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Offline Babyfacemagee

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Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:11:35 PM »

**Update:  4.1.2 Update also brings 'one finger notification expansion/collapse**

Many of you might have already gotten a bit of surprise today in the form of an automatic update to your Nexus 7 Tablets.   Android version 4.1.2 has been rolling out all day and promises improved performance, added stability and a host of minor bug fixes including improvement to the reported touch sensitivity issues some users have experienced.  The most notable change however appears to be the addition of a Landscape orientation for the home screen which will make a lot of users happy who have complained of being forced to use their tablets in portrait mode unless they went ahead and added an app like 'Ultimate Rotation Control' or rooted their tablet.  Let us know if you stumble across some other goodies after the update.

And here's a video from our friends at AndroidPolice.com showing the one finger expansion/collapse for notifications:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/a6dzMzklEd4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/a6dzMzklEd4</a>


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« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 04:09:07 PM by Babyfacemagee »


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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 05:09:09 PM »
Hmmm, very interesting!  But nothing here yet (16:08 PST).  I hope I won't be left in the dust because I've rooted mine...  I guess we'll see.

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 05:35:34 PM »
I'm using Ultimate Screen Rotation and was wondering if there is some indication (other than home screen rotation) that 4.1.2 is installed. I know I can check in 'Settings/About tablet' but is there anything in the notification bar?

EDIT: Never mind, doh! I went to the link and the answer is obvious. You get a system update message.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 06:25:26 PM by Babyfacemagee »

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 11:56:51 PM »
I wonder if this is an official release on the leaked binaries for build JRO03R.. Anyone have the update that can identify the build?

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 01:44:29 AM »
Hmmm, very interesting!  But nothing here yet (16:08 PST).  I hope I won't be left in the dust because I've rooted mine...  I guess we'll see.

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 05:54:02 AM »
No update yet for me. Not rooted either.

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 09:06:34 AM »
Android Central has a how to manually install the update. I haven't done it though.
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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 09:31:39 AM »
Instructions are here, but I can't get TWRP to flash it sucessfully  :( >:( :(

It complained about something to do with \system\build.prop, so I removed the "launcher.force_enable_rotation=true" entry, but it still doesn't work:



Anyone try this yet ??
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 10:37:41 AM by CBers »

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 09:51:31 AM »
Is this update automatically installed and activated, or is there something I need to do ??

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 10:43:29 AM »
I tried downloading the zip file & got the same build. prop error message trying to restore the ROM using CWM, CBers.
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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 11:20:49 AM »
@birdastrompgman - are you rooted, and do you have a modified \system\build.prop file ??

I'm wondering if we have to remove the apply_check line from the update script in the zip file.

Either that, or put back the/an original build.prop file.

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 11:27:55 AM »
Is this update automatically installed and activated, or is there something I need to do ??


At this point if you are not an experienced user, I suggest you wait until the OTA is pushed to your Nexus 7. You can check for available updates under Settings> About or wait until you have a notification in the notification bar at the top of your screen.

Also I received the same error with the system\build.prop with TWRP. I did save a copy of my original build.prop at this Dropbox location (Wrong file will post later) , from my 16 Gig Nexus 7 if anyone wants to try and replace their file to see if the update will run. I do not have time to try it right now and if you try it you do so at your own risk.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 12:44:55 PM by S.Prime »
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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 11:45:24 AM »
Thanks S.Prime, but it looks like your build.prop file comes from a "ThinkPad Tablet".

Yours:

Code: [Select]
# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.id=43
ro.build.display.id=ThinkTablet_A310_03_21_43_US
ro.build.version.incremental=eng.build.20110713.185826
ro.build.version.sdk=12
ro.build.version.codename=REL
ro.build.version.release=3.1
ro.build.date=Wed Jul 13 19:05:40 CST 2011
ro.build.date.utc=1310555140
ro.build.type=eng
ro.build.user=build
ro.build.host=build-desktop
ro.build.tags=test-keys
ro.product.model=ThinkPad Tablet
ro.product.brand=Lenovo
ro.product.name=Indigo
ro.product.device=1838-2AU
ro.product.board=ventana
ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
ro.product.manufacturer=Lenovo
ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=US
ro.wifi.channels=
ro.board.platform=tegra

Mine:

Code: [Select]
# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.id=JRO03D
ro.build.display.id=JRO03D
ro.build.version.incremental=402395
ro.build.version.sdk=16
ro.build.version.codename=REL
ro.build.version.release=4.1.1
ro.build.date=Fri Jul 13 01:03:41 UTC 2012
ro.build.date.utc=1342141421
ro.build.type=user
ro.build.user=android-build
ro.build.host=vpba30.mtv.corp.google.com
ro.build.tags=release-keys
ro.product.model=Nexus 7
ro.product.brand=google
ro.product.name=nakasi
ro.product.device=grouper
ro.product.board=grouper
ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
ro.product.manufacturer=asus
ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=US
ro.wifi.channels=
ro.board.platform=tegra3

Does it matter ??
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 11:47:40 AM by CBers »

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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 12:17:11 PM »
CBers, Yes, I am rooted with a modified build.prop file. I will restore the bak file & retry the 4.1.2 ROM flash.
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Re: Android 4.1.2 Update Incoming: Landscape Home Screen!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 12:19:09 PM »
@birdastrompgman - let us know how you get on.

I don't have a backed up build.prop file, so I have re-rotated for now.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 12:30:51 PM by CBers »

 


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