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[ROM][JDQ39E][AOSP][LINARO][SM-TOOLCHAIN-4.9.0] 4.2.2 SaberMod - RC4

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By sparksco, Inactive Recognized Developer on 23rd November 2012, 05:10 PM
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Hi all,
I built this ROM from AOSP source and added 40+ Linaro patches to the source for strict-aliasing compiler optimizations. I also added my own kernel. Roms include Linaro string handling routines for memory optimizations. No android kitchens were used to make this rom at all, everything is source build

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FAQ

SaberMod is a AOSP based ROM with some extra features added in and mostly from CyanogenMod.  SaberMod started out pure AOSP when android 4.2.1 launched.  Originally it was pure AOSP with a few extra features I ported over from CyanogeMod and linaro optimizations.  Then I rebased everything off of rasbeanjelly because I liked many features found in rasbean.  Since then I've modified a lot of the code so not much of it is rasbeanjelly based anymore.  But you will still find some commonly used features found in rasbeanjelly.  SaberMod is not a rasbeanjelly or CM clone, or KANG.  Custom kernels are included for certain devices when available.  These are personal builds we make for ourselves and originally became very popular in the nexus 7 forums.  Features are very rarely added, and are built to SaberMod's team members liking.  Currently there are two members of SaberMod working on this project.  Myself and                         @jarjar124 .  Please understand our time is limited and we are only two people who have lives, and do not have 25-50 members like CyanogenMod to add things.  And our goal is not to add a bunch of features that bloat the system of the ROM.

Q "Does this ROM have such and such feature?
A "Did you read the first post?  Most if not all features are listed in the OP.  If you find a feature not listed, tell us and we will add it.  Yes, sometimes we miss things."

Q "Very nice ROM, but...  Can you add such and such feature?"
A "Depends on a few things, if we think it is a feature we want in the ROM and how easy it is to implement into SaberMod.  If you get ignored it's because we're undecided, nothing personal."

Q "I keep asking over and over again if such and such feature can be added but my questions keep getting ignored, why?"
A "Probably because your asking a question that's already been answered, and a simple thread search can answer for you.  Either that or we are undecided about it."

Q "I reported a bug but my post gets ignored, why?"
A "Either it's not a bug or you provided no information such as a logcat that has the correct information in it needed to find a possible fix or solution."

Q "I have some problems but I'm using another kernel.  Can you fix?"
A "If you think it's a ROM issue state so.  If your not sure post a logcat.  Don't post last_kmsg for other kernels, cause we can't help"

Q "I think I'm having a problem with the kernel, and I need a fix ASAP!"
A "adb pull /proc/last_kmsg or it never happened and your post will be ignored."

Q "Can I build SaberMod from source code on Linux?"
A "Yes, it is encouraged, machine setup instructions are as follows.  SaberMod builds with the latest version of Ubuntu 13.04 and java 7 or java 6 (either one)
Set up your build envirnoment: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...19&postcount=1
Skip the part that installs java 6 if you want to install java 7 instead.
If you want to install java 7 go here: http://openjdk.java.net/install/
Code:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk
Downloading the source
Code:
mkdir -p ~/android/SaberMod && cd ~/android/SaberMod;
repo init -u https://github.com/SaberMod/android.git -b sm-jb-mr1
repo sync
bash sm-grouper
Follow the script instructions for building and make your selections on how you want to build your ROM. Q "What if I have trouble building or I'm confused on the instructions, can I post questions in this thread for help?" A "Yes it's encouraged and discussing it might help others." Q "There's some things in the ROMs that are not in my language, can you please translate?" A "We can not translate currently, but if you want to help translate parts of the ROM that are only in English contact us and we will try."
Welcome to what I consider the fastest, smoothest ROM available

Instructions:
First time flashing this ROM on your Nexus 7, or coming from another ROM?
  1. Root the device and install ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery.
  2. Place all zips on internal storage or USB OTG if using twrp recovery
  3. Boot into recovery
  4. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
  5. Perform a data factory reset/wipe (Do not format data in twrp recovery!)
  6. Flash ROM.
  7. Flash Gapps package (optional)

Flashing a newer version?
  1. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
  2. Wipe cache and dalvik-cache in recovery
  3. Flash ROM
  4. Flash Gapps package (optional)

A few notes on battery/charging
After flashing ROM and/or kernel you may get some battery drain. Give the device time to settle into the ROM/kernel, and after a full charge or two you should notice improved battery life.

Flashing a Testing kernel?
I've decided to add testing kernels which will allow users to try-out a newer kernel version and give their feedback on it before I include it in new ROM versions. This also allows me to just update kernels without having to update the entire ROM, when there is no ROM changes from one version to the next. I will include them as attachments.
  1. Reboot your device into recovery
  2. Flash the flashable zip in recovery
  3. Done

General Credits and Features:

* Google of course for most of the source
Most of these feature I've ported or no porting was needed
* CyanogenMod
  • https://github.com/CyanogenMod
  • Using CM bionic as a base
  • busybox
  • CMFileManager
  • DSPManager
  • Calendar app
  • Browser app (endhanced)
  • Torch
  • Keyboard
  • Theme chooser
  • LockClock lockscreen widget app
  • Advanced calculator app
  • Enhanced stock Email app
  • Command line tools such as bash, vim, htop and powertop
  • Forward port Long press back to kill app
  • Custom power menu: Reboot, Screenshot, Expanded Desktop
  • Expandable Volume Control
  • Volume Rocker Music Control
  • Circle Battery Mod with percentage option mod
  • Show/Hide clock and AM/PM Style
  • Openvpn, Openssh sources
  • Clear Recent apps
  • SystemUI: Statusbar Clock and Date actions
  • customizable lock screen targets
  • Variable lockscreen pattern size
  • Navigation bar customization
  • NavRing shortcuts
  • Status bar settings
  • Quiet hours
  • Launch default music app when headset plugged in
  • Safe headset volume toggle
  • Power sounds toggle
  • Rotation settings
  • Swap volume buttons when screen is rotated
  • USB OTG storage
  • USB Notify toggle to hide USB notification icon from status bar
  • Pie controls
  • Privacy guard
  • Power widget
  • Quick Settings panel
* Linaro
  • http://git.linaro.org/gitweb
  • Tons of strict-aliasing compiler flag optimizations
  • -O3 optimizations
  • String handling routines for memory optimizations
* Koush for opensource SuperUser
* Rascarlo* Wrixituz
  • bootanimations. The original thread is HERE
* faux123's Github
  • User voltage control (For voltage control use SystemTuner by 3C)

Cherry-picked from show-p1984's Github
  • CPU overclocking

Kernels now include Nvidia patches

Alternative kernel download link, kernel user reviews and kernel bug reporting at - http://stskernelgroupe.sourceforge.net/


These builds can be found on goo manager app under TeamAndroid account and Rom Manager under sparksco Roms
Enjoy!

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Alternative SaberMod Builds
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Kernel Source Complying with GPL

Any and all donations are appreciated! All donations will go towards purchasing of new nexus devices to continue SaberMod development.

Donators: I will not be putting amounts donated unless requested by the donator. All donations are appreciated regardless of amounts. Everyone has different incomes and this seems like the most respectable thing for everyone


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Code:
Initial Release full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2_r1.sparksco

full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2_r1.sparksco-11-25-12
Kernel Changes:
  • Updated with latest Google kernel source branch.
  • Updated with latest Linux 3.2.y kernel changes.
  • Updated voltage levels by raising them all by 25 to avoid random lockup bug.
Rom Changes:
  • Not much added missing shared library keystore.grouper.so
full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2_r1.sparksco-11-26-12 Kernel Changes:
  • Switched to gzip compression
  • Disabled -O2 optimizations (was causing some random lockups)
  • Fixed some governors such as SmartassV2 and Lulzactive from running cpu at a high frequency
  • Added cifs and zram support
  • Added ondemand governor, interactive is still default
  • Changed default I/o scheduler to noop
Rom Changes:
  • Added full init.d support
  • Updated busybox to my own version which is a newer version updated with mainline busybox
  • Added bootanimation script to rotate bootanimations on every reboot
  • Added zram script to load zram on boot
  • Added Linaro string handling routines for memory, really speeds up the Rom!
  • Added Terminal Emulator app for android
  • Added Email app
  • Added remount scripts if you want to mount your system to change it on the go. Usage in terminal emulator ( $ su first ) ( # sh /etc/mount-rw ) to mount the system as read-write; ( # sh /etc/mount-ro ) to mount system as read-only
  • Removed voice dialer app since it doesn't work properly
  • Removed gapps to make rom size smaller and for compatibility with flashing other gapps for testing
full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2_r1.sparksco-11-25-12 Kernel Changes:
  • Updated with latest Google kernel source branch.
  • Updated with latest Linux 3.2.y kernel changes.
  • Updated voltage levels by raising them all by 25 to avoid random lockup bug.
Rom Changes:
  • Not much added missing shared library keystore.grouper.so
full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2.1_r1.sparksco-11-28-12 Rom Changes:
  • Fixed Google Now Location Services
full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2.1_r1.sparksco-11-30-12 Kernel Changes:
  • Removed mpdecision hotplug management (bricked kernel feature) and restored Nvidia's hotplug
  • Removed capping of cpu frequency (was causing the deep sleep lockup bug! Bricked kernel feature)
  • Removed touch-to-poke and ondemand phase 2 (bricked kernel feature, did not work properly)
  • Fixed ondemand governor from locking up (previously used bricked kernel ondemand governor)
Rom Changes:
  • Added -O3 optimizations
  • Added Linaro compile fix patch for -O3 ROM optimizations
full_grouper-ota-eng-4.2.1_r1.sparksco-12-01-12 Kernel Changes:
  • Removed cifs until it's fixed working on android 4.2.x (was also causing battery drain)
Rom Changes:
  • QuickSettings: Fix alarm intent
  • Cache resource ID lookups in aapt ("This speeds up certain workloads considerably")
  • Forward port Long press back to kill app
  • DeskClock: Fix Dream settings
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1354686632-1205 Rom Changes:
  • Switched from Google's GCC 4.6 toolchain to GCC 4.7 toolchain for building both the ROM and kernel
  • Removed AOSP Calendar and Gallery apps, gapps has these already ;)
  • Merged in rascarlo framework and settings
  • Added CyanogenMod's DSPManager
  • Updated SuperSU to version 0.99
  • Update build.prop info: Latest OTA fingerprint, Model Number=Nexus 7, Manufacture=Asus
  • Added Openvpn, Rsync and Openssh support.
  • Fixed OTA packages version naming and goo build.prop versioning for OTA updates
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1354878539-1207 Rom Changes
  • Switched all CM repo sources to mr1-staging branch instead of jellybean (more up-to-date sources for 4.2.x ROMs ;))
  • datamedia support
  • Set a ZRAM cap of 100mb. This device can't handle more than 100mb or zram usage or it causes the device to start lagging and applications start loosing the memory/RAM they need.
Kernel Changes:
  • Updated with latest 3.2.y Linux kernel patches
  • Bump new version to 3.4 :)
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1355068093-1209 Rom Changes
  • Fixed CMFileManager root file explorer not working.
  • Reverted theme back to stock but kept all the features the same
  • Added Gallery2 app with a different icon. For video or picture editing you must use the AOSP Gallery, not the Gallery from gapps. Gapps version is still needed for Google photo syncing.
  • "Clear all" button on recent apps ported by rascarlo from CM10
  • Modified Quicksettings to act just like Power Widget ported by rascarlo from CM10. Sound toggle does not work I'll look into finding a fix for it.
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-13355263607-1211 Rom Changes
  • Hide the dev app icon
  • Clear all" button on recent apps (ported by rascarlo from CM10)
  • Revert "Volume rocker wake and volume rocker music control" (Never worked properly)
  • SystemUI: Statusbar Clock and Date actions (ported by rascarlo from CM10)
  • customizable lock screen targets (ported by rascarlo from CM10)
Kernel Changes
  • Fixed long up-time lagging issues
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1355742921-1217 Rom Changes
  • Show Sound Recorder in Launcher
  • Fixed storage mounting issue
  • Merged upstream busybox changes from mainline busybox
  • Added cm's command line tools: powertop, htop, vim, lsof
  • Changed the way init.d support functions in the RAM disk. Now uses a specific init.pb.rc file in the ramdisk for this
Kernel Changes
  • Reverted all Code Aurora (Qualcomm) changes from bricked kernel source. We are not running Qualcomm devices ;)
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1355858586-1218 Rom Changes
  • SystemUI: fix delay in applying am/pm setting for notification clock
  • Smooth Spinners: Makes the loading "spinner" animation smoother in non-holo apps
  • 4.2 Transition: Notification Header datetime click
  • GlowPadView : Re-enable magneticTargets
  • Prevent scanning during DHCP process
  • Removed zram script from running default on each boot (now requires a script if you want to enable this feature)
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1355948876-1219 Rom Changes
  • changed behaviour of the battery tile. onClick is now screen off. onLongClick is ACTION_POWER_USAGE_SUMMARY
  • added onLongClick to user tile to open ACTION_SYNC_SETTINGS
  • Switched compiler flags to use cortex-a9 instead of corex-a8
Kernel Changes
  • Switched compiler flags to use cortex-a9 instead of corex-a8
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356055543-1221 Rom Changes
  • Added CMFileManager Themes (Not currently working for some reason :()
  • Added print script info for ROM flashing
  • Framework: Bring Long press back kill app toast back
  • switch onClick and onLongClick for battery tile (rascarlo)
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356203034-1222 Rom Changes
  • Added theme engine support. Ported from cm-10.1 by me. You can now use cm/aokp theme apps.
12/23/12 Kernel Changes (Attached to first post)
  • ARM tegra3 dvfs: Because we're not using mpdecision hotplug management anymore, voltages need to be raised slighty. This fixes some lagging issues with app scrolling and random lockups that occur when we run out of memory. Android low memory killer needs to pull in a few more voltages.
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356344866-1224 Rom Changes CyanogenMod changes
  • Bionic: Merged in latest CM bionic changes
  • Audioservice: Fix Theme engine support
  • Framework: Remove orphaned Theme related code
Linaro changes for bionic
  • Add optimized version of memcpy for Cortex A9
Other ROM changes
  • busybox: Merged latest mainline busybox upstream changes
  • Gallery2 (AOSP): Hide from showing in launcher to avoid duplicate galleries showing. AOSP gallery is still accessible for certain task such as video and picture editing.
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356514788-1226 Rom Changes Rascarlo framework changes
  • QuickSettings: move location tile from temporary state
  • QuickSettings: add switch on/off action to onClick for WiFi and BlueTooth Tiles
  • QuickSettings: add switch on/off action to onClick for Location tile
CyanogenMod changes
  • wifi: Allow Settings to retrieve country code: This makes getCountryCode behave like getFrequencyBand. This allows Settings to get/set country code like it can for frequency band.
  • SoundSettings: Show DSPManager. DSPManager can now be accessed through the sound settings.
My own additions
  • DeskClock: Ported Add option to hide AlarmClock Icon in StatusBar from a older version of CyanogenMod (4.1.2 based). This option is in alarm clock settings.
  • Updated Android Terminal Emulator app to latest Play Store version.
  • New bootanimation thanks to Wrixituz. The original thread is HERE
  • Updated java to latest Oracle Sun java release u38
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356704378-1228 Rascarlo framework changes
  • QuickSettings: open ACTION_DATA_ROAMING_SETTINGS onClick for the RSSI tile. Bring up mobile network settings, insted of data usage summary
  • QuickSettings: add screenOffTile
  • QuickSettings: add ACTION_DISPLAY_SETTINGS for onLongClick behaviour of the batteryTile
CyanogenMod changes
  • Allow mounting of multiple volumes via mass storage (framework part)
  • Make "SD Card removed" notification dismissible if the removed SD Card is not the primary storage
My own additions
  • grouper: enable USB OTG storage (Thanks to davet321). Ported from older version of CyanogenMod 10 4.1.2 based.
  • New bootanimation thanks to Wrixituz. The original thread is HERE
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1356879814-1230 Rascarlo framework changes
  • QuickSettings: add switch on/off action to onClick for rssiTile.
  • QuickSettings: Don't collapse quicksettings bluetooth and wifi after change state
  • QuickSettings: add rebootTile
CyanogenMod changes
  • Add config_speed_up_audio_on_mt_calls option
  • Increase lock screen widget limit from 5 to 9
My own additions
  • Fixed bugs with USB otg storage unmounting not working properly. Fixed permissions for usbdisk to be the same as /sdcard, read/writing permssions. usbdisk should unmount cleanly the first time you press the button now. usb location is /storage/usbdisk
full_grouper-ota-sparksco-1357007599-0101 CyanogenMod changes
  • Add support for variable size pattern lockscreen (ported)
  • NavigationBar Customization (ported)
My own additions
  • NavigationBar: Custom height (ported from very old cm ROM android 4.1.2 based and it was a abandoned patch that I brought back!)
Kernel Changes (Attached to first post)
  • Voltage levels are back to stock android kernel
  • BFQ scheduler is now the default I/O scheduler
full_grouper-Saber-Mod-1357147660-0102 My own additions
  • Implement Saber Mods: Much of the ported features that have been ported from CyanogenMod (about half), were implement/ported by me and not rascarlo. Because of this I don't feel it represents what rascarlo himself has in mind for features of his ROM builds. But just for the record big thanks to rascarlo for the following features ported from CyanogenMod that will now be in saber mods:
    • Status Bar/Clock - Show Clock, AM/PM style, Battery status style
    • Lockscreen shortcuts
  • Removed unneeded patches from the device source tree (Might have been causing some issues)
Kernel Changes
  • Removed unneeded patches (Might have been causing some issues)
full_grouper-Saber-Mod-1357248691-0103 My own additions
  • Add new arm and neon compiler flags
Kernel Changes
  • Fixed a kernel regression: Use new compiler flags for arm and neon and remove cortex-a9 flags which might be breaking some things
full_grouper-Saber-Mod-1357459782-0106 Rascarlo framework changes
  • enable copy/paste for google talk.
  • remove duplicate cesium for alarm
CyanogenMod framework changes
  • GlobalActions: Fix dialog dismissal (theme engine related)
  • GlobalActions: Fix possible race condition when showing dialog. (also theme engine related)
  • Fixed typo in Recreating an Activity documentation
  • Fix logging typos in GpsLocationProvider
CyanogenMod bionic changes
  • Revert "libm: Add a proper sincos() implementation"
My own additions
  • Bring back the feature where screen does not turn on when changing the power state, e.g. plugging/unplugging from a power cable
  • Busybox: Merge latest upstream changes
  • Revert "dmesg: implement official '-r' and colored output '-C'"
  • powertop: fix error message
  • dmesg: handle multi-char log levels
  • klogd: handle multi-char log levels
Kernel Changes
  • Kernel compression mode XZ
  • Enable performance counters which is needed by powertop
  • block: Adding ROW scheduling algorithm
Kernel Changes-0107 full_grouper-Saber-Mod-1358274759-0115 CyanogenMod framework changes
  • Small frameworks bug fixes and optimizations.
  • Launch default music player when plug in headset feature under sound settings.
My own additions
  • Compiler flags: Remove -O3 and instead use my own Board Config flags which generate more optimized code.
  • Reverted back to older method for Linaro string handling memory/RAM optimizations. Newer method is opt-in for people building from source.
Kernel Changes
  • Interactive governor back to default
  • ramp up cpu on input events for interactive governor
sm_grouper-1358765084-0121 CyanogenMod framework changes
  • Add support for external dock batteries
  • frameworks: base: add storage_sd_dock_card string
My own additions
  • Shortened up ota package names more
  • ROM flags now match kernel flags (-O2)
  • Switched to user builds instead of userdebug
Kernel Changes
  • Fix android's lowmemorykiller from freezing the system
  • Updated with latest Linux-3.2.y changes
  • Bump to version 3.7 :)
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1359108676-0125 CyanogenMod framework changes
  • Highlight the clear button in the recents view when clicked
  • extend PreferenceActivity for title text on a single pane mode
  • SystemUI: show date on 2 lines in status bar
  • Webkit changes
  • Monitor device storage directly in /data/data
  • installd: Delete cache properly for devices using datadata partition
  • frameworks/base: Fix to avoid crash when the tab is not set from app
  • Wi-Fi: Pass default country code to driver
  • Dispatch keys to a device specific key handler (docking keyboard support)
  • DeviceKeyHandle: The device should consume only known keys (docking keyboard related)
  • Port "Option to hide Adb notification icon (2/2)" (find this option under development settings ;))
CyanogenMod DeskClock changes
  • Make analog clock available as a lockscreen widget.
  • Added flip and shake to snooze
CyanogenMod Settings changes
  • Added fastsroll to the manage application screen so you don't need to scroll so much if you have alot of apps and want to go to the bottom of the list.
  • Settings: Added cpu info and memory info to About Phone Settings
CyanogenMod dalvik changesCyanogenMod more framework changesCyanogenMod webkit changes
  • Virtually everything since I merged their repo into mine.
My own additions
  • Fix typos in DeskClock new feature from CM: Display "nexus" under alarm settings instead of "phone" and/or "device". This is related to the new flip and shake alarm clock actions.
  • System Core: init: Allow for arbitrary long /proc/cpuinfo output
  • System Core: libsuspend: check for NULL autosuspend operations beforehand
  • System Core: rootdir: init.rc: Fix for "add_tid_to_cgroup failed to write" warnings
  • System Core: Fixed improper size displaying in 'df' utility
sm_grouper-1.0.1-RC1 CyanogenMod framework changes
  • Various bug fixes
My own additions
  • Updated new ROM flags for C and CPP. These flags optimize the builds more. Updated with stable flags that do not break any functionality.
  • Added linaro's new GCC 4.8 daily toolchain for arm-eabi. Only certain parts of the ROM use this. Adds extra optimizations to the builds. Expect frequent updates with new toolchain updates.
  • Updated all linaro patches to fix building with GCC 4.8 toolchains
  • Updated ROM builds to use java 1.7 instead of 1.6. Patches for these I pulled from CyanogenMod's github
  • Merged latest busybox patches from mainline
Kernel Changes
  • Fix bug with stuck on boot when android is upgrading "starting apps message". Changing kernel compression from lzma to gzip fixed this.
  • Kernel is now built with linaro's daily toolchains 4.8 so expect frequent kernel updates as the toolchains are updated.
  • Updated kernel flags for C to optimize the kernel further. Fixed compiling with linaro toolchains.
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1360278193-0207 CyanogenMod framework changes
  • Asus battery dock support (untested, use at your own risk!)
  • Improve scrolling cache
  • SystemUI: highlight quick settings and notification clear buttons
  • Prevent audio players starting on startup.
  • Lockscreen Targets : Make multi-user compatible
  • Navbar : Fix left over glow
  • systemui: modify hdpi & xhdpi drawables for battery_min
My own additions
  • volume rocker music control (ported from CyanogenMod). Can be found in SaberMod settings
  • Volume key cursor control (Ported from CyanogenMod) Can be found in SaberMod settings
  • Merged latest busybox changes from mainline busybox
  • Fixed app compatibility in bionic with games such as plague
  • Updated prebuilt apps such as SuperSU and android terminal emulator to latest versions
  • Updated compiler flags to safe and usable. This optimizes the builds further. New flags can be seen here: https://github.com/SaberMod/android_...97bd8769062005
Kernel Changes
  • Merged with latest 3.2.y linux patches. Bump to V3.8 respectively.
  • Put default clock frequencies back to stock, 102MHZ min and 1.3GHZ max.
  • Disabled BFQ I/O scheduler. With the latest 3.2.y changes it's not as compatible as before and is throwing out a lot of warning during compilation time. The new default is CFQ. Change to your liking if you so wish to.
  • Updated kernel flags to safe and usable. This optimizes the kernel more. New flags can be seen here: https://github.com/SaberMod/Kernel-G...1628d69f510c3e
Kernel Changes - Saber-toothed-squirrel v3.8 #37
  • Kernel is now built with SaberMod's very own arm-eabi GCC 4.8 toolchain! :)
  • Built with toolchain revision 195953. GNU updates their GCC source daily, sometime even hourly! Of course I don't have time to rebuild toolchains on a hourly basis that would be absurd lol! But I will try to update it once every day or two days if I have time. New kernel versions will either be posted seperately on the first post and/or in new ROM versions. New ROM builds only need to be updated with ROM changes, not for only kernel. So if you want the latest and greatest kernel version, check regularly ;)
  • Toolchain source is here and does not require any special kernel patches to build the kernel with it :)
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1360915473-0215[LIST][*]Initial merges for android 4.4.2. This is the first beta so expect bugs, although I haven't found any yet.[*]Rom uses stock kernel until AOSP updates the relevant hardware to match the kernel drivers. sm_grouper-1.0.1-1360978403-0216 My own additions
  • Merged the rest of framework patches from 4.1.2
  • Still working on a fix for variable lockscreen pattern size
Kernel Changes
  • Merged with latest AOSP kernel source for 4.2.2. Bumped major version to 4.8
  • Bumped new daily arm-eabi SaberMod toolchain. Built with toolchain revision 195953 (Newer GNU GCC source)
  • Default kernel settings for governor and I/O scheduler to match stock kernel. Userspace for governor and CFQ for I/O scheduler
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1361595754-0223 My own additions
  • Fixed QuickSettings tiles for WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Latest nightly toolchains as always
  • Merged CyanogenMod busybox and mainline busybox
  • Framework: Make Safe headset volume user configurable (Ported from CyanogenMod)
  • LockscreenTargets : Dismiss on target select
sm_grouper-1.0.1-RC2 My own additions[*]Various clang fixes to allow adding graphite optimizations during compilation without the builds failing. Some of these have been submitted by me and merged into Linaro gerrit code review.[*]Added graphite flags for CC and CPP programming languages optimizations[*]Built latest toolchains from GNU source and enabled graphite functionality. This allows graphite optimizations to be used during compilation.[*]Added even more optimization flags, but none that increase code size to a unsafe level that will cause more battery drain and memory usage.[*]Disabled zram from running by default. Was causing lag and battery drain.[*]Bring variable lockscreen pattern size back now that it's fixed.[*]Removed spare parts system app, it's old and broken.[*]Merged latest mainline busybox changes from master branch[*]Fixed cifs, credits for patches from CyanogenMod[*]Updated latest binaries for 4.2.2[*]Merged the rest of AOSP 4.2.2 changes now that the full source is out :)[*]Fixed screen not waking properly with taping power button[*]More bionic optimization patches ported from CyanogenMod's github[*]Anything else I'm forgetting will add later Kernel Changes
  • Merged with latest linux-3.2.y branch patches. Bumped minor version to 4.9
  • Added zen I/O scheduler per request of @danny8
  • Added cifs module back now that it's functional
  • Added more kernel flag optimizations
sm_grouper-1.0.1-RC3
  • Fixed various bugs with gallery and voice search
  • Other various minor ROM bug fixes
  • Added SaberMod GCC 4.8 toolchains for building the ROMs. This is a huge step and a major improvement in these ROMs
  • Added LockClock lockscreen widget app
  • Added new wallpaper app
  • Navigation Ring shortcuts
  • Battery Bar
  • Expanded Desktop improvements
  • Configurable power menu
  • Dual pane preferences
  • Pie controls
  • Quiet hours
  • Power sounds
  • Configurable rotation settings
  • Swap volume buttons when screen is rotated
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1367907677-0507
  • Remove configurable rotation settings and swap volume buttons while rotated. Was very buggy features needed to be gone.
  • SaberMod toolchain 4.9 implemented :D
  • Toggle to wake screen when plugged/unplugged. Ported from AOKP by @rascarlo
  • Fix SystemUI memory leaks on theme changes.
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1370138961-0602 CyanogenMod Changes
  • Remove opaque check in GLRenderer when preparing dirty region.
  • Fix layout of MultiWaveView and GlowPadView.
  • Pie controls: Tweaking UX for pie service
  • Bye, bye Talk. Welcome Hangouts
  • Fix FC when trying to adjust radio band via *#*#4636#*#* dialer code.
  • a2dp: Set the default A2DP bitrate to high quality
  • libm: These optimizations are only for Krait
  • libm: sqrt and sqrtf via ARM vsqrt instruction.
  • libm: optimistic pow calling
  • Revert "Neon optimized implementation of S16_opaque_D32_nofilter_DX"
[B @Martin_Ro[/B]
  • Option to toggle LED charge notification Patchset
SaberMod @sparksco
  • Option to disable low battery led pulse while not charging
  • Revert "Increase pie trigger time to 340, currently we have to swype too fast to get a trigger
  • Update GCC 4.9 toolchain with latest GNU and Google patches
  • Add a boolean to hide Charging LED, disabled by default.
  • Add a category for LED behaviour in userinterface
  • Add a boolean to disable volume rocker wake
  • Disable volume rocker wake for grouper and tilapia
sm_grouper-1.0.1-1371335261-0615 CyanogenMod
  • core and telephony: Additional HSPAP support
  • Frameworks & SystemUI - additional DC-HSPAP support
  • TelephonyManager: hide NETWORK_TYPE_DCHSPAP
  • Telephony: Add DCHSPAP to getTcpBufferSizesPropName
  • Pie controls: Fix event handling on chained input filters
  • keyguard: enable magnetic target if no custom targets defined
  • NavRing : Fix FC on rotate
  • Pie controls: Fix flickering nav bar in full screen
  • Pie controls: Catching activation corner cases
  • Fix the flipping animation sometimes being played when pulling the quick
  • Add missing ACTION_MEDIA_UNMOUNTED intent
  • Check themes of current user, not user 0.
  • NotificationManagerService: fix typo on led off time variable
  • Finally fix incorrect flipping to quick settings.
  • Add long press on clear recents leads to clearing cache on device.Fix incorrect fragment animation used for hiding fragments
  • Fixing crash in PhoneNumberUtils getNumberFromIntent
  • Fix theme provider crashing for non-primary user.
  • Fix a number of multi-user bugs.
SaberMod @sparksco
  • Add support to enable/disable Electron Beam
  • Navigation button color option
  • Navigation button glow time and color
sm_grouper-1.0.1-RC4
CyanogenMod Changes
  • Lockscreen : Hide clock for Chronus/DeskClock
  • Fix SystemUI memory leaks on theme changes.
  • Add SMS Middleware layer.
  • CM Privacy Guard

ParanoidAndroid Changes
  • Latest HALO changes
  • Show as floating window on recent apps

SaberMod Changes
  • Faster statusbar
  • Ported CM Power widget
  • Ported CM QuickSettings Panel
  • Ported CM Auto Brightness curve adjustment - Credit @Martin_Ro
  • Enable 180 degree rotation - Credit @Martin_Ro
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This looks very promising installing right now....

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Nice job, i'm looking forward to using the first non-stock build of 4.2. Which version of the toolchain did you compile with?

I was not aware that the 4.2 GAPPS had dropped yet, when did this occur?

EDIT: I just saw that it was self-created. Nice job, if it works! I'm trying to get AOSP to work on the TF101, so it would be nice if these GAPPS flash successfully.
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Nice job, i'm looking forward to using the first non-stock build of 4.2. Which version of the toolchain did you compile with?

I was not aware that the 4.2 GAPPS had dropped yet, when did this occur?

EDIT: I just saw that it was self-created. Nice job, if it works! I'm trying to get AOSP to work on the TF101, so it would be nice if these GAPPS flash successfully.

The GCC version of the toolchain is 4.6 which supports strict-aliasing. There's not really much difference between linaro's 4.6 and Google's 4.6 toolchains. The compiler flags are where the optimizations come from. Other than that as far as features the ROM is stock. The kernel is based on bricked kernel but I updated it with Google's 4.2 kernel. As far as gapps I'm not sure if they'll work on other tablets/devices since it's made for the nexus 7

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23rd November 2012, 06:58 PM |#7  
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Looks like I put the stock kernel in the ROM instead of mine by accident I'll fix that here shortly :x

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23rd November 2012, 06:59 PM |#8  
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The GCC version of the toolchain is 4.6 which supports strict-aliasing. There's not really much difference between linaro's 4.6 and Google's 4.6 toolchains. The compiler flags are where the optimizations come from. Other than that as far as features the ROM is stock. The kernel is based on bricked kernel but I updated it with Google's 4.2 kernel. As far as gapps I'm not sure if they'll work on other tablets/devices since it's made for the nexus 7

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I see, that would make sense, I've been playing around with Linaro lately, and the potential performance increase is pretty nice, provided that you compile with the right flags.

As for your rom, it flashed and booted just fine, so no worries about that. To be honest, I see almost no improvement in performance over stock, but that is probably due to the fact that it's built on the same base, and grouper is already extremely fast, which is not the worst problem to have . Overall, congrats on the first build, and i'm looking forward to seeing how this pans out!

One final question: Did you compile the kernel with linaro? If so, whhich flags did you use, and did you go with -o2 or -o3? I've heard conflicting reports about the benefits of both.
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I see, that would make sense, I've been playing around with Linaro lately, and the potential performance increase is pretty nice, provided that you compile with the right flags.

As for your rom, it flashed and booted just fine, so no worries about that. To be honest, I see almost no improvement in performance over stock, but that is probably due to the fact that it's built on the same base, and grouper is already extremely fast, which is not the worst problem to have . Overall, congrats on the first build, and i'm looking forward to seeing how this pans out!

One final question: Did you compile the kernel with linaro? If so, whhich flags did you use, and did you go with -o2 or -o3? I've heard conflicting reports about the benefits of both.

The kernel info is on the first post.

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23rd November 2012, 07:56 PM |#10  
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The kernel info is on the first post.

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Yes, I know that, but you never say which toolchain you used, or the compile options, and I was curious.
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Yes, I know that, but you never say which toolchain you used, or the compile options, and I was curious.

The kernel uses -O2 and the ROM uses strict-aliasing as stated in the title and first post. Everything is on my github... It all uses GCC 4.6 to compile just like stock jellybean. The linaro patches for everything can be found on their git on the link that's in the first post and also on my github.

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