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By timduru, Senior Member on 9th November 2016, 08:00 PM
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KatKiss ROM
MarshMallow 6.0.1 Release

Asus TF701





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 mascot could give you a kiss, it stands for Keeps it Sweet and Simple
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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Install Instructions:

  • Backup everything !
  • Boot into the recovery

    The first time or everytime you have an issue when dirty flashing (Especially when changing android major 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.

    Note that sometime with TWRP the partition might get corrupted after format, so you might need to format to ext3 then ext4 again, and/or reflash the rom if it fails to flash the 1st time

    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)
Battery Level Indicator & Dock Battery support + Mods (icon/Text/%)
F2FS, 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.
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)
Misc utils Busybox, rsync...
Custom Quick Settings tiles


Included KatKernel Main Features:
-- Based on latest Asus V11_4_1_30 version.
-- Built with UberTC GCC 5.4, -O3, Optimized flags
-- F2FS support
-- iosched: BFQV7r8, SIO, deadline, NOOP, CFQ
-- FS: ext3-4, VFAT, F2FS, ExFat
-- backports from more recents kernels branches & android (3.4,& 3.10)


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/tf701t-katkernel
Credits: Original banner concept by i9apps, Bootanimation by mgeniusm, original drawing by BBF, tetsuo for his contributions, Chainfire for SuperSU
And thanks to Lopburi for the tf701 donation



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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 TF701

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

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2016-11-09
Last Updated 2016-12-28
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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.


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)


Graphic artifacts
Video thumbnails shows green for certain type of videos

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


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.
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Multiwindow
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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TF701 version #030b
New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF701T_030b.zip

Let's get this baby rolling
I also got Nougat 7.1 booting but there are still some issues with surfaceflinger crashing, I hope I can fix that at some point too, so that we can move from MM :P
But for the moment enjoy some Marshmallow

Make sure you read fully the 1st and 2nd post
Especially the install instructions, and what's not working currently.

Also keep in mind that it's still the first version, so things might need a bit of polishing and there's still lots of space for improvements
So far I'd say that it's fully stable and can be used as a daily driver (pending that you don't need one of the currently not working feature of course)
But I've been using it for the past few days with no issues with what I use here.


Note that as mentioned in post #2 there is some kind of graphic artifact / corruption on the google initial setup "enter your login" screen.
I'm not sure what's causing it yet, maybe something with google webview / rom optimizations, it seems to be only localized in that screen, so simply ignore it for moment.



Changelog:

- First TF701T version
- Update to November Marshmallow release
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WiFi doesn't work for me. The list of Networks is empty. Change of regulatory Domain doesn't help.
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Originally Posted by erzherzog

WiFi doesn't work for me. The list of Networks is empty. Change of regulatory Domain doesn't help.

What channel are you using ?
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What channel are you using ?

My fritz.box uses channel8 (2,4Ghz) and channel 40 (5Ghz). None of the WiFis can be seen. WiFi did work with cm12.1 before.
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New version #030b
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Originally Posted by erzherzog

My fritz.box uses channel8 (2,4Ghz) and channel 40 (5Ghz). None of the WiFis can be seen. WiFi did work with cm12.1 before.

Shouldn't be related to regulatory domain then
Did you format /data before flashing the rom ?


EDIT: okie, found the problem, use version 030b below:

New rom version available: KatKiss-6.0_TF701T_030b.zip
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Any chance you can post a changelog for the not working areas of new ROM uploads. Bluetooth & rotate are deal breakers for me right now, but I do fancy keeping an eye on the thread for when you get them sorted.

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Originally Posted by timduru

Shouldn't be related to regulatory domain then
Did you format /data before flashing the rom ?


EDIT: okie, found the problem, use version 030b below:

New rom version available:KatKiss-6.0_TF701T_030b.zip

Many thanks. I'll try and report this evening.
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