PA3.65 is out, PA change to a shorter file name now...
In this build, I included two new drivers from the new kernel I'm working on. Light sensor has more steps and lower margins now. It will be more pratical. The repeat charging loop when power off is fixed. Same as the stock rom, the tab will reboot after 5 minutes of charging (don't know why yet).
The source of HALO is finally out! Its too long for a new PA build. GPS is also fixed. I test it briefly. Need some time to manage how HALO work. The pie feature of PA is not as good as cm10.1. This is really a major update from PA,
It's really great that Espen96
has setup a host at his server for me!
It is a pure download page without any ad. and delay. Also works great for downloading in the tab.
After finishing the latest wifi driver from Athero, I manager to modify the Stock JB driver in the similar way. Now we have TWO wifi drivers. Both are working quite well. The new driver was base on the latest driver from Athero and I added wakelock and power management to it. The stock driver was based on the Athero source 2 generations back but with some modifications from Samsung. I packed both to different kernels for you guys to test and decide which is best for you.
The file with kernel-a is from Athero which I'll use it as default from now on.
The file with kernel-s is base on the stock driver.
Many changes have been made by PA team. Although I have't found what caused the gps issue, it is worth to keep up with the PA3. New pa3.56 builds are uploading now. The latest kernel is included. Which might need further polishing but no more extra heat will be generated with it.
I was trying to port the wifi driver from Samsung's JB source for nearly a week! Turn out that It is another landmine from Samsung! After trying everything including proting the whole stock JB kernel to cm10.1, I can confirm that it only works fine on Samsung's own blobs! Back to square one and start with the original wifi driver from Athero. I need to add wakelock and power management support for this driver and yet a workable driver is out in a few hours! I just forgot about all the lessons from Samsung and stepped on another landmine...
The kernel with the new wifi driver is uploading to goo.im and pre-release areas. Work for both cm10.1 & PA3. I tested it over 40 hours on battery without any problems...
Minor fixes in video driver is included. Please test it and report.
I finally port the latest wifi driver from Samsung's p6800 JB source to the kernel! That was a really tough job! I also add the latest patches from Athero (the chip manufacturer). Our driver is actually an update to the stock driver... Testing for a while now. I believe the SOD and torrent issues are gone now... Uploading to pre-release and goo.im now. Please have a durable test on it! Work for both cm10.1 & pa3 as before.
Wifi drop at sleep when no activity... please hold and let me study the new driver again.
Just got a tip that can turn the incall screen to portriat from my GT-Plus thread. Set to force auto rotation with Ultimate rotation or other 3rd party apps. In 4.2.x, incall screen layout is handled in call card from Contact. This way will override the call card(which doesn't handle rotation now) of Contact to force auto.
I'm adding one more release area goo.im. All the previous roms are uploading to goo.im
now. OTA with GooManager will be supported shortly. Since goo.im may not be available in some region. I will continue to keep the other locations.
The new PA3.50 HALO builds are uploading to pre-release now. Auto-rotation has been annoying many of us since cm10. I just found the bug cause it. The current angle will be preserved when auto-rotation is off. Then I found that PA has no rotation settings in Display. Rotation button do exist in Quicksettings... Spent half an hour to add the rotation settings to PA. The auto restart when plugging charger/usb is kinda fixed. I refreshed my rusty Photoshop memory and drew the new charging images. Enjoy!
21APR build is released. Found a bug in wifi driver power management. Testing now, hoping to fix the wifi drain issue.
The BT fixed version of PA3.15 is uploading to pre-release now. APN settings is fixed. PA use a older settings source which have a different referenece point. Next move will be the kernel drain. As usual, cm10.1 will be the vanguard.
P.S. forgot to mention, kernel support for NTFS is enabled but I don't have NTFS sdcard to test it. Please report.
New Phone.apk with blacklist is not working. The "a" version with the old working Phone.apk is unloading to pre-release. A PhonePatch.zip (flash in recovery) is also uploaded for those already flash the pa_p6800-3.15-17APRO2013-170005 build. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
The new build with the fixed kernel is uploading to pre-release. A lot of changes from PA and AOSP including the new blacklist in Phone. For the first time, the PA build is newer than cm10.1. New light sensor for i815, don't know if it work. Please report.
The 10APR2013 vesion has a bug. Internal sdcard is read only. A patch has already uploaded.
Anyone download the pa_xxxx-3.15-10APR2013-xxxxxx
please replace it with pa_xxxx-3.15-10APR2013-xxxxxxa
It's about time for our PA3 to have a new heart.
The O/C Kernel works fine on PA3 too. In case some device might have a lower margin. By default, it is the same as before 1.4G with no U/V.
I also find a workaround to enable the write permission on the external sd_card. Thanks for the tips from USCanthonymy in my GT-Plus PA3 thread. Everything is working almost as good as CM10.1 now. Building now, will upload to pre-release in a few hours.
Waiting for my friends BT headsets to verify the last issue - bluetooth headset.
The new PA3.15 build for p6800 is uploading to pre-release now. Phone is now working on p6800. The bluetooth Headset still has issue with the audio driver. Seems mic is ok but no sound in the earpiece. Since the phone part is fixed, no more beta now. Update to the new AOSPA 3 logo too.
Building the other 2 models now and will upload to pre-release ASAP.
The final release of 3.15b2 is uploading now. Audio fix and latest update from PA is included. For p6810 & i815, no more major issues now.
For p6800, phone apk still not working...
After studying for sometime, I suspect it is caused by the propietry libraries from Samsung (libril, libsec-ril, etc.). Will try changing or rewriting the phone.apk, voicedialer, etc. to adpat it. Please be patient.
External sdcard mounting issue is fixed. 3.15b2 is uploading to pre-release. It also include the latest update from PA. The latest PA settings are really good.
I was thinking that applying the same changes from CM to PA is straight forward... It is harder than I thought! Quite a few differences between the two. The device tree really need tidying up to work on AOSP... Finally I get it through.
PA is now 3.15. I also upgrade the new video driver to mali 3p1 in the kernel. Thanks to alanorth for updating the samsung proprietry files. Some changes required to work on our 7.7 but I had already done before. Just copied from the previous build and the build get pass.
Building all 3 models now. Will upload to pre-release in a few hours.
PA3.1b1 builds are released (no change from pre-release). I'm working on bluetooth and phone on CM10.1. Further update will be released if major changes in PA or after fixing bluetooth and/or phone on CM10.1.
My tab is fixed! Yeah!
Ater dumping the first few MB from my tab via the JTAG port. I know what cause my problem now...
It was the dd command I issued earlier to flash the recovery. I must had enter the wrong partition in of=.. I write the data to mmcblk0 instead of mmcblk0p6! I recover those data from my friend's tab. I lost all the data inside but I'm grateful to have it back. This is really the price I have to pay...
This command is extremely dangerous! I should have put it in a script to avoid typing errors. I did it in the terminal apps which is even more dangerous since the software keyboard easily cause typing error... I must had touch the Enter key when I type the letter p. I have done lots of times so I didn't bother to check the terminal window (my second mistake). This is a very good lesson to me... Thanks for those concern and for those teasing (I deserve it!). Really grateful to have you guys around!
PA3.1 is uploaded to the pre-release area. Please report if who have time to test.
Thanks for some friends to test the pre-release PA3.0b3. They are now released on the post to make room for PA3.1. I just borrow a Tab from a friend to test the PA3.1 new build. Hoping to release it in weekend.
PA3.0b3 is uploaded to the pre-release area for testing. Changes made in Telephony and Harware keyboard. If anyone has time and experience to test, please report..
PA3.0 migrate to 4.2.2r1 now. Since I don't have the Tab to test, not much changes have made. This is the best I can do. Please keep a forgiving mine if anything goes wrong...
After tidy up the device trees, I build the PA3.0 for all models as promise. Telephony doesn't change in 3.0. Next move is to deal with it...Not a problem for p6810 owners. Boot animation is a little bit ugly ...my humble opinion...
10/2/2013:My Tab fail to boot this morning, I think my bootloader is corrupted. Not even the Samsung logo and the battery icon while charging. I have to send it to the dealer for repairing...Hoping won't put an end to my works
At the time I finished a workable build for p6800, PA has already announced the version 3.0.
My antique PC is trying its best! I'll finish the 3.0 build for all 3 models and will upload them ASAP.