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[A510][ROM][2012-11-18] NoThrills A510 "Franken700" Stock ROM

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NoThrills

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Feb 14, 2008
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NoThrills A510 "Franken700" Stock ROM
version 2012-11-18, built on Acer_AV051_A700_1.052.00


First off: Yes, this ROM is for the Acer Iconia TAB A510. The software is taken from A700 tablets and modified to run on your A510 tablet, thus bringing Android 4.0.4 4.1.1 and other goodies (like the new 'power profiles' in the 'settings' menu) to your fingertips!


Here's what's visually changed from the original A700 ROM:
  • NOTHING.


Here's what's changed on the inside:
  • Multi-language support: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.
  • ThrillsKernel v3: Click here for full details on the kernel.
  • A510 drivers and additional A510 files added.
  • Rooted: SU (3.1.1), BusyBox (1.20.2) and SuperUser (3.1.3) installed by default.
  • Fully Deodexed: Both system apps and system framework.
  • Zipaligned: For better RAM usage.
  • /etc/init.d support: Allows you to run your own scripts or mods on boot.
  • System apps updated: See the second post for the full list.
  • AGPS Patch applied and LTO downloadservice installed: This should get you a faster satellite lock.
  • Ad-blocking HOSTS file: Makes your browsing experience faster and less annoying.
  • Added English TextToSpeech files: Why were they missing in the first place, Acer? German, Spanish, French and Italian were included by default...
  • Various performance tweaks: Faster file access, less logging, better response overall.


Installation:
  • Step 0:
    Check this thread to see if you can help the community before you let us help you!
  • Step 1:
    If you don't have it already, install my CWM-Based Recovery.
  • Step 2:
    Download the ROM from this post, extract the .RAR files and put the .ZIP file on your internal or external SD Card.
  • Step 3:
    Start Recovery by powering down your device, holding the Volume down (**) button and turning it on again.
  • Step 4:
    Make a Nandroid Backup. I can't stress this enough. Select backup and restore and choose one of the backup options.
  • Step 5:
    This step is optional, but recommended when you first install this ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset. Note that this will wipe everything from your data partition, including downloaded apps and settings. Files on your internal or external SD Card are safe.
  • Step 6:
    Install this ROM by choosing install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard or choose zip from external sdcard.
  • Step 7:
    Wait for the installation to finish (this takes a few minutes). Spend your time reading the text below these installation instructions!
  • Step 8:
    Select reboot system now, and enjoy!


Please read the following carefully before installing this ROM:
  • I am not responsible for anything you do to your tablet. Whatever you do, you do it at your own risk!
  • This ROM is NOT intended to be flashed on a A700 tablet. It won't boot!
  • This ROM is a BETA. I guess it's stable enough now...
  • This ROM is pre-rooted. Do NOT attempt to install BusyBox or SU manually or you might break root. You can safely upgrade BusyBox and SU!
  • When installed, this ROM will reboot the tablet on its own once, before Android fully boots. This is normal, it's not a boot loop but it's ensuring your tablet becomes rooted.
  • First boot (after the automatic reboot) will take a while (5 minutes is no exception). Just be patient, it will boot faster next time.
  • When the tablet has completed booting for the first time, give it another few minutes to get 'up to speed'. It should be much faster after about 5 to 10 minutes.


FAQ:
  • Want themes? Get them somewhere else! I probably don't like your taste, you probably don't like mine. So why pretend? Use this ROM as your base and start theming yourself!
  • Want mods? Your ideas might be good in your situation, they probably aren't in mine. Again, use this ROM as your base and start modding yourself!
  • Found bugs? Let me know! Although I can't promise I'll be able to fix them all, at least I will try.
  • Want to use this ROM as base for your own? Go ahead, make my day. But do credit me with a link to this thread, so people can also taste my flavorless contraptions.
  • Want to give me your first born baby? I'd rather not have that, but if you really want to give me something: Either click the 'Donate to me' button on the left, or simply hit the 'Thanks' button on this post.


Changelog:
See second post.


Screenshots:
See second post.



Downloads:
The download is split in three parts: You need all!
 
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NoThrills

Retired Recognized Developer
Feb 14, 2008
216
361
Changelog:

2012-11-18
  • Rebased on the latest (1.052.00) Acer A700 JellyBean build
  • Replaced ThrillsKernel2 with ThrillsKernel3 version 20121118
  • Applications updated: AcerCloud (2.1.6.476), Amazon Kindle (3.7.1.8), Clear.fi Music (2.1.6.1098), Evernote (4.3.5), Google Calendar (201210220), Google Chrome (18.0.1025464), Google Play Music (4.4.811H.526848), Google Search (2.1.12.516912), Google+ (3.2.2.38469528), Maps (6.14.1), YouTube (4.1.47), Zinio (2.0.6147)
  • Fixed mic and HDMI sound issues
  • Fixed init.d support
  • Updated ad-blocking host file

2012-10-28
  • Rebased on the original Acer A700 JellyBean build
  • Updated ThrillsKernel to 20121028 version
  • Applications updated: AcerCloud (2.1.6.474), Amazon Kindle (3.7.0.108), AUPEO! (2.89.12), Barcode Scanner (4.3.1), Chrome (18.0.1025308), Clear.fi Music (2.1.6.1094), Clear.fi Photo (2.1.6.680), Clear.fi Video (2.1.6.442), EquiView (1.0.1.5), Evernote (4.3.3), Google Calendar (201210120), Google Play Services (1.0.13), Google Play Store (3.9.16), Google Search (2.0.5.443668), Google+ (3.2.0.35289806), Maps (6.12.0), Street View (1.8.1.2), TegraZone (2.6), YouTube (4.1.23), Zinio (1.90.6096)
  • Fixed the Real Racing game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
  • Even more small optimizations

2012-09-17
  • Modified root, no need for reboot on first boot
  • ThrillsKernel 20120917 added as default kernel
  • Applications updated: Evernote (4.2.1)
  • Removed AcerNidus
  • Removed unused files I left in /system because I'm an idiot
  • Fixed the Real Racing game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
  • Fixed the Monopoly game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
  • Small optimizations

2012-09-06
  • Initial release, thanks to pawitp for providing the A700 image file.


Screenshots:

 
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Mechkilla

Member
Jul 9, 2012
40
10
Naa, that's fine. Frankenstein was my second guess ... but the first was more obvious for me ... i'm living not far away from "Franken". And the ROM is your creation thus you can decide every name you want ... except "mechkilla" ;).
 
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koba

Member
Dec 23, 2006
42
0
The stock Rom had only noop shuedler . Is it possible to get more?

Thx Nothrill

Gesendet von meinem GT-I9100 mit Tapatalk 2
 
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skymario

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Sep 13, 2008
157
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Ha ha !! Thx again NoThrills :laugh:

We all A510 user very lucky got NoThrills to cooking rom for us !:fingers-crossed:
 

salisbury_steak

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NoThrills has single handedly livened up the place. Wow.

For people who have tried both this and the opti500 rom, please provide feedback. I'll only have time to flash on Sunday and I'd like to know user thoughts between the two.

Sent via Acer A510.
 

beidave

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Apr 6, 2011
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Anybody got a mirror, download speeds 77 min on a regular download. Thanks for all the hard work nothrills!
 

nikro56

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NoThrills has single handedly livened up the place. Wow.

For people who have tried both this and the opti500 rom, please provide feedback. I'll only have time to flash on Sunday and I'd like to know user thoughts between the two.

Sent via Acer A510.

In my opinion Franken700 is better but it's maybe only an impression (and also because ICS 4.0.4 has reputation to be faster than 4.0.3).
The only "bug" i have noticed is that when i start internet browser, i have to zoom out (the first time only!!!).

The opti500 rom is good but (in my opinion) does not provide enough improvements...

(sorry for my english... i'm french)
 
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harmakhis

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In my opinion Franken700 is better but it's maybe only an impression (and also because ICS 4.0.4 has reputation to be faster than 4.0.3).
The only "bug" i have noticed is that when i start internet browser, i have to zoom out (the first time only!!!).

The opti500 rom is good but (in my opinion) does not provide enough improvements...

(sorry for my english... i'm french)

installed this morning and dont find any bug for this moment

a bit more efficient rom
 
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beidave

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Got it up and running about 5 hours ago and loving it. Alot more responsive and quick. Thanks NOTHRILLS for the first Thrill since the battery!!!
 
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Thank you so much to everyone that has replied. I wanted to make sure that the screen responsiveness bug isn't there. :)

Slightly related question. Does anyone know how I should backup my local ICS browser bookmarks?
 

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    NoThrills A510 "Franken700" Stock ROM
    version 2012-11-18, built on Acer_AV051_A700_1.052.00


    First off: Yes, this ROM is for the Acer Iconia TAB A510. The software is taken from A700 tablets and modified to run on your A510 tablet, thus bringing Android 4.0.4 4.1.1 and other goodies (like the new 'power profiles' in the 'settings' menu) to your fingertips!


    Here's what's visually changed from the original A700 ROM:
    • NOTHING.


    Here's what's changed on the inside:
    • Multi-language support: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.
    • ThrillsKernel v3: Click here for full details on the kernel.
    • A510 drivers and additional A510 files added.
    • Rooted: SU (3.1.1), BusyBox (1.20.2) and SuperUser (3.1.3) installed by default.
    • Fully Deodexed: Both system apps and system framework.
    • Zipaligned: For better RAM usage.
    • /etc/init.d support: Allows you to run your own scripts or mods on boot.
    • System apps updated: See the second post for the full list.
    • AGPS Patch applied and LTO downloadservice installed: This should get you a faster satellite lock.
    • Ad-blocking HOSTS file: Makes your browsing experience faster and less annoying.
    • Added English TextToSpeech files: Why were they missing in the first place, Acer? German, Spanish, French and Italian were included by default...
    • Various performance tweaks: Faster file access, less logging, better response overall.


    Installation:
    • Step 0:
      Check this thread to see if you can help the community before you let us help you!
    • Step 1:
      If you don't have it already, install my CWM-Based Recovery.
    • Step 2:
      Download the ROM from this post, extract the .RAR files and put the .ZIP file on your internal or external SD Card.
    • Step 3:
      Start Recovery by powering down your device, holding the Volume down (**) button and turning it on again.
    • Step 4:
      Make a Nandroid Backup. I can't stress this enough. Select backup and restore and choose one of the backup options.
    • Step 5:
      This step is optional, but recommended when you first install this ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset. Note that this will wipe everything from your data partition, including downloaded apps and settings. Files on your internal or external SD Card are safe.
    • Step 6:
      Install this ROM by choosing install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard or choose zip from external sdcard.
    • Step 7:
      Wait for the installation to finish (this takes a few minutes). Spend your time reading the text below these installation instructions!
    • Step 8:
      Select reboot system now, and enjoy!


    Please read the following carefully before installing this ROM:
    • I am not responsible for anything you do to your tablet. Whatever you do, you do it at your own risk!
    • This ROM is NOT intended to be flashed on a A700 tablet. It won't boot!
    • This ROM is a BETA. I guess it's stable enough now...
    • This ROM is pre-rooted. Do NOT attempt to install BusyBox or SU manually or you might break root. You can safely upgrade BusyBox and SU!
    • When installed, this ROM will reboot the tablet on its own once, before Android fully boots. This is normal, it's not a boot loop but it's ensuring your tablet becomes rooted.
    • First boot (after the automatic reboot) will take a while (5 minutes is no exception). Just be patient, it will boot faster next time.
    • When the tablet has completed booting for the first time, give it another few minutes to get 'up to speed'. It should be much faster after about 5 to 10 minutes.


    FAQ:
    • Want themes? Get them somewhere else! I probably don't like your taste, you probably don't like mine. So why pretend? Use this ROM as your base and start theming yourself!
    • Want mods? Your ideas might be good in your situation, they probably aren't in mine. Again, use this ROM as your base and start modding yourself!
    • Found bugs? Let me know! Although I can't promise I'll be able to fix them all, at least I will try.
    • Want to use this ROM as base for your own? Go ahead, make my day. But do credit me with a link to this thread, so people can also taste my flavorless contraptions.
    • Want to give me your first born baby? I'd rather not have that, but if you really want to give me something: Either click the 'Donate to me' button on the left, or simply hit the 'Thanks' button on this post.


    Changelog:
    See second post.


    Screenshots:
    See second post.



    Downloads:
    The download is split in three parts: You need all!
    7
    Changelog:

    2012-11-18
    • Rebased on the latest (1.052.00) Acer A700 JellyBean build
    • Replaced ThrillsKernel2 with ThrillsKernel3 version 20121118
    • Applications updated: AcerCloud (2.1.6.476), Amazon Kindle (3.7.1.8), Clear.fi Music (2.1.6.1098), Evernote (4.3.5), Google Calendar (201210220), Google Chrome (18.0.1025464), Google Play Music (4.4.811H.526848), Google Search (2.1.12.516912), Google+ (3.2.2.38469528), Maps (6.14.1), YouTube (4.1.47), Zinio (2.0.6147)
    • Fixed mic and HDMI sound issues
    • Fixed init.d support
    • Updated ad-blocking host file

    2012-10-28
    • Rebased on the original Acer A700 JellyBean build
    • Updated ThrillsKernel to 20121028 version
    • Applications updated: AcerCloud (2.1.6.474), Amazon Kindle (3.7.0.108), AUPEO! (2.89.12), Barcode Scanner (4.3.1), Chrome (18.0.1025308), Clear.fi Music (2.1.6.1094), Clear.fi Photo (2.1.6.680), Clear.fi Video (2.1.6.442), EquiView (1.0.1.5), Evernote (4.3.3), Google Calendar (201210120), Google Play Services (1.0.13), Google Play Store (3.9.16), Google Search (2.0.5.443668), Google+ (3.2.0.35289806), Maps (6.12.0), Street View (1.8.1.2), TegraZone (2.6), YouTube (4.1.23), Zinio (1.90.6096)
    • Fixed the Real Racing game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
    • Even more small optimizations

    2012-09-17
    • Modified root, no need for reboot on first boot
    • ThrillsKernel 20120917 added as default kernel
    • Applications updated: Evernote (4.2.1)
    • Removed AcerNidus
    • Removed unused files I left in /system because I'm an idiot
    • Fixed the Real Racing game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
    • Fixed the Monopoly game for the A510s 1280x800 resolution
    • Small optimizations

    2012-09-06
    • Initial release, thanks to pawitp for providing the A700 image file.


    Screenshots:

    7
    :victory: Woo, I just became recognized developer on XDA :victory:
    5
    did you fixed Init.d support too ?

    Yes, all bugs mentioned in this thread are now fixed.
    5
    Well, I fixed the touchscreen issues after all :victory:

    Keep checking this thread for a new release today!