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About
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When Samsung offically release Note 8's 4.4.2, I knew that we won't be getting all new goodies from their latest flagship phones (Note 3, S5, etc),
but soon realizing they did not even bother to add Note 3 Spen air feature, I was pissed off, so disappointed.

What a journey! Days and hours of working on it, debugging, troubleshooting, decompiling/recompiling framework-res files, and re-doing all the steps over again.
Countless bootloops, countless restore, at one point when I was about to give up, I made little progres, that made me keep going...

It was around about the same time I started new thread called "PORTED APPS ~~] From S5, Note3, Tab Pro, S4, etc" a while back.
Behind idea of that thread was to test and see if any of new ported Note 3, S4, S5 apps would work on our Note 8's 4.4.2, but again we found out many of them did not work.

While I was busy getting all Note 3/S5 ported apps to work on our Note 8, @edan1979 kicked initial spen air stuff port- an early alpha stage.
and then I started to looking Note 3's S-Pen Air (with Air Command Feature) more closely, I knew that it has something to do with framework files. and then I run into @Mikyno's
Galaxy Note 10.1 thread, so I invited him over to Note 8's "PORTED APPS ~~] From S5, Note3, Tab Pro, S4, etc" thread, I like to officially thank Mikyno for being so kind and willing to help us even if he did not
have Note 8 tablet. I also like to thank @edan1979 for being persistence, and putting up initial alpha release.

Taking DN3 (Ditto Note 3) and Dr.Ketan Custom ROMV8 N3's framework files as my base working folder, I got all spen air stuff inserted back to Note 8's framework files (CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.5 as base ROM). This had been quite nightmare, considering I am not experienced developer so what I was doing was trial and error, but finally all the pieces come together without conflicting each other, and spen air stuff started to work the way it should be..

General information
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I did NOT "re-invent the wheel", It is E-Team is who is actually responsible of having all the Galaxy Note 3 features working perfectly in Galaxy Note 2 devices (titooo7, slink_59, arsaw, funky_81, ravijani,
sotmax, RevengeDevTeam). Once they had working spen air stuff, rest is history; it spreaded like wild-fire and many ROMs included spen air stuff to their ROMs (even 3 year old S3 got it).
This one is based on that and DN3 (Ditto Note 3) ROM from E-team, and Dr.Ketan Custom ROMV8 Note II.
Warning!:
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WARNING: BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, MAKE SURE YOU DO FULL NANDROID BACKUP.

DO NOT COME CRYING TO ME IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG!!!


Let me be very clear: I am Not responsible if your device explodes, your dog runs away, your spouse leaves you for your dog, the shoe factory in a third world country shuts down and
you can't get your Nike's anymore or anything else that may or may not happen after using this port to your tablet. Please make a full BACKUP! BACKUP!..so you be warned.
If it gets you laid, I'll gladly accept credit for that
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Requirements:
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* This port only works with CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.5 ROM - GT-N5110 - do NOT attempt to use if you are on Rev1.6. -- see the post #2 below
* I may able to re-work framework files to work with civato's latest release v1.6 near future. -- see the post #2 below
Install Instructions:
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HURRRAAAAAAY! FINALLY WE HAVE FLASH-ABLE CWM ZIP FILE! SEE THE POST#2 FOR DOWNLOAD


DID YOU READ THE TITLE? IT SAYS GT-N5110, USING IT ANY OTHER NOTE 8 MODEL, YOU ARE IN RISK CRASHING OR BOOTLOOPING YOUR TABLET.

THIS IS NOT FLASHABLE ZIP FILE. REPEATING; NOT FLASHABLE ZIP, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH IT TO YOUR TABLET.

You may gonna ask; "..then why are you posting this here if it is not flashable?", It is because I am excited and like share with community.

Most likely there's going to be a flashable versions near future. In addition, civato may able to integreted this port in to his ROM (cross your fingers), so this port may come as default feature of next version of CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0 ROM.

Now, let's talk about real instructions:

When you download Note 3's S-Pen Air (with Air Command Feature) for Note 8, and unzip it to your desktop, you should see following folders listed below. I simply copied all the stuff out of my tablet from last two days work,
I just wanted to make sure this package includes all the spen stuff nothing missed (possibly some extra stuff included that may or may not needed).

Needless to say, using Root Explorer, you can copy them back to your tablet and give right permission 0644 rights the files.
However, you canNOT copy framework files directly to your table, so you need to create a simple flashable zip file and include them into to your flashable zip and flash it as first step, and make sure your tablet reboots fine,
and then start copying remaining files back to your tablet.

-app
-framework
-etc/permission
-csc
-lib
-priv-app
-media
-VODB


Final Note:

I know this is painful manual-intensive process, and because of that easy to make mistake since you manually getting all these files into your tablet, it takes time and patient (a lot), so take it slow, make sure you got all the files in the right place with right permissions.
when copying files back to your tablet using your root explorer, it may asks you if overwrite the file(s), it is because the file(s) maybe already included, but mirror what I have on my tablet, I would say go head overwrite,
after all you have nandroid backup, don't ya? if something goes wrong, you can always restore it back and start over.

Good luck!


Download:

SEE THE POST #2 BELOW FOR DOWNLOAD LINK!


Help/Support/Troubleshoot:
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Remember and always keep in mind; just because I put this port out here does NOT mean I am your tech-support. This port provided as it is.
However, you can still post your questions/issues here, and maybe I can or someone else can help, but there's no grantee.
Video - See it in Action:

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http://youtu.be/KP0c7EeVN8w
[YOUTUBEhttp://youtu.be/KP0c7EeVN8w[/YOUTUBE]
Issues/Bugs:
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I am not sure if this is a limitation or not or something missed and I am hesitant to call this a "bug", but here you go;
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To bring up spen air window again, you need to either insert the pen to pen holder and remove it or use Air Command Shortcut from Play store (it is free).
Obviously, Note 3 has additional settings in Settings, which Note 8 does not have all that, maybe that additional spen settings from Note 3 can be back ported
to Note 8's Settings, this could resolve - all these assumption, so don't know at this point.
Anyway, this is NOT a showstopper, it does not bothers me at all.

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For some reason when I open Google Chrome browser, it crashes my tablet (it reboots itself), I can't really related this issue with this port as both two diffrent thing.
This could be very well my own issue and you may not experience this, it is possible I acidentally overwrite some lib file that I should not, but I thought I should thrown here.

Of course, as relase indicates this is beta, there could be some tiny issue or bugs there, but so far I am testing it for last couple days I have not run into any issue nor bugs.
Credits/Thanks:
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I would to like to give my THANKS to following people (in no particular order):
  • @civato : For giving us KitKat 4.4.2 CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0 ROM and his continues support for Note 8 Community!
  • @ykkfive : For his help and support - check out his current ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2642647)
  • @edan1979: For kicking the door and opening early alpha stage
  • @Mikyno: For his help and support.
  • DN3 (Ditto Note 3) entire E-team and Dr.Ketan for their effort of getting almost all Note 3 feature out in XDA community.
  • And possible some others that I forgot to mention here, so THANK YOU.
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If you want to use this PORT in your own rom, you only have to give proper credits, just as a way of courtesy, and you do NOT need ask for permission, but it would be nice if you let me know if you are using it your own ROM.

In addition; any kind of improvement, bug fixes, new Air theme always more than welcome here, but you need to share it rest of Note 8 community.
Got it working on your tablet?, If yes, say THANK YOU
"Chaos is order yet undeciphered"

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  • Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T, Stock ROM 4.4.2
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7 - GT-P3113 - 4.4.4 - Official SlimKat ROM
  • Galaxy Note 8.0 - GT-N5110 - 4.4.2 CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.8 with SPen Air Feature
  • HP TouchPad - WebOS - still one of the best OS!
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UPDATED: JUNE 27, 2014

This is flash-able cwm zips

DOWNLOAD LINK HERE:

Note 3's S-Pen Air (with Air Command Feature) Note 8 - GT-N5110/5100/5120

Please please make sure you are using right download folder based on your tablet's model! - Do not come here complain and posting issues if you used incorrect one!!


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Thanks!
I knew that @civato will get this nailed and come up with a universal installer - see post #7, post#26 below, this is indeed very good news for Note 8 community.
Remember that we don't have a lot of developers here in Note 8 community compare to Note II community, we got just a few of them, so please please make a donation to them,
a few dollar won't bankrupt you, so why not start your donation with @civato

SPEN AIR THEMES:

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...coming soon, mean time check/search XDA, you will find several of them, please check with us (Civato and me) before you flash it.
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  • Galaxy Note 8.0 - GT-N5110 - 4.4.2 CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.8 with SPen Air Feature
  • HP TouchPad - WebOS - still one of the best OS!
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Good work. Unfortunately I will have to wait for a flashable made for rev 1.6 since I don't know how to make one myself to flash the said framework files.

Looks like it's integrated into civ's Flexnote thanks civato as well!
 
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I have a test version for the Rev1.6 rom, it is a flashable but I still need to figure some things out. "flashbar" stops responding , I need to find what app is causing this. If I do a naked installation (no samsung extra apps from aroma) there is no problem so it is some app causing it.
I hope to integrate it into the next rom update rev1.7.
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I have a test version for the Rev1.6 rom, it is a flashable but I still need to figure some things out. "flashbar" stops responding , I need to find what app is causing this. If I do a naked installation (no samsung extra apps from aroma) there is no problem so it is some app causing it.
I hope to integrate it into the next rom update rev1.7.
That's indeed very good news, there' no way this can be as stand-alone port since it depends on moded-framework files, it is better to integrated into the ROM itself is the way to go
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  • Galaxy Note 8.0 - GT-N5110 - 4.4.2 CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.8 with SPen Air Feature
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I have a test version for the Rev1.6 rom, it is a flashable but I still need to figure some things out. "flashbar" stops responding , I need to find what app is causing this. If I do a naked installation (no samsung extra apps from aroma) there is no problem so it is some app causing it.
I hope to integrate it into the next rom update rev1.7.
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Default Universal flash-able

Here is a flash-able cwm zip, it should work on GT-N5110/5100/5120. So it is a universal installer
I made it so that there shouldn't be any problems on other KK roms/devices
This package is also included in the next release of my KK rom rev1.7.


Don't forget to thank jazzespresso as he did most of the work making this work.

@ jazzespresso you can take this link and add it in the OP.
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Here is a flash-able cwm zip, it should work on GT-N5110/5100/5120. So it is a universal installer
I made it so that there shouldn't be any problems on other KK roms/devices
This package is also included in the next release of my KK rom rev1.7.


Don't forget to thank jazzespresso as he did most of the work making this work.

@ jazzespresso you can take this link and add it in the OP.
very good! I will modify the OP and add this!
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  • Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T, Stock ROM 4.4.2
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7 - GT-P3113 - 4.4.4 - Official SlimKat ROM
  • Galaxy Note 8.0 - GT-N5110 - 4.4.2 CivZ-FLEXNOTE-8.0_Rev1.8 with SPen Air Feature
  • HP TouchPad - WebOS - still one of the best OS!
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very good! I will modify the OP and add this!
this is awesome- Thanks to all

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Thank you. Working on a GTN5120.
No idea how to make it start extracting the s-pen though.

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