Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[Release][Alpha0] CyanogenMod 9 Touchpad

Developed by dalingrin@CyanogenMod

ALL DISCLAIMERS FROM CYANOGENMOD 7 ALPHA 1-3.5 APPLY EQUALLY TO THIS VERSION. BE SURE TO REVIEW THEM. THE USE OR ATTEMPTED USE OF CYANOGENMOD 9 ALPHA 0 MAY RESULT IN VERY BAD THINGS TO YOU, YOUR TOUCHPAD, YOUR DATA, YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND LOVED ONES. TRY CYANOGENMOD 9 ALPHA 0 ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Original posted by dalingren@RootzWiki

If you haven't installed CM7 before, please follow the instructions to directly install CM9:
1) Always backup your important data and files first; Make sure Novacom driver installed on your computer;
2) Download the Archive fileUPDATED to CM9), and extract the Android folder to C: \  root;
3) Connect TP to your computer as USB drive, and create "cminstall" folder under USB root; 
4) Copy all 3 zip files to the "cminstall"  folder, disconnect your TP from computer;
5) Reboot your TP to flash mode (Power & Volume up);
6) On your PC, click "Start"-->"Run"--> input "CMD",  input the following command lines:
cd C:\Android
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller

7) Done!  Just wait to finish installaion and reboot to Android!

8) Follow the instructions here if you need Google Apps & Android Market.

If you have installed previous version, please download the files below to update to CM9:
1) Alpha0 CM9 for Touchpad

2) New ACMEInstaller(do not use old installer with CM9)
3) Clockwork Recovery(not updated, no need to reinstall if you already have it)


FORGET WHAT WORKS. WHAT *DOESN’T* WORK?

Yeah, let’s focus on the negative. Some (but not all) things that DO NOT WORK:
  • Hardware Video (OMX). As a result, Netflix does not work, YouTube works only only in non-HD videos.
  • Audio is a mess. The microphone does not work. Work on the current libaudio solution has halted because we will eventually switch to a CAF libaudio.
  • Camera does not work. The only libcamera.so that we have is from froyo and its closed source. There is a wrapper for QCOM gingerbread libcamera libraries that could likely be used as a basis to get our camera working.
  • Market filters prevent some apps from being installed (this can partly solved by switching back to standard DPI settings(120, 160, 240). The current build is using 160 which fixes the market but makes everything look ugly and low resolution.
  • Titanium Backup crashes the kernel. There’s an investigation in progress...There are reports that older versions do work.
  • Most of the hardware problems from CM7 still exist in this CM9 alpha build.
  • Gapps intended for CM7/Gingerbread will not work in CM9/ICS. If you choose to install GAPPS then you'll need to get an updated compilation
  • USB file transfers use MTP or PTP in Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb. Traditional storage mounting is not supported in the Touchpad build.
CAN I UPDATE *DIRECTLY* FROM CYANOGENMOD 7?

Yes. And you can try it even without a wipe of /data. The key is to use ACMEInstaller2 (see link below) rather than the ClockWorkMod Recovery to do the installation. If you use the ClockWorkMod Recovery, you’ll run into troubles, and though CyanogenMod 9 will install, you’ll need to reset(format) your data.

Our testing has shown that ACMEInstaller2 will resolve the issues. Your results may vary, but it may be worth using it to upgrade. Especially since newer versions of Titanium backup will crash on start up.

The process for using ACMEInstaller2 is exactly the same as when you first installed CyanogenMod 7.


I’VE NOT INSTALLED ANY VERSION OF CYANOGENMOD BEFORE. HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Please read all previous instructions/documentations for CyanogenMod 7. Start with the instructions for Alpha 1, then 2, 3, and 3.5. This should bring you up to speed with how to install and what to expect.

ACMEInstaller2 is the latest version of the installer and will do it all for you. You will need the files at the end of this document:

ACMEInstaller2 and update-cm-9.0.0-RC0-alpha0-Touchpad-fullofbugs.zip and
ClockWorkMod Recovery
bootie (?)

CAN I MAKE A TRI-BOOT SYSTEM? (WebOS, CM7, and CM9)

Yes, but don’t bother. There may be instructions forthcoming on this, but it’s a bit advanced - just pick one.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to optimize the Adobe PDF Reader on your Touchpad 【1/15 Updated to v2.0.0】

Patched Adobe PDF Reader
Developed by kjhenrie &
knownboyofno @precentral

1/15   updated with version 2.0.0
12/30 updated with version 1.8.3/1.8.8
12/23 updated with version 1.8.2/1.8.7
12/10 updated with version 1.8.1/1.8.6
11/13 updated with version 1.8.0/1.8.5
11/10 updated with version 1.7
11/05 updated with version 1.6
11/02 updated with version 1.5
10/21 updated with version 1.4
10/12 updated with version 1.3 (a few new features)
10/10 updated with version 1.2 (bookmarks)
10/09 updated with version 1.1 (set page offset + selectable page output quality)
10/08 updated with version 1.0 (blurry fix+ "Go to Page#"+ "Open on the last viewed page")

This thread contains an installable version of the Adobe Reader that has several useful patches provided by a few webOS nation members.

The patch contributers are: knownboyofno, filmor_, sagipe, devwithoutpower, and kjhenrie

The list of features in the most recent version:
  • Retain and open on the last page viewed on each document
  • A goto page text field
  • The ability to set an offset so that the goto page value matches the book page number
  • Improved rendering resolution with a quality level selector
  • Table of contents with links
  • User bookmarks with basic page notes
  • Horizontal scroll lock
  • Document database to persist settings and state
  • Folder view of documents
See the version history below for the various versions and the features introduced in each.

NOTE ON VERSION NUMBERS: Version numbers ending in .0 to .4 (e.g. 1.8.0) use the original rendering service provided by adobe. Versions ending in. 5 to .9 (e.g. 1.8.5) use a service based on mupdf modified and provided by filmor_.

If you are having problems opening a document with an mupdf based version try using the feature equivalent Adobe based version.

Patched Versions:
 
2.0.0 - This includes a lot of enhancements contributed by knownboyofno with contributions by devwithoutpower and wknaeble.
a. Enhanced page positioning
b. Added opening protected PDFs patch from devwithoutpower.
c. Added new icon to launch a new patch menu with the following:
PDF settings with:
- Maximum Zoom - This allows the user to select the maximum amount the image is magnified at max zoom. Each number is a magnification i.e. 10 = 10X.
- Quality Settings - Low (L), Medium (M), High (H), Portrait in 1 Page View (P-1) and Portrait in 2 Page View (P-2)
- Keep Position - This allows you to turn off, lock horizontal (x), lock vertical (y) or keep the auto page positioning.
- Different Even/Odd Pages - This allows the odd and even numbered pages to have different page positioning.
- Page Offset
- Fullscreen*
- Two Page View - This activates the two page view mode.
Behavior: When the left page changes the right page changes but not the reverse. The right page has the same position and zoom level applied as left page.
General settings (applied for first time a PDF is opened then becomes the new settings unless changed) with:

- Maximum Zoom - This allows the user to select the maximum amount the image is magnified to zoom in. Each number is a magnification i.e. 10 = 10X. Allowed
- Quality Settings - Low (L), Medium (M), High (H), Portrait in 1 Page View (P-1) and Portrait in 2 Page View (P-2)
- Keep Position - This allows you to turn off, lock horizontal (x), lock vertical (y) or keep the auto page positioning between pages.
- Two Page View - This activates the two page view mode.
Behavior: When the left page changes the right page changes but not the reverse. The right page has the same position and zoom level applied as left page. On Next/Prev page tap the left view is updated two pages.
- Render # Pages - This will render 2-10 pages before and 2-10 pages after the current page. This can take some time to render and can slow down changing pages sometimes.
- Height - This switch allows you to to select the full/half height of the page to cause a page change.
- Width - This allows you to select how much of the page's width will change the page.

Credit goes to devwithoutpower for the base code to enable tap area improvements.
1.8.8/3
a. fixed a bug causing duplicate folders

1.8.7/2
a. Fixed bug blocking access to non-local document sources (box.net, etc...)
b. Fixed bug causing duplicate folders
c. Restricted folders to those containing PDF documents
d. Filtered out zinio folders

1.8.6/1
a. Replaced flat PDF file view with folder view as outlined here (devwithoutpower)

1.8.5/0
a. A lock horizontal scroll button that can be used in conjunction with zoom in both portrait and landscape mode. (kjhenrie/knownboyofno)
b. Cleaned up zooming (knownboyofno)
c. Updated mupdf arxservice (filmor_)

1.7.5/0
a. User Bookmarks are now ordered by page number
b. User Bookmark names can span more than one line (poor mans page notes)
c. Fixed bug causing an 8-10 second delay when opening the Pages/Bookmarks (TOC) panel the first time

1.6.5/0
a. Added patch to filter out PDF documents created by Zinio from the document list
b. The "Pages" panel is scrolled to the current page. There is a known issue with this that causes a long delay when opening the pages/bookmarks toaster the first time after a document is opened. This will be fixed in a future version.
c. Reworked User Bookmarks eliminating thumbnails in favor of named bookmarks
d. Increased the next/previous page bottom tap area to 30px from 8px making it easier to change pages

1.5 - This version includes all of the features in 1.4 and the following new features:
a. Fixed blank page issue by forcing the highest resolution to 1800 (knownboyofno)
b. Added Table of Contents bookmarks (devwithoutpower)
c. Added zoom memory across page changes (devwithoutpower) and last zoom level retention when closing and reopening the document (knownboyofno)
d. Minor bug fixes in last page viewed retention (kjhenrie)
e. Renamed Bookmarks panel to User Bookmarks to eliminate redundancy with the new Bookmarks panel (Table of Contents) (kjhenrie)

1.4 - This version includes all of the features in 1.3 merged into the latest quickoffice version 10.3.4.0.6

1.3 - This version adds a few new features brought to you by knownboyofno
a. A portrait setting "P" was added to the quality setting for better zoomed out portrait views
b. An auto off (default) and auto on was added to the page offset
c. You can change pages by either swiping from the edge on the right to the left for tapping the bottom of the screen on the right (for next page and reverse for previous page)

1.2 - In addition to the features in 1.1, version 1.2 adds
a. Bookmarks
Click on the bookmark icon on the toolbar and add the current page as a bookmark, select an existing bookmark, or if you are on a bookmarked page, remove the selected bookmark.

1.1 - In addition to the features in 1.0, 1.1 adds two new features created by knownboyofno.
a. You can set and enable/disable a page offset which is used to make the book table of contents page numbers line up with the page number entered in the goto page field.
b. You can select the page output quality to balance speed with quality.

1.0 - Includes the features described below.
Like many of you I am pretty frustrated by the simple but necessary features missing from the WebOS PDF Reader. At the top of my list is the fact that it doesn't remember the last page you read.
I spent a bit of time working on this issue and attached a version of the IPK that solves this issue. The patched app also includes the awesome goto page patch written by knownboyofno (see this thread) and also the awesome zoom work done by sagipe as discussed here. I intend to make this part of the proposed uber patch being discussed here.

Uninstall

Option 1:
  1. Uninstall the Adobe Reader using preware
  2. Do a full device restart
  3. Open the Software Manager and an update notification for the Adobe Reader should show up. Install the latest version. If the update doesn't show up right away wait for a few minutes and try again.
Option 2 (use if the update doesn't show up in the catalog after option 1):
  1. Uninstall the Adobe Reader using preware
  2. Download and install this version. This version was built using an old version number to trigger an update in the Sofware Manager.
  3. Open the Software Manager and an update notification for the Adobe Reader should show up. Install the latest version. If the update doesn't show up right away wait for a few minutes and try again.

Wish List
  • Retain x/y page position on page change - 1.8.5 (horizontal scroll lock)
  • Even and odd page horizontal scroll lock settings
  • Two-page spread view
  • Annotations
  • Smooth previous/next page scrolling (remove snap to page)
  • View password protected documents
  • Support hyperlinks
  • Text search
  • Page notes (enhance user bookmarks) - kjhenrie - 1.7+
  • Support multiline user bookmark names - kjhenrie - 1.7+
  • Improved file organization - devwithoutpower - 1.8.1+(default) & 1.8.6+(mupdf)
  • Recent document list
Bug Fixes
  • Order user bookmarks by page number - kjhenrie - 1.7+
  • Fix delay when opening the pages/bookmarks toaster - kjhenrie - 1.7+
  • Remove resolution selector in mupdf version and default to H ???
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Download v2.0.0
http://www.filejungle.com/f/Yhtws3  
Download v1.8.8
http://www.filejungle.com/f/kTWzDa

Download v1.8.3
http://www.filejungle.com/f/MZ2GgM

Download v1.8.7
http://www.filejungle.com/f/5ZWQJV

Download v1.8.2
http://www.filejungle.com/f/kmDAEF

Download v1.8.6
http://www.filejungle.com/f/YTD3vH


Download v1.8.1
http://www.filejungle.com/f/xfsZRK


Download v1.8.5
http://www.filejungle.com/f/4M6PdW

Download v1.8.0

http://www.filejungle.com/f/uKNNXk

Download v1.7.6
http://www.filejungle.com/f/j83hD7

Download v1.7.1
http://www.filejungle.com/f/jQqcsb

Download v1.7.5
http://www.filejungle.com/f/t3Ntcz

Download v1.7.0
http://www.filejungle.com/f/XFqVAF

Download v1.6.5
http://www.filejungle.com/f/ccjU4d

Download v1.6
http://www.filejungle.com/f/7JD6gZ

Download v1.5
http://www.filejungle.com/f/rEtFKx

Download v1.4
http://www.filejungle.com/f/M3yq5y

Download v1.3
http://www.filejungle.com/f/A9ruk2

Download v1.2
http://www.filejungle.com/f/zvaxrA


Download v1.1
http://www.filejungle.com/f/aWvz7X


WARNING: I am not responsible for any damage caused by installing and using this patched version of this application. INSTALL AND USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Team Xron Android Custom ROM for TouchPad - 01/04 updated to Beta 2.9.1

Download Xron ROM Beta 2.9.1 (Updated 01/04)

by leoisright

Changelog 1/3/2012

* Fixed Browser install
* Fixed Terminal install
* Fixed HP Printer app
* Fixed Quickpic
* Added Sportscaster (cool tablet app)
* Added ICS Launcher
* Added weather widget
* Updated all apps in Market
* This is a system pull from my touchpad with everything working. If anything doesn't work please report so we can address them. This is slightly bloated but look at reverendkjr's YouTube video in post 2 for a how to uninstall.

If you are coming from v2.9 deodex, you simply wipe cache and dalvik, flash and reboot.

Changelog 1/1/2012

You must factory reset and wipe all for vB2.9. Too many edits to flash on top. Also, its best to reinstall apps one by one not use backup for optimal experience. The more you wipe, the better you will be. Reboot after you set up to activate the sq mods.

This is debloated and fast...

Changelog 12/25/2011

* This has bloat. either deal with it, or don't download...please don't ask anymore how to debloat. This has been covered many many times.
* For some, after you set up gmail, market app icon will apear, if not, reboot and should take care of it.
* Odex app (allows you to odex it yourself)
* Google Music built for the tablet
* ICS google search
* Syndicate ICS launcher (additional)
* DolphinHD Browser
* Wifi Buddy and wifi toggle widget
* Removed Stock Browser
* Remove Gallary3D replace with Quickpic
* Odexed now
* ICS menu soft keys (stock sdk)
* Different keyboard (blue and better in my oppinion)
* New battery icons (thanks to HO!NO! CM7 rom)
(also thanks to jbird for pointing this rom out to me, team syndicate for making a sweet rom)
* Zipalign system, data, and framework on boot FINALLY!
* Increased Net buffer tweaks
* Read ahead sets to 3072
* Moved Dalvik-cache to /cache now on boot
* Updated all apks
* Market 3.4.4
* Internet Speed Tweaks
* Disabled IO Stats
* Defrags database files
* ICS Nexus bootanimation
* Tweak build.prop
* Added File Manager to support apps in system
* Tweaked media.profile more for better response
* 1% battery mod (thanks hurtz777)
* Flashable thru recovery now
* Fix SOD issue
* Default allow unknown apps to install
* Opted pngs

**Huge props to MiSfit for helping me understand and getting these tweaks working right.
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To all those who donate Thank you!, CM team, Flip, Myn, Virus, Misfit, dalgarin, hurtz777, ickna11, Chubbzlou, zone23
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Installation Guide by ncinerate@RootzWiki
(ASSUMING YOU ALREADY HAVE ALPHA 3 INSTALLED, OR SOME OTHER ALPHA ANDROID)
Step 1: Download the file at the link above.
Step 2: Toss that file onto your touchpad (just put it into USB mode and toss it on the device).
Step 3: Reboot the touchpad into clockwork management.
Step 4: Perform a backup of your current device (there's a backup/restore button, make a backup - it'll only take a few minutes and it'll allow you to return the device to the way it was if you for some odd reason prefer to).
Step 5: Perform a factory wipe (the option is there in clockworkmod). WARNING - this will effectively wipe all your apps etc that you have installed and you will be forced to reinstall everything.
Step 6: Choose the install from zip option, and install the xron-ified zip file.
Step 7: Reboot into android and enjoy a superior experience.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CM7 Alpha3.5 is released!!!

Original posted by dalingren@RootzWiki

If you haven't installed CM7 before, please follow the instructions to directly install Alpha3.5:
1) Always backup your important data and files first; Make sure Novacom driver installed on your computer;
2) Download the Archive fileUPDATED to Alpha3.5), and extract the Android folder to C: \  root;
3) Connect TP to your computer as USB drive, and create "cminstall" folder under USB root; 
4) Copy all 3 zip files to the "cminstall"  folder, disconnect your TP from computer;
5) Reboot your TP to flash mode (Power & Volume up);
6) On your PC, click "Start"-->"Run"--> input "CMD",  input the following command lines:
cd C:\Android
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller

7) Done!  Just wait to finish installaion and reboot to Android!

8) Follow the instructions here if you need Google Apps & Android Market.

If you have installed previous version, please follow the instructions to update to Alpha3.5:
Update GuideALWAYS BACKUP FIRST!!!
Step 1: Download the file and extract the zip file update-cm-7.1.0-tenderloin-a3.5-fullofbugs.zip
Step 2: Toss that zip file onto your Touchpad (just put it into USB mode and toss it on the device).
Step 3: Reboot the Touchpad into clockwork management.
Step 4: Perform a backup of your current device (there's a backup/restore button, make a backup - it'll only take a few minutes and it'll allow you to return the device to the way it was if you for some odd reason prefer to).
Step 5: Perform a factory wipe (the option is there in clockworkmod). WARNING - this will effectively wipe all your apps etc that you have installed and you will be forced to reinstall everything.
Step 6: Choose the install from zip option, and install the update-cm-7.1.0-tenderloin-a3.5-fullofbugs.zip file.
Step 7: Reboot into android and enjoy!!!

Change Log:
ALPHA3.5
* Video playback improvements
* UI Composition improvements(nothing major)
* 3D speed improvements in some circumstances
* 3D game compatibility improvements(Shadowrun tested, but other games may work better as well)
* Some changes to wpa_supplicant, remains to be seen whether it makes any difference

ALPHA3
* Last prominent form of "sleep of death" fixed
* Webkit backing store(smoother scrolling)
* Minor improvements to 2D/3D performance in some apps
* Bluetooth DPad/arrows do not rotate with screen
* Battery stats now available to Android
* Serial# now populated
* Shorter hostname as a result of serial#
* General wifi fixes
* Preliminary Touchpad 4G support(no radio)
* Status bar should take less resources after an app goes full screen
* Possible fix for A2DP and wifi interference
* Possible fix for SD card not mounting
* Camera FPS improved but still nearly nonfunctional

MIUI Android ROM Arrived for TouchPad (12/19 Updated to 2.3.7 Beta)

 


by scott951@XDA

Changes from base ROM
Removed: MIUI App Sharing | MIUI OTA Updater | MIUI Bootscreen | SIM Toolkit

Added: Custom Bootscreen | English Translations | Google Maps | Google Voice Search | MIUI.us Forum app

If you want ADW.Launcher or LauncherPro install them from Market.
Working:
  • Audio/Sound
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Touchscreen
  • Charging
  • All sensors
  • Wired earphone/headphone
  • Gallery
  • YouTube
  • MIUI Backup (don’t backup contacts)
  • Multi-Touch
  • MIUI Themes
Not Working:
  • No On-Screen Menu (working on it)
  • Other Random Bugs
Tip#1 (by dijonemon@XDA)

Install Button Savior from the Market to get some onscreen soft keys - its not that elegant but it does work until we get some soft keys similar to other MIUI tablet releases. You need to allow requests in Superuser for root access for it to work fully.
WARNING:  This is still in Pre-Alpha and very buggy, use at your own risk!