[SPRINT][Rom+Kernel] Sprint EF17 GB Better Than Life Future Echos V2.0 UPDATE 8-30
UPDATE 8-30-11 @ 0900 CST
Dev update 8-30
general update for all projects
Ok guys, guess who's semi-back
short story long....
Left arm-much better now
Right arm....whoa, real bad, can hardly move it.
Projects im going to cover and then paste in all my threads..
Pardon any grammar issues, spacebar is all fubar on the laptop
VZW & Sprint GB 2.3.4
VZW & Sprint
First the Kernels.......
I started back to work on the kernels saturday. Trying a few things here and there, got some boot ups, got some boot loops. of course the goal is and always will be 100% CWM, EXT4 with auto convert, 3G and of course a seperate kernel for Sprint and Verizon. I ammaking progress. Soon i hope.
I have compiled a few test kernels, was testing on my "dev" tab (its a verizon model that has no 3G) when i bricked it, hardbrick. was my fault, should haveknown better, so I started using my daily driver tab that has 3G, I am down to just the one tab now, which sucks because I use the tab for pretty much all forms of typing based communication, gtalk, texting, email as its easier on my hands than the phone or the pc keyboard, even still i need a larger tab like the xoom, or other 10" tab so i can reduce hand cramping when using it.
As far as the roms are concerned, im going to pull Version 2.0 links, put Version 1.0 links back up, to many issues with 2.0 and the theme i think.
Future builds will now be as stripped down, themeless, with a basic launcher, no bells and whistles. I will be releasing as close to a non TW as I can until done with CM7 so I can use that for the base. Ill explain more as that time gets closer.
For now, I recommend using 1.0 on both Sprint and Verizon, and if you need 3G stick with the factory kernel and recovery, if you use the tab for wifi only, and do want CWM+ext4, then there is the perfect kernel avaliable now, ill post the links to stock, and custom kernels.
MIUI, yeah I havethe build released, yes i did work on it a bitmore before my right arm went on strike, yes I will continue, i kinda liked it. But for it to really work 100% I need to finish CM7
CM7, the one everyone is waiting for, the build I need to go to more advanced builds for other roms, the base I need for as AOSP as we are going to get, the base I need for MIUI, Oxygen, AOSP, Honeycomb,etc
Im now focusing 100% on CM7, starting almost from scratch, I nuked my dev machine and started fresh in hopes that any issues i may have been experiencing were due to a botched setup. best way to find out, nuke and re-install all dev tools. I am tooling up and syncing CM7 today.
Yes, I said it.
I am and will be picking up where Spacemoose left off with Honeycomb. First thing i will release will be a re-release of his v2.5, however I will be including the Audio and BTHID fixes I did for him back then that never made it to a release. Those fixes take care of the ability to use headphones, or exterior speakers and allowing you to plug in and unplug and it switches from headphones to internal speakers, and the audio sounds wicked effing good to, i was shocked. it was these 2 fixes i did that got me into developing, and the first of any dev work i did. BTHID, cant tell you how well it works, maybe im a jerk, but i see no point in mouse/keyboard on a touch screen device small enough to hold, and i dont have BT mouse/keyboard anyway.
Version 3.0, or 2.9, whatever, its the 3G version. I have it, have always had it, supposidly the 3G works, is recognized, however upon booting the damn phone app force closes so much the actual system is almost impossibleto use, or test the 3G, that will be a side project.
Well so some of yall understand what is going on with me,because all i do is mention arm pain, ill explain...
Last year I was hurt at work. I fractured a vertibre, and my disc's L1-L5 vary from split, hemmoraged, herniated, and even one has a piece that broke off.
Itsucks sitting because I have 2 nerve bundles that are pinched, so my legs go numb, and it also hurts to sit. alot of the time any period longer than 10 minutes results in both legs going fully numb, and i cant stand on my own for 20 minutes following, kinda funny sometimes cause if that happens i start to look like david hasselhoff trying to get a burger....
Also, this goes for both arms...
Both inner and outer joints in elbows damaged. Tendon damaged and seperated in elbows and forearms, nerve damage that can only be described as pure suck is also known as full on carpal tunnel in both wrists, have 40% sense of feeling in all fingers, pinky, ring, middle and thumb are constantly numb, tingle, and hurt. Left elbow feels a bitbetter now, right arm, i cant even support the weight of my tablet in any way shape or form, arm has a brace from shoulder to fingers, and in a sling that keeps it to my chest to keep from moving anyway. sucks, but you make adjustmentsin life.
So, i got help from my wife, and friends to make a desk i can stand at, and a platform that raises my mouse and keyboard up and almost to my neck so i can use the mouse as i am a righty. I have been taken off work since december, and probably will either not be able to go back to janruary, or...at all if these nutbag dr's cant fix me and im labeled disabled for life. I no longer stress out over this, and just keep moving forward.
So it gives me all day and night 7 days a week to work at a computer if i can pending the pain in arm is not bad enough, standing actually feels much better for my back. I watch my 2 kids all day while i make my wife go to work ( lol ) and feel like Mr. Mom sometimes, my 4 year old daughter helps so much, its gotten to the point where its actually fun trying to teach her how to do things to help me, she knows how to use the macbook, and calls it the "Apple" without me ever telling her it is an apple, she obviously knows what an apple symbol is....duh.
Wife supports me spending all evening and weekends on pc, knowing i like doing this, so the ability to do this is there. I wont lie, going from a nice income to almost nothing sucks, put us behind, and yes I will end up selling anything needed to make sure my kids have a house, food, electricity before i have a tab, multiple tabs, computer, woodshop, etc. They are above and beyond way more important than anything else inmy life, so dont feel sorry for me, it's the responsible thing to do, and if it ever gets to the point where i have to ditch the remaining tab, then i will upload all work, source, material, etc, and create a writeup for all projects for someone else to pick up. that way yall aint left hanging without a CDMA developer anymore.
Now this is the most important thing of all.....
I am not doing this for the donations, or for the income, etc. I do this because i enjoy it, i have the time to do it, and it keeps me occupied during the day and its fun. Nothing i mentioned above is to gain a pity party, **** happens, and there are people out there who have it worse than i do financially, physically, etc.
So, if you feel the absoloute need to get in touch with me, my gtalk is the same as my username here. same for email. I am bad about getting back to people because i reserve typing for dev work, it does suck trying to type, i am more of a phone person, i wear a headset, its easier on my in alot of ways. I'm sorry but i can not give any type of tech support via gtalk right now, it would eat up an entire day to just troubleshoot 1 tab and it's unique issues, sorry but i cant, got some pointers on building kernels, stuff like that, feel free to jump in.
So, there you go, a well rounded and long ass update posted in every one of my threads, lol, just to drive people nuts i suppose. Next update should be with new projects.
Created and built TouchBlur theme.
New TouchWiz 4.5 with rotation fix and extras
Ok, Only issues I was aware of, no rotation in TW, long press on screen, the bland look of Samsung's Tab, and of course 3G with the custom Kernel.
Call it a port of Moto Blur, dont call it a port of Moto Blur, however you can call it not finished. Ver 3 will see other apps matching the rest of the rom
There are so many version of TW4, and 4.5 out there for anyone to grab, i hope nobody thought i pulled some rabbit out of a hat, yes i spent the time to make sure it would work, and 2 out of the 11 versions i tried worked. I released one of those versions in V1 of the build.
I have reached out to both Devs on those projects, one of them is abondonedware that I have taken over for future releases, the other one I asked the Dev if i could strip out his build and include it in my second release, as well as theme it as i have, and he gave me the blessing to do that.
What Works in TW 4.5
Long press on home screen
Rotation (enable in settings, reboot tab)
Themed, and left Original Dev's Donate link in settings
I use Smart Keyboard Pro with HTC theme. I wont include as it is a paid app in the market.
First, get Heimdall 1.1.1 Why? Because thats what I use, if you choose to use a different version, I can not provide support.
I use 1.1.1 because it works, I've always used it, i see no point in upgrading something that is not broken.
You will lose all of your data and apps, it is a requirement to wipe data, wipe cache, wipe dalvik. Any deviations will result in a non working system.
Put Tab into download mode
Place Filesystem in the filesystem
Place zimage in kernel
Place zimage in recovery
IMMEDIATELY upon first boot!!! force tab into recovery.
This method has worked on many tabs over the past week. These are the methods and tools I use.
If you do not wipe data and cache, you will boot loop.
Even if you do not bootloop, i doubt Touchwiz will run.
press menu and go to preferences.
Select Homescreen Settings
Check "Landscape Mode"
You now have rotation.
The Donate button in the TouchWiz settings, is for the original Dev is built the app. I did not remove his Donate button. If you wish to donate to me, use the link in my post, if you wish to donate to him, use the donate button in the app.
The Rom has 3G data access
The Rom does not have a custom Kernel and recovery yet.
You can not flash any other kernels from any other devs unless it is for your tab, ie: Sprint kernel for Sprint Tab, Verizon Kernel for Verizon Tab.
Spacemoose and I are working on a 3G enabled Kernel.
Have fun, enjoy, see ya for V3.0
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