[ROM][Team VeNuM][Odexed Blue][8/5][MB1][Holy Grail][3.8]

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By strongsteve, Recognized Themer on 25th July 2012, 04:42 PM
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  • Based on Stock L710VPBMB1 [4.1.2] JellyBean
  • ODEXED for a smooth optimized Dalvik experience
  • BLUE themed. If you do NOT like blue, please dont flash. Dont ask me to make other colors
  • Themed odexed Nova Launcher
  • Themed odexed TouchWiz Launcher
  • Themed inverted Sprint Visual Voicemail with subscription solicitation removed
  • Holy Grail edit changing peachy-orange highlight to blue within the webkit
  • Working MultiWindow, themed Flashbar
  • Multiwindow control in Settings/Display
  • Long press menu kills apps
  • Silent Camera
  • Messaging - MMS size uncompressed, Screen off option, No force Closes
  • Several Inverted Rujelus22 apps further themed by me
  • 4 in 1 Reboot Options
  • 23 customizable SystemUI Toggles including MultiWindow
  • 1x3g SystemUI mod WORKS!!!
  • Toggle in Settings/Display to show or hide brightness slider
  • Native Sprint Hotspot hack with working 4g
  • Several annoying sounds removed
  • Themed and modded Pandora
  • 100% charging notifications removed
  • Custom Boot animation and International Samsung Shutdown animation
  • No increasing ringtone
  • SMS removed from call logs
  • Enlarged "clear" button, gradient notification panels
  • Status Bar is an image. Transparent by default but easily customized.
  • MD4 Camera, themed, Volume rocker/Power button shutter trigger
  • Camera enabled during call
  • DRM removed
  • 1% Battery
  • No input switcher in status bar
  • Build.prop tweaks
  • PRL Write/Hidden Menu Fix for MB1 - Thanks digiblur
  • PNG optimized
  • Freeza's MB1 Stock Kernel Optimized with bootanimation, ADB, and init.d support
  • Extra Options in Settings
  • Themed PopUp Browser
  • Most apps left in since there is always someone that wants it
  • Themed Inverted Google Now
  • Themed MD4 Gallery
  • Removed Sprint Connection Optimizer (both physically and disabled code)
  • Set device status to "Normal"
  • Themed Swype
  • Custom boot splash
  • Didact74 Status Bar Clock mod (choose clock style, am/pm style, day style from settings)
  • Volume rocker skips music tracks
  • More sounds removed such as volume rocker, screenshot
  • Disabled scrolling cache for a smoother scroll
  • Themed Context Aware Service
  • Dexopt-Wrapper in system/bin for odexing
  • Several mods to Messaging
  • Ads Blocked with modified Host file
  • Inverted/Themed Native Exchange Email
  • Inverted/Themed Native TouchWiz Calendar
    brought to you by a partnership between Odexed Blue and Darkhorse Themes (Do NOT use without permission)

Q & A

Q: Will this rom ever include Aroma custom installer?
A: No
Q: Will this rom ever include a custom Updater?
A: No
Q: Why do you not de-bloat the rom?
A: You are big boys and girls.. you can remove what you dont want. There is always someone that wants that crappy app that you want removed. With an odexed rom, it is easier to remove than to add.
Q: Do you use a "script" to odex your rom?
A: NO!
Q: Then how do you odex it?
A: I manually odex every file according to the bootclasspath using dexopt-wrapper, smali, baksmali, dd, and zip
Q: What is the holy grail edit?
A: It is a smali edit that changes the webkit highlight. I have been searching for it for a year.
Q: Will you ever offer a deodexed version?
A: No way
Q: I like green and dont think its fugly.. can you put in some green?
A: Never!.. Seriously, if you like orange and green.. Use dazednconfused Anakonda. Its very nice.

Thanks and Credits

Team Venum
Team Website HERE
  • sleshepic - This guy can compile anything
  • dazednconfused - Great theming companion
  • joshbeach- Great theming companion
  • Rujelus22 - Freaking Brilliant and master of the inverted apps
  • Venum - Amazing Team Leader
  • 1brainsurgeon - Just for being awesome
Team Mik
Team Website HERE
  • chogardjr - King of Blue, learned a lot from him
  • tommytomatoe - Master of Odex and my mentor
  • clark44 - Tutorials and sharing knowledge
  • NunHugger - Helps find some of those tough xml edits
  • freeza - This guy is fantastic. Using his base stock rom. Most valuable dev in this forum
  • Wanam - Toggles
  • gruesomewolf - Sharing his outstanding work on MultiWindow
  • B-boy™ - Masterful inverted apps
  • Gunthermic- Theming companion and partner, Inverting specialist
  • rompnit - Extra Settings and sharing knowledge
  • Didact74- Tutorials and sharing knowledge
  • crawjr- Hotspot
  • mpcdata - Assistant
  • pjjohn73 - Assistant
  • DrKaotica - Assistant
  • mavd5831 for ftp
  • gyrra (twice)
  • raybudd
  • notmyepic
  • twig49
  • bigbad614
  • FR8R


jo666886, Tahde, Brcub1, psyman42, Flashing4fun, runner77, GMSchiller, taylortr, DrgnRebrn, DrKaotica, The Root, pjjohn73, Adam_v1, Skyward01, notmyepic, Brcub1, verngator, jdelano, calebsb, dquangt, Action B, GTOJim, Optimal Carnage, 1970mueller, xyks, Forever Justice, bulldog76, rocafella_ny, makipsee, hikouka71, beyeond, mrcollpepper, Skyward01, bigbad614, ruben1221 , damagi123, stevek1, The Computer Guyz LLP, Jdubb77, runner77, Evilone69tmg, rocafella_ny, Jaybell4444, JCJ77, FunnyOrDead, Skyward01 , punkerEVO , nealecj954, bulldog76, dquangt, rochelle0420, a2tz, Thebear J Koss, unxguyjr


Stay Odexed (of course)
Eradicate all green and orange TW fugliness
Stay current on custom mods and options
Colors that are considered fugly around these parts: Any shade of Green, Orange, Yellow. Some shades of Grey. "ICS" Blue has been deemed fugly on this rom.
Colors that are encouraged on this rom are: Any shade of Blue (less teal the better), Black, White. Reds are allowed in direct contrast of Blue

Still to do:
  • Update to MD4. Nope.. not gonna happen.

3.1 4/1
-Changed to Freeza's optimized stock kernel with boot animation, adb support
-Custom Boot animation
-Updated Gmail
-Updated ClockPackage
-Updated Settings with Multiwindow control in settings/display
-Disabled mpdecision, gsiff_daemon, and qosmgr for better battery
-Updated Hosts file for more ad blocking
-Improved theming in framework-res, SystemUI, and VpnClient

3.2 4/7
-Updated Gapps
-Improved theming to SystemUI
-Improved theming to Framework-res
-Updated Nova to 2.0.2
-Updated hosts file
-Update 3.1 to 3.2 Package only on post 7306

3.3 4/12
-Native Sprint Hotspot hacked with working 4G
-Improved theming to Settings for Hotspot 
-Only change to SystemUI was my battery mod
-Improved theming to framework-res
-Updated hosts file
-Updated Dropbox
-Updated Google Play Store
-Updated theming to SecMms
-Update from 3.2 to 3.3 on Post 7438

3.4 4/19
-System Device status set to "Normal"
-Sprint Connection Optimizer completely removed both in code and physically
-removed Wifi Tether and included Sprint Hotspot in settings
-removed extra lib file needed with tether
-new MC3 Gallery themed and odexed
-Market Updated to 4.0.26
-theming updates

3.5 4/28
-23 Toggles (including MultiWindow)
-Updated Play Store
-Updated Settings for new Lidroid Settings
-New Lidroid Settings
-Updated Fixed MD4 Gallery
-New Lidroid
-New SystemUI to accommodate new Lidroid
-BuildProp Edit to prevent MD4 Update Nag

3.6 5/21
Updated, themed and odexed Sprint Visual Voicemail
Updated themed and odexed SuperSU
Updated, themed and odexed..
Google Plus
Google Play Store (Market) fixed and updated from before
Google Core (Google Settngs)
Hangouts (removed Talk)
Google Music
Google Search (Google Now)
SecSettings (now includes Google Settings and brightness toggle)
SystemUI (toggle brightness slider)(toggle is in settings)
All necessary library files
Performance full time multi sample anti-aliasing by razz1
Brightness slider will be hidden by default, light theme is removed from voicemail, dark theme should be default for SuperSU
  1. Nand
  2. Full Wipe!
  3. Flash Rom

  1. Nova Users go to settings/look and feel/color theme and set a nice solid blue theme color
  2. Go to developer options and set all three animation scales to 0.5x. See if checking "Force GPU rendering" gives you a better experience
  3. Open SuperSU, go to settings/theme and set theme to device default
  4. For brightness slider in your pulldown - Go to settings/Display/Display brightness slider
  5. Go to Settings/Date and Time. Set all your clock options. Center, AM/PM, day or no day.
  6. For name customization on pulldown - edit data/eri.xml with text editor. Change Odexed Blue to whatever you want
  7. Never let the market update Nova, Gmail, Gplus, YouTube, Dropbox, Hangouts, Gmusic, Play Store, Gnow, Maps, Sprint Voicemail, SuperSU. Wait for me to post a flashable update.
  8. Go to settings, applications extras/toggle settings and choose which toggles you want to use and which order you want them to show in your pulldown. There are 23 choices.
  9. Keep on eye on post 2 for any new developments
  10. Use Titanium backup to freeze/disable those apps you dont like or use. That way, if something goes awry, you can easily unfreeze/re-enable. You have more than enough space. Dont worry about freeing the space by deleting apps blindly.
  11. Download Screen Off and Lock by Katecca from the market. It has the old CRT animation shut off. Program a Nova gesture to your Screen Off and Lock and that way you dont have to use a hard button to turn off your phone.

1. Make sure you are on LATEST version
2. Make sure you did not dirty flash and performed a FULL wipe prior to flash
3. Make sure you are on the ORIGINAL stock kernel included with the rom

MD5 CHECKSUM: 11F5CA986D2FBC112E7AFE5391F59A99

Be sure and check Post #2 and see if there is an update to flash since this OP download

If you are enjoying my rom, please consider donating
and please support the folks that I thanked above

Donators.. please include your XDA name in the donation so I can thank you

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25th July 2012, 04:42 PM |#2  
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Updates since the OP last updated plus Extras for SS Odexed Blue

Report sightings of Green immediately!


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SS Custom Themed Handcent
  1. COMPLETELY uninstall all other instances of Handcent on your phone
  2. Flash
  3. Go to settings /Custom Style/ Skin
  4. Scroll Down and Choose Darkness and make active
  5. Feel free to customize further as you prefer

SS Custom Handcent in linked folder below

APP Updates

Hangouts 1.2.018 Sept 27
Maps 7.2.0 Sept 17
Nova 2.2.3 Sept 18
YouTube 5.1.10 Oct 2
Google Play Store (Market) 4.3.11 Aug 25
Google Now (Search) 2.8.8 Sept 30
Dropbox Aug 29
SuperSU (Choose Device Default Theme) 1.65 Sept 10
Pandora 4.5.1 Sept 3
Handcent 5.1.5 Sept 12
SS style AppBrain 8.2 (installable) Sept 10
Google Translate 2.8 (installable) Sept 17
Google Settings/GmsCore/Google Play Services (Parts 1 and 2) 3.2.65 Sept 21
Sprint Visual Voicemail T. Sept 25

Download from HERE

Explanation of Google Settings (GmsCore) two part flash
Go to Post HERE

***Google Plus and Google Play Music are discontinued. I dont use them and they update way too often. Get your updates from the market or you can go to Gunthermic's site or Team BlackOut site for alternatives.

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___

pjjohn73 SEE POST 4

Status Bar Morph Zips - Attached
Black = 100 percent black bar
Full = 100 percent transparent bar
dh = Darkhorse style
20percent = 20 percent black 80 transparency
50percent = 50 percent black and 50 percent transparent
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25th July 2012, 04:45 PM |#3  
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Dr K's Theme Corner:

Battery Mods:



















Full Circle:




Thin Full:


Stock Battery Revert

Pulldown Mods:






40% transparency:











Stock Pulldown Revert

Bottom Pulldown Bar Mods:
Not touching pulldown, it will be totally transparent:

Touching the pulldown, a solid blue bar:


Not touching pulldown, it will be totally transparent:

Touching the pulldown, a blue gradient:


Stock Bottom Bar Revert

Status Bars:





blue line:


Double Gradient:


Blue Carbon Fiber:


Carbon Fiber:


Circuit Board:


Stock Status Bar Revert (fully transparent)


Unicolor Toggles:


Steve's Alternate Toggles:


Stock Toggles Revert

Toggle Background Morphs:
Black Toggle Background

50% Toggle Background

Transparent Toggle Background

Misc Mods:

Alternate settings icon in pulldown:



Alternate Status Bar Icons:
Alarm Clock Icon Vibrate IconBluetooth IconWifi Status

Morph all icons in one flash

Revert All Status Bar Icons

Signal Bars:


Revert to stock signal bars




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25th July 2012, 04:46 PM |#4  
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----Steve, thanks for the space-----

Use provided Mods, Tools, ETC at your own risk. Myself or anyone on XDA is not responsible. You are responsible for your own device. Always make Nandroid backups before flashing.

I currently have the following to share:
-Battery Mods
-Toggle Mods
-Drop Down Mods
-Some Varius other Mods/Apps
-Links to Current Full ROM and any Updates if applicable
-Links to all of Steve's items

Most of these Mods will be using Morphology.. Morph is a way that the Mods will replace only the icons/files needing replaced in the App versus the whole App. Thus the Mods should not be dependent on the ROM version you are using. I will make it clear if it is a mod using Morph.


Full ROM, Updates, Flashing Instructions and MultiWindow Instructions

All Mods, Various Apps, etc. (A few odds and ends that may not be below, also any Mods by Steve)

Various Rooting Tools, Root, UnRoot, etc.

Various Media Files

Gallery App, MB1 and MC3 version

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Alarm Status Bar Notification Icon (Using Morph)
Folder for the Mods and Folder with png image files to review before flashing)

Battery Mods (Using Morph, except the "No Battery Icon Mod" which is the full apk)
Folder for the Mods and Folder with png image files to review before flashing)


Round Gauge

Round Gauge w/Percent


Notification Pulldown Mods (Using Morph)
Folder for the Mods and Folder with png image files to review before flashing)

Toggle Mods (Using Morph)
Folder for the Mods and Folder with png image files to review before flashing)
SAMPLE OF TOGGLES IN SCREENSHOTS. TEXT AND NO TEXT OPTIONS AVAILABLE, Some only have slight differences, view png folder to see all icons....
Alternate 1

Alternate 2

Alternate 3

Alternate 4

Alternate 5

Alternate 6

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25th July 2012, 04:52 PM |#5  
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Thanks for this. This rom is super fast, smooth and fully themed. Thanks for letting me test this bad boy out StrongSteve.
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25th July 2012, 04:57 PM |#6  
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Finally!!! haha thank you so much Steve
25th July 2012, 04:57 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by dazednconfused

Thanks for this. This rom is super fast, smooth and fully themed. Thanks for letting me test this bad boy out StrongSteve.

Seconded. Battery life is insane. Speed is intense but controlled. Mmmmmm, blue everywhere.
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25th July 2012, 05:13 PM |#8  
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download link not working for me..............unless it's uploading
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Yeah buddy. Now all I need is wicked sensation

G.O.A.T the mighty S111
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25th July 2012, 05:15 PM |#10  
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Good stuff I'll give this a tire. Any chance on a green version in the future

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25th July 2012, 05:17 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by strongsteve


Mods: Coming Soon

Credits: Coming Soon


If you enjoy my rom, feel free to buy me a beer
and please support the folks that I thanked above

Nice to see you on SG3 looking forward to your future work

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