GwT for the Nexus 7 3G

GwT is an experimental AOSP build for the N73G and N7LTE Nexus tablets for those wanting to stay as close to the intended Google Experience as possible. *SMS and MMS are fully functional as is tethering. *This ROM is slim with no bloat or non experience apps loaded and should serve well as a daily driver or as a base ROM for theming / framework hacks when the modder doesn't want to go through the trouble to create their own full build.

As with all things XDA, proceed at your own RISK. *

FEATURES / HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pure AOSP (built from source) 5.1..1 [aosp_tilapia-user LMY48G]
  • Full Bluetooth LE (4.0) support
  • Reboot and Reboot Recovery options added to shutdown menu
  • Bundled with Launcher3 (survives GAPPs install)
  • Native dialer is exposed, but GSM voice capability still not possible *
  • Orientation Sensor supported Dialer (now built into Lollipop)
  • Tethering & Hotspot is enabled
  • Full APN list
  • Full SMS and MMS Send & Receive
  • APN Settings Editor Preference no longer a dialog (now built into Lollipop)
  • Phone Settings (and its children) no longer dialogs (now built into Lollipop)
  • Rock Solid ROM - As stable as stock
  • No SimpleSmsReceiver
  • Sun Beam Live Wallpaper included
  • Updated boot animation
  • Optionally bundled with carcosa kernel (no xmm_baseband_wakelock)
  • PIE check disabled for pre-JB native apps


What's Broke:

  • GSM Voice Communication (SIP works fine)


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Install Instructions (assumes already unlocked):

It is highly recommended that you start with a full wipe from a known good installation of the N73G stock binaries. *

  • GwT RC1 (and older releases) requires a base install of JOP40D
  • GwT RC2 and RC3 require a base install of JDQ39
  • GwT RC4 and RC5 require a base install of JWR66V
  • GwT RC6 requires a base install of JWR66Y
  • GwT KRT16O requires a base install of KRT16O
  • GwT LRX22G requires a base install of KTU84P
  • GwT LMY48G requires a base install of LMY47V


Since RC1 I have converted to a CWM/TWRP Recovery based install. *Download the GwT zip file and place it in the root of your sdcard directory. *Boot into CWM or TWRP recovery, select the GwT zip file and allow it to install.  Be sure to use the LATEST version of TWRP or CWM.

Once the install is complete if unsure of next steps or problems occur perform a Factory Reset of your N73G. *

Reboot and allow GwT to fully boot.

Optionally, install the recommended Google Apps package referenced below.

These instructions are reiterated (with a little more detail) here.

ROM DOWNLOADS

GwT LMY48G - XDA Direct - ACTIVE
GwT + carcosa Kernel Synman_GwT_carcosa-a35-tilapia-LMY48G-user.zip


GwT LMY48G - AFH Mirror - ACTIVE
GwT + carcosa Kernel Synman_GwT_carcosa-a35-tilapia-LMY48G-user.zip

GwT LRX22G - ACTIVE
GwT + carcosa Kernel Synman_GwT_carcosa-a33-tilapia-LRX22G-user.zip

GwT + AOSP Grouper Kernel Synman_GwT-tilapia-LRX22G-user.zip

GwT KRT16O - ACTIVE
XDA Direct Link*Synman_GwT-tilapia-KRT16O.zip

RC6 (JWR66Y) - ACTIVE
XDA Direct Link*Synman_GwT-RC6.zip
AndroidFileHost*Synman_GwT-RC6.zip

RC6 Google Wallet Fix Synman_GwT-RC6-Wallet_Fix.zip

RC5 (JSS15J) - ACTIVE
XDA Direct Link*[coming soon] 
MIRROR (Google Docs)*Synman_GwT-RC5.zip

RC4 (JWR66V) - ACTIVE
XDA Direct Link*Synman_GwT-RC4.zip
MIRROR (Google Docs)*Synman_GwT-RC4.zip


RC3 - (OOBSOLETE)
Synman_GwT_RC3.zip

RC2 (OBSOLETE)
Synman_GwT_RC2.zip


RC1 (OBSOLETE)
Synman_GwT_RC1.zip


V3 (OBSOLETE)
Synman_GwT_v3.zip


V2 (OBSOLETE)
MIRROR: Synman_GwT_v2.zip - md5: c1c193ca199e9ca9d4cca065bd786d4e - size: 162MB


V1 (OBSOLETE)
MIRROR: [ROM] [EXPERIMENTAL] [AOSP] Grouper for Tilapia (Synman) md5: a5f6f7fbe1b55a2b7caf87c398a488d0


GAPPs DOWNLOADS

CM12 GOOGLE APPS (Lollipop)

PA-GOOGLE APPS (KitKat)


ROOT DOWNLOADS

CF-AUTO-ROOT (Lollipop) (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1980683)
CF-Auto-Root-grouper-nakasi-nexus7.zip

Root / SuperSU (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053)
SuperSU 1.51

Release Notes

GwT LRX22G - 1/2/2015

  • Need to test BT to determine need to Forward port BT phantom dial bug fix
  • If you're unhappy with the Experience Launcher, AOSP Launcher3 will survive a GAPPs install if you want to revert to it
  • Advanced Power Menu (Reboot / Reboot Recovery)


GwT KRT16O - 11/18/2013

  • Forward ported BT phantom dial bug fix
  • If you're unhappy with the Experience Launcher, AOSP Launcher2 will survive a GAPPs install if you want to revert to it
  • Dual Pane Preferences, including System Preferences
  • Advanced Power Menu (Reboot / Reboot Recovery)


RC6 - 8/25/2013

  • Forward ported all prior changes (JWR66Y)
  • Added CRT screen off animation
  • Corrected a long standing phantom outbound call on BT headset connect issue
  • Built as full_tilapia-user


RC5 - 8/15/2013

  • Forward ported all prior changes (JSS15J)
  • Adjusted call capabilities (hoping to fix phantom BT outgoing call on headset connect)
  • Built as full_tilapia-user


RC4 - 8/12/2013

  • Forward ported all prior changes (JWR66V)
  • Added Sun Beam Live Wallpaper
  • Updated boot animation
  • Built as full_tilapia-user


RC3 - 3/10/2013

  • Added Global API setting TABLET_UI_MODE
  • Added Reboot to Shutdown dialog
  • Added Reboot Recovery to Shutdown dialog
  • Added Nova Launcher (Nova Launcher @ XDA) to /system/app
  • Rebuilt with Email app (missed from app list in RC2)


RC2 - 3/6/2013

  • All prior optimizations ported to 4.2.2


RC1 - 12/15/2012

  • APN Settings Editor Preference no longer a dialog (exposed actions)
  • Phone Settings (and its children) no longer dialogs (fixes SIP Providers Editor)
  • Google TTS SMS message playback on receipt (Selectable in Messaging Options)
  • Orientation Sensor supported Dialer


V3 - 12/9/2012

  • Fixed Location Services
  • Added PRODUCT_MANUFACTURER to build.prop
  • Removed (broken) Voice Dialer
  • Built with AOSP 4.2.1 Tilapia Device profile (true tilapia)


V2 - 12/8/2012

  • Added Camera
  • Fixed Orientation Sensors
  • Added AOSP NotePad
  • Added Tethering & SoftAP
  • Added SuperSU - Please buy SuperSU Pro
  • Added /system/bin/mountrw.sh for ease of rw mounting


V1 - 12/7/2012

  • Built from grouper 4.2.1 source branch
  • Full Telephony
  • Included MMS
  • Android full APN list


GwT Source Repository
https://github.com/synman/synman_aosp_tilapia

XDA:DevDB Information
Synman's Grouper with Tilapia (GwT) ROM, ROM for the Nexus 7

Contributors
Synman 
Source Code: https://github.com/synman/synman_aosp_tilapia

ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Firmware Required: JWR66V / JSS15J / JWR66Y / KRT16O / LRX22G / LMY48G
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: LMY48G
Stable Release Date: 2013-08-25

Created 2013-08-11
Last Updated 2015-07-06