[ROM][BL1.1][BL1.2] GtabComb beta 3.3 (updated 7/27/2011) Gtablet\Zpad T2

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zyhong

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MOD EDIT: AS WE ARE REORGANIZING THE GTABLET FORUM - ALL ROMS/KERNELS/ETC WILL HAVE THEIR Q&A POSTS MOVED TO THE Q&A SECTION.

THE Q&A LOCATION FOR THIS ROM IS HERE

Thanks.


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STANDARD DISCLAIMER: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware mod, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device and neither myself, XDA nor Viewsonic are responsible for supporting you if that occurs. In this case, it is required that you learn and setup nvflash prior to running this mod.

This is a port of AdamComb with pershoot kernel and some tweak for performance and usability. Thanks all the greatest Adam, Vegan, Gtab devs that make this rom possible.

Install instruction:
1. Make sure the version of your bootloader and download the corresponding rom
2. I guess most of you should already be in CWM, but if you are not. update the recovery to CWM first. Stock recovery might work but you need to do some work and CWM is much better anyway.
3. Wipe data / Factory reset. It might work well, but you will most likely have problems without doing this.
4. Using the "install from sdcard" to install and enjoy.


Features: Very fast and stable

For AdamComb features, check its original post at tabletroms.

1. Overclocked by default, max frequesy adjusted by battery level.
-- you could use setcpu to adjust the min, max frequency. The build-in script for cpu management respect the setting from setcpu
2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
4. Calkulin's battery saving script
5. data2loop works super well
6. pre-load some useful modules at boot time, e.g. cifs, ntfs, utf8, tun.


Known Issues:
1. Anything related to hardware acceleration
2. Stock Camera App does not work.

Beta 3.3: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/25/11
[BL1.1]
http://dev-host.org/bsnx1bmz8pgy/GtabComb_b3.3_bl1.1.zip
[BL1.2]
http://dev-host.org/k0zcozlozwgi/GtabComb_b3.3_bl1.2.zip

changelog:
1. update to pershoot 26.32.43 kernel. As already confirmed by some users, this version runs faster and hopefully it also resolve the BT tether issue
2. fix the "import" bug in init.rc.
3. change the label of sdcard and mircosd to be the same as in stock version. So far I have not got any issue and it does fix the "install unsuccessful" problem for some app.
4. remove some libs that does not use in gtab to free up some space. now all the libs in pershoot kernel are available in this rom. just edit the /system/etc/init.d/05modules to add your desired lib in the modules string.
5. Thanks all you guys for testing this and digging into issues. This help me a lot to resolve some issues here. It is the effort from all of us that make this rom better and better.


Beta 3.2: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?sy8oxpcrdufr4e3
[BL1.2]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?xqoo08e1m49no1d

changelog:

1. battery life improved a lot
2. overall system performance improvement.
3. partially fixed bluetooth. Not sure how much it works (pulling some of bluetooth libs from flashback)
4. remove street and office app. put back camera app (it still fc, put it here so that some power user could play on it to see if we could find a fix here)
5. fix an issue that usb connect and debug notification does not disappear when the usb is disconnected (well, it still do not work if the usb is disconnected when the system is on sleep)
6. code reorganization and clean up. make it easier for some power user to change settings and plug in scripts without the need to unpack/repack boot.img. Hopefully we could have more power user to play with the system and further improved this rom.
7. change the cpu governor to respect on cpumaster, so you can use both setcpu or cpumaster to adjust the voltage if you really do not like the cpu managed by the buildin script.
8 change bootanimation (pulling from the bootanimation collection by thinkdevoid @tabletroms)

Again, back up and wipe data and factory reset (at least wipe dalvik cache) if you want a smooth experience. Almost all unexpected FCs are related to NOT wiping data

Beta 3.1: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?0cwkg59u6ict3t2
[BL1.2]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7q2w1ibvsilijar

changelog:
1. Update to AdamComb v0.2. the original wifi location seems to be broken occasionally and this one fix the wifi location permanently. the mount point for usb disk has been changed to work on media scanning.

Beta 3.0:
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7wx3ati1135a1o1
[BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?x2fg6cjmreb8y1n

changelog:
1. switch to AdamComb base. This bring us HQ flashand more responsive and better UI with several other enhancements.
2. fix some issues after switching to AdamComb base.


==============================================
Beta 2.1: NI Adam HC + pershoot kernel
[BL1.1]
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?95tbbfhb7stht6z
[BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
link: http://www.mediafire.com/?icbym2xbhc6zmcw

changelog:
1. update to latest NI adam HC (07/05/2011 build)
2. update to pershoot latest kernel (07/02/2011 build)
3. remove NI Adam branding
4. remove some apps from system. we are running out of system space and those app could be easily get from market
5. add most small size modules in pershoot kernel. Automatically load ntfs, cifs, utf8, tun by default.
6. some small performance tweak.


Beta 2.0: NI Adam HC + Clemsyn kernel [BL1.1 ONLY]
link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?o25bc1azc01are2
 
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zyhong

Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 31, 2011
134
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BL1.1 ONLY

This is the old rom that based on Roebee's BOS HoneyComb. Check Roebeet's orginal post for more detail.

Besides the greatness of BOS, this rom also have some additional features:

1. Overclocked by default (max frequesy adjusted by battery level)
2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
4. Calkulin's battery saving script

Known Issues:
1. All the BOS issues apply here


link:
alpha 1.6 (based on BOS_a6.0)

Note: users in other roms have mix experience on data2loop. It works very well for me, but I do not know how it will work for you. If it works well, you should expect data intesive apps (e.g. email, galary, market, etc) load much faster. If you do not know what data2loop is and its potential risk, do not flash a1.6.2. a1.6.1 already perform very well. you should wipe user data/factory reset before flashing a1.6.2 if you decide to try it.

--a1.6.2 (ext2 data2loop enabled. Very fast. Quardrant score: 3923)
http://www.mediafire.com/?5arqmra5lm082m5

--a1.6.1 (fix pc usb mount)
http://www.mediafire.com/?3d3462x5d658i6u

--a1.6.0
http://www.mediafire.com/?tjcvahig45ckwi2

alpha 1.5 (based on BOS_a5.2)
http://www.mediafire.com/?25ah3hrj1h1iazt
 
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webby_s

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Aug 3, 2010
161
11
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Just flashed this last night and had about 2 hours with it (not a lot of time at all but) I love it!!! It's my first Honeycomb ROM. Great so far... what a learning curve HC is? Just weird but I am getting the hang of it. Thanks all for your hard work!
 

johny.mnemonic

Senior Member
Dec 11, 2006
145
25
Praha
Loving the rom so far. Really great job, one question though. Is there a way to make it so pressing the home button takes me to the main screen instead of to the large clock? I'm probably just messing an easy setting or something, but I can't seem to find it.

Edit: For anyone interested, unless there is another way that I'm aware of, you can fix this by using titanium backup to freeze the clock in the backup/restore menu. This breaks the alarm clock though. Hope that helps, maybe someone else will have a better solution

Could you explain a bit more what is your issue?
What you mean by "large clock"?
I am on 1.6.2 and anytime I press home button I end on home screen. :-O
 

april5th

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Apr 5, 2011
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First HC rom here too, really nice interface improvements. Thanks to the devs for giving us this!

Is it just me, or is anyone else "missing" the menu bar at the bottom of the home screen with home, menu, back etc keys?

EDIT: Issue was resolved by wiping and reinstalling. Think it might have been caused because I launched VLT Launcher first time I booted up HC and not the default launcher.
 
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pyro6128

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Nov 21, 2010
396
84
Could you explain a bit more what is your issue?
What you mean by "large clock"?
I am on 1.6.2 and anytime I press home button I end on home screen. :-O

When i would press home either on my gtab or on the screen, the screen would change to a large clock. If you've ever seen the desk clock feature on a droid (like when its in the dock), thats what it looked like.
 

MDMTahiti

Senior Member
Sep 28, 2006
87
7
I had the previous BOS version from this thread of 6/24 (?) and it ran fine. I downloaded 1.62 and it would not run - it would not go past lock screen. 1.61 did the same thing. Did full wipe before and after install, and downloaded both versions again and after install the same thing happened. I am now downloading 1.52 and will try that one.
 

aldo.caruso

Member
Jan 11, 2010
36
0
Major wifi issue

thanks. will give it a try tonight.
never use ad-hoc and do not know it is broken. but BOS fixed it also mean this rom fix it:)

I just updated from a1.5 to a1.6 and found out that ad-hoc networks are not supported (I get error 82). Rebooted many times but still doesn't work. This is a great problem because I cannot use wifi tethering from my android phone therefore cannot go online!!! Any help?????
 

pyro6128

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Nov 21, 2010
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I noticed this rom doesn't have google talk installed. I pulled the honeycomb gtalk apk from bottle of smoke. So far it seems to work without issue. I have it attached here, just download and install like you would any other apk.
 

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zoth

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Nov 13, 2009
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Good so far

Awsome ROM, only one problem so far for me. Facebook for Android 1.6 keeps saying I don't have a connection. While facebook with the browser works fine.
 

DireMerlin

Member
Jan 20, 2011
22
2
is anyone else having problems playing youtube videos (with in the youtube app) in HD? i can only play them in sd (very grainy in the large tablet screen)

But other then that excellent rom - thanks to all that are involved.
 

johny.mnemonic

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Dec 11, 2006
145
25
Praha
When i would press home either on my gtab or on the screen, the screen would change to a large clock. If you've ever seen the desk clock feature on a droid (like when its in the dock), thats what it looked like.

Sorry, I had never seen that thing you are talking about. Picture will help here. But if you have such an app installed, go to application management in settings and check whether it is not marked as default app for home. If yes, reset that setting.

is anyone else having problems playing youtube videos (with in the youtube app) in HD? i can only play them in sd (very grainy in the large tablet screen)

But other then that excellent rom - thanks to all that are involved.

There is no way to play HD flash videos on any HC rom AFAIK...
 

aldo.caruso

Member
Jan 11, 2010
36
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Same here as Aldo.Caruso - no adhoc wifi on 1.6.1

Sent from my Droid using XDA App

I decided to go back to alpha1.5 because lack of ad-hoc network support is too much an issue considering that Gtab is wifi only and tethering to my android phone is the only way to go online!!!

Anyway I just read this on the Slatedroid forum:

http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/18755-ad-hoc-network/

This file and method are meant for the Iconia Tab but I posted a question asking if it could work also on other tablets. Will let you know.
 

johny.mnemonic

Senior Member
Dec 11, 2006
145
25
Praha
Could someone smarter then me try to explain why the heck you need such weird thing like ad-hoc wifi :-O

I know that Google disabled some useful things in Android, but I am sure ad-hoc was not disabled, it was simply ommited as completely obsolete and useless way of connection.
Every modern WiFi chip can act as AP, so there is no reason to use ad-hoc. Is it possible to secure it? I am not sure, but I doubt it...

Anyway, I am using my other android phone for wifi tethering and there is definitely no need for ad-hoc for wifi tethering...

But maybe I am completely dumb. In that case, please educate me a bit...
 

shipthis

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Apr 16, 2009
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Milwaukee
issues with 1.6.2 on GTablet UPC300-2.2

really like it, very fast and looks great. i have a few questions:

1. the camera is not working at all.
2. i have no volume control at all, it is full or off no in between.

Any one else see tjis or have a solution to fix it???

Thanks
 
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    MOD EDIT: AS WE ARE REORGANIZING THE GTABLET FORUM - ALL ROMS/KERNELS/ETC WILL HAVE THEIR Q&A POSTS MOVED TO THE Q&A SECTION.

    THE Q&A LOCATION FOR THIS ROM IS HERE

    Thanks.


    ---------------------------------------

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By running this firmware mod, you agree that there is the possibility that you may brick your device and neither myself, XDA nor Viewsonic are responsible for supporting you if that occurs. In this case, it is required that you learn and setup nvflash prior to running this mod.

    This is a port of AdamComb with pershoot kernel and some tweak for performance and usability. Thanks all the greatest Adam, Vegan, Gtab devs that make this rom possible.

    Install instruction:
    1. Make sure the version of your bootloader and download the corresponding rom
    2. I guess most of you should already be in CWM, but if you are not. update the recovery to CWM first. Stock recovery might work but you need to do some work and CWM is much better anyway.
    3. Wipe data / Factory reset. It might work well, but you will most likely have problems without doing this.
    4. Using the "install from sdcard" to install and enjoy.


    Features: Very fast and stable

    For AdamComb features, check its original post at tabletroms.

    1. Overclocked by default, max frequesy adjusted by battery level.
    -- you could use setcpu to adjust the min, max frequency. The build-in script for cpu management respect the setting from setcpu
    2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
    3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
    4. Calkulin's battery saving script
    5. data2loop works super well
    6. pre-load some useful modules at boot time, e.g. cifs, ntfs, utf8, tun.


    Known Issues:
    1. Anything related to hardware acceleration
    2. Stock Camera App does not work.

    Beta 3.3: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/25/11
    [BL1.1]
    http://dev-host.org/bsnx1bmz8pgy/GtabComb_b3.3_bl1.1.zip
    [BL1.2]
    http://dev-host.org/k0zcozlozwgi/GtabComb_b3.3_bl1.2.zip

    changelog:
    1. update to pershoot 26.32.43 kernel. As already confirmed by some users, this version runs faster and hopefully it also resolve the BT tether issue
    2. fix the "import" bug in init.rc.
    3. change the label of sdcard and mircosd to be the same as in stock version. So far I have not got any issue and it does fix the "install unsuccessful" problem for some app.
    4. remove some libs that does not use in gtab to free up some space. now all the libs in pershoot kernel are available in this rom. just edit the /system/etc/init.d/05modules to add your desired lib in the modules string.
    5. Thanks all you guys for testing this and digging into issues. This help me a lot to resolve some issues here. It is the effort from all of us that make this rom better and better.


    Beta 3.2: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
    [BL1.1]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?sy8oxpcrdufr4e3
    [BL1.2]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?xqoo08e1m49no1d

    changelog:

    1. battery life improved a lot
    2. overall system performance improvement.
    3. partially fixed bluetooth. Not sure how much it works (pulling some of bluetooth libs from flashback)
    4. remove street and office app. put back camera app (it still fc, put it here so that some power user could play on it to see if we could find a fix here)
    5. fix an issue that usb connect and debug notification does not disappear when the usb is disconnected (well, it still do not work if the usb is disconnected when the system is on sleep)
    6. code reorganization and clean up. make it easier for some power user to change settings and plug in scripts without the need to unpack/repack boot.img. Hopefully we could have more power user to play with the system and further improved this rom.
    7. change the cpu governor to respect on cpumaster, so you can use both setcpu or cpumaster to adjust the voltage if you really do not like the cpu managed by the buildin script.
    8 change bootanimation (pulling from the bootanimation collection by thinkdevoid @tabletroms)

    Again, back up and wipe data and factory reset (at least wipe dalvik cache) if you want a smooth experience. Almost all unexpected FCs are related to NOT wiping data

    Beta 3.1: AdamComb v0.2 + pershoot's kernel 07/02/11
    [BL1.1]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?0cwkg59u6ict3t2
    [BL1.2]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7q2w1ibvsilijar

    changelog:
    1. Update to AdamComb v0.2. the original wifi location seems to be broken occasionally and this one fix the wifi location permanently. the mount point for usb disk has been changed to work on media scanning.

    Beta 3.0:
    [BL1.1]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7wx3ati1135a1o1
    [BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?x2fg6cjmreb8y1n

    changelog:
    1. switch to AdamComb base. This bring us HQ flashand more responsive and better UI with several other enhancements.
    2. fix some issues after switching to AdamComb base.


    ==============================================
    Beta 2.1: NI Adam HC + pershoot kernel
    [BL1.1]
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?95tbbfhb7stht6z
    [BL1.2] (the update-script say for BL1.1 but it is really for BL1.2)
    link: http://www.mediafire.com/?icbym2xbhc6zmcw

    changelog:
    1. update to latest NI adam HC (07/05/2011 build)
    2. update to pershoot latest kernel (07/02/2011 build)
    3. remove NI Adam branding
    4. remove some apps from system. we are running out of system space and those app could be easily get from market
    5. add most small size modules in pershoot kernel. Automatically load ntfs, cifs, utf8, tun by default.
    6. some small performance tweak.


    Beta 2.0: NI Adam HC + Clemsyn kernel [BL1.1 ONLY]
    link:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?o25bc1azc01are2
    9
    BL1.1 ONLY

    This is the old rom that based on Roebee's BOS HoneyComb. Check Roebeet's orginal post for more detail.

    Besides the greatness of BOS, this rom also have some additional features:

    1. Overclocked by default (max frequesy adjusted by battery level)
    2. Tweaked internal storage & SD card read speeds
    3. Annoying ads in programs are blocked
    4. Calkulin's battery saving script

    Known Issues:
    1. All the BOS issues apply here


    link:
    alpha 1.6 (based on BOS_a6.0)

    Note: users in other roms have mix experience on data2loop. It works very well for me, but I do not know how it will work for you. If it works well, you should expect data intesive apps (e.g. email, galary, market, etc) load much faster. If you do not know what data2loop is and its potential risk, do not flash a1.6.2. a1.6.1 already perform very well. you should wipe user data/factory reset before flashing a1.6.2 if you decide to try it.

    --a1.6.2 (ext2 data2loop enabled. Very fast. Quardrant score: 3923)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5arqmra5lm082m5

    --a1.6.1 (fix pc usb mount)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?3d3462x5d658i6u

    --a1.6.0
    http://www.mediafire.com/?tjcvahig45ckwi2

    alpha 1.5 (based on BOS_a5.2)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?25ah3hrj1h1iazt
    6
    $ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
    $dmesg |grep init.rc
    [ 13.541108] init: /init.rc: 180: invalid option 'import'
    [ 13.546805] init: /init.rc: 301: invalid option 'import'
    $

    good finding, akman. thanks.
    ye, i realize that the init at this rom does not support "import" right after i publish b3.2 and i did not bother to fix it yet since it won't affect anything for gtab user (It will affect zpad user, but I am only aware of one zapd user). those import are just for some disabled initialization of 3g, gps, etc, which are not available for gtab user. I have hoped with that, zpad or some gtab users with 3g or gps accessory could easily configured the rom to enable those features, while the majority does not need to pay a price on it (3g daemon suck quite some power and contribute a lot of on battery life improvement at b3.2 after disabling it)

    Anyway, this bug is something that I would like it to work, but it won't affect anything for gtab user. Let me know if anyone know/find a solution on this. I really want it to work in this way.

    And this is really a good news for the users of this rom. We now have more and more power users and devs (e.g. akman, assoror, agapeman, and much much more that i could not recall) spending time to dig into the rom and polish it. Together, we could make this rom one of the best available for gtab/zpad users.

    Thanks again, guys.
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    just fyi, i update from 3.2 to 3.3 without wiping anything and i do not see any issues with this. so you should be able to install this update without clear anything if you are in 3.2. i do not have too much apps installed so i do not know how far this work.
    2
    I compile the b2.1 version for BL1.2 since I am quite satisfied with b2.1 now. I do not test it by myself. I believe it will work, but need some confirmation from some power users that are in BL1.2. If you are new, please do not use this rom yet.
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