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25th January 2013, 07:34 AM   |  #1  
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RootBox Support Thread



Before you start please take some time and read the following...

Support Team

The team behind this thread:

Rules

A few rules beside the general XDA-Rules:
  • Only RootBox related questions and feedbacks
  • Respect everyone in here, especially the Support Team which use their free time to help you guys as fast & helpful as possible and keep this thread alive.
  • Read at least the last two pages before posting to avoid repetitive posts.
  • Have a look at the Help-Index before asking anything which is already explained.
  • Check the Known issuesbefore reporting an issue.
  • Check for newer versions and their Changelog to see whether a problem you want to report is already fixed


Known Issues



Inverted APPS

First of all, I would like to say that flashing inverted GAPPS is fully acceptable and it won't break anything. The issue is, some inverted gapps "devs" don't stop at inverting GAPPS. They go beyond this scope and also include other apps such as Phone, Contacts, Mms etc..

These system apps (Phone, Contacts, Mms etc...) Are built from source every time we build a rom and it does happen that we make several changes to them which makes them SPECIFIC to the rom you use. In the case of RootBox Mms, Phone, Camera and ROMControl are built with specific merges that other roms might not have. So what happens when you flash Inverted APPS? You're basically using an outdated/not fully compatible app with RootBox and you might even be missing some features. This is why I do not support anyone using inverted APPS.



Help Index

** Index created by Kubics and Hannibal

A
Alarm
How can I disable alarm icon?
  • You can enable/disable alarm icon in statusbar in Clock > Settings.
  • You can enable/disable next alarm information on Chronus widget in RootBox Settings > Chronus > Clock and alarm.

B
Battery
How can I save my battery? (Without flashing anything or undervolt kernel)
  • You can check all apps/functions which sync in background like GPS, Wlan or Social accounts (If not needed = disable)
  • Set the Brightness down (Settings > Display > Brightness)
  • Use dark (best black) theme & wallpaper & lockscreenwallpaper

C
Chronus
How can I place Chronus on lockscreen?

Look into Lockscreen section below.

Where do I configure Chronus?

RootBox Settings > Chronus. There you can configure Clock + Weather + Calendar settings. Note that all these settings apply to both homescreen and lockscreen Chronus widget.

How can I change color of Chronus widget?

You cannot ATM. You can only change color of standard clock. Or you can use theme which changes color of Chronus, e.g. Hue themes by Kroz.

D
DPI
How can I customize DPI?

There are basically two ways to do so.
  1. Change overall system DPI
    You can change overall system DPI by editing build.prop system file. We do not recommend to do that manually.
    Use some user-friendly app from Play store, e.g. Texdroider. But remember that you have to use multidpi playstore then to be able to install other apps without problems.
  2. Change per-app DPI
    You can use Per-App Settings integrated into this ROM:

    First, all credits associate to Xposed Frameworks and Modules goes to Rovo89 for sharing his work and making it open source for everyone. You guys should all buy him a beer.

    Steps to follow:
    1) Install Xposed Frameworks by going in Modules Management>Install/Update
    2) Enable Per-App Settings by going in Modules Management> Modules>Tick RootBox Per-App Settings (You should reboot your phone at this point)
    3) Setup your phone : Per-App Settings>Choose your app>Set DPI/Resolution/Tablet UI/Language> Press Save on top
    4) Your app should now display in your preferred settings. If it doesnt, kill the app and restart it or reboot phone.

My device isn’t supported in playstore after changing DPI

You have to use the MultiDPI-Playstore here from URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4534385"] “MyLifeRocks10”:
=> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1839871

Data
I can't find the Data toggle!?

It's renamed to "signal".

E
Expanded Desktop
Can I use Expanded desktop on this ROM?

Yes. Enable it in RootBox Settings and switch it on or off in Power menu.

F
Flashing
How to flash this ROM?

It depends on your starting position. Here are possible options:
Option 1: Updating RootBox with stable/nightly version without major changes - Without Full Wipe
  1. Download ROM and put it on internal sd card
  2. Go into recovery mode
  3. Then flash RootBox
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- select RootBox.zip and flash it
  4. Then flash Gapps
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- select gapps.zip and flash it
  5. Recovery > wipe cache partition (optional)
  6. Recovery > advanced > wipe dalvik cache (optional)
  7. Reboot and you are done!
Option 2: Coming from another ROM or updating RootBox version with major changes or having strange problems - With Full Wipe
  1. Download ROM and put it on internal sd card
  2. Go into recovery mode
  3. DO A FULL WIPE!!! (This won’t effect data of internal or external sd-card)
    -- wipe data/ factory reset
    -- wipe cahe partition
    -- advanced > wipe dalvik cache
    -- mount and storage > format data/system/cache
  4. Then flash RootBox
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- Select RootBox.zip and flash it
  5. Then flash Gapps
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- select gapps.zip and flash it
  6. Recovery > wipe cache partition
  7. Recovery > advanced > wipe dalvik cache
  8. Reboot and you are done!
Option 3: Coming From Stock ROM (Samsung firmware, no root)
=> Root and Backup
  1. Root your phone and install latest CWM/TWRP Recovery
  2. Make a nandroid backup of your Samsung ROM
=> Now start the process to flash Rom.
  1. Download ROM and put it on internal sd card
  2. Go into recovery mode
  3. DO A FULL WIPE!!! (This won’t effect data of internal or external sd-card)
    -- wipe data/ factory reset
    -- wipe cahe partition
    -- advanced > wipe dalvik cache
    -- mount and storage > format data/system/cache
  4. Then flash RootBox
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- select RootBox.zip and flash it
  5. Then flash Gapps
    -- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from internal sd card
    -- select gapps.zip and flash it
  6. Recovery > wipe cache partition
  7. Recovery > advanced > wipe dalvik cache
  8. Reboot and you are done!

G
GAPPS
Do I have to flash GAPPS with ROM?

Yes.

What version of GAPPS should I download?

Currently you need GAPPS 20121212 for RootBox version >3.2 based on Android 4.2.1. If you for any reason want to install RootBox based on Android 4.1.2, i.e. version 3.2 and lower, install GAPPS 20121011. You can check here for latest GAPPS for different Android versions: http://goo.im/gapps.

L
Lockscreen
How do I get shortcuts on my lockscreen?

RootBox Settings > Shortcuts.

How do I put Chronus on my lockscreen instead of standard clock?

You have to drag clock on lockscreen. It will allow you to remove it. Then you can add Chronus or any other widget instead.

How do I make Chronus show my Weather and Calendar on lockscreen?

Rom Control > Lockscreen > Minimize Lockscreen Challenge.

How do I unlock faster when Minimize Lockscreen Challenge is enabled?

Rom Control > Lockscreen > Enable longpress to unlock.

N
NavBar
How do I change NavBar Color?

Hybrid Settings>Interface> NavBar Color .

How do I enable NavBar transparency?

Rom Control>GeneralUI>Statusbar and navigation bar opacity.

Nightlies
What is Nightly? Should I flash Nightly or latest Stable version?

There is no major difference. Nightlies are "unofficial" builds that are built almost everyday for everyone to try builds with the latest sources merged to RootBox. For noobs/average user, this is not necessary because they live in a bubble where they feel more comfortable flashing an "official" release than a nightly, but at the end, it all breaks down to just a differentiation of name. So if you don't know what a nightly is, don't flash it and don't bother asking.

S
Statusbar
How do I enable Status Bar transparency?

Rom Control>GeneralUI>Statusbar and navigation bar opacity.

What is fast toggle in Status Bar Toggles?

This will allow you to swipe from the right or left side of your statusbar (depending on what you choose) and it will go to your quick settings bypassing any notifications.
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How to Build RootBox from Source


Getting started

I will assume that you have some kind of knowledge with Linux and how to use a terminal. I will also assume that you have already setup all the android building requirements. First, you must create your working folder and initialize a repository with RootBox sources. The following steps will guide you in creating this working folder where you will be able to build RootBox.

You should now open a terminal (By default you should be in your home folder: /home/yourusername/)


Step 1: Let's create a folder in your home directory named RootBox. This will be referred as your working folder.

Code:
~$ mkdir RootBox

Step 2: Let's change our directory to the new RootBox folder we just created.

Code:
~$ cd RootBox

Step 3: Now that we are in our working folder (RootBox), we will initialize our RootBox repository by entering the following command:

Code:
~$ repo init -u git://github.com/Root-Box/platform_manifest.git -b jb-mr1

Step 4: It's now time to sync RootBox sources which could vary from a few minutes to a few hours depending on your internet connection.

Code:
~$ repo sync

Building Vanilla RootBox

Now that you have synced the sources, you're ready to build RootBox.

You can run the following build script:

Code:
~$ . build_rootbox.sh -device- -sync- -thread- -clean-
  • Device: Choose between the following supported devices: i9100, i9100g, i9300, d2att, d2tmo, mako and grouper.
  • Sync: Will sync latest RootBox sources before building
  • Threads: Allows to choose a number of threads for syncing and building operation.
  • Clean: Will remove the entire out folder and start a clean build. (Use this at your discretion)

Examples:

1) Sync sources and Build RootBox for GT-I9100 with 12 threads & clean build

Code:
~$ . build_rootbox.sh i9100 sync 12 clean
2) Don't sync sources and Build RootBox for GT-I9300 with 6 threads & noclean build

Code:
~$ . build_rootbox.sh i9300 nosync 6 noclean
3) Don't sync sources and Build RootBox for SGH-I747 with 4 threads & clean build

Code:
~$ . build_rootbox.sh d2att nosync 4 clean
This script will make a signed flashable zip file located in out/target/product/-device-/RootBox-JB-(Device)-Nightly-(Date).zip
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Contribute to RootBox


Those interested in making wallpapers and bootanimation for RootBox, send an email to rootbox.rom@gmail.com with the following:


Information
  • Name
  • Email

Wallpapers
  • Attach wallpaper in email
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

I'll review them and add the wallpapers in the next release. I will also choose the best one as the default wallpaper for official releases.

Bootanimation
  • Attach bootanimation or paste download link in the email.
  • Two sizes are required: HDPI and XHDPI

Wallpaper Resolution
  • HDPI: 960 x 800
  • XHDPI: 1440 x 1280

You can also contribute by creating icons for settings. Use proper sizes and always include compatibility for HDPI and XHDPI.

The reason behind this is very simple. I'm always busy and I've neglected the visual aspect of RootBox for a while now. It's time to polish it with new visuals!
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First!

Sorry. wanted to do that. Anyway, how do I use the icons from any icon apk in the lockscreen shortcuts? I downloaded bbb's roundglass and extracted the icons out of the xhdpi(?) folder and applied but ended up with a blank spot. Ideas?
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I'm having trouble editing per-app dpi for the settings app. Can someone give me their settings to make it look like tablet / PA. for some reason mine never changes even after reboot.
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Re: [ROM][4.2.1] RootBox Non-development | Discussion | Support [d2att/2tmo/d2vzw]
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Originally Posted by DarthDerron

I'm having trouble editing per-app dpi for the settings app. Can someone give me their settings to make it look like tablet / PA. for some reason mine never changes even after reboot.

As an example with play store.
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Also make sure you have pressed settings->module managment->install/update and in the modules section check the box to the left of rb per app settings. Reboot, open app, set settings as shown, press save button, kill app in recents list, then relaunch app. That is what worked for me.

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Thanks bajee11 for setting this up!

I have a couple non-development related questions.

First, I'm one of those users who has to use a pin/password at the lockscreen in order to access my work email. Unfortunately this seems to keep me from using any of 4.2's cool lockscreen widgets. Does any one know if this is universally true? Are there any lockscreen widgets that work in tandem with a pin/password? Or it it that I can't join the party?
(For example, iPhone allows users to get to the camera and take pictures w/o entering a pw, but you cannot review the gallery photos except the ones just taken.)

Second, I'm having issues with the DSP manager that comes baked into this ROM (and all sound managers). Specifically, my problem is that if I have any of the DSP features turned on, then the lower frequencies seriously distort all of the higher frequencies (i.e., additional bass makes the vocals sound static-y, with lots of noise and pops). This seems to happen only with Google Play Music. When I use Poweramp, DSP manager settings don't work--Poweramp's own equalizer controls. (I'd love to permanently switch to Poweramp, but there are a number of missing features.)

This issue also extends to the Beats Audio sound manager. I tried uninstalling DSP manager with TiBu, installing Beats, and I get the same sound distortion. Does that happen for anyone else?
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As an example with play store.
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Also make sure you have pressed settings->module managment->install/update and in the modules section check the box to the left of rb per app settings. Reboot, open app, set settings as shown, press save button, kill app in recents list, then relaunch app. That is what worked for me.

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nvm, its working now! Thanks

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Quote:
Originally Posted by haveagr8day

As an example with play store.
Attachment 1675596

Also make sure you have pressed settings->module managment->install/update and in the modules section check the box to the left of rb per app settings. Reboot, open app, set settings as shown, press save button, kill app in recents list, then relaunch app. That is what worked for me.

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Module management is not an option on my d2VZW,on the 6/28, I am using stock kernel, Do i Need a different kernel to gain access to that menu?

---------- Post added at 02:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:29 PM ----------

great rom, Had some battery issues at first, The only issue I have now is when i am in my txt app, my screen flickers to that of an old TV with distorted colored lines, is this a Rom, or kernel issue, or perhaps my d2VZW is on its way out? has anyone else seen this?
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