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Phone [ROM] [4.4.2] [Apr-5] [UNOFFICIAL] CarbonRom | Fast, Snappy & Stable | v0.45 (Adreno)





I am proud to present you with Carbon ROM for the HTC Desire.
Thanks very much to CarbonDevs for their hard work on this amazing ROM and anyone else who contributed.
This ROM also contains tons of customization from SlimROM and CyanogenMod.







About Carbon:
CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.



Who is Team Carbon?

andros11
BigShotRob
Bionic Beast
dg4prez
@kejar31
@mattmanwrx
@morfic
@nocoast
@pixeldotz
slick_rick
@winner00




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Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev Github.







Features:
For now only a few features which were all present on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean are supported and will slowly be added back for Android 4.4 KitKat as time progresses. More details can be found at the official carbon site.

This release has the following ones available:
- Carbon Fibers (all ROM features are organized in one place with scrollable tabs)
- Navigation bar (custom colours, icons, layout, buttons)
- SlimPie
- Status bar settings
- Lockscreen settings and notifications
- Ribbons
- Power Menu settings (add more options and toggles)
- Quicklaunch (Put up to 4 applications/shortcuts in the quicklaunch ring)
- Expanded Desktop
- Quick Settings (Tiles)
- Quick Access Ribbon in drawer
- Status and Navigation Bar See Through (currently very popular)
- Active Display (notifications)
- Tons of other stuff that needs further exploration

Adaptions for bravo:
- Added the latest Adreno libs from AU_LINUX_ANDROID_JB_VANILLA_04.02.02.060.053 (build date: 2013/04/11)
- Added Trackball wake into Carbon Fibers / Buttons
- Additional launchers: Holo Launcher HD (thanks mobint); Nova Launcher (thanks teslacoil)
- A few tweaks for faster scrolling, longer battery life and smoother overall performance

Not working:
- Video recording (present in all 4.x ROMs)
- Screen recording (brings "Unable to create output directory.")
- USB-Tethering (FC; just use Bluetooth-Tethering instead)
- OpenVPN
- A2SD (script cannot be found)
- SELinux
- ART

Instructions:
Requirements:
- An hboot with at least 250mb on system. These include stock hboot or Alpha Jelly (250/5/182) hboot (credits @jmcclue)
- A 512mb - 1.5gb EXT partition (EXT4 recommended) on your sdcard. Use this guide to create the partition. Partitions made using other tools (CWM, Minitool Partition Wizard, etc.) will likely cause issues.
- The latest TWRP (credits @Chromium_) or 4EXT (credits @madmaxx82) Recovery. Old versions of CWM may cause issues.

Installation:
- Full wipe
- Flash ROM
- Flash Gapps
- Boot rom and let it settle down (3-5 min)
- Reboot into recovery to flash a memory script (Mounts2SD can be found in 2nd post)

Optimized Settings:
Please do all tweaks with caution!
1.UI:
  • Settings > Personalization/Performance > Enable "Force high-end graphics" (brings the highly desired translucent status bar -- at the expense of performance!)
2.Performance:
  • Settings > Personalization/Performance > Processor > Maximum CPU frequency > set to 1113 MHz
  • Settings > Personalization/Performance > Processor > Enable "Set on boot"
  • Settings > Personalization/Performance > Memory management > Enable "Kernel samepage merging"
3.Developer options:
First enable the Developer options by opening up "Settings > About phone" and then tap a few times on "Build number".
  • Settings > Developer options > Window animation scale > set to .5x
  • Settings > Developer options > Transition animation scale > set to .5x
  • Settings > Developer options > Animator duration scale > set to .5x
  • Settings > Developer options > Enable "Force GPU rendering"
Reboot to let the changes take effect.

Disclaimer:
Please be aware this is an alpha release.
If you rely on your device because it's your only phone I would not recommend to flash it.
If you decide to flash this rom, you do it at your own risk and I am not responsible for any resulting damages!
I don't claim responsibility for the code in this rom,
I have only built it for this device.

Credits go to:
- The original creators of this ROM and its features mentioned above: CarbonDev, CM, SlimTeam, Team PA, Team AOKP, and companions.
- @LaidbackNikez and Evervolv - for developing the qsd8k kernel that powers this ROM, as well as htc vendor files and bravo device tree
- @parkedraccoon for allowing me to use his Trackball wake code and his readiness to help me with solving build problems

Have a nice day!




P.S.: You may want to compile it yourself:
Code:
repo init -u https://github.com/spezi77/carbon.git -b kk
repo sync
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CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.45 (New Adreno libs)

md5 891f64f54fb5dd66aaca456a175f22be


New in v0.45:
- Add the latest Adreno libs from AU_LINUX_ANDROID_JB_VANILLA_04.02.02.060.053 (build date: 2013/04/11)
- Run Carbon's Squisher/Opticharger at build-time (Optimized size of apk's)
- Add back original versions of Dialer and Mms


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.4

md5 1e663571c32f7ee0f55015eb9d89d718


New in v0.4:
- ActiveDisplay
- Lots of improvements (you may have a look into my repo)
- Fixed "SIM card added" issue which was annoying at (almost) every boot
- Disabled menu key in LockScreen to prevent device unlocking without your consent
- Improved device responsiveness due to compiling with more recent toolchain/ GCC 4.8 (before was 4.7)
- Optmized rom space by adding slim versions of the following apps: AOSP Keyboard, Dialer, Mms


Installation Notes:
1. Flash rom
2. From recovery install this Gapps package - md5 25bee557d94e696da0a249041961dd6e - Size: 31mb
3. Reboot and let the rom settle down
3. Go again into recovery and install Mounts2SD (credits @Chromium_)
Reboot and enjoy!




Old version(s):

CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.3

md5 a7fefd520b216dc0f76b6e3674bd955a

New in v0.3:
- Significantly increased performance and responsiveness
- Missing Dialer.apk added back
- Fix for wifi tethering by downgrading hotspot libs (thanks to @kakofonija)
- Fixed gesture typing
- Static Carbon wallpaper set as default (Blueballs was too greddy)
- Slim's New Power Menu
- Torch added to quick settings and quick access ribbon
- Replaced AOSP Keyboard with Google Keyboard
- Invited a few companions of Trebuchet: Nova Launcher, Holo Launcher HD
- GApps no longer built in, now available as a separate package


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.2

md5 6e287727fea8eb785bfe376694453222


New in v0.2:

- Removed swap2int from init.d for increased internal memory
- Fix for gesture typing
- Fix for wifi tethering (thanks to @kakofonija)
- Updated a few google apps (camera, dialer, email, keyboard, exchange services, play services)
- Added Nova launcher for greater performance


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.1

md5 b1995da7acc42657414df3e662ec9142
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Device: NEXUS 4 - Kitkat 4.4.2 (S-ON)
Retired: HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2


My work for HTC Desire:
[4.4.2] PAC-man ROM :||: [4.4.2] CarbonROM :||: [4.4.2] CM-11 KitKANG :||: [4.1.2] s'MiUi v5 3.11.29 :||: [4.1.2] Xperia Z

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Does it include the bionic optimizations?

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SD Card: SanDisk 16GB Class 4
HBOOT: 6.93.1002
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Does it include the bionic optimizations?

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Guys, if you read this piece of information about qualcomm-optimized kitkat dalvik and bionic libraries, one conclusion is that it is not recommended to replace the bionic libs of a CM based rom because CM's bionic libs are advanced.. and actually this rom has been compiled with CM's bionic libs. Please correct me if I am wrong..

In my point of view, there is one option left for the next release -- to use qc-optmized kk dalvik.

Do you want me to give this a try?
Device: NEXUS 4 - Kitkat 4.4.2 (S-ON)
Retired: HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2


My work for HTC Desire:
[4.4.2] PAC-man ROM :||: [4.4.2] CarbonROM :||: [4.4.2] CM-11 KitKANG :||: [4.1.2] s'MiUi v5 3.11.29 :||: [4.1.2] Xperia Z

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I would love to know if this will make any difference.
Samsung Galaxy S3 | ROM: ArchiDroid 1.7.11 | BASEBAND: I9300XXUGNA7 | Android 4.3 | CF-Auto-Root
| KERNEL: Boeffla-5.1 | SDCARD: SanDisk 32gb Class 4

OPTIMUS 2X | ROM: CM10.1 - tonyp - T-Build 05 | BASEBAND: LGP990AT-00-V30b | KERNEL: Kowalski kernel M1
| OTHER: ClockworkMod v6.0.2.5

DESIRE Bravo PVT1 S-OFF AMOLED | ROM: Runnymede AIO V6.1.1 Special Edition- INT2SD-S
| HBOOT: ALPHAREV CM7 r2 6.93.1002 | KERNEL: Droidzone@supernova #18
 
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does it include google phone like Chromiums beanstalk? I mean phone app which can lookup for phone numbers directly from internet?
 
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does it include google phone like Chromiums beanstalk? I mean phone app which can lookup for phone numbers directly from internet?
Assuming that you are talking about the kitkat phone app -- YES.

It has a search bar as it is shown on the 1st picture:

Device: NEXUS 4 - Kitkat 4.4.2 (S-ON)
Retired: HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2


My work for HTC Desire:
[4.4.2] PAC-man ROM :||: [4.4.2] CarbonROM :||: [4.4.2] CM-11 KitKANG :||: [4.1.2] s'MiUi v5 3.11.29 :||: [4.1.2] Xperia Z

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No bionic Placebo included yet. Let's wait first for some feedback..

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Device: NEXUS 4 - Kitkat 4.4.2 (S-ON)
Retired: HTC Desire - CarbonROM 4.4.2


My work for HTC Desire:
[4.4.2] PAC-man ROM :||: [4.4.2] CarbonROM :||: [4.4.2] CM-11 KitKANG :||: [4.1.2] s'MiUi v5 3.11.29 :||: [4.1.2] Xperia Z

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Awesome! I used to use the 4.2 Carbon ROM version, and loved it for its excellent customizations. Will try this asap.
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