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Old 12-19-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Dynavin ANDROID - Hacking & Development

YOU take full responsibility if you try anything in this thread and ruin your dynavin, so do this at your own risk.

Official Dynavin Solutions thread (Jeff):

Official Dynavin Android site (get the latest (unrooted) firmware):

Some Usefull info:

Installing a ROM
Either use the SD card that came with the Dynavin, or downloaded EaseUS, and format a 2 GB card as FAT (FAT16) with 64kb allocation.
  1. Unzip the ROM file and copy all the files to the root of the 2 GB SD card that came with the Dynavin
  2. Boot up the Dynavin with the SD card
  3. Takes about 5 to 10 minutes, and will notify you when it's done
  4. Take out the SD card
  5. If you're reusing the same SD card, remove all the ROM files from the root before reinserting it

Hacked and/or Rooted ROMS:

User: jneumann

User: m3evolution
Release 20111209: http://www.multiupload.com/DVNMVH35YM

Manually rooting Android 2.2 using z4root:

You can grab the file from XDA at:

Prepare your system for rooting:
Go in to settings and enable USB debugging, and allow non market apps.
  1. Copy the z4root.apk file to your SD card
  2. Using a file manager, install the z4root app
  3. Run the z4root app after install
  4. Chose "root permanent"
  5. System will reboot (in about 2 or 3 minutes) and you will be rooted (superuser and busybox installed)
  6. Now grab busybox installer from the market and install the latest version of busybox

Tweaks & Tips

Better/Faster Clock Sync
These apps will make your clock sync faster, and having the clock sync faster will solve a lot of issues the Droidavyn has.
I was able to get the correct time on the Droidavyn down to about 15-30 seconds (stock it took at least 2 to 3 minutes).
  1. TimeZoneFixer - the dynavin has the 2009h version of the database, this will copy over the 2011h version (https://market.android.com/details?i...m9uZWZpeGVyIl0.)
  2. ClockSync - setup to sync every 15 minutes; enable local database, and set it to sync on boot (https://market.android.com/details?i...Nsb2NrU3luYyJd)

GPS Configuration file (may help get a faster GPS fix)
  1. Copy the gps.conf file onto your sd card.
  2. Make sure you go in to settings and enable USB debugging, and allow non market apps.
  3. Make sure your date and time are correct (manually), then check the auto update setting.
  4. Download root explorer and copy over the gps.conf file to your /system/etc folder (https://market.android.com/details?i...RleHBsb3JlciJd)
  5. Get GPS Status and Toolbox (https://market.android.com/details?i...HNzdGF0dXMyIl0.)
    Startup GPS Status and toolbox, reset the AGPS data and download again. Change the settings to download as frequently as possible.

Supercharger Script (thanks to winter_baby)

Instructions on message 29 in this thread: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...1&postcount=29

Recommended additional hardware:
USB Hub and Bluetooth for Android courtesy of jneumann post #126 http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...&postcount=126

Recommended Apps:
  1. Latest Google Apps
  2. Root Explorer (Paid App)
  3. ClockSync
  4. TimeZone Fixer
  5. GPS Status & Toolbox
  6. Busybox Installer
  7. Titanium Backup
  8. Pandora
  9. Bing (The traffic map is usually more accurate then Google)
  10. MX Video Player (Play any MP4 video file)
  11. CoPilot (Paid App) (great offline navigation, and now with apps2sd doesn't fill up the dynavin)

Hardware Info (D95)

Android version : 2.2
CPU ABI : armeabi-v7a
CPU ABI2 : armeabi
Hardware : omap3
Board : DVN101
Device : DVN101

Fingerprint : DYNAVIN/DVN101/DVN101/DVN101:2.2/MASTER/eng.yicoo.20110528.213912:user/test-keys

Processor ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l)
BogoMIPS 532.53
Features swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3
Hardware OMAP3 Beagle Board
Revision 0020
Freqency range: 125.0 -> 720.0MHz
Current Frequency: 500.0MHz
Frequency Stats (time):
- 720.0 MHz 0.0% (0)
- 600.0 MHz 0.0% (0)
- 550.0 MHz 0.0% (0)
- 500.0 MHz 100.01% (74182)
- 250.0 MHz 0.0% (0)
- 125.0 MHz 0.0% (0)

Resolution: 800 x 480
Refresh Rate: 68.0
X factor for DIP: 1.5
Density: 240 dpi
Pixel per inch X: 96.0 dpi Y: 96.0 dpi


Download Cache Max: 226MB/ Free: 105MB
data Max: 226MB/ Free: 105MB
External storage Max: 7.59GB/ Free: 1.61GB
Total RAM: 245MB
Free RAM: 69.99MB
Threshold RAM: 16.00MB

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