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[ROM][RETIRED] Kang-o-rama | Thanks for all your support! :)

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By djmcnz, Recognized Developer on 25th April 2010, 07:53 PM
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3rd August 2010, 06:31 PM |#3431  
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Originally Posted by djmcnz

Impatient much?

Hopefully in a few hours... completely new install procedure that requires loads of testing... it exists, but only on my phone at the moment.

If people didn't want so much choice!

OMG, can't wait!
3rd August 2010, 06:41 PM |#3432  
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I'm surprised it's coming THIS soon, considering how bug-riddled RC2 is. I hope it's relatively stable.
3rd August 2010, 10:10 PM |#3433  
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Arrow Kang-o-rama 1.0 b2 SP1 Released - CM6RC3 / 720p / Apps2ext / Advanced Installer
Kang-o-rama 1.0 beta 2 w/SP1

Based on CyanogenMod 6 RC3 by teamdouche
With 720p Video Recording by charnsingh_online et al.
Powered by Darktremor apps2ext by tkirton

After quite a few changed under the hood I'm happy to release the next beta of Kang-o-rama 1.0. This new beta is based on CyanogenMod 6 RC3 full changelog [here]) and includes 720p video recently released by charnsingh_online as well as the latest version of Darktremor app2ext by tkirton and a custom version of ADW.Launcher 1.1.3.

This release of Kang-o-rama includes a new advanced installer that allows you to pre-configure and customise your installation. This works by reading flags you set in a file on your sdcard before you install Kang-o-rama 1.0 beta 2. See the details below.

The usual suspects are included in this release of Kang-o-rama although I've trimmed some of the fat. The latest Google Apps is included in Kang-o-rama as per usual. AdFree is now included in the rom as one or two of the other apps have ads. It's not turned on by default. A great new app called OSMonitor is also included, you can use this to monitor and tune your system, including overclocking.

I'm going to overhaul the first post in this thread but that takes ages so for the time being you'll have to do with this simple post. And you might want to check out this post too, it will give you an overview of Kang-o-rama 1.0 - don't download from that page though!

Trackball Succession
I have removed this patch from the rom as it has a bug that hijacks notifications and does not automatically dismiss them. It's simply too annoying.
Advanced Install
If you create a text file called install.cfg in /sdcard/android/kangorama/ (i.e. the /android/kangorama/ directory on the root of your sdcard - you may need to create it) it will be checked during install for the following flags.

Simply type any combination of these flags, each flag on a new line, into the install.cfg file and save it.

noapps - do not install additional Kang-o-rama apps, limit Google apps to basics (see this helpful post by fiftyclick).

launcher2 - will replace ADW.Launcher with Google Launcher2

stockfonts - will replace the Kang-o-rama fonts with the stock Nexus fonts

stockwidgets - will replace the transparent widgets with the opaque CyanogenMod 6 widgets.

stockdialer - will replace the phone and contacts mod with the stock apps

nocar - will not install the Car Dock applications

sysapps - will install any apks you leave in /sdcard/android/kangorama/system/ to the /system partition

Please be careful with the last one as it will indiscriminately replace any duplicate files in /system/app - potentially overwriting a stock app. This feature is useful if you want to install apps to the secure partition each time you install Kang-o-rama (e.g. WaveSecure)
Well, I don't think you actually have to wipe /data now although it needs to be widely tested before I can claim this too loudly. In my testing I've had success without wiping /data. Run fix_permissions if you have problems.

If you have apps on /sdext you don't need to wipe that either. Although you will need to run startapps2ext again when you first boot, reboot fully and then run fix_permissions.

This should apply from most roms although I can't make assurances.

Please wipe cache and dalvik-cache regardless.

And remember, your best chance of a trouble-free experience is to wipe everything before you begin.
To start apps2ext run startapps2ext as su from a terminal window on your phone and then reboot. The rest will happen automatically. Please make sure you have partitioned your ext partition first (no swap necessary).

If you already had apps on your sd-ext partition you will need to run fix_permissions after your reboot and then reboot again.
Known Issues
  • Most, if not all of the known issues for CM6 RC3 (including that Google Goggles does not work) - please review that thread
  • If you get stuck on the static X at boot, reboot to recovery and wipe cache, then reboot from recovery and all should be good. This does not happen frequently or regularly but it does happen occasionally.
  • The default clock colour and dBm display is black. I don't know what's going on here... I suspect some duplicate code in CM6 RC2 because I've changed it to white in two places now to no effect. You can manually change it in CyanogenMod Parts.
Kang-o-rama 1.0 beta 2 w/Service Pack 1(CM6 RC3)

Download: (122MB)
MD5 Hash: 273b484105aa4184c55b568b1347d695

If you're looking for the Service Pack by itself click here.

  • Enjoy!
  • Please provide feedback.
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3rd August 2010, 10:17 PM |#3434  
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Very nice djmcnz! I am looking forward to checking this out asap. I am addicted to flashing the nightly's now but I will see how long this can alleviate the addiction.
3rd August 2010, 10:24 PM |#3435  
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flashing now...
3rd August 2010, 10:35 PM |#3436  
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Originally Posted by djmcnz

noapps - do not install Kang-o-rama apps, limit Google apps to basics.

Which apps exactly are Kang-o-rama apps, or rather which apps does this line prevent from being installed? For example, are the spare parts app and the custom dialer/contacts still included even if the noapps setting is specified?

Looking forward to this great release!!
3rd August 2010, 10:41 PM |#3437  
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if i decided to flash a different kernel (wild monks for example) would it stop the camera from working or have any effect on the camera on this latest release?
3rd August 2010, 10:47 PM |#3438  
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How do I start apps2ext? the same like b1?
3rd August 2010, 10:50 PM |#3439  
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Originally Posted by djmcnz

Advanced Install[INDENT]If you create a text file called install.cfg in /sdcard/android/kangorama/ (i.e. the /android/kangorama/ directory on the root of your sdcard - you may need to create it) it will be checked during install for the following flags.

I'm assuming that the Linux-based Android OS will discriminate between "/sdcard/Android/" and "/scard/android/". I have the first on my SD card, but cannot create the second under Windows (due to a case-insensitivity naming conflict). If you'll confirm the target directory is lowercase, I can create that directory and the required files via Android or Ubuntu.... or I can just throw 'em in /sdcard/Android and see if it works.

Thanks for another release, btw - looking forward to trying it out!
3rd August 2010, 10:54 PM |#3440  
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Originally Posted by SpiersA

How do I start apps2ext? the same like b1?

should be the same as b1, or as he mentioned in the b2 post.

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