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[Guide][Root & MOD]Icarus Illumina (E653) AND Boyue T61+T62
#1  nightboy 09-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Please install at your own risk as I am not responsible for the damage you may cause to your own device.

1- How to root your device & Install Google Play Store:

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1-Install the ADB Driver (Read "How to install the Device & ADB Driver " below)
2-Download T6x Toolkit
3-Extract the zip file and run main.bat
4-Select Rooting your device or Install Root Master
5-Select Installing Google Play store
6-Reboot your device.
7-Run SuperSU app
8-Press "Continue" Button
9-Press "Normal" Button
10-Press "OK" Button

Tip: Install Nova Launcher if you could not find SuperSU and Play Store apps after installation.


2-How to Install Incompatible Apps from Google Play Store
Thanks to redphx
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1-Install MarketHelper using the toolkit
2-Open MarketHelper & Select the device ( Samsung S3) ( dont change operator settings)
3-Press "Activate" & wait for it to finish.
4-Press "Google dashboard" link in the message box (you wont be able to see all text)
5-Your web browser will open the link. Login into your Google Account & click "Manage active devices" link.
6-Open "Play Store" app and enjoy!!.

3- How to Install the Device & Adb Driver (Win 7 & Win 8)

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1-Install Adb in your PC
The Easiest Way to Install Android's ADB and Fastboot Tools on Any OS
2-Download Release_DriverAssitant.zip from the attachments
3-Unzip the file.
4-Run DriveInstall.exe and install the driver.
5-Open C:\Users\[user name]\.andriod\adb_usb.ini file (notepad)
6-Add the following line at the end of the file
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0x2207; 0x0010
6- Run "adb kill-server"
7- Connect your device and run "adb devices" (you should see your device).
4- How to get adb access under linux by tuxor
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5- How to update your device
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Notes:
1#Dont change the content of update's zip file & charge your device before installing the update (at least 50%).
2#You will have to root your device again after updating in order to reinstall Google Play store.
3#You must figure out which device you are using before installing the update.

1-Download the update file :
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A)Icarus E653 Downlaod LinkC)Boyue T61C Download LinkD)Boyue T62CDownload LinkE)Boyue T61B Download LinkF)Boyue T62B Download LinkG)Boyue T61D Download LinkG)Boyue T62D Download Link
2-Connect your device to your computer
3-Rename the update file to update.zip
4-Copy update.zip to your device. (root directory of internal sdcard)
5-Disconnect your device and wait to see an update popup message.
6-Confirm the update and wait for it to finish.
7-Delete update.zip after updating.

6- How to unbrick your device
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1-Install device's Driver (Read "How to Install Device & Adb Driver").
2-Download RKBatchTool.zip from the attachments
3-Download your device's IMG file
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Note: Before installing the IMG file, you must determine which device you are using (is it a "C" or "B" or "D" device ?)

1) T61C 's IMG
Downlaod Link

2) T61B 's IMG
Downlaod Link

3) T62C 's IMG
Downlaod Link

4) T62B 's IMG
Downlaod Link

5) T62D's IMG
Downlaod Link
4-Unzip RKBatchTool.zip and run RKBatchTool.exe
5-Turn off your device by pressing & holding the power button for 10 sec.
6-Press and hold Refresh Button.
7-Connect the USB cable to your device after holding the Refresh Button for 7-8 sec.
8-Keep holding the refresh button for few seconds until you see the green box in RKBatchTool (like the picture below)
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8-Select the IMG file.
9-Click "Upgrade" button and wait for it to finish (your device should reboot).
Note:Rockchip batch tool might not recognize your device! a solution by converso
RKBatchTool.jpg 
[zip] Release_DriverAssitant.zip (9.25 MB, 5952 views)
[zip] RKBatchTool_v1.7.zip (1.44 MB, 2668 views)
[zip] T6x_Ereader_toolsKit.zip (17.07 MB, 6179 views)
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#2  luby 09-07-2014, 03:50 AM
Did you manage to get Ivona TTS working, or any other TTS software that would work with any e-book reader software? I ordered my T62 last night but it had some weird note that only 'online e-book reading supports TTS at present' and that 'full TTS will work in the future by way of firmware update'.
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#3  nightboy 09-07-2014, 05:25 PM
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Did you manage to get Ivona TTS working, or any other TTS software that would work with any e-book reader software? I ordered my T62 last night but it had some weird note that only 'online e-book reading supports TTS at present' and that 'full TTS will work in the future by way of firmware update'.
Yes, Ivona TTS is working. (tested on Moon+ Reader & Mantano reader). you can also install other tts app.

tip: the voice app for Ivona TTS is big (~150mb). you shoud move it (app2sd,link2sd, .. etc) to sdcard to save some space for other apps.
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#4  menelic 09-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Thanks for this! In the otehr thread you said:

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keep in mind, there is an update for t62. So, you should update your device before rooting & installing play store.
As I m on the fence wether or not I should buy a T62 (not sure about EU warranty if banggood ships from NL) or an Icarus Illumina (I d prefer the audio and better batery of the T62, but don't feel like arduous and costly return issues in case there is any fault with the T62), I d like to ask you to please share some details about that update, as that could tilt the scales in favour of the T62: Is the T62 software update the same as the recent Icarus Illumina update, which provided better font size choices and :

"New user interface for the pop up Reading Menu.The taskbar is now in the top of the screen. By default the GoTo Page function is opened and by pressing the icons in the bottom of the screen you can adjust page settings (a.o. font) and screen rotation (etc)"

More infos on that update here: http://www.totalereaders.com/icarus/files/ICARUS%20Illumina%20%28E653%20series%29%20firmware %202014-08-14%20Release%20Notes.pdf

Also: Did you try the Good eReader Appstore on the device? It touts a dedicated section for apps that are designed to run well on e-Ink: http://apps.goodereader.com/

thanks in advance!
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#5  popolito56 09-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Hello,

Ower of the T61 version, I tried the root method many times unfortunately:
- root master works and then finaly,
- I validate with the right button.
when it reboots through 3 s on power button, then restart, I never see the superuser app.

What's wrong ? The model ?

Is there an other way ?

Thanks
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#6  nightboy 09-08-2014, 04:57 PM
Quote menelic
Thanks for this!
As I m on the fence wether or not I should buy a T62 (not sure about EU warranty if banggood ships from NL) or an Icarus Illumina (I d prefer the audio and better batery of the T62, but don't feel like arduous and costly return issues in case there is any fault with the T62), I d like to ask you to please share some details about that update, as that could tilt the scales in favour of the T62: Is the T62 software update the same as the recent Icarus Illumina update, which provided better font size choices and :

"New user interface for the pop up Reading Menu.The taskbar is now in the top of the screen. By default the GoTo Page function is opened and by pressing the icons in the bottom of the screen you can adjust page settings (a.o. font) and screen rotation (etc)"

thanks in advance!
I bought mine from banggood and have not seen any problem in the device.
Though, some are having issues
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=245925

Honestly, I was waiting for boox i86 and was not going to buy this device. But, t62's price & specifications changed my mind (fast cpu & gpu (2x faster t68 & m96), 8gb, large battery, sound port & USB OTG).

Anyway, the latest T62 update has all these new features. (Note: E653's updates work on T61).


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Hello,

Ower of the T61 version, I tried the root method many times unfortunately:
- root master works and then finaly,
- I validate with the right button.
when it reboots through 3 s on power button, then restart, I never see the superuser app.

What's wrong ? The model ?

Is there an other way ?

Thanks
this is the original tutorial: (try it again)
amongtech.com/root-android-device-without-computer/

Also, try installing Superuser manually after rooting your device.

E653 & Boyue T61+T62 are using the same kernel. So, this rooting method should work on all of them.

I think there are many ways to root your device. For example, you might install the adb driver & then try kingoapp .
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#7  iakovl 09-12-2014, 11:21 AM
where to get latest rom?
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#8  pratik 09-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Quote nightboy
Hi,

I have got my T62 recently and I decided to share my experience and knowledge with you.

Please install at your own risk as I am not responsible for the damage you may cause to your own device.

1- How to root your device:




2- How to Install Google Play Store




3- How to Install Device & Adb Driver (Win 7 & Win 8)
Awesome work bro. I have a very good mind of buying the T62 now. Can I request you to post a review as to how stable everything is. The play store and all.
If you can please do post a detailed youtube video.
Can you also check if I can attach my PS2 mechanical keyboard via OTG (Micro USB to USB to PS2 adapter).
Thanks and Cheers!!!
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#9  nightboy 09-13-2014, 01:56 AM
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where to get latest rom?
check out the Chinese website that I posted on E653 topic.
E653's roms could be used in T61.
It is easy to create a custom rom for this device but it is difficult to find mods or apps for android e-ink devices. Not to mentioned the fact that we are missing the kernel source code.

Quote pratik
Awesome work bro. I have a very good mind of buying the T62 now. Can I request you to post a review as to how stable everything is. The play store and all.
If you can please do post a detailed youtube video.
Can you also check if I can attach my PS2 mechanical keyboard via OTG (Micro USB to USB to PS2 adapter).
Thanks and Cheers!!!
I think it is impossible to post a complete review of this device (many reading apps could be installed). In terms of stability, I have not got force close or errors messages in apps that I have installed. However, after freezing some stock rom's apps, other stock rom's apps stopped working. It did not bother me because I am not going to use them anyway.
I have also installed many system apps (xposed,firewall,atuostart,Disable Service, ........) and modified system files (like build.prop) and have not seen any problems.
Overall, everything is working fine with me.

GoodeReader & The eBook Reader have posted several videos for E653. You should watch them.

Unfortunately, I dont have a Micro USB OTG Adapter to test the otg driver ( /sys/bus/platform/drivers/usb20_otg/force_usb_mode ) .
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#10  iakovl 09-13-2014, 03:45 AM
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In terms of stability, I have not got force close or errors messages in apps that I have installed. However, after freezing some stock rom's apps, other stock rom's apps stopped working. It did not bother me because I am not going to use them anyway.
I have also installed many system apps (xposed,firewall,atuostart,Disable Service, ........) and modified system files (like build.prop) and have not seen any problems.
care to share apps and the build.prop changes that you made

and yes, the lack of eink apps is a problem, hope moon+ might have an option, really like that reader even the the stock reader and book browser are really good, only problem is that the font size is set by book and not global
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