[Rom] [30/12/2011] Moscow's A501 3.2 Alexandra II Rev4 OC/UV
Moscow Desire's Alexandra II r4 ROM OC/UV Kernel
NO Random Re-boots. 'Nuff said! And no more Display freeze..
OC Speeds to 1600. RTrip's version 3.4+ kernel. Solid Stability with A501 internal 3g.
BATTERY MODS Available. See 3rd post below!
Note: This is for the Acer A501, and not the A500.
500 users can run this, but you will need to modify the build.prop file to reflect Wifi-only. (if you get an occasional Please Insert Sim, remember it's for an A501)
Why do you want to use this Rom?
1. It's stock Android. 3.2. No tweaks to the Apks except for graphics.
2. It's overclocked Kernel is by one of the best.
3. Longer battery Life in comparison with normal and overclocked speeds. Better than Stock.
Second release based on Acer_A501_4.027.15_COM_GEN1. Kernel HoneyVillain-3.4+ kernel based on longer battery life with OC speed with undervoltage. Min, 216, Max 1646. Modded nav buttons with a light blue theme.
First release retired due to restrictions enforced at XDA on using a certain Dev's code.
For Credits, I would like to thank:
- for giving me the insight to do this, and actually publish it. A wealth of knowledge as he got me going.
- You're the man
- I stole some buttons dude! And man, I'm still stealing...
- Use of his kernel (src link on his thread)
- I ripped off your boot animation.
- Base Battery Mod
And for all the Dev's that made all this possible. We cannot thank you enough.
First off, this is my first modded rom. So I would appreciate any feedback. Some things need improved, and will be, in the next couple of weeks. But the core 3.2 is unmodified, except for the System UI and Framework-res, to allow button mods and a couple of other things.
What works.... everything that is included. This includes GPS. Initial start took 1.5 minutes to lock on to most sat's for precise loction in Moscow. If you try it from your basement or toilet, well, good luck.
What doesn't work, nothing that I can see.
Just about everything Acer.
There's still 1 or 2 annoying things that I will take care of soon.
Other than the usual SU and Busybox...
Bluetooth File Transfer
CPU Master Free
File Manager HD
ES File Explorer
MX Video Player w/codecs
Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Nederlands, Norsk Bokmal, Polish, Portugese, Suomi, Svenska, Russian, 1 Arabic and 4 Asian (don't ask)
Advise you upgrade your CWM recovery to Thor202ro's latest. So much easier.
1. Wipe User Data
2. Wipe Cache
3. Wipe DalviK
4. Wipe Battery Stats
Note: Optional Formatting.
If you really want to remove EVERYTHING in Internal Memory, at this point, go to Backup and Restore. Select "Toggle backup and restore of internal storage (/data/media). Enable this setting by selecting it. By default, it is disabled. Then proceed to the formatting steps. This will format the Entire Internal Memory when you proceed.
If you want to save all the things like downloaded files, apps, pdf's etc, then DO NOT enable this toggle, and just proceed to the Format steps.
Select Go Back, Goto Mounts and Storage
1. Format System
2. Format Cache
3. Format Dalvik
4. Format Flexrom
Select Go Back and select Install from Zip File (for those of you who refuse to update their recovery, select Install zip from SD)
Select Alexandra II r2 A501 .zip
NOTE: you may get an Offset error xxxx. Ignore it. Seems common these days. After installation is complete, Go Back, and Reboot system.
You'll see a small "flash" during the Acer Logo. This is normal, as it is the custom kernel loading. Also, when running for the first time, you will get an "OK" prompt as the "Acer" (cough cough) installer finishes. One of the things I hope to delete in the future.
For Overclocking, use CpuMaster and set your CPU speed. 1504 is what I run the most. Set your governor to "on demand" or "Interactive" for longer battery life. Set to "Apply at Boot". If you don't like CPUMaster, then you are free to uninstall it, and Use SetCpu or PimpMyCpu.
You flash this Rom at your own risk. If you follow the instructions exactly, there is no reason why you should have issues installing the Rom. If you feel you are smarter than the instructions, and can save a little time by bypassing some steps, don't come crying. Figure it out.
Titanium Backup users, I don't want to hear it. And this goes for anybody else running 2.3 Gingerbread apps on Honeycomb. It is much better, to download an app fresh. Google loves you.
This is a first release, and of course, all comments are welcome, good or bad.
What's coming next? I will continue working on the theme, and incorporate some of the newer updates. If I can light a fire in the 501, I will.