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ggow

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Feb 28, 2014
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Update

I have my laptop back. Since then I have been working on the KitKat version of Nexus ROM.
Unfortunately this means I haven't done much work on cm-12.

Things now left to do are:

- Bluetooth
- Youtube - Green screen fix - similiar problem faced when working on version 1.00 of the rom)
- Miracast - Video working perfectly, but sound is very choppy - still that's progress I guess.
- Battery life seems excellent without any extra utilities - but we'll see how it fairs in the wild
- The lastest google play services seems to have resolved the regular force closes
- The Settings app needs to be fixed up to not crash when settings that rely on LTE are selected.
- Any changes at the end that apply to cm-11 and cm-12 will be implemented in those roms
 
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mxzwhx

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I have my laptop back. Since then I have been working on the KitKat version of Nexus ROM.
Unfortunately this means I haven't done much work on cm-12.

Things now left to do are:

- Bluetooth
- Youtube - Green screen fix - similiar problem faced when working on version 1.00 of the rom)
- Miracast - Video working perfectly, but sound is very choppy - still that's progress I guess.
- Battery life seems excellent without any extra utilities - but we'll see how it fairs in the wild
- The lastest google play services seems to have resolved the regular force closes
- The Settings app needs to be fixed up to not crash when settings that rely on LTE are selected.
- Any changes at the end that apply to cm-11 and cm-12 will be implemented in those roms

Can't wait to try the new version, thanks @ggow!
 

ggow

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Update

On the new kikat version

- l have now fixed up Miracast, seems to now be fully working, Netflix video isn't displaying, could be an issue with DRM.
- Bluetooth seems to be working now. Pairs with my keyboard, will try a few more devices before releasing.

Still a couple of bits to do like YouTube fix then should be good to go.
 

fryheit

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Great! Is LTE gonna work? That's like my main thing I just upgraded my kindle from WiFi to lte and my contract also but can't use it now :) thanks for your work
 
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DB126

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Could not find a definitive answer is otg supported with this ROM or is it not possible due to hardware restrictions?
Not possible due to HW restrictions. There is some debate as to whether this is really true but no rom (stock or otherwise) to date offers otg support and there are no indications this will change.
 

ggow

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Feb 28, 2014
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Update

- I now have fully working miracast. Sound gets passed through correctly :D

Left to do now are:

- Youtube fix (had a look initially - it is not the same problem as the original nexus rom - video is playing but with green tint)
- Headphones are working but the volume scaling is way off. Low volume setting = high volume output.
 

DB126

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- I now have fully working miracast. Sound gets passed through correctly :D

Left to do now are:

- Youtube fix (had a look initially - it is not the same problem as the original nexus rom - video is playing but with green tint)
- Headphones are working but the volume scaling is way off. Low volume setting = high volume output.

The excitement builds :). Thanks for the regular updates. Can't wait!
 
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ggow

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- Headphones are now working good. If the volume levels need tweaking then I can do this easily later :)

- I'm going to leave the settings application alone for now until we confirm LTE is working.

- The youtube thing may take a little more to figure out so onto that now. Attached is a screenshot of the problem. I suspect either a drm or codec issue. What's funny is netflix is working fine.

Edit: But if it was a drm issue then netflix wouldn't work I think - hmmm...
 

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- Headphones are now working good. If the volume levels need tweaking then I can do this easily later :)

- I'm going to leave the settings application alone for now until we confirm LTE is working.

- The youtube thing may take a little more to figure out so onto that now. Attached is a screenshot of the problem. I suspect either a drm or codec issue. What's funny is netflix is working fine.

Edit: But if it was a drm issue then netflix wouldn't work I think - hmmm...
Definitely isnt DRM it doesn't happen on the current version of this ROM or cm11. Also It never happens to Sony Xperia devices on losing Drm. Cant wait to try it if it were available to users that can't get cm11 or 12 due to their version of stock ROM. Could it be due to the resolution of playback?
I'm using nexus ss v1.01 In YouTube I'm limited to 720p however. If you were playing back at 1080p could that be the issue due to a different codec.
 

kudoz83

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@ggow out of curiosity mate, is that only in the YouTube app? Or does it also affect YouTube through Chrome Browser and other apps such as Youtube Downloader?

Might help you source the problem if they do or don't exhibit the same behaviour as the YouTube app... (though you've probably already tried that, lol)
 

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    Introduction
    I am very proud to bring you HDX Nexus ROM. This is for both the Kindle Fire HDX 7" and 8.9" WIFI only variants and brings full AOSP functionality. This is for users with TWRP installed.


    Features
    - Full Jelly Bean 4.2.2 AOSP functionality



    Bug Reports
    - Please use the Bugs section on this thread, it will make it a lot easier to to keep track.


    Fresh Installation
    - Flash thor-nexus-rom.zip or apollo-nexus-rom.zip
    - Flash hdx-nexus-gapps-v1.2.zip
    - Then flash any addons
    - If coming from any other ROM or Safestrap based ROM then do a factory reset.
    - Reboot and enjoy.


    Upgrading From Previous Version
    - Flash thor-nexus-rom.zip or apollo-nexus-rom.zip
    - Flash hdx-nexus-gapps-v1.2.zip
    - Wipe Dalvik Cache and Cache
    - Then flash any addons
    - Reboot and enjoy.


    Changelog
    - v2.0.4 -> v2.0.5
    Code:
    - CIFS Support
    - Clock retention/reset problem fixed
    - Busybox is now integrated

    - v2.0.3 -> v2.0.4

    Code:
    - Switched to custom kernel
    - Kernel is compiled with Sabermod 4.7 toolchain
    - Added the following CPU governors:
    	- abyssplug v2
    	- adaptive
    	- intelliactive
    	- intellidemand
    	- interactive
    	- lazy
    	- lionheart
    	- nightmare
    	- ondemandplus
    	- optimax
    	- pegasuq
    	- userspace
    	- wheatley
    - Updated security package ready for selinux
    - Updated devfreq driver
    - Lastest Amazon music application is now working
    - Latest Amazon kindle application is now working



    Downloads



    Add-Ons
    - Dolby Digital v1.2 for HDX Nexus >= 2.0.5
    - Dolby Digital v1.1 for HDX Nexus <= 2.0.4


    FAQ

    Q. How do I mount a CIFS share?

    - make a folder in your /sdcard for your shares ( /sdcard/shares/ )
    - make a folder within /sdcard/shares/ for your CIFS share ( /sdcard/shares/nasdrive/ )
    - open a terminal app or adb shell into your device from your computer
    - su - to gain root access
    - use the following command to mount your network share to the previously created folder

    Code:
    mount -o unc=192.168.1.7Data,username=<name>,password=<pass> -t cifs none /sdcard/shares/nasdrive



    Finally
    - Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and to everyone that made a Donation.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    HDX Nexus, ROM for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" & 8.9"

    Contributors
    ggow
    Source Code: https://github.com/ggow/android_kernel_hdx_nexus/tree/android_4.2.2

    ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
    Based On: AOSP JDQ39

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 2.04
    Stable Release Date: 2015-02-06

    Created 2014-08-02
    Last Updated 2017-06-01
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    Update

    Working on version 2.02

    So far:

    - Put a fix in to make most apps available in Playstore - this works for the moment unless our devices are again blocked
    - Fixed Hang on F1 App @rubinho
    - Fixed Auto-brightness
    - Fixed imdb force close
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    Update

    I am making a new version of Nexus ROM which is based on android 4.3. The plan is to have this running without all of the old amazon binaries. I have touchscreen, audio, wifi, bluetooth and WiFi working (No amazon binaries present at all). I am hoping that this release will also support LTE variants too. This custom kernel for hdx nexus rom will also serve as a platform to boot lollipop in the very near future.
    As many of you know HDX Nexus 4.2.2 is my first android project, so really appreciate everyone's patience and support with this.
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    Release 1.4.1 comming....

    Hey All, I'm gonna go for Release 1.4.1. The changelog for the next version is:

    -----------------------------------
    HDX Nexus ROM Changelog
    -----------------------------------
    v1.4 -> 1.4.1
    - Fixed audio bug when using navbar
    - Fixed steering reverse sense on Need for Speed Most Wanted
    - Settings
    - Removed "Cell Broadcasts" Option
    - Removed "Phone Ringtone" Option
    - Removed "Power Button Ends Call" Option
    - Removed "Baseband" from Device Information
    - Removed "System Updates" Option
    - Fixed Crash on "About Phone->Status" Option
    - Changed text entries for from "phone" to "tablet".
    - Ported Camera App from KitKat
    - Ported Gallery App from KitKat
    - Ported Calendar App from KitKat
    - Ported com.quicinc.cne.jar framework from LG G2
    - Updated tzdata to 2014f
    - Include new wpa_supplicant from 1.4 release for Thor Devices
    - MX Player subtitles now show correctly
    - Call/Phone functionality has been disabled/removed
    - The volume control is now expandable

    I now have no broadband at all at home, but will get the ROM uploaded via my mobile ASAP.
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    Update

    Thanks everyone for the bug reports and excellent testing effort.

    So far this week, I have fixed:

    1. Chrome
    2. Flickr's Missing Photos
    3. The white page issue with the old kindle reader app
    4. Have implemented changes (a lot of them) that mean I can use more of the AOSP libs. This has reduce the size and dependency on amazon libs. Ultimately reducing the size of the ROM.

    I have started working on a revised set of libraries to get the media player hardware accelerated again. I have resolved some problems with it but far from perfect.

    The problem is amazon's source code is far from complete and doesn't contain everything that it should. It's frustrating the open source spirit of android and support thereof is not been taken seriously by several large companies choosing only to release binaries. For this reason it will take me some time to solve some of these bugs (anyway rant over).

    Thanks to all again for your patience and support. I'll resume in two weeks when back from vacation.