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*NOTE* THIS IS A BUILD BASED FROM CYANOGENMOD SOURCE, THIS IS BY NO MEANS OFFICIAL

As normal, it's not my fault if you fubar your tab by flashing this or if zombies come and speedhump your cat. You've been warned.

Preamble
I am not going to teach you how to use, or set up the applications that you need to use/flash this. I have included links to everything you need to know, just click and read for a second. If you are not willing to put out a little bit of effort to better your experience with your Tab, I am not going to waste even more of my time that could be dedicated towards making my ROM better. Also, if you aren't willing to give yourself the fundamental knowledge required for flashing this and something goes wrong, you will then have the required skill to fix it, instead of blaming me for bricking your Tab. I don't need that. I am willing to support my ROM and help with some confusion, but if you want me to do everything for you- lo siento.

About This ROM

This is my Alpha port of CM7. I call it alpha because it's haxx'd together using the .32 kernel and libs so some things you may want, like the camera, they no workie. Also, I call it alpha because I probably will not be releasing another version of this until I get the .35 kernel ported over from the GSM Source. I do it for the challenge, not the donations and that is my next challenge.

That being said, @poitee and I have been running my builds of CM7 on and off for the last several months, it is very stabe, funcitonal and GREAT on battery life. Also, I still think CM7 is better than HC is almost every way. This has been optimized for tablets thanks to the work of the nook community. I just kanged it and got it working on the Tab.

Features
  • Tablet optimized buttons
  • Fast and better than TW
  • CM7
  • NO TOUCHWIZ!
  • More! (Really, there is more, but I can't think of it right now, I'll edit this post as I remember)
  • Did I mention CM7? Really, that should be all I need to say.

Changelog

0615 - Initial Release
  • CM7.1 (Android 2.3.4) and stuff.

Known Issues
  • Camera's don't work
  • If the Wifi's don't work in this release, I'll find the zip that has functional wifi, but it should work (I just am not able to test atm)
  • Overlay needs some work
  • I'm probably forgetting some other things that don't work, but as most of you know, I've had my hands full for the last little while and my mind isn't all that together.
  • The initial recovery is fubar'd, but this includes a backup recovery that will work to flash you back to one of my other roms, or HC if you feel like it. adb reboot recovery and the power options to reboot recovery will both bring you into the backup recovery. Just not the vol-up + power (then you'll have to go into advanced and reboot recovery to get to the good recovery)

Plans
As I said, I am going to work on getting the GSM .35 kernel ported over to our CDMA Tabs. Once that is done, I should be able to get most things working super fast! (note: *should*, remember, imma newb)

Installation
  • YOU MUST HAVE CWM INSTALLED TO FLASH THIS
  • You will need to factory reset, so back everything up
  • Download the ROM to your SDCard.
  • Boot into recovery (volume up + power button or reboot recovery if you're on my AOSP ROM)
  • Flash the zip. ROM, Kernel, backup recovery and latest GAPPS are included in this package. DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GAPPS

Thanks
jt1134, Adrynalyne, rotohammer, TCMAN, benbowden, supercurio, LulzSec, The entire RootzWiki Team and everyone in IRC as usual is great help. Also, a huge thanks to poitee for giving me access to his build box,that he continually upgrades with goodies that make my life easier. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Downloads

Lastly, if you like my work, donate to me so I can donate money to devs that make my world easier (and therefore yours). Also, I want a Tab 8.9 to raep when it comes out. Make a bois dream come true.
 

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KhasMek said:
As normal, it's not my fault if you fubar your tab by flashing this or if zombies come and speedhump your cat. You've been warned.
Jokes on you! I dont have a cat!
 

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I volunteer any help since KhasMek has been busy with IRL things.. feel free to look me up on twitter @poitee

I've been using this steadily since the first builds. Khasmek has done a great job as always.. Props to him!
 

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Downloading now....can't wait to try it....can anyone verify WiFi working? I don't use data on my tab so this will be a must for me. Again keep up the great work KhasMek and poitee. Looking forward to future builds!
 

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Any chance you might work with tech over on XDA? He's worked out a lot of these issues already (camera, wifi, bluetooth) and could use some help with other things
 

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I don't have data on my tab either. I'm 90% certain that this is the build with functional Wifi, and if not, it should be an easy adb push to fix it. I wish I knew for certain before release, but seeing as most other people pay for the data plan, I figured it best to just get it out there while I could. Let me know how it goes.
 

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robkoehler said:
Any chance you might work with tech over on XDA? He's worked out a lot of these issues already (camera, wifi, bluetooth) and could use some help with other things
I've been working on and off with Techomancer for a long time, the reason he has sorted out most of these issues in the last couple of months is because the GSM tabs now have an offical .35 kernel. We CDMA users do not. Hence my comment of starting work on a .35 kernel, which will take me a while, but if it's anything like the fascinate, not as long as Verizon will take to release. However time will tell. Either way; most of these issues will be sorted out when I have a good .35 kernel source.
 

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Thanks for this! I've flashed and it runs beautifully. I did notice after flashing that there are no gaaps. No market, no gmail, nada. Any chance I can flash a zip of gapps and see if that works?
 

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1techydude said:
Downloading now....can't wait to try it....can anyone verify WiFi working? I don't use data on my tab so this will be a must for me. Again keep up the great work KhasMek and poitee. Looking forward to future builds!
You are welcome but khasmek has done all the work he deserves all the thanks (and beer)
I only provide a builxbox, testing, and annoyance...
 

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vzninja said:
Thanks for this! I've flashed and it runs beautifully. I did notice after flashing that there are no gaaps. No market, no gmail, nada. Any chance I can flash a zip of gapps and see if that works?
Use the latest gapps provided... Or download from cyanogen
 

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It took me a couple of tries to get it to go (I think I was rebooting into recovery wrong?) but I got it to work.

Mmmmm CM7...

Some feedback:

The only thing that doesn't seem to be working is WPA2 wifi, and I was on 1X data for a while but after about 1/2 an hr it kicked over to 3G.

It doesn't seem to be recognizing when I plug it into the computer (no option to mount) and I'm getting a very large number of "Device Incompatible" when I go through the web market and look for apps.

And Maps is force-closing every 10 minutes or so (didn't even open maps lol)

Thanks a ton, I look forward to keeping up with your work
 

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Couple of questions (maybe I'm just missing something simple). No screen rotation? What's up with the app drawer cutting off the first row of apps? and also, no wpa2 wifi
 

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Shiftyshadee said:
No screen rotation? What's up with the app drawer cutting off the first row of apps?
To be fair, it is "Alpha" status.

And as far as rotation and the app drawer, I just downloaded my Home Replacement of Choice and that fixed it right up. Seems to be a problem with the stock launcher included in the package.
 

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poitee said:
Use the latest gapps provided... Or download from cyanogen
Okay I'll ey to find a gapps zips but according to the post they should be included.

Flash the zip. ROM, Kernel, backup recovery and latest GAPPS are included in this package. DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GAPPS
 

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StealthVoodoo said:
To be fair, it is "Alpha" status.

And as far as rotation and the app drawer, I just downloaded my Home Replacement of Choice and that fixed it right up. Seems to be a problem with the stock launcher included in the package.
Oh believe me I realize and appreciate alpha status
I've been running Slayher's pre-alpha on my Thunderbolt for a while now. I wasn't knocking it at all just asking questions. Thank you for the quick response.
 

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vzninja said:
Okay I'll ey to find a gapps zips but according to the post they should be included.

Flash the zip. ROM, Kernel, backup recovery and latest GAPPS are included in this package. DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GAPPS
They were included in mine. Gapps-0320 was on my SD card after downloading the ROM
 
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