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Old 09-30-2020, 04:13 PM   #106
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This tool worked for me, but after second time. For first got bootloop.
https://codeload.github.com/Forkwork...ols/zip/master
Thanks for linking this tool, the one in the pdf provided by Boyue wouldn't run and gave me congif errors no matter what. After an hour of scouring I came across this forum and was finally able to update my likebook mars.

Now to wait to download and install 2020090714.

ignore the rest of this just seo terms.
Likebook mars loading config file failed
androidtool location RK-DevTools-master\RK-DevTools-master\windows\AndroidTool\AndroidTool_Release
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:00 PM   #107
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I just ordered the Likebook Mars from Amazon. Presumably it comes with Android 6.0. Would it better if I upgraded it to 8.1 first thing or does it not matter?

Also, does Boyue provide OTA updates for Android 8.1 the way they do devices running 6.0?
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Old 10-04-2020, 06:44 AM   #108
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I am not happy with the update. I would like to go back to Android 6.0.
I solved the problem of formatting the 128 GB by formatting the memory card to NTFS under Windows. If the memory card is formatted as exFAT by default, the format will crash on Mars.
Calibre Companion: Under Android 8 it is no longer possible to simply copy the calibre directory onto the SD card. I cannot then give the path to the directory. But I can integrate the e-book reader as a wireless device in Calibre. It is important to specify the port address. It didn't work without it. So far it works, only very slowly.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-04-2020, 10:22 AM   #109
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I would be interested in whether the Boyue Likebook devices under 8.1 also work with SD cards larger than 128 GB.
My Alita and Ares also work with Samsung 512 Evo Plus cards under Android 6.
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:53 PM   #110
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I would be interested in whether the Boyue Likebook devices under 8.1 also work with SD cards larger than 128 GB.
My Alita and Ares also work with Samsung 512 Evo Plus cards under Android 6.
Yes, no problem with that. I'm running Android 8.1 on my Likebook Mars with a 256GB Samsung SD card, no problems.
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:36 PM   #111
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Yes, no problem with that. I'm running Android 8.1 on my Likebook Mars with a 256GB Samsung SD card, no problems.
That's fine - in my Ares and Alita there are Samsung Evo Plus 512 and I don't want to lose this opportunity with Android update.
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:36 AM   #112
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I need rotation control that works in android 8.1 . Whatever program I use, I select orientation enter any app and the orientation resets, then I see the programs controls on notification area has disappeared meaning it is closed when I open any program after that , for example rotation control pro. I need permanent orientation control at least.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:28 PM   #113
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After following the instructions, my T80D is stucked in a boot loop sequence. Before it, I could see a black screen with a white circle. Is it normal being in such state for several minutes? Somebody can post the dump files of the new version?

SOLVED: I repeated the same steps a second time. Now, it works!

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Old 10-09-2020, 10:55 PM   #114
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I just ordered the Likebook Mars from Amazon. Presumably it comes with Android 6.0. Would it better if I upgraded it to 8.1 first thing or does it not matter?

Also, does Boyue provide OTA updates for Android 8.1 the way they do devices running 6.0?
It's very important to read the update instructions *very carefully* before doing the update since leaving out even the smallest detail can have bad consequences for your device. Upon doing that, you would not want to waste time setting up Mars under Android 6.0, only to have your work erased during the update.

As someone who did do the update, I cannot recommend it due to several unpleasant surprises. First, the SD Card support breaks for Samsung SD card formats. Second, and surprisingly, Boyue's own default reader is worse in the 8.1 update than it was in 6.0 - forcing me to rely on KO Reader in the Mars with 8.1. These issues lead me to suspect there are other problems lurking, and there hasn't been update to correct the reader or SD card issues. Finally, while I can be as happy as anyone that some sophisticated users, and users sensitive to the placebo effect that updating affords, report improvements in performance, I have noticed no benefit from the upgrade - only problems and frustration. To be safe, I got an Alita before updating the Mars, and use Alita with 6.0 now almost exclusively.

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Old 10-10-2020, 03:37 AM   #115
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I just want android 8.1!!!

Folks want just android 8.1 and front light, they don't care reading app!. No one shows his reading experience.
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:04 AM   #116
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To be safe, I got an Alita before updating the Mars, and use Alita with 6.0 now almost exclusively.

Good luck.
But with 8.1 you can download more advanced apps. Have you tried anyone?
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Upgraded to 8.0 then over wifi to 8.1 and now the device freezes 2-5 minutes after restart.
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Upgraded to 8.0 then over wifi to 8.1 and now the device freezes 2-5 minutes after restart.
the first boot up is slow as it is checking all storage for errors.the second boot up should be fast.
if it is still very slow then do a factory reset.
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