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:

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
MCU: 61703130

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.


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:


  1. Hello,

    i have a question, is it possible touse tomtom go with this rom? and is there a know how to flash it?.



    1. Yes TomTom work with a small trick.
      Guide and instructions are included in the package ;)

  2. How to install bootanimations.

    1. I will make an installer soon but right now you need to copy the bootanimation.zip in system/media

  3. Hello, is it possible to upgrade next unit with your ROM?
    Model: M329
    Android ver: 4.4.4
    Build number: rk3188-eng 4.4.4 KTU84Q eng.rks160.20160519.143006.WQ.TP000.i1
    CANBUS ver: KOLEOS V1.00.02P
    MCU ver: 01605260.A

  4. Hello kotix, when Will there be danish avalible in you system

    1. Whenever some danish guy will translate the English strings to danish ;)
      Let me know if you want to do it :)

  5. I succesfully updated to the latest ROM, also updating the MCU and the Flash with the ones included (I have the 0 version). Then I updated FlashFire to latest version 0.57 because the included version 0.55 was crashing I using it I firstly uninstalled gapps and on a second run I installed the microG apps.

    But because the playstore is now an old version 5.1.11 instead of the newest 7.9.34 it downloads an old version of Waze from 2014. I would like to ask if it is possible to update both playstore and waze from apkmirror ? Or perhaps the playstore must be the old version but at least waze can be manually updated ?

  6. WIll you be including a method to modify cpu frequency and governor so it occurs during boot up?

  7. also, is there a way to disable the "car" interface, so the home button only goes to the standard android home screen and not the non-customizable car interface?

  8. Friend, i am brazilian, my central winca s160 model 045 cruze, buy it now, please verify, and contact me! tnk