[ROM] Unofficial CyanogenMod 9.0.0 Testing builds for Epic 4G Touch

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By darchstar, Retired Recognized Developer on 8th March 2012, 07:30 AM
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** These CyanogenMod builds are highly experimental and unsupported.
** If one of this builds bricks your phone, kills your cat or causes
** a thermonuclear war, don't point at us. We'll laugh at you.
** You decided to make this modifications to your Phone.
** Please refrain from submitting bug reports for any issues
** you may encounter while running one of these builds.
** Submitting bug reports on experimental builds is the leading 
** cause of male impotence.
Hey all, you may remember me from back on the cdma hero. Well, I decided to pick up dev'ing again, and have been pushing source up to my github for working code for ice cream sandwich on our Epic 4G touches. It's my pleasure to say it's mostly functional, with just a few bugs remaining, of which i'll post at the end of my thread here. If I didn't list some functionality you're looking for in the bugs list, either it already works, or i forgot about it. Chances are high that it already works, though . Once I get nightlies to run, i'll make another thread for that.

Follow me on twitter for updates, and testing builds Please, follow the instructions listed below for flashing, to prevent any damage to your phone

Or, for the lazy, click HERE which is also mirrored for a download, which will also be mirrored HERE. note that my laziness will probably hinder me from updating the OP frequently to keep up with my updates i post on twitter.

Don't forget to flash GAPPS if you're coming from a non-CM-based ROM

Kernel: FC07
Recovery: CWM

What works
- Camera
- YouTube
- External SD mounted to /emmc
- Pretty much everything else

- apps2sd doesn't work for EXTERNAL SD
- Video recording doesn't decode the files properly to mp4, so the output is unusable
- Music occasionally FCs. Feel free to post some logcats (pastebin'd only) if this happens to you

Installation Instructions
*WARNING* There have been a number of people over the past 6 weeks experiencing HARD BRICKS of their E4GT when flashing ICS from ROGUE 1.2.1 on FB15 AND NEWER KERNELS. Please see THIS THREAD for more information. As such, I am STRONGLY recommending that ALL FLASHING of this ROM be done ONLY from the STOCK CWM EL26 RECOVERY (download) EDIT: As an update to this, we're fairly certain this issue is sporadically occurring whenever a partition is being formatted by the recovery. this led us to believe that the problem lies in the kernel samsung has been putting out in the leaks. Please, for your sake, use, a recovery with a gingerbread kernel when flashing this rom, or doing nandroids, or even doing data wipes.

First install of CM9
  1. BACKUP your existing ROM
  2. Did you backup your existing ROM? No? BACK IT UP, GENIUS
  3. Reboot to DOWNLOAD mode (power+vol-down)
  4. Using ODIN (link) flash to StockCWM EL26. Flashing CM9 from another recovery, such as Rogue, MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (*note* backup/restore seems okay, it's only the actual zip/kernel flash that risks bricking. See THIS THREAD for more information.)
  5. Reboot to recovery (power+vol-up)
  7. Flash CM9
  8. Flash GAPPS
  9. Reboot to system
After rebooting, if you go BACK to recovery, you'll be on Rogue 1.2.2

Upgrading CM9
This build will upgrade from any CyanogenMod rom just fine. Just, be sure you're using the EL26-CWM recovery when flashing this rom. read my Edit up above for further details.
  1. Reboot to DOWNLOAD mode (power+vol-down)
  2. Using ODIN (link) flash to StockCWM EL26. Flashing CM9 from another recovery, such as Rogue, MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (*note* backup/restore seems okay, it's only the actual zip/kernel flash that risks bricking. See THIS THREAD for more information.)
  3. Reboot to recovery (power+vol-up)
  4. Flash CM9
  5. The newest update changes the way backuptools work for the install script. it reads custom user scripts in /system/add.d. Since the first rom i put out didn't have that, you'll need to reflash google apps after flashing cyanogenmod. after flashing this latest update, subsequent updates won't need you to reflash Google Apps
  6. Wipe cache
  7. Reboot to system


EDIT: I updated the OP with the link to the rom. This is using some better coding for mms and sms receiving, and the LOS bug was fixed by the epiccm group, and pushed to mainstream cyanogenmod, so we we're benefiting from this. also, added in were sprint visual voicemail and sprint updates. There's surely other stuff i'm missing to add to what's working and what's not . Note that Cyanogenmod doesn't normally use stock kernel, rather it uses cm-kernel. the issue is that we don't have source for the kernel in ics, so we can't merge our board-files, etc into it just yet. But this isn't an issue, as far as functionality. It's just not the full CyanogenMod experience .

EDIT2: I had jerdog change the thread title to unofficial, because we aren't really in CM just yet. It's more because of my discrepancy, with not wanting the device tree to be pulled, because i'm still doing work on it.

EDIT3: Guys, don't be flashing any themes over this rom, reason being because i changed the framework files a bit in my source, and it hasn't been pulled into mainstream cyanogenmod yet.
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Wow thank you so much I've heard great things about your work!

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Man your about to be a real "hero", darchstar to the rescue, glad to have you here man. Ill be installing this since it comes with recovery, very small chance of a brick now,,, THANKS again.

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Good stuff buddy!

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damn epic touch scene getting better and better with all these ics
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