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Hello awesome blog followers, today I want to talk about a new custom (non official) ROM called “Eleven”. For those who don’t know what a ROM is, here is what the folks at Lifehacker say about it:

What’s a ROM?

One of the best things about the openness of the Android platform is that if you’re unhappy with the stock OS, you can install one of many modified versions of Android (called ROMs) on your device. The downside is that there are so many developers and different Android devices out there that the custom ROM scene can be very difficult to navigate.

And to recapitulate, for out tablet the Ainol Novo7 Elf II (2), we haven’t got a lot of choices: You can stick with the official stock ROM (you can download the latest version 717 here) or you can install a custom ROM like DarkElf 1.1 (recommended) or the newly released CM 10 ROM (based on Jelly Bean but not very stable). And, recently a new custom ROM was released by slatedroid.com developer “Christian Troy” and he calls it “Eleven”.

“Eleven” is based on the latest stock ROM (717), this was advantage before the release of the new DarkElf 1.1 which is based on the 717 stock ROM too. Even if “Eleven” is in its first version (1.0), it is packed with great little features like “Ad-blocking through hosts file” (the ads aren’t even loaded!) the ROM also made the original firmware cleaner by removing chinese unwanted Apps. The developper also states that he made some minor improvements to build.prop (one of the features that were introduced by Soulflier and his DarkElf ROM: your tablet is now recognized as a Galaxy SII device, this helps with Gameloft games).

A log of features is written on the original slatedroid.com forum :

Features

* Rooted.
* De-odexed.
* Full market access + spoofed as SGS2 (it may help with EA and GL games)
* Removed chinese and extra stuff.
* Ad-block through hosts file.
* Changed boot animation.
* Init.d scripts support.
* Build.prop and kernel tweaks.
* OTA updates through “Update Me”
* Other minor things

Instructions

* Unrar the content of this archive and put it in the root of a MicroSD.
* Put the “.zip” rom file on that MicroSD as well.
* Turn on the tablet keeping pressed VOL- and POWER untill you see the green droid.
* Select “apply update from sdcard” and choose the “.zip” rom file (you can move with VOL- and confirm with VOL+)
* Now perform a “Wipe data / factory reset”
* Select “Reboot system now”.
* Enjoy!

Even if DarkElf ROM is older than this new ROM and has a 49 pages support thread on apad.tv, the “Eleven” ROM is a serious competitor because it is said to be stable and smooth.

Download the initial 1.0 release of “Eleven” from Mediafire or take a look at the list of official and custom ROMs for the Elf II here.

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