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Info 2 [FAQ] >> RBAP for miniCM9 by nAa, nAa's kernel X10mini/X8/x10miniPRO .:12/07/2012:.

Read Before Asking Please

FAQ for MiniCM9, nAa kernel and any other custom rom maybe
reading may answer to lots of your questions !
for X10mini, X8 & x10miniPRO




  • i decided to create a new thread dedicated to Q&A about miniCM9
  • this thread is the place of your questions, answers, tips about miniCM9 and nAa ics kernel
  • so please, as usual, read FAQ, use search option or anything else before asking commonly answered questions
  • the FAQ will be incremented when needed
  • the Q&A is written as Q are asked



Requirements:
Instructions:
  • Download the MiniCM9-xxx.zip from the release link that follows
  • Backup your /data contents: contacts, apps, sms, etc. or backup via recovery
  • Move the MiniCM9-xxx.zip to the root folder of your sdcard. Download the suggested Google Apps for CM9 from here (check http://goo-inside.me/gapps/ if you want to experiment with other gapps versions)
  • Make sure you are using the nAa-ics kernel
  • Enter CWM and:
    - Select 'backup and restore -> Backup'
    - Select 'wipe data/factory reset' (MUST DO)
    - Flash the MiniCM9-xxx.zip. To do this, Select 'install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard' and select the MiniCM9-xxx.zip
    - Flash gapps in the same way
  • Reboot (first boot will take ~2 mins)
  • Once your device has booted, you can use the nAa notification to register for upcoming updates. This way you can get update notifications on new versions of MiniCM9 and the nAa-ics kernel!
Please make sure you followed the above steps before reporting any issues, especially 'wipe data/factory reset'



something else that is useful to read before asking :

Here we (nearly all? XDA members, regardless of being devs or only users [like me], me at least ) don't care about your good/bad English the important is trying to be understood and to understand the content of the threads


only ask things you can't find, or you don't understand, please if you don't understand something in any process tell us exactly where is your problem : it will optimize the answer

sometime rephrasing things can make you understand better, feel free to help us for making the most understandable sentence for anybody

i'm always trying to use a proper English (not so easy for a non native English ^^)
but if there's something misunderstood because of my English your are welcome to correct me

BUT if you don't make the effort to read, I won't make the effort to answer (ok, you can't read everything... but read the minimum )

that's it

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#BUG Report

DO
Reboot - Recovery

BUG
the screen stuck in rebooting dialog. It should just rebooting

ACTION
press home key (or any key maybe) to make it reboot
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Default 2nd part of FAQ

FAQ :

for miniCM7 refer to THIS THREAD PLEASE
for miniCM10 refer to THIS THREAD PLEASE


for quick search, use ctrl+f and enter keyword, you should find an answer to your question



ok, let's start with some fun :
how to understand FAQ :

0/ question(which build(s) is(are) concerned with q/
answer to the question
old, wrong or obsolete answer
additionnal comments if needed


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1/ is miniCM9 an april 1ST troll???????(any version)
ok, we are on April the 1stn but NO, it is not a troll, just some teasing, and then you'll be able to test it by yourself (on X8 only atm, you'll need to wait a little more for mini and pro)
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2/ sim isn't recognized, what to do?(for miniCM9-3.0.0 on X8)
disable sim lock (pin) and then it should work (to disable, use another phone, or miniCM7)
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3/ cypress digitizer doesn't work ??(for miniCM9-3.0.0/nAa-ics01 on X8)
use the dedicated fix :
Quote:
Originally Posted by nobodyAtall View Post
Please flash this kernel via flashtool
http://bit.ly/zsMstf

and this hotfix via CWM:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=301
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4/ why flastool doesn't flash the kernel i choose? (any version)
  1. when there are lots of kernel builds in flashtool firmware folder, flashed kernel might not be the right one,
  2. to void this, create a folder in it, cut/paste all your previous kernel there
  3. and only keep the one you want to flash in the firmware folder
  4. then, start flastool and process flashing operations

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5/ why can't i make FMradio work?(miniCM9-3.0.1 all devices)
you need to turn bluetooth on and then launch the app

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6/ what is SafiXS favourite posting pic in miniCM support chat?
this one

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7/ some problems with default input method ?(for miniCM9-3.0.1/nAa-ics02 on X10mini)
here is the explanation of the bug, and how to live with (there is no way to fix it atm)
  1. the red part are nearly unresponsive :

    but the buttons are still perfectly usable, just need to press more to the center
  2. when typing more than 2 times on a word : the app FC, to restart it just wait 2 seconds after pressing "ok"
  3. same issue when selecting words, it can lead to FC

in fact you'll quickly see by yourself how to live with this, without much problem
==> supposed reason : conflict between input method selecting way and ICS way, the two want to select, and ICS wins the battle
==> the well known keyboard panel freeze that existed in miniCM7 no more exists in miniCM9 !

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8/ why reboot to recovery option never reboots?miniCM9-3.0.1 nAa-ics-02 all devices
after choosing, wait for a while and press home, it will successfully reboot to recovery

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9/ (39/) if you have any problem with flashing using flashtool, theses posts may help you : (all builds, all devices, on Windows)
original explanation by hakanyildiz
rephrased by alex_gm
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.norton
in brief, if your regional settings (on windows) don't correct (or let's say english localisation) you can't see the inner files of the main ftf file like kernel.sin & loader.sin in the flashtool, consequently you can't flash the ftf.
if someone can't see the *.sin files of a *.ftf file, he should change his regional settings of his system. that's all
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10/ autobrightness doesn't work, what can i do?(miniCM-3.0.1 all devices)
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Originally Posted by l3s View Post
If you want to enable automatic brightness via cm9 settings follow these steps:

Settings --> display--> brightness
-Enable automatic brightness
-Enable ultra brightness

Settings --> display --> automatic blacklight
-Enable Use custom level
-Enable Allow light decrease
-Screen dim levels...: follow this settings:

Don't forget to Save & apply

If you don't see the image go HERE

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11/ on trebuchet home screen, labels are cut, what to do?(all versions, robyn ans mimmi [cause : LDPI] )
4 choices :
  • disable labels : settings > trebuchet > home screen > hide labels
  • disable google search bar : settings > trebuchet > home screen > disable search bar
  • change grid size : settings > trebuchet > home screen > grid size
  • use Apex launcher

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12/ adding apps on lockscreen make them not appear (3.0.2+, all devices)
use custom icon instead of default app icon (choose between system or gallery)


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13/ i'm having issues with keyboard light (miniCM3.0.2+, mimmi)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aulGSMfans View Post
Hi,

I tried a few things and managed to make the lights work this way:

1 - Settings > Display > Automatic Backlight .
LIGHT SENSOR FILTER mark ''Enable''
LIGHT LEVELS mark ''Use custom''
mark ''Allow light decrease'',

2 - Settings > Display > Automatic Backlight > Decrease hysteresis
Mark ''0%''

3 - Settings > Display > Brightness
Mark ''Automatic brighness''

OK, The keyboard lights should work !

My configuration, Screenshots :



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14/ considering swap (miniCM3.0.3+, all devices)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nobodyAtall View Post
Q: What are the benefits of using swap? Do I get performance improvements?
A: Using swap essentially increases the amount of memory available for your Android system and applications. What it does, is that it allows you to have more open apps at a given time without the need to kill older apps or HOME (causing redraws when you hit HOME). In essence, it improves the multitasking experience for low RAM phones.
Swap is kept on the sdcard which is by no means as fast as the RAM memory of your phone. So it does NOT improve performance scores.

Q: What is the best sdcard for swap? What size should I use?
A: The best sdcard is the one with the higher write speed. Usually you need at least a class 6 sdcard to see some improvement. This does not mean that swap won't work on slower sdcards, however things will get laggy when stuff are swapped in or out.
The size to use really depends on your usage. For normal usage, 64MB should be enough for having 3-4 apps open at any time. If you need to run heavy apps, consider 128MB or 256MB. At any case you can experiment and find whichever option works best for you.

Q: So, what do I need to do to make swap work?
A: Enabling Swap under MiniCM9 is a piece of cake: Settings -> Performance -> Memory Management -> Swap Settings
There you can select the size, enable or disable, or check the current swap info.
You do NOT need a swap partition. You do NOT need swapper or any other thirdparty apps/scripts. All can be done via the Settings menu.
At boot, if a swapfile is found it's used. At shutdown/usb mass storage, if swap is enabled, it's cleanly disabled so that the sdcard can be unmounted as it should.

Q: Sounds complicated... Do I need to activate swap?
A: No. MiniCM9 will work perfectly with or without swap as it does e.g. with or without overclocking. Swap is yet another cool performance-related feature
another explanation, in other words : here thanks to XepA

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15/ considering wifi (all releases, all devices)
refer to miniCM7 miniFAQ, there's some answers about it
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Default usefull links and performance tricks

some links for you :


flashtool (use 0.2.9.1)
Flastool last version
SEUS found in MIN thread by dr.norton
unlock how to
unlock how to 2
what is the use of priority for settings in setcpu?
summary for x10mini/pro
debrick your mini
last chance debrick
miniCM wallpaper by D_d
SD formatter
flashplayer for X10 mini (use the download link for armv6) use it at you OWN risk.
[how to] change X10mini battery
Stock kernel for X10 mini ! (not pro)
some explanation about CPU governors
Mini CM9 Stuff [Walls,Themes,Tips, Icons]
denoobing, reference and help for x10miniPRO (mimmi) thx to static28


performance tricks :

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Hi folks!

MiniCM9 along with the nAa-ics kernel, includes some interesting performance improvement points:
  • System -> Performance -> Processor -> CPU governor and frequency --> SmartassV2 is suggested. Overclocking can be set as higher as your device can take
  • System -> Performance -> Processor -> Undervolting --> Enable this to get better battery life
  • System -> Performance -> Memory management -> zRam (Compcache) --> By default this is set to 18% in order to provide more physical memory (RAM)
  • System -> Performance -> Kernel samepage merging -> Enable this to get smaller memory footprint due to memory sharing among apps (Note that this might increase battery consumption)

ICS is memory hungry, so the more memory we can get, the better the experience will be
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Benchmarks, screenshots and thklist


BENCHMARKS :
small preview and little benchmark withou OC, nor tweaks or optimization (miniCM9-3.0.0)

old benchmarks (with miniCM9-3.0.0) are now here
miniCM9-3.0.3 unofficial w/ nAa-ics04:
122-748MHz, smartassV2, zram18%, KSM: ON, dithering: ON, UV: ON, swap: 64MB, force 2D GPU rendering: OFF
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Yes.Link to the other FAQ please? ;)

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