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timduru

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Apr 13, 2011
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KatKiss ROM
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Nougat 7.1 Release​
Asus TF300T​

Please note that this version is made for and tested on the TF300T 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 the rom's main goal is efficiency, speed/responsiveness,
while not adding bloated features that will slow things down :)


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DOWNLOADS:


Quick demo video of the current rom: https://youtu.be/bclpP2UJydE
You'll have to excuse the phone quality ;)
it's mostly to show the responsiveness, launch times, switching between apps repeatedly, multi apps, video playing, floating windows and so on, it's not feature exhaustive.

Install Instructions:


Install KANG TWRP Recovery

  • Backup everything !
  • Boot into the recovery

    The first time or everytime you have an issue when dirty flashing (Especially when changing android versions):
    [*] do a full wipe , if you have issues make sure that you format /data (format is different than wipe)
    Warning: formatting will remove what is stored in your internal storage, so store the rom /gapps/supersu zips onto an external storage (microSD, SD card..) or make sure you know how to push them back through adb.
  • Change /data filesystem to f2fs
    (wipe => advanced wipe, check /data then "Repair or change filesystem" => change file system => and choose F2FS)

    Then everytime (even when "dirty flashing") do the following steps:
  • Flash the rom
  • Flash the SuperSU zip
    [*]Flash gapps
  • Wipe cache/dalvik
  • Reboot

Note that current gapps setup wizard will crash as it is not fully compatible with android 7.1.2 (KatKiss >= 022)
unless you turn on wifi manually after the language selection in the initial setup.
(if you don't have a dock, use the extra wifi button in the navbar)





Rom Main Features:
Native Nougat MultiWindow
High speed and responsive oriented
High performance and overclocked KatKernel included
Built O3 & with High optimization flags
Dock keyboard Support with full special/function keys support
Global Keyboard Shortcuts / KeyOverride Macro association (See post #2 for more info)
HDMI Support
Battery Level Indicator & Dock Battery support + Mods (icon/Text/%)
F2FS, CIFS, ext4, NTFS & Exfat support
Native Android FSTRIM + Manual scripts for Database optimization and fstrim (see post #2)
Media Scanner Filters
System UI editor with Navbar tuner
All Wifi channels support
Integrated cpu & io performance settings panel
Custom Navbars buttons long press actions
User Immersive mode and actions with automode when docked setting
Advanced per application permission management (AppOps)
Ethernet-auto support
Misc utils Busybox, rsync...


Included KatKernel Main Features:
-- Based on latest Asus 10.6.1.27.5 version.
-- CPU Overclockable up to 1700 (1500 default), GPU overclock (OC 520 by default) , uservoltage
-- Built with UberTC GCC 5.4, -O3, graphite + Optimized flags
-- F2FS support
-- governors: interactive pegasusq conservative ondemand powersave performance
-- iosched: BFQV7r5, Zen, ROW, SIO, deadline, NOOP, CFQ
-- FS: ext3-4, VFAT, NTFS, F2FS, NFSV3+4, CIFS
-- TCP Congestion: illinois cubic veno reno bic westwood highspeed htcp vegas scalable yeah
-- Asynchronous Fsync
-- USB NET drivers
-- lowmemorykiller: misc optimisations & fixes
-- backports from more recents kernels (3.4,& 3.9)
-- SLUB
-- exposed SOS/LNX
-- Restrict slave mountspace so Dalvik apps can mount system-wide volumes
-- Misc optimization & fixes: cpufreq, block, mmc, i2c, sched, rcu, arm specific routines, ...
-- Misc security fixes, futex, tty ...


ChangeLog: http://public.timduru.org/Android/KatKiss/7.x/ChangeLog.html
Rom Source: https://github.com/timduru (branch katkiss-7.1)
Kernel Source: https://github.com/timduru/tf300t-katkernel
Credits: Original banner concept by i9apps, Bootanimation by mgeniusm, original drawing by BBF, tetsuo for his contributions, Chainfire for SuperSU, Anthony Restaino for Lightning Browser



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-Nougatella, ROM for the Asus Transformer TF300T

Contributors
timduru
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.1.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest stock bootloader, KANG TWRP
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Beta Release Date: 2016-09-02

Created 2016-09-02
Last Updated 2019-09-28
 

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timduru

Senior Member
Apr 13, 2011
2,878
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Tips

First Install
Make sure you do a format /data the first time you install the rom
(backup your internal storage first if you want to keep something)

The first boot after a rom flash 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 ~4-5 minutes without gapps and 10+ 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.

Note that app optimizations /cache will now occur in background after being installed, only when :
- your device is idle
- on power and fully charged.
So after install , let your device on the charger for a few hours for it to fully optimize.


System UI Tuner
A few things including the navbar buttons can be tweaked in Settings => System UI Tuner

Hardware keyboard layouts
More languages have been added in the default asusec keyboard
Set the keyboard layout through Settings => Language & Input => Physical Keyboard (asusdec)
(to use multiple layouts , you first need to add another Language in Settings => Language & input)
You can switch between layouts using the keyboard icon that appears in the navbar.

Storage Encryption
Encryption is not supported on our devices

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.

Bluetooth audio devices
For bluetooth audio devices that have "phone audio" capability you need to uncheck the box in the device's bluetooth settings.

Camera
Video recording is 720p max

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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timduru

Senior Member
Apr 13, 2011
2,878
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First Beta Release #006

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New rom version available: KatKiss-7.0_TF300T_006.zip

Let's go ! ;)

I've been using Nougat for the past few days and It's pretty much usable as a daily rom already I'd say :)
Unless you need one of the missing /not working feature of course :) (See 1st post)

I'll be busy for the weekend, so I thought some might want to play with it too ;)

As usual with a major upgrade: FORMAT /data first
(it'll change it to ext4, then you simply need to change it back to f2fs)

Have fun :)
 
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Jahwio

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Is there a possibility to install google now launcher?

When installed from the store, I can't get it to run. And flashing the micro or stock gapps, results in the device not booting. And I waited for like 20 minutes. Or was that too short of a waiting time?
 

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    Yes I'm a windows user
    And "fastboot devices" say nothing. But "adb devices -l" find my TF300T if my TF300T is started with android. When in Bootloader mode, nothing
    View attachment 5426821
    Maybe have a look at this thread and see if it helps.

    1
    NEW EDIT :
    My device, when rebooting in recovery mode, has two screen (two recovery on one screen), so I think I don't have a good bootloader....
    So, now, I have to search how change this bootloader to have the good for this TWRP

    I can't selected option because screen is flashing and 2 parts, one at bottom, one at top, so impossible to select. And I don't see my SDCard also. So it's dead for the moment...
    EDIT :
    with TWRP 3.4.0.0, all works fine and I have installed KaKiss. Many thanks
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    attachment.php
    KatKiss ROM
    attachment.php

    Nougat 7.1 Release​
    Asus TF300T​

    Please note that this version is made for and tested on the TF300T 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 the rom's main goal is efficiency, speed/responsiveness,
    while not adding bloated features that will slow things down :)


    attachment.php


    DOWNLOADS:


    Quick demo video of the current rom: https://youtu.be/bclpP2UJydE
    You'll have to excuse the phone quality ;)
    it's mostly to show the responsiveness, launch times, switching between apps repeatedly, multi apps, video playing, floating windows and so on, it's not feature exhaustive.

    Install Instructions:


    Install KANG TWRP Recovery

    • Backup everything !
    • Boot into the recovery

      The first time or everytime you have an issue when dirty flashing (Especially when changing android versions):
      [*] do a full wipe , if you have issues make sure that you format /data (format is different than wipe)
      Warning: formatting will remove what is stored in your internal storage, so store the rom /gapps/supersu zips onto an external storage (microSD, SD card..) or make sure you know how to push them back through adb.
    • Change /data filesystem to f2fs
      (wipe => advanced wipe, check /data then "Repair or change filesystem" => change file system => and choose F2FS)

      Then everytime (even when "dirty flashing") do the following steps:
    • Flash the rom
    • Flash the SuperSU zip
      [*]Flash gapps
    • Wipe cache/dalvik
    • Reboot

    Note that current gapps setup wizard will crash as it is not fully compatible with android 7.1.2 (KatKiss >= 022)
    unless you turn on wifi manually after the language selection in the initial setup.
    (if you don't have a dock, use the extra wifi button in the navbar)





    Rom Main Features:
    Native Nougat MultiWindow
    High speed and responsive oriented
    High performance and overclocked KatKernel included
    Built O3 & with High optimization flags
    Dock keyboard Support with full special/function keys support
    Global Keyboard Shortcuts / KeyOverride Macro association (See post #2 for more info)
    HDMI Support
    Battery Level Indicator & Dock Battery support + Mods (icon/Text/%)
    F2FS, CIFS, ext4, NTFS & Exfat support
    Native Android FSTRIM + Manual scripts for Database optimization and fstrim (see post #2)
    Media Scanner Filters
    System UI editor with Navbar tuner
    All Wifi channels support
    Integrated cpu & io performance settings panel
    Custom Navbars buttons long press actions
    User Immersive mode and actions with automode when docked setting
    Advanced per application permission management (AppOps)
    Ethernet-auto support
    Misc utils Busybox, rsync...


    Included KatKernel Main Features:
    -- Based on latest Asus 10.6.1.27.5 version.
    -- CPU Overclockable up to 1700 (1500 default), GPU overclock (OC 520 by default) , uservoltage
    -- Built with UberTC GCC 5.4, -O3, graphite + Optimized flags
    -- F2FS support
    -- governors: interactive pegasusq conservative ondemand powersave performance
    -- iosched: BFQV7r5, Zen, ROW, SIO, deadline, NOOP, CFQ
    -- FS: ext3-4, VFAT, NTFS, F2FS, NFSV3+4, CIFS
    -- TCP Congestion: illinois cubic veno reno bic westwood highspeed htcp vegas scalable yeah
    -- Asynchronous Fsync
    -- USB NET drivers
    -- lowmemorykiller: misc optimisations & fixes
    -- backports from more recents kernels (3.4,& 3.9)
    -- SLUB
    -- exposed SOS/LNX
    -- Restrict slave mountspace so Dalvik apps can mount system-wide volumes
    -- Misc optimization & fixes: cpufreq, block, mmc, i2c, sched, rcu, arm specific routines, ...
    -- Misc security fixes, futex, tty ...


    ChangeLog: http://public.timduru.org/Android/KatKiss/7.x/ChangeLog.html
    Rom Source: https://github.com/timduru (branch katkiss-7.1)
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/timduru/tf300t-katkernel
    Credits: Original banner concept by i9apps, Bootanimation by mgeniusm, original drawing by BBF, tetsuo for his contributions, Chainfire for SuperSU, Anthony Restaino for Lightning Browser



    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-Nougatella, ROM for the Asus Transformer TF300T

    Contributors
    timduru
    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.1.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Latest stock bootloader, KANG TWRP
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Beta Release Date: 2016-09-02

    Created 2016-09-02
    Last Updated 2019-09-28
    49
    New Version #024

    attachment.php

    New rom version available:
    KatKiss-7.1_TF300T_024.zip


    Note that apps are going to get optimized in the background after the upgrade and first boot into android,
    so better wait and let the tablet settle down for a while.


    Changelog:

    - Update to July Nougat Release
    - Update to June Nougat Release
    - Browser: don't limit number of tabs
    - Enable power save config of system apps and gms doze (Settings => Battery => Battery optimization to add gms)
    - Ukrainian: synch with EN resources
    40
    New version #027

    attachment.php

    New rom version available:
    KatKiss-7.1_TF300T_027.zip



    Changelog:

    - Port November 8.0 Oreo Security Fixes
    - Port December 8.1 Oreo Security Fixes
    - Port January 8.1 Oreo Security Fixes
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    Tips

    First Install
    Make sure you do a format /data the first time you install the rom
    (backup your internal storage first if you want to keep something)

    The first boot after a rom flash 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 ~4-5 minutes without gapps and 10+ 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.

    Note that app optimizations /cache will now occur in background after being installed, only when :
    - your device is idle
    - on power and fully charged.
    So after install , let your device on the charger for a few hours for it to fully optimize.


    System UI Tuner
    A few things including the navbar buttons can be tweaked in Settings => System UI Tuner

    Hardware keyboard layouts
    More languages have been added in the default asusec keyboard
    Set the keyboard layout through Settings => Language & Input => Physical Keyboard (asusdec)
    (to use multiple layouts , you first need to add another Language in Settings => Language & input)
    You can switch between layouts using the keyboard icon that appears in the navbar.

    Storage Encryption
    Encryption is not supported on our devices

    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.

    Bluetooth audio devices
    For bluetooth audio devices that have "phone audio" capability you need to uncheck the box in the device's bluetooth settings.

    Camera
    Video recording is 720p max

    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
    36
    New Version #010

    attachment.php
    New rom version available: KatKiss-7.0_TF300T_010.zip

    Note that with supersu updating , you need to install the app back from the playstore even after flashing the supersu zip from recovery

    Changelog:

    - Update to Nougat MR0.5 release
    - fix widevine DRM (google play movies...)
    - Add per app signature faking permission support for MicroG
    - Global action: add relaunch top app in floating mode Action
    - Activate freeform windows by default
    - Statusbar drop down: allow to click on clock or date to go to alarms & calendar
    - Storage: fix "make writable to all apps" setting
    - av: add pre kitkat audio policy support
    - sqlite: update to 3.15.0
    - native: input: Adjust priority for hwc1 too
    - do not force sdcardfs flag
    - framework/base: misc fixes and enhancements
    - core: misc fixes

    KatKernel TF300T 037 & TF700T-TF201 039:
    - Fix CVE-2016-5195