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[ROM]{Re-Based} NoleKat v2.1 for T210(R) w/ Kids Mode Add-On

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Welcome to NoleKat!

EVERYONE SHOULD READ POST #3 BEFORE CONTINUING


This is re-based on the T210 Italian KitKat firmware with kernel compiled from source. It is Touchwiz based and somewhat debloated.

It seems to be very stable.

Q & A
thread is located HERE.

FEATURES
Based on T210 Italy firmware
Deodexed
init.d
sqlite
Rooted
Busybox
App Ops enabled
4-Way Reboot
Most all apps that are available in the Play Store have been removed
Added secondary symbols to keyboard (see screenshot)
External sdcard fix for KitKat
Newer (T310) launcher and Weather Widget
Custom Boot Animation support
Kids Mode Add-on (see post #2 add-ons)
OGBattery Mod add-on (see post #2 add-ons)


INSTALLATION
  1. Download v2.1 full rom zip from link below
  2. Boot into your custom recovery (recommend Philz Touch)
  3. Perform a factory reset / full wipe (rom install does not wipe data)
  4. Flash 2.1 zip
  5. Reboot and enjoy
  6. Report back any bugs you find

I recommend a full wipe, but you can always try a dirty flash.

NOTE ABOUT INTERNAL SDCARDS

Our 4.1.2 version roms use the /data/media directory as the "internal sdcard".
4.2+ versions of Android use the /data/media/0 directory due to support for multiple users.
If you switch to a different Android version, you need to be aware of this difference.
I recommend wiping "internal sdcard" also before switching from 4.1.2 to 4.4.2.


Credits:
@Unjustified Dev for getting kernel sources
@bensonhsu2008 for initial port
@ketut.kumajaya for continuing to support a device he doesn't even have


DOWNLOADS

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=17472





XDA:DevDB Information
NoleKat, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Contributors
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ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-08-04
Last Updated 2014-10-03
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ADD-ONS

Add-ons are available HERE
  • Kids Mode Add-On See THIS post for more info.
    • V3 has been uploaded. The Drawing app has been fixed.
    • V2 has been uploaded. It adds a missing library file that caused the Kids Voice recorder to crash and installs all Kids apps to the /data partition (instead of system/priv-app) so the kids mode will survive a rom update.
  • SlimNole Debloat - See THIS post for more info.
  • OGBattery Mod See THIS post for more info. Flash the zip in recovery and follow instructions in Aroma installer.
  • Unlock Effect Changer - This app will allow you to choose between 7 different lockscreen unlock effects. See THIS post and THIS post for more info.
  • S-Voice app for our T210(R). It should install as normal app.
  • KeyToggle.1.1 app. Made by me. This will toggle the setting to turn software navigation keys on/off. Very basic interface, needs root access. Should work for any device.
  • Custom Boot Animation mod. Flash this zip in recovery. This mod to the bootanimation binary allows you to use your own custom boot animation. This zip contains my old SvelteNole boot animation (never released) in the /system/media folder as a sample. Just place your own bootanimation.zip (made for our device) in /system/media. If you delete the /system/media/bootanimation.zip, the standard AOSP style animation will play. Of course, if your animation doesn't currently display, this will not fix it.
  • Samsung Photo Editor app for our T210(R). It should install as normal app.

  • STOCK RECOVERY - This is the stock KK recovery in a recovery-flashable zip. See THIS post for why you may want this.





CHANGELOG

v2.1
  • Fixed folder naming to correct install when Old-Style launcher is selected.
  • Added DeBloat option to Aroma installer.
  • Added option to keep certain Samsung features AFTER debloat. This allows you to choose to keep certain Samsung apps even if you choose to debloat. See THIS post.

v2.0
  • Re-added "Reboot to Recovery" option to reboot menu
  • fixed Netflix on-screen controls
  • Added Aroma installer option for Dark themed Settings and Notification Panel (default is white)

v.1.9
  • Removed Recovery option from the Reboot menu. (only use 3-button method to boot into recovery).
  • Tweaked launcher for faster page scrolling
  • Black themed Settings
  • New kerNole.1.04 kernel (includes T210R KK source updates)
  • 4-way multiwindow

v1.8
  • Re-based on the T210 ITV KK sources
  • All the same features as before (such as App Ops, T310 launcher/weather, init.d, removed SDcard inserted nag...)
  • Werewolf kernel from @laufersteppenwolf
  • Reverted back to List-Style settings

v1.7
  • App Ops added to Settings Menu
  • Switched to Tabbed Settings Menu (will probably require data wipe)
  • Properly removed MobileData and WifiHotspot toggles (without init.d)
  • Enabled "Hide Applications" in app drawer (thanks @zach61797 for finding THIS mod)
  • Removed "earpiece" from audio policy
  • Added Stock Boot Animation option to Aroma installer

v1.6
  • Added Aroma installer for rom install
  • Fixed "Status" screen in Settings-About Device
  • Added T310 launcher and weather widget (stock T211 can be selected during install)
  • Added working init.d
  • Removed Mobile Data and WiFiHotspot quicksetting toggles (will be removed by init.d on 2nd reboot after install)
  • Added NoleKat boot animation
  • Added phservice back (with option to remove during installation)
  • Added sqlite
  • Added various init.d tweaks

v.1.5
  • Removed gr8nole (network mode) button from Power Menu
  • Added 4-way Reboot Menu
  • Updated kernel to fix boot animation issues
  • Removed smdexe, and simal binaries
  • Removed phservice binary. This is what was causing the cpu governor settings not to stick when changed. You should now be able to choose any of the stock governor settings and they will stick.
  • Adjusted auto-brightness settings
  • Added required apps for Screen casting fix.

v1.4
  • Updated SystemUI to remove SD card notification on startup
  • Switched to a multi-language Contacts app

v1.3 - Fixed IR (for T210R devices) (thanks @Unjustified Dev), added Contacts app and Stock Email (exchange works). Also changed the Power menu a little.

v1.2 - Updated framework to remove phone features. This also removes phone signal icon in status bar. Small update zip only. You must flash full version of rom first.

v1.1 - Fixed root, no need to flash SuperSu zip.

v1.0 - Initial release
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What's all this talk about bootloaders and firmware? Here is the answers to your questions.

Bootloaders do not change when you install a rom in recovery. Bootloaders also do not get backup up when you make a nandroid backup.

There are (at least) 2 versions of bootloaders that Samsung has released for our T210(R) tablets. Most people bought their tablet with the old bootloader version (some may have come with new version). The new bootloader is included with the recently released versions of the full KitKat firmware packages found on sites like sammobile.com.

The old bootloader does not properly work with offline charging in KitKat roms. If you plug your tablet in to charge while powered off, it will power on and boot into the OS. The touchscreen may not work (requiring a reboot) depending on which kernel version you have. It requires a customized kernel to work properly.

The new bootloader does work properly with offline charging. When plugged in while powered off, the tablet screen will show the battery icon, but will not boot into the OS. This is the same behavior as in previous Android 4.1.2 that we have been using. The new bootloader also fixes the glitches in recovery navigation.

Initially, the new bootloader was causing problems with custom recoveries (recovery bootloop), but that has been fixed. Update your custom recovery to the latest version.

If you decide to update to the new bootloader, you can do so by following these steps:

Firmware Update Installation
  1. Download the appropriate KitKat firmware version for your device from sammobile.com. (Don't ask me which region is the one for you. You make that decision).
  2. Install the full firmware package using Odin. There are many tutorials that explain how to do this. Google it.
  3. Download the latest custom recovery you wish to use (Odin version will end with ...tar.md5).
  4. Install custom recovery with Odin. Instructions are in the recovery threads.

That's it. At this point you have the new bootloader and recovery and can install whatever rom you like.

Take note that if you install the new bootloader and then return to a 4.1.2 rom, you will need to use the kernel I posted to get offline charging to work properly.
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Awesome! Any Bugs?
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Awesome! Any Bugs?

Not much noticed yet. I will try to list bugs in post 2.
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gr8nole you flashed t211 boot loader does offline charging work?
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All I'm going to say is that you rock. For the first time since I got this tablet, I don't totally hate using it.

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Nice emoticon. *hinthint* I'll try this ROM later and report any issues.

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I don't have any boot Animation... is this normal?
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Quote:
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gr8nole you flashed t211 boot loader does offline charging work?

Nope, Tablet powers up into OS when plugged in. This seems to happen on most of the KitKat upgrades I've seen.

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I don't have any boot Animation... is this normal?

See the bug about boot animation I entered in Post #2.

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