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cm-11.0 (Android 4.4) ROMs for Nexus Q: Amplifier, HDMI, and SPDIF

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By hharte, Member on 4th January 2014, 04:33 AM
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Hello,

Happy New Year!

Here are builds of Android 4.4 KitKat based on CM11 from repo sync on 1/3/2014 for Nexus Q. Please choose the correct one for your application depending on which audio output you need.

See the end of this post for details on issues and potential workarounds.

Please go easy on the downloads or mirror these files if desired. They are on my private server so bandwidth is limited.

TAS5713 (Audio Amplifier):
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001602454 (169MB)
MD5SUM: bca5d112bac1913e00635f658e149f5e *cm-11-20140103-UNOFFICIAL-steelhead_TAS5713.zip

SPDIF:
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001602452 (169MB)
MD5SUM: d11d8c67a89a411910b97e8979b51c4a *cm-11-20140103-UNOFFICIAL-steelhead_SPDIF.zip

HDMI:
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001602453 (169MB)
MD5SUM: 6a6d16839bb7451aa75dcfdecb6e7b5d *cm-11-20140103-UNOFFICIAL-steelhead_HDMI.zip

Recovery: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001602454
MD5SUM: a37468b9dd990ce47ef406bd13c67c9b *cm-11.0-recovery.img

To install:
Boot into recovery mode:
Code:
fastboot boot cm-11.0-recovery.img
When Q has reached recovery mode:
1. choose "install zip"
2. choose "install zip from sideload"

From PC:
Code:
adb sideload cm-11-20140103-UNOFFICIAL-steelhead_TAS5713.zip
It is a good idea to wipe data and cache. If coming from my previous cm-11 image, it may be possible to avoid wiping data/cache.

Sideload gapps if desired:

pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip http://goo.im/devs/paranoidandroid/r...230-signed.zip (208MB)
MD5SUM: 137dba382742312921ef7fa84585c62b

From within recovery, "install zip from sideload" and:
Code:
adb sideload pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip
If cm11 gets stuck in a boot loop, then you probably need to wipe. Reboot the Q back into fastboot as follows:
  1. Unplug power for Nexus Q and wait about 10 seconds.
  2. Plug Q back in. Do not put your hand on top of the Q until the small LED on top lights up.
  3. When the LED lights up on the top of the Q, cover it with your hand until the LED ring turns red. This has to be done in less than one second. If you miss it, try again.
  4. As soon as the ring is RED, remove your hand, and the Q should be in fastboot mode.

If you keep your hand on the Q while plugging it in, or if you put your hand on it too quickly, it will not enter the bootloader.
Now, you can "fastboot -w" to wipe, or "fastboot boot recovery.img" to boot into recovery and wipe using the menu.

Please let me know how these work for you. I'm using these TAS5713 and CM 11 seems to be work, but there are some functional and stability issues.

FUNCTIONAL AND STABILITY ISSUES:
  1. Chrome Browser in Google Play Store says it's not compatible with this device for some reason. Pulling the .apk off a phone and "adb install" to Nexus Q seems to work fine. Make sure you are using the latest Google Chrome update with KitKat support. The previous version will crash on KitKat.
If you find any other issues, please let me know.
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4th January 2014, 12:23 PM |#2  
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Sorry but want to ask Google didn't release the code for auto switch audio output or something with license or others?

Another it is not recommend flash recovery into Q? As in your post use 'fastboot boot' not 'fastboot flash'.

Finally thanks for your work.
4th January 2014, 05:33 PM |#3  
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@maomao,
You don't want to flash recovery from fastboot. Just boot to recovery, flash CM, boot to system, then use flashify or rom manager or whatever to flash a recovery.

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5th January 2014, 02:48 AM |#4  
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Hello, I tried installing via clockwork 6.0.3.7 but no luck. What version recovery is posted above? .....thank you for this!

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5th January 2014, 09:15 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Malnilion

@maomao,
You don't want to flash recovery from fastboot. Just boot to recovery, flash CM, boot to system, then use flashify or rom manager or whatever to flash a recovery.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

thx, but what's the difference between flash and boot the file from computer?
I used to flash the recovery use fastboot first and then flash the ROM on nexus, as the ROM manager also write the recovery partition, or I have something wrong?
6th January 2014, 02:04 PM |#6  
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which recovery is included in this post??

why is SPDIF and HDMI separate? aren't they usually together?

How is WLAN/WIFI speeds on this build? I know I had WIFI speed issues on other CM builds

Sent from my Nexus Q using Tapatalk 2

edit** : I have found out the hard way that this recovery needs to be first flashed before installing CM11

also WLAN/WIFI appears to be perfect and fast!

This has brought my Nexus Q back to life!!
Only thing needed now: Is a way to combine HDMI/SPDIF/AMP together, with a selectable output(s)
7th January 2014, 05:27 AM |#7  
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Let me clear up the recovery flashing vs booting. You can either flash or boot the recovery, it is up to you. If you flash it, it will persist across reboots/power cycles. If you just boot it, then it will load and run, but when you reboot, your device will still have whatever old recovery you had on it before. I got in the habit of booting rather than flashing the recovery, since I always start from fastboot. But feel free to flash the recovery if you want.

It is the stock Cyanogenmod recovery (clockwork, I think.)
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Originally Posted by hharte

Let me clear up the recovery flashing vs booting. You can either flash or boot the recovery, it is up to you. If you flash it, it will persist across reboots/power cycles. If you just boot it, then it will load and run, but when you reboot, your device will still have whatever old recovery you had on it before. I got in the habit of booting rather than flashing the recovery, since I always start from fastboot. But feel free to flash the recovery if you want.

It is the stock Cyanogenmod recovery (clockwork, I think.)

Why is SPDIF & HDMI not combined this time?
8th January 2014, 01:55 PM |#9  
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Thanks for the rom, i just flashed from cm10.2. no problems, everything seems to work fine.

Pity Cheapcast still gets stuck at the end of each song
9th January 2014, 02:42 AM |#10  
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Does anyone have a mirror of the HDMI version? I've tried downloading twice and it fails after about a half hour.

When/if I do get it to download correctly I will mirror as well.
9th January 2014, 04:20 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by El Daddy

Does anyone have a mirror of the HDMI version? I've tried downloading twice and it fails after about a half hour.

When/if I do get it to download correctly I will mirror as well.

Here you go, but please mirror if you can because I need to take it down within 48 hours.

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