♦ Known issues ♦

In general, RootBox has AOKP issues as it is based on AOKP and some CM issues as it uses some features from CM and CM kernel as well. This list is not complete list of AOKP / CM / RootBox issues. It is a list of known issues that are discussed by RootBox users within development threads or support thread.
  • GPS locking problems [workaround: try this] - reported on 20130422 and confirmed on current builds / not all users are hit by this issue (maybe it is location specific are other way random occurring issue)
  • SMS gestures not working properly - always only 1st gesture works, multiple gestures not working [no workaround] - confirmed on latest Nightlies
  • Sound disturbances, mostly dropouts using BT headset or BT car kit [no workaround] - confirmed on 3.9.1 & 4.x & latest Nightlies / not all users are hit by this issue
  • Some users report freezes and other issues when playing games [no confirmed workaround known / setup with Dorimanx is working for some users] - not confirmed / not easy to reproduce / no relevant logs so far
  • Bluetooth DSP Manager settings not working (Speaker and Headset are OK) [workaround: use Speaker settings, it also influence Bluetooth audio output]- confirmed on 3.8 and further
  • When ending call via Bluetooth, phone freezes for several (about 3 - 5) seconds [workaround: be patient, it is really only 3 - 5 sec.] - confirmed on 3.9 and further
  • Custom ringtone setting can randomly disappear [workaround: put ringtone into /system/media/audio/ringtones (thanks to Computoncio for the tip)] - confirmed on 3.9.1 / issue status unknown for latest Nightlies
  • Developer Options > Simulate secondary display will cause boot loop [workaround: reflash the ROM or reset the option in database (thanks to Mr.H-DK for the tip)] - confirmed on 3.8

♦ Changelog ♦

Stable releases
4.2 - When flashing from Stable<=4.1 or Nightly<=0628, full wipe flash is recommended. In case of dirty flash, clearing of Contacts, Contacts storage, ROM Control is required.
  • RootBox OTA
  • RootBox App
  • CM Privacy Guard
  • New framework animations
  • RC: Ribbons fix custom selection for long press/swipe
  • Added power button to Pie
  • Recents improved
  • Hybrid Toggle: show DPI, layout, colors settings & app name
  • Quiet hours logic changed
  • Date format from Slim ROM
  • Gesture based lockscreen security
  • Added tile colors
  • Added 2G/3G option to profile connections
  • HALO: Completely hide Halo))) icons while tasking
  • HALO: Size adjustable
  • HALO: Long-press toggle action
  • HALO: Button on PIE
  • HALO: Can save last position now
  • HALO: Toggle
  • HALO: Lot of other improvements and features
  • Added support for Samsung extended AGPS
  • GPS updated (Samsung magic field added)
  • MALI driver for Exynos updated
  • RIL changed for Exynos 4 devices
  • ...Full Changelog

Older Stable releases
 

4.1
  • Music Toggle added
  • Hybrid toggle on Ribbon
  • Option to choose New or Stock Recents window
  • Recents improved - Kill-all button options added
  • New hardware key remapping possibilities in RB settings
  • RootBox Settings in floating window when opened from RootBox Tile
  • PA Hybrid Toggle
  • Camera: Settings transparent
  • CM Sound panel in RootBox Settings
  • More PIE buttons
  • Rush battery
  • A bunch of new battery icons
  • Updated Battery, Circle Battery & Signal for Per-app color
  • Improved speedometer battery style
  • HALO: Color options + Circle color & effect color
  • HALO: Add master switch to disable Halo
  • HALO: New setting to pause active app
  • HALO by PA team added to RootBox
  • Ability to hide Profiles toggle in Power Menu
  • RootBox statistics added (About Phone)
  • Any unofficial builds are clearly distinguished when building
  • Menu overflow (3-dot) fixed
  • NFS support for i9100g
  • Improved auto-brightness handling
  • New stock kernel for i9100 & n7000 - CM smdk4412
  • Build with GCC 4.7 toolchain
  • ...Full Changelog
4.0
  • New Boot animation by Wiggierip
  • Hybrid Settings (PA Prefs) are back to RootBox (LCD Density & Xposed Per-App framework removed)
  • Backuptool merged to RootBox. You will no longer require to flash gapps after flashing a RootBox update
  • A lot of changes needed for compatibility with GCC 4.7 including linaro (Galaxy S2/S3 still compiled and built by 4.6)
  • Dark RootBox option in RootBox Settings and new Tile for it (credits to Kroz and SlimRoms Team)
  • Power widget within Notification drawer - settings in RootBox Settings
  • RootBox’s own Trebuchet launcher with PA commits for a better compatibility
  • Switching to SlimRom Camera with Smart Capture and Handsfree Capture modes
  • Permission management added
  • Performance Control removed
  • Phone: Blacklist
  • Phone: Allow voicemail notification to be cleared
  • Phone: Rejected calls as missed
  • Phone: Direct Call
  • MMS: App completely rebased
  • MMS: Option to strip all unicode characters from SMS
  • MMS: DarkRB - Respect Theme Chooser Bubbles
  • MMS: Add Text Area Size preference
  • Custom toggles added to Notification toggles
  • New sound files
  • Disable camera sounds option added
  • cLock: Added option to highlight the upcoming calendar events
  • Wifi: Get the list of supported channels
  • CM Lockscreen Targets reverted
  • Lot of kernel fixes and updates including MD5 sum fix
  • CWM: New version of recovery - 6.0.3.1 (allows cancellation of adb sideload)
  • Updated MALI driver to r3p1-01rel1
  • ...Full Changelog
3.9.1 (3.9 was removed)
  • RootBox Battery Speedometer
  • RootBox Battery SquareMod
  • RootBox Battery CircleMod
  • SMS notification breathing by Kroz
  • New charging animation by OlliG
  • Fixed i9100 low headphones sound issue
  • Increased statusbar notifications alpha to 90%
  • Switch to open source SuperUser
  • Pie toggle
  • Navring reworked
  • Pie: One finger swipe-up for notifications
  • Updated RB Settings & Update Center Icons
  • cLock: Add support for a small widget layout with weather
  • Menu target fixed in Pie
  • BT and other toggles fixes
  • Swap volume buttons when the screen is rotated by 90 or 180 degrees
  • DeskClock: Add option to toggle unlock on dismissal of alarm
  • Notification shortcuts
  • Toggles rewritten - Tiles / Traditional style
  • Option to show Wi-Fi network name in Notification drawer
  • Pie improvements
  • Reverted holo dark/light theme chooser for toggles
  • ...Full Changelog
3.8
  • Latest mali r3p1-01rel1 included in ROM and stock (CM) kernel - better graphics and memory support for i9100
  • New Sleep Tile - Turn off screen
  • New Icons for Quiet Hours - Credits: +Oliver Geith
  • Pie: Option to maintain PIE position, disregarding orientation changes.
  • Option to see through Lockscreen
  • Expanded Desktop - No more StatusBar in Lockscreen
  • Clock: Increasing Alarm Volume
  • Clock: Flip/Shake Actions: Snooze – Dismiss Alarm
  • Option to choose low battery warning: Popup dialog and sound – Popup dialog only – Sound only – Off
  • New WiFi and Signal icons: Credits to ParanoidAndroid
  • StatusBar Toggles Holo Light: All toggles are now Holo when option is enabled
  • New Toggle: RootBox Toggle – Access RootBox Settings (Thanks to +mark rodriguez for the icons)
  • Option to disable fullscreen keyboard in landscape mode
  • One touch profile selection (When you choose profile from Power Menu, you don’t need to confirm by pressing OK)
  • Long press Profile Toggle: Profiles Settings (Profile Toggle is still a work in progress)
  • Long Press Quiet Hours Toggle: Quiet Hours Settings (Toggle works but does not refresh status and icon, I will work on this)
  • AOKP Record Toggle: Record Voice through toggle (Record, Stop, Play)
  • Pie Updates
  • Lockscreen targets: Custom app icons are smaller and rounded corners of gallery icons
  • Quiet Hours: Fixed notification sounds playing when Quiet Hours enabled
  • Profiles: Lockscreen options (Insecure, Disabled, Default) fixed
  • Lockscreen NavBar: Little circle overlapping NavBar Buttons when PowerMenu or StatusBar dropped down on lockscreen
  • Camera: HDR rendering for every devices (Nexus 4 already has it)
  • FIX: Screen Delay timeout stuck @5 Seconds fixed
  • FIX: Pattern Lock FC fixed
  • FIX: Lockscreen Memory Leak fixed (this caused random reboots in previous release)
  • ...Full Changelog
3.7.13.7
  • Wi-Fi tethering fixed
  • APN settings fixed
  • LCD Density Changer
  • Ability to force dual panel at any dpi
  • Status Bar Hide toggle
  • Navigation Bar Autohide toggle
  • Quiet hours toggle
  • CRT screen on/off animations user defined
  • Increasing ring volume
  • Add support for FM Radio in Android
  • PIE: last app toggle
  • PIE: finecontrol for menu and search button
  • PIE: gap & trigger size
  • PIE: button color, battery juice color
  • PIE: many other improvements
  • Updated SuperSU and SU binary
  • Trebuchet replaced by AOSP
  • AOKP Torch replaced by CM Torch
  • Several Camera updates
  • Updated Icons - Credits: Kroz
  • Kill App on Long-Press Back Key
  • RootBox Settings layout cleanup
  • ...Full Changelog
3.6
  • Per-App DPI (and other) settings
  • PA Pie
  • CM Lockscreen Targets
  • Phone / Tablet / Phablet mode selectable
  • Volume adjust sound preference
  • Don't wake up device when charger is plugged/unplugged
  • Profile tile in toggles options
  • Power menu tile in toggles options (touch to Power menu, hold to Power off)
  • Wi-Fi: Automatically connect option added for every network
  • Camera: additional ISO modes
  • Camera: port additional settings from jellybean 4.1
  • Camera: storage selection
  • QuickSettings: add holo dark/light theme chooser
  • Lockscreen: provide haptic feedback on longpress unlock
  • Lockscreen: enable longpress on expand challenge handle
  • Lockscreen: option to use carousel animation when switching widgets
  • Lockscreen: add back lockscreen wallpaper
  • New toggle: sound state (ring/vib/silent)
  • MMS: port "Strip Unicode" feature from ICS branch into JB-MR1
  • Waking device with Home Button Fix
  • Show date on 2 lines in Status Bar (Useful for HDPI devices such as i9100)
  • Hide Statusbar Clock in Clock settings
  • FM Radio: Add support for FM Radio in Android
  • A2DP Fully working
  • Phone: Call statistics to Contacts
  • ...Full Changelog
3.5
  • Lockscreen Targets (PA)
  • NavBarColor
  • LockScreen: add option to minimize challenge when showing the lockscreen
  • Launch music player on headset connect option
  • Option to hide initial page hints
  • ...Full Changelog
3.4
  • CM Profiles
  • HSPA+
  • Expanded desktop
  • Statusbar and navbar transparency
  • CM Screen Security settings
  • Hardware key custom rebinding
  • Camera: support for various scene modes
  • Phone: noise suppression for phone calls
  • Phone: CM Advanced Phone Settings
  • ...Full Changelog
3.3.1
  • The major release based on Android 4.2.1. As a major change, this release requires FULL WIPE installation and new GAPPS compatible with Android 4.2.1. As this is the first release based on the new versions, there are some features still missing.
  • PAPrefs were removed.
  • ...Full Changelog
3.2
  • The last stable release based on Android 4.1.2 with all AOKP features and many CM cherry picks and features by Bajee like multitarget slider on lockscreen or PAPrefs. If you like those features, stay on this stable release, as some of them were removed or replaced by other feauters like brand new 4.2.1 lockscreen or Per-App DPI framework by Rovo89.
  • RootBox 3.2 Full Changelog


Nightly releases
No nightlies after latest stable release (4.3 merge in progress)
Older Nightly releases
 

2013/07/19
  • Completely hide Halo))) icons while tasking
  • Hybrid Toggle: show DPI, layout, colors settings & app name
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/07/18
  • System UI FC on HALO fixed
  • HALO size
  • Quiet hours logic changed
  • Date format from Slim ROM
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/07/16
  • MALI driver for Exynos updated
  • GPS updated (Samsung magic field added)
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/07/14 - not released for i9100, i9100g and n7000 due to build server 2 outage
  • Gesture based lockscreen security
  • Lot of improvements and WIP on HALO
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/07/112013/07/08
  • Battery issue fixed
  • HALO long-press toggle action
  • HALO button on PIE
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/07/072013/07/03
  • Update mali r3p1-01rel1
  • HALO can save last position now
  • HALO Toggle
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/28
  • Added tile colors
  • CM Privacy Guard
  • Added 2G/3G option to profile connections
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/242013/06/23
  • HALO issue with System UI FCs fixed
  • HALO HDPI icons
  • Rush battery
  • New hardware key remapping possibilities in RB settings
  • Pink background for HALO
  • RootBox Settings in floating window when opened from RootBox Tile
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/21
  • PA Hybrid Toggle
  • Colour options for HALO
  • Option to completely disable HALO is back
  • HALO icons bigger than usual on i9100/i9100g will be fixed in next build
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/20
  • Graphics distortion / glitches fixed
  • Camera: Settings transparent
  • RC: A bunch of new battery icons
  • CM Sound panel in RootBox Settings
  • More PIE buttons
  • Master switch to disable Halo reverted
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/18
  • HALO: Add master switch to disable Halo
  • Updated Battery, Circle Battery & Signal for Per-app color
  • Improved speedometer battery style
  • Recents improved - Kill-all button options added
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/172013/06/162013/06/152013/06/142013/06/12
  • HALO: New drawables for HDPI & MDPI devices
  • HALO: Installation of .apk works now
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/112013/06/102013/06/09 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress
  • Ability to hide Profiles toggle in Power Menu
  • Settings random FCs fixed
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/07 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress
  • RootBox statistics added (About Phone)
  • Any unofficial builds are clearly distinguished when building
  • Back to GCC 4.6 again
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/06/04 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress2013/06/02 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress2013/05/31 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress2013/05/28 - Not released for i9100 & n7000 - RIL issue fix in progress
  • New stock kernel for i9100 & n7000 - CM smdk4412
  • Build with GCC 4.7 toolchain
  • ...Full Changelog
2013/05/14
  • Older PA Prefs for HDPI devices (including S2), i.e. screen layout of PA Prefs fixed
  • New sound files
  • MMS: Unicode stripping fixed
  • Ribbon toggles
  • Hidden Statusbar options
  • ...Full Changelog


♦ Kernel corner ♦

Stock kernel
RootBox uses CM kernel from CyanogenMod as a stock kernel. This kernel is very stable and battery friendly and stock kernel is always recommended mainly for users that do not have special demands. Please, remember that RootBox is multi-device ROM and it needs multi-device kernel. Creator of this ROM even do not own S2 and he cannot support alternative kernels for this device in any way. Therefore stock kernel is only kernel with the official support from Bajee11.

Download
Thanks to hawkerpaul’s knowledge is Hannibal226 providing stock kernels for selected builds here and here.

Non-Stock kernels
There are many RootBox users with S2 devices using non-stock kernels. Most popular and compatible are Dorimanx, KangBang and Siyah kernels.

Dorimanx
  • Dorimanx kernel is developed by Dorimanx (note that he is also RootBox user)
  • For current RootBox builds use 9.X branch
  • Changelogs, download links and other important info on development thread OP
  • Support, Q&A, discussion on non-development thread (Please, consider to ask there for support, if you have really kernel specific questions or issues, like STweaks, OC/UV, BLN, cron, etc.)

KangBang
  • KangBang is the kernet for AOSP based 4.2 ROMs.
  • It is based on CyanogenMod smdk4412 kernel, i.e. it is based on current stock kernel for i9100 & n7000.
  • It is modded to provide more schedulers, governors, BLN and other features.
  • It is available with CWM or TWRP recovery.

Siyah
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