the ROM.

To unlock the security check in my ROM please provide me your unit model number (M***).

To know it simply go in Settings->System information screen on your unit.

In the picture you can see it’s a M171 model.
Once you tell me your model number i'll send you a file with the unclock code that you will need to add in the folder WINCACFG on sdcard before flashing the rom.
If you try to run the rom without the unlock file or with the wrong code you will see a picture like this:



If you'd like to have more informations and to buy it, please go visit my site:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Skinmanager 6.1 and Radio Editor 2 with radio stations logos support

SKINMANAGER 6.1

It's finally here! This new version of skinmanager bring a new interface with a better layout.
It has been under developement for almost half a year and now it is ready to be shown.
The main functions are still the same as the old style but many bugs has been cleared, the usabilty has been greatly improved. 
This is not my work but  mainly the work of a very good friend that i will never thank enough for all the hours he spent on it. I really like the result and i'm sure you all will like it too.
 

HOW TO UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS:
If you have enabled the AutoUpdate feature in the skinmanager settings, it will update skinmanager at next run.
Otherwise, simply go in skintool to update skinmanager.

NOTE: I recommend to first update Skinmanager and olny after that  update the skins.
The unlock code is still the same.

 RADIO EDITOR 2

Radio Editor has been totally re-written from scratch, making it simpler to use and with more functions:
- A Radio station  can be now assigned to a button just clicking on a numbered "Star"
- Text edit is easyer with keyboard automatic toggle
- Text can be enabled\disabled
- You can now assign a Logo\Icon to a button, selecting it from an internal repository
- Also the logos can be enabled\disabled
- All the skins are updated in one shot 



These are the informations that you need to know to be able to use the logos correctly:
1.The logos (for now) can be used only in skins 2, 5 and 6.
2. Skins 3 and 4 still use the labels only assignement.

3. Skins2 (android) and  Skin5 (Carplay) use logos/icons in the png format with a dimension of 120x90 pixels.
    Skin6 (mydean) need png with a dimension of 120x70 pixels.
4. Logos are saved on sdcard in the folder \Skinmanager\Bookmarks. During first install the logos are copied in the unit too.
5. Radio stations Logos can be downloaded from wolkswagen site at this url (just select your Nation and download the zip file):
6. Once downloded extract the zip file in a sub-folder of \Skinmanager\Bookmarks\  on sdcard. Run Radio Editor and update the internal repository with the "Refresh" button
7. To assign the logos to your Bookmarked stations buttons, hold your finger on a Station in the list and a selection window will pop up.
8. If the "Show Icons" toggle switch is disabled, the skin will use the "old style" buttons with labels
  
9. Enabling the "Show Labels" toggle will display the name of the station over the button allowing you to use blank buttons


OTHER ADDITIONS IN THIS RELEASE

As i said Skin6  now have radio station icons too but it has also a couple of more apps: Single Player and the file manager CECMD

 Here is  (a partial) the changelog:
20.02.2017
- Added some smaller empty bookmarks (120x70) for skin6
19.02.2017
- Added radio icons to skin6
- Added SinglePlayer and cecmd to skin6 apps
- Fixed Skin1 theme bug
05.02.2017
- RadioEditor opens png files with any name, any size (it's not resizing them!)
02.02.2017
- Added in  Themer,  Skin1 radio buttons
Changed in skin5 default radio bookmarks with "old style"
Little fix in skin2 Next/Prev radio buttons behaviour
- Fixed all Radio buttons, bookmarks, arrows etc.. in Skin2
24.01.2017
- For RadioEditor to install (and MirrorLink as well) the system need to be patched. If the system can't be patched when RaEd or ML is called for the 1st time, a notification will pop up.
15.01.2017
- Introduced RadioEditor v2.3
14.01.2017
- Added clock to Skin5 audio player
- Fixed dots in skin2 home time
- Updated mirrorlink with ios 10.2 fix
10.01.2017
- Introduced Skinmanager 6.1

 


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PLEASE VISIT MY SITE



If you already have it, you can find the update in my gdrive folder.





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Roadnav S160 customized and skinned ROM (31/12/2016 updated to 17/01/2017)

A new version of my custom rom is available under my "Gdrive pine tree" :D
UPDATE 17.01.2017:Full rom with all previous updates included is available now
UPDATE 13.01.2017: an even newer update is ready now as a Flashfire zip package (update_for_31.12.2016.zip). This update is intended to be used as an update of the 31/12 version (i'll not be responsable if you use it in other rom versions).
The update contain:
- a new base firmware dated 24 December
- Radio Stations listed by station RDS name
- Sligthly changed graphic in carsettings screens (Audio, SWC)
- S160keys fix

BUY THE ROM FROM MY SITE


Here is the main 31.12.2016 changelog:
Changelog:
- Update to firmware 21.12.2016
- Added option in CustomSetting to change colors in audio player text
- Various Kotix Skin re-styles in audio player, Bluetooth section, Radio
- Forced SD read cache to 8192 Kb
- Updated all apps to 24.12(Supersu,Google, etc..)
- removed reboot button from status bar that was causing more troubles.
- Fixed SU: no more update request!
- Added internal sd to settings->partition info (removed Cache)
Previous changelog:
 - Fixed Radio station focus color in list view
 - Fixed music widget artwork issue, changed background.
 - Added Color Customization tool for Radio text of Original and Kotix skins
 - Changed Settings icons with colored ones
 - Changed KoTiX Mods settings and added option to disable root permanently
 - Reduce text size of Stations Bookmarks
 - Added better translations for German, Italian and French languages
 - Fixed audio focus issue between radio and navi app
 - Updated to fw version 28.10.2016 (MCU: 61608200 / 01609290, FLASH: A009)
 - Updated all apps to 24.11
 - Changed various apps icons
 - Added Artist tag in music widget and fixed its layout
 - Added Digital Clock III widget
 - Changed radio screen layout
 - Added reboot button in status bar
 - Added Spectrum Visualizer in Notification panel and Visualizer settings
 - Added KoTiX security check. 

These are the pics of the latest changes:

Changed fonts in Radio

New AudioPlayer layout with background Album Artwork

Reskinned a bit the Player Menu

Color of Text in audio player can now be changed too

New Bluetooth dialer screen

New layout and fonts in Contacts screen

New Dialing layout and graphic

Dialing Keyboard


New Bluetooth audio player
Main features of the ROM:
- A new base firmware dated 24 December 2016
- All the Google apps are updated to 24/12/2016
- Radio Stations listed by station RDS name
- the Rom is prerooted
- Playstore error and playservices are  fixed
- 3 selectable Skins in Carsettigns menu: Original, Kotix, Navisson
- 4 different launchers: Original, CarMoD, MTC_Jy, MTC_KLD (MTC weather included)
- Icons changed in original launcher
- S160keys to remap buttons functions
- Music/Radio/BT widget has been improved
- Better Clock widgets
- The Audi/wince interface can be disabled in Settings
- Bootanimation can be disabled/enabled in Settings
- Music Visualizer with 6 graphics in dropdown statusbar
- Colorizer to change strings colors to match personal taste
- Added russian timezone
- Carsettings shortcut beside the clock
- The System partition is increased to 800Mb
- The Available user memory is increased to 2, 4 or 8GB
- Has Viper4android
- XposedInstaller, GravityBox and AppSettigns are available in Settings screen
- Partition Information in settings
- Manage Autostarts in settings
- Better language translations in main skin and in canbus applications
- Mirrorlink with easyconnected app
- Flashfire updates (no data loss)
- KoTiX Security Code :)

Here is a demo video:

KoTiX S160 ROM UNLOCK INSTRUCTIONS

To avoid sharing of my hard work, i added a security check in the ROM.

To unlock the security check in my ROM please provide me your unit model number (M***).

To know it simply go in Settings->System information screen on your unit.

In the picture you can see it’s a M171 model.
Once you tell me your model number i'll send you a file with the unclock code that you will need to add in the folder WINCACFG on sdcard before flashing the rom.
If you try to run the rom without the unlock file or with the wrong code you will see a picture like this:



If you'd like to have more informations and to buy it, please go visit my site:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

KoTiX S160 custom ROM and skins 09.12.2016 (updated)

A new version of my custom firmware and skins for Roadnav S160 android units it's available now.
This are the main new features and changelog:


 - Fixed Radio station focus color in list view
 - Fixed music widget artwork issue, changed background.
 - Added Color Customization tool for Radio text of Original and Kotix skins
 - Changed Settings icons with colored ones
 - Changed KoTiX Mods settings and added option to disable root permanently
 - Reduce text size of Stations Bookmarks
 - Added better translations for German, Italian and French languages
 - Fixed audio focus issue between radio and navi app
 - Updated to fw version 28.10.2016 (MCU: 61608200 / 01609290, FLASH: A009)
 - Updated all apps to 24.11
 - Changed various apps icons
 - Added Artist tag in music widget and fixed its layout
 - Added Digital Clock III widget
 - Changed radio screen layout
 - Added reboot button in status bar
 - Added Spectrum Visualizer in Notification panel and Visualizer settings
 - Added KoTiX security check. 
New Widget with Artist tag 
New Apps Icons

New clock
New Radio

Reboot menu
Mods Settings

KoTiX Mods

Custom Colors tool

Custom Colored KoTiX radio

Custom Colored original radio
Music visualizer



Other features of the ROM:
- the Rom is prerooted
- Playstore error and playservices are  fixed
- 3 selectable Skins: Original, Kotix, Navisson
- The Audi/wince interface can be disabled in Settings
- Bootanimation can be disabled/enabled in Settings
- All the Google apps are updated to 20/09/2016
- The System partition is increased to 800Mb
- The Available user memory is increased to 2, 4 or 8GB
- Has Viper4android
- XposedInstaller, GravityBox and AppSettigns are available in Settings screen
- Manage Autostarts
- Better language translations


Here is a demo video:

KoTiX S160 ROM UNLOCK INSTRUCTIONS

To avoid sharing of my hard work, i added a security check in the ROM.

To unlock the security check in my ROM please provide me your unit model number (M***).

To know it simply go in Settings->System information screen on your unit.

In the picture you can see it’s a M171 model.
Once you tell me your model number i'll send you a file with the unclock code that you will need to add in the folder WINCACFG on sdcard before flashing the rom.
If you try to run the rom without the unlock file or with the wrong code you will see a picture like this:



If you like it and you'd like to see more picture and a demo video, please go visit my site: