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[ROM][BL1.1][BL1.2] GtabComb beta 3.3 (updated 7/27/2011) Gtablet\Zpad T2

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By zyhong, Retired Recognized Developer on 16th June 2011, 08:11 AM
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MOD EDIT: AS WE ARE REORGANIZING THE GTABLET FORUM - ALL ROMS/KERNELS/ETC WILL HAVE THEIR Q&A POSTS MOVED TO THE Q&A SECTION.

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STANDARD DISCLAIMER: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware mod, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device and neither myself, XDA nor Viewsonic are responsible for supporting you if that occurs. In this case, it is required that you learn and setup nvflash prior to running this mod.

This is a port of AdamComb with pershoot kernel and some tweak for performance and usability. Thanks all the greatest Adam, Vegan, Gtab devs that make this rom possible.

Install instruction:
1. Make sure the version of your bootloader and download the corresponding rom
2. I guess most of you should already be in CWM, but if you are not. update the recovery to CWM first. Stock recovery might work but you need to do some work and CWM is much better anyway.
3. Wipe data / Factory reset. It might work well, but you will most likely have problems without doing this.
4. Using the "install from sdcard" to install and enjoy.


Features: Very fast and stable

For AdamComb features, check its original post at tabletroms.

1. Overclocked by default, max frequesy adjusted by battery level.
-- you could use setcpu to adjust the min, max frequency. The build-in script for cpu management respect the setting from setcpu
2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
4. Calkulin's battery saving script
5. data2loop works super well
6. pre-load some useful modules at boot time, e.g. cifs, ntfs, utf8, tun.


Known Issues:
1. Anything related to hardware acceleration
2. Stock Camera App does not work.

Beta 3.3: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/25/11
[BL1.1]
http://dev-host.org/bsnx1bmz8pgy/Gta...b3.3_bl1.1.zip
[BL1.2]
http://dev-host.org/k0zcozlozwgi/Gta...b3.3_bl1.2.zip

changelog:
1. update to pershoot 26.32.43 kernel. As already confirmed by some users, this version runs faster and hopefully it also resolve the BT tether issue
2. fix the "import" bug in init.rc.
3. change the label of sdcard and mircosd to be the same as in stock version. So far I have not got any issue and it does fix the "install unsuccessful" problem for some app.
4. remove some libs that does not use in gtab to free up some space. now all the libs in pershoot kernel are available in this rom. just edit the /system/etc/init.d/05modules to add your desired lib in the modules string.
5. Thanks all you guys for testing this and digging into issues. This help me a lot to resolve some issues here. It is the effort from all of us that make this rom better and better.


Beta 3.2: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?sy8oxpcrdufr4e3
[BL1.2]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?xqoo08e1m49no1d

changelog:

1. battery life improved a lot
2. overall system performance improvement.
3. partially fixed bluetooth. Not sure how much it works (pulling some of bluetooth libs from flashback)
4. remove street and office app. put back camera app (it still fc, put it here so that some power user could play on it to see if we could find a fix here)
5. fix an issue that usb connect and debug notification does not disappear when the usb is disconnected (well, it still do not work if the usb is disconnected when the system is on sleep)
6. code reorganization and clean up. make it easier for some power user to change settings and plug in scripts without the need to unpack/repack boot.img. Hopefully we could have more power user to play with the system and further improved this rom.
7. change the cpu governor to respect on cpumaster, so you can use both setcpu or cpumaster to adjust the voltage if you really do not like the cpu managed by the buildin script.
8 change bootanimation (pulling from the bootanimation collection by thinkdevoid @tabletroms)

Again, back up and wipe data and factory reset (at least wipe dalvik cache) if you want a smooth experience. Almost all unexpected FCs are related to NOT wiping data

Beta 3.1: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?0cwkg59u6ict3t2
[BL1.2]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7q2w1ibvsilijar

changelog:
1. Update to AdamComb v0.2. the original wifi location seems to be broken occasionally and this one fix the wifi location permanently. the mount point for usb disk has been changed to work on media scanning.

Beta 3.0:
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7wx3ati1135a1o1
[BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?x2fg6cjmreb8y1n

changelog:
1. switch to AdamComb base. This bring us HQ flashand more responsive and better UI with several other enhancements.
2. fix some issues after switching to AdamComb base.


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Beta 2.1: NI Adam HC + pershoot kernel
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?95tbbfhb7stht6z
[BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?icbym2xbhc6zmcw

changelog:
1. update to latest NI adam HC (07/05/2011 build)
2. update to pershoot latest kernel (07/02/2011 build)
3. remove NI Adam branding
4. remove some apps from system. we are running out of system space and those app could be easily get from market
5. add most small size modules in pershoot kernel. Automatically load ntfs, cifs, utf8, tun by default.
6. some small performance tweak.


Beta 2.0: NI Adam HC + Clemsyn kernel [BL1.1 ONLY]
link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?o25bc1azc01are2
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16th June 2011, 08:12 AM |#2  
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BL1.1 ONLY
This is the old rom that based on Roebee's BOS HoneyComb. Check Roebeet's orginal post for more detail.

Besides the greatness of BOS, this rom also have some additional features:

1. Overclocked by default (max frequesy adjusted by battery level)
2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
4. Calkulin's battery saving script

Known Issues:
1. All the BOS issues apply here


link:
alpha 1.6 (based on BOS_a6.0)

Note: users in other roms have mix experience on data2loop. It works very well for me, but I do not know how it will work for you. If it works well, you should expect data intesive apps (e.g. email, galary, market, etc) load much faster. If you do not know what data2loop is and its potential risk, do not flash a1.6.2. a1.6.1 already perform very well. you should wipe user data/factory reset before flashing a1.6.2 if you decide to try it.

--a1.6.2 (ext2 data2loop enabled. Very fast. Quardrant score: 3923)
http://www.mediafire.com/?5arqmra5lm082m5

--a1.6.1 (fix pc usb mount)
http://www.mediafire.com/?3d3462x5d658i6u

--a1.6.0
http://www.mediafire.com/?tjcvahig45ckwi2

alpha 1.5 (based on BOS_a5.2)
http://www.mediafire.com/?25ah3hrj1h1iazt
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29th June 2011, 02:04 PM |#3  
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Just flashed this last night and had about 2 hours with it (not a lot of time at all but) I love it!!! It's my first Honeycomb ROM. Great so far... what a learning curve HC is? Just weird but I am getting the hang of it. Thanks all for your hard work!
29th June 2011, 02:08 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by pyro6128

Loving the rom so far. Really great job, one question though. Is there a way to make it so pressing the home button takes me to the main screen instead of to the large clock? I'm probably just messing an easy setting or something, but I can't seem to find it.

Edit: For anyone interested, unless there is another way that I'm aware of, you can fix this by using titanium backup to freeze the clock in the backup/restore menu. This breaks the alarm clock though. Hope that helps, maybe someone else will have a better solution

Could you explain a bit more what is your issue?
What you mean by "large clock"?
I am on 1.6.2 and anytime I press home button I end on home screen. :-O
29th June 2011, 04:10 PM |#5  
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First HC rom here too, really nice interface improvements. Thanks to the devs for giving us this!

Is it just me, or is anyone else "missing" the menu bar at the bottom of the home screen with home, menu, back etc keys?

EDIT: Issue was resolved by wiping and reinstalling. Think it might have been caused because I launched VLT Launcher first time I booted up HC and not the default launcher.
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hey guys, i just upgraded to this from vegan 5.1.1 and so far im liking it! Its worked fairly well for my games so far including plants vs zombies :) keep up the great work!
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How does this rom handle video formats? What video player works best? Thanks
29th June 2011, 07:27 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kosenn

How does this rom handle video formats? What video player works best? Thanks

I am using UPnPlay + Rockplayer and so far it played everything I tried.
Only drawback is lack of fullscreen, but that is general HoneyComb issue:(
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Originally Posted by johny.mnemonic

Could you explain a bit more what is your issue?
What you mean by "large clock"?
I am on 1.6.2 and anytime I press home button I end on home screen. :-O

When i would press home either on my gtab or on the screen, the screen would change to a large clock. If you've ever seen the desk clock feature on a droid (like when its in the dock), thats what it looked like.
30th June 2011, 04:00 AM |#10  
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I had the previous BOS version from this thread of 6/24 (?) and it ran fine. I downloaded 1.62 and it would not run - it would not go past lock screen. 1.61 did the same thing. Did full wipe before and after install, and downloaded both versions again and after install the same thing happened. I am now downloading 1.52 and will try that one.
30th June 2011, 08:12 AM |#11  
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mirror:
http://dev-host.org/ov6v6mo76sej/Gta....6.2_bl1.1.zip

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