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This is a BATCH 2, RED LED, CAMERA, ROM only.This rom is a work in progress... much like Rogers 6.0 Hybrid Rom.This rom is a compilation of the Smart Pad Rom, the RB 5.1 Kernal, and bits and pieces from the RAmos W7. It works. So, I am a teacher. I go back to work on Tuesday. Your call. Download the ROM, play with it. Have fun, whatever. If you think I should fix the rotate problem, let me know. Otherwise, fall back to a ROM you like, knowing that I'm dinkin' beer in the backyard these last few days.***************UpdateThis is the link to the latest ROM over at Rapidshare:http://rapidshare.com/files/417453126/update.img.html. This firmware features:SmartPad & RAmos W7 frameworks (very fast!)Xau's Recovery (so we can adb shell reboot recovery and the keys work!)Xau's Boot.img mods: based on his boot image, but debranded.I've added the following appsWeather WidgetOrig Ebook app from W7 Spare Parts (set end button behaviour)Have fun. And remember: batch 2 ONLY.I'll get this uploaded to slatedroid as soon as I can.***************Update /12/09/2010This is the link to the latest ROM over at Rapidshare:http://rapidshare.com/files/418690612/mercury.img.htmlThis firmware features:NetworkLcation working. Setup Wifi. Open Google Maps and click My Location - usually good to 70 meters! Use the Weather widget provided... and select "Always use phone's location"....SmartPad & RAmos W7 frameworks (very fast!)Xau's Recovery (so we can adb shell reboot recovery and the keys work!)Xau's Boot.img mods: based on his boot image, but debranded.I've added the following appsAdhocable (untested)AldikoWeather WidgetSpare Parts (set end button behaviour)Have fun. And remember: batch 2 ONLY.
 

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Glad you like it. The Home Screen launcher is from the RAmos W7. When I sold my W7 to mingnon, I missed the launcher so much I figure a way to get it back!
 

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Forgot to add that I used your Recovery Xaueious... thanks! Otherwise, you're right, this rom is based on the smartpad, ramos framework - but I say that up top, don't I when I write: much like Rogers 6.0 Hybrid Rom. ;)But no one had the W7 launcher: that's my contribution. Fixed the auto rotate bug (partly thanks to you, Roger), and will release tomorrow.
 

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@pulidzzNo worries, will be updating the ROM within the hour.
 

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Alright!We are all fixed. Here is the rapidshare link to the file: RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting (we are not yet updated at Slatedroid - I can't upload for some reason). I have updated the link in the first post as well.We now rotate correctly. This is partly due to taking a look at Roger's fix for his hybrid ROM (Roger borrowed code from an earlier ROM to get the hybrid working - makes sense to me), however it was also necessary to hack at the W7 launcher a bit, too. Ultimately, it was the launcher that was incompatible. Having said that, the rotationForOrientation method used in our Apad's firmware is seriously screwed and a bad example of prgramming to any beginning programmer. Who hard codes a constant? We didn't in my day.Having said that, you might get a force close after calibration. Happened to me once over three or four installs. So I am just warning.Thanks go out to: Xau for his recovery.img, to Roger for providing a reference when things weren't quite working as expected and to Mp4 who always seems to be willing to upload my files when I ask. There is still lots to be done. Not because this is an unfinished ROM. It's no more finished or unfinished than any others. But because our Rockchip 2808 are hardy little devices that still deserve a little attention. I appreciate that many people can just go out and buy another tablet... but this is the one that I have. So, I think I'll just keep working at it.Oh, and somewhere in the wallpapers i buried a Slatedroid wallpaper... see if you can find it!Let me know if things are broke. I will fix them.
 

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[quote name='supersauce;51729]xau's kernel module builds should quicken things up a bit' date=' can't wait to see it incoporated into some ROMs![/QUOTE']I thought that my release was pretty up to date. Can you point me in a direction? I know that the Archos source was just released (haven't had a chance to look through it yet, though). But if Xau has released some good stuff lately that can be incorporated - let me know! **** Found it! Reading! Thanks supersauce for the head's up!
 

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@hucqim80I don't think that is a worry as long as you share what you did, tell us why, and share it to others who might find it useful!
 

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@mingnonIt wants the reader from ramos - if you check your W7 - I think it's even the same icon. Problem is it's chinese - so you could just install the apk and it'd go away. I did have it as part of the image originally - but then lost it. BTW, are you enjoying the W7?I evny your year round school year... two months is too long to be on break - for us and the kids!
 

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pulidzz;51891]D said:
boot.img_writablesystem_lowmemkill_noswap.zip - Windows Live[/url]is it as simple as putting this in your ROM?
Yep, it's that simple. You can use the afptool to unpack the firmware. Replace boot.img with Xau's. Then repack and reflash. All there is to it. The next time I repack the firmware, I will include an updated boot.img with Xau's mods.
 

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This is the link to the latest ROM over at Rapidshare:RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting. This firmware features:SmartPad & RAmos W7 frameworks (very fast!)Xau's Recovery (so we can adb shell reboot recovery and the keys work!)Xau's Boot.img mods: based on his boot image, but debranded.I've added the following apps:Weather WidgetOrig Ebook app from W7 Spare Parts (set end button behaviour)Have fun. And remember: batch 2 ONLY.I'll get this uploaded to slatedroid as soon as I can.
 

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Sorry about the chinese ebook app. Ignore it for now. It's a bug fix for mingnon (read further up). As soon as I can, I'll update it with something more appropriate. It looks a lot like aldiko... at least I thought so, but it's something different.
 

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@pomme-accroYep, you've got a BATCH TWO identified as red LED, 5volt charger. This rom will work on your apad. Finally, yes, you will loose everything. Maybe use astro to back your apps... then reinstall. You might want to wait.There will be another FW update on the weekend. There are a couple of issues I am trying to resolve... and I'd at least like to try to get the Location feature working. SO you might want to wait until the next release.
 

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I'm not sure that we all aren't having some kind of market problem. I've installed every batch 2 firmware from the original through to Xau's and RB and mine. All have the same problem - I actually thought my apad was dying. read here: http://www.slatedroid.com/apad-andr...cant-access-market-apad-irobot.html#post52104I've a new release with NetworkLocation working, but I hesitate to upload for the market problems that it will cause.
 

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Frustrating for sure. It appeared out of nowhere. One day, fine. Next day, not. @YasinSiddiquiThank you for your kind comments. Yes, I will include your apk.
 

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Fixing the Market: What works for me is:Start market and go through setup. Market fails back to home screen.Start astro filemanager. The apk I have is version 2.3.0. It starts, but warns that the application is expired. It then tries to start the market.Click the home buttonLaunch the market and it works.I've done the above 4 or 5 times now and it works each time.The bigger question remains. What is going on with the Market? I've tested every FW I can lay my hands on from the original release, through to these latest, and they all are showing exactly the same issue with the [email protected] bet if you reload the firmware on your W7, you'd be having the same problem with the W7 as well. Means (if you are) maybe we should be watching RAmos for a fix.
 

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@YasinSiddiquiThank you! I will test when I get home. If some one beats me to it, let us know if it works!
 

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mshumate99;54146 said:
This might have been asked before but I didnt see an answer.Is there a way to add apps to the slider bar on the home screen?
Not that I am aware of. The slider seems to be hardcoded in to the launcher. I have it listed as one of those things I want to look into.
 

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I'm leary now of releasing the next update. To be honest, with the market problem (that may be here with us to stay), anyone who flashes a new fw is risking their market access. Some of us are able to get the market working again, but others are not. I'm thinking twice. I've got an update ready to go... should I release it? Thoughts?
 

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***************Update /12/09/2010This is the link to the latest ROM over at Rapidshare:RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy FilehostingThis firmware features:NetworkLcation working. Setup Wifi. Open Google Maps and click My Location - usually good to 70 meters! Use the Weather widget provided... and select "Always use phone's location"....SmartPad & RAmos W7 frameworks (very fast!)Xau's Recovery (so we can adb shell reboot recovery and the keys work!)Xau's Boot.img mods: based on his boot image, but debranded.I've added the following appsAdhocable (untested)AldikoWeather WidgetSpare Parts (set end button behaviour)Have fun. And remember: batch 2 ONLY.
 

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Market crashes on everyone, regardless of the fw you reload. Read around, even a few posts up in this thread. There are fixes.
I donno' - networklocation is working here. I'm located in southwestern ontario, canada.... I have had the occassional problem right enabling it right after a first boot. So you might want toa) make sure that your wifi is enabledb) wait a few minutes and check again through google maps: my locationc) reboot and try againI'll take another look. Like I say, it's working for me, but there may be a tweak out there that I can add.I dumped the RAmos launcher, slider and all, until I resolve a couple of issues with it.
 
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