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KatKiss ROM - Asus TF101
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Lollipop 5.1.1 Release 24​

Please note that this version is made and tested on the TF101 model.





This rom is an aosp based rom with my own additions on top of it.

The main motto of the rom being Kiss. Even though the Meerkat could give you a kiss, it stands for Keeps it Sweet and Simple too
Which means that just like the other K.A.T stuff, the rom's main goal is efficiency, speed/responsiveness,
while not adding bloated features that will slow things down :)




DOWNLOADS:


ChangeLog: http://public.timduru.org/Android/KatKiss/5.1/ChangeLog.html
Rom Source: https://github.com/timduru (branch katkiss-5.1)

--

Install Instructions:
These builds are designed to be installed from your favorite recovery. MAKE SURE TO INSTALL A RECENT RECOVERY!
TWRP 2.8.1 is recommended: available here
Older versions of TWRP like 2.3.x won't work.

  • Backup everything !
  • Go to recovery
    [*]Make a full wipe / factory reset (you can skip this step if you're already on the same main version of KatKiss, if ever you encounter a problem do the full wipe and try again before reporting )
  • Flash the rom
  • Flash the SuperSU zip
  • Flash KatKiss gapps
  • Wipe cache/dalvik
  • Reboot




Rom Main Features:
Rooted
Multiwindow support (see post #3)
High speed and responsive oriented
High performance and overclocked KatKernel included
Built with Sabermod GCC 4.9, -O3, graphite & High optimization flags
ART
Dock keyboard Support with full special/function keys support
Global Keyboard Shortcuts / KeyOverride Macro association (See post #2 for more info)
Search key quick launch shortcuts
HDMI Support with center/crop/scale options
Battery Level Indicator & Dock Battery Icon support + Mods (icon/Text/%)
CIFS, ext4, NTFS & Exfat support
RRO Theme Engine - Themes & more info
Wifi Hotspot
Native Android FSTRIM + Manual scripts for Database optimization and fstrim (see post #2)
Media Scanner Filters
Advanced per application permission management (AppOps)
All Wifi channels support
Integrated cpu & io performance settings panel
Advanced power menu with reboot options.
Custom Navbars buttons long press actions
Navbar with left or middle aligned buttons, and multiple heights.
User Immersive mode and actions with automode when docked setting
Custom Quick Settings tiles
Ethernet auto support
Misc utils Busybox, rsync...


Credits:
Thanks to the original TeamEos, Cyanogenmod & Omni for the work on their roms, BaNks, Guillaume Lesniak, jteagle, MWisBest, D4rKn3sSyS and Yanuar Harry for the original code some of the features are based onto.
Original banner concept by i9apps, Bootanimation by mgeniusm, original drawing by BBF



WebPage
How to report
What to include in the report



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.


XDA:DevDB Information
KatKiss-Lollipop, ROM for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Contributors
timduru
ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Kernel: Linux 2.6.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-11-16
Last Updated 2016-02-18
 
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timduru

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Tips

First Install
Make sure you do a full wipe the first time you install the rom
If you get error code 9XX when installing an app in the PlayStore, make sure that you format /data
(wipe doesn't format)

The first boot after a rom flash is slower than with 4.4.4 and can take a few minutes as ART is slower than dalvik to optimize the applications, but is faster after the 1st time.
(First boot takes ~2-3 minutes without gapps and 5+ minutes with gapps)
Also keep in mind that after a fresh install, it might take a bit of time to get up to full speed as media scanner & google are checking/scanning and restoring stuff.

VPN
VPN works only with lollipop updated "low level" third party apps like VPNRoot for example.

Youtube
Latest youtube will work ok with res < 720p.
720p might work if autoselected directly, but will most likely fail / stutter.
Using an older version of Youtube fixes these issues.

Hardware keyboard layouts
More languages have been added in the default asusec keyboard
Set the keyboard layout through Settings => Language & Input => asusec => setup keyboard layouts
These also allow live switching without reboot with ctrl + space

Global Key Override/Shorcut Mecanism
Available in Settings => Dock => Add Key Override Actions

This will allow you not only to redefine function keys assignment, and other special keys actions,
but you'll also be able to assign global macro actions / app launch to any key + Meta key combination (shift Left or Right , ctrl..)

You can also add multiple actions to one key combination, simply click again on the "+" button for the same key combination.
For example if you want to assign to one key combination a list of action to run before going to bed for example, like: turn wifi off, Bluetooth off, mute sound, and turn screen off, you can do that :)
Note that starting multiple applications with one key is kinda a miss and hit for the moment due to some mecanism in android that seems to prevent applications to start too close to each others.

GPS:
if it is taking a long time to get a lock or no lock, follow this:

Install the latest K.A.T app

Then follow precisely this procedure:


1) Location Settings
- Go to Settings => Location => turn OFF (top right switch)
- Turn it back ON
- Make sure you agree to let google access the location.
- Make sure the current selected mode is High accuracy

2) Launch the new K.A.T app
- make sure you grant it root access
- make sure you have internet access
- go to the install menu, Check the "Install GPS quicker fix + Assistance
- Click the Install button
- Make sure it says "Install Finished"

3) Reboot
4) Wait that it has finished booting and launching all the stuff you have starting at boot
5) Start your GPS app outside with a clear sky line, to speed things up stay in range of the wifi / internet connection.

Do not let the gps app loose focus when it is trying to get a fix.
Do not let your tablet sleep / turn off the screen either.


Doing that here, the first time and with a cold gps start, and even staying in my house,
I get a 6 sat fix within 30 seconds and 11 sat fix in 1min 15seconds.

From there subsequent fixes takes about 3 seconds to grab 7 sats and about 10 seconds to reach the 10-11 sat fix
(you still want to let it sit outside for a bit after the 1st fix, so that the ephemeris data gets consolidated and updated to help faster fix later on)




Flash & HTML5 Video
Flash is not supported by default on Lollipop, you can still use it with Dolphin Dolphin Browser:
Install Dolphin Browser, install or activate Dolphin JetPack in settings, install the latest flash plugin.

Sites are migrating slowly to HTML5 video use the default browser & other webkit based browsers for HTML5 video support


Storage (fstrim) and Database optimization:
Fstrim is native since 4.3 and will happen in the background if your tablet is idle / sleeping and that your battery is > 70%
There is also a script to run it manually in the rom: /etc/kat/optimizestorage

To optimize the Database: /etc/kat/optimizedb

To run both, open a terminal and run:
su
/etc/kat/optimize
 
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MultiWindow

Multiwindow allows you to split the screen in 2 vertically (while in landscape) or horizontally, you can switch an app back and forth between multiwindow mode and regular mode while it's running.

MultiWindow

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NavBar:
- To switch between full screen and split View you can use the
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NavBar Button
(It will lay apps alternatively in one SplitView spot then the other.)
- To change focus simply Tap on the app or use the
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NavBar Button
That button can also be used in non multiwindow mode to switch quickly between the 2 most recent apps.


Global Actions
Actions to switch the app between fullscreen / splitview, switch between the 2 most recent apps and to force the splitview slot have been added
so you can bind them to a key / key combination with the Global KeyOverride or long press on navbar button too.

Note: Most apps works ok in splitview mode, but some of them might not refresh correctly sometime.
Same when rotating the screen while in splitview mode.
To force a refresh simply tap the app or if you have 2 apps in split, just click twice on the switch to last app button:
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to force it to relayout
 
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sheva_xan

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Apr 2, 2008
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Was waiting for this thread for a pretty long time. And now when it is up I am really looking forward to trying the lollipop. Thanks a bunch for keeping our devices up to date.
 

MatteoB92

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Bari
EDIT : Thank you for making our 'old' (but yet performer) immortal, I've no more words to describe your passion!
The Stakhanovite of our millennium :D
 
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Flashing failed after factory reset.
The MD5 checksum is correct and flashing process fails with those error messages.

set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
E:Error in /sdc/5.0.0/KatKiss-5.0_008.zip
(Status 7)

Does someone have a solution for this problem?

Fixed: TWRP Update from 2.3.2.3 to 2.8.1.1.
 
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Piehti

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Awesome. Ill still wait a bit or is there anything I can do to help? Think there are enough open points yet without user experiences, no?

Gesendet von meinem Transformer TF101 mit Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 12:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 AM ----------

Amazing :) I hope it will be possible to make all the hardware stuff work... :)

Call me blue eyed but Im sure Android 5 will run better on The TF devices then on Googles Nexus in a few days.... If not in The TF101, then at least in the TF300. Tim will do. ;)))

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garyngkt

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Came to work, monday blues saw this thread yahoo! ;)

Update :-
I did Factory Reset and /system even though I am already on latest KatKiss 4.4 (time to do some cleaning up its been a while)
Flashed #008 and gapps.
First boot takes a bit of time.

Issues :-
1) Always getting the "The SU Binary needs to be updated". I have updated a couple of times via SuperSU but still the same.
2) Keep on prompting "Unfortunately Google Search has stopped".
 
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paskolinis

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Seriously?

Wow, there is really something wrong with you, timduru.. Lollipop for the old TF101? :D if you weren't developing for this device, I wouldn't know what to do with it.. Since KatKiss ICS your builds have been such a joy for my heart and my Transformer! Keep it up and many thanks! :)
 
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Flashing failed after factory reset.
The MD5 checksum is correct and flashing process fails with those error messages.

set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
E:Error in /sdc/5.0.0/KatKiss-5.0_008.zip
(Status 7)

Does someone have a solution for this problem?

Fixed: TWRP Update from 2.3.2.3 to 2.8.1.1.

Yes I have no issues flashing with TWRP 2.8.1.1
 
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    KatKiss ROM - Asus TF101
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    Lollipop 5.1.1 Release 24​

    Please note that this version is made and tested on the TF101 model.





    This rom is an aosp based rom with my own additions on top of it.

    The main motto of the rom being Kiss. Even though the Meerkat could give you a kiss, it stands for Keeps it Sweet and Simple too
    Which means that just like the other K.A.T stuff, the rom's main goal is efficiency, speed/responsiveness,
    while not adding bloated features that will slow things down :)




    DOWNLOADS:


    ChangeLog: http://public.timduru.org/Android/KatKiss/5.1/ChangeLog.html
    Rom Source: https://github.com/timduru (branch katkiss-5.1)

    --

    Install Instructions:
    These builds are designed to be installed from your favorite recovery. MAKE SURE TO INSTALL A RECENT RECOVERY!
    TWRP 2.8.1 is recommended: available here
    Older versions of TWRP like 2.3.x won't work.

    • Backup everything !
    • Go to recovery
      [*]Make a full wipe / factory reset (you can skip this step if you're already on the same main version of KatKiss, if ever you encounter a problem do the full wipe and try again before reporting )
    • Flash the rom
    • Flash the SuperSU zip
    • Flash KatKiss gapps
    • Wipe cache/dalvik
    • Reboot




    Rom Main Features:
    Rooted
    Multiwindow support (see post #3)
    High speed and responsive oriented
    High performance and overclocked KatKernel included
    Built with Sabermod GCC 4.9, -O3, graphite & High optimization flags
    ART
    Dock keyboard Support with full special/function keys support
    Global Keyboard Shortcuts / KeyOverride Macro association (See post #2 for more info)
    Search key quick launch shortcuts
    HDMI Support with center/crop/scale options
    Battery Level Indicator & Dock Battery Icon support + Mods (icon/Text/%)
    CIFS, ext4, NTFS & Exfat support
    RRO Theme Engine - Themes & more info
    Wifi Hotspot
    Native Android FSTRIM + Manual scripts for Database optimization and fstrim (see post #2)
    Media Scanner Filters
    Advanced per application permission management (AppOps)
    All Wifi channels support
    Integrated cpu & io performance settings panel
    Advanced power menu with reboot options.
    Custom Navbars buttons long press actions
    Navbar with left or middle aligned buttons, and multiple heights.
    User Immersive mode and actions with automode when docked setting
    Custom Quick Settings tiles
    Ethernet auto support
    Misc utils Busybox, rsync...


    Credits:
    Thanks to the original TeamEos, Cyanogenmod & Omni for the work on their roms, BaNks, Guillaume Lesniak, jteagle, MWisBest, D4rKn3sSyS and Yanuar Harry for the original code some of the features are based onto.
    Original banner concept by i9apps, Bootanimation by mgeniusm, original drawing by BBF



    WebPage
    How to report
    What to include in the report



    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.


    XDA:DevDB Information
    KatKiss-Lollipop, ROM for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer

    Contributors
    timduru
    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 2.6.x
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-11-16
    Last Updated 2016-02-18
    101
    Tips

    First Install
    Make sure you do a full wipe the first time you install the rom
    If you get error code 9XX when installing an app in the PlayStore, make sure that you format /data
    (wipe doesn't format)

    The first boot after a rom flash is slower than with 4.4.4 and can take a few minutes as ART is slower than dalvik to optimize the applications, but is faster after the 1st time.
    (First boot takes ~2-3 minutes without gapps and 5+ minutes with gapps)
    Also keep in mind that after a fresh install, it might take a bit of time to get up to full speed as media scanner & google are checking/scanning and restoring stuff.

    VPN
    VPN works only with lollipop updated "low level" third party apps like VPNRoot for example.

    Youtube
    Latest youtube will work ok with res < 720p.
    720p might work if autoselected directly, but will most likely fail / stutter.
    Using an older version of Youtube fixes these issues.

    Hardware keyboard layouts
    More languages have been added in the default asusec keyboard
    Set the keyboard layout through Settings => Language & Input => asusec => setup keyboard layouts
    These also allow live switching without reboot with ctrl + space

    Global Key Override/Shorcut Mecanism
    Available in Settings => Dock => Add Key Override Actions

    This will allow you not only to redefine function keys assignment, and other special keys actions,
    but you'll also be able to assign global macro actions / app launch to any key + Meta key combination (shift Left or Right , ctrl..)

    You can also add multiple actions to one key combination, simply click again on the "+" button for the same key combination.
    For example if you want to assign to one key combination a list of action to run before going to bed for example, like: turn wifi off, Bluetooth off, mute sound, and turn screen off, you can do that :)
    Note that starting multiple applications with one key is kinda a miss and hit for the moment due to some mecanism in android that seems to prevent applications to start too close to each others.

    GPS:
    if it is taking a long time to get a lock or no lock, follow this:

    Install the latest K.A.T app

    Then follow precisely this procedure:


    1) Location Settings
    - Go to Settings => Location => turn OFF (top right switch)
    - Turn it back ON
    - Make sure you agree to let google access the location.
    - Make sure the current selected mode is High accuracy

    2) Launch the new K.A.T app
    - make sure you grant it root access
    - make sure you have internet access
    - go to the install menu, Check the "Install GPS quicker fix + Assistance
    - Click the Install button
    - Make sure it says "Install Finished"

    3) Reboot
    4) Wait that it has finished booting and launching all the stuff you have starting at boot
    5) Start your GPS app outside with a clear sky line, to speed things up stay in range of the wifi / internet connection.

    Do not let the gps app loose focus when it is trying to get a fix.
    Do not let your tablet sleep / turn off the screen either.


    Doing that here, the first time and with a cold gps start, and even staying in my house,
    I get a 6 sat fix within 30 seconds and 11 sat fix in 1min 15seconds.

    From there subsequent fixes takes about 3 seconds to grab 7 sats and about 10 seconds to reach the 10-11 sat fix
    (you still want to let it sit outside for a bit after the 1st fix, so that the ephemeris data gets consolidated and updated to help faster fix later on)




    Flash & HTML5 Video
    Flash is not supported by default on Lollipop, you can still use it with Dolphin Dolphin Browser:
    Install Dolphin Browser, install or activate Dolphin JetPack in settings, install the latest flash plugin.

    Sites are migrating slowly to HTML5 video use the default browser & other webkit based browsers for HTML5 video support


    Storage (fstrim) and Database optimization:
    Fstrim is native since 4.3 and will happen in the background if your tablet is idle / sleeping and that your battery is > 70%
    There is also a script to run it manually in the rom: /etc/kat/optimizestorage

    To optimize the Database: /etc/kat/optimizedb

    To run both, open a terminal and run:
    su
    /etc/kat/optimize
    72
    New version #022

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    New rom version available: KatKiss-5.1_022.zip

    ChangeLog:
    - Upgrade to android 5.1.0 Release 3 (LMY47I)
    - Browser: Add back incognito Mode in main menu
    - Launcher3: default to 5x8 larger Grid
    - Launcher3: default to 11 hotseats
    - Launcher3: Readd custom Grid Size + home screen choice
    - Launcher3: use largeHeap
    - User Immersive Mode: allow to hide only the status bar or navbar (Settings => User Interface => Immersive Mode Type)
    - Email app: Display raw text to prevent ANR if body is too big

    - Misc Framework fixes and enhancements:
    -- Perform once GCs on all app process when system ready
    -- Remove the window whose client process has died or become zombie
    -- hwui : fix memory leak due to duplicate in shadow cache
    -- [ActivityManager] Avoid killing unrelated processes
    -- Layout the window to be displayed if it would be resized
    -- Mesh: Fix potential npe
    -- DimLayer : remove unnecessary surface transaction calls
    -- Avoid duplicate surface creation
    -- VectorDrawable: Fix null-pointer check
    -- WM: Fix always-false equals on surfaceInsets
    -- Handle case when network has been lost
    -- Implement finalizer for RS contexts to prevent memory leak when apps forget to call .destroy()

    TF101:
    - Fix Netflix
    69
    New Version #012

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    New rom version available: KatKiss-5.0_012.zip


    ChangeLog:

    - Update to Android 5.0.1 Release 1 (LRX22C)
    - Add Dock Battery icon support
    - Add Navbar buttons left or center choice (Settings => User Interface => Interface Mode)
    - Set Default to Navbar with left aligned buttons
    - Add Navbar Buttons LongPress Actions (Settings => User Interface => NavBar Buttons Settings)
    - Add Battery level/percent/icon (Settings => User Interface)
    - Add Battery level on icon (Settings => User Interface)
    - Set Default to battery icon + level + percent
    - Statusbar: make Battery level follow color based on current level
    - KeyguardStatusbar: cleanup to use the same generic battery logic
    - Add Global Actions:
    -- Show Power Menu
    -- Media Previous/Next/PlayPause
    - Fix SDCard not being remounted after forced eject or dock sleep
    - Italian Keyboard layout: remove shift lock
    - Slovak Keyboard layout: fix duplicated key
    - Install script: Test if system is mounted before unmounting
    - Add back main battery logic
    - Prevent system restart when orientation sensor is not fully initialised
    - Improve scrolling cache use
    - Misc Bluetooth fixes


    TF101:
    - update exfat for big partitions
    67
    New Version #023

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    New rom version available: KatKiss-5.1_023.zip

    ChangeLog:

    - Upgrade to android 5.1.1 Release 1 (LMY47V)
    - Upgrade to android 5.1.0 Release 5 (LMY47O)
    - Dock: fix capslock led
    - Add gamepads/joypad generic key mapping
    - Disable un-needed google OTA components
    - Prevent runtime reenabling of un-needed components
    - Prevent google services from keeping wakelocks to check for OTA updates
    - SoundPool: Avoid duplicated calling to isRestricted to improve performance
    - Fixing memory leak in RenderBufferCache
    - Prevent leaking surfaces from exiting windows
    - Trigger GC Delay for subsequent launches
    - [ActivityManager] Fix ServiceRecord leakage
    - Prevent infinite layout and wallpaper flashing
    - Remove unnecessary sleep in ActivityThread
    - [ActivityManager] Improve multi-thread access the same provider
    - Improve concurrency by propagating B services to higher adj
    - Misc cleanups
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