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Honeycomb SDK Port - The Return

1. Introduction
So, for quite some time, we have had the excellent work done by deeper-blue, in porting the preview SDK, which whet our appetites for more Honeycomb to come. But despite Google allowing companies to ship Honeycomb devices, we have not had a source drop. As such, i felt like taking on the challenge of making the full SDK work on the nook; and now, here we are. This is build off the SDK 11 (rather than 10), and should be compatible with all real Honeycomb apps. Lets proceed.


2. Thanks & Credits
Before i go ANY further, i want to say thanks to whose people's work enabled and inspired me.
deeper-blue - It was your original modifications to the preview SDK that allowed me to get a BIG start on converting the full SDK. Honestly, i don't know how you figured out to do most of what you did, but it works!

dc13 - Your Asus Transformer system dump provided all the nice extra apps that are in use on this rom, in addition to the update framework. Thank you for your hard work!. http://forum.sdx-developers.com/eee-...former-pad-v1/

rookie1 -Your dual boot Honeycomb script provided a great basis for a non dual booting script. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=959461

I admit, i put together what i could with what i could find; if anyone is unhappy with what was used, please let me know and we can rectify the issue.


3. Installation
Not a whole lot to this one. Installation requires at least CWM 3.0.1.0. I am using internal CWM, so I will only certify it with that. I guess some people use CWM SD cards, but i am not sure how well it works with them.

Load the included .zip file on the SD card, and flash.
THIS WILL WIPE YOUR SYSTEM
DO NOT install this without having a good backup of Froyo or CM7.
DO NOT FORMAT BOOT
DO NOT INSTALL THIS WITHOUT HAVING A GOOD NANDROID BACKUP

Install take a few minutes, but once you are up, you will be greeted with the setup screen. Be sure to have a good Wifi around, it makes it easier to set everything up. Also, be sure to give the system a minute or two to settle when it first boots. Once you are all setup, you will be greeted with the full Android experience. Which leads me to my last bit of info.

4. Issues

Not working
- DSP (i think i jumped the gun on this one)
- From time to time, the screen may seemingly partially lock up. If this happens, please try to get an ADB logcat and post it here ("adb shell logcat > aFileName.txt"). A reboot will fix this issue.
- SD Card - RIght now, this is the big one. Not sure what about the framework change killed hte SD card, but i dont seem to see mine any more. If anyone has any ideas,lemme know

Working
SU (thank you racks11479)
SetCPU (and all other root needing things)
Audio (thank you deeper-blue)
3D
WiFi
Market (thank you PatF, et al)
Calendar (thanks Rockwig)
Gmail
- To kill the flashing red box (thank you mazook98): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=109
(and more)



5. Community
So, what to do from here? Well, i will keep doing what i can, but i am by no means an expert. I invite anyone and everyone whom could possibly help make this better. If you think you can get Root or Market working - dont even ask; grab the code and mod away. If you have any advice, please share it. Android is so amazing because of the community.. lets keep it that way!

6. Links & Releases
[i]5/9/11[/b]
This link represents a new phase of the Honeycomb build. I have adapted the framework from the posted eee Pad V3 build (linked in section 2). I feel this is a huge step up in UI, and a good push towards a daily driver. The UI is still a bit laggy, but it isn't too bad. Again, it wont be perfectly fixable until we get the source, but for now, its coming along.

Honeycomb Hybrid - RC1
http://www.multiupload.com/71K84XF6BF

Updated ramdisk made by Racks11479, that will allow SD mounting
See: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=483
http://www.multiupload.com/3D9WSPUAUZ


**** ARCHIVED: DO NOT USE *****
Honeycomb SDK - RC3
RC3 Brings in the Calandar fix (thanks Rockwig), and a new build.prop (thanks xboxexpert), as well as some cleanup.
http://www.mediafire.com/?z6a2x97hlr5ve8p

Honeycomb SDK - RC2 (thanks to declain for creating an updated rollup)
RC2 brings in the fixed SU, Market, and Audio, all in one neat package!
https://rapidshare.com/files/4607754...ate-HC-rc2.zip

Honeycomb SDK - RC1
http://www.mediafire.com/?czghefkha5zetab
www.unvisible.org/files/update-HC-rc1.zip - Thanks luciferii!

Su to push to allow Superuser (thanks for the info racks11479):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=953110
**Note, if pushing to xbin does not work, push the file to bin, and also set the perms there. That got it working for me**

6a: Change Log
RC3 - 5/6/11
- Fixed Calendar
- Updated build.prop
- DPI set to 140
- Installer no longer wipes out data; all future revisions will leave user partitions alone
- Cleaned up some unneeded programs

RC2 - 5/5/11
- Fixed SU
- Fixed Sound
- Fixed Market

RC1 - Release
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7. Questions and Answers

With the stock Market still being funky, what options do i have?
The system can still side load apps, so any APKs you can grab can be installed with adb. Additionally, because of this,you can install other 3rd party Markets such as Slide and Amazon, which will let you install more apps.

Can i use the HC overclocked kernel?
At this time no. I have tried using the last released HS OC kernel, and something about it causes the system to hang at the boot animation. I want to look into it further though, and see if i can discover the source of the issue.
As of RC1, the kernel shipping in this package, is the same one that is found in the "HC-v4-emmc-2nd-edition" released for the preview SDK.

What is different about this release, compared to the other SDK port
The previous port was based off of the preview SDK, which Google labeled as SDK 10. The actual release of Honeycomb however, was bumped to SDK 11. This port uses that code, which means that it should be compatible with all the new new Honeycomb apps (Google body, etc). Certain things, like the Gmail for tablets, do work, and show what Honeycomb is all about.

How much more can be done on this release?
From here, the big fixes would be:
- Getting the stock Honeycomb Market to work
- Getting audio working
- Getting newer OC kernels workin
- Smothing out the UI experience as much as possible.

How can i help?
All the source that i had available is in the .zip package. Because there is no freely available source, all the work involves modifying the released binaries and framework .jars. There is additional tweaking that can be done to the ramdisk and kernel. If you feel adventurous, all of these are in the update package, and can be tweaked at your leisure. If you think you have something, don't be shy - zip it up and let us test it!
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Oh, make sure you are signed in your Google account. Reboot, check for market.

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Oh, make sure you are signed in your Google account. Reboot, check for market.

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If not, adb push zeam and try flashing cm7 gapps.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by marcusant

If not, adb push zeam and try flashing cm7 gapps.

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Gave it a try - no go. Lots of force closes going on...
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I am soooo looking forward to this. No matter how great the other roms are. I just love the Honeycomb UI. Downloading now and will play around with it and hopefully will be able to contribute in someway.

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4th May 2011, 04:41 AM |#7  
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Thanks for working on this! Hopefully the issues can be fixed soon enough.
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I will poke around with it also. I ran EMMC v2 for a long time and the HC UI was just so smooth.

Thanks Madcat for taking this on.
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I know this was meant for EMMC. But I just prepped and installed this to my SDcard rom and boy do I loves me some honeycomb. I assume you are aware of the red border issue? Or might it be because i'm running it off an SDcard. Don't mean to throw things off with the SD install.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by racks11479

I know this was meant for EMMC. But I just prepped and installed this to my SDcard rom and boy do I loves me some honeycomb. I assume you are aware of the red border issue? Or might it be because i'm running it off an SDcard. Don't mean to throw things off with the SD install.

Thanks,
Racks

Aye - i am aware of the boarder, and didn't remember if there was a way to turn it off.. It was way too long since i messed with HC...
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thanks dm for getting hc back into life, im sure there will be many people come out of the woodwork to help with this, it seems like youve got it mostly there. once it gets market i will be all over this
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