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

File Manager

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



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: