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Vernee Thor TWRP script for disable system apps.

Here is a custom patch for TWRP zip flashing style to disable preinstalled system apps on Vernee Thor. (revision 2)

My patch will disables theses apps:

  • AdupsFota
  • AdupsFotaReboot
  • AutoDialer
  • FWUpgrade
  • FWUpgradeProvider
  • MtkFloatMenu
  • MTKLogger
  • MtkQuickSearchBox
  • uber
  • NbAgingTest (included in rev2)
  • All vendor, operator apps

 

Download will be able to here: (MEGA.NZ)

https://mega.nz/#!kk9UCRRB!Fc22DSISY_RDyyFqCHsx3biCQt5xCkOI0G3MyfEkJ0g

 

Plus, default Launcher3 disabler ( if it disabled, Lock screen not be changed )

https://mega.nz/#!wslm2SLZ!U5DjPk0hJEyWf8G7Ucmf3pvdjO0-RkhQd7ugNCGD7rE

 

And, if wanna enable again,

https://mega.nz/#!B8lXHS7L!CF5n8FDdsEh_qF5aTTIomlXsGThOAHqB-8ylaUmw-XE

 

After download, just copy to your sdcard, then reboot to TWRP. And just install zip.

If you want to edit script, just extract zip file to somewhere on your host PC/Laptop, then Edit updater-script in META-INF/com/google/android .

 

Desclaimer:

If you don’t understand what are you doing before download and flashing my zip, don’t anything. All doing by yourself makes your own risk. If any problems occurs, it’s not my fault.

Oukitel K4000 review #2/2

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This article continued from http://rageworx.ddns.net/index.php/oukitel-k4000-review-unboxing/.

Oukitel K4000 is economical priced smartphone from China. It’s durable and heavy weight by big battery capacity. It’s not dealt in physically.

*OTA reminded*

K4000 has OTA updated in ‘Wireless update’ in app drawer. K4000 has no option to check OTA update in defualt setting.

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Be make sure your OTA update in latest version to solve bugs or enhanced experience. There’s many UI or App lacks. My latest update was 2015-12-09.

Default lancher

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 K4000 pre-installed AOSP based launcher3 without no Google search box on upper screen – I love this because it never used on me – but empty area left and never be used. It may lack of detailed adjustment of Chinese manufacturer. And app drawer has no arrange option ! There’s many lacks for user’s experience. If you can change default launcher app to different one as like Nova Launcher.

Default storage +

K4000 has 16GB of storage and left 11.67GB for free space, and eMMC from Samsung – And my most Chinese Android phones are using Q823MB eMMC of Samsung – It may be the best condition to them.

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  And my SDcard was from netcom. I’m not sure it is MLC or not, but checked benchmark with A1 SD bench app.

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Default eMMC scored 26 MB/sec, not bad, but scored 17MB/sec as internal memory. And my SD card was 13MB/sec. K4000 DDR3 memory speed was 1.6GB/sec as like other Chinese manufacturer.

Antutu Benchmark

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 K4000 scored 24330 as like most of MT6735P CPUs. Actually it is not for gaming performance. Low performance CPU is saving your battery life. Also it doesn’t need to worry about heatting up as like fastest models.

Battery life

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 Battery life is main feature of K4000. Normal usage displays battery life to over a day. Charging speed seems to support fast ( not quick like over 9V support ) than Ulefone Paris or Blackview Alife S1.

Lacks

K4000 also need to turn off DEBUG mode if you are in first use. Go to setting and scroll down to end of page, then you will find ‘DEBUG’. Select it and turn off. It must be first to do.

And no function to like ‘Auto start management’ and ‘App permission control’.

Plus, OTA menu not in setting as decribed before. User need to run app in App drawer.

Some minor bugs, or not: It’s not major problems but some functions has slow down or frame rate dropped animation appears in life usage. But it not disturbe my usage. But it may opposed issue for sensitive users. But I recommend to care about price. There’s no deal with this price.

Conclusion

  • Really nice LCD: 5″ 720p HD IPS.
  • Wide ranged bright sensor: LCD bright control range is wider than other.
  • Low energy cost system with big capacity battery.
  • Bundle protective shell case with screen film.
  • Good lound speaker.
  • Europe standard earphone plug: Some users may need get converting gender.
  • Just rear camera of 8Mpixel: 13Mpixel means software resizing.
  • Single LED flash light of rear camera.
  • Just front camera of 5Mpisel: You can identify yourself is a human. OK.
  • Hardware touching navi keys.
  • GPS works well.
  • 4000mAh of battery !
  • OTG works well
  • Really strong front glass: You can search Nailing with front screen on Youtube.
  • Good speaker for talk, recording well.
  • Europe standard mic-earphone jack needed.
  • Useless USB bundle charger.
  • Life water resist (as describe by Oukitel)

Good for your long life battery smartphone.

But don’t imagine best performance.

What will be your choice if your phone has stipulate time ?

three_idiot_telecoms_of_skorea If your phone has stipulate time and it is restricted to wireless telegraph operator? And plus, if the goverment controlled it? What would you do?

This is not a fiction. Just happens to in South Korea.

There’s are three major wireless telegraph operators – SKTelecom, KTelecom and U+ – and they are sales smartphones with their slavish stipulate time in 2 or 3 years with big penalty if you want to break stipulate in earlier. And it belong to the goverment of South Korea.

Let me guess an example, if you are buying a new smartphone in South Korea.

You may walk to an Agency with determinded to use a wirless agency like KT. You wan to use an Android device. Now you will hearing very complexible arguments and contract rules from agency – You need keep service in 2 or 3 years and don’t break contract while in term of you contracted. You may support about 200 to 300 USD by new purchasement support program. But it is a big trap. really big trap. But you don’t know in that time. Now, you have sign in the contract with stipulate time in 3 years for end of slavish term.

You found many useless app already preinstalled and it can’t be hide or uninstalled! Even it doesn’t work after update via wireless telegraph operator’s store, and it is not the google app store. Everytime you will see these uknown to wehre to use apps in task screen. So you determinded change your phone to iOS, So you going back to agency office. BUT you hear this from them: ‘You can’t break your contract while in 3 years. Or Break the contract and pay back all damages for breach of contract. plus you many need pay more before than supported new purchase program.’

What? Why? …. You can’t understand but it is the real. Yes, you are a slave of them, plus the goverment of South Korea.

This won’t be a story is the tale of ‘Dan-Tong-Bub’ known as ‘Terminal distribution system improvement law’.

There’s many new models are poped out in a year in Soth Korea, specially a company that logo made a tilted blue ellipse. Each sizes, each prices, they are really made many models in a year even people aren’t know exactly how many different models are in market.

This made oversupply in real market, and these products performance been enough to use in normally in 2 or 3 years ago. Increasement of technical criterion elavated but we don’t know what it is. We just want to know OS is being upgrade? Modern games are runs on? whatever. My phone still in high price in market?

Android devices price normally not too expensive except flagship modesl of each company. Specially a tilted blue ellipse company and a half human face in red circle company. They are always making the top model of South Korea market only except Bited fruit logoed company.

Too many oversupply making low profits and value. Too many models are too. Almost 90% of one nation’s market taken with Android devices. and if their oversupply continues? absolutely used devices value will much quickly going down. and their products are only works well in South Korea because of radio frequency limitation with useless DMB.

If you have no choice to break slavish stipulate term in 3 years because you in payment in installment. And you want to keep your expensive smartphone value keep in higher price of used market? there’s only one answer – the bited fruit logoed. Their used smarphones are really keeping higher price in longest term while before new model comes out with well made personal security – really hard to break security to hack personal informations in their phone as we know.

We can’t break the law. We can’t break the goverment. We can’t resist the law. But we can buy a good smartphone in keeping long term value. And android devices will not, specailly if your personal information is much important.