Frequently Asked Questions
TeamEOS is no more, should I stay away from this ROM or switch to a new ROM since there is no support?
TeamEOS may not be developing for this ROM, but this is STILL an EXTREMELY STABLE ROM. It is still highly recommended by me, as well as many other users. The new CodeFireX ROM may be just as good, but I would stick with this one for now unless you want to try something out to appease your crack-flashing addiction. I will still continue to monitor this thread (and I am sure many other will at xda as well) to help you out if you get stuck.
Also, TimDuru is continuing development of this as the KatKiss ROM, based off of the TeamEOS 4 ROM.
If you are running TeamEOS 4, you can just "Upgrade" (wipe caches & system) and flash KatKiss, no need to full wipe unless you are getting SOD and RR after upgrading to KatKiss.
Known issues and workarounds
Default AOSP Soft keyboard crashing if using auto-suggestion
=> workaround: Go to the keyboard settings and change to Auto-correction off + Show correction suggestions:always hide.
You can also fallback to gapps 20121229 (no swipe feature with that version though)
- Autorotation is eating about 2-3% cpu, if you want maximum performance disable autorotation
- Bottom Navbar can interfere with some apps, if you want maximum performance disable the navbar (in EOSControlcenter) or disable both bars (long press on the power button)
(To switch between apps without a navbar you can hit alt+tab or ctrl+menu on the dock)
- Using Simulate secondary display will generate a bootloop => do not use that option. If ever you did just reflash the rom
- Bluetooth to devices like audio receivers, phones, tethering and the like works fine, but using an BT HID device like mouse/keyboard doesn't work
UPDATE Bluetooth HID devices are working on KatKernel 94 and newer, as well as Nightly 96 and the preview B155 and newer.[/B]
- Certain NTFS disk won't automount: might be dependent on the formatting and/or partitioning ?
=> workaround: try a 3rd party app to mount it: USB OTG Helper, paragon ntfs or the K.A.T app.
- KatKernel has a bug for the SD card in the dock if tablet is booted. Workaround - open Settings - Storage - Dock SD - UNMOUNT. Wait a minute. Then tap MOUNT.
- exFAT microSD and SD card support. Use NTFS and the K.A.T Toolbox or format to FAT32.
- Sometimes volume is lost after sleep. Workaround - use the K.A.T Toolbox and tap the FM32 DSP Reinit
to get volume back. You can also reboot.
- If you have multiple user accounts, the lock screen may not show the ring to unlock or pattern properly. Best way to get around is to blindly swipe where it should be. Not a great workaround, but it is what it is thus far.
- The latest Google Now update is crashing
=>Workaround 1: Uninstall the update for the Google app in Settings - Apps - All - Google, then stop it from updating in the Play Store
=>Workaround 2: Go to Settings - Language & input - Speech - Voice Search - Hotword detection (untick the box).
-Google Now not present/not working (Preview B156 and GAPPS)
=>Google Search did not install because it is not compatible with Android 4.2.2. Install Google Search from the Play Store.
What is working
Everything else! GPS, WiFi (including channels 12, 13 and 14) keyboard dock with full support. Auto Brightness is much better than stock
What's new in Android 4.2
Compared to Android 4.1, the main new thing is multiple user accounts. You can create more than one user account with their own discrete apps and data. Keep in mind that this will take up more room on your tablet if you have multiple users with their own apps installed. Also, the Tablet UI with the system bar at the bottom is gone. It is all Phablet UI with pull down menus. There are 2, notifications on the left, settings on the right.
There is a way to switch back to the Tablet UI, however you lose the quick settings (right pull down) and to change users you must lock the tablet, then unlock it.
Another new feature of Android 4.2 is PhotoSphere (which works if you use the GAPPS listed in the OP). Basically, you can take a bunch of photos from one point and it will automatically match them up to give the viewer a 3D view you can pan around.
Compared to Android 4.0, a LOT has changed (including those noted above in the 4.1-4.2 changes). First and foremost - Project Butter. This was part of Jellybean (4.1) where Google worked on making the OS "Buttery Smooth" similar to iOS. Google Now is another new feature. It is an interactive search that you can ask questions and have them answered (similar to crApple's Siri). It is so much smoother than ICS. See the Jelly Bean forum for more details on what is new.
Can I get rid of the Phablet UI?
Yes, this feature has been added. To enable this, go to Settings - -> Control Center --> Navigation --> UI Mode --> Tablet bar.
Is Adobe Flash supported on this ROM?
Yes and no - Adobe has dropped flash support for Android. The latest versions were for 4.0 in August 2012.
HOWEVER - You can still sideload flash. First, go to Settings - Security - Unknown Sources. Tick the box. Next, go to the Adobe Archives and download the latest version for Android 4.0. After it downloads tap on it to install it.
Flash works well in the stock Browser, Firefox, Firefox Beta and Boat Browser. Dolphin has disabled flash support for JellyBean last time I checked.
Should I run a custom Kernel?
This is a personal preference. Test it out and see what suits you better. For the TeamEOS 4 ROM, there are really 2 options - the included kernel with the ROM (variant of RaymanFX's Harmony kernel modified for 4.2) and timduru's KatKernel. Each kernel has it's advantages. The included kernel has better more reliable of FAT32 full size SD cards and USB drives, however the KatKernel also supports NTFS drives. Build 94 of the KatKernel also supports Bluetooth HID devices (mouse/keyboard) with very good success. This should be added to the default EOS 4 kernel, but no promises there. Another advantage of the KatKernel is it has the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) overclocked by default to give better performance. The default kernel with EOS 4 does not have an overclocked GPU. Finally, some users with the KatKernel experience a loss of audio after sleep, headphone usage or muting the system sounds. This has not been happening as much on the default kernel. I have this issue, but the K.A.T Toolbox DSP Reinit brings sound back without a reboot, so the overclocked GPU is worth the loss of sound from time to time.
If you NEED to have Ad-Hoc networking for your tablet, then you should also consider running the KatKernel. There is a version that has Ad-Hoc enabled.
Bottom line, try out the two kernels and see which you like better. Start with the default and see how it feels for a few hours or even a day. Then flash the KatKernel (wipe cache & Davlik cache after flashing) and see how that feels. If you want to go back to the default kernel, just wipe the cache, davlik and system, flash the ROM and then the GAPPs package and enjoy.
Where is the Play Store and GMail?
You need to go back to recovery and flash GAPPS. You will have to flash GAPPS after EVERY time you flash the ROM. Some ROMs do not have this requirement, however the TeamEOS/KatKiss ROMs require the GAPPS to be flashed after you install the ROM, even if just updating to a newer nightly or preview build
I don't like the navigation buttons centered
Go to Settings --> Control Center app. Navigation --> UI Mode --> Navigation Bar (left aligned). This will left justify the 3 softkeys.
Can I hide the system bars to get a true FULL SCREEN experience?
Yes, just hold the LOCK button for 3 seconds. You will see the POWER MENU. Tap the SYSTEMBARS MODE to toggle them off and on. You can also go to Settings --> Control Center --> Navigation --> UI Mode --> None.
The Nav Bar takes up as much room as the old Statusbar, plus I lose the top notification bar. Anything I can do?
Yes, open Settings --> Control Center --> Navigation --> the Low Profile Mode. There are 3 options for the heights: Normal (48 pixels)
, Slim (36 pixels)
, and Small (24 pixels)
This can also be done with the Tablet style UI. Normal (48 pixels)
, Slim (36 pixels)
, and Small (24 pixels)
My tablet does not see my WiFi on channels above 11
This only applies to users outside the US for the most part. Open Settings --> Control Center. On the top right tap where it says INTERFACE and choose SYSTEM. Scroll down to WIFI REGULATORY DOMAIN. Choose the appropriate one for your country/region. For newer builds (Nightly 94 and Preview B150 and newer), swipe to get to System in the Control Center.
How do I use Google Now?
Tap on the Google icon in the app drawer. Agree to the terms and such. Then you are all set. On the screen, say Google
and then you can ask a question. To quickly access it, swipe up from the home button and VIOLA!
Google Now/Search crashes
This is an issue with the latest update from the Play Store. Either uninstall the update, or go to Settings - Language & input - Speech - Voice Search - Hotword Detection (untick)
I have the dock, is there a way I can hide the NavBar but keep the notification bar at the top?
Yes, open the EOS Control Center. Scroll down and tick the HIDE NOW under the Navigation Bar section. If you want it hidden on boot, you can also tick the box for it.
Even if you DON'T have the dock, you can install the app LMT and set up thumb controls to swipe in from the left or right to use.
Can I overclock the CPU? If so, how?
There are many tools you can use to overclock, but there is one built into the EOS Control Center. Open the EOS Control Center, tap the Interface in the top right, then tap System. For newer builds (Nightly 94 and Preview B150 and newer), swipe to get to System in the EOS settings.
Open the Performance Settings. Adjust as necessary. The Governor is basically how aggressively it ramps up the max clock speed. Using the KatKernel, I use Smartass V2 and it works realy well. Then there are the max and min speeds. Min, many users set to 312 if they have RR and SOD. For the top end, I use 1.4 GHz. It runs OK on mine at 1.6, and crashes at 1.7. 1.6 it runs a bit warm for my taste and I cannot tell much difference between 1.4 and 1.6 for performance.
You could underclock, but there is not much need unless you use a governor that keeps it at the max speed (like Performance). Using one like smartass v2, it only runs the CPU as fast as it needs. If you are just using a simple app like GMail, it will run at 700-800 MHz, but if you open ShadowGun it will jump to the max CPU setting.
Do I need Dual Battery Widget?
If you are running Nightly 93, or Previews older than B145, yes. Preview B145 and B148 have dock battery support in the navigation bar in the top right. It will be integrated into Nightly 94 when it is released.
My battery is draining fast
Check your WiFi sleep settings. Settings - WiFi - Tap the button in the top right, Advanced, WiFi on during sleep - Never. Keep in mind, this is forced. No need for AutoAirplane Mode, this ROM forces the WiFi off when the tablet is sleeping.
There is also a setting for how long after you put the tablet to sleep that WiFi stays on. EOS Control Center, go to the Systems settings. Change the SCREEN OFF WIFI IDLE DELAY.
The dock is using a US layout and I do not have a US dock. How do I change it?
You probably already tried changing the AOSP keyboard in the Language and input with no luck. Well, it is not there. It is buried in the Control Center.
Open Control Center. Top right, change from Interface to System. For newer builds (Nightly 94 and Preview B150 and newer), swipe to get to System in the Control Center. Tap on Device Settings. Tap Dock Keyboard Layout. Choose the proper layout and then you will need to reboot for the settings to take effect.
How do I get rid of the circle touchpad and get a real pointer?
Open Settings --> Control Center. Top right, change from Interface to System. For newer builds (Nightly 94 and Preview B150 and newer), swipe to get to System in the Control Center. Tap on Device Settings. Touchpad Mode. Change from Gestures (CIRCLE) to Trackpad (Arrow)
My Volume is lower than it was on stock
Not all users have root (super user) permissions
So, you have multiple users but only the first one has root access. This is a limitation of the SuperSU app (and also the SuperUser app). I am pretty sure the developers are working on adding this functionality (and options to restrict certain users). Unfortunately, there is not much you can do at this time if a second user need to run a root app.
There have been updates to SuperUser app that you CAN enable superuser for multiple accounts if you wish.
How do I get rid of the darn APP DRAWER icon that is bottom dead center?
The stock launcher has a fixed icon that you cannot get rid of for the app drawer. You will need to check out a custom launcher like Apex, Nova, ADW or another one. I like the look of Apex myself with the App Drawer icon in the top right. Custom Launchers are the way to go IMO, so much more you can do with them compared to the stock ICS/JB launchers.