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[ROM][GB 2.3.5]GingerBread Phone 7 v0.5 (12/11/11)

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26th September 2011, 06:39 AM   |  #1  
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GingerbreadPhone7


This is a Windows Phone 7 based ROM that I have compiled for x2. A lot of work has been put into this ROM and with the help of the x2 community, this ROM has become what it is today. Thank you for all your support and I hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage to your device. Use at your own discretion.

See Post #2 for Tips, Future Release Information, and How you can support the development of this ROM. Don't forget to read the setup below!

GBP7 v.5
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Features
v0.5
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
-Support on GingerBread Kernel 2.3.5
-DeoDexed
-ZipAligned
-De-Bloated
-Blur"less"
-2nd Init by navendrob
-Storage Flippy-Floppy by navendrob
-Pull-Down Toggles by navendrob
-Speedy v6 Scripts by 0vermind
-BusyBox 1.9
-SuperUser 3.0Beta
-Swype Beta PreInstalled
-Nexus Prime bootanimation
-WP7 Theme
-Ad-Blocking
-Droid x2 Desktop
-Persistent & Full ADB
-UI Animations and Tweaks
-build.prop mods
-gps tweaks(US)
-Inverted Setings
-Themed Google Apps
-TeslaLED & Screen Grabber PreInstalled
-Themed FileManger
-WP7 Calculator
-GO! Apps
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

SetUp:
For references, read THIS POST for download links!
-SBF to Stock 2.3.4 kernel and apply the 2.3.5 UPDATE.ZIP to achieve stock 2.3.5 prior to flashing this ROM!
-Once rooted with Zrush, go into BSR and DataWipe/CacheWipe/DalvikCacheWipe your device.
-Flash GBP7.
-Go to Launcher 7! You may want to launch Launcher 7 by default with the check box provided!
-Go into a Google App(market or gmail) and add your google account.
-Enjoy WP7 on your Android Device Don't forget to comment and give your opinions here on the forums!!!!
-Check the 2nd post for other tips on using this rom.

Known Bugs:
-Blur Setup fc's after adding accounts *This is due to removing blur launcher, I'm in the process of getting this fixed. I need a different accounts and settings if someone wouldn't mind showing me how to do this*
-GMail and GVoice need text tweaked. *I need some help with these because I have tried every way possible to fix the text Issues here.

Credits:
victimssun - Did a lot of patching for me on the .9s as well as the apps themselves.
xkape - For finding the tylenol for my headaches
TheMuffStuff - For helping with the xml issues.
ryman222 - For random help and support.
And the other developers for the x2 that keep us awake at night
If I missed someone, please PM me and we will see what we can do to edit this post.

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Donations are not required, but always a nice gift. If you feel as though what I have did/am doing is beneficial to you or the community, then feel free to help someone out. I'm not an "Expert Developer", but I do try, and I plan on continuing my efforts to bring you a better user experience. I have enjoyed the efforts I have put in, as I'm sure you will enjoy my work. Click the Donate Button provided if you want to donate or simply push the thanks button below. Either way, Thank You for your Time.
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26th September 2011, 06:40 AM   |  #2  
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Post Tips/Support/Future Release Information
History and Explanation of this ROM:

This ROM was started as a Project to help me along the ways to becoming a developer for Android. I don't classify myself as a "good" developer, but this ROM has taught me a lot and the information I have come across since the initial build of this ROM has made me that much better at becoming what I need to be to make this ROM and Project a reality.

The reason why I choose GO! Apps over AOSP is the fact that they have so many features and really isolate a lot of battery drain. The developers @GO! have did an amazing job with these apps and are used in place until I finish building the actual wp7 apps from source. Once I have accomplished a good foundation for those apps, I will replace them to match the theme of this ROM. The goal is to get wp7 UI on Android and not just by replacing a few apps here and there. This will be a project and the day that this ROM is "complete" is when ALL apps(everything that I or any developer supporting this ROM can touch) with a WP7 styling.

Why? Because I honestly feel that WP7 has one of the cleanest and nicest UI's that I have seen on a mobile device. But I choose Android over wp7 because of the Potential the Android platform has with the UNLIMITED customization and the openness of Android. WP7 will probably never have the number of features that Android can offer and with Google's push to keep things open as much as they can, Microsoft has no chance. So, with that comes me and my project(I'm sure there are others as well) to get that WP7 clean and slick UI to our Android Devices.

The Blur camera is used over AOSP because I have had less compatibility issues with the Blur Camera as opposed to AOSP; especially trying to record Hi Def videos on the x2. Soon there will be an AOSP Camera app and soon everything will be built from source.

Tips:
-Check out =yankoa @deviantart.com for some nice icons for your tiles.
-To unpin from the home screen, Hold>Click Upper Right icon.
-To move tiles, Hold>Drag to where ever>Back Button.
-To enable swype, just go through the installer process. Once complete. You can uninstall the Installer.
-To enable the WP7 Popups. Go to PopUP SMS and enable through that application. You can then Change the Tile color for the Popup. It will be a Block at the top of your screen when you receive a Text Message. You can click on the Text to view in Default SMS app or click X to remove the Tile. You can then disable by uninstalling the App or Untick the box. Make sure you set Go SMS to not disable other Notifications. And to Turn off Go SMS Notifications.
-You can remove apps from the Drawer by holding the app of choice and remove. **This does not Uninstall**
-You can change the App Drawer to the normal android drawer within Launcher7 Settings. Just press menu select option.
-You can change the Tile Color within Launcher7 settings
-To pin other apps to front page, go to drawer, select and hold app, pin to home. Then in the settings you can choose what options you want for the tile.


Warning: DO NOT REMOVE LAUNCHER 7 FROM SYSTEM/APP FOLDER! YOU WILL KILL THE LAUNCHER AND FORCE A SBF IF YOU HAVEN'T SETUP SYSTEM RECOVERY!


How you can help:
-Check the Known Bugs section of the first post if you find a bug. If the bug is not listed, Post within this thread.
-Donate to the developer/Press Thanks Button/Nominate for Developer of the Month.
-There are some issues I am having with the theming. If you see an error(white text on white background), send me a PM or post on this thread the solution. I know some but not all and the quicker I get the solution, the quicker I can get you and the rest of the community a Patch.


Future Release Info:
-Sense UI Transitions
I'm not totally sure if this is possible due to a locked BootLoader, But I plan on building a new launcher from the ground up on the next major release which should allow me to make these transitions and also add live tile support. This is not something to be talked about at current on this forum. PM me if you have any advice or know what you are doing when it comes to developing, to get this feature quicker.

-Port/Build wp7 system apps(dialer, phone, sms, etc)
This is going to be my next venture in android development. I want to build the apps from source and try to recreate the look and function of the wp7 apps for a better wp7 look.

-Theme Manager
Of all my plans, this will probably be the first to be completed; as for future development goes. This will allow quick swapping of the theme. The overall look will stay inverted with color accents(hold on a notification) for a more custom look when you flash this rom. The idea should work with other x2 roms, and possibly other devices. The Theme Manager will allow users to also create his or her own theme(whether custom, UOT, and/or within the actual theme manager) and allow quick swapping of elements within the ROM. This will more than likely be a GBP7 only release, with two market versions(paid/free) for other developers and users to use. Think of it like Liberty Toolbox, but for themes.

-PowerMod v2
I'm going to probably start testing this after I get a patch or two released, and when the next major release comes out(2.3.5) I will probably be including this if the tests go well.
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26th September 2011, 07:09 AM   |  #3  
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downloading now. this looks very promising and im actually more excited to tryout this rom over any others in the past due to the fact that this looks completely different.

Any idea when the notifications issue will be straightened out? if not, no prob, keep up the good work!
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Downloading, can't wait to try!

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downloading now. this looks very promising and im actually more excited to tryout this rom over any others in the past due to the fact that this looks completely different.

Any idea when the notifications issue will be straightened out? if not, no prob, keep up the good work!

Thanks for the excitement! lol makes me feel better with the time I've had with this.
As soon as I find the error. The problem lies with me adding the Toggle notifications to the dropdown. I'm still trying to figure out how to edit the xml files lol .. but should be within a couple days I'll release a patch just for that issue.
26th September 2011, 07:32 AM   |  #6  
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I'll definately be trying this out after one or two releases are done to get some bugs out. I hope you stick with this and make it. It looks very promising.
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I'll definately be trying this out after one or two releases are done to get some bugs out. I hope you stick with this and make it. It looks very promising.

Thanks. Right now there aren't really any "Bugs" that I can find anyway. The only problem is the notifcation pulldown lol... its set to black text and Im still trying to figure out how to edit the xml files. Once I can do that, ill be set. OR i could just change the background of the notfication to something else...Probably end up doing that.
26th September 2011, 07:41 AM   |  #8  
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Hmm would it be okay to update the road runner scripts to the sonic scripts v2 to v3? Thinking about giving this a try.
26th September 2011, 07:45 AM   |  #9  
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IMO you should've named the ROM WindowBread 7 or GingerWindow 7
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I just gave it a run it does feel like its beta it looked nice when I went to install swype it goes to a user name and pass word for swype beta I don't have them couldn't log in so couldn't install friend caster didn't want to work after log in kept popping up that it wasn't a valid copy and wanted me to pay for it it was really jumpy not very responsive the music tile force closed so I removed it and couldn't find a way to put it back on but hey could b me I may try out again after it goes threw a few builds and gets refined great look and concept I look forward to were it goes and am willing to try again thanks for your hard work I'm not bad mouthing it just saying some things are off and its in need of more development and refinement but thanks and in another note the system recovery android worked flawlessly to revert my system
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