[Dev]A500 ICS device building Part. 1

Android development for the Acer A500/A501

[Dev]A500 ICS device building Part. 1

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 01:48

Dev ICS A500
ics_logo.jpg


Developers:
  • Me
  • digetx

Works:
  • touchscreen
  • sensors(all tested)
  • usb
  • internal memory
  • hdmi
  • vibration
  • wifi(with signal bars working)
  • bluetooth
  • 2D HW accel
  • 3D HW accel
  • removable storage
  • storage menu in settings
  • Data usage
  • Backlight adjustment
  • Audio & Headphone & Microphone(thanks to digetx)
  • Green overlay transparency fixed
  • Recent apps(thanks to digetx)
  • GPS
  • Automatic Backlight
  • H/W Codecs(thanks to digetx)
  • usb sdcard access to pc(thanks to digetx)
  • USB Tethering(thanks to digetx)
  • Wifi Hotspot
  • wifi ad-hoc(thanks to digetx)
  • hardware rotation lock(thanks to digetx)
  • vpn(thanks to digetx)
  • HDMI sound(thanks to digetx)
  • a501 gps

To do:
  • Camera(waiting on Acer ics hal )
  • Camcorder
  • a501 3g modem

Installing:
  • wipe data
  • install rom zip
  • install gapps
  • reboot

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changelog:
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v18
- First release here

v22
- Fixed 2D Mode

v33
- Wifi pairing speedup
- Data usage fixed

v34
- Fixed backlight adjustment

v35
- Fixed audio and headphones

v37
- Fixed "adb install"

v38
- Green overlay fixed

v45   
- Recent apps now works
- some tweaks to the video driver

v46
- Microphone fixed

v54
- update to 4.0.3

v55

- Fixed launcher rotation (Broken after 4.0.3 update)
- Fixed root (Broken after 4.0.3 update)

v56
- GPS fixed
- Automatic Backlight works
- General optimizations

v57
- Transition lag minimized
- Portrait lag fixed

v58
- New power down menu
- Fixed Screenshot function
- New trebuchet control in settings
- Improved fonts

v59
- Unknown

v62
- Fixed hardware codecs
- Fixed flash
- Fixed launcher
- Fixed gallery
- New kernel(still v36)

v72
- USB/SDcard access to pc fixed
- USB Tethering fixed
- Wifi Hotspot fixed
- Some launcher tweaks

v77
- Fixed Wifi ad-hoc
- Fixed hardware rotation lock
- Removed launcher separate auto-rotation option
- New kernel (With "epic" sound volume)
- Power control widget re-added

v80
- Fixed some apps/games closing on launch
- A501 support is implemented (Test)

v82

- Fixed vpn (only pptp tested)
- New kernel
- New ramdisk
- Newer ICS build
- adb over network fixed

v83
- bluetooth fixed (issue with v82)

v85
- attempted fix of multi-touch issues

v87
- new kernel
- fixed multi-touch issues
- fixed prodid adb interface
- newer ICS build

v88
- small kernel touch driver update

v89
- another fix to the kernel touch driver
- multi-touch bug fixed(thanks to digetx)

v92
- another fix to the kernel touch driver(thanks to digetx)
- forced hw render ui
- audio hal fixes(thanks to digetx)
- kernel interactive governor tweaks and ipv6 fixes
- hdmi audio(thanks to digetx)

v94
- audio hal fix(thanks to digetx)
- kernel battery driver update
- kernel audio driver update
- kernel usb driver update
- kernel mmc driver update
- kernel sensor driver update
- kernel wifi driver update
- kernel 3g driver update
- new overclock menu in settings
- new light sensors menu
- newer android build
- a501 gps

v95
- audio hal update(thanks to digetx)
- a501 gps fix
- newer android build

v96
- audio hal update(thanks to digetx)
- new gpu control in performance menu(thanks to digetx)
- volume buttons invert in portrait(thanks to digetx)
- ntfs storage automount(thanks to digetx)
- kernel new governors smartassv2 and lagfree
- kernel default governor smartassv2
- kernel mem handle major improvement
- newer android build
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby cludden » 27 Nov 2011, 11:03

Installed a18 and gapps. Can't try it out. NCF service has stopped just keeps crashing and i can't do anything else but to press OK
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby Vache » 27 Nov 2011, 12:12

Looks like it's missing two proprietary files for GPS :

/system/bin/glgps_nvidiaTegra2android
/system/lib/libgpsctrl.so

Edit : Why did you remove the repo ? :/
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 15:06

cludden wrote:Installed a18 and gapps. Can't try it out. NCF service has stopped just keeps crashing and i can't do anything else but to press OK


fixed... reinstall should work...

Vache wrote:Looks like it's missing two proprietary files for GPS :

/system/bin/glgps_nvidiaTegra2android
/system/lib/libgpsctrl.so

Edit : Why did you remove the repo ? :/


both files are there...
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby cludden » 27 Nov 2011, 16:09

Do you want bugreports here?

Maybe you're already aware of these?
Don't work:
* Data counter
* Recent apps


Great work so far :)
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 16:13

I knew about Recent apps...

the data counter needs a little kernel tweak...not a priority for now...

thanks for the bug report
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby Vache » 27 Nov 2011, 16:18

thor2002ro wrote:
cludden wrote:
Vache wrote:Looks like it's missing two proprietary files for GPS :

/system/bin/glgps_nvidiaTegra2android
/system/lib/libgpsctrl.so

Edit : Why did you remove the repo ? :/


both files are there...


Sorry, didn't check the build v18.
I'll try to take time to make some tests.
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby cludden » 27 Nov 2011, 16:26

Many older apps seems to FC when started. Maybe them with an older API level?

examples: xda premium, facebook

edit: xda app does'nt really FC, it more loops trying to get to the app "frontpage"
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 16:29

I think they need a rewrite for the new api...
you can use the browser... seams its a major improvement since honeycomb... even bookmarks sync works correctly now...
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby cludden » 27 Nov 2011, 16:54

Settings has a on/off button in the upper right corner all the time, should it really always be visible?
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby fizzy » 27 Nov 2011, 18:36

Wanted to wait until audio was fixed but i cant wait anymore. Going to flash and we'll see
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Rom: stock rooted (for now)
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby comnam90 » 27 Nov 2011, 22:42

Looking good so far, will test tonight and report back
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby agentfazexx » 27 Nov 2011, 23:00

What's with the green flashing when anything on the screen changes, or when menus are up?
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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 23:13

good news I fixed the 2d mode too... menus fly now :)

I dont know what the green stuff is... seams to be related to transparency...
I'll try to see if the kernel video driver needs an "tune"

will be posting update tonight... with my current build...
for me this is daily rom... everything I need works :)
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FW: Tegraowners JB ROM
Kernel: thor-kernel

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Re: [Dev]A500 ICS AOSP device building

Postby thor2002ro » 27 Nov 2011, 23:25

uploaded 22 enjoy :mrgreen:
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FW: Tegraowners JB ROM
Kernel: thor-kernel

Acer ICONIA A500 TAB WIFI Only
FW: Tegraowners 4.4 ROM
Recovery: touch recovery 2.0b

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