Sunday, 5 January 2014

Android 4.4 - KitKat on the Pipo M6 Pro Tablet

Overview

A version of RileyRom (1.7) has been released over on Freaktab.com which brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the 9.7" retina tablet.

Having installed it this morning, I can recommend, but for the following caveats:

  • GPS is not working
  • The ROM seems to expect a 3G version of the device (mine is wifi-only) but it works fine.

Pro tip: Get ART enabled on that tablet as soon as you can.


Instructions for enabling ART:
  1. Go to device Settings
  2. Developer options
  3. Select Runtime
  4. Change from "Use Dalvik" to "Use ART".
Benefits of ART:
  1. Smoother
  2. Better battery life
Downsides of ART:
  1. Cannot use Xposed framework
  2. Apps take a little longer to install
  3. Apps take a little more room on the storage

See original thread for the download information:

Or want the ROM mirrored? I'm sharing the file using BTSync with the folder secret:
B2SQLCMAZDWW7HME27FUICFWHN45DQGFA