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KatKiss ROM
MarshMallow 6.0.1 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 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





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Thanks to keep this thread for the TF300T


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

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



Rom Main Features:
MultiWindow Support with 2, 3 or 4 panes setup
High speed and responsive oriented
High performance and overclocked KatKernel included
Built with UberTC 5.4, graphite, -O3 & 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
RRO Theme Engine - Themes & more info
Native Android FSTRIM + Manual scripts for Database optimization and fstrim (see post #2)
Media Scanner Filters
Navbar with left, balanced (PixelC like) or middle aligned buttons.
All Wifi channels support
Integrated cpu & io performance settings panel
Custom Navbars buttons long press actions
Advanced power menu with reboot options.
User Immersive mode and actions with automode when docked setting
Advanced per application permission management (AppOps)
Ethernet-auto support
Misc utils Busybox, rsync...
Custom Quick Settings tiles


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, 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/Ka...ChangeLog.html
Rom Source: https://github.com/timduru (branch katkiss-6.0)
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



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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-MarshMallow, ROM for the Asus Transformer TF300T

Contributors
timduru
Source Code: https://github.com/timduru

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.1.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-10-31
Last Updated 2016-08-05
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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.


Bluetooth
Bluetooth might require to be turned on twice before it scans and displays the available devices.

Wallpaper Modes
Different Wallpaper modes have been added in Settings => Display
** Normal (regular android mode)
** Disable System Wallpaper rendering (set as default)
** Disable Wallpaper service

2nd setting will prevent the wallpaper being rendered by the system making things faster and also freeing resources
That's the recommended setting you want to use if you are using a launcher that has internal wallpaper rendering
The Default included Launcher3 has internal rendering
For Nova: Go to its Settings => Desktop => Wallpaper Scrolling => Force, then set a wallpaper.
(You will see a black wallpaper if you're not using a launcher that can do internal rendering, If wallpaper is important and that you want to keep your current launcher, then switch back to the 1st setting)


Google Play Movies
Our current Widevine DRM libs are not compatible in MM.
So you can't play a movie on the tablet with Google Play Movies as it requires that.
Starting a movie to play on chromecast should be fine as the drm will be the chromecast one in that case.

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.


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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MultiWindows
Multiwindow allows you to split the screen in 2, 3 or 4 panes
you can switch an app back and forth between multiwindow mode and regular mode while it's running





NavBar:
- To switch between full screen and split View you can use the NavBar Buttons
The app that currently has the focus (or the latest used app if you're on the Desktop) will be used for the main pane (left and/or top depending on the mode and rotation)
And it will lay the remaining most recently used apps in the rest of the available 1-2-3 panes depending on the icon you click

- If you press a multiwindow icon again when in splitview mode, it'll bring the focused app back to fullscreen mode.

- To swap the 2 latest focused apps location / pane , long press on the NavBar Button

- To change focus simply Tap on the app or use the 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 2-3-4 panes and switch between the 2 most recent apps 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 crash or not refresh correctly sometime.


To manually position an app in one of the pane:
For the moment either reorder your apps before clicking on an auto mode icon,
or you can also activate the default Marshmallow Multiwindow mode to get extra icons to positions an app in a specific pane (activate it in developer options )
Then position the apps with the icons from the Recents screen. (default MM recents icons are for 2 or 4 panes)
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very impressive. guessing it wouldnt be good to uupgrade from 5.1.1 but do a clean flash?
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very impressive. guessing it wouldnt be good to uupgrade from 5.1.1 but do a clean flash?

Yeah, you'll need to format /data
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New Version #004
New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF300T_004.zip

Make sure you read the first post to see what is not currently working or implemented.

Make sure you format /data before installing. (only ext4 supported for the moment)
Use gapps and the new beta supersu linked from the 1st post.

As usual the first boot with gapps will take some time: ~7-10 minutes.
Just be patient.


ChangeLog:
- Bring up those Sh'mallows !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timduru

New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF300T_004.zip

Make sure you read the first post to see what is not currently working or implemented.

Make sure you format /data before installing. (only ext4 supported for the moment)
Use gapps and the new beta supersu linked from the 1st post.

As usual the first boot with gapps will take some time: ~7-10 minutes.
Just be patient.


ChangeLog:
- Bring up those Sh'mallows !

You are truly amazing. :beer:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timduru

New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF300T_004.zip

Make sure you read the first post to see what is not currently working or implemented.

Make sure you format /data before installing. (only ext4 supported for the moment)
Use gapps and the new beta supersu linked from the 1st post.

As usual the first boot with gapps will take some time: ~7-10 minutes.
Just be patient.


ChangeLog:
- Bring up those Sh'mallows !

Hi
I wanna ask: wenn i format data, will it not erase all my previous backups?
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It will yes. Thus I made a backup to my computer.

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New Version #005b
New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF300T_005b.zip

ChangeLog:
005:
- Add F2FS support on /data
- Add Global Dock KeyOverride shortcuts
- Add Missing Dock function Keys implementation
- Add NavBar UI settings change for left or centered buttons
- Add User Immersive mode
- Add Auto immersive mode on docked
- Add Global actions
- Add Touchpad disable
- Add back SL101 Lid override conf
- Add Reboot modes in power menu
- Prevent system restart when orientation sensor is not fully initialised
- Fix AppOps crash on launch
- Fix MicroSD & UsbDisk not mounting

005b:
- Fix MicroSD & UsbDisk not mounting when /data is f2fs
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