UPDATE: Development on CleanGB is over. See this post.
To stop the update notifications from happening on this ROM, see this post.
IMPORTANT: Please read this thread about MTD if you don't know what it is or means.
For those of us who just want our phones to $%#^@! work.
This is a clean EL30 based ROM with a custom Black theme. While much of the preloaded Sprint bloatware is removed, useful stock software like ThinkFree Office, MyFiles, Memo, Clock, and calculator are left in. Stability is the number one priority in this ROM. Those who are into bleeding edge/ricer ROMs may find this ROM boring.
Q: Why should I move to a MTD based ROM? A: Cyanogen Mod for the Epic 4G, which is being worked on right now requires the MTD partition layout. Once you flash a MTD based ROM, the only way to go back to a stock ROM which uses Samsung proprietary BML partition layout, is with ODIN. This is a major inconvenience for many as ODIN is notoriously unreliable. You can move between MTD based ROMs without the use of ODIN.
Q: When moving from a BML to an MTD ROM can I use Nandroid backup to backup and restore my data? A: Yes, but the process is a bit more involved (Thanks to Tortell1210 for this guide):
To restore data from a nandroid backup:
Mount your sdcard as USB storage
Navigate to clockworkmod/backups/<LAST BACKUP>/
Rename system.rfs.tar to system.yaffs2.tar, data.rfs.tar to data.yaffs2.tar
Open the nandroid.md5 file, replace all rfs in the filenames with yaffs2
Save/close, unmount USB, and reboot into recovery
Advanced restore data (And system if you really want). Only advanced restore, or else it will give you a BML kernel and recovery, which wont boot
(If you were on ext4, just replace rfs with ext4)
If you want your previous Rom, advanced restore system too.
Q: Where is the bootanimation.zip and how can I change the boot animation? A: The stock boot animation is actually contained in the framework-res.apk file. If you want to use a custom boot animation, all you have to do is place your bootanimation.zip in the /system/media directory and it will play instead of the stock one.
Q: What about [insert feature here]? A: See the todo list below
Fixed USB tethering
Fixed hotspot hack
Updated system to EL30
Switched launcher to ADW
Updated to latest version of Superuser
Added Adobe Flash to the system
Removed 1400mhz frequency step in kernel
Bumped up voltage for 1.315Ghz frequency step a bit (dyehya reported stability issues)
Removed CRT-On animation (CRT-Off is still there)
Fixed improper permissions set on su at bootup.
Overhaul of clock frequencies - 600,1100,1300 frequencies fixed. (thanks to dyehya for noticing this and teaching me how the frequencies work)
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