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[XOLEW][Xolo A500S][Custom]ROM

23rd October 2013, 12:16 PM   |  #1  
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Dear XDA community users and Xolo A500s owners,

I found that we don't have a dedicated thread for this phone,thus starting a new one with some of my contributions.


NOTE: Never use the FLASHTOOL (any version) for A500s as it bricks the device since the preloader.bin file from stock rom also corrupts the rom in case you need to restore.

Flash CWM or unbrick A500s with SP flash tool procedure

1) Extract the attached file on your computer (link)
2) Download xolo drivers from here (link)
3) Shutdown your phone and remove battery
4) Open SpFlash tool with admin priviledges and click next to scatter file to choose the MT6572 one from the downloaded folder
5) The tool will pick and check preloader.bin automatically and remaining ones will be unchecked (Select preloader.bin only if your device is bricked if its not and you only need to have cwm installed proceed to step 6)
6) To install CWM now double click on boot and recovery image and point to the downloaded folder to select boot_patch and recovery_patch accordingly (Remember to check it)
7)Now click Download and connect the phone via usb to computer (During this process your PC will show unknown device so in order to install device drives download xolo drivers and choose to select the inf file and it will get installed).Remove USB once and ensure download is clicked prior and then usb cable is inserted to PC.
8) The process will begin and a green circle saying ok will be displayed and thus the flashing is successful.
9) Now disconnect the device and put in battery and hold power and volume up key to sucesfully boot into CWM and there by unbrick your device...
10) Then you can install any custom rom created by other developers.

Note: If you wish to load complete stock rom for Xolo A500s download the stock rom from the links ABTri has posted in his forum and replace the preloader.bin with the attached one. This will restore your ROM to factory default with stock recovery.

To begin with i present you the stock deodexed cwm rom for our own Xolo A500s phone.

Steps:

1) Root your phone with framaroot (http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...3&d=1380569629)
2) Install MTKdroidTools 2.4.8 from here (http://dfiles.eu/files/fmnok7ke7)
Download and run the MTKdroidTools.exe (Note enable usb debugging on your phone and grant root access from the mtkdroid app to access your phone)

Then backup your existing rom by clicking on root ,backup,recovery tab and backup. this will back up your entire stock rom in case you want to revert.

3) For CWM install click on Recovery and boot and choose the option "To choose the boot.img file" and then select your stock boot.img file which u backed up. Next it will patch it with CWM autoinstaller just click yes and ok and the device will reboot. Woola you now have a working CWM to proceed.

Steps to install the deodexed rom
1) Boot into CWM recovery and download the stock deodex rom from here (http://www.toobigtosend.net/download...-005056ac53f8/)
2) Copy the downloaded rom to the sd card--> clockwordmod -> backup folder
3) Say restore and navigate to the cwmbackup folder and select it
4) Clear Dalvik cache and cache partition

Thats its reboot and you are on deodexed rom..

More download links will be available shortly Stay tuned..

This is the start of my development so i need more ideas on what can be included additionally.

And yes use the thank meter if you want to appreciate the work

Added new download link.
http://yadi.sk/d/j4zOwIfrBTMSp

Good news everyone, so the rom is finally here!!

DOWNLOAD LINK ROM v1
DOWNLOAD LINK ROM v2

Changelog v1:
1) Stock de-odexed & zipaligned based on 4.2.2
2) Removed all bloatwares which includes Xolo specific apps,google +, clock,taalk,themes,stock keyboard ,music etc
3)Added Xperia mod keyboard,inverted playstore,sms and calendar app.
4)Bravia mod is attached although i didnt see much difference
5)Viper audio added and works smooth.
6)Native Kitkat apps like google now,search and laucher added.
7)Font change to incorporate the new kitkat roboto
8)Included ES file explorer

Changelogs v2
1)Fixed clock
2)Added hangouts with sms integration
3)Added Google gallery for google pics sync
4)Some more bloatwares freed
5)Nexus 5 sounds,bootanimation,launcher and stock apps added except chrome google+
6)More smooth than earlier,less ram usage

Changelogs v3
1)Removed native kitkat apps
2)Remove google apps except google contact sync
3)Several build prop tweaks
4)Optimized RAM usage
5)New windows style audio/video player
6)Cool bootanimation (This hints something is coming soon )
7)Ported bravia mod,Xperia Z1 keyboard
8)Inverted SMS app
9)Nova modified launcher
10)And other cool softy
Changelogs XOLEW
1) Base firmware as S018 from official Xolo A500 Club
2) Completely deodexed and removed some bloatwares
3)New SMS app with themes/ miui style Dialer/Floating apps included
4)Smooth scrolling with 0 lag
5)Recent task bar get button to kill all at once
6)All new Xolo launcher with excellent themes
7)Cool new bootanimation from Xolo
8)Camera tweaks and addon
9)And ....many more so explore....

How to enable floating apps?
Just press back led button and u will see a small window in center screen..It contains media/video player which can be floated alongwith your other tasks.

DOWNLOAD XOLEWv1

If you need google apps and playstore with google now please use this additional package from goo.im to download and install.

V3 DOWNLOAD LINK


How to install
1) Root your phone as mentioned above and have CWM installed
2) Copy the rom in \sdcard and then clear/wipe data cache and dalvik cache. Format system also
3) [COLOR="rgb(46, 139, 87)"]Go to mounts and storage and ensure to see /system is mounted (unmount system is what we want to see on cwm menu)[/COLOR]
4) Select install from sdcard and navigate through the zip and install it.

First boot may take some time to install and thats it the rom is up.

Enjoy and share your experience to make this development ongoing

Please hit thanks if you like the work....

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24th October 2013, 03:55 AM   |  #2  
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Upload all files at mediafire AND PLEASE UPLOAD A VIDEO TUTORIALS ABOUT FLASHING CWM AND DEODEXED STOCK ROM :sly::sly::sly:

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25th October 2013, 03:33 PM   |  #3  
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Definitely video and update is on the cards.

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27th October 2013, 05:15 AM   |  #4  
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Try to make a themed stock based gaming ROM with no stock bloatware applications

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27th October 2013, 12:47 PM   |  #5  
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Dear vishal, first of all THANK YOU very much for this.. (if possible, I could have pressed that thanks button hundred times!) The CWM works perfectly fine.

Still, I was not able to flash this rom as it said "md5 mismatch!" While trying to flash it through cwm.. I hope u find a solution to this and share with us ASAP or just tell me if I am doing something wrong...

Once again, thanks for that much needed Cwm!!

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28th October 2013, 12:04 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KrishMehta

Dear vishal, first of all THANK YOU very much for this.. (if possible, I could have pressed that thanks button hundred times!) The CWM works perfectly fine.

Still, I was not able to flash this rom as it said "md5 mismatch!" While trying to flash it through cwm.. I hope u find a solution to this and share with us ASAP or just tell me if I am doing something wrong...

Once again, thanks for that much needed Cwm!!

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* Simply open clockwordmod>backup>your back folder in your SD card
* Now open the nandroid.md5 file with any text editor application and delete all text in it and save it or make a file with name nandroid.md5 ( replace it with original file)
**If above doesn't work try below commands**
TYPE BELOW COMMANDS IN TERMINAL EMULATOR

su
# mount -o remount rw /sdcard
#cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2012-04-17.10.09.36(
WRITE NAME OF YOUR BACKUP FOLDER)
#rm nandroid.md5
#md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

***ENJOY FLASHING ROM IN CWM***

** REMEMBER TO PRESS THANKS BUTTON **

KNOW MORE TWEAKS ETC FOR XOLO A500S GO HERE
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2495531

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31st October 2013, 08:02 AM   |  #7  
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Ok guys so i am almost into final stages of building rom..can someone let me know if a complete black theme works and if any audio mod works live viper or beats.i have cut down all bloatwares..so stay tuned..

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7th November 2013, 12:23 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vishalgunthey

Ok guys so i am almost into final stages of building rom..can someone let me know if a complete black theme works and if any audio mod works live viper or beats.i have cut down all bloatwares..so stay tuned..

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dont know bout the theme but yes Viper works perfectly fine (Both FX & XHiFi).. couldnt flash AC!D, may be its not supported!
7th November 2013, 06:25 AM   |  #9  
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Thank you and i will include viper.
Also some good news. The new leaked kitkat apps work flawlessly on the device except for Google now which throws an error so looking for fix.
Here are some of the screen shots from current development build.

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8th November 2013, 07:35 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vishalgunthey

Thank you and i will include viper.
Also some good news. The new leaked kitkat apps work flawlessly on the device except for Google now which throws an error so looking for fix.
Here are some of the screen shots from current development build.

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Screenshots??? where???

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