Saturday, April 26, 2014

New S150 android 4.03 firmware available

A few days ago winca released a new android 4.03 (ICS)  firmware  for S150 unit I001:

I001_4.0_20140328.rar

(If you have different unit, use it at your own risk and be sure you have the original firmware for backup and you know what you are doing, specially regarding the risks of flashing MCU.)

Today I am releasing a modified version of it that include the Aroma installer from which you can choose which mods to install and which one not.

Ones the Aroma installer start it will ask you to choose between the Full original untouched I001_4.0_20140328 firmware or to customize the installation as you wish.


The things you can select in the custom install are:

- CWM Supersuser (root)
- Gapps (remember to activate the "Stay awake" in developer settings)
- Viper4Android Audio effects
- RadioPlayer and Bluetooth modded apks
- Flash Hardware Flash,MCU and BT


Let me explain a little what are these options:

- CWM Superuser will install SU binary and Superuser.apk to gain root access and superuser privileges to the android system

- Google Apps are the proprietary Google-branded applications that come pre-installed with most Android devices, such as the Play Store, Gmail, Maps, etc.
Winca did not add all the Gapps in their firmwares but  many users find them beneficial to take full advantage of the Android ecosystem. 

- Viper4Android Audio  is an audio enhancing software to provide everyone with better audio experiences

- RadioPlayer and Bluetooth I modded these 2 apps changing a little bit the graphic and the layout,
 you'll have a bigger and center RDS info in the radio and a bigger and center caller id in the        bluetooth app

- Flash Hardware Flash,MCU and BT  Here you can choose to update or not the Flash, MCU and Bluetooth module, this is usefull to the users that come from a 2.34 android firmware that want to keep their mcu and flash. Also i would say that it's always a little risky an mcu upgrade and will be more safe to don't upgrade it very often.


Here is my new firmware mod:

Official%204.03%20Aroma-Root_v2.0.rar

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39 comments:

  1. any ideas on installing pandora on this as well at using different wifi dongles with it when installing on the s100(c012) and navagation compatibility with igo apps and using an iphone or other smartphone as a usb 3g modem for internet on the radio or interner via bluetooth

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    1. I have no idea for any of your questions.

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  2. also question can you put a 1-8 preset button shortcuts on the tadio app for faster radio stasion changing

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    1. No it's not possible by me, the producer of the units can do it but they never did.

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  3. hi, I have a radio on my S150 IX35 with rom 2.3, when I do an update to 4.03, always works except the control wheel of the car, what directory you can help me, please

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  4. Silly question: How exactly do I update to this rom from a pre-installed 4.0.3 rom from the store I bought it (It allready has 4.0.3 installed).

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    1. Put winca folder on SD AMD pur SD in GPS slot. Go to settings-system update

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    2. basically I dont need SD-fusing/bootloader method when I have 4.0.3 allready installed? (to get YOUR armona-rom installed I mean, not the plain official, I want your rooted modded rom with gapps etc.)

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    3. oh and btw: Thank you for the quick reply! (and for using your time on others in need of help)

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  6. Thanks for all your hard work Kotix. I seem to have a strange problem. I updated my unit (i008) from 2.3 to 4.03 initially using aroma installer version 1. 1. There were few bugs , but overall working OK. 2 days ago the audio from the system became very temporamental in that I could not get audio at times from any android app including goole navigation or audio player. DVD, radio and bluetooth audio always fine. Today I installed the aroma 2. (I copied config files files from a 2.3 version ROM designed for my unit to winca folder of aroma 2). The interface and everything else looks good. Some of the bugs from previous version not there. But again I cannot get any audio from any android app. The android music player seems to play but no audio. Radio, bluetooth and cd works just fine. I had done factory reset several times. Any solutions? Thank you

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    1. I am planning to downgrade to original 2.3 firmware. I have downloaded the version for my unit. Could anybody advise if there is a way to flash the unit without using a bootable sd from the 4.03 version? I could not work out the linux based technique to make bootable sd. I tried to update from within system but nothing happened. Thanks

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    2. Follow the procedure to upgrade to 4.03 but To donwgrade android 4.03 to 2.3 you need a different bootloader (u-boot_sd.bin) fused in the SD card.
      Get it here:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/2espud1akgjqb3q/u-boot_sd.bin

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    3. Thanks for that. I downgraded my unit to 2.3 but my problem persists. No sound for any of the android app. Radio, CD and bluetooth works. Have no idea what is going on. Difficult to think it is a hardware failure when everything else is working...Has anybody faced similar problems? Can it be related to multiple mcu flashing?
      Thanks

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    4. Try sending a message to this user:
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=1597906
      he has the same problem

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  7. after updating firmware 4.03, the control on the steering wheel does not work, I instaled 2.34 firmware and still the same problem.
    Please help me find a firmware that can work.
    Radio-I047 IX35 car

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    1. Don't you have the original Fw for ix35?

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    2. Ok i found it :
      https://disk.yandex.com/public/?hash=c6Fn/KruuWlTMmbqxq4bdhoZ/tHa2KxUwZ2K16JkTYU%3D

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    3. thank you, the link does not work

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    4. https://disk.yandex.com/public/?hash=oSASD8NEDU2EC%2BaWu5v%2BuZkE1W3OA6kHhJRFjAh2SS0%3D

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  8. Hi KoTiX! Can you send me a full loadded sd card for resonable cost ...Please ?

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    1. send me an email please, so we can talk about it

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  9. Hi KoTiX! Sorry for my english)
    Can you help me with installation android 4.0.3 on i158?

    When i prepare a microSD card with your instruction flashing doesn't start. Only blank screen, then sounds short "beep" several times and dirty white screen go black. after reset loading android 2.3.4

    the video of loading
    http://yadi.sk/d/onT8nnq1NubB3

    i will use various microSD card from 2 to 16Gb and various version of android 4.0.3 and always have this result.
    Please help))

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    1. Did you fuse successfully the SD with SD flasher?

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    2. Yes, fused successfully.
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      Fusing...
      u-boot Image

      1 Total, 1 Succeeded, 0 Failed, 0 Skipped
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      Image u-boot_udsd.bin

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  10. Hi KoTiX! Sorry for my english
    Your firmware is it compatible with my S150 i305 for VW car?

    Thx

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    1. It depend on your model, the fw is made for i001, it can work on other models but maybe you'll have something not working.
      You take the risk to try and find out. Many people have successfully moved to 4.03 without issues but t depend on canbus type, steering wheel control etc..
      Read the guide, the wiki, forums etc... there are tons of info regarding it.

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    2. Thx KoTiX, how to find canbus type ?
      However you make a good job

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    3. In the file FactoryModeValue.xml, BusType=
      Your model should be compatible.
      Cheers :)

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  11. halo KoTiX
    In the new version I have a problem with a book contacts.
    Contacts are not sticking

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    1. same here :(
      But it did the same in the previous fw too, just need to try and try and try again... reset and try...

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  12. Ciao Scusa sto sbattendo da Diverso tempo
    Mi spiego Sono in Possesso di unita s150 android di Fabbrica con firware 4.0 e volevo Install la rom di kotix Che ho gia scaricata soltanto mi servirebbe il file delle ADset x la mia audi a3 i049 non Riesco a trovare il firware originale per Poter cosi file di estrarmi da li il
    sapresti aiutarmi o su venire SI estrae il firware originale o se il file tu hai il gia MODIFICATO
    grazie mille

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  13. The file you're looking for has been moved or deleted

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  14. Hi Kotix, with the new skins for Wince im planning to go back to Wince again. My question is... is there a way to implement Google map as is for android?

    thanks in advance. Nice job!

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  16. Hi Kotix, with the new skins for Wince im planning to go back to Wince again. My question is... is there a way to implement Google map as is for android?

    thanks in advance. Nice job!

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  17. Hola kotix necesito las instrucciones detalladas para actualizar desde 2.3.4 a 4.0.3 no se si tengo que hacer fuse o no en la tarjeta de mi I305, no se si necesito archivos originales de ese modelo y no se tampoco cual u-boot_sd.bin usar para actualizar correctamente. Me estoy perdiendo mucho y estoy estancado en android 2.3.4 Ayúdame por favor!

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    1. Contactame por e-mail porfavor.
      Gracias. ;)

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