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New "Mars" device from Likebook?
#21  snazzy_cauldron 09-12-2018, 08:13 PM
Quote downeaster59
Boyue did not include Google Play Store, etc., in the T63 that I bought some time ago. So, not surprising that it would not be on this new device.
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In time, someone may figure all this out on the Likebook Mars and post how to do it.
Was the T63 ever successfully rooted and installed with Google play? If so, perhaps the method will be similar for Mars.
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#22  downeaster59 09-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Quote snazzy_cauldron
Was the T63 ever successfully rooted and installed with Google play? If so, perhaps the method will be similar for Mars.
Yes, someone on this forum came up with a .bat file that would automatically root the T62/T63 and install Google Play for you. However, I doubt that this method would work with the Likebook Mars. Different hardware, newer Android version, different firmware. But, I suppose that if someone tried it, the worst that could happen is... nothing!
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#23  crane3 09-12-2018, 10:14 PM
The videos show a Google Play Store icon & the video with a spokesperson(?) has remarks saying Google Play Store is installed.
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#24  downeaster59 09-12-2018, 10:29 PM
Quote crane3
The videos show a Google Play Store icon & the video with a spokesperson(?) has remarks saying Google Play Store is installed.
I saw those videos. But one reviewer says that Play Store is not installed on his Likebook Mars.

The description of this device on Amazon doesn't mention Google Play Store. That doesn't mean anything one way or the other, but it would be nice to have some official clarification.
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#25  crane3 09-12-2018, 11:08 PM
See: https://eyestraintreatment.com/boyue-likebook-mars-unboxing/
also look at the sidebar on the right for added info on cursory testing.

Moon+Reader works, chrome doesn't (I would rather use firefox).

A case is included! Will be getting mine delivered beteeen 9/17-9/20; should be sooner as NV is not that far from CA even if it is done by DHL. Will be going to Bestbuy to get a 128 gig sd card which are on currently on sale or a big price drop.
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#26  Matilo 09-13-2018, 03:48 AM
"It's not rooted. Currently this device doesn't service Google Play Services which means that no Google related apps cannot be installed. Hopefully I'll get update soon"

See the comment in source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrNQCVwYmGI
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#27  Matilo 09-13-2018, 04:32 AM
As strange as it would to be I would not be surprised If the user boyuefan =
Eyes Hu of the youtube channel. But anyway the google play problem will be solved soon:


"Users who have already gotten can open wifi directly, and can update directly online.

As for the google play part, it will be updated at the next time around 9/25-9/26.

First, the system aspect

1. Focus on solving the problem of black screen restart without wifi;

2, solve the main interface [application] click to flash back problem;

3. Optimizing some scenarios will cause the system to not sleep and consume power abnormalities;

4, optimize the insertion and removal sd probabilistic os no response or error

5, modify the possibility of opening a third-party application probabilistic desktop failure;

6, modify the file manager to rename the file error report;

7, modify the pdf reel mode to slide up and flash back;

8. Modify the problem of probabilistic loss of reading records;

9, optimize the problem of slow loading of books on the bookshelf;

10. Increase the long-pressing third-party application icon to set the default A2 brush function;

11. Solve the problem that some third-party applications cannot be displayed in full screen;

12, solve the problem of plugging the charger probabilistically into dormancy;

13. Solve the problem that the first time the system is booted, the probability of the system cannot be covered;

14. Resolve the problem that the download progress is not obvious in the status bar notification;

15. Add traditional fonts and modify some third-party icons;

16. Modify the problem of pressing the home button probabilistic black screen when switching languages;



Second, the reader aspect

1. Modify the problem of opening a large file for 2 minutes probabilistic error;

2. Modify the problem that the reader turns the page probabilistically back to the top page;

3. Solve the typesetting problem with pinyin books;

4, modify some books to open slowly;

5, modify the file manager can not open the Doc format file;

6, modify the problem from the file manager to open the book that is not displayed in the bookshelf;

7. Modify some words with special characters and no translation results;

8, modify the open failed book to open again and always show the open problem;

9. Modify the default value of the upper and lower spacing and expand the click range of the page button;

10. Modifying the long press blank cannot cancel the current status of the scribing frame;

11, when modifying other typesetting and scroll mode layout switching, the page number moves backwards;

12, modify the PDF book cropping is not the original image problem;

13. Solve the problem that the note position cannot be directly jumped after clicking the note in the note list;

14. Modify the problem of clicking the probabilistic black screen of the annotation;

15. Modify the reading interface to call up the top status bar and flip the page at the same time;

16, modify the line to select the non-text content, there will be an error message;"

source:
http://bookpa.com/book/BookNewsCon.php?cs=2&AutoNo=3545&page=1
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#28  downeaster59 09-13-2018, 08:53 AM
Someone asked a question of the seller on Amazon. Here is the seller's response, consistent with what is stated above: "Our product features are still in the process of being improved. We will release a new firmware version next month, which will support the google play store and automatically update the firmware when it is available."
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#29  snazzy_cauldron 09-13-2018, 03:06 PM
The hands-on usage videos by Eyes Hu on youtube are thorough and detailed, giving a realistic idea of how this device handles.

I'd like to hear more about battery life though.

Once the firmware upgrade that adds Google play is online, then my next concern will be figuring out which vendor to buy it from!
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#30  wyzer 09-14-2018, 06:45 AM
Quote downeaster59
Someone asked a question of the seller on Amazon. Here is the seller's response, consistent with what is stated above: "Our product features are still in the process of being improved. We will release a new firmware version next month, which will support the google play store and automatically update the firmware when it is available."
Thanks !!

OK so I'll wait to to buy it.
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