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[ROM][4.3.1.] Carbon ROM Unofficial BUILD 8 - RC4 [2014-05-05]

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By judas1977, Senior Member on 28th October 2013, 09:22 AM
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[ROM][4.3.1][Jelly Bean] Carbon ROM [Unofficial][2014-05-0x], a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace II

Contributors: judas1977, Rox, jereksel, criminal, Zwliew, cocafe and others
ROM OS Version: 4.3.1
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
ROM Firmware Required: Any JB ROM for Galaxy Ace II
Based On: AOSP(?)
Recovery: CWM
Version Information
Status: Stable Beta
Last update: 2014-05-05
Carbon JB [4.3.1.] Unnofficial for the Galaxy Ace II (Codina)

I take no resposibility if something will go... not as it supposed to. The responsibility for potential damages caused by installing or using of this ROM is Yours, and Yours only!

My ROM is released „as is” – you don’t like it – don’t use it.


Any Galaxy Ace II ROM based on Android 4.2.x+ has to be installed over Android 4.1.x+ (stock ROM, CM-like customs). You will need custom recovery (temporary one is good enough)

It is strongly recommended to make a backup before installing of ANY ROM!

You can follow my activities on My Wordpress Blog

BUILD 8 - RC4 [2014-05-05]
Older builds (may be non available anymore):

Issues (or simply not working):
- Carbon Fibers stops working ONCE after EVERY reboot (common issue on some other devices)
- You tell me

BUILD 8 [2014-05-05]
- CPU Overclocking
- GPU Overclocking
- GPU & CPU undervolting
- New NovaThor Settings adde
- Various optimalisations

Build 7 RC3 [2014-02-27]
- Kernel reverted to 3.0.31
- BT issues fixed
- New STE Power hal
- Added Sioplus scheduler
- Added PegasusQ governor
- Better ram managenemt
- Added Sweep2Wake trigger to advanced settings
- Galaxy Ace 2 settings charger control fixed
- Carbon Fibers: removed empty System->Device tunables submenu
- Carbon Fibers: minor updates of polish translation
- Polish translation of Galaxy Ace 2 Settings (Advanced Device Settings)
- Removed unneeded GooManager.apk

Build 6 – RC2 [2014-01-21]
* Updated device and ROM sources [2014-01-21]
* Kernel updated to 3.0.101 (thanx to @Rox, @hafidzduddin, @cocafe, @dh-harald, @KINGbabasula and everyone involved):
- Added abyssplug governor
- Removed ondemandq governor and some I/O schedulers
- Fixed data download/upload arrows
* Notification sound is not late anymore
* Fixed apollo skip song when notification comes + DSP FC
* Swap storages option in advanced settings - Thanks to @Rox and @e_c
* Removed unused (empty) “Advanced” submenu in Display settings, which causes FC’s when pressed.

Build 5 - RC1 [2013-12-17]
* Updated sources [Device and ROM: 2013-12-17]
* Fixed GPS. Hmmm... works better than before, but I think still not as good as in my SlimBean 4.3 for example. Strange, because it uses the same settings.
* Fixed 2g/2g+3g quick settings tile
* Set SD Card as removable (you can safely unmount now)

Build 4 [2013-11-21]
* Updated sources [Device and ROM: 2013-11-20]:
- Improved stability (thx @Rox, Teamcanjica, Percy-g2 and Munjeni)
- Fixed random reboot issue
- Added KSM feature
* Added (partial) polish translation of Carbon Fibers (thx Mikesz98)

Build 3 [2013-11-03]
* updated sources (device and ROM)
* fixed CRT off animation (or it wasn't broken anyway? )

Build 2 [2013-11-01][unreleased]
* low in-call volume fix

Build 1 [2013-10-27]
* Initial release

As it could be my final version of Carbon ROM (and maybe my last Codina’s public ROM ever), I want to add few words…

I’m pretty sure that @Rox – our main device sources maintainer - deserves for a special thanks. I watched your progress – starting from “simple” theming You became our local hero, learning fast. I believe that the knowledge You achieved playing with our Samsung Galaxy Ace II will help you to find “a job from your dreams” in your mature life (do not hurry). I’m aware that without Your work I just couldn’t “get” Carbon (or Chameleon OS, or whatever) in current state. So once again – thanks for Your contribution!!!

To do list:
· Fixing Carbon Fibers FC’s after turning phone on
· Additional polish translation (other languages, maybe?**)
· Adding mobile data indicator arrows

** If you have free time and want to add your language translation to system apps – feel free to contact me.


1. Put ROM’s Zip file Zip z ROMem (and other zip files - optionally) on SD Card
2. Enter Recovery Mode
3. Pick options:
a) Wipe Data/Factory Reset
b) In „mounts and storage” choose: Format System
c) (just in case) Mount system partition (it supposed to be „unmount” visible)
4. Choose Install Zip (or similar, depends on recovery version)
a) Install ROM from SD card
5. (optional) installing Gapps and other add-ons
a) In „mounts and storage” Mount /system (as described above)
b) Choose install zip and install chosen add-on
c) repeat a and b points for any other add-on
6. Reboot Phone (first BOOT could take a while)

Github Sources:

Carbon ROM

- Samsung – for a decent phone;

- CyanogenMOD Team, Carbon Dev Team – for ROM sources;
- TeamCanjica, dh.harald i SakuraDroid – for great contribution to codina device/kernel sources;
- mikesz98, percy-g2, munjeni - fixes, translations
- everybody who deserves it, but i forgot because of my faulty memory.

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28th October 2013, 09:23 AM |#2  
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Some screenshots (miui theme)

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28th October 2013, 09:49 AM |#3  
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Phone ss
can you share the screenshot ??
btw it's great job
28th October 2013, 09:51 AM |#4  
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Great... Just another great ROM...

Thank you judas...
Btw, some screenshots pls, if possible....??
28th October 2013, 10:16 AM |#5  
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What about advance reboot? Is it working?

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28th October 2013, 10:20 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by upilguebu

What about advance reboot? Is it working?

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EDIT: smoother than ChaOS, blue balls is awesome
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Really? I was afraid to check it

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Yes, i know that you are totally absorbed in all that "kitkatish" things, OC and many more important things, but maybe (just maybe) somebody will find it interesting...

Build 7 - Aroma Final [28-01-2014]
* Fixed Torch turning on delay
* Fix new YT app hangs and browser videos
* Added, using Aroma Installer:
* - Memory Swap possibility
* - Disabling Buttons Backlights possibility
* - New Host file thx to @BSDgeek_Jake
* - Alternative Kitkat fonts
* - Possibility to install/bypass non crucial system apps
* Removed Backup Tools (be careful)
* Final Build [probably]

Build 6 [23-01-2014]
* First (unreleased) version by @judas77
* LPM charging fixed
* Optimized waking up time
* Advanced Ace 2 settings added**
* Fixed "Can't mute mic in phone app" bug
* Stability fixes
* OndemandQ governor added
* SIO and ZEN io schedulers added
* Fix Low-incall - Thanks to @h3llrais3r
* KSM enabling added - better RAM management

Bugs written down on OP:
Low incall volume
Wake up delay
SIM Card Contacts
Mute in phone app
LPM charging*
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28th October 2013, 10:33 AM |#8  
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I wish this will be installed in my phone. It doesn't like 4.3 roms :P

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28th October 2013, 10:55 AM |#9  
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This rom have hybrid properties (per app dpi/layout)?
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looks nice, would like to try, hopefully can get in my phone

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Originally Posted by str3tch72

I wish this will be installed in my phone. It doesn't like 4.3 roms :P

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Mine too. I have had Cm10.2 but it crashed and after that Android 4.3 hasn't worked again (up to now, maybe I try to get it working again, or I am just going to buy the Nexus 5 ).

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