[ROM] [A500] Android 4.3 [CM10.2 Unofficial] Build 6

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pjsports

Senior Member
Dec 9, 2010
99
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Hello everyone, I received my A500 back from Acer center and I have made Android 4.3 (CM 10.2 Base) build for Acer a500.

Working:
- WiFi
- Bluetooth [not tested all features]
- Audio
- Storage
- Camera/Video/photosphere
- Sensor
- Rotation lock
- GPS
- SELInux
- HDMI [Video&Sound]
- 2D&3D graphics
- etc.

Not working:
- Microphone


Known issues
- Youtube v5.x has bug (It works, if start from the widget or use youtube v4.x)

Changelog:
Build 6
- Fixed memory leak (Cause of lag & sound crack when run multi app)
- Update Xpad driver.
- Defualt CPU min [email protected] MHz
- Kernel v5.3

Build 5
- Fixed HDMI [sound&video]
- 3D graphics more stable
- Add Exfat support
- Kernel v5.2
- sync from CM10.2

Build 4
- FIxed 3D graphics glitches [Tested : Asphalt7, Google earth]
- Sync from cm10.2 [Android-4.3_r3]

Build 3
- TabletUI mode (Settings >Interface >Status bar >Tablet status bar)
- HALO (Disable by defualt, Activate in notification bar)
- CMAccount (CM)
- Sync from cm10.2

Build 2
- Update bluetooth driver
- Update wifi driver
- sync cm 10.2

Build 1
- Initial release

TODO:
- Microphone

Screenshot
Screenshot_2013-09-19-20-02-25.png



Download
Build 6
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/S832sx
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/uqo

Build 5
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/NNu56K
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/LXa

Build 4
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/npd1io
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/1kw

Build 3
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/MKDouf
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/yCK

Build 2
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/tWmi4L
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/3Jy

Build 1
Miror 1 [mediafire]
http://goo.gl/lD2eoS
Miror 2 [dev-host]
http://d-h.st/vEl

GoogleApps : Thank to dreamcwli
gapps-jb-mr2-noneon-20130824-signed


If this ROM does not boot, you need to wipe '/data/media' before installing this ROM.

MySource : https://github.com/PlayOSS-Dev

Thanks to :
- CyanogenMod Team
- Timduru
- dreamcwli
- sgt7 team
 
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pjsports

Senior Member
Dec 9, 2010
99
514
How To: Create Your Own Custom ROM for Acer A500

How to create this ROM [Very simple ;)]

Setup your computer
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762641

Sync&Compile
Type the following command
Code:
$ mkdir YOUR_WORKING
$ cd YOUR_WORKING
$ repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm-10.2
$ mkdir .repo/local_manifests
$ curl https://raw.github.com/PlayOSS-Dev/android/cm-10.2/local_manifest.xml > .repo/local_manifests/local_manifest.xml
$ repo sync
$ cd vendor/cm
$ ./get-prebuilts
$ cd ../..
$ source build/envsetup.sh
$ brunch a500

_PJ_
 
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lightflier

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2009
68
7
WOW man I love your work! This is going to be my number one rom when the mic is fixed. I use a lot of voice commands and mic is crucial for me. Thanks for working on it.
 

droidxxxxx

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2012
1,214
135
Pensacola
Moto G Stylus 5G
WOW man I love your work! This is going to be my number one rom when the mic is fixed. I use a lot of voice commands and mic is crucial for me. Thanks for working on it.

Do u use an external mic? The onboard mic sounds like garbage.. I've never been able to use it.. I understand it was a design flaw in the way the mics are built in behind the glass.. kinda dumb.. I can't Skype with this tab like I want to.. hopefully this new rom will pair with my blue tooth headset so I can at least Skype with that. I just hate wires and prefer to use Bluetooth or just nothing at all.. but all roms including stock are a no go for me using on board mics..

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
 

lightflier

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2009
68
7
Do u use an external mic? The onboard mic sounds like garbage.. I've never been able to use it.. I understand it was a design flaw in the way the mics are built in behind the glass.. kinda dumb.. I can't Skype with this tab like I want to.. hopefully this new rom will pair with my blue tooth headset so I can at least Skype with that. I just hate wires and prefer to use Bluetooth or just nothing at all.. but all roms including stock are a no go for me using on board mics..

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

I hear what you're saying....so help me with this. I've never used an external mic. it's always been the built in factory-equipped version. I use Skype and Viber daily in communication with friends and family in Eastern Europe and have never had an issue or complaint of poor clarity on the receiving end. I also use AIVC pro for voice commands with a high degree of recognition of my voice...even with my hard European accent LOL. I sure don't have a problem using Bluetooth or external microphones but seeing as none of them are working for this rom, I'll have to wait for something that does.

Best Regards.
 

deathnoise

Member
Apr 27, 2007
45
30
This one works for me.. Thank you very much

*edit
p.s.
I'm using external usb keyboard and it works without any problems. I'm just leaving this info for people that are interested in using your build
 
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mpopovic85

Senior Member
Apr 4, 2012
88
31
Brussels
Thanks for bringing 4.3 on our old A500!
I was using randomblame's ROM in the last few days and wanted to try yours to compare. And for the moment it's mostly doing great! Battery life seems better, but the YouTube app still freezes when launching from icon, but works using the widget. The biggest problem is gaming... Asphalt8 was working fine before but on this ROM it force closes as soon as I launch it... Hopefully there is a solution...
Keep up the great work!
 

droidxxxxx

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2012
1,214
135
Pensacola
Moto G Stylus 5G
It's A500. I bought it at BestBuy.

I read somewhere that they silently upgraded/fixed the a500 to fix the mic problem so some probably work better than others I think I have an older one because it sounds like garbage lol I have only really tried to Bluetooth devices with these tablets and it really doesn't work very well with them either.. I will tell you this the iPad I got for work from my employer works rock solid with everything lol it's kind of a shame but there's no bells whistles like the androids.. maybe a newer tab will work better for me.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
 
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amphi66

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Dec 17, 2010
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328
PacNW
Google Pixel 6
Using download link in OP (from A500) the MediaFire screen shows "Authorize Download" in red, but clicking on it just refreshes the page with no download?
Thanks, --Larry
 

pjsports

Senior Member
Dec 9, 2010
99
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Thanks for bringing 4.3 on our old A500!
I was using randomblame's ROM in the last few days and wanted to try yours to compare. And for the moment it's mostly doing great! Battery life seems better, but the YouTube app still freezes when launching from icon, but works using the widget. The biggest problem is gaming... Asphalt8 was working fine before but on this ROM it force closes as soon as I launch it... Hopefully there is a solution...
Keep up the great work!

Youtube v5.x is freezes, revert to the previous version it work for me
 

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    Hello everyone, I received my A500 back from Acer center and I have made Android 4.3 (CM 10.2 Base) build for Acer a500.

    Working:
    - WiFi
    - Bluetooth [not tested all features]
    - Audio
    - Storage
    - Camera/Video/photosphere
    - Sensor
    - Rotation lock
    - GPS
    - SELInux
    - HDMI [Video&Sound]
    - 2D&3D graphics
    - etc.

    Not working:
    - Microphone


    Known issues
    - Youtube v5.x has bug (It works, if start from the widget or use youtube v4.x)

    Changelog:
    Build 6
    - Fixed memory leak (Cause of lag & sound crack when run multi app)
    - Update Xpad driver.
    - Defualt CPU min [email protected] MHz
    - Kernel v5.3

    Build 5
    - Fixed HDMI [sound&video]
    - 3D graphics more stable
    - Add Exfat support
    - Kernel v5.2
    - sync from CM10.2

    Build 4
    - FIxed 3D graphics glitches [Tested : Asphalt7, Google earth]
    - Sync from cm10.2 [Android-4.3_r3]

    Build 3
    - TabletUI mode (Settings >Interface >Status bar >Tablet status bar)
    - HALO (Disable by defualt, Activate in notification bar)
    - CMAccount (CM)
    - Sync from cm10.2

    Build 2
    - Update bluetooth driver
    - Update wifi driver
    - sync cm 10.2

    Build 1
    - Initial release

    TODO:
    - Microphone

    Screenshot
    Screenshot_2013-09-19-20-02-25.png



    Download
    Build 6
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/S832sx
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/uqo

    Build 5
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/NNu56K
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/LXa

    Build 4
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/npd1io
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/1kw

    Build 3
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/MKDouf
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/yCK

    Build 2
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/tWmi4L
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/3Jy

    Build 1
    Miror 1 [mediafire]
    http://goo.gl/lD2eoS
    Miror 2 [dev-host]
    http://d-h.st/vEl

    GoogleApps : Thank to dreamcwli
    gapps-jb-mr2-noneon-20130824-signed


    If this ROM does not boot, you need to wipe '/data/media' before installing this ROM.

    MySource : https://github.com/PlayOSS-Dev

    Thanks to :
    - CyanogenMod Team
    - Timduru
    - dreamcwli
    - sgt7 team
    12
    Build 3 is available for download.

    Changelog:
    Build 3
    - TabletUI mode (Settings >Interface >Status bar >Tablet status bar)
    - HALO (Disable by defualt, Activate in notification bar)
    - CMAccount (CM)
    - Sync from cm10.2
    12
    Build 4 available..
    Changelog:
    - FIxed 3D graphics glitches [Tested : Asphalt7, Google earth]
    - Sync from cm10.2 [Android-4.3_r3]

    Download OP
    9
    Build 6 available.. mic still broke..:D
    Changelog:
    Build 6
    - Fixed memory leak (Cause of lag & sound crack when run multi app)
    - Update Xpad driver.
    - Defualt CPU min [email protected] MHz
    - Kernel v5.3
    7
    Build 2 available.
    Changelog:
    Build 2
    - Update bluetooth driver
    - Update wifi driver
    - sync cm 10.2

    Please re-install Gapps-no-neon for tegra2
    http://goo.gl/qtxJPJ