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[ROM] SilverLight™ 5 - alpha released ! | Spice Mi-350n

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18th March 2012, 09:17 PM   |  #1  
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Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any damage caused to your device by following these instructions(though it may not happen!)


Screen Shots are in the 2nd post !!

Change Log is in the 5th post

Things i'm thinking to add are at 4th post.

My sincere credits to Yuweng & casacristo for being with me in trying to make a2sd work in MTK phones !!

Pre-requisites:
For your Computer:
- 7zip

For your phone:
-Rooted, of course !
- Modded Recovery [Get it from here]
-Make a nandroid recovery of your phone before installing.
-Full wipe/factory reset, either through phone or modded recovery is recommended required.





Yeah ! Bala's ROM is SilverLight™ |

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SilverLight™


SilverLight™ 5 - alpha !

Hi friends, sorry i'm too late than i expected. Day's passed on swiftly and i'm here to just release the alpha of Silverlight 5.


SilverLight 5 bug fixes are here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post30734779

Important feature is that it is based on Android 2.3.6 !

It has been ported from Alcated 918D [MTK 6573]

Everything works fine. (Special thanks to yasir bro for testing it !!!)

I also named it as Stock Android 2.3.6 update for Spice Mi-350n.

It is just stock, for now

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Another important thing is that, I'm making this port an open-source port. Since, i saw new rom makers emerging, it would be easy for them to cook/build custom ROMs from this port.

One thing, if someone wants to use it, do give me an information and a credit in your thread !!

Sorry, if i have disappointed you, but full version will be released as soon as possible.

Whats more to come:
  • Suspense !


You can even come to the time when i ported this one and how i suffered from there on without time to add features, in the download page !!

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FROM HERE, ALL DOWNLOADS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT OUR GOOGLE CODE PAGE:

http://code.google.com/p/silverlight-roms-350n/



In the downloads page, download

2.3.6-update-2.zip

&

a2sd-p1.zip


First flash a2sd-p1.zip and then flash 2.3.6-update.zip.

NOTE: Flash Dark-tremor a2sd and any equivalent if you want to use it.



SilverLight™ 4:



Change Log:

*Bugs fixed

*Added new tweaks:
---Forced launcher into memory
---Raised JPEG quality to 100%
---User Interface will e rendered with GPU
---The time that a black screen is seen after a call is reduced
---Better Touch screen & Scroll responsiveness
---Better Battery life
---3G,Net-Speed & Photo,video recording quality incresed.

*Added SilverLight custom script & Loopy smoothness script at init.d

*Removed SuperCharger script

*Replaced FileExplorer with a new MIUI one - try it!

*Replaced Music app with ICS Music app - try it !

*Removed XDA app (causes few problems)

*Removed Go-Launcher EX (for space)

*Tweaked Youtube app to load 720p videos with Wi-Fi as well as 3G !

*Added a new boot_logo !

Try it now !!!

It is a SIGNED update.zip. So don't extract it as the other version.

Flashing this zip is enough if you are on SilverLight™ 3.

If you are on stock V2, then download PART1.zip only and flash it before flashing SilverLight™ 4 ! (no need PART2.zip - no problem even if you flash it).

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SilverLight™ 4
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/?q92e83s4zn3arhh


EXTRAS:

PART 1:(not signed) http://www.mediafire.com/?rx7gmqpj9d6il62

PART 2:(not signed) http://www.mediafire.com/?i6l67a2176l7no9




FOR A2SD:



After installing the ROM, install Terminal Emulator app from market.
Open the app and type the following one by one:

su
a2sd install


##Phone will reboot

Open the app again,

su
a2sd datasd


##Phone will reboot

Open the app again,

su
a2sd cachesd


##Phone will reboot.

THATS ALL !!!

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX----------------------------------------------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX



SilverLight™ 3


Features:
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>> Based on Official Spice build v2 !(thanks to yasir bro!!)
-- If you are on Bala's ROM v1.5/1.01(or did not flash your phone by following this guide), then do please flash your phone with official build v2 using this guide. It takes a mere 7 minutes for you to flash it but it takes hours together for me to make one for v1.5. If you want, i can make one for v1.5 also, but it can't be released within one week. So, bear with me & do upgrade your phone to official v2 !!!

NOTE1: If you are on Bala's ROM v1.5, then you won't lose your apps. Just flash official v2 with the help of flashing tutorial and the flash SilverLight 3 !

NOTE2 (read this only after reading the flashing guide above): If you are upgrading, then in the flashing guide linked above, in step 5, i did it like & it worked : After loading the scatter file, with battery inserted,i connected the phone by pressing Back+Menu buttons. My pc detected it and i clicked Format->Download. I kept holding it till the red process completed and from there everything went fine and flashing was successful.

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>> ICS Themed
--This is the reason why this update took a lot of time !! My first hands on theming. So, if you have anything to say, feel free.

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>> V6 Supercharged
--Get ready to fly with the V6 Supercharger (script created by zippelinrox). Read more about it here. To set your custom settings, just open terminal emulator, type: su --> hit enter --> type: v6

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>> No Bloatwares !
--The spice bloatwares are removed and its a clean ROM !!

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>> Beats audio & Bravia Engine
-- Beats audio & Bravia engine mods are included !!

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>> DarkTremor A2SD v2.7.5.3 beat4
--Enjoy installing unlimited apps with the a2sd !! Read more on using it in the following 3rd post !!

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>> Pre-installed apps:
--A2SD GUI
--Adfree(no more ads)
--Barcode Scanner
--GO Launcher EX v2.87 (latest)
--ICS Clock Widget
--ICS search bar
--New ICS Launcher
--MobileUncleTools
--Experia Arc S Launcher
--SpiceUp - official app of the Spice Mi-350n Support site!
--Update Me Smartphone - check & download future ROM updates from phone itself!
--XDA app

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>> Misc features
-- Busyboxed
-- Rooted !!
--Deodexed
--Zipaligned
-- Added ICS boot animation
-- Disabled boot sounds
-- Added Galaxy Nexus's Ringtones !
-- Home button Wake up mod included(it is up to you to install NoDeepSleep.apk)
-- Replaced default font with Roboto font (stock ICS font !!)



DOWNLOADS:

Installation Instructions (SL-v3):


NOTE: Its is highly recommended to make a complete nandroid backup(including boot.img) before installing. Do not boot your phone in between.

Also disable Signature verification every time you flash a zip because they are not signed.

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1) Download 'SilverLight-3_by_balamu96m.7z'. Extract it. Then you'll have SilverLight_Part1_by_balamu96m.zip , SilverLight_Part2_by_balamu96m.zip & SilverLight_Part3_by_balamu96m.zip(These are flashable zips. So do not extract them)

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2) Copy all the three & place it in your sdcard. (preferably at the root).

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3) Now boot into recovery (modded or CWM) and choose - flash zip from sdcard --> select zip from sdcard --> select SilverLight_Part1_by_balamu96m.zip.
Let it install without any error. DO NOT TRY BOOTING.

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4) Now, before installing SilverLight_Part2_by_balamu96m.zip, mount 'System' & 'Data' in recovery (i.e) mounts --> system and then data. Now install SilverLight_Part2_by_balamu96m.zip by steps followed above !. DO NOT TRY BOOTING.

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4) Again, with similar steps followed before, SilverLight_Part3_by_balamu96m.zip.

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5) After installing SilverLight_Part3_by_balamu96m.zip, a do a full wipe/Factory reset in the recovery. (It is a must)

THATS ALL !! You have successfully installed SilverLight™ 3 !!
Now boot your phone. First boot may take long time (even 10 minutes !), but don't worry. It will boot !!


STEPS TO ENABLE A2SD after installing the ROM:




NOTE: If you had done this already for Bala's ROM v1.5, no need to do again.

1) Make a backup of all your sdcard files in your computer because partitioning will erase all your files.

2)Now boot in recovery --> partition sdcard --> partition sdcard --> Swap size: 0mb --> Choose size of the partition that you prefer (recommended 1024mb)(not more than 1399 mb because beta 04 supports till that only)

Let it partition your sd without any error !!

[NOTE: If you are partitioning for the 1st time with recovery, the default type of the partition will be ext2 - that is what we need & with this a2sd will work .
If you have mistakenly upgraded your partition to ext3 or ext4, then use MiniTool Partition Wizard (its free) and change your partition to ext2. Only then a2sd will work.]

Now boot normally. Now with the help of A2SD GUI app, make apps to be stored in sdcard(will be on the main-screen!). Your phone will reboot once or few times. Read more about using A2SD GUI in the following 2nd or 3rd post !!

VOILA !! a2sd is working !!! You can verify/view its space with titanium backup app !!

Now you can place all your files back on your sdcard.

With recovery you can even backup your sd-ext whenever required. (sd-ext is the place where apps which you install will be stored)


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX_--------------------------------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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VERSION 1.5
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Features (v1.5):

---Removed all Spice bloatwares !

---Added the following as default programs:
--A2SD GUI !~HOT~
--Mobile Uncle Tools~HOT~
--AdFree (No more Ads) ~HOT~
--Android Assistant
--Barcode Scanner
--GO Launcher EX
--Google Play Store[updated Market app] !
--Google Search[updated]
--Terminal Emulator
--YouTube

---Darktremor A2SD v2.5.7.3 beta 04~HOT~

---Added BEATS AUDIO - enhances sound. You can feel it in earphones.~HOT~

---Added Sony BRAVIA IMAGE ENGINE - enhances image quality. Try it!~HOT~

---DEODEXED !!~HOT~

---Zipaligned all apks to optimize RAM usage !

---Modified Status bar (fading error fixed) & Drop-Down with transparency & modded battery icon! (see screen-shots [v1.5]!)

---Added new colourful wallpapers to the default wallpaper gallery !

---Added Nexus One boot animation and shut animation!

---Added Samsung Vibrant's boot and shut sounds!

---Added Nexus default ringtones and notifications(error fixed!)

---BusyBox added !

---Pre-rooted, of course!


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS [v1.5] :

NOTE: Its is highly recommended to make a complete nandroid backup(including boot.img) before installing.
Also disable Signature verification every time you flash a zip because they are not signed.

1) Download 'Bala's_ROM_v1.5.7z'. Extract it.
You will have a folder named 'Bala's_ROM_v1.5'
In that you'll have PART-1.zip , PART-2.zip & PART-3.zip(These are flashable zips.So do not extract them)

2) Copy the folder & place it in your sdcard's root.

3) Now boot into recovery and choose - flash zip from sdcard --> select zip from sdcard --> #open folder#'Bala's_ROM_v1.5' --> select PART -1.
Let it install without any error. Now try booting your mobile. The phone will not boot (more clearly: should not boot if installation completed correctly ! lol !)

4) Now, before installing PART-2, mount 'System' & 'Data' in recovery (i.e) mounts --> system and then data. Now install PART-2 by steps followed above !
[Now try booting. It should boot now !! LOL ]
[WHAT YOU BOOTED ABOVE IS NOT THE FULLY WORKING ROM, MANY THINGS DOESN'T WORK !! SO BOOT AGAIN TO RECOVERY ]

4) Again, with similar steps followed before, install PART-3.

5) After installing PART-3, a do a full wipe/Factory reset in the recovery. (It is a must)

THATS ALL !!This is Complete Version 1.5. You have successfully installed VERSION 1.5. Sorry for making it large. I'll try reduce it later.

STEPS TO ENABLE A2SD after installing the ROM:


1) Make a backup of all your sdcard files in your computer because partitioning will erase all your files.

2)Now boot in recovery --> partition sdcard --> partition sdcard --> Swap size: 0mb --> Choose size of the partition that you prefer (recommended 1024mb)(not more than 1399 mb because beta 04 supports till that only)

Let it partition your sd without any error !!

[NOTE: If you are partitioning for the 1st time with recovery, the default type of the partition will be ext2 - that is what we need & with this a2sd will work .
If you have mistakenly upgraded your partition to ext3 or ext4, then use MiniTool Partition Wizard (its free) and change your partition to ext2. Only then a2sd will work.]

Now boot normally. Now with the help of A2SD GUI app, make apps to be stored in sdcard(will be on the main-screen!). Your phone will reboot once or few times. Read more about using A2SD GUI in the following 2nd or 3rd post !!

VOILA !! a2sd is working !!! You can verify/view its space with titanium backup app !!

Now you can place all your files back on your sdcard.

With recovery you can even backup your sd-ext whenever required. (sd-ext is the place where apps which you install will be stored)

DOWNLOAD LINK::

http://www.mediafire.com/?nt6idp7vw2qdl3x

(sorry for making it large !)



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VERSION 1.01
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Deodexed version 1.01 added !! Same installation instructions !! Check Downloads !


Features (v1.01):
(updated 20 Mar)
1.Removed all Spice bloatwares !
2.Added the following as default programs:
-Android Assistant
-Barcode Scanner
-GO Launcher EX
-Google Play Store[updated Market app] !
-Google Search[updated]
-Nexus Revamped Live Wallpaper!
-Terminal Emulator
-YouTube
2. Zipaligned all apks to optimize RAM usage !
3.Modified Status bar & Drop-Down with new battery icon! (see screen-shots [v1.01]!)
4. Added new colourful wallpapers to the default wallpaper gallery !
5.Added Nexus One boot animation and shut animation!
6.Added Samsung Vibrant's boot and shut sounds!
7.Added Nexus default ringtones and notifications!
8. Pre-rooted, of course!


Overall it looks to be an Ultra fast & Stable ROM !!

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS [v1.01] :
(instructions updated 20 mar)(fixed all reported errors!)

1. Download the file 'Balas_ROM_v1.01_GB_signed_update.zip' and copy it to your sdcard - root of the sdcard is preferred.
2. Flash it as 'update.zip' in modded recovery.
(i.e) [for beginners] Go to recovery --> Flash zip from sdcard --> choose zip from sdcard and select Balas_ROM_v1.01_GB_signed_update.zip
NOTE: Since the file is signed there is no need to disable signature verification !!


Let the installation process complete without any error.

Then reboot.
Voila !! Your new ROM is booting !!
Deodexed version may take some more time to boot than normal. Don't get afraid !
Try and post your comments !!

DOWNLOAD LINKs (update.zip)(Mediafire) :
- Normal odexed version - Bala's_ROM_v1.01_GB_signed_update.zip
- Deodexed version - Deodexed_Bala's_ROM_v1.01_GB_signed_update.zip

Screen Shots in the second post !

An extract of review posted by yasirmujtaba: (here)

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Originally Posted by yasirmujtaba

The rom porvided by bala is supercool

I m trying to rate it..

Style:-
1-Go launcher
2-Custom battery icon
3-Modified Notification bar
4-Custom wallpapers and ringtones & notifications

OVERALL:- 9/10

Performance:-
Very Very good response no lagging even
when skyfire dolphin and opera are running simultaneously
Ram consumption is very effective

Overall- 9/10

So the rom scores a huge number of 9




Hit THANKS if you like my ROM !!
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SCREEN SHOTS - SilverLight™ 3:






















SCREEN SHOTS v1.5:








SCREEN SHOTS v1.01:










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NOTE:
-The android version displayed there (in Bala's ROM v1.01&v1.5) is just change in number. The actual version is 2.3.4 only !! Only you know that it is 2.3.4. For others it is 2.3.7 !!


USING A2SD GUI [For v1.5+]


'A2SD settings' on the app's main screen.
------You can choose where apps that you install should be saved either in sd-ext (sdcard partition) or your internal memory.


------ 'Zipalign on boot is off' - is recommended because the ROM is already zipaligned and doing it again on boot will take more time to boot.

------'Swap is deactivated' - I have not used it.....maybe you/anyone can try and reply !

DALVIK:
-- You can choose where Dalvik cache should be saved. Go more info on Dalvik-cache, try googling n reading the wiki about it.Other things can remain the same......

---other tabs, you yourself can read & understand !!

Some more:

One thing to remember - sd-ext is like internal memory for phone, but phone can't find how much space is used or left in sd-ext. Titanium backup will help you there......



All third-party/system apps will tell that apps are installed in phone memory......you should understand that sd-ext is also like internal memory for phone and all other apps !!

Apps should be installed normally .......but your free space in internal memory will remain the same even after installing apps.....you'll notice that ur sd-ext space will be reducing........
Phone can't find how much space is left in sd-ext but titanium backup will help you to know !!

If you find decrease in phone memory even when a2sd in enabled, use a2sd gui to reinstall all app to sd-ext.....u can also type this command in terminal emulator :

su
a2sd reinstall


More over one should not move apps to sdcard in 'application settings' when using a2sd !!
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These are few things that i'm trying to add:

Trying to add few requests by some users!!

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Extended Power menu with Reboot, Recovery & download - working on it.

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Change log:


SilverLight™ 3:
*Removed Terminal Emulator
*Removed Android Assistant
*Based on Official spice build v2
*Highly modified framework-res.apk & SystemUI.apk with ICS theme.
*Added new ICS Launcher
*Added ICS search bar & ICS Clock
*Added V6 SuperCharger!
*Added Xperia launcher
*Added SpiceUp app
*Added Update-Me-Smartphone app
*Added XDA app
*Changed boot animation with ICS's one
*Disabled boot sound
*Added Roboto font
*Added Home Button wake up mod




Bala's ROM v1.5:
*Removed Nexus Revamped Live Wallpaper
*Added A2SD GUI
*Added Mobile Uncle Tools
*Added AdFree
*Added DarkTremor A2SD v2.7.5.3 beta 4
*Added Beats audio & Bravia Engine
*Added Busybox



Bala's ROM v1.01:
*Initial release
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what is special in it I've already done all the things you've
done.
and what about ram consumption ......
but thanks for your hard work.....
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your Balas_ROM_v1.01 not getting installed
hey.... balamu96m

your nandroid- custom ROM [Balas_ROM_v1.01] is not getting installed....

what is the problem????

i hav followed all the above steps...

i am able to Restore my nandroid backup done by me.... but when i tried your.. its not getting installed....

it shows "Oops... Something went wrong..." message.

[ i am using same recovery (fly blackbird iq260) in my phone as u hav posted screenshots above....

wanna try this rom...
help me out...
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same problm here.........

Oops... Something went wrong...
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please elaborate your problem.......is your phone not booting ?? or not able install in modded recovery ??
try making a wipe data/factory reset and then install the ROM......also disable 'Signature Verification' (it is a must) and try.............reply !

1. i hav wiped all data
2. i hav wiped SD card
3. disabled sign verification
4. unzipped yor rom and puted in proper folder.
5. but i selected to restore yor rom its shows some ..... (dots) for few second and shows oops something went wrong...
6. i am not able to install yor rom... using and testing its a later thing...
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i'm trying to fix the error - 'Oops..something went wrong'.............also i'll try to create a working update.zip........................
about the RAM consumption, without ant app running, i'm getting 101 mb free and 128mb used..........it looks to ok but need to improve............
i'll post the update.zip as soon as possible !!

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