[APP] [K.A.T - V2.4.2] [Audio enhancer | Scan Filters | GPS QuickFix]

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Il Gerry

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Hi Tim compliments for your Rom ... I'm following you from Katkiss Kitkat and they are always impeccable. :good:
I wanted to ask you how I can best configure the Media Scan filters to be even more powerful. :D
I use the Tf300t almost exclusively for the Games.
Thanks again for your work that allows me to still use a 2014 tablet.
:good::good::good:
 

timduru

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Hi Tim compliments for your Rom ... I'm following you from Katkiss Kitkat and they are always impeccable. :good:
I wanted to ask you how I can best configure the Media Scan filters to be even more powerful. :D
I use the Tf300t almost exclusively for the Games.
Thanks again for your work that allows me to still use a 2014 tablet.
:good::good::good:

I use whitelist for /system/media only myself.
 
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TF101 with your 6.0 kit installed yesterday. With audio tool (I didn't check without it) the sound seems to be mono only. Tool shows only center channel and listening with headphones sounds distinctly non-stereo. Any ideas what could be happening?
 

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TF101 with your 6.0 kit installed yesterday. With audio tool (I didn't check without it) the sound seems to be mono only. Tool shows only center channel and listening with headphones sounds distinctly non-stereo. Any ideas what could be happening?

which version of the app did you install ?
And what do you mean by "only the center channel" ?
Also, did the app ask for root access and did you grant it ?
 

okbouncey

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which version of the app did you install ?
And what do you mean by "only the center channel" ?
Also, did the app ask for root access and did you grant it ?

At first I accidentally installed 2.1.0, realized my mistake, and installed 2.2.0 next. Don't remember if it asked for root or not. Actually I'm not sure if root access is working in general; need to look into that too. When I look at the sound level control screen it only shows center channel. Can try to get a screen capture if you want.
 

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At first I accidentally installed 2.1.0, realized my mistake, and installed 2.2.0 next. Don't remember if it asked for root or not. Actually I'm not sure if root access is working in general; need to look into that too. When I look at the sound level control screen it only shows center channel. Can try to get a screen capture if you want.

Yeah you need root for the app to work.
So first make sure you have root.

if that still doesn't work, to restart from a clean state:
- uninstall the K.A.T app
- reboot to recovery and reflash the rom + gapps + supersu zip
- boot into the rom
- install K.A.T 2.2.0, launch it and make sure it asks and that you grant it root access.
 

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Hello, I know it's been a while since the last post on this thread, but I resurrected a transformer TF300T for my father recently with your awesome rom. I tried to download the latest KAT App for Nougat, but when I click on the link it says "401, gone", as file has been removed... Could you please provide me a new link or that app file? I would really appreciate that :)
Thank you very much!!
 
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timduru

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Hello, I know it's been a while since the last post on this thread, but I resurrected a transformer TF300T for my father recently with your awesome rom. I tried to download the latest KAT App for Nougat, but when I click on the link it says "401, gone", as file has been removed... Could you please provide me a new link or that app file? I would really appreciate that :)
Thank you very much!!

Just trïed and the file downloads fine for me
Maybe it was a temporary xda glitch.
 

yvesnoice

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Just trïed and the file downloads fine for me
Maybe it was a temporary xda glitch.

Hello,

Thanks for this work.
I also wanted to restart a tf300t with this rom.
However, I am unable to download the file ... error 404 !
I've been trying for 3 days.
And I tried on 2 different browsers.
Thanks in advance for the help !

And happy New Years !!! 🍾🍸
 

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Super_Poulpy

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Hello,

Thanks for this work.
I also wanted to restart a tf300t with this rom.
However, I am unable to download the file ... error 404 !
I've been trying for 3 days.
And I tried on 2 different browsers.
Thanks in advance for the help !

And happy New Years !!! 🍾🍸
Hello,

thanks for all the work done.
Same issue here: I just get an old TF300T and would like to go to Nougat .
The link to K.A.T app 2.4.2 gives error 404.
If someone can fix it, it will help a lot !

Thanks
 

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Just trïed and the file downloads fine for me
Maybe it was a temporary xda glitch.

First of all Happy New Year to you! Good to hear from you again. :)

I' think peoble are right. It seems to be as more as a temporary glitch. The link to K.A.T in your download list opens the site. However the link there to K.A.T_V2.4.2.apk gives always "error 404", I'm sorry!
 

gadgetrepairs

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Hi,

Same as the above posters, I'm getting a 404 error on the links for v2.4.2 and v2.2.0 (2.1.0 worked and I did find 2.2.0 on OP's own site).

If anyone has a mirror of 2.4.2, or if OP could please reupload the files, it would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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    K.A.T - Kat Android Toolbox - Android Unleasher
    Asus TF300T - TF101

    Android App | Audio Enhancer | Alsa Mixer | Media Scanner filters | GPS quickFix
    (Some of the features requires root)


    Hi everyone :)

    After the TF101 , K.A.T toolbox is now available for the TF300T :)

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    Latest K.A.T version :
    For KatKiss 7.X: K.A.T_V2.4.2.apk (Requires KatKiss 7.X >=V011)
    For KatKiss 6.0 : K.A.T_V2.2.0.apk
    For KatKiss 5.1 : K.A.T_V2.1.0.apk

    ChangeLog:
    2.4.2


    2.2.0 - 2.1.0 - 2.0.1 - 1.5.3 - 1.5.2 - 1.5.1 - 1.5.0 - 1.4.2 - 1.4.1 - 1.4.0 - 1.3.2 - 1.3.1 - 1.2.7 - 1.2.5 - 1.2.4 - 1.2.3 - 1.2.2 - 1.2.0 - 1.1.7 - 1.1.6 - 1.1.4 - 1.1.3 - 1.1.2


    It includes:
    * KatAudio:
    - Ability to control individually the hardware volume mixers of the WM8903 sound chip (hardware levels are lower than the max by default, and android controls only the software volumes)
    - Audio quality & level enhancement (optimized WM8903 register values for best quality)
    - Predefined optimized profiles that can be applied at boot and run time
    - Pre Amp Boost
    - Speaker front boost( DAC L+R merge)
    - Abitility to link Speakers and Headphone analog volume with the volume keys and cascade analog with android digital level.
    (Only use the volume keys to control the volume in that case, do not use the digital android volume or another app) see post #2
    - reinit FM34 DSP
    * Install section allows you to install the different patches/features and fixes
    - Ad-blocker (host file replacement)
    - GPS assistance Fix (needs reboot after install)

    * Media
    - Allows you to configure the KAT MediaScanner filters (whitelist, blacklist, alwaysadd directories, disable scan completely) Requires compatible rom like KatKiss
    * Storage
    - Allows you to mount / unmount drives (with full write NTFS support too)

    See post #2 for more details.

    See post #3 for compatibility reports, please report if a feature works for you (indicates which feature/version), and with which tablet/ROM/Kernel combination and versions you tested it with.
    That way I can update the compatibility post. :)


    Disclaimer: The usual ;)
    Use at your own risk, I won't be responsible for any damages caused to your Transformer or to yourself.
    In most cases if something breaks, flashing a rom on top should fix it.


    Please don't repackage or redistribute K.A.T in another thread, as it'll just make it very difficult for me to maintain and understand user feedback if your repackaged version is broken, has too many differences or is outdated.
    Also feel free to mention that you've reused some of the K.A.T enhancements but don't call it K.A.T, as if you do that will just generate confusion in user's mind as to where and what is K.A.T.
    Thanks :)

    Credits:
    - Dan Pollock for the original ad-blocker file http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/


    XDA:DevDB Information
    K.A.T - Kat Android Toolbox, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    timduru

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-07-22
    Last Updated 2016-10-30
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    Features


    * KatAudio:
    Note that on the TF300T, With some of the media player the first time you play a media, the volumes are reset to their original state. So first open the app & play then adjust the volumes in the K.A.T app. Or if you use the cascade option, push the volume button once after playing and it will set the proper volume level

    - ability to control individually the hardware volume mixers of the WM8903 chip
    - predefined optimized profiles that can be applied at boot and run time (optimized WM8903 registers for best quality "voodoo sound like" + sound volumes)
    - Speaker front boots( DAC L+R merge)
    - reinit FM34 DSP feature

    - Pre Amp Boost
    4 modes: 0 (no boost) , 1 (+6dB boost), 2 (+12dB boost), 3 (+18dB boost)
    That will allow you to boost the level in hardware before sending it to the audio chip amplifier
    This is to use mostly for apps/medias that have a low input level for example some of the streaming apps like Netflix with which that new option does wonders :)
    Keep in mind that if your media already has a normal audio level you will saturate the amp input and generate clipping / bad quality.

    - Cascade option: Abitility to link Speakers and Headphone analog volume with the volume keys and cascade analog with android digital level. (This will give you the best quality results. )

    When you increase the volume it will first increase the digital android volume, then increase the real chip analog volume as you keep pushing up once the digital volume has reached the maximum.
    When you hit the volume down button, it will first decrease the analog chip volume, while keep the digital volume at max.Then once it has reached a low analog level it'll decrease the digital slider as you keep pushing.
    (Only use the volume keys to control the volume in that case, do not use the digital android volume or another app)

    If you prefer not to have that behavior and set the volumes separately, just uncheck the cascade option.

    * Storage
    Allows you to mount / unmount drives:
    - Mount(Auto): will try to mount vfat, ext4 and ntfs with what the kernel support (ie if the kernel only supports ReadOnly NTFS, the drives will end up being mounted ro)
    - Mount(NTFS with full write support) : this one will try to mount the drive directly with full read-write support through ntfs-3g compiled and included with the app.
    - Unmount: does what it says ;) if the drive is busy or used by an application, it'll usually fail.
    In that case and if you know what you're doing you can try to check the force box, it might be able to force unmount.

    * Media
    Allows you to configure the KAT MediaScanner filters
    Always been annoyed by the MediaScanner eating 50% of the cpu and doing intensive IO, bringing your tablet to its knees ?
    Well this enhancement is for you, it'll allow you to black/white list and force specified directories scanning, or disable scanning completely.

    The way the default MediaScanner works is that everytime the tablet starts, that you mount / unmount a storage, or that the tablet wakes up,
    the MediaScannerService receives an order to scan.. *everything* on all mounted medias *again*:
    /storage/sdcard0, /Removable/MicroSD, /Removable/USBdisk1, /Removable/USBdisk2, /Removable/SD

    That's where the K.A.T MediaScanner comes to the rescue.
    With it you can rewrite / filter the scan orders. :)

    - Whitelist:
    Everything added in it will continue and be scanned if the order is received.
    If you work in whitelist most, you should add at least /system/media to it, unless you don't want the system to find these. (default audio notifications and such)

    - Blacklist
    Everything in this list will be discarded from the scan order received.

    - Always add directories
    The directories in this list, will be always appended to the scan order.

    - Scan checkbox: if unchecked all orders are cancelled
    You can choose to still let the "always add directories" list pass or not with the additional check box

    One thing to understand: the MediaScannerService is in charge of "top level" recursive scan orders.
    Meaning that it receives the order to scan /Removable/MicroSD for example.
    (It can also receive individual scan orders for files if an application forces it, but that's not how android is doing it for you general "media files")
    So it is these "orders" that the filters can intercept and what the white/black list are matching against.
    You won't be able to match onto individual files.

    Also keep in mind it takes time for the scanner to update its DB.
    Until it's done you might still see medias that you've filtered out, or might not see new medias you're trying to force scanning.
    If you currently have a big media DB, the cleanest and faster way to do it, is to configure the filters you want, wipe MediaStorage data, then reboot.
    5
    New Version 2.2.0

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    K.A.T_V2.2.0.apk


    ChangeLog:
    - MarshMallow 6.0 compatibility (requires KatKiss 6.0 >= #008)
    5
    New Lollipop 5.1 version

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    K.A.T_V2.1.0.apk


    ChangeLog:
    - Lollipop 5.1 compatibility (requires KatKiss 5.1 >= #021)
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    New version 2.0.1

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    K.A.T_V2.0.1.apk


    ChangeLog:
    - Lollipop compatibility
    - Core audio rewrite

    Note: Audio cascading is disabled on Lollipop as not compatible yet.
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