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[ROM] [4.4.4] [May-04] UNOFFICIAL CarbonRom | Fast, Snappy & Stable | Kernel 3.0.16

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By spezi77, Recognized Contributor on 23rd February 2014, 12:22 PM
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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:
- Carbon Fibers (all ROM features are organized in one place with scrollable tabs)
- Navigation bar (custom colours, icons, layout, buttons)
- SlimPie
- Slim's Recents
- OmniSwitch
- 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)
. PEEK
- HOVER Heads Up
- Tons of other stuff that needs further exploration

More details can be found at the official carbon site.

Changes for bravo:
- Kernel is based on Evervolv's qsd8k with a good selection of security patches and tweaks (lots of different CPU governors; more details can be found in 2nd post)
- 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
- Added Nova Launcher (thanks teslacoil)
- A few tweaks for faster scrolling, longer battery life and smoother overall performance

Not working:
- MMS (present in all 4.x ROMs; Just use Textra SMS instead)
- Video recording (present in all 4.x ROMs)
- Screen recording (removed as it is not working)
- OpenVPN (kernel issue: cannot acquire tun interface socket)
- SELinux (disabled by intention)

Installation instructions and requirements can be found in 2nd post!

Disclaimer:
Please be aware this is an unofficial release.
If you rely on your device as it is your only phone you should thoroughly consider the risks involved when flashing a custom ROM (e.g. total loss of your data!).
If you decide for flashing this rom, then 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 the ROM 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
- @ths@justremotephone.com for stabilizing Kernel 3.0.16 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

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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Download ROM with K3:


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v2.0 - Test release with Kernel 3.0 - 168.28MB
md5 0949746aced316dfcea1e9175cdf752e

Characteristics of v2.0:
1) Added kernel 3.0.16-kitkat-v0.1 (Hell yeah!) -- Big thanks to everyone who was involved into k3 development -- especially Niklas and Thomas!!!
2) Use performance tweaks (enabled KSM and zRAM at 50%)
3) Use same codebase as in carbonrom v1.1

Known issues in v2.0:
- Initially 'Long press home key' does nothing (you have to go to Settings / Carbon Fibers / Buttons and 'Enable custom actions' -> configure home with 'Recents')
- If your battery falsely shows 0% and causes your phone to shut down, then boot into recovery and wipe battery stats when 100% charged
- Trackball wake not working
- Camera preview is sometimes distorted (taking picture works)
- Noticeably higher battery consumption as in older ROM versions
- Everything else should work, if not please let me know

Instructions:
Requirements:
- An hboot with at least 400mb on system. Get it from here: http://d-h.st/g4Bw.
- A 1gb - 4gb EXT4 partition on your sdcard. Use this guide to create the partition. Partitions made using other tools (CWM, Minitool Partition Wizard, etc.) will likely cause issues.
- Use this modified 4EXT Touch Recovery ONLY: http://d-h.st/Vucf. Any other recovery version may cause issues.

Installation guide:
1) Backup your current apps incl. their data (use Titanium backup from Appstore)
2) Backup your current ROM from recovery
3) Install the new hboot via PB99 method (find hints on PB99 method below)
4) Boot into recovery and format all partitions except for SD
5) Install the new recovery via PB99 method
6) Boot into recovery
7) Do a full wipe
8) Flash ROM
9) Flash a GApps package of your choice -- my recommendation is the PICO MODULAR PACKAGE with proper DPI play services ~99MB: http://forum.xda-developers.com/para...-roms-t3074801
10) Wipe battery stats -- IMPORTANT: On first boot have the charger plugged in!
11) Boot ROM and let it settle down (3-5 min)


Download ROM with K2.6.38:


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v1.1 - 167.87MB
md5 d06e0ad83c7932253f014ea716b5cc10

New in v1.1:
1) Sync with CarbonDev on 2015-09-04 (however, the latest code changes by CarbonDev occurred around 17th Nov 2014)
2) Use Data2ext4 (credits walter79)
* This is meant to permanently solve the biggest remaining pain that bravo kk users have: running out of space on /data
* Makes using A2SD scripts from Evervolv obsolete
* Requires a SD-EXT partition on SD card of size between 1GB and 4GB
* Requires a custom hboot which provides sufficient space on /system (e.g. 420-5-12)
3) Added a patch by CM to prevent wakelocks caused by Google Play Services 7.x SystemUpdateService
* This will fix the problem mentioned here: https://jira.cyanogenmod.org/browse/CYAN-6438
4) Added quite a few tweaks and build.prop mods:
* Increase ui responsiveness (credits CM)
* Enable slow blur (credits CM)
* Media profiles: use m4v to gain performance improvements (credits walter79)
* Improved incoming call response time (if screen is turned off the call appears now after ~3 seconds) (credits walter79 and pixelfreak)

Known issues in v1.1:
- Initially 'Long press home key' does nothing (you have to go to Settings / Carbon Fibers / Buttons and 'Enable custom actions' -> configure home with 'Recents')
- If your battery falsely shows 0% and causes your phone to shut down, then boot into recovery and wipe battery stats when 100% charged

Instructions:
Requirements:
- An hboot with at least 400mb on system. Get it from here: http://d-h.st/g4Bw.
- A 1gb - 4gb EXT4 partition on your sdcard. Use this guide to create the partition. Partitions made using other tools (CWM, Minitool Partition Wizard, etc.) will likely cause issues.
- Use this modified 4EXT Touch Recovery ONLY: http://d-h.st/Vucf. Any other recovery version may cause issues.

Installation guide:
1) Backup your current apps incl. their data (use Titanium backup from Appstore)
2) Backup your current ROM from recovery
3) Install the new hboot via PB99 method (find hints on PB99 method below)
4) Boot into recovery and format all partitions except for SD
5) Install the new recovery via PB99 method
6) Boot into recovery
7) Do a full wipe
8) Flash ROM
9) Flash a GApps package of your choice -- my recommendation is the PICO MODULAR PACKAGE with proper DPI play services ~99MB: http://forum.xda-developers.com/para...-roms-t3074801
10) Wipe battery stats -- IMPORTANT: On first boot have the charger plugged in!
11) Boot ROM and let it settle down (3-5 min)

Flash a recovery or hboot via PB99 method:
1) Ensure the integrity of the downloaded image by checking against the md5
2) Copy the zip file to the root of your SD card and rename it into PB99IMG.zip
3) Reboot into bootloader
4) After a few seconds boot loader will search the file and ask you to apply the update
5) Press vol up for yes and then it will ask you to reboot
6) Again press vol up for yes
7) Now hold vol down to re-enter recovery
8) Format all partitions except SD card
9) Before flashing a rom or sth else reboot the recovery to allow the changes to become effective





Old version(s) with stock hboot support (250mb system):

CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v1.0 - 147.97 MB

Mirror (mediafire)


New in v1.0:
- Sync with CarbonDev on 2014-09-13
- Trackball wake working
- Add back old Torch with high brightness

Known issues:
- Initially 'Long press home key' does nothing (you have to go to Settings / Carbon Fibers / Buttons and 'Enable custom actions' -> configure home with 'Recents')
- If your battery falsely shows 0% and causes your phone to shut down, then boot into recovery and wipe battery stats when 100% charged
Get slim gapps package 10 - 43.39 MB

Instructions valid for ROM v1.0 and lower:
Requirements:
- An hboot with at least 250mb on system. These include stock hboot or Alpha Jelly (250/5/182) hboot
- 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 Notes:
Code:
1) Backup your current rom
2) Full wipe and then flash rom
3) Wipe battery stats
4) IMPORTANT: On first boot have the charger plugged in!
5) Reboot and let the rom settle down (3-5 min)
6) Enable A2SD (see below)
7) Reboot into recovery and install the slim gapps package provided in this thread

How to enable A2SD:
Code:
1. run Terminal Emulator
2. type 'su' and press enter
3. allow root access in the popup query
4. type 'a2sd install' and press enter
5. reply to questions in this order
--> y n y (dalvik to card - yes, data to card - no, reboot - yes)




CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.9


New in v0.9:
- Welcome to Android 4.4.4 release 2 (KTU84Q)
- Sync with CarbonDev on 2014-08-03

Device specific changes:
- Fix an issue causing battery drain: http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/66894/
- ART included: you may want to enable it from Developer Settings -- be careful and first install a2sd (y/n/y)
- Stability improvements:
-- Utopian Kernel: max. 1.113 GHz (still runs fast, snappy & stable)
-- Back to android-eabi v4.7 for compiling android


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.8 (mediafire)
CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.8 (Dev-Host)


New in v0.8:
- Welcome to Android 4.4.3 release 1 (KTU84M)
- HOVER (thanks PA)
- PEEk (Moved to CarbonFibers>Lockscreen>General)
- New CM Theme Manager
- Newly designed Torch app (CM)
- Added new 4.4.3 dialer (compatible with Dark Carbon)
- Added a compass quick tile
- Added ability to activate lockscreen torch by long pressing
-- Removed double-tap and long press to avoid conflicts with double-tap statusbar to sleep feature
- and various stability fixes and improvements

Device specific changes:
- ART included: you may want to enable it from Developer Settings -- be careful and first install a2sd (y/n/y)
- Performance improvements:
-- Kernel: set the lowest CPU frequency to 200MHz (should reduce wakeup delays)
-- Kernel: use extended frequency table up to 1.5GHz (now stable and ready to be used in Carbon!)
-- Used Linaro toolchain v4.9 to compile kernel (same GCC as they use in Evervolv nightlies)
-- Used Linaro toolchain v4.8 to compile android
- Nickleby's fix for USB tethering on legacy devices like Bravo
- Fixed FC in MMS/SMS App
- Added telephony/ring tweaks (reduce delays)
- Developer settings: Set 'Animation scale' defaults to 75% / Set 'Force GPU Rendering' per default to enabled

Not working any longer in v0.8:
- Trackball wake
- Initially 'Long press home key' does nothing (you have to go to Settings / Carbon Fibers / Buttons and 'Enable custom actions' -> configure home with 'Recents')





CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.75

md5 23d546aa9e3a541d17339da53e71b940


New in v0.75:
1) Performance improvements
- v0.75: Revert to decent kernel version with SmartassH3 governor and default frequency table
- Use Sabermod 4.10 GCC Toolchain to compile kernel (feels more snappy)
- Use the same bionic optimization as in @Chromium's Beanstalk (credits to AndroidRul3z)
2) Official improvements (sync with CarbonDev repo 14/05/09):
- SlimRecents app view
- OmniSwitch app
- Lots of small improvements in Performance Control, CM11 Thememanager, Downloadtool, etc.
3) Added back stock Mms.apk (theme issues were reported for MMS Dark Holo)


Gapps for 4.4.2:
Slim Gapps package - md5 404e203573e5fbe1275308a5b6cd2655 - Size: 39mb


CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.6

md5 7c0af6c4e6ccc8b6895163010597f21d


New in v0.6:
1) Switched kernel to a more decent variant:
-- CPU governors: SmartassH3, SmartassV2, Smartass, SavagedZen, Lagfree, Lazy, InteractiveX, Interactive, Conservative, Userspace, OnDemand, Powersave, Performance
-- Default frequency table (245MHz - 1113 MHz)
-- SD Read Ahead: 2048KB
2) Official improvements (sync with CarbonDev repo 14/04/29):
-- Added CM’s new Theme Manager
-- Added Power Menu Quick Tile
-- Added Gesture Lockscreen
-- Added Omni Performance Control
-- Added Battery Saver Mode
-- Added ability to pause/resume downloads
-- Fix text messages not being received due to blacklist bug
-- Fix long-press on Network Mode Quick Tile
-- Fix Dialer/Phone background color being white when using Dark Carbon
3) Unofficial improvements (cherry-picked from Gerrit and working)
-- Audio Themes Support
-- Add OmniSwitch
-- Add SlimRecents app view
-- Add Theme Switcher tile
-- Circular Memory indicator for recents panel
4) Replaced MMS app with MMS Dark Holo (thanks @hello00)




CarbonRom for bravo unofficial v0.5

md5 ba2f81e9809470b457202a22796787d2


New in v0.5:
- New kernel patch: "Carbonized-Kernel-0.5" which is mainly based on Evervolv's qsd8k and has a good selection of tweaks (kudos @croniccorey and @EViollet):
-- BFS (Brain F*ck Scheduler)
-- HAVS (Hybrid Adaptive Voltage Scaling; dynamically changes the phones voltage; should use up less battery)
-- Lots of different CPU governors (Lazy [thanks @Ezekeel], Lagfree, Smartass, InteractiveX, etc.)
-- Default CPU gov is SmartassV2 which is said to offer a great balance between performance and battery life
-- Extended CPU freq table: Min. CPU freq: 175MHz; Max. CPU freq: 1500MHz (!)
-- Read ahead 2048Kb
- A2SD finally works (thanks @Titioz)


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


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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Does it include the bionic optimizations?

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

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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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Thanks for this ROM! I'll test it next weekend.
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Quote:
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  • Settings > Developer options > Enable "Disable HW overlays"
Reboot to let the changes take effect.

This setting will be gone after reboot
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Quote:
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This setting will be gone after reboot

Thanks, I've removed it from the OP

How is everything else?.
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Congrats on your new rom.
The OP is very well layout, anything i want to ask is already there.

The camera app shortcut on home screen is giving gallery fc upon launch.
This can be fix by re-create the camera shortcut.
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