Saturday, May 26, 2018

New KoTiX rom V1.0 for the PX5 Android 6.01 MTC devices!

The first version of my custom ROM for MTC headunits is finally ready to be released.
It took me a lot of time to develope it and I'm sorry for the delay but it's finally here!!


The ROM is based on latest February 2018 original MTC firmware and just like my s160 rom, i wanted to make something that is not modified only in the functionality but that it has also an actractive look, different from the original style and different from the other custom firmwares available on xda./center

So I modified the Status bar using the Nougat icons, the left title is always enabled and have a shine effect. The clock is bigger and can be set on left, center or right position.
All the icons can be enabled/disabled from the Settings->Display->Statusbar menu.

 I modified the HCT Launcher3 creating my own version of it, the "Launcher3X":

The left Bar buttons can be changed from the Settings->Display->Left bar menu, choosing from a variety of number and type.
This bar can be also enabled in other screens like Radio, Music, etc..


I modified the standard HCT widgets and created some other smaller ones to have more combinations.
The clock widgets has been resized too to match the Launcher3X resolution.

Radio player, Bluetooth interface, BT audio screen, Music player, FileManager, the Screensaver has been skinned.
In the Radio interface i added a button to set the frequency by numeric keyboar. The RDS text is all screen wide for a better reading.
The Music player can pause during a phone call and restart playing when call end. The Playlist view is bigger and the new layout let you see the albumart whle showing the playlist.
The screensaver has "digital + analogue" or "only digital" view (Hold the finger to switch them).
I changed the system fonts with LandRover/Jaguar style ones but they can be changed in the settings too.
The ROM comes pre-rooted, with xposed preinstalled and with latest gapps preloaded.
Some more pictures:
Bluetooth Dialer
Call History


Bluetooth settings
Bluetooth Audio A2DP

Music Player
Music Playlist View

Music Browser
Radio Player


Screensaver
File Manager


ROM UNLOCK
I added a security check to my rom to prevent the unhautorized installation based on the serial number check. After the purchase i will ask you the first 6 digits of the serial number:


I will give you back an unlock.txt file that you have to  put in the same sdcard or USB disk that you use for flashing, toghether with the update.img file of the ROM.
At the first boot the file will be copied inside the unit and will check the validity of the code.
If this file is missing or invalid, well... you know... you'll not be allowed to use the ROM. ;)



Right now is avaailable only the 1024*600 android 6.01 version of the rom. The 800*480 and android 8 versions will come later on.

You can buy this custom ROM in the shop/PX5 section of my site or directly from here cliking on the BuyNow button.
The price is 20 euro and it include the future updates and my support.



Sunday, March 11, 2018

S160 KoTiX ROM 04.03.2018 (04.05.2017 fw base)



Has been a while since my last post on the blog but this not because i stopped working on my mods for S160, just because i have less spare time after i changed my main job.
Anyway here are the latest additions and modifications that i did in the last 2-3 months for S160 Roadnav head units:


New audio player layout with albumart image/background and music visualizer.

KoTiX skin player
Tune skin player


New Nougat Icons for the statusbar  and a screensaver (moon)button on it.
Statusbar settings
Music Visualizer settings



The screensaver with music visualizer


New CD player layout

New Boot Animation selector that allow you to select and change itwith a zip you have on ext.sdcard or usb.
Navimods settings
Boot Animation Selector







Here is the Changelog since last november:
01.03.2018 - Updated all Gapps to latest version.
26.02.2018 - Screensaver button in statusbar is enabled by default.
25.02.2018 - Added Daydream settings in Display settings just for testing purposes
22.02.2018 - Added Music Visualizer settings to Navimods Sttings
20.02.2018 - Added Music Visualizer to Audioplayer and Screensaver
18.02.2018 - Removed audio Visualizer from statusbar
10.02.2018 - Added Screensaver button to statusbar
05.02.2018 - Changed Navigation bar Icons with Nougat versions
09.01.2018 - Fixed "no Playlist" bug after reboot, reverting mediascanner to original 0504 fw version
12.12.2017 - Rebased the rom to older firmware version (04/05/2017) because of stability problems
03.12.2017 - Added italian translation to Navimods menu
01.12.2017 - Added Bootanimation selector in Navimods
20.11.2017 - Updated Font Changer
15.11.2017 - Added OEM option in Navimods settings
10.11.2017 - Skinned CD player screen



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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 please go visit my site:


To buy my custom ROM for S160 click on paypal button here:


Sunday, November 5, 2017

S160 KoTiX ROM 06.11.2017 (06.09.2017 fw base) with new Launcher3X


Here is again  new version of my S160 Customized ROM.
This time I bring you a brand new Launcher for our S160 that i called it Launcher3X:

Home screen
Drawer

Here is a short demo video:


I re-organized the layout of some of the settings making a new "NAVIMODS" menu that group all the main modifications that i did:



In System Mods you can find 3 other subcategories:
The "KoTiX Modifications" with some new options like the "LCD density" and "SDcard Hack".
The usual Music Visualizer for the notification panel and S160Keys.


System Mods
KoTiX mods


In the StatusBar  menu is possible to enable/disable various items:

Statusbar mods
Potato Clock
Enable/Disable Statusbar items
Enable/Disable Statusbar items 2



The Display & Mods option is now a more standard "Display" only option.
Here i added the Font Type changer app so you can have some fun choosing the one you prefer.

New Settings layout
Font Chooser



Another new addition is a "Voice" button in the main bluetooth screen:
New Voice Call button
New Voice Call button





I hope you like the new changes

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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:

Friday, August 4, 2017

S160 KoTiX ROM 30.07.2017 (04.05.2017 fw base) with Opengapps

A new version of my ROM is available in my gdrive. It's based on the 04.05.2017 original firmware.
The most significant change is that i replaced the google apps with Opengapps to fix the music player audio cuts and for an overall faster response of the unit.
I added also the application Opengapps Downloader so (in case you 'll need in a future to update them) you can easily download the updated Opengapps zip file and use Flashfire to flash it.


Here is the changelog:

29.07.2017 - Fixed Update.config now has "1" as default
28.07.2017 - Changed order in Setttngs/Informations screen and added Navimods Label
25.07.2017 - Changed Bootanimation with NaviMods
21.07.2017 - Added OpenGapps downloader app
20.07.2017 - Replaced Gapps with OpenGapps
19.07.2017 - Replaced AdBlock with AdAway
18.07.2017 - Added options to change Strings Colors in Tune Skin
30.06.2017 - Updated to firmware base 04/05/2017


All the third party apps has been updated and in my Gdrive there is also a new version of Easyconnect for mirrorlink function with Android and IOS phones.







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, 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: