[ROM] Team Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.1 Hammerhead


Retired Recognized Developer
May 23, 2010

Team Tiamat Xoom Rom

This rom is presented to you buy the following winners:
MAD Industries
Steady Hawkin​

Special mentions:
  • Roach`- Without him, we would be nowhere!
  • Kelvie - Thanks for the wpa_supplicant
  • Steady Hawkin - Init.d support
  • Jewremy - For the battery circle mod
  • Bazar6 - For fixing up the icons left over from themeing.

And now the rom!
Rom Features

This is a completely deodexed rom, based on the 3.2 wifi system image. However just because Google and Motorola haven't released 3.2 for the verizon xoom that doesn't mean we don't support it! Thats right. We support 3g devices on 3.2 before Google have even released it.

EPIC features
  • SDCard support via mtp. NOTE: your sdcard will now be at /mnt/external1
  • Modified application permissions to allow applications that can write to /sdcard to write to /mnt/external1
  • USB OTG (On The Go) support. Your usb drives will now be mounted automatically under /mnt/usbOTG
  • Android media services scan both internal and MicroSD for media (Gallery, Music, etc)
  • Fast boot times. Your boot times are simply amazing with this rom!
  • Complete localisation support. This means that we have complete support for european devices and their languages.
  • Screenshot support

General Features
  • Powered by Tiamat Kernel Tachi 2.1.0 (stock gpu).
  • Pre rooted with su and Superuser
  • Pre-installed busybox and iwmulticall.
  • Desktop UA String
  • Modified battery images & animations.
  • Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc Mode
  • Quickboot
  • Estrongs File Explorer
  • Easy charging light controls

Advanced Features:
  • Init.d boot scripts enabled
  • OpenVPN binary and script - Credit CyanogenMod
  • Applications files (apk) located in /data/tiamat_first_boot_install will automatically be installed.
  • Applications are zipaligned on boot
  • Cron service

Important Notes : A MUST READ
  • Your microsd card is now mounted at /mnt/external1. You will also be able to access this via MTP.
  • Due to some bug fixes, a factory reset is required before flashing this rom.
  • This rom supports all wifi devices, US Verizon 3g devices and European devices.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites: Clockworkmod Recovery (Recovery R4C is still reccomended) and a MicroSD card for installation.

  1. OPTIONAL, BUT RECCOMENDED: Backup your internal applications with Titanium backup
  2. Download the 2.1 rom zip file and place it on your external sdcard
  3. Restart into Recovery
  4. Perform a nandroid backup, and keep this safe!
  5. Perform a factory reset within recovery (Wipe data / factory reset) This is a required step.
  6. Install the rom
  7. Welcome to the party
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Retired Recognized Developer
May 23, 2010
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Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.1.0 "Hammerhead"
MD5sum: 8a0ae0071a49ef15352ae404486e04aa

Release Notes
2.1.0 Release Notes
Here we are, release 2.1 "Hammerhead".

Thanks to the hard work of lowtraxx, we have been able to fix all of the layout issues with regards to the broken framework-res that we had to use in the last rom.
Lowtraxx has also fixed up all of the european 3g device files and languages, so the signal bar should work fine on your euro 3g device now.

I have also resolved the issues with the Google app updates. However for this fix, you need to wipe your device before you install the rom.

Making a come back in this release is the native screenshot feature. To enable this, go into Settings > Display and then enable "Screenshot". To take a screenshot, hold down the recent applications key to take a screenshot.

-- solarnz.


Version 2.1
  • Fixed all the application signatures - Google applications should update fine now.
  • All of the language packs are now incorporated into this rom
  • European 3g support should be 100% working now.
  • Native screenshot is back

Version 2.0.1
  • Replaced the battery icons with new ones from Nusince
  • Updated the maps application. NOTE: This is just a temporary fix, and we are working on a permanent fix.
  • Fixed up the euro build.prop

Version 2.0
  • Rebased off the 3.2 wifi image.
  • 3G Support on Android 3.2
  • sdcard is now at /mnt/external1 and is viewable via MTP
  • Any application that can write to /sdcard can now write to /mnt/external1
  • usbOTG drives now mount at /mnt/usbOTG and act identically to the sdcard.
  • Now comes with the Katana 2.0 stock GPU kernel.
  • /MicroSD and /usbOTG synlinks to their respective locations in /mnt
  • Automatically modprobe all kernel modules, apart from the wireless module.
  • New wallpaper & charging icons

Version 1.1
  • Storage framework completely overhauled based on Transformer Rom Prime 1.5 (thanks Roach)
  • System now gives storage control thru status bar icon and in Settings / Storage
  • Unmount MicroSD, remove, put in another one for working Hot Swap
  • Automatically mount USB Host storage (unmount still broke do to borked vold.fstab)
  • All Android media services scan both internal and MicroSD for media (Gallery, Music, etc)
  • new native Transformer file explorer accessable thru status bar to explore all mounted storage
  • Unfortunately, USB Mass Storage is still broke. (It's turning out to be far more complex than it should be)
  • Entire rom re-signed with test key due to manifest changes for storage port. All services work 100% (Google music beta, Market, etc)
  • Implemented a variety of init.d scripts with "Tiamat Control" flags
  • Enable features by moving flags (/data/tiamat_controls) in or out of "unused" folder
  • Enable or diasble charging light while device on
  • Enable or disable logging for better battery life
  • sysctl memory tweak
  • Cron service enabled for time based scripts (put Cron scripts in /data/cron)
  • Rom zip-aligned on boot (still insanely fast boot time)
  • Included up-to-date Maps.apk and Video.apk
  • Removed bloatware (Cordy.apk, dungeondefenders.apk, and stingrayquickoffice.apk)
  • Changed back to mostly stock icons
  • Removed the charging percent text from the pull up settings.
  • When charging, it will now alternate between the battery percentage in the middle and a charging symbol.

Version 1.0 - Update 3 (Busybox fix)
  • Fixed the dependency that the ramdisk had on busybox, specifically run-parts.

Version 1.0 - Update 2 (charging light)
  • Enabled the led charging light in the ramdisk as per popular request.

Version 1.0 - 3g fix
  • Fixed permissions in /system/bin. This was causing issues with 3g connections.
  • Replaced framework-res.apk with a less modified version. There is no SIP calling and sms now, but the activation screens work now.

Turning the charging light off
Using root explorer, or other file manager that gives you enough control, move the "enableChargingLight" file in /data/tiamat_controls into the directory /data/tiamat_controls/not_in_use​

Automatically installing applications when you flash the rom:
In the zip file, under the directory "data" there is a directory called "tiamat_first_boot_install". You can place all of your apk files that you want installed when you first boot in there. This is useful for applications such as Thumb Keyboard and Titanium Backup​
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Senior Member
Feb 22, 2010

I only hope they fixed the bug where there are 2 battery percentages showing in the quick settings menu. If not, I'll have to go back to stock battery images.
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Senior Member
Jun 1, 2011
Kanata, Ontario
I see that the 2.1 ROM is showing support for OpenVPN. Is this any different to the support provided in the 2.0.1 ROM?

I am using 2.0.1 and have never found out how to use OpenVPN with it. Can anyone offer advice on this? In Windows implemenattion of OpenVPN, there is a conf file that needs to be edited to suit local requirements. Although I have found the OpenVPN app in 2.0.1, I don't see any sign of a conf file.

Thank you