[ROM - 1.2] Flashback Update 10.3 (12/07/2011)

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UPDATE - Flashback 10.3 (12/07/2011) - See Downloads (below)

STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device. You agree that only you are responsible and no one else is responsible for supporting you if that occurs.


Acknowledgments
Roebeet, Mrguy, Pershoot, Zebwen, Clemsyn and all the Adam and VEGA developers, for this excellent port. If you have contributed something I used let me know and I will add you here.

Pre-requisites
1. Setup and learn how to use nvflash. This is your backout in case something bad happens, so I would recommend you understand how to use this, in advance.
2. Have your device on a stock 1.2-based ROM / mod baseline. For example, build 4349 is the latest 1.2-based stock ROM, as of this writing.

NVFlash
-NVFlash rev5 by tlb1961 (Detailed Instructions for Windows and Linux included in download)

Installation for 1.2-based stock (also, see Changelog)
Options for Installing Flashback:

Option 1 (Update)
Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
1. Wipe cache partition
2. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
3. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
4. Install from SDCard
5. Choose zip from SDCard
6. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X.zip
7. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X.zip
8. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
9. Reboot system

Option 2 (Clean)
Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
1. Wipe data/Factory reset
2. Wipe cache partition
3. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
4. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
5. Install from SDCard
6. Choose zip from SDCard
7. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X.zip
8. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X.zip
9. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
10. Reboot system

Option 3 (Wipe & Format)
Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
1. Wipe data/Factory reset
2. Wipe cache partition
3. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
4. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
5. Moints and Storage:
> Format boot
> Format cache
> Format data
> Format system
> Format sdcard - OPTIONAL (FOR ADVANCED USE ONLY)
6. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
7. Install from SDCard
8. Choose zip from SDCard
9. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X-signed.zip
10. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X-signed.zip
11. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
12. Reboot system

Disaster recovery - 'tlb1961' NVFlash (see above)

Flashback Team Members
HiTekRedneck
jazzruby
OtherGuy
rowwor
Sharpe351
TEK112
tlb1961
tlbardelljr

Downloads
Flashback 10.3 (updated 12/07/2011)
Download Link: http://dev-host.org/dn0au4ajdokt/Flashback-10.3-signed.zip
MD5: ce7898ecb48b0a0a9d0b0d45d99b9669

Pershoot's kernel 2632.48 11/24/2011 (included in Flashback 10.3)
Download Link: http://dev-host.org/ol6timuj4aw1/pershoots_2632.48_gb_newbl-112411-signed.zip
MD5: 6606eb179ff22d4738da0b62e14187bd

Clemsyn's kernel Honeycomb Trial 5
Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7s7c1anfv1pnfe3

Changelog
Flashback (see Post #2)

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jazzruby

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Changelog:

Flashback 10.3
Updated kernel/WiFi modules

Recommended install method for Flashback 10.3:
'Update' install for 10.2 > 10.3
'Clean' install for all others

Flashback 10.2
Files added:
GalleryNew3DGoogle

Files updated:
Browser (Homepage)
Superuser (3.0.7) - If doing an 'Update' install, you must 'Uninstall update' from Settings > Applications > All
framework-res (Wallpaper)
updater-script (corrected 1 line)
boot.img (new kernel)

Files removed:
TitaniumBackup (issues) - If doing an 'Update' install, you must 'Uninstall update' from Settings > Applications > All
StatusbarToggle (issues)
Wallpapers (app not stock)
[/system/data] folder (contains 3rd party appps and will provide as a separate download)

Recommended install method for Flashback 10.2:
'Clean' install, due to system apps, i.e. TitaniumBackup and Superuser

'Update' install, (for experienced users and from 10.1 only) - You must 'Uninstall update' for TitaniumBackup and Superuser from Settings > Applications > All

-JR-
 

narddawg314

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Jan 3, 2011
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loving it

The latest update is great! Still having a problem with the flashplayer causing crashes though..any recommendations other than the hacked apk that is available in the build?
 

tlbardelljr

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Thanks JR,

This will always be the ROM running on my GTAB. You are a great asset to the gtab community!

tlbardelljr
 
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timbck2

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This isn't a new problem (I've had it with all the Honeycomb ROMs I've used), but when I hold the power button and choose "Recovery", my G Tablet doesn't boot into recovery, it just reboots normally. I can only get into recovery by holding the volume up button while rebooting. Is this normal? It isn't really a big deal, but I thought I'd report it.

I'm running Flashback 10.3.
 

Seanbest

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Just got the gtab from a friend. This ROM is amazing, but no working flash player, can't play anything. Any ideas?
 
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wotlos

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Nope, just update or fresh download the newest version that shows up in the market and most browser pages with flash videos will play (you can hear them but prob not see them) then you kind of have to "guess" where that "full screen" button is on the video window, and if you hit it spot on, it should launch the flash video full screen. It's a *****, but it works. I'm going back and reloading some of the other HC roms to see which one I can live with for now.
 

mq1991

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Hey everyone!

Just put this on my gtab, and i have an issue. When i go to install an app, it causes a reboot from the splash screen, and when it comes back up, the wifi doesnt work(gives an error) until i restart the tablet.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
-Steve
 

jazzruby

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Hey everyone!

Just put this on my gtab, and i have an issue. When i go to install an app, it causes a reboot from the splash screen, and when it comes back up, the wifi doesnt work(gives an error) until i restart the tablet.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
-Steve
Hi Steve,

Can you be a little more specific, i.e. previous ROM, install method, what app, etc...

-JR-
 

jazzruby

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This isn't a new problem (I've had it with all the Honeycomb ROMs I've used), but when I hold the power button and choose "Recovery", my G Tablet doesn't boot into recovery, it just reboots normally. I can only get into recovery by holding the volume up button while rebooting. Is this normal? It isn't really a big deal, but I thought I'd report it.

I'm running Flashback 10.3.
This is a known issue with the Shutdown.apk (app), unfortunately no resolve at the moment, but will look into it further.

Thanks,

-JR-
 
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mq1991

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Thanks for the quick repsonse!

Alright, well a bit of a rollercoaster here..

I went through and followed this guide to get my tablet up to 4349.
This one

Then, I attempted to install CWM .8 to manage roms and such.

That did not work, it soft bricked the device, so i went and NVFlashed it back, and went through the process of getting it back to 4349.

I then used the included recovery (v3?) to install Flashback.

Any tips on getting CWM to go on along with 4349?

EDIT: So far its happened with every app, it downloads fine. When it switches to "installing..." the tablet goes to the Flashback splashscreen.
 
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jazzruby

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Thanks for the quick repsonse!

Alright, well a bit of a rollercoaster here..

I went through and followed this guide to get my tablet up to 4349.
This one

Then, I attempted to install CWM .8 to manage roms and such.

That did not work, it soft bricked the device, so i went and NVFlashed it back, and went through the process of getting it back to 4349.

I then used the included recovery (v3?) to install Flashback.

Any tips on getting CWM to go on along with 4349?
OK, I think I follow you, your currently running Flashback 10.3, correct?

If so, you can flash/install ClockworkMod 3.0.2.8 rev5 internally.
FB 10.3 includes the recovery binaries for Stock and ClockworkMod, you just need to flash/install via terminal.

Open/Run Terminal Emulator and type the following:
$ su - become Superuser
# cwmrecovery.sh - will flash/install ClockworkMod 3.0.2.8
# fixrecovery.sh - will flash/install Stock recovery

Terminal Emulator: https://market.android.com/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en
 
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mq1991

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Thanks! I will try that out and post back!

Haha yeah I was, Im just gonna start from the beginning to try and iron out any problems I may have caused.

Also, the kernel in the first post, will that help improve stability? Or is it simply the overclock?

Thanks for your help!
 

jazzruby

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Thanks! I will try that out and post back!

Haha yeah I was, Im just gonna start from the beginning to try and iron out any problems I may have caused.

Also, the kernel in the first post, will that help improve stability? Or is it simply the overclock?

Thanks for your help!
First of all, make sure you're on 1.2 bootloader; if you've already NVFlashed 4349 then you are.

Second, download and flash/install this ClockworkMod:
http://dev-host.org/g4e68tsmgdlp/gTab.cwm.3028.1.2.zip

If you already got ClockworkMod 3.0.2.8 rev5 then skip the above, if not, and you have Stock recovery, then rename to update.zip and flash.

Third, use the 'Clean' install method in the OP.

Flashback 10.3 already has pershoot's kernel baked in, the 2 kernel pkgs in the OP are to allow trying/testing between the two.

-JR-
 
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mq1991

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Could you point me in the direction of finding that version of NVFlash? Im using one that goes to a very old version of TnT and then i need to wait for an OTA update.
Ive searched on the forum but havent turned up much.

That makes more sense. Thanks for all your help. I dont want to come across as a noob, but for some reason this tablet has been giving me the most trouble of all getting this stuff right. haha

---------- Post added at 09:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:27 PM ----------

*facepalm* All I had to do was reinstall Flashback.

Thanks so much for your help! It no longer restarts when I install apps.

So i think the problem was down to that I didnt use CWM to install it, after I used NVFLASH v5 it installed that new version of CWM you mentioned. I then did a CLEAN install of Flashback and so far so good! I hope this can help someone else out as well.
 

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Is anyone else missing the \system\ data\ folder where the hacked adobe flash apk

I'm coming from flashback 10.1 upgrade install, wiped cache and dalvik cache

Sent from my Nexus S 4G using xda premium
 

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    UPDATE - Flashback 10.3 (12/07/2011) - See Downloads (below)

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device. You agree that only you are responsible and no one else is responsible for supporting you if that occurs.


    Acknowledgments
    Roebeet, Mrguy, Pershoot, Zebwen, Clemsyn and all the Adam and VEGA developers, for this excellent port. If you have contributed something I used let me know and I will add you here.

    Pre-requisites
    1. Setup and learn how to use nvflash. This is your backout in case something bad happens, so I would recommend you understand how to use this, in advance.
    2. Have your device on a stock 1.2-based ROM / mod baseline. For example, build 4349 is the latest 1.2-based stock ROM, as of this writing.

    NVFlash
    -NVFlash rev5 by tlb1961 (Detailed Instructions for Windows and Linux included in download)

    Installation for 1.2-based stock (also, see Changelog)
    Options for Installing Flashback:

    Option 1 (Update)
    Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
    Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
    1. Wipe cache partition
    2. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
    3. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
    4. Install from SDCard
    5. Choose zip from SDCard
    6. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X.zip
    7. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X.zip
    8. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
    9. Reboot system

    Option 2 (Clean)
    Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
    Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
    1. Wipe data/Factory reset
    2. Wipe cache partition
    3. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
    4. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
    5. Install from SDCard
    6. Choose zip from SDCard
    7. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X.zip
    8. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X.zip
    9. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
    10. Reboot system

    Option 3 (Wipe & Format)
    Download/Copy Flashback-10.X.zip to Internal SDCard (USB storage)
    Shutdown and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
    1. Wipe data/Factory reset
    2. Wipe cache partition
    3. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache
    4. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu) < Very Important Here [DO NOT REBOOT RECOVERY]
    5. Moints and Storage:
    > Format boot
    > Format cache
    > Format data
    > Format system
    > Format sdcard - OPTIONAL (FOR ADVANCED USE ONLY)
    6. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
    7. Install from SDCard
    8. Choose zip from SDCard
    9. Navigate to and choose Flashback-10.X-signed.zip
    10. Accept/Choose Flashback-10.X-signed.zip
    11. Backspace/Return key (back to Main menu)
    12. Reboot system

    Disaster recovery - 'tlb1961' NVFlash (see above)

    Flashback Team Members
    HiTekRedneck
    jazzruby
    OtherGuy
    rowwor
    Sharpe351
    TEK112
    tlb1961
    tlbardelljr

    Downloads
    Flashback 10.3 (updated 12/07/2011)
    Download Link: http://dev-host.org/dn0au4ajdokt/Flashback-10.3-signed.zip
    MD5: ce7898ecb48b0a0a9d0b0d45d99b9669

    Pershoot's kernel 2632.48 11/24/2011 (included in Flashback 10.3)
    Download Link: http://dev-host.org/ol6timuj4aw1/pershoots_2632.48_gb_newbl-112411-signed.zip
    MD5: 6606eb179ff22d4738da0b62e14187bd

    Clemsyn's kernel Honeycomb Trial 5
    Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7s7c1anfv1pnfe3

    Changelog
    Flashback (see Post #2)

    Pics
    3
    Changelog:

    Flashback 10.3
    Updated kernel/WiFi modules

    Recommended install method for Flashback 10.3:
    'Update' install for 10.2 > 10.3
    'Clean' install for all others

    Flashback 10.2
    Files added:
    GalleryNew3DGoogle

    Files updated:
    Browser (Homepage)
    Superuser (3.0.7) - If doing an 'Update' install, you must 'Uninstall update' from Settings > Applications > All
    framework-res (Wallpaper)
    updater-script (corrected 1 line)
    boot.img (new kernel)

    Files removed:
    TitaniumBackup (issues) - If doing an 'Update' install, you must 'Uninstall update' from Settings > Applications > All
    StatusbarToggle (issues)
    Wallpapers (app not stock)
    [/system/data] folder (contains 3rd party appps and will provide as a separate download)

    Recommended install method for Flashback 10.2:
    'Clean' install, due to system apps, i.e. TitaniumBackup and Superuser

    'Update' install, (for experienced users and from 10.1 only) - You must 'Uninstall update' for TitaniumBackup and Superuser from Settings > Applications > All

    -JR-
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    Here you go. Im running fb 10.3 and had issues with flash/Opera so what i did was took these 2 versions of flash and the version of Opera that was in that 1 data folder from 10.1, put them imto dropbox, and use them with whatever hc rom im using. I havent had any problems since. if the links dont work let me know and ill email them to you. THis should resolve your issue.

    http://db.tt/AJf0rFCL http://db.tt/NKBKdPWN
    Sent from my gTablet using XDA Premium App
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    \* TeamWin Recovery Project */

    I created an update patch to copy the TeamWin recovery binary to [/system/etc/recovery] and a script to [/system/bin] that will allow you to flash/install it internally via Terminal Emulator.

    Flashback-TWRP-1.2-patch-signed.zip
    md5: 2317bdea544f0074415815a996161655

    Flash like you would any update.zip - No Wipes Needed.

    This update zip WILL NOT flash your recovery; use must do that while in the ROM.

    Download and Flash the zip, reboot back into the ROM

    Open/Run Terminal Emulator and type the following (blue text):
    $ su - become Superuser

    TeamWin Recovery Project
    # twrprecovery.sh - flash/install TeamWin Recovery Project

    ClockworkMod:
    # cwmrecovery.sh - flash/install ClockworkMod Recovery

    Stock:
    # fixrecovery.sh - flash/install Stock Recovery

    -JR-
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    Thanks for the kind words. Nvidia is being stingy with the drivers. Team DRH has an ICS ROM that is very nice and they are pounding away to get the drivers. It looks like they might actually get them. However, I don't foresee it in the near future.